|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
Property was well kept with All the comforts of home. I appreciated the parking too.
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.
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.
Loved it. Everything was taken care of ahead of time and as advertised. Could not recommend more highly.
Had everything we needed. Very comfortable stay. Very close to markets, restaurants, etc. And, we walked almost everywhere. Highly recommend!
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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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|cleaning fee||$75 + Tax|