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J.R. Gentle

Member since: 2014
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Speaks english, french, german

Welcome to Féileacán. The International House!

16 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Photos and Description of this Fry's Spring holiday house

A Great House For Family Or Friends Near Located Near Uva

The Space

Welcome to Féileacán, (Butterfly in the Irish Language) our Euro-Style four bedroom Home is comfortable, clean. It is very spacious and bright. It's the perfect house for those wishing to entertain family or friends while in town. We are centrally located in the Fry Springs area of Charlottesville. With three full baths and a half bath on the main floor, it is a wonderful accommodation for 6-10 people. We offer a Master Bedroom with a Queen bed and en-suite Master Bathroom with Euro Shower and Jacuzzi Bathtub, the 'Princess' bedroom has a Queen bed, the 'Pirate bedroom with two Full beds and 'Tin Tin', the walk-out basement Master bedroom has a queen size bed and a pull out twin. The basement Master bedroom also has a full Italian Marble bathroom en-suite. It is a great house for entertaining. You'll also enjoy the original artwork collected from around the world.

Guest Access

There is FREE Wi-Fi throughout the house. The house has a fully equipped Kitchen with gas range, refrigerator with ice-maker, microwave, and dishwasher. Dishes, silverware, utensils and cookware are provided. Towels and linens are furnished. The house also has a laundry room on the first level, a breakfast nook, dining room, and library. There is central air conditioning and heat, You will have the entire house, including off-street parking for three cars, a front porch, back deck (with a grill). The house is suitable for families with children

Interaction with Guests

We interact with guests as much as they would like. I love being a host to our home and to Charlottesville, and am happy to chat with you about things to do here. However, I completely respect guests' privacy and want you to feel you are in your own home and feel no obligation to talk in person. I am available to communicate via phone, text, or email.

The Neighborhood

Our location is great! We're a few minutes away from UVA main grounds, Darden/Law School, and walking distance to the stadium. We are close to route 29 which allows easy access to wineries, shopping, and the beautiful trails in the area. It's about a ten minute drive to Monticello and surrounding vineyards and 30 minutes from Skyline Drive. Our neighborhood is beautiful, quiet and peaceful.

We are five minutes away by car to Historic Downtown Charlottesville and the West Main Corridor. Restaurants include Maya, L'Etoile, Bella, Continental Divide, Blue Moon Diner, Orzo, Public Fish & Oyster, Moto Pho and all of the wonderful restaurants on Charlottesville's Downtown Mall: Tempo, Commonwealth and Sky Bar, C&O, Mono Loco, Bang, Downtown Grill and more! The Downtown Mall is also a great place to see a show at the Charlottesville Pavilion, The Jefferson Theater, the Southern Music Hall, Live Arts or The Paramount Theatre.

Local attractions include historic sites such as Thomas Jefferson's Monticello, James Madison's Ash Lawn Highland, James Monroe's Montpelier and a slew of award winning wineries and breweries.

Getting around

We are on the City of Charlottesville #4 bus line.

Other Things to Note

NOTE: 2 day reservation requirement applies to all weekends EXCEPT UVA GRADUATION: You must reserve 3 Nights that weekend for your reservation to be accepted for that weekend.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
J.R. Gentle (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Call Owner
Speaks english, french, german

About J.R. Gentle

J.R. is best described as a world traveling explorer with the occasional strange idea and a passion for music. He currently lives in Charlottesville, Virginia, but has previously lived in Europe, the Middle East and Central America. He is a former Scientist, Restaurant Manager, US Army Officer and a Geo-Political/Terrorism Analyst for the US Dept of Defense. He can frequently be found sitting in a cafe plotting his next adventure.

J.R. Gentle purchased this house in 2009


based on 16 traveller reviews

Welcome to Féileacán. The International House!
average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews

Perfect!!! July 31-August 3, 2016

  • 5 of 5

All of the family and I were celebrating my birthday!!! We were seven and the house was perfect! Plenty of space, every convenience you can think of and the location was very convenient!!! The description and photos were right on the mark!!! We went hot air ballooning and wine tasting and Monticello and the Mall. J.R. was great!!! Thanks, J.R.!!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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International House exceeded expectations!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the International House. JR went above and beyond making us feel welcome. I would definitely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house, conveniently located to everything

  • 5 of 5

We had four couples staying here for UVa Reunions and it was perfect. Very nice, clean house, located just minutes from Grounds and minutes from Downtown. Couldn't be happier with our selection. J.R. arrived promptly when we did and was very courteous.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful guest house

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was tremendously enjoyable in this sunny and beautiful house! Our group stayed over a winter wedding weekend and made the most of the area -- hiking, historical sites, UVA campus, wineries -- and the International House was a cozy place to return to for home-cooked dinners and hot drinks by the fire. The comfortable accommodations left nothing to ask for. J.R. was also tremendously hospitable and responsive before and during our visit -- no small feat for a large-group place like this. We'd definitely return if our paths bring us back by the International House again. Thanks, J.R.!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great home!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at the International House with several people who were in town for a friend's 30th birthday. We loved the home and its convenient location. J.R., the owner, was great at communicating with me over the internet. It was great to be back in Charlottesville, a place we love so much as UVA alumni, especially with the comforts of such a wonderful home!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Orlando, Florida

Perfect in Every Way

  • 5 of 5

We were here for my daughter's wedding at Pippin Hill Farm. We had ten of us staying here, including out of town friends and relatives. The home is large enough to give everyone privacy and their own space, but also had spacious gathering spaces for visiting. With 3 1/2 bathrooms, it was also easy to get ready without being in each others way. We had 10 of us stay here and it was perfect! Everything was clean, no clutter, and comfortable. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Fry's Spring, Virginia

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Thanksgiving 2016
23 Nov 2016 - 26 Nov 2016
2 night minimum stay
NYE 2016
31 Dec 2016 - 1 Jan 2017
2 night minimum stay
Winter Special 17
2 Jan 2017 - 28 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add A$65 per night, per additional guest
UVA Graduation 2017
18 May 2017 - 22 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
26 May 2017 - 28 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
30 Jun 2017 - 3 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
1 Sep 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2017
22 Nov 2017 - 25 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add A$65 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection A$77
Pet Fee A$33 + Tax
Cleaning A$157 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

PETS – Only with prior approval. Dogs only. All Pets must be kenneled overnight and when guest are not in the house. Guest are responsible for ALL damage caused by pets. Pet Fee of $25 per night per pet.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Fry's Spring, Virginia

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3300 sq. ft.
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , jacuzzi , Master
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Powder Room
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , Upstairs
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure , Ensuite to Tin Tin
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , Master
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , Princess
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double bed , Pirate
    Bedroom 4 - 1 single bed , 1 sofa bed/futon , Tin Tin
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services