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This unique home, known as 'Granny's COTTAGE' , has been updated and modernized, retains WARMTH AND CHARM, and is ideal for someone seeking a short-term rental (1-6 months), or for a family coming to see the WASHINGTON, DC sites!
On an acre of lawn and gardens, the brick cottage has 2 cozy upstairs bedrooms and wide wood plank flooring. Downstairs is a modern kitchen, living room with flat screen TV, dining room, small den with pullout sofa, and bathroom. A favorite feature is Granny's screened in porch where one can enjoy breakfast while watching Virginia's beautiful birds.
The home is 4.5 miles north of Historic Mount Vernon, and 4.5 miles south of Old Town, Alexandria. Within walking distance of parks for hiking and biking; minutes from the Potomac River and the American Horticulture Society (George Washington's River Farm). There is easy access to Washington, DC: 11 miles ride by car or bike, or an easy commute by bus and/or metro. The expansive yard has plenty of room for outdoor games and cookouts.
My husband, three children and I moved next door to this property in 1984. The wonderful neighbor, who came to be known as 'Granny', maintained a lovely home, and we were fortunate to purchase it in 1999. We live next door to the property, and are available to renters for guidance. In the past several years, local families have rented the cottage while renovating their home, and international students have occupied it while in DC for a semester of study. When not working in the gardens, I work as a nurse, and my husband has his own business. Our Portuguese Water Dog keep us busy now that the kids are grown.
The Owner purchased this cottage in 1999
Granny's Cottage was the perfect place for a weekend get-together for our family of 5. The cottage itself is warm and cozy with a well-appointed kitchen. Close to shops, Mt. Vernon, Alexandria and great walking/biking trails - plenty to do and see!
I stayed for week in October when in town on business and it was a fantastic alternative to a hotel. The cottage is nestled in a beautiful yard and has every amenity you need for a great stay. The bed was very comfortable (high priority at this point in my life) and the kitchen was well stocked so we could cook when we chose to. It is also a very quiet location with the bike trail very close by for morning and evening walks. The hosts were fabulous and were available immediately when we had an issue with the hot water heater (easy fix). I would highly recommend staying at this cottage-it a great value!
Our family 6 including 4 adults and 2 kids 3 years old and 3 months old stayed at the cottage for five days. The cottage is located at a a high-end area close to the river. 30 minute drive to DC and White House. The cottage is very clean and comfortable with quality furnishings and plenty of extra touches. The kitchen came with good kitchenware and kinds of seasoning. The owners Lisa and Jim are very gracious and enthusiastic. They prepared a crib for my little son and toys for my daughter. The yard is very beautiful with tidy grass and big tall trees. My daughter loves the swing in the yard. We had a wonderful experience. Strong recommendation.
More than we expected. The owners were gracious hosts! Ideal spot to come home to after a long day sightseeing. Lovely Gardens to relax in. Grocery stores were close by and convenient. Downtown Alexandria has wonderful shops and restaurants. Convenient location to get into DC by car or Metro. Mount Vernon is just a few miles up the road easy and convenient to get to and a worthwhile stop on your trip. We traveled all the way from California and would gladly make the trip back just to stay at the cottage again.
We adored the Cottage & the yard was so beautiful. The weather was so lovely. The Cottage is furnished very comfortably. The kitchen is user friendly. We had our meals outside on the patio. The location is only 10 miles from DC & very near Alexandria. We would recommend this place for a couple, 2 couples, or a family of 4. Enjoy!!
Jim & LeAnn Myers
David & Gretchen McKinney
This cottage is located on a beautiful property with well-manicured grounds; upon arrival we were also impressed with the cleanliness of the interior. The owners were very friendly and organized. They had set up the requested sleeping arrangements ahead of time and everything was exactly where they said it would be. We enjoyed a very relaxing long weekend; our favorite parts were the screened porch, outdoor seating and proximity to wonderful running paths and sites such as River Farm Park.
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