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Two Bedroom Historic Home (Safe, Quiet, Walk to Smithsonian)

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Last updated: 12/03/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:Townhome
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

INAUGURATION 2017: Pricing is configured as fixed fee for three days in case guests are searching on only the key dates, but it includes a full week stay. This property is so close you will only be a few blocks away and can forgo crowded transportation.

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This is a remodeled Victorian town house with sun filled bay windows. It is on a quiet residential street, yet as centrally located as it gets. 'Restaurant Row', a stretch of Massachusetts Avenue with numerous restaurants, is only one block away.

Less than five blocks away:
- US Capitol
- US Supreme Court
- Library of Congress
- Folger Shakespeare Library
- Belmont-Paul Women's Equality museum
- Union Station

Within 1.5 miles:
- Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
- Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
- National Gallery of Art
- Smithsonian American Art Museum
- National Museum of the American Indian
- Hirshorn Museum (modern art)
- National Archives
- Verizon Center (Washington Wizards NBA team)
- Madam Tussaud's
- International Spy Museum
- Newseum
- US Botanical Garden
- National Building Museum

You will not need a car. Built in 1890 and renovated in 2010, the house combines historic charm with a modern layout. It has a completely open floor plan on the main level. It is furnished comfortably for a family of four (five if counting a crib) without cramming. Larger families may want to consider a combined rental of this property with the ground floor flat in the same structure (HomeAway #340015). The main house and ground floor flat are totally independent, with separate entrances and mechanical systems.

Your rental includes a free permit for street parking. However, due to our proximity to the major tourist attractions we recommend not renting a car. Should you need a rental vehicle for a day to visit out-of-town sites, there are rental car offices minutes from the house.


PLEASE NOTE, WE DO NOT ADVERTISE ON CRAIGSLIST. If you came across the content of our listing on Craigslist, it is a fake ad.

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How Reservations Work:
We recommend using the 'Request Booking' button, which will confirm availability and provide a detailed quote before you reach the screen on which you are asked to commit. We book with the $150 cleaning fee, and the balance is due 30 days before arrival. All payments are self-service, via credit card or e-check using HomeAway's secure payments page, and you do not need to provide us credit card information.

Arrival and Departure Logistics: Check out time is 11AM, check in time 3PM. This is to allow time for the cleaners if there is a same-day change-over. If either time poses an issue please let us know, as a it is often possible to make alternative arrangements with the cleaners.

We use a code lock, so there is no need to mail or drop off keys, and you can arrive at any time of night.

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Owner

Member since: 2009

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 12/03/2016

Property Type

  • Townhome
  • 1030 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 5 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Combination washer/dryer in unit...moreless

  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Your rental includes a parking permit for street parking....moreless

  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Combination washer/dryer in unit...moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    Firewood is included...moreless

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio:

    Patio furniture for four...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck

Building Type

  • House

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Last minute
Dec 1 - Dec 28, 2016
2 night min stay
$200
$1,200 $3,600
Low Season
Jan 1 - Jan 15, 2017
2 night min stay
$225
$1,350
Inauguration 2017
Jan 19 - Jan 20, 2017
2 night min stay

$7,000
flat fee
Low season 2
Jan 24 - Feb 28, 2017
2 night min stay
$225
$1,350
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$300
$1,800
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $150
  • Tax Rate 14.5%

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.


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Last updated: 12/03/2016
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Location

Car: Not Necessary

The house is located on a quiet friendly street less than half a block from Stanton Park and one block from Restaurant Row, a block of restaurants with tables right on the sidewalk. Capitol Hill is a historical conservation neighborhood of beautifully maintained, charming old houses. It has a small-town feel and a human scale, is cosmopolitan, and has a thriving cultural scene. The residential area closest to Washington's institutions, it is home to a large number of politicians and VIPs.

Other Activities: US Capitol, Smithsonian Museums, Library of Congress, Supreme Court, National Archives, Newseum, Folger Shakespeare Library

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2010

About the owner: My wife and I are both management consultants who have traveled widely for decades, and have developed a strong sense of what we like in a locale and in accommodations. We actively manage our vacation rentals as a future retirement plan, but we select and prepare them by asking a simple test question -- would we be happy to live in them ourselves?

The Unique Benefits at this Townhome:
There is a lot to see in Washington, with over fifty museums, but unfortunately we feature the very longest commutes in the nation. The museums have no parking, which may be a deliberate strategy to reduce the number of cars. Capitol Hill is the area immediately surrounding the US Capitol, and because it is a historical conservation neighborhood of small houses that cannot be altered, it contains almost no hotels. By staying at a home on the Western edge of Capitol Hill, you are closer to the sites than at a hotel, and free from the hassles of commuting because everything is within walking distance. Quite aside from the convenience of the location, both house and neighborhood are charming.


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 12/03/2016

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Photos

  • Main  Bedroom

    Main Bedroom

  • This house is planet friendly, running on a combination of solar and wind power.

    This house is planet friendly, running on a combination of solar and wind power.

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Main  Bedroom

    Main Bedroom

  • Second Bedroom

    Second Bedroom

  • Back yard. The ground floor apartment does not have access to the yard.

    Back yard. The ground floor apartment does not have access to the yard.

  • Half  bath

    Half bath

  • Upon arrival you will find a high quality starter set of toiletries

    Upon arrival you will find a high quality starter set of toiletries

  • Public bicycles are available close by.

    Public bicycles are available close by.

  • Stanton Park (half a block away)

    Stanton Park (half a block away)

  • Front - this rental is the top two floors

    Front - this rental is the top two floors

  • Island Kitchen

    Island Kitchen

  • Wood burning fireplace

    Wood burning fireplace

  • Main  Bedroom

    Main Bedroom

  • Dining Nook in Bay Window

    Dining Nook in Bay Window

  • Full sized crib. A high chair is also provided.

    Full sized crib. A high chair is also provided.

  • Full bath

    Full bath

  • Solar panels, out of sight on the roof but quietly reducing your footprint.

    Solar panels, out of sight on the roof but quietly reducing your footprint.

  • Restaurant Row (1 block away)

    Restaurant Row (1 block away)

  • Just-renovated public library, on our block just around the corner.

    Just-renovated public library, on our block just around the corner.

VRBO #325684

This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Sunday, December 04, 2016

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