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

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 2,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

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

Owner
Don McCarthy
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2017

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.

Amenities

Old Town West House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
Our cancellation policy is 100% refund if more than 14 days in advance, 50% if more than 7 days before check-in.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(41 traveler reviews)

Beautiful And Spacious Historic Home In The Heart Of Old Town Alexandria
average rating of 5.0 based on 41 reviews
5

Comfortable, charming house close to everything in Old Town Alexandria

  • 5 of 5

Our family of six greatly enjoyed four nights in this historic house. Everything was beautifully clean, well planned, and carefully maintained. We appreciated the laundry room, the ironing board, the condiments in the kitchen, the enticing bookshelves, and the generous patio with its table, grill and extra chairs. The house is very close to the best restaurants in Alexandria plus a great massage studio, coffee shop, and antique shop. We were able to walk to my nephew's wedding at Christ Church. The owners were helpful and accommodating. They obviously love the area and try hard to make sure their guests like it, too.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great atmosphere for our family gathering!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the backyard and patio, a well equipped kitchen, and clean and comfortable rooms. We also enjoyed being able to walk to restraunts and shops. It was an awesome weekend! Thanks!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

EVEN BETTER in real life than the wonderful photos show.

  • 5 of 5

We LOVED our stay in Alexandria. The house is homey, yet not at all cluttered with things for children to fuss with. The location is close to everything we needed especially a cute playground for our grandkids. We felt at home immediately with the layout and amenities/supplies. Great weather let us spend lots of time in the backyard patio.

TERRIFIC HOME AWAY FROM HOME.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great Place in Old Town Alexandria

  • 5 of 5

Immaculately maintained and clean townhouse with very nice amenities. Plenty of comfortable furniture with spacious den and nice dining area. Kitchen had everything needed for meals. Bedrooms were very nice. Parking was convenient. Side and Back yard were also well kept. A very pleasant family experience staying there. In a very good location to things in Alexandria. Only small nits - slight problem with wifi, door hinges need oil and mattress in downstairs bedroom was overly soft. Would gladly book there again.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderfully appointed and charming home in beautiful Olde Town Alexandria Virginia .

  • 5 of 5

Great location . Car not needed for this property rental... Olde Towne is a great walking town with fabulous stores,restaurants etc ... the King Street Metro station is a 10 minute walk for those who want to explore Washington DC.

The property owners Don and Jaki were so hospitable . Their home is beautiful .!we definitely recommend this property

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Christmas in Old Town

  • 5 of 5

Great location. Lovely home. Very comfortable with plenty of room to spread out. The weather did not cooperate but we would have loved trying out the fire pit & enjoying the nice backyard!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

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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Rates & Availability

Old Town West House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$637
$4,300
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $120
Property Damage Protection $99

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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