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Location, Beauty & Free Parking On Capitol Hill!

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Sleeps 4, Fully-Furnished, Parking Spot, Close To Capitol, Metro And Smithsonian

Renovated in 2015 and beautifully decorated, this separate entrance carriage house has hardwood floors, high ceilings and everything you’ll need for your stay on the Hill. The bedroom has a four-posted queen-size bed, dresser, marble vanity and a cozy armchair. The French doors open onto a secret garden, the perfect place to enjoy breakfast. The bathroom is done in creamy Travertine with a large tiled shower. The great room has a day bed with a hidden pull-out trundle bed, two arm chairs, a ladder bar and a flat screen TV, and a multi-function antique table: Tucked into an alcove it’s the ideal space to eat a sandwich, work on your laptop or charge your electronics. At mealtime pull it away from the wall and pop up the sides for a table that seats six. Let us know how many bistro dining chairs you’ll need. Along the back wall the fully-outfitted kitchen has a full-size, 4 burner stove, sink, and 5 ft. refrigerator. Off-street parking for one car is included. There is no washer/dryer in the apartment but a laundromat is 7 blocks away.

Please note our other VRBO properties -- 601103 is just across the patio from the carriage house, and 1056814 is just down the street.

More Details

Property Manager
Hilary Benson
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
9 December, 2017

About Hilary Benson

The Kelly family is the second family to live in the main house, which was built in 1876 by Maj. Samuel Walker for his family.

Hilary Benson purchased this apartment in 1971

Why Hilary Benson chose Eastern Market

One of the premier properties on Capitol Hill, the carriage house, the stable and the east side of this Victorian house were completed in 1876. By 1886, Maj. Samuel Walker had more money and ten children so he added the west side of the house, the third floor and the porches in the style of Charles Eastlake, the English architect who simplified Victorian architecture and flattened its rounded gingerbread. All of the first floor ceilings—except the hall—are tin and so is a bedroom ceiling on the second floor.

What makes this apartment unique

One of the great pleasures of the main house is that it remains much as it was when first built. Modernizing was done slowly, with care and caution. On the chance that electricity was just a fad, Major Walker only electrified every other arm of the chandeliers in the living room and the study and left the others as gas jets. The gaslights still work--and so does the electricity.

Guestbook comments from the manager

What a wonderful stay. Perfect little carriage house that is beautifully appointed in a fantastic location (6min from Cannon)! I hope to stay there again.
Nov 2017
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Location

Nearest Airport
5.9 Miles
Ronald Reagan National Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Union Pub
Nearest Golf
3.4 Miles
East Potomac Golf Course & Driving Range
Nearest Train
0.6 Miles
Union Station
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Cafe Berlin
Nearest Ski
80.9 Miles
Ski Liberty
Nearest Beach
120 Miles
Rehoboth Beach, DE
Car: not necessary

The carriage house is located only a few blocks to the east of the U.S. Capitol building. You could spend all your time in our neighborhood -- Capitol Hill -- eating, window shopping, poking into galleries and exploring. But the National Mall parkland, Smithsonian museums and national monuments are just a stone's throw away. You can't be better situated to explore all that DC has to offer.

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • village ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The large bathroom has an enormous Travertine lined shower, as well as toilet and vanity. Plush towels, toiletries and a hair dryer are provided for guests' comfort.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • The bedroom has a wonderfully airy feel with the high ceiling that is throughout the rental and French doors that look out into your private garden. The comfortable queen bed is furnished with plenty of pillows, clean linens, and a cozy duvet. An elegant marble vanity with mirror, an antique dresser, and a comfortable armchair lend homelike touches. The large closet has plenty of space for hanging clothes and storing luggage, along with an iron and an ironing board.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • Racquetball
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

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Location, Beauty & Free Parking On Capitol Hill!
average rating of 4.719512 based on 122 reviews
5

Converted Carriage House perfect weekend D.C. Base

  • 5 of 5

Lovely converted Carriage House conveniently located in downtown DC. Very walkable to sights and restaurants. Rooms perfect for two , comfy bed, modern bath, kitchen are with amenities and and easy check in and out! Loved it.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Bette! We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay. Please do come back. Hilary & Marguerite
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Great place to stay

  • 4 of 5

I stayed for 4 nights with my grandson. This place is a great place to stay. Clean, neat, comfortable and in a wonderful neighborhood. Would stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, John. We are so glad that you and your grandson enjoyed the carriage house. I'm also glad that we were able to get that teddy bear & blanket back home! All the best, Hilary
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The Carriage House worked perfectly for our week visiting Washington D. C. The location was great!

  • 4 of 5

The Carriage House was perfect for the two of us during our week long visit to D. C We were able to get groceries we needed at a nearby market and fix breakfast each morning. The location was close to Union Station where we boarded several tours and a safe walk there and back. We walked all over the city, to the museums, monuments, the Capitol, and Supreme Court. The Carriage House worked well for us. The bed was comfortable, the towels were large, plush, and plentiful. We felt very safe in and around the property. Our experience was very nice. We would stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Cynthia! We are so glad that you enjoyed the apartment and the neighborhood. Please come again. Hilary & Marguerite
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5

Great stay in Washington DC!

  • 5 of 5

Terrific location - Capital Hill sights all within walking distance- charming neighborhood- comfortable quarters- very clean- off street parking a real bonus- very safe- well managed. Wouldn’t hesitate to return- many thanks!!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Martha! We are so glad that you enjoyed Capitol Hill as much as we do. Please come again any time. Hilary & Marguerite
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Great!

  • 5 of 5

Great place. Great location. Hilary was great to work with.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Amy! We're so glad you enjoyed your stay. Hilary
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Great DC Neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

Enjoy a quieter yet convenient stay in a great DC neighborhood. Capitol Hill is a short walk to the $1 Circulator bus which takes you to the museums and monuments. Have breakfast or an excellent fish sandwich at the nearby Eastern Market. Delightful.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cleaning Fee £74.72

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