Check Out the 162-Year-Old ‘Hottest’ Vacation Rental in the United States

Tucked away on a quiet street in historic Alexandria, Virginia sits the Liberty House, a restored 162-year-old townhouse that has just been dubbed America’s hottest vacation rental.

The quaint Blue House combines historic architecture with modern facilities – a combination that won it this year’s Hottest Property award from Eviivo, an online booking software for hotels, vacation rentals and hotels. guest rooms. The award is part of Eviivo’s annual International Host Week, where each year the company highlights independent hotel and rental properties.

Modern light fixtures inside the Liberty House in Alexandria, Virginia.

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This year’s top honor goes to Liberty House, which was built in 1860 and then restored in 2018 by owners Cameron and Noelle Foster, according to Eviivo. The two-bedroom, 1.5-bathroom detached townhouse, which offers visitors access to the cobblestone streets of Alexandria’s Old Town district, was one of hundreds of properties across the country that submitted nominations for Eviivo’s annual awards.

“Liberty House not only provided crisp, clear, high-quality visuals of the interior, but also had an antique map that showed the location of the property in a contextually relevant way,” Judge Rebecca Lombardo said in a statement. Lombardo, who is the marketing director of TruPlace, which creates virtual tours and photography for rental properties, was a judge for Eviivo’s Hottest Property award with Adrienne Jordan, a travel writer from New York. .

Judges evaluated entries based on each property’s “originality, innovation and photogenicity,” according to Eviivo’s website. The properties’ attention to detail, comfort and some “cool factors” also factored into the judging, the company added.

The outdoor patio of Liberty House in Alexandria, Virginia.

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In the case of Liberty House, some of the standout features include a private outdoor patio space adorned with fairy lights and lounge chairs, a brick fireplace in the living room with the house’s original wooden mantle dating back to 1860 and a main bathroom with heated tile. . You’ll even find patriotic nods to the area’s history throughout the home with paintings of George Washington and even throw pillows featuring the founding father’s face, according to the home’s Airbnb page.

Inside the Liberty House in Alexandria, Virginia.

Source: eviivo

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