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Jack

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

LOCATION/CONVENIENCE/CHARM!...Walk to King St. Metro, Mins. to D.C.

93 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Alexandria Cottage Rental Photos and Description

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

Still 'some' availability for the summer months. Check out our calendar and enjoy a pleasant/comfortable stay at our Cottage.

PLEASE NOTE: INAUGURATION WEEK (2017) RATES ARE HIGHER. Please email us for a rate quote.

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. 10 minutes away from NATIONAL HARBOR!!! Walk to King St. or Braddock Road Metro. Walk to local Del Ray Farmer's Market, several coffee shops, sushi, pizza, Italian, Ethiopian, French, organic/health food cafe. Lots of places to appease your palate. Need a bike? Capital BikeShare bike rental is a few blocks away. Bike/walking trail that goes all the way to Mt. Vernon Estate in one direction and Washington, DC in the other. Around you ....Whole Foods; Giant; CVS; Trader Joe's; and Harris Teeter. Close to Historic Old Town (1.5 miles) with its many boutique shops and restaurants, and an amazing Farmer's Market. Sailing and kayaking opportunities on the Potomac. Conveniently located in a quiet/safe upper-class neighborhood. Park directly in front of Cottage.

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 with outdoor lighting and fenced in yard. 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. Ride the TROLLEY in Old Town & enjoy many shops, cafes & restaurants, 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 VA Washington, DC VACATION RENTAL

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jack (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

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

Dimmick Photography

The Portrait Artists
Apr 2009
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Reviews

4.8
based on 93 traveler reviews

LOCATION/CONVENIENCE/CHARM!...Walk to King St. Metro, Mins. to D.C.
average rating of 4.827957 based on 94 reviews
5

Cozy, safe, and convenient!

  • 5 of 5

Jack's cottage was a great choice for a Washington sightseeing trip. Convenient walking access to the Metro. We routinely walked back "home" after 10 pm and always felt safe. Really nice Alexandria neighborhood with on-street parking. The cottage was a great alternative to a hotel. Jack is such a nice host. Would enjoy staying there again!

  • Submitted: May 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: THANK YOU! This really 'warms' my heart. There are times when I think to myself, how much longer do I want to do this? I put a LOT of effort into making the Cottage 'unique', warm, friendly, clean, safe and FUN! When I receive a note like this, it spurs me on and makes me forget a 'few' of the others, where I could have stood on my head and sang the 'Star Spangled Banner' and that would not have been good enough :) So....THANK YOU! We love our guests!
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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
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5

The Cottage Fit our Needs Perfectly!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I recently stayed at the Cottage while visiting our daughter who lives in a small apartment in Alexandria. We found the Cottage to be perfect for our needs. We loved being in a residential area. We even walked around there just to explore the neighborhood. Jack was an excellent host. He was available to answer our questions and provide for our needs. There was food such as English muffins, orange juice, yogurt, etc. provided when we arrived. There was coffee, creamer, sugar, in the kitchen. Jack left umbrellas outside the front door since it was rainy during our stay. I feel that the Cottage is truly a good value in that expensive area. We plan to stay there again in the future, possibly for a longer visit. Thanks, Jack!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! THANK YOU so much for your kind words. We try to please EVERYBODY. Some, we can stand on our heads and sing the 'Star Spangled Banner' and that would not be good enough. :) Glad we were able to accommodate you and your husband. As I mentioned to you, 'communication' is the key. Just let us know how we can help and we will do our best!
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5

Great temporary work housing

  • 5 of 5

I took this place in the winter and spring of 2016 when I got a new job in the Alexandria area and needed temporary digs in the midweek every other week until I could find something more permanent. The arrangement Jack and I came up with worked out well: I would fill midweek calendar dates in his "slow" midwinter season in return for a rate that beat most local hotels (which have higher rates in midweek because of high business travel demand). This was for a sizable, quiet apartment with many amenities in a desirable, safe neighborhood, not simply a room. (If you're familiar with the New York suburbs, the neighborhood will recall Montclair or Glen Ridge, N.J.) Jack was very accommodating for my occasional needs, like help figuring out the cable TV remotes. I remember one time I called early in day (not for me, but for most people) and woke Jack out of bed; he was cheerful and accommodating as ever, if a bit bleary. I'd highly recommend this place for two people who will spend most of the waking day out and about seeing the sights; and it's probably best for people who don't have difficulty with stairs, since the flight between the kitchen area and sleeping area is rather steep, although the handrail is sturdy. Since it was winter, I never used the backyard patio but I can imagine that being a relaxing place for a summer drink or meal. Enjoy!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind and true words.
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Not worth the money

  • 1 of 5

This place was a big disappointment. As a couple, we had to assemble the day bed into the king size bed, which then filled the room so we could hardly move around it. There were no end tables and lamps one expects next to a bed. There wasn't even a closet for hanging clothes, just a metal shelf and bar next to the day bed. the main room had a chest of drawers, but the top was cluttered with stuff so there was no place to put your things. Pillows filled the drawers. The kitchen is down a steep narrow flight of stairs, watch that you don't bump your head going down. The laundry is in another building, you have to go outside to get to it. The internet connection is very weak, we logged in but frequently lost connection. Jack may be nice, but this rental is not.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were very disappointed to receive such a negative review. We take each review seriously, and we try to learn from it to ensure that our guests have a wonderful stay at the Cottage. Firstly, our Cottage may not be for everyone. It is a small, clean, convenient, and affordable get-away. Of all the reviews we have received, this one does not compare to the MANY positive ones and the fun feedback we have received and—I am sure—will continue to receive. Our Cottage is fully detailed on the website, and if guests have special needs or requirements, we always encourage them to let us know. This way we can let prospective guests know if the Cottage is a perfect fit for their stay. Once in a while, we receive a guest that no matter what we do, it is not enough. This particular guest arrived three (3) hours before the scheduled check-in time, stating that they decided to leave their former destination earlier because of the rain and they had run out of things to do. Not only did she disrupt my cleaning staff, demanding that they move faster so she could check-in, she placed her luggage inside of the Cottage, and my staff had to find a place for it while cleaning. We are more than delighted to accommodate guests that arrive before check-in, with advanced notice, and with a pleasant attitude. We have had long-term guests staying with us from two weeks to over a month and have never received such a negative review as this one. This guest stayed at the Cottage for two (2) nights. She further went on to ask if my cleaning staff provided “turn-down” service. When one of my cleaning staff members repeated this to me, I thought it was a joke! While we offer a comfortable, pleasant, quiet, and clean environment in which we make every effort to pamper our guests, we cannot provide “turn-down” service each night. In closing, we regret that this particular guest was disappointed because our cleaning staff did not fully accommodate her needs by providing “turn-down” services, or offering the amenities to which she is accustomed to receiving while staying in a five (5) star hotel. The comment about the Wifi is totally false. Our WiFi is one of the STRONGEST in our areas. If you are seeking a ‘home away from away’ with a host who cares about ‘YOU’; provides a safe, clean, quiet and affordable environment, check us out. If you are expecting a 5-Star hotel with a Bellman; turn-down service; room service; and have a sour disposition, the Cottage is not for you.
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Sahuarita, AZ
4

Cottage best by car

  • 4 of 5

The owner, Jack, was so accommodating and willing to ensure our stay was pleasant. There is no longer a convenient grocery store and since we had no car, Jack took me the first evening to the Giant store (abut 2 miles distant) for necessities for breakfast, etc. The cottage is great for one, well suited for 2 but cramped for 3 or more. It is 2 levels so guests must be able to negotiate some steep steps. Guests either need a car or must be able and willing to walk. Old Town and the 2 metro stops are almost 1 mile. The neighborhood is quiet and safe but some sidewalks are uneven and may be problematic for walkers. Alexandria is a wonderfully historic place to visit. Don't miss the Washington Masonic Temple which is right by the King Street metro stop. We were so glad we took the time to visit it and it is not just for masons but has much history about Washington and fellow masons.The cottage is highly recommended for a single or a couple, particularly if they are traveling by car. Jack is a thoughtful and amiable host. We very much enjoyed our 2 week stay.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your response. As noted in our description, the Cottage is perfect for 2, but can house 4. If you are elderly and are not able to move freely, as some guests, indeed you might find the flight of stairs in the Cottage or any other place, a challenge. In the past we have hosted 2+ guests numerous times and it has worked for them. As always, when we receive an inquiry for more than 2 guests, we send them a layout of the Cottage and let them decide. Further, as far as the sidewalks being uneven? Hmmmm...we are in Old Town, Alexandria, which is historic. In our neighborhood, the sidewalks are very even. However, when you walk closer into Old Town, you are going to experience Old Wold Charm, which includes 'uneven sidewalks'. Not much I can or want to do about that, except enjoy the history that our town offers. Lastly, each individual is different. Visitors who like to walk and are in good health, will not question the beautiful walks one can take from the Cottage into town. Also, our 'new' Grocery Store will be completed within about 6 weeks. This grocery story has replaced the old one and we are very excited to welcome the new one, which again is within walking distance. As this guest mentioned, we are all about accommodating our guests, as we did for them. Took them to the grocery store; waited a little over an hour until they completed their shopping; and then returned them to the Cottage. This is what we do ... we go above an beyond the call of duty to make sure our guests are HAPPY!
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Map

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

Alexandria Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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2 night minimum stay
$125
$875
$2,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

CLEANING $75

Monthly rate = $3,100.00

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Amenities

Alexandria Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Monument View
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • FULL BATHROOM WITH WINDOW. EXCELLENT WATER PRESSURE. YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED!
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:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis

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