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Librarian from Richmond Virginia who lives with her husband and a small zoo. Lover of books, ice cream, and sundresses.
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The host canceled my reservation the day before arrival.
Evelyn and her place were lovely! She is a super helpful host, willing to offer assistance and also gave us our own space too. Her advice on places to go out in Richmond was great. We really enjoyed our time in the city and our stay in her fun apartment.
The apartment is not huge, so 3 cats make their presence known. As long as guests are OK with animals they are not a problem.
A few tips: Evelyn is just blocks from a divey coffeeshop called Lamplighter (they roast their own beans and put a bike stamp on the bag, sweet). We went there both days for our morning java. We also found her apartment to be within walking distance (25ish minutes) of Carytown, which has lots of shops and vintage funk and an old timey $2 movie theater with live organ music. Go!
I had a wonderful stay with Evelyn! In addition to having an adorable, comfortable apartment in a great location, Evelyn went way above and beyond during my visit. She and a friend of hers took me out the night I arrived and showed me their awesome neighborhood and then insisted on giving me a ride to my interview in the morning, picking me up when it was over and taking me to the train station! I totally want to move to Richmond based on meeting these girls and seeing their city (and loving VCU's med school but that's beside the point).
THIS IS THE CUTEST APARTMENT THAT EVER EXISTED! Who would have thought that this little gem was on a back street in Richmond, VA! Evelyn has great taste and is totally willing to roll with the punches with whatever you need help with. She is right around the corner from great nightlife and downtown. Parking was on a quiet road where she is on the second floor. She helped me pick out a good karaoke place and made it super simple to get in and out quick from her place when I was on a time crunch. Best to make friends with the (email hidden)ey sorta run the place! If I am ever back in the area, I definitely plan to stay again here.
Evelyn was a sweetheart! She picked me up from the bus station and took me to a supermarket so I could buy a few things for her fridge. The bed and quilt were very cozy and quiet. She has 3 cats and a dog and they were all very friendly and cuddly. Her apartment is a pleasant 30-min walk to the main boutique/cafe area of Richmond. And the price was very reasonable.
Our stay with Evelyn was great! She was a great host, really thoughtful and prompt with answering our emails and arrangements beforehand. Her cute apartment was really comfortable and we really liked Richmond as well! Overall great host, great experience :)