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Historic Home, Solar Powered, Great Location!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type townhome

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 a few hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
16 August, 2018

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 Eastern Market

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:
  • 1800 sq ft
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 ...
  • Wireless Internet
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

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Historic Home, Solar Powered, Great Location!
average rating of 4.8545456 based on 110 reviews
5

Great house in a great location with great host!

  • 5 of 5

Really fun house! Had a great weekend with my whole family of 8 and the location is terrific for restaurants, groceries, and all the rest that D.C. Has to offer. Dia was easy to work with and responsive to questions.

  • Review Submitted: 16/08/2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect location; Owner is a gem!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here on vacation with 4 adults and 4 kids ages 6, 5, 4, and 3. The location was perfect, located in a safe and quiet neighborhood yet only a block from great restaurants/ grocery stores, and a convenient short metro ride from all the museums. The house was clean and thoughtfully well stocked with everything that families with kids might need (board games, high chair, kids utensils/plates/cups, great info in the binder re: things to do!). The owner, Dia, is the perfect balance of unobtrusive yet very responsive. She will arrange for a parking permit for your car in advance and will answer any of your questions via text very quickly. We realized at the last minute that we mistakenly booked our checkout day a day too early; she was able to extend our stay and also arranged an easy solution for our payment. The only potential considerations are that the house, like most housing in DC, is from the 1800s, so bedrooms are smaller, staircases are narrow, floors are uneven/creaky, so might be a consideration for people with physical disabilities or babies/toddlers, but it was renovated very nicely and very comfortable for us. Mosquitos are bad everywhere in DC in the summer so we couldn't really enjoy the patios, but there is lots of bug spray in the house (including what we left behind!). Overall, we would definitely stay here again. Thank you, Dia!!!

  • Review Submitted: 04/08/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderfully located (I should know I lived on Capitol Hill for 10+ years).

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic experience. Five stars. Will definitely stay here again when I return to DC

  • Review Submitted: 26/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent location for the price

  • 5 of 5

This location is 1 block away from shops, coffee, breakfast, lunch, dinner. Getting around with Uber or Lyft was simple. Walking to the Capitol was 20 minutes and pleasant. There are 3 full baths where 2 baths are close or connected to a bedroom. The 3rd bath is on the first floor. The middle or 2nd bedroom is a pull out trundle sofa bed that is queen size when extended. Spacious kitchen and dining room. Large flat screen with cable. Great neighborhood. We had 3 families and this was perfect without being too expensive. Home is vintage but has been upgraded very nicely. Beside creeking old wood floors (which we loved because of it adding to the vintage character), all else was an updated 1800s home. I recommend this place without hesitation.

  • Review Submitted: 22/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago, IL
5

Historic Home a Short Walk from the Capitol Building

  • 5 of 5

A lovely historic home in the heart of the nation's capital. The house is nicely decorated and provided ample space for our family of seven. The kitchen leads to a lovely patio. The neighborhood is particularly interesting. It has many historic houses, but also has lots of opportunities for shopping, dining, and night life. The house is conveniently located near both a Metro stop and Circulator Bus stops. The owner sent very helpful information before our arrival, arranged for free on-street parking, and was readily available to answer questions. I highly recommend this house, particularly for family trips to Washington, DC.

  • Review Submitted: 15/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Historic Home in Capitol Hill area

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in this historic home by Barracks Row! We were close to all kinds of shopping and the museums. Dia was very accommodating, getting a parking pass and insuring our needs were met. The house was very comfortable and had everything we needed. Thank you Dia!

  • Review Submitted: 24/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • 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

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$216.61
Property Damage Insurance AU$79.87

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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