Apt on the Hill-Walk 2 US Capitol

Apartment - Entire home/apt · 13th St, Washington, DC 20003, United States
Your host, Desiree
62 Reviews
Response rate: 89%
Response time: within a day

The Space

Private English Garden Apartment:
Modern 1 bedroom CAPITOL HILL apartment with a private entrance.
•Sleeps 4
•Private bedroom with a Queen bed
•Queen size Sleeper sofa bed in the living room
•Cotton sheets and comforters
•Cotton bath towels
•Clothes washer and dryer
•Fully appointed kitchen with a full size refrigerator with automatic ice machine, oven/range, microwave, dishwasher, toaster, coffee maker, dishes, glasses & cook ware.
•Ironing board + iron
•Hair dryer
•Wireless internet
•42” Flat Screen TV-LED
•Comcast TV
•Central AC / Radiant floor heat (winter months)
•No Pets
GREAT Location:
•Fabulously centrally located on Capitol Hill.
•It's an easy walk to the (5 blocks)Eastern Market metro (blue-orange line) & (1 block) Potomac metro (blue-orange line),
•The US Capitol,the Smithsonian museums, historic Eastern Market, & Barracks Row.
• Dine in or dine out. Stroll to SCORES of choice restaurants & pubs ($->$$$) and the popular H Street Atlas District.
•Close to many neighborhood markets for a quick grocery and wine run. One block to Harris Teeter Grocery
•The location has walk score of 85 and transit score of 81.
•Five blocks to Eastern Market metro (blue-orange line) & one block Potomac metro (blue-orange line).
•One block from a Capitol Bike Share.
•One block from a DC metro bus route.
•AMTRAK, the MARC Train & the MEGA BUS & the BOLT BUS run from Union Station
•Street parking is plentiful in the neighborhood. **I will provide a parking pass if you have a car and plan on staying for a while. Parking restrictions are in effect Monday through Saturday.

A quick 5 block walk (approx 10 minute walk) to Eastern Market, award winning restaurants, bars, and parks. The apartment is a 2 metro stop or a leisurely 15-20 minute walk to the US Capitol, the Supreme Court, the Library of Congress, and the National Botanical Gardens. Additionally, it is located in walking distance to The Yards Park and the National's Stadium. The Smithsonian and the most of the DC monuments are within 4-6 metro stops on the same metro line (blue and orange).

Fun Stuff:
We are only 1 block away from Capitol Bike Share - it's a fun and easy way to get around DC - and available for daily rentals at $7 a day. Very popular with locals and tourists alike. We also have multiple zip cars with in a 1-2 block radius. The Yards Park is a great place to play and picnic and is not well known among tourists. It hosts weekly outdoor movies (on Thursdays) in the summer and weekly (on Fridays) live music events from May - August. Eastern Market is a famous institution. It is open 6 days a week as a historic market that hosts a baker, a fishmonger, a butcher, a florist, a grocer among other shops, but on the weekends, it hosts an outdoor farmers market, a huge flea market, and an artist's market - an amazing place to explore, people watch, and venue to discover great finds, great foods, and great non-traditional souvenirs and gifts. We are also within biking, jogging, metro, or walking distance from the award winning Results Gym, Capitol Hill that is in a converted historic school. If you want to keep your workout routine while on vacation or on an extended stay, access can be arranged at cost. Each day visit there is $15. The gym has multiple classes, award winning locker rooms with dry and wet sauna and jacuzzi, a rock-climbing wall, extensive free weights and machines, and basket ball and racket ball courts.

Disclosure: A family lives in the unit above and though well insulated, some noise is audible between floors (not voices or music but heavy footsteps)

Metro access is so easy, Regan International Airport - a fast cab ride or metro ride away, but parking is contentious. Off street parking can be arranged at no additional cost. We are perfectly located for a unique and fun visit to our nation's capital!

Welcome to our nations Capitol!

Enjoy- Desiree

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Security Deposit: $250
Cleaning Fee: $85
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Our stay at Desiree's place was wonderful! The apartment was super nice and clean and has everything we needed. Our family really felt like home during the whole time. A++

    May 2014
  • Beautiful apartment in wonderful area! Location can't be beat. Just a couple of minutes walk to subway (about a block). And within 10 minutes walk (5 blocks) is the barracks row area, which has LOTs of restaurants. Maybe not the best neighborhood but we definitely felt safe. The neighbors were actually very friendly. Many would greet as whenever we walked by.
    The tastefully decorated apartment is exactly as advertised: very clean with modern décor. The apartment was spacious for us (2 adults and 1 toddler). Having washer and dryer on site was also a great plus. The kitchen is well stocked with supplies.
    Desiree is a lovely host and very accommodating. She provided us with an aero bed for our toddler (though he didn't end up using it). She offered us a pack n play as well. The Smartrip cards provided was a convenient touch. We used those every day.
    We would definitely recommend this place and would definitely stay here again if we're in DC.

    May 2014
  • We most enjoyed our first Airbnb experience at Desiree’s lovely basement suite. She has outfitted it as a comfortable abode with stylish accessories and fully functional stainless appliances in the kitchen, laundry facilities solely for use of the lodger, as well as Direct TV and a DVD player. We wanted for nothing!
    We were longer visitors than usual with our stay of 3 weeks and it became our home away from home. Even more so because of being trapped by the winter weather! She was most helpful and at our beck and call with helpful tourist information, Metro Subway Cards, restaurant recommendations, etc. In short, she looked out for our every comfort. With our trip to Spain coming up in the next month, Desiree gladly gave us a virtual tour of the country with her many experiences there which was much appreciated.
    We would certainly repeat our experience at Desiree’s if we have another opportunity to visit DC. Only thing to keep in mind is that it is a basement suite and if you are not steady on your feet the spiral stairs down to the front door may require some tricky footwork. But even with the abundant snow and ice that we experienced those weeks, Desiree was the first on the block out with snow-shovel and de-icer in hand. A wonderful hostess, a wonderful place to stay.

    March 2014
  • This apartment was exactly as advertised. It was warm attractive comfortable and served our purpose well. Desiree was so very helpful to us and assisted us when evolved we required it. A great place to stay and close to the subway.

    February 2014
  • The apartment is very pleasant, clean, comfortable and wonderfully convenient to the Metro. The host was very responsive to our needs, even acquiring a DVD player at our request.

    January 2014
  • We absolutely loved our stay at Apt on the Hill. We stayed in early Jan 14, and were so close to the metro for all the museums, memorials, galleries and great places to eat and drink. The apt was exactly like the photo, very quiet and warm, and Desiree was prompt to reply to all our questions and very friendly and welcoming overall. We would happily stay here again!!!

    January 2014
  • Desiree has a lovely basement apt. that is perfectly located to enjoy most of the typical tourist attractions.
    - Great Location
    - Beautiful apt.
    - Desiree is a lovely host.
    - She has construction going on in the apt above that can be very loud and even was going on at 9pm on a Sunday evening.

    December 2013
  • The apartment was lovely. Clean, modern and stylish. Kitchen fully equipped, heating excellent. Good supermarket just around the corner and close to restaurants.
    Despite a couple of hiccups beyond her control, Desiree took great pains to ensure my stay was comfortable. I would recommend this place to any single or couple for a stay in DC close to the action.

    November 2013
  • Nice apartment that is fairly close to the Capitol. The place is clean and very updated. It's easy to walk to the metro and to a local natural food store and drug store to grab breakfast items so you don't have to rush out in the morning to grab breakfast. Also some good restaurants nearby. It's quiet at night which is nice for sleeping at night.

    November 2013
  • PROS:
    *10 minute UberX ride ($18) away from DCA
    *1.5 blocks to the nearest metro
    *1 block to Harris Teeter market
    *1 block from Capital Bikeshare
    *2 metro stations from Library of Congress
    *full kitchen
    -far from NW region where all the good restaurants and bars are ($16 UberX ride away)
    -although nothing bad happened, the neighborhood just doesn't feel safe (a few drivers told us the neighborhood is "a lot better now" and that it used to be very bad
    -walls are so thin we could hear every conversation and footstep happening above us during construction/painting (apartment is a remodeled basement of the building)
    Let me preface by saying that Desiree is a nice person and that her apartment is clean and cosy. She came by when we arrived in the evening to introduce herself and before she left she asked us when we were getting started with our day so she can tell the construction workers. We told her we are getting an early start and it didn't exactly set in that there would be construction going on in same building above us since that is something that is normally disclosed to a tenant beforehand...The next day we got an early start and went on our congressional tour and saw a few sites. We returned to the apartment around 3pm to full-blown construction happening on the building. One person was priming the side of the building causing dust and soot to fall all over the place with a ladder that was in the way of the entrance. We had to yell to the guy to stop for a moment so we can get in the apartment. When we finally got in the apartment all we wanted to do was rest, but that definitely wasn't going to happen with all the noise happening inside and outside of the building. We let it pass as we didn't want it to ruin our trip so early on. When we left that same evening around 8pm I almost hit my head on the now erected scaffolding covering the entire front side of the (website hidden)?! We let it pass. The next morning around 8am we woke up to the construction workers arriving. I couldn't let this pass. I sent Desiree an email. She responded with a BS response saying "they were supposed to be done 2 weeks ago and they were only painting." Not exactly a solution to the problem.. in the end, she finally offered to refund us for 1 day on our last day and somewhat owned up to her failure to tell us that there would be construction during our stay. Being the patient people we are, we happily accepted and tried to enjoy the rest of our trip, outside of the apartment. She shorted us $5 on the refund since we paid $120/ni. LOL! Our advice: ask her if she will be moving in or will be having any construction done before you book.

    November 2013
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I have lived on Capitol Hill since 2001 and love my neighborhood. I am fortunate to live and work in the nations Capitol. DC attracts very intersted people from alll over the world which makes it an exciting place to live. I think DC is one of the more beautiful cities in the world filled with history and culture. I enjoy walking to different resturants, museums, and experiencing the endless events the city has to offer. I hope you too will enjoy the nations Capitol as much as I do!
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