The LIVING ROOM doubles as an entertainment center, with widescreen HDTV and premium channels!
There are still openings for APRIL -- CHERRY BLOSSOM TIME!!
BEFORE PLACING A RESERVATION REQUEST, please contact me by email and wait for me to respond! Thanks much!
Guests seeking a LONG TERM RENTAL (ONE MONTH or LONGER) are welcome. Please email me about our rates for THREE MONTHS or longer. More time to relax at the flat - more fun :) ....... If you are interested in ONE NIGHT ONLY, ask me. I might be able to accommodate depending on the date.
Featured is a BEAUTIFULLY FURNISHED 3BR FLAT with a GREAT YARD in one of the best neighborhoods in North Arlington, JUST MINUTES FROM DC.
THE ENTIRE PRIVATE 1600 SQUARE FOOT FLAT IS YOURS! Driveway and back yard (with lovely patio) included. Great for family gatherings!
This CHARMING RESIDENCE is situated in a private setting in scenic Donaldson Run, next to to Zachary Taylor Park and Potomac Overlook. Perfect for long walks, jogging, and biking.... and biking distance from Georgetown.
A SUPER LOCATION - only 5 mins by car from Georgetown, 10 mins from downtown DC, and 10 mins from the Beltway. THE FOREIGN SERVICE INSTITUTE and GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY are just minutes away. SUPER EASY ACCESS TO PUBLIC TRANSPORT - Arlington's ART bus (clean and comfy) stops just around the corner, and will take you swiftly to 2 major metro stops (Ballston and Clarendon). From there, you can go everywhere!
IF YOU LIKE THE OUTDOORS - this is the place for you! Two of the best NATURE TRAILS in the DC Metro area are within walking distance of the flat.
3 BEDROOMS and 2 FULL BATHS include: a large master bedroom (with QUEEN BED) with flatscreen TV and full washer/dryer; an ample second bedroom (with FULL BED); and a third bedroom (with FULL BED) that is easily converted to an office, study, or nursery.
A fully equipped EAT-IN-KITCHEN connects to a wonderful LIVING ROOM which is completely furnished with Asian antiques and features a WORKING FIREPLACE. The Living Room doubles as an Entertainment Center, complete with FLATSCREEN TV and PREMIUM CABLE CHANNELS. The DINING ROOM comfortably seats a party of eight, and opens out through French doors to a flagstone patio and a GREAT BACK YARD.
ALL AMENITIES are provided, including high speed internet, and digital cable TV. HARDWOOD FLOORS throughout.
LANDSCAPED GROUNDS feature flowering plantings and a FLAGSTONE PATIO WITH GAS GRILL. A PRIVATE DRIVEWAY comes with the flat. Safe, on-street parking is available as well.
A WARM AND COMFORTABLE ALTERNATIVE TO THE MANY CONDOS IN THE AREA - charming and like home!
ALL EXPENSES AND EXTRAS COVERED, including gas & electric, all utilities, central AC, yard & lawn maintenance, snow removal, high-speed internet, and digital cable TV.
EXCELLENT IN HOME DOGGIE DAY CARE is available. Ask me about this.
Non-smokers preferred (smoking outside only). Pets seriously considered on a case by case basis.
The private basement of the house (with separate entrance and no access whatsoever) is reserved for your host.
The entire 1600 square foot flat is yours! Driveway and back yard are included.
Interaction with Guests
I am always available to my guests by text and phone. I always try to respond as quickly as possible to any needs and concerns. At the same time, I respect everyone's privacy and right to enjoy the premises without interruption. Have a wonderful stay, and give the place love!
Enjoy the place and give it love!
Additional housekeeping is available for longer term guests. Ask host for details.
Your host has a very friendly dog who visits the private lower level of the premises!
ACCESS: Guests must confirm arrival time within 24 hours of the arrival date. They will be received by your host or a friend at which point keys will be provided, as well as an introduction to the flat.
Once a check-in time is set, please respect it. Checking in later is usually never an issue. However, checking in earlier than announced can cause problems, especially if there is a tight turnaround between guests! Keeping in close contact with your host on your arrival date is the best way to avoid any disappointment or confusion.
KEYS: Two sets of keys are provided. There will be a $50 charge for lost keys.
APARTMENT AMENITIES: Guests have full use of the flat and all contents relevant to your stay. Your host has a full inventory of contents. Everything borrowed or used must be returned in proper and clean working order to avoid additional fees or penalties!
PRIVACY AND OWNERSHIP: Kindly respect all the contents in the apartment and treat with care and love!
Ensure that everything is left as originally found. Guests are not at liberty to take anything out of the apartment.
PLEASE KEEP FOOD CONTAINED! Clean up after yourself and sweep up crumbs as you go!! Please ask your children to be careful with food and toiletries.
RESTRICTIONS: Guests are prohibited from opening the home to unknown individuals without prior authorization. Please contact host for further details. Failure to heed to these restrictions will result in cancellation of the reservation without reimbursement for unused days.
EMERGENCIES: In the event of an emergency, guests must immediately notify the host.
GARBAGE: The garbage and recycle bins are located outside the front entrance. Trash and recycling must be placed at curbside on prior to Wed morning (early morning!) collection.
LAUNDRY: Please clean out dryer lint tray after every use! Also, keep the spin cycle setting on the washer no higher than "medium," for safety.
INTERNET CONNECTIVITY: Wifi Internet settings will be provided upon walk-through and introduction to the flat. If you require a landline, please mention this to your host at walk-through. A Magic Jack connector will be provided upon request.
NOTES ABOUT THE APARTMENT:
1) Please keep the front and back porch lights on at all times.
2) The thermostat and fan for the house are set at temperatures appropriate for everyone's comfort, and with energy conservation (and whole house humidifier) in mind. Please discuss with your host if you would like to change the temp. Your host will always respond in a timely manner to your requests!
3) The working fireplace in the flat is really fun during the winter months! Please ask your host for instructions on how to use the fireplace before trying to do it yourself. There will be a small charge of $25 for unlimited use of cut and seasoned wood provided.
Nan's house was perfect: a knowabable, generous host, a spotlessly clean, well appointed and decorated house and garden in a quiet suburb within easy reach of shops and the capital. Our party of four had an amazing experience. Recommended without reservation.
This place is a perfect hide-out from the DC madness, and still close enough that you can get into the city quickly. The back porch is an excellent place to chill and it has all amenities you'd expect from a place in DC. Nan is super easy to work with.
Our family had an excellent stay at Nan's flat. She was a very gracious host, with quick responses.
The space is large and comfortable, and filled with lovely furnishings. We all slept well. Nice sheets and rain shower. It was wonderful to have space to relax after long days, and have leisurely coffee and breakfast, rather than bumping into each other in a small hotel room. There were some minor issues that were resolved quickly, which was a benefit of having the host right downstairs.
Nan had lots of information about the area. We very much enjoyed a lunch at The Italian Store, based upon her recommendation.
The location is quite convenient to the DC Mall and Georgetown, and we appreciated having private parking.
We would absolutely stay again.
Our stay at the flat for 3 nights was great. The place was very clean and Nan was very welcoming and attentive while still respecting our privacy. She even had a snack waiting for us upon arrival.
Nan is a wonderful host and cannot say enough good things about her exquisite place. The effort and care in how she has done up her place is very visible. What makes it even better is her hospitality, communication and the fact that she takes very good care of her guests (case in point is leaving the refrigerator fully stocked). My friends visiting from out of the country had an awesome stay at Nan's charming place in Virginia.
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The flat was very convenient for our stay in the DC area. It had excellent access to the local bus line which brought us to the Ballston Metro station for access into the city.
Upon arrival, the flat was very clean and provided an adequate place for our party of five. Nan was a gracious host in that she had provided some basic breakfast items for our initial morning. She also provided a case of bottled water which we put to good use during our hot summer visit. The AC in the flat was a welcome relief to return to in the evenings.
I’m a native of Arlington and DC, though I spent my childhood in the Far East. My folks were with the American Foreign Service, and we lived in Taiwan and the Phillippines (with many trips to Hong Kong). During that time, my family collected lots of Asian art and antiques which are featured in the flat.
The flat really is a fun and comfy place to live! It’s the best of both city and non-city living: a bike ride away from DC, but surrounded by woods and a block away from two of the best nature parks in the DC area. International biking teams practice in this part of Arlington, so if you like the outdoors, this is the place for you!
I’m a photographer and filmmaker (also a teacher). I look forward to meeting you and hosting your stay!