Enderly - Downtown Manor Home c1859

House - Entire home/apt · Watson Avenue, Charlottesville, VA 22901, United States

We heard your feedback and have outfitted a fourth formal bedroom! We've converted a room and have given it a fresh coat of paint. It has a queen bed, closet, dresser, curtains, fireplace, adjoining reading room and full bath.

Your host, Chris
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We heard your feedback and have outfitted a fourth formal bedroom! We've converted a room and have given it a fresh coat of paint. It has a queen bed, closet, dresser, curtains, fireplace, adjoining reading room and full bath.

The Space

Just under a mile from Charlottesville's Downtown Mall and only 2.4 miles from the Rotunda.

Enderly is listed on the National, State and Local historic registry. Built in 1859, it was originally the preeminent home of the Locust Grove neighborhood and later served as a tourist home taking overflow from the Monticello Hotel just off the downtown mall in court square (now the Court Square condos).

Once surrounded by an orchard, this city home still offers beautiful landscaping including a secret garden, several hundred year old magnolia, pergola covered in wisteria, an outdoor stone fireplace, grill, and two outbuildings boasting lots of character.

Inside the home there are four bedrooms and four full baths. Additionally, on the main level the drawing room can easily be converted to an additional bedroom with the pull out couch or inflatable mattresses (which can be found in the closet). Otherwise those rooms can be used along with the chef's kitchen, great room and library for entertaining.

Kitchen includes a Sub-Zero refrigerator, two ovens, warming drawer, steam oven, in-wall coffee maker, wine fridge, range-top, farmhouse style sink, two dishwashers, trash compactor, large butcher block island with seating.

Ample parking for five+ cars available on the property. Unrestricted street parking also available.

Interaction with Guests

We're happy to interact as much as you'd like. In the past we've always just left the key and have let the renters do the same when they're checking out. If that's not preferred, we are more than happy to be there at check in to show you around. Just let us know what suits!

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 10
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 4
Beds: 4
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Cleaning Fee: $120
Check In: 12:00 PM (noon)
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • Enderly is a beautiful home and was perfect place for our family to gather from across the country for graduation. The house is well equipped, beds are comfortable and porches and gardens are lovely. We couldn't have asked for a better home for the weekend. Thank you!

    May 2014
  • We had a group of 8 stay at Enderly and it worked out perfectly! We came to Charlottesville to run the half marathon and this was the perfect location. We were less than a mile from the start so we could easily get to and from the race and main downtown area without having to worry about parking. Chris was very responsive to my emails prior to the stay and they left a good amount of information for us about the area. A couple people have commented about the place not having "4 bedrooms" as advertised. I know Chris worked to get the 4th bedroom settled before we arrived and we did in fact have 4 bedrooms all with beds (either twins, queen or king) in them. There was also an additional room with a pull out couch. We had a wonderful visit!

    April 2014
  • We had a great weekend at Enderly - Downtown Manor Home c1859. The house itself had pros and cons. The pros: The house is historic and very spacious. The room layout and high ceilings takes you to another time and definitely enhances the Charlottesville old-world experience. The common area, consisting of a den, kitchen and dining room offers a great place for a large crowd to gather and hang out. We had 7 adults and 4 children/babies in our group. Most of our time spent in the house was around the kitchen island and in the den. It's definitely a house that promotes community. The cons: The homeowners have a large dog and dog hair was definitely noticeable on the floors, couches and in the bathtub. One person in our group is allergic to dogs so it would have been nice to know this beforehand. The house is listed as 4 bedrooms, but one of the bedrooms is really just a room with a very uncomfortable pull out couch, right next to the kitchen/common area. (All the other bedrooms are on the second floor). I stayed in the queen bedroom on the second floor and have to say that the mattress was extremely uncomfortable as well. My husband and I felt like we were sleeping directly on the bed springs. I think there could be some mattress upgrades in this house.

    November 2013
  • This is an older, albeit updated, home near central Charlottesville. The property is historic and well-maintained. The house itself is clean and nice. Note that Enderly is not 4 bedrooms as advertised. In reality it is 3 bedrooms plus a den that has a sleeper sofa.

    If you're looking for four bedrooms this is not the house for you. The parlor that the owners bill as a "bedroom" is far from it. In the room is a pull out sofa (VERY thin, uncomfortable mattress), two 8' windows (with no shades or blinds) and an interior window that looks from the parlor into the hallway, making it impossible to change clothes without other guests seeing in if they happen to be passing by. There is no closet in the parlor (thus nowhere to hang clothes). The closest bathroom is down the hall and through another room.

    We called the owners to express our frustration with their misleading representation of what their home offers. Their response was that, since the doors to the parlor closed, it was in fact a bedroom. I would argue that it takes more than that, but you can decide for yourself. Mostly, I just want to make sure that future guests have accurate information.

    At the time we booked, the headline of the ad said that the home was 4 bedrooms and described the beds as "real". We suggested that they change this since calling the parlor a 4th bedroom is misleading. To be fair, the description of the sofa bed is embedded within the description of the home (5 paragraphs down into the posting), but we were eager to book a 4 bedroom home in Charlottesville for 4 couples and we went off the headline, not the fine print. I hope that the owners have taken our suggestion and changed their ad to accurately reflect what this hope has to offer.

    My other feedback about this home is that the owner's approach to hospitality was somewhat lacking. This is a more minor point, but something I love about Airbnb is the whole idea of strangers being willing to open their home to you. Granted, this is typically done with a security deposit, but with a spirit of welcome. At Enderly, the welcome letter they left for us was full of prohibitions and threats, 'Don't tamper with our fireplaces, Don't drink our alcohol --we monitor it, Don't set anything down on the kitchen counter without a coaster, etc.' These are all reasonable requests, but certainly could have been presented in a friendlier way.

    Overall, nice house in a good area. I was not unhappy with our selection, but given some of the frustrations we experienced staying here, I would not book this home again.

    October 2013
  • The house was beautiful and a perfect fit for the 3 couples that stated the weekend! Despite not being really close to the downtown mall or the UVA grounds (I guess you could walk to the mall but it would be a longer walk), it was super close to 250 and was easy to get to these main attractions via car. I would recommend it to anyone!

    October 2013
  • Enderly is a beautiful home. It is spacious and has a lot of natural light. Gorgeous kitchen with stools around the island that ended up being the gathering point for our group during our stay. Plenty of parking in the driveway and an easy walk or drive to downtown. A little bit of a hike to grounds, but even that was doable.

    Would definitely go back!

    September 2013
  • Chris was very easy to work with and has a gorgeous house that accommodates a large party with no problem. It is convenient to downtown Charlottesville while maintaining that historic manor feel. Our group had a wonderful time on our trip and I would recommend the accommodations to anyone.

    August 2013
  • I stayed at the Enderly with 7 of my friends for a girls weekend in Charlottesville. Everything was perfect. The house is gorgeous and the best part is it has a fascinating history which you can pick up on through all of the little details throughout the house. Not to mention there's a cool little garden that has a bunch of veggies growing, as well as another 'secret' garden towards the back. Imagine it would be fun for kids, too.

    There's plenty of space to lounge for a big group - in family room on the big comfy couch, around the island in the massive and light-filled kitchen (which is super modern and has everything you need) and on the lovely screened in porch with lots of chairs.

    The Enderly has southern charm and but is also completely updated with anything you could possibly need and more.

    We cooked most days and ate on the porch. We walked into town a few times (it's about a 20-30 min walk). And also drove to nearby hikes - one in particular we really enjoyed was Sugar Hollow which leads to blue hole - an awesome swimming hole! We all jumped in. Even though the water was freezing it was a blast.

    Also, not too far is Veritas Vineyard and Winery. I really loved this place. Did not expect a lot from a VA winery, but this place is up to snuff with Napa wineries or even some wineries in Loire Valley I've been to.

    Oh, and Chris, the owner, was a breeze to coordinate with. He was also super helpful and made lots of great suggestions on where to go for dinner and hikes.

    I would hands down stay here again. In fact, I hope to plan another group getaway in C'ville next summer and The Enderly will be my first choice!

    August 2013
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Clare and I were married in September of 2012 and two months later purchased Enderly. We've been working hard ever since to make it our own, and are excited to call such a beautiful place home. Originally from Alabama, Clare's family also spent a lot of time in Charlottesville and she later attended UVa for her BA, JD and MBA. Chris, from Northern Virginia, also attended UVA and has spent the better part of his post college experience lucky enough to be living and working in Charlottesville. Together we enjoy the many local restaurants and bars as well everything outdoors that Charlottesville has to offer. We love to share what's so great about this city, so when staying with us we'll be sure to leave a print out of all of our local recommendations!
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