Lunch on the patio, outside the library  Picnic at the grill
Charming Cape Cod home minutes from Washington DC
Charming Cape Cod home minutes from Washington DC
9 gostiju
4 spavaće sobe
5 kreveta
3,5 kupaonica
9 gostiju
4 spavaće sobe
5 kreveta
3,5 kupaonica
Koliko je odraslih.
Koliko je djece.
Dob: 2 – 12
Koliko je beba.
Mlađi od 2
Maksimalan broj gostiju je 9. U to se ne ubrajaju bebe.
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Classical European styling in an American Cape Cod
minutes from Washington DC: This 1940 stone cottage has charm, beauty, and integrity; sun filled rooms with views and tucked away spaces; little grandeurs, quaintness, and five levels of bountiful gardens. Regan National Airport, 11 min; Old Town Harbor, 9 min; National Harbor, 7 min; Belle Haven Marina, park and trails, 4 min: The parkway, highway, expressway, river, golf course, fort and woods are minute’s away; The White House, 8 miles.



The home flows easily room to room, floor to floor, in and out, up and down. The Cape Cod entrance allows easy access to the second floor, the sitting room, the dining room and through either into the kitchen-family room. The warmly light-filled sitting room is entered through an arch, and is articulated with a wainscot illuminated by recessed lights; the dining room too has recessed lights and speakers (integrated throughout the home), lovely mirrored cabinets, a gas fireplace (behind which is a wood fireplace), and rich wood floors (wood floors cover 75% of the home, the rest is mostly stone, mosaic, or terra-cotta tile); off the dining room, the classically articulated sun porch (which sometimes serves as a second office) looks out upon gardens, is conditioned by HVAC, a fan, the sun, and opening double-paned windows; the kitchen-family room has floor-to-ceiling cabinets in its 9’-6” height, two sinks with garbage disposals, a gas stove, a dishwasher, a trash-compactor, pleasant arched windows, a flat screen wall-mount, and French Doors which lead out to the balcony and down the circular stairs to the lower gardens; there is also a pantry, a coat closet, and a powder room with a marble sink. During parties, or on busy family weekends, the French Doors are open for adults, children, dogs and friends to move up and down or in circles through the home on exterior circular stairs and interior straight steps.


Two bedrooms with dormers and interesting ceilings are on the upper floor; each bedroom has ample closet space and recessed storage, the smaller room has a wall of built-in shelves; they share a full bath. The master-suite is on the lower floor: There are his and her closets and bathrooms (hers has a foot warmer, dual shower heads, and a door which leads to the outdoor shower; his has an extra-deep tub); there is a laundry along the home’s only inner hall, and a recessed ironing cabinet in her closet; the bedroom has a 14’ thick stone wall, two sets of French Doors (one leading to the morning garden, the other to the veranda), a dark wood floor, an 8’-9” ceiling within which are recessed speakers, and there is a recessed bookshelf in the stone wall. This room and its view are beautiful throughout the year, and it is always a quiet retreat from the demands of the nation’s Capitol. The studio suite is entered through the lower hall or the uniquely designed French Doors from a stone patio down extra-wide stone steps. The studio has two rooms, a library and a studio bedroom. The library supports a suspended, tri-arch vaulted ceiling over which is hidden atmospheric lighting; the four pilasters are of the Temple of Apollo’s Corinthian Order; the library shelves carry 2,040 books. The studio also has track lighting and recessed lights tucked into the frieze beneath the 9’ high ceiling; there is a built-in cabinet that holds a small refrigerator atop which is an 18th Century bronze bowl mounted on fossilized granite; and, the multi-paned glass-door leads into the lower hall of the home. These rooms are perfect for office, and studio bedroom for business travel; the closet and bath are opposite the lower landing.


The home’s first owner was President of the DC Garden Club, the current (unfinished) design was composed by the landscape architect of Dumbarton Oaks, little enhancements were suggested by the previous president of Belle Haven’s Garden Club, and additions have been made by the current architect-owner: There are flower gardens, hosta and acanthus gardens, shade gardens, wild gardens, and vegetable gardens, 10 months of flowering plants and bushes, fig and magnolia, a Lebanese cypress, and a cypress which sports a prehistoric curiosity; there is a sprinkler system, garden and task lighting, an outdoor shower and dipping pool (open during the season), a fireplace-grill, and spaces yet to be developed in the many lush, outdoor rooms. You might picture yourself on porch, balcony, deck, patio or veranda enjoying quiet moments over supper, wine or coffee, or busy in the many parties the home is pleased to host.

Dostupno gostima

All but the shed.

Interakcija s gostima

My apology: When you are in my home I will be in another home, likely in another state or country, possibly through airbnb.

Ostale napomene

If there are details, seasonal or occasional, I shall leave a note for you on the kitchen counter.

Poslovno putovanje
   Ovaj smještaj ima sadržaje nužne za poslovna putovanja. 

Besplatan parking u sklopu smještaja

Dodatni gosti Nema naknade
Naknada za čišćenje $100
Sigurnosni polog $250
Tjedni popust: 15%
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Raspored spavanja
Spavaća soba 1
1 bračni krevet (1,6x2)
Spavaća soba 2
1 bračni krevet (1,6x2)
Spavaća soba 3
2 jednostruka kreveta
Spavaća soba 4
1 jednostruki krevet
Zajedničke prostorije
1 sofa

Kućni red
Vrijeme dolaska je od 11:00 do 21:00.
Odlazak do 16:00
Samostalni dolazak uz lockbox

Otkazivanje rezervacija

Sigurnosna oprema
Detektor dima
Detektor ugljikovog monoksida
Pribor za prvu pomoć
Aparat za gašenje požara

Minimalni boravak: 2 noćenja

16 recenzije

Profil korisnika Tracy
Kolovoz 2017.
Picturesque home in a great location. Good for a short weekend trip with a group of 6 or 7. No bedrooms on main level (pull out couch), master bedroom on lower level and two bedrooms on upper level. The backyard and outdoor spaces are immaculate. The owner was very flexible and responsive.
Profil korisnika MichaelMichael je Superhost.
Michael odgovara:
Tracy and her friends were a delight. BB and I were very pleased to host on their happy occasion. Wishing the best possible future to each, sincerely, Michael
Kolovoz 2017.

Profil korisnika Sarah
Kolovoz 2017.
This is a house a 1,000 paper cuts. It looks nice in pictures but after spending 11 nights there, I know that it's not. External doors don't lock (which is clearly a safety issue), an upstairs tub takes half an hour to drain, wifi went out constantly (had to unplug/replug router ~ 15 times per day), and the a/c was absolute chaos (the basement would not cool below 74 degrees). There was also a huge safety issue with major flooding in the house. The basement flooded during a storm and there were also 4 water leaks on the main floor which led to being up until after 3 a.m. to clean and collect water and cleaning the next day. The basement was actually quite dangerous. B/c it was so hot (since the a/c didn't work well), we had a fan on. My mother found the fan running and in standing water which clearly could have electrocuted her. I would never have stayed there had I known how frustrating it would be. The location is good and the house looks like it would be nice. Unfortunately there were significant problems with the house that the owner does not share up front.
Profil korisnika MichaelMichael je Superhost.
Michael odgovara:
Sarah was the guest of 1,000 complaints, complaints which began before ever she arrived and resumed after she left. In truth, there was six inches of rain over two days, rain which leaked-in through the chimney’s cricket, a leak now repaired. The router works; I cannot say why her computer was troubled, but I can say, within moments of learning her difficulty links were sent, links which likely would have resolved the difficulty. After Sarah left, the tub was cleaned in moments; a cup of Draino dissolved the guests’ hair. The front door lock can be tricky, which I have considered a benefit; I showed Sarah’s father the light trick, he locked and unlocked first time, without difficulty, so we assumed that all was well. Temperatures were in the mid to upper 90s, and here there might have been a problem, which I cannot know because exterior temperatures are lower as are interior temperatures. Sincerely, I would wish that over 11 days, Draino would have been used, that a leak had not developed after six inches of rain, that the router and that the computer had communicated better, as I wish that Sarah would have communicated better and described difficulties when they happened, rather than waiting until after she left to list complaints and demand a refund.
Kolovoz 2017.

Profil korisnika Perry
Lipanj 2017.
A spectacular home in a perfect location. The DC metro is an easy short drive with plenty of parking available which made seeing the DC sights very enjoyable. The large upscale home has every amenity that could be hoped for, with a private garden and many seating areas to enjoy coffee and breakfast. The host went above and beyond to make us feel welcome. Once you stay here you will be spoiled for any other location.

Profil korisnika Zsuzsanna
Lipanj 2017.
Everything is exactly like as on the pictures. The house is amazing, lovely and very clean. The garden has so many spots to sit in, we couldn't even try them all. Super easy location, right off of the interstate, close to downtown Alexandria. We had an amazing weekend and would come back in a heartbeat.

Profil korisnika Michael
Lipanj 2017.
Great location/neighborhood and place to stay. Quiet and safe area. The house is very comfortable and welcoming. Michael and Barbara were there to greet us and give us a tour upon arrival. His communication was great and they went out of their way to help us out and assure that we had a stress-free stay at their house. Would recommend them to others.
Profil korisnika MichaelMichael je Superhost.
Michael odgovara:
Michael and family were lovely guests, in every way...are welcome back at any time.
Lipanj 2017.

Profil korisnika Alburon
Svibanj 2017.
Great location. 15 minutes south of the downtown area. Spacious with enough sleeping room for everyone. Amazing patio deck.

Profil korisnika Maggie
Svibanj 2017.
Gorgeous property with beautiful landscaping and garden living outside every door. Very quiet neighborhood yet so close to Del Ray and Old Town where all the happening is. We had a very comfortable stay with extended family for our son's graduation; host is wonderful and prompt to respond. Great for families with older children.

Alexandria, Virginia, Sjedinjene DržaveČlan od Studeni 2016
Profil korisnika MichaelMichael je Superhost.

In introduction, you might like to know that I am a husband, a father of two, a grandfather to five (and counting), an old athlete with two poodles (not trimmed like shrubberies) who daily walk me through the woods, along the river, and into traffic. Professionally, I am a classically trained painter, sculptor, architect, and poet. In brief:

I have four plays in publication, my verse and translations have been published in over 30 journals including Trinacria, Amphora (The American Philological Association), The Pennsylvania Review, The Society of Classical Poets, et cetera, and my many books and articles in fiction and nonfiction attest to an abiding interest in civil society.

Too, I have taught and lectured at universities, colleges, and museums including The Institute of Classical Architecture, The Center for Creative Studies, and The National Gallery of Art.

My pictures and statues are housed in over 300 private and public collections including The Library of Congress, The National Portrait Gallery, and The Supreme Court; my public statues include General Eisenhower, Justice Thurgood Marshall, The History of Texas, and various portraits and medals, Geo. Washington for The National Portrait Gallery, James Madison for The Federalist Society; and too, my many buildings, houses, monuments and memorials are found coast-to-coast, et cetera.

And then, I consult on scholarly, cultural, and artistic projects, currently: Curator, Plinth & Portal (a history of architecture website); Vice-President, Liberty Fund, D.C. (authorized by the US Congress to create a memorial honoring African-Americans who served in the War for Independence); Director of Design & Planning, AEGEA (a new, 58 square mile city in central Florida).

Stopa odgovora: 100%
Vrijeme odgovora: unutar jednog dana


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