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Work or Getaway Haven in a Central Location

Bedrooms 1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Whether for work or fun, this spacious apartment is a home away from home.

This apartment features a living room, home office, bedroom, full bath, kitchenette, laundry room, patio, and backyard. Knotty-pine paneling and wall-to-wall carpeting lend coziness to a three-quarter basement with a private entrance in the historic district of Rosemont, an easy 12-minute walk to the King Street or Braddock Road Metro stations. Nearby Old Town and Del Ray neighborhoods offer a wide variety of restaurants, shops, parks, and galleries.

Named for a Philadelphia Main Line neighborhood, Rosemont is both gracious and safe. This bungalow was built in 1917 from a plan by the Stickley Brothers of Arts and Crafts Movement fame. After a day of touring or working, relax with board games, books, magazines, tv, or enjoy the patio and backyard. From the Metro it's minutes to and from DC and National Airport. Walk to Old Town or catch the free trolley at the King Street Metro. On-street parking does not require a permit.

Walk to a neighborhood cafe, Old Town, a city pool, Whole Foods, Crate and Barrel Outlet, bookstores, tennis court, and parks.

The kitchenette has a mini-fridge, microwave, coffee maker, electric tea kettle, Brita water pitcher, dishes, utensils, coffee, and tea. You control the thermostat and can expect a first aid kit, towels, shampoo, conditioner, hair dryer, clock radio, laundry supplies, wifi, DVD player, and cable tv.

For a $5 service fee plus cost, send a grocery list to have your basics upon arrival.

More Details

Paddy Bowman
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 30, 2017

About Paddy Bowman

My work as a folklorist takes me around the country, and this apartment reflects my eclectic travels. I've loved living here for 20 years and set up Camp Serendipity to help others feel at home while on the road. I am happy to help you plan your stay. The name comes from a painting I bought in rural Louisiana depicting a 1917 fishing camp. It hangs in the apartment's living room and reflects my love of serendipity since my home was built in 1917 and like that old Louisiana camp, this place is also a great getaway spot.

Paddy Bowman purchased this bungalow in 1993

Why Paddy Bowman chose Rosemont

Living on a quiet block equidistant to two Metro stations allows me to get into DC quickly for meetings and for fun and to enjoy neighborhood walks to parks and a new coffee and wine shop, dinner in Old Town, lunch in Del Ray.

What makes this bungalow unique

Older homes have always appealed to me, especially bungalows with big porches, which abound in Rosemont. This has been an ideal home for me.


Nearest Airport
4.5 Miles
National Airport
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Car: not necessary

I'm happy to help you plan your visit by recommending restaurants, museums, and hidden gems.


Rosemont Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , Comfortable twin daybed in the living room
  • A twin day bed in the living room and an air mattress can each sleep one (add $10 each). All linens and pillows are supplied. The bedroom features a comfortable double bed, chest of drawers, two large closets, two luggage racks.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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average rating of 4.862069 based on 29 reviews

Quaint garden apartment in a lovely quiet neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

Lots of space in this large one-bedroom place. Nice that there is a living room and a place to have a small meal. But you're in Alexandria--Eat out! It is a bit of a walk to the King Street Metro but very doable. Once at the King St Metro it is so easy to take the free trolley to the waterfront or the Metro into DC. We never heard any noise from neighbors or from upstairs. The neighborhood is lovely. We felt quite safe returning at 10:30p via walking. Uber only if you want to.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you and come back for another visit!
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Lovely neighborhood, generous hostess

  • 4 of 5

In a lovely, quiet neighborhood with easy access to the Metro. Paddy is a very considerate hostess. The Metro cards she provides are just one example of her generosity. She was also very flexible with arrival and check out times and stayed in touch with us throughout our stay. Personally, I'm not a fan of firm beds, so sleeping was difficult.There is a slight musty smell in the space likely given to the fact that it is an older house, and a basement apartment. Overall, I would recommend this property. We were grateful for Paddy's kindness in accommodating us! Our family of four made many special memories together in DC and look forward to more in the future.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm sorry about that firm mattress! I'm a fan, but we all have a different "sleep number." Delighted you all made such good use of your time in Alexandria and DC. And apologies for any mustiness. I'll turn on the a.c. full blast to lower the humidity to see if that addresses the issue. We've had a lot of rain, which doesn't help. Thank you again for the booking, Paddy
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Comfortable place to rest while visiting D.C.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay here as my family of 3 visited D.C. For the first time. The home is close to the metro and old town Alexandria. Love the 1920s character of the area. We will definitely stay here the next time we visit D.C.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad that you all enjoyed your stay. You got in an impressive amount of sightseeing. Come back anytime!
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Camp Serendipity

  • 5 of 5

Our daughter was graduating from GWU. Since she lives in Alexandria, VA we wanted to find something close to her. Camp Serendipity was ideal. About 15 minutes from the Metro and in a lovely, quiet neighborhood. Owner was most accommodating. She even had recommendations for nearby sights, restaurants, etc. It made a for a wonderful trip. We highly recommend Camp Serendipity

  • Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying here, I was delighted to meet your daughter as well as you all. I wish her all the best w/ her new degree.
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Great location and feels like home

  • 5 of 5

We love this location for visiting DC. It's easy to walk to the metro (we have a 4 & 6 year old - takes about 15 minutes with them) and it's wonderful staying in a beautiful neighborhood area. Paddy is a lovely host and very kind. She met us upon arrival and had the place heating (we arrived during a brief cold period) and the extra airbed already set up and ready for my youngest to hop right into. The apartment was spacious, had plenty of towels & linens, and the beds were comfortable. It was also nice having Metro cards available that you can easily load money onto at the station for the fare you need, one less thing I had to think about.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, you all were great travelers. Sorry you had to brave so much rain and chilly weather, but you didn't let that hold you up. Enjoyed having you, bring the kids back as they get older and want to revisit DC, return guests get a discount!
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First VRBO Experience

  • 5 of 5

Self proclaimed 'county folk' going to visit our son in the big city, we were hesitant to try a VRBO. Everything about our experience was positive. We especially enjoyed the location (nice neighborhood and close to the train). Paddy made us feel right at home and provided us with key essentials: recommendations on where to eat, etc. as well as train passes we could use. It was much nicer to come home to every night, instead of a hotel. We are definitely going to recommend to family & friends visiting the DC area.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Welcome to the VRBO world, so glad your visit was a pleasure. I so enjoyed meeting you all, and your son. I've put the truck stop mug into use! Thank you, Paddy
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $40

Personal check and Pay Pal are the preferred methods of payment.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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