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Historic Home, Solar Powered, Great Location!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Beds: 1 King, 2 Queen; 3 Full Baths; Central A/C; Close to Metro/U.S.Capitol

The Civil War era home has undergone a complete renovation, including solar power!. Make this charming 1858 townhouse the central location for your next family gathering, friend get-together or business retreat. Stay in this historic home, enjoy the quiet street, then walk one block to city life. Enjoy the Eastern Market/Barracks Row/Nationals Stadium neighborhood or jump on Metro to explore the sights. House is spacious, comfortable and contains all amenities. Watch a movie on the 60' flat screen TV (one of 4 flat screen TVs in the house, surf the net on the speedy Wifi, or BBQ in the backyard. This is the perfect house take advantage of all the city has to offer and relax when you get home!

Please note: We cater to families on vacation. All other groups require owner approval before reservation can be confirmed.

More Details

Owner
Dia Michels
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 18, 2017

About Dia Michels

I moved to Washington DC in 1980 to save the world. Unfortunately, the world could still use quite a bit of help! I, however, fell in love with DC and never left. I met my husband in 1981 and we have lived here ever since. This home was our first house in DC. We currently live in a larger and newer (1905) townhouse in the same neighborhood. We fell in love with Capitol Hill and have raised our three kids here. We love the area and want to share it with others.

Dia Michels purchased this townhome in 1983

Why Dia Michels chose Eastern Market

This 1858 charming home is from the Civil War era. The house has been totally upgraded with an open layout, 4 flat screen TVs, an amazing leather sectional sofa, fabulous beds and a lovely front porch and backyard. In addition, we just installed solar panels on the roof! Just one block off Barracks Row, the house is caddy-corner to the Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., the oldest active post in the Corps and near the Washington Naval Yard and old Naval Hospital (now a community center). The house is quaint, yet spacious and with a location just 8 blocks from the U.S. Capitol, the location is ideal.

What makes this townhome unique

Washington DC is a great place to spend time. The city is compressed, so you can get anywhere is a short time. We have great public transportation (the Eastern Market Metro is just 3 blocks away) and the city is flat, so it is perfect for walking and cycling. Rent this house for access to the entire city. Entertain friends, BBQ in the yard or walk around the block where there are dozens of restaurants. Live theater, great parks, free museums and baseball are all just a few steps away!

Amenities

Eastern Market Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , The bathroom on the main floor is brand new and lovely!
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , This is one of two bathrooms upstairs.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , The second bathroom upstairs is much smaller than the others
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , This bedroom has a private, small full bath.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , This is a large den w/ a heavenly memory-foam queen sofabed.
  • There are three rooms upstairs. Each of them is a room with doors that close. The master bedroom overlooks the street and has a king bed. The middle room is a den with a great sofabed from IKEA with a memory foam mattress. These two rooms share a full bath. The back bedroom has a queen bed and small private bath. The back room and middle room share a common wall. All three rooms have large, flat screen TVs. Curious about the sofabed? It's an Ikea memory foam bed that's EXTREMELY comfortable: thick mattress, no springs. You can see the style here: http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/20262369/#/50242997 * ADDITIONAL PERSON SURCHARGE: With advance approval, it is possible to have more than 8 guests in this house; please note that nighttime noise is a major concern with our neighbors, and any large groups need to commit to keeping noise down (especially upstairs). The surcharge for an additional person is $75 per week for every person over 8.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • roller blading
  • tennis
Notes:
You will love your time in this house. Glide on the front porch bench as you watch the world go by. Sip sangria in the sweet yard. Envelop yourself in the luxurious sectional sofa. Lose yourself in the large screen TV. Whether you want to cook, study or relax, you will be able to do it in style here.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Historic Home, Solar Powered, Great Location!
average rating of 4.826087 based on 92 reviews
5

Relaxing and Practical

  • 5 of 5

Our family (2 adults, 3 boys under age 12) and my parents stayed here while visiting DC for a week. The home worked perfectly for us with the kids staying in the middle bedroom (with convertable sofa). There was plenty of room downstairs for us to hang out and a nice outside space as well. The home is just a couple blocks from metro stop (quick ride to everything on our list) and there were many great restaurants close by. We appreciated how peaceful and friendly the neighborhood was and the boys loved being able to see the Marine Baracks from the front steps. We really didn’t need anything but Dia checked in with us a couple times just in case. Great place to stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Convenient and Cozy Oasis in the City

  • 5 of 5

The property was as advertised, always a good thing. Everything was clean and well maintained. The residential neighborhood location was quiet and convenient to the metro, restaurants, and many different types of stores, and we were able to park (and leave) our car right out front (with the required permit!). The written instructions for everything in the house were clearly written and easily found. The bedrooms are up relatively narrow stairs, so keep that in mind if stairs are an issue. We used the gas grill to cook steaks one night, and the grill worked perfectly. Bottom line, the next time we're in DC with another couple, we'll be staying here!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great house and a great location made for a great vacation!

  • 5 of 5

I visited with family to celebrate my Mom's 80th birthday. It was easy checking in, easy to park and we were all very comfortable from the start. Owner Dia is very responsive. The kitchen is well stocked, big screen TV's in all the bedrooms & common areas. The house is vintage but renovated very well. Really lush landscaping and comfortable back yard.

We ate dinners on 8th street one block away and every place we went to was excellent. Of note was the Ambar Balkan restaurant, an outstanding experience. We visited all the monuments & Museums which were close by, using uber & taxis mostly but also very walk-able.

Neighborhood is cool & friendly with lots of interesting historic homes. We loved this property and highly recommend it for a wonderful in town experience.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fabulous house -- modern amenities, great location, wonderful host!

  • 5 of 5

This house is charming -- it is filled with history, but has been renovated with all the modern conveniences. The location is perfect. I highly recommend it for your next trip to DC!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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nice location but definitely NOT a 3 bedroom house

  • 3 of 5

great location, historic home complete with sloping hardwood floors, rooms are small, third bedroom is NOT a bedroom, bathrooms updated, kitchen nice, living room furniture needs to be replaced - recliner function does not work and some of the seats are so worn when you sit in them you need a hydraulic lift to get out of them, quiet neighborhood.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

great location

  • 5 of 5

really nice place. 7 adults set comfortably in the living room and dining room. love the character. comfortable beds and nice that it had 3 full baths. 2 blocks from the "blue" Circulator stop, multiple restaurants and bars. from the circulator you can get off at Union station and take other transportation as desired to all attractions. Felt very safe in the neighborhood.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
4.5 Miles
Washington National (DCA)
Nearest Barpub
0.15 Miles
Barracks Row has over a dozen
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Union Station
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
395
Nearest Restaurant
0.15 Miles
Barracks Row has over a dozen restaurants and bars
Car: not necessary

The home is located in the historic Capitol Hill neighborhood, on a quiet street, just blocks away from restaurants, the Nationals baseball stadium, the Marine Barracks Washington, D.C. (which has free Parades every Friday night in the summer), the Smithsonian museums, the US Capitol, Supreme Court, National Archives, the Library of Congress, or the Newseum, embassies, etc. Getting around is easy, via walking, Metro, Car2Go, ZipCar, BikeShare, and, of course, by personal auto.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $160
Damage Insurance $59

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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