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Sunny, Large, Fully-Furnished Apartment with Free Parking

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Sleeps 5, fully-furnished, parking spot, close to Capitol, Metro and Smithsonian

Just pack your clothes and a toothbrush! This clean, large, light-filled, heart-of-historic Capitol Hill apartment comes with everything! A locked, gated courtyard leads to this fabulous, separate entrance apartment. Guests arrive to find a well-equipped kitchen (full-size, with granite counters) stocked with staples including coffee, tea, milk, honey, spices and cooking oils, fresh linens on the beds and clean, plush towels in the bathroom. Cable, Wi-Fi, 32-inch flat-screen TV, washer/dryer, iron/ironing board, hair dryer, independent heating and cooling system and free off-street parking are also included. With a grocery store two blocks away, and an eat-in kitchen that seats four to five, guests have the choice of cooking or going out to any of the Hill's many restaurants. After a full day of sight-seeing, guests can sleep on the queen-size memory foam mattress in the master bedroom, and shower in the attached bathroom. For parties of more than two, the living room daybed w/trundle sleeps two. A comfy roll-away bed is also available, as well as a baby crib, high-chair or booster seat. Please note that the only bathroom is accessed through the master bedroom. The apartment is in a lovely neighborhood. Part of the original Capitol Hill, guests are easily able to walk to the Capitol, Supreme Court, Library of Congress, National Mall, Smithsonian museums, Union Station and Union Station Metro. Just yards from the apartment is historic Stanton Park: for runners, 8 laps of the park is a mile. For parents of young children, Stanton Park has a gated playground. The neighborhood is also home to Capital Bikeshare stations, bookstores, corner stores, grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, the famous Eastern Market and a fabulous weekend flea market. Everything else in Washington, from the National Zoo to the Nationals' ball park, the White House, Ford's Theater, Chinatown, Georgetown, Arlington Cemetery, can be reached by Metro or the Circulator bus.

Please note our other VRBO properties -- 698259 is just across the patio from the apartment, and 1056814 is just down the block.

More Details

Property Manager
Hilary Benson
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
13 October, 2017

About Hilary Benson

The Kelly family is the second family to live in the main house, which was built in 1876 by Maj. Samuel Walker for his family.

Hilary Benson purchased this apartment in 1971

Why Hilary Benson chose Washington DC

One of the premier properties on Capitol Hill, the carriage house, the stable and the east side of this Victorian house were completed in 1876. By 1886, Maj. Samuel Walker had more money and ten children so he added the west side of the house, the third floor and the porches in the style of Charles Eastlake, the English architect who simplified Victorian architecture and flattened its rounded gingerbread. All of the first floor ceilings—except the hall—are tin and so is a bedroom ceiling on the second floor.

What makes this apartment unique

One of the great pleasures of the house is that it remains much as it was when first built. Modernizing was done slowly, with care and caution. On the chance that electricity was just a fad, Major Walker only electrified every other arm of the chandeliers in the living room and the study and left the others as gas lights. The gaslights still work--and so does the electricity.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Fantastic location. We used bike share, the metro, and Lyft to get around the city, or just walked!, and it was great for all those. We spent very little time on logistal travel and most our time on seeing the sights thanks to this great apartment. Communication and helpfulness were superb!
Jun 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Eastern Market

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • beautiful tiled shower, vanity sink, outlet for provided hair dryer, along with clean towels, soap and shampoo -- The bathroom is accessed through the master bedroom.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , daybed with trundle in living room. Roll-away bed available.
  • large, sunny, quiet bedroom with en-suite bathroom, dresser, queen bed, large closet, two full-length mirrors; clean linens provided -- The bathroom is accessed through the master bedroom.
  • Books ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Guests will be staying in one of Capitol Hill's premier historic properties. A stay in this large, sunny apartment--part of a 19-room Victorian, with its original carriage house and stable--is like taking a walk into history; and into tomorrow too, for guests can order Gallery passes from their representatives to see Congress in action. With a few months notice, they can also get a flag flown over the Capitol in a name of their choice and even a tour of the White House. Ride Share bikes are available three blocks away and Zip cars too. Uber and Lyft serve all of Washington DC.


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Great location in Stanton Park neighborhood. Walk to Union Station & ride everywhere.

  • 5 of 5

This is a comfy garden apartment in a great neighborhood, close to Union Station & the Capitol Building. When we arrived on Sunday evening the neighborhood was quiet. Monday a.m. the Stanton Park neighborhood came alive with runners, walkers, kids going to school, kids in strollers, commuters, dog walkers, bicycles, etc. The park itself is only a block away from the apartment and comes complete with statue, playground and benches surrounding the statue. At night all is quiet again in the neighborhood. We parked the car for the week and walked or rode the Circulator to see the sights. The apartment is fully fitted out for a comfortable stay. We were there to celebrate our 60th anniversary and it fitted our needs perfectly. Union Station is only a 1/2 mile walk from the apartment. From there you can take the Metro or Circulator anywhere in the city. There are several good restaurants within easy walking distance.

Great location and we'd stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Keith, for your lovely review. We are so glad that you enjoyed Capitol Hill as much as we do! Please come again. Hilary & Marguerite
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clean, comfortable, and convenient!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 (including boys ages 9, 10, 11) enjoyed everything about this place. Spent a week over kids' fall break seeing the usual DC sights. Comfortably slept all five of us in separate beds (in addition to bedroom, we used the couch, trundle and roll away). Kitchen and eating area are very spacious, and with a little furniture re-arranging, all of us were able to sit and chill in front of TV after dinner. You control your own A/C unit, which is nice. Linens looked brand new, and this place had everything we needed to prepare whatever we wanted. God bless whoever left the bottle of white wine in the fridge (we sure appreciated it, and made sure to reciprocate when we departed). Both Whole Foods and Trader Joe's are within easy walking distance (Trader Joe's is just above Eastern Market Metro stop), so we were able to do B-fast and dinner every day at "home," which is our preference, but there were numerous restaurants within walking distance. Union Station (red line) and Capital South (blue/orange line) Metro stops also really close (< half mile away). Realize that Uber to certain places on Mall may be cheaper option for family of 4 or 5, but we preferred the subway experience. Although some other reviewers may have been disappointed with upstairs noises, and we certainly heard footsteps several times, they didn't bother us at all. We only had two VERY minor issues: 1) first key didn't open side access gate (but it was resolved immediately by onsite owner) and 2) the mini blind in the kitchen did not close all the way (falls into the "whatever" category for us). All in all, we had a great experience, and trust you will too.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great neighborhood, great location, great apartment

  • 5 of 5

This apartment was exactly what the two of us were hoping it would be. The neighborhood has a lot of charm, the location is walking distance from restaurants, shops, the Capitol and Union Station and far beyond if one is inclined to walk as much as we do. D.C.'s Metro is easy to navigate and the taxi rides (when we pooped out because of the heat) were reasonable.

We cooked very little, but the kitchen was very well equipped. The only thing I could have asked for was a really sharp knife. Having a washer/dryer was great for us as we'd been traveling a week before arriving. And, thank heavens for the air conditioner. It was in the high 80s every day we were there, but inside was cool and comfortable.

Hilary gave us the best advice on where to eat out! We tried four of the restaurants she recommended and each one was fabulous. If we'd stayed longer, we would have tried them all! And, there was lots of literature in the apartment about things to do in and around D.C.

Other reviewers commented on the four stairs leading down to the apartment, and I must say, they are steep. However, we're in really good shape in spite of being "seniors" so they weren't a problem for us. Someone also mentioned that the bathroom door sticks, and it does, but I didn't fear getting stuck inside.

All in all this is a great apartment. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Kathy -- We are so glad that you had such a good stay in Washington and enjoyed the apartment so much. Thank you for your great review. Please do come again. All the best, Hilary & Marguerite
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Felt like home, real antiques

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for the lovely stay! Your place felt like a real home, rather than the other more cheaply made places we stayed on our trip. It was our favorite place to stay. Yours had all the pots/pans/dishes and other great little extras like a hand-cranking food processor and a baking pan for the oven. We appreciated the beauty of the antique dresser, cute mirror & a real headboard in the bedroom. You may want to check knob on the bathroom door, though, we were afraid we might get stuck in there if we closed it all the way. The shower is much larger than it appears in the photos, not claustrophobic at all. Thanks for providing eggs & butter to help us transition to our stay here, that was a lovely touch.

Your place worked great for our family of 5, we were able to fit the day bed, trundle & rollaway bed in your living room space with the stuffed chairs & coffee table pushed to the side. Along with our teens we were able to navigate the stairs down to the apartment, but this may have been more difficult for an older person.

The neighborhood felt very safe. Close to the the Capitol & Supreme Court, but took us 35-40 minutes to walk to the Holocaust & American History Museums from the apartment. It's impossible to be close to everything. Overall a great stay. We would go back again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, Shawn. We are happy that you enjoyed the apartment so much and we will take a look at the bathroom door knob. We hope you had a wonderful time in DC and on your whole trip. We do hope you'll be back. Cheers, Hilary & Marguerite
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Nice and clean

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was exactly what we wanted. The neighborhood was great. We enjoyed our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, Lowell. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay in Washington. Hilary & Marguerite
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Great Location

  • 3 of 5

This place is very convenient. Within walking distance to Penn Station, the East Market, and possibly the Capitol Building. Everything else is an inexpensive LYFT ride. The bedroom was very comfortable. The shower is huge. As did other people, we had a tough time with staying connected on the internet. If anyone has mobility problems, I would not suggest due to the steep steps walking down into the apartment. The most frustrating part was the noise above. The people above us were very heavy walkers all hours of the day and night. It was tough to sleep.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5.9 Miles
Reagan National Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Cafe Berlin, Union Pub
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
East Potomac Public Course
Nearest Train
0.7 Miles
Union Station--Amtrak, Marc train and the Metro
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Cafe Berlin
Nearest Beach
120.6 Miles
Rehoboth & Bethany in Delaware
Car: not necessary

The C and O canal, parallel to the Potomac, is the center of the Appalachian Trail and beloved by hikers. Others go to the capitol on summer nights to listen to one of the military bands; others sail, fish or ride one of the sightseeing boats on the Potomac and go to Chestertown, Md., to shoot geese in the fall. On the Hill, however, we go biking (you can rent them everywhere); we swim at the Natatorium, our indoor pool; we go to the Hill Center on Pennsylvania Ave., S. E., which has activities every day; we pick up our gifts at the capitol or one of the museums, and we walk much more than we drive.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday apartment in Eastern Market

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2 night minimum stay

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Cleaning Fee A$127.4

Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice. 14.5% city tax will be added to your rates unless you are staying longer than 31 days. Monthly rate is based on a 30 day occupancy. Before booking, please be aware that we do not allow events, parties, or loud music.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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