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Cottage by the Potomac River

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage

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Overview


Details
Property
cottage
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1

About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Den, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-5)

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.

Keywords: Cottage

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Owner
Owner
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 22, 2017

About The Owner

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

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(48 traveler reviews)

Cottage by the Potomac River
average rating of 5.0 based on 48 reviews
5

Relaxing cozy cottage for a family get together

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Adorable and very comfortable cottage in a beautiful setting close to everything!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very beautiful cottage and gracious owners!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful, amazing cozy spot!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic cottage, lovely owners, & wonderful location!!

  • 5 of 5

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

Texas

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Cute and Clean

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Reagan National Airport
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Closest Metro Stations: Huntington or King Street
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Fort Hunt Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$175
$1,225
$4,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Fort Hunt Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Upstairs Bedroom #1: Double Bed; Upstairs Bedroom #2: 2 Twin Beds* * Can be converted to King Bed Downstairs: 1 twin size Sleep Sofa in small den Portable baby crib and sheets available for infant
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Large backyard

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