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Two bedroom historic home (safe, quiet, walk to Smithsonian)

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 95 m²
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Main bedroom with queen bed, second bedroom with two twins, full sized crib

This is a remodeled Victorian town house with sun filled bay windows. It is on a quiet residential street, yet as centrally located as it gets. 'Restaurant Row', a stretch of Massachusetts Avenue with numerous restaurants, is only one block away.

Less than five blocks away:

- US Capitol

- US Supreme Court

- Library of Congress

- Folger Shakespeare Library

- Belmont-Paul Women's Equality museum

- Union Station

Within 1.5 miles:

- Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

- Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

- National Gallery of Art

- Smithsonian American Art Museum

- National Museum of the American Indian

- Hirshorn Museum (modern art)

- National Archives

- Verizon Center (Washington Wizards NBA team)

- Madam Tussaud's

- International Spy Museum

- Newseum

- US Botanical Garden

- National Building Museum

You will not need a car. Built in 1890 and renovated in 2010, the house combines historic charm with a modern layout. It has a completely open floor plan on the main level. It is furnished comfortably for a family of four (five if counting a crib) without cramming. Larger families may want to consider a combined rental of this property with the ground floor flat in the same structure (HomeAway #340015). The main house and ground floor flat are totally independent, with separate entrances and mechanical systems.

Your rental includes a free permit for street parking. However, due to our proximity to the major tourist attractions we recommend not renting a car. Should you need a rental vehicle for a day to visit out-of-town sites, there are rental car offices minutes from the house.

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How Reservations Work:

We recommend using the 'Request Booking' button, which will confirm availability and provide a detailed quote before you reach the screen on which you are asked to commit. We book with the $150 cleaning fee, and the balance is due 30 days before arrival. All payments are self-service, via credit card or e-check using HomeAway's secure payments page, and you do not need to provide us credit card information.

Arrival and Departure Logistics: Check out time is 11AM, check in time 3PM. This is to allow time for the cleaners if there is a same-day change-over. If either time poses an issue please let us know, as a it is often possible to make alternative arrangements with the cleaners.

We use a code lock, so there is no need to mail or drop off keys, and you can arrive at any time of night.

More Details

Alec Smyth
Member since: 2009
Speaks english, spanish
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
21 March, 2018

About Alec Smyth

My wife and I are both management consultants who have traveled widely for decades, and have developed a strong sense of what we like in a locale and in accommodations. We actively manage our vacation rentals as a future retirement plan, but we select and prepare them by asking a simple test question -- would we be happy to live in them ourselves?

Alec Smyth purchased this townhome in 2010

What makes this townhome unique

There is a lot to see in Washington, with over fifty museums, but unfortunately we feature the very longest commutes in the nation. The museums have no parking, which may be a deliberate strategy to reduce the number of cars. Capitol Hill is the area immediately surrounding the US Capitol, and because it is a historical conservation neighborhood of small houses that cannot be altered, it contains almost no hotels. By staying at a home on the Western edge of Capitol Hill, you are closer to the sites than at a hotel, and free from the hassles of commuting because everything is within walking distance. Quite aside from the convenience of the location, both house and neighborhood are charming.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday townhome rental in Eastern Market

Property Type:
  • townhome
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 95 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • City Centre
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed , 1 cot
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • wooden decking
  • 4 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling


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Two bedroom historic home (safe, quiet, walk to Smithsonian)
average rating of 4.8508773 based on 114 reviews
New England, United States

Everything you need close to sites

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay! Plenty of room for family of four. All the cooking supplies we needed with nearby Whole Foods and eastern market. Toiletries provided were very nice. Comfortable living room for visiting. Close to the metro and easy walk to Capitol and mall areas. Street noise loud from master bedroom but calms down later in the night. Beautiful neighborhood. Having Two bathrooms was handy. Coded door was an easy way in at the end of the day. No fumbling for keys. The write up and recommended items on the owner manual were helpful. The owner is very responsive to any needs and quick to act. Thanks Alec for a great stay!

  • Review Submitted: 17/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location for a DC stay!

  • 5 of 5

My family of four stayed here for a 2 night visit to DC and loved the location and all of the comforts of this beautifully furnished apartment. Lots of great restaurants within waling distance and also the Mall and Capitol about a 15-20 min walk away. Uber was also really easy to get so we just parked the car and left if once we arrived. I would definitely recommend this apartment for any one wanting a convenient and comfortable place to stay in our nation's capitol.

  • Review Submitted: 12/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place

  • 5 of 5

Very nice townhouse in a beautiful neighborhood. Owner very responsive whenever I reached out with questions. Short walk to the Metro. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 16/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful arrangements

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The location was perfect and the accommodations worked very well with two adults and two teens. Alec was very responsive by email when we had questions or requests. Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 20/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family friendly accommodation in Capitol District

  • 4 of 5

Great location. Accommodation is exactly as advertised, very clean, functional, and family friendly.

Guide to the neighborhood was very helpful and a nice added touch.

  • Review Submitted: 18/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very Good-Safe Area-Clean

  • 4 of 5

Quiet, safe residential area. House clean, well equipped. Beds comfy. Little market couple blocks away to pick up grocery items. Entrance and bedrooms require steps if you have any physical conditions making stairs difficult could be an issue. Walked to Eastern Market. Uber for sightseeing. Parking pass for on street parking provided if you have a vehicle. That was a nice feature for us as we drove from Ohio. Overall very good stay.

  • Review Submitted: 20/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

The house is located on a quiet friendly street less than half a block from Stanton Park and one block from Restaurant Row, a block of restaurants with tables right on the sidewalk. Capitol Hill is a historical conservation neighborhood of beautifully maintained, charming old houses. It has a small-town feel and a human scale, is cosmopolitan, and has a thriving cultural scene. The residential area closest to Washington's institutions, it is home to a large number of politicians and VIPs.

Other Activities: US Capitol, Smithsonian Museums, Library of Congress, Supreme Court, National Archives, Newseum, Folger Shakespeare Library


Rates & Availability

Contact Owner

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$191.14

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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