1-BR Furnished Capitol Hill Apt (Eastern Market)
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- Minimum stay:1 night
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Capitol Hill apartment description
*Rate includes 14.5% DC Lodging Tax.*
*Please read our nearly 80 reviews here: http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3465548#reviews *
We have a 1-br furnished, English basement apartment on Capitol Hill (Eastern Market) in Washington, DC. It has its own ingress (front door) and egress (back door) and is located beneath our Capitol Hill rowhome. We're a family of five: two adults and our three recently-adopted foster children, ages 4, 5, and 7. As we live above the apartment, you will hear us -- and we will likely hear you. It is city-living! (Our story was highlighted last year in The Washington Post.)
We're situated on a residential street that mixed city-life with residential-life. We're less than 1 block from the Eastern Market Metro (you can see it from the front door!), and 1-4 blocks from numerous restaurants, bars, coffeeshops, etc. (on Pennsylvania Ave., SE as well as 8th St., SE, aka 'Barracks Row'). We're 7 blocks from the US Capitol and the Library of Congress; about 6 blocks from the Washington Navy Yard (ask about the 10% Active Duty / Retired Military discount we offer); about 12 blocks from Nationals Stadium; and about 9 blocks from the Folger Shakespeare Library. The National Mall (Smithsonian Museums) is easily accessible: it's either 4 Metro stops away (exiting at Smithsonian Station), or hopping on any 30s bus (our favorite).
This apartment has a Walk Score® of 91/100, Walkers' Paradise.
Capitol Hill really only has one hotel in this area: Capitol Hill Hotel. Check its prices to determine whether our apartment would be a good deal for you. (Interestingly, if you visit the website of that hotel, one of the pictures that it prominently displays on its website is a string of about 6 homes on our block -- the pink one on the far left is ours!)
Parking would be on-street parking but generally we're always able to find a spot on our block. If you request it, we can provide you a visitor's parking pass that will allow you to park without fear of being ticketed/towed. Our neighborhood in particular has quite restrictive parking restrictions unless you live here or have the aforementioned visitor's parking pass.
Additional perks that you'll find:
*fully-stocked kitchen -- cut your dining-out costs by cooking at home!
*K-cup coffee maker, standard coffee maker, coffee grinder, and French press
*iron and ironing board
*cable television (29') with DVD player, including Roku to watch streaming movies from Netflix
*some snacks provided
*some toiletries provided in case you forget yours!
*speaker set (with radio) for your iPhone
*iPhone, iPad and phone charging station
Our house (not this apartment) generates 68% of the house's energy through the 14 solar panels on our roof (one of the first solar installations on Capitol Hill!). The apartment has CFLs, a dual-flush toilet, new Pella windows, and a Nest Learning Thermostat. Additionally, the electricity is sourced from local wind farms.
For grocery stores, there is a 1) Yes Organic Market 2 blocks away; 2) Harris Teeter 7 blocks away; and 3) Safeway 10 blocks away. CVS, Starbucks, and Dunkin' Donuts are all within a 2-minute walk.
The apartment can conceivably sleep 6 people (but it's probably best for 4 or fewer): 2 on the full/double bed in the bedroom; 2 on the full/double pull-out sofa in the living room; and 2 on the full/double blow-up air mattress (which would be set up in the living room). We also have a crib and a pack-and-play available if requested.
Pets are allowed. No smoking or incense, please.
When you make your reservation, I'll provide you online access to our detailed, 28-page 'Tips & Tricks' book. You'll also have a hardcopy of this available upon check-in. We provide not only information about your reservation (e.g., checking in, checking out, using the Internet, streaming movies from Netflix, etc.), but also local attractions, restaurants, and cool, interesting local things to do. (Quite a few things tourists would never stumble upon!)
For each person over 5 years old in your party we'll provide you a Metro SmarTrip card with a few bucks on it. This will a) save you the time of having to purchase paper farecards; and b) save you the $1/trip paper farecard surcharge.
Bonus #1: You'll have unlimited 29-minute bike rides on the Capital Bikeshare bike-sharing program (there's a station directly across the street). We'll even throw in $5 free if you accidentally go above the 29-minute rides (and we get charged). (Tip: Plot your route so that you check-in your bike before 29 minutes... and then check-out the same bike and start again!)
Bonus #2: We just installed a Roku device which will allow you to stream movies from Netflix onto the tv in the apartment.
Bonus #3: If you happen to be in the apartment on a Saturday or a Sunday, enjoy home delivery of The Washington Post.
Bonus #4: If you stay 6 nights or longer, we'll give you the option of allowing our cleaning lady to do a cleaning session on the apartment, if you choose, free of charge for you.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Alternative Lifestyle
- Pets Considered
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- *coffee maker, coffee grinder, and French press *washer/dryer *iron and ironing board *cable television, including Roku to watch streaming movies from Netflix *wireless Internet *some snacks provided *some toiletries provided in case you forget yours! *speaker set (with radio) for your iPhone *iPhone, iPad and phone charging station...moreless
- DVD Player
- Not Necessary
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Botanical Garden
- Sight Seeing
local services and businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Fitness Center
sports and adventure activities
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Basketball Court
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Dining Area
forms of payment
- Accept Credit Card
- Iron & Board
- Living Room
- Towels Provided
- Parking Off Street:
- Wood Fireplace
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Sofa Bed
- Wireless Internet
- Air Conditioning
- Linens Provided
- Cooking Utensils
- Deck / Patio
- Lawn / Garden
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review from Mike (March 2-6, 2014)Guest comment entered by owner
review from Mike (March 2-6, 2014)
"We had such a wonderful time in DC and loved calling this place home that we stayed on an extra night. I can't imagine staying any place else. The apartment is clean,convenient to everything, and Kelly and Jack could not have been any nicer. I can't say enough good things about the apartment and the hosts!!!"
- Guest Mike
- Date of stay 03/02/14
- Review Submitted 03/07/14
review from Sam (Feb. 24-27, 2014)Guest comment entered by owner
review from Sam (Feb. 24-27, 2014)
"Kelly was a FABULOUS host! The apartment was perfect for our trip to Washington DC (2 adults and a six year old)! It was so much cleaner than a hotel room that we were immediately at ease with choosing to stay there. Like Kelly says in his post, you hear the little feet overhead, but I'm sure they heard us, too, so it's not a problem - just something to be aware of when you book. We had no problems and Kelly was totally on top of everything. He responded quickly whenever I text with a question and had great suggestions. He even went out of his way to make our stay a little better when we made a mistake on our end! The luxury of not having to buy a Metro Card because he provided them for us was awesome ~ I really just can't say enough positive things about renting this apartment or renting from Kelly & Jack. Two big thumbs up on this renter and rental!!"
- Guest Sam
- Date of stay 02/24/14
- Review Submitted 02/28/14
review from Ann (Feb. 17-20, 2014)Guest comment entered by owner
review from Ann (Feb. 17-20, 2014)
"Good location and spacious."
- Guest Ann
- Date of stay 02/17/14
- Review Submitted 02/23/14
review from Mert (Jan. 25 - Feb. 1, 2014)Guest comment entered by owner
review from Mert (Jan. 25 - Feb. 1, 2014)
"We had a great stay at Eastern Market. As soon as we entered the door, the place was spotless clean, and warm. The hosts Kelly and Jack did a great job of supplying everything you can think of. We felt like we were at our own home. We love the location. It is a really lovely neighborhood. The people are very nice. The metro is steps away. There are so many good restaurants in walking distance. We found a parking spot right in front of the house the night we arrived. This was the most convenient DC experience we had. We are already planning our next stay here."
- Guest Mert
- Date of stay 01/25/14
- Review Submitted 02/03/14
review from Laura (Jan. 17-20, 2014)Guest comment entered by owner
review from Laura (Jan. 17-20, 2014)
"Kelly is an excellent host; his attention to detail, clear communication, and helpfulness made our stay smooth and pleasant. The apartment is in a wonderful location - so close to the metro and right around the corner from restaurants and shops. It's also within walking distance of the National Mall. The space is well furnished and comfortable. Definitely a great place to stay in DC!"
- Guest Laura
- Date of stay 01/17/14
- Review Submitted 01/21/14
review from Por (Jan. 9-13, 2014)Guest comment entered by owner
review from Por (Jan. 9-13, 2014)
"Wonderful location for Capitol tour. Clean and well-equipped. Kelly cares about guests and communicates well and often. Three of us enjoyed the stay very much."
- Guest Por
- Date of stay 01/09/14
- Review Submitted 01/14/14
review from Beth (Dec. 9-14, 2013)Guest comment entered by owner
review from Beth (Dec. 9-14, 2013)
"We had a wonderful five nights in Kelly's DC apartment . Kelly was a great host - communicated really well and was friendly and helpful . He was kind enough to compensate us with an extra nights stay when our flight from Australia was delayed 24 hours . The location of the apartment is excellent from the point of view of walking to the Mall , conveniences close by and the Metro at the doorstep . The apartment is compact as described but well appointed and comfortable and we loved it . We spent little time in it because Washington is such a lovely city to visit . I hope to stay here again soon !"
- Guest Beth
- Date of stay 12/09/13
- Review Submitted 12/17/13
review from Rob and Joyce (Nov. 7-9, 2013)Guest comment entered by owner
review from Rob and Joyce (Nov. 7-9, 2013)
"Great experience, great location, great hosts! We had a little trouble booking as it was our first time working with Airbnb but Kelly was there to help us through and at the end of the day we were sitting in front of a roaring fire and we cooked in! Just felt like home. Excellent!"
- Guest Rob and Joyce
- Date of stay 11/07/13
- Review Submitted 11/26/13
review from Ian (Nov. 18-20, 2013)Guest comment entered by owner
review from Ian (Nov. 18-20, 2013)
"Great apartment. Great neighborhood. Kelly was a big help with parking and his "Tips & Tricks" manual helped us get the most out of our stay."
- Guest Ian
- Date of stay 11/18/13
- Review Submitted 11/25/13
review from Elizabeth (Nov. 9-15, 2013)Guest comment entered by owner
review from Elizabeth (Nov. 9-15, 2013)
"My two kids (ages 2 and 9) and I had an excellent stay at Kelly and Jack's apartment! It was the perfect size for us. The provided parking pass and SmarTrip subway cards made things really easy. The location was excellent as the subway is right across the street. The CVS at the corner is convenient as are the parks. They provide a great information book about the lodging and the area. Any questions were addressed immediately. I cannot wait to visit DC again and my first call for lodging will be to Kelly and Jack!"
- Guest Elizabeth
- Date of stay 11/09/13
- Review Submitted 11/19/13
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
|Feb. 16 - March 15 2014
Feb 16 - Mar 15, 2014
1 night min stay
|My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
The rate is valid for up to 4 people; after that, it's $10/night extra.
- Cleaning fee: $40
- Taxes Included
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- Nearest Airport: Washington Reagan National Airport at 5 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Banana Cafe at 0.25 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Hanks on the Hill at 0.25 Miles
Year Purchased: 2007
About the owner: Hi everyone, My name is Kelly and I live in Washington, DC, with my husband and our three recently-adopted children. We live across the street from the Eastern Market Metro Station and rent out our downstairs apartment. We've been renting our DC apartment (underneath our house) since March 2012; we've begun renting our WV cabins since Jan. 2013. For tourists to DC, we have -- I have to admit! -- a pretty superb location in that you can be on the National Mall (the Smithsonian Museums) in less than 20 minutes. Historic Eastern Market is just a few blocks away. My husband works for the federal government, and I work for a global consulting firm supporting the federal government on sustainability issues. We enjoy bbq'ing outside when the weather is nice, going to the park with the kids, and simply being parents.
The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
Here are a few unique benefits: 1) The Metro (subway) is directly across the street. You can save money during your stay by not renting a car and simply taking the Metro. If you have to travel a farther distance, take a cab. 2) With a fully-stocked kitchen, you can visit one of the three grocery stores nearby and cook your meals at home. Save money with every meal!
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The living room and kitchen.
This is the living room, looking at the kitchen in the back.
The bedroom with a full-size bed and washer/dryer.
The bedroom with a full-size bed.
The front. There are 3 steps down.
The living room, dining area, and fireplace. The sofa folds out.
The living room and kitchen.
The kitchen looking out toward the front of the apartment.
The bedroom with a full-size bed.
1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
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