The space is a newly refurbished English basement suite in the ground floor of our home, with a private entrance and private rear patio. Although we are fairly new to VRBO, we are experienced hosts and have excellent reviews on another platform. Great location, one block to Eastern Market Metro and short walk to the Capitol. Keypad entry for easy check-in. Amenities for business and leisure travelers, including coffee, tea, soap, shampoo/conditioner, wifi, washer/dryer, etc. Great neighborhood for kids. All bed linens and towels are provided. More details below.
Entry - There are a few steps down to enter the apartment. The front door has a keyless lock and the code is provided a few days before check-in.
Bedroom - The separate bedroom is located in the rear of the suite with queen size bed, closet, dresser, and nightstand. Plenty of pillows, extra sheets and comforters. There is a handheld garment steamer in the dresser, and an iron and ironing board in the closet. Access to the private patio, which is for your exclusive use, is through the bedroom.
Bathroom - Walk in shower (no bathtub). We provide guests with Avalon Organics lavender shampoo, conditioner, and shower gel. We also have a hairdryer, and a small selection of other toiletries, such as hand soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, moisturizer, and razors. Plenty of towels. Please note, you access the bathroom through the bedroom.
Living room - Comfortable queen size sofa bed from Room and Board; wet bar (see description below); 32 inch television with Netflix, cable channels; small dining table and chairs; closet.
Wet bar - Please note that our suite does not have a full kitchen (no stove or oven), but we have a new small fridge, microwave, new toaster, dishwasher, new Nespresso VertuoLine coffee and espresso maker (with coffee pods provided - great coffee!), new DeLonghi electric kettle, french press, and plates/cups/glasses/silverware/etc. We have a gas grill in the backyard for your exclusive use. We will have a small selection of snacks and drinks waiting for you. And of course there are many great restaurants nearby!
Additional amenities - There is also a new washer and dryer in the suite, with detergent provided. Wifi available throughout the space. The space has separate air conditioning and heat, with remote control access from the unit. We have umbrellas you can borrow during your stay. And a yoga mat!
Back patio - You'll have exclusive access to the back patio that is furnished with a table and chairs and a gas grill.
The neighborhood - Our home is located in the heart of Capitol Hill. It is on a tree-lined street two blocks from the restaurants and shops of Barracks Row on 8th Street. It is a short walk to Eastern Market which has an outdoor farmer's market on weekends and Tuesdays. Restaurants on Pennsylvania Avenue are a few short blocks away. It is an easy walk to the US Capitol, Supreme Court and other government office buildings. We are one block from the Eastern Market Metro stop, and a very short ride on the train from the attractions on the National Mall including the Air and Space Museum, Natural History Museum, Washington Monument and other points of interest. If you'd like to bicycle, there is a Capitol Bikeshare rack located one block away at Eastern Market.
Parking - We can provide you with a parking pass that will allow you to park on the street.
For families - This is a great neighborhood for kids. There is a playground across the street, and another a few blocks away. There are many kid-friendly restaurants nearby. We have a pack & play with sheets for your use during your stay. We also have a few scooters and helmets. Netflix has a good selection of kids' programming.
Arrival/Check-In - We have a keyless lock, and will provide you with the code a few days before arrival. Check in is anytime after 3 pm, and check-out is by noon. If you are arriving early or leaving late, you may store your bags in our storage area. Please let us know when booking, and we'll make the arrangements.
Please note - We live upstairs with two young children. Although the kids are usually asleep by 8:30 pm, you will hear us upstairs in the mornings and early evenings during the week, and on the weekends during the day. We also have two cats upstairs but they are never in the suite. No large groups or parties. No smoking on the premises.