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Urban Oasis in the Heart of Downtown/Shaw

Entire flat hosted by Gemma
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bathroom
Entire home
You’ll have the apartment to yourself.
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the lockbox.
Clean and tidy
14 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
Gemma is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
This sun-filled English Basement apartment in a historic Shaw rowhouse is located one half block to the DC Convention Center and Mt. Vernon Square/Convention Center Metro Stop (Yellow/Green Line), with easy direct access to DCA Reagan National Airport on the yellow line.

We welcome people of all backgrounds to experience the unique beauty and charm of this historic neighborhood, the perfect locus from which to explore our Nation’s Capital.

The space
Our English basement has its own entrance and is fully equipped with all the appliances you’ll need to be completely self-sufficient during your stay. Around the space, you may also enjoy artwork by local artists or prints from local museums’ permanent collections.

Guest access
A lockbox provides access to the apartment’s private entrance. Guests are also welcome to sit outside in the backyard and patio area. There is a small fish pond, vegetable garden, and many wild birds. There is also a zen garden directly outside the front windows.

Other things to note
Our house was built in 1860. Much of the structure remains the same, although we have added necessary updates, including insulation between the apartment and our first floor. In spite of this, the old house prevails, and you will hear us upstairs. Just know that we have done our best to control the noise.
This sun-filled English Basement apartment in a historic Shaw rowhouse is located one half block to the DC Convention Center and Mt. Vernon Square/Convention Center Metro Stop (Yellow/Green Line), with easy direct access to DCA Reagan National Airport on the yellow line.

We welcome people of all backgrounds to experience the unique beauty and charm of this historic neighborhood, the perfect locus from whic…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

Amenities

Kitchen
Wifi
Laptop-friendly workspace
Iron
Hangers
Hair dryer
Dryer
TV
Washing machine
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4.95 out of 5 stars from 190 reviews
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Location

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

You cannot get much closer to the city sights than this! So centrally located, we are walking distance to The White House, the National Mall and all the Smithsonian Museums, City Center DC, Chinatown, the U Street Corridor, and more. Whether you are attending a convention at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center (1 block away), exploring the National Mall (about 1.5 miles walking), or visiting other areas, you will find the location can’t be beat.

We are also just steps from Blagden Alley, which has become DC’s hottest destination for: vibrant street art and painted murals; an amazing coffeehouse: La Colombe; fabulous new cocktail bars: The Columbia Room, Lost and Found, The Dabney Cellar, and Calico; and some of the city’s best restaurants: Tiger Fork and The Dabney.
You cannot get much closer to the city sights than this! So centrally located, we are walking distance to The White House, the National Mall and all the Smithsonian Museums, City Center DC, Chinatown, the U Str…

Hosted by Gemma

Joined in December 2016
  • 190 Reviews
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  • Superhost
Mom of 4 little people. Grew up in DC. Meditate daily. Teach ESL. Love hiking.
During your stay
We live upstairs and are a family of 6, all DC natives, happy to help you make your stay more pleasant and give recommendations on exploring this great city.
Gemma is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 4:00 pm
Check out: 12:00 pm
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Safety & Property
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit – if you damage the home, you may be charged up to ₹7498