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Alexandria, Virginia

Panoramic Potomac View

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Description

This home is situated in colonial Old Town, the most desirable part of Alexandria, steps from a park on the Potomac. The home was chosen as one of six for the 2019 Alexandria Home Tour.

It is situated on a unique no-thru-traffic street and is its own little neighborhood. It is right across the river from Washington D.C., just 15 minutes over a bridge by either Metro or car.

The home is within 2 blocks of the marina which has several restaurants, the ferry landing, river cruise lines, the WWII Torpedo Factory which has been converted into a large art center, and large river-side public plazas with seating benches and entertainment.

One can take a ferry directly to the Washington Nationals Ball Park or one can spend an evening on a dinner cruise while viewing the D.C. monuments which are lit at night.

Alexandria's famous shopping street with more wonderful restaurants, boutique shops, art galleries and antique stores hooks directly into the ferry plaza.

A free trolley leaves every 15 minutes at the river end of the main shopping street to take one along that stretch to the Metro into DC.

This town home was taken down to the studs and completely remodeled 8 years ago, so baths, kitchen, electric, plumbing etc are almost new. It is well furnished to be appropriate for entertaining high level Washington diplomats.

A private patio with mature trees is in the rear.

A TV room, with wet bar, large sectional couch, laundry area and powder room are on the lower level. The main level has a large living room, a 20 foot dining room and kitchen.

The bedroom level has the Master with a California King, a walk in closet and full marble bath with shower and soak tub. A second bedroom on that floor has two extra long twins, and there is a separate sitting room. A child could sleep on that couch if it were preferred to one of the beds. There is a very nice full marble bath in the hall.

The upper level has a good sized queen bedroom with views of the Potomac, a good sized study, with a pull out single bed, a full hall bath, skylights and a staircase to the roof deck, a rare feature in Old Town, overlooking the River.

From the roof deck one has a panoramic view all the way up the Potomac to the Capitol. It's a wonderful place with an unsurpassed view to have lunch or dinner.

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Property Details

Size

Single Family Home with 4 levels
3 bedrooms, 3 baths, 3320 square feet

Bedrooms

King, Queen, and 2x Twin
6 guests maximum

Nearest airport

Reagan National Airport, Washington DC
Ten minutes by taxi, or 10 minutes by Metro directly from the airport to King Street Alexandria, then 5 min. taxi to home.

Property View

From the roof deck, a park along the Potomac and a panoramic view of the River, looking across to Washington DC

Property ID

06586


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Activities of Interest

  • Arts
  • Fish
  • Hike
  • Shopping
  • Washington D.C historical monuments and attractions 15 minutes over the bridge
  • George Washington's Mt. Vernon
  • Potomac River Cruises starting 2 blocks from the house

Places of Interest

  • Multiple restaurants and boutique shops for 1.5 miles along famous King Street, starting 3 blocks away.
  • Washington D.C. attractions right across the River by Metro from
  • Washington Nationals Ball Park directly by ferry 2 blocks from home or by Metro

Reviews

Old Town Gem

Our stay in this townhouse located in Old Town was nothing short of fantastic! The home provided all the comforts and luxury we would expect plus the convenience to everything we could ever imagine in the DC and surrounding area. We could easily walk to the waterfront and enjoy the sights or make our way to famous King Street for food, shopping, coffee, and ice cream. We made several ventures into DC and as long as we were not in rush hour, it was a smooth 15-minute Uber ride. Peggy, the homeowner, was so nice and easy to work as we planned our visit. She insisted on having breakfast treats for our first morning in the home, knowing we’d be weary from a long day of travel. I hope to return, as we barely skimmed the surface of all there is to see and do. I wouldn't change a thing about this THIRDHOME experience. ”

Amy JoJune 2019

Location, location, location!

We have visited the D.C. area many times, but never staying in Virginia. This was the perfect enclave to the bustle of D.C.....and just 20 minutes by Metro to Museums and the Hill (a free trolley runs daily), This home specifically is a comfortable, East-coast classic, welcoming host, and all the amenities your family visit requires. Charming and right on the water - a lovely Old Town retreat!”

HillaryApril 2019

Wow! What a view!

Peggy met us at the residence and explained all the particulars about the 4 story townhouse with an additional rooftop patio that was amazing! There was a back patio also that we ejoyed every morning and evening before going out on our adventure into D.C., or on a short walk to the vibrant night life of Alexandria full of restaurants and shops we throughly enjoyed. Peggy even had us set up with several items for breakfast and snacks. Thanks again for sharing your home with us. Rusty & Lisa ”

RustyJuly 2017

Enchanting Potomac

Our stay in Peggy Rhodes' Alexandria townhome was wonderful. The home is immaculate, with a lovely patio and roof top. The history of our country emanates from the pictures on the walls and the library. Main street Alexandria is a short walk away, with excellent dining options. D.C. a 15 min Uber ride away. Our hostess could not have been more gracious. Highly recommended!”

DonaldJuly 2016

Location!

This was a peaceful oasis in a perfect location in Alexandria. We came to see the historic sites and museums in Washington DC but really appreciated retreating back to our roomy and comfortable oasis in Old Town Alexandria. We were just 5 minutes from the main business streets with lovely shops and restaurants and Trolley line and the water taxi. Peggy was an attentive and gracious host, giving us all the information and guidance needed. Lovely outdoor patio for morning coffee!”

MaureenJune 2016

Washington DC

Fantastic trip. My family and I enjoyed all that Washington had to offer from the convenience of Old Town Alexandria. The house is top of the line and very close to the water, restaurants, shopping and metro. Peggy is a gracious host and very helpful with recommendations for activities in Washington. ”

AlvinJune 2016

Wonderful home and fantastic location

We had a great time in and around Washington, the home was amazing, and the location simply stunning. ”

JoeMarch 2016

Five star property

We were so pleased with our extremely well located and well appointed property in Alexandria. It was just a wonderful week with easy access to the trolley and the metro and downtown DC. The townhouse is configured on different levels so that all family members had their own space. There is a park across the street by the side of the River so the children could play. It is a wonderful property and the owner went out of her way to extend every hospitality to us. Thanks for a great week!! Janie Stewart”

Janie and JayMarch 2016
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