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About Joel Bernard
We have lived all over the country, and we find ourselves coming back to Old Town, Alexandria time and again. We were tired of staying in hotels when we visited and decided to buy a place of our own and share it with others.
Joel Bernard purchased this Townhouse in 2018
Why Joel Bernard chose Southwest Quadrant
We bought this home because of its layout and its location. Its a comfortable home with plenty of room for a comfortable stay. Its location is idea for those interested in exploring Alexandria, DC or National Harbor. You can walk to the metro, restaurants, shops and the river; you can grab a Capital Bikeshare and explore the GW Parkway. This home is central to it all.
What makes this Townhouse unique
You will love Old Town, Alexandria. The city was founded in 1749 and is home to many historical sites including Christ Church where both George Washington and Robert E Lee worshiped, Gatsby's Tavern, the Lee-Fendall Home and The Torpedo Factory. Old Town is set up as a grid, with most homes being multi-story townhomes with shared walls, charming gardens and for some, water views of the Potomac River. Old Town is home to wonderful restaurants, shops, boutiques and parks. The town is very dog-friendly. Learn more at
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Dog House was great
Loved the location of the Dog House, it was perfect for visiting Washington DC.
Great host! Great location! Beautiful home 😎
We absolutely loved the home and the location to everything. It is a great home to bring your pup and wonderful area for dogs. Walking distance to great restaurants. City rental bikes steps away and a short ride to beautiful bike path. Joel was a great host. We felt welcome in his home. Beds and home cozy and comfortable. My husband, pup and I went for a weekend get away and to explore a new town, which was lovely. Parking was also very easy. Will stay again and was sad to leave! Thank you for a great weekend!
The Dog House is funky, clean and big (for a row home). My husband, daughter and grandbaby stayed 3 nights. We had a delightful time while visiting Old Town and DC. The home is so comfortable, I felt like I was staying at a relative’s house. The dog bed, bowls and dog toy were nice touches. We thought we’d have our dogs but didnt. The kitchen is fully stocked w/all kinds of extras. A grocery store is 1 block away. Easy, street parking with no time restriction. The queen bed is the most comfortable bed Ive ever slept in. Brand new appliances. Large washer/dryer. I cant say enough about this place. And Joel is VERY responsive. Thank you again Joel for sharing your place!
Girls Weekend in the Dog House
We had a wonderful time at the Dog House! Our stay couldn't have been better. Location was great - easily walkable but not in the hustle and bustle of Old Town (and free parking - huge plus). We grabbed dinner one night from the "fancy" grocery store and were able to hop over to the convenience store for coffee. Joel couldn't have been easier to deal with. Highly recommend!
As soon as we pulled up I knew we picked the perfect location.
I absolutely loved The Doghouse. The location of this home was perfect. So many restaurants in walking distance, we were able to walk to a nearby grocery store, and the Metro was less than a mile away. If we needed to Uber anywhere, there was no hassle getting anywhere or waiting for a ride. As soon as we stepped into the house, I knew I made the right choice. Very welcoming, clean, and Joel was very accessible for any questions. Even with 6 of us in a row house, we still had plenty of room. I felt very safe in the neighborhood. The Doghouse is our go-to now for anytime we come back to Alexandria/ DC. Thank you Joel for everything!!!!!!
great place. joel does a great job answering all your questions don't hesitate this is the place