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1-br Capitol Hill apt (Eastern Market)

1-br Capitol Hill apt (Eastern Market)

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Oct 31, 2014
Apartment, 1 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 6 Sleeps

*Price already includes 14.5% DC Lodging Tax. The pre-tax price is $179/night.*

We have nearly 130 reviews on this property. Contact me to read them.

We have a 600-sq-foot, 1-br furnished, English basement apartment on Capitol Hill (Eastern Market) in Washington, DC. It has its own ingress (front door) and egress (back door) and is located beneath our Capitol Hill rowhome. We're a family of five: two adults and our three recently-adopted foster children, ages 4, 5, and 8. As we live above the apartment, you will hear us -- and we will likely hear you. It is city-living! (Our story was highlighted in Aug. 2012 in The Washington Post.)

We're situated on a residential street that mixes city-life with residential-life. We're less than 1 block from the Eastern Market Metro (you can see it from the front door!), and 1-4 blocks from numerous restaurants, bars, coffeeshops, etc. (on Pennsylvania Ave., SE as well as 8th Street SE, aka 'Barracks Row'). We're 7 blocks from the US Capitol and the Library of Congress; about 6 blocks from the Washington Navy Yard (ask about the 10% Active Duty / Retired Military discount we offer); about 12 blocks from Nationals Stadium; and about 9 blocks from the Folger Shakespeare Library. The National Mall (Smithsonian Museums) is easily accessible: it's either 4 Metro stops away (exiting at Smithsonian Station), or hopping on any 30s bus (our favorite).

This apartment has a Walk Score® of 91/100, Walkers' Paradise.

Capitol Hill really only has one hotel in this area: Capitol Hill Hotel. Check its prices to determine whether our apartment would be a good deal for you. (Interestingly, if you visit the website of that hotel, one of the pictures that it prominently displays on its website is a string of about 6 homes on our block -- the pink one on the far left is ours!)

Parking would be on-street parking but generally we're always able to find a spot on our block. If you request it, we can provide you a visitor's parking pass that will allow you to park without fear of being ticketed/towed. Our neighborhood in particular has quite restrictive parking restrictions unless you live here or have the aforementioned visitor's parking pass.

Our house (not this apartment) generates 68% of the house's energy through the 14 solar panels on our roof (one of the first solar installations on Capitol Hill!). The apartment has CFLs, a dual-flush toilet, Pella windows, and a Nest Learning Thermostat. Additionally, the electricity is sourced from local wind farms through Clean Currents. We're in the process of slowly phasing out our regular cleaning supplies for more environmentally-friendly products. Additionally, as DC can be hot and sticky and swampy in the summer, we have a mosquito service that comes every two weeks to spray for mosquitoes in our front yard and our back yard. We have the 'natural' treatment which consists of a garlic-based product that is safe for animals, kids, and plants.

For grocery stores, there is a 1) Yes Organic Market 2 blocks away; 2) Harris Teeter 7 blocks away; and 3) Safeway 10 blocks away. CVS, Starbucks, and Dunkin' Donuts are all within a 2-minute walk.

The apartment can conceivably sleep 6 people (but it's probably best for 4 or fewer): 2 on the full/double bed in the bedroom; 2 on the full/double pull-out sofa in the living room; and 2 on the queen blow-up air mattress (which would be set up in the living room). We also have a crib and a pack-and-play available if requested.

Pets are allowed; the cleaning fee doubles, however. No smoking or incense, please.

When you make your reservation, I'll provide you online access to our detailed, 31-page 'Tips & Tricks' book. You'll also have a hardcopy of this available upon check-in. We provide not only information about your reservation (e.g., checking in, checking out, using the Internet, streaming movies from Netflix, etc.), but also local attractions, restaurants, and cool, interesting local things to do. (Quite a few things tourists would never stumble upon!)

For each person over 5 years old in your party we'll provide you a Metro SmarTrip card with a few bucks on it. This will a) save you the time of having to purchase paper farecards; and b) save you the $1/trip paper farecard surcharge. (If you're arriving by plane at Reagan Airport and you expect to take the Metro to our apartment, I can mail the Metro cards to you in advance if that is helpful. I can also do this if you're arriving by train at Union Station.)

Bonus #1: You'll have unlimited 29-minute bike rides on the Capital Bikeshare bike-sharing program (there's a station directly across the street). We'll even throw in $5 free if you accidentally go above the 29-minute rides (and we get charged). (Tip: Plot your route so that you check-in your bike before 29 minutes... and then check-out the same bike and start again!)

Bonus #2: If you happen to be in the apartment on a Saturday or a Sunday, enjoy home delivery of The Washington Post.

Bonus #3: If you stay 6 nights or longer, we'll give you the option of allowing our cleaning lady to do a cleaning session on the apartment, if you choose, free of charge for you.

One week prior to your arrival, I'll send you a detailed email with check-in instructions. On your day of arrival, I'll send you a text with reminder information. The day after check-in, I'll follow up to make sure everything's ok!

The Neighborhood

Eastern Market is a part of Capitol Hill that is a great mix of residential and great restaurants and bars. It's walker-friendly and within a 10-minute walk, there are nearly 20 restaurants

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet

Recent Review

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Guestbook comments from the owner

"Great location! Vibrant neighborhood with great restaurants. Metro just steps from the front door. The apartment was perfect for our family of 4. Kelly was an attentive host. He communicated several times before and during our stay. He was very accessible and prompt with responses. We very much appreciated the extra touches - metro passes, parking pass, tips & tricks, and snacks. We'd definitely visit again and recommend to others."
Oct 2014
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Reviews

business
1-br Capitol Hill apt (Eastern Market)
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7103197
+1 -202-415-0820
Capitol Hill Washington DC
Connecticut
5

Great apartment in a very special location

  • 5 of 5
Comfortable housing in a great part of DC. This convenient apartment is just steps from the Eastern Market Metro stop--great for sightseeing and for food shopping in the Market. The apartment is well designed and amazingly well equipped--there are, for example, several different ways you can make coffee. The hosts have paid a lot of attention to detail--the kitchen is well equipped, there are toiletries available and the medicine cabinet has basics like pain killers and bandages. Internet connection is strong and the full availability of Netflix is a big plus. Our one problem (the TV wasn't working) was solved within minutes of our contacting the hosts. The host's own write up mentions the apartment's one drawback: noise from upstairs. But it never lasted late so we had no trouble sleeping. We'll happily rent again."
  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
1-br Capitol Hill apt (Eastern Market)
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7103197
+1 -202-415-0820
Capitol Hill Washington DC
Ottawa, ON
5

Great place to stay in DC

  • 5 of 5
Kelly was very welcoming as we're his kids! We had an amazing stay at the apartment. We enjoyed the neighbourhood and were happy to discover how easy it was to walk back and forth to the East side of the Mall. The convenience of the Metro stop virtually across the street was also a plus. When we come back to DC we will definitely stay here again!
  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children
business
1-br Capitol Hill apt (Eastern Market)
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7103197
+1 -202-415-0820
Capitol Hill Washington DC
Edina, MN
5

Excellent Location

  • 5 of 5
5 stars for this accommodation - well stocked - perfect location - excellent hosts!!!
  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
1-br Capitol Hill apt (Eastern Market)
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7103197
+1 -202-415-0820
Capitol Hill Washington DC
Bangkok, Thailand
5

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5
We felt like home when we stayed at Kelly's place. It's perfect in every aspect. The location, the Eastern Market and the convenient store, the Metro Station. Kelly even provides parking permit for your car and Metro Smarttrip Cards for you to use during stay. He's friendly and taking good care of the place, seeing from the details he laid out about his home. Only a kind loving person can I'll recommend it to my friends for sure. Thanks Kelly!
  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
1-br Capitol Hill apt (Eastern Market)
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7103197
+1 -202-415-0820
Capitol Hill Washington DC
Aurora, CO
5

Best DC Spot for us!

  • 5 of 5
When I started planning our trip to DC, I knew we didn't want to stay in a hotel. I traveled with myself and my two daughters aged 9 and 11. When I stumbled upon this apartment I snatched it up for our Fall Trip. Unfortunately- our trip was at the same time as the government shutdown in October, and I had to reschedule our trip last-minute for the spring. Kelly was amazingly generous and helpful as we rescheduled not once, but twice due to a white house tour scheduled a day too early. When we arrived the apartment was spotless and perfect for what we needed. There is a CVS down the street and a Harris Teeter at the next metro stop- very easy and convenient- though it took more planning than loading up the car! We made so many great memories at that place and had such an excellent trip- by the end the girls were begging to stay another week. Kelly was an excellent host- very communicative and was five steps ahead of me- answering my questions before they'd even popped into my head. In short- I very highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a great, central location in DC. You won't regret it!! :)
  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
1-br Capitol Hill apt (Eastern Market)
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7103197
+1 -202-415-0820
Capitol Hill Washington DC
5

A wonderful spot in D.C.

  • 5 of 5
Kelly is an excellent host; his attention to detail, clear communication, and helpfulness made our stay smooth and pleasant. The apartment is in a wonderful location - so close to the metro and right around the corner from restaurants and shops. It's also within walking distance of the National Mall. The space is well furnished and comfortable. Definitely a great place to stay in DC!
  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

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When you make your reservation, I'll provide you online access to our detailed, 22-page 'Tips & Tricks' book. You'll also have a hardcopy of this available upon check-in. We provide not only information about your reservation (e.g., checking in, checking out, using the Internet, streaming movies from Netflix, etc.), but also local attractions, restaurants, and cool, interesting local things to do. (Quite a few things tourists would never stumble upon!)

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Nightly Rate: $205 - $205

*Price already includes 14.5% DC Lodging Tax. The pre-tax price is $179/night.*

Amenities

Property Type

  • apartment

Theme

  • Family

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Bathrooms

  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1

Outside

  • Outdoor Grill

Notes:

  • Additional perks that you'll find: *fully-stocked kitchen -- cut your dining-out costs by cooking at home! *coffee maker, coffee grinder, and French press *washer/dryer *iron and ironing board *cable television (29') with DVD player, including Roku to watch streaming movies from Netflix *wireless Internet *some snacks provided *some toiletries provided in case you forget yours! *speaker set (with radio) for your iPhone *iPhone, iPad and phone charging station
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