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Ground Level Apartment Close Proximity To Metro Station

Bedrooms 2
Space 915 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6

• The secured apartment is ground level and has all the necessities you may need for your stay. Coffee, teas and some basic breakfast items are provided in addition there are condiments and spices etc, if you prefer to prepare your own meals. While there is no dishwasher there are a full range of appliances both big (gas stove) and small including a rice cooker and a waffle maker, there is also a washer & dryer within the apt.

• Yes, towels and bed linens are supplied, there is an Iron & iron board to make your outfit niftier and no apt is complete without a First Aid kit! There is also a hairdryer and a necessity for today’s world: WIFI! A recent addition is safety rails in the bathroom.

• There is ample Washington related literature in the apt for guest to peruse. Kids are not forgotten as there are board games and toys for there entertainment. Sorry there is no


• Weather permitting, there is a back patio and gas grill for my guest to relax and use, it also provides a relaxing area for smokers.

• There is non- competitive street parking directly opposite the apt, I have been providing my guest with a “Temporary Visitor Parking Permit” courtesy DC Gov’t which has allowed them to park there for their entire visit without fear of being ticketed.

• Grocery Shopping: There is a local Safeway about a 15 minute walk up Benning Rd, however as I don’t drive I find it more convenient to shop at the Harris Teeters which is obliquely opposite the Potomac Ave Metro Station; 2 stops away. There is also a Costco conveniently located at the Pentagon City Metro Station and yes I do have a shopping cart in the apt for bulk shopping. There is another Costco within driving distance (max 15 minutes), this one, to the joy of every Washingtonian sell alcohol! For those that prefer organic products there is the Sun Market and a Trader Joe’s plus an old style market (a must visit on weekends!) near the aptly named Eastern Market Metro Station and Whole Foods near Foggy Bottom Metro Station.

• I recommend using the Metro while here in DC. The apt is very near to the Benning Rd Metro Station which is served by both the Blue& Silver lines; All the major historical sites such as the Capitol Building, Library of Congress the many Smithsonian Museums and the White House are directly on the route of the Blue and Silver lines the exception being the National Zoo which is on the Red line.

• Arlington Cemetery, the Pentagon and Reagan National Airport are all directly connected to the Blue Line route, while there is a shuttle bus linking the Silver line to Dulles Airport. DC is also a walking friendly city; it is small, with great leafy neighborhoods to explore, and a monument around each corner.

• Other than the conveniently situated metro station (3 minutes walk max!) there is the 96/97 Bus line that plies East Capitol Street which is directly behind the apt, the 97 route takes you via the beautiful and historic Capitol Hill neighborhood(worth exploring) to the Folgers Shakespeare Library, Library of Congress (Jefferson building is a must see!) Supreme Court, the Capitol Building ending at Union Station. The 96 Bus also goes to the National Cathedral via Union Station and the trendy U St corridor. It is an inexpensive way of viewing DC’s interesting communities and landmarks.

• The neighborhood is in transition (judge for yourself) other than the newly renovated Denney’s Restaurant, a 711 Convenience Store, the newly established Shrimp Boat Plaza and some takeout shops in the not too appealing Benning Plaza, there nothing needing exploration in the area. Yes it’s safe to walk from the metro station even late at night, the street is brightly lit and no, you will not encounter people idling on your route from the metro station to the apt, however If you are not comfortable sharing the pavement with people of color, my apt is not for you. Be advised; DC is a wonderful diverse city with an international flavor and 40% of the population being African American!

More Details

Wayne Toy Him
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
10 October, 2017

About Wayne Toy Him

A creative and energetic self employed armchair traveler who enjoys living in Washington DC and exploring not only the well know sites but it's many hidden gems, want and willing to share them with all! I enjoy coffee, wine and good company!

Wayne Toy Him purchased this apartment in 2001

Why Wayne Toy Him chose Washington DC

Proximity to Metro! The area (not DC nicest) may lack charm, a distinct personality and trendy spots but that 2 minute walk to the Benning Metro Station overshadows any lack of aesthetics!

Estimated time by Metro from the Apt to the following destinations:

Destinations are all on the Blue and Silver lines, no transferring required!

6 minutes to Eastern Market: Restaurant District of Capitol Hill and Barrack Row.

8 minutes to Capitol South: the Library of Congress, the Capitol Building and the Supreme Court.

14 Minutes to the Smithsonian Station: Freer Museum, Shackler Gallery & the Smithsonian Castle

18 minutes to Farragut West: the White House, the Renwick Gallery & DAR Constitution Hall and Museum.

For more information visit;WWW.WMATA

What makes this apartment unique

Me, the host/guide living in the upstairs apt, willing to offer assistance to making my guest visit enjoyable and stress free.Flexible arrival and departure time with reason.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The three of us thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Wayne''s apartment. We were delighted to find that there was dinner waiting for us when we arrived after a long day of travel. Wayne also stocked the refrigerator and cabinets so that we had coffee and breakfast foods. The apartment is very near to the Benning Rd. Metro Station making it easy to go anywhere in DC. Wayne has thought of every you might need - cooking pans and utensils, dishes, glassware, towels, toiletries, even an umbrella. This is the best HomeAway rental ever. Thanks Wayne!
Apr 2016
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Nearest Airport
11.05 Miles
Ronald Reagan National Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Potomac Ave Metro
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
langston Hughes
Nearest Train
3.5 Miles
Amtrak at Union Station
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Car: not necessary

Denny's Restaurant and a 7 11 convenience store are near to the apt, also the Shrimp Boat Plaza,plus a well stocked liquor shop in a not too great location. There is a great variety of restaurants and bars available in the trendy Capitol Hill/Barracks Row Area at the Eastern Market Metro, an 8 min trip away!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Capitol View in Northeast Washington

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 915 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Budget
  • 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 ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Small, with tub/shower mixture, ample hot water, tidy and clean, shampoo, conditioner and liquid bath soap provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Uncluttered bedrooms
  • Books ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
The apt is approximate 13 minutes away by Metro to the Smithsonian Metro Station.I am available to help make your visit to DC stress free with suggestions and recommendations.


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Ground Level Apartment Close Proximity To Metro Station
average rating of 4.766667 based on 61 reviews

Lovely holiday

  • 4 of 5

We all enjoyed our time, Wayne certainly makes the holiday. He had left us some food for when we arrived and put a lot of bits and pieces in the fridge for us. We used the metro all the time, so easy and on time!

Not the best of area's especially at night!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your generous review.I hope you did not witness any incident to feel unsafe in my minority majority neighborhood.
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Great trip to Washington DC! Thanks Wayne for your hospitality!

  • 5 of 5

Before arriving at Wayne's house, he called us up and told us that there was some construction nearby and there would be a detour. He was so kind to direct us around the detour so that we could find his house correctly. Once we got there he provided us with parking across the street and upon entering his house he had bought us dinner for that evening! Wayne is truly a great host that cares about his visitors. Even provided us with metro cards to take the subway and tons of suggestions on what to do in DC. The place was well stocked and equipped with laundry facility as well and full kitchen it was very nice to stay there and for sure would like to come back.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Friendly and fun

  • 5 of 5

Wayne was such a friendly and flexible host, he really helped make the stay perfect for me and my guests!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable and nice stay

  • 5 of 5

Reviews written by other's who have stayed in Mr Wayne's home are so true.

Home was very comfortable and very near to metro.

Travelling with my father , son and 2 cousins to DC for first time got very easy as the information provided by Mr Wayne helped us plan our day with ease and we wasted no time commuting in DC during site seeing.

Mr Wayne's hospitality is beyond words. He is very knowledgeable about DC and is a very kind man.

My cousins and Dad who live in India had a very pleasant stay and have conveyed warm regards and a very big thankyou to Mr Wayne.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful host! Comfortable space!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay here was fantastic! With so much to see and do here in DC, Wayne has made it very easy to get settled and out seeing the things we came to see. Having the quick explanation on the Metro, to interesting things going on that you wouldn't otherwise know about. The apartment had everything you could think of and the beds were very comfortable! With the Metro so close it was a great way to travel the city! It was a great home base for or stay here in DC.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Overall, we had a great vacation

  • 5 of 5

Wayne was an exceptional host. He had literature on just about anything you can possibly image and a binder of recommended places to eat and shop. I can say I overpacked for once!! He had a rotisserie chicken, eggs, milk, bread, oj, 2 different kind of bread, water, Gatorade, several different condiments and seasonings, ice, ice packs, fruit. We enjoyed making waffles with the waffle iron!! He even had 3 umbrellas for us to use for all the rain we just had. The metro was a short distance as everyone has said and every passerby said hello and have a nice day. I would recommend staying here and I'm sure we will also be returning next year.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £22.74
Additional Guest Fee £11.37 per person per night

No pets, sorry

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.