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2 BR Suite on Capitol Hill Near H Street Corridor/Atlas Theatre District

(17 Reviews)

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Last updated: 02/20/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Short-to-long-term rental of a 2 bedroom furnished suite on Capitol Hill

Short-to-long-term rental of beautifully furnished suite in Capitol Hill home. The suite is on the third floor of our townhouse; it is not a separate apartment but consists of the entire third floor: light-filled master bedroom (16' x 14' room + 6' x 4' bay window) with queen bed (all guests have said the bed is wonderful), large dresser, end tables and lamps, bay window with table-desk & chairs, huge walk-in closet, kitchenette (combination small fridge and two-burner range, sink unit), microwave, toaster, dishes, flatware, pots and pans, and cooking utensils. The second room can be used as a bedroom, den or office. It is 11' x 9' with a large closet. There is a small table and chairs, a large twin daybed, dresser, and a TV with basic cable. The lovely and spacious full bath (10' x 6') has a claw-foot tub & shower. A full-size washer & dryer is located on the first floor; guests are welcome to use it, we just check in with each other to make sure it is available. All linens (sheets, blankets, pillows, and towels) are provided. WiFi and all utilities (central heat and AC, electric, water) are included.

Lay-out: Although the suite is not completely separate from the house (there is no door separating the unit), you will have a separate entrance and the entire third floor, with the exception of the hall dresser, part of one large closet, and linen closet which I use for storage. If I need to get something from either, I will ask to come up first so as not to intrude on your living space. Both both bedrooms lock.

Key Benefits: Along with full amenities, Gracie's Place is a great solution for professionals, academics, interns, people considering moving to the area who want to check things out, and visitors, looking to stay on the Hill, on a short or long-term basis without the hassle of finding roommates, moving furniture, paying utilities, and the expense of hotels. Three grocery stores (Giant, Whole Foods-coming soon, and Safeway) and two drugs stores are close by, as are excellent restaurants and pubs, dry cleaners,gyms, and salons. Other benefits include the ability to eat-in, the convenience to everything DC has to offer, and a great neighborhood; we are located just around the corner from the Atlas Theatre District and H Street Corridor which have excellent restaurants, a theatre, welcoming pubs, and a trolly service that runs to the Union Station metro! The historic Eastern Market with fresh fruit, meats, treats, flowers, and vendors selling everything from hand-made soaps, to art, clothing, jewelry, furniture, and antiques is a mile away; a nice walk or quick bike or car ride away. Barrack's Row, Navy Yard, Chinatown, and Pennsylvania Avenue are within 1-2 miles and offer excellent dining, entertainment, and shopping.

About Us: This is not a typical house-share; my daughter and I reside separately on the lower two floors of the house. We take your lead with respect to interactions, i.e., if you want to borrow something, need a restaurant recommendation or an occasional ride somewhere, have a glass of wine together, please ask! However, if you prefer complete privacy and minimal interaction that is fine too. I'd like the house to be relatively quiet by 9:30 PM on school nights (close doors if watching tv, have music on, etc.)

Guests: I am looking for responsible professional(s) (up to three, but preferably two guests, ideally for a month+ stay); the suite sleeps three. No cats, well-trained dogs may be welcome, we love dogs and miss our's terribly. Outside smoking only, references required; security deposit and last months' rent due up front. Non-refundable pet fee also required as our house keeper charges significantly more.

I have been renting Gracie's Place 4+ years but have just started to list on VRBO: this is why I don't yet have many references here. All guests have been great; we have kept in touch, and have mutually enjoyed the experience:

*Katharina Krause & Sebastian Kroner (August 18, 2014 to March 15, 2015):
'We came to DC as exchange students from Germany and lived at Sheila’s place for eight months. We loved the beautiful furnished rooms and even more our great hosts. Arriving at a new city, with different language and far away from home is always a challenge but thanks to Sheila and Ella we had a great start. We immediately felt very welcome and at home. Sheila knows a lot about Capitol Hill and the entire city so asking her about tips for what to do at the weekends was always a good idea. Even though we shared the same house we had all the privacy we could have asked for and at the same time it was great to know that advice from two DC-natives was always close.

The rooms were beautiful furnished and very well equipped (exactly like on the pictures). We just arrived with two suitcases and had everything we needed. All the rooms are full of light and very comfortable and we cooked great meals in the kitchenette.

Also the location of Sheila’s house is perfect. The bus, stopping right in front of the house, takes less than ten minutes to Union Station, supermarkets are nearby and the Capitol and many other amazing spots (Eastern Market, H-Street,…) are in walking distance.

As our departure to Germany comes closer, we really feel like leaving a second home. Sheila and Ella became great friends of us. We enjoyed hanging out together from time to time and had very nice cooking-evenings in Sheila’s huge kitchen. Sheila and Ella made our stay in the US very special and we can only highly recommend staying with them.

*Ann P. (December 2013-April 2014):
'I have rented the 3rd floor for the past 4 months, and have loved the space, the neighborhood--and most of all my wonderful hosts. Sheila and Ella are so welcoming, generous--and fun; and I am awed their patience and willingness to let a stranger into their home-and how great it has been to become their friends! They are inviting and warm. We had great evening get togethers when the timing worked for us all. Sheila is also incredibly thoughtful and respectful of privacy. When I came home tired and exhausted from work, the 3rd floor was a perfect peaceful place to rest and rejuvenate. Complete with a super comfy bed, elegant hardwood floors, great light, ceiling fans and incredibly wonderful furniture. I highly recommend this wonderful apartment to anyone looking for a place to feel welcomed and at home--and so excited and pleased to have two new friends in DC. I look forward to inviting them to my new digs!!'

*Emily C. (February-May 2013)
'Staying with Sheila and her daughter Ella was really a delight. I stayed there for four months, and it felt like home the minute I walked in the door. The space is beautiful and very comfy. Great location as well. It is near some great restaurants only a few blocks away and has access to the beltway and the farmers market. I became fast friends with both Sheila and her daughter and have a feeling we will remain friends for a very long time. She helped me with parking passes and finding my way around, which made my transition to the city so much easier. I would recommend staying here to anyone!!!!'
(Emily even sent us Christmas gifts and stays with us occasionally when she travels between GA and NYC!)

*Carla (June-Oct 2013)
'I rented Sheila's 3rd floor suite for 5 months while working at Smithsonian Magazine. It is impeccable. Beautifully appointed with lots of light, comfortable, gorgeous bathroom. I was able to cook great meals in the kitchenette and make coffee every morning. The suite is on Capitol Hill and convenient to H Street, Union Station, downtown attractions, Lincoln Park and Eastern Market. Sheila and her daughter are smart, friendly and sweet. Sheila is very knowledgable about DC. Highly recommended!'
(Carla and I have kept in touch and hope to see each other soon!)


Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/20/2017

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 3

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Outside only....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 3-4

  • Master Bedroom : 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 twin/ single

    Twin bed & an air mattress....moreless

  • One queen bed; one twin bed. Three guests comfortably; a fourth only if staying a few days (air mattress)....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower


  • Towels provided

Other Amenities

  • I'm not a gym-goer but the following link lists your options. Others may be great, but the only two I know about are Results and Balance; both are just over a mile away. Old City CrossFit is the closest (three blocks) and it gets very good reviews.,lf_ui:2&rlfi=hd:;si:...moreless


  • Television


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Capitol Hill is a very walkable small town in the big city of Washington, DC, with the benefits of proximity to the US Capitol, Smithsonian museums and many other sites....moreless

  • Monument View:

    Walk out front, look right and see the US Capitol. Many sites and museums (most free) are very close by....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining:

    Seating/table for dining is available in both the MBR (for 4) and second room (for two)....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Heating:


  • Internet:

    Free wifi...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Towels and bed linens provided: quilts, blankets, sheets, and extra pillows....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Second room includes a comfy daybed, table and 2 dining chairs, and a large TV with basic cable. Many guests use this as their LR/den or office....moreless

  • Parking:

    Parking available with visitor pass; I can obtain the pass for you for up to 30 days. You may purchase a 6-12 month pass from the city. Please let me know your plate number and state....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Yes, full size new washer/dryer on the lower level. Guest and owner agree on mutually convenient time of use....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Yes, European style; one cup at a time but possibly the best cup you'll ever have!...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:


  • Kitchen:

    Kitchenette with sink, 2 burners, small refrigerator/freezer. Cooking and dining supplies provided: pots, pans, cutlery, dishes, wine and regular glasses, coffee cups, microwave & toaster, prep area....moreless

  • Microwave:


  • Pantry Items:

    Salt & pepper; borrow any of my spices, condiments, etc. if staying for two weeks or less. Toilet paper and paper towels are provided for guests staying 1 week or less....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Yes, half size....moreless


  • Bicycles:

    I don't have a bike to lend but there are many community bike rental stations nearby and throughout the city. ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    I'm not a golfer but there a few courses nearby....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Bring your own or rent on the Potomac river next to the beautiful C&O canal. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Front garden with wrought iron table and chairs....moreless

Building Type

  • House


from 17 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 1 - Dec 20, 2017
2 night min stay
$690 $2,250

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Winter I
Jan 3 - Feb 28, 2018
2 night min stay
$570 $2,150

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$900 $3,200

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Pet Fee $250 + tax
  • Cleaning $75 + tax
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 7.5%


I split the 14.5% DC tax with guests; I charge only 7.5% of the total.

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: 02/20/2017
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6.92 Miles
Nearest Airport
Reagan National Airport
0.1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Many options about 1 block away
1.2 Miles
Nearest Train
Eastern Market & Union Station Metros (Amtrak)
1.3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Many options about 1 block away
45 Miles
Nearest Beach
Eastern Shore

Car: Not Necessary

Bus stop on the corner & bike rentals within 3 blocks.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: I am a single woman with a 14 year old daughter and many friends. I have been renting my third floor furnished suite for over four years and have had nothing but great experiences. I truly enjoy meeting new people and helping out those who are new to DC. As a guest, you will take the lead in terms of the amount of interaction. Our respective lives are private, but I've ended up forming friendships with many of my guests (most have been 1-5 month guests). We don't hang out all the time but have friendly interactions, sometimes dinner/drinks together, and help each other out (give a ride, pick up groceries, etc.) I have a BA in Psychology and an MS in Finance. I work in the real estate field.

Why the Owner Chose Northeast Washington, Washington, DC, USA:
Convenient, beautifully furnished private suite, with easy-going, friendly owners!

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/20/2017

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Links to more information:



  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Gracie's Place

    Gracie's Place

  • Guest's Entry Hall

    Guest's Entry Hall

  • Master Bedroom (there is now a desk in the bay window)

    Master Bedroom (there is now a desk in the bay window)

  • Kitchenette


  • Pots & Pans

    Pots & Pans

  • Bedroom II or Den

    Bedroom II or Den

  • TV & Dresser in Bedroom II

    TV & Dresser in Bedroom II

  • Master Bath: Clawfoot Tub

    Master Bath: Clawfoot Tub

  • Entry Hall

    Entry Hall

  • Owner's living room

    Owner's living room

  • Owner's entry

    Owner's entry

  • MBR/Kitchenette


  • Washington DC

    Washington DC

  • Entry Hall from Stair

    Entry Hall from Stair

  • MBR Dresser

    MBR Dresser

  • Cutlery, etc.

    Cutlery, etc.

  • Bedroom II or Den

    Bedroom II or Den

  • Dining


  • Master Bath

    Master Bath

  • Hall Chest & Books

    Hall Chest & Books

  • Third Floor Suite

    Third Floor Suite

  • Owner's office

    Owner's office

  • Library of Congress

    Library of Congress

VRBO #571311

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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