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Top notch location within walking distance of museums

People7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Three bedroom 1895 Victorian brought into 21st century with an open floor plan

This home is specially oriented to families with children. The master bedroom has a king bed, the second bedroom a queen, and the third has twin bunk-beds, a twin trundle, and a full sized crib. The house is equipped with child-friendly features such as a proper high chair, a gate at the top of the stairs, and a fully enclosed patio. There is a wonderful children's playground only half a block away.

The house is a Victorian row-house built in 1895 but renovated to have an open floor plan, two-story open space with indoor balcony, and skylights everywhere. It has all modern conveniences while maintaining the charm and quality of a bygone era.

You will be on a quiet residential street, yet as centrally located as it gets.

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

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.

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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 a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
26 March, 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 house in 2014

What makes this house unique

Capitol Hill townhouses are quaint but tend to be very deep and narrow, and in consequence dark. This house is the antithesis of that, with its open floor plan and skylights. It is a whole-house rental, not a basement or condo, and within the context of Capitol Hill's 19th century houses, is relatively large at 1700 square feet.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Capitol Hill in Washington

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 7
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • city centre
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower)
    Second bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Main bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Grandparents bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Children's bedroom - 3 Single Bed , 1 Cot
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(62 traveller reviews)

Top notch location within walking distance of museums
average rating of 4.967742 based on 62 reviews
Flower Mound
5

Comfort and Accessibility in DC

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed this rental very much. For a family of 5, with two being teenagers, it was nice to have three comfortable bedrooms. We were close to a neighborhood market and several great restaurants. We cooked dinner there a few nights and breakfast every AM. The kitchen had everything we needed. The location was convenient to walk to the capitol and the museums. We took a hop on and off trolley to see some of the farther sites. You can start the tour at Union Station which is a short walk. We also took a cruise to see Mount Vernon.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the house. We loved the convenient location to all of the sights in D.C.. The house is pretty, clean and comfortable. It was a great fit for our family. We appreciated the owners prompt answers to our questions. He was very helpful and friendly!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
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Duluth, MN
5

Lovely, spacious home. Thanks

  • 5 of 5

Thanks for the wonderful stay at your Capitol Hill home. We stayed with our family of 4, and my husband's parents. There was more than enough space for the 6 of us. Full kitchen and used the grill a couple times. Nice outdoor space. We obviously lucked out with weather in February, since it was in the 70's every day. Easy walks to the metro, grocery store wasn't too far. Lovely location.

Stocked with lots of seasoning. We found 0 dish soap or dishwasher tablets the first night, being the only surprise.

Communication with Alec was timely and easy.

Saw lots of museums, rented a car from Union Station and drove to Gettysburg and even caught an Argentine tango lesson at Eastern Market.

Thanks again. Would definitely recommend renting this location.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect for families !

  • 5 of 5

This home is a great spacious property in a very historic district! The home is walking distance to everything important in DC . You literally do not need to take any trransportation if you don't want to. The property is perfect for families with children ! Child proof , stair gates mounted , bunk beds , crib , childrens silver ware . The owner is very responsive and will do out of his way to make things wonderful! Looking forward to going back !

  • Review Submitted: Feb 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful house in amazing location

  • 5 of 5

A fantastic place to stay whether you're traveling with friends or family with children. We walked everywhere! Beds are super comfortable and there's so much space!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great visit

  • 5 of 5

Property was lovely. Everything was as advertised and the one minor issue we had was quickly addressed.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
5.9 Miles
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)
Nearest Train
0.6 Miles
Union Station
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Bistro Cacao
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 house in Capitol Hill, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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2 night minimum stay
£853
for 2 nights
From
£367
£2,320
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £120
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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