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Walk everywhere: ultra-convenient location steps to Capitol/Eastern Market

Bedrooms 1
Space 650 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

One bedroom English basement walking distance to Capitol

Light-filled English Basement one-bedroom apartment blocks from the Capitol and steps to historic Eastern Market, Eastern Market Metro, Barracks Row, and Lincoln Park. Easy access to public transportation, Capital Bikeshare, and much more.

Apartment features large living/dining room, fully-equipped kitchen with modern appliances, washer/dryer in unit, large bedroom with ample closet, and a small coat closet by the front door. Bedroom also has a large dresser and roll-away storage underneath the bed. If more than 2 people are staying, a queen-sized air mattress is available upon request for a small fee. Central air unit quietly provides both hot and cold air.

Don't miss the open air market at Eastern Market on the weekends, plus all of the Market's offerings from Tuesday through Sunday. Award-winning Barracks Row is just a couple blocks away as well featuring nationally-recognized restaurants and boutique shopping.

Also easy walking to the Capitol, Supreme Court, and Library of Congress, plus all the House and Senate buildings. Just a few blocks further- or a short metro ride- and you have all of the National Mall at your disposal, including the Smithsonian museums, National Portrait Gallery, and the monuments.

Please keep in mind that, since this is a basement unit, you will occasionally hear the friendly family upstairs and their friendly dog walking around (but not barking), and that they will occasionally hear you.

More Details

Elby Godwin
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 20, 2017

About Elby Godwin

I've lived on this block for over 10 years now, and also work in the neighborhood. On a daily basis, I enjoy the easy access to so many places that this location provides. I currently live just up the street from this property.

Elby Godwin purchased this apartment in 2004

Why Elby Godwin chose District of Columbia (Washington DC)

This property makes it easy to get just about anywhere in the area. You are steps to the Capitol, the House and Senate office buildings, the Library of Congress, Supreme Court, Union Station, Eastern Market, and Barracks Row, plus a metro stop at Eastern Market as well. This is a family-friendly neighborhood, and it's easy to see that many residents value the Capitol Hill neighborhood.


Southeast Washington Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom includes queen-size bed, full closet, plus full-size dresser and additional storage underneath the bed.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

Walk everywhere: ultra-convenient location steps to Capitol/Eastern Market
average rating of 4.64 based on 25 reviews

Perfect location and place for an active couple

  • 5 of 5

This is a great place to stay and see the D.C. Sites if you like to walk and are in good shape. We walked almost everywhere and loved it. We did take the metro to Arlington Cemetery, but wewalked back with site seeing along the way. The place was clean and well supplied with essentials. Having the washer and dryer was super convenient. There are great restaurants and the Eastern Market nearby to get groceries. It is not a fancy place but had everything we wanted. We don't look for fancy. We look for location and certain things in the place itself (wifi, kitchen, laundry). This place was perfect for us.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good experience

  • 4 of 5

Clean, comfortable, and well located. Just what we needed.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Houston, TX

Perfect location for those without a car who wish to visit Capitol Hill

  • 4 of 5

For those who plan to visit the Capitol and museums along the Mall this location is wonderful. The house is about 3-4 blocks from the Eastern Market Metro (no need to rent a car if flying into Reagan National), 2 blocks from the Eastern Market (upscale delis and weekend farmers market) and only blocks from an assortment of good eateries including Le Pain Quotidien Capitol Hill, District Taco and more. We did not have time to try them all. Lincoln Park is a short 4 blocks away. The accommodation has WIFI, cable TV, full kitchen and bath. The bathroom door latch can stick if the door is shut completely and the latch mechanism needs to be lub'd or replaced. We would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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stockton, california, usa

Good location and helpful host

  • 4 of 5

Close to eastern market restaurants and shopping. Walk to capital and museums. Comfortable and well located

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, good amenities

  • 4 of 5

We spent 11 days at 25 8th St SE and really enjoyed the neighborhood especially Eastern Market. The apartment had a very well equipped kitchen and very comfortable bed. The location allowed us to walk to the Capitol and Union Station if we wished but the metro and Circulator bus were so accessible that we used them a lot. Thank you, Elby, for the welcome bottle of wine.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Great location & host

  • 5 of 5

My high school daughter and I came for spring break. The location was so perfect, blocks from Eastern Market & Metro. We got to everything we needed so easily.

The kitchen was well stocked for cooking. The bed was comfortable and there was a blow up mattress for my daughter. There was DISH for the few times we were actually inside.

Elby was a great host and all our instructions were clear. He even kept me posted about the snowstorm that hit the day before we arrived and made sure the steps were well salted forvour safety.

We will stay here again if we come back to D.C.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Nearest Airport
5.5 Miles
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
Nearest Train
0.3 Miles
Eastern Market Metro
Car: not necessary

Steps to U.S. Capitol, Supreme Court, Library of Congress, and historic Eastern Market. A 5-minute walk to the Metro station gives you access to the Smithsonians, National Archives, National Zoo, and virtually any other museum and site within DC. From a residential neighborhood to downtown in minutes. Be sure to visit the open air market at Eastern Market on the weekends, and don't miss the restaurants and shops on Barracks Row.


Rates & Availability

Southeast Washington Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring/Summer 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Jul 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Memorial Day Special
May 26 2017 - May 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
August 2017
Aug 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Winter 2017
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $120
Property Damage Protection $59

There will be a stricter cancellation policy over this time period.

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.

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