About the property
- Townhome1800 sqft
- Half Baths2
- Minimum Stay4 - 5 nights
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.
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VERY UNLIKELY TO ALLOW A MID-WEEK ARRIVAL AND/OR DEPARTURE March through August, unless it's within a month of arrival. Over our 11 years we've found that our clients overwhelmingly prefer weekend arrivals and/or departures and we end up nearly fully booked each year during high season. Therefore, we would lose a week of income. Sorry, just a pragmatic decision.
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!
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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 North Ridge
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'.
Best Affordable Centrally Located VRBO
Nicest, cleanest VRBO property we have ever stayed in. Was very impressed by the finishings of the large spacious unit that was in a great location to the National Mall and Arlington Cemetery. Everything was in perfect working order. Owners provided a ton of valuable information for our stay. I would go back again. For our family of 5, we had more than enough room to spread out. My only wish is that there was another TV but certainly not a deal breaker.
This townhouse is tucked away in the northern end of Alexandria, with numerous good restaurants and grocery stores within a short distance. The house itself is an awesome base for a tour of D.C., with enough room for a family to be comfortable, a fully equipped kitchen for those who want to handle their own meals, and a cozy living room w/ fireplace in the basement for recovering from a cold winter's excursion into the capital.
The owner is approachable, easy to contact, and great to work with. You can't go wrong when the owner provides such a wealth of information on the area and local amenities for the renters.
If I find myself making another trip to D.C. in the future, this is definitely the first place I will be looking to stay.
We love feedback, and certainly don't mind when it's so complimentary. We're happy with our townhouse's comfort and are pleased it could help toward a memorable stay. We especially enjoy making good contact with our clients and providing ideas and information that are fun and informative. We lo ok forward to many more successful relationships. Aloha, Michael
Truly a home away from home! Very comfortable!
This is the second time we have stayed here and once again we were totally impressed! Lovely home, very comfortable and great location. All the suggestions Michael emails ahead of time are so helpful! Wonderful!
Comfortable and roomy
The house is lovely, well stocked, plenty of room and owners are very friendly and helpful. Even has a great washer & dryer.
Just be prepared for exercising because there are a lot of stairs! We got used to it so probably in better shape now than when we got there.
FYI only one television in the rec room on the basement level. Nice comfy room though.
Glad you enjoyed the exercise. We have fond memories of Penelope, over 100 pounds of dog, pushing Sarpy our cat down the carpeted stairs a few steps at a time, flump flump flump, with Sarpy purring all the way, then upon reaching the bottom, running back to the top purring "again, again!".
Absolutely fabulous property
The townhouse was fabulous! All the amenities of home and exceptionally clean. The location was great for us as we were in town for the Marine Corps Marathon. Just a short Uber ride to the airport and the King St Metro station. Michael provided us with so much informtion, communicated with us several times prior to our arrival, and was an all around fantastic host. I would highly recommend this property!
Gorgeous home, everything we thought it would be.
Strategically located, toured D.C. At night, went to Gettysburg and Harper's Ferry, Mount Vernon, and Monticello.
Our Nation's Capitol.
Additional information about rental rates
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.