Beautiful light filled ground floor apartment in unique solar powered home. All utilities/internet/cable included. Laundry in unit. Patio with backyard. Old basketball gym flooring, wood clad walls, stainless appliances. Walk to UVA & Downtown.
Rent the ground floor apartment of our unique solar powered corrugated metal home (built in 2011) very centrally located. Separate back entrance. Full kitchen with dishwasher and range. Walk-in tiled shower. Tons of windows. The apartment has a separate bedroom with a queen bed, two twin pull out chairs and a couch in the living room that one person can sleep on. Toddler mattress and Pack-n-play are also available. Reclaimed high school basketball flooring. Patio and outdoor shower!
1) Queen mattress in bedroom
2) Two IKEA twin pull out chairs in living room
3) Couch that one person can sleep on in living room
4) IKEA Toddler mattress
We have a complete kitchen with full size fridge, range/oven, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, pots and dishes.
Parking is on the street, although you can also park in our driveway if needed. We have a few available bikes. Please let us know if you want beforehand, as the bikes don't get used much and get deflated and sometimes not working great. We can also point you to fun bike routes.
We are very family friendly. We have two young girls. See note below about children and noise. You are welcome to use any of our gear, including a pack-n-play, booster seat, potties, books and toys. If you need any suggestions of things to do with children, please just ask. We also don't care if your baby cries.
The apartment is completely separate from the rest of the house. You will have your own kitchen, bathroom with shower, bedroom, living room, and laundry. You enter the apartment from a back patio entrance.
Interaction with guests
I interact with guests as much as they would like. I love being a host to our home and to Charlottesville, and am happy to chat with you about things to do here. However, I completely respect guests' privacy and want you to feel you are in your own apartment/hotel suite and feel no obligation to talk in person. I appreciate communication via text/email, as I use my iphone a lot. Some guests I never see, some I see on repeated visits.
Guests will have access to a private back patio and yard that we use intermittently. Our two girls play out in the backyard some and we have an office in the backyard too, so there is some work day foot traffic.
Other things to note
We have a home building business focused on building unique single family homes on urban infill lots (Latitude 38). We are very versed in what's going on in the City. Joey is from Charlottesville and Jeff moved here from San Francisco about fifteen years ago. We love to travel and explore cities. We love to walk and bike, and love where we live because it is so close to everything.
We have two small girls, currently 4 and 6 years old. The reality at this point is that for about 1-2 hrs in the morning and a couple hours in the evening they tend to run and around, bang and drop things, cry and laugh, and generally are hard to keep to a total quiet. If you are a family, we are a great place to stay, as you can make as much noise as you need. If you are sensitive to noise or do not want to feel as though you are part of someone's house, this may not be the spot for you. However, we are almost never loud past 7 or 8pm.
We used to have a dog, but our yard only partially fenced in. Let us know what kind of pet you have and we may be okay with him/her.
The apartment is in our home, so we prefer it to stay fairly quiet. No parties. Guests are fine. We go to bed pretty early, so it should be quite quiet for you as well as night. We hope you will use our home as your home. Use it, but respect it.
Please let me know if you need early or late check in/out. I can usually accommodate it, but it helps with planning, as we schedule turnovers based on scheduled departures.
Please put any used towels in a pile in shower.
Let us know if anything does not function or gets broken while you are here.
Please smoke out back on the patio.
If you have a pet, please let me know prior to booking.
We are a busy young entrepreneurial family. Joey was born and grew up in Charlottesville, just off of the Downtown Mall. After going to college in the northeast and living in South America, she returned home, where she had various non-profit and real estate jobs, went to grad school, and started a home building business with Jeff. Jeff came to town via Habitat for Humanity from San Francisco. We love to get out there once a year and try to take the train to visit friends in Philadelphia and New York when we can. Charlottesville is awesome, but sometimes you got to get out.