Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled

The Smithsonian Vacation House - Walk To The Museums - Free Parking - Waterfront

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 148 m²
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Full Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom, Sleeps 10

Why stay at a Hotel, when your entire family can stay in the center of the District of Columbia, only blocks from the National Air & Space Museum in the DC waterfront area for Much less! Absolutely wonderful describes this house, a spacious Three-bedroom, 2 full + 1 half baths, 2-level town home located in Waterfront/SW, Washington DC’s beautiful marina district. Just walking minutes from L'Enfant Plaza mall, metro, Smithsonian, museums, and the Mall, this home is close to I-395 going to Virginia and Maryland. Walk to the Cherry Blossoms, the fireworks on the Mall, and the WWII & Vietnam memorials. Boasting a fabulous location, the Smithsonian Vacation House is on a quiet cul-de-sac with off-street parking, yet it is in walking distance to shopping and restaurants. Don't delay, book today! We look forward to servicing you.

This lovely Capitol Hill property offers the option of 2 levels featuring 3 Bedrooms with 2 1/2 Bathrooms or 3 levels featuring 4 Bedrooms with 3 1/2 Bathrooms to accommodate up to 14 guests! Contact us today for details!

More Details

Property Manager
Wavely Veney
Member since: 2007
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
20 September, 2017

About Wavely Veney

Home owner and caretaker to all! I love to please and I'm a believer in quality over quantity.

Wavely Veney purchased this townhome in 1999

Why Wavely Veney chose Washington DC

I learned about this property a few years ago from a friend and fell in love with the vision to restore this property to its original beauty. Such an exquisite area deserves a beautiful home!

What makes this townhome unique

The Smithsonian Vacation House is centrally located within walking distance to the Mall and the Monument.

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday townhome rental in Southwest Waterfront

Property Type:
  • townhome
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 148 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Monument View ...
  • River
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , jacuzzi
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • Master Bathroom features jet body spray and skylight.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon , Chair
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed
  • The master bedroom can accommodate three guests.
Entertainment:
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • conservatory
  • 3 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • Low Allergen Environment
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

Very Good! 4.1/5 -
(73 traveller reviews)

50% Complete
27% Complete
9% Complete
8% Complete
4% Complete
The Smithsonian Vacation House - Walk To The Museums - Free Parking - Waterfront
average rating of 4.1232877 based on 73 reviews
Phoenix AZ
5

Close to it all

  • 5 of 5

House is clean and comfortable, window a/c units kept everyone cool and comfortable. Safeway store is conveniently within walking distance, so its the Metro station and Nationals Ball Park. Any issues were fast resolved with a simple text to Homeowner. This will be our only choice to stay next time we visit DC, and we will visit since there are still multiple museums and attractions we didn't get to visit.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We look forward to hosting you again!! We pursue perfection and strive to create a unique experience at The Smithsonian Vacation House.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Perfect location and lovely home!

  • 5 of 5

We took 4 teenagers to see D.C. for a week and stayed here. It was perfect! Within walking distance of everything! We used Lyft when we needed to go farther or faster. We used instacart to deliver the heavy groceries. The house is very close to the grocery store but we didn't want to lug bottled water and cases of soda so we had everything delivered.

Owner was responsive and helpful. We will be back and stay here again!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
4

Close to Smithsonian in a quiet neighborhood

  • 4 of 5

The Smithsonian house is in a quiet neighborhood about a half mile walk from the Air and Space Smithsonian and a couple of miles from the furthest monuments. Off street parking is a huge bonus. We enjoyed having three bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms for 5 adults. We had laundry facilities, kitchen, spices, coffee (great coffee!), wifi and many other nice amenities. There were also window air conditioning units that kind of kept up during the really hot days of July (96+). The down side was some of the property was in disrepair (both patio doors wouldn't lock and the outside door wouldn't close totally) but the owner did have sliding door locks brought in that you place at the bottom of the door channel. We did have a cockroach, earwigs and a couple other bugs on one day of our stay. However, the location and the niceness of both the property and the neighborhood outweighed the bad. If the owner fixes the doors, I would highly recommend this property. My family and I felt safe at all times and having a grocery store within walking/easy driving distance made it really nice. Make sure if you visit the Safeway grocery store near the property that you ask one of the clerks to validate your parking ticket so you don't have to pay for parking!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We addressed the door issue upon notification and will continue to monitor for summer visitors. We are striving to make the Smithsonian Vacation House your preferred choice of stay in your home away from home.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

House was in a GREAT location and owner was perfect!

  • 5 of 5

The location was great. You can walk to the national mall in about 10-12 minutes. Neighbors and neighborhood were awesome. Had a slight issue with one of the air units but the owner was quick to resolve it and took EXCELLENT care of us. Any time I had questions he was QUICK to respond! Safeway grocery store, Starbucks, Subway Sandwich, Wharf, all within walking distance. And your own reserved parking spot off street! Definitely recommend this home for your stay in DC.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
San Antonio, TX
4

Well located, comfortable and safe.

  • 4 of 5

This property was perfect for our grandparent's trip to Washington. It easily accommodated three adults and four grandchildren, providing a comfortable, safe setting, with relatively easy access to many DC attractions, grocery stores and coffee shops, by foot or Uber. While we walked to several attractions, our Uber experience was very positive, when needed. Using Uber SUV, were able to relocate 7 people, with an average wait time of less than 3 minutes. When a few question arose with the facility, the owner was immediately responsive, and accommodating. The neighborhood is clean and friendly. We would certainly stay here again and have no problem recommending it to others as a good base of operations.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
4

Great location!

  • 4 of 5

Perfect location to visit all the museums and monuments around D.C. Clean house, well-maintained, great kitchen. Off street parking was a plus.

  • Review Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Ronald Reagan Airport
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
L'enfant Metro
Car: not necessary

Photos

Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday townhome in Southwest Waterfront

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
A$481
A$2,998
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee A$218.57
Damage Deposit A$624.5

275
The Following Holidays are observed and specials rates are applicableThanksgiving, Christmas, Memorial, Cherry Blossom, 4th July, Memorial, Presidents, Veterans, MLK
Come experience our beautiful Nation's Capital from a luxurious perspective! Enjoy the upcoming holidays in comfort and style. We are offering a special discounted weekly rate of $1600 for the entire month of December! Take advant

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Contact Manager
Available
Unavailable

Other Holiday Properties