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Gorgeous big Townhouse BARGAIN 9 min to Lincoln Memorial-Two full, 2 half baths

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths2
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Townhome, 2 Bedrooms + LR + Den, 2.5+ Baths, Sleeps 6 comfortably

LIVES LIKE A BIG 3-BEDROOM! TWO FULL BATHS plus two half baths. BEST VALUE for the size, quality, location. More than twice the size of a cramped 2-bedroom condo, with two master-size bedrooms upstairs and great privacy for a third major 'bedroom' in the large basement family room, because it's separate from the main floor living room and has a 1/2 bath. High-quality queen sleeper couch with memory foam pad .

Uber and drive/park work great according to all our clients! MetroRail differs little in cost and time because daily fares are about $5 per person each day and you have to walk to the station, wait for a train and possibly line changes. We are NOT WALKING DISTANCE TO METRORAIL, but Uber is $10-18 each way depending on where downtown you're headed, and it's normally about a 20 MINUTE DRIVE AND PARK IN DC at 9:30 AM, AS YOU CAN SEE FROM OUR CLIENTS' REVIEWS. The Smithsonians open at 10, so you're ready for fun! .

FAR LARGER (1800 sq. ft.) than a condo, plus you have a big elevated deck in the backyard to enjoy fresh air in the shade of trees, and a Weber barbecue for your grilling pleasure.

BEST VRBO VALUE IN THE DC AREA that sleeps 6 and has two full baths (plus two half baths). Far lower cost than two tiny, boring rooms at the nearby Best Western Pentagon motel.

PLEASE CHECK OUR AVAILABILITY CALENDAR - always up-to-date.

SEND AN EMAIL TO GET MANY MORE DETAILS AND SOME GREAT TOURING TIPS!

VERY UNLIKELY TO ALLOW A MID-WEEK ARRIVAL AND/OR DEPARTURE March through August, unless it's within a month of arrival. Our clients overwhelmingly prefer Saturday arrivals and/or departures and we end up nearly fully booked each year during high season. However, just ask, because we're always happy to provide a proposal.

COMPLETELY RENOVATED top to bottom. Much nicer than when we bought it brand-new in 1980. Kitchen and all baths gutted and replaced with premium materials. Granite countertops kitchen and all baths, all new deluxe appliances, custom cherry cabinets, refinished hardwood floors, custom shower and bathtub, stainless plumbing fixtures, lush carpeting, composite deck, superb heat pump, etc., etc., VERY NICE. Lovely and well-equipped, 2 miles due-south of the Pentagon, at the northern edge of Alexandria.

EQUIPPED AS A TRUE HOME because we visit for two months every year. NOT "JUST" A VACATION HOME. We love to entertain, so the kitchen is particularly well equipped, with a full range of spices, oils, pans, utensils, small appliances.

Our location is very convenient to the District. Outside of rush hours it's routinely about 10 minutes to the Lincoln Memorial. You can certainly use Metrorail if you wish, by taking the convenient bus from right outside our little community entrance to/from the Pentagon Metrorail station in 16 minutes during rush hours, or drive/uber/cab in less than 10 minutes to two Metrorail stops. Uber for 4 people from here to the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum is $10-14.

Quiet, friendly, safe little 37 unit community. Many of the residents have been in our home for parties. Two families who are close friends live on either side of our place.

The master bedroom has a king bed and ensuite bath with shower. The other bedroom is master-size, because we took out a wall between two small bedrooms. It has a queen bed, and the full bath with tub/shower is 7 feet from the bedroom door. The basement has a spacious family room with fireplace. This can also be a comfortable fairly private bedroom away from the main floor. It has a high-quality queen sleeper couch with memory foam pad and a 1/2 bath. Yet another 1/2 bath on the main floor, with a beautiful high-ceiling living room and dining area with a table that can seat 10.

FREE OFF-STREET PARKING, with a marked, permanently reserved spot at the front door plus a parking pass to use an unreserved space.

All linens included, hair dryers in the two main baths, clothes detergent and softener, iron with board, dishwasher detergent, vacuums. You only need shampoo and shower soap.

We stay a month every spring and fall, so it's impeccably-maintained and our terrific housekeeper Juana keeps it VERY (think Hilton hotels) clean.

Dozens of excellent restaurants of nearly every type within 1-2 miles, with a book containing recommendations for the best. Giant Food supermarket less than a mile, Harris Teeter 1 1/2 miles, Whole Foods 2 miles, Trader Joes 3 miles. Major shopping at the Pentagon City Mall just 2.5 mi. Detailed maps in the “clients' basket” in the living room. Cable TV, broadband and WI-FI. Large-screen HDTV in the basement den. Small library selection and CD music selection.

If you like to bike, we're about 1/2 mile from the Four Mile Run Trail, which is a 7-mile, paved bike trail in Arlington County, Virginia that runs along Four Mile Run from Falls Church to the Mount Vernon Trail near Ronald Reagan Washington National that goes along the Potomac for 17 miles.

Payment: Personal check, Homeaway Payments, Paypal, bank transfers.

If you have special needs, talk with us. Life is full of solutions.

We live in Hawaii on Oahu above Pearl Harbor (2 or 3 hours earlier than Los Angeles), so please keep the time zones in mind. Email is best and I monitor it regularly, but I'd love to chat with you, keeping in mind the time difference.

For the fun of it, because we live in Hawaii we've decorated in 'Hawaiiana', which is quite different from the button-down 'Georgetown drawing room' style that's the area norm. You'll feel a little as if you're visiting us in Hawaii! Check out our video for a better feel.

Aloha from Michael and Virginia!

Keywords: 3-story Townhouse

More Details

Owner
Michael Hutcheson
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 13, 2017

About Michael Hutcheson

Photo at L'Auberge Chez Francois restaurant in Virginia, our favorite area restaurant, in the fall. We're both retired from the Air Force, with 62 years combined service, very happy in Hawaii. You'll see many Hawaiian decorating touches in our townhouse, which we purchased for our first assignment to the Pentagon. With a myriad of lifelong friends in the area we revel in our two months of visits there each year, with many parties and more fun than humans should endure. Courtesy of our wonderful country we've experienced much of the world, and those experiences make us certain that you'll love visiting our country's capital area, possibly the most interesting in the world.

Aloha, Michael and Virginia

Michael Hutcheson purchased this townhome in 1980

Why Michael Hutcheson chose Alexandria

It's not JUST a vacation rental. It's one of our two homes. Our emotional connection to it, our incredible friends in the area, and our nation's capital make it far more than a 'vacation rental property'.

Map

Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Reagan National
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
4 restaurants - Chinese, pizza, Greek, Latin
Car: recommended

Our Nation's Capitol.

Amenities

North Ridge Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Master bath
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main bath, top floor
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , 1/2 bath, in the basement, off the family room
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , 1/2 bath, main floor, off the dining area
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1) Master bedroom, Queen size Beds (1) This bed in a large bedroom, created by taking down the wall between two small bedrooms. Baby Cribs (1) If you need a crib or other infant equipment, we refer you to a rental agency that delivers and picks up., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen-size in basement den with memory-foam pad and convenient 1/2 bath. Fairly private because there's a main floor living room providing a separate social space.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Notes:
If you are on the run all day every day you won't see all the major sites in our wonderful Capital region.

Reviews

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Gorgeous big Townhouse BARGAIN 9 min to Lincoln Memorial-Two full, 2 half baths
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 48 reviews
5

Gorgeous home, everything we thought it would be.

  • 5 of 5

Strategically located, toured D.C. At night, went to Gettysburg and Harper's Ferry, Mount Vernon, and Monticello.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Ideal Location

  • 5 of 5

This Home Away is really a Home Away. The location is perfect. We used Uber from condo and it was wonderful to avoid the drive. It was also nice to come back "home". The condo was kept wonderfully clean. Would love to come back.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We agree, since we spend several weeks there every year. We equip it for our extended stays, so our clients enjoy a true home for their stay. Thank you for the lovely review. Aloha, Michael and Virginia
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5

Great townhouse

  • 5 of 5

Lovely, clean, spacious townhome in beautiful Alexandria. Close to D.C attractions and Old Town Alexandria. We primarily used Uber to get into and out of D.C. - very reasonable and so convenient. Drove into Old Town in the evenings. Easy drive and good parking. Great place to stay! Michael excellent to communicate with.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, especially for the comment about communication. I focus very strongly on providing helpful, responsive information. Aloha, Michael
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5

Perfection

  • 5 of 5

You can stop looking now! You have found the perfect property! Two large bedrooms, a sleeper in the basement and four bathrooms so there is plenty of space. Your own dedicated parking spot which you will appreciate! Michael is very easy to work with and gives you lots of tips about things to see and do. Washer/dryer and fully equipped kitchen make things easy at the condo. We rented a car that we used to go to dinner at night, to the store, to Gettysburg and to Arlington. We took UBER if we went anywhere on the National Mall. It worked perfectly! Thanks again Michael we loved your home!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: And thank you for being thoughtful clients. It's great that we always hear good news. Our place is very comfortable and Uber is terrific transportation. Driving in is quite convenient as you can see from our reviews, but nice to have another option. Aloha to past and future clients
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Great Place to Relax

  • 5 of 5

Townhouse was perfect for our family's needs. Location was a great mix of location and privacy. Short drive to all the sites and shopping while still having a neighborhood feel due to the housing complex setup. House was very spacious and had all the amenities needed to support relaxation and family time. We actually spent the nights cooking and socializing instead of chasing down places to eat and dealing with traffic...what a great change from vacations in the past. Owners responded promptly to requests for information and provided advice and tips on enjoying the area. Outstanding experiecne all around.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wonderful. Just what we strive for, with our lovely home and convenient location. It's a lot of fun helping visitors with their sightseeing. Since we love to cook and entertain, it's especially nice to hear that our clients have everything they need in our home to cook if they want to stay in, although there are dozens of great restaurants close to our place.
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5

The stay was very pleasant and perfect for our family to visit with their young baby. The house was

  • 5 of 5

see above

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $185 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

CANCELLATION POLICY: Full refund 60 days before. After that, up to full refund depending on whether we can rent most of the dates. We rent about 200 days a year and have only a handful of open days each month during high season.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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