LOCATION/CONVENIENCE/CHARM!...WALK TO KING ST. METRO, MINS. TO D.C.

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
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Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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LOCATION/CONVENIENCE/CHARM!...WALK TO KING ST. METRO, MINS. TO D.C.

Alexandria Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

THE CHARMING Cottage ... (Perfect for 2. Can sleep 4). AC & Heating throughout. 3 private entrances & 2 levels of absolute charm. Unpack your bags & stroll into Old Town. Park directly in front of Cottage. Walk to King St. or Braddock Road Metro. Conveniently located in a quiet/safe upper-class neighborhood.

Level 1: Combo Living Room/Bedroom w/FLAT SCREEN TV/DVD. Open & airy. Hardwood floors & Full bath. Furnishings include: KING-Sized Trundle bed w/top-of-the line with Sleep Comfort Mattress, Dresser, BluRay DVD, Clock Radio.

Lower Level: FULL KITCHEN w/FLAT SCREEN TV/DVD. Marble floors throughout. Opens to a beautifully landscaped walkout (fenced-in private 15 x 15 patio). Weber BBQ Propane Grill. Beautiful landscaping. Separate Laundry Room! Our Cottage is PERFECT for all travelers desiring the feel of a 'Home away from Home', along with privacy and convenience while on travel.

More amenities & privacy than a Hotel! We offer a very CLEAN environment. Fluffy pillows, luxury towels, soaps, body wash, Q-tips, Cotton balls, shampoo, conditioner, hair dryer, iron/ironing board, coffee, tea & hot chocolate. Hypo Allergen pillows are avail. Ride the TROLLEY in Old Town & enjoy many shops, cafes & restuarants, The Torpedo Factory & the Waterfront. Reagan Airport (10 mins.). Mins. to downtown Washington DC, Pentagon, Patent Office, Rosslyn, & Crystal City. We go the extra mile to make sure your stay is most enjoyable! CHECK OUR REVIEWS.

Keywords: Alexandria Vacation Home

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
Jack (Owner)
Advertiser since 2008
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About Jack

We have been opening up our Cottage from time to time and have enjoyed meeting so many nice people. When we open up our Cottage, we want our visitors to have a unique and memorable experience. If you have a good experience with us, you'll come back and you will also tell your friends about us!

Jack purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Jack chose Alexandria

Alexandria is FULL of history and conveniently located to downtown Washington, DC. We like the 'neighborhood' feel of Alexandria and the beautiful architecture, along with the convenience of the nearby King Street Metro and Alexandria Union Station.

What makes this cottage unique

Staying at The Cottage vs. a Hotel room. We offer the following:

Kitchen

Prepare gourmet meals or a Thanksgiving feast. The Cottage is fully equipped with all you need to prepare meals for families with small children and people with special dietary needs. Vacationing on a Budget? Eating at home leaves more money for shopping and area attractions.

Space

The Cottage allows you to relax in private (indoors or out). Enjoy the beautifully landscaped Patio with Weber Gas Grill.

Privacy

No need to hang out the “ do not disturb ” sign. For a romantic getaway or a 'get away from it all.' YOU decide when you want to wake up.

Luxurious Extras

We supply shampoo, conditioner, cotton balls, Q-tips and so much more.

Laundry

Separate Laundry Room where you can wash, dry and fold. We even supply the detergent and dryer sheets.

Convenience

Walk to King Street Metro or stroll into Old Town, Alexandria

A/C and Heating!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Jack, Donna and I want to thank you for all the kindness and hospitality you showed us on our recent trip to Washington DC. Your cottage is a wonderful place to say and the best value we've found in temporary accommodations in the DC area...ever. We have traveled the US extensively throughout our careers and prefer vacation rentals to hotel accommodations. We've never experienced as warm, comfortable and well appointed space as your cottage. We actually looked forward to returning each night and preparing meals in the gourmet kitchen. The Alexandria location was convenient for travel up to DC and Maryland and down to Fairfax and Springfield for business meetings. BTW, Old town Alexandria is a great place for shopping and entertainment as well. We encourage visitors spend some time on King and Washington Streets to really get a feel for Alexandria. Be sure to visit the cool art shops at the Torpedo factory!



Thank you for everything! The cottage is so nice, we hope that it will be available for our next trip to the DC area.



Sincerely,

Dale Dimmick

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The Portrait Artists
Apr 2009
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 73 traveler reviews

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LOCATION/CONVENIENCE/CHARM!...Walk to King St. Metro, Mins. to D.C.
average rating of 4.8767123 based on 73 reviews
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LOCATION/CONVENIENCE/CHARM!...Walk to King St. Metro, Mins. to D.C.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p193588vb
(703) 629-7814 (Virginia, USA)
Alexandria Northern Virginia - Washington DC
Alliance, NC
5

Love This Place

  • 5 of 5
This is a great place to stay. Jack & Nyla are wonderful hosts and their cottage has everything I needed for a comfortable stay. I guess the greatest thing that can be said in a review is that I plan on staying there again in the not too distance future.
  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2009
  • Stayed: Oct 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
LOCATION/CONVENIENCE/CHARM!...Walk to King St. Metro, Mins. to D.C.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p193588vb
(703) 629-7814 (Virginia, USA)
Alexandria Northern Virginia - Washington DC
5

Terrific value! GREAT location, charming, comfortable and wonderful host

  • 5 of 5
We've rented apartments, homes, etc. all over the world and have to say that this was a very comfortable, well-appointed (high quality furnishings) and lovely cottage.

Our host, Jack, could not have been more friendly, helpful, and accommodating. Jack provided all kinds of information on nearby stores, restaurants, etc. and was always available by phone, email (or in person) to answer questions or make further suggestions. In addition, he is a truly caring individual who even offered to give us a ride to the grocery store - seeing that we didn't have a car.

Location
The location is in a beautiful, safe and friendly neighborhood and is a short mile to the metro/train station - an easy walk (sidewalks) for most. Just a few steps more and you're on King Street which takes you into Old Town Alexandria with shops, restaurants and historical sights. Take the free "Old Town" shuttle bus from the metro station to go up and down King Street to save your tired feet.

Accommodations
The cottage is two stories - the top, entry floor is the bedroom - which converts to a living room during the day - using a day bed with pull out trundle mattress to make a king-size bed. The bedding was very comfortable and high quality - and easy to pull out and use. The bed, when fully extended - takes up most of the room - so two will fit comfortably in the cottage. Some people might prefer a sofa bed rather than daybed and trundle - that's just personal preference. There is a TV with cable and a DVD in the room - with plenty of stations/programming - and movies that Jack has left for visitors.

Down a narrow staircase is the eat-in kitchen and back door to the patio. The kitchen is quite a good size and very well-appointed. Like-new appliances and full-size refrigerator. We were pleasantly surprised to see some food basics in the refrigerator - so very thoughtful of Jack to welcome his guests with food and coffee! There is also a TV in the downstairs kitchen - a nice touch!

The patio is quite pretty - cozy and private - with a table and chairs. A few steps outside the patio door is the laundry room with full-size washer and dryer - very much appreciated if you're traveling for more than a few days!

There is no doubt that this will be our "go-to" place for future visits to D.C. area. But make sure you book the cottage EARLY - it's very popular!
  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this 'honest' review. Hopefully, it will dispel the 'MEANESS and INACCURACY' of the review entitled 'Did not like the Cottage.' These people had such 'BAD ENERGY', I had someone come in and 'SMUDGE' the Cottage, to rid their 'EVIL SPIRITS'!
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LOCATION/CONVENIENCE/CHARM!...Walk to King St. Metro, Mins. to D.C.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p193588vb
(703) 629-7814 (Virginia, USA)
Alexandria Northern Virginia - Washington DC
1

Did not like cottage

  • 1 of 5
We did not find anything charming about this property & would definitely not recommend it. The bed was supposed to make into a KING size bed--it was very difficult to get in & out off, so we made it into two twin beds. The room was very small & no chairs in "bedroom". It really could not be considered a bedroom. The kitchen was difficult to get too--you had to go down some steep narrow steps to get to it. The whole cottage was old & not at all comfortable.
  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Of all the years we have been renting our Cottage, this review is the most inaccurate and mean-spirited that we have received. The reason for this negative review is simple. Two days prior to their arrival, the guests contacted us and asked for a refund of 2 of the days that they booked, stating that they had decided to leave the premises 2 days early and not stay the full length of their reservation. It is amazing what some people will write in order to “get back at you” as they clearly informed me. Being the nice hosts that we are, we gave them the option of using their two remaining nights at another time, which they refused. Our Cottage is not for everyone. It was built in 1937; it has LOTS of charm; and it has been totally updated. One flight of stairs does not make the kitchen “difficult to get to.” Only if the guests are elderly and/or extremely out-of-shape would they have difficulty climbing and descending one flight of stairs. If we suspect that a couple is elderly, or if we are aware that a guest has had a stroke or other disability, we would recommend they do not rent the Cottage. To other VRBO Owners: Always be aware if your guests begin asking for a refund before they arrive, or if after they arrive they immediately present you with a laundry list of complaints that lack merit. You are being set up for a refund request and a negative review. We take any legitimate concerns VERY SERIOUSLY, and we strive to resolve them in a fair and equitable manner. Whether it is providing a refund, finding the tenant somewhere else to stay, or just “LISTENING,” we make every possible effort to ensure that our guests know that we love serving them. Moreover, we encourage them to let us know how we can help to make their stay an enjoyable and a memorable experience!
business
LOCATION/CONVENIENCE/CHARM!...Walk to King St. Metro, Mins. to D.C.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p193588vb
(703) 629-7814 (Virginia, USA)
Alexandria Northern Virginia - Washington DC
5

Perfectly Charming

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I enjoyed our stay at this delightful cottage. I agree with all the superlatives you have read in other reviews here. The location was ideal. The walk to the metro through residential streets was very pleasant. Lovely quiet neighborhood so close to Old Towne. Our host was so very thorough in anticipating our every need. The cottage was nicely furnished. very comfortable and cheerful. The patio out back was a lovely bonus. Thank you Jack and thank you Nlya. We hope to return,
  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
business
LOCATION/CONVENIENCE/CHARM!...Walk to King St. Metro, Mins. to D.C.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p193588vb
(703) 629-7814 (Virginia, USA)
Alexandria Northern Virginia - Washington DC
5

Fabulous Find!

  • 5 of 5
My family stayed here for 5 days. We did not have a car because everything was accessible within a very short walk to Old Town and the metro stattion. The cottage was charming and totally accommodated our needs. The outdoor patio was a delightful place to dine in the beauty of the backyard. The owner, Jack, was concerned for our comfort and saw to any needs we had. The neighborhood was quiet and picturesque. Having access to the laundry room was an added bonus.We would definitely stay here again .
  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
business
LOCATION/CONVENIENCE/CHARM!...Walk to King St. Metro, Mins. to D.C.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p193588vb
(703) 629-7814 (Virginia, USA)
Alexandria Northern Virginia - Washington DC
Munich, Germany
5

Such a gem!

  • 5 of 5
I had a wonderfully relaxing stay, thank you so much, Jack and Nyla! After a day filled with sightseeing and/or friends, it was the perfect, quiet suburban refuge to return to :)
Being able to sit outside in the beautiful garden was a huge plus, greatly supporting the 'home away from home' feeling...
Personally, I loved the bi-level set-up, however I imagine it a bit inconvenient with several guests.
I absolutely recommend this cosy cottage for individuals or couples looking for a clean and very convenient location near DC!! Just don't book the days I'm looking to return... ;)
  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Reagan National
Nearest Train
1 Miles
King Street Metro
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
495/395
Nearest Beach
130 Miles
Rehoboth/Dewey/Ocean City
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Old Town Alexandria
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Several
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Monroe's
Car: recommended

Minutes to DC via METRO. 10 min. walk to King St. Metro Station; 7 miles to Reagan National Airport, Amtrak (Alexandria Station). 1.4 miles to the new 'National Harbor'. Crystal City & Pentagon are all nearby. FREE WI-FI!!!

Lots of BIKE TRIALS and Bike Rentals!!! You can safely store your bikes on property.

Within walking distance...Shops & Restaurants; Whole Foods; Harris Teeter; Trader Joe's; Pharmacies; Y.M.C.A., Parks, Tennis & basketball courts.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Alexandria Cottage Rental Rates

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Base Rate
3 night minimum stay
$180
$850
 

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Notes Monthly rate = $3,100.00
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Amenities

Amenities

Alexandria Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Monument View
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Historic
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Freezer
  • Oven
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1) Comfortable DayBed with top-of-the line Mattress!!!, Queen size Beds (1) COMFORTABLE inflatable Aero Air Mattress, for third person. Inflates/deflates in one minute.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Radio
Communication / Internet:
  • fax
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • zoo
  • health/beauty spa
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • boating
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • golf
  • roller blading
  • racquetball
  • basketball court
  • rafting
  • golf privileges optional
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • fishing
Notes:
Your reservation deposit of $200, does the following for you: 1) CONFIRMS your reservation 2) Would you like certain items in your refrigerator BEFORE you arrive? No problem....email us with those items and they will be deducted from your deposit ($25.00 flat charge for personal shopper) 3) Need items dry-cleaned during your stay? No problem....we take your items to be professionally dry-cleaned and deliver them back to you ($10. flat charge for pickup & delivery) 4) Forget something? We can help! We go the extra mile, so your stay is comfortable and enjoyable! Very Clean, Maintained environment!!! Access to full-size Washer/Dryer. Detergent supplied. All the 'little' extras that you do not get in a hotel, you will find here. ALSO AVAILABLE IN COTTAGE: Snacks in Cottage at a nominal fee, i.e., sodas, bottled water, peanuts, cookies and much MORE!
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