|Minimum Stay||3 - 5 nights|
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! 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! 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.
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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
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
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'.
We feel so fortunate to have found Michael and Virginia's Alexandria home. The location is wonderful. The townhouse is in a quiet safe neighborhood that feels far removed from the bustle of Washington DC but was a perfect homebase for our visit. Michael sent pages of great information before our arrival. For the first couple of days, my grown son was with us, his first trip to the area; for the second half, friends from Ohio joined us. Everyone wanted to see a different Smithsonian museum and the memorials. Both Michael and my son encouraged us to use Uber, which we did every day and didn't have to worry about parking in the city at all. The Uber prices from the front door of the townhouse to the various points on the Capitol Mall ranged from $10-18 each way depending on time of day. The drivers were friendly and knowledgeable, the trip only about fifteen minutes long. We'd do the same again in a heartbeat.
The home itself is very comfortable and inviting and absolutely fully equipped for travelers. The house was spotless thanks to the excellent Juana and is well-maintained. We loved the back porch, the good wifi, the big TV on the bottom floor (as we were there during one of the presidential debates) and the comfortable beds! Michael's tips and recommendations were great, as was the envelope of take-out menus in the pantry. A visitor could do no better than find such excellent and informative hosts.
Thanks so much, Michael and Virginia. We'll be back!
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.
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.
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!!
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.
This couple has a lovely, comfortable home in a family neighborhood of Alexandria where we felt safe and got around easily...so convenient to DC, the Pentagon, and Arlington Cemetery. Well stocked with everything you need. Truly a favorite part of our lengthy road trip.
Our Nation's Capitol.
|Cleaning||$185 + Tax|
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.