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Historic Home, Solar Powered, Great Location!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 167 m²
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Beds: 1 King, 2 Queen; 3 Full Baths; Central A/C; Close to Metro/U.S.Capitol

The Civil War era home has undergone a complete renovation, including solar power!. Make this charming 1858 townhouse the central location for your next family gathering, friend get-together or business retreat. Stay in this historic home, enjoy the quiet street, then walk one block to city life. Enjoy the Eastern Market/Barracks Row/Nationals Stadium neighborhood or jump on Metro to explore the sights. House is spacious, comfortable and contains all amenities. Watch a movie on the 60' flat screen TV (one of 4 flat screen TVs in the house, surf the net on the speedy Wifi, or BBQ in the backyard. This is the perfect house take advantage of all the city has to offer and relax when you get home!

Please note: We cater to families on vacation. All other groups require owner approval before reservation can be confirmed.

More Details

Owner
Dia Michels
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
19 September, 2017

About Dia Michels

I moved to Washington DC in 1980 to save the world. Unfortunately, the world could still use quite a bit of help! I, however, fell in love with DC and never left. I met my husband in 1981 and we have lived here ever since. This home was our first house in DC. We currently live in a larger and newer (1905) townhouse in the same neighborhood. We fell in love with Capitol Hill and have raised our three kids here. We love the area and want to share it with others.

Dia Michels purchased this townhome in 1983

Why Dia Michels chose Washington DC

This 1858 charming home is from the Civil War era. The house has been totally upgraded with an open layout, 4 flat screen TVs, an amazing leather sectional sofa, fabulous beds and a lovely front porch and backyard. In addition, we just installed solar panels on the roof! Just one block off Barracks Row, the house is caddy-corner to the Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., the oldest active post in the Corps and near the Washington Naval Yard and old Naval Hospital (now a community center). The house is quaint, yet spacious and with a location just 8 blocks from the U.S. Capitol, the location is ideal.

What makes this townhome unique

Washington DC is a great place to spend time. The city is compressed, so you can get anywhere is a short time. We have great public transportation (the Eastern Market Metro is just 3 blocks away) and the city is flat, so it is perfect for walking and cycling. Rent this house for access to the entire city. Entertain friends, BBQ in the yard or walk around the block where there are dozens of restaurants. Live theater, great parks, free museums and baseball are all just a few steps away!

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday townhome rental in Eastern Market

Property Type:
  • townhome
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 167 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , The bathroom on the main floor is brand new and lovely!
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , This is one of two bathrooms upstairs.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , bath with shower , The second bathroom upstairs is much smaller than the others
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed , This bedroom has a private, small full bath.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , This is a large den w/ a heavenly memory-foam queen sofabed.
  • There are three rooms upstairs. Each of them is a room with doors that close. The master bedroom overlooks the street and has a king bed. The middle room is a den with a great sofabed from IKEA with a memory foam mattress. These two rooms share a full bath. The back bedroom has a queen bed and small private bath. The back room and middle room share a common wall. All three rooms have large, flat screen TVs. Curious about the sofabed? It's an Ikea memory foam bed that's EXTREMELY comfortable: thick mattress, no springs. You can see the style here: http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/20262369/#/50242997 * ADDITIONAL PERSON SURCHARGE: With advance approval, it is possible to have more than 8 guests in this house; please note that nighttime noise is a major concern with our neighbors, and any large groups need to commit to keeping noise down (especially upstairs). The surcharge for an additional person is $75 per week for every person over 8.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • roller blading
  • tennis
Notes:
You will love your time in this house. Glide on the front porch bench as you watch the world go by. Sip sangria in the sweet yard. Envelop yourself in the luxurious sectional sofa. Lose yourself in the large screen TV. Whether you want to cook, study or relax, you will be able to do it in style here.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Historic Home, Solar Powered, Great Location!
average rating of 4.818182 based on 88 reviews
3

nice location but definitely NOT a 3 bedroom house

  • 3 of 5

great location, historic home complete with sloping hardwood floors, rooms are small, third bedroom is NOT a bedroom, bathrooms updated, kitchen nice, living room furniture needs to be replaced - recliner function does not work and some of the seats are so worn when you sit in them you need a hydraulic lift to get out of them, quiet neighborhood.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

great location

  • 5 of 5

really nice place. 7 adults set comfortably in the living room and dining room. love the character. comfortable beds and nice that it had 3 full baths. 2 blocks from the "blue" Circulator stop, multiple restaurants and bars. from the circulator you can get off at Union station and take other transportation as desired to all attractions. Felt very safe in the neighborhood.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect historic home in wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our 5 night stay. Plenty room for 6 adults and one small child. Perfect home in wonderful location. Dia is very pleasant and helpful. Would highly recommend this home.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very nice home, close to Metro and restaurants, helpful homeowners.

  • 5 of 5

We had seven people and there was no space crunch for sleeping arrangements. There had been some electrical work done just prior to our stay, and the contractor apparently botched it somewhat. Took a few minutes troubleshooting on our part to get all the upstairs lights to work, but was not a big deal. Homeowner bought us dinner for our trouble, which (again) was not that much trouble in the first place. The homeowners also acquired a parking permit for our rental car, which I would have had no clue how to do.

We visited in July, the worst month for heat/humidity, and can vouch that the AC works wonders.

The location is extremely convenient, maybe 2.5 blocks from the Metro and only 1 block from lots of restaurants ranging from fast food to upscale casual. The small organic market on the same block as the restaurants was good in a pinch, but for a more standard grocery store you in in for a decent walk or a short drive.

Having the washer and dryer allowed us to pack light, we probably could have gone with one less bag (and one less bag fee from the airline) had we anticipated how useful it was.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

It was wonderful

  • 5 of 5

With a big family, it met all of our expectations.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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MISSION VIEJO
5

IT WAS A GREAT CHOICE OF HOUSE AND LOCATION.

  • 5 of 5

WE HAD THIS ONE ISSUE AND IT WAS WITH THE STAIRS.THE YOUNG PEOPLE IN THE FAMILY LOVED IT BUT THE THREE OLDER FAMILY MEMBERS FOUND IT TO BE A LITTLE UNCOMFORTABLE .

THE LOCATION WAS ABSOLUTELY PERFECT.

WLB

MISSION VIEJO,CA

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
4.5 Miles
Washington National (DCA)
Nearest Barpub
0.15 Miles
Barracks Row has over a dozen
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Union Station
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
395
Nearest Restaurant
0.15 Miles
Barracks Row has over a dozen restaurants and bars
Car: not necessary

The home is located in the historic Capitol Hill neighborhood, on a quiet street, just blocks away from restaurants, the Nationals baseball stadium, the Marine Barracks Washington, D.C. (which has free Parades every Friday night in the summer), the Smithsonian museums, the US Capitol, Supreme Court, National Archives, the Library of Congress, or the Newseum, embassies, etc. Getting around is easy, via walking, Metro, Car2Go, ZipCar, BikeShare, and, of course, by personal auto.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday townhome in Eastern Market

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Late Summer 2017
10 Aug 2017 - 12 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$310
From
A$335
Fri,Sat
A$1,986
 
 
Late October 2017
27 Oct 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$372
 
 
Fall 2017
30 Oct 2017 - 20 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$285
From
A$310
Fri,Sat
A$1,867
 
 
Thanksgiving 2017
21 Nov 2017 - 27 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
A$417
 
 
December 2017
28 Nov 2017 - 19 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$285
From
A$310
Fri,Sat
A$1,867
 
 
Winter Holidays 2017
20 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
A$417
 
 
Winter 2018
3 Jan 2018 - 1 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
A$210
A$1,245
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
A$372
From
A$405
Thu,Fri,Sat
A$2,489
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee A$199.25
Damage Insurance A$73.47

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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