Charlottesville Cottage Rental Photos and Description
Two bedroom, 1 bath cottage snuggled in a mountain valley
Nonny cottage is a snug little gem nestled in a valley at the top of a 3000 foot mountain just off the Blue Ridge Parkway. The 1.5 acres on which the cottage sits is completely fenced and gated to keep children and pets safe. Perfect for a small family, two couples, or a single couple seeking a romantic getaway.
The cottage is on one level and there are two bedrooms, each furnished with four-poster beds. One room has a full sized bed, and the other is a queen size.
There are hardwood and ceramic floors throughout. Nonny is air conditioned and equipped with electric heat. There is a small wood burning stove also available. A washer and dryer are provided for your convenience.
The kitchen is fully equipped with gas range, refrigerator, microwave, and dishwasher. Most anything you would need for cooking is provided including pots and pans, bakeware, utensils, dishes, and kitchen linens. There is one bathroom equipped with a full tub/shower. The bathroom is done in ceramic tile including the floor, shower surround, and wainscot. A blow dryer and ironing board/iron are also provided.
There is a small deck with a four-burner propane gas grill and a fire pit should you choose to roast marshmallows. Grilling utensils are provided for use with the gas grill--you must cut your own sticks for marshmallows!
- non smoking only
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
- children welcome
- pets considered
About Joseph or Sally Mayes
I have been married to my husband Joe for fifteen years. We blended our families and our four daughters have kept us busy.
Our youngest daughter Alexandra has Down Syndrome and Nonny Cottage is a special place for her. The property was originally fenced and gated to give her the feeling of freedom and adventure while at the same time giving us the peace of mind that she and her ever-present Standard Poodle Sascha could not wander very far out of sight.
I actually grew up in Michigan and have never really adjusted to the heat in Virginia. One of the reasons I love Nonny is because the mornings and evenings are cool even in the middle of the summer.
I am a sixth grade English teacher in the Virginia Beach school system and absolutely love teaching. Nonny Cottage is named after the song in William Shakespeare's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING in which the singer tells everyone to turn their woes into nonny: 'Turning all your woes into hey nonny nonny.' Our family refers to the cottage as Nonny, the place where your woes leave you alone.
Joseph or Sally Mayes purchased this cottage in 2007
Why Joseph or Sally Mayes chose Charlottesville
We purchased Nonny after looking around Nelson County. We loved the idea of being this far from Virginia Beach. If we were any closer, we found it tempting to return home to check on something, retrieve something forgotten, or blend work and vacation.
What makes this cottage unique
There is no cell phone service in the mountains, and while that is aggrevating at times, it is also freeing. We take the time to relax here and cook wonderful meals. We planted the herb gardens just for this reason. I love the darling little kitchen with its plate rack and the collection of Red Willow dishes we have gathered. The property feels safe for our special needs child, yet it is very romantic if we want to get away just the two of us.