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Desirable Del Ray-Walk to cafes, shops, yoga, farm market, bikes. Dogs ok.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Stylish 2 Bedroom, One Bath With Newly Expanded Kitchen, Fenced Yard and Firepit

Enjoy the Nation's Capitol while staying in a hip family, dog, and gay friendly neighborhood close-by that is a destination in and of itself. This charming townhouse in the great Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria has all you need to enjoy a relaxing getaway. Many restaurants and trendy shops are right outside the door. Walk to local Del Ray Farmer's Market, several coffee shops, sushi, pizza, Italian, French, Mexican/Salvadoran, bbq, awesome burgers, amazing frozen custard, and organic/health food cafe. Lots of places have outdoor seating. Fantastic cheese shop/restaurant and local butcher. Incredible yoga/Pilates studio with hot yoga called Mind the Mat is only a few blocks away. Also only a few blocks away is a Capital BikeShare bike rental, as well as a co-op bike shop. Walk to dog park, CVS, grocery store, YMCA, bike/walking trail that goes all the way to Mt. Vernon Estate in one direction and Washington, DC in the other and connects to miles of other trails. Close to Historic Old Town (1.5 miles) with even more boutique shops and restaurants, and an amazing Farmer's Market held at the same place it was back in George Washington's day. Paddle board and kayaking opportunities on the Potomac. Walking distance (1 mile) to the Metro. Two bedrooms (one queen and one full) and one bathroom upstairs. The room with the full size bed does not have a closet, but there is ample hanging space in the other bedroom and there is a hook on the back of the door. Queen air mattress if needed to make room for 6, but it's tight. Best for kids. Fully equipped eat-in and open-floor plan gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops, good knives and cookware. Beautifully landscaped, fenced back yard with lovely lighting and firepit. Street parking always available either right in front or within a few spaces. This is a duplex -not a place for partiers or late-nighters. Sorry but NO SMOKING. Sorry, no long-term bookings available. But well behaved dogs are always welcome.


Owner
Maria Getoff
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2018

About Maria Getoff

Originally from Long Island, I attended law school in New Hampshire and have lived in Del Ray since 2000.

Maria Getoff purchased this townhome in 2012

Why Maria Getoff chose Del Ray

This is a great townhouse on a nice block in one of the most desirable neighborhoods in Metro D.C. Check out the below article about Del Ray in Cottage Living. I fell in love with this neighborhood and you will see why!

What makes this townhome unique

The back yard is like a small oasis. Upper deck with table for enjoying morning coffee, lower patio with comfy seating, and nicely landscaped yard with a fire pit for making S'mores on a chilly evening.

Amenities

Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation townhome rental in Del Ray, Virginia

Property Type:
  • townhome
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • I have a queen air mattress that can also be used.
Entertainment:
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • tennis
Notes:
Blender and juicer

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(34 traveler reviews)

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Desirable Del Ray-Walk to cafes, shops, yoga, farm market, bikes. Dogs ok.
average rating of 4.7352943 based on 34 reviews
5

Better than advertised!

  • 5 of 5

Excellent location,vibrant neighborhood. This house is a true home away from home!

  • Submitted: 23-May-2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Rose. Great having you. Come again!
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5

Fantastic location and home!

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for our weekend getaway. The neighborhood is so cute, we wished we had another day in our trip just to explore Del Ray and Old Town. Maria was wonderful and checked in on us a couple times to make sure our stay was going well. The house itself was perfect, cozy and clean with everything working well. Her neighbors are also incredibly nice! It was a huge plus that we were able to bring our small dogs. Her fully fenced in garden/yard was perfect for them to step out in without us having to get them all suited up with leashes etc. The subway into the heart of DC is either like a 15 min walk or a $4 UberPool so you can't beat the location. We were a little worried about parking, but we were always able to find a spot either directly in front of the house or just a few houses down. We already told a few people about this property that are planning trips to DC, and when we visit our friends again we hope to stay here again, thank you!!

  • Submitted: 25-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect location in Del Ray - close to bike-paths and walk to restaurants

  • 4 of 5

The property is two-bedroom and one bathroom, located in charming Del Ray, one of the most walkable of DC suburbs. My wife and I and our youngest child spent 11 nights there and really appreciated its location, handy to the mellow restaurants on Mt. Vernon Ave., close to Metro, and, using Capital Bikeshare, close to the bike paths of Alexandria. It was a bit tight when our daughter joined us for one night to spend the night -- the Del Ray houses are quite snug! The landlord was responsive to small issues that came up.

  • Submitted: 8-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Had all we needed, great location.

  • 5 of 5

Marie was quick to respond, helpful and flexible. Nice lady.

  • Submitted: 16-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

charming town home, great location in quiet neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

My family, my husband, myself, and three kids ages 8,10, and 12, stayed here for three nights in June. I had been worried about parking since we were driving a Yukon XL with 5 bikes on the back but I am happy to say that even getting there late, around 9 pm, we had no trouble finding parking almost directly in front of the home. The location was great for us. We walked into town to meet some friends for pizza and then ice cream. We did not do any shopping but there looked to be some cute local shops including a bike shop. The walk to the closest Metro station was about a mile. It was definitely doable for us but might be a long walk for some. We rode the metro into DC two days and went to many museums and monuments. We did take an Uber home one day from the Lincoln Memorial which was easy, quick and cost about $20.

As far as the home itself, it was very neat and clean. It had a vacation cottage feel. The kitchen looked well stocked with anything you would need though we ate out mostly and didn't really cook while we were there. We did use the air mattress in the second bedroom. Maria had it all set up for us when we arrived. With the air mattress that bedroom had hardly any space to move around which was not a problem for us because our kids were staying in there but for adults it would be quite tight. The back patio and yard was lovely though it was so hot when we were there, temps around 95, that we didn't spend too much time out there. The air conditioning worked great, it was always nice and cool when we got back from our site seeing.

Maria, the owner, was very responsive to all of our questions and was easy to work with.

We would definitely recommend this property to friends and look forward to visiting again.

  • Submitted: 4-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place, our family had an amazing time.

  • 5 of 5

Maria was awesome. Her home was perfect for us, a family of four, and the location is great. Minutes from the old town and the main street in Del Ray (just a couple blocks away when walking) has everything one would and could desire. Our boys, age 10 and 8, loved it, and we will certainly be back again. This home is a must for anyone travelling to the D.C. area.

  • Submitted: 26-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Reagan National
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Majestic Lounge
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Metro
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
95/395
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
18 within a 2- 10 minute walk
Nearest Ski
75 Miles
Liberty
Car: not necessary

See the DIY Del Ray blog post about the home and search for Maria and kitchen. Del Ray's slogan is 'Where main street still exists." Its a very hip, friendly, walkable community. Lots of dogs and strollers! Also very gay-friendly. Along Mt. Vernon Avenue (2 blocks away) you will find a plethora of restaurants, coffee shops, and boutique shops. There are many options for outdoor dining. There is even an adults only sushi restaurant (as well as one that is not so selective!).

Bring home nice meats at the local butcher shop or fancy cheese from the local gourmet cheese shop. A lively farmer's market from May through October. Walking distance to small CVS. One mile to metro station with easy access to Washington, D.C. and all that city has to offer. Bring your bikes or running shoes and hit the Mount Vernon Trail along the Potomac River, which connects with hundreds of miles of other trails. The trail is about 1 mile from the house. The Mount Vernon Trail is a big favorite of area cyclists. The trail offers wonderful views of the Potomac and DC monuments. There are also several points-of-interest along the way, including George Washington's home at Mount Vernon, Old Town Alexandria, Arlington National Cemetery, and the local's favorite Gravelly Point (at the north end of National Airport's main runway).

Old Town, Alexandria, a lovely historic area with great shops and restaurants, is only about a mile away. There is a really large farmer's market there in the summer. Take a ghost tour, or a river cruise, or just wander about some of the side streets to see some lovely historic homes.

If you like yoga or pilates, there is a great studio a couple of blocks away called Mind the Mat. One studio has all hot classes (not Bikram). There are lots of classes from which to choose.

Of course there is then all of Washington, DC to explore, just a 20 minute drive (non-rush hour) or a 25 minute Metro ride. All the museums and monuments are free! The National Zoo is a favorite for families as well.

So much to do and explore!

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation townhome rental in Del Ray, Virginia

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
C$243
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$127.77
Additional Guest Fee C$25.55 per person per night
Pet Fee C$31.94
Damage Deposit C$638.85

60 day cancellation policy. Please pay by e-check rather than credit card. I welcome dogs but have an added fee of $10 per dog per night. Dog owners, please pick up after the dog in the yard and keep the dog off the flowers. Thanks!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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