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Location & Beauty On Capitol Hill!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Sleeps 4, Fully-Furnished Apt, 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.


Property Manager
Hilary Benson
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
June 26, 2017

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 Washington

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

Location is excellent, easy access to metro rail stations at Eastern Market, Capitol South or Union Station. The dedicated parking space was the selling point for us. After driving to DC we never used our car while there, having it off the street was a huge plus. Apartment is clean, it was a little smaller than we hoped for the four of us but we made it work for the limited time we spent there. If we return to DC we would request another stay if available.
Mar 2017
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Amenities

Capitol Hill Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • 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 ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(66 traveler reviews)

Location & Beauty On Capitol Hill!
average rating of 4.742424 based on 104 reviews
5

Excellent location. Walk to the Capitol in 10 minutes. Good restaurants within walking distance.

  • 5 of 5

Nice cozy place for two of us. Wonderful owners a few steps away in their own home. Friendly hostess with many stories about D.C. Loved the place.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ursula -- we are so glad you had a great stay in Washington and enjoyed the carriage house. Please come again any time. Hilary & Marguerite
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5

Close to the Capital. Met the sisters and were very informative of the area.

  • 5 of 5

Met the sisters of the owner and were very informative of the area.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you had a good stay in Washington, Steve! Hilary & Marguerite
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5

Perfect for our needs!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was wonderful! We walked to the Capitol building from here and left the car parked. Everything we needed was available in the unit. We had a great trip. Highly recommend this unit.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you had a great visit to Washington and enjoyed the carriage house! Please come again. Hilary & Marguerite
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5

Excellent place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We loved this place. Great location. We took advantage of the Metro, walking back and forth to the Union Station. Easy to walk for groceries and to restaurants. We felt the neighborhood was safe for walking at night. We would try to book this place again when returning to D.C.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Thank you. We totally enjoyed our stay. Very convenient to where we needed to be.

  • 4 of 5

Property was well kept with All the comforts of home. I appreciated the parking too.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Faith. We are so happy that you enjoyed Washington and the carriage house. Please come again any time. Hilary & Marguerite
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5

great location, comfortable property

  • 5 of 5

It was only a mile to the Smithsonians, which was perfect for us. There was a comfortable bed, futon/couch/bed, dining room table w/chairs, and easy chairs. Very clean; beginning supplies left in refrigerator. Highly recommend! One of the big assets is also a parking place; we left our car for the entire week and walked. In an area where parking is a premium, this was great. Lots of good restaurants within walking distance.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

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.

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Rates & Availability

Capitol Hill Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$169
$1,100
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.5%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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