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

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

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

Property Manager
Wavely Veney
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
27 April, 2017

About Wavely Veney

Home owner and caretaker to all! I love to please and I'm a believer in quality over quantity.

Wavely Veney purchased this townhome in 1999

Why Wavely Veney chose Maryland

I learned about this property a few years ago from a friend and fell in love with the vision to restore this property to its original beauty. Such an exquisite area deserves a beautiful home!

What makes this townhome unique

The Smithsonian Vacation House is centrally located within walking distance to the Mall and the Monument.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday townhome in Southwest Washington in Prince George's County

Property Type:
  • townhome
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Monument View ...
  • river
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Conservatory
  • 3 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

Very Good! 4.1/5 -
(66 traveller reviews)

The Smithsonian Vacation House - Walk To The Museums - Free Parking - Waterfront
average rating of 4.090909 based on 66 reviews
5

Great location! Close to everything. Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

From the beginning to the end of our stay, Wavely made himself available to assist with any questions we had. Location of home is terrific! Walking distance to grocery shopping, water, and all D.C. has to offer! Our vacation was wonderful and the Smithsonian Vacation House made for many good memories.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great spot for a family vacation in DC

  • 5 of 5

Mine and my brother's families from different areas down south met here for our first DC vacation. The property was nice and comfortable. The rental owner was very helpful, and the location was unbeatable. We walked to every point of interest on or near the mall including restaurants. If hours of walking to all the monuments and museums isn't your thing, using Uber to get back and forth is surpisingly fast and affordable from here. The experience of the city from this spot is terrific.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wedding

  • 3 of 5

6 of us traveled to DC for granddaughter's wedding which unfortunately ended up being a very cold day. We arrived on Thursday night and it wasn't too cold and was able to get settled. The location is wonderful. Very convenient to everything, especially Navy Yard area and Nats Stadium. We were running around during the day on Friday and the owner sent maintenance man, Silva, over to replace some light bulbs. When we returned from the rehearsal dinner on Friday night, the temperature had dropped outside and the inside of the house was freezing. Called because heat wouldn't come on. Silva immediately came over to try and remedy the situation. He was awesome and did everything he could but ultimately the unit needed to be replaced and since it was the weekend that wasn't going to happen while we were there. They brought in space heaters so we were very warm in the bedrooms even though the downstairs was still very cold. The wedding was Saturday afternoon so again we weren't in the house much until bedtime. We left Sunday morning. Even though we had major issues, the response by Silva to try and resolve things was over and above. It was just too far out of his control.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We strive to provide our guest with the - Best Washingtonian Experience. Unfortunately, the universal AC/Heater had failed on a Friday and the piece required for repair wouldn't arrive and repaired until Monday. As we do with all of our guest, we insured that the best of the situation for our guest. We hope they will consider us in there future travels!
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We had a great time!

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed the property and it's roominess. It fit seven nicely. We were very close to the grocery & restaurants plus it was great to have a private parking spot. My only suggestion would be to take out the window air conditioning unit since it was winter.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Terrific!

  • 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
Owner's Response: Thank You for your feedback!! We look forward to hosting you and family in the future.
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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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Location

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Ronald Reagan Airport
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
L'enfant Metro
Car: not necessary

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday townhome in Southwest Washington, USA

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2 night minimum stay
£817
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£2,260
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £386.51
Cleaning £135.28
Tax Rate 14.5%

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