Warm basement apartment, perfect for 1 or 2 people, right near the heart of downtown DC. Modern furnishings, good light & all the amenities (microwave, full bath, washer/dryer, kitchen basics, wifi, cable). Totally private w/ private entrance. Cable TV w/ all sports, news & other channels (plus HBO/Starz), with DVD/BluRay player and some DVDs. Owned & managed by a local tour guide, it's great for tourists, business people, or anyone proud to be in the nation's capital.
This unit was recently renovated and modernized, with granite counter tops, a new microwave and a washer/dryer in the unit. Kitchen is equipped with basic cooking supplies, including pots, pans, dishes, knives, toaster, spices, tea and coffee w/coffee maker.
There is a full dining table with place mats. The bathroom is equipped with your basics, including towels, soaps, and shampoo.
The living room has a cozy love seat, arm chair, coffee table, and there is a front nook with a desk and lamp, perfect for working on your laptop or planning your day.
There is a 42" Sharp Aquos screen. There is also a DVD/BluRay player with a couple dozen popular movies on DVD in the unit.
The bedroom has a brand new, luxurious Leesa mattress. The bedroom also has plenty of room for storage, including a dresser and two closets. The room is also equipped with a full length mirror and black out curtains for those who like to sleep late.
About sleeping late: see the note below about footsteps from the unit above.
Guests will have access to the entire English basement apartment, which has its own entrance. Keys are accessible during check-in via a lockbox on the front gate.
Interaction with guests
I live in the unit upstairs and am generally available. Even when out and about I'm very responsive to text messages and phone calls.
Other things to note
Like many basement units, you can hear the feet in the unit above, including the sweet little toddles of our two-year-old, which can begin as early as 6:30am and sometimes last on-and-off throughout the day. (Nighttime isn't bad, as things are pretty tame after 10pm.) Despite the extremely comfortable bed, light sleepers who wish to sleep in might be wise to keep earplugs nearby just in case.
- Quiet hours are 10pm to 7:30am
- No shoes in the house if it's wet outside
- Rental does not include back outdoor space
- Checkout is 10am
Hi, I'm a nature-loving, baseball enthusiast, part-time tour guide, stand-up comedian and father. I love exploring DC, like getting to know a new neighborhood, catching a show at the Kennedy Center or touring around the museums.
We love the Shaw neighborhood and are so excited to share our apartment with guests from all over. We want to make sure you enjoy your stay in our home, our neighborhood and the city.