About This Listing
Come stay in your home away from home, the spacious 2nd floor apartment of our lovingly renovated house. Enjoy the open floor plan, ideal location in the Fifeville neighborhood, a nationally designated historic neighborhood, and the ambiance of an artfully appointed city apartment. The apartment has many wonderful attributes that we hope you enjoy as much as we do!
-master bedroom with queen sized bed
-3rd floor loft with full size futon, which doubles as a home theater with our 55'' LCD screen.
-living room has a comfy long couch and full size blow up mattress available for larger parties.
We love cooking, so you will be in great shape if you want to eat in. Our kitchen is a full kitchen with gas stove well-equipped with pots, pans, mixing bowls etc. and well-stocked.
There is one spacious bathroom with walk-in double shower and antique claw foot tub.
-Lots of board games
-55'' LCD screen for watching movies
-binder full of ideas for what to do during your stay in Cville
-2nd floor porch perfect with small dining table for enjoying a few beers or breakfast.
-outdoor BBQ and outdoor table in the vegetable garden for alfresco dining
Our house is perfectly situated in a great neighborhood where folks stop to talk on the street and walking/biking is the norm. We are just three blocks from West Main Street (by the Main Street Market), a 10 minute walk to the Downtown Mall, and a 15 minute walk to UVA and the Corner. Walk to Amtrak and Greyhound. Right by the free trolley line.
We love animals and understand that you want to bring yours with you, but are also aware of the impact that animals have on a house. To help accommodate your pet we are willing to consider pets for a $20 minimum pet fee, depending on the length of stay. Please inquire about specifics.
We have a high efficiency stacked washer and dryer available for your use.
Restaurants (Main Street - within 5 minute walk)
*Blue Moon Diner - Hip little diner around the corner on Main
*Continental Divide - Further up main towards UVA . .mex-usa .
*Orzo - Lovely food in the mainstreet market
*Maya - On main street across from 7th . .
*Bellas - Nextdoor to Maya, fantastic Italian family style
Shops (Main Street Market) -- within 5 minute walk)
*Albemarle Baking Company (best bread and desserts)
*Feast (high end grocery)
*Seafood @ West Main
Cherry Avenue- a little rougher around the edges, but convenient
*Cherry Ave Exxon-Excellent beer selection, has wine also, 5 minute walk (turn right on Cherry Ave if you are coming from the house)
*Blackjack's BBQ-good southern cooking, melt off the bone ribs and pulled pork sandwiches. Fries piled high. (turn right on Cherry pass the Exxon, on the next block there is a little shopping center next to the gas station)
Oliver grew up in Charlottesville and we have both lived here for the past ten years. We know all the ins and outs of town and the surroundings and will be available to answer your questions. We travel a lot and would love you to enjoy this space as much as we do!
The entire apartment is completely available for your use. The outside yard space is common space shared with the downstairs apartment. We keep one room closed with our personal things, but that room is not pictured here.
Interaction with Guests
We will be interacting primarily by text/e-mail although typically we are able to meet guests if preferred. We are setup to maximize your privacy during your stay.
We know tons about the area and are completely available to answer any questions or help you plan your stay.
You can walk to everything in town and we have a good selection of shops/restaurants within 5 minutes stroll.
Yes, all sorts of public buses run on Main street (2 blocks North) and we are very conveniently located to both the Amtrak train station and Greyhound Bus station.
We have tenants that live downstairs and our house is a neighborhood surrounded by families (and our friends). We expect our Air BnB guests to be respectful and quiet in the evenings (no loud music after 10:00) and keep the partying to the bars, etc. We do encourage folks to use our fully stocked kitchen and enjoy a dinner with friends around our large dinning room table. We also have a cozy den and a 55" tv but appreciate if the volume is turned down reasonably after 10:00. Please no smoking in the house, but you are welcome to smoke on the porch. Thanks!
Spacious and Charming lived up to the description and then some! The second floor apartment is comfortable and inviting. The bathroom looks to be recently renovated - good choice to keep the claw footed tub while adding a roomy showed that features two shower heads! Oliver, our host, had a binder with very useful information about the area. The neighborhood is just far enough off Main Street to be quiet at night but within walking distance of the UVA grounds. Easy on and off the roads to 64 which was great since we were in a very short trip.
Oliver replied very quickly with clear answers. We especially appreciated the restaurant recommendations that were a 5 minute walk from the house. Oliver maintains a lovely garden around the house and encouraged us to sample the lettuce and strawberries! Yum! We just caught he end of the iris in bloom.
Overall this is a great choice for 2-4 people who want a place to dine in combined with a location close to great dining, shopping and sight seeing!
The house is conveniently located. We were very comfortable. One drawback was the animal family living in the attic.
Adorable apartment and in a really convenient part of town, no matter where you're headed. We had a great experience, I would recommend Oliver's place to anyone!
My family and I stayed in Oliver's home in the week leading up to my wedding. He is an AMAZING, super-attentive host and initiated communication about our needs for the week. His home is comfortable and conveniently located. We so appreciated having a place to relax amidst the wedding festivities. I really can't express my appreciation enough!
Oliver and his wife were easy to get in touch with and their home is beautiful and comfy! They were also very accommodating with check out times - we appreciate it! The home is located within walking distance of some great shops and restaurants. We had a wonderful stay!
Myself and two friends stayed in Oliver's flat in Charlottesville the night before the 2014 Jefferson Cup road race. Both guys couldn't help but remark that their wives would really like the place. Artfully decorated with creatively reused materials and stripped antique furniture. But the real bonus was a nicely equipped kitchen and large dining area which made for a fun evening of cooking and eating.
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About the Host, Oliver
I grew up in Charlottesville, Virginia and live here with my wife, Natasha and our exceptional dog Lika. We have had many amazing experiences both as hosts and guests on airbnb and are always excited to host fellow travelers.
We have both recently transitioned to working for ourselves in order to have more flexible schedules and allow for more travel. To celebrate we went on a 10 month trip to South and Central America, beginning with the World Cup in Brazil! We are glad to be back in town and excited to be hosting again.
We are adventurous and outdoorsy, have a passion for good food and Virginia wine. We are huge fans of our community and look forward to sharing ideas and insider tips with you so you can enjoy Charlottesville to its fullest.
Feast has some fabulous local food and wine (upscale + pricey)
Calvino Cafe. Neighborhood coffee bar.
Newly renovated playground, basketball and tennis courts.
Best bakery in town. Delicious desserts and fresh baked bread.
Amtrak Station. Easy access from DC and points North and South.
The Jefferson Theater is a perfectly renovated music venue. Local, regional and national acts grace the stage on a regular basis.
Thomas Jefferson's University