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-
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.
Catherine was very inviting, and she has a lovely home. She also went out of her way to accommodate my laundry needs. Thanks!
The area seems very safe, and I had no issues. Only thing I might mention is that this room just has a curtain on one wall, which is possibly something to consider for somebody that wants to be able to secure the room he/she is staying in.
Garrett, you're welcome.
Though I guess I want to say for others that though my listing says I have a washer, I don't have a dryer; so I'm not really offering laundry. Generally, between airbnb & massage therapy, when it's a nice day I need my line!
Also, to clarify the curtain; there are 2 entrances to the guest room- one of the doorways has a curtain (a not much used doorway- it goes through/into a not much used little office/storage area, but you could enter the room that way through the living room). The other -main- entrance is a wooden door which latches but doesn't lock either, so if you want a room that locks, this is not it.
One of favorite airbnb finds to date. I felt warmly welcomed and taken care of and the room that I stayed in perfectly suited my needs. Catherine is a lovely hostess and her home is absolutely delightful.
Funky, artsy space. Very close to downtown. Cathy knows a lot about the local scene and was very accommodating.
Staying with Catherine was truly a delight. She was a fantastic, warm, and welcoming host with an equally awesome home. We were there for a short weekend of adventuring in Charlottesville and this lovely home was perfectly situated-- 15 minute walk to the Downtown Mall and an easy car ride to the main roads. Catherine welcomed us with her homemade kombucha and a message for my partner. Honestly, does it get any better than that? We enjoyed listening to Catherine on her cello and drinking coffee in her sunroom-- the home for all of the indoor plants. We spent wonderful time in conversation and other times just passing ships, which were both great. A truly unique and inspiring home!
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.