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Capitol Hill Carriage House - Close to Everything, Walk to the Mall

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 2-4)

The location is perfect (in the heart of Capitol Hill's best street) for someone on an extended business trip and/or vacation who prefers a different environment vs. a hotel room, and who will treat our home as your own during the short-term stay. The house is located on a Historic St. which is quiet, safe, and within walking distance (blocks) to the famous Eastern Market, Capitol, Supreme Court, Library of Congress, Senate, etc. Also within walking distance are shops, restaurants, grocery stores, two Metro stops, jazz clubs, coffee houses, dry cleaners, Shakespeare Theatre, and the famous National Mall where you can visit the Smithsonian museums for free which include the National Gallery of Art, Museum of Natural History, Air and Space museum, etc.

For those unfamiliar with the term carriage house, let me explain: At the turn of the century, most large Victorian homes had a separate small house in the back of the main house to store the carriages as well as horses. Today, as homes were modernized and renovated, the small houses were converted into living dwellings with a private alley entrance not unlike many apartments in Paris, London, (European cities). There are approximately five carriage houses located behind the main houses on our street. The cobblestone alley is well lit, very wide, short, and of course, very safe.

Our street is one of the safest streets in DC as well as the widest and most beautiful. The house is air conditioned, has hardwood floors on the second floor where the living room, entertainment room, master bedroom and bathroom as well as washer/dryer are located. Ceramic tile is on the first floor with a well stocked kitchen, separate dining room, and powder room. Other amenities include DVD Player, two TV's, Stereo, Cable, Wi-Fi, hair dryer, clocks, as well as linens and towels, etc.

The security deposit is due at or before check-in which is 2 PM. Check out time is 10 AM. Note: If checking-in or checking-out outside posted times an additional fee may apply. References required as well as an Application Reservation must be signed which includes the aforementioned terms.

NO PETS ALLOWED/NO SMOKING ALLOWED/WE ARE NOT "TODDLER" KID FRIENDLY

Keywords: Carriage House 2 story

More Details

Owner
Kenneth Kimbrough
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 29, 2017

About Kenneth Kimbrough

Retired couple, long time residents of the area.

Kenneth Kimbrough purchased this apartment in 1998

Why Kenneth Kimbrough chose Washington DC

The property was purchased for the owners use and enjoyment. The Carriage House is the owners pied-à-terre and is being made avaliable for occasional use by renters through HomeAway/VRBO. For those unfamiliar with the term carriage house, let me explain: At the turn of the century, most large Victorian homes had a separate small house in the back of the main house to store the carriages as well as horses. Today, as homes were modernized and renovated, the small houses were converted into living dwellings with a private alley entrance not unlike many apartments in Paris, London, (European cities). There are approximately five carriage houses located behind the main houses on our street. The cobblestone alley is well lit, very wide, short, and of course, very safe.

What makes this apartment unique

A residential neighborhood just 6 Blocks from the Nations Capitol; Tree lined extra wide street with rows of turn-of-the-century 4 story victorian homes.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(167 traveler reviews)

5

Wonderful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Great location, nice & clean, very comfortable place to stay. Lots of information provided on the DC area to review & jump start your stay. Close to restaurants & the metro. I would highly recommend it to anyone.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Spectacular location and all of the desired ammenities!

  • 5 of 5

The property was ideal for our exploration of the capitol and was walking distance to many of the sites we wanted to visit. The Carriage House was clean and welcoming, warm and well-decorated with a well-equipped kitchen, a great library and all the comforts of home. Ken was the consummate host, making sure we were cared for on our late arrival to our forgotten stuffed toy after departure, Thanks for everything Ken - we hope to see you again soon!

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A real home from home

  • 5 of 5

This is the most beautiful property, and literally has just about everything you could possibly need. Lovely decor, clean, well equipped kitchen, comfortable bed and right on the Capitol Buildings doorstep. Very cosy with a kitchen, wc, and dining room downstairs and a living room, bedroom and full bathroom upstairs. Also a washing machine and dryer for small loads of washing. A bonus for me was the little garden area outside where I could smoke. The amount of information provided by the owner is phenomenal - everything from take out menus to restaurant recommendations, maps, brochures on different attractions and he also provided metro smart trip cards which you just add money to and you can use on all transport in the Metro area. Very useful. And the welcome bottle of wine left for us was gratefully received. The house is behind the main street and pretty easy to find and the Eastern Market area is literally a 5-10 minute walk for restaurants, diners, CVS pharmacy and the Metro. The Capitol building is about an 8 minute walk the other way. Very close to all the National Mall attractions including the Smithsonian museums and everywhere else is very easy to get to using the Metro bus or rail. Very safe and friendly area too. Diner just across the road and two little grocery stores in a 2 minute walk. The listing for this property was very accurate and we could fault nothing. The pre-holiday information package that we received from the owner covered everything we could think of and was very helpful. We really felt we'd struck lucky with this little house, location, condition, equipment and information provided were all completely spot on. Loved it and, not only would we recommend it to other people, we are hoping to return to Washington DC in a couple of years and will not be looking for anywhere else to stay. It was perfect for us.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Everything we wanted/needed in this renovated Carriage House.

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable, relaxing, well-appointed. More than fully equipped. The location is perfect for sightseeing, and the neighborhood is just that, a lovely, charming area where families live and play, quiet and pleasant. Ken is a great host and takes care of everything. Looking forward to returning.

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Affirmed That It's My Favourite Flat in DC

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed here three times and look forward to occupying it again before long. It is clean and quiet--a great refuge after a bust day at work in town. It's close enough to Union Station to dash for the train to New York, and well within walking distance to the direct metro to National Airport. Bike docks abound in the neighborhood, as does good coffee. The exceptionally well-equipped kitchen is particularly helpful for lengthy stays.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Excellent stay in a wonderful carriage house !!

  • 5 of 5

Great location and wonderful carriage house. Perfect for our visit to Washington DC. Memories we'll never forget!!. Thanks Ken!

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Lincoln Memorial
Washington Monument
White House
U.S. Capitol Building
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
National World War II Memorial
Thomas Jefferson Memorial
Reflecting Pool
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
Korean War Veterans Memorial
Georgetown
National Museum of American History
Washington National Cathedral
Ben's Chili Bowl
Newseum
Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial
Eastern Market
National Gallery Sculpture Garden and Ice Rink
The Potomac River Washington DC
Capitol Hill
Belga Cafe
The Pentagon
National Geographic Museum
Supreme Court of the United States
Tunnicliff's
Union Station
"Resturants; Tour Buses; Trains; indoor mall"

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Rates & Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Spring
Mar 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$200
$1,225
$5,250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$175
$1,050
$3,750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning Fee $90 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.5%

$250 Refundable Security Deposit due 30 Days before Occupancy. Each guest agrees to pay a cleaning fee of $90. Price quote is based on 2 persons occupying property. Add $15/person for additional guest. Occupancy taxes of 14.5% are added to each booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Northeast Washington Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Size, in living room
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa(1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • tennis
Notes:
Apartment contains a HOTEL SAFE for use of guest.

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