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Best of Both Worlds: 5 Blocks to Historic Old Town, 2 Stoplights to Dc

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Entrance to Captain's Quarters, with reserved parking space directly in front

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Last updated: 12/02/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4-5 nights
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  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Alexandria townhome description

Captain's Quarters of Old Town is ideal for a special family vacation or short-term military, corporate or diplomat lodging. It's a newly available, fully furnished town home in the northeast section of Old Town Alexandria, only three blocks from the George Washington Memorial Parkway to the east and five blocks from U.S. Route 1 to the west. For vacation visitors, this makes Captain's Quarters more convenient to the U.S. Capitol, the National Mall, Smithsonian museums, Kennedy Center and other attractions than traveling from many parts of Washington, DC itself. Plus, if you are driving, you will have a reserved, free and safe place to park when you return each day!

Captain's Quarters also is perfect temporary lodging for those on military, corporate or diplomatic assignments -- with ample space for an extended stay, a washer, dryer and storage area). The location is ideal for accessing Washington, DC; Crystal City; the Pentagon; Ft. Belvoir, National Harbor, and other locations in the DC-northern Virginia area via foot, bike, car, bus, Metro rail, taxi or water taxi.

This home-away-from-home is a 3-bedroom, 3½-bath, two story townhouse with a two-thirds finished basement. Its amenities include a custom-tiled steam bath and Tempur-Pedic Cloud mattress with ergonomic adjustment in the master bedroom; park view, ceiling fan and combination down/memory foam mattress topper in the second bedroom; and a queen-size futon bed and work-desk arrangement in the third bedroom. There are two full baths (one with shower/tub) on the top floor. The main floor has a gourmet galley kitchen with Jenn-Air double oven; adjacent dining room and sitting area; living room with wood-burning fireplace and TV.

In the finished area of the basement is a family and media room with 3D wide-screen LCD television and surround sound. There is a portable Serta queen-size bed if needed, along with a full bath with shower. In the adjacent, partly finished area of the basement is a laundry room and storage area available for guest use.

The entire house has central A/C (with humidifier for wintertime); WiFi access to Internet; and reserved parking directly in front of the house. Throughout the home is artwork collected from Navy assignments and travel around the world, plus creations from Alexandria’s many contemporary artists. Some of the art is available for sale if you take a liking to it during your stay.

Not that you will spend much time inside with so much to see and do outside. A large patio in back has a BBQ grill, table, chairs and umbrella. The patio opens to a quiet neighborhood park with an enclosed children’s playground nearby. Only a few blocks away are the Potomac River with Alexandria’s beautiful river-front parks and the 18-mile Mount Vernon Trail. Also nearby are restaurants and cafes, grocery stores, and shops. The heart of Old Town is 10 blocks away – a nice walk, quick drive, or inexpensive ride on the local DASH bus.

Your arrival package includes an 'A to Z' guide to Captain's Quarters and the neighborhood -- plus driving and public transportation maps, walking routes, tourist guides, restaurant menus, and discount coupons for local activities. Alexandria's calendar is packed with parades, festivals and performances throughout the year.

In case you are new to Old Town: It is nationally recognized for its early American architecture, boutiques, art and antique galleries, historic sites and award-winning restaurants. Founded by Scots in 1749, Alexandria quickly grew to become a bustling and wealthy seaport. In 1796, the Duc de Liancourt declared Alexandria “the handsomest town in Virginia – indeed it is among the finest in the United States.” Today, one popular tourist guide has this to say: “Older than Washington DC itself, Alexandria, Virginia, is a historic city that melds the charm of yesteryear with attractions desired most by visitors today, including top restaurants, chic boutiques, interesting art galleries, lively bars, and notable sights” (Moon Travel Guide, 2012). At least 75% of Alexandria's stores, restaurants and spas are locally owned and can't be found anywhere else!

The many sites and activities available in Old Town Alexandria include:
-- Only 5 blocks away, the Potomac River and 18-mile Mt. Vernon trail for walking, running and biking (with bike rental available in Old Town);
-- Historic Gadsby’s Tavern, a center for food, drink and conversation since 1770 (George Washington and Thomas Jefferson dined here);
-- Historic Christ Church, completed in 1773 (George Washington and Robert E. Lee prayed here);
-- Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary, where Martha Washington purchased remedies for George's hangovers;
-- Many historic homes open to tourists including Robert E. Lee’s boyhood home and, only 8 miles down the Parkway, George Washington’s restored home and plantation at Mt. Vernon;
-- Monuments and memorials including the George Washington Masonic Memorial, historic cemeteries and a statue of a soldier marking where young men met to march south to fight for the Confederacy at the outset of the Civil War.
-- Great neighborhoods for shopping, restaurants and night life including Old Town's King Street and bohemian Del Ray, both less than a mile away;
-- Boat tours and water taxis to Georgetown, National Harbor and Mt. Vernon;
-- Water sports at the nearby Washington sailing marina (sailboat rentals), Tidal Basin (paddle boats) and Belle Haven marina (sailboat and kayak rentals);
-- The new National Harbor convenient, shopping and entertainment complex, just across the Potomac from Alexandria;
-- Convenient access to the Pentagon, Ft. Myers, Ft. Belvoir, Andrews and Bolling Air Force bases, the new Air Force Memorial, Marine Corps Headquarters at Henderson Hall and other military facilities;
-- All of the sites and activities available in the nation’s capital,with DC only 2 stoplights and 4.5 miles away.

Less than 3 blocks away is direct bus service to the Braddock Road Metro stop, Pentagon, Crystal City and downtown Washington, DC. It’s 7 blocks to the Braddock Road Metro rail station with frequent trains going to National Airport, the Pentagon and Washington. Alexandria also has its own Amtrak train station with regular eastern corridor rail service.

When you are finished with touring or work for the day, you will return to a quiet retreat in Old Northport, a private neighborhood of only 38 townhouses completed in 1978. Captain’s Quarters itself was remodeled in 2010-2012 with all new appliances, upgraded bathrooms, new flooring and carpet, new HVAC system, Casablanca ceiling fans, LED lighting, and many other improvements.

Ask about our active-duty military discount for families for vacations or temporary lodging in connection with schools, TAD or PCS moves.

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Property Type

  • Townhome
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Low Allergen Environment
              • Children Welcome:

                With the city park and playground in back, the home is great for families with kids....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Wheelchair Inaccessible

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8

              • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

                Adjustable Tempur-Pedic Cloud mattress...moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

                Down/memory foam mattress topper...moreless

              • Bedroom 3: 1 sleep sofa /futon

                Queen size...moreless

              • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

                Portable bed for family room...moreless

              • All three bedrooms have closet and drawer space. Bedrooms 1 and 2 have Casablanca ceiling fans. Bedroom 3 has a queen-size futon along with a wall-mounted desk, shelves and drawers. Bedroom 1 looks out on the private street and cul-de-sac (with no traffic noise) and has plantation shutters. The other two bedrooms overlook the city park and have window treatments for as much privacy as desired by guests....moreless

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

                steam bath...moreless

              • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

                upstairs hallway bathroom...moreless

              • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

                basement bathroom...moreless

              • Bathroom 4: toilet

                main level...moreless

              • The master bedroom has an adjoining spa bathroom with glass-enclosed steam bath and shower. For the other two bedrooms upstairs there is a full bath accessed from the hallway with a full-size bathtub with shower fixture and curtain. For the family and media room in the finished basement, there is a newly completed full bath with tiled shower....moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • Wedding receptions, reunion parties or other large gatherings are not permitted inside the house or on the patio due to community association regulations and the peaceful environment of our neighborhood....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Books
                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • DVR
                  • Games
                  • Games For Kids
                  • MP3 Dock
                  • Radio
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Stereo
                  • Television

                  Theme

                  • Family
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Attractions

                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Coin Laundry
                  • Festivals
                  • Library
                  • Live Theater
                  • Marina
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Restaurants
                  • Synagogues

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat
                  • Medical Services

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Photography
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking

                  Location Type

                  • River:

                    The Potomac River is only a few blocks away from Captain's Quarters. Trails on our side of the river are great for walking, running and biking. These include the 14-mile Mt. Vernon trail that goes all of the way to George Washington's home to the south, and to Washington DC and Georgetown to the north. There also is a paved walking path that leads to King Street, the Torpedo Factory art center and other attractions at the heart of Old Town Alexandria....moreless

                  • Town:

                    One of the oldest towns in the U.S., Alexandria was founded by Scots in 1749. It quickly grew to become a bustling and wealthy seaport. In 1796, the Duc de Liancourt declared Alexandria “the handsomest town in Virginia – indeed it is among the finest in the United States.” Today, one popular tourist guide has this to say: “Older than Washington DC itself, Alexandria, Virginia, is a historic city that melds the charm of yesteryear with attractions desired most by visitors today, including top restaurants, chic boutiques, interesting art galleries, lively bars, and notable sights” (Moon Travel Guide, 2012)....moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Roller Blading
                  • Sailing
                  • Tennis

                  Dining

                  • Dining:

                    Newly renovated dining room with table that expands to seat 8; dimming chandelier, and plantation shutter windows....moreless

                  • Dining Room
                  • Seating for 6 people

                  General

                  • Activities Guide
                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Baby Gate
                  • Basic Soaps
                  • Ceiling Fans
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Fireplace:

                    Wood-burning fireplace in living room, with firewood and kindling provided....moreless

                  • Firewood
                  • Free Local Calls
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Local Maps
                  • Paper Towels
                  • Parking:

                    One reserved parking space directly in front of the house. A second vehicle can be parked nearby in unreserved parking on the neighborhood's private lane....moreless

                  • Telephone
                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet

                  Kitchen

                  • 4 Ring Stove
                  • Blender
                  • Coffee Grinder
                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Garbage Disposal
                  • Gourmet Kitchen
                  • Ice Maker
                  • Kitchen:

                    Gourmet galley kitchen with new appliances including Jenn-Air double oven....moreless

                  • Microwave
                  • Pantry Items:

                    Oils and spices provided....moreless

                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove:

                    Double oven with convection baking and roasting. Ceramic top with adjustable cooking rings and warming area....moreless

                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Barbecue
                  • Fully Fenced Property
                  • Outdoor Furniture
                  • Outdoor Grill Gas
                  • Patio

                  House Cleaning

                      • Housekeeper Optional
                       

                      Reviews

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Base Rate
                      5 night min stay
                      $349
                      $2,303 $8,400
                      EARLY DECEMBER DISCOUNT
                      Dec 2 - Dec 20
                      4 night min stay
                      $299
                      $1,960

                      Discounts: 14 nights or more: $260 Nightly

                      Christmas-New Year's holiday
                      Dec 21 - Jan 4
                      5 night min stay
                      $349
                      $2,303
                      WINTER DISCOUNT
                      Jan 5 - Mar 14
                      4 night min stay
                      $299
                      $1,960

                      Discounts: 14 nights or more: $260 Nightly

                      FALL SEASON DISCOUNT
                      Oct 20 - Nov 23
                      4 night min stay
                      $299
                      Thanksgiving holiday period
                      Nov 24 - Dec 1
                      4 night min stay
                      $349
                      $2,303
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees and Rental Conditions:

                      • Cleaning fee for after departure $150 + tax
                      • Property Damage Protection $49
                      • Adding 4th bed in family room (7-8 guests) $50 + tax
                      • Tax Rate 14.5%

                      Notes:

                      Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed with the required deposit (please see Payment Terms below). To assure sufficient time to re-book reserved periods, our cancellation policy is as follows: 100% refund if cancelled 60 days prior to the check-in date; no refund if cancelled less than 60 days prior to the check-in date.


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                      Last updated: 12/02/2014
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                      Location

                      2.5 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Reagan National Airport (DCA)
                      0.35 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Rustico on Slaters Lane
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Ferry
                      For Georgetown, National Harbor & Mt. Vernon
                      0.75 Miles
                      Nearest Train
                      Braddock Road Metrorail Station
                      0.25 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      George Washington Parkway
                      0.2 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Vaso's Kitchen

                      Car: Not Necessary

                      Unbeatable location includes:

                      4.5 miles and 2 stoplights to Washington, DC.

                      2.5 miles to National Airport

                      2 miles to Interstate 95/495

                      1 mile to funky Del Ray with its eclectic stores and restaurants

                      5 blocks to Old Town National Historic Landmark boundary and 5 more blocks to King Street

                      7 blocks to Braddock Road Metro stop

                      5 blocks to Giant supermarket; others include Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods

                      5 blocks to Mt. Vernon path and Potomac River park

                      4 blocks to Bastille, Buzz Café, Rustico and other restaurants

                      2 blocks to convenience store, dry cleaner and Vaso’s Kitchen

                      2 blocks to bus stops for downtown DC, Pentagon or Braddock Rd. Metro

                      2.5 blocks to George Washington Parkway or North Washington St.

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2010

                      About the owner: Captain's Quarters is owned by an international development manager (Luz) and a retired captain (Steve) whose Navy career took him from the cornfields of Indiana to assignments in the Caribbean, Italy and the Mediterranean, Japan and the western Pacific, and Hawaii. In between were several assignments in the Washington DC area, where Alexandria became a favorite hangout -- combining history with friendly people, good restaurants and plenty of activities. Now we live 30 miles away on the Chesapeake Bay and use Captain's Quarters as our city 'retreat.'

                      Why the Owner Chose Alexandria:
                      It's a calm, quiet and safe oasis sandwiched between the bustle of Washington DC and the tourist attractions, shopping, restaurants and nightlife of Old Alexandria. Captain's Quarters is one of only 38 townhouses in the development. The architecture echoes the late 1700s but the homes have the inside amenities of 1977-78 when built. In front of Captain's Quarters is a private street and cul-de-sac where children ride bikes and draw in chalk on the street. In the back is a small city park with room for soccer or a baseball game. One end of the park is devoted to a fenced children's playground with swings, slide and elevated playhouse. As one of our rental guests commented in our guest log, the park is 'a true neighborhood gem.'

                      The Unique Benefits at this Townhome:
                      Work, play or tour all day in Washington, Alexandria or the surrounding area -- and then come home to peace, comfort, friendly neighbors, and nice shops, restaurants and bars nearby. The home itself has plenty of space for 6 adults or for families of up to 8 if the optional queen bed is set up in the family room.


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                      Speaks: english, french, spanish
                       

                      Photos

                      • Entrance to Captain's Quarters, with reserved parking space directly in front

                        Entrance to Captain's Quarters, with reserved parking space directly in front

                      • Living room with fireplace, opening to private patio and city park.

                        Living room with fireplace, opening to private patio and city park.

                      • Gourmet galley kitchen with Jenn-Air double oven, ice-maker and dishwasher.

                        Gourmet galley kitchen with Jenn-Air double oven, ice-maker and dishwasher.

                      • Master bedroom with Tempur-Pedic Cloud mattress and adjustable ergonomic frame.

                        Master bedroom with Tempur-Pedic Cloud mattress and adjustable ergonomic frame.

                      • Fold-down seat with another folding teak seat for a second person.

                        Fold-down seat with another folding teak seat for a second person.

                      • Bedroom 3 with queen-size futon, desk, shelves, drawers, closet and park view.

                        Bedroom 3 with queen-size futon, desk, shelves, drawers, closet and park view.

                      • Family room and media center in finished basement with optional double bed.

                        Family room and media center in finished basement with optional double bed.

                      • Back patio opens to city maintained park.

                        Back patio opens to city maintained park.

                      • A nice gathering place for neighbors and kids.

                        A nice gathering place for neighbors and kids.

                      • Children's playground is on the far side of the park.

                        Children's playground is on the far side of the park.

                      • Google Earth view of Chetworth Ct. cul-de-sac, with 1329 marked with "A."

                        Google Earth view of Chetworth Ct. cul-de-sac, with 1329 marked with "A."

                      • A luxury in the DC area: reserved parking directly in front of the house.

                        A luxury in the DC area: reserved parking directly in front of the house.

                      • Colonial-style townhouse with modern amenities and plenty of space inside.

                        Colonial-style townhouse with modern amenities and plenty of space inside.

                      • Dining room with table that expands with 2 available leaves.

                        Dining room with table that expands with 2 available leaves.

                      • Half-bath on main floor, off entrance foyer.

                        Half-bath on main floor, off entrance foyer.

                      • Master bathroom with custom tile and steam bath.

                        Master bathroom with custom tile and steam bath.

                      • Bedroom 2 overlooking park, with queen-size bed and closet.

                        Bedroom 2 overlooking park, with queen-size bed and closet.

                      • Second full bathroom is off the upstairs hall landing.

                        Second full bathroom is off the upstairs hall landing.

                      • Basement bathroom with shower.

                        Basement bathroom with shower.

                      • New patio grill

                        New patio grill

                      • Overflow seating in the park!

                        Overflow seating in the park!

                      • Potomac River walking path in winter time, with Washington Monument on horizon.

                        Potomac River walking path in winter time, with Washington Monument on horizon.

                      • DASH bus 2 blocks away, with service to Braddock Rd. Metrorail station and town.

                        DASH bus 2 blocks away, with service to Braddock Rd. Metrorail station and town.

                      • A happy retreat at the end of the day!

                        A happy retreat at the end of the day!

                      $299 - $349 per night (USD)
                      13

                      3 Bedroom / 3.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 8

                      View calendar: Updated 12/02/14
                      Minimum stay: 4-5 nights
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                      Speaks: english, french, spanish
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