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Upper Floor Condo with Monument Views, Parking, Wi-Fi, Perfect Location

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Last updated: 04/14/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Alexandria apartment description

This spacious high rise condo is my vacation home when I need to 'get away'. It sits high in the sky in the heart of Alexandria and is the perfect short-term residence for professionals, corporate executives, or vacationers.

There are sweeping views of Washington DC from the living room, kitchen, bedroom, and from the balcony off the living room.

The living room television has Xfinity (Comcast) HD cable service with hundreds of channels and many free, on-demand movies. Broadband Internet access is provided throughout the house.

I am rather fond of my home, but my opinion is shared by others in their reviews. While I appreciate the compliments, the point is that this home is more than just a place to store your suitcase while you are visiting Washington. It will be part of the experience itself.

Located in Shirlington Alexandria high up on a strategic Civil war hill, My condo offers incredible views of Washington's famous skyline and is just 5 minutes to downtown, Reagan Airport, New MD Casinos, Nationals ballpark. You can reach any other part of the City (National Cathedral, National Zoo, Dupont Circle, etc.) in 20 minutes or less. Middleburg, VA is 30 minutes away, Baltimore and Dulles are 30-45 minutes away. A car is most useful, but public transportation is available just one block away.

Shirlington is a safe, quiet, upscale neighborhood. Several of DC's best restaurants are within 3 miles, including French, Italian, Chinese, Thai, Middle Eastern, and one of the best pizzeria's in town. Finally, one of the best features of my neighborhood is that it is one of the very few places in DC where there is never a parking problem for you or your guests! Parking spaces abound in our gigantic parking lot.

To make certain that your stay is trouble-free, I reside close by ready to assist you as necessary.

In my humble opinion, this is the best accommodation value in DC. So why stay in a pricey DC hotel or sterile corporate apartment when my house offers twice as much for half the price? Deal directly with the owner, not an agent or property manager. This is one of the best accommodation values in DC!

NOTE: Maximum of three persons. Minimum stay of three days. Please check my availability calendar before making an inquiry.


Keywords: High Rise

Property Type

      • Apartment

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Wheelchair Accessible
              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
              • Pets Considered
              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only

              Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dining Area Seats:

                0...moreless

              • Dishwasher
              • Refrigerator
              • Kitchen
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Stove
              • Coffee Maker
              • Dishes & Utensils

              Amenities

              • Clothes Dryer:

                Sate of the Art Washer/Dryer across the hall. $1.25 per wash...moreless

              • Linens Provided
              • Iron & Board
              • Air Conditioning
              • Parking Off Street
              • Washing Machine
              • Parking
              • Towels Provided
              • Heating
              • Hair Dryer
              • Fitness Room / Equipment
              • Living Room

              Entertainment

              • Video Game Console
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Television
              • DVD Player

              Communications

              • Broadband Access
              • Wireless Internet
              • Internet

              Pool & Spa

              • Communal Pool
              • Private Pool

              Outdoor Features

              • Balcony
              • Outdoor Grill
              • Deck / Patio

              Theme

              • Romantic
              • Tourist Attractions
              • Historic
              • Adventure
              • Family

              Location & View

                  • Monument View:

                    US Capital, Jefferson Memorial, Air Force Memorial, Washington Monument, Washington Cathedral etc......moreless

                  Car

                      • Recommended

                      Activities

                      • Groceries
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Antiquing
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Laundromat
                      • Hospital
                      • Miniature Golf
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Boating
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Shopping
                      • Cycling
                      • Tennis
                      • Golf
                      • Basketball Court
                      • Swimming
                      • Fishing
                      • Equestrian Events
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Medical Services
                      • Hiking
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Mountaineering
                      • Restaurants
                      • Live Theater
                      • Theme Parks
                      • Zoo
                      • Museums
                      • Cinemas
                      • Marina
                      • Churches
                      • Botanical Garden
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Water Parks
                      • Playground
                      • Outlet Shopping
                      • Gambling Casinos
                      • Eco Tourism
                      • Walking
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Paddle Boating
                      • Recreation Center
                      • Library
                      • Arboretum
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Winery Tours
                      • Ruins
                       

                      Reviews

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                      • FANTASTIC VIEWS

                        FANTASTIC VIEWS

                        • Guest monica (reno nv)
                        • Date of stay 07/01/13
                        • Review Submitted 01/05/14
                        My son and I stayed for 1 month in july a great place FANATASTIC accodamations to shopping and restaurants .... close to the metro takes right to DC to check out al the museums and monuments ... we will definetly return back

                        Recommended for: Adventure seekers, tourists without a car, families with young children, sightseeing.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                      • Perfect place to stay!

                        Perfect place to stay!

                        • Guest Linda from BHAM (Vestavia Hills, Al.)
                        • Date of stay 03/17/13
                        • Review Submitted 03/31/13
                        We were 2 adults and a child. The place was perfect! It was as stated in this listing. The view was really great! We had a wonderful time exploring Washington DC. We drove to the Springfield Metro station(10minutes) and rode the train to the "Mall" (45 minutes) 4 of the 5 days that we visited. There is a big parking deck at the Springfield station, so we never had trouble finding a parking spot. This was the owner's suggestion. He was available to answer any questions that we had about the condo or the area. We had thought about catching the bus in back of the condo, but you have to get up early for that! So if you don't have a car, you can ride the bus to the metro. We would definitely stay here again! Thanks!

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, adventure seekers, pet owners, romantic getaway, girls getaway, people with disabilities, tourists without a car, families with young children, sightseeing, families with teenagers.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                      • Convenient condo

                        Convenient condo

                        • Guest Teresa (Iowa)
                        • Date of stay 01/18/13
                        • Review Submitted 01/30/13
                        We stayed at Dick's condo when we were in the area for the inauguration. This was a very convenient and affordable place to stay. We traveled into DC each day and it was very easy to do on public transportation. The bus stops right in front of the condo and we would take the bus to the Pentagon station. It was easy to do and everyone is very helpful. Dick was very easy to work with and enjoyed visiting with him on the phone at the end of our trip- he was making sure everything went well and if there was anything he could do to improve the condo- told him it was everything was great

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, girls getaway, tourists without a car, sightseeing, families with teenagers.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                      • Great Stay

                        Great Stay

                        • Guest Will (San Antonio,TX)
                        • Date of stay 05/15/12
                        • Review Submitted 05/22/12
                        Felt like being at home. All the necessary ameniities, beautiful view and comfortable accomodations made our stay to the greater D.C. area a treat. Having personal transportation is a plus but not entirely necessary as it is only a short bus ride to King Street metro, and Old Town Alexandria. Will asuredly be contacting owner again when our plans take us back.

                        Recommended for: Sightseeing.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                      • Great stay in Alexandria

                        Great stay in Alexandria

                        • Guest Kim Stapleton (Jefferson City, TN)
                        • Date of stay 03/07/12
                        • Review Submitted 03/13/12
                        We had a wonderful time at Dick's condo last week. It's very easy to find, just off of Interstate 395, the bypass. Dick met us there, even though we had no idea when we would arrive. The bed is very comfortable, no backaches in the mornings. It's the perfect size for two people. There is a full size refrigerator, a stove/oven, dishwasher, microwave, coffee pot, toaster, etc. Kitchen cabinets are full of cooking and baking equipment. Dishwasher detergent is provided. The large screen TV has a great picture and cable TV is provided. The building seems very secure, since you have to have a key fob to unlock the lobby door. Someone is always sitting at the lobby desk, too. The elevators are fast and there is handicapped parking right at the front door. The 14th floor condo provides a great view, too. Dick always responded quickly to all my e-mails with questions about local information. We were in town to tour D.C. One day we drove to the Franconia-Springfield mall Metro station and the second day we drove to the Van Dorn station. Van Dorn is much closer, but they do not accept charge or debit cards for parking when you exit. Franconio-Springfield does accept cards for parking. Be sure to get one of the Smart Pass plastic cards if you park at Van Dorn. Parking is $4.50, but the least amount you can put on a Smart card is $10. Be sure to research ahead of time to see which metro station where you should get off according to where you want to go.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                      • Terry & Mary - Kentucky

                        Terry & Mary - Kentucky

                        • Guest Terry (Louisville, Kentucky)
                        • Date of stay 11/18/11
                        • Review Submitted 11/29/11
                        If there is a better view of D.C. I have not seen it!! The apartment is so convenient to all the sights. We have stayed here the last two years and the owner, Richard, couldn't have been more accommodating!! We visit the area often and will be staying there again!!

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, pet owners, romantic getaway, sightseeing, families with teenagers.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                      • A Quality Experience Throughout!

                        A Quality Experience Throughout!

                        • Guest Tony (Campbell, CA)
                        • Date of stay 10/18/11
                        • Review Submitted 11/02/11
                        This place was perfect - the description is totally accurate and Dick was easy to work with from first e-mail contact to our leaving. The view is outstanding and the Monument and the Capital can be seen easily and the scene at night is exceptional. The condo was clean, comfortable, well appointed, and the building is safe with everyone very friendly. The location allows easy access to DC, the Metro and is within walking distance to Safeway, CVS, Starbucks, McDonald's, Subway, etc. Without doubt, we would stay here again and would recommend it to anyone...

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                      • It's all true...this is a great place to stay!

                        It's all true...this is a great place to stay!

                        • Guest Jim & Gail (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
                        • Date of stay 06/18/11
                        • Review Submitted 06/27/11
                        we just returned from a week long stay at Dick's condo in the sky and our family had a wonderful time. The description of the condo is totally accurate and we can attest to the positive comments that others have left on this board as well. We would definitely stay here again in the future and recommend this condo to others traveling to the DC area. Thanks again for your hospitality.

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, girls getaway, tourists without a car, families with young children, sightseeing, families with teenagers.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                      • Best value for the money

                        Best value for the money

                        • Guest Tommy and Tiffany (LaFayette, Georgia)
                        • Date of stay 06/02/11
                        • Review Submitted 06/08/11
                        My family stayed in this condo for a week, and we had an awesome experience. Dick was very easy to work with, and seemed eager to make us comfortable. The view here is incredible. You can see the Capital building and the Washington Monument very clearly. The night scene is beautiful. The condo is safe, very clean and well equipped with everything needed for daily use. The condo has lots of nice artwork and green plants, so it feels a lot like home. There is plenty of free parking here. The location is great because it is situated in a quiet neighborhood, but still close enough to all the "downtown" action. We walked down to King Street several times to grab some lunch at McDonald's and the Atlantis. There is also a Starbuck's and a CVS in the same shopping center. Also, there is a great walking track located right across the street. A metrobus will pick you up right in front of the building and take you to the Pentagon, where you can hop on the metrorail and go pretty much anywhere you desire. The swimming pool was a great way to cool off and relax at the end of a busy day. There was a comment posted recently about the condo being noisy - we didn't notice this, and actually was surprised at the quiet nature of the condo, given the fact that the interstate and lots of busy streets are so close. We would definitely recommend this condo to anyone heading to the D.C. area.

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, girls getaway, tourists without a car, sightseeing.

                        Owner response: Thank you so much, you were great guests!

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                      • Convenient for DC

                        Convenient for DC

                        • Guest Mark H. (Chicago area)
                        • Date of stay 05/09/11
                        • Review Submitted 05/17/11
                        Clean, convenient, free parking, and with owners help, parking and transportation to DC were great. While view is good, traffic noise is somewhat bothersome. Good place to stay for visiting tourist attractions in and around the area.

                        Recommended for: Sightseeing.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                       
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                      Standard pricing
                      3 night min stay

                      $900

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Pet Fee $100
                      • Taxes Not included

                      Notes:

                      Rates based on 1 or 2 guests. extra guests subject to higher rates

                      $100 deposit to hold dates, remainder to be paid at the door


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                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2006

                      About the owner: Hi, I am a full time equity investor. I stay a majority of my time at my house around the corner. Since I don't stay here much the condo serves a better purpose as a vacationer's destination.

                      Why the Owner Chose Alexandria:
                      The location is perfect for a traveler with a car. Nothing is farther than a 15 minute drive in good traffic.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
                      The condo has a hotel-like feel to it with a city view, always blows people away. Everything is at your finger tips here, a civil war fort across the street, Old Town Alexandria, DC, gorgeous neighborhoods around the condo. As well as dozens of churches within a couple of miles.


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                      This listing was first published here in 2010.

                      Date last modified - Monday, March 17, 2014

                      $129 per night (USD)
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                      1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 3

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                      Minimum stay: 3 nights
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