HOME OFFERS BEST OF WASH, DC & COLONIAL VA

United States - Virginia - Alexandria

Home exchange in,United States,Alexandria,View of our home from street. It is very wooded.
View of our home from street. It is very wooded.
Home exchange in,United States,Alexandria,Lots of color in the fall from our oaks and hickor
Lots of color in the fall from our oaks and hickor
Home exchange in,United States,Alexandria,We have 2 patios, decks off the kitchen & upstairs
We have 2 patios, decks off the kitchen & upstairs
Home exchange in,United States,Alexandria,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,United States,Alexandria,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,United States,Alexandria,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,United States,Alexandria,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,United States,Alexandria,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,United States,Alexandria,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,United States,Alexandria,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,United States,Alexandria,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,United States,Alexandria,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,United States,Alexandria,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,United States,Alexandria,front: granddaughers Grace & Emma  Rear: Rhonda, A
Front: granddaughers Grace & Emma Rear: Rhonda, A
Home exchange in,United States,Alexandria,A hungry family in our breakfast room!
A hungry family in our breakfast room!
Home exchange in,United States,Alexandria,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,United States,Alexandria,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,United States,Alexandria,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,United States,Alexandria,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,United States,Alexandria,House photos, home images
  • Sleeping capacity7
  • Bedrooms4
  • Bathrooms2

Non-simultaneous Home Exchange

Simultaneous Home Exchange

Weekend Home Exchange

Long-term Home Exchange

Sabbatical Home Exchange

Hospitality Exchange Offered

Pet Care Needed

Smoking Not Allowed

Children Welcome

Car Exchange is offered/negotiable

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Our Home For Exchange

Description of the home we are offering for exchange

Our charming, well-maintained Alexandria home is only a 10 min. drive to George Washington's famed Mt. Vernon plantation along a beautiful stretch of the Potomac River. But no need to drive if you want to see the best that DC offers as we are only 12 minutes from a Metro station that can take you to the center of the city in minutes. Washington's museums, galleries, public gardens & parks are among the best in the world, and most are free! (We even have free world class concerts!) Kids & adults alike love the hundreds of interactive activities at the Air & Space, Spy, natural history museums & the fabulous Newseum.. Other famed sights: the White House, U.S. Capitol & Congress, Supreme Court, National Galleries of Art, Library of Congress, & the Vietnam & Lincoln memorials. At the end of each hard day of touring, relax in the comfort & privacy of our family-friendly home: enjoy gorgeous garden views, cooling breezes & BBQ from our screened porch, decks, & patio.

Type

House - 2 or more floors/ Main Residence


Amenities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony / Deck
  • Cleaning service available
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes Washer
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Microwave Oven
  • Extensive Grounds
  • Peaceful Surroundings
  • View
  • Fireplace
  • Privacy / Seclusion
  • Equipped for Children
  • Garden
  • Heating
  • Baby Equipment
  • Parking included
  • Terrace / Patio

Entertainment

  • DVD
  • Internet access
  • Pool / Billiard Table
  • TV
  • Wireless Internet (WiFi)
  • Family Room / Playroom

Extras

  • Babysitter available

Setting

  • Suburban

Neighbourhood

Description of our neighbourhood and surrounding area

Our neighborhood is wooded, quiet, safe, friendly,& beautiful--with mixture of California modern and brick colonial homes. There are many gorgeous gardens (ours being one of the nicest). It is very well located for touring Old Town Alexandria; Washington, DC; civil war sites, Colonial sites (e.g., Mt. Vernon). It's great for kids; walk to pool, playgrounds,Unitarian Church, Potomac River walk/bike path; less than mile from indoor ice skate rink & gym. Great public transport to DC & environs ( 10-12 minute drive to closest metro station.) We have 2 libraries w/in 5 minutes, 3 farmers' markets to choose from, a fine hospital and numerous medical facilities. We have many fine restaurants to choose from, especially in nearby Old Town Alexandria. Deer frequent our yard and neighborhood as well as red fox. We have many birds; you can see them from the breakfast room/kitchen windows at our feeders or drinking from our two small water fountains.

Outdoor Activities

  • Biking
  • Cultural Events
  • Canoeing / Kayaking
  • Golfing
  • Gym / Health Club
  • Tennis
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Public Swimming Pool
  • River
  • Sailing

Leisure

  • Park / Playground
  • Cafés
  • Gym / Health Club
  • Restaurants
  • Shopping
  • Park / Playground

Cultural Activities

  • Concerts
  • Galleries
  • Museums
  • Opera
  • Popular Monuments
  • Theatre

Transport Nearby

  • Bus
  • Train Station
  • Underground Station

Neighbourhood Services

  • Bakery
  • Corner Shop
  • Pharmacy
  • Supermarket

Attractions

Our home exchange - places to go and things to do while staying in our home

From our house, it is a minute drive or a 15-minute walk to the George Washington walk/bike path along the Potomac River. From there, head South about 5 miles to G. Washington's home at Mt. Vernon, or walk north to Old Town, Alexandria (the walk takes about an hour, but it's an easy bike ride). Old Town is a major tourist attraction& very charming. It has many excellent shops and restaurants, including Gadsby's Tavern, -which serves excellent early American fare in an 18th-century bldg. Washington, DC, National Capitol, House & Senate, Smithsonian museums, Spy Museum, Library of Congress, myriad others can be accessed within minutes w/out driving. Everything, including first class concerts, is free. Perfect for families.

Our favourite restaurants

  • Too many to mention. We will have names & addresses for you when you arrive

Cafés & bars

  • Ditto (including historic Gadsby's Tavern) in nearby Old Town Alexandria

Leisure and cultural activities

  • Boat trips along Potomac River, George Washington's Mt. Vernon Plantation, Kennedy Center, Smithsonian museums, Newseum, Spy Museum, numerous others.

Walks or jogging paths

  • From our house can easily walk North along Potomac River all the way to Mt. Vernon or South to Old Town Alexandria.

Health or fitness clubs

  • Mt. Vernon Rec Center, 3 minute drive or pleasant 12-15 minute walk

Interesting day trips

  • Many civil war sights, Shenandoah Park, (honestly, too many to mention here)

Our Preferences

Our home exchange - here are our Preferences and House Rules

No special rules other than, please don't smoke in the house. Our cat is old and has spent her life indoors; so if she wanders outdoors, please ensure she is safely indoors before you depart for the day.

Conditions

  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Smoking Not Allowed
  • Pet Care Needed
  • Pet Care Offered
  • Plant care is needed inside

Car Exchange

  • Car Exchange is offered/negotiable

Home Exchange Type

  • Non-simultaneous Home Exchange
  • Simultaneous Home Exchange
  • Weekend Home Exchange
  • Long-term Home Exchange
  • Sabbatical Home Exchange
  • Hospitality Exchange Offered
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