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3bdrm/3bath home - 15 mins to downtown Washington DC

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

3bdrm/3bath house w/pool, easy access to downtown Washington DC & Inauguration

3 bedroom/3 bath just a 15 minute drive to downtown Washington DC. MBR has King size bed and ensuite bathroom with steam shower and spa tub. 2nd bdrm has full sized bed and also has ensuite bathroom. Third bedroom has queen size bed with access to hall bathroom. The highlight of the house is its 20x20ft sunroom with walkout to back deck overlooking the pool, outdoor Jacuzzi, and spacious back yard.

A small group will be comfortable, with easy access to the Smithsonian Mall.

>>Pool Available June 1 thru Sep 1st

Metro is not the most convenient access and it is expensive ($10/pp, per day) and time consuming. The easiest and least expensive transportation to the Smithsonian Mall is No muss. No fuss. Uber fare is approximately $12 - $16 depending on time of day. Plus, Uber is at your door in approximately 5 minutes after you call.

My husband and I always drive downtown in approximately 15 – 20 minutes depending on time of day. There are several parking lots within 2 blocks of Smithsonian mall. You can reserve your parking and have a spot waiting for you at L’Enfant Plaza which is 10 minutes from most major activities!

More Details

Clay and Aleta Wilson
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2018

About Clay and Aleta Wilson

My husband and I are retirees and both geek/nerds. He is a cyber security specialist and I am an entrepreneur. We have lived in our house for 20 years and have invested a lot of love into it. You will see our collection of masks collected during our travels. Lots of family and friend gatherings have occurred here. Frequently people have said we should turn it into a B&B, but we have a large bucket list. We are currently snow birds and spend time between Virginia and Florida.

Clay and Aleta Wilson purchased this house in 1995

Why Clay and Aleta Wilson chose Alexandria

After living in what the kids termed as the "big house", we decided we wanted something simpler to prepare for retirement. One day my husband was driving through a neighborhood that looked quiet and friendly, When the realtor showed the house to us, it was love at first sight.

What makes this house unique

The most unique aspect of our home is the glass-enclosed sunroom. We had always wanted one but never imagined we would find a home with an amazing sunlit room, so perfectly oriented towards the south, connected to a rear deck, and overlooking a beautifully shaped pool with an outdoor Jacuzzi. We enjoy watching the chipmunks, squirrels, occasional fox, and birds coming from the surrounding trees, and landing on the bushes and grape vines. It is a quiet oasis after a long day of sightseeing or working.


Alexandria House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • 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 ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master bath - toilet , tub , shower , Spa tub and steam shower
    Bathroom for front bedroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Professionally decorated
    Bathroom 3 - for middle bedroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , This bathroom is off the hallway.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , MBR with ensuite bath. King size electric, Sleep Number bed.
    Bedroom on front of house - 1 double , Also has ensuite bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - middle of house - 1 queen , Brand new furnishings
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
1. Check-in Time is 4 PM. 2. Housekeeping service is provided each week. 3. Pool is serviced every 2nd week. 4. Grass and landscaping service are provided. 5. Linens and towels are provided. 6. Birds and rabbits are available and free for you to view.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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3bdrm/3bath home - 15 mins to downtown Washington DC
average rating of 4.8636365 based on 22 reviews

This place was just wonderful.

  • 5 of 5

The house was everything we wanted. The sunroom and pool were just great! All appliances and TV's all worked fine. Everything was stocked and very clean.

We traveled into the city using the Huntington Metro stop. We got to be experienced riders. We were glad that we didn't try to drive into the city. The owners were available by phone and contacted us as we were on the way to the house. Nice, really nice rental! Keep up the good work! We all would highly recommend this rental for a family vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you had a good experience. It is important to us that we meet all the needs of our guests. We spend a lot of effort to make sure our guests are comfortable, and that the house is well stocked. Our housekeepers gave you high marks for taking care of our home. Thanks for the review.
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  • 5 of 5

House was absolutely beautiful. Well decorated and had all the comforts of home Sunroom was our favorite room to relax. Everything was top notch even down to the provided linens and towels Will highly recommend and definitely stay again

Bonus was the well landscaped yard and pool

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very pleased that you had a good experience. We put a lot of love and effort in our home to ensure that our guests are satisfied. BTW... I'll tell our gardeners about your comment on the landscaping :-)
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Couldn't ask for anything more perfect for our family

  • 5 of 5

My family and I absolutely loved this beautiful home! We loved the closeness to D.C.and with the owners advise used uber for the best transportation. Planned our sightseeing for the morning so we had plenty of time to enjoy the privacy of the pool during the hottest hours of the afternoon. We definitely would recommend this home away from home. Plenty of areas in the home to come together as a family but also plenty of room when you needed your own space. Thank you for providing such an amazing stay in your home-made our vacation even better.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Back in Panama just a few lines to thank you for letting us rent your beautiful house. You covered every possible detail, we highly recommend the place because of its proximity to DC and peaceful environment. We did have problems but with the TV in the master bedroom. We love to watch the news and other programs in bed and regretfully, although we followed the instructions given, were unable to obtain access 90% of the time. Also, the swimming pool was a bit dirty and there was a dead squirrel floating therefore we decided not to use it. Again in general everything worked out just fine.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so sorry to hear that the pool was not clean. If you had let me know then I could have had the pool company come and take care of it.
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Perfect Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home in lovely quiet tree lined neighborhood. Photos did not do it justice. Perfect location, close to D.C. Took owners advice and did not fight the traffic, but left car in driveway and took Uber everywhere. Really enjoyed the pool after a long hot day of touring the monuments and museums. Can't say enough about this wonderful home and the gracious owners who responded quickly to every question. There were 6 of us and we were each able to spread out and find a quiet corner to relax in. We had a wonderful surprise the first morning as we were eating breakfast, looked out the window to see 2 beautiful adult red foxes checking out the pool. The girls had never seen a chipmunk before and were excited to see one. This home is close to grocery stores (Trader Joe & Safeway) and restaurants (about a mile away). ATM close by also All in all, this was a perfect place to stay for our vacation and we heartily recommend it to anyone visiting DC!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Pleased to hear that you had a pleasant stay. We appreciated the way you cared for our home.
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The wow factor

  • 5 of 5

This house had everything we needed and much much more The bonus room was a big hit great place to unwind at the end of the day and enjoyed watching a family of foxes in the backyard every morning would definitely rent this house again thank you we had a great time

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Reagan National
Nearest Train
4.5 Miles
Amtrak Train Station, Alexandria, VA
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Car: recommended

House is situated in a quiet, suburban area with most necessities conveniently located within a 5-10 minute drive or 15-20 minute walk. These include grocery store, drug store, Target, Subway sandwich shops, Starbucks, local bus station linking to Metro subway, etc.

Our favorite fun activity is an evening at the Arlington Cinema and Draft house which is a 15 minute drive. They have 2nd run movies and drinks with good food served right to your seat, and an occasional live comedy show. Its an older theater that was converted into an entertainment space.

If you are a walker, biker or jogger, the house is within 5 minute walk to a large network of paths. Directions to park: With your back to the house, turn left; go to intersection and turn left; go to next intersection and turn right; the street leads directly into park.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Cleaning $65 + Tax

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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