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Sanctuary near Cathedral

Teresa User Profile

Sanctuary near Cathedral

6 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
1 bath
6 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
1 bath
Great communication90% of recent guests gave this host a 5-star rating for communication.
Quick responses9 recent guests said this host responded quickly.
Great location90% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.

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.


Wireless Internet
Cable TV
Laptop friendly workspace

Sleeping arrangements

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

House Rules

No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Check-in time is 3PM - 10PM
Check out by 11AM


322 Reviews

Nikki User Profile
October 2013
Thank-you Teresa and Reid for your hospitality. The apartment was exactly as described, clean, homely and in a good location. A well equipped kitchen with all of the essentials, available laundry and plenty of hot water. Wi-fi is available which was a great help. There is a nice…
Fiona User Profile
January 2013
Teresa and Reed were fantastic hosts - My two friends and I arrived to find they had left us some simple but very welcoming items like tea, milk, cereal and popcorn! Made sure we had everything sorted on arrival then left us in peace to explore the basement apartment, only being …
Simon User Profile
December 2012
We loved staying at Teresa and Reids place. We were only there for 2 days but loved that there was yoghurt, milk and cereal provided and a large, spacious, well equipped kitchen. Reid was very helpful in answering any questions we had about Washington and made us feel at home in …
Michelle User Profile
July 2012
We had a great overnight stay with very friendly hosts.
Wendy User Profile
April 2012
Sorry for the delay. My family and I really enjoyed the stay at Teresa's place. When we arrived, they were still cleaning (we arrived at noon time, they are so nice to let us check in early). And there is plenty of food prepared for us, breakfast, milk, juice, the kitchen is perf…
Paul User Profile
January 2012
Perfection! The house was lovely, the hosts perfect, and the basement area we had was huge! Lovely kitchen/furniture etc and a separate door so we could go in and out without bothering the rest of the house. Our hosts welcomed us, helped us plan our stay and gave us tips galore…
Gazel User Profile
December 2011
We stayed with Teresa and Reid in Dec 2011 and it was a lovely experience. Teresa responded quickly to all my messages and provided extremely useful tips about Washington's bus and road system and attractions when we arrived. They provided maps that were lifesavers when we were o…

Hosted by Teresa

Washington, District of Columbia, United StatesJoined in August 2009
Teresa User Profile
712 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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