Property Spotlight: Two Capital Corporate Apartments in Our Nation’s Capital, Washington D.C.

“Capitol Hill” is more than just another word for Congress. It’s one of Washington D.C.’s oldest and most popular suburbs, a historic district featuring landmarks like the US Capitol Building, the Senate and House Office Buildings, the Supreme Court, the Library of Congress, the Marine Barracks, the Washington Navy Yard, and the Congressional Cemetery. The residential areas astride the wide avenues of Capitol Hill consist of row houses, Federal townhomes and other classic 19th century homes. Today’s spotlight focuses on a pair of elegant, bright basement apartments in row houses within walking distance of the Capitol. Both managed by the same outstanding owner, these apartments match the colonial era architecture and décor of their surrounds.

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Our Judgment is For This Luxury Rental

Our first property is a roomy 950-square-foot luxury apartment along a tree-lined Capitol Hill street. This comfortable home is well reviewed by previous tenants and it’s no wonder. The paneled wainscoting, hardwood floors, oriental carpets, and spotlighting leave no doubt that this is a high-end destination in the heart of D.C. Professional interior design begins in the front hall, where colorful floral décor contrasts beautifully with the pastel yellow of the corridor. The living room features a decorative fireplace and a wall-mounted LCD smart TV above with an articulating arm so you can position it however you like. Enjoy your favorite shows via Netflix, Amazon, YouTube, or Comcast Premium cable. High-speed Wi-Fi assures you’ll have a clear picture and fast Internet. There’s plenty of seating for guests in this elegant space, including a sleeper sofa.

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The double French doors can close off the connected den and dining room, consisting of a six seat solid wood table and chairs and a living room armchair seating area, where you can curl up with a good book or have a post-dinner drink. There is a convenient built-in desk in the den. The kitchen is appointed with stainless steel appliances that include a five-burner gas range, cabinet mounted microwave, and a toaster oven and other small appliances together with all the cooking equipment and utensils you could need. A breakfast bar makes in-kitchen dining a treat.

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The master bedroom suite includes a Queen bed and dresser of matching dark solid wood frame, and a settee for enjoying the TV. The bathroom is equipped with a large walk-in tiled shower. A residential parking pass allows free street parking next to the home. An in-home washer and dryer or optional laundry service handle laundry day, but you’ll also benefit from once a month maid service.

We Second the Motion For Another Great Short Term Rental

Two entrances greet the guest to our second property, a roomy 950 square foot luxury apartment right on Capitol Street. An alarm system ensures security in this already safe area. Architect designed and appointed in traditional furnishings, the apartment mixes colonial designs with modern fixtures. Teak hardwood floors softened by oriental carpets coordinate with built-in teak bookcases spanning the living and dining room. The recessed spotlighting and chandeliers blend new and old beautifully. The living room features a massive plush sectional sofa astride the first of the home’s two LCD smart TVs. Enjoy your favorite shows via provided premium cable or via the high-speed Wi-Fi. There’s plenty of room for guests in this elegant space; a thirty-foot living room would be a great place to entertain. Double glass French doors lead to one of two patios and provide yet more natural light. Sun from the skylight also shines in on the room. You can cozy up to the fireplace with a book, or easily get some work done. Granite counters and stainless steel appliances that include a four burner gas range, cabinet mounted microwave, and a large Frigidaire refrigerator join all the cooking equipment and utensils you could need and a spacious walk-in food pantry. The master bedroom suite includes a Queen bed, walk-in closet, vanity dresser of matching dark solid wood frame, and an LCD HDTV. The full bathroom is equipped with a Jacuzzi whirlpool tub. A convenient residential parking pass allows free street parking next to the building. An in-home washer and dryer or the optional laundry service is here for your convenience and you’ll benefit from once a month maid service here too. There is a reverse osmosis water filter providing ultra clean water to you. Conveniently, if you have questions or need anything, the owner lives in the building, so you’ll get a quick response. Smoking and pets are not allowed.

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Take Two Furnished Apartments With “Supreme” Views

The owner, Steve, is a long time resident of Capitol Hill and always ready to help or answer your questions. Want to elect one of these great properties for your temporary assignment in Washington D.C.? Call him at 1-202-607-7292.

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Why You Should Consider Walk Score Before Selecting a Temporary Apartment

If you are shopping around between different corporate apartments for an upcoming business trip or extended stay, it is likely that you are looking at different factors. You are probably considering the number of bedrooms, the kinds of services and amenities within the temporary apartment and its surrounding buildings, and even at issues like the distance from your office or destination. Did you also look at the “Walkability” of the different corporate apartments under consideration?

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What Is Walkability?

The simplest definition of walkability is basically how “friendly” any area is to walking. This is not all about leisure walking, though, but also about walking for things like errands, exercise and simply getting out and about. Some of the best corporate apartments get that sort of descriptor (“best”) because of their amenities, décor, layout and features. However, most corporate apartments with high ratings also get that distinction because of their locations. If a temporary apartment is in a great neighborhood, and it has a high walkability factor, it means you can live there and count on your own two feet to get you easily, safely and comfortably to almost any other location.

While you will want to consider a walking score before choosing any temporary apartment because it lets you know just where you are in the city itself, there are a few other things you should consider.


Let’s say that your temporary apartment is a bit outside of the busier, downtown areas. This might put you closer to a corporate headquarters, or not, but it probably also means you will have to count on public transportation or take a rental car during your stay.

Is this realistic? Is it inconvenient? After all, if your temporary apartment has no parking or parking that is fee-based, it can become a bit of an added hassle. You may not like driving in cities and this too can mean that having to have a car might prove an unwelcome frustration.

Consider too that being able to walk everywhere means you get optimal exercise each day. You’ll really enjoy making your way to work or to your various errands, and if you do need transportation, most spots with higher walkability scores also have high scores in terms of their access to buses, cabs and subways.

There are so many benefits to a higher walkability score, and if you are about to choose between one or more corporate rentals, really consider the added value that being a pedestrian in a new city brings.

Property Manager: Kitchen Design Update

KitchenAs Corporate Housing Rental Landlords we take PRIDE in what we do and what we offer, even in our kitchen design!  From time to time I like to tryout what other extended stay options have available and I am always shocked at how bad some of the other options are.  This weekend I spent a night at an extended stay chain in Oakland, CA and it was worse than sad.  This is the actual photo of the kitchen but it doesn’t show you the burns on the counter, the total of 2 plates in cabinet or the grime on the stove.

Here at CHBO we always talk about great photos and one of the main reasons we do this is so you can amaze potential tenants with how great your property is because a lot of these travelers have stayed in these horrid extended stay properties and they don’t know how great CHBO furnished monthly rentals can be.

Today, Kerrie Kelly, a professional interior designer shows us how to improve your kitchen style with just an upgrade of hardware… 

DIY: Personalize Your Corporate Houisng Rental Kitchen Design – Update Cabinets with Hardware By Kerrie Kelly, ASID

Navigating a corporate housing rental kitchen remodel or update can be challenging, especially if you don’t know what style your business renters are looking for. Between choosing surfaces and tiling, making style decisions can be toCorporate Rentals designugh. However, choosing the perfect hardware for a rental kitchen doesn’t have to be.

While the finish and size options of cabinetry hardware are nearly endless, there are a few styles that are fairly common. Knowing exactly which style you’re looking for will help you narrow your search and find the look you want much quicker. Here we show you a few of our favorite ways to select hardware that matches your kitchen cabinetry perfectly.

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