Old Towne Alexandria Van Gogh suite

House - Private room · N Henry St, Alexandria, VA 22314, United States

The Space

This is a Master bedroom with a comfy queen size memory foam bed and flat screen TV, in a quaint town-home in Old Town Alexandria. 5 blocks to the metro, one metro stop from Ronald Reagan National Airport. Walk to shops and restaurants in charming Old Town Alexandria or hop on the metro to visit the monuments and museums of downtown Washington DC. Easy ride to George Washington University or Georgetown University. Enjoy an evening on the historic waterfront or sit by the fireplace at Murphy's Irish pub during the winter. Starbucks coffee just one block away :) The Backdoor is used to enter and exit the house. You have to go through an alleyway off Princess street to get to the back of the house.

* Wireless internet
* central heating and cooling
* Memory foam mattress for a comfy nights sleep
* full kitchen with self-service coffee and tea station
* shared bathroom with shower, tub and new bath towels
* office work station including computer, printer, fax and scanner, internet access
* Unlimited free phone calling in the US and Canada, using magic Jack
* 32" flat screen TV in your bedroom with unlimited streaming netflix access

Save money by cooking your own meals in the kitchen. Get work done in the office nook or watch a movie or some premium TV episodes on your personal TV.

Perfect for Tourists, business travelers, Interns or those looking to relocate to the area.

Unless otherwise specified, Check out is 11am, and check in is 2pm, I sometimes cannot have the room ready until 7pm, but you are welcome to leave your bags in the Kitchen, until I can get your room ready.

I do provide clean linens and towels, and we keep the bathroom stocked with body wash, shampoo and conditioner) Makeup remover wipes (please use these and not the washcloths or hand towels or regular towels for removing makeup) Do not bring your own linens, pillows or sleeping bags etc. Please remove your makeup before you go to bed.

I try to keep the house stocked with the following food items for your use and enjoyment:
We have filtered water available at the kitchen sink (and a cold pitcher in the fridge)
Cookies and Hershey's Kisses
Bread (butter, nutella, peanut butter and jam)
Jams: (strawberry, raspberry, orange, apricot) On the door of the fridge
Cereal (about 7 varieties) On top of the fridge (please replace the bag clip after using)
Coffee (creamer, sugar, splenda)
Tea bags (black, green,decaf) and Honey
All the standard condiments (salt, pepper, ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, steak sauce etc) including some salad dressings.

There is a map in every room to help you navigate the local neighborhood:
You must go down to king street and the waterfront, and check out our timeline in the breezeway by the historic waterfront, you can roam the same streets George Washington used to travel by :) There are also many amazing shops and restaurants (too many to mention really) so please window shop to your hearts content :) The King street Trolley is free, the stop nearest the house is the Fayette street stop , I usually walk down to the waterfront, and catch the trolley back (since it waits by the waterfront , and has heat and ac) :) We also have a great farmers market in front of City hall every Saturday morning from 7am-Noon at 301 King street.

Trader Joes (for groceries) is just 7 blocks away, northeast at the corner of Asaph and Pendleton, you do get full kitchen privileges, but please don't experiment in my kitchen, and do not use metal utensils on my non-stick pans. You must rinse all dishes, and place them in the dishwasher. There is a fire extinguisher below the guest map ... just in case :)

For Quick Food, at a good price, close by I recommend:
1) Shanghai peking, (phone number hidden) N Henry Street you can order by phone, their menu is online, and then walk half a block North on Henry 20 mins later, and pickup your order (website hidden)
2) Dominos Pizza at 500 N henry (phone number hidden) has a carry out special mon-thurs for $8
3) 5 guys burgers and fries 107 N Fayette street (3 blocks away) (phone number hidden) call ahead, and your burger will be ready by the time you get there.

For sit down Restaurants I like:
1) Hard times cafe (for their chili dishes) including a delicious vege chili 1404 King street has large portions and american food :)
2) Red Rocks Pizza (has gourmet pizza) 904 King street
3) Eamons a dublin chipper has great fish and chips and Guinness 728 King street
4) Laylas for Lebanese (and vege dishes) at 907 King street
5) We have three Thai Restarants on king street, they are all good, listed by preference: Sang Jun, Mai Thai, Sam Phao
6) Paradiso Pizza at 124 King street has great pizza and 237 beers ! :)

For Pubs I recommend:
1) Murphys Irish Pub (they often have a fire in the winter and live folk music year round)
2) O'connells (another Irish pub)
3) Union street public house
4) Chadwicks
5) Virtue Feed and Grain

For Karaoke and Fun Bar Environment I like:
1) the basement of The Flying Fish
2) The Rock it Grill

For Romantic Dinners (these can be pricey, but have great ambiance)
1) Vermilion
2) The Chart House (overlooking the water, and great seafood)

For Coffee Drinkers we have free coffee, but if you prefer to buy
1)Starbucks just 1 block north on Henry at 540 N Henry street
2)Mishas coffee shop 4 blocks away at 102 S Patrick street (at the intersection of King and Patrick streets)
3) Killer ESP (espresso, sorbet, pie) has coffee drinks and Pies .... and also super delicious Gelato .. definitely recommend the Gelato here :)

For Dessert
1) Gelato at Killer ESP (espresso, sorbet, pie) 4 blocks away at 1012 King street
2) Alexandria Cupcake 1022 King street
3) Ben and Jerrys ice cream (try the chocolate therapy ice cream) 13 blocks away at 103 S Union street. This is right by the waterfront, so stop by the waterfront and grab some ice cream to eat while your on the boardwalk :)

There are many other great choices, if you don't see something you like just walk along king street until you find something that suits your tastes :)

For my international travelers that want cell phone service while they are here. There is a T-mobile store just 4 blocks away at the corner of King street and Payne street (t-mobile works on the GSM network, so you can probably use your phone from Europe, with a new sim card provided by t-mobile. Thier rates are 50-70 per month.

I hope this guide helps you live like a local, no matter how long you are staying in the area. If you have any tips, suggestions complaints or any other feedback, please feel free to call or message me.

Will Fagg RN

Extras: Bikes ! : Old Town Alexandria was named a "Bicycle Friendly Community" by the League of American Bicyclists, soI have bought 3 Trek Bikes (21 speed hybrid mountain/road bikes) for my guests to use.. They are decent quality bikes, but not too extravagant, I have some generic helmets, water bottles, and locks for the bikes, the guests who have used them have enjoyed the experience :)

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $10 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $369 /week
Monthly Price: $1495 /month
Cleaning Fee: $10
Cancellation: Flexible

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • April 2014
  • Very clean home, very comfortable bed, and very diligent host. Will made sure I had all the information I needed to check in, and maintained good communication.

    December 2013
  • My husband and I needed a place to stay while we were in town for Thanksgiving. Will has a wonderful home and was incredibly helpful in making sure we settled in well (there were fresh-baked cookies!) and had a great stay. The room was very comfortable, clean and we would absolutely come back again!

    December 2013
  • Solo existe una palabra para el alojamiento en casa de Will: Perfecto!!! Esta localizada cerca a la zona turística más linda de Alexandria y cerca al metro para ir a Washington. La casa es preciosa, cómoda, limpia, acogedora y tiene todos los servicios. Will realmente es un gran anfitrión y se preocupa porque todos los huéspedes se sientan a gusto; es encantador, además de simpático y amable. Realmente disfrutamos nuestra estadía en casa de Will y sin lugar a dudas volveremos. Muchas gracias!

    November 2013
  • The room was very comfortable. Will is a friendly host, and his cookies are yummy! I appreciated his promptness in answering our questions before we got there. Location is super--just walking around the historic neighborhood is wonderful.

    October 2013
  • Back home again, yet felt like I never left home staying at Will's.
    The accommodations were exactly as described and the location-WOW can you say user friendly. The bike's were a big plus for biking the Mt. Vernon Trail and downtown DC, keep in mind there are hours you can catch the 5 block away Metro in off hours and take a bicycle stroll through the Lincoln Mall.
    Before you can say Old Town walk your there and headed for the Harbor boardwalk.
    Needless to say One big Nebraska thank you and hope to stay again.

    October 2013
  • What an excellent host and place to stay. Great location, clean, lots of details from food and all utensil needs in the kitchen, bath care products, extra plug outlets for well connected quests, comfortable bed and a place to put everything. My highest recommendation. I will stay here again.

    October 2013
  • Really enjoyed my stay at Will's place. The suite was very nice, like a hotel room, with IKEA style furniture and a flat screen TV. Bedding was nice and the room was very clean. Enjoyed chatting with Will, and he was also very respectful of my privacy.

    The location in Alexandria is great, close to Old Town and only a few blocks from the Braddock Rd metro (just one stop from National Airport).

    October 2013
  • This unit is a little gem in Old Town Alexandria. The whole place is set up travellers and the Van Gough we stayed in was perfect to rest up overnight! The bathroom was spotless and the kitchen downstairs was equipped with everything you need. It was a bonus to also have access to a washing machine and dryer. Will also put on a BBQ for his guest which was fantastic. If you need a place close to DC this makes a great choice. Will's map of the world is a great talking point and was good to put a Perth & Geraldton guests from West Australia on the board. Enjoy your stay.

    October 2013
  • Will's place was perfect in every way. Having dragged a heavy suitcase from Dulles airport to his house on the Metro in the rush hour, being greeted by a 76 mustang outside, beer in the fridge and jazz on the radio was a semi-religious experience.

    The freshly baked cookies, dangerously comfortable bed and one-touch netflix certainly didn't hurt either (yeah you're gonna have to make those cookies every time now Will).

    Neither did the location - prime for trips into DC and walks into Old Town Alexandria. Moreover, the lady in the laundrette across the road is quite charming.

    In short, Will - and his house - made my trip. You couldn't pay me to stay in a hotel in the same zip code (if he had space. Otherwise I'm open to offers).

    October 2013
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Member of "DC area airbnb hosts" group https://www.airbnb.com/groups/987 I am a nurse during the day, I really enjoy taking care of my patients :) I live in Old Town Alexandria, I enjoy dancing, happy hours with friends, dining out and quiet nights in from time to time. I also enjoy meeting new people, and sharing my knowledge of the area :) I renovate homes or fix cars on the weekends :)
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