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Pastoral Carriage House with pool, central to scenic and historic destinations

Bedrooms 1
Space 910 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 60 nights


About the property

1 BR upstair, Downstair FR, 1 sofa-bed, Kitchen/TV/ 1 Bath, Patio/pool

Please note the SATELLITE view in Google Maps. You can see our veggie garden out of the trees and the pool and sundecks inside the trees but not Su Casa separate from the Main house both covered by summer trees. There is only one house to the west and another further away to the South East, the three homes around a 15 acres pasture. The remaining map area has but the hills of the Virginia countryside crossed by the Mechums River bounding the West and North sides of our Buck Elbow Farm

As for the Cottage spaces

The bi-level Carriage House, annexed to a separate garage building, is facing South, in opposite direction to the main house and has two private parking. Outdoor features include a patio for "al fresco" dining and large wood deck with gas grill, overlooking a tree filled hollow. . Swimming pool privileges, included in rates, are offered during summer season and access to pool sundecks and gardens in all seasons. Pool area is separated by gardens from Main House, as noted in Satellite view, and is 150 feet from Carriage House by its own path


Unique central location midway between the town historic destinations and the Skyline hiking and skiing-( 11 miles to Charlottesville and 13 to the Skyline Drive) Surrounded by 9 wineries, with two good restaurants, a great Pizza and a Gourmet Market within 5 miles; and complemented by all services at charming Crozet i.e. a 24/7 Harris Teeter, ABC Liquor store, Bank of America ATMs, Pharmacies, new library, and Old Trail Golf Course

Interior features ( see photos). Fifteenth years old cottage designed as a Carriage House by renowned local architect Jay Dalgliesh, containing 920 sq. feet of living space on two levels. Upstairs large bedroom with queen bed and study area overlooking the trees. Private Internet connection and available laser printer.

Downstairs large living/dining/kitchen area with queen sofa-bed, Bose Bluetooth radio, 40" TV with Dish Network, Internet and Blue Ray streaming. One bathroom with shower. Well equipped kitchen with stove, frig, coffee maker, toaster oven, microwave oven and whole set of utensils.

This large room connects with the 12'x14' outdoor dining patio and the 16'x20'' deck overlooking a tree filled hollow (see photos). Gas grill.

Heating with a Franklin gas stove complemented by oil filled electric radiator (Longhi). A/C unit in upstairs wall and dehumidifier with continuous water discharge . Weather station, smoke and CO alarm systems in place.

New 40/5 Mbps Internet connection

This cottage and its outdoors facilities are absolutely NON- SMOKING

Our 8 acres property is located within a 190 acres farm limited north & west by the Mechum River and its flood lands; just like a "private moat" that separates us from 250 West traffic noise. Again the SATELLITE view in Google map shows the country setting and the convenient access to two main highways, I-64 & Rt 250, leading to the Skyline Drive or to the Charlottesville destinations

Our site is a habitat for birds, other animals and for the people who love them. And when you have your fill, you may drive a short distance, to your favorite city entertainment or pick up food and wine and dine at home, in the woods, listening to the birds and tree frogs or watching the firebugs jumping at dusk

Said a guest, Su Casa, "At home in the woods"

More Details

Property Manager
Justo Campa OR Nancy Campa
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 14, 2017

About Justo Campa OR Nancy Campa

I am a retired neurologist from academic UVA and private practice in Charlottesville Va. Married to Nancy with three married children and five grandchildren. My profile, photos and wife Nancy's photos are best displayed in my own web site where I am the designer of a new walking aid for the medically handicap as well as the healthy hiker. I named the website the Neurostaff. My practice is now limited to counseling friends regarding neurological conditions but I am considering to offer electronic second opinions in neurology.My wife Nancy is a painter, she loves the Virginia landscape and you will see some of her works hanging in the cottage. We are proud of our two daughters and one son, all married now with children of their own. five beautiful grandchildren

Justo Campa OR Nancy Campa purchased this cottage in 1985

Why Justo Campa OR Nancy Campa chose Charlottesville

My wife and I were very fortunate when, in 1975, as our children were 5,7 and 9 years old, the late Dr Edward Jordan, owner of the 190 acres Buck Elbow Farm, welcomed us to buy 8 acres of it to build our dream family home. We designed our home with the help of our friend and architect, the late Jay Dalgliesh, who over 39 years continued designing our expansions, most importantly in 1988 with a new garage and Carriage House, a guest cottage which we named 'Su Casa' and is now, for the first time, offered as a travel destination featured in HomeAway.

Working the land around us was just as joyful as the house expansions and improvements. We started with 8 acres of thick forest, now we have gardens "inside" that forest, and a separate swimming pool area surrounded by gardens inspired by those of the Alhambra in my native Spain."The gardens of my delights". The gardener is really my wife Nancy , past president of the Garden Club of Charlottesville who can name every plant by their name, even in Latin, and her assistant gardener Harold, our loyal help for 25 years. My job has been with the pruning and occasional clearing of trees to open our mountain views like green canyons to the north Blue Ridge and to the west central pasture My gardens were veggie ones motivated first by the nostalgic idea of making Spanish gazpacho, requiring tomatoes, cucumbers and green peppers. Now with the help of my son Justi, another veggie aficionado, we have 3 large high rise beds in the open sun near the pasture. All with water irrigation and fenced against deer and squirrels. Our blue birds nest near by and have a feast with the gardens' insects.

Jay Dalgliesh loved our/his place and use to call it, 'Our oasis in IVY'; we cannot figure a name for it, for it will have to convey the ideas of gardens, forest,

solitude, nature, peace, quiet pleasure and family home, all different thru the four seasons.

Yes,we are happy to share it with you while planning to keep it for our children

What makes this cottage unique

Unique central location to scenic or historic destinations, plus a wooping 40 Mbps Internet and private pool privileges. When you are in Su Casa you will have the choice of staying home enjoying nature and solitude with Crozet Pizza or Greenwood Gourmet foods or you can easily reach your choice destination - whether touring 10 nearby wineries, hike/ ride the Skyline Drive or visiting our historical sites, and come back to Su Casa with a take out gourmet dinner.and a 40Mbps internet streaming of Netflix/Amazon. Su Casa is central to all. We are 4 miles to all services in charming Crozet, 9 miles to historical Charlottesville and UVA CAMPUS, 13 miles to the hikes in Shenandoah Parkway, 15 miles from Monticello, and 23 miles or 30 minutes away from the popular Wintergreen Ski Resort. Ten wineries are within 10 miles radius. As for dinning, excellent food is available either as a take out or sitting in two good restaurants within 4 miles and good wines and a Liquor Store also in close vicinity All our reviewers have praised this unique location and the comfort to return home after a day of exploring the tourist attractions. As a recent guest pointed out, in Su Casa you will feel "At Home in the Woods'. Note: Second large frig and recently installed washer& drier convenient to long term rentals


Charlottesville Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 910 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • One bathroom with shower in downstairs large room/ bathrobes, towels provided Note: Second large frig and private Washer&Drier in adjacent garage
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Upstairs queen size bed (with space for infant crib). Chest of drawer, two closets and attic access for storage. Four windows BR studio section with private Internet and top tree view Downstairs Queen Sofa-bed in LR/ Kitchen & adjacent bathroom/showers TV, Blue Ray, Blue Tooth & Dish Network connections in LR/Kitchen Fully equipped kitchen breakfast table and adjacent dining patio Wall AC, Gas stove or electric radiant heating Child high chair
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
The Satellite view of our location provided in the Google Map, will give our guest a good perspective of our unique location in the rolling hills of the Virginia country side; and of our central position between the Skyline and Charlottesville The satellite view has "Su Casa" covered by trees but you can locate our adjacent main home chimney and the lines of our swimming pool & decks beyond the gardens. Our place is a sanctuary for animals, specially song birds, as the forest and the flood lands of the Mechum River (see satellite view) act like a ''moat' around the 190 acres farm where our 8 acres home and only four other are located. Yet we are 1.5 miles out to 250 West and I-64, 15 minutes from Charlottesville & UVA Campus, 5 minutes from all services in Crozet and 15 minutes from best hikes in the Shenandoah Parkway. And for the winter, we are 30 minutes from Wintergreen Ski Resort. You can tour 10 wineries in within 15 miles range,


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Pastoral Carriage House with pool, central to scenic and historic destinations
average rating of 4.8 based on 25 reviews

Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

Justo and Nancy are positively lovely people! Any issues I had were quickly addressed and it's a beautiful property. I would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Roxana for the five stars review. We love to host traveling nurses like yourself on temporary three months duty at any of our local Hospitals. We are pleased that you found our cottage comfortable, safe and convenient while going to work at the UVA Medical Center. You are most welcomed to stay with us again in your next tour of duty.
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Charlotte, NC

Lovely cottage and setting

  • 5 of 5

My family of 4 had a wonderful stay at Su Casa surrounded by the lovely gardens in such a peaceful wooded setting. The pool was beautiful, completely private and relaxing. The home was lovely and I especially loved the owner Nancy's artwork everywhere- I even bought one of her paintings of a barn down the road that is now hanging in our home to remind me of our wonderful stay. They were so gracious and helpful but never intrusive. We were close to so many sights- King Winery, a peach orchard, Monticello, breweries, hiking and mountain biking. We already want to come back!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, and come back. We would love to see your lovely family again Justo and Nancy
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Wonderful Time

  • 5 of 5

Lovely setting and nice accommodations. The hosts did all they could to assure that our family was taken care of so we could enjoy our time!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property and wonderful landlords.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. Nancy and Justo were great. We'll be back soon!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We will love to have you back Justo and Nancy
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Southwestern Virginia

Peaceful forest sanctuary

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this special spot for two weeks while my wife recovered from major surgery at the UVA Medical Center. Su Casa was very quiet, peaceful, and surrounded by a beautiful fall canopy of red and gold leaves. Sheree found it to be a healing spot. This small carriage house is separated from the main house and has a private deck that faces the forest. We enjoyed walking on the private road and sitting in the sun on the porch swings adjacent to their lovely garden. We also enjoyed their black Lab and the neighbor's Australian Shepherd that kept us company. The house itself is small but efficiently laid out and tastefully decorated. Justo and Nancy are available and attentive but not intrusive--excellent hosts! We particularly enjoyed exploring Crozet and the wealth of wineries in the area. We highly recommend Su Casa for a short or long stay and hope to return ourselves.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind review and delighted of your healing experience during your two weeks stay in Su Casa. We indeed welcome long term stays as they provide an opportunity to better know our guests. Looking forward to your return in the future, All best, Nancy and Justo
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A relaxing place to stay, with beautiful gardens and pool

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed over the Labor Day weekend with our 15-month old daughter. We were very pleased with our stay and would happily go back. The house has a living/dining/kitchen area downstairs and one large bedroom upstairs. The single bathroom is off the living area. A sofa bed can be used to create additional sleeping space in the living area. There was plenty of room in the bedroom for us to set up our daughter's travel cot. Overall, the house was spacious and comfortable for the three of us. The air conditioning unit in the bedroom was a little noisy and some windows do not have coverings, but neither of these issues bothered us much. We found the house to be a pleasant temperature (outside temperatures were in the 70s and 80s).

The gardens and pool were beautiful, as was the surrounding forest. We swam in the pool on two days and enjoyed it very much, even though the water had started to cool. The pool and garden are a short walk from the cottage past the owners' house, but felt very private. There are nice balconies by the pool and outside the cottage.

Justo was a perfect host. He gave us guidance and advice in advance of our arrival. He met us on arrival and showed us around. He helped us with information about the local area, including restaurants. The kitchen was stocked with coffee, some food, and a bottle of wine, which made settling in easy.

The property is just a couple of miles from Crozet, which has restaurants and grocery stores (gourmet and Harris Teeter) and is about 10 miles from Charlottesville, also close to Skyline Drive in the other direction.

Overall, a good relaxing stay and we would be happy to return.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your thorough and favorable review. Your joy is our pleasure. Our Casa es Su casa
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Nearest Airport
19 Miles
Charlottesville?Albemarle CHO
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Duners restaurant and Crozet Pizza Pourhouse
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
James River
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Farmington Club and UVA Birdwood
Nearest Train
10 Miles
C&O Station in Charlottesville
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
I-64 and 250 West
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Duners, Crozet Pizza and Pourhouse
Nearest Ski
23 Miles
Wintergreen Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
65 Miles
Virginia Beach
Car: necessary

COMING: As of May 1, our gardens start the flowering procession that will last thru August. As of now, May 1, the azaleas and rhododendrons have followed the lilacs, red buds and dogwood and the pool gardens are beginning to fill with flowers. The zoysia grass is thick and soft and the knock out roses are budding.


Private, quiet country location (see SATELLITE VIEW in Google Map), yet only 4 miles from Crozet, 9 miles from Charlottesville &UVA Campus, 15 from Hiking at Shenandoah Nat Park. In the mist of 10 + wineries, polo games,weddings and festivals destinations but also at fast I-64 or 250 W connections to the UVA CAMPUS and Football Stadium, and to all historical and scenic sites from Charlottesville to the Blue Ridge Mountains .

The house site has ample outdoor spaces fro recreation and contemplation.The town of Crozet has all necessary services, including a 24/7 Harris Teeter, across an ABC Liquor. Te Greenwood Gourmet Market supplies high quality food and wines to take home or you can dine at first class Duner's restaurant , the famous pick up Crozet Pizza or the new Piedmont Plaza "Smoked" barbecues. In the cottage, you will have outdoor/indoors dining areas and full kitchen and grill to cook your own. Then enjoy a new 40' TV with Netflix Internet streaming and 250 Channels Dish-Network. Or your phone music song in a Bose Bluetooth mini Speaker. The satellite Google view displays our location in the best Virginia country yet in close contact to 250 W and I-64 for fast connection to all scenic and historic destinations.

Our guest have come for the Fall foliage, Spring gardens, Summer with swimming pool, hiking the Shenandoah, touring local wineries, UVA graduations, golf courses, weddings, sporting events and for the many historical sites with three presidents Homes. Our cottage 'Su Casa' is at the center of all and any of these attractions.

Living in such a historical and nature rich location makes it impossible to detail all the offerings of this place but we have lived in this home and area for 39 years and it is our pleasure to help you plan the best choices for whatever destination or goal you wish to fulfill during your stay.

'Bienvenidos, "Mi casa es 'Su Casa'

Justo and Nancy Campa


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning,linen, towels $150
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 5.0%

OUR NIGHTLY RATES,FOR, TWO PERSONS, INCLUDE utilities, swimming pool privileges in season, private Internet access, printer, 40" TV with 250 Channels Dish Network and Blue Ray and Blue Tooth Bose speakers for Smart phone music. There is a charge of $25/person for more than 2. But no charges for infants
For Damage Protection choose a Refundable Deposit or a charge for Protection policy
In case of cancellation, a refund, minus 15% charge, will be provided if house is re rented.

Manager'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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.