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

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


About the property

Nothing like It! Perfect for Large Groups, 3 BDRS, 2.5 Baths, Sleeps 10

We'd love to share our home with you!

Your home away from home, a stone's throw from the Capitol. Spread out in 2600 square feet of well appointed living space on multiple levels. Skip the hotel rooms and enjoy a comfortable stay in a spacious home you will look forward to returning to.

You will love staying in our 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, fully stocked kitchen. We live in the nearby suburbs but love staying here and know you will feel like its your home away from home too. A great place to gather your friends and family. Plan your dinner out in Old Town or cook a meal at home in the well appointed full sized kitchen. There is room to spend time together in the large living room, basement family room, or out back on the private patio and yard. Or send the kids to the attic if you need a break.

Perfect for families or groups with plenty of space to spread out in. 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 private 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.

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

Don McCarthy
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2018

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 Old Town West

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.


Old Town West House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 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
  • There is also a futon couch in the attic media room and the living room couch is a queen size pull out also.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • 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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Beautiful Spacious Historic Home In The Heart Of Old Town Alexandria.
average rating of 4.9827585 based on 58 reviews

Great house, great location

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The house worked out perfect for us, a party of 6 adults and an infant. The pack-n-play worked perfectly for a crib. What a wonderful location, walking distance to coffee shops, restaurants and stores. The kitchen was stocked with everything needed to make a snack or full coarse meal. All in all a great house and vacation for our family.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An absolute gem in Old Town Alexandria

  • 5 of 5

Dan and Jaki's house in Old Town is a great place centrally located in Old Town. The entire house is in excellent shape and is very well stocked. This is not like many rentals which are kept in basic shape and with basic amenities. This is like staying at your friends place. The rooms are all very comfortable and my kids loved the separate loft upstairs and bedroom/living area downstairs. Close to all of Old Town, easy walk to the Metro, lots of games, books, movies supplied at the house, a very nice and comfortable place to stay. A great value as well!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Garden City, NY

Best Place We Ever Have Stayed !

  • 5 of 5

The photographs, while beautiful, cannot convey just how fabulous and well-appointed a vacation venue this Queen St. house really is.

The hosts plainly pay meticulous attention to every detail, and it shows in every room. Our crew of six adults and twin 8 year old boys was fully and easily accomodated. The fully-equipped kitchen and neighboring dining room, as well as the BBQ grille and full patio, were great places to have a home-cooked feast on the night that we decided to "eat in".

Sealing the deal is the fact that the house is just two short blocks from King St., which is Old Town Alexandria's main street, and is also an easy walk fron the D.C. Metro station.

When next we go back to D.C., we will definitely be booking a return visit in this lovely house. Best place we ever have stayed in!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just what we were looking for!

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful home was exactly what we were looking for. We had two families together in the home and there was plenty of space for all 9 of us. Would definitely recommend this to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Joplin, MO

Great vacation property! Super clean! Great Location! Quiet neighborhood!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in the D.C. area. We really enjoyed staying in Alexandria. The house is beyond comfortable and is a nice, easy walk to King Street Metro Station. The McCarthy’s were quick to answer any questions we had and very pleasant to speak with on the phone. Would stay again if in the area.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A wonderful property in every respect!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in this lovely house in the heart of Old Town Alexandria, VA — the property is the perfect combination of history and modern convenience — owners welcoming and informative, everything sparkling, the spacious, private backyard was a rare plus — thanks for a great VRBO experience!

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
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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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $120
Property Damage Insurance $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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.