About the property
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 nights
Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 2-4)
The location is perfect (in the heart of Capitol Hill's best street) for someone on an extended business trip and/or vacation who prefers a different environment vs. a hotel room, and who will treat our home as your own during the short-term stay. The house is located on a Historic St. which is quiet, safe, and within walking distance (blocks) to the famous Eastern Market, Capitol, Supreme Court, Library of Congress, Senate, etc. Also within walking distance are shops, restaurants, grocery stores, two Metro stops, jazz clubs, coffee houses, dry cleaners, Shakespeare Theatre, and the famous National Mall where you can visit the Smithsonian museums for free which include the National Gallery of Art, Museum of Natural History, Air and Space museum, etc.
For those unfamiliar with the term carriage house, let me explain: At the turn of the century, most large Victorian homes had a separate small house in the back of the main house to store the carriages as well as horses. Today, as homes were modernized and renovated, the small houses were converted into living dwellings with a private alley entrance not unlike many apartments in Paris, London, (European cities). There are approximately five carriage houses located behind the main houses on our street. The cobblestone alley is well lit, very wide, short, and of course, very safe.
Our street is one of the safest streets in DC as well as the widest and most beautiful. The house is air conditioned, has hardwood floors on the second floor where the living room, entertainment room, master bedroom and bathroom as well as washer/dryer are located. Ceramic tile is on the first floor with a well stocked kitchen, separate dining room, and powder room. Other amenities include DVD Player, two TV's, Stereo, Cable, Wi-Fi, hair dryer, clocks, as well as linens and towels, etc.
The security deposit is due at or before check-in which is 2 PM. Check out time is 10 AM. Note: If checking-in or checking-out outside posted times an additional fee may apply. References required as well as an Application Reservation must be signed which includes the aforementioned terms.
NO PETS ALLOWED/NO SMOKING ALLOWED/WE ARE NOT "TODDLER" KID FRIENDLY
Keywords: Carriage House 2 story
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 19, 2018
About Kenneth Kimbrough
Retired couple, long time residents of the area.
Kenneth Kimbrough purchased this Apartment in 1998
Why Kenneth Kimbrough chose Eastern Market
The property was purchased for the owners use and enjoyment. The Carriage House is the owners pied-à-terre and is being made avaliable for occasional use by renters through HomeAway/VRBO. For those unfamiliar with the term carriage house, let me explain: At the turn of the century, most large Victorian homes had a separate small house in the back of the main house to store the carriages as well as horses. Today, as homes were modernized and renovated, the small houses were converted into living dwellings with a private alley entrance not unlike many apartments in Paris, London, (European cities). There are approximately five carriage houses located behind the main houses on our street. The cobblestone alley is well lit, very wide, short, and of course, very safe.
What makes this Apartment unique
A residential neighborhood just 6 Blocks from the Nations Capitol; Tree lined extra wide street with rows of turn-of-the-century 4 story victorian homes.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great Location with All the Comforts of Home
The coach house was spotless, well equipped and in a fabulous location (6 blocks to Supreme Court and Capitol Hill!). Also within walking distance to great coffee shop, Eastern Market, restaurants and shopping (Trader Joe's, CVS). Ken had a bottle of wine waiting, fresh flowers and coffee for that important first morning. Although we didn't use them the Metro cards are a bonus. Lots of tourist information provided. Would suggest a written how to for using the TV remotes. The only caution is that the coach house is two stories and for these 70 year old bones, the stairs a bit of a challenge.
Fantastic Location and comfortable home
The cottage was located in a wonderful section of DC. With a lockbox for the key, we were able to arrive at anytime. Easy. We walked everywhere we wanted to go. The cottage is comfortable, and although we didn't cook, the kitchen appeared fully equipped for a full on dinner. There are two drawbacks to the cottage which is nothing in the scheme of things, (we would happily return for another visit). The wifi isn't consistent. We could stream videos without trouble when it was working, but many times when I was working on my computer it would just stop. We have a hot spot so it wasn't a problem to use our own wifi. The second is that the host doesn't trust you. A sign that you will be charged if towels are missing and a complete inventory of every shelf and drawer just in case you happen to be a thief renting from him. Give me a break. Not sure I trust him to give back my full deposit if he worries about possibly losing a $6 towel after receiving $1200 in rent. My suggestion is to lose the towel sign and stock up on $6 towels at Ross or Marshall's. If attached to any certain books, albums or tchotchkes, put them in a box and store them before renting the place out. Books can be bought by the boxload at $1 or $2 each. Things break, life happens, ease up and enjoy being in a position where you can afford a little misfortune if it happens (probably won't).
We have been using COMCAST as our Internet service providers and once I got this complaint about spotty service. I contacted them and they were able to correct the problem in about 10 minutes. I always tell guest to call me if anything isn't working, as often the cure is easy and I like most owners want our supplied equipment to work as expected. The sign advising renters that missing towels will be charged was removed, sorry that y9u found it offensive. It went up after the last time we lost "two" bath sheets (These bath sheets cost $50 each). Theft is rare and we don't want to be confronting about the issue, but we want guest to know that we will deduct missing items from the security deposit. For the record, we have never charged a guest for the breakage of supplied items and do accept that minor wear and tear is a cost of doing business.
Spring Break Stay
We stayed in the carriage house that is behind the tan unit shown here (The picture shown is not the unit for rent.). The carriage house has 2 floors (kitchen, 1/2 bath and dinning on the first floor; 1 bedroom, full bath and tv room upstairs). This carriage house is in a great location - 15 minute walk to the Capitol and 15 minute walk to the Metro. It was clean and the owner was easy to work with. Would recommend to others.
Quiet convienant location!
This apartment is in a carriage house behind the unit, so it is very quiet and private. Well appointed, clean, comfortable, 1.5 baths, private entrance, plenty of space for a couple. 4 blocks to Metro, 7 blocks to Capital. This place was awesome.
Wonderful location in the historic Eastern Market neighborhood.
Wonderful amenities in the quiet historic Eastern Market neighborhood that is walking distance to everything Capitol Hill.
Location, location, location...
The carriage house at the rear of the main flat is awesome. It is located in a nice, safe neighborhood that is a short walk to the U.S. Capitol. We enjoyed the amenities provided by the owner and the cozy feeling of the home.
I would highly recommend this property to all who visit Washington, D.C. It is walking distance from the Mall and all there is to see in the area. There are many good restaurants and pubs also within walking distance.
Ken answered all questions we had and welcomed us with a nice bottle of red wine. Don't miss out on the opportunity to experience this fine property and neighborhood.
We are located 6 blocks from the nations Capitol, and 10 flocks from the Monuments on the Mall.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
$250 Refundable Security Deposit due 30 Days before Occupancy. Each guest agrees to pay a cleaning fee of $90. Price quote is based on 2 persons occupying property. Add $15/person for additional guest. Occupancy taxes of 14.5% are added to each booking.