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Cheerful, comfortable home in green, quiet area 15 min from Washington DC

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,120 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, sleeps 4-8

Relax in our comfortable, bright, cheerful, functional home after a full day of shopping, sightseeing or working in Northern VA in the Washington DC area. Get away within 15 minutes to our quiet, green neighborhood. You will be in our walk-out basement which consists of 2 bedrooms, a full bath, a large living room, a kitchenette with a full fridge and laundry, and a screened porch. Choose from dozens of books and read in our back yard. Plug in your laptop into our wireless network and surf the net at super-fast speed. Flip through hundreds of channels on Satellite TV. For cooking, help yourself to our spices and get what you need from 2 major supermarkets that are 5 minutes away. To discover the area, drive to Metro (5 min) or to DC (15 min). Shop at Tysons Corner (15 min), or walk the trails in the Great Falls National Park (15 min)

Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 September, 2018

About Najla

I am a retired professional who has lived on 3 different continents and traveled the world. I enjoy gardening, traveling, learning and cooking. I have been on Homeaway for several years and have thoroughly enjoyed sharing my home and meeting new people. I look forward to hosting my guests but need to know something about them before accepting them in my home so please share your stories.

Najla purchased this apartment in 2003

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our family spent two weeks in this beautiful and comfortable home. Because it was lovingly and tenderly furnished with the things that enhance life, one felt less of being away from home and more of being "at home." The aesthetic enhancements, the artful deck in front of a great pine tree in the yard, the excellent towels and bedclothes, made us feel trusted and taken care of...the message was "enjoy our home, make it your own, have friends over to appreciate it, LIVE in it."
Aug 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment around the McLean around the Dranesville

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1120 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • town
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kettle ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • White Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Pink Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Living Room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , 1 queen sleep sofa + 2 floor mattresses
  • Each bedroom has a queen-sized bed. One bedroom has a comfortable seating area ideal for reading. The 2 bedrooms share a full bath with a large walk-in shower. Bedrooms have top-of-the line chest of drawers. All linen is provided. A queen-sized sofa bed and 2 floor mattresses are available in the family room.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Deck Chairs
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Conservatory
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Cheerful, comfortable home in green, quiet area 15 min from Washington DC
average rating of 4.8095236 based on 43 reviews
St. George, Ut

Najla was a wonderful hostess. We had everything we needed and were quite comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

We opted to rent a car and drive into DC but the McLean metro stop is about 5 minutes away. Grocery stores were about 5 min. We felt very safe in the neighborhood. We did have rush hour traffic if we left before 10am and headed home when things closed about 5:30pm--that's just DC. As far as the unit itself, things were a little crowded for 9 people but we knew that before we rented and were just sleeping there so it was fine, probably suited best for 4-6 people. Thank you Najla! :)

  • Review Submitted: 18-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was wonderful to host you Jenny. You have a great family of very well behaved kids. You are doing an awesome job of raising them. Thank you all for helping shovel the snow. Thank you for inviting me to share your dinners; I was very touched by that
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Cozy basement apartment in McLean

  • 5 of 5

Our family of six had a very nice stay in this comfortable basement apartment. The space is very kid-friendly and the owner could not have been nicer. She was very accommodating and helpful. The location is perfect - close to downtown by car, 5 mins from West Falls Church metro station, close to grocery store and restaurants, close to Great Falls National Park, but still tucked away in a quiet neighborhood. We had a very nice stay and would recommend for anyone (especially those with children). Very pleased with our experience!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just as described

  • 5 of 5

Super clean, great and safe location. The host is an extremely nice lady.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice quiet base for our DC vacation.

  • 5 of 5

This place worked well for us to access all that we needed for our visits to DC and Gettysburg.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable at a great price

  • 5 of 5

This apartment was very nice. The mattresses were firm and comfortable. Everything was clean and in good condition. For this area the price was very reasonable. The neighborhood is very quiet and close to Tysons Corner and DC. I would definitely stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Columbus, Ohio

Lovely home, great location

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying here! The host is really nice and welcoming; the house is lovely and well organized; the location is a 25 min car ride to DC. The supermarket is 5 min away. Great stay! We really got to enjoying the feeling of home away from home.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Our house is very close to downtown McLean, an upscale, quiet, green neighborhood just outside Washington, DC. Drive 5 minutes to West Falls Church Metro station and take a short ride to visit the Smithsonian museums, the White House, the Capitol, the Library of Congress, the Pentagon, Old town Alexandria or the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Shop to your heart's content at Tysons Corner, the Galleria or Leesburg Outlet mall. Eat out and go to the movies at Clarendon, Ballston. Canoe or bike on the C&O canal and the endless miles of bike trails that take you to DC . Take hikes at Great Falls National Park, Red River bend or take a day trip in the Blue Ridge mountains.

Other Activities: Canoeing


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment around the McLean,

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Thanksgiving 2018
24 Nov 2018 - 2 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
Xmas 2018
22 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £44.82
Cleaning £37.99

The rates are for parties of up to 8 guests. Please add $10 per additional guest per night.
The rate you were quoted is automatically generated and if subject to change. Pease do not hesitate to submit your request, especially for a longer stay as I know the system sometimes gives you a higher rate which I can only adjust after you send in your request. Thanks.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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