|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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.
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
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.
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.
I have so many positive things to say about our time in this apartment. The number one is LOCATION! My family and I were able to walk our little legs off every day and see as much of the national mall and Smithsonian attractions as time would allow. The benefit to us of having a full kitchen so we did not have to eat out every meal was immeasurable, and made the trip possible. Check-in and out was well organized and easy no matter what time we had arrived or departed. The accommodations were comfortable for myself, husband, and three older children. The neighborhood felt safe and VERY family friendly. There were restaurants and small grocery stores within walking distance. And of course, that all important parking spot was nice too! If you are on the fence about this rental- we would say go for it!
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.
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.
Good space for a couple. Only bathroom is in bedroom. Not good for sharing.
We enjoyed our stay on Capitol Hill...great location and the place worked well for our family of 5. The owner and contact are more than willing to work out any details that may come up.
Great location! Loved all of the little extras. Would have liked a broom, lol. Needs a little work, but overall a great place to stay.
Hilary was great to work with, and I liked the apartment. The door lock was stuck, and she refunded one night due to that issue. I would stay there again as soon as the lock is fixed. This is an excellent location, just 4-6 blocks to several important buildings on Capital Hill.
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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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|cleaning service||A$100.51 + Tax|
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.