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This cozy DETACHED home is perfect for those who want privacy and not have to worry about disturbing adjoining neighbors or guests above, below or either side of the house. It has a full kitchen and two bedrooms - one with queen sized bed and one with two twin sized beds. Old fashioned deep claw-footed tub/shower add to this bungalow's charm!
No car needed as you are within 20 minutes walking distance of public transportation, shops, restaurants and all the sights - from historic to hip.
Walk to Two Metro stops that in just minutes take you to Reagan National Airport and Washington DC - with all the free Smithsonian Museums, White House, Capitol Hill, and Monuments. Rent bicycles and ride into DC along the Bike Path. Take the ferry into DC to watch the Washington Nationals Baseball Team play at their new, state of the art stadium with views of the Capitol dome.
Historic Old Town Alexandria with it's many unique shops, museums,galleries, and restaurants is on the Potomac River and provides access to riverboat tours to Mt.Vernon Estate (George Washington's home) and Georgetown in Washington. Sailing and kayaking opportunities available, too.
Hip Del Ray has the interesting coffee shops, restaurants,galleries, shops, farmers market and vibe of a small city within the city. Visit any of the Zagat rated restaurants and you will be welcomed like an old friend , order take away or sit and dine. The farmers market, butcher and cheese shops mean that you can make your own meals in the full kitchen, too.
Keywords: Cozy house, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath. Walk to Metro, Old Town Alexandria and Del Ray. Quick Metro ride to Reagan Airport and DC.
There is no tax fee. There is a fully refundable security/damage deposit of $200.00 which is returned after guest vacates. There is a one time $125.00 cleaning fee.
The charge for all holiday weeks and the entire months of June, July and August is $1,575.00 per week or $225.00 per night. Holidays include the WEEKS of New Year's Eve, Easter, Christmas, Thanksgiving, Memorial Day, Labor Day, July 4.
Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Our Guest Cottage sits right between two very desirable parts of the historic City of Alexandria. Within a 15 to 20 minute walk, one can enjoy numerous, excellent restaurants, shops, antique stores, grocery stores, pharmacies, cleaners and two Metro stops. Movie theaters, malls, public tennis courts and community recreation center are all within a 10 minute drive.
From the Braddock Road Metro and the King Street Metro, you can be in Washington, DC, Arlington, VA or Maryland in just minutes. The Metro also takes you directly to Reagan National Airport.
The home sits on a quiet one-way residential street that has tons of free parking if you do have an automobile. There are two bedrooms and one bath. Built in 1926, the home's bath is fairly original with a deep, cast iron tub with a shower ring. Because of its depth, it can be somewhat of a challenge to anyone with mobility restrictions. The kitchen is fully equipped with fridge, stove, toaster oven, blender and microwave. There is no dishwasher however. Additionally, there is a gas grill for warm weather grilling. The washer and dryer are housed in the basement.
The house has a TV and has internet access as well. Enjoy all the historic sights of Alexandria, George Washington's Estate of Mt. Vernon, Woodlawn, Gunston Manor, Arlington Cemetery and the endless choices of free museums in Washington, DC.
Year Purchased: 1988
About the owner: My husband and I are native Alexandrians and have owned this home for many years. We purchased it so my mother could move from her 3 story townhouse to one level living. She enjoyed many years there before moving in with my sister.
Recently we decided it was the perfect spot for vacationers as it is in a wonderful, quiet community; yet is within walking distance of everything.
I actually grew up in the neighborhood, attended the local elementary school and now our grandson is attending the same school.
We live just a short 5 minute drive from the house and can make ourselves available if there is a problem.
Why the Owner Chose Alexandria: I know how many people visit the Washington DC area each year, and I wanted to provide a more home-like setting for people who don't like the bustle of hotels. Old Town Alexandria and Del Ray are right on the doorstep of this cute bungalow, and with DC just a short distance away, I thought it was the perfect pied a terre!
The Unique Benefits at this Bungalow: This is a single family detached home so you don't have go worry about your noise level of coming or going as there is no unit above, below or beside you. You have your own washer and dryer and yard to use for outdoor grilling and dining. There is plenty of room to stretch out in this little home, and the privacy it affords, allows visitors to really 'live' in the DC area. Walking to shops and restaurants, theater, boating, metro and the like are just the icing on the cake.