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Welcome to Féileacán. The International House!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

A Great House For Family Or Friends Near Located Near Uva

The Space

Welcome to Féileacán, (Butterfly in the Irish Language) our Euro-Style four bedroom Home is comfortable, clean. It is very spacious and bright. It's the perfect house for those wishing to entertain family or friends while in town. We are centrally located in the Fry Springs area of Charlottesville. With three full baths and a half bath on the main floor, it is a wonderful accommodation for 6-10 people. We offer a Master Bedroom with a Queen bed and en-suite Master Bathroom with Euro Shower and Jacuzzi Bathtub, the 'Princess' bedroom has a Queen bed, the 'Pirate bedroom with two Full beds and 'Tin Tin', the walk-out basement Master bedroom has a queen size bed and a pull out twin. The basement Master bedroom also has a full Italian Marble bathroom en-suite. It is a great house for entertaining. You'll also enjoy the original artwork collected from around the world.

Guest Access

There is FREE Wi-Fi throughout the house. The house has a fully equipped Kitchen with gas range, refrigerator with ice-maker, microwave, and dishwasher. Dishes, silverware, utensils and cookware are provided. Towels and linens are furnished. The house also has a laundry room on the first level, a breakfast nook, dining room, and library. There is central air conditioning and heat, You will have the entire house, including off-street parking for three cars, a front porch, back deck (with a grill). The house is suitable for families with children

Interaction with Guests

We interact with guests as much as they would like. I love being a host to our home and to Charlottesville, and am happy to chat with you about things to do here. However, I completely respect guests' privacy and want you to feel you are in your own home and feel no obligation to talk in person. I am available to communicate via phone, text, or email.

The Neighborhood

Our location is great! We're a few minutes away from UVA main grounds, Darden/Law School, and walking distance to the stadium. We are close to route 29 which allows easy access to wineries, shopping, and the beautiful trails in the area. It's about a ten minute drive to Monticello and surrounding vineyards and 30 minutes from Skyline Drive. Our neighborhood is beautiful, quiet and peaceful.

We are five minutes away by car to Historic Downtown Charlottesville and the West Main Corridor. Restaurants include Maya, L'Etoile, Bella, Continental Divide, Blue Moon Diner, Orzo, Public Fish & Oyster, Moto Pho and all of the wonderful restaurants on Charlottesville's Downtown Mall: Tempo, Commonwealth and Sky Bar, C&O, Mono Loco, Bang, Downtown Grill and more! The Downtown Mall is also a great place to see a show at the Charlottesville Pavilion, The Jefferson Theater, the Southern Music Hall, Live Arts or The Paramount Theatre.

Local attractions include historic sites such as Thomas Jefferson's Monticello, James Madison's Ash Lawn Highland, James Monroe's Montpelier and a slew of award winning wineries and breweries.

Getting around

We are on the City of Charlottesville #4 bus line.

Other Things to Note

NOTE: 2 day reservation requirement applies to all weekends EXCEPT UVA GRADUATION: You must reserve 3 Nights that weekend for your reservation to be accepted for that weekend.

More Details

J.R. Gentle
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, german
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2017

About J.R. Gentle

J.R. is best described as a world traveling explorer with the occasional strange idea and a passion for music. He currently lives in Charlottesville, Virginia, but has previously lived in Europe, the Middle East and Central America. He is a former Scientist, Restaurant Manager, US Army Officer and a Geo-Political/Terrorism Analyst for the US Dept of Defense. He can frequently be found sitting in a cafe plotting his next adventure.

J.R. Gentle purchased this house in 2009


Fry's Spring House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 10
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Master
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Powder Room
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Ensuite to Tin Tin
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Princess
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , Pirate
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Tin Tin
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

Welcome to Féileacán. The International House!
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 19 reviews

Wonderful property!

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for our group of 10 ladies! The accommodations were very comfortable and the house was stocked with plenty of linens, kitchenware, etc. The location was perfect and made it easy for exploring Charlottesville and the surrounding area. The owner met us at check in and made sure that we had everything we needed. We had a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Thank you for a lovely time.

  • 5 of 5

We met up with my sister's family in our beloved Charlottesville, and the International House met all our needs. The eight of us fit comfortably, and our pups had a grand time, too. The location was a short drive to both downtown and UVa's grounds.Would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Base for a Wine Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed the International House (IH). We came to Charlottesville for a weekend of visiting wineries to sample their offerings. The IH was everything we had hoped it would be. In fact, the pictures on the website did not really do justice to how nice the house was for us. The modernly-designed ground floor is set up very well moving between the kitchen, dining and living rooms. A nice airy layout. We were able to prepare breakfast each morning with the well-appointed kitchen and slept well each night in nice beds in a quiet neighborhood. The house is also located only 2 miles from downtown Charlottesville and we took advantage of this one evening to walk to and from our restaurant downtown. Oh, and the excellent hot showers in each of the baths made for a great wakeup in the morning. The International House helped added to a really nice weekend.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect!!! July 31-August 3, 2016

  • 5 of 5

All of the family and I were celebrating my birthday!!! We were seven and the house was perfect! Plenty of space, every convenience you can think of and the location was very convenient!!! The description and photos were right on the mark!!! We went hot air ballooning and wine tasting and Monticello and the Mall. J.R. was great!!! Thanks, J.R.!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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International House exceeded expectations!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the International House. JR went above and beyond making us feel welcome. I would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house, conveniently located to everything

  • 5 of 5

We had four couples staying here for UVa Reunions and it was perfect. Very nice, clean house, located just minutes from Grounds and minutes from Downtown. Couldn't be happier with our selection. J.R. arrived promptly when we did and was very courteous.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles


Rates & Availability

Fry's Spring House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
UVA Graduation 2017
May 18 2017 - May 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 26 2017 - May 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
UVA Reunion 17
Jun 9 2017 - Jun 11 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
UVA Graduation 2018
May 17 2018 - May 21 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning $120 + Tax
Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

PETS – Only with prior approval. Dogs only. All Pets must be kenneled overnight and when guest are not in the house. Guest are responsible for ALL damage caused by pets. Pet Fee of $25 per night per pet.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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