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

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths2
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

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 .

Uber and drive/park work great according to all our clients! MetroRail differs little in cost and time because daily fares are about $5 per person each day and you have to walk to the station, wait for a train and possibly line changes. We are NOT WALKING DISTANCE TO METRORAIL, but Uber is $10-18 each way depending on where downtown you're headed, and it's 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! .

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.

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

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

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

More Details

Owner
Michael Hutcheson
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
June 13, 2017

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'.

Amenities

Potomac West Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
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 ...
  • Dishes & 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:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Notes:
If you are on the run all day every day you won't see all the major sites in our wonderful Capital region.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(44 traveler reviews)

Gorgeous big Townhouse BARGAIN 9 min to Lincoln Memorial-Two full, 2 half baths
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 44 reviews
5

Great Place to Relax

  • 5 of 5

Townhouse was perfect for our family's needs. Location was a great mix of location and privacy. Short drive to all the sites and shopping while still having a neighborhood feel due to the housing complex setup. House was very spacious and had all the amenities needed to support relaxation and family time. We actually spent the nights cooking and socializing instead of chasing down places to eat and dealing with traffic...what a great change from vacations in the past. Owners responded promptly to requests for information and provided advice and tips on enjoying the area. Outstanding experiecne all around.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wonderful. Just what we strive for, with our lovely home and convenient location. It's a lot of fun helping visitors with their sightseeing. Since we love to cook and entertain, it's especially nice to hear that our clients have everything they need in our home to cook if they want to stay in, although there are dozens of great restaurants close to our place.
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5

The stay was very pleasant and perfect for our family to visit with their young baby. The house was

  • 5 of 5

see above

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

GREAT CHOOSE FOR OUR STAY!!!!

  • 5 of 5

WE WOULD VERY MUCH SO RECOMMEND THIS TOWNHOUSE. VERY WELL EQUIPPED, AND VERY COMFORTABLE. EASY TO GET ANY PLACE YOU WISH TO GO. HOPE TO USE AGAIN.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Convenient, Comfortable and Affordable

  • 5 of 5

This townhouse was the perfect place for our family of 5 adults. It was very convenient to the National Mall and surrounding area where we spent a great deal of our time during our 6 night/7 day stay. Local restaurants and grocery stores were close and easy to find. We ended up cooking quite a few meals in the well equipped kitchen. We had no problems or issues with any of the amenities in the home. We really appreciated the wifi, music/television, washer/dryer, well stocked kitchen, updated bathrooms, balcony, front door parking and cleanliness of the home. The owner's (along with other renters) provided tons of helpful touristy information about the surrounding areas, parking, restaurants, etc. The correspondence and ease of communication from/with the owner before our arrival was top notch, very helpful and very much appreciated. We used Uber a great deal and it was very affordable and well worth it. We will absolutely recommend this townhouse to our friends.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very nice townhouse close to Metro!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 1st visit to Washington, DC and we wanted something fairly close to the Metro, but away from all the hustle and bustle. This home was everything we wanted! The 2 bedrooms and 2 full baths were very nice! The master bath had rocks on the shower bottom; felt so good on tired feet after walking all day. The kitchen had every utensil/dish you could ever need. Quite a few spices, which was so nice. Sat out on the back deck a few nights and watched the squirrels. Charcoal grill for grilling. Washer and dryer were so appreciated! We went home with minimal laundry to do. Cable TV with lots of free movies On Demand. Very clean! The community where the townhouse is nice. Neighbors were all friendly. If we ever come back to DC, we will definitely stay here. Michael, the owner, sent us lots of info on places to go, etc. Very helpful.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm happy when you're happy.
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5

It was Great!

  • 5 of 5

Great location. Had everything we needed. Very clean. Lots of space for our family. Owner is very easy to work with. We enjoyed our stay & would definitely stay there again. Highly recommend!!

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I love being "easy" and help our clients have a lovely time. Aloha, Michael Hutcheson
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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

Potomac West Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season 2017
Mar 4 2017 - Aug 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
$1,315
 
 
September 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
$1,215
 
 
October
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
$1,115
 
 
Before Thanksgiving
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 17 2017
4 night minimum stay
$915
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 25 2017
5 night minimum stay
$1,215
 
 
Before Christmas
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 19 2017
4 night minimum stay
$915
 
 
Christmas/New Years
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 2 2018
5 night minimum stay
$1,315
 
 
Winter 2018
Jan 3 2018 - Mar 2 2018
4 night minimum stay
$915
 
 
High Season 2018
Mar 10 2018 - Aug 31 2018
5 night minimum stay
$1,315
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$1,015
 

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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