About This Listing
Beautiful Historic Capitol Hill apartment with view of the Capitol Dome. One block from Capitol South Metro, Library of Congress, Capitol, Washington Monument, Smithsonian, Penn Ave bars and shopping and four blocks from Eastern Market.
Modern kitchen w/ stainless steel appliances, gas range stove/dishwasher and granite countertops comes with breakfast fixings for guest use.
Location, location, location! This apartment is located on a quiet historic district of Capitol Hill. Walk two blocks to Pennsylvania Ave for fine wine, dining, theater, bars and shopping and to the heart of the city, the U.S. Capitol.
Guests will be provided a cool, urban apartment complete with all kitchen amenities and breakfast fixings. Guests with cars will be provided with a guest parking pass (entire Capitol Hill area to include H St, Eastern Market and Union Station) and high speed internet.
I also provide a copy of Lonely Planet for Washington D.C. and a laminated street map.
Interaction with Guests
I will almost always be in the area or available by cell phone if guests need assistance. I will usually be available to turn over the key and show the place. If not, the key will be left in a lock box and guests can see themselves in. Check in and check out times are usually very flexible.
There are very few neighborhoods like this: It has the quiet feel of a family neighborhood where folks from all walks of life (and both sides of the aisle) take the time to say "hello" and "good morning".
Because of the location's proximity to the U.S. Capitol and large number of neighbors who are members of the House and Senate, there is a constant and visible police presence in the neighborhood at all hours. This is by far one of the nicest and safest areas of D.C.
This neighborhood is convenient to the Orange/Blue metro lines (Capitol South), bus routes, and taxi cabs are plenty one block away on Pennsylvania Ave. Union Station is approximately 1 mile/km walking (15 minutes).
Other Things to Note
**Please note this is a historic building and a walk-up (no elevator). May not be suitable for people with limited mobility or for people who have trouble climbing stairs.
++We now have internet!
The neighbors are friendly. If asked, just say you are a friend of Elisa. Also, no loud noises or parties after 10pm.
This apartment was a hidden gem! It was extremely clean, the bed was very comfy and the shower really nice! The little kitchen was perfect for breakfast and snacks. It had a charm and personality! The apartment's close proximity to the Capitol and the Metro made seeing the sights of the city and destinations beyond very convenient! Our host was wonderful. She promptly answered any questions we had even when I know she was very busy. She made us feel at home. Being a 4th floor walk up was not a deterrent as the apartment's amenities and proximity were worth the upstairs trek. We highly recommend this property!
We had a wonderful stay at Elisa's apartment. It is sun-filled, quiet, and in a lovely neighborhood. It was so easy to walk to museums and restaurants. Elisa was very prompt in her responses, and her directions were very clear. We hope that we will be able to stay at your apartment again in the future. Thank you so much, Elisa!
Highly recommend this rental! Great space for one person, a couple, or two friends willing to share a (very comfy) bed. It's a safe, quiet building - fourth floor walk up, though, so fair warning. Walking distance from the Capitol and National Mall, so you cant beat the location - and especially can't beat the price at this location.
Elisa was a great host! She gave very detailed instructions for check-in, provided a list of nearby restaurants and activities happening in DC that week, and made us feel very at home by leaving coffee & breakfast fixings. Not to mention that the apartment was spotless when we arrived. All in all, very satisfied with this stay.
The apartment was great and in such a nice and quiet location. It was close to the tourist attractions of Washington, D.C. and it was the perfect size for two people staying a weekend. The bed was SUPER comfortable! The views out of the windows were pretty and all the houses in the area were nice. We walked around a lot and it felt safe and quiet. We had a great weekend and loved the apartment!
Elisa's quick and friendly communication made us feel welcome before we had even arrived in her charming, comfortable, and spotless apartment. Her check-in instructions were very clear and made the whole process a breeze. The apartment was as described and was even bigger than I had imagined. We loved the picturesque local neighborhood, felt very safe, and were able to walk to all the sights we wanted to see. And there are great restaurants nearby!
Staying in Elisa's apartment made our trip to Washington DC very special and we would not hesitate to recommend it to others. Thank you, Elisa!
Elisa gave us all the information we needed to get to her place which was very close to a metro stop and close to eateries. Access to her apartment was without difficulty, and there was food left in the refrigerator for us to make up a breakfast with coffee. The bed was comfortable and the shower felt great. Thanks for the great accommodations. This is a great location and very quiet.
About the Host, Elisa
I am recently separated from the Department of Defense. I will be attending Georgetown University in January as a pre-med student and will be attending medical school in Fall 2015. Profits from Airbnb will be used to augment student loans and to buy text books.
I think Washington D.C. still suffers from a bad reputation earned in the 80s and 90s as a dysfunctional city with a high crime rate. So much has changed! I want people who would ordinarily not be able to stay in downtown Washington D.C. because of prohibitively expensive hotel fees to have an opportunity to enjoy the beautiful historic architecture and diversity of our nation's capitol. I love Washington D.C and I hope you will too!