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Great, Quiet But Fun 'Hood-Walk to Cafes, Shops, Yoga, Bikes and 20 Min. to Dc

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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Townhome
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Enjoy the Nation's Capitol while staying in a hip family, dog, and gay friendly neighborhood close-by that is a destination in and of itself. This charming townhouse in the great Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria has all you need to enjoy a relaxing getaway. Many restaurants and trendy shops are right outside the door. Walk to local Del Ray Farmer's Market, several coffee shops, sushi, pizza, Italian, Ethiopian, French, Mexican/Salvadoran, bbq, awesome burgers, amazing frozen custard, and organic/health food cafe. Lots of places have outdoor seating. Fantastic cheese shop/restaurant and local butcher. Incredible yoga/Pilates studio with hot yoga called Mind the Mat is only a few blocks away. Also only a few blocks away is a Capital BikeShare bike rental, as well as a co-op bike shop. Walk to dog park, CVS, grocery store, YMCA, bike/walking trail that goes all the way to Mt. Vernon Estate in one direction and Washington, DC in the other and connects to miles of other trails. Close to Historic Old Town (1.5 miles) with even more boutique shops and restaurants, and an amazing Farmer's Market held at the same place it was back in George Washington's day. Paddle board and kayaking opportunities on the Potomac. Walking distance (1 mile) to the Metro. Two bedrooms (one queen and one full) and one bathroom upstairs. Queen air mattress if needed. Fully equipped eat-in and open-floor plan gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops, good knives and cookware. Beautifully landscaped, fenced back yard with lovely lighting and firepit. Street parking always available either right in front or within a few spaces. This is a duplex with a young family (two kids) next door--not a place for partiers or late-nighters. Sorry but NO SMOKING anywhere on the property (even outside---it bothers the neighbors).

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703 338 7748

Owner

Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/27/2016

Property Type

  • Townhome
  • 1000 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 Considered:

    Well behaved dogs considered...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

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  • I have a queen air mattress that can also be used.

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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Other Amenities

  • Blender and juicer

Entertainment

  • Games:

    Rummikub, backgammon, Qwirkle, cards, jacks....moreless

  • Television:

    with Roku for watching Netflix, Hulu or Amazon videos. No cable....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Village:

    In the hip Del Ray neighborhood. Lots of restaurants, coffee shops, boutique shopping, yoga, nail salons. Walking distance to Metro. Farmer's Market (some stands all year round)....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    With table leaf. Please let me know if you want to use the leaf....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Drip and French press...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Extensive selection of dry goods, spices and oils are all available....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Sub Zero with bottom freezer....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    One hybrid bike available. Please let me know in advance if you want to use it. Otherwise, there are bike rentals only a few block away....moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter Break
Dec 26 - Dec 29, 2016
2 night min stay
$225
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$175

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning fee $100
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

60 day cancellation policy. Please pay by e-check rather than credit card. I welcome dogs but have an added fee of $10 per dog per night. Dog owners, please pick up after the dog in the yard and keep the dog off the flowers. Thanks!


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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Location

1 Miles
Nearest Airport
Reagan National
0.1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Majestic Lounge
1 Miles
Nearest Train
Metro
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
95/395
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
18 within a 10 minute walk
75 Miles
Nearest Ski
Liberty

Car: Not Necessary

See the DIY Del Ray blog post about the home and search for Maria and kitchen. Del Ray's slogan is 'Where main street still exists." Its a very hip, friendly, walkable community. Lots of dogs and strollers! Also very gay-friendly. Along Mt. Vernon Avenue (2 blocks away) you will find a plethora of restaurants, coffee shops, and boutique shops. There are many options for outdoor dining. There is even an adults only sushi restaurant (as well as one that is not so selective!).

Bring home nice meats at the local butcher shop or fancy cheese from the local gourmet cheese shop. A lively farmer's market from May through October. Walking distance to small CVS. One mile to metro station with easy access to Washington, D.C. and all that city has to offer. Bring your bikes or running shoes and hit the Mount Vernon Trail along the Potomac River, which connects with hundreds of miles of other trails. The trail is about 1 mile from the house. The Mount Vernon Trail is a big favorite of area cyclists. The trail offers wonderful views of the Potomac and DC monuments. There are also several points-of-interest along the way, including George Washington's home at Mount Vernon, Old Town Alexandria, Arlington National Cemetery, and the local's favorite Gravelly Point (at the north end of National Airport's main runway).

Old Town, Alexandria, a lovely historic area with great shops and restaurants, is only about a mile away. There is a really large farmer's market there in the summer. Take a ghost tour, or a river cruise, or just wander about some of the side streets to see some lovely historic homes.

If you like yoga or pilates, there is a great studio a couple of blocks away called Mind the Mat. One studio has all hot classes (not Bikram). There are lots of classes from which to choose.

Of course there is then all of Washington, DC to explore, just a 20 minute drive (non-rush hour) or a 25 minute Metro ride. All the museums and monuments are free! The National Zoo is a favorite for families as well.

So much to do and explore!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: Originally from Long Island, I attended law school in New Hampshire and have lived in Del Ray since 2000.

Why the Owner Chose Potomac West, Alexandria, VA, USA:
This is a great townhouse on a nice block in one of the most desirable neighborhoods in Metro D.C. Check out the below article about Del Ray in Cottage Living. I fell in love with this neighborhood and you will see why!

The Unique Benefits at this Townhome:
The back yard is like a small oasis. Upper deck with table for enjoying morning coffee, lower patio with comfy seating, and nicely landscaped yard with a fire pit for making S'mores on a chilly evening.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/27/2016

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Photos

  • Comfortable built-in-bench in kitchen

    Comfortable built-in-bench in kitchen

  • A comfortable reading chair

    A comfortable reading chair

  • Beachy decor in front bedroom

    Beachy decor in front bedroom

  • Soothing gray queen bedroom overlooks garden

    Soothing gray queen bedroom overlooks garden

  • Enjoy breakfast on the deck overlooking the back garden

    Enjoy breakfast on the deck overlooking the back garden

  • The deck is right off the kitchen

    The deck is right off the kitchen

  • Shady retreat in back garden with comfortable lounger and  fire pit

    Shady retreat in back garden with comfortable lounger and fire pit

  • Open kitchen and dining area

    Open kitchen and dining area

  • Peaceful garden

    Peaceful garden

  • The Evening Star restaurant and Majestic Lounge in Del Ray

    The Evening Star restaurant and Majestic Lounge in Del Ray

  • The Lincoln Memorial--visit all the monuments and museums

    The Lincoln Memorial--visit all the monuments and museums

  • Kitchen with cut-out window to living room.  Dry goods in pantry

    Kitchen with cut-out window to living room. Dry goods in pantry

  • Comfortable and eclectic living room

    Comfortable and eclectic living room

  • Light, airy front bedroom with full bed

    Light, airy front bedroom with full bed

  • Front bedroom

    Front bedroom

  • Chest of drawers in gray bedroom

    Chest of drawers in gray bedroom

  • Another shot of kitchen looking into living room

    Another shot of kitchen looking into living room

  • Vintage Adirondack seating on the lower deck

    Vintage Adirondack seating on the lower deck

  • Full view of the back garden with shady perennial plants and a large Magnolia

    Full view of the back garden with shady perennial plants and a large Magnolia

  • Garden decor

    Garden decor

  • The home's exterior

    The home's exterior

  • Enjoy cocktails al fresco in Del Ray at the Front Porch

    Enjoy cocktails al fresco in Del Ray at the Front Porch

  • The U.S. Capitol

    The U.S. Capitol

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016

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