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Historic Alexandria Walk to Metro, Del Ray, & Historic Old Town

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Charming Apartment in Fabulous Location

Light-filled charming walk-up 2nd floor apartment located in a historic neighborhood. Walkable convenient access to the metro to greater D.C. Metro area. The 2nd floor unit has a separate entrance from the owners first floor residence. The approximately 1000 sq ft. apartment has two bedrooms and bonus sun room & an open and bright living room. Hard-wood floors and comfortable furnishings. The kitchen has all the basic necessary amenities including a gas stove and oven, refrigerator, dishwasher, Keurig coffee maker, tea pot, toaster, pots and pans, cooking utensils, dishes and flatware. Living room opens to southern exposure dining room and sun-porch - perfect for enjoying your cup of coffee to start the day.

The master bedroom has a queen size bedroom set including linens, a roomy closet, and dresser. The second bedroom has a twin bed (including linens), a desk and dresser. There is a pull out couch in the living room should you want to accommodate two more people/children.

Other amenities: cable TV and convenient parking in front of the property (as well as driveway parking available).

Although no car is needed as you are only three blocks to Braddock Metro and six blocks to King Street Metro, walk to shops, restaurants and all the sights - from historic to hip.

King Street - the main street of Historic Old Town Alexandria is lined with unique shops, galleries, and restaurants. Take the (free) hop-on, hop-off trolley up and down King Street down to the river. Old Town is on the Potomac River and provides access to riverboat tours to Mt.Vernon Estate (George Washington's home)

The apartment is also in walking distance to the hip community of Del Ray which has interesting coffee shops, restaurants, shops, and Saturday farmers market. The farmers market, butcher and cheese shops mean that you can make your own meals in the full kitchen, too.

Or you can walk down the block to GRAPE + BEAN, Alexandria’s neighborhood destination for those who love great wine, beer, coffee and offers a lunch dining menu. There is also two restaurants, Lena's Stone Fired Pizzeria & Dos Amigos Mexican in walking distance. If you are travelling with children, there is a wonderful park only about four blocks away. Want to get around on bike? You can rent a bicycle with capital bike share, just at the end of the street.

More Details

Owner
Dawn Luepke
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
19 October, 2017

About Dawn Luepke

Tim & I (Dawn) purchased this house in April 2014. We have rented in the area since our wedding rehearsal dinner six years ago and just fell in love with the quaintness of Del Ray, the waterfront of historic Old Town, and the easy access to Washington, D.C. so we are thrilled to be homeowners here. Tim grew up on a dairy farm in Wisconsin and loves to offer his Midwestern hospitality. After college he was a tour guide here for international students so he knows a lot of what D.C. has to offer - so feel free to ask for places to visit and how to get there. Together, we opened a kids consignment boutique in Del Ray in 2010 and love being a part of this community. We live on the first floor of this two-unit home so are available for any of your needs.

Dawn Luepke purchased this apartment in 2014

Why Dawn Luepke chose Alexandria

We loved the convenient location, front porch, and the beautiful tree-lined street in a neighborhood filled with quaint bungalow style houses with front porches. As a one-car family, Tim bikes 1 mile to work at the US Trade & Patent Office (which has a small museum that is open to the public).

What makes this apartment unique

Its a charming 1930's home complete with a glass front door, original moldings, door knobs, & old-school radiators. We are having a wood fence installed this spring to complete the charm.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Old Town West in Alexandria

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Shower/bath has charming window and ceiling heater. Towels provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Single Bed
    Living Room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Living room sofa is a pull out bed.
  • Quaint master bedroom has queen bed, side table with alarm clock, dresser, chair, and closet. Linens provided.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • tennis

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(35 traveller reviews)

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Historic Alexandria Walk to Metro, Del Ray, & Historic Old Town
average rating of 4.8285713 based on 35 reviews
5

Perfect location!!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 6 nights in June. My husband and I and our 19 & 12 year old sons. There are 2 bedrooms with the dayroom that we used for the third bedroom. There was an extra twin mattress that we put in there. We were all very comfortable. It felt more like we were staying in a friend's apartment, not a rental. Super cozy. Close to everything. The location is safe and everyone we ran into was super friendly!! Perfect location for touring around D.C. and the surrounding attractions. We parked are car in their driveway and took the Metro everywhere, which was within walking distance.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! Glad you enjoyed your stay! Wonderful to have you. -Dawn & Tim
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A great location

  • 4 of 5

We loved the location of this home. The family was very accommodating and friendly.

It was fun to sit in the little room overlooking the neighborhood and watch folks walk their dogs.

It walk a short walk to the Metro, to restaurants, to King Street.

We all loved the hardwoods in the home and it was very clean. The kitchen had all that we needed for our short stay.

Thank you

  • Review Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great location to the Metro and restaurants. The house is comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

see above

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Saint George, UT
5

Great Apartment for the Family Visiting DC

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with our 2 kids age 8 and 11, and had a wonderful time. The home is quaint and really enhances the vibe of Old Town Alexandria. The home is not new, but has been upgraded and was very clean and comfortable for all of us. As others have mentioned, we used the sun room as a 3rd bedroom for our youngest and he loved it. The extra mattress was perfect for that smaller room. The location was awesome for both access to the metro (5 minute walk to Braddock Station) and the access to great restaurants and shops. We went to Lenas Pizza which was some of the best pizza I've had, and then drove to Old Town Alexandria for some Mexican food. While we were there, it wasn't hot, but I did notice that the air and heat were very nice, and they had a nest thermostat. The owners were very nice (they live downstairs with a separate entrance) and we never heard them and really never noticed them until we chatted when we were about to leave. Overall a great experience and I highly recommend the place. We will definitely come back!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great Apartment in Alexandria

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this property in August 2017. We have 3 kids and need more space than a hotel room. This property was nice sized, great A/C in August weather, perfect to spread out. Nice bedroom for parents, 2nd bedroom for 2 kids, 3rd kid on the couch. Small sun room is nice to hang out in, especially when kids were sleeping. Small kitchen for making breakfast, sandwiches, and storing snacks. The metro is only 2 blocks away and it was so easy to go into DC for the day. Never heard the family who lives downstairs!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Monona, WI
5

Charming and cozy rental

  • 5 of 5

A charming and cozy rental. We loved the location--close to the Metro, restaurants, and a short walk to King Street. The clean apartment offered nice space for our teen and preteen. It was a comfortable environment to come back to after a long day of sightseeing. Checking in and out with the owners was a breeze too!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

There are two restaurants & a small wine bar in walking distance - just two down the block. There is also a tennis court at end of the street if you want to bring your racket. And there is the Bike Share program with bike rentals if you'd like to get around that way. Of course the metro is only steps away too.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Old Town West, Northern Virginia - Washington DC

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Thanksgiving
22 Nov 2017 - 27 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
£776
for 4 nights
From
£170
£1,151
 
 
Christmas/NYE
24 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
£776
for 4 nights
From
£170
£1,151
 
 
Cherry Blossom
23 Mar 2018 - 20 Apr 2018
4 night minimum stay
£776
for 4 nights
From
£170
£1,151
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£685
for 4 nights
From
£148
£1,045
 

Additional pricing information

1x Cleaning Service Fee £94.65
Refundable Damage Deposit £189.3

Rental available Monthly at a discounted rate of $3000
Week of July 4th is $225 per night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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