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Recent Northern Virginia reviews

  • Historic Parkfairfax Beauty

    "We had a wonderful month in the DC area, and this comfortable, clean, well-appointed colonial townhouse was an excellent home base. The neighborhood is very safe and perfect for daily walks. Buses run right in front of the townhouse taking you to nearby old town Alexandria or metro stops. Sophisticated Shirlington, with its excellent restaurants, a grocery store and shops, is a 15 minute walk, by way of a pedestrian bridge over I-395. Without traffic, a ten minute drive on I-395 takes you to Washington Reagan Airport or downtown DC. Dan, the owner, responded to e-mails promptly and made the rental process easy. He lives a few blocks from the townhouse and was so nice about answering any questions we had during the month."
    Guest: Maggie Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: January 5, 2015
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  • Oh, the views!

    "During the two plus weeks my husband and I stayed in Richard's condo, we never tired of the amazing views. The location is convenient, and the apartment is spacious and attractive. We appreciated its cleanliness and comfort. We enjoyed pretending we were locals and look forward to future stays. Richard is a thoughtful and gracious host."
    Guest: Gerrie Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: January 7, 2015
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  • Relaxing Retreat with Incredible Views

    "My third visit to the Play Garden did not disappoint. This place has something for everyone. You can spend the day lounging in the pool or just relaxing on the massive veranda overlooking the beautiful Shenandoah River. Those of the group who needed a more active stay, floated and kayaked down the river and hiked part of the historic Appalachian Trail. One of our days we ventured into Washington DC to sight see. It was an easy drive in and we were back with plenty of time to entertain guests with dinner on the porch. Delightful stay filled with great memories."
    Guest: CW Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 12, 2014
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  • Cute Retreat

    "My husband and two teenage daughters recently enjoyed our stay in this home. Not only was it well appointed but it was extremely clean with a well stocked linen closet. Nothing was overlooked including the scented candle! It was within an easy 15 walk to the Metro. We also used a local cab company and they arrived both times within 10 minutes. Everything was modern, tasteful and it worked! I would much rather stay in a home like this than a hotel room. I also appreciated how quiet it was. If our travels bring us back around the Washington area I would book this home again!"
    Guest: Kelly F. Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: March 26, 2014
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Northern Virginia Travel Tips

Getting to Northern Virginia Vacation Rentals

The major access point for most towns and cities in the northern Virginia area is Washington DC. Visitors can travel into Washington Dulles International Airport or Washington Regan Regional Airport. Both airports host frequent daily commercial flights on a wide range of national and international carriers. The airports are serviced by taxis which operate 24 hours a day, and public transport buses which operate during the day. Private transfers and shuttles also provide transport to and from the airports. Most visitors to Northern Virginia are from the greater Washington DC suburban region. Many of the towns and vacation destination are within easy driving distance which makes it a convenient vacation destination. If you are traveling from other parts of the United States, you may consider hiring a car so you can explore the region at your own pace.

Seasons to Visit Northern Virginia Lodging

Northern Virginia is an area known for its scenic beauty. In the west, the Appalachian Mountains rise up majestically forming the border with West Virginia. Except for this region, most of Northern Virgina is relatively flat. Farmlands and ranches stretch for miles and are interspersed with avenues of tall trees. The region is particularly beautiful in the fall season when the rusty hues contrast with the green grass and red farm barns. Summertime is the perfect season for a road trip if you want to explore some of the more rural towns. Many people that want to visit Washington DC stay in the nearby cities of Arlington and Alexandria. If the city sights interest you, it doesn’t really matter which season you visit in. Certainly, the summer months allow for more outdoor exploration and walking around but the many museums and historical sites are great to browse during the colder winter months.

Attractions and Activities near Northern Virginia Vacation Houses

Northern Virginia has a diverse range of attractions. From sleepy rural towns to the metropolis of neighboring Washington DC, there are many historic sites. Northern Virginia played an important part in America’s history and those who have an interest in this will find many museums to browse. You can take a tour of some of the battle fields. Sometimes in season, communities get all dressed up and put on reenactments of these historic events. Some of the more well-known museums include the Udvar Hazy Center of the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum and the Spy Museum. There is also the National Museum of Natural History and Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Northern Virginia is also well known for its horseback riding and show jumping events. There are several well-known stud farms in the area, and show jumping events take place in many different towns throughout the season. Many farmsteads have horses available to ride and this is a wonderful way to be able to appreciate the countryside. There are also a number of wineries in Northern Virginia. You can enjoy a private wine tasting and cellar tour at some prestigious wineries. Many of the areas have biking and walking trails that allow you explore the back roads and rural landscapes.

Visitors to Virginia Vacation Rentals

Virginia frequently attracts artists and photographers because of its scenic beauty. It is a destination that has a rich cultural and historic heritage. Those with an interest in Civil War history will find the region particularly fascinating. Horse and show jumping enthusiasts will be enthralled by the show jumping events that take place. Northern Virginia is also a great destination for those that enjoy the outdoors. It is largely uncrowded and you can enjoy exploring the countryside at leisure.

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