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Recent Northern Virginia reviews

  • Exactly what we wanted! Close to everything * Comfortable * High End Location

    "We LOVED our stay! There were five of us - three adults, and two kids (ages 10 and 13). We had more than enough room for everyone. I was AMAZED by the size of the property. I thought we'd be squeezing into a tiny space, but was wrong! The apartment is nice and roomy - a nice big living room, fully kitchen, dining area, large bedrooms, big bathrooms, plenty of storage, and a nice balcony! The balcony overlooks a park where we went for runs, played on the playground, watched a local soccer game, etc. Walk out the backdoor and right into Nordstroms! Walk one minute more and arrive at the metro. We took the metro all over because it was so convenient. The food options are many - food court at the mall, casual restaurants literally across the street, small diverse cafes around the corner. I even did some grocery shopping by walking to Harris Teeter. I'm trying to think of anything that I wish had been different, but I can't think of anything! Staying here was like having the comfort of home with the excitement and luxury of vacationing in a big city. JUST RIGHT! We'll recommend the property to friends and hope to be back ourselves!"
    Guest: Nancy M. Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: May 28, 2014
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  • Loved it!

    "Our family of 5, including kids ages 15, 13, and 10, stayed here for 4 nights on our spring break trip to DC. The cottage was charming and filled with quality furnishings and plenty of extra touches. Kitchen came with some basic spices, oil, etc. which is always nice. Jim and Lisa offered a campfire, Mt. Vernon passes ( saved us $100!), and a couple of bikes. Didn't have enough time to enjoy it all! The yard and neighborhood were beautiful and nice to run through, plus the bike trail was only a couple blocks away...great place to run along the Potomac! Our kids loved the cottage too and wished for more down time to just hang out there. Highly recommend!"
    Guest: Michigan fam Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: May 28, 2014
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  • THE PLACE TO STAY!

    "My wife, daughter and I stayed at the Cottage. We wanted a nice getaway for the weekend to see the sights of DC and experience Old Town Alexandria. We had never tried staying at places other than a hotel. LUCKY US to have found 'The Cottage'. The Cottage offers more than a hotel, along with comfort and convenience. We were sold on the kitchen...a full kitchen and a beautiful walk-out patio. HIGHLY RECOMMEND THE COTTAGE! We will be back. Thanks, Jack"
    Guest: VW Guy Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: November 18, 2014
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  • Great place for a family get-together

    "We spent four wonderful weeks in this home. Some of that time included another adult couple (family) and there is plenty of room for that. Consequently, this place would suit families with teenaged or younger children. People who have difficulties with stairs would be best looking elsewhere as most of the accommodation is on the second floor. The kitchen/dining area has magical views across the Potomac and is perfect for catching the sunrise. The kitchen is well equipped - we were even able to prepare a Thanksgiving dinner for four (Canadian Thanksgiving, that is). Heating and cooling are quite efficient although I'm not sure about the bathroom in the winter which does not appear to have its own register. Location is perfect for Old Town Alexandria and its shops and restaurants - all walking distance. There is a grocery store just two blocks away for most of the basics. Getting to DC couldn't be easier via the King Street Trolley (free) and the Metro. The only minor downside was the frustratingly erratic Internet connection - but that is really minor in comparison to the rest. Suzanne and Levin were very responsive to our occasional questions and provided fresh flowers, sparkling wine and fruit upon our arrival. Very much recommended!"
    Guest: Terry S. Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 27, 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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