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Private Retreat on 10 Acres Minutes from Monticello, Wineries & Charlottesville!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Space 2,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Nestled down a half mile gravel road you will find a peaceful serene home sitting on 10 acres without another house in sight. Conveniently located only 6.8 miles from downtown Charlottesville this charming 3 BR / 3.5 Bath country retreat comes with all the amenities of modern life. There are four wineries within 6.5 miles of the house as well as historic sites such as Monticello & Ash Lawn which are each about 5 minutes away. The house is bright and airy, features all hardwood flooring throughout, a large kitchen, screened in porch and separate outdoor seating area by a babbling fish/frog pond. There will also be a fire pit complete just below the house with Adirondack chairs available for use after May 1st (2018 winter project).

Upstairs there are three bedrooms. The master is very spacious and bright with a queen bed and its own full bathroom and tub. The second bedroom features a queen bed and is very bright and airy surrounded by windows . The third bedroom features two twins and both of these bedrooms share a full bath which features fully tiled and glass enclosed shower. Finally, in the walk out basement there full size pull out sofa bed, gaming/poker table, TV, dart board and complete with its own full bathroom with glass enclosed tiled shower. All bathrooms are supplied with salon grade shampoo, conditioner, hand soap, towels and washcloths.

On the main floor there is a TV/sitting room with large bay windows, a piano and wood burning fireplace. The kitchen is bright and large and well equipped with a large sink, dishwasher, disposal, gas range and an assortment of high quality cookware/knives. For coffee lovers there is Keurig Machine (bring your own k-cups) or a 12 cup Cuisinart percolator. Also provided are a large variety of spices and basic cooking necessities such as sugar, flour, salt, pepper, cooking oils, vinegars, etc. The kitchen has its own breakfast seating area or you can wander out the back door and relax in the screened in porch. The dining room, visible from the kitchen, comfortably seats six, although you could squeeze eight.

Much of the nearby land behind the house is all under conservation easement and you may enjoy taking one of the many walking/horse trails which are quite extensive. There is a full vegetable garden and small orchard on property which I maintain. On a nice day you may relax by the outdoor seating area by the fish pond to the sounds of babbling water in the background while the afternoon sun relaxes you under the tall oak trees. This is truly a 'get away' retreat and you will leave feeling relaxed and recharged!

Check in time is 4pm and checkout is 12 noon, although special arrangements can be made if the schedule allows for it.

Nearby Attractions include:

Jefferson Vineyards - 1.3 miles

Jefferson's Historic Monticello - 2.6 miles

James Monroe's Ash Lawn - 2.6 miles

Michie Tavern - 3.9 miles

Carters Mountain Orchard - 5.5 miles

Gabriele Rausse Winery - 5.6 miles

Downtown Charlottesville - 6.8 miles

Trump Winery - 6.5 miles

Blenheim Winery - 6.5 miles

Keswick Vineyards - 12.8 miles

Notes to mention:

A complimentary local bottle of wine is included with each booking!Maximum of 8 adults (No parties or events permitted without authorization of owner)

Fresh Bed Linens/Pillows/Towels are all provided.

Shampoo, conditioner, soap are provided in each bathroom

Firewood is split and stacked outside the doors during the winter for use.

The 1/2 mile gravel road leading to the house is private and therefore not plowed in the winter. The road is flat but you may wish to have a 4 x 4 in the event of winter weather.

More Details

Owner
James Dunton
Member since: 2014
Speaks english, german
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 April, 2018

About James Dunton

I grew up on a farm in very rural eastern tidewater VA (northern neck) learned to find pleasure in life of very simple things. After graduating from college I left for the big city down south (Atlanta) where my eyes grew wide as I approached the skyline and knew this was going to be home for the next phase of life. There I stayed for a very fast 8 years and did a quick stint out in San Diego for 2 years before feeling the call to return back to the home state of VA. Charlottesville was a completely new experience but one that I was quite certain would be a very welcomed change which it was. Since moving I have completely fallen for this town, the way of life here, the culture, people and the proud sense of community.

James Dunton purchased this house in 2011

Why James Dunton chose Charlottesville

As I approached my mid 30's I couldn't disregard the calling to return to a rural setting and embrace slowing things down a bit. I was anxious to get my hands in the dirt and grow my own food and hear the crickets and frogs at night and leave the lights of the big city behind. After buying the property I quickly realized this was exactly the perfect fit!

What makes this house unique

Spending just a few days here always recharges my batteries for new challenges or traveling for work. Whether I am working in the garden, cutting wood, cooking a fresh grown meal or just relaxing outside soaking up the afternoon sunshine this place is the perfect getting away and enjoying the simplicities of life.

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Charlottesville, Virginia

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • 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 Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , shower enclosure , Master Bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , Upstairs Guest Bath
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Main Floor Guest Bath
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower enclosure , Basment Bath
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sofa bed/futon , Full Size Pull out Sofa Bed in Basement
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
Notes:
Guests can opt to pay a fully refundable $750 damage deposit in place of the non refundable $59 damage protection fee if desired. The $750 damage deposit is due by 30 days prior to check in and is refunded within 7 days of checkout.

Reviews

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Private Retreat on 10 Acres Minutes from Monticello, Wineries & Charlottesville!
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Amazing!!

  • 5 of 5

The house is beautiful! We had a girls weekend and everything was there that we needed! Clean and well decorated house! Thank you James!!! We had a wonderful and perfect weekend:)

  • Review Submitted: 15/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Girls Weekend

  • 5 of 5

A great option for a group! The house is beautiful and we loved the location -- feels very private, but is a close drive to downtown Charlottesville. James was extremely flexible and very welcoming, and we had no issues before or during our stay. Would absolutely recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 13/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Weekend Getaway Home!!

  • 5 of 5

The house was wonderful! Perfect spot for the weekend. The house was fully stocked with everything we could need and made it a great time in Charlottesville. I couldn't imagine a better place to stay!

  • Review Submitted: 13/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful!!

  • 5 of 5

The house is so sweet and amazing! The owner and vey accommodating and made sure we had everything we needed. Everything that comes with the house is so inviting and makes the stay that much more pleasant. It’s a great house for any season. We would love to return!

  • Review Submitted: 25/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect, classy, cozy country house

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful house, well maintained, great well stocked kitchen. It is beautiful inside and tastefully decorated, while still comfortable for families. It had everything you need for a weekend away. We’d definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 01/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and comfortable home

  • 5 of 5

We spent thanksgiving at this beautiful home and could have not felt more like Home. Will definitely be back. Kitchen awesome and trails were fun to hike.

  • Review Submitted: 06/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
19 Miles
Charlottesville
Nearest Train
7.8 Miles
Charlottesville Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Interstate 64
Nearest Ski
47 Miles
Wintergreen Resort

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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance AU$76.92

Guests can opt to pay a fully refundable $750 damage deposit in place of the non refundable $59 damage protection plan (non-refundable) if desired. The $750 damage deposit is due by 30 days prior to check in and is refunded within 7 days of checkout.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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