About this listing
Stay in a beautifully appointed private basement suite in the center of historic Capitol Hill--one of DC’s most vibrant neighborhoods. Our 1890 built home is steps to the metro, Eastern Market and some of DC's best restaurants on Barrack's Row.
Our home, located on a quiet street in the center of historic Capitol Hill--one of DC’s most vibrant neighborhoods--offers contemporary comforts in a quintessentially classic "Washingtonian" setting.
We have lovingly decorated our english basement apartment with designer furniture, carpets, antiques and contemporary art collected from our travels, all set against the warmth and old world charm of the home's original exposed brick walls.
The private bedroom suite includes a queen size bed, large living room area and breakfast nook. Enjoy free high speed internet access, a Sonos music system and a 50" flat screen TV with cable, premium movie channels, netflix, tivo and amazon on demand.
PLEASE NOTE: The bathroom is shared with our housekeeper who only uses it early in the morning to take a shower. Throughout the rest of the day the entire apartment is private and you are unlikely to see our housekeeper unless you want anything. (Our housekeeper stays in the smaller second bedroom in the back of the unit which has its own separate entrance).
We live in the upstairs portion of the house. You have a private entrance to your suite that is located in the English basement, so feel free to come and go as you please. You also will have full use of the kitchen.
Interaction with Guests
We love to meet our guests and offer tips on Washington. If we're here when you arrive, we will greet you. Our housekeeper, Sy, has been with our family for years and is also available to help with anything you might need.
Staying in Eastern Market is all about easy access! We are less than 1 mile from the Mall, Smithsonian and historic monuments of Washington DC. Right behind our home you will find some of DC’s finest restaurants on popular Barrack's Row (including the award winning Rose’s Luxury). We also have dry cleaners, laundry, pharmacy and grocery stores all within a 1-2 block radius. On the weekends, Eastern Market, just two blocks up the street, is a popular destination for its vibrant indoor and outdoor market.
We are a two minute (half block) walk to the Eastern Market Metro station. For those who prefer to drive, our location in SE Washington provides easy access to most areas of the city and surrounding Virginia and Maryland as we are within a half mile of the highway. There is street parking available throughout our neighborhood. We can provide you with a guest parking permit.
Other Things to Note
Having traveled extensively ourselves, we appreciate how important it is to get an 'insiders' perspective to a city and are happy to share our favorite places to visit, eat, shop and play. Our welcome guide is available to you upon arrival containing much of that information.
This is the perfect place to stay if you're visiting DC.
It's a great space in a great neighborhood, and it's just one block from the Orange/Blue/Silver lines. Beyond that, Rita and her husband were very welcoming – and very generous. We visited DC in the midst of a huge rainstorm, and they helped ensure we stayed dry and had a great time.
I highly recommend staying with Rita.
The location is absolutely perfect for tourism, 1 block away from the metro and walking distance to the Capital Hill.
The facility is good, nothing to complain. There were some drinks available in the fridge, which was very nice.
However, the room is not as bright as it shows on the website. It's a semi-basement so you probably won't feel too much sunshine in a lovely DC day.
Anyway, overall it was a pleasant stay for us.
I have only good things to say about this place. Location is excellent, room was clean and spacious with a very comfortable bed. The host was very welcoming and staying there felt like I was at my own home. I highly recommend this place if you're traveling to DC. I was there for just one day and wished I had stayed longer because the place was so nice.
The flat was very nice and as advertised. It was a short stay but the host made me feel at home in the apartment. Rita's husband even helped me with check out and holding my luggage until I left DC. Definitely would come back and stay again!
Great place! I loved my stay at Rita's Charming Victorian. The pictures are true to depiction. The host family was friendly, responsive and helpful. I would definitely stay again! It was my first time using airbnb and my experience was nothing short of delightful.
Our stay was amazing. Very nice room in a location close to the best action in DC. We would definitely stay again.
The apartment was just as described and has a great location: right next to a metro step and just a street over from restaurants and a grocery (website hidden), the housekeeper, was very kind and helpful whenever I needed assistance. I would definitely recommend staying here!
About the Host, Rita
I am a journalist married to a diplomat. We have spent the last 10 years living overseas in the Middle East and South Asia. Recently bought a home in Capitol Hill. We love travel and meeting new people.