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Sanctuary near Cathedral

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Sanctuary near Cathedral

6 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
1 bath
6 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
1 bath
Great location90% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.
Sparkling clean7 recent guests have said that this home was sparkling clean.

The space

An English basement like no other...this one has a to-die-for kitchen and a cavernous walk-in closet that others would consider a separate bedroom. The apartment's one bedroom has a queen-sized bed plus a home office nook with a large antique oak desk and chair. We recently added a daybed (twin-sized) that has a pop-up trundle (also twin-sized) in the bedroom. The daybed and trundle are not shown in the photos. The living room has a Jennifer sofa that converts to a full-sized (double) bed that sleeps two extra people. The pop-up trundle can be difficult to access since we must move the large desk to make room for it. So we also offer an airbed for the sixth person if the guest would prefer that. We have a pack 'n play available for families who need one.

Includes bed linens, bath towels, and a fully-equipped kitchen, down to the coffee pot, crock pot and George Foreman grill (plus gas and charcoal grills and an electric smoker are available for your use outside.) WIFI is strong and the flatscreen TV provides cable and DVD viewing. Cleaning supplies and hand soap are provided, but please bring whatever toiletries you want to use in the shower or bathtub.


Cable TV
Laptop friendly workspace

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 2 single beds
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules

No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Check-in time is 3PM - 10PM
Check out by 11AM


321 Reviews

Katy User Profile
August 2018
Responsive and caring family. Impecible location. Plenty of space to spread out...and fully stocked kitchen is a major plus!
Kyle User Profile
July 2018
I had to find a place very last-minute due to a cancellation, and Teresa was perfectly accommodating. Not only that, but her space was quite spacious: a full one-bedroom apartment in her basement. The space was clean and comfortable, and it was very easy to come and go. My only m…
Katherine User Profile
July 2018
This basement apartment is spacious and very comfortable. Terrific kitchen. Delightful and peaceful neighborhood; short walk to the DC busses. Your hosts are very hospitable and welcoming!
Dennis User Profile
June 2018
Good price but noisy, dogs barking a lot, dirty and uncomfortable sofa bed but nice kitchen and nice bedroom. Insects a problem too. Great location.
Teresa User Profile
Response from Teresa:
We are sorry that Dennis found the sofa bed to be uncomfortable, but when he and his two daughters first arrived, we noted that the three real beds in the bedroom were much more comfortable than the sofa bed, which is the old-fashioned kind that has bars. We also offered to provide an air bed that might have been more comfortable for the 4th bed. He declined and said the sofa bed would be fine for himself. We wish he would have told us that insects were a problem; he did not mention it to us during their stay. We do not believe there are any insects inside the apartment, so we are assuming he was referring to flies or other insects that may have been outside the apartment. We do periodically spray for flying insects and we could have done so during their stay have we known this was a problem. We are pleased that he felt the price reflected a good value.
June 2018
Leysa User Profile
June 2018
Location: fantastic! Close to everything. I walked everywhere, even ignoring the bus because the walk was so lovely, lively, and safe. Beautiful area. Quiet, tree-lined street. Airbnb space felt like home, and included every convenience. These hosts added those special touches…
Genevieve User Profile
May 2018
Wonderful place great location and the owner was very quick to respond and communicate. Recommend!
Ann User Profile
May 2018
My family was down in DC for my daughters graduation, and Teresa's apartment was a wonderful place for some downtime between events. So clean, fully stocked with everything we needed, and Teresa was the best hostess - friendly and full of great suggestions for restaurants and m…

Hosted by Teresa

Washington, District of Columbia, United StatesJoined in August 2009
Teresa User Profile
711 Reviews
7 References
I am a somewhat gregarious middle-aged PhD/JD Nebraska native, and have lived in Washingtonian since 1990. Reid, my Canadian husband, and I enjoy sharing our home with people from all over the world. We have our own pet care business, so we might also be hosting a dog or two in …
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