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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 a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 21, 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.
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.9
based on 115 traveler reviews

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Afton Cottage:UVA, Monticello, Shenandoah Nat Park, Hiking, Wineries
average rating of 4.921739 based on 115 reviews
4

Perfect Getaway Cottage for Wine Tasting or adventure seeking

  • 4 of 5

4 of my girlfriends and I had a fabulous time in this quaint little cottage. So perfectly close to many wonderful wineries, UVA, Monticello etc.. This cottage was just right for our group. Nice, clean, fully stocked kitchen with a washer and dryer,bathroom with extra toiletries and paper needs.

We are close friends so we didn't mind sleeping one on a couch and two in the Queen bed, two in the twins. Even though there was only one bathroom, it was spacious and bright for all 5 of us. Beautiful location, quiet (we were probably the only noise around aside from the wildlife and dogs) great deck...we plan on returning next year to get to the other wineries and to enjoy the lovely country. We never turned on the TV but DirecTV is pretty darn good for the country. Dick and Veegie are lovely though we never met them in person, a lovely note was left for us on the table at our arrival and in the mail a few days after. Nice furnishings, living room is adorable, lovely, bright place to stay in the country. I enjoyed myself immensely.

Only drawback, stinkbugs infiltrate the spotless house. That being said, it is in the country and it was actually more amusing than anything. It wasn't due to poor cleaning or any other household issue. Didn't bother us in the least but I like to be honest and forthcoming about these things so my reviews hold true for others.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Delaware
5

Tranquility!

  • 5 of 5

It is very hard to expand on all of the glowing reviews of this home. If you are looking for a tranquil, peaceful setting, that is close to many activities and towns. THIS IS IT!!! We enjoyed seeing 6 deer outside each morning, plus red headed woodpeckers, and other numerous birds on the feeders on the deck that overlooked a mountain view throughout the day. What a way to start your day!! Dick has provided all that you need for your stay.. and then some! Dish Network TV, and good internet reception were a big plus!! It was wonderful to be located in the heart of all of the places ( breweries, wineries, Staunton, Charlottesville, Crozet ) that we like to visit in the area. We most certainly look forward to visiting Afton Cottage again. It feels like home.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Back Home Again at Afton Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This was a return trip for our family to the Afton Cottage and, once again, a simply wonderful one. Dick and Veegie's attention to detail (everything present that you would possibly require while back at home...think laundry detergent, charcoal briquets, etc.), plus customer focus (believe it or not, an Easter basket left out for our human child and wrapped treats for our canine one;), never disappoint!

We were once again down in the area in spring and just love the centralized location for bouncing around to nearby locations (e.g., Shenandoah NP, Blue Ridge Pkwy, wineries, breweries, UVA, Monticello, et al) and even going on one-tank trips ~1 hour away to quaint towns like Staunton, Lexington, Harrisonburg, Lynchburg.

Can't recommend this place and its owners more highly!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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

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 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 $205 Per night

Charlottesville Cottage Rental Rates

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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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