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Two Bedroom Historic House, Walking Distance to National Mall

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Last updated: 12/18/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Capitol Hill townhome description

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Built in 1896, this home retains all its historic charm yet has been brought up to date with an open concept main level and 21st century appliances. The location simply could not be better, as the home is on a quiet side street yet within a short walk of everything. It is only steps from a concentration of restaurants known as Restaurant Row, with tables out front by the sidewalk. Stanton Park, which is ideal for small children, is one block away. Union Station, from which virtually every sightseeing tour in Washington departs, is three blocks away, as are the Senate buildings, and immediately beyond them is the National Mall with major sights such as the Smithsonian museums and the National Archives.

The home has been furnished for a family of four, and also has a crib, high chair, and stair gate for baby. It 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 quiet yet so centrally located that the sites are within walking distance, a huge plus since none of them has parking. You will live like a local, walking one block to the grocery store with the house shopping cart, or getting around on DC's bright red public bicycles, which you can pick up at a bike rack close to the house.

Should you wish to travel further afield, you could catch the Metro (a.k.a. underground) at Union Station, or pick up a rental car there. Visitors who arrive by car typically park at Union Station for the duration of their stay. If arriving by rental car, you can return it at Union Station to save money during your stay.

Although we are steps from Restaurant Row, you will find the house equipped with a cook's kitchen. Whether it is a coffee grinder, a blender for margaritas, or a selection of spices, you will find it on hand.

Your rental comes with all linens, towels, a blow drier, a starter set of toiletries, etc. All you need to bring is a tooth brush!

So how to proceed?

We recommend using the 'Book Now' button, 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 HomeAway's secure payments page. You do not need to provide us credit card information.

If we don't have your dates available, you may want to check our two other two-bedroom home, HomeAway property #339969.

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Property Type

  • Townhome
  • 1423 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome:

                The house has a stair gate, high chair, and full sized crib. Child safety accessories such as outlet plugs are provided....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
              • Wheelchair Inaccessible

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

              • Main: 1 king

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              • Childrens: 2 twin/ single, 1 baby crib

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              • Not visible in the main bedroom photos is a good sized flat screen TV, concealed in an armoire....moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 2 Half Bathrooms

              Entertainment

              • DVD Player
              • Radio
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Television

              Theme

              • Family
              • Historic

              Attractions

              • Botanical Garden
              • Library
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Restaurants

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Hospital

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Paddle Boating
              • Photography
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking

              Location Type

                  • Downtown

                  Dining

                  • Child's Highchair
                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 5 people

                  General

                  • Activities Guide
                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Alarm Clock
                  • Baby Gate
                  • Basic Soaps
                  • Broadband Access
                  • Ceiling Fans
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Fireplace:

                    Wood burning fireplace, with firewood provided....moreless

                  • Free Local Calls
                  • Free Long Distance
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Local Activities Guide
                  • Local Maps
                  • Local Restaurant Guide
                  • Paper Towels
                  • Shampoo
                  • Telephone
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Water Cooler
                  • Wireless Internet

                  Kitchen

                  • 4 Ring Stove
                  • Blender
                  • Coffee Grinder
                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Freezer
                  • Garbage Disposal
                  • Gourmet Kitchen
                  • Ice Maker
                  • Kitchen
                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Pantry Items
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove
                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Fully Fenced Property
                  • Outdoor Furniture
                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Outdoor Grill Gas

                  Forms Of Payment

                      • Accept Credit Card

                      House Cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Optional
                           

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Low Season
                          Jan 1 - Feb 28
                          2 night min stay
                          $250
                          $1,500
                          My Standard Rate
                          2 night min stay
                          $350
                          $2,100

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Cleaning $120
                          • Tax Rate 14.5%

                          Cancellation policy:

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


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                          Calendar

                          Last updated: 12/18/2014
                          Check availability
                          23 Available
                          21 Unavailable
                          22 Today
                          23 Selected dates
                           

                          Location

                          5.4 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          Washington Reagan (DCA)
                          0.3 Miles
                          Nearest Train
                          Union Station
                          0.05 Miles
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          Bistro Italiano

                          Car: Not Necessary

                          The house is located on a quiet side street street only steps from Restaurant Row, a block of restaurants with tables right on the sidewalk, and one block from Stanton Park, which is ideal for small children. Union Station, the epicenter of tour excursions, is only three block from the house.

                          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 Senate buildings are only three short blocks from the house, and beyond them is the National Mall with the principal tourist attractions of Washington.

                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2012

                          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?

                          The Unique Benefits at this Townhome:
                          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: english, spanish

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                          Photos

                          • Our street. The house is the second from right.

                            Our street. The house is the second from right.

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                          • Childrens bedroom - full size crib

                            Childrens bedroom - full size crib

                          • Full laundry facilities on the bedroom level

                            Full laundry facilities on the bedroom level

                          • Patio has a propane grill and is fully fenced.

                            Patio has a propane grill and is fully fenced.

                          • Stanton Park, one block from the house, is safe and ideal for small children

                            Stanton Park, one block from the house, is safe and ideal for small children

                          • This house is planet friendly, running on a combination of solar and local wind.

                            This house is planet friendly, running on a combination of solar and local wind.

                          • Wood burning fireplace, with firewood provided (there is also central heating).

                            Wood burning fireplace, with firewood provided (there is also central heating).

                          • Main bedroom bed is a king size

                            Main bedroom bed is a king size

                          • The bunk beds can be reconfigured as standard beds upon request.

                            The bunk beds can be reconfigured as standard beds upon request.

                          • Solar panels, out of sight on the roof but quietly reducing your footprint.

                            Solar panels, out of sight on the roof but quietly reducing your footprint.

                          • Restaurant Row is just steps away with its sidewalk tables

                            Restaurant Row is just steps away with its sidewalk tables

                          • Public bicycles are available close by.

                            Public bicycles are available close by.

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                          This listing was first published here in 2012.

                          Date last modified - Thursday, December 18, 2014

                          $250 - $350 per night (USD)
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                          2 Bedroom / 1.5+ Bathroom
                          Sleeps 5

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                          Minimum stay: 2 nights
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                          Member since: 2009
                          Speaks: english, spanish
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                          • Calendar last updated: 12/18/2014
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                          Two Bedroom Historic House, Walking Distance to National Mall

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