About This Listing
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).
Back of the cottage: the shape of the yard allows ultimate privacy and largest windows facing the yard: double decking brings the outdoors in!
Carla has put a lot of thought into creating a very comfortable, light-filled place to stay, with lots of attention to detail. The cottage is well kept up, in a great neighborhood near the downtown mall. She's a great host -- prompt in communicating and eager to make sure you've got everything you need.
Carla was an amazing host! She went over and beyond to make the cottage feel like home. The layout of the place is fantastic with plenty of room for a couple, and everything is provided for (hotel-like accommodations - coffee, towels, toiletries, etc). My husband and I were back in Charlottesville for his UVA reunion weekend, and we had such an enjoyable and relaxing stay. The weekend we stayed at the cottage, the weather was unseasonably chilly, and without being prompted, she immediately provided additional blankets. Carla was also easily reachable by phone and responded promptly to all of our text messages.
We were disappointed but our Host resolved the issue.
Perfect neighborhood and the cottage is just as described. The backyard is very private. I would say it was quiet but there is some pretty active bird action which I enjoyed very much:-) You can walk to amazing restaurants and really everything is so close: Monticello, wineries, the downtown mall and UVA. Bed was comfortable and the bathroom was very clean with an excellent (ahem) necessary. You can cook here but you may need to bring a couple of basic cooking pots as the stock is very basic. You'll love this place, thoughtful reading on the shelves and travel pictures on the wall.
We had a delightful stay at the Acorn Cottage! The location was perfect for our needs. Carla provided us with all the details we needed for our stay to be comfortable and enjoyable as well as lots of tidbits about things to do in the area that we did not have time to take advantage of! The cottage afforded us a level of privacy and independence that we liked and was very nicely outfitted! So glad to discover this lovely little nook!
About the Host, 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!
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