|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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.
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
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.
This place was perfect for my family. Beautiful home, comfortable and nicely decorated. Everything, including DC, was just an Uber away. It had a fenced in yard for my 'kids.' We would definitely recommend this place and would rent again if the situation should arise. We booked quite last minute and Ryan was quick to respond. Thank you for letting us stay in your home!
Delightful house close to everything we were looking for. Will use this location again should our travels take us back to the DC area.
The house is in a very quiet, safe neighborhood and is very convenient to all of the DC attractions as well as restaurants. It was very clean and perfect for my family of 4. We would definitely come back!!
Enjoyed our stay here. It is a very cute and comfortable home and in a great location! Would stay here again.
We had a great stay at this cottage. It was located in a nice quiet neighborhood, but close enough to drive into DC each morning. The owners were very easy to deal with and answered our questions. We would stay here again.
A very good location, only 4 miles from the DC Mall. Shopping center only a couple of blocks away with a number of stores. Walk to many eating and shopping places including Hops, which was excellent, Subway, IHop, Don Pablo's, Dunkin donuts and others like Target, a very large supermarket and BestBuy and others.
We drove into DC every day and stayed in parking garages close to where we were going to visit. We reserved parking places ahead of time for only $22 per day. It was only a 17 minute drive from the home to the garages down town.
We enjoyed our 7 day stay to visit the area. The home was very clean and everything was very nice in a good neighborhood. Parking in back of the house was a real plus. One of our party has to use an scooter and coming in from the back was at ground level with no stairs to climb.
If we return to DC we will certainly want to stay here.
Did not get to meet Emily or Ryan, but spoke by phone and texts. They were very gracious hosts.
If you plan a trip to the DC area you cant find a better place to stay.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed.