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.
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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
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
About The Owner
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
The Owner purchased this townhome in 1980
Why The Owner 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'.