|Minimum Stay||3 - 4 nights|
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 or Retired Military 15% - 20% Discount on Our Rates!
WE WANT TO SAY THANK YOU TO ALL OF THOSE THAT SERVE OR HAVE SERVED BY OFFERING SPECIAL DISCOUNT ON STAYING IN OUR HOME STARTING SEPTEMBER THIS YEAR:
20% OFF OUR CURRENT RATES FROM SEPT 30th 2015 thru May 1st. 2016.
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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.
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.
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.
Clean and cared for property with easy access to everything thanks to Union Station being right around the corner. Only negative thing that my family can complain about was that not all of the lights worked and not all of the plugs worked, either. Hope to come back someday.
This is the second time I have stayed in this home. It is two blocks from the Union Station Metro and a few blocks walking to the Capitol Building. Union Station has restaurants, stores, and a food court. There is also car rental at Union Station. A grocery store is about four or five blocks from the home. We did all of our site seeing walking or using the Metro. The main floor has two family rooms, a dining room, a kitchen, and the washer and dryer area. Upstairs are three bedrooms and two bathrooms. What I considered the master bedroom has a bathroom right next to the bedroom. So, the bathroom isn't private to the bedroom but it is as close as it could be without being in the bedroom. The other bathroom and bedrooms are down the hall which provides some separation. We were quite comfortable. The first time we went we had four adults. The second time we had three adults, but the home could easily sleep six in beds and maybe a couple on couches. The last time we were there, first week of Nov 2016, the home next door was being renovated so there may be some construction for a while. We were there for a full week but the construction people only showed up two of those days around 7am and didn't seem to stay more than a few hours. This is one of my goto places in DC, I will probably end up staying here again.
We arrived November 9th, one day after the national election and we worry that the owners may not have taken the results well.
One week earlier we received complete details from the owner which included several phone contacts for them in case we encountered any problems.
We were advised that we would be receiving a combination code for the front door entrance the day before our arrival. It never came.
In front of the building at 7pm I called the 5 numbers provided only to be sent to voice mail each time. I emailed the owners using the 3 email address provided, still no response.
Frustrated, we knocked on the neighbors door and fortunately he did have the combination and was able to let us in.
The home is described accurately and an excellent choice for our family that includes 2 grandchildren.
It was clean and comfortable. (Bring your own bathroom soap)
Terrific location within easy walking to the Capital Building, only 2 blocks from Union Station and priced fairly.
One annoying item was only one channel available on the master bedroom TV so the children had to share the living room TV with the adults or watch custom car modifications upstairs.
Our family (two grandparents, one daughter-in-law and three teenage grandsons) loved our stay in The Blue House. The location was GREAT-- a 5-minute (very safe) walk from Union Station where we began several of our activities (Big Bus Tour; rental bikes) and a 10-minute (again very safe) walk to the Supreme Court, the Capitol and the Library of Congress. If you were a little more ambitious than we were, you could also walk to most of the museums on the Mall within 20-25 minutes. With 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths we were all well-accommodated with room to spread out to the couches downstairs if necessary. Everyone had plenty of personal space. The boys enjoyed good WiFi for their devices. The place was very clean and interestingly furnished. Also, because my husband is a Vietnam War veteran, we received a 20% discount on our stay which made the price more reasonable. The only problem we had was figuring out the code for entering the house. I never did receive the code and had to make several phone calls to access the house. Make certain you know how you are to receive the code. The keybox was also a little tricky to use--could be replaced. Also you are asked not to leave the key in the keybox. However, when you have two or three groups heading out on their own, you have no choice with only one key. Two quirky things--no washcloths (easy to put this on the description so you can bring your own) and a clear, vertical window (about 1 foot by 3 foot) in the middle of the second shower. This absolutely freaked out the grandsons and they refused to use "their" shower. My husband realized that the window immediately steamed up when the shower was in use but the owner should really provide another solution for this "problem". Translucent glass or a small curtain would do the trick. As for parking, unless you are there on the weekend, you are going to have to pay for parking. We parked in the Union Station Parking Garage for $24 a day. Moved the car out late Friday afternoon and safely parked on the street for free until we left on Saturday. Also I suggest walking around the block soon after you arrive to discover what's in the neighborhood--a small convenience store, a coffee shop, and several restaurants. Of course, there are all of the amenities in Union Station available, too.
What a fantastic property.
Only a four minute walk to Union Station and grocery store.
We had 7 people in this house and had plenty of room upstairs and downstairs.
Great to have washing machine and dryer. Safe area.
Can't wait to stay there again.
Great hospitality by Nevena.
|Property Damage Protection||£48|
|Cleaning Fee||£209 + Tax|
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