3 Bed, 3 Full Bath in Eastern Market - Close to the U.S Capitol
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About Alec Smyth
Owner: Dia Michels Manager: Alec Smyth About Dia: I moved to Washington DC in 1980 to save the world. Unfortunately, the world could still use quite a bit of help! I, however, fell in love with DC and never left. I met my husband in 1981 and we have lived in the city ever since. This home was our first house in DC (1983). We fell in love with Capitol Hill and have raised our three kids here. We love the area and want to share it with others. About Alec: Alec has decades of experience as a management consultant, which involved way too much travel and hospitality experience (approximately 200 flights per year.) In 2003 he started renting out the family's second home on an online platform, a brand new business model at the time. Over the years that activity grew into a future retirement plan with the addition of more properties, all of which are located on Capitol Hill and must pass a simple test... Would they be a place Alec and his family would enjoy staying themselves?
Alec Smyth purchased this Townhouse in 1983
Why Alec Smyth chose Eastern Market
Washington DC is a great place to spend time. The city is compressed, so you can get anywhere is a short time, and the neighborhoods surrounding the house have a ton of local restaurants, little parks and things to do. This charming 1858 home is from the Civil War era, so like many of the homes in Eastern Market, it has a lot of character. Just one block off Barracks Row, the house shares a view with the Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., the oldest active post in the Corps and near the Washington Naval Yard and old Naval Hospital (now a community center). The house is quaint, yet spacious, and with a location just 8 blocks from the U.S. Capitol, the location is ideal.
What makes this Townhouse unique
The house has been recently renovated (January 2019) and now has a more open layout, beautiful new furniture, 4 flat screen TVs, 3 clean and new bathrooms, a lovely front porch and a family-ready backyard. The house is also eco-friendly, as it has solar panels on the roof! We have great public transportation (the Eastern Market Metro is just 3 blocks away, and the Circulator Bus stops around the Corner. They go where the tourists go.) and the city is flat, so it is perfect for walking and cycling. Rent this house for access to the entire city. Entertain friends, BBQ in the yard or walk around the block where there are dozens of restaurants. Live theater, great parks, free museums and baseball are all just a few steps away!
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Excellent DC property
This cute house in the Eastern Market neighborhood of DC offered a perfect location to explore DC. It was convenient, clean and made us feel like locals on our recent stay. I would highly recommend this property and stay here again!
Great for a Staycation with my family
I live in the DC area and was looking for a house within the District to stay with my family when they came to visit. This house couldn't have been more perfect. The house is beautiful and super kid friendly. The neighborhood is so cute and walking distance to plenty of bars and restaurants, and a longer walk or short drive to a ton of great sights for out of towners. I highly recommend this house and will probably try to stay there again!
Just what we needed
Great area for transportation and space! Easy to get to metro and lots of restaurants and coffee
I rented the house for a painting event/engagement party and it was lovely. The house has SO MUCH character. Everything was as it should be, easy to use and locate. I enjoyed the house and my overnight stay. Thank you so much
April vacation family trip
The row house was a welcome respite from the hustle bustle of the National Mall and other areas swamped with tourists (like us) who spent their April vacation pounding pavement and soaking in as many sights/memorials/museums as possible. The house itself is charming! Love the mix of old and new. 6 of us stayed the week, and the 3 full baths was a MAJOR plus. The house has everything you could need. You really can pack light (so helpful to have a washer/dryer!) which cut down on stress. We had fun sampling the restaurants on Barracks Row and Eastern Market area. The $49 Ambar experience is not to be missed! Highlight of the trip!!! We also really enjoyed Matchbox for pizza, the Boxcar for ambiance and great pub fare, and Hank’s Oyster Bar for delicious raw bar and craft cocktails (can you tell we enjoy eating?). Dia left a fabulous binder on the coffee table with all the info you could need during your stay. Oh, forgot to mention, House is less than a 5 min walk to metro- from there you can be at the National Mall in about 4 stops. There is also a Trader Joe’s across the street from the metro. We never drove anywhere during our week in DC. Everything was just so accessible from the house. I would love to go back in the future, we just had the best time! Thank you, Dia!
Living my best life
The reviews of this house were spot on! My husband, who is a history buff, fell in love with the historic charm of this lovely homestead. The new renovations made the stay so classy & clean. My 4 kids loved having space & creeping down the back set of “secret stairs.”
We weren’t home much but the convince of the house allowed us to walk into the city most days or jump on the metro. We would stop by Trader Joe’s on the way home and then cook dinner and settle in. We loved being able to eat most meals at home.
This place is fabulous!!!!! It was everything we needed and more. We will be back!!!
The home is located in the historic Capitol Hill neighborhood, on a quiet street. It’s just blocks away from restaurants, the Nationals baseball stadium, and the Marine Barracks and close to monuments, the US Capitol, Supreme Court, National Archives, and the Library of Congress. The Eastern Market Metro picks up 3 blocks from the house, and of course, you can walk, bike, scooter and Uber/Lyft anywhere.
Walk Score: 98
Transit Score: 87
Bike Score: 84