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Unique River View Retreat - Five Minutes to Georgetown!

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Cottage has downstairs porch and upstairs loft porch

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Last updated: 05/28/2017
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

4 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom House In Charming And Leafy Palisades Above The Potomac

Our house is located in the Upper Georgetown/Palisades Neighborhood. New neighborhood community pool in summer. Country in the city: Relax in a charming cottage on one of Washington’s close-in and most sought-after upscale residential streets, overlooking the Potomac River five minutes drive from downtown Georgetown (ten minutes by bus and bicycle). This house was built in the 1920s as a vacation house by the Potomac for a Capitol Hill family, and is on a cult-de-sac facing national parkland, one of a handful of houses in Washington with a river view. It has four bedrooms and sleeps 8. Return from a day of city touring to relax on our porch overlooking the Potomac river palisades while ceiling fans keep you cool.
The house is located just upriver from Georgetown in the heart of leafy, upscale Palisades village, just 2 blocks from excellent restaurants, grocery stores, cafes, shops and other conveniences. Easy access to all points of interest in Washington via the D5 Express and D6 MetroBuses which stop just a block away. The house has plenty of parking and the neighborhood is extremely safe. Paths lead down to the river, C&O Canal and jogging and bike paths. Boats and bicycles can be rented at Fletcher’s boathouse just down the hill.
Available for 4 nights to a month. We welcome families, couples and other travelers whether on business, relocating or vacationing.

Amenities In House:
* Fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher.
* Full-sized clothes washer and dryer.
* Air conditioning units to keep your space comfy.
* High speed internet and WIFI, smart TV w cable.
* Four bedrooms (1 king, 1 king, 1 twin, 1 tiwn)
* Screen Porch with view of the Potomac with ceiling fans; in a city with few panoramic views, your porch has one!
* Free unrestricted street parking in front of the house.
* Unrestricted access to the Potomac River and National Parkland hiking and biking trails just across the street!
* Located in the charming Palisades Village neighborhood with wonderful restaurants, coffee shops, sidewalk dining, farmers market, grocery store, gourmet take out, dry cleaners, post office, pharmacy, and public library...everything you need.
* Steps away from the stop from the D5/D6 MetroBus that will take you to The National Mall and all the other high-profile sights in the city.

Transportation:
* Unrestricted street parking in front of the house – a great benefit in parking-challenged Washington!
* We are on the D5/D6 bus lines (corner of V St. and MacArthur Blvd NW 1/2 block away) to Georgetown, DuPont Circle, World Bank, Downtown, The National Mall, Penn Quarter, The White House, Metro Center, Union Station, i.e. everything that you want to see and it's a beautiful ride to boot. Buses run every twenty minutes. Grab a Starbucks, sit back and relax while you enjoy the best $1.70 ride through some of the most interesting and beautiful neighborhoods in the city. For further information on public transit please visit Washington Metro Area Transit Authority's (WMATA) website. Go to 'Trip Planner' to find the travel options between your desired destination and our house. Or bike to the mall in 15 minutes!
Ideal And Idyllic Location:
* Quiet, safe, street in the Palisades Village just a block away from gourmet restaurants (including several of Washington’s best restaurants: Blacksalt seafood restaurant, Makoto 5*Japanese, 7th Hill wood burning oven Pizza, and Kotobuki, the best value sushi bar in Washington; Italian, Belgian and American cuisine also nearby). There are also Starbucks coffee & Liquor store in Safeway Supermkt,upscale wine store, CVS drug store, post office, banks, dry cleaners and Palisades community library within walking distance. Buy fresh produce at Farmer’s Market every Sunday.
* Approximately 1.5 miles to American University, Georgetown, Georgetown University, Sibley Hospital, Georgetown University Hospital and the French and German Embassies.
* Limitless free cultural options. A mere 15 minute drive by car to The National Mall with its memorials and Smithsonian museums. A 10 minute drive to the Kennedy Center where there is a free performance every night at 6pm.
* An outdoor lover’s paradise in the middle of the city. The house is 1 block from Battery-Kemble National Park. Walk/hike to Fletcher’s Boat House (rent canoes, Kayaks, row boats, bicycles), the Potomac River, C&O Canal, Canal Trail, and Capital Crescent Bike Trail.
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Owner

Member since: 2013

Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/28/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 7-8

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

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  • Bedroom 3: 1 twin/ single

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  • Bedroom 4: 1 twin/ single

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  • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 1 double

    Extra double/full size mattress on floor ...moreless

  • We love seniors and are well equipped for them in bedroom (rises available for one twin bed) and bathroom toilet raised seat available. One or both twin beds can be moved to downstairs bedroom to accomodate guests that do not want to use stairs to get to 2nd floor of house. There is a bathroom with easy walk in shower on 1st ground floor as well....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

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  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, jetted tub

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  • Upstairs bath is large jacuzzi tub that fits two. Hand held shower head in jacuzzi. Upstairs bath is regular walk in shower with fixed shower head that can be hand held as well....moreless

Entertainment

  • Television
  • Toys:

    Toys and books for kids available upon request...moreless

  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Paddle Boating
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Water View:

    The house sits on a bluff above the Potomac River. View is panarama of the river and abutting bank....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Dining table in living room and kitchen...moreless

  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Sleep couch can be placed or upstairs in bedrooms or in living room...moreless

  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Set of dishes, utensils and pots and pans...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Standard stove with broiler...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    Available to rent across street from house in Fletcher's boathouse area where you can picnic too...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Available to rent at Fletchers boathouse. ...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    The brand new Neighborhood Community Pool opened June 2015 and is available to our guests. Guest pass is $5.00p/person. Pool is 2 min. drive from house on MacArthur Blvd. mohicanpool.org for pictures....moreless

 

Reviews

4.6
from 19 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May/June/July Grad.& Summer
May 1 - Aug 31, 2017
4 night min stay
$360
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$275

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $150
  • Tax Rate 14.5%

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Last updated: 05/28/2017
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Location

10 Miles
Nearest Airport
Reagan National
0.1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Train
Union Station
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
DC's best seafood and Japanese restaurants & more!

Car: Not Necessary

Palisades is a relaxed and upscale neighborhood in Washington, DC, a narrow, leafy neighborhood of streets and shops just upstream from Georgetown along the Potomac River basin. Residents come here for the proximity to downtown DC and to the Potomac River and C&O canal - many commute along the river to work (and it's a short shot to the mall and attractions). The neighborhood has a dozen eateries. a number of which are in 'best of DC' lists, as well as all other shopping.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2001

About the owner: I am a homemaker and former World Bank officer, and experienced host of holiday travelers. My husband and I rented our English basement for two years. Now our growing family is moving to a larger house in the neighborhood, but we are keeping this special house to move back into when we start shrinking again! In the meantime, we hope that our guests will enjoy the neighborhood and the house as much as we have.

Why the Owner Chose Foxhall Crescent, Washington, DC, USA:
My husband, an avid canoer and kayaker, dreamed of living on one of the streets above the river for years before the house became available.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
This is a truly special house - in a city that has very few panoramas, this one has a wonderful open vista, and it's a quick hop down to Fletcher's boathouse, one of DC's most active outdoor resources (fishing, canoes, bikes, picnic areas). And it's remarkably close-in for such a spot - a short commute by bike to the city. Palisades has a village feel, with library, shopping, and farmer's market, and Georgetown in just a short bike away.


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Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/28/2017

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Photos

  • Cottage has downstairs porch and upstairs loft porch

    Cottage has downstairs porch and upstairs loft porch

  • Living room has period furniture and a picture window facing the river

    Living room has period furniture and a picture window facing the river

  • picture window faces a front screen porch.

    picture window faces a front screen porch.

  • Porch with down home furniture and a dining room table that seats 4-5

    Porch with down home furniture and a dining room table that seats 4-5

  • cozy kitchen table

    cozy kitchen table

  • bedroom #1 has king bed and plenty of closet space

    bedroom #1 has king bed and plenty of closet space

  • bedroom 3 has two twins

    bedroom 3 has two twins

  • upstairs bathroom with twin basins

    upstairs bathroom with twin basins

  • downstairs bathroom has single basin and shower

    downstairs bathroom has single basin and shower

  • River view...

    River view...

  • Charming palisades village, with farmers market every Sunday

    Charming palisades village, with farmers market every Sunday

  • In front of the house, national parkland provides panoramic views of the Potomac

    In front of the house, national parkland provides panoramic views of the Potomac

  • Living room has period furniture and a picture window with view of the river

    Living room has period furniture and a picture window with view of the river

  • Downstairs dining room

    Downstairs dining room

  • Kitchen has all amenites

    Kitchen has all amenites

  • Bedroom #1 has king bed and plenty of closet space

    Bedroom #1 has king bed and plenty of closet space

  • bedroom 2 has a queen bed

    bedroom 2 has a queen bed

  • bedroom 4 has a twin bed (guitar can be arranged!)

    bedroom 4 has a twin bed (guitar can be arranged!)

  • upstairs bathroom has jacuzzi and a hand shower

    upstairs bathroom has jacuzzi and a hand shower

  • downstairs bathroom shower

    downstairs bathroom shower

  • down on the Potomac...

    down on the Potomac...

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Sunday, May 28, 2017

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