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 the farmers market.
Our street is quiet, tree lined and features beautiful row houses quintessential to 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'.
You don't need to leave - 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.
This was my first airbnb experience and it was fabulous. Kathleen sent an incredibly detailed and helpful email about a week before my stay with directions and explanations. It was the perfect location for me to go to my conference on Capitol Hill.
The room was exactly as pictured and was airy and comfortable. There was a table in the corner with a metro card, metro maps, maps of DC, and a listing of restaurants and attractions. Incredibly helpful. The house is between two metro stops, both incredibly short walks from the house.
The bathroom is small and downstairs, but private and has everything you need and is well lit.
Kathleen was an excellent hostess. Friendly, helpful, but not hovering in any way. It was like staying with a friend. A really great experience!
What a wonderful time! Kathleen was super helpful, knowledgeable and very friendly. Obviously she enjoys being an AirB&B host. Very comfortable accommodations, easy to get to the sights from a nice quiet neighborhood. Highly recommended!
I'm please to have spent my Washington visit at Kathleen's instead of a hotel. She was very welcoming, helpful, and her advice saved me the troubles generally associated with being a stranger in a new community. I'm 75 years old and this was my first experience using airbnb. The bedroom, albeit on the second floor, was comfortable. The bathroom was a bit small. Any inconvenience was primarily imposed by my lack of younger body's mobility. Still, I'd return to Kathleen's on future visits to DC
Thank you so much for a lovely stay, Kathleen! Perfect location, very easy to get to from airport off blue line. I was in town for interviews and we didn't cross paths very much, but she was kind, hospitable, and helpful and I had plenty of privacy and quiet to study as I needed. Would recommend this listing to everyone!
Kathleen is an awesome host. My room and bathroom were perfect for my week's stay. I stopped at the grocery store around the corner for OJ and yoghurt and put all in the kitchen fridge. Her place is a 9 minute walk from the Capitol South metro, about 12 minutes from Eastern Market. No negatives; I would stay with her again.
The neighborhood was in a great location, Kathleen was a great hostess and the room worked perfectly for our 4-day trip.
Thank you for being accommodating in light of the situation! Your communication skills were phenomenal.
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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.