Our house is conveniently located (less than a mile each way) between downtown Charlottesville and the University of Virginia, on a corner lot, with a garden. Downtown offers several fancy shops and restaurants while UVA's "corner" offers more affordable dining options and unique boutiques. We are located 3 close walking blocks from our neighborhood sports bar. If you are new to the area, let us know, and we would be happy to recommend some places to go.
The house is a 3 bedroom that sleeps 5 comfortably, but also has 2 comfy couches if you have a larger party. At the moment there are several greens growing in the garden, which you are free to use, along with all cooking utensils.
Off street parking is available in front of the house. If you need public transportation you don't have to walk far because there is a bus stop directly across the street.
Remember that you are renting a lived in home, and we just ask that you treat the house with respect because we absolutely love our home. Not to mention literal blood, sweat, and tears have gone into the remodeling of the house!
Our home in not to be used as an event space. No more than 8 people are allowed to sleep in the home and no more than 10 people in the home at any time.
Great place! Walking distance to UVA campus was a huge plus. Easy parking on the street right out in front. House was very nice and hosts were always easy to reach via text message with any and all questions. Would not recommend this location if you are allergic to dogs, however. Had a great time and would rent this location again for a UVA weekend in the future! Thanks!
This big home easily accommodated me and my family for the weekend. It was nice that there were two bathrooms and a large kitchen. The house felt very well lived in and the hosts left everything as is, as if opening their lives to their guests. The neighborhood seemed like it could be a little sketchy for some. But it was very close to major roads and easily accessible to the downtown mall.
Very comfortable home. Great communication. Just as advertised. Close to everything downtown. Thank you Amanda. Recommend this hip and happy home to anyone. Sleeps 2 couples and a single. Couches comfortable. Thanks again.
Our family of 5 adults enjoyed a wonderful two-night stay at the Urban Homestead. The house was clean, the beds were very comfortable, and the air conditioning worked great! The front porch, easy parking, and convenient location made this adorable home all the more perfect. Amanda, many thanks for making us feel welcome.
Amanda's home was precisely as promised: plenty of room for five adults and a toddler, very clean but not so polished that we felt the need to hover over the baby constantly, lots of clean towels and clean sheets on the beds. It is clearly a real home with real people - who like to cook - living in it. The large yard and front porch were bonuses. The air conditioning was also a big plus during the hot Virginia days.
The neighborhood was fine, and within a mile of both UVA and the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church, which were our destinations over the weekend. We hope that Amanda will welcome us back.
We had a great stay in this comfortable and welcoming home. It is a good location - walkable to both UVA and old Main Street. We also enjoyed the big front porch which is a great place to hang out.
Amanda's home is a wonderful place to spend time in Charlottesville. We rented for UVA 2014 graduation weekend, and the experience could not have been better. The location is very good, you can walk to UVA and the corner (though we drove usually). The house is clean, comfortable and everything you see in the pictures and descriptions. The wrap around porch is excellent for enjoying your down time before or after a busy day. The kitchen is well equipped, the beds are comfortable and the bedrooms are large. The neighborhood is quiet and safe, and parking was never a problem. I look forward to staying with Amanda again in the future.
After graduating college, I took some time holed up in a house in the mountains of central VA, and tried to figure out how exactly I was going to apply my fancy degree to life. In order to not be completely broke after college I took a job in the restaurant industry. Initially what started off as a way to have quick, easy income, has turned into somewhat of a career. I fell in love with food (both eating and cooking), and the science of baking in particular. I have started a custom cake business, Panda Cakes, and work as a bartender a few nights a week at place that emphasizes craft cocktails with fresh, local, and homemade ingredients. It's at that job where I met my other half, Micah.
M and I have shared passion in delicious food (especially tacos) and booze. We love booze, not in a "lets take shots and get hammered" way, but in a way that a chef may approach a Food Network Chopped challenge or just cooking in general. For those who don't know what that is, basically we like to take fresh, in season ingredients and use them to complement and enhance the flavors of liquor. For an idea of what we do, you can check out M's blog (website hidden). He's pretty awesome.
We also love traveling, but don't love flying. I like to think we're pretty lucky to live where people want to come vacation, but we are so close to amazing day trips. So any time we have 2 days off together (a rarity), we head out to Warm Springs or a vineyard or a hike.
Holy crap, I love my dog. LOVE her. Like even just looking at her, it hurts how much I love her. Her name is Cayda Bella and she is possibly the worlds smallest full grown boxer. Her passions include rawhide chews (I think she loves them as much as I love her), frosty paws, and snuggling. She is one of the cuddliest dogs I have ever had. I'm going to cut myself off here because I could go all day...
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