About this listing
Capitol Hill row-house, easy walk to Union Station and Eastern Market, 2 blocks from bus stop for access to the Mall, downtown, Dupont Circle, etc. Enjoy our small but airy home in a neighborhood that feels more like a village than a city!
Enjoy DC while staying in a completely renovated row house!
An easy walk to Barracks Row/8th Street, Eastern Market, H Street/Atlas District,the Library of Congress, Folger Theater, and the Capital buildings. Convenient access to the National Mall. Great for sightseeing, business trips, or research trips.
House features include open first floor, 3 bedrooms, and 2 1/2 baths. Wifi, bike share across the field behind our house, bus & metro nearby, walk to tons of restaurants in two of DCs best neighborhoods for dining (Barracks Row/Eastern Market and H Street), museums and everything else great about DC very close by!
ABOUT THE HOUSE
-3 bedrooms: master bedroom plus 2 kids'' bedrooms
-2.5 baths: master bath, kids' bath + powder room on 1st floor)
-Central heating and air (critical for humid DC summers)
-(website hidden) TV with Netflix - no regular cable channels
-1200 sq feet
-Beds: queen in master bedroom; twin beds in kids' rooms
-Play music from your iphone over in-ceiling speakers
-House is cleaned with natural, green cleaning products. No heavy scents!
ABOUT THE NEIGHBORHOOD/LOCATION
-4 blocks from H Street (also known as the Atlas District), DC's fastest up and coming neighborhood for great food and nightlife
-Capitol Hill is a village in a city: it's friendly, safe, great for families and professionals
-Walking distance to tons of great restaurants
-Easy access by walking, biking, bus or metro to the National Mall and downtown
TRANSPORTATION & PARKING
-BUS: The D6, a commuter bus, stops 2 blocks away. In minutes you are at Union Station where you can walk or hop on the metro
-METRO: Access to the either the red line or the green/yellow line are each an 8 minute bike ride or 20 minute walk through beautiful neighborhoods.
-BIKE: Another great way to get to the metro or around town is to rent a bike from one of the docking stations just steps outside our back door ((website hidden)). You can park the bike at any of 110 locations around the city. We really encourage this!
-CAR: Although we do not recommend driving around DC (there are great transportation options), parking is easy on our block because DC utilizes a permit system. When you provide us with your state and tag number we provide a temporary permit good for your stay, which allows you free parking on our street and anywhere on Capitol Hill.
THINGS TO NOTE
-If you are allergic to dogs and/or cats, this is not a place for you, as we have one of each. We would like to leave the cat at home while we are away; the dog will be away
-We renovated the entire house before we moved in last year. Everything is new inside.
-You can use the back entrance which opens onto an alley and a field. You can see the bikeshare from the back of the house.
-Our cat, Little Rock, is indoor and outdoor, and very low maintenance. We'd love to leave her at home during your stay. We can make arrangements for our dog to be outside of the home, although we would be happy to offer a discount for someone who could take proper care of her. There is a dog park steps away from our backdoor, making it something that might be appealing to a dog-loving family.
-We have been hosting Airbnb guests in our basement suite since last year and have loved it. It's been great to help people enjoy their time in DC. We're putting the whole house (minus the basement suite) on Airbnb for the times that we will be away this summer. We are reserving the basement suite in case we need to use it (just Ken and the dog, not Nicole or the kids).
-The house has a queen bed in the master bedroom and a twin bed in each of the kids bedrooms. 2 more people could be accommodated on the floor of the kids rooms, or on an air mattress in the family room. If you have more people in your party, we can discuss how this might work.
This house is our primary residence, and we only rent it when we are out of town. We ask that guests keep in mind that this arrangement is a lot different than a hotel!
Please, NOTIFY US IMMEDIATELY if there is a problem, and we will take whatever corrective action we can.
Normally, a cat and a dog live here. The cat is an outdoor cat, who needs very little besides being let in and out of the house and being fed. It is our preference to find guests who enjoy animals and would be willing to take care of the cat. We have other arrangements for the dog while we are away.
We have set aside the basement suite for Ken to use from time to time while the rest of the house is rented.
About the Host, Ken
My name is Ken and I live in Capitol Hill, Washington DC, along with my wife Nicole, two kids (Nora 9 and Sylvie 7), our dog, Lily and our cat, Little Rock. I am a VBM (Vegetarian by Marriage). Our family loves traveling and we enjoy supporting others during their travels. We welcome same-sex couples (and the other kind).