AFTON COTTAGE:UVA, MONTICELLO, SHENANDOAH NAT PARK, HIKING, WINERIES

Dick Bell

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage

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AFTON COTTAGE:UVA, MONTICELLO, SHENANDOAH NAT PARK, HIKING, WINERIES

Charlottesville Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4

IGNORE THE INSTANT RATE QUOTE. IT IS USUALLY MUCH HIGHER THAN OUR ACTUAL RATES.

Afton Cottage is tucked in the woods and completely private. The design was inspired by a Japanese farm house.

Afton Cottage has Wi-Fi.

The kitchen is fully equipped. You will find Calphalon cookware and Sabatier knives.

The cottage is located 20 miles west of Charlottesville, home of the University of Virginia and Monticello. It is 25 minutes from Wintergreen, which offers golf, and skiing.

Staunton, which is renowned for its Victorian architecture, is 25 minutes west. In Staunton you will find The Museum of American Frontier Culture, the birthplace of Woodrow Wilson, and the Blackfriar's Playhouse, in addition to excellent restaurants and numerous other cultural and sightseeing opportunities.

The Shenandoah National Park and the Appalachian Trail are only 15 minutes away as are 3 breweries and 10, or more, wineries.

Numerous restaurants, offering everything from fine dining to good old country fare, are within 15 minutes.

Well behaved pets are always welcome. Please, no dogs under 1 year.

Our calendar below is current.

UVA Visitors: UVA Visitors, we are just 20 miles from Scott Stadium, John Paul Jones Arena and THE ROTUNDA. Most of that is Interstate 64.

Whether you are looking for a quiet retreat or a central location from which to explore Central Virginia, we think you will enjoy our little gem.

After hiking the Appalachian Trail, antiquing, touring the local wineries, or merely sleeping late, curl up in front of the fireplace with a good book or relax on the deck and enjoy the mountains and the stars.

Golf: Afton Cottage is near 3 excellent golf courses. Wintergreen offers a course on the mountain and a course in the valley at Stoney Creek. Old Trail Golf course, the newest. is just 8 miles away. Special packages are available at each.

See our rate schedule or call for a rate quote. The longer you stay, the cheaper the nightly rate.

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Dick Bell (Owner)
Advertiser since 2007
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About Dick Bell

We are an empty nester couple in our mid 60s. Dick is a retired Realtor after 42 years. Veegie is the Branch Office Administrator for a stock brokerage firm in Charlottesville.

We have 4 children and 4 grandchildren.

We moved to Batesville Rd in 1994.

Dick Bell purchased this cottage in 1996

Why Dick Bell chose Charlottesville

We built Afton Cottage in 1996 as a rental unit. In October 2007 we decided to market it as a vacation home on line through VRBO. Since that time, we have had over 200 reservations by wonderful folks, many of whom have returned multiple times.

What makes this cottage unique

The great appeal of Afton Cottage is its location. It is located in a beautiful area and it is convenient to Charlottesville, Monticello, Staunton, & Wintergreen.

Close proximity to the Shenandoah National Park, Appalachian Trail and 10+ wineries and 3 breweries make it an ideal home-away-from-home for hikers,bikers, sightseers and wine and craft beer afficianados.

The privacy and tranquility afforded by the cottage make it a wonderful getaway for those seeking a place to merely relax and unwind. It is a favorite of writers.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 103 traveler reviews

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Afton Cottage:UVA, Monticello, Shenandoah Nat Park, Hiking, Wineries
average rating of 4.932039 based on 103 reviews
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Afton Cottage:UVA, Monticello, Shenandoah Nat Park, Hiking, Wineries
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p229040
+1 434 960-2332
Charlottesville Central Virginia
Washington, DC
5

Great little cottage

  • 5 of 5
My family recently stayed at the Afton cottage over Labor Day weekend and had a wonderful time! Dick enthusiastically greeted us at the cottage with a warm welcome and an invitation to call if we needed anything. As soon as you walk in the door you feel at home - Dick and Virginia have done a wonderful job created a mountain getaway that feels comfortable and inviting.

A huge plus for us was the ability to bring our dog. She loved running around and exploring the property.

We will definitely stay here again if we return to the area (and the house is available).
  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Romantic Getaway
business
Afton Cottage:UVA, Monticello, Shenandoah Nat Park, Hiking, Wineries
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p229040
+1 434 960-2332
Charlottesville Central Virginia
5

Peacefully Perfect

  • 5 of 5
We were looking for a place to get away from "it all" but still be close enough to "it" for when we wanted to get out. This was perfect. Nestled down a path off a secluded mountain road, this house was both charming and amazingly peaceful.

Hummingbirds, deer...all more plentiful than people.

Lovely breweries and restaurants nearby (including our favorite, the pet friendly brewery "Blue Mountain"). Three Notch'd Grill was also delicious (pork belly is a must try).

Easy drive to Staunton (the frontier museum is wonderful) and Charlottesville.

The house was clean, comfortable, and cozy.

Dick was a great host who made himself available but did not impose himself.

The dog loved it. We loved it. We can't wait to come back.
  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Afton Cottage:UVA, Monticello, Shenandoah Nat Park, Hiking, Wineries
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p229040
+1 434 960-2332
Charlottesville Central Virginia
York, SC
5

Great mountain getaway!

  • 5 of 5
What a great place nestled in the mountains to have either a weekend getaway or a week of rest and relaxation. The owners are great and have described this perfectly!

We spent a couple of days here for our honey moon. We enjoyed the cottage as much as exploring the local wineries and breweries. What a great base camp for doing just that! We picked the Afton area because of a great experience at Blue Mountain Brewery many years ago but that was only the tip of the iceberg of things to see and do from here.

Thanks to the owners for offering up this place. We will be back!

Be careful of the deer driving in and out though! You are in the woods. They are everywhere.
  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: David, we are so happy that you chose Afton Cottage for your honeymoon. We hope that you and Corina will make it an annual tradition on your anniversary.
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Afton Cottage:UVA, Monticello, Shenandoah Nat Park, Hiking, Wineries
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p229040
+1 434 960-2332
Charlottesville Central Virginia
Edgewater, Md
5

Review of Afton Cottage

  • 5 of 5
The cottage was a great place to stay, very clean, comfortable, with all the amenities, everything worked, and it had everything that we needed. Very nice place, convenient location to several wineries, breweries, Humpback Rock, and Monticello. No complaints, would definitely like to return! Furniture was comfortable, and it is so nice not to have to worry about linens and towels. We also had starter paper products, a real plus! Not only is the cottage very comfy on the inside but it also has a nice deck to enjoy the relaxing, peaceful surroundings. The owners really aim to please, they are very responsive from start to finish, really enjoyed the cottage, would highly recommend it!
  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Terrie, thanks so much for your kind words. It is gratifying to know that our efforts have a 5 star rating. Thanks for posting our 100th review!
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Afton Cottage:UVA, Monticello, Shenandoah Nat Park, Hiking, Wineries
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p229040
+1 434 960-2332
Charlottesville Central Virginia
Huntersville, NC
5

Favorite Place

  • 5 of 5
This cottage is our favorite place to stay! We love the serenity of the location yet convenience to all that the Charlottesville area has to offer. The wine country is outstanding. We drank Rose's from every winery and they were all excellent. Great craft beer in the area, too. Twenty minutes to Monticello, downtown Charlottesville, 10 different wineries, 2 cider works, 4 breweries, and 3 golf courses. Some of the wine country rides rival anything in out west!
  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Scott, it is so gratifying when guests return to Afton Cottage multiple times. You and Pauline are two of our most favorite guests. We are looking forward to seeing you again, soon.
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Afton Cottage:UVA, Monticello, Shenandoah Nat Park, Hiking, Wineries
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p229040
+1 434 960-2332
Charlottesville Central Virginia
Argyle, TX
3

Secluded hideaway

  • 3 of 5
Afton Cottage is a nice secluded getaway that also serves as a great base of operations for seeing the sights of the Charlottesville, VA area. My wife and I enjoyed six full days of visiting presidential homes, UVA, Skyline Drive, et al and then returning to the cottage each evening to refuel and relax. The cottage is neat, clean, and well stocked with staples that one would need during an extended stay. It IS secluded, so guests need to ensure they stock up on groceries, etc. in Crozet or Waynesboro before arriving. There's plenty to do at the cottage while there too -- satellite TV, books, games, puzzles, and radio. We found the owner to be more than responsive to our needs and requests -- a great man to work with. He acknowledged the few issues that arose during our stay quickly, personally, and graciously.
  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing
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Map

Map

Veritas Vineyard And Winery
Cardinal Point
Pollak Vineyards
Blue Mountain Brewery
King Family Vineyards
Old Trail Golf Club
Sherando Lake
Blue Mountain Brewery
Mint Springs Park
Frontier Culture Museum
Cardinal Point
Stoney Creek Bar & Grill
Mint Springs Valley Park
Afton Mountain Vineyards
Wild Wolf Brewing Company
Devils Backbone Brewing Company
Wintergreen Winery
Frontier Culture Museum
Woodrow Wilson Birthplace & Presidential Library
Emilio's Italian Restaurant
American Shakespeare Center's Blackfriars Playhouse
LA Cocina Del Sol
Three Notch'd Grill
Fardowners Restaurant Incorporated
University of Virginia
Monticello
Duners
Ash Lawn-Highland
Aberdeen Barn Steak House
Crozet Pizza
Shenandoah National Park
Blue Ridge Parkway - North Entrance
Skyline Dr
Nearest Airport
28 Miles
Charlottesville
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
I-64
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Blue Mountain Brewery (also has great food)
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Wintergreen
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Old Trail
Nearest Restaurant
9 Miles
La Cucina Del Sol in Crozet
Car: necessary

Afton Cottage is in a rural area 20 miles west of Charlottesville. The area is served by good paved roads which pass farms, fields and woods.

Other Activities: wildlife viewing, shopping, snowboarding, rock climbing

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Charlottesville Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$195
From
$240
Fri,Sat
$850
$2,950
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes A security deposit equal to half the rent, up to $225.00, is due at the time the reservation is made. The rent is due in full 30 days prior to arrival.Two nights during the week are $390.00. A two night weekend (Fri & Sat or Sat & Sun) is $480.00. An additional night on either side of a 2 night stay is $110.00. Call for rates for 1, 4, 5, & 6 nights.IGNORE THE PRORATED AND INSTANT RATE QUOTES.
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Amenities

Amenities

Charlottesville Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • The cottage will accommodate 5, if someone wants to sleep on the couch. It has been described as, 'very comfortable' to 'not very comfortable.'
Entertainment:
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Binoculars
  • Large Cooler
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 5 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • caves
  • live theater
  • festivals
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
  • photography
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hunting small game
  • mountain climbing
  • golf privileges optional
  • ski privileges optional
  • mountaineering
  • water tubing
  • freshwater fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • skiing
  • golf
  • hunting
Notes:
Minimum age limit for renters. We do not rent to persons under 25 years without prior approval.
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