Two Bedroom Historic House, Walking Distance to National Mall(67 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:Townhome
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
1 King, 2 Twins (plus full sized baby crib)
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
- 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
- US Botanical Garden
- National Building Museum
The home has been furnished for a family of four, but also has an optional twin-size and normal height inflatable bed for a fifth person. There is a crib, high chair, and stair gate for baby. It is ideal for a family with children who would like to visit sites such as the Smithsonian museums, the US Capitol, Supreme Court, National Archives, the Library of Congress, or the Newseum, among many others. Our neighborhood, Capitol Hill, is quiet yet so centrally located that the sites are within walking distance, a huge plus since none of them has parking. You will live like a local, walking one block to the grocery store with the house shopping cart, or getting around on DC's bright red public bicycles, which you can pick up at a bike rack close to the house.
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. We are walking distance to Metro and to most of the major attractions. Should you need a rental vehicle for a day to visit out-of-town sites, there are rental car offices minutes from the house.
Although we are steps from Restaurant Row, you will find the house equipped with a cook's kitchen. Whether it is a coffee grinder, a blender for margaritas, or a selection of spices, you will find it on hand.
Your rental comes with all linens, towels, a blow drier, a starter set of toiletries, etc. All you need to bring is a tooth brush!
So how to proceed?
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. You do not need to provide us credit card information.
If we don't have your dates available, you may want to check our two other two-bedroom home, HomeAway property #339969.
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Member since: 2009
- 1423 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 5
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Botanical Garden
Local Services & Businesses
- Paddle Boating
- Sight Seeing
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 5 people
- Activities Guide
- Air Conditioning
- Alarm Clock
- Baby Gate
- Basic Soaps
- Broadband Access
- Ceiling Fans
- Clothes Dryer
- Free Local Calls
- Free Long Distance
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Maps
- 4 Ring Stove
- Coffee Grinder
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Garbage Disposal
- Gourmet Kitchen
- Ice Maker
- Pantry Items
- Deck / Patio
- Fully Fenced Property
- Outdoor Furniture
- Outdoor Grill
- Outdoor Grill Gas
- Housekeeper Optional
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- 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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Car: Not Necessary
The house is located on a quiet side street street only steps from Restaurant Row, a block of restaurants with tables right on the sidewalk, and one block from Stanton Park, which is ideal for small children. Union Station, the epicenter of tour excursions, is only three block from the house.
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.
The Senate buildings are only three short blocks from the house, and beyond them is the National Mall with the principal tourist attractions of Washington.
Year Purchased: 2012
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.
- Primary: +1 703 906-5346 Eastern Time Zone (GMT - 5)
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Our street. The house is the second from right.
This house is planet friendly, running on a combination of solar and local wind.
Wood burning fireplace, with firewood provided (there is also central heating).
Main bedroom bed is a king size
The twins can be reconfigured as bunk beds if the kids prefer!
Full laundry facilities on the bedroom level
Patio has a propane grill and is fully fenced.
Stanton Park, one block from the house, is safe and ideal for small children
Two twin beds in the second bedroom
Childrens bedroom - full size crib
Solar panels, out of sight on the roof but quietly reducing your footprint.
Restaurant Row is just steps away with its sidewalk tables
Public bicycles are available close by.
This listing was first published here in 2012.
Date last modified - Saturday, March 25, 2017
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