Excellent cottage in the heart of Cville! Walk downtown or to UVA from this creatively designed oasis!
*All interior photos new as of March 2014* Bedroom/top floor of cottage: light filled, open vaulted ceiling with exposed beams.
Lovely cottage in the center of town! Bamboo floors, multiple decks, vaulted ceiling. 2 stories: loft-style. Enjoy the privacy of your own space in the exact center of Charlottesville: WALK to both UVA and the Downtown mall. Only one block to the train station, 2 blocks to the vibrant shops and restaurants of West Main Street...a few more blocks to the downtown mall! Though in the center, guests always remark about how quiet it is in the space/cottage: Large yard with privacy fence. Kitchen provides the option of in-home dining, and your privacy far exceeds that of any local hotel! Acorn cottage is the perfect place to make your "home away from home".
NOTE A: 2 day reservation requirement applies (unless only 1 day is available on the calendar, making one night possible).
NOTE B: Check in is 3pm or after and check out is 11am or before.
NOTE C: No pets/no exceptions (love them too, but too many guests have allergies to allow animals in the space).
NOTE D: IF you have any special requests/needs/expectations: please let us know PRIOR to booking
Thank you for considering Acorn Cottage! We look forward to your visit.
Full private access to the cottage and all features.
Interaction with Guests
Depends on needs: can be available for local suggestions; completely separate residence for the guests, so if little to no interaction (after check-in) is the interest of the guest, that is completely doable!
This is the best neighborhood in town for central location! Great neighbors, close to everything, and full of early 1900's architectural charm/varied architecture.
LESS THAN 1 BLOCK to the Amtrak; walk to the downtown area and UVA hospital/main campus. No need for a car if you take the train to Cville.
Other Things to Note
Private parking in the driveway available (just notify one day before arrival that you would like off-street parking). On-street parking not a problem/readily available as well.
*No Smoking!* Even on decks...it manages to make its way inside...thanks for your honesty and care in this.
No other guests than those approved in the booking (ie: no private parties or events approved).
We had three very comfortable nights in Acorn Cottage -it is rather like the Tardis (Dr Who) much bigger inside than it looks. Carla was lovely to deal with and very thoughtful (texting us to see if we needed an umbrella when it rained or if my coffee loving husband needed more supplies). The cottage had everything we needed and the garden location was lovely and very quiet. We could park straight outside with the permit Carla provided. It is an easy walk to the downtown mall and only a little further in the opposite direction to UVA. There is a wonderful bakery and deli cafe on West Main Street (5 minutes away) also a good local diner, a chocolatier and a brewery -so all food groups covered. We really enjoyed our first visit to Charlottesville, and Carla and Acorn Cottage made it special.
Carla was a fantastic host. She was welcoming and flexible with my schedule. She has made things easy for guests and is happy to provide recommendations if wanted.
The Cottage is charming, private, and cozy. A perfect spot for a weekend getaway or longer stay in Charlottesville.
I had two back-to-back stays for payment purposes, combining a personal weekend with a work trip. Carla was great in helping me figure out how to make it all work within the airbnb system. Wonderful stay!
The cottage was great! I was there for a full week and it was great to have space to spread out and have the ability to store and prepare food, even if it was just bagels and leftovers. I know Charlottesville and knew the location was great. Walking distance to main grounds and downtown. I had nice weather and took advantage of the great deck space in the evenings. And Carla was great as well. She was incredibly patient as I tried to figure out my first airbnb experience, and she was prompt and communicative through everything. Thanks so much!!
I can well imagine to stay in the cottage again, should I come to Charlottesville again.
The cottage is awesome. Carla has decorated beautifully, and it is a great weekend getaway spot from DC. Carla was very flexible about our arrival time, and really friendly and helpful when we arrived. Then she left as alone the rest of our stay, which was perfect!
It is truly in the middle of Charlottesville, as described, so you can walk everywhere. Also, the best shower I've had in a long time! Would definitely stay again.
We were thoroughly enchanted with the Acorn cottage. It is as charming and comfortable as it looks in the photos but even more so when are there. The cottage is so nicely appointed w some really nice amenities like the cozy fireplace and the soaking tub. The decor is lovely and when you take in the views of a big bamboo grove with birds flitting through greenery you almost imagine you are in an exotic place. There were interesting books sitting next to an eclectic array of prints and decor. We liked the idea of a small space so well set up that we are thinking the design and layout would be a perfect guest house size to build near a main house sometime.
Carla was delightful and accompanied by her adorable little son John Carlo who came to greet us beaming in his little bow tie. The only downside was being so busy we didn't get much chance to chat but Carla was always in easy reach via cell phone.
We were there in the winter for an NCAA game at the UVA arena on the occasion of the largest snowfall of the year. Carla was very kind and offered to give us extra time in the cottage if we needed to wait for better road conditions on our checkout day. We so thoroughly loved our weekend that we are going to plan a spring weekend at the Acorn in a few weeks.
You won't go wrong in staying here for so many reasons. The location so close to West Main and all the shopping and restaurants is great, not to mention convenient to the free trolley. Truly wonderful! Thank you so much Carla!
Homeowner in Charlottesville for over 20 years, I love this city and can offer guests suggestions as to hiking, dining, night spots, cultural events, etc. Love hosting guests in the cottage, and learning about what brings people to our little city!