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Sunny Large Fully-Furnished Apt, gated separate entrance

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

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 12 hours
Response rate
90%
Calendar last updated:
15 August, 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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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Eastern Market

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • 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 ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

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Sunny Large Fully-Furnished Apt, gated separate entrance
average rating of 4.5735292 based on 106 reviews
Ontario, Canada
5

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
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed Washington and the apartment so much! Please do come visit again. Hilary & Marguerite
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5

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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5

Great place!

  • 5 of 5

This little apartment was perfect for our family. There are 5 of us and we were doing D.C. on our family vacation this summer. Everything was just as advertised. We walked a short distance to Union Station and rode the Circulator to all the places we wanted to hit on The Mall. We did visit the little grocery store around the corner and drove a short distance to the zoo. We would definitely come back again if we visit the area. The parking was a definite perk.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Comfortable, clean and spacious apartment

  • 4 of 5

This apartment was perfect for my two children and me for a week in DC. The owners even provided a nice bottle of wine, coffee, and a few condiments. We were able to walk to a small corner grocery store or Whole Foods for everything else we needed, and the kitchen had all the utensils and appliances. It was about a 0.6 mile walk to the Capitol or either of two nearby Metro stations. It was also nice to have our own stackable washer and dryer during our stay. The neighborhood was safe and quiet, although we heard a lot of noise from our neighbors upstairs. Thank you to our hosts! We had a great trip!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lea. We'll talk to Marguerite's tenants upstairs and see what can be done about the noise. I'm so glad that you enjoyed the apartment and your stay in Washington. All the best, Hilary
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5

Could not ask for a better place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

The property was as pictured, even better. The parking space was great. A two block walk to the city bus, which took us in to Union Station (it could be walked in 15 minutes) where we got the Hop On Hop Off bus. We enjoyed a comfortable, home like setting, complete with coffee, and eggs! We would recommend this property to our friends and family, and we would stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jeannette, we are so glad that you enjoyed the apartment. Please do come back! All the best, Hilary & Marguerite
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Map

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.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday apartment in Eastern Market

Rental Basis:
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Manager accepts payment in:
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2 night minimum stay
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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee A$125.98

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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