About this listing
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!).
I can be flexible with most things except smoking. If you smoke, you need to smoke in the back yard and dispose of your materials in the outdoor trash.
Pet visits may be accepted depending on your length of stay and pet's character.
We enjoyed our stay at Suzanne's lovely home. Our room was very nice -- clean and quiet. Suzanne made us feel welcome and as though we were at home.
Suzanne was such a kind welcoming host. Although our time was brief, she made us feel extremely welcome. The bed in her guest room was perfect and her sweet dog Pearl was delightful. I highly recommend her gorgeous, perfect home.
Suzanne is a very accommodating hostess both in her time and her home. The home and neighborhood were as described. She was very helpful with directions and information about the area. Suzanne was there if I needed her but otherwise left me to my privacy.
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.
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!
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.
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.
About the Host, Suzanne
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.