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Cliff Palermo

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Impressive 3 Bedroom Capitiol Hill Townhome

37 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday townhome in Washington DC - 1218 House

Townhome, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-7)

Wow!!! You Are Going To Love This Place!!

This wonderful duplex is the top two floors of a recently renovated Brownstone. ( There is a one bedroom unit Underneath which can be rented as well if you need more space).

Perfectly located a mere Five blocks from the Eastern Market Metro, Eastern Market and the Fantastic Restaurants of 8th Street!

You will love walking to The U. S Capitol in twenty minutes! But you can come home to a quiet neighborhood after a busy day of sightseeing or working on Capitol Hill. Perhaps a cocktail on the rear deck?

This wonderful townhouse has a South Facing Living room with a flat screen Television. The main floor has charming exposed bricks walls and, recessed lighting as well as new electrical ,plumbing, HVAC . It was completly renovated a couple of years ago and Boy does it show! .

It has a modern, full equipped Chef's kitchen in the rear of the house with, granite countertops, & Stainless Steel Appliances. You will love the dining room over looking the rear deck and back yard. There is a powder room on the first floor.

It has a truly Urban sophication yet many eclectic items from the extensive traveling the owners have done around the world.

The bedrooms are all on the second floor. There is a wonderful South facing bedroom with a Queen Size bed and En-Suite bathroom done to the nines. The bathroom was totally remodeled as well ,within the last five years. There are two additional bedrooms, one with a queen bed and another with a double bed and an additional full bath.

This is a wonderful home in a quiet neighborhood!

You will not be disappointed!

Keywords: Townhouse, Metro, Capitol Hill, Gay Friendly, Capitol Building, Library of Congress, Washington Mounment

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Cliff Palermo (Owner)
Member since: 2010
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Speaks English

About Cliff Palermo

Hi I'm Cliff Palermo. My family and I have been hosting guests in DC since 2011. We enjoy providing great places for travelers to call home, while away from home.

Cliff Palermo purchased this townhome in 2012

Why Cliff Palermo chose Washington DC

This location is full of History and is at the seat of world power. It allows easy access to the great historical sights of Washington as well as the business center.


based on 37 holidaymaker reviews

Impressive 3 Bedroom Capitiol Hill Townhome
average rating of 4.891892 based on 37 reviews
Greenfield IN

Great vacation in DC!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time visiting the DC area and didn't really know what to expect. This is a great house and the location was perfect as it is just a short walk to the metro. Parking - with a permit - was easy. We only used our vehicle a few times during the week to travel to Fairfax and Monticello, so we didn't need to move it much. The house was perfect for our family of four. The house was clean and there were plenty of towels, linens, etc. With two teen-aged daughters, the washing machine and dryer were used frequently and much appreciated! We enjoyed the house very much and would stay there again. Cliff and Paul were responsive and took care of our requests promptly. Thanks for the wonderful place to stay!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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DC townhouse has it all

  • 5 of 5

This well furnished town home was perfect for our group of seven. The location is close enough to walk to monuments and museums, or a short cab/uber ride if the weather isn't cooperating, so we didn't need to rent a car. Our group thoroughly enjoyed our stay here, and highly recommend it to anyone planning a family trip to DC.

  • Review Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely house, fantastic location, will be back

  • 5 of 5

The house is gorgeous, parking was easy (with permit), it's a lovely walk to the Capitol and then on to the other monuments and museums. Metro is a few blocks away, Eastern Market also a few blocks away (there's a farmer's market/craft market on the weekends, in addition to the regular food stalls inside). Kitchen is well-stocked for eating at home. The owners were easy to work with and quick to communicate. It was pretty ideal for our group of 3 women and we'll be back again!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, the property was just ok

  • 3 of 5

As others have mentioned, this is in a great location only a half mile from the Eastern Market metro subway station, the Eastern Market farmer's market, and a lovely 15 minute walk to the Capitol Building and Library of Congress. Fantastic proximity to numerous restaurants and places for an after sightseeing drink, and there's an adorable little park right around the corner. It was fun to spend a morning here dog watching.

The not so good - the house was not clean when we arrived. Food messes in the sink and microwave. Smelly garbage disposal. Dirty bathroom floors. Beige carpet and furniture need some cleaning. Trash in the front yard, which needed manicuring. Crumbling (and very high) front steps. Toothpaste in bathroom sink. I emailed Cliff and he promptly refunded $150 of the $175 cleaning deposit and volunteered to have the house cleaned, but by that time we'd already done the cleaning ourselves. Not the best first impression.

The BIG problem was the queen bed in the master rests on slats - like a kid's bed. The slats repeatedly collapsed on one side, rendering the bed unusable for two. My average sized sister ended up sleeping on a sheet on the couch. Also, for the nightly amount that we paid, we expected a little more luxury, like more than two washcloths in the entire house, or a working TV in the smaller bedroom.

On the second night we were there, my 70 year old mom fell down the stairs. Luckily, nothing was broken, but she was severely bruised & sore, aside from scaring the heck out of the rest of us (the sound was awful!) The hardwood stairs are slick and dangerous and need a handrail. I'm not sure what Washington DC code requires, but the upper section of the stairs have 8-9 steps, and she tumbled clear to the bottom in socked feet. Do not attempt to ascend or descend these stairs in socks - they're slippery enough in bare feet and 2-3 in our party of 5 would take minor slips on these stairs during the duration of our stay.

It isn't a "bad" house - the exposed brick upstairs is charming, the kitchen is nice, the bathrooms are luxurious (although the window in the door of the master bathroom is a bit odd) - the prints on the wall are tasteful....if we'd paid half of our rate we may have noticed some of the flaws; however, for what we paid, our expectations were not met. We would stay in the neighborhood again, but not this particular property.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am sorry that Pam did not find the house in perfect condition. We are working to improve this property as it does see a good amount of guests. Pam thank you for your stay your input is greatly apperciated and we are working to make this property shine again!
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Boston, MA

Wonderful Washington DC Home away from Home

  • 5 of 5

We booked this wonderful Capitol Hill location mere blocks from Eastern Market in Washington DC. The location was outstanding and central to everything one might want to do in the area. This wonderful 2 story townhome had every amenity you could ask for. It was incredibly easy to rent and the management knew exactly how to help us out. It was very simply to check in. The management company also helped us procure two parking passes for both our cars. Our two children, my mother in law, and my wife and I stayed here and we simply had a great time for the week. HIGHLY recommend this location and place.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent rental in Capitol Hill, DC

  • 5 of 5

The house was excellent, everything as expected from pictures and other reviews. Close to a Safeway and the Eastern Market. Excellent support from Cliff. We will definetely stay here next time we visit DC.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Car: not necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday townhome in Eastern Market, Washington DC

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
16 Jul 2016 - 4 Aug 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Security Deposit Waiver £45
Cleaning Fee £134

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday townhome in Washington DC, USA

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1550 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Monument View
  • rural
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Master - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Master
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Off bedrooms
    Half Bath - Toilet , Off kitchen / dining
  • 2.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed , 1 Cot , Pack and Play and Twin Air Mattress
  • 1 king, master 1 queen 1 queen Twin Air Mattress and Pack and play
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • luaus
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • Snowmobiling
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

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