About this listing
Private guestroom in a beautiful c.1920 house in downtown Charlottesville, VA with two TWIN beds, plenty of lounging space, and a shared bathroom. Located 2 blocks from the walking mall, our room provides a quiet retreat in the heart of the city.
Ideal for two travelers, this spacious and bright private guestroom is simply furnished with two twin beds, 100% cotton linens, a dresser, ample closet space for hanging clothes, a coffee table and reading chairs. An air conditioner is provided during the warmer months. We include a coffee press, locally ground coffee, assorted teas, and an electric kettle so you may enjoy those amenities without leaving your space. The room is located in the back of the house, providing privacy, comfort, and tranquility. Though the room is private, the adjacent bathroom is shared by the other guestroom (when both rooms are occupied) and it includes a shower and an antique claw foot tub, perfect for soaking and relaxation. Fresh towels are provided.
Our home is an eclectically elegant, classic house that was built in 1920 and still has hints of bygone era charm. The rooms are spacious, have high ceilings, and are filled with natural light. There are 4 bedrooms in total, 2 of which are rented as guestrooms. The common areas downstairs include the Parlour and Dining Room. We also provide laundry facilities, including washer, dryer, iron and ironing board, for your convenience. There is no TV, but wireless internet is available. Abundant outdoor living space, including three porches and a backyard patio, ensure plenty of languid downtime for lounging around.
*Please note that our kitchen may be accessible only to travellers visiting for an extended stay (4 days or more)
Interaction with Guests
This is our private residence and we live on premise. We are happy to be on hand to answer as many questions and provide as much guidance as we can, but we also respect the privacy needs of our guests.
Centrally located in the heart of pretty North Downtown, Charlottesville, our home is within walking distance of many conveniences and attractions. It's a 3 minute (and 3 block) walk to the historic Downtown pedestrian mall where boutique shops, restaurants, coffee shops, art galleries, music venues, and bars abound, a 20 minute walk (or 5 minute drive) to the UVA campus, and a 15 minute drive to Monticello. We are just blocks from the vibrant Saturday morning Farmer's Market, a weekly stomping ground for the community, local farmers, and artisans to gather in celebration of the season's best locally made and sourced items. Nearby parks include Lee Park (1 block away) and R E Lee Monument.
Street parking is available in our downtown area as well as two parking garages. Being in the heart of downtown comes with a few parking regulations to be aware of. There is regulated 2 hour parking Monday-Saturday from 10-6pm on most of the streets in our neighborhood. Please be mindful of these rules as you make your arrival itinerary. The street directly in front of our house has unlimited parking rules so we encourage our guests who will be staying for extended stays to utilise that parking amenity.
There is plenty of public transport in the area, including a free trolley, which goes between the Downtown mall and the UVA area. We are a 5 minute walk to the Downtown Transit Station, which connects a host of bus routes across Charlottesville.
Other Things to Note
CHECK-IN: Check-in is between 3pm-9pm. Please enquire about making alternate arrangements if you will be requesting an arrival time outside of that window.
We really believe in supporting sustainability efforts to enhance the well-being of our home environment, and the greater well-being of our planet.
Here are a few ways we keep our carbon footprint low:
-Most of the furnishings and decor in our home are vintage, thrifted, handed down, or re-purposed.
-All of our linens are 100% cotton, no synthetic fibers/materials
-We use only natural, non-toxic, hypoallergenic and biodegradable laundry detergent
-The toiletry essentials (hand soap, hand cream) provided in the guest bath are natural, non-toxic, chemical-free, plant-derived and biodegradable
-We welcome the fresh Virginia air during warmer days by allowing the windows to be open, but we provide energy efficient air conditioning units in your room for days that feel ultra balmy
-All of our lamps are outfitted with energy efficient bulbs.
-Water is provided in the guest rooms in glass bottles, rather than plastic
-We provide fresh, filtered, alkaline water to support a healthy pH level
-Being located so close to the heart of downtown Charlottesville makes us a "walker's paradise," with a walk score of 98. Most daily errands and activities can be achieved without a car
As a private residence, we kindly ask that guests respect the following:
-Please find parking in the available street parking spaces, not our private driveway
-No smoking permitted inside or on the porches.
-Please be respectful of our neighbors and keep noise levels appropriate
-Only guests accounted for on booking permitted during stay. Please let us know if you would like to make an enquiry for an additional guest at the time of reservation.
-We have a recycling bin that we encourage guests to use for all recyclable goods
-Fresh linens are provided upon arrival, but we encourage guests to reuse the linens during your visit. Please let us know if your linens need to be laundered at all during your stay, and we will gladly oblige.
-Kindly turn off AC units when not in the guest rooms for energy conservation
Jack and Caroline were great hosts with a nice tour of their home and tips on locales in Ch'ville. We enjoyed our stay!
Such an amazing first AirBnB experience! The house is beautiful and just a few hundred feet from the downtown walking mall. Caroline and Jack are super friendly and gracious hosts. I will definitely stay again if I am in town.
Caroline and Jack are so friendly and their house is beautiful and comfortable! We especially enjoyed the porch.The location is great for walking around town. It's a great spot- thanks for hosting us!
A wonderfully charming place to stay in Charlottesville and it's an easy walk to the mall area as well. Caroline and Jack were great hosts. As long as their place available, I will try to stay there when I'm in Charlottesville.
I had the best time staying at Caroline and Jack's house. They were both so welcoming and made me feel right at home. The house is fabulous--old and creaky in all the right places. My room was spacious and comfortable with windows that opened on to a lovely porch with hammock. Very tranquil, yet super close to downtown.
Caroline and Jack were exemplary hosts. We were greeted in front of the house, given a tour, and provided with everything we needed (towels, soap/shampoo, etc.). They include coffee, tea, and water in the room as well as space in the fridge downstairs. The house itself is well-kept and impressive, and one couldn't ask for a better location; less than a two-minute walk to the Downtown Mall.
Our hosts were very accommodating as to our itinerary; more than willing to adjust check-in/check-out times to fit our schedule. We were very pleased with the service.
Our stay at Caroline's was absolutely wonderful. Their home is beautifully decorated with so much character and so close to the pedestrian mall. Caroline and her husband were lovely hosts and gave us excellent recommendations. I would definitely stay here again.
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About the Host, Caroline
My husband, Jack, and I are really impassioned by living a conscious life. We believe that living well can be done with simplicity and ease, and we strive to reflect this in all facets of our lifestyle.
We both lived in NYC and London, respectively, for several years before returning to lovely Charlottesville, (I grew up here and Jack went to UVA) which is where our roots are planted for now. We often find ourselves daydreaming of the surf and sun in Australia or Portugal, of "new world" vs. "old world," but the ease and quality of life in Charlottesville keeps our anchor here for at least a few more years. I'm a certifed Ayurvedic Practioner and formulator for my bespoke, plant-based skincare brand. Jack runs and manages the restaurant/taco shop abutting the Jefferson Theatre music venue while his cinema is in development. Though our entrepreneurial ventures keep us quite busy, as hosts, we are happy to allow as much or as little privacy during your stay as you like, and we are always available to answer any questions or make recommendations for seeing the most of the town.