Sleeps 5, fully-furnished, parking spot, close to Capitol, Metro and Smithsonian
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 Northeast Washington
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.
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
This property is the perfect location for touring D.C. It is a lovely neighborhood, and everything is in walking distance. I highly recommend this property to other families who wish to spend a few days in the capital.
Thank you for your lovely review, Kristin. I'm so happy that you enjoyed the apartment for your visit to Washington!
DD get away
Apartment location was great! Easy walk to Mall and many restaurants. We loved “We, The Pizza” and Kenny’s Smokehouse.
I'm so glad that you enjoyed the apartment for your stay in Washington. There are so many great spots to eat in the neighborhood!
Great place to walk everywhere
We really appreciated the price for the location. Easy to get in an out and central to anything you need.
We loved the location. We had great communication with the property manager. We had an issue with one of the living room rugs and we were able to reach her and it was handled in a matter of minutes. The one draw back of our stay was that we could hear the upstairs residents moving chairs (I’m sure for breakfast) in the mornings.
We did enjoy having the convinces of home in such a great location for a great price. We had no problem having Whole Foods deliver groceries to our location as well as a few evenings we used Door Dash with no problem there either.
Capitol Hill Apartment Did It Again!
We again enjoyed our DC vacation nights at this comfy walk down apartment just a few blocks behind the Supreme Court building on Capitol Hill. Thank you, Hilary, for being responsive to all our questions. We hope to come again on our next trip to the Capitol.
Very accessible location to many historic sites & to transportation. All the amenities of home available.
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.