Built in 1880 with updated appliances and modern comfort.
About Darren Karr
We're recent empty-nesters who lived in the Pacific Northwest our entire lives and decided we needed a change when our last child moved out. Alexandria was our choice and so far, we love it! We've owned a vacation rental in Seaside, Oregon since 2007. You're welcome to check out the 60+ reviews for Karr Beach House at VRBO#341972.
Darren Karr purchased this Townhome in 2015
Why Darren Karr chose Old Town West
It's all about location. We wanted to be as close to King Street as possible, and found the perfect location one block away. It's far enough to make the street quiet, yet close enough to walk to everything. We were also looking for an historical house. Our house was built in 1880 and retains that historic charm.
What makes this Townhome unique
One block to King Street, six blocks to the DC Metro station. The airport is two stops from the King Street Metro station. All new appliances, electronics, and furniture. The fastest internet available. Two adult bikes. Security system. Pets are welcome. Wood burning fireplace. Weber grill and Big Green Egg smoker.
Pets allowed - Pets are always welcome with no extra fee!Pets are always welcome with no extra fee!
Max guests: 4
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Perfect Thanksgiving stay in Old Town!
This town home was perfect for our Thanksgiving getaway! We traveled with our two kids and two dogs. The house had every single thing we needed! The dogs enjoyed the back fenced in patio. The kids loved the xBox! The location was so convenient and fun. Walking distance to tons of great restaurants and cute little shops. There was also a free trolley on King Street which was a nice bonus when the kids got tired of walking. Also located close to the Metro station. We walked. Easy access to DC. I think we only used our car once... Parking is not an issue. Darren and Leslie have a lovely home, and made sure we had everything we needed. We will definitely stay again if we are ever back in the Alexandria area!
The home we rented had everything that was needed for a great stay. Beautiful fenced in yard that our dog really enjoyed with us. Quiet neighborhood. Walked around corner to
Main Street with shops and restaurants. Close to where we needed to be for a baby shower at society fair.
Bedrooms very nice with very comfortable beds and nice bright bathrooms.
Kitchen well equipped and we did make breakfast one day. Great off street parking.
Four of us enjoyed our stay very much.
So happy you enjoyed our home :)
Wonderful house in perfect location!
Super high tech house in perfect location in Old Town Alexandria. Close enough to walk - far enough to park easily. Lots of room, very comfy with all the highest end products you could want. Sadly, now I may have to remodel my own home. Darren was very helpful - even had coffee and other necessities pre-positioned at the house to make the stay great.
OLD TOWN ALEXANDRIA
A beautifully-preserved historic district on the Potomac River, with a view of DC, Old Town Alexandria is the heart of the city George Washington called home. Today Old Town’s cobblestone streets and red brick sidewalks hum with an energy that attracts everyone from presidents to pet lovers to some of the city’s best restaurants, arts, events, shopping and historic attractions.
The area is anchored in the west by the majestic George Washington Masonic Memorial and in the east by the Potomac River waterfront, where you'll find restaurants with waterfront views, the nationally renowned Torpedo Factory Art Center as well as numerous boat tours and water taxis.
King Street, the main thoroughfare of Old Town Alexandria, is a walkable one mile of shops, restaurants, and outdoor cafes.
You’ll also find a wealth of historic architecture and attractions -- a museum without walls -- including the Market Square Museums and other hidden gems.
Easily accessible, the King Street Metro Station links Old Town Alexandria with Washington, D.C., via a 15-minute train ride. Find bike share stations, taxis and the Free King Street Trolley at this multi-modal transit hub.
By day, Old Town bustles with museum-goers, art enthusiasts, and shoppers. Night or day, top chefs draw diners with creative menus and exquisite experiences. At night, Old Town bars and pubs are abuzz with live music, along with local beer or craft cocktails.
Recognized for its thriving streets lined with centuries-old historic buildings, independent boutiques and vibrant art galleries, Old Town Alexandria attracts those in search of an unforgettable experience. Filled with opportunities for palate-pleasing dining, visiting haunted hotspots and even the chance to follow along in US presidents' footsteps, Old Town bursts with activities throughout the year, inviting guests to dive into the city's unique past in its prime historic district. To make the most of your time in Alexandria, here are our top choices for ensuring you receive the essential Old Town experience:
1) King Street Trolley & Stroll: Explore Old Town Alexandria’s main drag by strolling down King Street, lined with red brick and dotted with boutiques, art galleries, restaurants and pubs tucked into 18th century architecture, alongside many a four-legged friend in this dog-friendly city.
2) Old Town Waterfront: Set sail on a sightseeing trip aboard a riverboat, enjoy waterfront dining featuring gorgeous views of DC monuments or groove to live music at waterfront restaurant, Blackwall Hitch.
3) Trace George Washington’s footsteps: Whether you venture to Washington’s favorite watering hole at Gadsby’s Tavern; peek into George and Martha’s pharmacy at Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum; or pay a visit to Washington’s pew at his local place of worship, Christ Church.
4) Distinctive Dining: Experience Alexandria’s booming culinary scene, from chef-driven restaurants like Carluccio’s and converted 18th century warehouse Virtue Feed & Grain to craft brews from Port City Brewing Company.
5) Take a tour: By boat, bike or on foot, explore Alexandria’s history, restaurants and waterfront on one of many unique tours, like a late night ghost tour or the Old Town Alexandria Food Tour.
6) Torpedo Factory Art Center: See art in progress and in person at Alexandria’s Torpedo Factory Art Center, a former World War II torpedo plant converted into 82 working artist studios and six galleries.
7) Pet-friendly activities: Em-“bark” on a Canine Cruise on the Potomac River, sniff and mingle at Doggy Happy Hour and enjoy any of 21 pet-friendly things to do in Alexandria.
8) Shop Small: Discover a whole new side to the personal shopping experience in Old Town, the DC area’s “Shop Small” headquarters with dozens of locally-owned and independently-operated boutiques.
9) Old Town Farmers Market: Taste local flavor at the Old Town Farmers Market, a centuries-old tradition stretching back to George Washington’s day, and choose from locally sourced produce, meat, cheeses, breads, handmade crafts and more.
10) Seasonal Events: Delight in Old Town’s seasonal festivities throughout the year, from the nation’s biggest weekend-long bash for George Washington’s birthday to a holiday celebration of Alexandria’s Scottish heritage at the Scottish Christmas Walk Parade and First Night Alexandria, a lively New Year’s Eve party.