The "Classic's" Guest House is a 1950's Rambler in an established quiet, residential neighborhood. This beautifully maintained home is surrounded by flower gardens. It has three bedrooms and three baths, and will sleep up to 4 people. Master bath has walk-in tub with whirlpool. This 1950's house has a classics 1940's and 1950's movie theme throughout, along with a movie collection of over 300 titles from that era.
We are in the Greater Washington DC Metropolitan Area, located in Rose Hill, Virginia, just to the east of the famous Springfield "mixing bowl" where Interstates 395, 95, and 495 merge. When traveling from Springfield on Interstate 95; Take Exit 173, Van Dorn St, Franconia then turn right. When traveling from Maryland on Interstate 95; Take Exit 173, Van Dorn St, Franconia, then turn right. Both exits merge at Van Dorn St. We are near Metro rail for easy access to Washington, DC and "old town" Alexandria.
We are pet friendly with a large gated fenced backyard for dogs or kids to run. With a good size pen for better control of smaller dogs. We are handicapped accessible with the bedrooms, kitchen, bath, and family area all on one floor. House amenities include cable TV, intercom, central vacuum, and an "English Cottage" smooking lounge. We sell premium cigars onsite and you can bring your drinks to enjoy in the Cottage or the backyard patio.
The house has a classic movie star theme with their pictures hanging all over the house. You can easily "sleep under the stars". The Master bedroom is our Morning room. It is furnished with Queen sized bed and dressing table. The sun's first lights brighten the room early after sunrise. Great for early risers. The connecting Master Bath has a walk-in whirlpool bathtub. The second bedroom is the Garden Room, filled with plants and cheerful ivy stenciling. It gets the sun a little later in the morning. It is furnished with a single bed. The third bedroom is for hat lovers. Hats on the walls and stenciled near the ceiling. It too has a single bed. All rooms have ceiling fans and easily opening windows.
Downstairs is a dining room or gathering room. With wall to wall carpet and a cozy fireplace (if you visit in the colder months). It has a large "wet bar" area for preparing drinks, a malt shop for an afternoon snack, or presenting a formal party (birthdays, anniversaries).
We have central air for the summer and gas heat in the winter. The family room downstairs has a gas fireplace. You can park off-street. Short walk to a shopping center with grocery, drug store, and multiple restaurants or fast food. It also has a spa, a barber, a dry cleaners, a liqueur store, a pet store, and a laundromat. Grocery stores sell beer and wine. Within a 5 mile drive are dozens of restaurants of all ethnicities, as well as two recreation centers, golf course, driving range, and a movie multiplex.
With a slightly longer drive you can visit many historic places such as Mt. Vernon, Arlington Cemetery, historic "Old Town" Alexandria, the Smithsonian Botanical Gardens in Washington or the National Arboretum. Our favorite is Green Springs Garden Park in Fairfax County. You also have the services of a Butler, a Maid, and a Concierge who live on premises. We are available to assist you during your stay.
We can provide pick-up service for arrivals at Reagan Washington National Airport, the Greyhound station in Springfield at the Metro station, or the Amtrak station in Alexandria. Parking in the northern Virginia area can be a problem. We can provide drop-off and pickup service to many locations with appropriate notice.
Payment: We accept cash and most credit cards. We also accept personal or business checks if we receive them two weeks before arrival.
Damage Deposit: We ask a refundable damage deposit of $100 for adults only. With children $300. Pets are another $300.
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