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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 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
21 July, 2018

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 Eastern Market

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 ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 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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average rating of 4.604651 based on 124 reviews

What a wonderful week.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our apartment for many reasons. The biggest reason was its location. It is just a short walk to the Capitol and to the Supreme Court. The walk to the Circulator was within about 4 blocks. The buses and the metro were all easy to use. We rode the buses often and still got about 5 miles of walking in every day. Another wonderful benefit to staying in this apartment was having Hilary Benson as the manager. She helped us immensely both before and during our stay, and she always answered our notes within minutes. We would definitely recommend this unit to others.

  • Review Submitted: 17/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Joan, thank you for your lovely review. I'm so glad that you loved your stay. The Circulator is a hidden treasure -- the $1 route around the National Mall is better than a Hop-On/Hop-Off tour bus! All the best and do come again, Hilary
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Great 'home base' for our family of 5

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 6 nights in this basement apartment with 3 kids. Finding a suitable place in DC for a family of 5 that wasn't expensive was tough. This was a great home base for us, much better than a hotel. We were able to move the dining table forward and create a little nook in the kitchen/dining area where our youngest slept on the fold out bed. It was nice for him to have a separate space. In the living area the other two kids were on the daybed and trundle that popped up. There was enough room to put the beds in an L shape against the wall. The daybed mattress was firmer than the trundle so we put a few of the ample blankets on top for a little more padding. I felt this arrangement was much better than sharing pull out couch as is common. We ended up storing the glass coffee table in the closet so that the kids did not bump into it. Being so close to the Capitol really saved us a lot of money in transportation. The apartment is not super close to a metro stop. It's between Eastern Market and Union Station both about .6 miles away, a 15 minute walk, 20 or 30 with tired kids. There were bus stops just a block away. We mostly walked and Ubered. Because the apt was so close to everything, an Uber for the five of us was under $15 anywhere we wanted to go (Metro and bus would have started at $10 so it made sense to just go door to door for another buck or two).

There were a few mishaps: when we arrived we couldn’t figure out where to park because the neighbors had the street blocked off for a block party, but after talking to them we lifted the caution tape and pulled in the driveway and our kids got to meet others and play soccer in the street. Hilary, the property manager, was out of town when we arrived and while we were there, but we found Margarite, the owner upstairs, to be kind and helpful and any issues we had were taken care of to our satisfaction by them both.

As mentioned by others the entryway stairs were very narrow and steep, our kids mostly jumped down and had no problems. It did seem to be a mosquito magnet so we often raced in the door to avoid letting them in. The gate was a little tricky to lock and unlock.

There were two large fans that helped drown out any noise. The bathroom door was noisy on closing so people coming in at night would wake me. I’m a really light sleeper but did okay thanks to the very comfy queen bed. Better than my own mattress, I'm researching where I can buy one! Would definitely come back and recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 10/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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clean & comfortable, but lacked one essential

  • 4 of 5

My family of 5 stayed 3 nights here in June 2018. The apartment is very spacious and had plenty of room for 5 people. The essential that was lacking was toilet paper. We had one partial roll for 5 people for 3 days. The mgr Hillary was out of town during our visit, but I wouldn't think this should have an impact on this issue. We contacted the mgr and housekeeper, but it would be sometime the next day before anything could be done. I ended up walking to a local store to buy the toilet paper, but I did expect that some would be brought to us anyway as a courtesy. Also, the soap dispenser in the bathroom was completely empty. On a positive note, it was nice to have a washer and dryer with detergent provided. As said, the apartment was clean, but there are some areas in need of repair, such as, the ceiling in the living room, rotted area below the shower door and the bathroom door would not shut/lock. I would suggest also that more towels be provided. We had 5 for our family of 5, but a couple more would have been nice. We washed the ones we had since we had the washer/dryer. All-in-all it was a pleasant place to stay and the off-street parking was a huge plus.

  • Review Submitted: 08/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Roomy, comfortable, excellent location

  • 5 of 5

Very nice, large, convenient "English basement" apartment in a great location. Clean and comfortable. Loads of room. Very well equipped and very functional kitchen, complete with washer/drier. Great neighborhood, felt very safe. It was very quiet in the apartment and despite 90 degree temperatures [ 32 C] outside the air condition kept things very comfortable without noise or fuss.

  • Review Submitted: 09/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, Roger. We are glad that you found the apartment so comfortable and convenient. With the onset of summer it's great to have such good air-conditioning! All the best, Hilary
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  • 4 of 5

Cute place with enough space to fit 5 people comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: 26/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome stay in Capitol Hill

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed the stay, apartment had everything we needed and was in a prime location in a safe upscale Capitol Hill neighborhood. Host Hilary was very accommodating to our needs and made sure we had an excellent stay! This house will be on our list for coming back to- thanks Hillary!

  • Review Submitted: 15/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great to meet you Rajeev. I'm so glad that you enjoyed the neighborhood and the apartment. Please do come back! 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

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$134.8

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 cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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