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Historic Home with View of Potomac River and Activities Galore

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights


Old Town Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-5)

Come visit our spot and take in all the history of Old Town Alexandria. Take a leisurely stroll or a bike ride through town. See the historic homes in the area and dine at some of the finest restaurants and shop in the retail establishments only 5 blocks away.

Stay home and sip coffee in our sunroom overlooking the Potomac River or walk your dog in the local dog park by the river. There is something for everyone here. Drive or water taxi to the the new ( 12/8/16) MGM Casino at National Harbor!

Keywords: Comfortable, close to shopping and dining, historic location, free driveway parking, wi-fi,

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Levin and Suzanne Kates
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
November 30, 2016
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About Levin and Suzanne Kates

My husband and I love our home in historic Old Town, Alexandria. We grew up in this general area and love the history and excitement of this area. We welcome visitors and know that you will enjoy what our property and this area has to offer.

Levin and Suzanne Kates purchased this apartment in 2011

Why Levin and Suzanne Kates chose Alexandria

This home is unique in that you can drive here and park. You can fly into a nearby airport. You will never run out of things to do in this area as it is packed with history and activities.

What makes this apartment unique

Free parking, only 6 blocks to King Street, a hub of fine restaurants and shopping, Sun room overlooking Potomac River, Best sightseeing in area Washington, DC only minutes away.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We would like to personally thank all those who stayed in our vacation home in 2011. We enjoyed meeting everyone and truly appreciate all the positive reviews that we received. We look forward to repeat visits and hope to make your vacation stays as comfortable and accommodating as possible. We feel so blessed to be the stewards of this wonderful property and able to offer our home to those who wish to experience the magic of historic Old Town Alexandria.

Thanks again!

Suzanne and Levin
Dec 2011
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Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

Historic Home with View of Potomac River and Activities Galore
average rating of 4.818182 based on 12 reviews
Alexandria, VA

A Little gem in Old Town

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house just a five minute walk away from King Street with its shops and restaurants, bars and boutiques. A few steps away from a playground and dog park.

The house has everything you need to enjoy your stay, and should you need anything else, the owners are always available to help you out. We were met with welcoming touches that were a pleasant surprise. We're a family with three very young kids and a golden retriever and we were very happy with our choice. Thank y

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for a family get-together

  • 5 of 5

We spent four wonderful weeks in this home. Some of that time included another adult couple (family) and there is plenty of room for that. Consequently, this place would suit families with teenaged or younger children. People who have difficulties with stairs would be best looking elsewhere as most of the accommodation is on the second floor.

The kitchen/dining area has magical views across the Potomac and is perfect for catching the sunrise.

The kitchen is well equipped - we were even able to prepare a Thanksgiving dinner for four (Canadian Thanksgiving, that is).

Heating and cooling are quite efficient although I'm not sure about the bathroom in the winter which does not appear to have its own register.

Location is perfect for Old Town Alexandria and its shops and restaurants - all walking distance. There is a grocery store just two blocks away for most of the basics.

Getting to DC couldn't be easier via the King Street Trolley (free) and the Metro.

The only minor downside was the frustratingly erratic Internet connection - but that is really minor in comparison to the rest.

Suzanne and Levin were very responsive to our occasional questions and provided fresh flowers, sparkling wine and fruit upon our arrival.

Very much recommended!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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visited before going to France

  • 5 of 5

Staying in this lovely home in Old Town is such a pleasure! The owners are wonderful people and the welcoming touches which they provide make one's stay even more special. The walks around Old Town, along the Potomac and a nearby park are very enjoyable. I do recommend this home!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco

Convenient and Quiet

  • 5 of 5

Awesome location close to everything in Old Town down by the water and also close to groceries, restaurants, cafes, bakeries, etc. Driveway parking was also a huge convenience and very rare in the area. The apartment itself has a nice layout and is quiet. We stayed for a week with two toddlers and it was well suited to our needs. We'd definitely stay again if we come back to the area and the apartment is available!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just wonderful!!

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful place!! So cute and convenient to Old Town. We walked everywhere and had a blast. We saw all the sights that DC has to offer. It was the best family we have ever experienced. Long summer days filled with fun, laughs and lots to do.

The apartment is dog friendly which was wonderful and the dog park is right around the corner.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oak park Illinois

Great location, mixed reviews of property

  • 3 of 5

We arrived for a 2-night stay in the area. Property is in a fantastic location--view of waterfront (and sunrise) from breakfast room in the kitchen. Old Town is incredibly charming, and close to DC sights. The house is charming, unique and nicely decorated, and neat as a pin. Upon our arrival, we were pleased to find a fresh fruit basket, orange juice, muffins and sweets waiting for us. Really appreciated since we arrived very late at night so we had something waiting for breakfast.

The kitchen -- very old and a bit run down, though freshly painted -- was disappointing. It is not very well equipped-- so if you plan to cook much it will be a challenge--even a good basic set of tools would be a big improvement. The tv was not working upon arrival, but the owner fixed it--though the built-in DVD player was broken the entire time. Not much water pressure for the shower. Pillows were incredibly hard and lumpy, queen bed had only a cotton blanket and fitted sheet--no flat sheet. And probably the worst thing was the smell of the apartment. Though it is a non-smoking rental, it smells like smokers had lived there before. That's a smell you just can't get rid of or cover up.

Though we enjoyed our time in the area, this rental felt overpriced for what it offered.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate all comments from our guests. Accurate assessments help us to make your stay the very best it can be. We apologize if something is not up to standard as we strive to make every stay impeccable. We urge all of our guests to please notify us if there is a problem or something that we or our housekeepers may have missed. We are on site and more than happy to accommodate our guests. This gives us the opportunity to correct any issues and again, make your stay enjoyable. In our property, we use luxury bedding and towels with down comforters and pillows on every bed. We provide additional linens in every room, should a guest require a change of linens. This property, built in 1904, has an older kitchen and bath that have been updated and are fully equipped and stocked. A complete renovation is ongoing this year. Improvements are taking place from top to bottom and we invite all to visit and see for yourselves. We think you will be happy with the changes we have made. In closing, we feel that the bulk of our reviews speak volumes about the property and amenities and are confident that you will continue to be very satisfied.
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Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

Old Town Apartment Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Holiday & Season
May 31 2016 - Jan 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Inauguration 2017
Jan 15 2017 - Jan 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150

Additional cleaning fee of $200.00. Housekeeper available for a fee. Please inquire if interested.

Payment required with return of paperwork. Final payments due 30 days prior to occupancy.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Old Town Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Water View ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Other (See Description) - sofas available for sleeping
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds . Can be two twins or king, 2 sofas .
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
First floor houses entry and stairwell. Second floor houses sunroom/eating area, kitchen, bathroom, two bedrooms and living area. Basement houses laundry facilities

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