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Sanctuary near Cathedral


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.

The laundry room with Whirlpool Duet washer and dryer is shared with those of us living in our home above the apartment, and we must access it through the short center hallway of the apartment. So that the apartment guests are not disturbed too early in the morning or late in the evening, we limit laundry room hours for the occupants of the main house (normally 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., but we can shift those hours if need be.

Parking. Parking on the street is relatively easy, but for those without resident parking permits (which we buy when we register our cars in DC every year), weekday parking is limited to two hours. We can obtain a permit for your car for $15/day. Without the permit, you are at risk of receiving a parking ticket after two hours on weekdays; Washington's parking enforcement officers are very efficient!


Cable TV
Laptop friendly workspace

Sleeping arrangements

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

House Rules

No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in time is 3PM - 10PM
Check out by 11AM


318 Reviews

Jeremy User Profile
April 2012
Teresa was an excellent host. She always responded quickly to my messages and provided useful tips about Washington's bus system and attractions prior to my arrival. I did not meet her in person because she was out of town to attend a family event but she arranged for the apartme…
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!
Wendy User Profile
May 2018
Great area close to the cathedral! Nice hosts
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…
Bar User Profile
April 2018
Nice place, Teresa assisted us with everything we needed. The dogs sometimes made some noise.

Hosted by Teresa

Washington, District of Columbia, United StatesJoined in August 2009
Teresa User Profile
708 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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