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Speaks english, french, spanish

Capitol Hill, Walk to Metro, US Capitol, National Mall, Museums

27 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 nights


Photos and Description of this Southeast Washington holiday condo

English Bsmnt, Full Kitchen,W/D,1Bedroom + 1 Convertible bed,1 Bath,Sleeps 2-4

The Apartment:

Private English Basement Garden Apartment: Modern 1 bedroom Capitol Hill apartment with a private entrance.

• Sleeps 4

• Private bedroom with a Queen bed

• Full bath with bath tub

• Queen size Sleeper sofa bed in the living room

• sheets and comforters

• bath towels

• Clothes washer and dryer

• Fully appointed kitchen with refrigerator, oven/range, microwave, dishwasher, toaster, coffee maker, dishes, glasses & cook ware.

• Ironing board + iron

• Hair dryer

• Wireless internet

• Flat Screen TV

• Cable

• DVD/Blue-ray Player with Netflix and HBOGO apps

• Central AC


• No Pets

Great Location:

Fantastically Located in the historic Capitol Hill neighborhood, this unit situated within walking distance of the U.S. Capitol and the National Mall—The US Capitol,the Smithsonian museums, historic Eastern Market, & Barracks Row. is near the center of the Federal City and offers amenities for a comfortable and memorable stay in one of Washington's oldest and most sought-after neighborhoods. Potomac Metro Station is located around the corner from the property and the Eastern Market metro station is about 5 blocks away at the Eastern Market.

Dine in or dine out. Stroll to SCORES of choice restaurants & pubs ($- $$$) and the popular H Street Atlas District.

Close to many neighborhood markets for a quick grocery and wine run. One block to Harris Teeter Grocery

The location has walk score of 85 and transit score of 81.


One block from a Capitol Bike Share.

One block from a DC metro bus route.

There are Zipcar locations nearby for daily car rentals.

AMTRAK, the MARC Train & the MEGA BUS & the BOLT BUS run from Union Station

Street parking is plentiful in the neighborhood. **I will provide a parking pass if you have a car and plan on staying for a while. Parking restrictions are in effect Monday through Saturday.

After Georgetown to the west, Capitol Hill is Washington's oldest neighborhood. In its earliest days, most of the residents were members of Congress who lived in boarding houses and dormitories surrounding the Capitol. As the neighborhood evolved, row houses replaced boarding houses and the Hill began to grow as a neighborhood filled with families, as well as Washington's who's who. As you walk around this stately neighborhood, don't be surprised if you see faces you've seen in the news. A number of senators and representatives make their home on the Hill.

In addition to the U.S. Capitol, the Hill includes other significant American landmarks such as the U.S. Supreme Court, the Library of Congress, the Folger Shakespeare Library, Union Station, the U.S. Marine Corps Barracks, the Washington Naval Yard, Congressional Cemetery, Lincoln Park, and the Eastern Market. All of these sights are within easy walking distance and most are Metro-accessible. Just down the hill from the Capitol is the National Mall with all of the monuments and memorials iconic to Washington, as well as more than 10 museums and galleries of art and artifacts.

To the east of the Capitol is the Eastern Market—one of the only remaining merchant markets left in Washington. While the market bustles during the week, it is on the weekends that it acquires its character and charm as residents from all over the city and visitors from all over the world come to the market to enjoy breakfast; purchase fresh meats, produce, and breads; stroll through the adjacent flea market; and browse the latest art and jewelry crafted by local artists and artisans.

During the spring and summer months, a visit to the U.S. Marine Corps Barracks at 8th and I Streets SE will allow you to see the Marine Corps Silent Drill Team in action. This 24-man rifle platoon performs precision maneuvers with their 10.5 lb M-1 Garand rifles with fixed bayonets.

Over at the U.S. Capitol, the newly opened visitor's center allows visitors to experience the Capitol from the ground up. The center features several state statues in Emancipation Hall and a museum that chronicles the history of the U.S. Capitol from its cornerstone laying in 1789 by George Washington to the present day. Tickets for the Senate and House galleries are available here.

The Library of Congress' Jefferson Building, just across the street from the Capitol, is the world's largest repository of books and media in the world. The building is open to the public and the Renaissance and classical art are breathtaking.

These and other sites make staying on Capitol Hill a must if you're visiting Washington on business or for pleasure.

Keywords: condominium, Basement, English Basement, Capitol Hill, Sight Seeing, Touring, Museums, Memorials, White House

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  • Events Allowed
  • long term rentals available
Allen (Property Manager)
Member since: 2012
Call Manager
Speaks english, french, spanish

About Allen

The redhead next to me is my wife Ana.

We have 2 daughters who are grown and are on their own ( not really, if you are a parent you know) and a 14 pound Schnoodle ( he thinks he is a giant). We have been living in the DC metro area for about 36 years and absolutely love it. Washington DC is a beautiful city, it really is and for people coming here to spend their vacations or attend conferences, weddings, funerals (The Arlington Cemetery), graduations, sight seeing, festivals etc. etc. there isn't any city that offers so much.

I manage the properties and Ana tells me what to do (!!!) We are a great team and enjoy doing what we do.

Allen purchased this condo in 1987

Why Allen chose Washington DC

This is a fully furnished apartment, very close to metro and the grocery store. Walking distance to the major sites in DC.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Please make sure you do not send or transfer any funds to any entity. We only use VRBO's Reservation Manager for booking and reservations. If in doubt please call us at: 202-327-3688
Jan 2013
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based on 27 traveller reviews

Capitol Hill, Walk to Metro, US Capitol, National Mall, Museums
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 28 reviews

Nice and clean bathroom was very small but functional

  • 4 of 5

Nice property close to public transportation with grocery stores and restaurants nearby

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent apartment and location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a long weekend in this apartment as a group of four adults (two couples). Whilst not large, the apartment is very well equipped and was perfectly large enough for us. The apartment was very clean and the kitchen was very well equipped.

The location is excellent - a couple of blocks from a Harris Teeter supermarket and Potomac Avenue metro station (which is a couple of stops from the Capitol).

Overall I'd highly recommend this apartment and - if available - would happily stay there again in a future visit to Washington.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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If you want convenience-this apartment has it!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four stayed a week in this apartment and we give it a thumbs up for convenience and furnishings that made our stay so accommodating. You walk out the front door and just a half a block will get you to a bus stop and the Potomac Metro station is just a block away. Having this made our travel each day so convenient. We made several trips to the Harris Teeter grocery store which is just right around the corner. We would buy food to make our dinner each evening and this turned out to be a big plus since we have two hungry teenage boys to feed. It was less expensive overall for the week. We would eat out during the day -which was expensive-and then go to the apartment for a relaxing dinner. We drove to DC and having a parking space behind the apt. with a locked gate made the trip less worrisome. The owner Allan was always available for questions. The place was clean, had the amenities stated and was again convenient. Compared to hotel prices outside DC, this was lower in price and so worth it!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice little place

  • 4 of 5

My grandsons and I used this basement apartment as our home base for a recent trip to Washington, DC. The apartment is well appointed for having meals and relaxing at the end of a busy day. While the bedroom and bathroom are quite small, they provided what we needed -- a safe, comfortable bed and a warm shower!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy condo, close to everything

  • 4 of 5

Convenient Location

Allen was very responsive and returned all emails and texts. The condo was clean and well equipped. While the inside of the condo was very nice, the outside could have used some TLC. We had to sweep and hose down the back patio in order to sit outside.


• Close to downtown. 13 blocks to the Capital building

• 2-5 blocks away from subway line. We took the blue line from the airport to the condo. Very easy.

• 5 blocks away from Eastern Market. Historic market to shop for meats and produce

• Convenient to shopping, historic sites

• Very nice and well supplied kitchen.

• Very responsive owner


• Across the street from a housing development

• Unkempt back yard/patio area

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pretty much as shown in photos

  • 3 of 5

This is a basement apartment. Does have windows, but small ones. You walk down into a landing below the main entry porch. The room itself was clean but certainly not Ritz level spotless. Everything worked. AC and heat good once you figure out thermostat. Not humid or mildewed (there was also a dehumidifier in the kitchen, not turned on). Bed was okay, but low end linen. Towels had bleach stains. Bathroom is small and kind of student apartment-like. Adequate appliances that worked. Futon that is not very comfortable as a sofa. The cords from the TV are in a tangle behind, which happens to be open in the dining area. A bit unsightly, but more important, easy to kick, which was why our TV didn't work until I realized the input to cable box was pulled out. Internet a bit slow but worked okay for my purposes. We opted for the off street parking - in the back yard. All fenced in and narrow (share one side with garbage cans), but the fence locks and car seemed secure. Some litter on the back steps and in yard. There is a project across the street but it seemed tidy and non-threatening. Easy to get to metro and grocery. Restaurants a few blocks away, no problem if you can walk a ways. Two things I didn't like- they expect you to put the garbage and recycling bins out on the street/alley but the instructions are not clear on when they are picked up (instruction reads "if you are there on Thursday" but doesn't say if that is put out night or pick up day). They charge a substantial cleaning fee, but the instructions require you to wash and dry your own towels before leaving. More than annoying, especially if you need to leave early in the AM.

  • Review Submitted: May 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Alan was trying to get into another apartment when he called me when he couldn't get the locks to cooperate. And was surprised that he had reserved a basement apartment. We have mentioned it a few times in our welcome letter, online and on subsequent emails that this is a basement apartment. Once inside we had to help him with the TV. The previous guest's kids had used the TV as a game console so the HDMI cable was disconnected. We walked him through it on the phone and got that going. We have clear instructions on the days of trash pickup and we ask our guests to put the bins out the night before and it is just a mater of moving the bin 8 feet or so to behind the gate for the city to take them. That's when they need to be picked up. The cleaning company charges us what we charge our guests plus we have to purchase cleaning supplies and do the scheduling and managing. The reason for washing the towels is to cut down on drying time. We do wash everything and it takes time to wash and dry them before the next guests arrive. We get bleached towels once in a while from a good guest who is trying to be helpful or clean a soiled spot on the towel. But we change towels and sheets on the regular basis. Alan was not too demanding or unreasonable but we thought by our welcome letter ,the signs, notes and the website most everything was clear but we need to work on that. We do work hard to take care of our guests and our units. You can read our other reviews and see for yourself.
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Rental Rates for this holiday condo in Southeast Washington, Washington DC

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4 night minimum stay

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Refundable Damage Deposit A$329
Cleaning A$92 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.5%

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo rental in Southeast Washington

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Living room - 1 sofa bed/futon
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Events Allowed
  • long term rentals available
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • tennis