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Two Bedroom Historic House, Walking Distance to National Mall

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Last updated: 09/20/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Capitol Hill townhome description

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 homes, HomeAway properties #265943 and #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

              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Children Welcome:

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

              • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
              • Non Smoking Only
              • 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, 1 Half Bathroom

              Entertainment

              • Television
              • Radio
              • DVD Player
              • Satellite / Cable

              Theme

              • Family
              • Historic

              Attractions

              • Museums
              • Restaurants
              • Botanical Garden
              • Library
              • Playground

              Leisure Activities

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

              local services and businesses

              • Hospital
              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries

              Location Type

                  • Downtown

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                      Dining

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

                      forms of payment

                          • Accept Credit Card

                          General

                          • Telephone
                          • Air Conditioning
                          • Heating
                          • Linens Provided
                          • Internet
                          • Towels Provided
                          • Washing Machine
                          • Clothes Dryer
                          • Iron & Board
                          • Activities Guide
                          • Alarm Clock
                          • Ceiling Fans
                          • Water Cooler
                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Local Activities Guide
                          • Local Maps
                          • Paper Towels
                          • Local Restaurant Guide
                          • Shampoo
                          • Basic Soaps
                          • Broadband Access
                          • Wireless Internet
                          • Free Long Distance
                          • Free Local Calls
                          • Baby Gate

                          house cleaning

                              • Housekeeper Optional

                              Kitchen

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

                              Outside

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

                              Reviews

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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: 09/20/2014
                              Check availability
                              23 Available
                              21 Unavailable
                              22 Today
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                              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: 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 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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                              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.

                              • 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 - Saturday, July 26, 2014

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

                              View calendar: Updated 09/20/14
                              Minimum stay: 2 nights
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