Please pull-in via the entrance the right and park parallel to the house in any of the three spots at the left of the driveway.Comfortable chaise lounge stocked with pillows, a throw, and a reading lamp.

Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

Minutes away from the Downtown Mall, UVA, Darden, and Barracks Road - this house is the perfect place to stay when you visit C'ville. Available for short or long-term stays, this lovely master suite with private bath has the amenities of a hotel with the comforts of a home.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Pet Owner: Other pet(s)
Room type: Private room


Weekly Discount: 29%
Weekend Price: $110 / night


The space

This spacious, private room with a private, attached bathroom is the ideal way to experience life in Charlottesville. Whether you're here for a vacation, visiting the University, or considering moving to our small city, a stay at this house on Rugby Road will give you a sense of what it might be like to live here.
Furnished with a queen-sized/pillow-top bed, antique dresser, chaise lounge, and a small eating area, this peaceful space has everything you need for a restful stay.
There is a mini-fridge and coffeemaker in the room and coffee and tea supplies are stocked for your convenience.

Guest access

Everything you'll need during your stay is contained within the room: including a full, private bathroom, mini-fridge, coffeemaker, and beverage supplies, located in one of the double-doored closets. There are common areas of the home that guests are welcome to visit: comfortable living room and side patio. Access to the kitchen, dining room, and laundry may be possible in certain circumstances - please check with me prior to making your reservation to make an arrangement to use these areas!

Interaction with guests

We may not cross paths during your stay as I am not generally in the upstairs of the house - I like to allow that space for guests and long-term tenants to use. My personal space is on the lower level of the house accessed by a private entrance. My schedule is varied and I am often on the go; you may see me about the house but more likely out in the yard, wrangling goats! I respond quickly to text messages and am happy to offer any assistance that may be needed. In my experience, most guests prefer their space - my goal is to never hover but be available when necessary. Don't hesitate to contact me during your stay!

In addition to the Master Suite, there is a second suite upstairs which might be occupied by other guests during your stay.

My two goats, Harvey and Edward, are tenants of the yard and love interaction, if you should be inclined to visit them during your stay.

The neighborhood

The Meadowbrook Heights neighborhood is convenient to anywhere you need or want to be but feels tucked away from the hub-bub of Downtown and the Corner. It also has some of the prettiest homes and yards in Charlottesville.

Getting around

A walk to UVA grounds takes about 20 minutes - to walk to the Downtown Mall about 25-30minutes. There's a bus stop close by on Preston Avenue.

Other things to note

Check-in is anytime after 3pm. I always appreciate knowing when you intend to arrive but I've set things up so that self-check-in will be a breeze. If I am not on-site I will be available by phone, should you need assistance. Check-out time is noon. Because I accept one-night/last-minute reservations I need to allow enough time to turn the room for the next guests. Later check-out times are available upon request (advance notice preferred), providing there is not an incoming guest.

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM

While you are renting a private room, the common areas of the house (living room/side patio) are shared with other guests and myself. Please be considerate of the presence of others when you are occupying any part of the home outside of the master suite. Please also be conscious of noise levels, particularly when arriving/departing at an early or late hour. Access to the kitchen, dining room, and laundry may be granted on a case-by-case basis but you must obtain approval from me prior to your arrival. Please see my other listing Fernwalk Garden Apartment, which is a spacious, self-contained apartment within the house, ideal for couples and families looking for more privacy, room to spread out, and access to a kitchen. Pets are not permitted in the master suite Comfort, Convenience, and Charm.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

1 night minimum stay

147 Reviews

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Ilse User Profile
April 2017
Anne was very accommodating on short notice, which was much appreciated. The room is beautiful and well located. We were only sad we didn't have time to see the goats!

Gillian User Profile
April 2017
Anne has a beautiful home! It was perfect for our short stay in Charlottesville and we would absolutely stay here again!

Jon User Profile
April 2017
This is a beautiful home with lots of charm. The linens were first class and the additional touch of fresh Pumpkin Muffins and Ghiradelle chocolates were scrumptious.

Anne User Profile
April 2017
Anne's place is absolutely beautiful. Anne had set me up some fantastic pastries from a local bakery for my breakfast during my stay. The fridge was also stocked with all basic goods for a simple, delicious continental breakfast. The location could not be better: the house is a short car ride away from UVA law and business school, the pedestrian mall, and the airport. The room is also very cozy and inviting with its comfy reading corner and its thoughtful decor. I would highly recommend Anne's place to anyone visiting C'ville and I know I will definitely book again whenever friends and family visit me in C'ville.

Stephanie User Profile
April 2017
I highly recommend staying here - it's a great room with a spacious bathroom. Plenty of room and beautiful light. Very convenient to downtown and nearby shopping.

Joanne User Profile
April 2017
We thoroughly enjoyed staying in this lovely house. The master bedroom was lovely, the bed comfortable, the coffee appreciated and the welcoming pumpkin muffins divine. The home is in a residential area with a lawn out front and in the back. It is bordered by two roads that can quickly take you into town.

Ronen User Profile
March 2017
Wonderfull experience ! I stayed in the house for two months until I found my own place. The place is comfortable and relaxing. Anne is a wonderful host. Moreover, the location is very close to the university and the corner: bicycling/walking distance (10min/20min)

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Anne User ProfileAnne is a superhost.

In addition to managing the rental and maintenance of this beautiful house, which has been in my family for nearly 50 years (!), I bartend at a great local restaurant, and I keep two Nigerian Dwarf goats as pets - Harvey and Edward, who I refer to affectionately as "the boys". They are great entertainers and helpful, if somewhat lazy, ecologically friendly stewards of the yard. They are also the subject of a children's book I am writing.

My father bought this house on Rugby Road while he was a student at UVA in the 1960's. It was his favorite place to be and I am passionate about restoring the house and grounds as a way to honor his memory. My wonderful and talented partner, Tim has been instrumental in helping me tackle my long list of projects and improvements. We have a son, Jake, who was born in June of 2016.

Response rate: 100%
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Response time: within an hour
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