I'm a law student at the University of Virginia, headed back to DC in May.
Kate's place is a very clean and spacious condo right next to UVA and very close to the Charlottesville Downtown Mall. Her two bedroom apartment was perfect for me and my girlfriend over the Thanksgiving holiday. She has a large and well-appointed kitchen and comfy living areas. It's walking distance to the UVA corner and the Downtown Mall. Check-in and check-out were super easy and really convenient. Kate was easy to reach over the phone when we had some problems connecting to the wi-fi. Parking was also super easy. It's near the main street but far off enough that it feels quiet and very safe. There's a bit of noise from the train tracks nearby, and the bed in the bedroom we stayed in was a bit soft, so just a heads up if you prefer firmer mattresses. Neither issue was a big problem though and I would absolutely stay at Kate's again.