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Recent Capitol Hill reviews
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"I'll start by saying that my family reunion of 14 people was a big success. We were in the house for 10 days. Overall, we liked the location and the house -- especially the pool. The pool was well maintained by an entertaining pool guy, and the landscaping around it was quite pretty.
There is a very nice kid's park just down the street. The Washington Nationals ballpark is within walking distance. The metro stops are also nearby.
Lauren promptly answered our calls and did a great job getting parking passes for our kids' vehicles.
Based on all the glowing reviews, we expected an extremely well-managed and welcoming property. Unfortunately, we got off to a shaky start -- our check-in time was 3 p.m. When we arrived just before 3, the cleaning ladies had not yet arrived. They did not finish cleaning until 6. Only one bathroom had soap and shampoo. We found only a couple roles of extra toilet paper. There was no tourist information on the premises -- free or otherwise. There was no "welcome booklet" with directions on how to care for the house and/or find things, although there were signs about the pool and washing machine. We hunted for pillows, blankets, towels. Things could have been better organized. We did appreciate the bottle of wine left in the fridge to welcome us.
The house comfortably sleeps only 9 -- 4 queen beds and a fold out couch for 1. There is another couch in the living room which you can use, but it is not particularly comfortable. You can fit more people on inflatable mattresses, but those are not provided for you. Thankfully, some of our family drove to the reunion and could bring them.
We did not find the kitchen as well-equipped as others. There were no steak knives at all and there was barely enough flatware for 12. The knives -- some Cutco -- would have been good if they had been sharpened or if there were a sharpener on premises. There were no grill tools, and one of the grill burners did not work at all. Again, we brought our own knives, flatware, and some pans. Lauren said she would provide grill tools and matches to start the broken burner.... she did not. We did know in advance that the dining table was not designed to seat 14, but we expected to find enough chairs to squeeze everyone at the very large table. The house did not have enough chairs, and Lauren was unwilling to provide even cheap folding ones.
The house was built in 1890. Lots of charm"
Guest: Pam P.Date of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: June 28, 2015
"Three of us (retired adult women) stayed at this clean, comfortable, well-furnished town home during the Cherry Blossom Festival. The location was just great for accessing the Stadium-Armory Metro, the local Safeway and the many restaurants near the Eastern Market Metro stop. While we usually ate only breakfast at the house, the kitchen was well-furnished and cooking more elaborate meals would have been possible. Since all of us are older and have more aches and pains than we used to, the quality of the beds was important to us. All three of the beds we used were quite comfortable, not too hard and not too soft with decent linens as well. The unit has basic cable which was adequate for our needs, but more importantly, wifi was included which was extremely helpful. The layout of the house was great with the living room, kitchen, dining area and powder room on the main floor. Upstairs are two bedrooms and full bath along with a washer and dryer. We were grateful for the washer/dryer since it meant we could pack a little lighter and do some laundry during our stay. We were very happy with this rental, but would advise anyone who has any mobility issues that the entryway to the house includes several stairs and that the stairs to the upstairs are somewhat steep as is common in homes of this vintage. You will find several Metro stops within .5-1.0 miles which allows you to access many, many of the attractions and museums in the Washington, DC area. If you need a taxi, those are easy to find as well. We would certainly return to this unit in the future."
Guest: Rosemary and PatDate of Stay: April 2015Review Submitted: April 17, 2015
"Old house in a beautiful neighborhood provided an authentic experience. We stayed here in spring. 4 mothers and 4 teenage boys. Convenient to the capitol, supreme court and library of congress. And close to union station for more distant destinations and bus tours. Moms loved having their own rooms. Boys took over the living room. House was clean and well stocked. Surprisingly quiet at night. The kitchen and baths were nice and well equipped, but small. The staircases were steep and the floors were creaky. If stairs are a problem, choose a hotel. If you love old houses like I do, you won't mind."
Guest: Shannah G.Date of Stay: March 2015Review Submitted: March 31, 2015
"We just came back from a great trip in DC. Thanks to this fantastic place, close to everything. The house was clean and wonderful just as described and more. It's in a safe and quiet neighborhood. We walked to store late at night and also walked to restaurants (from Jo's recommendation list of restaurants) for dinner most night. We enjoyed all our dinners, she was right on target for all her recommendation. We had no problem of finding good parking for our car everyday. One day, we even rode the bicycles that Jo provided for sightseeing.. Jo was very accommodation to all our need. We loved her welcome basket and a lot of useful stuff in the pantry. She even brought us pastries from 1 of her favorite bakery,they were real yummy. Best of all, she was quick to help me with my personal problem even after I already moved out and back at home. This is the best Vrbo and the best landlord. She provided us with a lot of good informations to get around DC. Thanks Jo! You are the best, I can't stop praise about you and your place to my friend."
Guest: Sharon C.Date of Stay: May 2015Review Submitted: June 9, 2015