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Gorgeous Big Townhouse Bargain 9 Min to Lincoln Memorial-Two Full, 2 Half Baths

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Last updated: 08/17/2016
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  • Minimum stay:4-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

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 .

NOT WALKING DISTANCE TO METRORAIL, but 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! No walking to a Metro station and waiting for a train and line changes, and the parking cost per day is similar to the Metro fares for a group of four.

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

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Property Type

  • Townhome
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Just on the deck, please....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Sorry, but too difficult to manage....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2

    ...moreless

  • Den

    ...moreless

  • 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....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Master bath...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Main bath, top floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet

    1/2 bath, in the basement, off the family room...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet

    1/2 bath, main floor, off the dining area...moreless

Other Amenities

  • If you are on the run all day every day you won't see all the major sites in our wonderful Capital region....moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Music Library:

    Some CDs next to CD player, with several Hawaiian selections....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Also DVR...moreless

  • Stereo:

    CD player and a selection of CDs. The player is Itunes-capable and will also take memory sticks. Instructions in the "touring basket" in the living room....moreless

  • Television:

    Large screen in family room....moreless

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Dining

  • Dining:

    Table seats up to 10, with tablecloths for all sizes and napkins. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    New high-end heat pump. Complete comfort....moreless

  • Broadband Access:

    Comcast modem in basement family room....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Very large - In the basement...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    New high-end heat pump. Complete comfort....moreless

  • Internet:

    2.4 and 5Mhz WiFi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    For all beds....moreless

  • Living Room:

    CD player which is Itunes-capable and will also take memory sticks. Instructions in the "touring basket" in the living room....moreless

  • Parking:

    Reserved spot directly in front of the entry door, plus a pass for a non-reserved parking space....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Free. One reserved slot in front of door, plus another permit for general spaces....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    All the bath/hand towels, and washcloths....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Very large - In the basement...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Password provided with final details....moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    Artificial logs in laundry room. Firestick in basement, in addition to the one in the pantry for the barbecue....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Top-line 12-cup Cuisinart, and a Braun blade coffee grinder....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Fully equipped, including food processor, rice maker, Cuisinart coffee maker, blade coffee grinder, mixer, blender (Margaritas!)....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Enough dishes and tableware for a few days between washing....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Kitchen well-equipped because we love to entertain during our month-long stays....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Full-size...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    All types Ziploc bags, saran, foil, garbage bags. Replacement batteries and lightbulbs. Firestick for Weber charcoal barbecue...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Icemaker, bottom-freezer....moreless

  • Stove:

    Ceramic range with oven....moreless

  • Toaster:

    4-slice...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Very nice elevated deck with table and chairs, shade most of the day....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber, with grill brush and firestick....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season 2016
Mar 5 - Aug 31, 2016
5 night min stay

$1,315
September
Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2016
4 night min stay

$1,215
October
Oct 1 - Oct 26, 2016
4 night min stay

$1,115
Marine Marathon
Oct 27 - Nov 4, 2016
5 night min stay

$1,215
Before Thanksgiving
Nov 5 - Nov 18, 2016
4 night min stay

$915
Thanksgiving
Nov 19 - Nov 25, 2016
5 night min stay

$1,215
Before Christmas
Nov 26 - Dec 16, 2016
4 night min stay

$915
Christmas/New Years
Dec 17 - Jan 3, 2017
5 night min stay

$1,315
Winter
Jan 4 - Mar 3, 2017
4 night min stay

$915
High Season 2017
Mar 4 - Aug 31, 2017
5 night min stay

$1,315
September 2017
Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2017
4 night min stay

$1,215
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay

$1,015

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $185 + tax
  • Tax Rate 6%

Notes:

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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Last updated: 08/17/2016
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Location

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

Car: Recommended

Our Nation's Capitol.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1980

About the owner: 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

Why the Owner Chose Potomac West, Alexandria, VA, USA:
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'.


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Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Your beautiful home away from home

    Your beautiful home away from home

  • Into the living room, looking back toward the dining area and kitchen.

    Into the living room, looking back toward the dining area and kitchen.

  • Dining area and living room.

    Dining area and living room.

  • A nice look at our granite and cherry cabinets that are throughout the house.

    A nice look at our granite and cherry cabinets that are throughout the house.

  • The Master bedroom.

    The Master bedroom.

  • The main, full bath, looking at he sink side.

    The main, full bath, looking at he sink side.

  • Second master-sized bedroom.

    Second master-sized bedroom.

  • Down to the family room, with fireplace, large TV, comfortable sleeper couch.

    Down to the family room, with fireplace, large TV, comfortable sleeper couch.

  • Family room 1/2 bath.

    Family room 1/2 bath.

  • Into the entry way and the first look at your Hawaiian townhouse.

    Into the entry way and the first look at your Hawaiian townhouse.

  • Looking back from the dining area into the living room and entry area.

    Looking back from the dining area into the living room and entry area.

  • Great kitchen (we love to cook!) and the elevated deck.

    Great kitchen (we love to cook!) and the elevated deck.

  • More of the deck, shaded during most afternoons of the year.

    More of the deck, shaded during most afternoons of the year.

  • Master bedroom bath.

    Master bedroom bath.

  • The glass-enclosed bathtub/shower.

    The glass-enclosed bathtub/shower.

  • The other side of the second bedroom.

    The other side of the second bedroom.

  • From the family room, to the 1/2 bath, laundry room on the right.

    From the family room, to the 1/2 bath, laundry room on the right.

  • Fully equipped laundry, with table, iron, folding table, ironing boards.

    Fully equipped laundry, with table, iron, folding table, ironing boards.

VRBO #196478

This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Thursday, August 25, 2016

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  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Speaks: english
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