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Desk, iron/ironing board, free cribs/infant beds, rollaway beds
Desk, iron/ironing board, free cribs/infant beds, rollaway beds
Desk, iron/ironing board, free cribs/infant beds, rollaway beds

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4.9 out of 5 Exceptional
40 reviews
Guests rated this property 5.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Air Conditioning
Pet Friendly
Outdoor Space

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 48-hour vacancy between guest stays


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    About this property

    Entire place

    You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

    The Historic Ice House - Steps From King Street in Old Town Alexandria

    Historic vacation home in Alexandria
    Built just after the Civil War, the Ice House is a three bedroom house located in the historic district in Ross Alley in the heart of historic Old Town Alexandria. The Ice House has been completely renovated to include a recent kitchen remodel. Pets are welcome at the Ice House!Because it was built in the 19th century as a warehouse, the Ice House is unusually wide for a historic home in Old Town and provides an open and spacious living space that is perfect for families (compare to other local options). Upstairs on the second floor is a fully stocked modern kitchen with plates and silverware for 12 people. A Keurig, Nespresso and a Chemex provide a multitude of options for coffee (and there is a Starbucks only 400 feet away). Sub-Zero refrigerator and Miele dishwasher are consistent with the level of finishes in this house. An especially large and deep couch provides plenty of seating for watching movies or television. Because the main living room has a "flounder" roof, it gets wonderful light and it perfect for lounging after a day of visiting the many local historic sites.Further upstairs is a roof deck with a gas grill, chaise lounges and seating for al fresco dining and relaxation.Downstairs, the largest bedroom has a king bed (Tempur-Pedic mattress), while the second bedroom has a beautiful antique queen bed (Tempur-Pedic mattress), and the third bedroom contains a full-sized hide-a-bed. There is also a very large and deep couch in the upstairs family room that could be utilized as a bed. The bed linens are by Boll & Branch.There is a full bathroom downstairs and a half bathroom upstairs. This property has a walkscore of 99! A bikescore of 87! You are just steps from the corner of King and Washington - arguably this is the closest residential property from this hub of Old Town activity (and unlike other properties described as "Old Town," is actually located in the Old Town Historic District) - but the Ice House is hidden in a quiet alley away from the bustle of King Street. Hop on the free shuttle up to the King Street Metro to head to DC. Or take the water taxi just five blocks south at the base of Cameron Street. The water taxi goes to the Wharf, National Harbor (gambling and shopping), and the National's stadium (during the season). The Ice House is just 3 miles from Washington Reagan National Airport and 2 miles across the bridge from the Gaylord National Harbor.The Mount Vernon trail is so close, and nothing beats a bike ride up or down the Potomac along a protected bike path maintained by the National Parks Service. While other locations in Old Town may claim to be central, this is it! You can walk to close to 100 restaurants from the Ice House. CVS is just steps away. And there are 5 grocery stores within walking distance, including a Trader Joes, Harris Teeter, Balduccis, Safeway, and a Whole Foods. The Saturday farmer's market is only two blocks away. In January 2019, Alexandria was named the safest city in the Washington, DC area by SmartAsset. Please inquire about parking. There is no parking space at the Ice House, but there is a self-park City parking lot just 250 feet away ($10 a day on weekdays and $5 on weekends).There is an additional charge for parties of adults of 5 or greater; there is no additional charge for children.
    Air-conditioned accommodations at this vacation home offer DVD players and video-game consoles. Rooms open to patios. Accommodations offer separate living rooms and include sofa beds. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and separate dining areas.

    Bathrooms include showers and hair dryers. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards.

    The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

    Property manager

    Scot and Susan
    Speaks English

    Cleaning and safety practices

    Enhanced cleanliness measures

    Disinfectant is used to clean the property
    High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
    Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
    Follows industry sanitization guidelines of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

    Social distancing

    Contactless check-in
    Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
    This information is provided by our partners.

    Property amenities


    • Internet access

    Parking and transportation

    • Onsite parking


    • Refrigerator
    • Stovetop
    • Microwave
    • Oven
    • Dishwasher
    • Cookware/dishes/utensils
    • Coffee/tea maker
    • Toaster


    • 3 bedrooms
    • Bed sheets provided
    • Sofa bed


    • 2 bathrooms
    • Shower
    • Hair dryer
    • Towels provided

    Living spaces

    • Living room
    • Dining room


    • TV with cable/satellite service
    • Video game console
    • DVD player
    • Stereo
    • Books
    • Video library
    • Games

    Outdoor areas

    • Patio


    • Washing machine and dryer


    • Air conditioning
    • Heating


    • Smoke-free property

    Services and conveniences

    • Iron/ironing board

    Location highlights

    • In the city center

    Things to do

    • Ecotours nearby
    • Mountain biking nearby
    • Sailing nearby
    • Hiking/biking trails nearby
    • Theme parks nearby


    • Sleeps 7
    • Unit size: 1800 sq ft (167 sq m)



    Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
    Minimum check-in age - 25


    Check-out before 11:00 AM

    Special check-in instructions

    You will receive an email from the property manager with check-in and check-out instructions


    Pets allowed
    Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

    Children and extra beds

    Children are welcome

    Property payment types

    Important information

    You need to know

    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
    Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
    Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
    Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited

    We should mention

    Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

    Property is also known as

    Historic Ice House Steps King Street Old Town Alexandria
    Historic Ice House Steps King Street Old Town
    Historic Ice Steps King Street Old Town Alexandria
    Historic Ice Steps King Street Old Town
    Historic Ice House Steps King Street Old Town Alexandria
    Historic Ice House Steps King Street Old Town
    Historic Ice Steps King Street Old Town Alexandria
    Historic Ice House Steps King Street Old Town Alexandria
    Historic Ice House Steps King Street Old Town
    Historic Ice Steps King Street Old Town Alexandria
    Historic Ice Steps King Street Old Town

    About this area


    In the city center, this vacation home is in Alexandria's Old Town Alexandria neighborhood, an area with good shopping. Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum and National Museum of American History are cultural highlights, and some of the area's notable landmarks include White House and Arlington National Cemetery. Check out an event or a game at Capital One Arena, and consider making time for National Museum of Natural History, a top attraction not to be missed. Discover the area's water adventures with sailing nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with mountain biking, hiking/biking trails, and ecotours. Our guests appreciate the property's quiet location.
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    What's nearby

    • United States Holocaust Memorial Museum - 8 min drive
    • Jefferson Memorial - 9 min drive
    • MGM National Harbor - 13 min drive
    • Washington Navy Yard - 15 min drive
    • Arlington National Cemetery - 19 min drive

    Getting around

    • King Street Station - 17 min walk
    • Alexandria Station - 19 min walk
    • AirportRonald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) - 10 min drive


    • Eamonn's Dublin Chipper — 3 min walk
    • Restaurant Eve — 4 min walk
    • Bittersweet — 4 min walk
    • The Majestic — 5 min walk
    • The Warehouse Bar & Grill — 5 min walk

    Frequently asked questions

    Is The Historic Ice House - Steps From King Street in Old Town Alexandria pet-friendly?
    Yes, pets are allowed at this property.
    What time is check-in at The Historic Ice House - Steps From King Street in Old Town Alexandria?
    Check-in begins at 4:00 PM.
    What time is check-out at The Historic Ice House - Steps From King Street in Old Town Alexandria?
    Check-out is at 11:00 AM.
    Where is The Historic Ice House - Steps From King Street in Old Town Alexandria located?
    Located in Old Town Alexandria, this historic vacation home is 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from Potomac River Waterfront Park and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Birchmere. MGM National Harbor and Fashion Center at Pentagon City are also within 6 mi (10 km). King Street Station is 17 minutes by foot and Braddock Rd Station is 20 minutes.
    40 reviews
    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Poor
    1 - Terrible




    Staff & service




    Property conditions & facilities

    5/5 Excellent

    A cozy retreat
    Ice House was the perfect location for our family to nest for two weeks as we prepared to move overseas. Scott and Susan have a lovely home, which is appointed with considerate extras like a high chair, pack n' play, and a dog bed! Our kids spent many hours lounging around the plush furniture reading and playing Wii, while my wife and I sipped our coffee and teleworked. The neighboring dining options are terrific and our family loved being only a few blocks from the waterfront. Scott and Susan are awesome hosts and responded quickly to all our questions.

    5/5 Excellent

    Scot and Susan are conscientious, thoughtful hosts with excellent communication and attention to detail. Luxury amenities throughout the condo. Gorgeous, clean space. Easy to access in and out. Safe location. The wood floors creaking overhead the bedrooms reminded me fondly of my youth, however not so great for the light sleeper. We hope to stay again, thank you for your incredible hospitality and generous accommodations!

    5/5 Excellent

    Retreat in the little city
    Historic charm combined with convenience summarize this homeaway. Beds super-comfy, high-end finishes in the kitchen and baths, lots of room to spread out and relax and owner is extremely responsive. Only good things to say about this rental!

    5/5 Excellent

    Great stay!
    Great location! Great character and owners answer promptly! Would definitely stay again.

    5/5 Excellent

    Traveled with partner, Traveled with pets, Traveled with family
    Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
    The Historic Ice House was a phenomenal experience! Hosts, Scot and Susan curated an amazing space brimming with luscious stacks of books, gorgeous photography, lovely, lovely dining accoutrements, and fabulous bedrooms with sumptuous textiles. Their home was total eye candy and if the streets of Old Town Alexandria did not beckon us, we would have been content just enjoying every inch of the space. The location superb! Fine restaurants, boutiques, necessities are steps away. A short, wonderful fall drive away to D.C., Mount Vernon, the waterfront. Historic aura abounds in this charming city and this property’s location places sights, sounds and delights at your fingertips. Brilliant hosts. Magnificently charming property in the heart of a picturesque city! Thank you for such a memorable mini-break : )
    Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2019

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