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1-br Capitol Hill apt (Eastern Market) in Washington

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  • bedrooms 1
  • baths 1
  • sleeps 6
  • pool no
  • hot tub no
  • pets allowed yes
  • type Apartment
  • community Capitol Hill
  • rates (USD) $ 205 - $ 205 / night

vacation rental description

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

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 7. 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 available!

Getting around

The apartment is directly across the street from the Eastern Market Metro. Many guests who have cars simply leave their cars parked for their stay!

Other Things to Note

We are a family of five who live above the apartment. You will hear us, and we will hear you. That's the nature of city-living.

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apartment rental amenities

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

activities and attractions in Washington DC

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!)

vacation rental rates

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

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review from Christina (Aug. 12-15, 2014)

Review submitted: August 27, 2014   Date of arrival: August 12, 2014

"Kelly is a great host. He was very communicative before and during our stay and did everything to make us feel welcome and comfortable. The apartment is beautiful and equipped with everything you need, situated in a very nice neighborhood. And the kids are adorable!"

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review from Richard (Aug. 17-20, 2014)

Review submitted: August 27, 2014   Date of arrival: August 17, 2014

"Kelly's apartment was exactly as described and more. It was comfortable and stocked with all the conveniences a visitor needs away from home. It was a great touch that Metrocards were supplied and money put on them prior to our arrival. Communication between myself and Kelly was constant throughout our stay which meant I was comfortable in the knowledge that should something go wrong, he would have been there for us."

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review from Arunprasad (Aug. 10-12, 2014)

Review submitted: August 27, 2014   Date of arrival: August 10, 2014

"The apartment is located at a very convenient location. Just 3 stops via the metro to the National Mall and the museums. The apartment had a Keurig coffee maker, so you can treat yourself to some good coffee after a long day. The apartment had a washer/dryer which was a great plus. We enjoyed staying at your apartment. The metro cards, Keurig coffee maker and washer/dryer were great amenities. Can't beat the location. We mostly were there to visit the museums and the National Mall, so it worked out great for us."

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