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Urban Oasis in the Heart of Downtown/Shaw

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Urban Oasis in the Heart of Downtown/Shaw

Entire flat
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bathroom
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bathroom
Gemma is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Sparkling clean
15 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the lockbox.

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.


Laptop-friendly workspace
Entire place
You’ll have the space to yourself and will only share it with those you’re traveling with.

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed



155 reviews
Shannon User Profile
August 2019
Gamma's place is beautiful. It is the perfect location for touring the sights of Washington. Gamma is a great host, she is very quick to respond to messages.
John User Profile
May 2019
Great Location. Great space. Great Welcome. Large living room with small but adequate kitchen area off. Large bedroom, plenty of wardrobe space. Nice bathroom with a good shower. Children can be heard playing and running about upstairs, it did not bother me, but might some…
Jude User Profile
April 2019
Really cannot rate this wonderful accommodation highly enough! So close to the metro as well as being right in the central area. Gemma’s directions are spot on. Just like all previous reviews say, Gemma has thought if everything from the goodies welcome basket to the medicine…
Martine User Profile
February 2019
Gemma's place is just great. Crystal clean, spacious, warm, well supplied, and prime location. She has been extremely accommodating and had great gestures to welcome us. Highly recommended.
Rosie User Profile
October 2018
You can expect a wonderfully comfortable and quiet place to stay at Gemma’s. It was minimalist, neat and tidy, and everything seemed new and fresh. She had laid out an assortment of snacks and drinks upon our arrival, which was an unbelievably kind touch and a welcome surprise…
Robert User Profile
October 2018
Gemma's place was amazing, it was a great space to stay in and in a great location. She provided a helpful welcome basket and was more than happy to provide us with local tips on good restaurants and bars as well as places to see.
Neil User Profile
May 2018
Gemma' s place is fantastic for a couple of nights getaway in DC. Great area and location for eating nearby or getting in the centre. The place is a great size and had everything we needed. Gemma was also extremely accommodating when we requested to drop our bags off before the…

Hosted by Gemma

Washington, DCJoined in December 2016
Gemma User Profile
155 Reviews
Gemma is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Mom of 4 little people. Grew up in DC. Meditate daily. Teach ESL. Love hiking.
Interaction with guests
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.
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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The neighborhood


House Rules

No pets
No smoking, parties, or events
Check-in is anytime after 4PM and check out by 12PM (noon)
Self check-in with lockbox