Unique DC Row House Near Historic H Street!

Property ID: 507924WashingtonDCUS
Sleeps 53 BR1.5 BA
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Explore Washington, D.C., from the comfort of this 3-bed, 1.5-bath row house! Built in 1891, 'Purple House' has been lovingly restored to give you the best of both worlds — the rich character of a historic building, and all the amenities of a modern space. Located just minutes from major attractions like the Smithsonian Museums, this vacation rental is perfect for sightseeing enthusiasts. Relax in the living room, dine in the kitchen, and enjoy the thoughtful details of this charming home.


  • Kitchen
  • Self Check-In
  • Pets Allowed
  • Free Parking
  • Wireless Internet (WIFI)
  • Laptop Friendly
  • Essentials
  • Central Air Conditioning


Location Details

ART ABODE: Smithsonian's National Postal Museum (0.9 miles), National Portrait Gallery (2 miles), National Gallery of Art (2 miles), Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (2 miles), Smithsonian American Art Museum (2 miles)

GREEN OASIS: Lincoln Park (2 miles), United States National Arboretum (3 miles), Meridian Hill Park (3 miles), Anacostia Park (4 miles), Kenilworth Park & Aquatic Gardens (5 miles)

TIME TRAVEL: United States Capitol (3 miles), US Capitol Grounds (3 miles), Washington Monument (4 miles), Lincoln Memorial (6 miles), US Marine Corps War Memorial (7 miles)

CULTURE HUB: National Building Museum (1 mile), Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History (2 miles), National Museum of African American History and Culture (3 miles), United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (4 miles), Smithsonian National Zoological Park (4 miles)

AIRPORTS: Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (7 miles), Dulles International Airport (34 miles)


8 reviews
  • Quaint Location


    Overall, we had a wonderful stay at this property, and I highly recommend it to others. The location was as described and very convenient, close to grocery stores, restaurants, and more.

    I have a couple of suggestions for enhancing the experience for future guests. While the property accommodates five people, we noticed there were only a few towels and just two mugs. Having enough essentials for the total number of guests would be great. Additionally, a hair dryer and a washer and dryer would be helpful amenities to include.

    As the house is older, the stairs are pretty steep, which made carrying luggage upstairs a bit challenging. However, the railing was very helpful.

    Overall, these are minor suggestions that did not detract from our enjoyable stay. Thank you for providing such a lovely place!

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published July 4, 2024
  • Weekend in DC


    We had a lovely time. House worked well as we have friends and family in the neighborhood.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published June 24, 2024
  • Very Nice Place


    Very nice neighboorhood, close to metro and food markets, very comfortable house

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published June 14, 2024
  • Inviting and delightful accommodation


    I stayed at this apartment for five days, and the accommodation itself was delightful. It had an inviting decor and an extremely comfortable bed. The residential neighbourhood provided a serene environment, perfect for morning jogs or walks.

    Yet, the check-in process could be improved. I did not receive the check-in information when I landed in DC around 4 pm, although check-in was at 3 pm. I had to call customer service on the day of arrival to receive this information. The information provided only covered access to the back door, and I had to email the host to request the code for the front door. This could be improved by providing comprehensive check-in details in a single email, preferably a day before arrival or a few hours prior to check-in. I had to use my Skype credit (my line was off) to call customer service and get the info and this is not convenient for international guests without local phone numbers.

    Another issue is the lack of iron. I was attending conferences and needed to iron my shirts. Ultimately, I had to go to the hotel where my colleague was staying to borrow their iron. I shared my feedback with the host, and it was well received.

    A last negative point was that I emailed the host a day before my departure to request a late check-out (12 p.m. instead of 11 a.m.) but did not get a response. I would have appreciated an acknowledgement of the request and a refusal if this was not possible instead of a non-response. However, this does not change the fa

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published June 1, 2024
  • Very Disappointed


    Sadly this sweet little house gets a one star. After staying in many many VRBOs this is my first negative experience. Here are a few details. Starting with check in... instructions were simply inaccurate. The Evolve team did resolve this in about 30 minutes and were very nice and helpful. Once inside, the house matched the photos for the most part and was clean. Upon entering the kitchen we found there to be not one hand towel in kitchen or restroom, one tiny dull paring knife, a semi broken kitchen stool, and a sad coffee situation. Upstairs, we found 5 old, smelly, bath towels with holes for our party of five. Not one hand towel or wash cloth. Mattresses were horrible to the point that not one person got a good nights sleep and the twin bed headboard isnt attached to anything. It rests against the wall and wobbles around making my 80 year old mother very nervous. I immediately reached out to the owner via email with no response. Followed up with two more.... crickets. It seemed a rather odd situation. The house is in a great location, its just simply not loved or maintained. I would avoid this property all together.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published May 3, 2024
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