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Leslie Merkle

Member since: 2015
Speaks english

Capitol Hill Pied-A-Terre

30 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Photos and Description of this Northeast Washington holiday apartment

Studio Apartment, walking distance to U.S. Capitol and Union Station

Capitol Quarters is a Washington studio apartment located 1 1/2 blocks east of Union Station and 4 blocks north of the U.S. Capitol Building. The apartment features a full kitchen, bath, and separate bedroom. It is the perfect size for couples touring the nation's capital. There is a tiny patio outside the entrance, with seating for two. There are plenty of neighborhood restaurants, markets, and carry-outs for dining or shopping. The Beaux Arts-style Union Station serves as the terminus for sightseeing throughout the city as well as tours to Mount Vernon and other historic sites.

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leslie Merkle (Property Manager)
Member since: 2015
Speaks english

About Leslie Merkle

As 30 year residents of Capitol Hill we've been privileged to have front row seats to all the major political, social, and cultural events of the last quarter century. Living in the shadow of the U.S. Capitol we've been able to observe inaugurations, Memorial Day concerts, 4th of July fireworks, Cherry Blossom Parades, and countless protests and demonstrations. Although we do not have a yard, we do have the National Mall, the Capitol grounds, and we are surrounded by lovely parks. We are within walking distance of the Smithsonian Museums, the National Portrait Gallery, the Folger Shakespeare Library, with easy access to public transportation at Union Station. We love our city and our neighborhood and are delighted when visitors choose to visit our beautiful capital.

Leslie Merkle purchased this apartment in 1990

Why Leslie Merkle chose Washington DC

Our historic row house, built in 1890, is located within the Capitol Hill Historic District of our nation's capital. Its location next to Union Station, the Capitol and other monuments added to the beauty and uniqueness of our house. Historic preservation is very important to us as homeowners. This house was the last property in the block not renovated, and still in its original condition. Under the auspices of a National Park Service program to encourage historic renovations we restored the house, keeping the original floor plan, repointing the decorative brick facade and replacing the missing wrought iron features. Our block of homes was built by the owner of Smoot Lumber, the oldest continuously operated lumber company in the U.S., founded in Alexandria, Virginia in 1822. Construction on this block was completed in the early 1890's; this block of homes was intended for middle management employees of the railroad at the soon to be opened Union Station train station.

What makes this apartment unique

Location and access are two of the best features of Capitol Quarters. One can walk from the apartment to the U.S. Capitol, Smithsonian Museums, Library of Congress, or Union Station. The neighborhood is dotted with small restaurants, cafes, coffee shops, and eateries. Union Station, right next door, is the entry point to the metro system, Amtrak railways, and guided trolley tours around the city and to local sites.


based on 30 traveller reviews

Capitol Hill Pied-A-Terre
average rating of 4.866667 based on 30 reviews

Really nice and clean.

  • 5 of 5

A little awkward having to go around the block to enter from the rear. Communication with owner was great. Would recommend the place to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Convenient Location, Clean Comfortable Apartment

  • 4 of 5

This little apartment was perfect for a weeks stay in DC. Easy walk from Union Station, easy walk to Capitol end o the mall. Local restaurants and grocery store. Apartment was clean and comfortable. Plenty of DC info provided. Coffee, tea, cookies, chocolate welcomed us to the apartment. There were umbrellas and raincoats if needed. It was quite thoughtful. My only complaint would be that with upstairs apartment, it could be a little noisy sometimes. Also, no window in the bedroom if you want fresh air. Otherwise, a great place place for a single or couple to stay.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great place to stay in heart of Washington

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was great--it consists of a bedroom with a comfortable bed, a well equipped kitchen with a table to eat at, located in a quiet cul-de-sac. I'd stay there again in a minute. I choose this apartment because it was walking distance to the Library of Congress, where I needed to do research. I didn't realize I'd be walking past the Supreme Court and the Capitol and the Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument every morning. What a thrill! Also, it's very close to Union Station--a five minute walk at most, so very convenient.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

Very clean and comfortable property. 5 minute walk from Union Station and 10 minutes to the Capitol. Grocery store two blocks away. We walked to all of the major attractions. Leslie was very helpful and quick to reply if we had any questions. It was great to have water in the fridge and a basket on the counter filled with coffee, tea, hot chocolate, granola bars and a variety of other treats. Would highly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean and convenient to public transportation.

  • 5 of 5

The property was very clean, comfortable and conveniently located to public transportation/Union Station. Also within walking distance to the Capital, Supreme Court and Library of Congress. There is a small neighborhood market less than a block away. Leslie was easily accessable when I needed to contact her and responded quickly. This property is perfect for two or a single traveler. I highly recommend and would stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

We found this apartment perfect for our 3 day Washington visit.

We greatly appreciated the cold water & beers that were supplied, the apartment is spotlessly clean.

Leslie was prompt and accompanying in answering all correspondents.

Would use again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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Nearest Airport
5.4 Miles
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Union Pub
Nearest Golf
3.5 Miles
Hains Point Golf
Nearest Train
0.3 Miles
Union Station, Metro, Amtrak and MARC
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Toscana Restaurant
Nearest Ski
92 Miles
White Tail Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
120.5 Miles
Rehobeth Beach
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday apartment in Northeast Washington, Washington DC

Rental Basis:
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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping A$101
Refundable Damage Deposit A$336
Tax Rate 14.5%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Northeast Washington

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
  • The tiled full bath comes equipped with towels and basic toiletries
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
  • A studio-style bedroom, furnished with a queen-sized, memory foam mattress; 400-count, allergy free linens. Bedroom has a full closet, luggage rack, wall-mounted HDTV cable television, a small writing desk, and a small settee for additional seating.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating