Presidential stay: House on property once owned by George Washington available on Airbnb

November 19, 2019

Courtesy The George

An Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, town house that sits on property once owned by POTUS1, George Washington, can be your home for a short time.

The George of Old Town is a 6000-square-foot town house on Cameron Street, and it is available on Airbnb. It has been renovated with modernization and improvements by owners Steven and Martha Peterson, whose business involves buying distressed properties, renovating them and flipping them. Before the Petersons purchased the property, it had been divided into individual apartments.

“This is a special place with beautiful, historic architecture and a prime location,” said Martha Peterson in a statement, “We knew from the first day that we saw it that it needed a lot of work but we were not going to be able to flip it. This is one of those unique properties that we just wanted to hold on to.”

The house has eight bedroom suites named for each president that hailed from Virginia. Can you name all of them? (George Washington, James Monroe, James Madison, Thomas Jefferson, William Henry Harrison, John Tyler, Zachary Taylor and Woodrow Wilson). Each suite has its own modern bath, and many rooms have sitting rooms and their own fireplaces, as well.

The house can sleep up to 20 guests and may be rented as individual rooms or the full town house. In addition, each stay includes four free tickets to George Washington’s Mount Vernon.

“We’ve worked closely with Mount Vernon to ensure that our guests at The George have an opportunity to see and fully experience the history of our initial property owner,” said Steven Peterson.

And, of course, its Old Town Alexandria location puts guests close to restaurants, shopping, museums and the waterfront.

Editor’s note: This article has been updated to indicate that the town house was built on property that was owned by George Washington.

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Abigail Constantino

Abigail Constantino started her journalism career writing for a local newspaper in Fairfax County, Virginia. She is a graduate of American University and The George Washington University.

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