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Cheerful, comfortable home in green, quiet area 15 min from Washington DC

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,120 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, sleeps 4-8

Relax in our comfortable, bright, cheerful, functional home after a full day of shopping, sightseeing or working in Northern VA in the Washington DC area. Get away within 15 minutes to our quiet, green neighborhood. You will be in our walk-out basement which consists of 2 bedrooms, a full bath, a large living room, a kitchenette with a full fridge and laundry, and a screened porch. Choose from dozens of books and read in our back yard. Plug in your laptop into our wireless network and surf the net at super-fast speed. Flip through hundreds of channels on Satellite TV. For cooking, help yourself to our spices and get what you need from 2 major supermarkets that are 5 minutes away. To discover the area, drive to Metro (5 min) or to DC (15 min). Shop at Tysons Corner (15 min), or walk the trails in the Great Falls National Park (15 min)

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 12, 2017

About Najla

I am a retired professional who has lived on 3 different continents and traveled the world. I enjoy gardening, traveling, learning and cooking. I have been on Homeaway for several years and have thoroughly enjoyed sharing my home and meeting new people. I look forward to hosting my guests but need to know something about them before accepting them in my home so please share your stories.

Najla purchased this apartment in 2003

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our family spent two weeks in this beautiful and comfortable home. Because it was lovingly and tenderly furnished with the things that enhance life, one felt less of being away from home and more of being "at home." The aesthetic enhancements, the artful deck in front of a great pine tree in the yard, the excellent towels and bedclothes, made us feel trusted and taken care of...the message was "enjoy our home, make it your own, have friends over to appreciate it, LIVE in it."
Aug 2011
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McLean Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1120 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • White Bedroom - 1 queen
    Pink Bedroom - 1 queen
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 queen sleep sofa + 2 floor mattresses
  • Each bedroom has a queen-sized bed. One bedroom has a comfortable seating area ideal for reading. The 2 bedrooms share a full bath with a large walk-in shower. Bedrooms have top-of-the line chest of drawers. All linen is provided. A queen-sized sofa bed and 2 floor mattresses are available in the family room.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Cheerful, comfortable home in green, quiet area 15 min from Washington DC
average rating of 4.794872 based on 40 reviews
St. George, Ut

Najla was a wonderful hostess. We had everything we needed and were quite comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

We opted to rent a car and drive into DC but the McLean metro stop is about 5 minutes away. Grocery stores were about 5 min. We felt very safe in the neighborhood. We did have rush hour traffic if we left before 10am and headed home when things closed about 5:30pm--that's just DC. As far as the unit itself, things were a little crowded for 9 people but we knew that before we rented and were just sleeping there so it was fine, probably suited best for 4-6 people. Thank you Najla! :)

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was wonderful to host you Jenny. You have a great family of very well behaved kids. You are doing an awesome job of raising them. Thank you all for helping shovel the snow. Thank you for inviting me to share your dinners; I was very touched by that
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Comfortable at a great price

  • 5 of 5

This apartment was very nice. The mattresses were firm and comfortable. Everything was clean and in good condition. For this area the price was very reasonable. The neighborhood is very quiet and close to Tysons Corner and DC. I would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely home, great location

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying here! The host is really nice and welcoming; the house is lovely and well organized; the location is a 25 min car ride to DC. The supermarket is 5 min away. Great stay! We really got to enjoying the feeling of home away from home.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The basement was perfect for us. Full kitchen, big living room, 2 bedrooms and a good sized bathroom

  • 4 of 5

It was great for our situation.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Convenient and pleasant

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a very pleasant visit to the Washington DC area using this home away. It suited us just right.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Overall very good with some minor comments

  • 4 of 5

Overall we enjoyed the property and it is almost as described. There are a couple of minor issues that Najla may want to improve or future renters may want to consider.

Pros: a very quiet neighborhood, 20 minutes by car to Washington Downtown. Apartment is pretty big, bigger than we expected based on the photos. It was very clean, nicely painted and decorated, towels and linen provided. High-speed internet was available for us to use.

Minor issues: we were not allowed to use the back door to exit the basement and had to go through the house. It was ok, though when you rent a walk-out basement you expect to be separate from the owner's part of the house. Another issue we had was with the kitchen equipment and utensils. Unfortunately, there was only one big pot that could be used with the induction one-place stove, so we had to cook either everything in one pot, or one thing after another with washing the pot in between. Also we wish there was at least one more knife (the only one provided was very dull) and some more useful kitchen utensils (a can opener, etc.) - but this is very minor and can be definitely easily improved. Of course, we could go upstairs and ask Najla for more knives, but I am sure this part can be easily improved :)

Otherwise, we do recommend this property and will consider it again if/when planning another trip to Washington DC.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I have addressed all the minor issues and would have done so immediately had the guest reported them when I asked if they needed anything. As for the walkout basement, guests are welcome to use the garden anytime but unfortunately must enter and exit the home through the main floor.
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Car: necessary

Our house is very close to downtown McLean, an upscale, quiet, green neighborhood just outside Washington, DC. Drive 5 minutes to West Falls Church Metro station and take a short ride to visit the Smithsonian museums, the White House, the Capitol, the Library of Congress, the Pentagon, Old town Alexandria or the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Shop to your heart's content at Tysons Corner, the Galleria or Leesburg Outlet mall. Eat out and go to the movies at Clarendon, Ballston. Canoe or bike on the C&O canal and the endless miles of bike trails that take you to DC . Take hikes at Great Falls National Park, Red River bend or take a day trip in the Blue Ridge mountains.

Other Activities: Canoeing


Rates & Availability

McLean Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 21 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Xmas 2017
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 3 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $50
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 6.0%

The rates are for parties of up to 8 guests. Please add $10 per additional guest per night.
The rate you were quoted is automatically generated and if subject to change. Pease do not hesitate to submit your request, especially for a longer stay as I know the system sometimes gives you a higher rate which I can only adjust after you send in your request. Thanks.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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