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Gorgeous Big Townhouse 10 Minutes to Lincoln Memorial, Near Pentagon

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Last updated: 09/12/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Alexandria townhome description

LIVES LIKE A 3-BEDROOM! Twice the size of a cramped 2-bedroom condo, with two master-size bedrooms upstairs and great privacy for a third major 'bedroom' in the large basement family room, because it's separate from the main floor living room and has a 1/2 bath. High-quality queen sleeper couch with memory foam pad .

20 MINUTE DRIVE AND PARK IN DC, AS YOU CAN SEE FROM OUR CLIENTS' REVIEWS.

NOT WALKING DISTANCE TO METRORAIL, but a great bargain!

FAR LARGER (1800 sq. ft.) than a condo, plus you have a big elevated deck in the backyard to enjoy the fresh air in the shade of trees, and a Weber barbecue for your grilling pleasure.

BEST VRBO VALUE IN THE DC AREA that sleeps 6 and has two full baths (plus two half baths). Far lower cost than two tiny, boring rooms at the nearby Best Western Pentagon motel.

PLEASE CHECK OUR AVAILABILITY CALENDAR - always up-to-date.

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COMPLETELY RENOVATED top to bottom. Much nicer than when we bought it brand-new in 1980. Kitchen and all baths gutted and replaced with premium materials. Granite countertops kitchen and all baths, all new deluxe appliances, custom cherry cabinets, refinished hardwood floors, custom shower and bathtub, stainless plumbing fixtures, lush carpeting, composite deck, superb heat pump, etc., etc., VERY NICE. Lovely and well-equipped, 2 miles due-south of the Pentagon, at the northern edge of Alexandria.

STRONG PREFERENCE FOR SATURDAY ARRIVAL AND/OR DEPARTURE and near-full-week rental because that's what our clients overwhelmingly prefer and we end up nearly fully booked each year during high season. However, always happy to provide a proposal for any stay.

EQUIPPED AS A TRUE HOME because we visit for two months every year. NOT 'JUST' A VACATION HOME. We love to entertain, so the kitchen is particularly well equipped.

Accommodations really near Metrorail are nice, but this is a great tradeoff for the extra space and lower cost. Our clients have found that they can drive in and be parked in 20 minutes close to the National Mall, for less than $20 a day. That's about what 4 people would spend on Metrorail each day. Yes it's a stretch to say you can get to DC in 5 min, because you'd have to make two signals. However, outside of rush hours it's routinely about 10 minutes to the Lincoln Memorial. You can certainly use Metrorail, by taking the convenient bus from right outside our little community entrance to/from the Pentagon Metrorail station in 16 minutes during rush hours, or drive/cab in less than 10 minutes to two Metrorail stops.

Quiet, friendly, safe little 37 unit community. Many of the residents have been in our home for parties. Two families who are close friends live on either side of our place.

The master bedroom has a king bed and ensuite bath with shower. The other bedroom is master-size, because we took out a wall between two small bedrooms. It has a queen bed, and the full bath with tub/shower is 7 feet from the bedroom door. The basement has a spacious family room with fireplace. This can also be a comfortable fairly private bedroom away from the main floor. It has a high-quality queen sleeper couch with memory foam pad and a 1/2 bath. Yet another 1/2 bath on the main floor, with a beautiful high-ceiling living room and dining area with a table that can seat 10.

FREE OFF-STREET PARKING, with a marked, permanently reserved spot at the front door plus a parking pass to use an unreserved space.

All linens included, hair dryers in the two main baths, clothes detergent and softener, iron with board, dishwasher detergent, vacuums. You only need shampoo and shower soap.

We stay a month every spring and fall with our wonderful Golden Retriever Lilo, so it's impeccably-maintained and our terrific housekeeper Juana keeps it VERY (think Hilton hotels) clean.

Dozens of excellent restaurants of nearly every type within 1-2 miles, with a book containing recommendations for the best. Giant Food supermarket less than a mile, Harris Teeter 1 1/2 miles, Whole Foods 2 miles, Trader Joes 3 miles. Major shopping at the Pentagon City Mall just 2.5 mi. Detailed maps in the “renters’ basket” in the living room. Cable TV, broadband and WI-FI. Large-screen HDTV in the basement den. Small library selection and CD music selection.

Payment: Personal check, Homeaway Payments, Paypal, bank transfers.

If you have special needs, talk with us. Life is full of solutions.

We live in Hawaii on Oahu above Pearl Harbor (2/3 hours earlier than Los Angeles), so please keep the time zones in mind. Email is best and I monitor it regularly, but I'd love to chat with you, keeping in mind the time difference.

For the fun of it, because we live in Hawaii we've decorated in 'Hawaiiana', which is quite different from the button-down 'Georgetown drawing room' style that's the area norm. You'll feel a little as if you're visiting us in Hawaii! Check out our video for a better feel.

Aloha from Michael and Virginia!



Keywords: 3-story Townhouse

Property Type

  • Townhome
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Included

              Suitability

              • Pets Not Allowed:

                Sorry, but too difficult to manage....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only:

                Just on the deck, please....moreless

              • Children Welcome

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

              • Bedroom 1

                ...moreless

              • Bedroom 2

                ...moreless

              • Den

                ...moreless

              • King size beds (1) Master bedroom, Queen size Beds (1) This bed in a large bedroom, created by taking down the wall between two small bedrooms. Baby Cribs (1) If you need a crib or other infant equipment, we refer you to a rental agency that delivers and picks up., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen-size in basement den with memory-foam pad and convenient 1/2 bath. Fairly private because there's a main floor living room providing a separate social space....moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms

              • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

                Master bath...moreless

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

                Main bath, top floor...moreless

              • Bathroom 4: toilet

                1/2 bath, in the basement, off the family room...moreless

              • Bathroom 3: toilet

                1/2 bath, main floor, off the dining area...moreless

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Cooking Utensils:

                Fully equipped, including food processor, rice maker, Cuisinart coffee maker, blade coffee grinder, mixer, blender (Margaritas!)....moreless

              • Pantry Items:

                All types Ziploc bags, saran, foil, garbage bags. Replacement batteries and lightbulbs. Firestick for Weber charcoal barbecue...moreless

              • Kitchen:

                Kitchen well-equipped because we love to entertain during our month-long stays....moreless

              • Dining:

                Table seats up to 10, with tablecloths for all sizes and napkins. ...moreless

              Amenities

              • Wood Fireplace:

                Artificial logs in laundry room. Firestick in basement, in addition to the one in the pantry for the barbecue....moreless

              • Parking:

                Reserved spot directly in front of the entry door, plus a pass for a non-reserved parking space....moreless

              • Parking Off Street:

                Free. One reserved slot in front of door, plus another permit for general spaces....moreless

              • Heating:

                Very new high-end heat pump. Complete comfort....moreless

              • Air Conditioning:

                Very new high-end heat pump. Complete comfort....moreless

              • Towels Provided:

                All the bath/hand towels, and washcloths....moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                Very large - In the basement...moreless

              • Clothes Dryer:

                Very large - In the basement...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Music Library:

                Some CDs next to CD player, with several Hawaiian selections....moreless

              • Television:

                Large screen in family room....moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Also DVR...moreless

              • DVD Player
              • CD Player

              Communications

              • Broadband Access:

                Comcast modem in basement family room....moreless

              • Wireless Internet:

                Password provided with final details....moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

                Very nice elevated deck with table and chairs, shade most of the day....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                Weber, with chimney charcoal starter, grill brush, firestick....moreless

              Activities

              • Restaurants
              • Museums
              • Sight Seeing
              • Shopping
              • Walking
               

              Reviews

              Write a review 4.9
              from 20 traveler reviews
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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Sept/Oct 2014
              Aug 30 - Oct 31, 2014
              4 night min stay

              $1,120
              Winter before Thanksgiving
              Nov 1 - Nov 21, 2014
              4 night min stay

              $840
              Thanksgiving
              Nov 22 - Nov 28, 2014
              4 night min stay

              $1,120
              Before Christmas
              Nov 29 - Dec 19, 2014
              4 night min stay

              $840
              Christmas
              Dec 20 - Dec 26, 2014
              4 night min stay

              $1,120
              New Years
              Dec 27 - Jan 2, 2015
              4 night min stay

              $1,120
              After New Years
              Jan 3 - Mar 6, 2015
              4 night min stay

              $840
              High Season 2015
              Mar 7 - Aug 28, 2015
              4 night min stay

              $1,330
              Sept/Oct 2015
              Aug 29 - Oct 30, 2015
              4 night min stay

              $1,120
              Winter non-holiday 2015
              Oct 31 - Mar 4, 2016
              4 night min stay

              $840

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Cleaning $200 + tax
              • Tax Rate 15%

              Notes:

              Thanksgiving/Christmas/New Years $1,120/week plus cleaning and taxes.

              Cancellation Policy: Full refund 60 days before. After that, up to full refund depending on whether we can rent the dates.


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              Last updated: 09/12/2014
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              Location

              2 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Reagan National
              1 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              4 restaurants - Chinese, pizza, Greek, Latin

              Car: Recommended

              Our Nation's Capitol.

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 1980

              About the owner: Photo at L'Auberge Chez Francois restaurant in Virginia, our favorite area restaurant, in the fall. We're both retired from the Air Force, with 62 years combined service, very happy in Hawaii. You'll see many Hawaiian decorating touches in our townhouse, which we purchased for our first assignment to the Pentagon. Have hundreds of lifelong friends in the area. We revel in our two months of visits there each year, with parties and more fun than humans should endure. Courtesy of our wonderful country we've experienced much of the world, and those experiences make us certain that you'll love visiting our country's capital area, possibly the most interesting in the world. Aloha, Michael and Virginia

              Why the Owner Chose Alexandria:
              It's not JUST a vacation rental. It's one of our two homes. Our emotional connection to it, our incredible friends in the area, and our nation's capital make it far more than a 'vacation rental property'.


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              Speaks: english

               

              Photos

              • Your beautiful home away from home

                Your beautiful home away from home

              • Into the living room, looking back toward the dining area and kitchen.

                Into the living room, looking back toward the dining area and kitchen.

              • Dining area and living room.

                Dining area and living room.

              • A nice look at our granite and cherry cabinets that are throughout the house.

                A nice look at our granite and cherry cabinets that are throughout the house.

              • The Master bedroom.

                The Master bedroom.

              • The main, full bath, looking at he sink side.

                The main, full bath, looking at he sink side.

              • Second master-sized bedroom.

                Second master-sized bedroom.

              • Down to the family room, with fireplace, large TV, comfortable sleeper couch.

                Down to the family room, with fireplace, large TV, comfortable sleeper couch.

              • Family room 1/2 bath.

                Family room 1/2 bath.

              • Into the entry way and the first look at your Hawaiian townhouse.

                Into the entry way and the first look at your Hawaiian townhouse.

              • Looking back from the dining area into the living room and entry area.

                Looking back from the dining area into the living room and entry area.

              • Great kitchen (we love to cook!) and the elevated deck.

                Great kitchen (we love to cook!) and the elevated deck.

              • More of the deck, shaded during most afternoons of the year.

                More of the deck, shaded during most afternoons of the year.

              • Master bedroom bath.

                Master bedroom bath.

              • The glass-enclosed bathtub/shower.

                The glass-enclosed bathtub/shower.

              • The other side of the second bedroom.

                The other side of the second bedroom.

              • From the family room, to the 1/2 bath, laundry room on the right.

                From the family room, to the 1/2 bath, laundry room on the right.

              • Fully equipped laundry, with table, iron, folding table, ironing boards.

                Fully equipped laundry, with table, iron, folding table, ironing boards.

              VRBO #196478

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              This listing was first published here in 2008.

              Date last modified - Thursday, September 11, 2014

              $120 - $190 per night (USD)
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              2 Bedroom / 2.5+ Bathroom
              Sleeps 6

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              Minimum stay: 4 nights
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