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Camp Serendipity--Home Away from Home

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Last updated: 09/29/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Plan ahead--hotels are already booked for opening of the Museum of African American History & Culture (Sept. 24), Alexandria's Scottish Walk (Dec. 3), and Inauguration (Jan. 20).

You will feel at home in this spacious (900 square feet) apartment featuring 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 Old Town, a city pool, Whole Foods, Crate and Barrel Outlet, bookstore, coffee and wine shop, 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 towels, shampoo, conditioner, hair dryer, clock radio, laundry supplies, wifi, DVD player, and cable tv.

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Property Type

  • Bungalow
  • 900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 3-4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 double

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 twin/ single

    Comfortable twin daybed in the living room...moreless

  • 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....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Library includes fiction, non-fiction, magazines, and extra bonus, people--folklore journals!...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Vintage board games on hand...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • 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

Location Type

  • Monument View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 2 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    You control the thermostat....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    You control the thermostat....moreless

  • Internet:

    Free Wifi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Free on-street parking...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Also find an electric tea kettle and a Brita pitcher to filter drinking water....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Plates, bowls, mugs, glasses, wine glasses, utensils, flatware...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Kitchenette includes several appliances, dishes, utensils, and eating area....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    Coffee, tea, and herbal tea are on hand...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Large mini-fridge...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Shady patio opens onto the backyard...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    The patio opens onto the backyard and garden....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall Getaway
Sep 15 - Nov 21, 2016
2 night min stay
$130
$900

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$140
$945

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $40
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $150
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

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


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Last updated: 09/29/2016
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21 Unavailable
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Location

4.5 Miles
Nearest Airport
National Airport
0.5 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak

Car: Not Necessary

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

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1993

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Rosemont, Alexandria, VA, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this Bungalow:
Older homes have always appealed to me, especially bungalows with big porches, which abound in Rosemont. This has been an ideal home for me.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • The bedroom includes two large closets and a chest of drawers.

    The bedroom includes two large closets and a chest of drawers.

  • This painting of a Louisiana fishing camp inspired the name Camp Serendipity.

    This painting of a Louisiana fishing camp inspired the name Camp Serendipity.

  • Kitchenette includes a cafe table and chairs.

    Kitchenette includes a cafe table and chairs.

  • The private entrance opens to a large patio and backyard.

    The private entrance opens to a large patio and backyard.

  • The living room offers plenty of space to relax.

    The living room offers plenty of space to relax.

  • Come back again!

    Come back again!

  • 2016 Cherry Blossom Festival is March 20-April 17. Book now!

    2016 Cherry Blossom Festival is March 20-April 17. Book now!

  • Office includes free wifi and charging station for laptop and phone.

    Office includes free wifi and charging station for laptop and phone.

  • Living room features a comfortable sitting area plus twin day bed and cable tv.

    Living room features a comfortable sitting area plus twin day bed and cable tv.

  • Find a mini-fridge, microwave, coffeemaker, hot water pot, Brita pitcher

    Find a mini-fridge, microwave, coffeemaker, hot water pot, Brita pitcher

  • Here are the private entrance and the backyard.

    Here are the private entrance and the backyard.

  • Relax on the patio.

    Relax on the patio.

VRBO #472528

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Thursday, September 29, 2016

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  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
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