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Serene Penthouse Suite Of Elegant Capitol Hill Home - Sleeps 4

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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About the property

2 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Sleeps 4

Best location in DC, on one of the city's most elegant streets with a direct view of the Capitol, our Victorian home is also near the Supreme Ct, The Mall, Eastern Market, metro, great restaurants, and Union Station. Private, quiet, one bedroom with queen bed, library/second bedroom with luxury leather sofa/platform bed, whirlpool tub & separate shower.

Guests will have use of the entire third floor of this 1894 brick row house. Both bedroom and library/second bedroom (with luxury, queen-size leather fold-out platform bed) have closets with built ins, and a separate hall closet is outfitted with a refrigerator, microwave, toaster, and coffee maker.

Primary bedroom also has a table and chairs for guest dining. Both bedroom and library have screens for watching videos/dvds. (No television/cable is available.) Luxury marble bathroom has whirlpool bathtub, separate glass-enclosed shower, and TV screen to watch videos or listen to music.

Owners have an Aero bed for families that need more sleeping arrangements. Our adorable Basset Hound will not have access to the third floor during guests' stay.

Parking: DC is better toured without a car but for guests with a car, there is unrestricted street parking only on weekends. Owners will lend guests their private parking space directly behind the house, in enclosed back yard, for $15 per night.

Check in: After 3 p.m. Check out: 11:00 a.m. Hosts will make every effort to accommodate guests' arrival and departure but this is the general rule. You may keep your bags here upon arrival in the city if check in is not yet available. Similarly, if you need to store your bags here for several hours until your plane departs, that's fine, too. Thank you.

*In cases where two guests occupy both beds/rooms, the $50 extra person charge will be assessed.

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Rhonda Sonnenberg
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
January 4, 2017


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

Serene Penthouse Suite Of Elegant Capitol Hill Home - Sleeps 4
average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews

We would book this property again

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our visit to Washington DC and our gracious hosts. The property was charming, clean, nicely appointed, and very well located to the Capitol, DC nearby Metro rail service and restaurants. We would have not problem encouraging others to book this property.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ray and friend were delightful guests, interesting, warm, always interesting, and tidy. I'm so glad you chose our home for your DC base. Thanks so much!!
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Very pleasant stay in a great location

  • 5 of 5

Rhonda is a lovely host and made us feel very comfortable. Her home is lovely. The bathroom is exquisite. The bed and pillows were very comfortable and we very much enjoyed our stay. The location is within convenient walking distance to many restaurants, parks, tourist sites and metro stations. I would recommend very much and possibly stay there again!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Laurel, you and your family were wonderful guests. I thank you for the kind words and am glad you found me!!
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This place was BEAUTIFUL and convenient to everything we wanted to visit, food and the National Mall

  • 5 of 5

Everything about our stay was wonderful. Rhonda made us feel at home and our teenage boys had a wonderful time here instead of a hotel. I would highly recommend this place to anyone in the DC area. It's walking (a lot of walking)distant to the National Mall, and many restaurant choices just blocks away.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Charles, you and your family were fantastic guests. I thank you so much for being so respectful of our home. Special complements to the two boys. And of course, their parents, who raised such well-mannered kids. Hope you'll come back to our Nation's great capitol and spend more time. Thanks again.
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  • 5 of 5

There isn't much to add to the reviews previously posted about this place, so I'll just reaffirm that if you are looking for a wonderful place to stay, extremely close to "the action" (i.e., The Mall) and with the most accommodating, personable hosts possible, then look no further than "The Penthouse". We could have spent our entire time in DC just talking to Rhonda and Bill (and fawning over Lafayette). Their place is an easy, ten-minute walk from the Capitol, Supreme Court, and Library of Congress (i.e., the eastern end of The Mall), and about a five-minute walk to the nearest Metro station and a host of restaurants. We will definitely stay here again when we next visit DC.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thom, you are too kind. We loved having you as much as you evidently enjoyed staying with us. We look forward to seeing you again. Thanks again!!! And have a great holiday and new year. Best, Rhonda
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You just must stay here if you can!

  • 5 of 5

I could not be happier with my stay with Rhonda and Bill. First and foremost they are consummate hosts. Charming people who made my stay in DC very special.

The apartment is wonderful. It is spacious, spotless and elegantly decorated. This location is ideal for exploring Washington DC. Just about every sight you want to see is nearby. The lovely, very walkable neighborhood includes several great restaurants only five minutes away. The Eastern Market is perfect for picking up some great deli style food.

The bed is very comfortable. The en suite would do any spa proud. You have a beautiful office/parlor with a great work desk and comfy leather couch. The little "kitchen" was just right. There was coffee, water, soda and a nice bottle of wine.

But back to the beginning. I felt like I was visiting old friends and I can't wait until I can bring Wendy back with me to meet Rhonda and Bill. (And of course Lafayette.) Thank you all for having me and I hope to see you again very soon.

So the bottom line... This is where to stay in Washington DC. You will absolutely love it.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rick, we can't wait til you return with your bride. We, too, felt like we were visiting with an old friend. You could not have been a more perfect guest. Thank you so much for staying with us and writing such kind words. All the best to you.
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The Hill's Top Choice

  • 5 of 5

Visiting relative that was right across the street so the location was ideal. Having hosts so personable and welcoming and accommodations that were actually as presented made the trip even more memorable. In addition, the places and restaurants recommended by the hosts did not disappoint. Plan to stay with Rhonda and Bill the very next opportunity we have to do so.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Steve, I'm so glad you had a great visit. Yes, luckily we are in your daughter's backyard. I always so enjoy when families are able to spend a meaningful time together, with our home as a base. We look forward to seeing you next time.
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Our home is five minutes by cab from Union Station and less than a ten-minute walk from Eastern Market metro.


Rates & Availability

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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

xtra person/night over 2 $50

Minimum Stay: Guests booking for three-night minimums are preferred.

Single or double occupancy in the same room: $180. More than two guests, an additional charge of $50 per person per night. For bookings of two guests that require sleeping accommodations in both rooms, there is additional charge of $50 for the second person per night. Check in is at 3 p.m., check out 11:00 a.m.

Check in: After 3 p.m. Check out: Noon. Hosts will make every effort to accommodate guests' arrival and departure but this is the general rule. You may keep your bags here upon arrival in the city if check in is not yet available. Similarly, if you need to store your bags here for several hours until your plane departs, that's fine, too. Thank you.

For guests staying a week or more, should you prefer, I will edit the terms of payment so that you can pay in two installments rather than all at once.

Guests have access to entire third floor of our private home, where we reside. Guests enter through front door of home and must be able to walk up two flights of carpeted stairs. We request that guests arrive the first night before 10 pm.

Homeowners work at home and love guests. Homeowner is 30+ year resident of Washington and has deep knowledge of museums, monuments, and restaurants.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Northeast Washington House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom has whirlpool bathtub and marble frameless glass shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Ultra comfortable platform bed inside high-end leather sofa
  • Bedroom is large and sunlit with queen bed and luxury bedding. A large closet has floor to ceiling built ins.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Video Library ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
If you're looking for an extremely convenient, comfortable stay in an elegant home near DC's major tourist sites, restaurants, and shopping, our Capitol Hill home offers everything you need.

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