Our 800+ square foot suite can be your home base for your Charlottesville visit. Spacious & comfy basement suite offers privacy & quiet comfort, with amenities including home gym, laundry, and kitchenette. Minutes from UVA & downtown. Relax!
Elbow Room suite features private bedroom with comfy queen-size, pillow top mattress. Private bath and kitchenette area, with under counter refrigerator, microwave and Keurig coffee maker. Bath sundries are supplied, along with accoutrements for a quick and easy breakfast at your leisure. Spacious adjacent living area with dining/work table and chairs, love seat recliner, television and pool table, is all yours during your stay. Private entrance, and off-street parking in large driveway. Sleeps 4 - Queen bed in the bedroom, plus an available queen-sized Serta air mattress for additional guests. All bedding supplied.
Guests have complete and private use of the suite during their stay. Shared space is an adjacent utility area of the basement where shared laundry and gym equipment (treadmill, eliptical, and univeral gym) is located - although it's rare that we enter this area when guests are staying with us. Wireless internet throughout, DirectTV in sitting and gym areas -- note that there is not a television in the bedroom. Both televisions also have a dvd/vhs player. Alarm clock with USB charger in the bedroom.
Interaction with Guests
Homeowners Kathy & Roy live in the main area of the house upstairs. We like to give our guests privacy during their stay - but are available if needed. Both of us work weekdays, so may not be available on short notice during the week. We'll send the combination to the lockbox in advance of your arrival, so you can let yourself in and make yourselves at home!
Our home is located in an older, quiet neighborhood, and we are very convenient to many Charlottesville attractions. UVA and Charlottesville's iconic downtown mall are both 4-5 miles away, and Monticello is approximately 15 miles from our home.
You'll need your car to get around. Charlottesville CHO airport is 5.8 miles - an easy trip on 29North. Many shops, restaurants and services are available on 29North, which is approximately 1.5 miles away. Off-street parking for your vehicle, steps from your entry door. Our neighborhood is great for walking, running and bike riding. We have been adding destinations to our guidebook - check it out above!
Other Things to Note
Elbow Room is equipped for a continental breakfast if you choose to bring things like cereal, fruit, yogurt, etc. Note that we previously supplied these items, but found the regulatory entanglements too burdensome. :-( You will find coffee, tea and hot chocolate, along with a few necessaries like plates, silverware, coffee cups, etc. There is no stove or kitchen sink. If there's something in particular that you feel you might need during your stay, please let us know in advance - if we can, we'll have it waiting for you!
We have pets: 2 indoor cats and Rita, the beagle, who share our living space upstairs. None of them are allowed access to Elbow Room, and we have kept the space an animal-free zone for the past three years in order to offer guest space to family members with cat allergies. If you have severe animal allergies, it may not be sufficient to keep you symptom-free and comfortable during your stay. Rita, the beagle, will likely bark upon your arrival, but settles quickly. Doubtful that you will ever hear the cats, aside from an occasional playful romp down the hall.
Note that our preference is to accept a two-night minimum rental for weekends, but if you contact us with a reservation request no more than 10 days out, we will accept a single night weekend reservation if the space is not already booked.
Our nightly rental for two guests does not include use of the additional air mattress, however we will set this up upon request - and charge the extra guest fee for doing so.
Our nightly rate includes 5% local transient lodging tax. Elbow Room is properly licensed with local officials, and has passed required inspections - you can be assured of a clean, comfortable and safe stay with us, and know that your hosts are compliant with local ordinances concerning short term lodging.
Please - no smoking, and no pets.
We are typically early risers, and live a pretty quiet lifestyle. With a private entrance, guests can come and go on their own schedule, but we certainly appreciate guests who do so with a minimum of commotion :-)
Thank you for sharing your home. The space is immaculate, comfortable, and spacious. We had a great time exploring Charlottesville, Monticello, and the wineries.
Kathy and Roy were perfect hosts. They added an extra night which was extremely accommodating for our trip. The rooms were very clean and cozy. We would love to stay again in the future.
P.S. 10 minutes from UVA.
Kathy and Roy were wonderful hosts with a lovely clean room with a comfortable bed and private entrance and fabulous amenities (private bath, well stocked kitchen area, wifi, TV in nearby room, access to fitness equipment) in a quiet neighborhood. I wouldn't change a thing and would definitely stay again. Thank you.
We had a fabulous stay at the Elbow Room. It was completely as described and actually exceeded our expectations. Our host was there to meet us on arrival and welcome us in. It was a large area and very comfortable....bedroom, kitchenette, lounge and gym!. It was very clean, and our hosts had thought of everything to make guests feel very welcome. It was in a lovely neighbourhood and in a great location for visiting Charlottesville and for getting into the Blue Ridge Mountains. Would highly recommend.
Our hosts Kathy and Roy were very welcoming and provided many nice creature comforts in their immaculate and spacious basement apartment. We felt like we were staying in a fancy hotel when we saw the Ghirardelli chocolate squares placed on the bed. The kitchenette was well stocked with fresh fruit, juice, milk, yogurt, homemade granola and a water filter. An added bonus was the impressive gym which included several machines and an inversion table (which I want to try the next time we stay at Elbow Room!) plus hand weights, bands, a weighted hoola hoop, a yoga mat and a big balancing ball. We slept well in the quiet apartment even though footsteps and a dog could sometimes be heard from upstairs. We wouldn't hesitate to stay at Elbow Room again.
Kathy and Roy were very welcoming and the we felt safe driving in and around the neighborhood. The space is very clean and we appreciated the beverage station and reclining sofa!
We loved the convenience and privacy of Elbow Room. Check in and check out were a breeze thanks to Kathy's detailed instructions. Everything that we could possibly need was provided. Highly recommend!
We're a not-quite-ready-to-retire couple who are happy to call Charlottesville home -- Kathy since 1979 (off/on), and Roy since 2002. We are committed to making your stay with us a comfortable and welcoming experience. We hope you'll spend some time with us and let us prove it!
We both work outside the home M-F, but are easily reachable by phone if you need us on a weekday, and are typically close to home most weekends. We're happy to offer suggestions for things to do around town, places to eat, etc. Just ask! We've been working on our guidebook so that you can easily find things near our home -- have you checked it out?
Guests will frequently see us 'piddling' in the yard or garden - Roy loves his lawn, and Kathy is the flower-grower, and will usually find something blooming to fill a vase in our guest quarters.