About This Listing
My home is an old house in an old neighborhood a ten minute walk to historic downtown Charlottesville, Va. or bikeride to UVa. It's full of music and interesting things to look at. There have been lots of musicians, and children growing up here; it's held many amazing shared meals and very sweet times.
My rehearsal space and massage studio are also here- book a wonderful massage with me when you come!
Currently I'm loving the luxury of living alone but also enjoy hosting company (I just had the true joy of working with two musicians from Mexico who stayed with me for a month).
There's onstreet parking, high speed internet, a quiet backyard (with a great El Camino to sleep in under an amazing tree), a front porch to smoke on, a fireplace, and a hot tub.
There is only one bathroom, and the AC is pretty mild in the dog days, but it's a very cool house almost all the time.
Charlottesville's a great town; the University of Virginia is here, but also local Roller Derby and Ladies Arm Wrestling teams-
I stayed at Catherine's home with 2 friedns and it was perfect for what we were looking for. It is less then a mile away from the walking mall, with lots of restaurants and shops. We were in town for a concert at the nTelos stadium and were able to walk to it easiely. Unfortunatly, we missed Catherine, but felt comfortable and welcomed in her home.
Excellent hostess with a very cool place. Very kind and pleasant
We found the house easily and Catherine's information was helpful and clear. The house is definitely atypical and the room was nice and functional. Maybe a tad expensive would be our only complaint.
Catherine is a lovely hostess. Her home is very cool and it's in a great part of town, close to the mall.
Catherine is such a nice host!!! Best in my 3 US experiences so far. She plays the music and I actually bought a disc cauz its really nice.
The room is lovely and very artsy, good location and quiet community. Should have stayed longer then i can enjoy the family concert on weekends!
Catherine was a very nice host. Very welcoming and making my short stay pleasant. Even got to hear her play which was very relaxing. She reminded me of my sister.
Sent me to a new part of town that I never visited before for dinner - outstanding suggestion.
The access was easy to get to.
If I had the time and wasn't focused on my race would be nice to sit and chat with her.
About the Host, Catherine
I'm a musician, massage therapist, waitress and bartender living in Charlottesville, Va.
My most recent project has been being part of creating and playing music for an very amazing internatinoal exchange dance/art installation performance piece (much of our company is from Mexico) called The Unearthing (check it out on the web). We did free community workshops around boundaries, exchange, cultural identity, enviornmental sustainability (focusing on mountaintop removal); dance classes, and workshops with kids (I facilitated bucket drums).
I love and have done this kind of work before; mostly sessions on improvisation with music and movement, working with Canadian teenagers to dancers in Mexico...
I also look forward to hosting people through airbnb, which I just discovered.
I'm a licenced (and excellent) massage therapist- (website coming). Come to Charlottesville and get a massage while you stay, or recieve one when I stay with you.