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Recent Northern Virginia property reviews

  • Thank you!

    "Peyton and Kenny made our vacation planning so very easy by making sure we had reservations to the amazing Forlano's across the street and had toilet paper and coffee in our room for the morning. mornings. Since we only had one roll, they graciously gave us more when we went and requested it from their shop. They were also kind to tell us the water heater was small and only allowed for 5 minute showers. They weren't kidding, mine got cold and my husband had to skip his until it heated up before the wedding we were attending. Too bad we didn't request more towels when we went for the tp, because I had to use the same small towel for 4 days. The quaint rustic cottage with concrete floors had the most comfortable bed and linens. Plains is a quaint friendly town where you feel like you are going, "home". I would have rated a 5 if we had plenty of toilet paper, paper towels, dish clothes and dish towels as well as 2-3 sets of bath towels for both of us. Having blinds or shades on the windows would have also helped us get a restful sleep."
    Guest: April c. Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: May 20, 2014
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  • visited before going to France

    "Staying in this lovely home in Old Town is such a pleasure! The owners are wonderful people and the welcoming touches which they provide make one's stay even more special. The walks around Old Town, along the Potomac and a nearby park are very enjoyable. I do recommend this home!"
    Guest: Karen B. Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: April 30, 2014
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  • Really enjoyable stay

    "We recently stayed at Hobby House and really enjoyed our time there. The house includes a garage where you can park your car, although it is a tight space, it's free parking. The house comes as advertised and we found if anything, the pictures on the website didn't do it justice, which is unusual. The kitchen was spacious and well equipped. There were plenty of bathrooms (3 for four people) and the house was lovingly restored. It was easy walking distance to a metro stop (about five minutes) and a close walk to old town Alexandria and its shops and restaurants was no more than a 10 minute walk away. It was an ideal location. The only complaints I had were minor. The bedrooms had doors but there was no privacy because there were open windows above each door, which I assume was for circulation. It was also a city house, so there was a lot of traffic noise and the third bedroom had a pullout sofa that wasn't all that comfortable, but overall we were very pleased with the location and would recommend it to anyone."
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: July 2013 Review Submitted: August 11, 2013
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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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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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