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Cottage by the Potomac River

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage


About the property

Cottage, 2 bedrooms upstairs + small downstairs den, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-5)

This unique home, known as 'Granny's COTTAGE' , has been updated and modernized, retains WARMTH AND CHARM, and is ideal for someone seeking a short-term rental (1-6 months), or for a family coming to see the WASHINGTON, DC sites!

On an acre of lawn and gardens, the brick cottage has 2 cozy upstairs bedrooms and wide wood plank flooring. Downstairs is a modern kitchen, living room with flat screen TV, dining room, small den with pullout sofa, and bathroom. A favorite feature is Granny's screened in porch where one can enjoy breakfast while watching Virginia's beautiful birds.

The home is 4.5 miles north of Historic Mount Vernon, and 4.5 miles south of Old Town, Alexandria. Within walking distance of parks for hiking and biking; minutes from the Potomac River and the American Horticulture Society (George Washington's River Farm). There is easy access to Washington, DC: 11 miles ride by car or bike, or an easy commute by bus and/or metro. The expansive yard has plenty of room for outdoor games and cookouts.

Keywords: Cottage

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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2017

About The Owner

My husband, three children and I moved next door to this property in 1984. The wonderful neighbor, who came to be known as 'Granny', maintained a lovely home, and we were fortunate to purchase it in 1999. We live next door to the property, and are available to renters for guidance. In the past several years, local families have rented the cottage while renovating their home, and international students have occupied it while in DC for a semester of study. When not working in the gardens, I work as a nurse, and my husband has his own business. Our Portuguese Water Dog keep us busy now that the kids are grown.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 1999


Fort Hunt Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Upstairs Bedroom #1: Double Bed; Upstairs Bedroom #2: 2 Twin Beds* * Can be converted to King Bed Downstairs: 1 twin size Sleep Sofa in small den Portable baby crib and sheets available for infant
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Large backyard


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(51 traveler reviews)

Cottage by the Potomac River
average rating of 4.980392 based on 51 reviews

Cute cottage in a beautiful setting

  • 4 of 5

This cottage worked really well for our family of five. We loved how close it was to Mt Vernon, and it was close to the Huntington Metro station, which has cheap daily rates for parking. It was nice to come home to the beautiful setting after a busy day of sight-seeing, and the kitchen was well equipped for cooking our breakfasts and late dinners. The owners were very nice and helpful.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Traverse City, Michigan

Beautiful, safe area

  • 5 of 5

The owners couldn't have been nicer- available but not intrusive- the home accommodated our family of 5 very nicely. We loved the front porch- everything was very clean and well appointed. Thank you for a lovely place to stay during our DC vacation-

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Downers Grove, IL

Absolutely Perfect!!!

  • 5 of 5

My life long friend and I stayed at the cottage when we came into town at the end of January for the Women's March. We kept looking at each other and saying "This place couldn't BE more perfect!" The cottage was clean and comfortable and had everything we needed. The yard was beautiful and if the weather was a bit nicer we would've enjoyed using the screened in porch. It was easy and close to get downtown on the Metra and to shops and restaurants in Alexandria. I can not say enough about how wonderful Jim and Lisa were. They were the perfect hosts, so friendly and helpful!! Their sweet dog, Bird, was a friendly visitor as well. Would stay again for sure!!

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing cozy cottage for a family get together

  • 5 of 5

Granny's Cottage was the perfect place for a weekend get-together for our family of 5. The cottage itself is warm and cozy with a well-appointed kitchen. Close to shops, Mt. Vernon, Alexandria and great walking/biking trails - plenty to do and see!

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Adorable and very comfortable cottage in a beautiful setting close to everything!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed for week in October when in town on business and it was a fantastic alternative to a hotel. The cottage is nestled in a beautiful yard and has every amenity you need for a great stay. The bed was very comfortable (high priority at this point in my life) and the kitchen was well stocked so we could cook when we chose to. It is also a very quiet location with the bike trail very close by for morning and evening walks. The hosts were fabulous and were available immediately when we had an issue with the hot water heater (easy fix). I would highly recommend staying at this cottage-it a great value!

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very beautiful cottage and gracious owners!

  • 5 of 5

Our family 6 including 4 adults and 2 kids 3 years old and 3 months old stayed at the cottage for five days. The cottage is located at a a high-end area close to the river. 30 minute drive to DC and White House. The cottage is very clean and comfortable with quality furnishings and plenty of extra touches. The kitchen came with good kitchenware and kinds of seasoning. The owners Lisa and Jim are very gracious and enthusiastic. They prepared a crib for my little son and toys for my daughter. The yard is very beautiful with tidy grass and big tall trees. My daughter loves the swing in the yard. We had a wonderful experience. Strong recommendation.

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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American Horticultural Society
Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens
Old Town Alexandria
Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Reagan National Airport
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Closest Metro Stations: Huntington or King Street
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

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1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

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