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One Block from Union Station Metro & Walking to All Action & Tourist Attraction!

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 1,850 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Large 3 bedrm w/ double living room, renovated kitchen & fantastic front porch!!

Charming and spacious row house with a front porch in one of DC's great neighborhoods. Walking distance to everything! You will instantly feel at home in this 1880 row house just one block from Union Station (Red Line Metro stop) and only 4 to 5 blocks from the Capitol Building, Supreme Court, and Library of Congress. A beautiful tree-lined walk past decorative water fountains is all that separates you from all the museums, monuments and memorials on the National Mall.

You will be amazed with the convenience and elegance of Union Station and its Red Line Metro stop. The Red Line is the main backbone of the DC Metro -- connecting to all of the other lines -- so the entire metro area is just minutes away -- pop over to Gallery Place/China Town, Metro Center, Dupont Circle, the National Zoo, or Foggy Bottom without the hassle of traffic or parking. If you are looking for a taxi, there is always a line of them waiting in front of Union Station. You can also catch many of the tour buses and the famous amphibious duck tours at Union Station as well. If you want to get around by bicycle, there is also a Capital Bike Share station at Union Station — great for getting around on the mall — ride them to the White House or the Washington, Lincoln, and Jefferson Monuments.

Just around the corner from the house is the world's best bagel shop (no better sandwiches anywhere) and several other great neighborhood restaurants with outside seating along Massachusetts Avenue. Ask for Milton at La Loma -- the best margaritas around -- relaxing under shade umbrellas is one of the best ways to pass an afternoon or evening. We are also conveniently located to Eastern Market and all the shops and restaurants along Pennsylvania Avenue and 8th Street SE (about 1 mile away). We are even closer (just a few blocks) to one of the hottest growing areas in all of DC: the H Street Corridor with all of its great restaurants, bars, and boutique shopping.

If you want to get your own groceries and cook, there is a brand new Giant grocery store that just opened up 3 blocks away. The kitchen is fully stocked for even the most demanding chef. Entertain in the dining room or enjoy hosting on the back patio area just off the kitchen.

The house is spacious with two living rooms -- one with a fireplace, the other with a floor-to-ceiling bay window looking out on E Street. The kitchen has a cozy breakfast nook and small bar seating area. Or you can choose among several options for sitting outside. There is the huge front porch, perfect for people watching, or relax in the more private back patio area, or choose instead to sit on the second floor back deck. Enough space for everyone to spread out and you can try a different spot to relax every evening. If you want even more space, ask us about our English basement studio space with separate entrance (850 square feet -- sleeps 2-4 -- full eat-in kitchen)(VRBO#577562).

The renovated kitchen has granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, a 15 bottle wine cooler waiting to be filled, and a Keurig coffee maker that has you one button push away from a fresh brewed cup of coffee or tea (compliments of the house).

Upstairs, the master bedroom is exquisite — from the king size bed you can enjoy the beautiful view through the floor to ceiling bay windows. The middle bedroom has a double bed with a twin bunk bed. The back bedroom has a queen bed and opens out onto the back deck. There are two full size bathrooms with bathtub/shower combination on the second floor and a half bath on the first floor. Full size top-loading washing machine and dryer on the first floor.

Wi-fi internet throughout the house. TVs in the living room and master bedroom (Direct TV expanded package with HBO and Showtime -- parental controls available). TVs are also connected to internet for easy ordering of NetFlix movies. We also have a bunch of family board games and card games available.

Finally, we are very conveniently located for travelers coming in and out of the city. Washington National Airport is less than 3 miles away (15-20 minutes in good traffic) or you can take Metro from Union Station directly to National Airport. We are, of course, super convenient for anyone traveling by train — trains depart Union Station almost every hour for destinations up and down the east coast — catch a train and be in Manhattan in less than 4 hours (2 hours if you take the express Acela train) -- go catch a Broadway show!

Whatever your interest, whatever your need, we are confident you will feel at home while enjoying your vacation or tending to business in the nation’s capital.

Active/ Retired Military & Police 10% -15% Discount

WE WANT TO SAY THANK YOU TO ALL OF THOSE THAT SERVE OR HAVE SERVED OUR COUTRY BY OFFERING SPECIAL DISCOUNT ON STAYING IN OUR HOME .DISCOUNT PERCENTAGE VARIES and based on our Seasonal Rates

STARTING SEPTEMBER 2016

15% OFF OUR CURRENT RATES FROM Sep 30th thru March 1st. 2017

10 % and from March 2nd thru Oct 1st 2017

For additional info please call or email us.

More Details

Owner
Nevena S Hougen
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese, italian, czech, hungarian, Serbian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 18, 2017

About Nevena S Hougen

This property is listed by its Owners (a married couple with a 5 years old son). The Owners have lived in The Blue House for over 10 years.

For additional information please write to us and we shall do our best to answer any questions that you might have.

Why Nevena S Hougen chose Eastern Market

We love Capitol Hill and it is so convenient to all the sites in Washington DC. We are only one block to the Union Station Metro and Amtrak express train to New York. It takes less then 205minutes walking to get to National Monument, 10 min to Capitol Building, Library of Congress and Supreme Court. All tourist attractions are convenient and there is lots to do right here in the neighborhood. There is a lot of restaurants with great food, parks and is very safe, historic and family oriented. The neighbors are wonderful. It is located in the heart of the Capitol Hill historic district. Eastern Market is very close by where you can get fresh and organic food, art and vintage clothing,antique furniture , etc.

Location is perfect for anything you want to do in Washington DC and it’s a great jumping off point if you want to explore Virginia and Maryland.

What makes this house unique

By staying in our very cozy and charming home, you will get to experience what it is like really living in the Historic Nations Capital.

Amenities

Eastern Market House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • 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:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , King size bed, large closet, sitting area in bay window, TV
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen bed, opens onto second floor balcony/deck
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 bunk bed , Double bed with twin bunk bed
  • King bed in master bedroom Queen bed in 2nd bedroom Full size bed with twin bunk bed in 3rd bedroom Pull out sofa in living room (queen size bed)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • swimming

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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One Block from Union Station Metro & Walking to All Action & Tourist Attraction!
average rating of 4.703125 based on 64 reviews
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Great place to stay!

  • 4 of 5

The Blue House is very inviting. We especially loved sitting in the cooler evenings on the front porch, watching the world go by! Our two grandsons enjoyed having enough space where they could each do their own thing and the adults had plenty of space to stretch out as well. Great location, close to metro, restaurants, Union Station. Uber is super cheap and easy to use.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

We loved this house! Perfect location too!!

  • 5 of 5

Our son and his fiancé live here in Washington DC and got married at St Joseph's Catholic Church on Capital Hill. We were able to walk to the church!! It I s only a block from Uniin Station as well! The owners were very friendly and helpful! We will definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay in DC

  • 4 of 5

My 3 siblings and I thoroughly enjoyed our DC visit and staying at this property which is so ideally located near Union Station. The neighborhood is quite charming, quiet and we felt very safe. It was within a 5 minute walk to the Metro and .3 miles to a grocery store. The home was perfect for us, with spacious living area and good bath accommodations. We were pleased with our choice.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enjoyed our stay

  • 4 of 5

Good location. House worked well for us.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great location 1.5 blocks to Union Station

  • 4 of 5

We parked our cars at Union station for the entire visit and used the metro and city sights tour busses to get around. Use Big Bus not City Sights we wish we would have.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and more room than expected.. .

  • 4 of 5

Short walk to rains, bike renal , and groceries. I highly recommend this home for rent. Very clean.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Map

International Spy Museum
Newseum
Ben's Chili Bowl
Ford's Theatre
Zaytinya
Chinatown
U.S. National Arboretum
U Street
Verizon Center
Rasika
United States Navy Memorial
Five Guys
Capitol City Brewing Co.
Pavilion at the Old Post Office
Meridian Hill Park
ChurchKey
Pearl Dive Oyster Palace
La Tasca
La Loma Mexican Restaurant
"Just around the corner our favor spot!"
Nando's Peri Peri
El Centro D.F.
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Lima -- CLOSED
"Great night club with food bar!"
R.F.D. Washington
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
Russell Senate Office Building
National Postal Museum
U Street Music Hall
Fado Irish Pub
Rosa Mexicano - Penn Quarter
The Potomac River Washington DC
National Gallery Sculpture Garden and Ice Rink
Capitol Hill
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
The Capital Grille
House of the Temple
Union Station
Crisfield Sea Food Restaurant
Dickson Wine Bar
Sax Restaurant Lounge
Forever 21
Pret a manger
Franciscan Monastery
Eastern Market
B Smith's -- CLOSED
Art and Soul
Zengo DC
Thomas Jefferson Memorial
White House
Library of Congress
Washington Monument
Oval Room
Washington National Cathedral
"Awesome place!"
United States Mint
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Adams-Morgan
Georgetown
Eden Lounge DC
Busboys and Poets
The National Archives
National Portrait Gallery
9:30 Club
National Building Museum
The Wonderland Ballroom
Old Ebbitt Grill
Hard Rock Cafe
J. Edgar Hoover FBI Building
Oyamel
National Mall
"Cherries Blossoms! "
Lincoln Memorial
National Museum of the American Indian
"MUST SEE!"
Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial
"Cant miss this."
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Smithsonian National Zoological Park
Folger Shakespeare Library
Arlington National Cemetery
Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
Nearest Airport
2.8 Miles
Washington National Airport (Reagan)
Nearest Train
300 Metres
Union Station — Amtrak and MARC trains
Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $258
Additional Guest Fee $28 per person per night
Damage Deposit $200

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Reasonable offers will be considered.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.