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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
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
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.
Staying at The Cottage vs. a Hotel room. We offer the following:
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.
The Cottage allows you to relax in private (indoors or out). Enjoy the beautifully landscaped Patio with Weber Gas Grill.
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.
We supply shampoo, conditioner, cotton balls, Q-tips and so much more.
Separate Laundry Room where you can wash, dry and fold. We even supply the detergent and dryer sheets.
Walk to King Street Metro or stroll into Old Town, Alexandria
A/C and Heating!
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.
The Portrait Artists
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Monthly rate = $3,100.00
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.