About this listing
Two bedroom two and a half bath new yet quaint two story house. Plenty of natural light and modern conveniences filled with eclectic furniture and vintage accessories all very close to downtown Cville. Wonderful backyard and deck also. Animal friendly people only as my two indoor only cats live here and will stay here with you during your stay. Therefore, you must like cats and be ok with helping care for them while we are away as well.
Located in the historic Locust Grove neighborhood in Downtown Charlottesville, this is a two bedroom two and half bath brand new yet quaint two story house. Plenty of natural light and modern conveniences filled with eclectic furniture and vintage accessories. Please note, two shorthair cats also live here and will most likely be here provided you are willing to feed and love. Not a cat person? Ask us about arrangements, but highly allergic people or non-cat people probably should not read further. My boyfriend's dog also lives with us part-time, but will not be there when you are.
Master bedroom with queen size bed (2) with organic mattress, master bath with double vanity, recliner retro chair and walk in closet. (Hosts live here full-time, so there will be limited room to unpack. Guests are welcome to use the closet to hang things, but do not expect to be able to use drawers, etc.)
Second guest room is on the second floor with a comfortable queen size bed (2), a cozy reading area and closet along with a Jack and Jill bathroom with two vanities and a full size tub/shower. The landing is also a nice area to enjoy and spread out into and it has a zen sleeper/sofa. (message me if you have the need to sleep a kid or two, as this might accommodate); there is no door as it is at the top of the stairs so not its own room or as private. Feel free to use the dresser to unpack some in the guest room or hang things in the closet.
The living/dining is in the main area upon entry into the house set up as an open layout style. There is a nice dining table that accommodates four or more with provided leaves; amenities include a 32 inch HDTV, DVD player, several stereos plus turntable with vinyl records available, fully equipped kitchen with blender, juicer, toaster, range/microwave, french press (or coffee maker available upon request) as well as tea accessories, stainless steel refrigerator with water filter system. Free wi-fi (see house info for more on logging in) washer/dryer, gas fireplace, ceiling fans in all rooms, central air, artfully decorated, top down/bottom up blinds, large back deck with outdoor seating and grill, front porch with table and chairs and wicker chair. Clean sheets and towels provided, free parking for several cars. Park either in the driveway, parallel to the house on the street, or on the St. Clair side in the grassy area parallel to the side of the house. Close to Charlottesville's historic Downtown Mall & Belmont area via car (2-3 minutes/2 miles), walking or biking distance too if you have more time, or there is a bus stop 2 blocks from house. Less than 3 miles to UVA Grounds and Monticello is less than 5 miles away--about 10 minutes by car. Perfect place for short-term stay with access to C-ville happenings and restaurants downtown, to UVA or a quick ride to the interstate. Location is ideal as its close to downtown without the hustle and bustle. And for those that enjoy nature, there is a section of the Rivanna trail just a block away to hop onto that follows the river and is an easy and peaceful walk in either direction. Please contact me with any questions. No smoking inside and no pets allowed. Again, we do have two short-haired lovable indoor cats. If willing, you can love and feed them or arrangements may possibly be made. Must not be allowed outside and guests need to be vigilant with the door not being left open so the cats will not escape.
We also offer the option of sharing the house and renting just the guest room for 1-2 people. This means sharing the kitchen, bathroom and common areas with me and my boyfriend, Judd as well during the stay. If interested in such an arrangement, please send me a message to learn more about this option.
And lastly, if you are a bigger group and wish to try to book other places in the neighborhood so you can stay close to each other, both of my direct neighbors who are wonderful also rent on Airbnb and can host 1-2 more people. Here are those links:
Please tell them I sent you if you do contact them!
laundry, outdoor grill/deck, front porch, wifi/parking out front on the street and/or parallel to the side of the house in the grass.
Interaction with guests
depends...not so much if i have to leave the key, but prefer to meet whenever possible. when renting the whole house, i will not be present (but my cats will typically).
easy access to walking trails as well as walking to downtown; quiet area at the end of a street with friendly neighbors. Locust Grove has recently been voted one of the most healthy neighborhoods in America! our place is just a few years old, amidst several older homes, in an eclectic area of Locust Grove.
bus stop 2 blocks away/riding bikes/walking; downtown is 4 minutes by car, 10 minutes by bike and 25-30 minutes by foot. Uber is a great way to get around if you plan to visit breweries and wineries or check out
Other things to note
must realize my two sweet cats will most likely stay on the premises, assuming you are not allergic and don't mind feeding and caring for them. they are also strictly indoor only cats and have free reign of the house. they are not shy and love people. iggy is the white cat who is deaf, so sometimes he makes funny sounds as he cannot hear himself. monkey is the black cat and is super friendly and likes to be around you. despite my diligent cleaning, while you are here, you will probably encounter some cat hair/dust, so if you are not okay with that, please keep looking. my boyfriend's dog lives here part-time, but would not be there during your stay. typical check in time is 3PM, but inquire if you would like to check in a little earlier. no guarantees but will consider those requests on a case-by-case basis.
Check in time is 3PM and check out time is usually by 12PM unless different arrangements have been made between guests and host in advance. If you require something different, just ask and most times I can accommodate you. Guests are not allowed to use the studio/business room off the upstairs landing.
No pets please and no smoking inside. Guests may smoke on the porch and use ashtray provided, (do not throw butts out onto the sidewalk or yard). Full use of the backyard is allowed, but no huge parties. If you use the grill, clean it. There is a $100 fee for smoking in the apartment, and $50 in cash for lost keys. Bring your own detergent and washer and dryer are available to use.
No more than 4 people allowed as guests, unless prior arrangements have been requested and agreed upon with host.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.
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I am an artist/photographer and an adventurer at heart (who doesn't get to travel nearly enough as I'd like). When traveling to new places, I love to live like a local--shop for food, cook, explore cafes and restaurants, and stray from the beaten path. When home, I'm a passionate cook, a lover of things green, a yogi, and an aspiring harmonica player. I live as sustainably as I can (also now with my boyfriend Judd), play with my two cats as often as I can, meditate when I can, and laugh a lot.