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Perfect Space For Long Or Short Term Stays

Potomac West, Alexandria, VA, USA
  • House
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay1 - 2 nights

2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Perfectly Situated Close To DC north of Del Ray

Summary: Perfect space for long or short term stays. Two queen beds and two queen sleeper sofas; outdoor screened in porch, organic garden; off-street parking for 2 (or 3 Minis); wi-fi and cable TV, and pet friendly. Close to tons of public transit.

Our house is in the Arlandria (Arlington/Alexandria border) area known as Chirilagua or North Del Ray. Relatively close to two metro stations it is surrounded by cute (Del Ray - great local music, local delicatessens and delicious El Salvadorean food!), essential (Potomac Yards- what's better than an evening stroll to the movie theater and grocery shopping?) and fashionable (Crystal City with its own ice skating rink and mall). We are nestled between multiple bus and trolley-lines and are within easy biking distance (we are right on 400 miles of bike trails that can take you anywhere you want to go) into the the heart of the District, the Orange line corridor and Old Town Alexandria.

Both rooms have queen beds. The master has reading area, a walk in shower and dual sink bathroom while the 2nd bedroom is a cozy multi-use room with a bathroom across the hall. Full access kitchen with gas stove. Enclosed deck with open back patio area with fire pit.

We host animals but the 2nd room has been kept allergen/pet free and the majority of the house has wood floors to reduce potential issues.

Off-street parking for two cars (and potentially three if you angle things correctly!)

Pretty much perfect.

Owner

Ryan Wismer

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.
Response rate:
100%
Response time:
within a few hours
Speaks:
english
Calendar last updated:
Apr 21, 2018
About Ryan Wismer

We are University of Tulsa and Texas A&M University grads who currently live in Alexandria. We are two Texans who have been lured to the DC area by the wonderful city, great people, and booming economy. Ryan is an international development professional and Emily is a policy outreach expert who enjoys meeting new people as we travel, rock climb, cycle, board game and generally explore the world. We hope to soon get to (or back to) India, Patagonia, Croatia, and Hawaii, and are always open to suggestions on where to stay! :)

Ryan Wismer purchased this House in 2011

Why Ryan Wismer chose Potomac West

We bought this home because of our deep involvement in the local community of Chirilagua, the fun of being able to easily walk to so many great locations within Del Ray and north Alexandria and the access to great public transportation. I use the metro or bike into downtown DC for work everyday and our location makes it a relatively stress free commute or easy bike ride to any of the major work or play hubs.

Amenities

    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking

      Bedrooms

      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen

        Bathrooms

        • 2 Bathrooms
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, shower
        • Bathroom 2
          toilet, shower
        • Bathroom 1 is a ensuite bathroom with dual sinks and a walk in shower. Bathroom 2 has a full tub and a skylight.

        Theme

          • Tourist Attractions

            Meals

              • Guests provide their own meals

                General

                  • Air Conditioning
                    Central Air
                  • Clothes Dryer
                    Dryer in the property
                  • Heating
                    Central heating
                  • Internet
                    High-speed internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided
                    Sheets, pillows, comforters, pillowcases all included.
                  • Living Room
                    The living room has two queen sleeper sofas. When both extended there is essentially no room left but it can be done! This is why the maximum occupancy is 8 but it is tight with that many people.
                  • Parking
                    Off street alley driveway parking for 2 (three small cars have fit there before but it is made for 2). Street parking is available for RVs, boats, or trailers.
                  • Towels Provided
                    bath towels included.
                  • Washing Machine
                    Washing machine in the property; very basic laundry soap provided.

                    Kitchen

                      • Coffee Maker
                        Keurig with a supply of pods. Please bring your own if you would like a selection or plan on drinking ALOT of coffee :)
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Kitchen
                      • Microwave
                      • Oven
                        gas
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Stove
                        gas

                        Dining

                          • Dining
                            There is an ajoined dining area inside but no dedicated dining table. We generally use the screened in deck space for dinners and we have a dining table that seats up to 8 (made for 6).
                          • Dining Area

                            Entertainment

                              • Books
                              • Games
                                Cards available
                              • Music Library
                                Small CD Music Library
                              • Television
                                HDMI or USB connectable TV 32 inch
                              • Video Library
                                Small DVD library in case you forget your and have an emergency need.

                                Outside

                                  • Bicycles
                                  • Deck / Patio
                                    With firepit.
                                  • Lawn / Garden
                                    During the spring and summer months we have a garden and the vegetables (plenty of tomatoes!) are for guests.
                                  • Tennis
                                    2 Public courts within a long walking distance. Racquets can be provided upon request.

                                    Suitability

                                      • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                      • wheelchair accessible

                                        Attractions

                                          • live theater
                                          • arboretum
                                          • churches
                                          • duty free shops
                                          • festivals
                                          • library
                                          • botanical garden
                                          • marina
                                          • museums
                                          • playground
                                          • restaurants
                                          • synagogues
                                          • zoo

                                            Leisure Activities

                                              • bird watching
                                              • boating
                                              • photography
                                              • scenic drives
                                              • sight seeing
                                              • wildlife viewing

                                                Local Services & Businesses

                                                  • ATM/bank
                                                  • Babysitter
                                                  • fitness center
                                                  • groceries
                                                  • hospital
                                                  • laundromat
                                                  • massage therapist
                                                  • medical services

                                                    Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                      • cycling
                                                      • fishing
                                                      • golf
                                                      • kayaking
                                                      • rock climbing
                                                      • sound/bay fishing
                                                      • tennis

                                                        Notes

                                                          • For long term stays we can continue the standard cleaning service (at cost) at whatever regular interval is preferred. This is of course our preference (more cleaning makes for easier cleaning!) but beyond our minimum requirement of once per month further cleanings would be at your discretion.

                                                            House Rules

                                                            Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                            Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                            Cancellation Policy

                                                            100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                            33 Reviews

                                                            Excellent4.7/5

                                                            Latest reviews

                                                            Nicely apppinted property in a charming neighborhood!

                                                            D and JLiverpool, New York

                                                            This charming 2 bedroom / 2 bath property is located on a quiet street, just minutes from all the major attractions. The property is nicely decorated, very clean and is well stocked with plenty of towels and extra supplies such as toilet paper and paper towels. Wish we could have used the back porch, but it was a bit too chilly. Hosts were readily accessible for a few minor questions and seemed very friendly. Would definitely stay here again if ever in the area!

                                                            Lovely place in a great location. Everything as described.

                                                            Nancy S.

                                                            The location was perfect for our plans to see Washington DC and Alexandria. Home was very nice. Carpet was pretty dirty and we told the owners. They said they would take care of it.

                                                            Made for a great vacation

                                                            Dennis W.

                                                            The house was super clean, Was able to park in the driveway. Minutes to downtown Washington. Good neighborhood. Walking distance to great restaurants and shopping. Emily was great to work with. If we come back again, this will be the first house we check for availability.

                                                            Perfect retreat in a busy area

                                                            Connie K.Las Cruces, NM

                                                            This roomy two-bedroom duplex served our needs perfectly. We were in town for a funeral at Arlington Cemetery, and the location couldn't have been better--minimal driving and ease of access were just what we needed. Off-street parking just behind the house was so convenient and safe. As for comfort, we couldn't have asked for more. Ryan and Emily have furnished their place beautifully, with top-notch bed linens and towels. We discovered a great restaurant, Bombay Curry Company, just a few blocks away on Mt. Vernon Avenue. Thank you, Ryan and Emily--we'll be back!

                                                            Charming house, clean and quiet retreat. Close to tourist attractions. And with own parking space!

                                                            Jan B.

                                                            We (group of four adults) stayed in the property for three nights. The house was clean and beds were comfortable. The WiFi worked perfectly. Parking the car was not a problem at all - if parking on the street in front of the house was not possible, we parked at the back of the house at spot that belongs to the house - always available, always free of charge. We used the car only for shopping the food in nearby supermarket Giant. For getting to downtown WDC, we used Uber - the cost varied, depending on destination between $12 and $15.

                                                            The kitchen is well equipped with standard kitchen cutlery and accessories, though we could not find a beer opener. For most people it's not a big deal, but for us, coming from the country with highest consumption of beer per capita (Czech Republic), it was something like a heresy.

                                                            I think that the best part of the rental experience was an interaction with Emily. She was a wonderful host, very helpful with all aspects of our stay in their WDC property. The deposit of $200 was promptly returned within few days after our departure, and Emily even packed and sent us by mail the items we forgot there. She just exceeded all of our expectations.

                                                            If we ever make it to Washington DC in the future, we will rent from Emily and Ryan again.

                                                            family, pet friendly fun

                                                            Amy C.WASHINGTON

                                                            We stayed at this home in a charming area for a week and 1/2 and it was perfect for our family of 4 + dog. Very comfortable beds! We could walk to many restaurants and parks. Overall, it was just what we needed ❤️️

                                                            Location

                                                            Potomac West, Alexandria, VA, USA

                                                            Availability

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                                                            $189avg/night
                                                            33 Reviews
                                                            Excellent 4.7/5
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