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Steve Clawson

Speaks english, french, spanish
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

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3 bedroom, 3.5 bath town home on cul-de-sac, backing on city park (sleeps 6-8)

Captain's Quarters of Old Town is ideal for a special family vacation or short-term military, corporate or diplomat lodging. It's a newly available, fully furnished town home in the northeast section of Old Town Alexandria, only three blocks from the George Washington Memorial Parkway to the east and five blocks from U.S. Route 1 to the west. For vacation visitors, this makes Captain's Quarters more convenient to the U.S. Capitol, the National Mall, Smithsonian museums, Kennedy Center and other attractions than traveling from many parts of Washington, DC itself. Plus, if you are driving, you will have a reserved, free and safe place to park when you return each day!

Captain's Quarters also is perfect temporary lodging for those on military, corporate or diplomatic assignments -- with ample space for an extended stay, a washer, dryer and storage area). The location is ideal for accessing Washington, DC; Crystal City; the Pentagon; Ft. Belvoir, National Harbor, and other locations in the DC-northern Virginia area via foot, bike, car, bus, Metro rail, taxi or water taxi.

This home-away-from-home is a 3-bedroom, 3½-bath, two story townhouse with a two-thirds finished basement. Its amenities include a custom-tiled steam bath and Tempur-Pedic Cloud mattress with ergonomic adjustment in the master bedroom; park view, ceiling fan and combination down/memory foam mattress topper in the second bedroom; and a queen-size futon bed and work-desk arrangement in the third bedroom. There are two full baths (one with shower/tub) on the top floor. The main floor has a gourmet galley kitchen with Jenn-Air double oven; adjacent dining room and sitting area; living room with wood-burning fireplace and TV.

In the finished area of the basement is a family and media room with 3D wide-screen LCD television and surround sound. There is a portable Serta queen-size bed if needed, along with a full bath with shower. In the adjacent, partly finished area of the basement is a laundry room and storage area available for guest use.

The entire house has central A/C (with humidifier for wintertime); WiFi access to Internet; and reserved parking directly in front of the house. Throughout the home is artwork collected from Navy assignments and travel around the world, plus creations from Alexandria’s many contemporary artists. Some of the art is available for sale if you take a liking to it during your stay.

Not that you will spend much time inside with so much to see and do outside. A large patio in back has a BBQ grill, table, chairs and umbrella. The patio opens to a quiet neighborhood park with an enclosed children’s playground nearby. Only a few blocks away are the Potomac River with Alexandria’s beautiful river-front parks and the 18-mile Mount Vernon Trail. Also nearby are restaurants and cafes, grocery stores, and shops. The heart of Old Town is 10 blocks away – a nice walk, quick drive, or inexpensive ride on the local DASH bus.

Your arrival package includes an 'A to Z' guide to Captain's Quarters and the neighborhood -- plus driving and public transportation maps, walking routes, tourist guides, restaurant menus, and discount coupons for local activities. Alexandria's calendar is packed with parades, festivals and performances throughout the year.

In case you are new to Old Town: It is nationally recognized for its early American architecture, boutiques, art and antique galleries, historic sites and award-winning restaurants. Founded by Scots in 1749, Alexandria quickly grew to become a bustling and wealthy seaport. In 1796, the Duc de Liancourt declared Alexandria “the handsomest town in Virginia – indeed it is among the finest in the United States.” Today, one popular tourist guide has this to say: “Older than Washington DC itself, Alexandria, Virginia, is a historic city that melds the charm of yesteryear with attractions desired most by visitors today, including top restaurants, chic boutiques, interesting art galleries, lively bars, and notable sights” (Moon Travel Guide, 2012). At least 75% of Alexandria's stores, restaurants and spas are locally owned and can't be found anywhere else!

The many sites and activities available in Old Town Alexandria include:

-- Only 5 blocks away, the Potomac River and 18-mile Mt. Vernon trail for walking, running and biking (with bike rental available in Old Town);

-- Historic Gadsby’s Tavern, a center for food, drink and conversation since 1770 (George Washington and Thomas Jefferson dined here);

-- Historic Christ Church, completed in 1773 (George Washington and Robert E. Lee prayed here);

-- Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary, where Martha Washington purchased remedies for George's hangovers;

-- Many historic homes open to tourists including Robert E. Lee’s boyhood home and, only 8 miles down the Parkway, George Washington’s restored home and plantation at Mt. Vernon;

-- Monuments and memorials including the George Washington Masonic Memorial, historic cemeteries and a statue of a soldier marking where young men met to march south to fight for the Confederacy at the outset of the Civil War.

-- Great neighborhoods for shopping, restaurants and night life including Old Town's King Street and bohemian Del Ray, both less than a mile away;

-- Boat tours and water taxis to Georgetown, National Harbor and Mt. Vernon;

-- Water sports at the nearby Washington sailing marina (sailboat rentals), Tidal Basin (paddle boats) and Belle Haven marina (sailboat and kayak rentals);

-- The new National Harbor convenient, shopping and entertainment complex, just across the Potomac from Alexandria;

-- Convenient access to the Pentagon, Ft. Myers, Ft. Belvoir, Andrews and Bolling Air Force bases, the new Air Force Memorial, Marine Corps Headquarters at Henderson Hall and other military facilities;

-- All of the sites and activities available in the nation’s capital,with DC only 2 stoplights and 4.5 miles away.

Less than 3 blocks away is direct bus service to the Braddock Road Metro stop, Pentagon, Crystal City and downtown Washington, DC. It’s 7 blocks to the Braddock Road Metro rail station with frequent trains going to National Airport, the Pentagon and Washington. Alexandria also has its own Amtrak train station with regular eastern corridor rail service.

When you are finished with touring or work for the day, you will return to a quiet retreat in Old Northport, a private neighborhood of only 38 townhouses completed in 1978. Captain’s Quarters itself was remodeled in 2010-2012 with all new appliances, upgraded bathrooms, new flooring and carpet, new HVAC system, Casablanca ceiling fans, LED lighting, and many other improvements.

Ask about our active-duty military discount for families for vacations or temporary lodging in connection with schools, TAD or PCS moves.

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  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Steve Clawson

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Speaks english, french, spanish

Captain's Quarters is owned by an international development manager (Luz) and a retired captain (Steve) whose Navy career took him from the cornfields of Indiana to assignments in the Caribbean, Italy and the Mediterranean, Japan and the western Pacific, and Hawaii. In between were several assignments in the Washington DC area, where Alexandria became a favorite hangout -- combining history with friendly people, good restaurants and plenty of activities. Now we live 30 miles away on the Chesapeake Bay and use Captain's Quarters as our city 'retreat.'

Steve Clawson purchased this townhome in 2010

It's a calm, quiet and safe oasis sandwiched between the bustle of Washington DC and the tourist attractions, shopping, restaurants and nightlife of Old Alexandria. Captain's Quarters is one of only 38 townhouses in the development. The architecture echoes the late 1700s but the homes have the inside amenities of 1977-78 when built. In front of Captain's Quarters is a private street and cul-de-sac where children ride bikes and draw in chalk on the street. In the back is a small city park with room for soccer or a baseball game. One end of the park is devoted to a fenced children's playground with swings, slide and elevated playhouse. As one of our rental guests commented in our guest log, the park is 'a true neighborhood gem.'

Work, play or tour all day in Washington, Alexandria or the surrounding area -- and then come home to peace, comfort, friendly neighbors, and nice shops, restaurants and bars nearby.

The home itself has plenty of space for 6 adults or for families of up to 8 if the optional queen bed is set up in the family room.

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

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Property Reviews

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Best Of Both Worlds: 5 Blocks To Historic Old Town, 2 Stoplights To DC
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews
Best Of Both Worlds: 5 Blocks To Historic Old Town, 2 Stoplights To DC
Alexandria Northern Virginia - Washington DC

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
We stayed for a 10 day period. We were in town from my 1-year daughter's therapy and were in the house a lot; and LOVED every minute of it. Therapy required that we re-create the home environment, and that is exactly what happened. It was our home away from home!!! Within minutes of arrival, my daughter was doing laps around the house.

The house is very well-laid out. It is spacious, airy and has good amount of natural light. The first floor which contains the living room, kitchen and the dining room were very comfortable and clean. The kitchen comes very equipped and most importantly for us, it was impeccably clean.The upstairs bedrooms and bathrooms were clean and very comfortable. We did not use the downstairs living area but I can imagine that with a different family group it would be entertainment central. My daughter especially loved the play area in the back. It is right outside and although small, can be a great asset for families with smaller kids. The house is very close to Old Town Alexandria, and although we drove, it is definitely walkable. Overall, we were very pleased with the house and would recommend it to anybody and everybody.

House apart, it was a great pleasure to work with Steve. He was absolutely amazing in every sense of the word. He was very prompt (and extremely kind) with correspondence, he showed us around the house, called to check in on us in the middle of our stay, and allowed us to extend the stay past the check-out time. You will not go wrong with this place! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
Helpful votes: 2/2
Best Of Both Worlds: 5 Blocks To Historic Old Town, 2 Stoplights To DC
Alexandria Northern Virginia - Washington DC

Magnificent house! Superb location! Great stay!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
We are a family from Norway who have planned a family gathering to Washington, DC area. Everything from A to Z was well informed about in advance, and staying in your house in Alexandria made our trip just great. The house is in a great "shape" and well equipped. The neighborhood is very nice and safe. Its easy to access with a car to and from DC and the surroundings, and easy to walk to shops, restaurant and to downtown Alexandria. Thanks for a great stay! Christian & Beate with family, from Bergen, Norway
Helpful votes: 2/2
Best Of Both Worlds: 5 Blocks To Historic Old Town, 2 Stoplights To DC
Alexandria Northern Virginia - Washington DC

Cozy Home

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
The discription of the home is accurate. The house is clean, close to shops and King street is close by the captain's quarter. My girls loved the family room and the small park in the back yard. I loved sitting on the back porch enjoying a glass of wine. We loved this home, family of six and we had room to spead around. Steve is an awesome host!! He was very accommodating. We arrived on an early flight and was nice to let us check in early morning. He did the same for on check out time, we had a late flight to catch. Thanks so much Steve. Before I forget, the treats that were left for us were delicious!! Hi will definaty stay here on my next trip to DC.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 2/2
Best Of Both Worlds: 5 Blocks To Historic Old Town, 2 Stoplights To DC
Alexandria Northern Virginia - Washington DC
Cheyenne Wy

The Captain's Quarters Is Top Notch

The Captain's Quarters Is Top Notch
  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
The house was accurately described. The location was very convenient to grocery stores, restaurants, and the Metro. All of the amenities described were available. Everything worked great and the house was clean. I would heartily recommend this rental to friends and relatives. We had small children in the group and the adjoining playground added to their enjoyment and the patio area was a great place to gather.
Helpful votes: 2/2
Best Of Both Worlds: 5 Blocks To Historic Old Town, 2 Stoplights To DC
Alexandria Northern Virginia - Washington DC

5 Stars for sure

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: May 20, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
From start to finish, (a complementary bottle of wine and some great snacks), a perfect stay at the perfect home for my family. The home was spotless, and very well maintained. Steve provided all the personal service that we needed to make sure everything went off without a hitch. All conveniences of home and everything that I thought I might have to take with me was right at hand, almost nothing to buy except the food, even my favorite spices were at hand, and all the implements you need to cook a gourmet meal were right there in the kitchen. Couldn't have stock the place better if I shopped for two days. Don't even think of staying a hotel when you can stay at the Captan's Quarters. Everything has been thought out for you and and just plug yourself in have a great time. Location is perfect.....for everything you need to do the in the DC metro area.

We will be back!
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Nearest Airport
2.5 Miles
Reagan National Airport (DCA)
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
For Georgetown, National Harbor & Mt. Vernon
Nearest Train
0.75 Miles
Braddock Road Metrorail Station
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
George Washington Parkway
Nearest Barpub
0.35 Miles
Rustico on Slaters Lane
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Vaso's Kitchen
Car: not necessary

Unbeatable location includes:

4.5 miles and 2 stoplights to Washington, DC.

2.5 miles to National Airport

2 miles to Interstate 95/495

1 mile to funky Del Ray with its eclectic stores and restaurants

5 blocks to Old Town National Historic Landmark boundary and 5 more blocks to King Street

7 blocks to Braddock Road Metro stop

5 blocks to Giant supermarket; others include Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods

5 blocks to Mt. Vernon path and Potomac River park

4 blocks to Bastille, Buzz Café, Rustico and other restaurants

2 blocks to convenience store, dry cleaner and Vaso’s Kitchen

2 blocks to bus stops for downtown DC, Pentagon or Braddock Rd. Metro

2.5 blocks to George Washington Parkway or North Washington St.

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Availability & Rates

Alexandria Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
Base Rate
5 nights
Oct 20 - Nov 23
4 nights
Thanksgiving holiday period
Nov 24 - Dec 1
4 nights
Dec 2 - Dec 20
4 nights
Discounts: 14 nights or more: $260 Nightly
Christmas-New Year's holiday
Dec 21 - Jan 4
5 nights
Jan 5 - Mar 14
4 nights
Discounts: 14 nights or more: $260 Nightly

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee for after departure $150.00 + Tax
Adding 4th bed in family room (7-8 guests) $50.00 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $49.00
Tax Rate 14.5%
Notes Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed with the required deposit (please see Payment Terms below). To assure sufficient time to re-book reserved periods, our cancellation policy is as follows: 100% refund if cancelled 60 days prior to the check-in date; no refund if cancelled less than 60 days prior to the check-in date.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Alexandria Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Town ...
  • River ...
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Free Local Calls
  • Baby Gate
  • Wireless Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Activities Guide
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Garbage Disposal
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Microwave
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , steam bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , upstairs hallway bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , basement bathroom
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , main level
  • The master bedroom has an adjoining spa bathroom with glass-enclosed steam bath and shower. For the other two bedrooms upstairs there is a full bath accessed from the hallway with a full-size bathtub with shower fixture and curtain. For the family and media room in the finished basement, there is a newly completed full bath with tiled shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Adjustable Tempur-Pedic Cloud mattress
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Down/memory foam mattress topper
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen size
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Portable bed for family room
  • All three bedrooms have closet and drawer space. Bedrooms 1 and 2 have Casablanca ceiling fans. Bedroom 3 has a queen-size futon along with a wall-mounted desk, shelves and drawers. Bedroom 1 looks out on the private street and cul-de-sac (with no traffic noise) and has plantation shutters. The other two bedrooms overlook the city park and have window treatments for as much privacy as desired by guests.
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • DVR
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • 6 garden chairs
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • festivals
  • botanical garden
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • synagogues
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • photography
  • walking
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • laundromat
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • roller blading
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • sailing
  • golf
  • equestrian events
Wedding receptions, reunion parties or other large gatherings are not permitted inside the house or on the patio due to community association regulations and the peaceful environment of our neighborhood.
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