This cozy room has a shared bathroom w/tub and shower. It has a Queen bed, spare space for your things & a mounted flat Screen w/hdmi cable. If you need a table or desk in your room, let us know and we’ll provide one. Enjoy the open layout of the com
This space is our home. We love it so much that we want it to be your home too!
Before you check-in, let us know what we can do to make you feel most at home. We'd love to break our 4 out of 5 star stride and get to Superhost status. Tell us what we can do to make your stay worthy of a 5 star rating!
While you’re visiting, it doesn't matter what time of day or night, if you need something in order to be comfortable, just send us a text and we’ll always do our best.
This room is located on the second floor of the house. The bathroom is located on the same floor, across the hallway to the right of the green bookshelf and it is SHARED with the other guests. There is a half bathroom on the 1st floor in the kitchen, as well, that is always open to guests.
This house is special because of the wonderfully interesting guests, coming and going, and of course the family (us!) that's usually around in some form. It's always full of people, sometimes long term, sometimes short term, but always there for a purpose. Whether for academic reasons, a wedding, vineyard, a concert, residency interview, to explore, in route to another place or moving to Charlottesville, the people who have stopped off here make it a beautiful, ever changing, space.
We consider our home an artful home. We constantly are changing the space to inspire and support our goals and aspirations. We take an active role to use recycled and repurposed supplies in our projects and are always working toward the goal of living a sustainable lifestyle. Our home is a wonderful reflection of our family. It's a fun house with lots of color, books and space to entertain. Anything we have is for your use- read the books, cook in the kitchen, entertain your friends.
You will find artwork on the walls created by "Gwandma" (Amanda's Mom) who is a fiber artist, bent on finding a re-purposed use for any and every thing! You will also find paintings, drawings, notes, and pictures from Tim, Savannah (our 8 year old daughter) and Amanda's travels and art experiments. Feel free to ask us about what you find or see. We encourage following curiosity wherever it may take you!
Come & go as you please, front or back door.
Located 5 minute walk to the Corner and UVA
5-7 minute drive or 15-20 minute walk to the Downtown Mall.
Our house is your house: washer and dryer, common areas (living room, dining room, kitchen). There is a large front and back deck for you to relax on and soon a garden and renovated backyard.
If you need a ride somewhere, let us know (with a polite amount of notice). If ya need a bike, we have three adult bikes and a 20" kid's mountain bike. Let us know in advance as much as you can, please.
Interaction with Guests
We love our home and spend a lot of time in it and are an active family. We won’t intrude on your privacy in any way- but if you want to chat or hang with us, we’re around and you’re always welcome. We love to cook and bake and spend a lot of time in the kitchen (and love to share). You will quickly notice the art and books around and there is usually some sort of project underway.
Note on Pets: One of our dogs is going on 11 years old. She's fine with adults, but not predictable with kids. We've never had an issue with other animals. Please instruct kids, if you have 'em staying with us, not to pet Lady. The other pup, Sandy, is fine and will just lick your face off if you'd let her, but we don't like to take risks with Lady. Our cat Butterscotch come and goes and tends to want to cuddle with guests more than us, just a fair warning :)
Those with allergies, be advised. We try to keep the cat out of the rooms, but again, he loves our guests, so it's not always easy!
Friendly neighborhood. Across from school and large field we like to kick a soccer ball around in and let our dogs run about. Walking distance to grocery store, local brewery tasting room, restaurants, library, coffee shop, playground, park, etc.
3 blocks from bus stops on Preston, on one side, and Main Street on the other. Walkable to UVA and restaurants on Main St. or Shenandoah Joe's (best coffee!) and the Three Notch'd Brewery on Preston. Two bikes available upon request and we’re happy to provide rides if you plan ahead with us (to and from airport, train station, or anywhere, generally, you need to get to).
However, due to Amanda's job in Richmond, we can only offer rides on weeknights and weekends.
Other Things to Note
We have two bikes available if you'd like to borrow them. Let us now in advanced so we can ensure everything is in working condition.
We are also happy to pick ya up and drop ya off from the airport, train station, game, bar, or whatever you may need...just plan ahead with us so we can make sure we're available.
If you're bringing a pet and need us to help in any way, let us know. We are happy to walk, play or feed your little fuzz balls.
No partying or smoking please (outside is fine). Pets allowed.
Dinner party, for example, is okay. Kegger, not so much. :P
Oh- and- help us help you: tell us what you need to have a great experience and we'll do everything in our power to make it happen.
Our first Airbnb experience was a great one thanks to Amanda and Tim. We got in a little later than expected, but they made checking in so easy. They were welcoming and the room was nice and comfortable. Better than we could have hoped for.
I thoroughly enjoyed staying at Tim and Amanda's. They made me feel welcome, and were able to answer all questions I had about my stay. The house is clean and in a great location for UVA events. My guest and I were able to walk to Grounds from the house with no problems. I would recommend this house for anyone traveling to the Charlottesville area.
Our stay at Tim and Amanda's home was very enjoyable. This was our fist experience with Airbnb and because of their hospitality, friendliness, and clean house we definitely recommend staying at their place. This good experience we got staying with them made us comfortable using Airbnb again.
Great place to stay in you need to be near UVA or minutes away from Monticello. House was comfortable, street parking was easy but it was nice to have a parking space in the back. Tim and Amanda were friendly and as helpful as much as needed. Despite being in a compact neighborhood the area was quiet and I slept well. Close to coffee/food places too, which was convenient. Two friendly dogs made me feel at home!
Amanda and Tim's place is convenient for seeing all of Charlottesville on foot. Making arrangements was a simple process, and they gave me all of the information I needed, including a good recommendation for a nearby restaurant. My room was lovely and comfortable.
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I'm Amanda and am usually booking for both myself and my husband, Tim. We travel a lot together and often have our daughter Savannah (8) and our other two daughter (canine form), Sandy and Lady Godiva as well as our cat, Butterscotch. We love taking random road trips- we've driven from Charlottesville, VA down the coast to Savannah, GA and over to New Orleans on a whim before! We just began traveling internationally together for our honeymoon! He's been to over 30 countries and can speak 4 languages (Spanish (fluent), Portuguese (fluent), French (nearly fluent- I say he is, he is humble), Italian (nearly fluent).
I work, full time, on our 5 bedroom house to keep it constantly changing, it's my living work of art, my home and family. I'm perpetually trying to figure out what to do with the outdoor space, love to be creative in the kitchen or just be in the kitchen (I just tend to end up in that room), cuddling with our kids and being a hostess to our Airbnb guests!
Tim is a freelance consultant, journalist, editor and English teacher who also works at home and loves the company of our Airbnb guests for good conversation over coffee or wine. We love books, they surround you in our living room and I don't think there is a room without one! Our favorite authors are Lawrence Durrell, Ranier Marie Rilke, Henry Miller, Italo Calvino, Alessandro Baricco, Robert Louis Stevenson, and D.H. Lawrence (new discovery)just to name a few. We love music, from jazz to electronic and have just started collecting vinyl. You'll notice art surrounds you in our home, either on the walls or in progress...we always are venturing into a new creative endeavor!
We'd love to have you stay with us. We're an active family and we love company, but are happy to guard your solitude if you'd prefer more alone time whiles staying with us. You might not always catch us at home, during your stay, as we will hopefully be traveling often, but we'll always do our best to make you feel at home.
We hope to see you soon!