My experience at Donnie's apartment was five star. I used the apartment as my base for attending the ACC basketball tournament taking place at the Verizon Center in downtown DC. Only two blocks from King Street Metro station it meant I could drive from Staunton, park in Donnie's free space (well it was no extra charge for me and this is big deal for parking in Old Town - with hotels charging you big time for parking and most on street spaces metered or restricted), leave my car there for four days, use the Metro for the games (or anything else you would want to do in DC - cheap ride), and for my time exploring Old Town Alexandria it was an easy walking distance to everything.
Whole Foods two blocks away and nice restaurants within two blocks or walk six blocks to the center of Old Town and have numerous choices. The apartment itself was clean, well furnished and hard to tell someone else actually lived there. Donnie was very accommodating getting the key to me late at night due to my schedule. The eggs, bacon and fresh fruit in the frig were a very nice touch. Wifi was strong. Big glass windows in living room and bedroom. Very quiet at night. Big screen TV with cable although I didn't watch much TV. Lots of storage for your clothes. Notes everywhere to give details on FAQ's. I only saw him once during my visit to get the key but he made it clear he was nearby if I needed anything. I highly recommend his place for business or pleasure.