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GORGEOUS BIG TOWNHOUSE 10 MINUTES TO LINCOLN MEMORIAL, NEAR PENTAGON

Michael Hutcheson

Advertiser since: 2008
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths2
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Michael Hutcheson

Advertiser since: 2008
Speaks: english
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
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GORGEOUS BIG TOWNHOUSE 10 MINUTES TO LINCOLN MEMORIAL, NEAR PENTAGON

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths2
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

Alexandria Townhome Rental Photos and Description

Townhome, 2 Bedrooms + LR + Den, 2.5+ Baths, Sleeps 6 comfortably

LIVES LIKE A 3-BEDROOM! Twice the size of a cramped 2-bedroom condo, with two master-size bedrooms upstairs and great privacy for a third major 'bedroom' in the large basement family room, because it's separate from the main floor living room and has a 1/2 bath. High-quality queen sleeper couch with memory foam pad .

20 MINUTE DRIVE AND PARK IN DC, AS YOU CAN SEE FROM OUR CLIENTS' REVIEWS.

NOT WALKING DISTANCE TO METRORAIL, but a great bargain!

FAR LARGER (1800 sq. ft.) than a condo, plus you have a big elevated deck in the backyard to enjoy the fresh air in the shade of trees, and a Weber barbecue for your grilling pleasure.

BEST VRBO VALUE IN THE DC AREA that sleeps 6 and has two full baths (plus two half baths). Far lower cost than two tiny, boring rooms at the nearby Best Western Pentagon motel.

PLEASE CHECK OUR AVAILABILITY CALENDAR - always up-to-date.

SEND AN EMAIL TO GET MANY MORE DETAILS AND SOME GREAT TOURING TIPS!

COMPLETELY RENOVATED top to bottom. Much nicer than when we bought it brand-new in 1980. Kitchen and all baths gutted and replaced with premium materials. Granite countertops kitchen and all baths, all new deluxe appliances, custom cherry cabinets, refinished hardwood floors, custom shower and bathtub, stainless plumbing fixtures, lush carpeting, composite deck, superb heat pump, etc., etc., VERY NICE. Lovely and well-equipped, 2 miles due-south of the Pentagon, at the northern edge of Alexandria.

STRONG PREFERENCE FOR SATURDAY ARRIVAL AND/OR DEPARTURE and near-full-week rental because that's what our clients overwhelmingly prefer and we end up nearly fully booked each year during high season. However, always happy to provide a proposal for any stay.

EQUIPPED AS A TRUE HOME because we visit for two months every year. NOT 'JUST' A VACATION HOME. We love to entertain, so the kitchen is particularly well equipped.

Accommodations really near Metrorail are nice, but this is a great tradeoff for the extra space and lower cost. Our clients have found that they can drive in and be parked in 20 minutes close to the National Mall, for less than $20 a day. That's about what 4 people would spend on Metrorail each day. Yes it's a stretch to say you can get to DC in 5 min, because you'd have to make two signals. However, outside of rush hours it's routinely about 10 minutes to the Lincoln Memorial. You can certainly use Metrorail, by taking the convenient bus from right outside our little community entrance to/from the Pentagon Metrorail station in 16 minutes during rush hours, or drive/cab in less than 10 minutes to two Metrorail stops.

Quiet, friendly, safe little 37 unit community. Many of the residents have been in our home for parties. Two families who are close friends live on either side of our place.

The master bedroom has a king bed and ensuite bath with shower. The other bedroom is master-size, because we took out a wall between two small bedrooms. It has a queen bed, and the full bath with tub/shower is 7 feet from the bedroom door. The basement has a spacious family room with fireplace. This can also be a comfortable fairly private bedroom away from the main floor. It has a high-quality queen sleeper couch with memory foam pad and a 1/2 bath. Yet another 1/2 bath on the main floor, with a beautiful high-ceiling living room and dining area with a table that can seat 10.

FREE OFF-STREET PARKING, with a marked, permanently reserved spot at the front door plus a parking pass to use an unreserved space.

All linens included, hair dryers in the two main baths, clothes detergent and softener, iron with board, dishwasher detergent, vacuums. You only need shampoo and shower soap.

We stay a month every spring and fall with our wonderful Golden Retriever Lilo, so it's impeccably-maintained and our terrific housekeeper Juana keeps it VERY (think Hilton hotels) clean.

Dozens of excellent restaurants of nearly every type within 1-2 miles, with a book containing recommendations for the best. Giant Food supermarket less than a mile, Harris Teeter 1 1/2 miles, Whole Foods 2 miles, Trader Joes 3 miles. Major shopping at the Pentagon City Mall just 2.5 mi. Detailed maps in the “renters’ basket” in the living room. Cable TV, broadband and WI-FI. Large-screen HDTV in the basement den. Small library selection and CD music selection.

Payment: Personal check, Homeaway Payments, Paypal, bank transfers.

If you have special needs, talk with us. Life is full of solutions.

We live in Hawaii on Oahu above Pearl Harbor (2/3 hours earlier than Los Angeles), so please keep the time zones in mind. Email is best and I monitor it regularly, but I'd love to chat with you, keeping in mind the time difference.

For the fun of it, because we live in Hawaii we've decorated in 'Hawaiiana', which is quite different from the button-down 'Georgetown drawing room' style that's the area norm. You'll feel a little as if you're visiting us in Hawaii! Check out our video for a better feel.

Aloha from Michael and Virginia!

Keywords: 3-story Townhouse

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Michael Hutcheson (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2008
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 22, 2014

About Michael Hutcheson

Photo at L'Auberge Chez Francois restaurant in Virginia, our favorite area restaurant, in the fall. We're both retired from the Air Force, with 62 years combined service, very happy in Hawaii. You'll see many Hawaiian decorating touches in our townhouse, which we purchased for our first assignment to the Pentagon. Have hundreds of lifelong friends in the area. We revel in our two months of visits there each year, with parties and more fun than humans should endure. Courtesy of our wonderful country we've experienced much of the world, and those experiences make us certain that you'll love visiting our country's capital area, possibly the most interesting in the world.

Aloha, Michael and Virginia

Michael Hutcheson purchased this townhome in 1980

Why Michael Hutcheson chose Alexandria

It's not JUST a vacation rental. It's one of our two homes. Our emotional connection to it, our incredible friends in the area, and our nation's capital make it far more than a 'vacation rental property'.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths2
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 4 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 21 traveler reviews

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Gorgeous big Townhouse 10 minutes to Lincoln Memorial, near Pentagon
average rating of 4.952381 based on 21 reviews
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Gorgeous big Townhouse 10 minutes to Lincoln Memorial, near Pentagon
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p196478vb
-(808) 561-7876 (Hawaii, USA)
Alexandria Northern Virginia - Washington DC

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  • of 5
Great place and location. Easy to get to DC, Alexandria, Arlington, Dulles, Reagan, Etc. Could not have asked for a better unit, except the challenge of living on 3 floors. Beautiful Townhouse, well equipped. You name it, it was there. A great place for a 4 day getaway or a month. This place will serve all your needs.
  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ah, two clients in a row who reveled in a little exercise :-) (hope that comes across as funny). Yes, the 3 floors can give you a workout. When we come twice a year it takes me about 20 trips just to bring our special stuff (like wine and booze) up and down, so we understand. So happy you considered our place well-equipped. We want things nice and convenient for our clients.
business
Gorgeous big Townhouse 10 minutes to Lincoln Memorial, near Pentagon
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p196478vb
-(808) 561-7876 (Hawaii, USA)
Alexandria Northern Virginia - Washington DC
Ankara, Turkey
5

Comfortable, well provided townhouse with good location

  • 5 of 5
The landlords have done a great job of providing a comfortable and well-stocked townhouse in a convenient North Alexandria location. It provides three good sleeping spaces. The appliances are good quality and fully updated. It served our needs perfectly and we would certainly put the townhouse at the top of our list for places to stay in coming summers, as our work takes us to Washington regularly.

A comment on location: It is not terribly walkable, with the closest stores a 7-11 and grocery store just over 10 minutes walk down Glebe.

Metro access: There is easily available, free three hour parking along Commonwealth, so we parked within two blocks of the King Street metro and then walked to the station.

Room for improvement: For those who require a dark sleeping space (me!) the blinds in the master bedroom let in a considerable amount of light. Further, some lamps were not working in the second bedroom. For lounging and entertaining, it would have been nice if the living room had more comfortable sofas.
  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Glad we could give you some exercise :-) We realize we're not a wonderfully walkable spot, but a 5 minute drive takes you to dozens of wonderful restaurants and some big grocery stores. We'll definitely see what we can do about the blinds when we stay for the month of May and thanks for the suggestion. Oh, the lamps were OK, but the wall switches that control them were turned off. Every house has it's little features.
business
Gorgeous big Townhouse 10 minutes to Lincoln Memorial, near Pentagon
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p196478vb
-(808) 561-7876 (Hawaii, USA)
Alexandria Northern Virginia - Washington DC
Nevada City, CA
5

Immaculate and Spacious

  • 5 of 5
We have stayed in other long-term vacation rentals and this townhome in Alexandria was by far the nicest and provided the most amenities - we literally needed only to bring soap and shampoo! The kitchen was well stocked with good knives, great pots and pans, and a full cabinet of herbs, spices, oils and vinegar - much more than anticipated! The housekeeper was so thorough each week that the condo was immaculate - she restocked towel paper & toilet paper, laundered towels, bath rugs & sheets and remade the beds - again, much greater amenities and service than we had anticipated.
The parking (one assigned space) and permits for two additional cars was invaluable and made our stay that much more comfortable, allowing our guests to come for the day without searching the outlying areas for parking.
There were 4 of us staying (2 couples) and we felt we each had plenty of privacy. The downstairs den included a computer desk and was the perfect spot for one of us who was actually telecommuting during the week - it was quiet and private enough for work, while others were enjoying the spacious upstairs. The dining room table extended to comfortably seat 10, and we did enjoy entertaining friends from Maryland for dinner during our stay!

Even in their absence, Michael & Virginia were the perfect hosts - they thought of everything! We would definitely stay here on a future visit to VA/DC.
  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm happy that you found our home to be far more than a "vacation home". We love our 2 or so months there each year, so keep our place equipped as a permanent home, not just a vacation abode. If you had the need, we could have given you access to our pressure washer and other power tools :-)
business
Gorgeous big Townhouse 10 minutes to Lincoln Memorial, near Pentagon
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p196478vb
-(808) 561-7876 (Hawaii, USA)
Alexandria Northern Virginia - Washington DC
5

Excellent location and accommodation!

  • 5 of 5
We really enjoyed our stay at this lovely townhouse. There was ample room for the 4 of us and the kitchen was very well equipped. We enjoyed the deck and the roomy seating area and dining area. The property was clean and very well maintained. Michael was extremely helpful and sent us all kinds of helpful hints for attractions and getting around. Shopping was very close and the metro stop at Pentagon City was too convenient. A wonderful stay!
  • Submitted: May 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: With the myriad of interesting sights in our incredible National Capital region, it's easy to recommend a few that are unusual as well as hints to better enjoy the "big ones". Glad you enjoyed our beautiful home's proximity to shopping and easy access via both car and rail to our area fun.
business
Gorgeous big Townhouse 10 minutes to Lincoln Memorial, near Pentagon
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p196478vb
-(808) 561-7876 (Hawaii, USA)
Alexandria Northern Virginia - Washington DC
5

Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5
The townhouse was immaculate!! An extremely well equipped kitchen and comfortable
beds. Parking in front of the door was a blessing as the weather was not very good.
We traveled with 2 grandkids from Florida and we were even given 3 inches of snow at
the end of March - although we must have been the only people in the DC/Virgina area
who enjoyed it as the grandkids had never seen it. Thank you Mike and Virginia!
  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We do what we can to make our clents happy, but arranging a March snowfall for your Floridian grandchildren was a first. Glad our snow shovel saw some use. So nice of you to be pleasant about some difficult weather.
business
Gorgeous big Townhouse 10 minutes to Lincoln Memorial, near Pentagon
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p196478vb
-(808) 561-7876 (Hawaii, USA)
Alexandria Northern Virginia - Washington DC
Tehachapi, CA
5

Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5
We loved this house! It was so quiet yet so close to DC. We were able to drive easily to all the locations we wanted to. We visited DC, Mt. Vernon and on Thanksgiving went to Jamestown. The house was very clean and well cared for; it is well stocked with everything you might need. All we had to provide was our consumables. The owners have thought of everything! If we go out that way again, we will definitely check to see if it is available.
  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: It's always a specially warm feeling to read compliments from our guests. We're blessed with a lovely home that's convenient to our great nation's capitol region sights. I'd like to give special thanks to our wonderful housekeeper Juana Cardoza, who works incredibly hard so our guests have an impeccably maintained accommodation.

Map

Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Reagan National
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
4 restaurants - Chinese, pizza, Greek, Latin
Car: recommended

Our Nation's Capitol.

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Rates & Availability

From $120 Per night

Alexandria Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
New Years
Dec 27 2014 - Jan 2 2015
4 night minimum stay
$1,120
 
 
After New Years
Jan 3 2015 - Mar 6 2015
4 night minimum stay
$840
 
 
High Season 2015
Mar 7 2015 - Aug 28 2015
4 night minimum stay
$1,330
 
 
Sept/Oct 2015
Aug 29 2015 - Oct 30 2015
4 night minimum stay
$1,120
 
 
Winter non-holiday 2015
Oct 31 2015 - Mar 4 2016
4 night minimum stay
$840
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $200 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%
Notes Thanksgiving/Christmas/New Years $1,120/week plus cleaning and taxes.
Cancellation Policy: Full refund 60 days before. After that, up to full refund depending on whether we can rent the dates.
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Amenities

Alexandria Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Master bath
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main bath, top floor
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , 1/2 bath, in the basement, off the family room
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , 1/2 bath, main floor, off the dining area
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1) Master bedroom, Queen size Beds (1) This bed in a large bedroom, created by taking down the wall between two small bedrooms. Baby Cribs (1) If you need a crib or other infant equipment, we refer you to a rental agency that delivers and picks up., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen-size in basement den with memory-foam pad and convenient 1/2 bath. Fairly private because there's a main floor living room providing a separate social space.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking

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