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Flat in Historic House (Quiet, Safe, Walk to Museums)

People3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 515 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

1 bedroom with queen bed, 1 full bathroom

This is an attractive ground floor flat in a Victorian town house, and was completely renovated in 2010. 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. In terms of size, the flat is ideal for a couple, or perhaps a couple with a child. It is also suitable for seniors, because the entrance is at street level and there are no stairs. The flat is totally independent from the main house above, with a separate entrance, mechanical systems, phone line, etc. To sum it up, this little place is small in size, but big on charm!

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 $120 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:
19 October, 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

Why Alec Smyth chose Washington DC

We picked this home expressly for vacation rental use, with the hindsight of having lived in this area for close to twenty years. It is just ideally situated with a combination of easy access to the major sites, and quiet once back home.

What makes this townhome unique

The location! This is a place which is extremely quiet, where you are the shortest possible distance to the major DC attractions, and where you feel safe walking at any hour of night or day. It's a neighborhood that is utterly livable. There is wonderful grocery shopping nearby, restaurants you would visit with the family, bookstores, etc. Metro is a few blocks away if you need to go beyond walking range.

Location

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 Congress, Smithsonian, Newseum, Library of Congress, National Archives, Folger Shakespeare

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 515 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Living Room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Flat in Historic House (Quiet, Safe, Walk to Museums)
average rating of 4.7727275 based on 88 reviews
Tallahassee FL
5

Well appointed with everything needed; comfortable size; great location!

  • 5 of 5

We really appreciated the owner's detailed tutorial of everything you need to know about the apartment, the neighborhood and getting around the city. The accommodations were comfortable and quiet. We followed the recommendation to park at Union Station and did all our Mall/Hill touring on foot. The neighborhood restaurants make it convenient to stroll to dinner in the evening. We have no complaints and would be happy to stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mountain View, CA
5

We enjoyed our stay in this flat.

  • 5 of 5

We would recommend this flat. It's clean, well equipped and in a great area. We appreciated having the coffee, condiments, spices, etc. available. One thing you might want to be aware of is that the washer/dryer is one unit (like you would find in Europe). The dryer works by spinning the water out of the clothes and adding some heat. It took 3 hours and twenty minutes to dry one permanent press load. The clothes came out dry and in good condition, but it took a lot of time.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

House conveniently located near east capitol sights. We walked or took uber everywhere we needed to go. It's a well-maintained and clean place in a nice quiet neighborhood. Weather was hot so thank goodness the AC worked well. We really enjoyed our visit. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Clean, comfy, convienent to the city

  • 4 of 5

The flat at Stanton park was a great way to create a home base during our trip to D.C.

The linens were clean, the bed was comfy. It's conviently located. Everything we wanted to see was a healthy walk or just short ride away. Whole Foods is nearby just a 15 minute walk away to get groceries, and the kitchenette provided everything we needed to make breakfast or a late night snack. We felt very safe walking in the neighborhood even after dark. Thank you for making our D.C. vacation so easy and stress free!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Cozy place! close to main attractions

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed our stay very much. We had everything we needed. We happened to be there while Irma was making her way towards our home in Florida.

Alec was very accommodating with our traveling dates since they had to be moved due to the hurricane.

Thanks Alec for being flexible with us and willing to make it easy for us.

I highly recommend this place. Very clean, cozy and super convenient!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great little place

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just spent 3 nights here and it was just perfect. Close enough to metro to get anywhere we needed to go. Comfy bed and seating in living area. Enough kitchen space and supplies to work well for us to eat in. Alec is very responsive and flexible. Highly recommend it!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £91.21

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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