The famous George Washington Town House is located in the center of Old Town.
About Thomas Byrne
I grew up in the Washington DC area, attended UVA and always loved Old Town for its proximity to the water, its historic character, and the multitude of local places to visit.
Thomas Byrne purchased this House in 2000
Why Thomas Byrne chose Old Town
My wife and I loved the house layout, the walk to everything location, the large courtyard, the parking and the historic significance! We lived at the house for almost 10 years.
What makes this House unique
The house is exceptional in many ways. First, of course, is its connection with George Washington. Second is that it is a very beautiful and comfortable home. Third is its remarkable location that allows you to walk a short distance to so many wonderful spots. Lastly is its large courtyard and parking spaces on the property.
Pets allowed - Pet must be up to date on medications including flPet must be up to date on medications including fl
Max guests: 6
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Enjoy your stay in Old Town Alexandria in this great home. Once you park the car in the space in back of the house you can walk anywhere in town.
Great location, wonderful for Alexandria and DC
We had a great stay. Upon arriving one of the keys was broken but the property manager promptly made arrangements to make sure we got in the property. The house is on several walking and bus tours so frequently there are people who stop in front of the house which made it fun for us. It is in walking distance of a CVS, Starbucks, a grocery store, ice cream shops, and several restaurants. It is a 20 minute walk to the Metro station so some days we would pay to park near the metro to save our energy for touring. Would stay here again!
Outstanding Location and Slice of History
Spent the weekend here for our sons graduation from The Basic School for our first visit to Alexandra. Walking distance from many restaurants etc., and the library and history on Washington is exceptional. Highly recommended.
Fun historical stay in an amazing town!
The location couldn't be better! Next to two of the town's coolest historical sites (Christ's Church and Gadsby's tavern) and a half block from King Street which is packed with quaint shops and restaurants. The house itself is a delight! Especially for those who wish to step back in time and learn about George Washington. The house is decorated in colonial period furniture, but also has a cozy couch and place to relax on the bottom floor. The beds were very comfortable as well. The owner does a great job of responding if a question is asked, and was very helpful. Overall, staying in George Washington's townhouse was the icing on the cake for my family! My kids couldn't believe that we were staying in the house that was a location on the map for the tourists to see! This place is a historical gem and allows you to step back in time.
Only two of the three floors actually livable and only partially
Pros = Location
Door to enter backyard difficult to open. Knob is loose and door drags on ground. Scaffolding set up right inside entry.
Door to home through back door difficult to open as well. Screen door metal knob broken and door sticks. Needed to put shoulder into it to get in and out.
Entry lights flickered both on landing and stairs. Bulbs were in proper but still flickered. Seemed to b an electrical issue.
Middle floor is more of a showroom than a livable space. Nice antique furniture and the room that can b seen from those looking to see gw townhouse. No privacy.
Downstairs is the kitchen and family room which is hard to heat. The home heater does not warm this space and the portable heater did very little. It was freezing in December.
Two windows downstairs have no covering so privacy issue.
Dryer was just awful. I selected all different setting trying to get clothes dry and that was quite challenging. Should be able to dry three pairs of Jean's within 2 hours but not this dryer.
Top floor has large window outside bathroom with no window covering. Privacy issue.
Top floor bathroom has cast iron toilet seat and tub. Needless to say it was COLD.
Shower had some black grout by faucet control and by feet. I used a qtip to see if stained or dirty. Qtip came back dark showing not properly cleaned.
One of the two bedrooms were not cleaned out. Lingerie in closet and underwear in drawer.
I would not stay here again.
Advice to owner is to provide window coverings for all windows, replace or fix dryer, fix outside door as well as the homes backdoor, fix electrical issues and get a portable heater that actually works. Ty
Door sticks but a child can open and shut.
Scaffolding (which obstructed nothing) was due to neighbor repairing his brick. Scaffolding is gone.
No electric or HVAC issues. Adjusting thermostat will heat house.
Middle floor is not a showroom. Furniture cannot be seen from street.
All windows in house have coverings except 2 family room windows that face private rear yard. Dryer is a condensation dryer that is not to be used by tenants.
Top floor bathroom has footed tub and glass enclosed shower. Cleaning people are excellent but obviously missed a prior tenant clothes left behind in a drawer.
Renter never contacted owner re any issue during stay.
The house is centrally located in Old Town Alexandria with all the historic sites, waterfront, museums, restaurants, quick access to Washington D. C., shops, farmers market, etc. that the area has to offer.