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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 apartment
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
Sparkling clean
14 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
Gemma is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
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 queen bed



154 reviews
Beatrice User Profile
September 2019
Great location, walking distance to all the museums and downtown venues. Large supermarket mere blocks away. Also minutes from the subway. The apartment is spotless and very inviting. Gemma adds a welcoming touch (basket full of goodies, metro pass...)
Iris User Profile
August 2019
Great location. Spacious apartment. Experienced host. Definitely recommend this place.
Alejandro User Profile
August 2019
Great place, sparkling clean and super close to the best spots in DC. I totally recommend it. Gemma was super responsive, and provided all we needed to make the best of our trip.
Marianella User Profile
August 2019
The place is amazing! Super clean, and a nice space. The location is super convenient. Book early!!
Yukari User Profile
August 2019
Unfortunately, we got a parking ticket even though we left the pass correctly in our car. The host told me that " It happens so often, one of my guests got even his car towed so it could be worse! At least you got to have a real DC experience, haha! ". She was also unable to…
Gemma User Profile
Response from Gemma:
I am so sorry that you did not enjoy your stay. It is true, as I say in my description, that DC’s parking enforcement is fierce. However, I think it should be noted that the ticket was for $30 and was issued by mistake. Also, I was contacted directly by the guest at 7:00 AM…
August 2019
Sarah User Profile
July 2019
We loved staying at Gemma’s place - great location!
Victoria User Profile
July 2019
Beautifully appointed space within easy walking distance of the convention center and metro!

Hosted by Gemma

Washington, DCJoined in December 2016
Gemma User Profile
154 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

Things to keep in mind

Check-in: After 4PM
Checkout: 12PM (noon)
Self check-in with lockbox
After 4PM
12PM (noon)

House Rules

  • No smoking
  • No pets
  • No parties or events