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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 April, 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 Capitol Hill in Washington

Property Type:
  • townhome
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1030 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
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! 4.8/5 -
(93 traveller reviews)

Two bedroom historic home (safe, quiet, walk to Smithsonian)
average rating of 4.8494625 based on 93 reviews
4

A bit snug but very well appointed and great location.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed being walking distance from the Mall and living room area was very comfortable. Kitchen area is tight for much real cooking but you don't do much of that on vacation anyway!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
5

Perfect location and great property

  • 5 of 5

Spent a week at this home for spring break with my daughter and 2 grandchildren. We took the train from RALEIGH arriving at Union Station and walked to our "home away from home". It is a great place to stay. We had no issues and the owner was wonderful to work with and made great suggestions for sightseeing and restaurants. We were able to walk or take the metro anywhere we wanted to go. Very convenient and we felt safe even walking home at night. Loved the neighborhood. The home was very clean and well equipped. I would highly recommend

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

Beautiful home, clean and covenient.

  • 5 of 5

My family of four were delighted with this lovely home. The layout was perfect and home immaculate. The neighborhood was quiet and so convenient we walked to all of the city''s must see attractions. The home decor was even more impressive than the pictures! Thank you so much for providing a great vacation destination.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Home away from Home

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location to see the sites .all modes of transportation easily accessed from here ,but the best mode was walking! Beautiful neighborhood,very good resturant's ,eastern market,..etc etc..And a great house to come home to after an long day of touring/conference commotion ..a crackling fire,quiet conversation ! Ahhhh.Morning sun streaming in kitchen window for coffee and paper all rested and rejuvanated for another another day ! SOOOOOO much better stay than very expensive hotel we had to end our last few nights in downtown.(not smart enough to book house early ! )We will definatly be back ! ...so go ahead and BOOK IT ! You will not regret it !

  • Review Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect location for Capitol Hill and Washington Mall destinations

  • 5 of 5

This location is perfect for those vacationing or working near the Capital. For about the same price as two hotel rooms in a nearby two-star hotel, you can have a small, but complete, home at your disposal. My colleague and I always book this wonderful townhouse after our first stay in 2016. The two bedrooms provide plenty of sleeping space for up to four adults, and a lovely crib allows vacationing families a bit of flexibility for bringing along the baby.

The only inevitable drawbacks of staying at a classic Capitol Hill townhouse is the narrow staircases and tiny bathrooms that some may find uncomfortable. On the other hand, staying at a small home updated with a modern kitchen, current technology and wireless, and room for a reasonable after-hours gathering makes the historic design acceptable.

Staying at this property immerses you into a historic Washington, DC neighborhood with great amenities and fantastic location. For business or vacation, you cannot do better for the price.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Helpful Host, Charming Flat, Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at this apartment. Everything was as advertised and Alec was a very attentive and helpful host. We really liked the "check-in" guide that Alec provided. The neighborhood is excellent, just a short walk to the Capitol. There are several nice restaurants nearby, as well as a small grocery store. All in all, a great place to stay. We will certainly stay here again if the opportunity arises.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
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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 Capitol Hill, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£655
for 2 nights
From
£269
£1,730
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £117.35
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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