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Historic Home with View of Potomac River and Activities Galore

(13 Reviews)

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Last updated: 05/22/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

VRBO Bear stayed here: We found this property to be beary special Read review

About the Property

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-5)

Come visit our spot and take in all the history of Old Town Alexandria. Take a leisurely stroll or a bike ride through town. See the historic homes in the area and dine at some of the finest restaurants and shop in the retail establishments only 5 blocks away.
Stay home and sip coffee in our sunroom overlooking the Potomac River or walk your dog in the local dog park by the river. There is something for everyone here. Drive or water taxi to the the new ( 12/8/16) MGM Casino at National Harbor!

Keywords: Comfortable, close to shopping and dining, historic location, free driveway parking, wi-fi,

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Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/22/2017

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 2

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 5
  • Children Welcome:

    have Pack and Play and gate available...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking inside unit...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Case by case basis with fee per pet...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single


  • Other (See Description)

    sofas available for sleeping...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Queen Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds . Can be two twins or king, 2 sofas . ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • First floor houses entry and stairwell. Second floor houses sunroom/eating area, kitchen, bathroom, two bedrooms and living area. Basement houses laundry facilities...moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television:

    Bedroom and living room...moreless

  • Video Game Console:


  • Video Games
  • Video Library


  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Great shops and restaurants 5 blocks away...moreless

  • Water View:

    View of Potomac River from sun room/eating area...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Pier Fishing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 5 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Laundry facilities located in basement of building...moreless

  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    Private driveway parking...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Laundry facilities located in basement of building...moreless

  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave:

    Convection microwave for baking and microwaving...moreless

  • Oven:

    Convection and toaster oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Portable cooktop ...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Outdoor Grill

Building Type

  • House

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


from 13 traveler reviews
Comfortable rooms to relax in after a great day sightseeing. 02/13/2013

VRBO Bear stayed here:

My husband and our two boys went to visit my family in the Washington, D.C. area. After extensive searching, we came across this lovely little house in Old Town Alexandria. We knew we loved the place as soon as we saw it. It has its own driveway, helpful because the area has limited parking available. The backyard/courtyard is currently under construction, but looks like it's going to be beautiful. The entrance has a mud room, with the other rooms all upstairs. In this mudroom, they have a cute little chalkboard that welcomes the family. I grew up in the area and the old house reminded me of my youth. It's very old and has a lot of the lovely original fixtures, including hardwood floors.

Going up the stairs, on the right is a wonderful parlor with a TV and chess table. It is warm and inviting, with an eclectic style. On the left is a hallway where the bedrooms and kitchen are located. The first room is the master room where we found fresh cut flowers, a charming personal touch. The next room is a wonderful kid room with two twin beds. The boys took an instant liking to the home, especially when they found home-made cookies on the bed! The last room is the kitchen and then the sunroom, which was the biggest hit!

The sun shines into the sunroom in the mornings, making it warm and inviting. It also has a lovely view of the homes of Old Town along with a view of the Potomac River. When we were in the house, we stayed primarily in the sunroom. It was a great area where we could connect as a family.

The house is in a perfect location. Within a short walking distance are tons of restaurants, shopping, the Potomac River and the wonderful Torpedo Factory, where you can see local artists at work. It’s a quick hop, skip and a jump to D.C. itself.

We were all pleased with the house and would definitely stay there again when we go back.

The VRBO Bear
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Holiday & Season
Mar 1 - Oct 31, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,900 $5,000
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$1,700 $4,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $150
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $350
  • Cleaning $200


Housekeeper available for a fee. Please inquire if interested.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 05/22/2017
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Car: Not Necessary

Dinner cruises on Potomac River, Dog parks for pets, walking tours of historic properties, Washington, DC monuments,


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2011

About the owner: My husband and I love our home in historic Old Town, Alexandria. We grew up in this general area and love the history and excitement of this area. We welcome visitors and know that you will enjoy what our property and this area has to offer.

Why the Owner Chose Old Town (Alexandria, VA, USA):
This home is unique in that you can drive here and park. You can fly into a nearby airport. You will never run out of things to do in this area as it is packed with history and activities.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
Free parking, only 5 blocks to King Street, a hub of fine restaurants and shopping, Sun room overlooking Potomac River. Best sightseeing in area. Washington, DC only minutes away.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/22/2017

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VRBO #345201

This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Monday, May 22, 2017

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