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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

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.)

Options available for an additional fee:

1. 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!

2. Grocery shopping. Let us know what you would like to buy, and we will have it waiting for you upon your arrival for the cost of the groceries plus a shopping/delivery fee of $25.

3. Pet care/dog walking. While we do allow pets in the apartment, dogs are not allowed to be left unattended. But we do offer dog daycare for $5 per hour with a 4-hour minimum. If you have two dogs, the second is at half-rate (so $7.50 per hour for two dogs.)


Cable TV
Laptop friendly workspace

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 single bed
Common spaces
1 air mattress, 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


309 Reviews

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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…

Anne User Profile
February 2018
This is on a quiet street and walking distance to some really good restaurants that we really enjoyed and a grocery store that we needed. It is on the lower level so you do hear some noise from upstairs (people walking mostly). There is a full sized washer and dryer on this level…

Pascale User Profile
December 2017
Nice, clean basement apartment in a great location!

Hannah User Profile
December 2017
My parents stayed in this unit over the Christmas holiday and cooked dinner for my fiance and I as well as his parents. Review after review glows about this apartment. I cannot say I felt that way about our stay; it definitely was not terrible but a few small differences would ha…

Maria Cecilia User Profile
November 2017
Great basement apartment in a residential neighborhood. Plenty of space for four. Hosts were helpful with local tips. Would definitely stay here again.

Brandy User Profile
October 2017
Teresa's place was great and Teresa was an excellent host. I felt very welcome, and when I arrived Teresa invited me in for a glass of wine and shared with me her knowledge about the area. The apartment was spacious and clean, and location was perfect. I was able to easily ri…

Joe User Profile
October 2017
Teresa’s place was clean, spacious, and private. It was especially good on account of its proximity to our son, but there was a great breakfast place 10 minutes away by foot, Open City. She and Reid were helpful when we needed it and accommodating to our requests. We would be …

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