Queen sized bedBright and cozy studio
Modern Studio in the Heart of D.C. for Up to Four

Entire home/flat

4 guests

1 bedroom

2 beds
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Ages 2 - 12
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4 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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Welcome! Located in the vibrant Brookland n'hood, this English Basment is a traveler's sanctuary equipped for a professional, foodie, adventurous family, or small group-- with a host of nearby restaurants & activities!

With sleeping space for 4 guests, comfort & amenities await you: queen size bed & sleeper sofa, cable tv & Internet, a full-size kitchen & dining space, plus a separate, private bathroom with shower, & an outdoor oasis for a coffee or watching your children play.

The space

Other things for your comfort
- On Street Parking
- 10 minute walk to Brookland Train Station and seconds from G8 Bus marked "Farrugot Square" (goes to downtown DC)
-Free Internet
-Washer and Dryer room
-Metro Card Loaners (upon request)
-Kids toys
-Four-wheel grocery cart
-Board games for additional entertainment (Checkers, Taboo, etc)
- Those above 6' please inquire before booking re: navigating the space based on ceiling height.

Guest access

-Outdoor patio
-Charcoal and gas grill
-Water in the fridge
-Coffee, tea and hot chocolate
-Fully stocked kitchen
-Washer and dryer

Interaction with guests

We are around as frequently or as infrequently as you'd like. Text, call or knock. You will also see us at one of the three outdoor patios!

Other things to note

-Check out the Guest Manuel with Studio and neighborhood details
-Umbrellas are there for all guests that need them so please return before you depart
-Late check outs incur a $50 fee per hour

Please see a few past reviews on our studio.

"I stayed with three friends while visiting D.C. for the weekend. The apartment is in the basement of a lovely house and the neighborhood is absolutely adorable. It was easy to walk to the Metro to get into downtown D.C., and the apartment was well furnished with enough room for all of us to stay.....and everything there went smoothly.There was plenty of street parking for us to use after we drove in, even though it was a busy weekend DC." (Apr 21-23, 2017)

"We had a great time and loved the place. We met Miguel, and he was such a gentleman, you are lucky people! The location was great, only 10 min walk to the Metro. Safe and family oriented. We appreciated the new and comfy towels, the coffee and treats and my children loved the park! We had breakfast every morning out in the backyard table and loved it! Thank you so much!!!"
(Apr 9-14, 2017)

"The place is very nice. It's essentially a mini-apartment underneath the house proper, and it has everything you need. Modern and new furnishings, bathroom and so on. The location is great, just a short walk to the Metro, CUA, CVS, 7-11." (Sep 22-26, 2016)

"Quiet neighborhood and very quiet lodging below the main house owned by the owner. Everything was as described, and although the weather in DC was hot and humid, the AC and humidifier made the stay very comfortable. Although we did not use the kitchen other than coffee, it was adequate to cook a full meal with a good size table in the main room. Bathroom large with a comfortable walk in shower. My wife and I are in our 70's, but their is adequate space for a larger group with access to a large back yard. Plenty of street parking. Felt very safe in the neighborhood." (Jun 23-28, 2016)

"Our stay was absolutely lovely! The location is very convenient and the neighborhood is very welcoming. The studio itself is quite charming and it was very clean. We were three people staying and it was the perfect amount of space and we were able to make great dinners and breakfasts in the kitchen to cut some of our travel costs. Plus all the pipes for the house above run through the bathroom making for an absolutely delightful shower experience in the winter! You can hear a bit from the people in the house above but it is nothing more than footsteps. It just added to the homey feeling for us. I would certainly stay here again next time I come through DC." (Dec 18-21,

The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: 3PM - 11PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/flat

Free parking on premise
Wireless Internet

Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee £75
Weekly Discount: 2%
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Sleeping arrangements
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 3PM - 11PM


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

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8 Reviews

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Kelley User Profile
September 2017
Had a wonderful stay at this home! Our hosts went out of their way to make us feel welcome throughout our stay and made exceptional recommendations.

Martine User Profile
August 2017
Chi Chi and her husband Tembile have a wonderful place. A nice house with a very nice garden where you can sit and relax after a long visit in downtown Washington. The house is located in a very quite neighborhood of brookland. Both were always available to answer questions and help us whenever needed. You're part of their family and can retreat whenever you feel like to do your own things. My family and I had a wonderfull holiday. Better than we thought. Two wonderfull persons with their two kids

Lauren User Profile
June 2017
We made the trip to D.C. for the National History Day national competition at the University of Maryland and Chi Chi and Tem helped to make our trip fantastic. When we arrived they greeted us from the porch of their lovely home. Check-in was very easy. We needed to find a Home Depot to finish part of my daughter's project and Tem very kindly drove us to the store for the piece we needed as well as a few groceries. Chi Chi communicated with us regularly to make sure we had everything we needed and saved the day in a mini-emergency. :) They provided information about the city, loaner metro cards, and snacks to get us started. The apartment was perfect for the three of us. We happened to arrive during a week when the temperatures reached 95 degrees but the apartment was cool and comfortable. The neighborhood is also very lovely. We could easily walk to restaurants. The metro and grocery store are definitely within walking distance but if you're in a hurry a quick Lyft or Uber is easy. The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception is located in the neighborhood too. We can't say enough about how excellent our stay was. We would not hesitate to book with Chi Chi and Tem again the next time we're in D.C.

Karl User Profile
June 2017
Nice quiet BnB

Sofia User Profile
May 2017
Very clean nice basement apartment. Close to public transportation (bus, metro) Fully equipped. Host is awesome and very attentive. Would definitely come back for another stay!

Yiying User Profile
May 2017
The apartment is very clean and comfortable. Chi Chi and her husband are very nice. And it's convenient to take the metro. Good experience for stay.

Karl User Profile
May 2017
Chi Child and her husband Tim (spelling?) are extremely nice and friendly. Their place is clean and quiet. The neighborhood is beautiful. Hope to buy a house there someday. However, you should no that the location is not really "walkable." It's has lots of hills and is OK for a daily commute but you will not be walking to the grocery store to pick up stuff for dinner.

Washington, District of Columbia, United StatesJoined in March 2016
Chi Chi User Profile

Chi Chi and Tem are people lovers and globetrotters. We met and tied the knot in Cape Town, South Africa and have explored over 25 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and South America together. As hosts and frequent AirBnB users, we care about details and enjoy venturing into metropolitan and remote areas for a good meal. Our daughter and son keep us busy but we stay mellow frequenting jazz and music festivals plus comedy shows whenever possible. We look forward to your stay and welcome any feedback.

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