Clean, cheerful apartment in the heart of historic Capitol Hill. A short, lovely walk to the Capitol, Congress, Library of Congress, Folger Shakespearean Library and the Supreme Court. Smithsonians, Monument and National Mall are a walk, bike or Metro ride away. This apartment is close to everything-2 blocks from Eastern Market Metro/bike rentals, and famous Barrack's row (home to dozens of restaurants and the country's oldest Marine Barracks). Walk one block to coffee shops, a twice-weekly farmers' market, weekend flea market, two great second-hand bookstores, shops and fabulous Eastern Market, where you can buy fish, meat, produce, flowers, dairy and bakery items. Apartment comes fully equipped, with coffee, tea, milk, honey, spices and cooking oils provided. Guest are greeted with a welcome basket. Eat-in kitchen seats four to five, highchair and booster seat available on request, washer/drier, iron/ironing board provided. Master bedroom has a queen bed, linens provided. Second bedroom/family room has a large screen TV and a daybed with trundle, linens provided. The trundle can be elevated to turn two twins into one queen. An additional cot is available for a fifth guest. Wifi/cable, books, board games provided. Long-term residents: public indoor pool (25 meters) one block away, two gyms within 7 blocks, dry cleaners, drugstore are two blocks away. Parking pass provided for guests with cars.
My grandparents immigrated from Ireland, bought a house on the Hill, and my family has been here ever since. My friends and I spent our summers running around the air-conditioned halls of Capitol and Smithsonians. My husband and I lived in NY and L.A. (he's an actor, I'm a scriptwriter) and moved back in 2005 to be near my parents. We've loved watching our kids grow up in this wonderful neighborhood. We are on-site to help make your stay a great one.
Meg Kelly purchased this apartment in 2005
We wanted to be walking distance from my parents, near Eastern Market and one of the greatest second-hand bookstores, Capitol Hill Books. Grocery shopping at eastern Market, nearby Harris Teeter, and charming corner stores make this an easy neighborhood to live in. We also love using the indoor, public pool one block away, and walking our dogs in beautiful Lincoln Park. Our daughter loves rowing on the Potomac River. Kayaks and other boats are available to rent at Thompson's Boat House. My kids also love hitting a bucket of balls at Hain's Point public golf course. Bike share stations are all over the city, two within a few blocks of our house.
We love this house for a lot of reasons, historic charm, location, friendly neighbors, and, because its a corner house, the large, sunny rooms. The apartment is English basement, with two or more 3x3 windows in every room. We're around the corner from coffee shops, cafes, Eastern Market and, on weekends, a flea and farmer's market. The Metro, two blocks away, means the zoo, downtown, Chinatown, Reagan Airport, George Washington University and American University are all easily accessible and quick to reach.
Everything was absolutely perfect and you really did go above and beyond with all the goodies and the beautiful Christmas tree for the kids!
Lovely apartment. Great location to Metro and to City Bikes. Good local restaurants nearby.
Our family of four (including two teenagers) plus a small dog used this as home base for D.C. sightseeing. It was very comfortable and larger than I expected. My only suggestion would be to move the wifi over into the middle room so that the signal reaches the bedroom, but this was not a huge problem for us. A nonstick skillet might be helpful as well.
We loved our stay in this cute apartment. Very clean with lots of natural light. It is in the basement of the house, but very nice and well decorated with everything included.
The owner, Meg, was very accomodating and promptly answered questions and was very helpful.
Our stay could not have been better. It started with a gift basket when we arrived with a variety of snacks and goodies. The Metro was two blocks away, the Eastern Market just half block away. It was a quick walk to the Capitol and the Metro just makes the whole city accessible without much hassle.
We were here during a winter storm and used Uber a lot to go places because the Metro at times was a little too far to walk in a 10 degree weather. It turns out Uber was cheaper than 4 poeple riding the metro at times (lowest metro fare is $1.75, times 4 people=$7.00). Uber was less than that in many instances from the apartment to places around the mall, it is worth to check it out and it is very convenient.
Finally, the entire family agreed that we would go back to Meg's if we ever visit Washington again. We loved the city and the stay in this lovely apartment.
Family of 4 in D.C. for 3 nights. Perfect for us. Meg offered twin beds instead of the second Queen bed and that was great, no blanket stealing fights.
The apt. had nice touches; breakfast mixes, teas, condiments, toiletries, etc.
Some little things I look for:
1. It was clean.
2. The shower had good water pressure.
3. We were able to put our bags in the apt. prior to check in and leave them after the check out time for a couple of hours so we could explore without dragging suitcases.
4. Comfortable beds. Even the added twin cot had some memory foam and a fluffy cushion over the mattress. My 18 year old daughter said it was like sleeping on a cloud.
5. We felt very safe in the apt. and the neighborhood.
6. Washer and dryer in the apt.! Detergent and dryer sheets also available. We weren't there long but went on to NYC to a hotel so it was nice to be able to pack a little less knowing I could wash a few things.
Only about 3 blocks from the Eastern Market metro stop. Many restaurants nearby. We enjoyed Belga and Ted's Bulletin for breakfasts and Medium Rare for a dinner.
I gave this a 5 because it is exactly as advertised. I got exactly what I thought I was getting and my family and I are very pleased we stayed there. So much better than a hotel! The only caution would be the steep steps down to the apt. If you are weak or unsteady on your feet this is not the place for you.
Meg and Tony were very nice and responsive to the couple of questions I had.
I would definitely stay here again and would recommend to a friend.
The location was perfect. It was a 15 min walk to the Capital building and surrounding sites. You can take public transportation which is right outside the apartment if don't want to walk or take Uber for $6.00 to almost everywhere around the surrounding area.
The apartment was comfortable and had everything you needed. The master bed was pretty comfy and the daybed was also just fine. The only things I would complain about are, I wish the blankets had been washed before we arrived. I'm very fussy about clean bedding and a few of the blankets needed washing. There is a washer & dryer so I did them before using. The other thing was the AC filter was super dirty. I'm sure the cleaners didn't have that on a cleaning list but they should be added. Other than that the place was very clean and perfect for my husband & I. There are a ton of places to eat if you take a left out of the apartment and walk a few streets down. The Western Market is super close and had a nice variety of food to choose from. We recommend this apartment, it would be hard to find a better location and price that close to the attractions. The landlord we met the last day, she is very nice and had we needed anything we were quite sure it would be provided. Have a great time!!
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This apartment is meant for long-term stays or quick vacations. Parties and events are prohibited. Guest may check-in after 3:00 pm ET, check-out is noon to allow for apartment to be cleaned between visitors.