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2br apt- 2 blocks from Capitol!

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment


About the property

Spacious 2 bedroom, 2 full bath English basement apartment in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, DC. The location is ideal for exploring the US Capitol, the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian and the Monuments. You can easily walk everywhere, use the Capital Bikeshare or take the metro at the end of the block. We are a short walk to the SE waterfront, National’s baseball stadium and Eastern Market/Barracks Row which boast numerous restaurants, bars, coffeeshops.

The apartment has 2 bedrooms, 2 full baths and a pull-out sofa to comfortably accommodate 6 people. We can also provide a pack ‘n play for babies. This is a full kitchen so you can cut your dining costs and cook at home. There is a washer/dryer and wireless internet as well.

Capitol Hill is a wonderful mix of city living with a residential feel. The neighborhood is very family friendly and there are 2 playgrounds within 3 blocks.

A couple of things to note: The apartment is an English basement apartment located at the base of our rowhouse. We are a family so from 8am-8pm you may hear us! Parking is on-street parking but generally you can find a spot on the block.

This is a non-smoking apartment. If you need to smoke, please make sure to go outside!

More Details

Genevieve Taft-Vazquez
Member since: 2014
Speaks english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2018

About Genevieve Taft-Vazquez

We are a family of five and have lived in Washington DC for the last 10 years. We love living in Capitol Hill. The Hill is very family friendly, has great restaurants, parks and farmers markets and enables us to frequent the nearby Smithsonian museums. Prior to coming to DC, my husband and I spent time in Bolivia and Guatemala and were fortunate to stay with wonderful hosts. We hope to provide a similar experience for visitors to DC!


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation apartment rental in Eastern Market

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • wheelchair inaccessible


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2br apt- 2 blocks from Capitol!
average rating of 4.9 based on 50 reviews

Excellent property

  • 5 of 5

The online pictures did not do justice. The apartment was wonderfully decorated with charming furnishings. It was also very clean, extremely comfortable, and of course perfectly located. We have no complaints, only praise. We had a wonderful experience. Thank you Genevieve.

  • Submitted: 29-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location

  • 4 of 5

The hosts were extremely responsive when we had a request. The kids didn't bother us and we could probably hear adults walking around as well.

The first day was rainy and there were 3 large umbrellas and 3 folding ones. One of the 3 large ones is broken and the folding one I picked didn't work either so they need to check those out. I would rather have just ones that work sitting there but it was a nice perk to have them offered. They also left us a bottle of wine and K-Cups for the Keurig machine which was nice. We ran out of pods and Carlos brought us some special ones from Trader Joe's that were pumpkin spice. Yummy! We ran out of the creamer packets and he brought us some fresh Half and Half. Another big treat!

The issue is with the heater. It was really making a huge racket and even though we shut it off on the thermostat where we were it still went on all the time and made a lot of noise. We would come home to 77 degree temps and in the night it got up to 79 degrees in that basement. We had to open windows to be able to be comfortable and it was 30 degrees out there. The bed in the back bathroom is very squeaky and every time a person gets up in the night or tries to throw covers off, the other person wakes up. I would say this place sleeps

4-5 because of the squeaky bed. I had to sleep on the couch most nights due to the heat and noisy heater. The couch is comfortable but there is a street light right outside that shines in all night. That can be a sleep problem for some. Maybe some blackout shades would make sleeping in the living room okay. If people can't sleep with lights on then the place sleeps 2-3. It's too bad because the location is perfect. We enjoyed having the store across the street and ate two meals at the places right across the street. Lovely neighborhood and again, great hosts.

  • Submitted: 18-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place, the pics don't do it justice

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for just one night, it was super comfortable for four adults. Close to transit. Genevieve was great, accommodating, helpful. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: 26-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Location!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is in a great location. Everything is as stated and you couldn’t ask for a better place. We loved it!

  • Submitted: 21-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location, lovely place to stay

  • 5 of 5

I am remiss in not having reviewed our stay in this wonderful apartment. It really is just one-half block from a Metro stop and two blocks from the Capitol Building. Perfectly easy access for DC touring and exploring. Extremely comfortable accommodations and attentive owners. I highly recommend this apartment if you are looking for a safe and conveniently located place to stay.

  • Submitted: 1-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Had everything we needed and awesome location

  • 4 of 5

Appreciated the extras like water in the frig, shampoo in the showers, and the toys for the kids. Master bed was very noisy everytime anyone moved very hard to sleep. Also was small especially for anyone over 5'9". The bedroom was also hot with only the ceiling fan but was fine after we bought a small table fan. Shower curtain was short and didn't prevent water from escaping. Didn't enjoy the fall or the massive bruise on my side and hip from water on the floor. Would have liked more dresser room and working dressers. Just used the top small drawers and the top of the dresser. Overall stay was awesome and convenient. Didn't know across the street was loading only when we parked at night. Signs faced the street inside of facing the direction of the traffic. So we got a not so nice $100 parking ticket. Ended up parking two streets over.

  • Submitted: 28-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cleaning Fee C$64.19

We may be open to small pets. Please arrange with us in advance as a security deposit and additional cleaning fee will be required.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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