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Garden Underground w/private parking, patio & yard

Entire apartment hosted by Hillary
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bath
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To protect my guests and myself during this crucial time, this listing is cleaned and disinfected according to Airbnb’s guidelines. There is also a 48 hr gap between bookings. This is a cozy studio apartment with a garden indoors and out. Queen bed, full bath, TV w/Netflix and Amazon video, mini fridge, microwave, coffee maker, private off-street/free street parking. Grill and fire pit available upon request. Rates are discounted for weekly/monthly stays. Capitol Hill/The Mall a 15 min car ride.

The space
This is a basement studio in my DC townhouse in historic Fort Dupont- where DC proper meets outer-city calm. It's pleasant around here, but be aware that Southeast DC is not as gentrified as other areas of DC. I consider my neighborhood safe and know my neighbors. It’s rare that a guest reports feeling uncomfortable, and it has a lot to do with one’s level of worldly exposure. My metro stop is Benning Road station (blue and silver line). Your DC metro card is good for the subway, buses, and shuttles to/from all DMV airports. If you have a car, you can park on any side street by the metro for convenience while touring the town. I live and host other guests upstairs, but the basement is a walk-out and is all yours. There is a private, off street parking pad for you to use if you want it. There is a mini-fridge, coffee maker, microwave, full bath, and high speed wi-fi. Coffee and tea are provided. Linens/towels are provided. There is a patio for you to a enjoy with a view of my garden-in-progress - you can request a blanket and picnic out on the lawn if you care to. A guest manual will assist you further in restaurants, transportation, house rules, and things-to-do.

This is a basement apartment of a semi-detached townhouse. You may hear some footsteps, mild noise from next door, and I occasionally have a friend(s) over for dinner on the main floor, but overall it’s a very quiet and peaceful place to be.

Guest access
My backyard is yours to enjoy, but I enjoy it too. Please let me know if you plan to use it, and it will be your space during your stay. I have a private parking pad off the alley that runs behind my property. There is also free street parking and what I find more convenient for my own use. It is unlikely you would be ticketed because parking laws are not strictly enforced around here, but technically out of state plates cannot be parked on any DC residential street overnight on weekdays.

A DC metro card is $2 just for the card. I provide a metro card for my guests to use during their stay but impose a $2 fee if lost.

My laundry facility is in the basement and is private, but I offer guests the option to use it for a fee of $5 per load. THIS FEE IS WAIVED FOR GUESTS STAYING 3 WEEKS OR MORE, BUT GUESTS MUST SUPPLY THEIR OWN DETERGENT. Also, guests staying 3 weeks or longer are expected to provide their own toilet paper beyond the amount I provide, soap & shampoo.

Other things to note
There is a lockbox for the key. Please read the manual you receive after reserving for the code.

If you are traveling in a group of 4-5, take a look at my other listing in the same house as well: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/25780267
To protect my guests and myself during this crucial time, this listing is cleaned and disinfected according to Airbnb’s guidelines. There is also a 48 hr gap between bookings. This is a cozy studio apartment with a garden indoors and out. Queen bed, full bath, TV w/Netflix and Amazon video, mini fridge, microwave, coffee maker, private off-street/free street parking. Grill and fire pit available upon request. Rates a…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Wifi
Laptop-friendly workspace
Iron
Hangers
Hair dryer
Dryer
TV
Washer
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Quiet, unassuming neighborhood. Mostly middle aged families and retired couples. It’s largely residential, so although the metro is in walking distance there is not much else nearby. There is a no-frills corner store that stocks food essentials, snacks, beer and wine, and liquor. There is a grocery store about a 20 minute walk away.
Quiet, unassuming neighborhood. Mostly middle aged families and retired couples. It’s largely residential, so although the metro is in walking distance there is not much else nearby. There is a no-frills corner…

Hosted by Hillary

Joined in March 2012
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I love to travel and after buying my first home in D.C. have since opened my door to other travelers through Airbnb - welcome!
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I always have my phone on me should you need anything. This is a self sufficient space - the key is in a lockbox, and you can check yourself in and come and go as you please.
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House rules
Check-in: After 2:00 p.m.
Checkout: 11:00 a.m.
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
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