This Capitol Hill clean & private house comfortably sleeps 5 in 3 beds in 2.5 bedrooms~2 queen beds, one twin bed from a fold-out sofa. A 6th can sleep on the down couch & 7th on a folding cot. It is 4.5 blocks to the metro & 1 mile from the Capitol.
Overview: This two-and-half bedroom house is in a cute residential neighborhood on Capitol Hill, 4.5 blocks from the metro, and 1.5 blocks from a major grocery store and Starbucks. This house has central air, Wi-Fi, gas for cooking, and plenty of street parking.. A lot of DC is devoid of grocery stores FYI so this spot is ideal. The house also has a private office space/den great for professionals or for a sleeping baby. The house is petite by American standards but common by European standards.
Neighborhood: Five blocks away the Capitol Hill Dome is in full view. Historic Eastern Market, the second oldest open air market built in 1805, is seven blocks away and perfect for picking up fresh veggies at the farmer's market, gifts, and getting Maryland crab sandwiches. Barrack's Row, also a historic area and home to the General of the Marine Corps, is seven blocks away. This "Row”, scattered along Marine Corps headquarters, has dozens of shops like Sweet Lobby, a cupcake shop featured on the Food Network and boutique restaurants (E.g. Belga: Belgian, Cava: Greek, and Ted's Bulletin, a 1940's diner with adult milkshakes and homemade pop tarts. It's very charming area as franchises are not zoned for Barracks Row and there is a theater, bread bakery, frozen yogurt shop, etc.
The house: This brick row home home has new hard wood floors, stainless steel appliances and was renovated in 2007. There is a little patio out in the back and a front porch. If you want to feel what real Capitol Hill neighborhood is like--this is it. It should be noted that a pretzel bakery opened one block away, the Capitol building is one point two miles away. A Capitol Bike Share stand hosts rental bikes one block away too where you can rent bikes 24/7 Check out: (website hidden)_downtownDC.pdf
Rent my whole home out for your family for a week in the summer or over major holidays. The house has two queen sized beds in two separate bedrooms and one twin bed pull out couch in the third bedroom/office space. The house sleeps five comfortably--eight if you need extra space for friends or little ones. You can put a sixth on the couch and another two on a full sized mattress. I can provide the extra mattress but I need advance warning to prepare linens/pillows for it.
My house is appropriate for families with young ones/babies with a high chair. I can set up a crib at no cost but I need advanced notice on the crib (see last photos on the listing).
Parking: This rental comes with a Zone 6 residential parking permit, which is very coveted in DC, as it gives you parking at the steps of the Capitol and Senate, Union Station, and anywhere in SE, NE, and SW, DC for free all day. The parking permit, which I have to pick up at Capitol Hill police station requires you to give me your license plate and state. There is a $25 flat rate charge for me to pick up the permit. I have to go the police station and register the permit which takes time. I am happy to do it but parking is not easy there.
(website hidden) Maps: AirBnB's (website hidden) "street view" map is not working correctly for my listing. AirBnBn's general map view is correct. Here is the corrected link: (website hidden) My house is light green and behind the tree (Tree is gone now post hurricanes).
The house is on a quiet block, safe, and is very diverse ethnically and socially. This house supports all genders, races, religious practices, and family types.
No pets, smokers, or shoe wearing inside pretty please. Wedding and graduation parties are not exempt from these policies.
Directions: Specific directions are in my house manual and only given if you book the reservation. The house is a 1.2 mile walk to the Capitol and centrally located on the Hill.
Free Wifi, front porch, back porch, and discount card at the grocery store, and grocery store 1.5 blocks away. The metro is 4.5 blocks away.
On the whole house rental I meet the entity whom booked the reservation at a minimum, enjoy giving a whole house tour, and do a check-out.
The Capitol Hill East neighborhood is very quiet, residential, and very charming. Different colored brick row homes with "postage stamp" gardens (little gardens in front that are all different) brighten the city. My block with Pretzel shop and Cupcake bakery also has a giant Supermarket 1.5 blocks away.
My home is 4.5 blocks from the metro. The metro line is the Orange and Blue Line. The Capitol Building and DC City Center is 15 blocks away (1.2. miles). DC National airport is a 15 minute cab ride and one can take the metro from the steps of the airport to my four blocks away. Parking is free all day on the streets with a permit I can pick up for you at the Capitol Hill police station for a $25 fee.
My neighborhood is safe, cute and the historic Eastern Market is eight blocks away. This is one of three central open air markets with fruit and veggie vendors from the local farms in Maryland, West Virginia, and Virginia. Artisans, musicians, and gourmet food makers sell their hand made goods in little white tents around the market on the weekends. The market it itself is open six days a week (Tuesday-Sunday until 5 PM).
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||$5 / night after 4 guests|
|Minimum Stay:||2 nights|
|Weekly Price:||$1200 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$6000 /month|
|Check In:||2:00 PM|
|Check Out:||12:00 PM (noon)|
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As they say, you get what you pay for. Tiffany's house is very affordable. It is also very small. Our group of seven found themselves quite cramped. It is probably best for a party of three or, at the most, four. The front bedroom barely contains a queen-sized bed and the other two bedrooms are equally snug. Two of our members had to sleep in the living room and at the foot of the stairs.
We were there in winter and the heating of the house was challenging. The heat rose to the second floor and, despite electric space heaters to augment the cold first floor, the beds there were very chilly.
There was also the issue of vermin. Tiffany was quite upfront about the vermin issue and warned us to avoid leaving food articles out. Tiffany also graciously provided blueberry muffins as a welcome gift. One of our members tossed the paper wrapper in the bathroom wastebasket and we then encountered roaches. If you are squeamish about roaches, do not, under any circumstances, provide any opportunity for them in this house. The remainder of the time was vermin-free.
There is a full bathroom and a half bathroom. With one bathtub/shower for seven of us (including five ladies) we faced logistical issues in taking daily showers. If you do not shower daily and have a large group, this should work for you.
On the positive side, the house is very quiet and is on a very quiet street. It is a fair hike to the Metro stop and to some excellent restaurants on 8th Street. The grocery store is about four blocks from the house. With the winter weather, walking was brisk, but I am sure that in warmer weather the walk to these various areas can be quite enjoyable.
We all were really overwhelmed about the lovely and inviting athmosphere in Tiffany´s house. Although we did not spend much time in there, we loved every minute of it.
The house was clean and well equipped and Tiffany took care about all that was possible to make our stay as much comfortable as possible.
Capitol Hill is an excellent location to live and to reach the main points of interest in short distance. We really recommend your stay with Tiffany!
My family and i left Ohio on a road trip to New Year's Eve in NY. But we couldn't not stop in DC on our way. And so we found Tiffany's place for a 2 night stay. I loved how easy our check in was and how it fit perfectly our group of 7. She was very easy to communicate with and very thoughtful. I would definitely stay there again.
Capitol Hill is a wonderful area, and it's proximity to the Metro station, the grocery store and restaurants made it very convenient. The property was as described, and communication with the owner was easy. For a business traveler wanting some local experience, without sacrificing too many comforts of a Hotel, this was a great compromise. Try the pretzels from the two guys around the corner; they run a fantastic shop, and their coffee is good too. Also great are the burgers at Mr Henry's.
Lovely house in a great neighbourhood really close to the fun at Eastern Market as well as the Metro to anywhere in DC. Cosy and made to feel very at home by Tiffany.
Tiffany a été une hote parfaite, trés prévenante avant l'arrivée, présente par téléphone pendant le séjour et cadeau à l'arrivée qui nous attendait.
L'appartement est dans un quartier trés calme, proche d'un supermarché et de l'autoroute pour un accès facile à (website hidden) recommande vivement cet appartement.
The location was ideal, a safe, friendly neighborhood in walking distance to the Capitol, grocery store, and restaurants. The house was charming with interesting decor. However, when we arrived, the dishwasher was crammed with dirty dishes, some wastebaskets were full, there was no hot water in the upstairs sink, and the back of the shower curtain liners were moldy. Tiff had said to bring slippers or flip-flops for traction as shoes were not allowed in the house. With no railings on the steep, winding, beautiful hardwood stairs, safety was a concern. Cooking our own meals would have been difficult because the refrigerator was already full of the owner's food. She was out of town, and being first time Airbnb users, we did not complain. When the washing machine didn't work, though, we called the back-up person who was not helpful and told us Tiff was back in town. My phone interactions with Tiff were not pleasant. Later she brought apology gifts of sweets and cheese when we were out. I know some of the problems we encountered were not her fault, but I would not choose to stay there again.
Tiff' house is a really wonderful experience ! my family stayed here for two days, feeling that it is our home. Tiff is very kind, helpful, easy going, and considerable. The house is fantastic, safe, neiborhoods are very friendly. It is my our best stay in USA. Hope to stay there asap.
This review is not of Tiffany's house since we didn't get to stay there but of Tiffany who handled herself more than professionally and went beyond my expectations.
A few days before our arrival, Tiffany called to let me know that they had a spider problem and the house was being exterminated. Of course she did not want my toddler staying there shortly after extermination. She quickly worked to find other accommodations that would suit us (group of 4 adults and 1 toddler) and ultimately paid the difference to put us up in a suitable hotel + extra to cover some of parking. She really minimized the research work and stress for me and put me at ease by taking on all the work herself and communicating with me through it all to make sure I was happy. My entire group was happy with the results and amazed by Tiffany.
Things happen and Tiffany really handled it better than I could have expected. You will not find a more responsible and caring host.