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 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.
Kathleen was a wonderful host. The house is in a lovely and convenient location and everything was thoughtfully prepared and organized for us. She went out of her way to ensure we had bikes for the duration of our stay- we loved the ease and convenience of being able to bike around the entire city :)
We were very well welcomed. The room is even better than the list. The house if wonderful and the neighborhood is very beautiful! Everything is well organized and very clean. The host is very friendly and easy.
We enjoyed a wonderful stay in Washington thanks to Kathleen's thoughtfulness and her place being in such a great location. Kathleen [ and her house mate Brad] were so welcoming we immediately felt relaxed and at home. The room was comfortable, plenty of room with maps and loaded travel cards waiting for us. We were able to enjoy access to her kitchen, private bathroom downstairs and washing facilities which was really helpful and saved us a trip to a laundromat. There is a Yes Organic supermarket which is an easy 10 min walk away. The location was safe and convenient for walking or catching public transport. Peregrine Cafe near the bus does wonderful coffee and 8 th st has plenty of eating options to explore. Our favorite was Ambar where we enjoyed one if not the best meal we have enjoyed in our travels so far. We only wish we had been able to stay longer
Great location at Capitol Hill. Cosy room. Everything was thought for - metro card and good recommendations. Kathleen keeps her place really homely and overall id stay there again. Highly recommend it!
Ett lugnt, fint och väldigt trevligt villaområde nära Capitolium och bara några minuters promenad från tunnelbanestationen och en trevlig lokal restauranggata med många bra matställen. Rum med AC och bra säng på ovanvåning och skönt med privat badrum, litet men helt funktionellt, även om det låg en trappa ner. Vi lånade cyklarna under vår vistelse och det är fantastiskt bra sätt att ta sig runt i Washington. Vår värdinna hade förberett information om sånt som är bra att veta och hon hjälpte till med sånt som vi undrade över. Enkelt att ta sig ut till Dulles flygplats via närmaste tunnelbanestation nära boendet och bara ett byte till shuttlebus.
My first Airbnb experience was great - thanks to Kathleen ' s warm hospitality, cozy home/bedroom, modest but nice amenities. The location of the house is wonderful, as I exclaimed to her "the row houses, tree-lined streets remind me of Woody Allen films"; I love feeling like a local when I travel and that's what I got. Kathleen was an excellent hostess - her instructions/guides in using public transport helped me navigate through an otherwise nerve-wracking trip (being from Los Angeles driving is my main mode of transportation). I highly recommend Kathleen as your Airbnb host in the Capitol Hills area in DC.
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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.
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