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Two bedroom historic home (safe, quiet, walk to Smithsonian)

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Space 1,030 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Main bedroom with queen bed, second bedroom with two twins, full sized crib

This is a remodeled Victorian town house with sun filled bay windows. It is on a quiet residential street, yet as centrally located as it gets. 'Restaurant Row', a stretch of Massachusetts Avenue with numerous restaurants, is only one block away.

Less than five blocks away:

- US Capitol

- US Supreme Court

- Library of Congress

- Folger Shakespeare Library

- Belmont-Paul Women's Equality museum

- Union Station

Within 1.5 miles:

- Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

- Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

- National Gallery of Art

- Smithsonian American Art Museum

- National Museum of the American Indian

- Hirshorn Museum (modern art)

- National Archives

- Verizon Center (Washington Wizards NBA team)

- Madam Tussaud's

- International Spy Museum

- Newseum

- US Botanical Garden

- National Building Museum

You will not need a car. Built in 1890 and renovated in 2010, the house combines historic charm with a modern layout. It has a completely open floor plan on the main level. It is furnished comfortably for a family of four (five if counting a crib) without cramming. Larger families may want to consider a combined rental of this property with the ground floor flat in the same structure (HomeAway #340015). The main house and ground floor flat are totally independent, with separate entrances and mechanical systems.

Your rental includes a free permit for street parking. However, due to our proximity to the major tourist attractions we recommend not renting a car. Should you need a rental vehicle for a day to visit out-of-town sites, there are rental car offices minutes from the house.

PLEASE NOTE, WE DO NOT ADVERTISE ON CRAIGSLIST. If you came across the content of our listing on Craigslist, it is a fake ad.

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How Reservations Work:

We recommend using the 'Request Booking' button, which will confirm availability and provide a detailed quote before you reach the screen on which you are asked to commit. We book with the $150 cleaning fee, and the balance is due 30 days before arrival. All payments are self-service, via credit card or e-check using HomeAway's secure payments page, and you do not need to provide us credit card information.

Arrival and Departure Logistics: Check out time is 11AM, check in time 3PM. This is to allow time for the cleaners if there is a same-day change-over. If either time poses an issue please let us know, as a it is often possible to make alternative arrangements with the cleaners.

We use a code lock, so there is no need to mail or drop off keys, and you can arrive at any time of night.

More Details

Owner
Alec Smyth
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 July, 2017

About Alec Smyth

My wife and I are both management consultants who have traveled widely for decades, and have developed a strong sense of what we like in a locale and in accommodations. We actively manage our vacation rentals as a future retirement plan, but we select and prepare them by asking a simple test question -- would we be happy to live in them ourselves?

Alec Smyth purchased this townhome in 2010

What makes this townhome unique

There is a lot to see in Washington, with over fifty museums, but unfortunately we feature the very longest commutes in the nation. The museums have no parking, which may be a deliberate strategy to reduce the number of cars. Capitol Hill is the area immediately surrounding the US Capitol, and because it is a historical conservation neighborhood of small houses that cannot be altered, it contains almost no hotels. By staying at a home on the Western edge of Capitol Hill, you are closer to the sites than at a hotel, and free from the hassles of commuting because everything is within walking distance. Quite aside from the convenience of the location, both house and neighborhood are charming.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday townhome in Eastern Market in Washington

Property Type:
  • townhome
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1030 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Decking
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(102 traveller reviews)

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Two bedroom historic home (safe, quiet, walk to Smithsonian)
average rating of 4.852941 based on 102 reviews
5

Great location! Excellent accommodation for four.

  • 5 of 5

The house and its location are perfect for Washington, D.C. visits. Capitol Hill is a wonderful neighborhood. The house was comfortable, clean, and its amenities were exactly as described. A small grocery store, restaurants, bars and a wine/liquor store are within a short walking distance from the house. It is possible to walk to many of the major attractions of DC. You don't need a car. If you bring a car, the house comes with a parking permit. The kitchen was stocked basics, and paper towels, bath tissue, toilet paper, shampoo, conditioner etc. were provided. For a family of four it was very nice having a second half bath! On the down side: The air conditioner was a bit loud. We solved that by turning it down when we were in the living room area, and turning it on during the nights. All in all we had a great stay. Alec is fantastic to work with. His is helpful and super responsive, and we would definitely recommend the house to family and friends.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Very clean, great location

  • 5 of 5

Well done, loved the neighborhood, walking distance to restaurants and bars. You don't need a car if stay here.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lancaster, PA
5

An excellent fourth visit!

  • 5 of 5

This was our fourth very pleasant stay in this property. The house and its location are perfect for a short or long term Washington, D.C. visits. The house and its amenities are exactly as described. It is attractive, comfortable, clean and quiet. The surrounding historic Capitol Hill neighborhood is residential, diverse, beautiful, charming and quiet, with tree lined streets and lush front gardens. A wonderful, walkable area.

Within pleasant and easy 15-minute walks from the house: city bus stops, Stanton Park, a children's playground, Union Station (mall, restaurants, city and circulator buses, tour buses, Red Line Metro, and Amtrak), Shakespeare Theatre and Library, the Library of Congress, the Supreme Court Building, the Capitol, the upper end of The Mall and its museums, Eastern Market and nearby restaurants, the Orange and Blue Line Metros, and an astonishing number and variety of good restaurants, cafes and bars on Massachusetts Avenue ('Restaurant Row"), Pennsylvania Avenue, and Eighth Street ("the Barracks").

Obviously, we will happily return here, and we recommend it to other visitors.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cornelius, NC
5

Excellent Location, Perfect for Us.

  • 5 of 5

My Wife and I spent five nights in this wonderful town home. Everything in the house was as represented in the description. House was clean, well supplied and very comfortable for our use. Alec, allowed us to check in a couple of hours early because it was empty the night before. Thanks Alec!!! We had a minor issue later discovered, but Alec responded very promptly and made the necessary repair (on Father's Day). Thanks again!!! Street parking was available and we used it. Don't be afraid to drive around, take your time and have a good map app. Location was safe and convenient to restaurants, market(s) and major attractions. We would stay there again if the need arose and if the unit was available. This is ideal for a couple, close friends or small family. Enjoy!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Paul, MN
5

Fabulous location to mall

  • 5 of 5

A family of four enjoyed staying in this pleasant rowhouse. It's proximity to the capitol and mall, metro, and shopping and dining was great.

Although it was too hot to sit in the patio, we appreciated the grill and other amenities.

The kitchen was well stocked with basics - and even a range of spices to allow for home cooking.

Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent location, 8-10 min walk to Union Station, very nice place for family

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the Stanton Park house as a family of four for 8 nights. I worried that sharing one full bath would have us crawling all over each other, but we made it work by doing make-up and hair in the bedrooms and my husband used the downstairs half bath to shave. It was very nice having a second half bath!

We ate breakfast in every day with groceries purchased at the nearby Capitol Hill Market. We could have packed lunches too, but didn't. We ate at several nearby restaurants (La Loma, We the Pizza, Cafe Berlin and Sonoma Wine Bar - all very good!) and felt safe walking home after dark. When we were further afield at night, it was quick to get a taxi home and we never paid more than $12 for a taxi.

We would stay here again with our family!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Car: not necessary

The house is located on a quiet friendly street less than half a block from Stanton Park and one block from Restaurant Row, a block of restaurants with tables right on the sidewalk. Capitol Hill is a historical conservation neighborhood of beautifully maintained, charming old houses. It has a small-town feel and a human scale, is cosmopolitan, and has a thriving cultural scene. The residential area closest to Washington's institutions, it is home to a large number of politicians and VIPs.

Other Activities: US Capitol, Smithsonian Museums, Library of Congress, Supreme Court, National Archives, Newseum, Folger Shakespeare Library

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday townhome in Eastern Market, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Last minute
26 Jul 2017 - 29 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
£468
for 2 nights
From
£176
£1,173
£3,287
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£644
for 2 nights
From
£264
£1,701
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £115.41
Tax Rate 14.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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