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Historic Home, Solar Powered, Great Location!

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


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

Dia Michels
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
28 April, 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!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday townhome in Southeast Washington in Washington

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
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.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(76 traveller reviews)

Historic Home, Solar Powered, Great Location!
average rating of 4.8289475 based on 76 reviews
New York

Excellent little house for a getaway

  • 5 of 5

My family of 8 adults came down to DC for a 4 day/3 night trip. Dia was very informative and easy to communicate both prior and after our arrival. She gave us all information about the DC area, the metro and restaurants and got us parking passes so we could park right on the block.

The house was perfectly clean and ready to go when we arrived. The kitchen was stocked with some essential items which definitely made our stay easier since we forgot to bring staples like sugar and salt & pepper with us. The kitchen also has really nice appliances and a grill out back so we were able to make breakfast every morning and dinner one night at the house.

One couple slept in the living room on an air mattress, but they easily could have slept on the couch because it was so comfortable. Both beds were very comfortable and even the couple on the pull out bed had no complaints. All in all, this made for a nice night sleep. The house has central air and heating so we were all pretty comfortable. Also, the 3 bathrooms/showers made such a difference. We were all able to get ready easily without it taking forever. The backyard area was very nice, and we took advantage of it most nights to sit outside and relax.

The house itself was just a nice spot for all of us to crash in after a day of sightseeing. We were all comfortable and had a really good time.

As for the surrounding area, the metro station to get you basically anywhere you'd want to be is no more than a 5 minute walk from the house. You can get to all the sights with a 15-20 minute train ride. Really good location. Around the block from the house on 8th street are tons of options for dining (we recommend Lavagna, Capital Doughnuts and & pizza) and stores should you need to get something. (As a side note, we had another great meal at Farmers Fishers Bakers which is right on the water and sooo good.)

This house was lovely with a really great location. We would definitely stay there again!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect for our family trip to Washington

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented the house for a six night visit to D.C. One of our daughters and son in law and their three kids (ages 14 and 12) took advantage of our invitation and joined us. The house is so comfortable and equipped to the max; plenty of nice linens, great towels and an abundance of toiletries. The kitchen appliances were like home and I was impressed that there was even a crock pot and expresso maker. The kids were in heaven with all the big screen TV's and games. We loved being close to the Eastern Market and MANY great restaurants, plus the neighborhood was very charming. Overall a great experience and we have already recommended to others.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house on the Hill

  • 5 of 5

It worked wonderfully for 4 men to sleep, shower, and fellowship. We attended a conference at Capitol Hill Baptist Church and were within walking distance to the church and plenty of coffee and food! Thanks!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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You Gotta Love Old Houses to Enjoy This One

  • 4 of 5

We appreciated the Responsiveness to small complaints like peeping smoke alarms and not enough lamps, fixed right away by cheerful staff. Not accessible for older people but charming for people who don't have to have one thousand percent privacy. The location and the historic character made us feel part of our national history.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable, great location, and very well equipped!

  • 5 of 5

We just spent five nights at this home with eight people - three generations, including four children. Everybody had a comfortable place to sleep, there were more sheets, towels, and pillows than we ever could have used, and the location can't be beat. Bus and Metro connections are very close and it's an easy and nice walk to the National Mall and all of the museums. Dia was extremely helpful and welcoming, taking care of our parking pass (we parked right in front of the house!) and very responsive to questions. Can't recommend it highly enough!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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For the Love of Four Sisters

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic property this is. Right on "The Hill'. This historic home (built in the mid 1800s) is so charming yet spacious and full of modern amenities. Four sisters congregated here for a sisterly gathering and had the most wonderful time.

The best thing about this property is its proximity to the Eastern Market Metro which connects you to the entire DC area. Additionally, there are wonderful restaurants, grocery stores, and a weekend market right around the corner. The property is clean and well-stocked with anything you could think to need.

The owner, Dia, is the nicest, most helpful, and accommodating lady. A real treat to get to meet and chat with her one evening. She went out of her way any time we had a question or a request.

I would highly recommend this property to anyone looking to explore the DC area. You won't regret it!!!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday townhome in Southeast Washington, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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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
for 2 nights
Thanksgiving 2017
21 Nov 2017 - 27 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
December 2017
28 Nov 2017 - 19 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Winter Holidays 2017
20 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Winter 2018
3 Jan 2018 - 1 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee (per rental) £124.14
Property Damage Protection £45.78
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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