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Our rowhouse was built in 1858 as DC grew into its role as the new U.S. Capitol.

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Last updated: 08/30/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:Townhome
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

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!

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Owner

Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 08/30/2016

Property Type

  • Townhome
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    23...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    This bedroom has a private, small full bath....moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    This is a large den w/ a heavenly memory-foam queen sofabed....moreless

  • There are three rooms upstairs. The master bedroom overlooks the street and has a king bed. The middle room is a den with a great sofabed. These two rooms share a full bath. The back bedroom has a queen bed and private bath. 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. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    The bathroom on the main floor is brand new and lovely!...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    This is one of two bathrooms upstairs....moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

    The second bathroom upstairs is much smaller than the others...moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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....moreless

Entertainment

  • Television:

    House has 60' flat screen TV in living room and a large flat screen TV in each bedroom upstairs....moreless

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    House is in the heart of Capitol Hill, 9 blocks from the U.S. Capitol, 1/2 a block to the U.S. Marine Barrack, 1 block to Barracks Row restaurants, and 3 blocks to Eastern Market and the Metro. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Roller Blading
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Dining room has beautiful black stone table for sit-down meals (with six chairs) and two bar stools for quick snacks....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central air conditioning...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Has gorgeous leather sectional sofa and 60' flat screen TV....moreless

  • Parking:

    Street parking available, generally easy to find except for Fri/Sat nights. Can only park for two hours without a permit. We can get you a permit if we have your car license plate state and number....moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Brand new! ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Colorful selections from IKEA. Full drawer of Kids dishes and utensils....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Kitchen is large with lovely marble floor, opens to dining room and back porch/yard. ...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Brand new!...moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    House has coffee, tea, sugar, spices, oil, trash bags, paper towels, dish soap, dishwasher soap, etc....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    New fridge has ice and water in door....moreless

  • Stove:

    $ burner gas stove and oven make cooking a breeze....moreless

  • Toaster:

    Brand new!...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Brick patio is a nice place to enjoy some peace and quiet. Perhaps a pitcher of Sangria as well!...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Cook outdoors on the gas grill and dine at the table and chairs. Umbrella provided for sunny days....moreless

 

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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$200

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Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Cleaning Fee (per rental) $140

Owner's cancellation policy:

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


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Location

4.5 Miles
Nearest Airport
Washington National (DCA)
0.15 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Barracks Row has over a dozen
1 Miles
Nearest Train
Union Station
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
395
0.15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
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.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1983

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Capitol Hill, Washington, DC, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this Townhome:
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!


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 08/30/2016

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  • Our rowhouse was built in 1858 as DC grew into its role as the new U.S. Capitol.

    Our rowhouse was built in 1858 as DC grew into its role as the new U.S. Capitol.

  • Leather sectional, 60' TV and books make living room a great place to relax!

    Leather sectional, 60' TV and books make living room a great place to relax!

  • Dining room has a stone table which seats six. Bon appetit!

    Dining room has a stone table which seats six. Bon appetit!

  • Breakfast nook gives you a space to enjoy a cuppa and a crossword puzzle.

    Breakfast nook gives you a space to enjoy a cuppa and a crossword puzzle.

  • Laundry room has full-size units, a utility sink and room to fold.

    Laundry room has full-size units, a utility sink and room to fold.

  • Upstairs front bath has bathtub/shower and new sink with natural light.

    Upstairs front bath has bathtub/shower and new sink with natural light.

  • Den/Middle Bedroom has inviting sofa that converts to queen memory foam bed.

    Den/Middle Bedroom has inviting sofa that converts to queen memory foam bed.

  • Den/Bedroom features 50' flat screen HD TV.

    Den/Bedroom features 50' flat screen HD TV.

  • Back bedroom has 47' flat-screen HD TV and desk for answering emails.

    Back bedroom has 47' flat-screen HD TV and desk for answering emails.

  • Dine alfresco in the lovely patio. Burgers anyone?

    Dine alfresco in the lovely patio. Burgers anyone?

  • U.S. Capitol is just 9 blocks from the  house, a lovely walk or 1 stop on Metro.

    U.S. Capitol is just 9 blocks from the house, a lovely walk or 1 stop on Metro.

  • Historic Eastern Market is up the road. The perfect place for weekend shopping!

    Historic Eastern Market is up the road. The perfect place for weekend shopping!

  • Glide on the front porch, sipping iced tea, as you watch the people walk by.

    Glide on the front porch, sipping iced tea, as you watch the people walk by.

  • The living room features a 60' HD TV as well as a library.

    The living room features a 60' HD TV as well as a library.

  • Just-renovated kitchen has marble floor, new appliances, lots of light & space!

    Just-renovated kitchen has marble floor, new appliances, lots of light & space!

  • Completely redone bathroom features all new fixtures, space and light.

    Completely redone bathroom features all new fixtures, space and light.

  • Master bedroom has comfy king bed and fun decor, plus 55' HD TV.

    Master bedroom has comfy king bed and fun decor, plus 55' HD TV.

  • New floor and new toilet in upstairs front bath.

    New floor and new toilet in upstairs front bath.

  • Rock and roll in this leather armchair or set up your laptop on the blue desk.

    Rock and roll in this leather armchair or set up your laptop on the blue desk.

  • Back bedroom has amazingly comfy queen bed in the quietest roomi n the house.

    Back bedroom has amazingly comfy queen bed in the quietest roomi n the house.

  • Get work done at the desk, then bop down the back petite stairway to the kitchen

    Get work done at the desk, then bop down the back petite stairway to the kitchen

  • Barbeque grill is ready and waiting to grill up your next meal.

    Barbeque grill is ready and waiting to grill up your next meal.

  • There are several Capital Bikeshare stations near the house. Rent them and ride!

    There are several Capital Bikeshare stations near the house. Rent them and ride!

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Wednesday, August 31, 2016

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