Belmont Home of Budala Pottery

House - Entire home/apt · Belmont Avenue, Charlottesville, VA 22902, United States

Come and enjoy this one of a kind hand made home in beautiful Belmont. Design with a sense of personality and purpose imbues everything and each piece of art is a local connection. Rich, serene and open, you will be very comfortable.

The Space

This beautiful brick house is located in the heart of Belmont, a ten minute walk from the downtown mall. Within just a block of Belmont's fabulous restaurants, such as Mas Tapas Bar, Charlottesville's #1 restaurant many years running. It is a safe and quiet neighborhood with great old houses, with ample parking and parks nearby.

Your party will have the entire house. I have a room with fellow artists about a mile away. The main bedroom has a full sized bed with dressers and closet space. There is also a full divan in the front sitting room. The dining room has a dinner table, a futon and music system. The entertainment room sofa doubles as a twin bed. You are welcome to use the kitchen, and any ingredients you may need. The bathroom has a tub with shower, washer & dryer, and toiletries. There is cable, and high speed internet.

I am a full time potter, but my last job was a concierge at a local B&B, so I will be able to help you with your questions about the area.

The house is filled with great local artists' work that you will get to see and use my pottery during your stay. I enjoy having people getting to touch and feel my work and spend more time than you might in any other setting. My upstairs neighbor Nora owns the vintage and antiques store Low, on the downtown mall.

I always have locally roasted coffee and for breakfast homemade yogurt and gluten-free granola. If you like donuts, Spudnuts (donuts made with potato spuds), is a short walk away. There is a free trolley downtown that will take you to University of Virginia, to see the Rotunda and the Academic Village or if you are in town to watch a game or show at John Paul Jones. Thomas Jefferson's Monticello is only four miles away with a great boardwalk leading up to it that I can tell you more about.

To see what there is in the vicinity of the house be sure to check out my guide.

If you would like to see more of my pottery, you can search online for Budala Pottery.

Guest Access

You will have the entire house including the front porch. I will be working in my studio at times which is in the back yard but I will not be coming in the house. You are more than welcome to visit me however.

Interaction with Guests

The check in is automatic; the keys and instructions will be by the front door when you arrive. I am always available by phone.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 5
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Extra people: $20 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Price: $725 /week
Monthly Price: $2200 /month
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
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Cancellation: Moderate

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  • Alp's house is awesome! It was neat and clean and had a creative atmosphere. The location is great. It was easy to walk to stores and restaurants. We would love to stay here whenever were in the area again.

    March 2014
  • Alp was generous enough to let us use this space for several men who were here visiting for a company meeting. He was attentive, the property was lovely, and our company members had a great time! Definitely worth staying.

    March 2014
  • Alp was a good host with a clean and interesting space. He was very quick to respond to us, and anticipated virtually all of our questions. His house was in a convenient location in walking distance of much of what we wanted to do in Charlottesville, and we would definitely recommend staying with him if you're visiting. Very professional and friendly.

    March 2014
  • Had a great one night stay at Alps! Just what my gal and I needed to enjoy a night off from studying for exams! The rooms were all unique and cozy, but nicely intertwined with the rest of the house-which was also incredibly open and flowing. The old school heater in the floor was a bit intimidating at first, but we were curled up on the day bed next to it as if it were a fire within an hour. Like everyone else said the granola was amazing-and the unique coffee cups made everything that much better. It is a shoe free house (as is mine) and an offering of neat slippers from around the world is available at the door-which keeps the house virtually spotless (along with Alps amazing cleaning skills). Every room is filled with hand made,crafty furniture, local art, prints, ceramics, and music, (which is for sale) along with other items from around the world (especially Nepal!) This is the perfect spot for a quiet, peaceful night(s) to get away from the craziness of the real world and really find inner peace. PLUS WHO DOESN'T LOVE A BRIGHT YELLOW KITCHEN?? GOOD MORNING!

    March 2014
  • Staying with Alp was a great experience for 3 reasons...

    1...place was just as advertised. Warm, cozy and full of local art.

    2...location was great. We were able to walk to a ton of bars and restaurants and Monticello is only about 4 miles away.

    3...Alp made us home made granola and yogurt...can you get any better than that.

    March 2014
  • Alp's house was awesome. Just as described in the listing. It was a short walk to the downtown mall and near great restaurants. Alp makes terrific granola and had delicious coffee for us to use. He was easy to text and left directions for use of his house. I would stay again.

    March 2014
  • Alp's place was fantastic. It is in a great spot to walk to the downtown mall. Everything was as advertised, clean and comfortable. The lock on the door is a bit tricky and it did take a few tries to get it locked and unlocked, but once you learn the trick, it is pretty easy. That's the beauty of older homes. I highly recommend his place.

    February 2014
  • Love Alp's place!! Our favorite place to stay in C-ville so far...

    February 2014
  • Alp's place was extremely clean, in an excellent location, and I would gladly stay there again. The artwork, pottery, furnishings, homemade yogurt and granola -- truly a terrific experience, and I would recommend it to anyone.

    February 2014
  • We were a party of two, staying in late January 2014. Alp's place was more than enough room, with one of us using the larger bedroom, and the other sleeping on the bed that's in the living room. The place has an old charm that I loved. We happened to be there over one of the many cold snaps the area is getting this winter, but sleeping was comfortable with the use of the provided space heaters and the ample blankets on the beds. It's interesting to use Airbnb and see the variations between different hosts in terms of how much or little they emphasize the breakfast part of bed-and-breakfast. To Alp's credit, he really makes an effort to provide. Others have mentioned the delicious granola. There is also coffee and, at least during our visit, homemade yogurt. It was all we needed. Only spending one night, we didn't get too much of a chance to explore the neighborhood, but it's lovely and convenient to anywhere you want to go in Charlottesville.

    January 2014
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English, Türkçe
School
University of Virginia
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Budala Pottery
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I came to America after finishing high school in Turkey. With great luck I took Ceramics at PVCC and met the wonderful teacher and amazing potter Tom Clarkson. I continued taking ceramics on the side as I graduated from Uva with a degree in Psychology and Anthropology. After college I spent a year in the ceramics studio where my talent and interest in ceramics really burgeoned. I was ready to start my own studio at that point but the wonderful person whom I was with suggested we go traveling, so we spent the next year riding a motorcycle in India. After returning and a few part time jobs later, I finally opened my first studio in 2008. The following year I moved into this house and have my studio in the backyard where I also like to garden.
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