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.
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.
We had an excellent stay in the airstream. The location was wonderful, the living quarters were wonderful, and heather was an amazing host! Thank you!
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.
Heather and Jim were fantastic hosts, showing us how everything in the trailer worked when we arrived, pointing us towards delicious restaurants that they favored and then leaving us to our vacation, knowing that they were just a few feet away if we needed them.
The Airstream was perfect for our three-night stay and was a lot more comfortable than we originally expected, especially the bed. We had everything we needed for a great stay and there was plenty of room for all our stuff without it feeling cramped. We would definitely stay here again if we are going to be in the DC area, as the neighborhood is perfect for foodies or those liking a quiet evening in, plus the commute to the capital is pretty easy.
We had a great time. Accommodations were as described, and the service was excellent!
This is certainly one of the more unique listings on airbnb and we were excited to give glamping a shot. Heather welcomed us with cookies (yum!) and a quick demo of all of the Airstream's features. Coming from a NYC apartment, the camper was really spacious with ample room for two. The beds were comfortable, and the camper comes with all the furnishings you would find in a typical apartment. The rental was well located in Arlington, with several nearby bus routes (4A, 4B, 16x, and 41) to Metrorail. The backyard has a separate entrance and we were given complete privacy. We enjoyed kicking back in the yard after a busy day in the city. 10 out of 10, would glamp again.
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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.