Beautiful historic home, unit is an english basement with lots of daylightSuper cozy queen size bed, plus washer/dryer in unit
Spacious Apartment on Charming Tree-Lined Street

Entire home/flat

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed
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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.

The space

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.

Guest access

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.

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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/flat
Self check-in: Lockbox

Free parking on premise

Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee £27
Security Deposit £153
Weekly Discount: 10%
Weekend Price £76 / night
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM

- 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


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

94 Reviews

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Katrina User Profile
September 2017
Matthew's place was fantastic. Extremely convenient for a weekend in DC, and close to a lot of new, hip restaurants and bars. Located on a nice street, it is exactly as it is in pictures - bright, clean, and well-kept. I absolutely recommend!

Rick User Profile
September 2017
Fantastic location, in heart of D.C. 5 minute Uber to Union Station.

Isha User Profile
September 2017
Unfortunately, I was only there for one night but I genuinely wish I had more time to enjoy Matt's place. Spacious, clean, well-furnished, and absolutely no hassle in terms of checking in or guidelines. Matt provides all the info you could possibly need upfront and you're all set to enjoy the adorable apartment and quaint neighborhood.

Aaron User Profile
September 2017
A really nice space. Highly recommend for a multi-night stay as the space is great and you will enjoy "living" in it. Definitely find the gelato place a few blocks away on 8th St as it is phenomenal. Everything was as communicated and getting access using the lock-box was seamless. We were able to park immediately in-front of the house.

Jeanne User Profile
September 2017
Another review mentioned how this place and host seem to be what the Airbnb founders had in mind for their vision of how Airbnb would work and I can't agree more. Matt was a great host; extremely responsive in communications and flexible (I messaged last minute to request an early check-in and he was more than willing to accommodate). The apartment itself is the English basement unit of a charming rowhouse (in which I believe the host and his family live) on a quiet tree-lined street that is primarily residential (there's a school across the street so it's pretty quiet at night). Well-furnished and clean with everything needed for a comfortable stay including a fully stocked kitchen, washer/dryer, amenities in the bathroom, DC guidebook, etc... After staying in a few other Airbnbs that were clearly full time residences of the host (meaning no closet space, no room in the fridge, etc...), this felt almost like a hotel experience, but with the added warmth of a host who clearly wants to welcome you to DC!

Alex User Profile
September 2017
Matt is very a responsive and warm host. The apartment has value that's hard to beat in DC. Enjoyed my stay.

Leonard User Profile
September 2017
Matthews place - we couldn't fault anything about it, it's location , it's amenities, the cleanliness, the kitchen or the Wi-Fi. although Matt lives upstairs you wouldn't know it, however if you need anything he's very responsive....(we had a medical situation & he help immediately)...the place is definitely setup for a short or longer type stay..i.e washing machine, clothes dryer & even an iron. we wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.

Washington, District of Columbia, United StatesJoined in January 2014
Matthew User ProfileMatthew is a superhost.

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.

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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