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1BR Apt, full kitchen, steps2metro

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1BR Apt, full kitchen, steps2metro

6 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
1 bath
6 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
1 bath
Self check-inEasily check yourself in with the lockbox.
Sparkling clean9 recent guests have said that this home was sparkling clean.
Great location90% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.

The space

COMMUNICATION: We strongly prefer to communicate via the Airbnb messaging system. This helps us keep organized and on top of Guest inquiries. (If you are a current or future Guest and it's urgent, of course please feel free to also use our direct contact info.)

FYI ABOUT OUR CALENDAR: We take our calendar management very seriously. As a separate, furnished, private apartment used exclusively for Airbnb, our Airbnb calendar accurately reflects ALL bookings and availability. All that said, we're always OK answering preliminary inquiries regarding availability :)

OVERVIEW: A quick walk (2.5 blocks, 5 minutes) from the Georgia Avenue-Petworth metro on the Green and Yellow lines, this newly renovated private 1 bed/1 bath English basement apartment has all the comforts of home -- including a fully outfitted kitchen - and can serve as your city retreat within minutes of all DC has to offer. Whether you're a visiting professional or on a family vacation to DC, this apartment checks all the boxes for self-sufficient, private city living: comfortable living, equipped kitchen, cable/high speed wi-fi, full laundry, private entrance, and convenience.

In addition to the private bath and bedroom, the unit features an open floor plan with large living room, breakfast bar, and large kitchen.

SLEEPING: The separate bedroom includes a real QUEEN bed (firm mattress, sleeps 2), large closet, and basic furnishings (nightstand and light, shelving, alarm clock). The living room Crate & Barrel couch is also a DOUBLE sleep sofa (sleeps 2). We also have one QUEEN inflatable AEROBED (sleeps 2).

BATH: The full private bath is located off the bedroom and features a tiled shower with rainfall shower head. A point-of-service gas water heater means unlimited hot water.

KITCHEN: The kitchen is outfitted with a full-sized stainless steel fridge, dishwasher, gas stove, built-in microwave, and garbage disposal. The kitchen is stocked with most everything you need (utensils, cups, plates, bowls, pots, pans, food storage/wrapping material, etc.), as well as toaster oven and French coffee press. (If you're missing a particular specialized kitchen implement we're happy to lend if we have it upstairs.) NOTE: We currently use the unit's freezer for overflow (and sometimes a drawer in the fridge) BUT the entire fridge and freezer are there for your use. We're happy to make room for your freezer supplies. Just let us know!

LIVING ROOM: Living room furnishings include comfortable seating (a Crate and Barrel double-sized sleep sofa), a 32" LCD TV with cable and online Netflix, HBO, and Showtime.

LAUNDRY: The unit has its own full-sized washer and dryer for your exclusive use.

INTERNET/CABLE TV: Free wifi and cable TV, including Netflix streaming, HBO, and Showtime.

CENTRAL HEAT/AIR CONDITIONING: Private controls for heat and central A/C ensure your comfort.

PRIVACY: You have your own front/back entrances with large, secured sheltered patio entrance (e.g. good for lockable bike storage - this is where we keep our family bikes, too).

KIDS: We're parents, we get it. If you need something (outlet protectors, pak-n-play, high chair, etc.) let us know in advance so we can try and make traveling with little ones a bit easier on you.

MOBILITY/ACCESS: There are 6 steps from the sidewalk up to the house and another 3 back down to garden level. The unit's open living space provides flexibility, however the bathroom's smaller size and standing shower might make it a challenging arrangement for those with mobility challenges. If you have specific questions, we are happy to answer in greater detail to help you with your decision.

HOSTS: We live upstairs and are generally available to answer basic questions, orient you, offer directions, etc.

TIMING: Check-in is 4PM, check-out 11 AM. However, schedules permitting we will try to be flexible to accommodate special requests (e.g. earlier arrival). Ask in advance.

We urge you to read our reviews to help make sure we're the right fit for you!


Wireless Internet
Cable TV
Laptop friendly workspace

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed, 2 air mattresses, 1 crib

House Rules

No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 6PM
Check out by 10AM
Self check-in with lockbox


173 Reviews

Ben User Profile
July 2018
Lovely apartment, well placed to get to all the landmarks. Kept very cleanly and very quick responses.
Sarah User Profile
June 2018
Great apartment and perfect for a few days in DC; lots of storage space, a nicely equipped kitchen, and is a great size for a couple. Jen is a friendly, efficient host and any questions/issues were dealt with quickly. Late-night grocery store, local restaurants & public transpo…
Jen User Profile
Response from Jen:
Thanks Sarah. You were great guests and we were very happy to host you!
June 2018
Alta User Profile
March 2018
A lovely place to stay. Perfect for our requirements!. Jen and her husband were very accommodating and quick to respond to small requests. Thank you.
Ryan User Profile
September 2015
Really lovely host. Her property was well equipped to a high standard. Would recommend to anyone. Thank you :)
Damien User Profile
October 2014
Unfortunately I didn't get to meet Jen, but the apartment was lovely and clean and exactly what we needed. Thanks Jen ;)
Sau-Woon User Profile
September 2013
Jen is a fantastic host. Will always answer any queries you have quickly and very accommodating regarding checking in and out. Very well stocked and equipped apartment. The only things to note, which are no fault of Jens, is that we got a parking ticket for not parking in the…
Julie User Profile
July 2013
The apartment was as promised, clean, and close to the subway which was very much appreciated. There was plenty of crockery, bed-linen for the sofa bed, and the fridge was well stocked with an honesty box, which we enjoyed. It was a great place to stay with very friendly neighbo…

Hosted by Jen

Washington, District of Columbia, United StatesJoined in January 2012
Jen User Profile
206 Reviews
We are New England transplants who have lived in DC for over fifteen years. We’ve both lived and worked abroad and as avid travelers, have done everything from roughing it (camping, hostels), to homestays, to fancy hotels. In recent years we’ve dialed it back a bit as we raise…
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Response rate: 100%
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