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Bedrooms 2
Space 74 m²
Property type apartment


About the property

Private, gated entrance, fully furnished, including linens. Sleeps 5+toddler.

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.

Meg Kelly
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
June 16, 2017

About Meg Kelly

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

Why Meg Kelly chose Washington DC

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.

What makes this apartment unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Everything was absolutely perfect and you really did go above and beyond with all the goodies and the beautiful Christmas tree for the kids!
Dec 2014
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Eastern Market Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 74 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom is fresh and cheerful with a comfortable-sized shower. Towels and toiletries provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master bedroom, sleeps 2 - 1 queen
    Family room/second bedroom/sleeps 2+child - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , The double twin daybed w/ trundle can conver to a queen bed.
  • Master bedroom is large, peaceful, with lots of natural light. Has a queen-sized bed, roomy closet, bureau and vanity. Linens provided. Second bedroom has natural light and a large closet. Can double as an extra living room. It has a day bed that converts into a queen-sized bed, or two twins. There is also room for am additional twin.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • tennis
This lovely apartment has a private, gated entrance. It's large, cheerful and gets lots of natural light. It's walking distance to the Capitol and just two blocks from Restaurant Row. 295 and 395 are minutes away. Wifi included.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(63 traveler reviews)

WINTER SALE!!! $75 On Select Nights!!
average rating of 4.698413 based on 65 reviews

Awesome! 4 1/12 stars should be an option...

  • 5 of 5

Two of my three daughters, and I stayed here, and loved it. It was cute, and comfortable, just right for the three of us. All the essentials, plus some were provided. A thoughtful gift basket was even provided. My daughters got me to play a game they found in the bookshelves. (I think it was called Morphology?) I appreciated the variety of reading in them. Due to a miss communication no one had been to the apartment to clean before we got there, and the owners weren't quite ready for us but Meg gladly refunded the cleaning fee while we enjoyed our first real round of exploring. While mildly inconvenient it also led to me discovering how easy it was to explore D.C. from this address, and my daughters getting some time to just plain be kids exploring the outside, without an important destination in mind. (But we did finally make it to the Capitol area!)

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Dallas,, Texas

A May Stay in DC

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I were in Washington for National Police Week and stayed at Meg's basement apartment. It is a great location, within walking distance of the Capital and the National Mall and just one block over from Eastern Market and two blocks from Eastern Market Metro Station. It is also a very short walk to the Marine Barracks, so if you are planning to watch the Marines on a Friday night this is a great location for you. The apartment is large and was very nice for us. A washer/dryer in the apartment meant we could pack fewer clothes. There is a kitchen and a living room, bathroom, daybed room with TV, and finally the master bedroom. This apartment would be great for a couple or for a family with one teenager or maybe a couple of small children. To get to the bathroom from the master bedroom you have to go through the daybed room which would be the second bedroom.

Meg was great. It was very convenient to get into the apartment. One word of warning for persons with disabilities, the steps going down to the apartment are steep and somewhat narrow. One other warning, Eastern Market Metro Station, like several Metro stations in the district does have a number of homeless persons that congregate there. I noticed the same thing at Columbia Heights Metro Station and most downtown stations.

Overall I loved our stay and thought this was a GREAT apartment.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome location!

  • 4 of 5

So convenient to shops, markets, restaurants and the Metro!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location in DC

  • 5 of 5

Lovely apartment. Great location to Metro and to City Bikes. Good local restaurants nearby.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy, comfortable and convenient

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Huntsville, AL

Cozy, close to Metro and the Capitol, excellent experience.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6.18 Miles
Reagan Airport
Nearest Barpub
one block away
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Hains Point public course
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Amtrak Union Station
Nearest Restaurant
dozens, from casual to upscale, in 6 block area
Car: not necessary

This lovely apartment is a short walk, bike or Metro ride to the ever DC must-sees, including the Capitol, Library of Congress, Smithsonians, monuments, Kennedy Center. Outlet shopping at National Harbor, kayack and boat rentals at Thompson's boat house.


Rates & Availability

Eastern Market Apartment Rental Rates

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1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning service $100
Tax Rate 14.5%

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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