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Historic Home, Solar Powered, Great Location!

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Beds: 1 King, 2 Queen; 3 Full Baths; Central A/C; Close to Metro/U.S.Capitol

The Civil War era home has undergone a complete renovation, including solar power!. Make this charming 1858 townhouse the central location for your next family gathering, friend get-together or business retreat. Stay in this historic home, enjoy the quiet street, then walk one block to city life. Enjoy the Eastern Market/Barracks Row/Nationals Stadium neighborhood or jump on Metro to explore the sights. House is spacious, comfortable and contains all amenities. Watch a movie on the 60' flat screen TV (one of 4 flat screen TVs in the house, surf the net on the speedy Wifi, or BBQ in the backyard. This is the perfect house take advantage of all the city has to offer and relax when you get home!

Please note: We cater to families on vacation. All other groups require owner approval before reservation can be confirmed.

More Details

Owner
Dia Michels
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
17 June, 2017

About Dia Michels

I moved to Washington DC in 1980 to save the world. Unfortunately, the world could still use quite a bit of help! I, however, fell in love with DC and never left. I met my husband in 1981 and we have lived here ever since. This home was our first house in DC. We currently live in a larger and newer (1905) townhouse in the same neighborhood. We fell in love with Capitol Hill and have raised our three kids here. We love the area and want to share it with others.

Dia Michels purchased this townhome in 1983

Why Dia Michels chose Washington DC

This 1858 charming home is from the Civil War era. The house has been totally upgraded with an open layout, 4 flat screen TVs, an amazing leather sectional sofa, fabulous beds and a lovely front porch and backyard. In addition, we just installed solar panels on the roof! Just one block off Barracks Row, the house is caddy-corner to the Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., the oldest active post in the Corps and near the Washington Naval Yard and old Naval Hospital (now a community center). The house is quaint, yet spacious and with a location just 8 blocks from the U.S. Capitol, the location is ideal.

What makes this townhome unique

Washington DC is a great place to spend time. The city is compressed, so you can get anywhere is a short time. We have great public transportation (the Eastern Market Metro is just 3 blocks away) and the city is flat, so it is perfect for walking and cycling. Rent this house for access to the entire city. Entertain friends, BBQ in the yard or walk around the block where there are dozens of restaurants. Live theater, great parks, free museums and baseball are all just a few steps away!

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • townhome
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • 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 ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , The bathroom on the main floor is brand new and lovely!
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , This is one of two bathrooms upstairs.
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , The second bathroom upstairs is much smaller than the others
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , This bedroom has a private, small full bath.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , This is a large den w/ a heavenly memory-foam queen sofabed.
  • There are three rooms upstairs. Each of them is a room with doors that close. The master bedroom overlooks the street and has a king bed. The middle room is a den with a great sofabed from IKEA with a memory foam mattress. These two rooms share a full bath. The back bedroom has a queen bed and small private bath. The back room and middle room share a common wall. All three rooms have large, flat screen TVs. Curious about the sofabed? It's an Ikea memory foam bed that's EXTREMELY comfortable: thick mattress, no springs. You can see the style here: http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/20262369/#/50242997 * ADDITIONAL PERSON SURCHARGE: With advance approval, it is possible to have more than 8 guests in this house; please note that nighttime noise is a major concern with our neighbors, and any large groups need to commit to keeping noise down (especially upstairs). The surcharge for an additional person is $75 per week for every person over 8.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • roller blading
  • tennis
Notes:
You will love your time in this house. Glide on the front porch bench as you watch the world go by. Sip sangria in the sweet yard. Envelop yourself in the luxurious sectional sofa. Lose yourself in the large screen TV. Whether you want to cook, study or relax, you will be able to do it in style here.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(82 traveller reviews)

Historic Home, Solar Powered, Great Location!
average rating of 4.8292685 based on 82 reviews
4

Great location with lots of space for a family

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. There was lots of space. Everything you need for a pleasant stay. Close to many restaurants and two grocery stores were within walking distance. Only a 15 minute walk from the Capitol. Three baths were a nice convenience for 5 adults getting away quickly in the morning. Planned on using the grill, but after checking it out decided it needed a good cleaning and a few parts replaced.

Overall we enjoyed our stay and it met our expectations.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent a week in this home. The location is great just a few blocks from Eastern Market Metro Stop, Eastern Market, 8th Street restaurants and Pennsyvania Ave from the Captiol to 8th Street. We walked to Capitol Mall so did not need the Metro to get around. The house was clean, a back yard with grill and umbrella table that we used. The house is well stocked so we could do some cooking, beds were fine, plenty of towels. It was nice having friends over and setting in the back yard. No Bugs!! It is a very quiet neighborhood. We felt very safe and taken care of. If it works we will go back.

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

Very clean and comforatable. Great location!

  • 5 of 5

My extended family and I loved staying at this house. What a wonderful location!! The owner was so thoughtful and the entire trip and our stay was lovely in every way!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

DC tour week

  • 5 of 5

charming old house, lots of charm, close to everything, thank you

  • Review Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic location, very comfortable and well appointed. Great owner support!

  • 5 of 5

The home not only met but exceeded our expectations. It was exactly as described. Very clean, well appointed and in a fantastic location. The beds were quite comfortable and we are very picky due to back issues. The kitchen had everything that we needed, the appliances were newer and worked perfectly. The bathrooms were updated and quite modern. The back yard and the grill were added bonuses. Everything that we needed was in walking distance or a short trip with Uber/Lyft, etc. I was very impressed with the owner, Dia. We had never been to Washington DC before and she was a wealth of information on how to get from Baltimore to DC navigating the mass transit system which saved us lots of money. We did not leave the area until late in the day and Dia allowed us to leave our bags until just before we left for the airport. She was very accommodating. I'd be happy to stay again and am delighted to recommend this home for your stay.

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

Life-changing experience

  • 5 of 5

I was there last week with my 3 oldest grand children and my son-in-law. Dia's home was the perfect choice! It was close to everything we needed to do---transportation, groceries, etc. Everyone loved their rooms, and Dia's home was well-appointed with needed items in the kitchen and bath areas. Thank you, thank you, thank you!! Beautiful!!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
4.5 Miles
Washington National (DCA)
Nearest Barpub
0.15 Miles
Barracks Row has over a dozen
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Union Station
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
395
Nearest Restaurant
0.15 Miles
Barracks Row has over a dozen restaurants and bars
Car: not necessary

The home is located in the historic Capitol Hill neighborhood, on a quiet street, just blocks away from restaurants, the Nationals baseball stadium, the Marine Barracks Washington, D.C. (which has free Parades every Friday night in the summer), the Smithsonian museums, the US Capitol, Supreme Court, National Archives, the Library of Congress, or the Newseum, embassies, etc. Getting around is easy, via walking, Metro, Car2Go, ZipCar, BikeShare, and, of course, by personal auto.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday townhome in Capitol Hill, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Fall 2017
2 Nov 2017 - 20 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
£645
for 2 nights
From
£238
From
£265
Thu,Fri,Sat
£1,630
 
 
Thanksgiving 2017
21 Nov 2017 - 27 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
£1,355
for 4 nights
From
£297
 
 
December 2017
28 Nov 2017 - 19 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£610
for 2 nights
From
£220
From
£238
Thu,Fri,Sat
£1,585
 
 
Winter Holidays 2017
20 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,652
for 5 nights
From
£297
 
 
Winter 2018
3 Jan 2018 - 1 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
£468
for 2 nights
From
£150
£1,054
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£1,006
for 3 nights
From
£279
From
£297
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,028
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee (per rental) £123.68
Property Damage Protection £45.61
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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