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The Smithsonian Vacation House - Walk To The Museums - Free Parking - Waterfront

62 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights


Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday townhome in Southwest Washington - The Smithsonian Vacation House

3 Bedrooms, 2 Full Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom, Sleeps 10

Why stay at a Hotel, when your entire family can stay in the center of the District of Columbia, only blocks from the National Air & Space Museum in the DC waterfront area for Much less! Absolutely wonderful describes this house, a spacious Three-bedroom, 2 full + 1 half baths, 2-level town home located in Waterfront/SW, Washington DC’s beautiful marina district. Just walking minutes from L'Enfant Plaza mall, metro, Smithsonian, museums, and the Mall, this home is close to I-395 going to Virginia and Maryland. Walk to the Cherry Blossoms, the fireworks on the Mall, and the WWII & Vietnam memorials. Boasting a fabulous location, the Smithsonian Vacation House is on a quiet cul-de-sac with off-street parking, yet it is in walking distance to shopping and restaurants. Don't delay, book today! We look forward to servicing you.

This lovely Capitol Hill property offers the option of 2 levels featuring 3 Bedrooms with 2 1/2 Bathrooms or 3 levels featuring 4 Bedrooms with 3 1/2 Bathrooms to accommodate up to 14 guests! Contact us today for details!

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Property Manager
Wavely Veney
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 October, 2016
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About Wavely Veney

I live by the Golden Rule, do unto others as you would have them do unto you; taught to me by my beautiful Mother May. She passed her entrepreneurial spirit on to me from a very early age and I learned that behind every successful person is a team of family and friends providing unconditional support. That team makes me who I am today, a successful and genuine African-American Man.

Why Wavely Veney chose Maryland

I learned of this property a few years ago from a friend and fell in love with the vision to renovate this home to the beauty it should be. Such an exquisite area deserves a beautiful home to enhance the eclectic area that is the Beachfront Marina.

What makes this townhome unique

My favorite part of this home is the welcoming courtyard that leads you to a splendid balcony where you will feel the need to stop, turn around, and breathe in the view.


based on 62 holidaymaker reviews

The Smithsonian Vacation House - Walk To The Museums - Free Parking - Waterfront
average rating of 4.080645 based on 62 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This house was beautiful and gave you a real feel of DC. It was within walking distance to several dowtown attractions as well as a local grocery store. It is right next to a school and was on a very quite neighborhood street. Best part, at 7AM you could here the chapel bells ringing amongst the hustle and bustle of the city. Absolutely stunning, I would highly recommend this stay to anyone!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Four adults found this property to be suitable for our four-day visit.

  • 4 of 5

Proximity to the Smithsonian Museums was the primary reason for choosing this property. The number of bedrooms was a Plus. With Uber Eats being so convenient, we did not prepare meals for the limited time we were on property, so the kitchen was not tested. With TVs in all of the bedrooms and in the living room, we were adequately entertained. Having a washer/dryer onsite also was a big plus so that we did not return home with clothing to wash. The customer service was EXCELLENT. The Owner was available from beginning to ending with directions, tips about the surrounding area, etc. We had a small plumbing problem that was quickly addressed while we were there and likely addressed more fully after we left.

We will likely return next year since we did not see enough of the museums on this limited stay.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing to stay at the Smithsonian Vacation House! We are looking forward to hosting you again. We have remedied the plumbing issue with the toilet leaver. We thank you for your assistance in providing excellence and quality of our guest!!
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Safe neighborhood, great location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at The Smithsonian Vacation House. We were there in July of 2016. The location was great--close to 2 metra stops. It was also a very friendly neighborhood--we were able to walk a few blocks to a large grocery store and restaurants. The owner was very accomodating, and everything was ready to go for us when we got there. This was so much nicer than staying in a hotel! After sight seeing all day, it was great to come home to a house to relax and hang out.

We would definitely recommend this house! We had 7 of us--3 adults and 4 kids--and had plenty of room!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Traditional, Clean, Walking distance to everything

  • 5 of 5

We had a great experience. Rooms were clean, Great location, It would be hard to find something closer to the MALL. Owner Wavely was very responsive and friendly. Highly recommend and neighborhood is fantastic.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay in DC

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five fit more than comfortably in the house. It really was a reasonable walk up to the National Mall. The kitchen was well equipped with what we needed to save some money on food. It was wonderful having so many bathrooms! We enjoyed the neighborhood and our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location

  • 4 of 5

The location of this home is fantastic. Its close to two metros, the mall, grocery store etc. The house could do with a few updates but it was well worth the money. Waverly was a great host who was very accommodating. We will be back next year.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Ronald Reagan Airport
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
L'enfant Metro
Car: not necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday townhome in the Southwest Washington, Washington DC

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Thanksgiving 2016
22 Nov 2016 - 25 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
New Years 2017
30 Dec 2016 - 1 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Inauguration 2017 Extended
16 Jan 2017 - 17 Jan 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Inauguration 2017
18 Jan 2017 - 20 Jan 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £410
Cleaning £143
Tax Rate 14.5%

The Following Holidays are observed and specials rates are applicableThanksgiving, Christmas, Memorial, Cherry Blossom, 4th July, Memorial, Presidents, Veterans, MLK
Come experience our beautiful Nation's Capital from a luxurious perspective! Enjoy the upcoming holidays in comfort and style. We are offering a special discounted weekly rate of $1600 for the entire month of December! Take advant

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100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday townhome in Southwest Washington, USA

Property Type:
  • townhome
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • river
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
  • Master Bathroom features jet body spray and skylight.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Chair
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • The master bedroom can accommodate three guests.
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Conservatory
  • 3 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting

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