About this listing
Our cozy cape cod is perfectly located in one of Charlottesville's oldest and most family friendly neighborhoods. Close to downtown, Uva and the Barracks Road area, it is a perfect place to stay and enjoy all that Charlottesville has to offer.
This 1,600 square foot, 1940's cottage has been recently renovated and includes an updated kitchen and bathroom and an open floor plan living room, dining area and kitchen. There are two bedrooms and 1 bathroom. The master bedroom is upstairs and has a king sized natural latex mattress. The second bedroom is a nursery that has a crib and changing table and a toddler bed. The nursery is located next to the bathroom on the main floor. The basement is finished and there is a playroom area that can double as another bedroom. There is a comfortable, queen size air bed that can be setup. We can accommodate 4 guests and a baby and toddler between the master bedroom and basement air bed, crib and toddler bed. 2 additional guests can be accommodated on the living room sectional couch and the couch in the basement, which are comfortable to sleep on and great for the single folks in your party. :)
Additionally, we do also have a cottage on the property that can accommodate 4 additional guests, should you have a larger party. We can do a bulk rate for the house and cottage together should that suit your stay better. Just let us know!
The kitchen is small, yet well appointed with a gas stove and stainless steel appliances. We have everything you need to cook and enjoy a tasty meal.
In lieu of a microwave and coffee maker, we have a coffee grinder and french press, and use the stove for popcorn and reheating food.
The bathroom has an original, full sized cast iron tub and ceramic tile surround shower. There is a pedestal sink and all of the fixtures are brushed nickel. The floor is indian slate. There is a linen closet within the bathroom stocked with towels and washcloths.
There is a working wood stove in the dining area that creates a cozy atmosphere. Wood for the woodstove is located on the side porch, off of the kitchen. The mid century modern dining room table can be adjusted to accommodate 4 to 10 people.
There is a laundry room with a front loading washer and dryer.
The front yard is tastefully landscaped in native plants and there is a new deck on the back of the house to enjoy.
This is our home, where we live full time. We have taken care to incorporate beautiful color and cool design ideas to make our older home unique, comfortable and cozy and we hope you enjoy your stay!
Full kitchen, laundry, front and back yards, back deck, free off street parking.
Interaction with Guests
We can leave you alone with a key for access in a lock box. Should you need anything, you can contact us via email or cell phone.
Rugby Hills is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Charlottesville. It has many beautiful mature trees and flower beds, tons of birds and folks walking their babies and dogs. It is a very friendly and safe place to roam, and there is a park right around the corner on Rose Hill Drive. It is 1 mile from the Downtown Mall, 1 mile to the UVA Grounds and a 1 mile to the Barracks Road area shops and restaurants. It is about 1.5 miles from Main Street. You can get to 29, 250 and 64 within 5 minutes. The location is close enough to everything, yet far enough away so you can enjoy a quiet evening "at home".
There is a city bus stop at the intersection of Oxford Road and Rose Hill Drive.
Other Things to Note
Several restaurants on the UVA corner deliver to Oxford Road. College Inn, Basil and Mellow Mushroom are a few. Bodos bagels is a cville staple and is located on Preston Avenue. Shenendoah Joe is our favorite coffee, and is also located on Preston Avenue. Whole Foods is a 5 minute drive off of 250, and there is a Kroger and Harris Teeter at the Barracks Road shopping center, also 5 minutes away. For a Health Food Store, Integral Yoga is located on Preston Avenue, next to Mona Lisa Pasta, which serves up fresh, delicious pasta and sauces daily.
This is our primary residence, so please respect our possessions and leave the house as you found it. Used linens and towels may be left in the laundry room. Be sure to lock the house when leaving. Please do not change the temperature settings on the thermostat. No smoking and no pets please. We do have a cat but he is primarily and outdoor cat.
If you bring children, they are welcome to the toys in the house. There are some safety gates as well, one of which is permanently installed at the base of the steps on the first floor. Please use them and watch your kids if they are playing on the steps or the back deck!
Accidents do happen, so if something gets broken or goes missing, please just let us know so we can take care of it.
Above all else, get comfy and have a nice time in Charlottesville! :)
Great house and very comfortable. Aly and Zach are very hospitable, they left us a basket of goodies to start our weekend.
Great location too !
This is my second time staying "In the Heart of Charlottesville" and the owner, Aly, truly sums it up with the name. As a UVA alumni, Charlottesville will always have a special place in my heart and coming back to the area, the home does a great job of feeling like you never left.
For UVA alum, it's not too far from grounds and the corner, and it is easily accessible to route 29 and all the other main roads. For the recent stay, we had 4 people with us and we had more than enough room. 10/10 would recommend to everyone.
Our stay was very comfortable - the home was exactly as specified and Aly provided excellent instruction regarding directions, entry, and other information related to the house.
This home is wonderful - beautifully decorated, very homey and cozy in a quaint, lovely neighborhood. Aly was very hospitable and flexible. Our group stayed for our alumni weekend at UVa and found it a quick cab ride from the residence to Grounds and the Corner. The listing is very accurate and aligned with our expectations. We had a fun, restful stay and would absolutely recommend this property to others!
The house was cute, very comfortable and centrally located. We had a great stay!
Aly has the cutest house! Everything was clean and delivered as expected. The back deck was large and a great area to hang out. The house is in a beautifully wooded area. When booking, we didn't realize there is no bed in one of the bedrooms. That wasn't an issue for us since she put a very comfortable air mattress in the nursery. Overall I would definitely recommend this house.
The reservation was canceled 33 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
This host has 13 reviews for other properties.View Other Reviews
About the Host, Aly B.
My husband Zach is from Morgantown, West Virginia and I am from Charlottesville, Virginia. He is a builder, and I am a painting contractor and we are both musicians. We have a 3year old daughter named Morgan and a newborn son, Archer. Zach likes to run, surf and fish, and I like to play volleyball, row and nap in the sunshine.