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The Presidential Retreat is your home away from home in Old Town Alexandria! This charming, historic 2-bedroom +loft, 2.5-bath townhouse is located on a quiet street steps away from shops, restaurants, and museums, and walking distance from two metro stations*. It is fully furnished and features a private outdoor space, laundry, full eat-in kitchen, free WiFi, and free reserved parking.
*Summer 2019 guests: The metro stops in our neighborhood will be closed for repairs from 25 May - 2 September.

The Space

This home is a lovely, restored townhouse with historic charm and modern amenities. It features two bedrooms, one with a loft space big enough for a queen bed, a fully equipped kitchen, 2.5 bathrooms (one with a tub), private outdoor space and free parking.

The living room, half-bath, and eat-in kitchen are on the main floor. The kitchen has a full-size refrigerator with ice-maker, dishwasher, double sink, double oven, four-burner flat stovetop, coffee maker, in addition to many small appliances and tools. A rustic kitchen table seats up to six. The living room features a trove of family friendly games inside the coffee table, a couch that can seat five adults--as long as they like each other ;), a fireplace, and a smart TV pre-loaded with Hulu Plus, Netflix, Amazon Prime, and HBO Now. The French door leads to a cozy backyard with outdoor seating and a "potty patch" for your four-legged friends as well as a reserved parking space. (Two cars can fit if parked end-to-end.)

Upstairs you will find the Lincoln Bedroom*, a full bathroom (with tub), and the Washington Suite*. The spacious Lincoln Bedroom has a double closet and full dresser. The lower level of the Washington Suite has twin bunk beds and a full closet with a few kid-friendly games and books beneath a loft space with a queen bed, dresser, comfy reading chair and second full bathroom (with walk-in shower).

*No presidents ever stayed here--as far as we know. But they may have walked by ;) We named our rooms after Presidents Lincoln and Washington because documents indicate our house was originally built during the Lincoln administration and Washington has SO many ties to Old Town, including his family's box-pew just down the street at Christ Church, where he regularly attended services!

Guest access

Guests will have full access to the main floor, upstairs bedrooms and bathrooms as well as the outdoor areas. There is a locked owners closet outside the large bathroom. Guests should be aware that the basement is a separate apartment and that the townhouse shares walls with other tenants as well.

Other things to note

**Summer 2019 Guests: Please note that the entire metro system south of Ronald Reagan Airport, to include all the stops in our neighborhood, will be closed for renovations from 25 May - 2 September.** Bus and water taxis will still be available. Details are (Email hidden by Airbnb) 
At this time we are only able to accommodate stays of at least 5 nights.
The basement is a separate studio apartment, There are no shared spaces or amenities between the two properties, but we ask all guests to be mindful of noise and avoid disturbing each other.
For the safety of our guests and the protection of our property, we use security cameras on all exterior doors. There are no cameras or recording devices of any kind indoors.


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  • Address: Queen Street, Alexandria, VA
  • City: Alexandria
  • State/county: Virginia
  • Zip/Postal Code: 22314
  • Neighborhood: Braddock Rd, King St
  • Country: United States
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