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Location, Beauty & Free Parking On Capitol Hill!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

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
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 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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Amenities

Eastern Market Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • 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 ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
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 -
(99 traveler reviews)

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Location, Beauty & Free Parking On Capitol Hill!
average rating of 4.6969695 based on 139 reviews
5

Capital Hill Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

Delightful stay, within walking distance to attractions and great nearby restaurants.

Owner and Hillary was extremely helpful when needed & a delight as well. Recommend for diner, The Cafe Berlin just north of the rental. You are two blocks from the Supreme Court/Library of Congress. We will stay there again.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad that you enjoyed your stay Frank. The carriage house is in a wonderful location. I love Cafe Berlin too! Hilary
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CHATTANOOGA, TN
3

Easily a 4 star with some TLC

  • 3 of 5

Loved the location! Place was clean on the inside and comfortable. Good parking. However the courtyard entry was filled with dead plants, a broken grill and other clutter. The secret garden was not really a USABLE outdoor space due to neglect and more clutter. The shower had some easily removable mold.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

very nice place and accommodating hosts

  • 4 of 5

This location is wonderful and the owners/hosts are very flexible i.e. early and late check-ins if no overlaps. They are very prompt to get back to you with any questions or concerns.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

A nice place on Capital Hill

  • 4 of 5

I stayed here with my daughter and her two small children. The place is in a perfect location to Capital Mall. They call it Capital Hill for a reason, it's a walk up the hill to get back to the place from the mall. If you don't have a stroller to contend with then no big deal. But even with the stroller we pulled that hill just fine. The kitchen is small but we managed to prepare most of our meals there. We didn't get a chance to spend time in the hidden garden because we were on the mall most of the time and it was so hot that when we got home we enjoyed the coolness of the inside. The garden was in need of some attention but as I said it was hot so maybe that is why. It's a quiet nice place to stay and rest for the next day of adventures in DC.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Auburn, MI
5

Very nice, good location.

  • 5 of 5

Good proximity to Union station. Quiet neighborhood. Everything worked in apartment. Friendly hosts.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

The carriage house was very comfortable with plenty of room for my husband and I.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay and as we were attending a conference did not have a chance to take advantage of the private outdoor space. The small kitchen area was well stocked. The location is excellent with several restaurant options nearby. It was definitely an advantage to have a parking space come with the unit.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad that you enjoyed the apartment and found the parking space convenient, Margaret. This is a great location for visiting all that Washington has to offer!
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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

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100

Manager'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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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