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Afton Cottage:UVA, Monticello, Shenandoah Nat Park, Hiking, Wineries

Dick Bell

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english, Southern
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

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Dick Bell

Member since: 2007
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Calendar last updated:
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Afton Cottage:UVA, Monticello, Shenandoah Nat Park, Hiking, Wineries

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

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 RATE.

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. We now have a distillery just down the road.

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 unless we have talked.

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 in the dark night sky.

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.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Dick Bell (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english, Southern
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 8, 2015

About Dick Bell

We are an empty nester couple in our 60s. Dick is a retired Realtor after 44 years. Veegie is the Branch Office Administrator for a stock brokerage firm in Charlottesville.

We have 4 children and 4 grandchildren, 2 Cairn Terrierists, 1 hound named Louise, and the Queen Bee Siamese Kittie, Miss Ellie.

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 250 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, 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
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.9
based on 112 traveler reviews

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Afton Cottage:UVA, Monticello, Shenandoah Nat Park, Hiking, Wineries
average rating of 4.928571 based on 112 reviews
Vienna, VA
5

How Can We Rate 6 Stars?

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I loaded up on a whim while the kids were all away and headed down to Charlottesville for 3 days of hiking, wineries, and breweries. Dick, the owner, took care of us like royalty. Last minute setup and booking, and he was so prepared for us that Leo even had his own welcome dog biscuits wrapped in ribbon waiting for him after the ride.

The cottage and experience cannot be described well enough; if you're looking to stay in the Charlottesville area you've reached the last listing you need to view. Read the reviews; they're all 5 stars only because we can't give 6. Everything is perfect. The house is ready to walk in and relax and you will. Perfect central location in a perfect serene mountain setting with a view from your private deck of beautiful Virginia mountains. Everything you need is already there. Didn't have time to go to the grocery store? Doesn't matter; coffee, filters and tea are already there to back you up until you can. Details? Check.

The owners should teach a class on how to run a guest cottage as long as they keep Afton Cottage available for us. :-) We've stayed in many places and none are better.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

We keep coming back for more...

  • 5 of 5

We love many things about this house...the owners are welcoming to us and our two furbabies, the location is so close to the places we love to visit in and around Charlottesville, and the cottage is the perfect place for quiet retreat. The countryside around the house is beautiful and serene, and the house itself is well-appointed. There are wineries all around the area, and craft beer aficionados will appreciate the amount of breweries and pubs within 30 minutes of the property. We're repeat visitors and will continue to stay at Afton Cottage whenever we're in town.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Texas
5

VA get-away

  • 5 of 5

Afton Cottage was everything we needed for our trip! It was wonderful to come back to the cottage after long days of sight-seeing and feel comfortable and relaxed.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Fort Lauderdale, FL
5

A WONDERFUL mountain escape!

  • 5 of 5

While visiting family in Virginia for Christmas, we decided to stay at Afton Cottage. When we arrived, we were absolutely dumbfounded at how wonderfully quaint and perfect this place is. We opened the front door to find a warm, cozy, secluded cottage (complete with holiday music quietly playing on the radio). The minute we entered the property, we knew we were going to enjoy our stay which we totally did. The cottage has everything you need and the owners have taken great care of this property. We had the pleasure of meeting Dick (one of the owners) who could not have been nicer and accommodating.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Wish we'd stayed longer

  • 5 of 5

After facing very poor weather on our drive we were thrilled to "come home" to Afton Cottage."

We spent a lovely night and spent the next day exploring the property and neighborhood. In the end we were sad to leave, we could have definitely lingered longer.

One recommendation is to stop at the grocery store if you're planning to self cater, once we got there we were disinclined to leave.

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Eugene, OR
5

Charming and Cozy

  • 5 of 5

We rented this cottage when attending a wedding at Veritas Winery in Afton. The owner was extremely pleasant throughout our entire experience (booking, pre travel communication, and during our stay). The cottage was exactly as depicted, except better because photos cannot capture all the charm of the cottage. We were thrilled with out experience and highly recommend this rental to other visitors.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
28 Miles
Charlottesville
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Blue Mountain Brewery (also has great food)
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Old Trail
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
I-64
Nearest Restaurant
9 Miles
La Cucina Del Sol in Crozet
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Wintergreen
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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Rates & Availability

From $125 Per night

Charlottesville Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
UVa Graduation: 1 week minimum
May 13 2015 - May 20 2015
7 night minimum stay
$875
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$205
From
$250
Fri,Sat
$875
$3,100
 

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 $410.00. A two night weekend (Fri & Sat or Sat & Sun) is $500.00. 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 INSTANT RATE QUOTES.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Charlottesville Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

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

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