About this listing
We're 3 blks from Eastern Market metro, within walking distance to Capitol Building, National Mall (Smithsonian's) and the Library of Congress. Eastern Market is a charming residential neighborhood with bars, restaurants and flea & farmers market.
Our street is quiet, tree lined and features beautiful row houses in quintessential Capitol Hill, Eastern Market neighborhood.
Located in the heart of Capitol Hill's charming and historical Eastern Market neighborhood our spacious and historical row-house is in the heart of it all.
There is a private bathroom located on the first floor for you during your stay.
The house is a three bedroom shared by myself, Kathleen, my boyfriend, Ariel and our warm and friendly housemate, Brad.
The house is just three blocks from the Eastern Market Metro, a short walk from the Capitol Building, less than a mile from the National Mall (DC's famed Smithsonian's, monuments & memorials), Washington Nationals Stadium, the house is in a charming tree-lined residential neighborhood of DC.
Unique restaurants, bars and shops are just blocks from the house in nearly every direction. I have also put together a welcome guide highlighting some of my favorites.
In addition to the convenient and easy to use metro system just blocks away, key bus lines or easy-accessible cabs, will deliver you to funky, hip neighborhoods including H Street, U Street, Adams Morgan, Georgetown, and more!
I also have two extra bikes and highly recommend exploring the city on two wheels. I ask a $5 per day donation for use of the bikes to cover maintenance, repairs and accessories.
Ultimately, our house is low-key, well located with a relaxed feel. I strive to ensure everything is set up so guest have what they need upon arrival. I also have a welcome guide with neighborhood information and house tips. I work full time and stay busy so I'm not always around the house and like to make sure guests have what they need in advance of their stay.
All community spaces: kitchen, dining and living room as well as back garden area. The downstairs guest bathroom is designated for guest use while the upstairs one is shared and used by Brad, Kathleen and Ariel. Guests are welcome to use the upstairs bathroom for quick runs in the middle of the night if that is preferred and more comfortable.
Interaction with Guests
The combination lock allows guests to check themselves in upon arrival. We do not have a curfew and want guests to feel free to come and go as they please.
Ariel recently moved from London and works from home and is available to guests as they settle in and throughout their stay.
Kathleen has been hosting guests in our house regularly through airbnb since 2013 and enjoys meeting and engaging with guests whenever she's around, which is primarily over the weekends. She works swing shift and is out and about during the week. Her boyfriend and co-host, Ariel, mans the ship and takes care of all guest preparations.
When Ariel and Kathleen are traveling, they have friends who take on guest preparations and needs. Don, our regular guest and good friend often takes the reins and is an airbnb host himself in Oregon. He stays in our room and enjoys playing host and spending time in DC when we're away.
Our housemate, Brad, has been around since the early days of hosting in 2013 and welcomes guests and is friendly and although he's not responsible for tending to guests, he's saved the day Kathleen and guests a time or two before. He generally keeps to himself and spends time decompressing in his room although he's know to host friends for occasional BBQs, board games or to watch a movie or TV show such as 'Game of Throwns'.
Eastern Market is a local attraction - sidewalk seating restaurants and bars, oldest and largest farmers and artisan market, charming row-house, tree lined brick streets and it's all just a short walk from the National Mall and other awesome attractions such as The Yards park (my personal favorite urban oasis).
We're walking distance to the US Capitol Building and Library of Congress (7 mins) and ten minutes from the National Mall (Smithsonian's).
Our house is three blocks from Eastern Market Metro station, Orange/Blue/Silver lines.
From Reagan National Airport, DCA: BLUE Line directly to Eastern Market (40 mins).
From Dulles International Airport: 5A Metro Bus to L'Enfant Metro Station. BLUE/ORANGE/SILVER to Eastern Market Station, 1.5 hours OR Washington Flyer (shuttle bus) to Weihle-Reston Metro Station and take the SILVER line to Eastern Market.
We are 10 to 15 minute taxi ride to/from Union Station train station and are also located on several Metro Bus lines including the $1 ride Circulator bus.
Guests are free to come and go as they please. Smoking is permitted out back in our patio area. We ask guests keep common spaces clean.
Guests are welcome to purchase and prepare food. We do not provide meals with guest stays.
I had a perfect stay in D.C. thanks to Kathleen's warm welcome and beautiful home. It is in an ideal location, close to the monuments and cafes/restaurants. The room was spacious and the bed insanely comfortable. I left charged up.
Kathleen made my stay in DC as if I was spending time at a friend's house. From the moment I made the reservation upon my arrival, she was thoughtful and provided great recommendations. I would absolutely stay here again if I were in the neighborhood. Thank you again, Kathleen, for making my trip so enjoyable!
Kathleen was an absolutely wonderful host. She was so easy going and accommodating. She made my mother and I feel right at home. Her house is in a great area that is walkable to one of the best neighborhoods in DC. The house is quiet, clean, and comfortable. Her housemate is also super friendly. Thanks Kathleen!
This was my first experience with Airbnb and I didn't know what to expect. After the great week that I had staying at Kathleen's row-house I am not sure any future Airbnb will ever live up to my new expectations.
Kathleen is so warm, welcoming, and accommodating and her place offered everything a D.C. visiter would need. The place is just as described in the listing and then some. The room was comfortable, quite, and a great place to unwind at the end of a long day. Having a private bath was great. It was small (European style) but had everything that any one would need. I am 6'6" and had no problem navigating the cozy bathroom.
I parked the car, with the parking pass Kathleen provided, and walked to over 8 art museums during my stay. If you don't want to deal with D.C. traffic or metro the city is totally accessible by foot from this row-house. Go green and save money!
Great place to stay. I would recommend Kathleen's place to anyone.
My son and I had a great experience staying at Kathleen's Capital Hill Row-House in July. We had originally planned to share the room she rents, but Kathleen was out of town when we were scheduled to arrive, so she offered us her own room as well, if we didn't mind changing the sheets in the guest room, which had been vacated the day before by the previous guests. As my teenage son *much* preferred the opportunity to have a room to himself, that worked great for us. We arrived very late at night, Kathleen's roommate greeted us warmly and was very helpful in finding a pizza place open late that would deliver to my hungry 16 year old. The place was easy to find, on a quiet street, close to the Metro, and walking distance to the Eastern Market district, the Capital Building and everything on the Mall. Kathleen has bikes for rent, too -- which is great! -- though we wound up not using them on our visit. We would definitely stay here again on another visit -- can't beat it! :)
Kathleen's place is convenient and not far from restaurants and metro. The bedroom room is quiet and clean. Bath room is a bit small but manageable.
Great location close to the metro and a lot of great restaurants. A nice relaxing room providing a calm setting If you like to run your are just a few blocks from the Capitol and the mall. Kathleen made sure that my stay was comfortable.
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About the Host, Kathleen
Hello fellow airbnb guests and hosts!
I work in the travel & tourism industry and love it. I also enjoy biking DC, dancing tango, hitting farmers markets and am passionate about food and the environment.
Gardening, cooking and creating new connections are other favorite pass times of mine.
I strive to welcome and provide guests the comfort of a home-away-from-home and aim to be respectful and easy-going guest.