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SPACIOUS RICHMOND HOME CLOSE TO DOWNTOWN, VCU, MCV AND THE FAN

Christopher Menke

Advertiser since: 2010
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Christopher Menke

Advertiser since: 2010
Speaks: english
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SPACIOUS RICHMOND HOME CLOSE TO DOWNTOWN, VCU, MCV AND THE FAN

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Overview

Richmond House Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedroom, 1.5 Bathroom, Sleeps 7 - 1 King, 2 Queen & 1 Office w/Optional Crib

This beautiful four bedroom home is the perfect place to use as home base for your Richmond getaway. This 1920 home has a lovely blend of Craftsman style furnishings and interior touches. The family room features a large sectional sofa, a 46 inch HDTV flatscreen TV with Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime, as well as lots of windows and gorgeous light. The living room is the perfect place to sit down and recount the day's adventures by the fireplace or over a meal prepared in the gas kitchen, cooked on the backyard grill, or delivered from any of the fine restaurants nearby. The ample bedrooms are each furnished with 32 inch flat screen HDTV televisions, as well as iPod docking clock radios. The house also features a local Richmond art & good books on area history.

The Home: Your home away from home in one of the most historic cities in the world includes a formal living room with a dining area with seating for 6, family room with a large sofa and TV, all gas kitchen, three large bedrooms (One King, Two Queen) , and a smaller fourth bedroom outfitted as an office (but which can be furnished with a Pack and Play), one full bathroom with bathtub, and one half bath . The approx. 1900 sq. ft. four square layout is very traditional to this area, and features hardwood flooring, original craftsman design details like french doors and mullioned windows, and both vintage & modern furnishings. The bedrooms are located on the second floor along with the full bath and a sun porch. There is a large fenced backyard as well as a park at the end of the block for the little ones to play. There is also off street parking for one car and freely available on street parking in front of the house for others.

Close to everything: The home has a spectacular location which is central to most of Richmond's attractions. You can walk to historic Belle Isle and a lot of the James River Park system less than a mile away. The fan, Hollywood Cemetery, The Poe Museum, Tredagar Iron Works, Monument Avenue, Church Hill, and VCU are all less than 10 minutes by car. Downtown, MCV, Hollywood Cemetery, the State Capital, the Confederate White House, Shokoe Bottom, and Interstate 95 are more like 5 minutes. Further afield, there is a lot of Civil War history nearby and a day trip to Charlottesville, the Smithsonian or Colonial Williamsburg are worth considering.

The Neighborhood: Woodland Heights is a tree-lined neighborhood of primarily single family homes with a small number of multi family homes. It sits between Historic Manchester (home to late 1800s industrial warehouses which are no loft spaces and retail) and Forest Hill (which features a number of restaurants, shops, and taverns). Each neighborhood is about 1 mile long, so the walk from my house to the Manchester Arts district or Forest Hill Shopping district is 10-15 minutes, and the drive is less than 5.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Christopher Menke (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2010
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Speaks: english

About Christopher Menke

I purchased this property when living in Richmond in 2006. I had just left an apartment and Richmond looked like a long term locale for me so I took the plunge and bought.

Lo and behold, everything started changing and I wound up leaving Richmond, spending a year traveling before moving back to San Francisco where I'd been living until 2002.

For a few years I had long term tenants, but I wanted to share the house and the location with vacationers, as well as use it myself a few weeks each year so it has been re purposed as a turn-key spot to spend your Richmond vacation.

Christopher Menke purchased this house in 2006

Why Christopher Menke chose Richmond

I looked at a lot of homes...a lot. I saw my share of Richmond's offerings from cramped old fixer uppers to soul-less new McMansions. I didn't want either.

I wanted a house which had some character, and told some stories. I wanted a house which had modern amenities (Richmond homes really benefit from central air conditioning) and an open feel, without being freshly built and adjacent to a strip mall.

I wound up falling in love with this home because it offers a compelling blend of the old and the new. This home has large airy well lit rooms and an openness which many older homes lack, but it retains the mullioned windows and French doors and thick hardwood floors. The period details are complimented by subtle updates like the dual zone AC, and an updated kitchen.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Book with confidence
Book 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

Reviews

4.8
based on 5 traveler reviews

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Spacious Richmond Home Close To Downtown, VCU, MCV And The Fan
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews
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Spacious Richmond Home Close To Downtown, VCU, MCV And The Fan
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Richmond Central Virginia
5

Great experience all around!

  • 5 of 5
I recently rented this property for a long weekend while reuniting with 5 school friends for a wedding in Richmond and everything was perfect. The house was huge, well-appointed and in great shape when we arrived. The large back yard has a hammock and seating and was great for a little cocktails and lawn games hour, as well as relaxing during the day. There was more than plenty of space for 6-7 adults, even with one full bath and Christopher was very helpful and responsive to my questions. A great experience I would absolutely do again!
  • Submitted: May 29, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Spacious Richmond Home Close To Downtown, VCU, MCV And The Fan
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Richmond Central Virginia
4

Neat old character home

  • 4 of 5
Was a good location for us to check out downtown Richmond and historic Williamsburg and visit friends in a nearby town. Had a few issues but Chris was quick to deal with them for us. A/C worked awesome.
  • Submitted: May 19, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spacious Richmond Home Close To Downtown, VCU, MCV And The Fan
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Richmond Central Virginia
5

Great for a group -- we'd stay here again

Great for a group -- we'd stay here again
  • 5 of 5
Great house in a great location. We used it as a staging point for day trips around Virginia, and it was well worth it. It's a very comfortable and well-maintained house, large enough for our group of 8 young adults for the week. Christopher was very helpful and responsive, and the housekeepers even left us stems of azaleas from the garden in vases on arrival. This was so much better than renting a hotel or cheap apartment. It's right across the river from downtown Richmond, and the interstate is also easily accessible. We didn't have much time for TV, but the one night we did watch shows we had so many options -- cable, netflix, hulu plus. It's a residential area, so there was plenty of street parking in front of the house. The neighborhood was calm and quiet, which was a relief after full days of tourism. I would highly recommend this house to anyone looking for a place to stay in central Virginia for a few days/weeks.
  • Submitted: May 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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Spacious Richmond Home Close To Downtown, VCU, MCV And The Fan
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Richmond Central Virginia
5

Beautiful. Comfortable. Just like home.

  • 5 of 5
This weekend was fantastic. My wife loved the surprise and the house worked out wonderfully in every respect.

Thanks again for offering your space. It really made the difference in making this past weekend memorable for us.

I highly recommend this place if you're looking for a large home for a gathering of friends or family in charming Richmond.

Chris was helpful and kind throughout the process.
  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
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Richmond Central Virginia
Chicago
5

Charming, Comfortable, Spacious

  • 5 of 5
This was the perfect house for our family reunion. The house was spacious and yet very cozy. The furnishings were well appointed and beds very comfortable.
The location was a short drive from downtown and only minutes to a nearby cafe and brewpub.

We will certainly stay here again the next time around.
  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Richmond International Airport (RIC)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Legend Brewing Company
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Interstate 95
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Parkside Cafe
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $175 Per night

Richmond House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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2 night minimum stay
$175
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$200
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,000
$3,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $90
Refundable damage deposit $500

Cancellation Policy

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

Amenities

Richmond House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Downstairs Bath - toilet
    Upstairs Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Corner Queen - 1 queen
    Center Queen - 1 queen
    Office - 1 baby crib , Adjacent to the master, the office has space for a crib.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf

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