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Gorgeous big Townhouse BARGAIN 9 min to Lincoln Memorial-Two full, 2 half baths

36 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths2
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

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Minimum Stay
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Potomac West Townhome Rental Photos and Description

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

LIVES LIKE A BIG 3-BEDROOM! TWO FULL BATHS plus two half baths. BEST VALUE for the size, quality, location. More than 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 .

NOT WALKING DISTANCE TO METRORAIL, but normally about a 20 MINUTE DRIVE AND PARK IN DC at 9:30 AM, AS YOU CAN SEE FROM OUR CLIENTS' REVIEWS. The Smithsonians open at 10, so you're ready for fun! No walking to a Metro station and waiting for a train and line changes, and the parking cost per day is similar to the Metro fares for a group of four.

FAR LARGER (1800 sq. ft.) than a condo, plus you have a big elevated deck in the backyard to enjoy 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.



VERY UNLIKELY TO ALLOW A MID-WEEK ARRIVAL AND/OR DEPARTURE March through August, unless it's within a month of arrival. Our clients overwhelmingly prefer Saturday arrivals and/or departures and we end up nearly fully booked each year during high season. However, just ask, because we're always happy to provide a proposal.

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.

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, with a full range of spices, oils, pans, utensils, small appliances.

Our location is very convenient to the District. Outside of rush hours it's routinely about 10 minutes to the Lincoln Memorial. You can certainly use Metrorail if you wish, 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/uber/cab in less than 10 minutes to two Metrorail stops. Uber for 4 people from here to the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum is $10-14.

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, 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 “clients' 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.

If you like to bike, we're about 1/2 mile from the Four Mile Run Trail, which is a 7-mile, paved bike trail in Arlington County, Virginia that runs along Four Mile Run from Falls Church to the Mount Vernon Trail near Ronald Reagan Washington National that goes along the Potomac for 17 miles.

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 or 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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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Michael Hutcheson
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
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October 23, 2016
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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. With a myriad of lifelong friends in the area we revel in our two months of visits there each year, with many 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'.


based on 36 traveler reviews

Gorgeous big Townhouse BARGAIN 9 min to Lincoln Memorial-Two full, 2 half baths
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 36 reviews

Great home away from home to rest each night before more walking.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, clean home that had all we needed. Owner was incredibly responsive and helpful with travel tips. We used Uber each day to access the City and found it clean and quick to use. We also used it to go to Mt. Vernon, which was 30 minutes up the road. Quiet space that we would highly recommend if you are long to come to the DC area.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I love to hear that my little tips are useful. Very nice that Uber works well. Great to have options with which to see the area.
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

Very accommodating owners as we needed a place to stay at the last minute. We had another vrbo rental that was too nasty to stay in and left soon after checking in. The house was spotless,comfortable,convenient to DC and in a safe area.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Grateful for the lovely thoughts. So happy we could get this lovely family into our place within a couple of hours after their unfortunate experience.
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  • 5 of 5

Amazing home. Close to a metro station so having a car wasn't a big deal. The house was clean and well stocked. We had an amazing trip. Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you found our place comfortable and convenient. I believe that our quality/size/location/price combination is the best in the area.
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The home was immaculate and well maintained.

  • 5 of 5

The owners were fantastic! Excellent communication via email prior to arrival, as well via cell phone upon arrival. Their home was immaculate and very comfortable. It is a desirable neighborhood and was very quiet at night. Everything we needed was new and in excellent working condition! The location was fantastic, centrally located between Washington DC and downtown Alexandria, VA. I would highly recommend this property to anyone interested in visiting this area.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Another wonderful review from a terrific client, what I love and work to hear!
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Home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

This couple has a lovely, comfortable home in a family neighborhood of Alexandria where we felt safe and got around convenient to DC, the Pentagon, and Arlington Cemetery. Well stocked with everything you need. Truly a favorite part of our lengthy road trip.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So good to hear from happy clients.
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I would stay there again... and again!

  • 5 of 5

Excellent facilities - clean - safe neighborhood. Several kitchen items including crock pot and coffee maker. The five of us couldn't stay in a similar hotel for what we paid to stay here. Easy crock pot meals meant money saved. Giant grocery store nearby. Close to bus stop which takes you to the Metro station, but we opted to park at Arlington Cemetery and take the metro in. Hint: City listed on metro line is last stop in the direction of the metro. The house was great and communication with the owner phenomenal. I would recommend this place without hesitation.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great clients who are happy and enjoyed their stay are a big reason we enjoy renting our place.
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Reagan National
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
4 restaurants - Chinese, pizza, Greek, Latin
Car: recommended

Our Nation's Capitol.


Rates & Availability

Potomac West Townhome Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 26 2016
4 night minimum stay
Marine Marathon
Oct 27 2016 - Nov 4 2016
5 night minimum stay
Before Thanksgiving
Nov 5 2016 - Nov 18 2016
4 night minimum stay
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 25 2016
5 night minimum stay
Before Christmas
Nov 26 2016 - Dec 16 2016
4 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Years
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 3 2017
5 night minimum stay
Jan 4 2017 - Mar 3 2017
4 night minimum stay
High Season 2017
Mar 4 2017 - Aug 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
September 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $185 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

CANCELLATION POLICY: Full refund 60 days before. After that, up to full refund depending on whether we can rent most of the dates. We rent about 200 days a year and have only a handful of open days each month during high season.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
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  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
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  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
If you are on the run all day every day you won't see all the major sites in our wonderful Capital region.

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