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The Recycled House - Walk Downtown

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

About the property

Sleeps 6

The Recycled House is a unique structure in Charlottesville's lovely North Downtown neighborhood. It is constructed primarily from materials that have come from somewhere else and are getting a second life. It took over six years to collect the materials and use them in a thoughtful way. The house was designed as a guest house and a lot of effort has been put into building a place that's welcoming, interesting and fun! The materials give the place a lot of soul, the light from the 33 windows is fantastic and the location could not be better!

Charlottesville's historic Downtown Mall is just 4 short blocks away giving you access to over 60 restaurants within walking distance as well as movie theaters, concert venues, grocery stores and some great shopping. The University of Virginia is less than 2 miles away and accessible by the free trolley service. Monticello is less than 5 miles away--about 10 minutes by car.

The Recycled House sleeps 6. There's a king-sized bed in the master bedroom. The upstairs loft has a sleeper sofa that sleeps two, and there's a queen-sized sofa sleeper downstairs in the living room. All the linens and towels are provided. There's a half-bath downstairs and a full bath upstairs.

The kitchen is fully equipped with top-of-the-line Bosch appliances. There's a side porch, an upstairs deck outside with a treehouse feel, and another deck (made out of aluminum bleachers!) off the kitchen in the back yard. There's a grill in the backyard you're welcome to use.

A washer/dryer is available off the master bath.

Free wi-fi access is available.

The house is suitable for families with children. The staircase is a little steep, so you'll have to watch the little ones.

If you're searching for a really unique space in a great location, I welcome you to The Recycled House! Check out the video tour at http://recycled.house.

When inquiring, PLEASE tell me a little bit about yourself, the purpose of your visit, and any special needs or requests.

More Details

Owner
Debra Weiss
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
20 March, 2017

About Debra Weiss

I'm a web designer/developer and own my firm, drw Design. The Recycled House started out as a small idea and then took on a life of its own.

I've lived in Charlottesville since 1995 and love showing off this town! It's really hard to have a bad meal here. And it's really historic and pretty. There's always something interesting going on!

Why Debra Weiss chose Charlottesville

It took over 6 years to collect materials from a TON of places to use in/on the house. It's been really satisfying to save amazing materials from the landfill, dumpster, etc. and use them in a thoughtful and creative way. I'll give you the tour when you come show you where everything came from. Most folks get a real kick out of it.

The Recycled House is quite special and if you want to be downtown, the location is fantastic.

What makes this house unique

The Recycled House was designed from the beginning as a guest house. It's very welcoming. People tell me it's really romantic. I have hosted a lot of families, girlfriend getaways, bridal parties, folks coming for reunions and sporting events at UVA and all the festivals that go on here in Charlottesville.

Just about everyone says the photos don't do justice to the place. You just have to come and stay and see it for yourself!

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a fabulous house! The house is unique, the location is excellent, and Debra is a wonderful host. As I sat on the front porch in the morning and early evening, I began to think It was my home as I waved to neighbors walking by on the path. I look forward to another visit.

Oh, and the delicious cookies Debra left in the cookie jar hit the mark for someone with a sweet tooth.
Jun 2014
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in North Downtown, Virginia

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • The master bath has plenty of towels and radiant heat in the floor. There's a laundry room off it with a washer and dryer, iron and steamer.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
  • The master bedroom has a king bed. There's a queen sofa sleeper with a Beautyrest mattress downstairs. There's a full size sofa sleeper in the loft. A twin size air mattress is also available.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(43 traveller reviews)

The Recycled House - Walk Downtown
average rating of 4.9302325 based on 45 reviews
5

Unique house so close to the downtown mall

  • 5 of 5

Debra and the recycled house are great!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely House

  • 5 of 5

Awesome find for a girls' weekend! We had 4 ppl the first night and 3 the 2nd and had plenty of space. Excellent location so we were able to walk everywhere despite visiting during the coldest days of the year. Charming home with lots of attention to detail and guests' comfort. No complaints whatsoever.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing home!

  • 5 of 5

Such a unique property, and Debra was very accommodating to make us feel like we were at home. Thanks; we'll be back!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

This is a very interesting house. Full of creative details and fun for kids.

  • 4 of 5

Great location and easy walking distance to the downtown mall.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Recycled is better than brand new!

  • 5 of 5

The Recycled House in Charlottesville is very cool. The layout and design are eclectic as well as functional - a very cozy nook to hang out in and a very practical and useful location for access to excellent restaurants and venues on the Downtown Mall. We had a fantastic time and Debra provided excellent amenities, including freshly baked cookies. A good find, a good value, and a great re-use of some vintage materials!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boca Raton Fl
5

Quaint, private home in great neighborhood a few blocks from downtown mall.

  • 5 of 5

We loved the Recycled House. Would definitely stay here again. Perfect location a few blocks from downtown mall. Well furnished kitchen with top of the line appliances. Great king bed that is extremely comfortable. Could not have been happier with our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
9.4 Miles
Charlottesville Albemarle Airport (CHO)
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Amtrak (CVS)
Car: recommended

Monticello is only 5 miles away.

Many local wineries are an easy and scenic drive.

Charlottesville's Historic Downtown mall is just four blocks away.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in North Downtown, Virginia

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
A$294
From
A$392
Fri,Sat,Sun
A$2,350
A$4,570
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$65 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning A$116
Refundable Damage Deposit A$261
Tax Rate 7.0%

Rates are based on 4 adult guests. The additional guest fee is waived for families with children.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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