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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:
90%
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 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

Eastern Market 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

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average rating of 4.736111 based on 110 reviews
Henderson. NV
5

Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

I will re lock next year

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We look forward to having you back, Lonney! All the best, Hilary & Marguerite
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5

Comfortable, quiet, and convenient location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed three nights here, and thoroughly enjoyed its closeness to Capitol Hill and the Mall. It was a relatively short walk each morning to Union Station, where we found the Circulator Bus that loops through the Mall area with stops at the various Smithsonian museums and other monuments. There is also a small grocery store along the way, where we could buy food to cook in the kitchen. The kitchen is stocked with many pots and pans, along with plenty of utensils. Along with the electric stove, there is also a microwave.

The bed is very comfortable, but does dip a bit in the middle. That did not interfere with a good night's sleep, however. The courtyard is pretty, but unable to use it as the wrought-iron furniture was uncomfortable with no cushions.

For convenience and quiet, we would recommend the Carriage House when you visit D.C.

Malcolm & Bernadette Cameron

Deerfield, New Hampshire

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Memphis, TN
4

Great Location.

  • 4 of 5

If you are planning a trip to D.C. and you want to be close to the action, this carriage house is the perfect location. Less than 1/2 a mile away is the Capital, the Supreme Court, and the Library of Congress. All three sites are magnificent, especially the Library of Congress. The accommodations were very nice. The trundle bed is in need of a mattress replacement. The air conditioning works great. Also, before arriving definitely research dining options. D.C. has plenty of good restaurants. If you like to ride bikes, a map of the Capital Bikeshare locations is a must. This can save you lots of steps and provide you an interesting vantage point of our nation's Capital. Don't forget to catch the Metro at Union Station. Not only is Union Station a beautiful building, it is a perfect gateway to the Pentagon and Arlington cemetery.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Just what we wanted and needed!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 (both children less than 12) were very comfortable in the Carriage House for four nights. Essentially, we parked our vehicle on Sunday and did not move it again until we left Thursday morning. We walked to the historical sites and facilities from one end of the National Mall to the other. The kitchen facilities were greatly appreciated as we had breakfast before we headed out each day and were able to have supplies for taking lunch with us. The "hidden garden" behind the Carriage House was lovely for early morning. We hope to stay here again as we still have more sites we'd like to see!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Berkeley Heights, New Jersey
4

Wonderful Location Near Capitol Hill

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this lovely carriage house near Capitol Hill. A grocery store and several excellent restaurants are about a 10 minute walk away as is Union Station. Having a parking spot is a real plus if you have to move your car. The Capitol, the Washington Monument, and all of the memorials are also near but we recommend bringing your bicycle if you can which makes getting around quicker and less tiring than walking, especially if you plan a trip in the summer. The carriage house is in a perfect location and the neighborhood is lovely.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Convenient and charming.

  • 5 of 5

The location can't be beat. The neighborhood is quiet, picturesque, walkable and safe. It is an easy, pleasant walk to the capitol, Supreme Court and Library of Congress. If you wish to connect with tour busses, Amtrak, rental cars and the like, it is an even shorter walk to Union Station. We did not have a car and did not need one. We stayed in the carriage house and it was plenty big enough for a family. It had a small kitchen with all the appliances, including a dishwasher. French doors in the bedroom opened onto a large and charming patio and garden. We could not have been more pleased.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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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

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

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