About This Listing
A vacation opportunity unlike any other. By day, visit the Capitol, White House, Smithsonian Museums and many other attractions. During the evening enjoy s'mores by the fire before retiring to your private modern oasis. Free street parking.
Since the 1930’s, generations of Americans have made Airstream memories, enjoying vacations in the same kind of trailers used by astronauts and movie stars.
Now it's your chance. This is a vacation opportunity unlike any other available in the DC area. During the day, visit the Capitol, White House, Smithsonian Museums and many other free and low cost attractions in and around our Nation's Capitol. During the evening enjoy s'mores by the fire before retiring for the evening in your private modern oasis.
The Arlington Airstream includes private bath (toilet and shower), dining nook, couch, TV with local digital reception and DVD, WIFI and a kitchenette that includes a refrigerator/freezer, sink, stovetop and microwave/convection oven. There is heating, air conditioning and running water. The Airstream is fully equipped with everything you will need for a comfortable stay including fresh linens and towels, pans, plates, utensils, etc. You will have your own key and separate entrance, so come an go as you like.
Please keep in mind that as comfortable as it is, this is camping. It is also an exercise in green living with solar on the roof and limited water use. In fact, if you just can't function without a long hot shower, this isn't the vacation for you.
Sleeping accommodations include a queen size bed and the couch and dining nook each convert into a double bed for one adult or two very small children. All the beds are "camping" size so they are each slightly smaller than your standard queen or double, but still quite comfortable.
NOTE re CAPACITY: Although the Airstream does fit 4 people, it feels more spacious when you don't need to use all 3 beds. For that reason, it is most comfortable for couples or couples plus one. Alternatively, 2 adults and 2 small children. 4 adults are accepted on a case-by-case basis.
PARKING & GETTING AROUND: The Arlington Airstream is a great home base for a visit to our Nation's Capitol. Free street parking is readily available. We are convenient to local tourist sites in Virginia and DC and only 1.5 miles from Ballston Metro (25 minute walk, 10 minute bus ride on the 22A or 5 minute drive). It is a 15-20 minute drive from our house to the main tourist area on the Mall in DC.
When you are closer to home, enjoy our lovely neighborhood. We live in a quiet family-friendly area, the kind of place where people walk their dogs, kids play in their front yards and people say hello from their porches. The W&OD trail/park featuring miles of wooded running and biking trails and playgrounds are only blocks away.
We'd love to have you come stay with us soon. If you have any additional questions about what it is like to stay in the Airstream, please don't hesitate to write.
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- We have a large friendly dog and a cat, neither of which will be in the Airstream for your visit, but both have been in the Airstream in the past, so if you are allergic, please keep this in mind when considering your reservation.
- Please arrive between 5pm and 10pm. No arrivals after 10pm.
Enjoy our spacious backyard, comfortable patio and fire pit perfect for roasting marshmallows.
Interaction with Guests
Apart from checking in once in a while to make sure that all is well, we try to give you as much privacy as you desire.
A quiet, safe, family-friendly neighborhood with picturesque sidewalks, walking trails and parks.
We are convenient to local tourist sites in Virginia and DC and only 1.5 miles from Ballston Metro (25 minute walk, 10 minute bus ride on the 22A or 5 minute drive). It is a 15-20 minute drive from our house to the main tourist area on the Mall in DC.
Other Things to Note
We don't provide food apart from the cookies on arrival. If you have special dietary restrictions (e.g. no eggs, nuts or vegan), please let us know.
Please arrive between 5pm and 10pm. No arrivals after 10pm.
I enjoyed my stay in the Airsteam. The listing and photo gave me an accurate idea what to expect. I used the A/C and fans to cool the camper on different nights, both methods did the job well. Parking was no problem. I also want to mention that it was nice an quiet, which is important to me. No problems checking in and getting the instructions from Heather, also she loaned me an iron when the need arose.
The airstream was spotless, the cookies were as good as everyone said they were. Great place to base our exploration of DC. Just FYI if you are getting the 22nd bus to Ballston station you pick it up on the other side of the street, the return bus you catch around the corner from where it drops you off. Really easy commute.
Mooie, rustige buurt. Locatie was makkelijk te vinden.. Veel privacy, grote tuin waarin de airsteam (caravan) staat. Heerlijk geslapen, goede uitvalsbasis voor omgeving Washington. Restaurants zijn met de auto te bereiken, maar je kan ook koken of bbq-en (zelf geen gebruik van gemaakt). Bij aankomst heerlijke huisgemaakte koekjes gekregen. Er hangt een zoete geur van koekjes die gebakken worden... Zeker een aanrader.
Our 3 day stay in the air stream camper was such a great experience! It comfortably fit our family of four and our girls had such great memories sleeping in a genuine camper equipped with all the comforts of home. We made most our morning meals in the adorable fully equipped kitchen while our girls played outside with the owners dog and daughter who both were welcoming & a delight to be around. It was conveniently located within a few miles to all the museums and attractions DC has to offer which surprisingly -we were able to do with no difficulty.
Heather was awesome making sure we had everything we needed. It was a very very comfortable vibe and would do it again. Highly recommend the camper!
Staying at Heather and her family's airstream was a fantastic experience!
The airstream is situated in a wonderful local area, and we enjoyed walking all around and seeing how people live.
Heather and her family are open and helpful people, it was a pleasure to meet them and to have little conversations.
I really recommend this unusual place and hope to come back one day.
Nos encanto el espacio, es cómodo y tiene todo lo que se necesita. La familia es encantadora y fueron muy amables, nos dejaron unas galletas caseras preparadas por Heather que estaban increíbles. El barrio es muy tranquilo y se nota muy seguro, la pasamos muy bien.
Is a beatyfull place, the host are to nice, they left cookies for us.
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About the Host, Heather
I am a former non-profit Executive who now splits my time between my business making fresh handmade pie (Livin' The Pie Life), foodblogging (Making Life Delicious) and being a full-time Mom.
My family of four are avid travelers and we have been on adventures all over the world. We very much enjoying meeting guests and learning more about other people and cultures in the process.