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Recent Capitol Hill reviews
Quiet & Comfortable
"Honestly, this was not our first choice in property/location, but we were happy with how it worked out. It was pretty much spot on with what we expected from the description and other reviews. Sherman was very helpful in getting us settled and making sure we had everything we needed. The house has quite a bit of character, and we were impressed with how quiet it was. The kitchen indeed had pretty much everything we needed and appliances were all in good shape. Beds were comfortable. There's a parking pass available for on-street parking, as well as room for one car off street in the back (you may be able to squeeze 2 smaller cars in the back, but its tight).
The street does have a bit of a rough appearance with bars on the windows...but overall we felt safe. The walk to the New York Ave (NoMa-Gallaudet) Metro station was an easy one. The Harris Teeter was also within walking distance and a perfectly safe walk, especially if you stick to Florida Ave which leads into a much nicer neighborhood as you head east than if you walk south on North Capitol which maintains a rougher feel and has more people hanging around the sidewalks. Getting to Union Station or the Capitol Building would be a bit more of a hike if walking, but still technically doable. We stuck to the Metro.
There don't seem to be a lot of nice eat in places nearby, although we didn't look too hard. There's plenty of fast food options within walking distance...as well as a great BBQ place we hit up the night of our arrival, DCity Smokehouse, just around the corner.
Only a couple of negatives. The back porch seemed a bit shaky, and I wouldn't have been comfortable having more than 1 or two people on it. I do believe someone was coming by the morning of our departure to look at it though, so that may be getting addressed. We had some issues getting the 2nd floor comfortable on a couple of the nights after what was probably the first hot days of the season. Sherman responded to me very quickly when I texted him about it...and was willing to come right over and look at the A/C, although we had him wait until the morning since we had kids already asleep. I'm not sure if he found any issue as we weren't there during the day, but it may have had more to do with the programming of the thermostat than the A/C itself. Ultimately blocked some of the 1st floor vents which seemed to make the 2nd floor more comfortable.
So despite a couple of small things we had a very pleasant stay!"
Guest: Matthew B.Date of Stay: May 2015Review Submitted: June 1, 2015
"VRBO stays are a wonderful holiday experience, and "Home on the Hill" is perfectly situated for healthy, active vacationers who enjoy exploring cities on bikes. Jo's helpful notes and suggestions made navigating easy - restaurant recommendations were helpful, directions to grocery stores, bike directions to see sights - and cool neighborhood discoveries were made! The house has lots of natural light, the key situation was great because we didn't have to worry about losing anything, the fence and patio area provide a pleasant buffer from the street and the house felt safe and secure. Our 12 and 14 year olds enjoyed reading books that Jo has on her shelves. Overall, we slept well (jet lag was our problem) and the kitchen/dining area is cheerily bright and inviting every morning."
Guest: Amber B.Date of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: July 16, 2015
"This house is absolutly amazing, very confortable, very clean and very nice located so close of Capitol and Union Station.
However, we had a problem with the fire alarm the first day when we didn't snap the extrator hood during cooking. The alarm was very sensible because there wasn't any smoke. The sound was very high and we were in panic. I called Cliff and he didn't want to give us the alarm code for stopping the sound. The big alarm finaly stopped but a low alarm in the kitchen were still sounding every 2 min during all our stay and it was very anoying. I send many e-mails but I had no answer...
This alarm and mosquitos were the only problem we had during our stay."
Guest: Véronique M.Date of Stay: September 2015Review Submitted: September 26, 2015
"I want one of these on a lake close to my home. The ground level apartment is clean, simple, furnished and functional. My wife and I stayed here for four nights on our first visit to DC, if I come back to DC I would try to rent this home again. It's within walking distance (2 miles) of most of the top draw tourist attractions and easy to get Uber, taxi or ride the Metro anywhere. The free street side parking is around the corner but so far I haven't had any problem finding a parking place. Scott is very friendly and warm, and best of all he's not one of those people that you suspect of any ill will, if we lived closer he would be a great friend."
Guest: Keith C.Date of Stay: September 2015Review Submitted: September 29, 2015