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Gorgeous big Townhouse BARGAIN 9 min to Lincoln Memorial-Two full, 2 half baths

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths2
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Townhome, 2 Bedrooms + LR + Den, 2.5+ Baths, Sleeps 6 comfortably

LIVES LIKE A BIG 3-BEDROOM! TWO FULL BATHS plus two half baths. BEST VALUE for the size, quality, location. More than twice the size of a cramped 2-bedroom condo, with two master-size bedrooms upstairs and great privacy for a third major 'bedroom' in the large basement family room, because it's separate from the main floor living room and has a 1/2 bath. High-quality queen sleeper couch with memory foam pad .

Uber and drive/park work great according to all our clients! MetroRail differs little in cost and time because daily fares are about $5 per person each day and you have to walk to the station, wait for a train and possibly line changes. We are NOT WALKING DISTANCE TO METRORAIL, but Uber is $10-18 each way depending on where downtown you're headed, and it's normally about a 20 MINUTE DRIVE AND PARK IN DC at 9:30 AM, AS YOU CAN SEE FROM OUR CLIENTS' REVIEWS. The Smithsonians open at 10, so you're ready for fun! .

FAR LARGER (1800 sq. ft.) than a condo, plus you have a big elevated deck in the backyard to enjoy fresh air in the shade of trees, and a Weber barbecue for your grilling pleasure.

BEST VRBO VALUE IN THE DC AREA that sleeps 6 and has two full baths (plus two half baths). Far lower cost than two tiny, boring rooms at the nearby Best Western Pentagon motel.

PLEASE CHECK OUR AVAILABILITY CALENDAR - always up-to-date.

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VERY UNLIKELY TO ALLOW A MID-WEEK ARRIVAL AND/OR DEPARTURE March through August, unless it's within a month of arrival. Over our 11 years we've found that our clients overwhelmingly prefer weekend arrivals and/or departures and we end up nearly fully booked each year during high season. Therefore, we would lose a week of income. Sorry, just a pragmatic decision.

COMPLETELY RENOVATED top to bottom. Much nicer than when we bought it brand-new in 1980. Kitchen and all baths gutted and replaced with premium materials. Granite countertops kitchen and all baths, all new deluxe appliances, custom cherry cabinets, refinished hardwood floors, custom shower and bathtub, stainless plumbing fixtures, lush carpeting, composite deck, superb heat pump, etc., etc., VERY NICE. Lovely and well-equipped, 2 miles due-south of the Pentagon, at the northern edge of Alexandria.

EQUIPPED AS A TRUE HOME because we visit for two months every year. NOT "JUST" A VACATION HOME. We love to entertain, so the kitchen is particularly well equipped, with a full range of spices, oils, pans, utensils, small appliances.

Our location is very convenient to the District. Outside of rush hours it's routinely about 10 minutes to the Lincoln Memorial. You can certainly use Metrorail if you wish, by taking the convenient bus from right outside our little community entrance to/from the Pentagon Metrorail station in 16 minutes during rush hours, or drive/uber/cab in less than 10 minutes to two Metrorail stops. Uber for 4 people from here to the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum is $10-14.

Quiet, friendly, safe little 37 unit community. Many of the residents have been in our home for parties. Two families who are close friends live on either side of our place.

The master bedroom has a king bed and ensuite bath with shower. The other bedroom is master-size, because we took out a wall between two small bedrooms. It has a queen bed, and the full bath with tub/shower is 7 feet from the bedroom door. The basement has a spacious family room with fireplace. This can also be a comfortable fairly private bedroom away from the main floor. It has a high-quality queen sleeper couch with memory foam pad and a 1/2 bath. Yet another 1/2 bath on the main floor, with a beautiful high-ceiling living room and dining area with a table that can seat 10.

FREE OFF-STREET PARKING, with a marked, permanently reserved spot at the front door plus a parking pass to use an unreserved space.

All linens included, hair dryers in the two main baths, clothes detergent and softener, iron with board, dishwasher detergent, vacuums. You only need shampoo and shower soap.

We stay a month every spring and fall, so it's impeccably-maintained and our terrific housekeeper Juana keeps it VERY (think Hilton hotels) clean.

Dozens of excellent restaurants of nearly every type within 1-2 miles, with a book containing recommendations for the best. Giant Food supermarket less than a mile, Harris Teeter 1 1/2 miles, Whole Foods 2 miles, Trader Joes 3 miles. Major shopping at the Pentagon City Mall just 2.5 mi. Detailed maps in the “clients' basket” in the living room. Cable TV, broadband and WI-FI. Large-screen HDTV in the basement den. Small library selection and CD music selection.

If you like to bike, we're about 1/2 mile from the Four Mile Run Trail, which is a 7-mile, paved bike trail in Arlington County, Virginia that runs along Four Mile Run from Falls Church to the Mount Vernon Trail near Ronald Reagan Washington National that goes along the Potomac for 17 miles.

Payment: Personal check, Homeaway Payments, Paypal, bank transfers.

If you have special needs, talk with us. Life is full of solutions.

We live in Hawaii on Oahu above Pearl Harbor (2 or 3 hours earlier than Los Angeles), so please keep the time zones in mind. Email is best and I monitor it regularly, but I'd love to chat with you, keeping in mind the time difference.

For the fun of it, because we live in Hawaii we've decorated in 'Hawaiiana', which is quite different from the button-down 'Georgetown drawing room' style that's the area norm. You'll feel a little as if you're visiting us in Hawaii! Check out our video for a better feel.

Aloha from Michael and Virginia!

Keywords: 3-story Townhouse

More Details

Owner
Michael Hutcheson
Member since: 2008
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
21 July, 2018

About Michael Hutcheson

Photo at L'Auberge Chez Francois restaurant in Virginia, our favorite area restaurant, in the fall. We're both retired from the Air Force, with 62 years combined service, very happy in Hawaii. You'll see many Hawaiian decorating touches in our townhouse, which we purchased for our first assignment to the Pentagon. With a myriad of lifelong friends in the area we revel in our two months of visits there each year, with many parties and more fun than humans should endure. Courtesy of our wonderful country we've experienced much of the world, and those experiences make us certain that you'll love visiting our country's capital area, possibly the most interesting in the world.

Aloha, Michael and Virginia

Michael Hutcheson purchased this townhome in 1980

Why Michael Hutcheson chose North Ridge

It's not JUST a vacation rental. It's one of our two homes. Our emotional connection to it, our incredible friends in the area, and our nation's capital make it far more than a 'vacation rental property'.

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday townhome rental in North Ridge, Virginia

Property Type:
  • townhome
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , Master bath
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , Main bath, top floor
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , 1/2 bath, in the basement, off the family room
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , 1/2 bath, main floor, off the dining area
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1) Master bedroom, Queen size Beds (1) This bed in a large bedroom, created by taking down the wall between two small bedrooms. Baby Cribs (1) If you need a crib or other infant equipment, we refer you to a rental agency that delivers and picks up., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen-size in basement den with memory-foam pad and convenient 1/2 bath. Fairly private because there's a main floor living room providing a separate social space.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Notes:
If you are on the run all day every day you won't see all the major sites in our wonderful Capital region.

Reviews

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average rating of 4.9661016 based on 59 reviews
5

Twice is Nice!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay and everything was perfect once again! The townhome has so much space to spread out, great kitchen, washer and dryer, and your own parking space. We rented a car but also took UBER when we went anywhere on the Mall since there is such limited parking there. Michael is a fantastic host! You won’t be disappointed!

  • Review Submitted: 15/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We brought our 2 teenage sons to the DC area as a graduation trip for our oldest and also as a reward for our son earning his Eagle Scout rank. This home away from home was perfect! Nice location right outside DC. Grocery store just down the street. We really enjoyed having a comfortable place to relax after each day of sightseeing! Thank you Michael!

  • Review Submitted: 14/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Every family should visit our incredible National Capital Region and I'm certain that our home is best place to stay because of the best combination of size, location, price, and amenities. We enjoy our contacts with all clients, but have a soft spot for families who bring children old enough to appreciate the wealth of sights and experiences.
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OFallon, Mo
5

Great place to stay, clean, and quiet.

  • 5 of 5

Well equipped, well maintained, close to Washington DC and bus lines.

  • Review Submitted: 06/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tulsa
5

Wonderful property!

  • 5 of 5

The owners provided a very detailed letter explaining all the features of the home and there were also labels in the house pointing out how to use various things. They also provided some good tourist info which was appreciated. The place was very clean and cozy and fit four adults just fine. We had plenty of room to move around and at no time did anyone feel cramped. The downstairs living area was a great room and we ended our evenings there watching TV or just going over the days activities. The internet worked well and the kitchen had everything we could need. Would definitely recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 14/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mt. Vernon, WA
5

Comfortable Stay

  • 5 of 5

This is a nice, spacious place to rent when you are traveling to the DC area. The owner is very easy to work with in accommodating your needs. It is like a home away from home.

  • Review Submitted: 14/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Accommodations were the best!

  • 5 of 5

Place was perfect for our family of 5 adults! Owners provided everything you could need. With 3 cooks in the group, the kitchen provided everything we needed. Absolutely awesome choice. Great location, very quiet, but not far from attractions.

  • Review Submitted: 24/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Love the comments on our kitchen! We probably entertain, in Hawaii and our townhouse, more than anyone you know. And for those who aren't as interested in cooking in, our place is large, beautiful, and near a bunch of great restaurants. Aloha, Michael and Virginia
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Map

Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Reagan National
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
4 restaurants - Chinese, pizza, Greek, Latin
Car: recommended

Our Nation's Capitol.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday townhome in North Ridge, Virginia

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season 2018
10 Mar 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
5 night minimum stay
AU$1,503
 
 
Fall
1 Sep 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
5 night minimum stay
AU$1,368
 
 
Before Thanksgiving
3 Nov 2018 - 16 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
AU$1,233
 
 
Thanksgiving
17 Nov 2018 - 27 Nov 2018
5 night minimum stay
AU$1,503
 
 
Before Christmas
28 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
AU$1,233
 
 
Christmas/New Year
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
AU$1,503
 
 
Winter
5 Jan 2019 - 8 Mar 2019
4 night minimum stay
AU$1,233
 
 
High Season 2019
9 Mar 2019 - 30 Aug 2019
5 night minimum stay
AU$1,773
 
 
Fall 2019
31 Aug 2019 - 1 Nov 2019
4 night minimum stay
AU$1,503
 
 
Before Thanksgiving
2 Nov 2019 - 22 Nov 2019
4 night minimum stay
AU$1,233
 
 
Thanksgiving
23 Nov 2019 - 29 Nov 2019
5 night minimum stay
AU$1,638
 
 
Before Christmas
30 Nov 2019 - 20 Dec 2019
4 night minimum stay
AU$1,233
 
 
Christmas
21 Dec 2019 - 27 Dec 2019
5 night minimum stay
AU$1,638
 
 
New Years
28 Dec 2019 - 3 Jan 2020
4 night minimum stay
AU$1,503
 
 
Winter
4 Jan 2020 - 6 Mar 2020
4 night minimum stay
AU$1,233
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
AU$1,368
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning AU$249.38 + Tax

CANCELLATION POLICY: Full refund 60 days before. After that, up to full refund depending on whether we can rent most of the dates. We rent about 200 days a year and have only a handful of open days each month during high season.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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