Duvall House - George Washington ate here! In the heart of Old Town Alexandria.

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Smart TV, fireplace, DVD player, books
4 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, cribs/infant beds, travel crib
Smart TV, fireplace, DVD player, books
Smart TV, fireplace, DVD player, books

Overview of Duvall House - George Washington ate here! In the heart of Old Town Alexandria.

Entire home

Duvall House - George Washington ate here! In the heart of Old Town Alexandria.

5.0/5 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
  • Washer
  • Dryer

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest stays
  • Sheets and towels washed at 140°F
Alexandria, VA

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationAlexandria City Hall2 min walk
  • Popular LocationMGM National Harbor7 min drive
  • AirportWashington, DC (DCA-Ronald Reagan Washington National)10 min drive
  • Popular LocationPotomac River Waterfront Park11 min drive

Space details

4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, sleeps 10
4000 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    2 queen beds
Bedroom 2
    2 queen beds
Bedroom 3
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 4
    1 queen bed
Bathroom 1
    Bathtub/shower combo
Bathroom 2
    Bathtub/shower combo
Bathroom 3
    Shower
Bathroom 4
    No shower or bathtub

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About this area

Alexandria

This vacation home is located in Old Town Alexandria, a neighborhood in Alexandria, and is in the city center and on the waterfront. Birchmere and National Museum of African American History and Culture are cultural highlights, and some of the area's popular attractions include National Museum of Natural History and Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. Traveling with kids? Make time for Smithsonian's National Zoo, or check out an event or a game at Capital One Arena. Kayaking and motor boating offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with hiking and cycling nearby.

What's nearby

  • Alexandria City Hall - 2 min walk
  • MGM National Harbor - 7 min drive
  • Potomac River Waterfront Park - 11 min drive
  • Joint Base Anacostia Bolling - 12 min drive
  • Pentagon - 12 min drive

Getting around

  • Alexandria Station - 3 min drive
  • King Street Station - 20 min walk
  • Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA) - 10 min drive

Restaurants

  • The Warehouse Bar & Grill — 2 min walk
  • The Warehouse Bar & Grill — 2 min walk
  • The Wharf — 3 min walk
  • The Wharf — 3 min walk
  • Landini Brothers — 3 min walk

About this property

Entire place

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

Duvall House - George Washington ate here! In the heart of Old Town Alexandria.

Riverfront Alexandria vacation home in Old Town Alexandria with kitchen
An 18th Century Landmark, the subject of books, accolades and tours through the centuries.

In the heart of Old Town Alexandria, George Washington was literally celebrated here in 1783 upon his triumphant return home to Mount Vernon following his victory over the British monarchy in the Revolutionary War. A party of epic proportions, including a 13 cannon salute in adjacent Market Square (now home to City Hall) was hosted at William Duvall’s Tavern to honor the Commander in Chief of the Continental Army.

Please visit our Facebook page by searching on “Duvall House” to discover more on the amazing provenance of this historically significant property.

Originally home to Duvall's Tavern; also served as the 1st Bank of Alexandria. Once the residence of Charles Lee, 3rd Attorney General, it has been restored to its original glory. High ceilings, chandeliers, archways, bright and airy floor plan, walled garden, and modern conveniences. Replete with antiques and original art!

Host your wedding, shower, reunion, or other special occasion!!! Inquire about event fees, catering and rental services. Separate contract and security deposit required depending on the size and scope of the affair.

Just over 4,000 sq-ft with 12 total rooms - double parlor, office, and den on first floor; kitchen, dining room, and expansive (450 sq-ft), front-to-back ballroom on 2nd floor.

One spacious bedroom on the 1st floor, two on 3rd - each featuring a private, full en-suite bathroom. 4 queen size beds in total. Option to set up the ballroom with 1 or 2 queen-size air mattresses as well.

Top-rated, Baby Europa crib available for our guests’ use, including linens. Suitable for infants and toddlers. Please advise in advance how you would prefer it configured and in which room set up.

Guests have complete access to the entire house. Make yourself at home! Do note that we store/stack the rental tables and chairs in the 2nd floor ballroom, to avoid potential damage to the staircase that could occur if we constantly bring them up and down before/after special events. We have 6 48” round banquet tables, 6 high tops, 2 6’ rectangular serving tables, and 40 banquet chairs available on premise for our guests’ use (subject to event rules and additional fees).

Keyless entry (unique code provided on arrival).

Owners live locally and are available to address any needs by text or email as they arise. Let us know if you would like any pre-stocking of food, wine, or other special requests upon your arrival.

Old Town Alexandria is a historic seaport and a peaceful village just a few miles from downtown DC. The local amenities are plentiful and the access to downtown Washington is a cinch. Some of the best restaurants in the National Capital Region are just around the corner. If you are into live music, theater, or art galleries, there are several venues within walking distance.

Duvall House is just two blocks from the Potomac River boardwalk which features a water taxi to Georgetown, the Wharf, National Harbor, and the Washington Nats ballpark.

Located directly across from the front entrance to historic Alexandria City Hall, adjacent to iconic Ivy Lane, and just steps from dozens of shops and restaurants.

Free King Street trolley to D.C.- area metro, Uber/Lyft service, scooters, and rental bikes readily available. Best walking conditions on the planet!

Public parking on same block under Alexandria City Hall Plaza as well as other local lots.
Air-conditioned accommodations at this vacation home offer fireplaces and DVD players. Rooms open to patios. Accommodations are furnished with dining tables and kitchen islands. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers and hair dryers.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Smart televisions are featured in guestrooms. 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

Chris Marzilli
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

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Property is kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Onsite parking options include a garage
  • Car not required

Family friendly

  • Crib/infant bed available
  • Children's games
  • Children's books
  • Travel crib
  • Stair gate

Kitchen

  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Spices
  • Paper towels
  • Coffee grinder
  • Blender

Dining

  • Dining table

Bedrooms

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided

Bathrooms

  • 4 bathrooms
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Soap
  • Hair dryer
  • Shampoo
  • Towels provided
  • Toilet paper

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Wood stove

Entertainment

  • Smart TV with cable/satellite service
  • DVD player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Video library
  • Books
  • Music library

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Fenced yard
  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture

Laundry

  • Washing machine and dryer

Comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating

Pets

  • Pet friendly

Suitability/Accessibility

  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • On the river
  • On the waterfront
  • In the city center
  • Near a health or beauty spa
  • Near a hospital
  • In a village

Things to do

  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Winery tours nearby
  • Power boating nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Marina nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock

General

  • Sleeps 10
  • Unit size: 4000 sq ft (372 sq m)

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 25

Check-out

Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

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

Pets

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

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Cribs (infant beds) are available

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
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
Parties and events are allowed on site
Long-term renters welcome
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit, and a deadbolt lock
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
A car is not required for transportation to and from this property

Property is also known as

Duvall House George Washington ate Here Heart Old Town
Duvall George Washington ate Here Heart Old Town Alexandria
Duvall George Washington ate Here Heart Old Town
Duvall House George Washington ate Here Heart Old Town
Duvall George Washington ate Here Heart Old Town Alexandria
Duvall House George Washington ate Here Heart Old Town
Duvall George Washington ate Here Heart Old Town Alexandria
Duvall George Washington ate Here Heart Old Town

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Overall score and ratings

5.0

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5/5 Excellent

Christmas in Old Town
Lovely property. Fantastic location. Great host! Will definitely want to stay there again!
Stayed 5 nights in Dec 2021

5/5 Excellent

Fantastic in every way!
Absolutely fantastic property and host! We will definitely stay here again and pretty soon!
Stayed 5 nights in Dec 2021

5/5 Excellent

Historical treat along with great location!
We have been to Alexandria many times so our stay was mainly to meet with and visit family. We spent much of our time in the home and it was a delight to explore! Perfect location to access anything in Old Town as well. Chris was an attentive but not overbearing host, which we have all come across! Our families only disappointment was not running into George Washington’s ghost! :)

5/5 Excellent

Fabulous Find!
We used this spectacular property as a homebase for a nearby wedding. It was a fantastic venue for the bridal party to get ready and style. The owner is thoughtful, accommodating, and has excellent taste in decorating and antiques. Highly recommend!

5/5 Excellent

Perfect stay, perfect host
Loved this property! and can't say enough about the owner, Chris. He was very responsive and has the place set up and outfitted with every convenience for a long stay. We used his event space in the ballroom and everyone raved about the setting.