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Sunny Large Fully-Furnished Apt, gated separate entrance

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Sleeps 5, fully-furnished luxury apt, 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 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.

Property Manager
Hilary Benson
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few days
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
22 June, 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 Capitol Hill

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.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(62 traveller reviews)

Sunny Large Fully-Furnished Apt, gated separate entrance
average rating of 4.596774 based on 100 reviews
NSW Australia

Excellent visit to Washington

  • 5 of 5

This is a great apartment in a great location close to Capitol Hill.

Had everything we needed for a short stay, was quiet, comfy and safe. Hilary does an excellent job with the arrangements and provides excellent communication. Would stay here again if we visit Washington.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Tony. It was great to have you here and we do hope you'll be back! Cheers, Hilary
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Ontario, Canada

Great location and a Cozy Apartment

  • 5 of 5

2 adults and 2 teenagers June 10 - 13, 2017

The entire process of booking, payment, obtaining the key and having all my questions answered was quick and easy. The apartment is spacious and clean. The day bed/trundle was perfect for our teenagers. Everyone had their own space to unwind after long days/nights sightseeing. We walked to Union Station. There was a convenience store/market a couple blocks away where we were able to purchase some snacks/beverages. The apartment was stocked with coffee, tea, butter, milk and some other small items.

There is a bike rental place near the little store; we rented bikes from here and rode them to The White House, Washington Monument, Jefferson Monument and to the Holocaust museum. The off road parking was a great perk.

We had a great trip. The apartment was wonderful. It is in a lovely area and the building itself is really neat.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy & super convenient!

  • 4 of 5

My husband & I visited to sight see & enjoy the Nationals baseball game. Everything we went to see was a short Uber ride away. A nice note was left with enough information where I didn't need to contact anyone. The bed was comfy & the location was very quiet & peaceful. We thoroughly enjoyed!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed the apartment, Trinita. Go Nats! Hilary & Marguerite
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Just the best.

  • 5 of 5

Newly remodeled, bright, cheerful colors, impeccably clean, and very well appointed. The owner as well as the manager were welcoming, and interested in our well being. Street noise is not an issue. The family room area is perfect for decompressing after a day in the city, or for planning the day. The kitchen has everything you could want for food preparation and dining. The queen mattress was comfortable and the bathroom is clean, well lit, and has a shower with all the hot water you could want. All the plumbing is totally efficient. As a person of height (6'8"), I particularly appreciated the 8' or so ceilings! Also, the shower head was high enough for me. The air conditioning was quiet, and did the job. Location is perfect, a ten minute or so walk to the Eastern Market, and approximately that to Whole Foods. It took us about 15 minutes to walk to the apartment from Union station, with two rolling suitcases. You're not far, either, from the Capitol, again, I'd say 15 minutes or so. All the walks are on tree lined streets, through safe, quite residential neighborhoods. We appreciated our stay at the apartment very much. It added to the vacation, after a long day of walking and sight seeing, to look forward to coming "home" to such a comfortable place.

  • Review Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Michael -- we are so glad that you had a good stay in Washington and enjoyed the apartment so much. Thank you for your great review and please come again any time. Hilary & Marguerite
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Great location, a lot of space, worked perfect for 4.

  • 4 of 5

We were very pretty surprised to find tea, cofee, enough food for the first breakfast and even something in the bar. It was very welcome arrival. We liked this place very much. Could not give 5 stars only because Internet was not always working properly. Will be glad to recommend this place to others.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Tatiana, Thank you for your review. I'm sorry to hear that the wi-fi was not working consistently. At times the signal extender needs to be reset and I will do that right away. I'm so pleased to hear that your stay was otherwise enjoyable. Please come again any time! Hilary & Marguerite
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Great place for a couple.

  • 3 of 5

Good space for a couple. Only bathroom is in bedroom. Not good for sharing.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review Patrick. I apologize that the listing was not clear enough that the bathroom is accessed through the master bedroom. I have adjusted the listing so that this is highlighted in the description. All the best, Hilary
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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 Capitol Hill

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning service A$133.78 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.5%

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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