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Flat in Historic House (Quiet, Safe, Walk to Museums)

Bedrooms 1
Space 47 m²
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1 bedroom with queen bed, 1 full bathroom

This is an attractive ground floor flat in a Victorian town house, and was completely renovated in 2010. 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. In terms of size, the flat is ideal for a couple, or perhaps a couple with a child. It is also suitable for seniors, because the entrance is at street level and there are no stairs. The flat is totally independent from the main house above, with a separate entrance, mechanical systems, phone line, etc. To sum it up, this little place is small in size, but big on charm!

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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 $120 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

Why Alec Smyth chose Eastern Market

We picked this home expressly for vacation rental use, with the hindsight of having lived in this area for close to twenty years. It is just ideally situated with a combination of easy access to the major sites, and quiet once back home.

What makes this townhome unique

The location! This is a place which is extremely quiet, where you are the shortest possible distance to the major DC attractions, and where you feel safe walking at any hour of night or day. It's a neighborhood that is utterly livable. There is wonderful grocery shopping nearby, restaurants you would visit with the family, bookstores, etc. Metro is a few blocks away if you need to go beyond walking range.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday townhome rental in Eastern Market

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 47 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • City Centre
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Living Room - 1 sofa bed/futon
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital


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Flat in Historic House (Quiet, Safe, Walk to Museums)
average rating of 4.7526884 based on 93 reviews

Exactly as appears in pictures

  • 5 of 5


Well stocked

Perfect walking distance to the Capitol

  • Review Submitted: 17/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Repeat visit

  • 5 of 5

This is a great place to stay and Alec is great to work with. Highly recommend it!

  • Review Submitted: 24/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The location was fantastic. It was perfect!

  • 4 of 5

It really was an awesome place to stay. We could walk to everything or go 5 blocks to Union Station to grab a ride on the subway.

The flat is small but perfect for 2 people. It has been well cared for and most importantly it was clean!

I would recommend to anyone and would live to stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: 24/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tallahassee FL

Well appointed with everything needed; comfortable size; great location!

  • 5 of 5

We really appreciated the owner's detailed tutorial of everything you need to know about the apartment, the neighborhood and getting around the city. The accommodations were comfortable and quiet. We followed the recommendation to park at Union Station and did all our Mall/Hill touring on foot. The neighborhood restaurants make it convenient to stroll to dinner in the evening. We have no complaints and would be happy to stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: 15/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mountain View, CA

We enjoyed our stay in this flat.

  • 5 of 5

We would recommend this flat. It's clean, well equipped and in a great area. We appreciated having the coffee, condiments, spices, etc. available. One thing you might want to be aware of is that the washer/dryer is one unit (like you would find in Europe). The dryer works by spinning the water out of the clothes and adding some heat. It took 3 hours and twenty minutes to dry one permanent press load. The clothes came out dry and in good condition, but it took a lot of time.

  • Review Submitted: 10/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

House conveniently located near east capitol sights. We walked or took uber everywhere we needed to go. It's a well-maintained and clean place in a nice quiet neighborhood. Weather was hot so thank goodness the AC worked well. We really enjoyed our visit. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 26/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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 Congress, Smithsonian, Newseum, Library of Congress, National Archives, Folger Shakespeare


Rates & Availability

Contact Owner

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$152.92

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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