About this listing
Cozy 1 bedroom English basement apartment in the heart of Capitol Hill's historic district. Located on a residential street within walking distance to the Capitol, restaurants and nightlife. Capitol Hill is a lovely neighborhood with many parks, interesting architecture, and is very family friendly. It feels like a small town within the nation's capital. Apartment is located just a 10-15 minute walk to 2 metro lines (Eastern Market station on the orange/blue line; Union Station on the red line), 1/2 block to multiple bus lines, 4 blocks (5 minute walk) to Historic Eastern Market (indoor market and outdoor food/ flea market on weekends), fabulous coffee shops, 5-10 minute walk to restaurants, retail shops, grocery store, outdoor parks. Apartment has wi-fi, basic cable, dvd player, streaming Netflix. ZipCar location next door, bike rentals near Eastern Market. 8 blocks to the Capitol. Biking distance to the Smithsonian Institution museums. Lots to see and do and the location cannot be beat!! Accomodates 1-4 people!
Interaction with Guests
I live in the upstairs unit with my husband and two young sons so we are available at any time - day or night - for any questions or concerns, and are always happy to assist. However, with work and school, you may not even see us! We always like to provide a greeting if possible, but completely understand if our paths do not cross due to different schedules. We hope you enjoy your stay!!
Walkable, bikable, historic, fabulous architecture, parks, great restaurants, Eastern Market, US Capitol, Smithsonian museums, and more!
Bus lines are 1/2 block away; 2 metro stations are nearby (10-15 minute walk)
Other Things to Note
Our goal is for our guests to check in and have everything they need for an enjoyable visit!
No Smoking. No pets. ID required upon check in.
1 queen size bed; 1 couch with pull out queen size sleeping area.
Fireplace is not to be utilized.
Pack and play & umbrella stroller available for children
Linens & towels provided
Cooking utensils provided. Microwave. Refrigerator/ Stove
Iron/ Ironing Board
Hairdryer, shampoo/ conditioner/ soap included
Metro cards for your use during your stay
Wi-Fi/ Cable - flat screen t.v./ dvd player/ streaming Netflix
Back yard is for upstairs use only, not part of the apartment rental.
Bathroom has shower, no bathtub.
Air conditioning unit in bedroom which cools the entire apartment. (extra fan in closet)
Check in is anytime after 3:00pm; Check out is 11:00am.
Micha and her husband were very friendly and helpful hosts and already in advance sent us information where to get food in the neighbourhood. The appartment was perfectly equipped and a plate with self-baked brownies was a very nice welcome. Micha provided us with 4 metrocards to get around in Washington. The neighbourhood was pleasant and safe and a perfect starting point to visit the National Mall and all the museums. Altogether the perfect choice for our visit in Washington.
Mircha was nice and easy to communicated with. Apartment looks exactly the way is described. Location is excellent.
I recommended this place to everybody. 5 stars.
Micha was very easy to communicate with. Her place was comfortable and she graciously got a parking permit for us so we could park on the street. The location could not have been better for getting around the DC area. Great place!
We had a terrific week. The apartment was comfortable with a great location -- laundry machine was a welcome bonus.
If you're planning a vacation to DC, this is a great place: close to restaurants, metro, sights, good AC - all around: a gem.
We had a great time in DC and in Micha's apartment. The neighborhood is very nice. It is close to the mall by bike. We brought our bikes, which was convenient, but there is also a rental bike on the corner of the street. We had our car and it was easy to find parking on the street using the permit Micha provided us. The apartment description and pictures on the post is accurate. It was very clean and Micha was very responsive. The living room is spacious and kitchen had all the supplies we needed. Overall I would strongly recommend this apartment for your stay in DC.
Micha was a great host! We didn't need a thing during our entire stay. The apartment was very clean and as described in the listing. The neighborhood was terrific and beautiful. The place is very close to the Metro and the Metro cards provided allowed us to ride all over Washington DC! Highly recommend a stay here!
This was our family's first visit to DC and we are so glad we found Micha's place on AirBnB! The location is great; it's in a wonderful neighborhood and within convenient walking distance to metro stops, great restaurants, grocery stores, and the Capitol. Everything was super-clean and fresh. The space is cozy but there was plenty of room for our family of four. The bedroom is small but the queen bed was super comfy. You do have to pass through the bedroom to reach the bathroom, so privacy was limited. The bathroom is small and the shower is tight, but it served our purposes just fine. The sleeper sofa was comfy and the large TV with cable and Netflix was great for winding down after a long day of sightseeing. All the extras that Micha provides are what truly makes the place special, however-- the full-size coffeemaker and microwave; shampoo, soap, hairdryer and the abundance of towels in the bathroom; the washer and dryer came in handy, too! She had plenty of tourist brochures and maps, and the metrocards she provided were much appreciated! We drove to DC and parking can be problematic but Micha arranged in advance to provide us with a temporary permit for street parking. When we first arrived it took us about 10 minutes to find a spot about a block away, but a couple hours later a space opened right in front of the apartment and we were able to move our car and keep it there the rest of our trip. Micha greeted us warmly when we arrived and graciously answered all our questions about DC and even checked with us about turning on the heat one evening when the weather turned unseasonably cool. And, as many others have previously mentioned, Brian's brownies are wonderful!
This was our first experience using AirBnB, but thanks to Micha and Brian, it certainly won't be our last!