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

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 950 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4

PLEASE IGNORE THE INSTANT RATE QUOTE. IT IS USUALLY DIFFERENT FROM OUR ACTUAL RATE. Rents are based on a sliding scale; the longer you stay, the cheaper the nightly rate. Please read all rate information, including notes.

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

Owner
Dick Bell
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, Southern
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2017

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.

We moved to Batesville Rd in 1994.

Dick Bell purchased this cottage in 1996

Why Dick Bell chose Central Virginia

We built Afton Cottage in 1996 as a rental unit. In October 2007 we decided to market it as a vacation home online through VRBO. Since that time, we have had over 350 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,5 breweries. distilleries, and cideries 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.

Amenities

Afton Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
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
  • 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.

Reviews

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Afton Cottage:UVA, Monticello, Shenandoah Nat Park, Hiking, Wineries
average rating of 4.9215684 based on 153 reviews
4

Nice place out in the country

  • 4 of 5

We visited my daughter for a week during her summer work internship. This was a good place for us to stay, away from the crowds, close to the hiking trails and many wineries and breweries in the area. It worked out well. Owner is nice and very accommodating, best equipped kitchen I have ever stayed in, nice bedrooms and even with 4 people and one shower never ran out of hot water. The deck is a nice place to gather, could use a little maintenance there, that is my only knock on the place, but that has to be a constant battle for the owner being in the country so it didn't affect our stay, still enjoyed it.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We pride ourselves on providing 5 star service, however, while we find that we can please most of our guests most of the time, occasionally we slip up. Apparently, the issue here was moss in a few, very small spots on the edge of the deck between the decking boards. We pressure wash the deck each year but, with about 50 reservations per year, it is tough to find a window to do it more often than that. In the woods, moss is a natural part of the environment. We take pains to insure that it does not pose a threat to health or safety. That said, we kinda like it. We think that a little moss adds to the charm of the cottage.
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5

Perfect for our girl's weekend

  • 5 of 5

Afton Cottage is a beautiful, quiet, comfortable cottage in the foothills. The house itself is set up well for a long stay. The kitchen has all of the equipment you might need and there are plenty of books and puzzles to keep you occupied if you decide to stay in. We ventured out to wineries and peach orchards and some of the historic sites that surround Charlottesville. We had a wonderful time and the cottage was perfect!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sterling, VA
5

Great little cottage

  • 5 of 5

We totally loved our short stay here. Cottage was the perfect size for us and our dogs. We really appreciated the fact that we could have our dogs here.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect for our weekend get-away

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed it, thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Cozy Dog Friendly Cottage in the Moutains!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I (and our dogs) spent five nights at this cozy cottage! It has a great location in which to visit wineries, breweries and restaurants in the area. The surrounding area is absolutely gorgeous!!!! It is very private and the owner is great! We so appreciate that it is super dog friendly and has a great yard in which the doggies can run! If you're looking for a home base in the area, don't hesitate to stay here!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful, Relaxing, Dog Friendly Get-away

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at dusk to find soft music playing and the lights lit. This was a great welcome that reflected our entire stay. The cottage is very cozy with a comfortable living room and cook-friendly kitchen. We enjoyed the back deck for reading and watching the birds at the feeder. The rural, beautiful location proved perfect for walking our dogs, and people driving by exchanged waves with us. We were pleased to be in a rural location yet so close to Monticello, Montpelier and Monroe's Highland, along with the Shenandoah National Park. Dick made sure to ask if we had everything we needed. Our week was super relaxing. We recommend Afton Cottage highly!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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 and 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 -- CLOSED
Three Notch'd Grill -- CLOSED
Fardowners Restaurant
University of Virginia
Monticello
Duner's
Ash Lawn-Highland
Aberdeen Barn
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

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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 $440.00. A two night weekend (Fri & Sat or Sat & Sun) is $530.00. An additional night on either side of a 2 night stay is $120.00.
SINGLE NIGHT RATES:
Sun.-Thurs: $260.00 for 1-2 guests, $295.00 for 3-4
We do not accept single night reservations for Friday or Saturday.
Pets count as people for single nights.
$915/week...$1750/2 weeks...$3300/month

FOR UVA GRADUATION, WE RENT FOR A MINIMUM SEVEN NIGHT STAY.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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