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Recent Northern Virginia reviews

  • Wonderful experience

    "This property inside and out was beautiful. We had plenty of room for our family of four (three adults and one 16-year-old). Beds were super comfortable, kitchen had everything we needed. Screened in porch was perfect for drinking coffee in the morning. Beautiful backyard to relax in after a long day of sightseeing. Jim and Lisa were super friendly and helpful, the perfects hosts. Short, easy drive to Washington DC. I highly recommend Granny's Cottage!"
    Guest: lagrngrl Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: April 22, 2015
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  • Perfect!

    "We came to the DC area with our kids for Spring Break. This property was absolutely perfect! It was a wonderful size for our family of five. We couldn't have asked for anything better. The neighborhood is quiet and the house has everything you would need. The location is only about a half a mile from the Metro. Easily walk able, so we hardly used our car! Old Town Alexandria has some great shopping and restaurants. I would highly recommend this property!"
    Guest: Carrie Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: April 6, 2015
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  • A great value for the price and for the DC area.

    "We selected the Cottage because we wanted to be near Old Town, Alexandria. The price was exceptional compared to local hotels. We also wanted the ability to make some of our own meals rather than eat out all the time. In terms of being a great value for the price, the Cottage is hard to beat. The description of the Cottage is very accurate and you should set your expectations accordingly. The Cottage is not luxurious, but it is clean, quiet, and has everything you need to be comfortable. It is fine for two people. The upstairs bedroom has enough space when the daybed is closed. The daybed is trundle style; once you pull it out to full king-size, it does take up most of the room, so just be prepared for that. Still, the bed itself is very comfortable. The adjoining bathroom is small but adequate, with a great shower and a window overlooking a nice yard. A winding staircase leads down to a fully equipped kitchen and a small table for two. The downstairs also offers access to the backyard. The property is well maintained. You have your own separate entrance and a parking space right outside the door, which is a real plus. Located in a lovely, quiet residential area, the Cottage is an enjoyable 10-minute walk through a nice neighborhood to reach King Street. We did it several times in the evenings and felt perfectly safe. You will be at the end of King Street, right near the Metro stop, which is the best way to get around DC. There is also a Metro transportation office next door to the Embassy Suites hotel across the street from the station. Here you can get day passes for the Metro, a good idea if you plan to make multiple stops around town. One of the best services offered by Alexandria is the free trolley that runs along King Street all the way to the waterfront. Hop on and off anytime until about 10 PM. It will save you a lot of walking. Needless to say, the shops and restaurants along King Street and close by are wonderful, and it is so much nicer to stay in this quaint village-like area rather than in downtown DC or other nearby cities. Here's a tip: If you're a Crate and Barrel fan, there is a Crate and Barrel outlet store not far from the King Street Metro. Jack is a gracious host. He leaves goodies for you in the refrigerator and provides lots of information about local sights, restaurants, etc. There are plenty of TV channels, as well as DVDs and books. The Cottage is a great cost-effective alternative to an expensive hotel room."
    Guest: Barry S. Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: April 18, 2015
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  • Charming!

    "My husband and I were able to get away for the weekend just the two of us and we had the privilege of staying here. We had a fabulous weekend! The house is charming, quaint, clean and convenient. It is beautifully renovated with respect to its historic roots. It was great to wake up to a nice light breakfast of bagels, fresh orange juice, milk and granola in the fridge. Barbara was wonderful to work with! We'd love to go back!"
    Guest: Kristy C. Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: May 7, 2015
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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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