Quiet & Cozy Home in Forest Hill

House - Private room · W 42nd St, Richmond, VA 23225, United States

A welcoming room awaits you in my 1940 brick cottage-style home. Just 3 blocks from Forest Hill Park, your home away from home is on a tree lined dead end street that guarantees a quiet restful night after a day of touring or working in Richmond.

Your host, Suzanne
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A welcoming room awaits you in my 1940 brick cottage-style home. Just 3 blocks from Forest Hill Park, your home away from home is on a tree lined dead end street that guarantees a quiet restful night after a day of touring or working in Richmond.

The Space

Established City of Richmond neighborhood - comfortable quaint brick home with one lovely private guest room available.

Charming guest room awaits with plenty of storage for your visit - dresser and closet space. Antique Stickley dresser & full sized bed with new mattress, cotton bedding and cozy blankets. Ceiling fan, clock, etc. Share adjacent bath with tidy, quiet home owner.

All visitors must be comfortable with pets - owner lives with 1 perfect dog! And, my home and my neighborhood are LGBTQ friendly

I work out of my home and am at the gym and riding my horse most evenings. My home has central heat/air and a fireplace for cold winter nights. Wireless access is included. Enjoy the lovely landscaped backyard for morning coffee or an evening respite.

My home is in town with on street parking right in front. The neighborhood is near (under 3 miles) most of Richmond's main attractions: VA Museum of Fine Art, VA History Museum,Fan/VCU, Carytown, MCV Medical Center, Shockoe Bottom, Maymont etc. Walk to nearby Forest Hill park, Saturday farmer's market, neighborhood restaurants and coffee shops, I am a quick 3 blocks from a GRTC stop - the local bus line and the beautiful James River can be accessed just the other side of Forest Hill Park - under 1 mile.

Forest Hill is a fantastic in-town neighborhood with the benefit of the park and a quiet environment! Come visit us soon.

Guest Access

Guests have access to my entire home including a lovely living room for reading, a small den with tv, a yoga room and kitchen.

Interaction with Guests

I am available as needed for directions, questions and so on but keep to myself in general. That said, do feel free to join me on a walk through the neighborhood with my dog or if I'm lounging in the tv room!

The Neighborhood

A touch of nature inside the city limits is what drew me to Forest Hill! Homes built primarily from the late 1890's through 1950 comprise one of the original "South of the James" neighborhoods. With easy access to the River as well as Forest Hill Park, neighbors and visitors alike enjoy running, mountain biking and walking their canine companions. The architectural diversity of Forest Hills is matched by the diversity of its homeowners - some folks have been here since the 50's and others are young couples both straight and gay. The welcoming vibe of our 'hood is prime during the well know South of the James Farmers Market which runs most of the year and is just a short walk from my home.

Getting around

There is plenty of on street parking in front of the house. You can catch a bus within 4 blocks - but check out the GRTC routes first! Public transportation is not the best. If you're flying in, Groome Transport or a taxi is the best way (though for about the same price you can rent a car!).

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $10 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $425 /week
Monthly Price: $1250 /month
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • Suzanne was a fantastic host. She was easy to reach and had a wealth of knowledge about the city and other traveler experiences. The room/house was very clean and I definitely recommend staying with Suzanne and her lovely dog, Pearl.

    June 2014
  • Suzanne and "Pearl" were the perfect hosts. Suzanne's home is in a quaint neighborhood with well manicured yards with neighbors enjoying the tree-lined streets. I especially liked working or watching tv from the sunroom with the a/c running. Comfortable bed and plenty of closet space. Lovely bathroom with great water pressure for an awesome shower. Great stay!

    June 2014
  • I spent three nights in Suzanne's lovely home. She is a very welcoming and gracious host, and the accommodations were spacious and comfortable. Her dog Pearl is precious. I recommend Suzanne's "cozy home" and look forward to staying there again when traveling to Richmond.

    May 2014
  • My wife and I had a great time at Suzanne's home. She was a wonderful host and her dog, Pearl, was a treat! The accommodations were very comfortable and clean. We had a great experience and would definitely stay with Suzanne again.

    April 2014
  • Suzanne is a kind, knowledgeable, and hospitable hostess who will make you feel at home right away. Her dog Pearl is very sweet and will welcome you as well. Her adorable, spotless house is located on a quiet, peaceful street with nice neighbors. I had a wonderful experience and would recommend Suzanne to anyone staying in or near Richmond.

    November 2013
    Response from Suzanne:

    awwww...thank you for lying extravagantly on our behalf. fyi, that mexican chocolate is AMAZINGLY good.

    November 2013
  • Staying at Suzanne's place was awesome. She was able to accommodate me last minute when some of my business travel changed my schedule. The place was really clean, the bed was comfortable, and the dog is super nice! Suzanne was really helpful for telling me about Richmond and it was really fun to hear about her horse.

    June 2013
  • One of the most delightful homes I've ever seen. Suzanne's taste and sense of style is impeccable from her choice of the vintage, heirloom furniture to the very luxuriant bed linens. It was a pure joy to stay there. She and her dog, Pearl, were very accommodating and very friendly. I know where to stay when I return to Richmond.

    June 2013
  • This was an excellent place to stay! Suzanne was a great host and I would stay there again if I ever needed a place to stay in Richmond.

    February 2013
  • The house is cute and is located in a very nice neighborhood on a quiet street. The bedroom is much larger than it looks, so you have plenty of room. Suzanne was very friendly and helpful and her dog, Pearl, was a very friendly, calm dog. I was traveling with my lab and Pearl and he got along well. I would stay here again!

    November 2012
  • A most excellent stay, wonderful host, welcome company.

    After paying $100 a night for what seem like decent hotels but turn out to be dirty, foul smelling, and uncomfortable, I decided to give AirBnB a try. I'm glad I did.

    Suzanne was a wonderful and charming host, flexible to my needs which was an arrival in the mid-afternoon and storage for a bicycle. She sent information about how to get to her home, where to shop and dine, set up a coffee pot for me with fresh beans for grinding (magnificent!). She even offered to introduce me to fellow cyclists in the neighborhood.

    The home is lovely, clean, enjoyable and, best of all, peacefully quiet. The room was clean, lovely, with plenty of reading material. When I arrived, Suzanne left me with lovely guest towels and shampoo and conditioner.

    The home is a period home, which means you can enjoy the fixtures and decor so common in the craftsman cottages of which this home has all the signature markings: built in book cases, luxurious molding, solidly built doors and hardware. I didn't get to enjoy the sitting room where you can view television and read, but it looked lovely and comfortable.

    Pearl is a sweet dog who kept me company, greeting me each evening as I returned late from a conference. She was ready for a smile and a belly rub. Periodically, she would stop by my room to check up on me and then putter back to her bed. Sweet.

    The neighborhood is lovely and quiet. If you need to visit the downtown area, this home is perfect since it's a short 3 mile drive to VCU on the West side, 5 miles from central downtown. When you drive in to the city, it's a gorgeous view!

    As Suzanne suggested, be sure to stop at Crossroads for coffee, a meal, or one of their delicious desserts. Crossroads is a converted Texaco station with a fun and funky vibe, quirky decor, free wifi, and a couple of walls plastered with fliers and announcements that give you a sense of what's happening in this neighborhood and around the city if you're interested in what the locals do and want to stay away from cookie cutter chain store experience.

    Enjoy your stay.

    October 2012
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Mature adventurous traveler who enjoys the outdoors. Home is shared with one dog (the horse is elsewhere!). Since learning about Airbnb in the New York Times, I've been a host. Why? Because over the years some of my greatest travel experiences have included the generosity of "strangers" who became guideposts on my way. I've lived in Richmond since 2000 and before that in Georgia, North Carolina and Florida. Some of my favorite routine trips are to Washington, DC, New York City and Raleigh/Durham, NC. Highlights of international travel include Vietnam in 2011, Cuba in 2004 and New Zealand in 1991. I'm happy to share information on Richmond, Williamsburg, Charlottesville and most of Central VA.
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