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Charming row house with fireplace near everything

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5 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bath
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Just 1.5 blocks from the Shaw/Howard U. Metro, this modern English basement apt. with gas fireplace & high ceilings is a walkable spot to a gourmet grocery store, bars, restaurants, the Convention Center, and Chinatown. The home has exposed brick, Bosch appliances, heated bathroom floor--just 5 metro stops to the White House, the Mall and museums. The Shaw neighborhood is vibrant, constantly changing and full of diversity and young people. A great value with an experienced & DC-licensed host!

The space
STREET PARKING is free with a permit I provide. You won't feel like you're in an English basement! Cozy up by the fireplace in the winter and enjoy the cool pad in the summer. Since this is a basement, please note my disclosures below in "other things to note." I personally refurbished this 140-year-old property with one of D.C.'s hottest architects. You can trust that I have taken great care to provide you with fine amenities and attention to detail. This 625 sq. ft. apartment is very comfortable for four people, with two in the bedroom and two others could sleep on the pull-out, queen-sized sofa. There are also 2 single Aerobed blow-up mattresses. If you are traveling as a family, I would consider more than 4 people, but it would be tight. If you need just one night's stay, contact me and we can work something out. I've priced the apartment very competitively using the variable rates AirBnB suggests, based on the time of year. The actual daily cost may be higher or lower than the standard daily rate advertised, but you will always feel like you're getting your money's worth compared to any hotel in DC. If you've used AirBnB before, you know you have to lower expectations just a bit as a budget-conscious traveler (but not too much with this apartment). I also tend to book up fast during peak seasons. Any dates that are grayed out on the calendar you see are booked by other guests. This apartment is a dedicated rental, 365 days a year. I can almost always allow guests to drop their bags after 12:00 noon, but the maid will need a 2-hour window to clean, which can be as late as 5 p.m.

Guest access
You will enjoy the fully-stocked kitchen with Bosch appliances. All of the high-end fixtures and appliances are new. The bathroom has real tile and heated floors, a heated towel bar and no fabricated materials. The apartment is fully-furnished with plates, dishes, silverware, pots, pans, etc. and private entrances. No one else can access the unit except the Airbnb guest. An outdoor patio (pictured) can be used, too.

Other things to note
There are detailed instructions of nearby attractions and house "how-to's" such as achieving the right temperature. Hey, it's a basement :) so I've left you heaters and fans. The HVAC is controlled by my phone app, since the the wall-mounted thermostat is in the upstairs, separate unit. If you are a super-sensitive to noise, or if you hate air conditioning in the summer, this apartment will NOT be right for you. The HVAC is near the bedroom, and it does make a slight humming sound, the same as a fan set on low speed. Almost all guests don't mind it, but there is the rare guest who does.
Just 1.5 blocks from the Shaw/Howard U. Metro, this modern English basement apt. with gas fireplace & high ceilings is a walkable spot to a gourmet grocery store, bars, restaurants, the Convention Center, and Chinatown. The home has exposed brick, Bosch appliances, heated bathroom floor--just 5 metro stops to the White House, the Mall and museums. The Shaw neighborhood is vibrant, constantly changing and full of diversity and young people. A great value with an experienced & DC-licensed host!

The space
STREET PARKING is free with a permit I provide. You won't feel like you're in an English basement! Cozy up by the fireplace in the winter and enjoy the cool pad in the summer. Since this is a basement, please note my disclosures below in "other things to note." I personally refurbished this 140-year-old property with one of D.C.'s hottest architects. You can trust that I have taken great care to provide you with fine amenities and attention to detail. This 625 sq. ft. apartment is very comfortable for four people, with two in the bedroom and two others could sleep on the pull-out, queen-sized sofa. There are also 2 single Aerobed blow-up mattresses. If you are traveling as a family, I would consider more than 4 people,…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

Amenities

Kitchen
Wifi
Indoor fireplace
Cable TV
Laptop-friendly workspace
Iron
Hangers
Hair dryer
Dryer
TV

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Shaw is the hottest neighborhood in DC right now. There's a great city vibe with nearby bars and restaurants, including a great beer garden 1.5 blocks away. A new gourmet grocery store is only 4 blocks away--a nice stroll through the historic Shaw neighborhood. The colorful row houses were all built at the turn-of-the-century--a classic feature of D.C. Two take-outs are across the street: Chinese and Mediterranean/Indian will do in a pinch, and a 24-hour 7-11 is a block away.
Shaw is the hottest neighborhood in DC right now. There's a great city vibe with nearby bars and restaurants, including a great beer garden 1.5 blocks away. A new gourmet grocery store is only 4 blocks away--a…

Smithsonian National Museum of American History
2.4 km
National Mall
2.5 km
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
2.6 km
United States Capitol
2.7 km

Hosted by Alan

Joined in November 2013
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I love to travel the world and host those who want the best experience Washington, D.C. has to offer. You will love the location and attention to detail I have put in my apartment's design. As a high school teacher, I can be available for advice or be as invisible as you'd like. I am LGBT-friendly and open to all guests, kids too. I will ensure you have a great time on your vacation with your partner, spouse, friends or family!
I love to travel the world and host those who want the best experience Washington, D.C. has to offer. You will love the location and attention to detail I have put in my apartment'…
During your stay
Communication is everything :). I will be in touch with you a few days before your arrival--always through the AirBnB site/app. As a high school teacher, I respect all different types of travelers. If you want recommendations, I can sometimes meet at the start of your trip to give you advice, maps and show you where the shops are. I can also be invisible (unless something comes up), if that's what you prefer. I truly enjoy sharing my knowledge I've gained from 25+ years of living in DC.
Communication is everything :). I will be in touch with you a few days before your arrival--always through the AirBnB site/app. As a high school teacher, I respect all different ty…
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Check-in: After 4:00 p.m.
Checkout: 11:00 a.m.
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
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