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Historic Alexandria Walk to Metro, Del Ray, & Historic Old Town

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Charming Apartment in Fabulous Location

Light-filled charming walk-up apartment with two bedrooms and bonus sun room in a home in a historic neighborhood. The unit has an open and bright living room with a lovely view of the beautiful tree-lined street and Masonic Temple. Hard-wood floors and comfortable furnishings. The kitchen has all the basic necessary amenities including a gas stove and oven, refrigerator, dishwasher, Keurig coffee maker, tea pot, toaster, pots and pans, cooking utensils, dishes and flatware. Living room opens to southern exposure dining room and sun-porch - perfect for enjoying your cup of coffee to start the day.

The master bedroom has a queen size bedroom set including linens, a roomy closet, and dresser. The second bedroom has a twin bed (including linens), a desk and dresser. There is a pull out couch in the living room should you want to accommodate two more people/children.

Other amenities: cable TV and convenient parking in front of the property (as well as driveway parking available).

Although no car is needed as you are only three blocks to Braddock Metro and six blocks to King Street Metro, walk to shops, restaurants and all the sights - from historic to hip.

King Street - the main street of Historic Old Town Alexandria is lined with unique shops, galleries, and restaurants. Take the (free) hop-on, hop-off trolley up and down King Street down to the river. Old Town is on the Potomac River and provides access to riverboat tours to Mt.Vernon Estate (George Washington's home)

The apartment is also in walking distance to the hip community of Del Ray which has interesting coffee shops, restaurants, shops, and Saturday farmers market. The farmers market, butcher and cheese shops mean that you can make your own meals in the full kitchen, too.

Or you can walk down the block to GRAPE + BEAN, Alexandria’s neighborhood destination for those who love great wine, beer, coffee and offers a lunch dining menu. There is also two restaurants, Lena's Stone Fired Pizzeria & Dos Amigos Mexican in walking distance. If you are travelling with children, there is a wonderful park only about four blocks away. Want to get around on bike? You can rent a bicycle with capital bike share, just at the end of the street.

More Details

Dawn Luepke
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
June 16, 2017

About Dawn Luepke

Tim & I (Dawn) purchased this house in April 2014. We have rented in the area since our wedding rehearsal dinner six years ago and just fell in love with the quaintness of Del Ray, the waterfront of historic Old Town, and the easy access to Washington, D.C. so we are thrilled to be homeowners here. Tim grew up on a dairy farm in Wisconsin and loves to offer his Midwestern hospitality. After college he was a tour guide here for international students so he knows a lot of what D.C. has to offer - so feel free to ask for places to visit and how to get there. Together, we opened a kids consignment boutique in Del Ray in 2010 and love being a part of this community. We live on the first floor of this two-unit home so are available for any of your needs.

Dawn Luepke purchased this apartment in 2014

Why Dawn Luepke chose Alexandria

We loved the convenient location, front porch, and the beautiful tree-lined street in a neighborhood filled with quaint bungalow style houses with front porches. As a one-car family, Tim bikes 1 mile to work at the US Trade & Patent Office (which has a small museum that is open to the public).

What makes this apartment unique

Its a charming 1930's home complete with a glass front door, original moldings, door knobs, & old-school radiators. We are having a wood fence installed this spring to complete the charm.


Old Town West Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Shower/bath has charming window and ceiling heater. Towels provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Living room sofa is a pull out bed.
  • Quaint master bedroom has queen bed, side table with alarm clock, dresser, chair, and closet. Linens provided.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

Historic Alexandria Walk to Metro, Del Ray, & Historic Old Town
average rating of 4.857143 based on 28 reviews

Close to Metro and a quiet friendly neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

It's a short 3 minute walk to Braddock Station making coming and going to the city very easy. Property is exactly as described but I was pleased to see how friendly the neighbors are...everyone comes out at night to walk their dogs and are quick to say hello and chat as they walk by. We prepared most of our meals there and had groceries delivered from the local market...super easy. I could live in Alexandria full time . Great trip.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jerry, Glad you enjoyed your stay, our home & neighborhood! Glad to have you back anytime. -Dawn & Tim
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Austin, TX

Nice house, nice location, friendly hosts

  • 4 of 5

Quaint, old house in old town Alexandria. Located on a quiet street, minutes away from the action. We enjoyed easy access to DC, with quiet relaxing evenings. Thanks for everything!


  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had a wonderful time!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in Alexandria!! Dawn and Tim could not have been nicer. The location was wonderful so nice to be able to walk to and from Metro, and close to a couple of good restaurants near by. The home had all the essentials needed and the well stocked Kerig coffee maker was a nice surprise! I would definitely recommend this home and would stay here again if I were visiting the Washington DC area again.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A great place to make your home base.

  • 5 of 5

This home is a great place to make your home base while staying in the D.C. area. It is within a 5 minute walk to the metro (subway). And of course Ubers are always very close. The house has everything for your stay to be perfect. We cooked breakfast and dinner there almost the entire stay. The kitchen is well equipped to prepare meals. The house is comfortable and clean. The neighborhood is a great safe area to be. I ran in the area and never felt unsafe.

The family that rents the house out is fantastic. Very friendly and helpful with directions and suggestions for sights to see.

You are renting the top floor of the home. Access is via a steep stairway. For most people this will not be an issue but if you or someone in your party has access needs this isn't the place.

I would recommend this home to friends and family to stay at.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, WA. USA

Good, but...

  • 3 of 5

Touring DC as energetic seniors, my wife and I chose Dawn & Tim's Alexandria apt for its convenience, reasonable pricing, and neighborhood. Absorbing all that we could in 8 days of museums, monuments, tours, and performances, here's our take on the apt for our level of expectation.

The good: Hosts/owners are helpful, responsive, friendly folks living in the house (apt is upstairs with private entrance); plenty of space for 2; qn-bed & sun-rm chair were comfortable .

The not-so-good, but fixable: TV service/reception was poor (owners were quick to initiate repair & checked back); Desperately in need of deep-cleaning (dust bunnies rolling out from behind tv; layered dust on less-used surfaces); grime on vents & blinds; living room furniture not very comfortable.

Overall, would recommend this apt, but call about the cleanliness first.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Sonday Family....Perfect, cozy and convenient to everything!!

  • 5 of 5

Owners were very nice and accommodating. Spent our evenings in the cozy sun room and enjoyed our early morning coffee as well! Convenient to everything! Perfect, quaint and historic town! Enjoyed our stay. Thanks again!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Donna! So glad you enjoyed your stay with us! Your family is lovely. -Dawn
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There are two restaurants & a small wine bar in walking distance - just two down the block. There is also a tennis court at end of the street if you want to bring your racket. And there is the Bike Share program with bike rentals if you'd like to get around that way. Of course the metro is only steps away too.


Rates & Availability

Old Town West Apartment Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

1x Cleaning Service Fee $125
Refundable damage deposit $250

Rental available Monthly at a discounted rate of $3000
Week of July 4th is $225 per night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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