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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 2 days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
May 23, 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 District of Columbia (Washington DC)

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

Stanton Park Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
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 -
(62 traveler reviews)

Location & Beauty On Capitol Hill!
average rating of 4.725806 based on 100 reviews
Central Coast of California
5

We found the apartment to be perfect for the two of us! Good walking distance to sights.

  • 5 of 5

One of best things about this rental was we walked everywhere. The curculator bus system near Union Station was a 10 minute walk and it circles around the mall. The cost is $1. Seniors are 50 cents. We bought supplies for breakfast at Whole Foods 7 blocks away and the owner provided us with a pull cart. Lunch was a sandwich out and there are dinner places nearby. We took several Lyft rides and found each driver to be prompt and awesome! Highly recommend! The bed was very comfortable and also comfy seating in the main room. The property manager is most helpful and available. The property owner is a true delight! Thank you Marguerite!

  • Submitted: May 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Cindy. I am so glad that you enjoyed yourselves here. It was lovely to meet you. Please come stay with us again. All the best, Marguerite
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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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4

Would definitely stay again.

  • 4 of 5

Nice and cozy place. Very close to union station and transit hub. Quiet neighborhood with lots of security around. Clean place. Close to shopping. 6 blocks from Union Station. Lovely outdoor sitting area

Nice and quiet.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed the carriage house, Ken. Please come again. Hilary & Marguerite
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Kalamazoo
5

Great location, neighborhood, and amenities. Attention to details was fantastic.

  • 5 of 5

Loved it. Everything was taken care of ahead of time and as advertised. Could not recommend more highly.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you David! We're so glad that you loved the carriage house. Please come again any time. Hilary & Marguerite
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5

Very comfortable and so close to the Capitol and Mall

  • 5 of 5

Had everything we needed. Very comfortable stay. Very close to markets, restaurants, etc. And, we walked almost everywhere. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review Gary. We are so glad you had such a good stay in the carriage house. We hope to have you back on day! Hilary & Marguerite
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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

Stanton Park Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Manager accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$169
$1,100
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.5%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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