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Bob Finn

Member since: 2003
Call Manager
Speaks english

4 bathrooms for 3 bedrooms

67 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Southeast Washington holiday house

As Close as You Can Get to U.S. Capital

If you want to tour DC by bicycle there is a rental station 1/2 block from this vacation rental, which is only 3 blocks from the US Capitol and the beginning of the National Mall.

The Flat at Library Court is a row house in the historic district with a completely renovated interior and all new furnishings decorated with Washington D.C. flair. You’ll enjoy expansive views of the stately Library of Congress, which is directly across the street. The house backs to Library Court, a 300 year old historic cobblestone street built in the days of horse-drawn buggies.

Why you can’t beat our location: Capitol Hill is a historic residential neighborhood that stretches from the U.S. Capitol, and Pennsylvania Ave, the main corridor, emanates from the Capitol beginning at 2nd Street. We are one block away on 3rd St – the first residential block from the Capitol. The further you get (4th Street, 5th, 6th and so on), the less desirable and less safe the areas become, and the longer your walk to the sites. This is truly as good and as close as it gets! Don’t talk yourself into staying blocks away…

• 1 Block or Less: U.S. Supreme Court, Library of Congress (across the street), Folger (Shakespeare) Theatre

• Within 2 to 3 blocks: U.S. Capitol, U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, Cannon House Office Building, Capitol Mall, U.S. Botanical Garden, South Capital Metro station.

• Tour Bus: The Circulator Tour Bus picks up one block away but most of what you’ll want to see is within a short walk.

• Dining 1 Block or Less: We the Pizza; Good Stuff Eatery (President Obama’s favorite hamburger), Cosi (sandwiches, soups and salads), Starbucks, Sonoma Restaurant and Wine Bar, Hunan Dynasty, Hawk N Dove; Capitol Hill Liquor and Deli

• Stores 1-2 Blocks: Corner Market Grocery Store, Grubb’s Care Pharmacy, Gandel’s Liquor, Riverby Books.

The Penthouse Apartment

Up a flight of stairs, you will enter the Penthouse Apartment of the Flat at Library Court. This two story unit has 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and expansive views of the stately Library of Congress. The kitchen is fully stocked and the unit has wi-fi, cable TV and central air conditioning/heat.

DESCRIPTION OF NEIGHBORHOOD:

Capitol Hill is the largest historic residential neighborhood in Washington D.C., stretching easterly in front of the United States Capitol along wide avenues. It is one of the oldest residential communities in Washington D.C.

As a geographic feature, Capitol Hill rises near the center of the District of Columbia and extends eastward. The Capitol Hill neighborhood today straddles two quadrants of the city, Southeast and Northeast, and a large portion is now designated as the Capitol Hill historic district. The name Capitol Hill is often used to refer to both the historic district and to the larger neighborhood around it.

Capitol Hill's landmarks include not only the United States Capitol, but also the Senate and House office buildings, the Supreme Court building, the Library of Congress, the Marine Barracks, the Washington Navy Yard, and Congressional Cemetery.

The main non-residential corridor of Capitol Hill is Pennsylvania Avenue, a lively commercial street with shops, restaurants and bars. Eastern Market is an 1873 public market on 7th Street SE, where vendors sell fresh meat and produce in indoor stalls and at outdoor farmers' stands. It is also the site of an outdoor flea market every weekend.

If available, we can provide parking for 1 vehicle at Union Station which is 5 blocks from this rental.

Please check our other properties at 913567, 3526541 & 4015008 in Capitol Hill with homeaway.com.If you have a question about our rental please don't hesitate to call Bob Finn at 623-297-8193. I sometimes call the person inquiring about our rental, but am finding that lots of people don't answer their phones these days. I find that it is some times easier to communicate in a phone conversation then it is by email. We want to make sure there is no misunderstanding about the location of our rentals and it amenities. Parking is limited in DC so if you are driving to DC you might want to talk with Bob about some parking solutions.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Bob Finn (Property Manager)
Member since: 2003
Call Manager
Speaks english

About Bob Finn

Bob is a retired District Judge from Nebraska and Kaye is retired from Nebraska Public Power District. They are the parents of James Finn who, along with his wife, are the owners of this Capitol Hill Vacation Rental.

Why Bob Finn chose Washington DC

This property served as a parsonage for many years until it was sold in 2012. The house is being completely renovated.

What makes this house unique

The location of this property is what makes it unique. It couldn't be more perfect for visitors to Washington, DC, Government personnel visiting and others wishing to experience the Nations Capital..

Reviews

4.9
based on 67 traveller reviews

4 bathrooms for 3 bedrooms
average rating of 4.8955226 based on 67 reviews
5

Stunning Capital Hill House

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic Thanksgiving at this beautiful house. It was centrally located and was the perfect setup. We loved the layout of the house and the rooms were extremely spacious. I wouldn't change a single thing about the house.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very nice stay

  • 5 of 5

Property was as advertised. Very good location in the heart of Capitol Hill. Safe neighborhood. Walking distance to many restaurants and bars...and the Capitol building. The house itself was in great condition and very clean. Did not need anything that was not provided. More than enough room for six adults and an infant. Would recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great location, great house, great property management

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely stay at DC. You really can't beat the location. The house overall was very comfortable with plenty of seating for my family. It was a nicely decorated house with good furnishing. The house was fully stocked with all the amenities that you would find at a hotel. The kitchen had all the essentials that you would need to cook. Bob ( the owner) is awesome! He was very responsive and was a great resource for all things DC. Prior to our arrival, he gave us a wealth of information from metro map to local grocery delivery services. Interacting with him had been a pleasure.

The only minor (and I stress minor) criticism I have is the king size bed upstairs. The bed was pretty noisy. It creaked with every little turn. After a little investigating, we concluded the mattress was fine and it was the box spring underneath that was making all the noise. Still it would not prevent me from recommending this place to other people or staying here again if we are ever in the area. Thanks for a great stay.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

The Flat at Library Court is the perfect play to stay for a multiple day visit to the Capital

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I took a special trip to DC with our two 8th grade grandsons to "discover" the Capital with them. We planned a full one-week of touring. I cannot imagine a better or more convenient place to stay as the "base" for seeing all of DC than Bob Finn's Flat at Library Court. It is exactly as Bob Finn described it -- we had the upstairs two-floor flat with 3 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms (our daughter joined us for the last three nights). It is right in a really nice residential neighborhood on Capital Hill and within a block of neighborhood restaurants (including a great Chinese Restaurant [Hunan] and a great Mexican restaurant [La Lomita Dos]). And...of course, a Starbucks. We made extensive use of the Metro which has a convenient South Capital Stop 4 just blocks away (behind the Madison building was has, by the way, a great cafeteria on the top floor open to the public if you are in the neighborhood at breakfast or lunch time).

Bob was great in sharing all sorts of helpful information and advice before our arrival. The unit was perfectly maintained and had everything needed to make it our home during that great week with our grandsons.

Thanks Bob for such a great place and making the week with our grandsons as special as it was.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We alway appreciate constructive reviews. We will detinitley check out the squeaky bed.
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3

Convenient, comfortable and clean!

  • 3 of 5

Located very near Capitol Hill and within easy walking distance to the Metro station, this property was perfect for our group. We traveled to DC with friends from overseas who were super excited about touring Washington, DC. The location and the layout of the apartment made it easy for us to make their dreams come true. We were able to set up quick, convenient breakfasts at the breakfast bar and be out the door early to make all of our tours and see the sights. We could catch a bite in town or pack a picnic, if we wanted. We were able to pop back to the apartment for lunch and a rest, there were plenty of choices for a healthy lunch one block away. Dinner could be found in the same place, or a few blocks away there were more upscale choices.

There were a few glitches. The coffee maker (the drip machine) did not work. A k-cup machine was provided, but try making one cup at a time for several adults and getting out the door in a hurry. The owner just needs to invest in a new $18.95 drip coffee maker.

We were also surprised upon our return the first day to find someone else's luggage in our unit. As I mentioned, we had overseas visitors in our group and this unit does not provide a safe of any sort. We assumed that passports, extra cash, jewelry and personal belongings would be safe in our unit after we entered it. We had been given a code to the door and assumed we had sole use of the place for the time of our rental. When we came back and found luggage in our unit we called the rental agent and he had allowed renters from another unit to use our entry code and stash their luggage in our unit because they had arrived early before the cleaners had finished in their unit. The plan was for the cleaners to remove the luggage from our unit after they were done in the other unit. So, not only were the renters going to be in our unit, the cleaning staff were also going to be in our unit. We had not secured our personal items, passports, or other items in anyway. There really wasn't any provision in the apartment to do this AND we had no idea strangers would be entering the apartment. We considered this a complete breach of trust. When we discussed this with the rental agent, he called us out for not trusting other people.

In our dealings with the rental agent who handles these units, our feeling is that he lacks professionalism. He is scatter brained. He may not be competent to handle this business.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I would like to thank this reviewer for the nice things he said about the unit. Apparently he liked the rental, but didn't like me. The situation that he is talking about was very unfortunate and I apologize for the problem. We quit frequently have tenants coming in that arrive early and need a place to put their luggage and then we also have people who have late flights and need a place to store their luggage until they go to the airport. On those days that we have people arriving early and people leaving late we run into a problem. Apparently I offended this gentleman and for that I apologize. I am glad he liked the rental. I am sure he feels better now that he has had a chance to insult me.
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5

Great row house!

  • 5 of 5

The house was beautiful and in a great location on Capitol Hill. We walked to Eastern Market and to local restaurants. We had plenty of room and the bathrooms were wonderful. Everything we needed was already there for us to use. I would stay here again without hesitation.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Southeast Washington, Washington DC

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Jan 2017 Rate
1 Jan 2017 - 16 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$484
From
A$517
Fri,Sat
A$3,426
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add A$67 per night, per additional guest
 
Inauguration
17 Jan 2017 - 22 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
A$900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add A$134 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Jan & Feb.
23 Jan 2017 - 28 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$484
From
A$504
Fri,Sat
A$3,426
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add A$67 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring Rates
1 Mar 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$497
From
A$524
Fri,Sat
A$3,292
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add A$67 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer Rates
1 May 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$484
From
A$504
Fri,Sat
A$3,292
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add A$67 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall Rates
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$504
From
A$511
Fri,Sat
A$3,359
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add A$67 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
A$477
From
A$497
Fri,Sat
A$3,090
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add A$67 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee A$269
Tax Rate 14.5%

Checkout is 11:00 AM and Check-in is 4:00 PM

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Southeast Washington

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • City Centre
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , bath with shower , bath (no shower)
  • Each bedroom has its own private bathroom. There is a fourth bathroom available for anyone sleepong on the sleeper sofa in the living room or on the couch or air mattress.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon , Babies Play/Pack for sleeping
    Bedroom 3 - 3 single bed , This room has single over double bunk beds & a single bed.
  • Each bedroom has its own private bathroom. Living Room has a sleeper sofa.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf