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Flat in Historic House (Quiet, Safe, Walk to Museums)

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 515 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

1 bedroom with queen bed, 1 full bathroom

This is an attractive ground floor flat in a Victorian town house, and was completely renovated in 2010. 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. In terms of size, the flat is ideal for a couple, or perhaps a couple with a child. It is also suitable for seniors, because the entrance is at street level and there are no stairs. The flat is totally independent from the main house above, with a separate entrance, mechanical systems, phone line, etc. To sum it up, this little place is small in size, but big on charm!

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 $120 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.

More Details

Owner
Alec Smyth
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017

About Alec Smyth

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?

Alec Smyth purchased this townhome in 2010

Why Alec Smyth chose District of Columbia (Washington DC)

We picked this home expressly for vacation rental use, with the hindsight of having lived in this area for close to twenty years. It is just ideally situated with a combination of easy access to the major sites, and quiet once back home.

What makes this townhome unique

The location! This is a place which is extremely quiet, where you are the shortest possible distance to the major DC attractions, and where you feel safe walking at any hour of night or day. It's a neighborhood that is utterly livable. There is wonderful grocery shopping nearby, restaurants you would visit with the family, bookstores, etc. Metro is a few blocks away if you need to go beyond walking range.

Amenities

Eastern Market Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 515 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital

Reviews

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average rating of 4.768293 based on 82 reviews
5

Another great stay!

  • 5 of 5

A comfortably furnished, well stocked little apartment in a friendly, safe Capitol Hill neighborhood. Alec Smyth is attentive to every detail to make guests welcome. This was my second stay at one of his rentals. The five stars continue!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Henderson, Texas USA
5

Lovely home in quiet area close to the action

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week in this lovely home in a quiet neighborhood. We rented the lower level with no stairs to climb. The flat was very clean, had modern furnishings, and excellent wi-fi and cable TV. Although the bathroom was small, the fluffy towels, plenty of hot water, and rain-shower head off-set the lack of space for toiletries. We arrived a few hours early, but the owner and cleaning crew were gracious to let us drop off our luggage while we toured the nearby area. We found that all our interests were only 5 to 7 blocks away: National Capitol, Smithsonian museums at the National Mall, Union Station, Eastern Market, Metro stations, and bus stops. Several restaurants and the peaceful Stanton Park were along the way. We were in town for the Memorial Day week, so this property was a great place to escape the crowds. Except for the bathroom, this apartment was accessible for me to use my walker or wheelchair. A special note to future travelers: the combo washer/dryer may take 3 to 4 hours to complete a load of laundry. And, you do not need a car.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Madison, Wisconsin
5

Perfect accommodations

  • 5 of 5

This flat is as advertised in description and photos. Perfect size for one adult and two children. Very clean, everything worked including the A/C which made an inviting return after walking around DC in the hot weather. Very detailed and helpful written instructions come with this rental which we did find useful (places to eat, transportation, and the very important wifi password). The neighborhood is very safe, we arrived home near midnight once following a night time national mall tour without any issues whatsoever. Kitchen was very clean and well appointed however we did not have time to cook anything on this trip, however small meals could be prepared easily. Bed was comfortable, top notch towels and linens provided. This flat is easy walking distance to attractions and the subway. Eastern Market is worth visiting. I would rent here again when visiting DC.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

PERFECT!! Exactly what we were hoping for! Great neighborhood ‼️

  • 5 of 5

So clean.... comfy and the information was so helpful! Love yourplace‼️ Thank you so much!

Jim and Pam Schiele

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very homey Loved the music playing when we arrived Coming again

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful area. Highly recommended. I'm very fussy

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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5

Nice place for two

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at this place in DC. Nice and clean. Great for a couple, but not for many more. Very comfortable bed and sofa. Kitchen is small but adequate. We didn't cook except to boil water, but you could make simple meals no problem, and it is nicely set up. Not far from bus, metro, train, and walking distance to mall, though not "close" to mall. Quiet neighborhood. We heard footsteps of people upstairs, but then we hear that at home also. I would much rather stay in a place like this than a hotel, for our 8 nights.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

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 Congress, Smithsonian, Newseum, Library of Congress, National Archives, Folger Shakespeare

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Rates & Availability

Eastern Market Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season
Jan 1 2018 - Feb 28 2018
2 night minimum stay
$125
$750
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$175
$1,050
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $120
Tax Rate 14.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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