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Todd Minnies

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese, italian

Beautiful Furnished Home Inside Beltway (Falls Church/Arlington area) mins to DC

6 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights

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Overview

Falls Church House Rental Photos and Description

Falls Church: 4+ Bedrms, 3 Baths, 3,300 sq. ft., renovated farmhouse on 1 acre

VRBO Property # 3592133

Available beginning mid- October. Minimum one month rental, rate determined by length of stay: First month $5700 ($190 daily); second month $5400 ($180 daily for 2nd month); third month or more $5250 ($175 daily for 3rd & subsequent months). No groups, family only. Can work with per diem rules. Ideal medium to long term, beautifully furnished home for executive, diplomatic, U.S Government, or IMF/World Bank family. This large (3,300 sq., ft.) 13-room home includes 4-5 bedrooms and 3 full baths. It's a unique, turn of the century farmhouse, expanded & renovated with wrap-around covered porch, outdoor dining deck under pergola & brick patio with gas grill & chiminea in a majestic, 1-acre park-like setting. First floor includes an entry mudroom, full bathroom, large eat-in modern kitchen with gas cooktop & new appliances, formal dining room seats 8, well appointed for entertaining, living room with fireplace and an adjoining study, a private family room with a new large screen smart TV, fiber optic high speed wireless internet throughout house, expanded full cable package & DVR, land line phones, computer & printer/copier/scanner. Second floor includes a master bedroom with queen bed and en suite bath with glass shower plus a shower/tub, three more bedrooms (two with double beds & one with queen bed), a full bath, a large private study with another large screen TV & DVR off of the master bedroom and a separte additional study with desk & printer overlooking the front garden. House has treadmill & exercise equipment. Rent includes access to nearby Sleepy Hollow Bath & Racket swimming pools & tennis club. Drive to: stores & restaurants 4 min (1.5 miles); East Falls Church Metro 10 min (2.8 miles); downtown Wash DC 16 min. All utilities and garden maintenance included. This well-appointed, exceptional home provides everything you need to settle in quickly and comfortably with no additional costs. Includes fully remote alarm system, cameras & door locks. Check with owner re pets. No sub-leases. Maximum 6 persons unless waived by owner.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Todd Minnies (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese, italian

About Todd Minnies

Former U.S. Foreign Service Officer who served at many U.S. embassies abroad as well as the U.S. Senate, the White House, Treasury and Commerce Departments.

Todd Minnies purchased this house in 1992

Why Todd Minnies chose Northern Virginia - Washington DC

I purchased this 100 year old farmhouse and beautiful lot to preserve it from being torn down and subdivided. I renovated it over the next decade and it was a wonderful family home for my four daughters. It is open and ideal for entertaining, close to schools and parks and allows quick access to Washington D.C. It is close to Seven Corners & Lake Bancroft.

What makes this house unique

This unique and fully furnished home is ideal for short to long-term stays in the Washington D.C. area. The wrap around covered porch and connected outdoor dining area, plus the many windows and glass doors overlooking the landscaped and treed gardens, provide beautiful vistas through all seasons. The living room fireplace & outdoor ciminea make it an inviting home for winter. Year round garden/lawn maintenance insures the property remains in beautiful condition.

Reviews

5
based on 6 traveler reviews

Beautiful Furnished Home Inside Beltway (Falls Church/Arlington area) mins to DC
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
5

Incredible home and an incredible experience!!

  • 5 of 5

Loved this house!! Our family lived in this home for approximately 11 months and it was an incredible experience! The home has a fantastic mix of "old DC charm" and a modern touch. It is very clean, well taken care of and spacious. The beauty of the home is definitely matched by the beauty of the property it sits on...large, mature trees give quite a bit of privacy and shade in the summertime. The neighborhood is also very nice - quiet with nice neighbors who maintain their properties. Finally, as much as we loved the home we cannot say enough good things about the owner, Todd. He was extremely attentive, very responsive and such a pleasure to work with. We cannot recommend this home strongly enough...we would absolutely stay here again!!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind review. I could not have asked for better tenants or a nicer family who cared for my home as if it was their own. It was a wonderful experience for me & I hope you return to DC soon.
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5

A lovely home in a beautiful natural setting

  • 5 of 5

The home is a very comfortable home with plenty of room inside and out. Although it is in a residential area, it has a large, beautiful lot in a quiet area. We greatly enjoyed the deck and front porch where we could relax and watch the birds. The home is well stocked in the kitchen and elsewhere. The owner was very responsive---both quick responses and detailed information---- to all of our inquiries and needs both before and during our stay. We would stay there again. Photos were accurate as to the home.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Best place we've stayed!

  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough good things about this house. Location, amenities, space--it has it all.Needing to leave our Foreign Service post unexpectedly early due to unforeseen circumstances, we came across this listing after being told by many other furnished apartments that they did not have 3 bedrooms. What luck! We could not have been happier. Todd, the owner and former Foreign Service officer, totally understood our needs for billing and he was always accessible, even when he was on vacation in Europe! He also was flexible with check in. The house has everything you need to move right in, right down to laundry soap, toilet paper, even first aid kits. After coming back from overseas, this place was the perfect place for our family of four to relax while we looked for a house in the area. Also, the space was perfect for me to continue homeschooling our daughters. The owner even has printers for your use. The house is close to everything, yet you feel far away from the chaos. We even walked to the park regularly during our six week stay. Hands down best owner we've worked with and best place we've stayed at. I would have stayed the year!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

This Home is everything it claims to be and so much more!!!!! Best Rental Experience!!!!

  • 5 of 5

The home is beautiful! It felt just like home to us for the 6 months we had the opportunity to live in it... The house is located in a quiet, friendly neighborhood with access to public transportation within walking distance. It affords the opportunity of the DC lifestyle while giving you the get away feeling. The house has everything all you need to do is show up with your clothes. The owner is amazing, very responsive to all request and concerns. He went above and beyond on several minor and I mean minor issues..... He went out of his way to ensure our safety and comfort... This house is a true gem in the short term rental world!!!! Hope we get to see it again in the future.....

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent Home.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home in a great area. The home is very well cared for and made my visit even better. Was able to relax and destress. Very close to alot of history including Great Falls Park, Manassas Battlefield, Cherry Hill Farmhouse and great bike trail which qas less than 1/2 mile away. Great place to rent for families and alot a land for kids to run around on. The owner was outstanding, very easy to deal with and made sure I had everything I needed. Rather stay here than in DC. Was only a 15 minute drive to DC / museums. (Military and Law Enforcement: Only 5 minutes to Fort Myer home to Old Guard/Arlington).

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. Wonderful renters.
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Amazing home with great amenities

  • 5 of 5

We moved from overseas back to the Mainland US and could not locate a permanent home before we had to move. As a family of 8, this is a daunting task. We were cordially welcomed and cared for. The owner is super responsive to all questions and helpful regarding any area suggestions. Our move was so much less stressful thanks to the owner and his willingness to assist us. This was so much better than hotel living and we were truly welcomed as if this were our home. I would recommend this to anyone for any purpose. Great house; great location; great owner! Thank you.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Washington Reagan National Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.9 Miles
B.J's Bar & Restaurant
Nearest Golf
14.4 Miles
International Golf Club (open to public)
Nearest Train
2.8 Miles
Metro East Falls Church (connects to Union Station
Nearest Motorway
0.8 Miles
Rt. 50 Falls Church, VA.
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Pistone's Italian Inn
Nearest Ski
78 Miles
Ski Liberty, Fairfield, Pennsylvania
Nearest Beach
195 Miles
Ocean City, Maryland (Atlantic Ocean)
Car: recommended

Home in park-like setting in close in suburban Falls Church, near shopping & restaurants. Nearby metro subway stations to downtown Washington D.C. which is 9 miles (16 min) away by auto or Metro.

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Rates & Availability

Falls Church House Rental Rates

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Additional information about rental rates

Note rent declines monthly by length of stay. First month $5700 ($190 daily); second month $5400 ($180 daily for 2nd month); third month or more $5250 ($175 daily for 3rd & subsequent months). Cleaning fee $250 for one month rental, no fee for two month or more rental. Consult owner regarding renter protection/damage insurance.

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Amenities

Falls Church House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Full bath downstairs
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , jetted tub , en suite to master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , 2nd floor bathroom adjacent to bedrooms 2,3 & 4
  • On second floor the master bedroom has en suite marble bathroom with glass shower & jacuzzi tub/shower & double vessel sinks. Also on second floor one single bathroom with Jacuzzi tub/shower and sink next to bedrooms 2,3 & 4. On first floor one bathroom with glass shower, toilet & vessel sink.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • - 1 master bedroom, queen size bed, on second floor. - 3 more bedrooms on second floor, two with double beds and one with a queen bed - All bed linens, duvets, blankets & towels included
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

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