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Panoramic Potomac View, Alexandria Old Town,15 minutes from Washington D.C.

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 3,320 sq ft
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Access Everything In DC While Living Across The River In A Colonial Village

This 4 story, totally renovated 3320 square foot town home is a few steps from a beautiful park on the Potomac River in Old Town, Alexandria. It is located on a street with no thru traffic in the most desirable area of Old Town with dozens of restaurants, boutique shops, marinas and public plazas all within 3 blocks. The home has marble baths, an updated kitchen, and a wonderful roof top deck with a fabulous panoramic view of the Potomac. The home is fully and suitably furnished for high ranking diplomats. Just unpack your suitcases. You will have everything you need and will feel instantly at home!

Peggy Rhoads
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018

About Peggy Rhoads

I was the wife of a U.S. diplomat for 27 years and raised my three children on 4 continents. I loved meeting so many fascinating people. After many years as a widow, I remarried and bought this unique home in one of America's oldest towns, right outside of Washington D.C.

Peggy Rhoads purchased this townhome in 2010

Why Peggy Rhoads chose Old Town

I knew immediately on seeing this property that it was special - - - on one of the 2 best streets in Old Town, right on the River, with total renovation close to completion. I was fortunate to get this property in a frenzied multiple bidding war and have not been sorry one minute. People ask me every year to please sell them this property.

What makes this townhome unique

How can one beat going to the National's Baseball Park by ferry, or taking a free trolley to the Metro to go to D.C's infinite offerings, or enjoy the restaurants at the Potomac's marina at the park across the street? It is fun every minute.


Old Town Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3320 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No smoking. No eating in bed. No standing on cane-bottomed dining room chairs. All glasses must have coasters if not on glass-topped furniture.
  • No food or drinks on antique harpsichord. No parties please.
  • Please be mindful of the neighbors and please keep the noise down going in and out of the house and on the patio.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet , On the lower level by TV room
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , jetted tub , Master bath
    Bathroom 2 - On 3rd floor by twin bedded room.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , On 4th floor by Queen bedroom and office.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Room for one car parking on property. No parties.


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Panoramic Potomac View, Alexandria Old Town,15 minutes from Washington D.C.
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Perfect house, in a perfect location, with the most amazing owner

  • 5 of 5

There simply aren't sufficient words to describe how incredible this house is or its amazingly thoughtful and wonderful owner, Peggy. My wife and I and our two year old daughter stayed in this house for three months while we temporarily in the area for the birth of our second child. From the beginning, Peggy was amazingly responsive and considerate and soothed our every concern. She even went so far as to ensure a crib and other items were available for our daughter and newborn. Basically, we could not have asked for a better experience with her.

The house itself was even more amazing than in the photos. Every room is spacious with high end furniture and wonderful details. Having a newborn we spent a lot of time in the house and appreciated so much having the space to sprawl out a little. In particular, we loved the wonderful TV room with the impossibly comfortable wrap around sofa and large flat screen TV, the huge master bedroom with wonderfully soft bedding, the patio, the roof deck etc...

Possibly even more amazing than the house (if that's possible) is it's location. There is a beautiful waterfront park literally across the street that our daughter loved (ducks, a field, and sand in the volleyball court!). It is also just a few blocks from dozens ofrestaurants and we spent countless hours at Hillside Park playground which was also just a few blocks away. Everything you need, including groceries and pharmacies, is within walking distance. The best part of all, however, was the fact you will be surrounded by the kindest, nicest, and most amazing neighbors. We can't even begin to thank everyone for all the nice gestures both before and after our new daughter was born.

We fell in love with the house, the neighbors, the owner, and basically everything about life at this incredible property. Book it without hesitation - you will love it!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: No one could ask for better tenants than this family. Truly, they were what every homeowner dreams of - - - quick responses to any emails, carefulness with the expensive furnishings, timely payments, notice to me on any issues regarding the house I should know about - - - all in all reliable, honest and nice people. I highly recommend the Reisingers to anyone who is considering renting to them.
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This is a beautiful and spacious home in s perfect location. It is an easy walk into Old Town.

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful Thanksgiving week here. Peggy, our hostess, was very helpful and nice. The home is the perfect place to stay and we would definitely stay here again in the future.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Washington Reagan National
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Many restaurants and bars in short walking area
Nearest Ferry
400 Metres
To Wash. Nats Baseball Park and other destinations
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Amtrac and Metro
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
To Washington D.C. and all points
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Many great restaurants nearby
Car: not necessary

If you like professional baseball, this is your place. Where else can one take a ferry to the ball park and arrive closer than the nearest parking lot?! The ferries also go to the casinos directly across the Potomac at National Harbor.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $700
Property Damage Protection $59
cleaning $185

I also accept USG State Dept per diem of minimum of 2 persons for an extended period. On normal rentals, minimum rental is 1 week. Nightly rate is reduced for a full one month rental. Damage deposit is based on a one week rental. The amount of the deposit will be increased somewhat with a longer term occupancy. No pets. No smoking. No parties. Change-over day is flexible.

No guests beyond the 6 maximum booked. No gatherings or parties please. Not suitable for small children as there are multiple sets of stairs in this town home.

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.