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Carriage House in Prime Location (Quiet, Safe, Walk to Museums)

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Last updated: 10/23/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Capitol Hill house description

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This house is incredibly centrally located yet is also in a most peaceful spot, set back from a quiet street with a bicycle lane.

Within a radius of less two and a half blocks you will find the Library of Congress, a Metro station, Eastern Market, a Starbucks, and at the time of writing ten restaurants. The National Mall, around which the Smithsonian museums are clustered, is only a short walk away. The house has a Zillow walkability rating of 95 ('Walkers Paradise.') A rack of bright red public bicycles is half a block from your door.

The Yellow House is ideal for a family with children who would like to visit sites such as the Smithsonian museums, the US Capitol, Supreme Court, National Archives, the Library of Congress, or the Newseum, among many others. Our neighborhood, Capitol Hill, is a historical conservation area that is quaint, cosmopolitan, affluent, and highly secure. We are so close to the US Capitol that the house is inside the perimeter patrolled by Capitol security. The neighborhood is where most members of congress live.

The house comes with a little shopping cart, which you can take to the grocery store around the corner, or two blocks to Eastern Market, a wonderful 140 year old traditional market where greengrocers, butchers, bakers, etc. carry the absolute freshest groceries you will find anywhere in the city. Walking your shopping cart to Eastern Market, nobody will suspect you are a tourist.

Visitors who arrive by car typically park it for the duration of their stay. The house includes a parking permit.

Your rental comes with all linens, towels, a blow drier, high quality toiletries, and propane for the grill. All you need to bring is a tooth brush!

So how to proceed?

We recommend using the 'Book Now' button at top right on this page, which will confirm availability and provide a detailed quote before you reach the screen on which you are asked to commit. We book with the $120 cleaning fee, and the balance is due 30 days before arrival. All payments are self-service, via credit card or e-check using VRBO's secure payments page, and you do not need to provide us credit card information.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1426 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          • Main Bedroom: 1 king

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          • 3rd Bedroom: 2 double

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          • 2nd Bedroom: 1 queen, 1 baby crib

            Full sized crib available upon request...moreless

          • Living Room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

            Queen sleep sofa...moreless

          • The couch in the living room is a Queen sleep sofa, in case senior guests have trouble with the stairs (one of the full bathrooms is also downstairs). ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Upstairs: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          • Downstairs: toilet, shower

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          • Both bathrooms were recently remodeled with marble floors, subway tile, and high end hardware....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Parking permit included

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • DVD Player
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Television
              • Video Library

              Theme

              • Family
              • Historic
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants
              • Zoo

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Paddle Boating
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking

              Location Type

                  • Downtown

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Golf
                  • Ice Skating
                  • Roller Blading
                  • Sailing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis

                  Dining

                  • Child's Highchair
                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 6 people

                  General

                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Alarm Clock
                  • Basic Soaps
                  • Broadband Access
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Filtered Water
                  • Free Long Distance
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Laundry Soap
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Local Activities Guide
                  • Local Maps
                  • Paper Towels
                  • Parking:

                    Rental includes a street parking permit for one vehicle...moreless

                  • Security System
                  • Shampoo
                  • Telephone
                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Kitchen
                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove
                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Outdoor Grill Gas
                  • Patio

                  Payment Type

                  • Amex
                  • Discover
                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa

                  Forms Of Payment

                      • Accept Credit Card
                       

                      Reviews

                      Write a review 4.9
                      from 82 traveler reviews
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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Low Season (January - February
                      Jan 1 - Feb 28, 2015
                      2 night min stay
                      $300
                      $1,715
                      My Standard Rate
                      2 night min stay
                      $400
                      $2,450

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Cleaning $120
                      • Tax Rate 14.5%

                      Notes:

                      14.5% tax

                      $120 cleaning fee


                      Cancellation policy:

                      100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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                      Calendar

                      Last updated: 10/23/2014
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                      Location

                      Car: Not Necessary

                      The house is located on a quiet friendly Capitoll Hill block with a park at each end, around the corner from Pennsylvania Avenue with its restaurants and sidewalk cafes. The Capitol, Library of Congress, Eastern Market, Folger Shakespeare Library, and Metro (the underground) are all just a couple of blocks away. Capitol Hill is a historical conservation neighborhood of beautifully maintained, charming old houses. It has a small-town feel and a human scale, is cosmopolitan, and has a thriving cultural scene. The residential area closest to Washington's institutions, it is home to a large number of politicians and VIPs. The house is within the close-in perimeter of heightened security patrolled by the Washington Metropolitan Police, the US Capitol Police and the US Secret Service.

                      We recommend that visitors come without cars, because our location allows access to the sights on foot and by Metro. However, a free visitor parking permit is included in your rental just in case.

                      Other Activities: US Capitol, Smithsonian Museums, Library of Congress, Supreme Court, National Archives, Newseum, Folger Shakespeare

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2009

                      About the owner: My wife and I are both management consultants who have traveled widely for decades, and have developed a strong sense of what we like in a locale and in accommodations. We actively manage our vacation rentals as a future retirement plan, but we select and prepare them by asking a simple test question -- would we be happy to live in them ourselves?

                      Why the Owner Chose Capitol Hill:
                      The Yellow House is on a quiet street, yet so close to the US Capitol that it is within the perimeter patrolled by the Capitol security, within the area that is sealed off for Presidential inaugurations, etc. Most vacation rentals advertise proximity to Metro. We are two blocks from Metro, but chances are you will not take it because you are already so close to the major sites of interest. The house itself is much wider than the rowhouses typical of the neighborhood, and has an open floor plan. These features translate to a bright ambiance full of natural light. Please notice also what you see through the windows in the listing photos - trees!

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      There is a lot to see in Washington, with over fifty museums, but unfortunately we feature the very longest commutes in the nation. The museums have no parking, which may be a deliberate strategy to reduce the number of cars. Capitol Hill is the area immediately surrounding the US Capitol, and because it is a historical conservation neighborhood of small houses that cannot be altered, it contains almost no hotels. By staying at a home on the Western edge of Capitol Hill, you are closer to the sites than at a hotel, and free from the hassles of commuting because everything is within walking distance. Quite aside from the convenience of the location, both house and neighborhood are charming.


                      Contact us

                      Speaks: english, spanish

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                      Photos

                      • View from the gate

                        View from the gate

                      • This house is planet friendly, running on 100% locally generated wind power.

                        This house is planet friendly, running on 100% locally generated wind power.

                      • Dining room. Baby booster seat is provided.

                        Dining room. Baby booster seat is provided.

                      • Kitchen

                        Kitchen

                      • Main bedroom flat screen TV

                        Main bedroom flat screen TV

                      • Second bedroom (Queen)

                        Second bedroom (Queen)

                      • Second bedroom (Queen). A full size crib can also be set up in this room.

                        Second bedroom (Queen). A full size crib can also be set up in this room.

                      • Third bedroom (2 Fulls)

                        Third bedroom (2 Fulls)

                      • Bathroom 2

                        Bathroom 2

                      • Full sized washing and drying machines

                        Full sized washing and drying machines

                      • Patio area with gas grill

                        Patio area with gas grill

                      • Metro station only 2.5 blocks away. Library of Congress is in the background.

                        Metro station only 2.5 blocks away. Library of Congress is in the background.

                      • Front door

                        Front door

                      • Living Room

                        Living Room

                      • Kitchen

                        Kitchen

                      • Main bedroom (King)

                        Main bedroom (King)

                      • Second bedroom (Queen)

                        Second bedroom (Queen)

                      • Second bedroom (Queen)

                        Second bedroom (Queen)

                      • Third bedroom (2 Fulls)

                        Third bedroom (2 Fulls)

                      • Bathroom 1

                        Bathroom 1

                      • Supplied starter set of toiletries

                        Supplied starter set of toiletries

                      • Fully enclosed back yard

                        Fully enclosed back yard

                      • Public bikes available only half a block away

                        Public bikes available only half a block away

                      • How close to Capitol and Metro - House is red bulls eye

                        How close to Capitol and Metro - House is red bulls eye

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                      This listing was first published here in 2009.

                      Date last modified - Thursday, October 23, 2014

                      $300 - $400 per night (USD)
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                      3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 6

                      View calendar: Updated 10/23/14
                      Minimum stay: 2 nights
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                      Member since: 2009
                      Speaks: english, spanish
                      • Calendar last updated 10/23/2014
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