water-saving toilet; linens providedThe view when you enter our backyard, and closeup of the keypad

Entire home/apt

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

A cabin in the city! Enjoy your own studio space in our backyard, with private bath and access to our backyard patio. In a quiet Capitol Hill neighborhood with access to the National Mall and downtown by foot, bus, bike or metro. Convenient to Union Station, two of DC's best neighborhoods for dining (Eastern Market, Barracks Row and H Street/Atlas District), Library of Congress, Folger Theater, and the Capitol. Free wifi and heating/air conditioning (with your own temperature controls!).

The space

Cabin, cottage, studio...whatever you call it, it's a private space in our backyard that was inspired by the Tiny House craze (180SF/16sq meters). There is a small kitchen with tools to prepare a basic meal (and we are happy to lend you things from our own kitchen). TV streams Netflix and gets regular channels (not cable). Cleaned with natural cleaning products. Backs up to a field that has a Capital Bikeshare station. We do not like getting lost and we do everything we can to help guests avoid that too! We provide a binder with helpful info and maps on the walls to help you get oriented and plan your day.

Guest access

Guests have access to the cabin and our backyard patio and may take advantage of the space to have breakfast or relax with a drink after a hectic day. We have a storage room in our basement if you need to store luggage for early arrivals or late departures.

Interaction with guests

We respect that guests vary in terms of what kinds of interactions they want with their hosts. We are available for advice, but we make ourselves scarce when guests want to be left alone. The great thing about the cabin is that guests have complete privacy, but we are not far away. And in the event that we happen to be traveling, our neighbors (who also host on Airbnb) are around to help.

Other things to note

We work hard to provide clear details and helpful information so that you get the most out of your stay in DC! Trash pickup comes around 9am on Monday mornings. You'll hear the truck. To keep costs low and simple, we do not charge a cleaning fee. Kindly use the garbage bins in the alley for your trash (green for trash, blue for recycling). We appreciate if you would strip the beds (including comforter cover) and leave them in a pile with your used towels.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 9AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and cat(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Keypad


Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Discount: 15%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 2PM

Arriving early or staying late? You may store your bags in our storage room. Let us know and we will send you a code.



Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

394 Reviews

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Huajia User Profile
June 2017
Nicole and Ken's cabin is amazing. I love the kitchen, it is small but has everything u need.

Jeremy User Profile
June 2017
We had an incredible trip to DC and Ken's place was a big part of that. We were able to walk down to the capitol, and there were plenty of food and coffee options along the way. The place was small and cozy with everything we needed - and plenty of things we didn't! We didn't cook but we certainly could have with everything provided. We would definitely stay again.

Madelyn User Profile
June 2017
Had a great stay at the cabin! The hosts were very accommodating and even lent us an iron. The location is great - walking distance to restaurants and even the national mall if you're a walker! Check-in was easy and the cabin was comfortable and clean. Highly recommend!

Sheree User Profile
June 2017
Ken & Nicole's cabin has it all !!! It really is A "Tiny House" come to life. From the place to the location, everything was within reach. Plus Plus ken & Nicole made it acwhole lot easier for us with the the information ready for our DC Tour. 5 Stars plus 5 more for this airbnb listing

Leah User Profile
June 2017
Ken's place is probably the most well designed Airbnb I have ever stayed in. Inspired by the small home movement, you are guaranteed to have everything you need in this space. Walking distance to public transit, a great neighborhood with accessible eats and coffee shops. Would definitely rent this space again the next time I am in DC. Thank you again!

Frances User Profile
June 2017
10/10 - Would highly recommend! The owners are incredibly informative and communicative about the amenities provided and about the location. They provided great suggestions about where to go, where to eat, and how to get around - perfect for first-time visitors to DC! The location is close to the Capitol, but it is a decent walk to public transportation (Metro) and to the Capitol/Mall area sights. The Cottage is small, but all the amenities we needed were there.

Karen User Profile
June 2017
A great little spot in a quiet neighborhood! Ken and Nicole were lovely hosts and available to accommodate us however they could. We appreciated the ability to check in early! Would highly recommend this spot for couples who enjoy walking, biking and exploring the D.C. area or business travelers alike.

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States · Joined in November 2011
Ken User ProfileKen is a superhost.

My name is Ken and I live in Capitol Hill, Washington DC, with my wife Nicole, two kids (Nora 14 and Sylvie 11), 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.

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Response time: within an hour

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