Renovated Apartment 6 Blocks from the Capitol, Incl. Street Parking Pass

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Last updated: 10/06/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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Property description

Just a 10 minute walk from the museums on the Mall, and a 5 minute walk from the Eastern Market metro stop, this newly renovated apartment is an ideal location, whether you're visiting DC for business or for pleasure.

It's situated on the bottom floor of our townhouse on historic East Capitol Street, one of the most beautiful streets in the city. Just step on to the sidewalk, look right, and you can see the Capitol Building five blocks away! It's only minutes from great restaurants and night life on Barracks Row (8th Street, SE), and the Atlas District of H Street NE. It's only a 15 minute walk to Nationals Park.

Matching the grand style of the upstairs home, built over 100 years ago, the apartment features a beautiful tin ceiling, dark wood wainscoting, and polished brick floors.

The kitchen and bathroom, as well as the brick floors, were completely renovated in 2013. The kitchen is full service (refrigerator, stove top, oven, microwave, dishwasher, disposal, farmer's sink, granite countertops) and equipped with a coffee maker, toaster, pots and pans, dinnerware, and basic utensils.

The bathroom was also completely renovated with all new fixtures, refinished tub, and even a washer and dryer for those longer stays; the new queen bed comfortably sleeps two. We can also provide a comfortable queen inflatable mattress. All sheets and towels are included, and we provide travel-sized shampoo, body gel, and soap.

The main living space has a table that seats four, a couch, chair, a desk, a 27 inch flat screen TV, on which we provide basic cable. Also, of course, we provide free wifi.

We live in the house (upstairs), so if there are any problems we are easily available. We want your stay to be comfortable - we are VRBO enthusiasts ourselves - and have tried to think of everything that WE expect from a property we visit.

There is a $75 cleaning fee per visit, and a FULLY REFUNDABLE $100 damage deposit. Check-in is after 4:00 PM and check-out is before 11:00 AM.

Our calendar is regularly updated, so if you are interested in staying with us use the 'Book it Now' feature, if you have a question you can email us. Although we don't usually book two night rentals, if it's close to the date of inquiry, we'd be happy to consider it. Just ask.

For cancellation: if notified 30 days in advance, we offer a full refund; if notified 15 days in advance, a 50% refund; and if notified less than 15 days in advance, no refund.

A NOTE ABOUT PARKING (many inquiries ask questions about parking, which is only to be expected when coming to a larger city): We rarely have a problem with finding parking on the street, which is unusual for DC. During the day on weekdays, however, there is Zone 6 parking, and you can be ticketed. Our street is well lit and our house is across from the Congressional Daycare, so it's safe, but because it is a city, we do suggest you hide or remove any belongings in plain view in your vehicle, to be on the safe side.

We can provide visitor’s parking pass, if you request it. Just let us know, and we’ll leave it on the counter in kitchen. If you lose it, we’ll charge the entire damage deposit, though. Visitor passes are VERY expensive to replace!

If you don't want to park on the street, you can park at Union Station, which is a 5 minute cab ride or a 15 minute walk to the apartment. If you do decide to park at Union Station, we suggest dropping off your luggage at the apartment first and walking back. It's actually a lovely walk.

Also, during weekdays only, there’s a public parking lot across from Eastern Market (225 7th St SE), which is a 5 minute walk away and charges $8 a day, but you must have your car out by Friday evening; a flea market uses the lot on the weekends. It’s not a big lot, so space is limited.

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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • 700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


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


  • Children Welcome:

    We can provide an inflatable queen sized mattress upon request....moreless

  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Under 20 lbs. But, please ask we know all dogs of all sizes are GREAT!...moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television:

    however we cannot control if the cable goes out temporarily. ...moreless

  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Monument View:

    Capitol Building is six short blocks away....moreless


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Window unit in bedroom during May, June, July, August, and Sept., but the property stays naturally cool and A/C is rarely used....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Basic utensils...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped, but if you have or need a special kitchen instrument you may want to bring it with you....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Basic condiments...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Lawn / Garden:

    East Capitol Street, for the city, has large front gardens. You are welcome to sit out front and take in the neighborhood....moreless



Write a review 4.8
from 62 traveler reviews
The perfect location to stay while touring Washington D.C. 12/21/2015

VRBO Bear stayed here:

Location, location, location! This apartment was six blocks from the Capitol building, which could be easily seen just down the street. There were plenty of breakfast and lunch options nearby, as well as a Metro station that could take you anywhere else in DC. The Capitol Hill area felt very safe and we were never concerned coming home late at night. Knowing the owners live just upstairs was an added bonus and made us feel even more secure staying here. This property was the perfect size for a getaway for two. It was cozy without being cramped, and the updates to the kitchen and bath gave the apartment a very modern feel. The bathroom was artfully designed, with clean white tile and a beautiful pedestal sink. The shower had good water pressure, the bed was comfortable, and the apartment was stocked with every amenity we could need. Our entire stay felt very luxurious! John and Jeff left an extensive welcome packet with information on restaurants and attractions nearby, which was extremely helpful in planning our days. We especially appreciated the nearby local restaurant recommendations. John and Jeff were easy to work with and obviously go above and beyond for their guests, leaving both an email address and phone numbers to reach them at any time. We would definitely stay here again!

The VRBO Bear
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$1,200 $4,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $100
  • Cleaning $75
  • 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: 10/06/2016
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6 Miles
Nearest Airport
Reagan National Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Train
Union Station; also metro accessable
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway

Car: Not Necessary


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2002

About the owner: I'm an English teacher and writer, and my partner Jeff is an artist and teacher as well, so the apartment has artistic touches in the decor and an assortment of books, films, and magazines to peruse when you're not out exploring the city.

Why the Owner Chose Northeast Washington, Washington, DC, USA:
We provide a comfortable, stylish apartment in the middle of Capitol Hill, a DC neighborhood in the midst of an cultural and culinary boom. It's the place to stay if you're visiting our city.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
This is a very safe and well lit block and street - one of the best in the city, and definitely the best on Capitol Hill.

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Speaks: english


  • Spring at the house!

    Spring at the house!

  • living area

    living area

  • renovated kitchen

    renovated kitchen

  • bedroom fireplace, months only.

    bedroom fireplace, months only.

  • bedroom, nice and cozy

    bedroom, nice and cozy

  • Folger Shakespeare Library, just a few blocks down the street

    Folger Shakespeare Library, just a few blocks down the street

  • the fully stocked kitchen

    the fully stocked kitchen

  • Queen-sized bed

    Queen-sized bed

  • completely new bathroom

    completely new bathroom

  • On the cover of the Washington Post, our house is the yellow on on the left

    On the cover of the Washington Post, our house is the yellow on on the left

  • Eastern Market

    Eastern Market

VRBO #570556

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Thursday, October 20, 2016

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