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Gorgeous 3 Br/2.5 Bath Capitol Hill Home - 2 Blocks To Capitol

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Best Possible Capitol Hill Location For Both Tourists And Executives

This stately 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home is perfectly situated on one of the nicest blocks in Washington DC’s fabulous Capitol Hill neighborhood. It sleeps six very comfortably with a king sized bed and two queen sized beds and sleeps eight with a queen sized aerobed that can be placed anywhere. It includes off-street parking in a private driveway next to the house, an extremely rare feature in this neighborhood.

This luxurious, owner-renovated residence is perfect for both vacation rentals and temporary executive housing. The location is literally steps from the Capitol South metro station, one block from the House of Representatives office buildings and two blocks from the U.S. Capitol. It is a perfect place for a family or an executive, lobbyist or politician who prefers immediate access to the Capitol, the House Office buildings, the Capitol Hill Club, the National Republican Club of Capitol Hill or the Democratic National Committee headquarters. Four current congressmen live on this very same block.

The fully renovated home combines luxurious, high-end finishes with historic architectural features and provides the very best of Capitol Hill and Washington DC right outside the door It is walking distance to the U.S. Capitol, Library of Congress, Supreme Court, the National Mall's monuments, museums and memorials, Metro (orange and blue lines), dozens of restaurants, bars and shops along Pennsylvania Avenue, Union Station, the historic Eastern Market, the Barracks Row district of even more restaurants, bars and shops, the Washington Nationals baseball stadium, many beautiful parks and green spaces and Interstate 395.

The home was built in 1910 and includes original woodwork in beautiful condition, including oak floors throughout the home, baseboards, window trim, door trim and archways.

An iron gate opens from the sidewalk onto a long walkway that leads through a landscaped front yard and up several steps to the front door which opens into an extremely large and sunlight filled living room (approx. 27' by 16') highlighted by a beautiful bay window and with ample space for two separate seating areas. A skylight directly above the original staircase adds even more light to the room.

The dining room (approx. 16' by 11') is accented by a unique vintage light fixture and a classic wood table with period legs and inlay wood border. Leather chairs provide seating for six; however, the table can be extended to allow for dinners of up to 10 seated guests. The dining room can be separated from the living room with two large oak-panel pocket doors. Adding to the beauty of the room is a tin ceiling and a built-in buffet from the early 1900's with wood and leaded glass doors.

A half bathroom with window and custom tile work is located between the dining room and the kitchen.

The gourmet kitchen is perfect for both serious and casual cooking. It features custom built solid wood cabinetry providing extensive storage space, gorgeous green granite countertops, a tin ceiling, undercabinet lighting and two large windows. The stainless steel appliances include a Sub Zero refrigerator and freezer with ice maker, GE Monogram wine refrigerator with storage for 28 bottles, Thermador electric cooktop and wall oven, Bosch dishwasher and Sharp microwave.

A glass door in the kitchen opens onto a large covered porch which steps down into a shady, tree lined, brick oasis of a backyard with amazing outdoor privacy and an outdoor table and chair set.

A fabulous master suite highlights the upper level of the home. It consists of a large bedroom (16' by 16'), marble en suite bathroom and a large closet. The bedroom has four large windows, a king sized bed with top-of-the-line memory foam pillow top mattress and a Casablanca ceiling fan. The master bath includes sparkling Waterworks fixtures, a walk-in shower with frameless glass door and gorgeous marble flooring. The custom closet includes built-in shelving and plenty of hanging space.

The second bedroom (approx. 12' by 10') has a large window and clothes closet and a queen sized bed. The third bedroom (approx. 12' by 12') includes two corner windows, a Casablanca ceiling fan and a lovely Storehouse furniture set including a dresser, armoire and a nearly new queen sized pillowtop mattress.

The hallway bathroom has a restored bathtub and new period-style tile and fixtures. A Bosch washer and dryer are conveniently located in an upstairs closet along with laundry detergent and fabric softener.

More Details

Property Manager
Bill Powers
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
20 September, 2017

About Bill Powers

I purchased this property to be my primary residence in Washington DC. I lovingly and professionally restored this property to bring out the charm of this gorgeous historic rowhouse while including modern 21st century luxury features. I lived in this exact same apartment for several years until moving out of town recently.

Bill Powers purchased this house in 2002

Why Bill Powers chose Washington DC

The location is unbeatable and the block is gorgeous! I wanted something that was quintessentially Capitol Hill, in the heart of this historic neighborhood and on a tree-lined block with other beautiful homes.

What makes this house unique

Quite simply, the access from this house is too good to be true! I can easily walk to dozens of restaurants, bars and shops as well as many of the nation's finest monuments, museums and memorials. The Capital South Metro station is half a block away and can have me in most other parts of DC within 15-20 minutes or at the airport (DCA) in 30 minutes. When I need to drive, the house is just three blocks from the freeway (I-395).

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Master Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Hallway Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Main Floor Bathroom - Toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Back Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Center Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Queen size aerobed is available upon request
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • tennis

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(65 traveller reviews)

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Gorgeous 3 Br/2.5 Bath Capitol Hill Home - 2 Blocks To Capitol
average rating of 4.7384615 based on 65 reviews
Chesterland, Ohio USA
5

An amazing location!

  • 5 of 5

The house is situated in the Historical Capitol District which is close enough to walk to the Capitol and the Library of Congress (go see that amazing building) and yet the neighborhood felt safe, quiet and lovely. A real bonus is the driveway, the only one I saw around the neighborhood. We did use our car to go to Harris Tweeters market which has an underground parking garage. Main mode of transportation was the Metro and Uber. Metro station is an easy 5 min. walk away. Uber always arrived within 5 min. of calling them. The house itself was historic and interesting. It was clean, had comfy beds, had all the basics (coffee, paper products, shampoo,soap)and high-end appliances. Air-conditioning was efficient and appreciated when it was 93 degrees. It was always good to get "home" after a long day of standing and walking.

We were wishing there was some information about the area left there for renters. We found restaurants on the next block (1st Street) for a good dinner at Bullfeathers the first night. It would have been nice to have some recommendations for food markets, liquor store, restaurants in the neighborhood. We drove around and located things. Nice to have the car handy for that. All in all, I would certainly stay there again and we were so glad to have selected this home away from home in D.C.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
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Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home and location. Close to everything. Was perfect for our stay!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
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Aumsville, Oregon USA
5

Great location, well appointed place. Easy to get to almost every attraction and quiet at night!

  • 5 of 5

Thanks so much for a wonderful stay! The place was great! All the beds were comfortable, the townhouse was very clean, and we were close to many of the attractions. Bill was very helpful in making sure our needs we taken care of. We stayed like we lived in the city. Many restaurants were near by. Tortilla Coast was right around the corner and had a great menu for good food at reasonable prices. Every night the neighborhood was quiet and you got to sleep comfortably without the noise of people in the next room at a hotel. When we come back to D.C., we will definitely look to see if this place is available again!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Gorgeous home in superb location!

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed staying in this beautiful home. It was comfortable, clean and spacious enough for our large family to spread out in. The location can't be beat with the Capitol and Mall just blocks away and a Metro station around the corner. We would definitely recommend staying here!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location BUT we had some great concerns!!

  • 3 of 5

Booked this for location its closeness to the Capitol and mall and for the wonderful bonus of parking.

Concerns

Website reviews stated moldy shower curtain, no kitchen towels, neither of which had been corrected when we arrived.

Additional reviews mentioned toilet paper, toiletries, but these were resolved prior to our arrival.

The lockbox key opened the front door but the keys inside for our use didn’t work.

We arrived well past the 4:00pm check in time. What a sadness we felt to find the home so unready for us. The beds had dirty sheets. Bathrooms were littered with dirty towels. Trash had not been emptied. We spent much time locating sheets, towels, including washing and drying sheets, then making beds. We received a refund for that night and cleaning allowance of $150, which was certainly due us.

The cleaning service person was very pleasant, but did not arrive until midday Thursday. Very awkward as we had to stay out of her way and at the same time prepare lunch. All of us were uncomfortable.

There may be a leak under kitchen sink as there is strong mold smell.

Another frustration was that the Internet information we were given was incorrect.  We had to re-contact the property manager for correct information. We don't understand why this info was not current and correct.

Great location with some serious flaws.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful restored home in great location. A lovely place to call home on vacation.

  • 4 of 5

Awesome location, close to Capitol and Metro. Within walking distance or a short Metro ride of shops and restaurants in the Eastern Market area.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
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Location

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Bullfeather's
Nearest Golf
2.6 Miles
East Potomac Park golf course at Hains Point
Nearest Train
0.2 Miles
Capitol South metro station
Nearest Motorway
0.3 Miles
Interstate 395
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Tortilla Coast
Car: not necessary

You will not find a better Capitol Hill location! The very best of Capitol Hill and Washington DC are located just outside the door! This apartment is literally steps from the Capitol South metro station, one block from the House of Representatives office buildings and two blocks from the U.S. Capitol!

It is walking distance to the U.S. Capitol, Library of Congress, Supreme Court, the National Mall and its monuments, museums and memorials, Metro (orange and blue lines), dozens of restaurants, bars and shops along Pennsylvania Avenue, Union Station, the historic Eastern Market, the Barracks Row district of even more restaurants, bars and shops, the Washington Nationals baseball stadium, many beautiful parks and green spaces and it also has easy access to and from Interstate 395.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Eastern Market, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£1,091
for 3 nights
From
£321
£2,246
£6,909
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £111.07
Damage Deposit £185.12

The first payment of 50% of the total expenses is due at the time of booking to secure the reservation. Cancellations accepted AT LEAST 30 days prior to the arrival date will result in a full refund of this payment. The second payment for the remaining 50% of the total expenses is due no later than 30 days prior to the arrival date and is nonrefundable. Check-in time is 4 pm, check-out is 11 am.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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