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Perfect Space For Long Or Short Term Stays

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Perfectly Situated Close To DC north of Del Ray

Summary: Perfect space for long or short term stays. Two queen beds and two queen sleeper sofas; outdoor screened in porch, organic garden; off-street parking for 2 (or 3 Minis); wi-fi and cable TV, and pet friendly. Close to tons of public transit.

Our house is in the Arlandria (Arlington/Alexandria border) area known as Chirilagua or North Del Ray. Relatively close to two metro stations it is surrounded by cute (Del Ray - great local music, local delicatessens and delicious El Salvadorean food!), essential (Potomac Yards- what's better than an evening stroll to the movie theater and grocery shopping?) and fashionable (Crystal City with its own ice skating rink and mall). We are nestled between multiple bus and trolley-lines and are within easy biking distance (we are right on 400 miles of bike trails that can take you anywhere you want to go) into the the heart of the District, the Orange line corridor and Old Town Alexandria.

Both rooms have queen beds. The master has reading area, a walk in shower and dual sink bathroom while the 2nd bedroom is a cozy multi-use room with a bathroom across the hall. Full access kitchen with gas stove. Enclosed deck with open back patio area with fire pit.

We host animals but the 2nd room has been kept allergen/pet free and the majority of the house has wood floors to reduce potential issues.

Off-street parking for two cars (and potentially three if you angle things correctly!)

Pretty much perfect.

More Details

Ryan Wismer
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About Ryan Wismer

We are University of Tulsa and Texas A&M University grads who currently live in Alexandria. We are two Texans who have been lured to the DC area by the wonderful city, great people, and booming economy. Ryan is an international development professional and Emily is a policy outreach expert who enjoys meeting new people as we travel, rock climb, cycle, board game and generally explore the world. We hope to soon get to (or back to) India, Patagonia, Croatia, and Hawaii, and are always open to suggestions on where to stay! :)

Ryan Wismer purchased this house in 2011

Why Ryan Wismer chose Potomac West

We bought this home because of our deep involvement in the local community of Chirilagua, the fun of being able to easily walk to so many great locations within Del Ray and north Alexandria and the access to great public transportation. I use the metro or bike into downtown DC for work everyday and our location makes it a relatively stress free commute or easy bike ride to any of the major work or play hubs.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Potomac West, Virginia

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom 1 is a ensuite bathroom with dual sinks and a walk in shower. Bathroom 2 has a full tub and a skylight.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • tennis
For long term stays we can continue the standard cleaning service (at cost) at whatever regular interval is preferred. This is of course our preference (more cleaning makes for easier cleaning!) but beyond our minimum requirement of once per month further cleanings would be at your discretion.


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Perfect Space For Long Or Short Term Stays
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 33 reviews

Better than the pictures!

  • 5 of 5

This place was awesome! It was the third rental house we stayed at on this road trip, and by far, the best! Adorably decorated! So homie! Everything you need! Location and ease of access to D.C. was perfect! We stayed six nights and it felt like home! No complaints whatsoever!

  • Submitted: 29-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Liverpool, New York

Nicely apppinted property in a charming neighborhood!

  • 5 of 5

This charming 2 bedroom / 2 bath property is located on a quiet street, just minutes from all the major attractions. The property is nicely decorated, very clean and is well stocked with plenty of towels and extra supplies such as toilet paper and paper towels. Wish we could have used the back porch, but it was a bit too chilly. Hosts were readily accessible for a few minor questions and seemed very friendly. Would definitely stay here again if ever in the area!

  • Submitted: 19-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely place in a great location. Everything as described.

  • 4 of 5

The location was perfect for our plans to see Washington DC and Alexandria. Home was very nice. Carpet was pretty dirty and we told the owners. They said they would take care of it.

  • Submitted: 19-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Made for a great vacation

  • 5 of 5

The house was super clean, Was able to park in the driveway. Minutes to downtown Washington. Good neighborhood. Walking distance to great restaurants and shopping. Emily was great to work with. If we come back again, this will be the first house we check for availability.

  • Submitted: 2-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Las Cruces, NM

Perfect retreat in a busy area

  • 5 of 5

This roomy two-bedroom duplex served our needs perfectly. We were in town for a funeral at Arlington Cemetery, and the location couldn't have been better--minimal driving and ease of access were just what we needed. Off-street parking just behind the house was so convenient and safe. As for comfort, we couldn't have asked for more. Ryan and Emily have furnished their place beautifully, with top-notch bed linens and towels. We discovered a great restaurant, Bombay Curry Company, just a few blocks away on Mt. Vernon Avenue. Thank you, Ryan and Emily--we'll be back!

  • Submitted: 25-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming house, clean and quiet retreat. Close to tourist attractions. And with own parking space!

  • 5 of 5

We (group of four adults) stayed in the property for three nights. The house was clean and beds were comfortable. The WiFi worked perfectly. Parking the car was not a problem at all - if parking on the street in front of the house was not possible, we parked at the back of the house at spot that belongs to the house - always available, always free of charge. We used the car only for shopping the food in nearby supermarket Giant. For getting to downtown WDC, we used Uber - the cost varied, depending on destination between $12 and $15.

The kitchen is well equipped with standard kitchen cutlery and accessories, though we could not find a beer opener. For most people it's not a big deal, but for us, coming from the country with highest consumption of beer per capita (Czech Republic), it was something like a heresy.

I think that the best part of the rental experience was an interaction with Emily. She was a wonderful host, very helpful with all aspects of our stay in their WDC property. The deposit of $200 was promptly returned within few days after our departure, and Emily even packed and sent us by mail the items we forgot there. She just exceeded all of our expectations.

If we ever make it to Washington DC in the future, we will rent from Emily and Ryan again.

  • Submitted: 21-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Potomac West, Virginia

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mar 1 2018 - Apr 30 2018
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$13 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$13 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$256.88
Pet Fee C$12.84
Cleaning C$89.91

Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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