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Beautiful 2 Bedroom Suite on Capitol Hill

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Last updated: 02/27/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Capitol Hill apartment description

The suite consists of the entire third floor: light-filled master bedroom (16' x 14' room + 6' x 4' bay window & walk-in closet) with queen bed, large dresser, end tables and lamps, bay window with table/desk & chairs, walk-in closet and kitchenette (combination small fridge/two-burner range/sink unit; microwave, toaster, dishes, flatware, pots/pans, and cooking utensils). Second room (11' x 9' plus large closet) with desk/table and chairs, large twin daybed, chest; can be used as a bedroom, den or office. Spacious full bath (10' x 6') with claw-foot tub & shower. All linens provided and utilities (AC, electric, water, wireless internet) are included. If you like to cook and need a bigger kitchen you are welcome to use mine occasionally! (The last three photos are of my living quarters just to show you that the kitchen is great and we are clean & neat people;-)

Lay-out: Although the suite is not completely separate from the house, with the exception of the hall dresser and linen closet, the third floor living quarters (both rooms lock) will be yours. This is a great solution for a professionals, academics, interns, or visitors, looking to stay on the Hill on a short-or long-term basis without the hassle of finding roommates, moving furniture, the expense of hotels, or paying utilities.

About Us: This is not a typical house-share; my daughter and I reside separately in the lower two floors of the house. This is not to say we aren't friendly and welcoming, i.e., if you want to borrow something, ask for restaurant recommendations, need an occasional ride somewhere, etc., please ask! However, if you prefer complete privacy/minimal interaction that is fine too. I work from home, and I'd like the house to be relatively quiet by 9:30 PM on school nights. Occasionally my daughter has friends over after school and on weekends but this is generally a low-key environment.

Guests: I am looking for responsible professional(s) (two guests max for month+ stays; 3-4 guests max for shorter stays). No cats, a well-trained dog will be considered, outside smoking only, references required; refundable security deposit, and cleaning fee.

Parking & Transportation: Generally, street parking is easily available, and a new DC program allows non-residents to obtain an on-street parking pass for up to six-months for around $250. I can also assist in obtaining free temporary passes for up to four weeks. The home is located 1.1 miles to Union Station & Eastern Market; the X8 Metro bus stop, with direct transport to Union Station Metro, stops at the corner. Additionally, the DC Circulator is a shuttle service that has stops at Union Station, Eastern Market Metro, the Navy Yard Metro, Potomac Ave Metro, Georgetown, Rosslyn, McPherson Square, Dupont Circle, Woodley Park, and Adams Morgan. A Capitol Bike Share station is a few blocks away, and we have a shed in which you are welcome to store a bike.

If interested please send an email with your first name, number of occupants, gender, approx. age, purpose of stay (temporary work, intern, academic, extended visit, tourism, etc.), length of stay, start date, other details that might be helpful and questions you may have. Thanks!

I have been renting Gracie's Place mainly through CraigsList for the 3.5 years, mostly for 3+ month terms. I am just starting to list on VRBO, this is why I don't yet have references here. All guests have been great; we have kept in touch, and have mutually enjoyed the experience:

*Katharina Krause & Sebastian Kroner (August 18, 2014 to March 15, 2015):
'We came to DC as exchange students from Germany and lived at Sheila’s place for eight months. We loved the beautiful furnished rooms and even more our great hosts. Arriving at a new city, with different language and far away from home is always a challenge but thanks to Sheila and Ella we had a great start. We immediately felt very welcome and at home. Sheila knows a lot about Capitol Hill and the entire city so asking her about tips for what to do at the weekends was always a good idea. Even though we shared the same house we had all the privacy we could have asked for and at the same time it was great to know that advice from two DC-natives was always close.

The rooms were beautiful furnished and very well equipped (exactly like on the pictures). We just arrived with two suitcases and had everything we needed. All the rooms are full of light and very comfortable and we cooked great meals in the kitchenette.

Also the location of Sheila’s house is perfect. The bus, stopping right in front of the house, takes less than ten minutes to Union Station, supermarkets are nearby and the Capitol and many other amazing spots (Eastern Market, H-Street,…) are in walking distance.

As our departure to Germany comes closer, we really feel like leaving a second home. Sheila and Ella became great friends of us. We enjoyed hanging out together from time to time and had very nice cooking-evenings in Sheila’s huge kitchen. Sheila and Ella made our stay in the US very special and we can only highly recommend staying with them.

*Ann P. (December 2013-April 2014):
'I have rented the 3rd floor for the past 4 months, and have loved the space, the neighborhood--and most of all my wonderful hosts. Sheila and Ella are so welcoming, generous--and fun; and I am awed their patience and willingness to let a stranger into their home-and how great it has been to become their friends! They are inviting and warm. We had great evening get togethers when the timing worked for us all. Sheila is also incredibly thoughtful and respectful of privacy. When I came home tired and exhausted from work, the 3rd floor was a perfect peaceful place to rest and rejuvenate. Complete with a super comfy bed, elegant hardwood floors, great light, ceiling fans and incredibly wonderful furniture. I highly recommend this wonderful apartment to anyone looking for a place to feel welcomed and at home--and so excited and pleased to have two new friends in DC. I look forward to inviting them to my new digs!!'

*Emily C. (February-May 2013)
'Staying with Sheila and her daughter Ella was really a delight. I stayed there for four months, and it felt like home the minute I walked in the door. The space is beautiful and very comfy. Great location as well. It is near some great restaurants only a few blocks away and has access to the beltway and the farmers market. I became fast friends with both Sheila and her daughter and have a feeling we will remain friends for a very long time. She helped me with parking passes and finding my way around, which made my transition to the city so much easier. I would recommend staying here to anyone!!!!'
(Emily even sent us Christmas gifts and stays with us occasionally when she travels between GA and NYC!)

*Carla (June-Oct 2013)
'I rented Sheila's 3rd floor suite for 5 months while working at Smithsonian Magazine. It is impeccable. Beautifully appointed with lots of light, comfortable, gorgeous bathroom. I was able to cook great meals in the kitchenette and make coffee every morning. The suite is on Capitol Hill and convenient to H Street, Union Station, downtown attractions, Lincoln Park and Eastern Market. Sheila and her daughter are smart, friendly and sweet. Sheila is very knowledgable about DC. Highly recommended!'
(Carla and I have kept in touch and hope to see each other soon!)


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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 3

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Outside only....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Dogs only....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 3-4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 twin/ single


  • An additional blow-up mattress bed could be squeezed into either bedroom (provided by guest as I do not have one), but only on a short-term basis....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom


  • Games:

    My daughter has plenty of games you are welcome to borrow....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Basic cable....moreless

  • Television


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Capitol Hill is in DC, a very walkable small town in the big city. ...moreless

  • Monument View:

    Walk out front, look right and see the US Capitol. Many sites and museums (most free) are very close by....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining:

    Seating/table for dining is available in both the MBR and second room....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Heating:


  • Internet:

    Free wifi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Lovely towels and bed linens provided: quilts, blankets 300+ count sheets, and extra pillows....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Second room includes a comfy daybed, table and chairs, large cable TV. Many guests use this as their LR/den or office....moreless

  • Parking:

    Street parking available with visitor pass. I can get the free pass for you for at least 30 days, sometimes 45 days. You may purchase a 6-12 month pass from the city....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Yes, full size new washer/dryer....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:


  • Dishes & Utensils:


  • Kitchen:

    Kitchenette with sink, 2 burners, small refrigerator/freezer. Cooking and eating supplies provided: pots, pans, cutlery, dishes, wine and regular glasses, coffee cups. Microwave & toaster, prep area....moreless

  • Microwave:


  • Oven:

    Guests are welcome to use my full-size & fully stocked kitchen occasionally at mutually agreed upon times....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Salt & pepper; borrow any of my spices, paper goods to start....moreless


  • Balcony
  • Bicycles:

    Many community bike rental stations nearby and throughout the city. ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    I'm not a golfer but there a few nearby....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Bring your own or rent on the Potomac river next to the beautiful C&O canal. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Front garden with wrought iron table and chairs....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Local and free community pool at Yards Park....moreless

Building Type

  • House


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March 16-31 2015 Special!
Mar 16 - Mar 31, 2015
2 night min stay
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1 night min stay
$1,275 $2,975

Rates are based on 1 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $200
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Taxes Included


Payment: Guests renting for up to two months are required to pay the full rate and security deposit. If your stay is three months or longer we can discuss other terms.

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Last updated: 02/27/2015
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6.92 Miles
Nearest Airport
Reagan National Airport
0.1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Many options about 1 block away
1.1 Miles
Nearest Train
Union Station
1.3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I 395
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Many options about 1 block away

Car: Not Necessary


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: I am a single woman with a 13 year old daughter and many friends. I have been renting my third floor furnished suite on a short-term basis for three years and have had nothing but great experiences. I truly enjoy meeting new people and helping out those who are new to DC. As a guest, you will take the lead in terms of the amount of interaction. Our respective lives are private, but I've ended up forming friendships with all of my renters (most have been 1-5 month guests). We don't hang out all the time but have friendly interactions, sometimes dinner/drinks together, and help each other out (give a ride, pick up groceries, babysitting, etc.) I have a BA in Psychology and an MS in Finance. I work in the real estate field.

Why the Owner Chose Capitol Hill:
Convenient, beautifully furnished private suite, with easy-going, friendly owners!

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Speaks: english



  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Entry Hall from Stair

    Entry Hall from Stair

  • MBR/Kitchenette


  • Kitchenette


  • Pots & Pans

    Pots & Pans

  • Bedroom II or Den

    Bedroom II or Den

  • Dining


  • Master Bath

    Master Bath

  • Hall Chest & Books

    Hall Chest & Books

  • Exterior with Pumpkins

    Exterior with Pumpkins

  • Third Floor Suite

    Third Floor Suite

  • Owner's office

    Owner's office

  • Guest's Entry Hall

    Guest's Entry Hall

  • Master Bedroom (there is now a desk in the bay window)

    Master Bedroom (there is now a desk in the bay window)

  • MBR Dresser

    MBR Dresser

  • Cutlery, etc.

    Cutlery, etc.

  • Glassware


  • Bedroom II or Den

    Bedroom II or Den

  • TV & Dresser in Bedroom II

    TV & Dresser in Bedroom II

  • Master Bath: Clawfoot Tub

    Master Bath: Clawfoot Tub

  • Steps to Entry

    Steps to Entry

  • Entry Hall

    Entry Hall

  • Owner's living room

    Owner's living room

  • Owner's entry

    Owner's entry

VRBO #571311

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