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

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


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

Dawn Luepke
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within 2 days
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
17 September, 2018

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 Old Town West

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.


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

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • 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
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
  • Shower/bath has charming window and ceiling heater. Towels provided.
  • 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.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Historic Alexandria Walk to Metro, Del Ray, & Historic Old Town
average rating of 4.8095236 based on 42 reviews

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: 01/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! Glad you enjoyed your stay! Wonderful to have you. -Dawn & Tim
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Great location, comfortable accommodation, friendly owners

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The neighbourhood was safe, close to metro and King Street and a great starting place for days out. Would happily come back. Nice hosts!

  • Review Submitted: 01/09/2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Had a blast!!

  • 5 of 5

It was a pleasure staying up stairs at Tim and Dawn's house. Everything about the property was as advertised.

  • Review Submitted: 24/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to stay near Old Town

  • 4 of 5

We had a great stay - this home is very clean, close to King Street (hub of Old town) and comfortable. We enjoyed walking the neighborhood and looking at all the charming houses. Short walk to both Braddock and King St Metro stations - no need for a car if you are coming to DC to see the sights. The hosts are friendly people. Would stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 27/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dawn and Tim are such gracious hosts. We had everything we needed for a comfortable stay.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful! Our grandkids live in the neighborhood so we will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 19/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Convenient Comfortable Courteous

  • 5 of 5

We chose this location because it was within easy walking distance of DC Metro stops and Old Town Alexandria--and we were right, Dawn's private apartment was even closer to the Braddock Rd Station then we had thought, and we had a pleasant walk down King St to the riverfront and the Torpedo Factory Art Cooperative. Thanks Dawn!

  • Review Submitted: 09/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$174.72
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$349.45

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.