10 Best Vacation Rentals In Alexandria, Virginia - Updated 2024

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If you’re looking for a picturesque city that feels straight out of a novel, Alexandria, in Virginia, might just be your next destination! Alexandria is a historic district that has preserved its “Old Town” aesthetic. The walkable city is abundant with several restaurants and boutiques, especially when you visit King Street. The long road presents Alexandria’s beautifully preserved architecture, and you can enjoy it all by riding the King Street trolley. And if you’re looking for something you could post on your Instagram, snap a photo in front of the Hollensbury Spite House! The smallest historical house in America sports a vibrant shade of blue, perfect for your feed.

Alexandria has a lot to offer its visitors. In order to make the most out of it, scroll down and take a look at the best vacation rentals in Alexandria, Virginia, to enjoy your stay!

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on April 14, 2024.

1. Cozy family home with a great location (from USD 549)

Enjoy your stay in town in a beautiful 1850s home! This house preserved some of its historical features while accommodating modern needs. Have a place perfect for a big family, and enjoy a home away from home. Feel free to relax and enjoy coffee in front of the fireplace. And if you’re looking for a fun dinner, enjoy a cookout on the outdoor patio.

Alexandria prides itself on being walkable; this space proves that! Spite House Alexandria is just a two-minute walk away. Gadsby’s Tavern Museum offers lunch and dinner menus in its Colonial dining rooms if you want a place to dine in. Visit the restaurant that’s just a six-minute walk from the accommodation!

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Alexandria, Virginia, United States
PRIVATE VACATION HOME 10 Guests 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
Everything the other reviewers say is true
The kitchen is well equipped and spacious
there are no bedrooms on the main floor so stairs down to a bedroom or stairs up to the remaining 2 bedrooms and loft
We were delighted to find that that the home was "top of the line "
The kitchen was very well stocked with pots
Everything was clean and tidy
nice decorated and had everything we needed
The home had plenty of fresh linens and the rooms were all decorated beautifully Would definitely stay here again
The kitchen and bathrooms were immaculate and they had the most amazing clawfoot bathtubs
Don and Jaki's home was very clean
Everyone raved about the home
well laid out and had many small details that made enjoying the weekend easy-peasy
The property was very accommodating to have large family/friends gatherings yet also allowed us to spread out and have individual time
We had a welcome bbq one night and a cocktail party another night
The house was immaculate and well-stocked and the hosts were wonderful and accomodating - even calling before our arrival to see if we had any questions
Great site to walk to downtown easy in and out access to get to the wedding site at Mt Vernon
It was conveniently located right near King Street which has several restaurants and shops
Well located for walking to King Street and Metro
walking distance to coffee shops
(seemed to be the best)
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2. George Washington Town House (from USD 329)

The historic town of Alexandria features this accommodation, which housed George Washington himself. The house reproduces the former home and is still built in its original spot! With three levels, the townhouse is perfect for a small family or friends to enjoy. The historical decor provides a comfortable stay with a beautiful outdoor patio for you to enjoy the Alexandria sun.

A three-minute walk can take you to Old Town Farmers’ Market, where you can buy several commodities and enjoy the culture in town. If you’re up for a little drinking session, visit BRÜT Champagne & Wine Bar! Just a four-minute walk from the townhouse, you can wine and dine in the historic town.

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Alexandria, Virginia, United States
PRIVATE VACATION HOME 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The second bedroom only has one bedside light
The upper level has the bedrooms and larger bathroom
the AC was a smidge challenged to cool the top floor -
The furnishings including the beds are comfortable and the kitchen functions
The reason for 4 stars is because the furniture is so uncomfortable
Washer and dryer were great
Otherwise this property was clean decorated nicely and had everything else
The back (and main door) was very stiff and almost impossible to close (and open) without brute force
blankets in the broken ottoman Towels are older and not in the bathrooms
the drain in the sink in the upstairs bathroom sink is slow
our host was very quick to respond to any questions we had
He had a good laugh about that
would also be useful So to conclude
the beds were very comfortable and Tom the owner was very responsive and helpful
so that was very annoying
And George Washington Town House has location location location
The house is located a block off the main street that runs throughout Old Town Alexandria - close enough to shops and restaurants but far enough away from noise and bustle
this property is in a great location (with very useful parking bays) but does need a little attention
We enjoyed the convenient location just 1 block from all the action
We enjoyed returning to Old Town at the end of a busy day of sightseeing in the capital
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3. Cozy cottage with a full kitchen (from USD 123)

With a beautiful cottage surrounded by nature, a couple would love to stay in a place like this. The cozy house features a welcoming interior with a fully-functional kitchen, a laundry area, and a soft bed to cuddle on. Placed in a quiet and beautiful neighborhood, enjoy your stay with a loved one in privacy. You can also hang out on the patio and enjoy the beautiful landscaping with tea.

Tour Alexandria by visiting The George Washington Masonic National Memorial, just a 1.29 kilometers (0.80 miles) drive from the accommodation. Join a tour on Fridays or weekends to learn about the historical space. To enjoy good food with your partner, dine in Matt & Tony’s All Day Kitchen + Bar for excellent American cuisine! The restaurant is just a four-minute drive away.

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Alexandria, Virginia, United States
cottage 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The kitchen has everything you will need to prepare meals
Not sure how 3 or 4 people would manage Bed & bathroom upstairs/main floor and the kitchen is downstairs
and we found the kitchen was stocked with almost everything we needed to prepare our own meals
The property is in excellent condition with all the amenities
It was great to have all the amenities of home
This place is very clean and neat
This was out first time using a vacation rental property and everything was exactly as described
The Cottage is well-equipped nicely decorated and very clean Highly recommended
Jack is SO helpful & friendly and we loved Nyla
Jack is a great host and his dog is sweet as well
Jack was very helpful and friendly
They made us feel very welcome
He takes great pride in his rental and is so very helpful
a great value in a lovely setting
The location of this cottage is in an extremely nice neighborhood
The weber BBQ grill out on the patio is in excellent condition
We felt very safe walking to the metro station in this upscale neighborhood
It is a short walk to the Metro that we used to visit the sights in DC
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4. The Dog House (from USD 200)

If you are traveling with pets, this is the stay for you! The Dog House is a pet-friendly accommodation for traveling families. The house features lovely antique furniture in a colorful space. Board games and cable TV are available for families wanting to enjoy each other’s company. And for convenience, a washer and dryer are also available in case you’d need them.

Start a day out with your family by visiting Windmill Hill Park. A four-minute drive can take you there to play basketball and volleyball and enjoy the river view. Ada’s on the River is just 1.3 kilometers (0.81 miles) away for a great family dinner. The restaurant features panoramic views of the Potomac River paired with great steaks!

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Alexandria, Virginia, United States
PRIVATE VACATION HOME 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bathroom was first rate and the master bedroom spacious with a very comfortable bed
The furnishings were well chosen comfortable and attractive
The kitchen was well stocked
we still had plenty of room
The beds were very comfortable and the layout of the townhouse (especially the first floor) was excellent
The house was perfectly clean and very well
Joel was a great host
I knew I made the right choice Very welcoming clean and Joel was very accessible for any questions Even with 6 of us in a row house
Definitely will recommend to other family members who will be visiting Wish we would have brought our dog
We felt welcome in his home Beds and home cozy and comfortable My husband pup
this wasn't always the case a few of the days we returned Luckily
So many restaurants in walking distance
Alexandria is a great place to walk around but if it got too hot or we needed a break from walking we could Uber anywhere in minutes Close to the Potomac and DC
I felt very safe in the neighborhood
Parking is easy and its a short walk to King Street
Loved the location of the Dog House
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5. Sleek carriage house with air conditioning (from USD 130)

With a lovely white interior, this quaint space is perfect for two people to stay in! The home features its old farmhouse characteristics with modern qualities to make you feel right at home with its stylish aesthetic. Enjoy a good book in the home’s contemporary decor, paired with the sunlight peeking in the windows.

Enjoy the abundance of restaurants in town while walking around Mt. Vernon Avenue. Visit Cheesetique Del Ray, a four-minute walk away, to enjoy a cheese-heavy menu! Pork Barrel BBQ is just a five-minute walk away from the accommodation. Enjoy oak and hickory-smoked barbecue dinner in an enjoyable atmosphere!

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Alexandria, Virginia, United States
Apartment 2 Guests 1 Bathroom

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6. Charming townhome in Old Town (from USD 306)

A newly-renovated rowhouse, enjoy your stay in a place with a modern aesthetic amidst the historic town! The rowhouse is perfect for a family looking for a place to stay in Alexandria. The black and white decor can be perfect for Instagram pictures!

The accommodation is conveniently located within the city where you can access many activities and restaurants. For a learning experience, take a four-minute walk to Lee-Fendall House Museum & Garden to learn more about American history. If you want to try something new with food, check out Sunday In Saigon for Vietnamese cuisine! You can try iconic Vietnamese dishes just 0.48 kilometers (0.30 miles) away.

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Alexandria, Virginia, United States
PRIVATE VACATION HOME 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

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7. Lovely historical apartment for two (from USD 145)

A quaint apartment in the heart of the town is the perfect stay for a couple eager to travel. The condo was built in 1847 and has been renovated to accommodate everyday needs. With fashionable and comfortable decor inside, couples will surely enjoy their stay by relaxing in a king-size bed.

Just outside the apartment are several restaurants that couples could enjoy! Different cuisines await you, and you can start with Zento Japanese Restaurant, just a four-minute walk away. If you’re craving Chinese food, Shanghai Peking Chinese Restaurant is 0.32 kilometers (0.20 miles) from the apartment. If that’s enough, Bastille Brasserie & Bar offers French cuisine! Take a six-minute walk, and you’ll find yourself enjoying wine, cocktails, and delectable food.

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Alexandria, Virginia, United States
PRIVATE VACATION HOME 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

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8. Braddock in Old Town

This beautiful apartment is perfect for a small group of friends. The interior is decorated with sophisticated furniture, plus a fireplace to provide a sense of elegance and comfort. In a spacious apartment, the accommodation will provide you with an entertainment system for your friends’ enjoyment. You can also visit the apartment’s rooftop terrace to check out Alexandria’s city view! A perfect sight for a drinking session while the sun sets.

If you and your friends are looking for places to drink, there are many bars located nearby. Visit Old Hat Bar, just 0.64 kilometers (0.40 miles) away. Enjoy a couple of good cocktails while admiring the beautiful interior of the bar. Meanwhile, Murphy’s Grand Irish Pub is an authentic Irish pub located in the heart of Alexandria, an eight-minute walk away from your stay.

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Alexandria, Virginia, United States
210 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
nice couch and chair nice tv and great ambience
pull out couch (as second sleeping area) was very comfortable
the bed was very comfortable and we loved the 4th floor views on king street
the queen bed and pull out bed were both very comfortable there were extra pillows blankets etc
kitchen especially well stocked and we appreciated that they take coffee seriously
clean beautifully decorated apartment in the heart of old town
the apartment was well equipped comfortable and clean
we loved everything about this rental; location cleanliness style and the extra touches that make it special
the flat was clean and stylish and the location is perfect
it was very clean cute thoughtful and beautiful and in an amazing location
the host was warm and welcoming
the hosts were friendly communicative and accommodating every step of the way
billy was a wonderful host super responsive and friendly
this is a great place with warm and well-communicating hosts
billy was very helpful and accommodating
a great location in old town
such a cute place in a great neighborhood
great location in the heart of alexandria
wonderful place in a great location
great place and great location
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9. Bright suite with a dedicated workspace (from USD 72)

A cute and comfy apartment, perfect for a couple of friends looking for an aesthetically pleasing place to stay in. The apartment is spacious and well-lit. It also has the necessities for an enjoyable stay. With a 40-inch flat-screen television, you can enjoy movie nights with your friends! Laundry services are also available for your convenience.

New food and experiences await you from this stay! Just a two-minute walk away, you and your friends can enjoy Fontaine Caffe & Creperie for French desserts and some alcoholic beverages. Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum is a four-minute walk away from the apartment. This museum offers exciting collections of herbal botanicals, hand-blown glass bottles, and archival materials.

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Alexandria, Virginia, United States
241 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we ate dinner at a fantastic german restaurant old house cosmopolitan and had breakfast at the executive diner
the bed was very firm but others may love that
bed was comfortable and firm
the space was very clean and cozy
everything was clean new and comfortable
the apartment was clean and comfortable
it is a clean convenient and quiet place in old town
very clean great location amazing communication with host
natasha was a fantastic host
can’t beat the location host was super nice and responded quickly
great place to stay in historic alexandria natasha was very accommodating and a great host
the location was ideal to walk to everything we needed
beautiful location and modern unit
this is a great location
it was wonderful the location was perfect
location was great all around
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10. Elegant 1920 apartment in Old Town (from USD 101)

Enjoy a newly-renovated 1920 American Foursquare with beautiful, elegant decor! This single-bedroom apartment is perfect for a couple or two friends looking to explore Alexandria’s rich history. The space is secured with a code box and a 6-inch gate. Enjoy yourselves with a 48-inch television or with some playing cards.

Outside the accommodation, feel free to explore Alexandria’s restaurants! Check out The Evening Star, 0.48 kilometers (0.30 miles) away. The restaurant features seasonal American cuisine and wine in a friendly dining place! If you want to taste something new, Kaizen Tavern offers a blend of Asian and Latin comfort foods! Check them out by going on just a six-minute walk.

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Alexandria, Virginia, United States
195 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very comfortable bed and well stocked kitchenette
staying here felt like home very comfortable and provides great coffee and snacks i'll be back
my personal favorite is a morning walk to town for coffee and breakfast
perfect cozy space immaculate accommodations and seamless communication
this is a lovely quiet well lit gem of an apartment
it was really clean and cozy
clean convenient and beautifully decorated
the apartment was clean and nicely supplied
it is a beautiful and clean as the pictures
the airbnb was very clean
john & monica were perfect hosts
john and monica are thoughtful hosts
the hosts go above and beyond to make sure you have everything you need
they are also incredibly responsive
john & monika were helpful & responsive throughout
great location and place
the location’s great- easy to walk to so many places in del ray
vernon street which had cute shops and restaurants we truly enjoyed our stay
great location and and the hosts have thought of everything you might need for your stay
the neighborhood was quiet and felt safe
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Relax and explore Alexandria

You can find yourself having fun in Alexandria, Virginia, whether it may be through walking around Old Town’s cobblestone and red brick sidewalks or tasting something new with its abundance of restaurants. Book a stay now in the best vacation rentals in town.

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