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One Block from Union Station Metro & Walking to All Action & Tourist Attraction!

People10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Space 1,850 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Large 3 bedrm w/ double living room, renovated kitchen & fantastic front porch!!

Charming and spacious row house with a front porch in one of DC's great neighborhoods. Walking distance to everything! You will instantly feel at home in this 1880 row house just one block from Union Station (Red Line Metro stop) and only 4 to 5 blocks from the Capitol Building, Supreme Court, and Library of Congress. A beautiful tree-lined walk past decorative water fountains is all that separates you from all the museums, monuments and memorials on the National Mall.

You will be amazed with the convenience and elegance of Union Station and its Red Line Metro stop. The Red Line is the main backbone of the DC Metro -- connecting to all of the other lines -- so the entire metro area is just minutes away -- pop over to Gallery Place/China Town, Metro Center, Dupont Circle, the National Zoo, or Foggy Bottom without the hassle of traffic or parking. If you are looking for a taxi, there is always a line of them waiting in front of Union Station. You can also catch many of the tour buses and the famous amphibious duck tours at Union Station as well. If you want to get around by bicycle, there is also a Capital Bike Share station at Union Station — great for getting around on the mall — ride them to the White House or the Washington, Lincoln, and Jefferson Monuments.

Just around the corner from the house is the world's best bagel shop (no better sandwiches anywhere) and several other great neighborhood restaurants with outside seating along Massachusetts Avenue. Ask for Milton at La Loma -- the best margaritas around -- relaxing under shade umbrellas is one of the best ways to pass an afternoon or evening. We are also conveniently located to Eastern Market and all the shops and restaurants along Pennsylvania Avenue and 8th Street SE (about 1 mile away). We are even closer (just a few blocks) to one of the hottest growing areas in all of DC: the H Street Corridor with all of its great restaurants, bars, and boutique shopping.

If you want to get your own groceries and cook, there is a brand new Giant grocery store that just opened up 3 blocks away. The kitchen is fully stocked for even the most demanding chef. Entertain in the dining room or enjoy hosting on the back patio area just off the kitchen.

The house is spacious with two living rooms -- one with a fireplace, the other with a floor-to-ceiling bay window looking out on E Street. The kitchen has a cozy breakfast nook and small bar seating area. Or you can choose among several options for sitting outside. There is the huge front porch, perfect for people watching, or relax in the more private back patio area, or choose instead to sit on the second floor back deck. Enough space for everyone to spread out and you can try a different spot to relax every evening. If you want even more space, ask us about our English basement studio space with separate entrance (850 square feet -- sleeps 2-4 -- full eat-in kitchen)(VRBO#577562).

The renovated kitchen has granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, a 15 bottle wine cooler waiting to be filled, and a Keurig coffee maker that has you one button push away from a fresh brewed cup of coffee or tea (compliments of the house).

Upstairs, the master bedroom is exquisite — from the king size bed you can enjoy the beautiful view through the floor to ceiling bay windows. The middle bedroom has a double bed with a twin bunk bed. The back bedroom has a queen bed and opens out onto the back deck. There are two full size bathrooms with bathtub/shower combination on the second floor and a half bath on the first floor. Full size top-loading washing machine and dryer on the first floor.

Wi-fi internet throughout the house. TVs in the living room and master bedroom (Direct TV expanded package with HBO and Showtime -- parental controls available). TVs are also connected to internet for easy ordering of NetFlix movies. We also have a bunch of family board games and card games available.

Finally, we are very conveniently located for travelers coming in and out of the city. Washington National Airport is less than 3 miles away (15-20 minutes in good traffic) or you can take Metro from Union Station directly to National Airport. We are, of course, super convenient for anyone traveling by train — trains depart Union Station almost every hour for destinations up and down the east coast — catch a train and be in Manhattan in less than 4 hours (2 hours if you take the express Acela train) -- go catch a Broadway show!

Whatever your interest, whatever your need, we are confident you will feel at home while enjoying your vacation or tending to business in the nation’s capital.

Active/ Retired Military & Police 10% -15% Discount

WE WANT TO SAY THANK YOU TO ALL OF THOSE THAT SERVE OR HAVE SERVED OUR COUTRY BY OFFERING SPECIAL DISCOUNT ON STAYING IN OUR HOME .DISCOUNT PERCENTAGE VARIES and based on our Seasonal Rates

STARTING SEPTEMBER 2016

15% OFF OUR CURRENT RATES FROM Sep 30th thru March 1st. 2017

10 % and from March 2nd thru Oct 1st 2017

For additional info please call or email us.

More Details

Owner
Nevena S Hougen
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Czech, Hungarian, Serbian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
17 October, 2017

About Nevena S Hougen

This property is listed by its Owners (a married couple with a 5 years old son). The Owners have lived in The Blue House for over 10 years.

For additional information please write to us and we shall do our best to answer any questions that you might have.

Why Nevena S Hougen chose Washington DC

We love Capitol Hill and it is so convenient to all the sites in Washington DC. We are only one block to the Union Station Metro and Amtrak express train to New York. It takes less then 205minutes walking to get to National Monument, 10 min to Capitol Building, Library of Congress and Supreme Court. All tourist attractions are convenient and there is lots to do right here in the neighborhood. There is a lot of restaurants with great food, parks and is very safe, historic and family oriented. The neighbors are wonderful. It is located in the heart of the Capitol Hill historic district. Eastern Market is very close by where you can get fresh and organic food, art and vintage clothing,antique furniture , etc.

Location is perfect for anything you want to do in Washington DC and it’s a great jumping off point if you want to explore Virginia and Maryland.

What makes this house unique

By staying in our very cozy and charming home, you will get to experience what it is like really living in the Historic Nations Capital.

Location

Nearest Airport
2.8 Miles
Washington National Airport (Reagan)
Nearest Train
300 Metres
Union Station — Amtrak and MARC trains
Car: not necessary

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
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:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , King size bed, large closet, sitting area in bay window, TV
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Queen bed, opens onto second floor balcony/deck
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Bunk Bed , Double bed with twin bunk bed
  • King bed in master bedroom Queen bed in 2nd bedroom Full size bed with twin bunk bed in 3rd bedroom Pull out sofa in living room (queen size bed)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • swimming

Reviews

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One Block from Union Station Metro & Walking to All Action & Tourist Attraction!
average rating of 4.7213116 based on 61 reviews
4

Great place to stay!

  • 4 of 5

The Blue House is very inviting. We especially loved sitting in the cooler evenings on the front porch, watching the world go by! Our two grandsons enjoyed having enough space where they could each do their own thing and the adults had plenty of space to stretch out as well. Great location, close to metro, restaurants, Union Station. Uber is super cheap and easy to use.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great location 1.5 blocks to Union Station

  • 4 of 5

We parked our cars at Union station for the entire visit and used the metro and city sights tour busses to get around. Use Big Bus not City Sights we wish we would have.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great location and more room than expected.. .

  • 4 of 5

Short walk to rains, bike renal , and groceries. I highly recommend this home for rent. Very clean.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Everything we hoped for and more

  • 5 of 5

My family and I (wife and 3 daughters - 20, 17 & 12) recently stayed in the blue house during our July 2017 vacation to DC and we all thoroughly loved the house. The location is fantastic, the house was well appointed for our needs and the furnishings are what my kids described as "cool". In addition, my dealings with the owner before, during and after the trip were fantastic (she is a wonderful lady!).

House: The house is located in an old well maintained neighborhood one block from Union Station and about 3-4 blocks from a neighborhood grocery store. The neighborhood and surrounding area seemed to be very safe and the number of people who walked the sidewalks day and night confirmed that to me. The house is old so the floors creak, which adds charm to the house itself IMO. It was clean, beds were comfortable and overall had everything that we needed aside from groceries!

Location: It is quite literally less than a 5 minute walk from Union Station which in turn is about a $2.00 metro ride to the Smithsonian and National Mall. The close proximity of transportation cannot be overstated. We drove to DC and didn't get into our car again until we left which was a great thing because DC traffic is awful and availability of parking is even worse.

Parking: There is no parking at the house so you have to park at the Union Station parking garage. This will be an additional cost but again well worth the money. One thing to note when parking at Union Station - if you have a cargo carrier on top of your car you will need to remove it or your car will be too tall to park there (lesson learned for us). Again not a big deal just need to plan for it. The owner does a great job of explaining the parking in her welcome letter.

Overall: This house made our vacation even better. After a long day on your feet it was nice to come "home" instead of piling into a hotel room. Having some room to spread out and relax was a part of the trip I hadn't really considered beforehand but was a real positive once we got there. We went to the grocery store and bought snacks and breakfast stuff which made our mornings easier as we prepared for the day. In the end our family felt like this was a home away from home which in turn added to our overall vacation experience.

I HIGHLY recommend the Blue House and it would be difficult to convince us to stay anywhere else if our family came back to DC on vacation.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great location!

  • 4 of 5

This home is close to everything! If you rent the DC bikes, you can easily get to the Memorials and the Smithsonian Museums. It has easy access to restaurants and grocery stores. Worked really well for a family of four adults. We enjoyed our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Lovely and conveniently located gem

  • 4 of 5

This really is a great place to stay if you want to be close to Union Station and attractions in the heart of D.C. As a family of 6 it was a little tight, but still very comfortable for an urban townhouse. With our youngest being 8, it was perfect, but the narrow stairs may not be the best for wobbly toddlers or crawling babies. Furnished beautifully. Everything worked - nothing broken. We'd absolutely go back and highly recommend it. (Stay in April 2016.)

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £195.59
Additional Guest Fee £21.23 per person per night
Damage Deposit £151.62

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Reasonable offers will be considered.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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