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Cottage by the Potomac River

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 2 bedrooms upstairs + small downstairs 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

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 19, 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

Amenities

Alexandria Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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
  • Toaster
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:
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
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

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(60 traveler reviews)

Cottage by the Potomac River
average rating of 4.983333 based on 60 reviews
eastover
5

Wonderful extended weekend visit

  • 5 of 5

Definitely a 5 star experience! Wonderful location. Cottage and grounds are beautiful. Owners are kind and gracious. We toured Mt. Vernon and Riverfarm. A gardeners paradise. Loved Old Town Alexandria. Easy access to the Metro. Toured DC also. Will return in the future. Had a wonderful experience.

So glad this was our intro to the area!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful cottage!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is amazing, very clean and peaceful. Lisa greeted us after unloading our car, she is a very lovely lady. Lisa and Jim were wonderful hosts. The cottage was perfect for our family, had all the amenities and more! Could not have asked for a more perfect place to stay while visiting D.C. Wonderful views around the grounds with beautiful flowers and deer. Thank you for having us!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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5

Beautiful cottage! Had a wonderful vacation.

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed this beautiful cottage. It was perfect for us and our kids to use as our home base during our trip to Washington DC. The home was cozy, clean and exceeded our expectations.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Clarita
5

Granny's Cottage and DC

  • 5 of 5

Lisa and Jim are wonderful hosts/owners of Granny's Cottage. A charming and beautifully decorated home. Lots of space and comfort. Great location to drive into Alexandria and take the Metro Kings Station) to DC. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Best VRBO I've stayed in yet.

  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough nice things about the hosts, the home, the location. Perfect.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Newburg, PA
5

Lovely place

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time. This cottage is cute, well maintained, and close to everything!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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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

Alexandria 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
2 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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