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Family Vacation Hq in the Nation's Capital

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Last updated: 07/21/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Don't stay in a hotel! You and your family will be far more comfortable in a three bedroom town house in historic Capitol Hill. Walking distance to the Capitol, the Smithsonian, Metro and TONS of restaurants.

Available during summer holidays only, late June to late August. This is home to a family of four, but we only live here during the school year. In summer, we live on our boat in Annapolis.

Here's what your life could be like if you're able to join us for a week this summer:

Wake up early in the morning and jog to the Lincoln Memorial to watch the sun rise from the spot where Dr. King delivered his I Have a Dream speech.

Pick up some bagels or fresh bread on the way home (or bake your own, don't forget, this is a fully furnished kitchen.)

After breakfast, walk to Union Station (five minutes) to rent bikes for your daylong tour of the National Mall. In 10 minutes, you'll be at the Air and Space Museum, the National Gallery or anywhere on the mall. Meet for lunch outside at the beautiful Sculpture Garden cafe. Grab a kite from the gift shop at the Air and Space Museum, and spend the afternoon flying a kite on the mall. Or jump on the metro at Union Station, and the whole city is accessible.

If it's a Friday night, ride the bikes to Yards Park, near the new Nationals baseball stadium, and take in a free concert. Or leave the kids with a sitter (we can make recommendations) and head to the hot new neighborhood around H Street or Barrack's Row for drinks and dinner.

A brand new Giant is two blocks away and Washington's first street car line will pick you up two blocks from the house to take to shops and restaurants along H Street.

We love living here and you will too. My wife and I will be your informal advisers on restaurants, sites, transport, baby sitters and more.

Welcome to Washington!


Keywords: town home, capitol hill, furnished, kitchen, Metro, Mall, convenient, kids

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • House
  • 1900 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 5, Beds for 4-5

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 2: toilet

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Claw footed tub with integrated shower. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Private town home in historic Capital Hill. Old world elegance with modern conveniences. Central air conditioning and brand new kitchen and together with original 1890 Georgia pine floors, pocket doors, 11' ceilings, many original architectural accents and pristine exterior in historic preservation district. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Parking for one car behind the house. ...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    Giant can deliver all your groceries to the house before you arrive (our housekeeper would charge a small fee to manage the logistics.) ...moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully equipped kitchen. ...moreless

  • Oven:

    Gas. New 2012...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Fully equipped kitchen. We don't take our spices with us to the boat. We cook a lot, and everything will be here for you. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    New 2012...moreless

  • Stove:

    Gas. New 2012...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Toaster oven new 2015. ...moreless

Outside

  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
 

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Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • Cleaning Fee $150
  • Taxes Not included

Cancellation policy:

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Location

6 Miles
Nearest Airport
Ronald Reagan National Airport
0.1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
many
3.9 Miles
Nearest Golf
East Potomac Park
0.2 Miles
Nearest Train
Union Station
0.8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I395
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Many
79 Miles
Nearest Ski
Liberty Mountain
37 Miles
Nearest Beach
Sandy Point, Annapolis

Car: Not Necessary

Walking distance to the US Capitol, the National Mall, Smithsonian museums, historic Eastern Market, and more. Union Station metro station is a five minute walk. Choose from dozens of restaurants within 2-15 minutes on foot.

Here's a recent article on the neighborhood: http://www.washingtonpost.com/realestate/where-we-live-stanton-park-dear-to-residents--and-would-be-buyers/2015/06/11/9c7e22d4-0863-11e5-9e39-0db921c47b93_story.html?wprss=rss_local

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1988

About the owner: I am a sales manager at a large corporation and my wife is a professional musician and professor at a state university in Maryland. Our two children (12 and 15) have been raised here.

Why the Owner Chose Capitol Hill:
We live here, this is our home. In the summer time, we live on our boat in Annapolis Maryland on the Chesapeake Bay. Since our home is in such a terrific location, we have found that other families very much prefer staying here to squeezing into a hotel room for their vacation in Washington. (There's an apartment in the basement with a separate entrance where I may stay a night or two a week, depending on my business obligations.)

The Unique Benefits at this House:
You will enjoy all the conveniences of a fully furnished home. Order in or cook at home, you'll have everything you need from dishes and cutlery to spices and kitchen tools.


Contact us

Speaks: english, german, spanish, mandarin
 

Photos

  • Newly painted exterior, Spring 2012.

    Newly painted exterior, Spring 2012.

  • Master bedroom in the front on the second floor.

    Master bedroom in the front on the second floor.

  • Living room at the front of the house. Working fireplace.

    Living room at the front of the house. Working fireplace.

  • All new kitchen in winter 2012.

    All new kitchen in winter 2012.

  • Full size bed. Room repainted in March 2013. New furniture, carpet, fixtures.

    Full size bed. Room repainted in March 2013. New furniture, carpet, fixtures.

  • Built in bookcases, new 2013. Shown here with original pocket doors open

    Built in bookcases, new 2013. Shown here with original pocket doors open

  • Pocket doors between living room and dining room closed.

    Pocket doors between living room and dining room closed.

  • Living room couch new 2013

    Living room couch new 2013

  • Original Georgia pine floors through out the house.

    Original Georgia pine floors through out the house.

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • This is our block, we're the yellow house.

    This is our block, we're the yellow house.

  • Dining room. Table expands to seat 10.

    Dining room. Table expands to seat 10.

  • Child's bedroom, queen size bed. Mural painted by Grandma.  Room painted in 2012

    Child's bedroom, queen size bed. Mural painted by Grandma. Room painted in 2012

  • Original 1890 hutch in kitchen.

    Original 1890 hutch in kitchen.

  • Bay window, very common in homes on the Hill. New couch and chairs 2013.

    Bay window, very common in homes on the Hill. New couch and chairs 2013.

  • The house is well decorated. Here's an example of our model collection.

    The house is well decorated. Here's an example of our model collection.

  • Radiator covers custom built in 2012. This is the foyer by the front door.

    Radiator covers custom built in 2012. This is the foyer by the front door.

  • Example of well equipped kitchen

    Example of well equipped kitchen

  • Working fireplace (but don't use it in August!!)

    Working fireplace (but don't use it in August!!)

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Front door, looking out

    Front door, looking out

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