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.
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
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.
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-
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!!
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!
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!
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.
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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
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* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.