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Beautiful And Spacious Historic Home In The Heart Of Old Town Alexandria

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 nights


Old Town West House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10

Your home away from home, a stone's throw from the Capitol. Spread out in 2600 square feet of well appointed living space with all the comforts of home.

You will love staying in this historic 1850s home on Queen Street just steps away from all Old Town Alexandria has to offer. The large house has been renovated and modernized from top to bottom with gorgeous details throughout -- crown molding, built in bookshelves, exposed brick, working fireplace. We live in the nearby suburbs but love staying here and know you will feel like its your home away from home too.

Perfect for families or groups with lots of space to spread out. The house has three bedrooms and has room to sleep 10. Each of the bedrooms has a queen bed, plus there is sleeping for two more in the attic media room, and an additional pull out sofa in the living room. Full finished basement also has TV and room to relax. Clawfoot tubs in the 2 modern full baths, and one additional 1/2 bath. Unusual for the neighborhood, there is a large fenced yard with beautiful outdoor patio. A great place for a cook out or sitting around the fire pit on a chilly fall night. There is also a playground and basketball court right at the corner.

We are two blocks from King Street, which is the main street through Old Town. Its just a few minute walk to sights, shops, restaurants, and nightlife. If you feel lazy, there is the free Old Town Trolley that goes the length of King Street. There is a stop every few blocks, just hop on and you can ride down to the waterfront. City Bike rental stations are also nearby. Its easy to go out and enjoy all the great shops, historic sites and restaurants in Old Town. If you want to stay in and eat at home, the kitchen is large and fully stocked for everything you need to cook in.

The metro is also just five blocks away for easy access to downtown DC. We also have off street parking for 2 cars accessed through the alley. The house also has cable, high speed wi-fi internet, and laundry.

We're looking forward to sharing our home with you.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Don McCarthy
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
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About Don McCarthy

We live in the nearby suburbs and bought this house as a home renovation project. This house has been a labor of love for us as we slowly renovated. The house was smaller and used as a boarding house when we bought it, but we have done a complete top to bottom renovation -- including adding the entire basement level!! The outside is historic, but everything inside is modernized to todays standards.

Don McCarthy purchased this house in 2001

Why Don McCarthy chose Alexandria

We come down and stay here as often as we can. We have lots of ties to Old Town-- we met in one of Old Towns favorite watering holes -- Murphys Irish Pub, had our first date at the Hard Times Cafe, and spend alot of time out and about in Old Town. Eventually we plan to retire here, but until then, we would like to share it with you!

What makes this house unique

This house is quite big for Old Town, so you will have more room than most. You may feel like staying in -- cook meals in the large kitchen or out back on the grill, spend some time hanging out in the house, or on the patio. But the location is quite central just two blocks from Old Towns main drag, King Street. If you are going into DC, the metro is only 5 blocks away.


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Beautiful And Spacious Historic Home In The Heart Of Old Town Alexandria
average rating of 5.0 based on 34 reviews

Perfect home for a family Thanksgiving gathering

  • 5 of 5

With two kids in college, one a freshman at William and Mary and the other out on the west coast, we decided to all fly out east to pick up our W & M kid and have a holiday celebration in Williamsburg, Alexandria and DC. This Queen St home was comfortable, spacious, well appointed, and perfectly located for exploring wonderful and historic Alexandria, as well as catching the metro to DC. WiFi, Netflix, DVDs, books galore, plenty of board games...lots to keep us entertained in the time we were just hanging out in the house. Off street parking is an added bonus and convenience that was greatly appreciated.

The owners are wonderful and very accommodating hosts, and we couldn't have asked for a better place for our family to celebrate Thanksgiving together. It was the perfect home away from home, and we would highly recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic House in a wonderful town.

  • 5 of 5

We are 8 childhood friends who get together for a long weekend without kids and husbands once a year. The house was spacious yet cozy. We loved the accents the home offered as well as the fully equipped kitchen, plenty of linens and towels, and great outdoor space. The weekend was wonderful - the house is close to all the shops, transit and trolley. We loved exploring Washington DC and the downtown area. Thank you for another wonderful weekend!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Superb property

  • 5 of 5

Conveniently located, well appointed. Very responsive Owner. Highly recommend for an Old Town visit.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful house, wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying in this house. We came from Texas and St. Croix, VI and from Frankfurt and Berlin, Germany for a wedding in Washington DC and a reception in Alexandria. The house was big enough for all of us to have privacy and in a wonderful location for everything we needed. We had a wonderful time getting to know each other and blend our families

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Beautiful house, convenient location, lovely outdoor space, and great owners!

  • 5 of 5

I rented the house for my out-of-town family to stay at for my wedding at nearby Mount Vernon. Don and Jaki were great to work and very accommodating. The house was very clean, welcoming, comfortable, and well stocked with basic cooking supplies (oil, salt, pepper, etc) and cooking utensils. I had family arriving early from out of the country and they allowed us to do an early check-in. I also requested their permission to host a small rehearsal dinner at their home and they were able to accommodate. It was a perfect, intimate setting for two families to meet for the first time. The house is in a great location - within walking distance to King Street and the grocery store. And to top it off, there was an adorable backyard with plenty of seating for everyone to enjoy. Thanks Don and Jaki for a wonderful stay and being such great hosts!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Amazing House, Wonderful Owners, Great Memories Made

  • 5 of 5

This was the PERFECT place for our family for a long weekend. Every single family member couldn't get over the meticulous details of the home (inside and out). We made meals (they had EVERY possible thing we would need) and then we enjoyed dinner and drinks on the patio in such a beautiful setting... they even had perfect lighting when it got darker and candles to keep the mosquitos away! Everyone kept complimenting me on my choice for our stay (telling me how awesome the towels were, and comfy their beds were). Thank you so much Jaki and Don!! So fun to have such a warm and inviting place to relax with my family for such a special occasion!! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Nearest Train
2 Miles
Alexandria Amtrack
Car: not necessary

Old Town Alexandria is one of the oldest towns in the country, yet vibrant with small boutique shops and restaurants. Stroll through the historic neighborhood to the Potomac River and see the places where George Washington, Robert E. Lee, and many others made history. You are also just a short drive to downtown Washington DC and all our Nation's Capital has to offer.


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Old Town West House Rental Rates

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Dec 16 2016 - Jan 3 2017
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Jan 12 2017 - Jan 24 2017
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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Cleaning fee $120

Our cancellation policy is 100% if 14 days in advance, and 50% if more than 7 days in advance.

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.
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Old Town West House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Our cancellation policy is 100% refund if more than 14 days in advance, 50% if more than 7 days before check-in.

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