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The Smithsonian Vacation House - Walk To The Museums - Free Parking - Waterfront

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Full Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom, Sleeps 10

Why stay at a Hotel, when your entire family can stay in the center of the District of Columbia, only blocks from the National Air & Space Museum in the DC waterfront area for Much less! Absolutely wonderful describes this house, a spacious Three-bedroom, 2 full + 1 half baths, 2-level town home located in Waterfront/SW, Washington DC’s beautiful marina district. Just walking minutes from L'Enfant Plaza mall, metro, Smithsonian, museums, and the Mall, this home is close to I-395 going to Virginia and Maryland. Walk to the Cherry Blossoms, the fireworks on the Mall, and the WWII & Vietnam memorials. Boasting a fabulous location, the Smithsonian Vacation House is on a quiet cul-de-sac with off-street parking, yet it is in walking distance to shopping and restaurants. Don't delay, book today! We look forward to servicing you.

This lovely Capitol Hill property offers the option of 2 levels featuring 3 Bedrooms with 2 1/2 Bathrooms or 3 levels featuring 4 Bedrooms with 3 1/2 Bathrooms to accommodate up to 14 guests! Contact us today for details!

More Details

Property Manager
Wavely Veney
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 23, 2018

About Wavely Veney

Home owner and caretaker to all! I love to please and I'm a believer in quality over quantity.

Wavely Veney purchased this townhome in 1999

Why Wavely Veney chose Southwest Waterfront

I learned about this property a few years ago from a friend and fell in love with the vision to restore this property to its original beauty. Such an exquisite area deserves a beautiful home!

What makes this townhome unique

The Smithsonian Vacation House is centrally located within walking distance to the Mall and the Monument.


Southwest Waterfront Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • River
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • Master Bathroom features jet body spray and skylight.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Chair
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • The master bedroom can accommodate three guests.
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • 3 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting


Very Good! 4.1/5 -
(75 traveler reviews)

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The Smithsonian Vacation House - Walk To The Museums - Free Parking - Waterfront
average rating of 4.12 based on 75 reviews
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Close to it all

  • 5 of 5

House is clean and comfortable, window a/c units kept everyone cool and comfortable. Safeway store is conveniently within walking distance, so its the Metro station and Nationals Ball Park. Any issues were fast resolved with a simple text to Homeowner. This will be our only choice to stay next time we visit DC, and we will visit since there are still multiple museums and attractions we didn't get to visit.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We look forward to hosting you again!! We pursue perfection and strive to create a unique experience at The Smithsonian Vacation House.
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Great location and comfy beds.

  • 4 of 5

Great location!! Easy to get to restaurants, museums, etc. Lots of space for our party of 6 adults. Wavely was super helpful when we had a plumbing issue dueing our stay. The only problem we had was parking... I would highly recommend this house if you only have one car, as Wavely has a space right behind the unit. However, our group had 3 different vehicles and things got a little tricky.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The location was excellent!

  • 4 of 5

The location was excellent! We were within walking distance of everything we wanted to see, and everything we needed (i.e. Safeway and CVS stores). The three bedrooms were very comfortable for the 6 of us. All items necessary for daily living were provided. We would recommend this property to any group that wishes to tour Washington, D.C., and we took our host's recommendation and walked the neighborhood upon our arrival and felt at home and comfortable there. When we return, we will try to reserve this home again. We would give it 4.5 on the scale of 5.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect location and lovely home!

  • 5 of 5

We took 4 teenagers to see D.C. for a week and stayed here. It was perfect! Within walking distance of everything! We used Lyft when we needed to go farther or faster. We used instacart to deliver the heavy groceries. The house is very close to the grocery store but we didn't want to lug bottled water and cases of soda so we had everything delivered.

Owner was responsive and helpful. We will be back and stay here again!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Close to Smithsonian in a quiet neighborhood

  • 4 of 5

The Smithsonian house is in a quiet neighborhood about a half mile walk from the Air and Space Smithsonian and a couple of miles from the furthest monuments. Off street parking is a huge bonus. We enjoyed having three bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms for 5 adults. We had laundry facilities, kitchen, spices, coffee (great coffee!), wifi and many other nice amenities. There were also window air conditioning units that kind of kept up during the really hot days of July (96+). The down side was some of the property was in disrepair (both patio doors wouldn't lock and the outside door wouldn't close totally) but the owner did have sliding door locks brought in that you place at the bottom of the door channel. We did have a cockroach, earwigs and a couple other bugs on one day of our stay. However, the location and the niceness of both the property and the neighborhood outweighed the bad. If the owner fixes the doors, I would highly recommend this property. My family and I felt safe at all times and having a grocery store within walking/easy driving distance made it really nice. Make sure if you visit the Safeway grocery store near the property that you ask one of the clerks to validate your parking ticket so you don't have to pay for parking!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We addressed the door issue upon notification and will continue to monitor for summer visitors. We are striving to make the Smithsonian Vacation House your preferred choice of stay in your home away from home.
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House was in a GREAT location and owner was perfect!

  • 5 of 5

The location was great. You can walk to the national mall in about 10-12 minutes. Neighbors and neighborhood were awesome. Had a slight issue with one of the air units but the owner was quick to resolve it and took EXCELLENT care of us. Any time I had questions he was QUICK to respond! Safeway grocery store, Starbucks, Subway Sandwich, Wharf, all within walking distance. And your own reserved parking spot off street! Definitely recommend this home for your stay in DC.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Ronald Reagan Airport
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
L'enfant Metro
Car: not necessary




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $175
Tax Rate 14.5%

The Following Holidays are observed and specials rates are applicableThanksgiving, Christmas, Memorial, Cherry Blossom, 4th July, Memorial, Presidents, Veterans, MLK
Come experience our beautiful Nation's Capital from a luxurious perspective! Enjoy the upcoming holidays in comfort and style. We are offering a special discounted weekly rate of $1600 for the entire month of December! Take advant

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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