Nice space, recently renovated with private entry Private bathroom, recently renovated
Charming pvt. space in Old Town-2 blocks to Metro
Charming pvt. space in Old Town-2 blocks to Metro
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Enjoy a charming suite in beautiful Old Town, Alexandria. We're just 2 blocks to the Metro, for a short ride into DC or surrounding area. With a private bath and partial kitchenette (fridge, toaster oven, microwave and coffee machine), free off-street parking, plus shared access to a washer/dryer and backyard with gas fire pit, it's a great alternative to a hotel. If you want to drive, there is free street parking (with guest pass) and we are just 15 mins to DC, 8 minutes to National airport.

The space

This comfortable basement suite with private access from my backyard, has a private bedroom and full bath that were recently renovated. Enjoy a partial kitchenette with refrigerator, toaster oven, microwave and coffee machine and sitting area. Your home away from home is located just blocks away to 2 metros (King Street and Braddock Road), restaurants, grocery store, and shops. We are also a nice stroll or free trolley ride away from the popular Old Town Waterfront. You're in the perfect spot to launch your area visit!

A queen-sized air mattress is also available for extra people, but would make for a tight fit.

During the summer, there is a public pool ($5) with swim lanes or perfect for a refreshing dip after sightseeing. There are also basketball courts and soccer field nearby (I have basket and soccer balls for your use).

Guest access

Guests will have access to the basement suite with bathroom, kitchenette and washer/dryer through their own separate entrance via the backyard. Guests have also have access to the huge backyard, with gas fire pit. There is an internal door to our main level, however we keep this door closed for mutual privacy. I also have a very friendly 3 yo chocolate lab that can be overly affectionate. If you'd like to have access to the full kitchen, just ask.
You have access to the washer/dryer with detergent that is in your space. Occassionally, I may need access to use it, but I'll coordinate with you first and try to only use it between guest stays.

Interaction with guests

I enjoy giving recommendations on restaurants and things to do--just ask! I'm very accessible via phone and text.

Other things to note

I have a very friendly 3 yo chocolate lab named Charley. Visitors usually love him, but we are still learning our manners so he may bark and jump on visitors. If you'd like to meet Charley, just ask. You may also run into him in the backyard, where he likes to chase and play fetch.

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 air mattress

Free parking on premises
Family/kid friendly

Cleaning Fee $42 NZD
Weekly Discount: 5%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM

You must also acknowledge
Dog(s) live in the house


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

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22 Reviews

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Neil User Profile
September 2017
Great space close to everything you need. Metro to DC is a few minutes away. Mary was a great host. Highly recommended.

Vanessa User Profile
September 2017
Mary's place was just as described! It was centrally located in a nice, quiet neighborhood, the place was comfortable and suited our needs perfectly. Mary was a great host and gave us some good suggestions for restaurants. Thanks so much!
Mary User ProfileMary is a superhost.
Response from Mary:
Thanks, Vanessa! I'm glad you had a great visit.
September 2017

Tara User Profile
August 2017
Mary was friendly and her place is clean and very convenient to the King St Metro, as well as historic King Street. We would definitely stay here again.
Mary User ProfileMary is a superhost.
Response from Mary:
Thanks, Tara. I'm glad you had a nice stay and have fun in NYC.
August 2017

Kathy User Profile
August 2017
My husband and I had a comfortable stay at Mary's Place. It is cozy and clean with a comfy bed. She's located in a residential quite neighborhood just a quick two blocks from OLD TOWN'S King's St. Making access to the free trolley to the habor, and the metro into D.C. very easy. Mary is thoughtful and easy to communicate with. We recommend a stay at Mary's Place. Thanks again Mary!

Polly User Profile
August 2017
Mary is a friendly and very responsive host who has a lovely garden and a home with easy access to the metro, a walking/running path and outdoor pool. The place is clean and the bed and linens very nice, as is the bathroom. There was one drawback, though: I could hear every footfall (dog and human) above the room. It didn't bother me too much, but was something I was aware of.

Tiyen User Profile
August 2017
Wonderful small but tidy basement flat an easy short walk from King Street metro. Mary was excellent about communicating with us and checkin and out was very smooth. Highly recommended.
Mary User ProfileMary is a superhost.
Response from Mary:
Thanks, Ty. Glad you all had a good stay!
August 2017

Jeremy User Profile
August 2017
Very well-located for anyone visiting Alexandria or Washington DC. Accommodations are clean and private. The room is at least half the price of any hotel in the area and 3 or 4x less than a hotel in DC. Mary is a great host. Staying here made my stay in the DC-area hassle-free and much cheaper than any other option.
Mary User ProfileMary is a superhost.
Response from Mary:
Thanks, Jeremy. I'm glad this fit your long stay and wish you the best in Nevada!
August 2017

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Alexandria, Virginia, United StatesJoined in September 2014
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I love to travel and just completed my first US cross-country trip over five months. I stayed at many great Airbnb homes with wonderful hosts, so thought it would be fun to do, too. Airbnb has a great community of guests and hosts.

I'm a rare native of Alexandria and am happy to give you advice about Old Town and DC. I've lived in this house in Old Town for over seven years and love it here--close to the water and everything is within walking distance from restaurants, bars, boutiques to great history sites. Old Town is also known as "Dog Town" and we fit right in with our friendly, sweet, 2 yo chocolate lab, Charley. All the guests love him and *we* are still in training.

Where ever you decide to stay, I hope you visit Old Town and enjoy it.

Happy Travels!

Languages: English, Español
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Response time: within an hour

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