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Location, Beauty & Free Parking On Capitol Hill!"""

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Sleeps 4, Fully-Furnished, Parking Spot, Close To Capitol, Metro And Smithsonian

Renovated in 2015 and beautifully decorated, this separate entrance carriage house has hardwood floors, high ceilings and everything you’ll need for your stay on the Hill. The bedroom has a four-posted queen-size bed, dresser, marble vanity and a cozy armchair. The French doors open onto a secret garden, the perfect place to enjoy breakfast. The bathroom is done in creamy Travertine with a large tiled shower. The great room has a day bed with a hidden pull-out trundle bed, two arm chairs, a ladder bar and a flat screen TV, and a multi-function antique table: Tucked into an alcove it’s the ideal space to eat a sandwich, work on your laptop or charge your electronics. At mealtime pull it away from the wall and pop up the sides for a table that seats six. Let us know how many bistro dining chairs you’ll need. Along the back wall the fully-outfitted kitchen has a full-size, 4 burner stove, sink, and 5 ft. refrigerator. Off-street parking for one car is included. There is no washer/dryer in the apartment but a laundromat is 7 blocks away.

Please note our other VRBO properties -- 601103 is just across the patio from the carriage house, and 1056814 is just down the street.

More Details

Property Manager
Hilary Benson
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Hilary Benson

The Kelly family is the second family to live in the main house, which was built in 1876 by Maj. Samuel Walker for his family.

Hilary Benson purchased this apartment in 1971

Why Hilary Benson chose Eastern Market

One of the premier properties on Capitol Hill, the carriage house, the stable and the east side of this Victorian house were completed in 1876. By 1886, Maj. Samuel Walker had more money and ten children so he added the west side of the house, the third floor and the porches in the style of Charles Eastlake, the English architect who simplified Victorian architecture and flattened its rounded gingerbread. All of the first floor ceilings—except the hall—are tin and so is a bedroom ceiling on the second floor.

What makes this apartment unique

One of the great pleasures of the main house is that it remains much as it was when first built. Modernizing was done slowly, with care and caution. On the chance that electricity was just a fad, Major Walker only electrified every other arm of the chandeliers in the living room and the study and left the others as gas jets. The gaslights still work--and so does the electricity.

Guestbook comments from the manager

What a wonderful stay. Perfect little carriage house that is beautifully appointed in a fantastic location (6min from Cannon)! I hope to stay there again.
Nov 2017
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Eastern Market Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The large bathroom has an enormous Travertine lined shower, as well as toilet and vanity. Plush towels, toiletries and a hair dryer are provided for guests' comfort.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • The bedroom has a wonderfully airy feel with the high ceiling that is throughout the rental and French doors that look out into your private garden. The comfortable queen bed is furnished with plenty of pillows, clean linens, and a cozy duvet. An elegant marble vanity with mirror, an antique dresser, and a comfortable armchair lend homelike touches. The large closet has plenty of space for hanging clothes and storing luggage, along with an iron and an ironing board.
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis


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average rating of 4.7325583 based on 126 reviews

Trip to Museums

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the carriage house and had a great time. Everything was well taken care of and the location was top notch. Beautiful neighborhood in walking distance to restaurants, Capitol Building and museums. So much better than staying in a hotel and more reasonable as well.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you loved your time here, Jessica & Zach. Capitol Hill is a wonderful neighborhood and we are so glad when visitors appreciate it too. All the best, Hilary & Marguerite
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Comfort in a lovely neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

The location offered everything we wanted in our visit. The rooms are spacious enough for our family of three and are very comfortable. A lovely stay.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Charlotte. I love Capitol Hill and am so pleased when Marguerite's guests do too. Please come again! Hilary
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This little carriage house in the Capitol Hill district is perfect for a couple visiting DC. .

  • 5 of 5

This place has it all—-proximity to much of DC, a secure and safe location, cleanliness and a parking spot. We didn’t move our car the entire time we were there. We either walked or Ubered everywhere. The carriage house is within easy walking distance to the Capitol, the Supreme Court, Library of Congress and Folger’s. It’s only a little over a mile to the National Mall. The carriage house itself is lovely. I loved the magnificent old doors with brass hardware. The kitchen is small, but certainly fine for preparing small snacks or sandwiches. There are many restaurant locations just a few blocks away. We didn’t meet Hilary, but she was very easy to work with via email and responded quickly to the one question I had. In short, it comes down to location, comfort and cleanliness. This place had it all. We would certainly rent here again.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Nancy, for your glowing review. I am so glad that you enjoyed the carriage house and location. Marguerite will be happy to have you stay again. All the best, Hilary
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Very quiet and classy in a great location

  • 5 of 5

The carriage house is wonderful and located in very beautiful, safe, quiet area. It's within walking distance to everything - the National Mall, museums, Capitol One arena, the public market and many great restaurants. The house was very clean with quality linens and a very comfortable mattress. There were eggs, milk, butter, croissants and a bottle of Prosecco in the refrigerator when we arrived! Very thoughtful and generous. Unfortunately we could not enjoy the garden because it was very cold when we visited but I'm sure it's lovely during the other seasons. Check in and check out was easy. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay, Tom. We look forward to having you back any time. All the best, Hilary & Marguerite
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Great place to stay

  • 4 of 5

I stayed for 4 nights with my grandson. This place is a great place to stay. Clean, neat, comfortable and in a wonderful neighborhood. Would stay again.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, John. We are so glad that you and your grandson enjoyed the carriage house. I'm also glad that we were able to get that teddy bear & blanket back home! All the best, Hilary
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The Carriage House worked perfectly for our week visiting Washington D. C. The location was great!

  • 4 of 5

The Carriage House was perfect for the two of us during our week long visit to D. C We were able to get groceries we needed at a nearby market and fix breakfast each morning. The location was close to Union Station where we boarded several tours and a safe walk there and back. We walked all over the city, to the museums, monuments, the Capitol, and Supreme Court. The Carriage House worked well for us. The bed was comfortable, the towels were large, plush, and plentiful. We felt very safe in and around the property. Our experience was very nice. We would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Cynthia! We are so glad that you enjoyed the apartment and the neighborhood. Please come again. Hilary & Marguerite
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Nearest Airport
5.9 Miles
Ronald Reagan National Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Union Pub
Nearest Golf
3.4 Miles
East Potomac Golf Course & Driving Range
Nearest Train
0.6 Miles
Union Station
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Cafe Berlin
Nearest Ski
80.9 Miles
Ski Liberty
Nearest Beach
120 Miles
Rehoboth Beach, DE
Car: not necessary

The carriage house is located only a few blocks to the east of the U.S. Capitol building. You could spend all your time in our neighborhood -- Capitol Hill -- eating, window shopping, poking into galleries and exploring. But the National Mall parkland, Smithsonian museums and national monuments are just a stone's throw away. You can't be better situated to explore all that DC has to offer.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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