Funky north downtown guest suite for 1 or 2 with separate entry, Craftsman/Mission living room, claw tub and separate shower, sleeping pod/nook with queen size bed, internet, HBO, mini fridge and microwave, coffee and tea making supplies and equipment, breakfast bagels, toiletries, private, walkable.
Cozy Craftsman/Mission style apartment for a maximum of 2 guests in an Italianate 1870's home in the historic North Downtown neighborhood. Our quiet, residential neighborhood is only a 5-minute, 3-block walk to the pedestrian downtown mall with its restaurants, music halls, and night life as well as the free trolley that will take you to the University of Virginia grounds, graduation and sporting events in no time without having to worry about parking! It is a convenient walk from both train and bus stations. It is also walkable to the several breweries becoming popular just several blocks away. The apartment has a separate entrance and driveway parking. We have many guests attending wedding events in the downtown, university, and vineyard areas.
The website Walk Score calls our home a "Walker's Paradise" with a score of 97 for its downtown location and access to transit. It's also a perfect place for day trips to the nearby countryside's historic sites, wineries, and breweries, followed by an evening of downtown restaurants and music.
This guest suite provides a unique sleeping pod bedroom (comfy queen bed), living room with wi-fi, HDTV, digital cable with HBO, Showtime, and sports channels, your own private bathroom with fresh towels, slate floor, claw-foot bath tub and separate shower. The ground floor bedroom window provides natural light but is secured for the protection of our guests. There is a window air conditioner in the adjacent living room and I provide an extra floor fan and a portable radiator in winter months to supplement the Swedish radiators. The bathroom is up two steps from the living and sleeping areas. We provide a hairdryer, shampoo, soap, iron and ironing board. Furnishings include Stickley-era settle and chair and vintage 1960's Arabia Finnish pottery.
Also provided are a fridge, microwave, coffee maker, French press, and electric tea kettle; there is no full kitchen so guests enjoy the many wonderful restaurants nearby for dining. See the Cville Weekly for info on our foodie town. Our guest suite is not suitable for cooking or cleaning up after "real meals" but is equipped for guests who enjoy the convenience of "snacks" at home or a simple breakfast. Complementary Bodo's bagels or breakfast breads and cream cheese for the first morning and locally roasted, fresh coffee and tea bags for self-brewing will make sure you start your day on the right foot. All glass, plastic, metal, and paper products that we provide or that guests leave behind are recycled. We use Sheex for bed linens but have cotton ones available in the cupboard. The couch is not a sleeper.
We provide our guests a high degree of privacy and often provide self check-in and self check-out for the convenience of our guests. Still, we are just a text, voice or email message away to take care of any questions or unanticipated needs.
Charlottesville's 7% Occupancy Tax is included in the nightly fee.
Guests have complete privacy; there are no shared facilities. Host will only enter the apartment for maintenance, if there is a problem, or upon request.
Interaction with guests
Our policy is to respect our guests' privacy but are available upon request. Many of our guests are UVA grads or repeat visitors to Charlottesville who know their way around and have busy schedules. Minimal interaction unless a guest requests otherwise.
Other things to note
Please let us know if you need help with anything before or during your visit.
We live in a quiet, residential neighborhood and welcome guests who are seeking a relaxing weekend home-away-from home just three short blocks from Charlottesville's lively downtown mall.
Guests are expected to park in the designated area and to treat the guest suite, furnishings, environs, and neighborhood with care and respect.
We have a no-pet, no-smoking, no-party policy.
We provide our guests with a high degree of privacy, but are available upon request to assist with any necessary arrangements.
Guests may arrive after 3:00 pm on the first day and should depart by 11 am of the last day. Exceptions can be made by prior arrangement if there is sufficient time between guests to accommodate the request.
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.
I have travelled extensively in Europe and Latin America for the last couple of years. Wherever I travelled, I always met kind, gracious hosts. Since returning home to Virginia, I have enjoyed playing the "host" role with Airbnb guests. I am a Charlottesville native who attended undergraduate school in Maine and I am currently in law school. I will be happy to arrange your visits but at times have some help from family and trusted friends to make sure your stay is comfortable, convenient, and enjoyable.