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

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View from the gate Front door This house is planet friendly, running on 100% locally generated wind power. Living Room Dining room. Baby booster seat is provided. Kitchen Kitchen Main bedroom (King) Main bedroom flat screen TV Second bedroom (Queen) Second bedroom (Queen) Second bedroom (Queen) Second bedroom (Queen). A full size crib can also be set up in this room. Third bedroom (2 Fulls) Third bedroom (2 Fulls) Bathroom 1 Bathroom 2 Supplied starter set of toiletries Full sized washing and drying machines Fully enclosed back yard Patio area with gas grill Public bikes available only half a block away Metro station only 2.5 blocks away. Library of Congress is in the background. How close to Capitol and Metro - House is red bulls eye

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Last updated: 04/24/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Capitol Hill house description

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.

You may also be interested in our two-bedroom homes, HomeAway properties #339969 and #3014729.

PLEASE NOTE, WE DO NOT ADVERTISE ON CRAIGSLIST. If you came across the content of our listing on Craigslist, it is a fake ad.

Property Type

  • House
  • 1426 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

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

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          • Main Bedroom: 1 king

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          • Living Room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

            Queen sleep sofa...moreless

          • 3rd Bedroom: 2 double

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          • 2nd Bedroom: 1 queen, 1 baby crib

            Full sized crib available upon request...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

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

              Theme

              • Tourist Attractions
              • Family
              • Historic

              Car

                  • Not Necessary

                  Attractions

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

                  Leisure Activities

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

                  local services and businesses

                  • Fitness Center
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries

                  Location Type

                      • Downtown

                      sports and adventure activities

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

                      catering options

                          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                          Dining

                          • Dining Area
                          • Child's Highchair

                          forms of payment

                              • Accept Credit Card

                              General

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

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

                              Kitchen

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

                              Outside

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

                              Payment Type

                              • Amex
                              • Visa
                              • Mastercard
                              • Discover
                               

                              Reviews

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                              • A perfect spot in Washington!

                                A perfect spot in Washington!

                                • Guest Estherskip (Cumberland, Maine)
                                • Date of stay 02/15/10
                                • Review Submitted 02/21/10
                                My family had the best stay in the Yellow House this past week... It's a beautiful place to come home to, even more beautiful than the great photos online! Everything was clean and well maintained, and owner was helpful with questions prior to our arrival. It was a treat to stay in a place that was quiet and safe, yet also close to the sites of Capitol Hill and many small restaurants. We would like to come back to enjoy more of the same, but also to see the front and back gardens when things are in bloom. Book a stay yourself if you are lucky enough to see availability left for your dates of travel!

                                Recommended for: Romantic getaway, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 6/6

                              • Quaint, lovely, and in the perfect location!

                                Quaint, lovely, and in the perfect location!

                                • Guest Maxie (Odessa, TX)
                                • Date of stay 03/15/14
                                • Review Submitted 03/24/14
                                This was our second stay at The Yellow House. I can't imagine a better location to stay in DC! They've recently added furniture to make this a 3 bedroom, and typically, we only need 2 bedrooms, but I don't mind paying extra for this location. You can catch the Metro by only walking about 10 minutes, plus you can pick up wonderful fresh meat, poultry, seafood, and produce at the Eastern Market only 2 blocks away. The house has plenty of room and a very updated and well-furnished kitchen, plus the living areas are quite comfy. The owners are very accommodating and helpful. We had a small plumbing problem this trip, but it was taken care of the next morning without any problem. We will stay here again unless this owner comes up with a better location. Can't imagine it! After staying here twice, it feels like our home-away-from-home!

                                Recommended for: Tourists without a car, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                              • Family reunion - perfect location!

                                Family reunion - perfect location!

                                • Guest Jack R. (NYC)
                                • Date of stay 01/23/14
                                • Review Submitted 03/24/14
                                The property was exactly as described, the owner, Alec, was responsive and very helpful. The location was perfect for easy walks to the Metro, the Capitol and in a neighborhood with markets, liquor stores and restaurants. We had a great time and would definitely stay at the Yellow House again.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                              • A wonderful place to stay

                                A wonderful place to stay

                                • Guest Chu W.
                                • Date of stay 02/04/14
                                • Review Submitted 02/06/14
                                The place is wonderful: The location is great. My family visited the Capitol, Lincoln's memorial, White house, Jefferson's memorial and those famous museums on foot. This house is so close to those tour spots. If you want to to farther, there's a metro-station 5min away. And also there's a bike rental place 2min away. It has 3 bedrooms with all the stuff you need. The living room make you feel relaxing. The backyard looks great, too. The house contains a parking permit, which makes parking convenient. The kitchen has all the equipments you need to cook food for your trip. And you only need to walk several minutes to buy groceries. The landlord is very nice during the whole rental process.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                              • Comme à la maison...Feel like home.

                                Comme à la maison...Feel like home.

                                • Guest Anne M.
                                • Date of stay 12/22/13
                                • Review Submitted 01/04/14
                                Maison idéale pour un séjour en famille à Washington. Très accueillante car très bien équipée et entretenue, on y trouvera du fer à repasser au sèche-cheveux oublié...chambres très agréables avec lits spacieux et matelas accueillants, bien chauffée et/ou climatisée (réglage très facile du chauffage ou de la clim), on peut ouvrir les fenêtres des chambres pour aérer. Idéalement située pour un séjour tourisitique, on se rend au National Mall à pied pour tous les musées. Il y a un très grand supermarché Harris Teeter à 10-15mn de marche que je recommande vivement pour le choix et la qualité, et des restaurants "take-away" au coin de la rue. La wifi fonctionne très bien et avoir deux télévisions est très confortable. Les voisins sont discrets mais serviables . Aucun bruit de circulation dans ce quartier alors qu'on est en centre ville ! Les écureuils sont nombreux à traverser le jardin et le quartier arboré est très joli. A recommander chaudement sans aucune réserve! Merci à Alec de mettre cette maison si agréable à disposition des voyageurs!

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                              • WONDERFUL!!

                                WONDERFUL!!

                                • Guest Talitha M.
                                • Date of stay 10/10/13
                                • Review Submitted 10/25/13
                                Adorable, quiet, safe, neighborhood, walking distance to attractions and Metro. Spotless, with every convenience we would ask for. Comfortable beds. Alec was more than accommodating, a very generous host. Thanks, Alec!!

                                Recommended for: Pet owners, romantic getaway, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                              • Quiet oasis in the heart of the centre

                                Quiet oasis in the heart of the centre

                                • Guest Mr Ant (Yorkshire, England)
                                • Date of stay 09/06/13
                                • Review Submitted 10/03/13
                                What a great place this is. So near to all the attractions of Washington, but so quiet and peaceful. Really well equipped and full of character. We loved staying here and hope to return one day. Alec was a great host, answering my many questions beforehand with patience and graciousness. We never got to meet him, but knew he was only a phone call away if we had any problems.

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                              • What a location! What a house! What a trip! ( :

                                What a location! What a house! What a trip! ( :

                                • Guest Kelli D.
                                • Date of stay 08/23/13
                                • Review Submitted 08/30/13
                                We recently rented Alec's beautiful home! The location is amazing and our family of 6 (4 kids 8 years and under) stayed very comfortably. We walked to the monuments, Smithsonian, The White House, and to local restaurants. (Good Stuff Eatery was yummy!) The house is very clean and charming! The kids thought it was just so cool to live in the city, if only for a few days. ( : Alec's pictures and description are right on!! He provided us with a wealth of valuable information and tips about the area. When we go back to DC, "The Yellow House" is where we will stay! Thank you Alec!

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                              • Wonderful Property!

                                Wonderful Property!

                                • Guest Beth W.
                                • Date of stay 07/17/13
                                • Review Submitted 07/24/13
                                This townhouse was absolutely perfect for our family of four while we were in Washington. It was immaculately kept with updated bathrooms and kitchen. All supplies were provided. Fresh white linens and upscale hotel toiletries. Also, we hit a major heat wave that week but the AC worked perfectly and it was great to come back to a cool house after a long hot day of sightseeing! The neighborhood was charming. We ate at Capitol Sushi, We, the Pizza and Good Stuff. All great. Very close to the eastern market metro,CVS and Dunkin Donuts! We rent houses all over the world and this has to be at the top of the list...All in all a perfect experience that I will recommend to others that are traveling to Washington.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                              • Great!

                                Great!

                                • Guest Sanford H. (Lancaster, PA)
                                • Date of stay 05/23/13
                                • Review Submitted 06/06/13
                                Great! The house was exactly as described - beautiful, spacious, comfortable, very clean, quiet, and in an attractive, diverse, and safe neighborhood. The Map Room offered a nice desk-work and reading space, as did the backyard patio area. We liked easy and pleasant walks to nearby Capitol South and Eastern Market metro stations, Eastern Market, Folger Shakespeare Library/Theatre, Library of Congress, and the Capitol. A huge variety of good restaurants, cafes, and bars are only a few minutes walks away on Pennsylvania Avenue, near Eastern Market, and on Seventh and Eighth Streets. A nearby parking lot and on-street parking with the guest parking placard are both available. Alec provided extensive information about the house, neighborhood, getting around, general tourist attractions, restaurants, etc. Five stars? You bet!!

                                Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, people with disabilities, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                               
                              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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                              Last updated: 04/24/2014
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                              Owner info

                              Year Purchased: 2009

                              About the owner: I am an engineer and management consultant with a passion for marine environmental issues and ocean exploration.

                              Why the Owner Chose Capitol Hill:
                              My wife and I invest in properties that meet two fundamental criteria; they must be ideally located for visitors, and nice enough that we would like to live in them ourselves. That translates to properties located in the five or six blocks of Capitol Hill closest to the National Mall, homes with historic charm, and with open floor plans on the ground floor. They must be on streets that are attractive yet quiet.

                              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.


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                              Speaks: spanish, english

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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

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

                              View calendar: Updated 04/24/14
                              Minimum stay: 2 nights
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