|Space||850 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||3 - 4 nights|
Large, spacious English Basement Studio with open floor is part of the Capital Hill Historic District and one of DC's great neighborhoods Close to everything. Get anywhere in the city with ease -- only one block from Union Station (Red Line Metro stop). 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 a full-size eat-in kitchen that is a separate room from the living area. The kitchen has granite countertops, a full-size sink, and full-size appliances (not the mini versions found in many studio and basement units), including a dishwasher. The kitchen has a table that comfortably sits four.
The living area is a large open space that is carpeted. Half of the space is a nice sized living room and the other half is the bedroom area. In the sleeping area there is a queen size bed, full closet and dressers for clothes and storage. There is a sitting area next to the window near the bed that has a nice desk if you need to do work or be on the computer.
The other half of the open space is the living room, which has a large comfortable futon, a couple nice chairs, and the TV. There is a bay window off of the living area that faces toward the street. The futon can be folded down to comfortably sleep 2 more people (in addition to the queen bed).
NOTE: If you are interested in a larger space or additional space, please see the listing for the main part of the row house (VRBO listing #575404).
There is a full size bathroom with tub and shower. Unfortunately the studio does not have a clothes washer or dryer. There is a dry-cleaner with laundry service two blocks away.
We have wifi internet and the TV has the DirecTV expanded package with HBO and Showtime -- parental controls available). The TV is also connected to the internet for easy ordering of NetFlix movies.
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 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.
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.
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 25 minutes 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.
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. Enjoy this one-of-a-kind 850-sq.ft. studio outfitted with all the modern conveniences, steps from the vibrant life of Capitol Hill with its restaurants, clubs, shops, art galleries, historical monuments and buildings. This studio has a brand-new furniture, mattress , pilows, sheets. New doors and screen, new flooring, kitchen table, Large TV & etc. . You will have easy access to everything in Washington DC and live in a real neighborhood full of spice and culture with students, artists, politicians and young families of different ethnicities and backgrounds.
Folks, this is the ONLY way to do DC! We had initially explored staying at a decent hotel in Alexandria, Fairfax, etc and just hopping the train each day to DC for our family trip. When we determined that that degree of reliance on public transportation was not for us, we discovered this place on VRBO. We could not have been happier! A short 1-block walk to Union Station, and jumping onto the $1/pp Circulator bus to all the major spots along the Mall was super easy. My wife and I and our 4 kids (9, 8, 5, and 18 mo) easily walked to the Capitol and back one day as well. There are shops and restaurants nearby, and the neighborhood feel is so cool. You are literally living like a local for the time you are there! I found a cheap ($12/day) surface lot to park in about 4 blocks away, and we didn't use the car at all while we were in town. The apartment itself was very comfy, bed, pull-out bed, and futon slept all of us very comfortably. Kitchen was well apportioned, as we fixed all dinners at the apartment. No noise concerns from the house upstairs, plenty of hot water for showers, lots of linens, plush towels, etc. Very clean as well. We could not have asked for a better place to stay for our DC trip. Hope it's available the next time we look to head to DC.
Very clean, cozy apartment. Close to the Metro station in a great neighborhood. Tree lined, brick sidewalks and old fashioned, brick faced brownstone houses. You would never guess you were only a block away from the hustle-bustle. The two block stroll to the coffee shop and pub made it very convenient. Very quiet and comfortable. I look forward to our next trip.
There is NOT a better location for DC sight seeing! Very safe and comfortable neighborhood with everything within walking distance.
Location aside, I give the property 3 stars for the following reasons. Bathroom needs updated and borders on dirty. Tub needs replaced. Furniture is worn out and there is not really much comfortable seating. Tables and chairs wobble. Carpet could use some cleaning or replaced. Kitchen was good and had plenty of space. Outside porch light wasn't working making entry at night more difficult.
All in all it was 3 stars, neighborhood and neighbors were very quiet, no problems. A little TLC would have pushed it to 4.5 stars.
My husband, three girls and I had a great stay in this sweet and clean basement apartment. The kitchen and living/sleeping area were just as advertised. We had all the space we needed for dinners and sleeping. Also the location is wonderful!! Every morning we walked a couple of blocks to get on the Circulator bus (at $1 a ride you cannot go wrong) and visited the museums and monuments. We would not hesitate to rent this place again.
This apartment was 5 minute walk from Union Station and 15 from Capitol. Coffee shop, grocery store, and fantastic little Italian restaurant all nearby. There was also street parking available (on the weekends you don't have to move your car every 2 hours). Apartment itself had great little kitchen and all the amenities you would need. My husband and I look forward to our next trip to D.C. and will be staying here again.
Eastern Market, Barracks Row, Washington DC Smithsonian Museums & Mall, Air & Space Museum, Newseum, Holocaust Memorial Museum, Department of Treasury, Library of Congress,Senate Offices, White House, Supreme Court, Washington Monument, National Archives, Arlington Cemetery, University of Maryland, Catholic University, Thomas Jefferson Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Library of Congress, Capitol Building, White House,Folger Shakespeare Library, Business District, Georgetown, Annapolis, Inner Harbor Baltimore Maryland, Six Flags, Baltimore Aquarium, Rock Creek National Park,National Children's Museum,National Museum of American History, Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Glen Echo Park,Six Flags,Wolf Trap National Park and just many more fun places and thing to do.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Mar 1 2017 - Sep 18 2017
4 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
Rates are subject to change until resevation is confirmed. Cancellation policy 100% more then 60 days before check-in date.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.