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.
Elisa made it very easy to stay in her apartment, which was clean, comfortable, and perfect for our stay in DC. The location is prime, if you want to be in and around the National Mall, Capitol, and museums. And the parking pass helped us out that much more. I would recommend staying at Elisa's apartment to anyone going to DC.
I have nothing but praise for Elisa.She had step by step instructions that even I could follow.Any time I had a question Elisa responded promptly.I cannot say enough to express my (website hidden) vacation was great.Kenny Madore
Hemos pasado unos días muy lindos en Beautiful Capitol Hill Apartment. El departamento tenía todo lo necesario para sentirse muy cómodos y a gusto. Estaba muy bien arreglado, prolijo, sumamnet limpio y sobre todo lindo. Elisa es una anfitriona muy atenta y ha cuidado todos los detalles. Además respondió nuestras dudas inmediatamente. El barrio donde está ubicado el departamento es verdaderamente precioso. Muy tranquilo, seguro, arbolado y con todos los puntos de interés turísticos muy cerca. Sin duda, volveríamos a alojarnos allí.
As advertised! Great location! Would come back on my next visit. Elisa was very accommodating and attentive to our needs. Reading material was on point!
Elisa's apartment was great. It was close to everything (tourism, food, bars, parks...), easy to find, parking was close, and Elisa was very helpful. It was perfect for the weekend my boyfriend and I spent there. We walked everywhere, and if we had remembered to actually rent the bikes, there are bike rental stations near to her apartment as well, which is a huge connivence to help navigate D.C. If we ever find ourselves in D.C. again, we would stay here again.
Fantastic location. Cozy, clean, and comfortable efficiency apartment. Elisa was very responsive and helpful in our occasional communications with her. All in all a lovely experience.
Elisa was a great host! She had very clear instructions for check in and check out. She was also very accommodating and welcoming. After staying in a hotel for several days prior, I got the best night of sleep of my whole trip in Elisa's soft and cozy bed. We loved staying in her sweet little apartment!
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!