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.
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.
Our stay was wonderful. We loved our room, the use of the kitchen and having our own bathroom. The location was great too, and allowed for walking anywhere we wanted to go. The weather could have been better, as everything closed for what seemed like a very small amount of snow to us. We are hardy Vermonters!
Fabulous place for a visit to DC. Less than 5 minutes to the Eastern Market Metro. Easy walk to Mall area. Great food options also within a 5 minute walk, including Eastern market.
Metro cards shared by host made access to the Metro very easy. BTW, Kathleen, her boyfriend and other friend who share the house were very easy to be around!
Room was very comfortable. All good!
The room was comfortable and quiet, and there was plenty of closet space for our stuff. The house is very cute! It's also in a great neighborhood and very close to the Metro, as well as several little parks. We appreciated having Metro cards to use. We also liked that you had lots of maps of the DC area. I've been there a lot, but I always forget where things are. We didn't use the kitchen (except two bowls for our yogurt), but appreciated having it available. We were out a lot, but had we all been there more, we would have enjoyed talking with you, and perhaps sharing (and even preparing) a meal. We both like to cook. Using Airbnb is about savings, but also about meeting new people in a way you can't when you stay in a hotel. That's what travel is about, really, in my opinion.
Thanks for the nice review Ruth. We'd have loved to share a meal and chat more too. Next time!!!
Also, appreciate the tips - all make sense and are doable. Little-by-little. We're actually putting in new floor in the kitchen today!
All the best in 2015 and would love to meet again in OH or DC. :)
Being a guest in Kathleen and Ariel's space is a bit like gaining an instant group of friendly roommates. Ariel and Kathleen are delightful, thoughtful and accommodating hosts. Ariel welcomed us on arrival and showed us around the house. Brad, who also lives in the house, was equally hospitable. There was ample room in the refrigerator for our goodies. Kathleen and Ariel both gave us recommendations for restaurants and venues that might appeal to us. Kathleen also anticipated details specific to negotiating Washington that we would not have known about making our stay hassle-free and easy.found other ways to making our stay hassle-free and easy.
This was the first time my husband and I ever stayed in an airbnb. Being new to this we didn't know what to expect and it was such a great experience. Kathleen was warm, welcoming and accommodating and we were very comfortable. Our accommodations were everything described. It was pleasantly inviting and I would highly recommend it to everyone I know visiting Washington DC in the near future. In our bedroom were instructions for the internet, and suggestions for restaurants and such.
The neighborhood is great! It’s safe and walking distance to shopping and to all the tourist attractions. They also have bike rentals available, but it was a little too cold for riding. They also provided us with Metro passes, which we didn't use. It’s a walking city, but when tired or cold instead of the Metro you can use Uber. Uber is like a taxi service and it’s fantastic. This was also suggested with our instructions.
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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.