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Charming basement right off the Washington Monuments with private parking.

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4

Our charming basement apartment is a cozy and welcoming place to stay with your family during your next vacation to Washington, DC. It offers a private parking space in a non-gated parking lot. It features a modern, fully-equipped kitchen, dining area and living room with a full size futon. It also includes a large master bedroom with a queen-sized bed and full bath. Amenities include private parking, a flat screen TV, wireless internet, an infant/toddler bed and a high chair. It is a short 5-minute walk to the Metro Station (green line) Safeway supermarket, Starbucks, CVS, Subway, Capital Bikeshare docking station and few nice international restaurants!

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2017

About Luisa

We are a small family of 3 who love traveling and embrace different cultures. Through our travels, we had stayed in different properties around the world and understand firsthand the value of good costumer service, cleanliness and convenience. We understand what families seek when traveling and are determined to offer you all the comforts of home away from home.

Our mission is to make your stay as pleasant and enjoyable as possible. We look forward to having you stay with us!

Luisa purchased this apartment in 2013

Why Luisa chose Washington

Convenient location, metro accessible, walking distance to major DC landmarks, private parking, backyard patio, perfect for a family or couples. We provide clean towels and linens. We have lived in D.C. for many years and can offer suggestions and recommendations about the city.

What makes this apartment unique

Amazing location, off street parking, nice and stylish apartment's decoration!


Nearest Airport
4.5 Miles
Ronald Reagan National Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Station 4
Nearest Ferry
0.3 Miles
South West Waterfront Marina
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
East Potomac Park Golf Course
Nearest Train
0.2 Miles
Waterfront-SEU Metro Station
Nearest Motorway
0.3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Station 4
Nearest Ski
79.5 Miles
Ski Liberty
Car: not necessary

Our property is in a prime location for anyone interested in exploring Washington, D.C. “The National Mall” is just six blocks away, featuring the Smithsonian Museums, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, White House and Capitol Hill. Washington’s Southwest Waterfront is also just 2 blocks away, where you can enjoy boat rides to George Washington’s Mount Vernon in Alexandria, a dinner cruise on Washington D.C.'s Oddysey, or explore DC’s floating fish market. If you enjoy walking, the Tidal Basin is just 10 minutes away, which includes the Jefferson Memorial, Martin Luther King Memorial and the Cherry Blossom Trees during the spring! The Washington Nationals Park is also just a few blocks to the west, where you can enjoy a baseball game during the summer or Canal Park - Ice Rink during the winter time! You can't beat this location for enjoying all that the nation's capital has to offer.


Southwest Waterfront Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Fully renovated bathroom with a good size shower. We will provide 2 towels per person, soap, toilet paper and hair dryer.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • There is only one bedroom, big enough to fit a queen size bed and a full size futon. Inside the bedroom there is a closet, plasma TV, two side tables with lamps. There is also a comfortable chair and a lamp to read.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • tennis
  • water tubing
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Charming basement right off the Washington Monuments with private parking.
average rating of 4.7413793 based on 58 reviews

Not my first stay with VRBO, definitely last one!

  • 2 of 5

Positives first: location - very convenient and easy. That’s it.


The smell. Right after you come in, the moist, rotten smell surrounds you from every area of that condo.

Stairs that lead up to unit above, likely a rental as well, makes a terrible noise when someone goes up. Makes you feel that someone will come to your place right away - doesn't make you feel safe in new unknown place. Speaking of units above, you can hear not only every step of the tenants but also their every word.

The bed. Feels like a full size at best. Very uncomfortable. We woke up every morning with backache.

No dedicated thermostat. If you want to adjust temperature, you need to text the host, then he ask person that is above you to adjust it, which could work, but not in the middle of the night, when cold air is comes out and you're freezing.

All the minor additions: broken bedroom door, super hard to open window, broken toilet cover that shifts to one side once you sit on it, and other things...

I’m sorry that I give such a bad review but when I think about those people that work hard like me and my husband, all year, spend their precious money hoping to get rest and relax and get something like that I just couldn't sleep.

Safe yourself disappointment and stay in a nice hotel.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: After more than 4 years managing our vacation rental, we are very surprise to see such a low review. We do apologize if our place didn't meet your expectations since you are the first guest to rate us this low. As you can see on our listing, out of 56 reviews 55 reviewers gave us between 4 and 5 stars. This make us thing that we are doing something good. We are confident that our guests enjoy the Cozy Basement Apartment, the amazing location, the convenience, among many other things. Cleaning and a SUPER confortable queen size bed are the highlights of our rentals, and from where we get most of our compliments.
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Great accommodation and hosts!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was perfect for us as we wanted a home like experience while visiting DC with our grandson. We were able to walk 3 blocks to Metro, sightsee all day and come back and grocery shop, cook, relax in the waterfront neighborhood and apartment. We enjoyed the 2 parks and schoolyard in the area. The hosts we're really easy to work with and the apartment had everything we needed. (even washer and dryer).

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The right place for a great price!

  • 5 of 5

Traveled to DC for a get away to show our kids the nations capital. Great location within walking distance to the National Mall, Monuments and Smithsonian Museums. The parking availability was a definite plus! Most other places did not offer parking or charged extra. The apartment was well maintained and the washer/dryer availability was a definite plus when we got caught in a quick downpour! If we visit again we will definitely check availability of this apartment first.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stayed to visit all of the attractions.

  • 4 of 5

Stayed 5 nights. Within walking distance of a lot of things; CVS, Starbucks, Safeway and a small "mall" (L'enfant plaza). Only need is for the kitchen to be brighter.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Basement apartment in DC

  • 5 of 5

Great basement apartment right near everything.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, provided everything we needed

  • 5 of 5

The location was perfect for sight seeing in DC, close to the metro and Safeway. The bonus feature was the outdoor patio BBQ area, such a nice way to relax after being on our feet all day. Very safe neighborhood, lovely owners, we met Gonzalo right away and he made sure we had everything we needed to enjoy our stay. The apartment has everything you would need to cook meals, super clean full size fridge and freezer. We got in super early, 1AM on our first night and it was so nice to have the app to use to open the door, efficient and very accommodating. We highly recommend this apartment!

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $80
Damage Insurance $59

Cancellations should be made 30 days before the arrival date.
We DO NOT accept wire transfers. Please BE CAREFUL if someone contact you to request the payment on our behalf. We accept payments through VRBO site ONLY.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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