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Ground Level Apartment Close Proximity To Metro Station

Bedrooms 2
Space 915 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6

Safe & secure Ground level apt in owner occupied duplex, close to the Benning Rd Metro Station (3 min walk Maximum) that is serviced by both the Blue & Silver lines. it is a 13 minute trip to the Capitol Building and 15 minutes to the Smithsonian directly without having to make a transfer! The Blue line train also goes to Reagan National Airport while guest can connect to a shuttle bus to Dulles International Airport via the Silver line at the Whiele Reston Station. Also close to the apt is Metro Bus #96/97 which route covers both the Capitol Building, Union Station and further away; the National Cathedral.

The apt is completely furnished for both short term and long term guest. There is a fully operational (gas stove, fridge & microwave) small kitchen also included are small appliances such as a rice cooker, waffle maker and blender in addition to the standard coffee maker and electric kettle for the tea lovers, however there is no dishwasher!

The Living room can double as comfortable sleeping accommodation with a full size futon. or guest can simply use the available WIFI or watch TV.

The larger of the two bedrooms is airy and relaxing with a queen size bed with memory foam padding, the smaller bedroom has a full size bed with a down padding for comfort, it is bright and cheerful and overlook the enclosed backyard with its profusion of flowers in Spring and an abundance of wild birds. All the bedroom windows are dressed with heavy drapes to allow guest to sleep in if they wish.

The apt also has a washer (with detergent), dryer and ironing board and iron to help make the guest look their best!

Guest also has access to hair dryers, a first aid kit and miscellaneous toiletries and supplies including additional towels and linens to make their stay less stressful.

Guest can control the heating and air-condition system to their own comfort

and are welcomed to utilize the gas grill in the enclosed backyard or dine alfresco, weather remitting of course.

More Details

Wayne Toy Him
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 16, 2017

About Wayne Toy Him

A creative and energetic self employed armchair traveler who enjoys living in Washington DC and exploring not only the well know sites but it's many hidden gems, want and willing to share them with all! I enjoy coffee, wine and good company!

Wayne Toy Him purchased this apartment in 2001

Why Wayne Toy Him chose District of Columbia (Washington DC)

Proximity to Metro! The area (not DC nicest) may lack charm, a distinct personality and trendy spots but that 2 minute walk to the Benning Metro Station overshadows any lack of aesthetics!

Estimated time by Metro from the Apt to the following destinations:

Destinations are all on the Blue and Silver lines, no transferring required!

6 minutes to Eastern Market: Restaurant District of Capitol Hill and Barrack Row.

8 minutes to Capitol South: the Library of Congress, the Capitol Building and the Supreme Court.

14 Minutes to the Smithsonian Station: Freer Museum, Shackler Gallery & the Smithsonian Castle

18 minutes to Farragut West: the White House, the Renwick Gallery & DAR Constitution Hall and Museum.

For more information visit;WWW.WMATA

What makes this apartment unique

Me, the host/guide living in the upstairs apt, will to offer assistance to making my guest visit enjoyable and stress free.Flexible arrival and departure time

Guestbook comments from the owner

The three of us thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Wayne''s apartment. We were delighted to find that there was dinner waiting for us when we arrived after a long day of travel. Wayne also stocked the refrigerator and cabinets so that we had coffee and breakfast foods. The apartment is very near to the Benning Rd. Metro Station making it easy to go anywhere in DC. Wayne has thought of every you might need - cooking pans and utensils, dishes, glassware, towels, toiletries, even an umbrella. This is the best HomeAway rental ever. Thanks Wayne!
Apr 2016
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Capitol View Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 915 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Budget
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Small, with tub/shower mixture, ample hot water, tidy and clean, shampoo, conditioner and liquid bath soap provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
  • Uncluttered bedrooms
  • Books ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
The apt is approximate 13 minutes away by Metro to the Smithsonian Metro Station.I am available to help make your visit to DC stress free with suggestions and recommendations.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(52 traveler reviews)

Ground Level Apartment Close Proximity To Metro Station
average rating of 4.75 based on 53 reviews

Amazing trip!

  • 5 of 5

Wayne is an amazing host! When we arrived, he was waiting for us and provided all information we needed. He even got us some fried chicken and had the essentials(eggs, toast, milk, bread, etc.) in the fridge! He had metro cards ready for us and gave us instructions on how to load them. The apartment was everything we needed! It has a nice living room area with chairs and a couch/futon if you need it. The beds are extremely comfortable! The back patio has a nice area with a garden. The second day we had questions on where a store would be and all we to do is knock and Wayne was there to help. We used the Subway everyday to get where we needed to go and it was just a short walk. This is an amazing location if you don't want to drive and deal with traffic! I would recommend Wayne and his apartment to anyone! If I could give it more stars, I would! Thanks for everything Wayne! You made our stay very enjoyable!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Worked for us!

  • 5 of 5

As a family of five, this apartment worked well for us. It is economical, and Wayne is an awesome host who greets you at the train station, surprises you with goodies and is quick to meet your needs. You will see other comments about the area which we had zero issues with. All the neighbors said hello, the apartment is secure. We patronized the local Denny's, wing place, liquor store and local grocery store for a few supplies we needed. I would not venture around too late after it gets dark but since the train station is so close, even if you come back a little late, as we did, it's just a quick walk and you are home. On another note, we ate at We the Pizza and Teds Bulletin and love them both. Teds is great for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The staff is great, the food was amazing and the local IPA and bar drinks were on point. Our trip was a lifetime experience and if we have the chance to return we would not hesitate to stay at Wayne's place.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy Apartment With Easy Access to the Metro and All the DC Sights

  • 5 of 5

We arrived very late on our first night and the host had prepared a rotisserie chicken with a delicious homemade sauce. He also had salad and fresh fruit waiting. This delicious meal after our long journey was very kind and greatly appreciated. The apartment has 2 bedrooms and 1 bath with a fully furnished kitchen. He has a brand new grill in the back yard that came in very hand this week. The apartment has hardwood throughout. Both beds are extremely comfortable and made for a good nights sleep after each day's adventures. The host had Metro passes ready to go and actually walked me to the nearby Metro station the first day to show me how to use the Metro(the Metro station is approximately 200 yards from the apartment). He also gave me instructions on finding the closest grocery store and asked if I needed anything else. I haven't needed to use my car since my arrival. In addition to the Metro passes, our host has provided umbrellas and coolers for packing picnic lunches. The apartment is furnished with a full washer and dryer for our use as well. In the end, this charming, well-furnished apartment was the perfect place to stay on our adventure to Washington, DC. Thank you to our generous and kind host!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing time

  • 5 of 5

Wayne was great ! He helped us put money on the metro cards which he supplies. He was very helpful about all the sights to see. His place is very convenient to picking up the metro,only two blocks away! He has everything you will need for your stay! There was plenty of breakfast items and he even fixed us a snack our first night before we ordered dinner. Everything is labeled. and it was easy to get a hold of him. We would definitely stay again. This is a perfect place for a family or for a group of friends!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place, close to metro!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Wayne's was great. The rooms are cozy, the place is a 3 minute walk to the metro, and Wayne is a superb host. He has reading material on D.C., metro cards for you to reload and use, and a lot of suggestions for how to get around and see the city. He also has board games, snacks and food in the fridge, toiletries and first aid items in the restroom, an iron + ironing board, etc. You name it, Wayne's got it! Although this place is not in downtown D.C., it is well worth the stay!

*In case you wonder about the art when you are there- they are all Wayne originals! A truly talented artist.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Served our purpose.

  • 3 of 5

While the apartment is old, in an old neighborhood, it was clean and the owner went out of his way to make it a great stay. It's not "up-scaled" but it did serve our purpose. Because of the location, however, you will not want to be out after dark or be alone on the street. Wayne, the owner, lives in an apartment just above this property so if you need something, he can address the issue quickly. The Metro is very close which is a plus but a car is best if you wish to shop at a large, fully-stocked, grocery store or go to a nice restaurant. We also used a car to see Washington's home and the Air-Space Museum at Dulles. The Metro was great getting us back and forth to the "Mall" and all the buildings and memorials there, and to the Arlington Memorial in VA.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Nearest Airport
11.05 Miles
Ronald Reagan National Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Potomac Ave Metro
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
langston Hughes
Nearest Train
3.5 Miles
Amtrak at Union Station
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Car: not necessary

Denny's Restaurant and a 7 11 convenience store are near to the apt, also the Shrimp Boat Plaza,plus a well stocked liquor shop in a not too great location. There is a great variety of restaurants and bars available in the trendy Capitol Hill/Barracks Row Area at the Eastern Market Metro, an 8 min trip away!


Rates & Availability

Capitol View Apartment Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $30

No pets, sorry

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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