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Entire guest suite hosted by Jenna
4 guests2 bedrooms2 beds1.5 baths
Entire home
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You'll feel right at home in this chic yet comfortable garden rowhome located in the heart of Shaw. This 2 bed/1.5 bath unit is well-appointed with all the necessities, whether you are in town for work or just seeing the sites. Walk 5 minutes to beer gardens, restaurants, grocery stores, coffee shops & public transportation, 10 minutes to the Convention Center, or step out your own back door and find yourself in a botanical oasis where you can lounge, dine, or relax.

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With the political climate becoming more and more polarized, we recognize that tensions are high. The Shaw Garden House welcomes folks of every color, creed, and walk of life and expects ALL of our guests to conduct themselves with kindness, consideration, and respect, regardless of your personal beliefs. We will not tolerate discrimination, hate speech, or violence.

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Contemporary row home (built in 1880, remodeled 2011) • Located in the Shaw neighborhood of DC
• Two private floors with separate front and back entrances
• Large, shared backyard with deck & shared garden, seasonal lighting, propane gas grill, & outdoor seating
• Full kitchen including coffee, tea, appliances, cookware, Brita filter, 5 burner range, toaster oven, built-in microwave, misc spices, sugar, & basic cooking supplies
• 1.5 bathrooms, one on each floor
• Dining table with 4 chairs, breakfast bar with 2 stools
• 2 Roku smart TVs (sign in to your own streaming channel accounts) with local antenna channels
• 2 Queen beds w/ memory foam toppers
• Full bathroom with standing shower (no tub but I have an inflatable infant bath available by request), rainfall shower head, natural/cruelty-free shampoo, conditioner & body wash
• Freshly laundered bed & bath linens provided
• Hidden stacking washer & dryer • Eco detergent and biodegradable dryer sheets
• Wifi included w/ booster plans available
• Dimmer overhead lights throughout • Multiple skylights and windows provide tons of natural light
• Self check-in
• SMOKE-FREE house • Please notify me of any indoor allergies in your booking message
• Like many of us during the pandemic, I've filled the house with a myriad of indoor plants, some of which I'm plant sitting for local friends while they're out of town. Please be mindful that certain house plants can be toxic to children. For stays longer than 5 days, I may ask you to water or spritz the leaves of a couple of plants that are less tolerant of drought.


COVID-19 NOTICE
The Shaw Garden House and SaltSugarFire Hospitality are committed to preventing the spread of the novel coronavirus in DC and beyond. We have adapted as follows:
• All linens are laundered on sanitize/highest heat setting
• All surfaces and floors (including knobs, handles, switches, and other high touch surfaces) are cleaned first then disinfected with a bleach solution or EPA recommended wipe or spray. Any surface that can be is washed with hot soapy water and rinsed (the most effective means of removing any residual virus).
• Guests must comply with all current local mayor's orders, travel guidelines, and health recommendations, including but not limited to testing for unvaccinated guests, wearing masks in public/shared places, maintaining an appropriate social distance, etc...
• GUESTS MUST NOTIFY ME (host, not Airbnb) IF YOU HAVE TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19 OR EXPERIENCE ANY SYMPTOMS BEFORE OR AFTER CHECKOUT.

CUSTOM SERVICES AVAILABLE
• In addition to being your host, I am also the chef/owner of SaltSugarFire Chef Services with more than 2 decades of professional experience and would be happy to plan a personalized cooking class, stock the apartment with fresh ingredients and fun beverages, deliver meal kits, or even cook for you in the apartment •
• I've partnered with several local professionals to offer an ever-expanding menu of extra services** including concierge services, beverage and mixology experiences, in-home massage, mobile auto repair, local excursion planning, and more • let me know in your booking message how I can make your stay exceptional

**subject to scheduling and product availability

IMPORTANT NOTICE: the house next door began major renovations as of June 2020 and their work can be heard inside the house Monday - Friday from 7am to 6pm with occasional Saturday overtime. As of March 2021, the worst of the heavy construction (jack hammers/framing) is complete and the noise is primarily a mild annoyance but please consider this if you hope to sleep in. A sound machine and earplugs are provided to help mitigate this intrusion.

Amenities

Kitchen
Wifi
50" HDTV with Roku
Free washer – In unit
Free dryer – In unit
Central air conditioning
Patio or balcony
Shared backyard – Fully fenced
Pack ’n Play/travel crib
Security cameras on property

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States

3 blocks from Giant grocery, Beau Thai, Chaplin's, Right Proper Brewing Co, Dacha Beer Garden, Shaw's Tavern, Compass Coffee and the brand new (2020) Electric Cool-Aid outdoor bar with frozen boozy beverages and rotating local food trucks.

3.5 blocks to Shaw/Howard metro station, Capital Bike Share.

Easy stroll to U Street Corridor and Blagden Alley - known for their restaurants, nightlife, & shopping.

15 minute walk to Walter E Washington Convention Center.

Hosted by Jenna

Joined in September 2016
  • 403 Reviews
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Hello, folks! I'm Jenna While 2019 was my first foray into the world of AirBnB hosting, I have decades of hospitality experience in restaurants and kitchens am thrilled to be hosting for the AirBnB community. A little about me: I grew up to the tune of reveille and taps living across the river from an army base in southern Virginia where my folks settled to get away from the hustle and bustle of North Jersey. I attended culinary school at Johnson and Wales University and honed my skills in local kitchens until I moved to DC in 2009. After a short stint experimenting with the west cost way of life, it was clear DC was home so home I went. In 2015, after 15 years experience as a chef, I left my last professional kitchen as a chef and set out to start my own business. SaltSugarFire chef services was born and has since flourished. It's also provided a better work/life balance and encouraged my green thumb! My hope and desire as an AirBnB host is to use my talents and skills to enrich my guests' experiences and, if I'm lucky, inspire them too.
Hello, folks! I'm Jenna While 2019 was my first foray into the world of AirBnB hosting, I have decades of hospitality experience in restaurants and kitchens am thrilled to be hosti…
During your stay
We like to give our guests their space but do our best to be available at any time of day and well into the evening to answer questions or address concerns that are not covered in the printed Guest Book we've compiled for the apartment. Please don't hesitate to reach out!

Please note: we are available by phone 24 hours a day for emergencies
We like to give our guests their space but do our best to be available at any time of day and well into the evening to answer questions or address concerns that are not covered in…
Jenna is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
  • Language: English
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within an hour
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 4:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Cancellation policy