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The Pond House near Charlottesville

Bedrooms 1
Space 625 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • children welcome


About the property

Private Studio Apartment with Queen size bed and pull out sofa. Fully tiled bath

Just 3 minutes from Charlottesville Airport and 19 minutes from the Downtown Mall, The Pond House is located in a beautiful subdivision called Bedford Hills. Fully furnished and equipped 650 square foot apartment with Queen size bed and sleeper sofa (also Queen size); accommodates 4 adults. Full kitchen with stove, all utensils and dishes, refrigerator and microwave. Flat screen (50 inch) smart TV with cable and Netflix, robust wi-fi. Private entrance.

John Salidis
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, greek
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 29, 2017

About John Salidis

Maria and I have been married 48 years. We have 7 children, 4 daughters and 3 sons. I recently retired and have become an Independant Distributer for Kyani, a Nutraceutical company . Maria loves to travel and dance. I love Maria and so I travel and dance also!

Originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, we moved to Charlottesville, Virginia in 2003 to be with all our kids.

John Salidis purchased this studio in 2003

Guestbook comments from the owner

This was the perfect place. Exactly as described (actually better). The lights in the bathroom are a blast, the whole place was comfy and so-o--o clean. It was great to find that even though it is in a quiet and peaceful neighborhood, it was a quick hop over to restaurants and stores.
Mar 2015
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Bedford Hills Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 625 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Spectacular.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size, new (11/14) mattress, boxsprings and bed. There is also a queen size pullout sofa-bed.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(44 traveler reviews)

The Pond House near Charlottesville
average rating of 4.840909 based on 48 reviews

Birthday Get-A-Way

  • 5 of 5

We made a last minute decision to escape to Charlottesville for my birthday weekend - what a great choice to stay at the Pond House! Pictures don't do this little place justice. We had everything we needed and then some. The bed was incredibly comfy, and the bathroom was state of the art. The little kitchen was well stocked, so we were able to fix breakfast "at home" and relax the pace of the mornings. If my son ends up at UVA, I'll be a regular customer. Close proximity to all that we wanted to do! Thank you for being great hosts!

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review! Come back any time.
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Great Stay, will stay again.

  • 5 of 5

We had a very nice time here. It's close to everything. The unit had everything you could possibly need to stay for a night or a month. We met the owner upon loading up for checkout. Very friendly. Only issue we had was the heavy footsteps above or heads, but, it is a basement apartment, so that's too be expected. Overall, it was great and we would recommend this place for anyone.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful, peaceful, extremely comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

I absolutely loved my stay at the Pond House - John was incredibly helpful and kind, and the whole process was smoother than getting a hotel. On top of that, the apartment is beautiful and comfortable. The full kitchen was amazing (I should know, I spent an entire day baking!) and the bathroom (all custom tile and built by the owner) was amazing. On top of that, the little things (coffee, Netflix, digital locks, bookshelf) really made the experience purely enjoyable.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay! Highly recommend!

  • 5 of 5

My family of 4 had a great stay at the Pond House. Clean, bright, spacious, easy to get to. The home is in a nice neighborhood just north of Charlottesville. With 2 young kids (ages 5 and 3), it was nice to have a large space vs. a cramped hotel room. The kids especially loved the color-changing lights in the shower. Would definitely stay here again.

On our trip, we hiked Crabtree Falls and picked apples at Carter Mountain, visited multiple wineries & breweries, and enjoyed meals downtown and at the historic Michie Tavern. Great visit to Charlottesville!

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I rented the Pondhouse this past weekend to share in parent weekend for UVA. It turned out to be the perfect distance just outside the traffic in Charlottesville. We were able to easily travel back and forth between activities to refresh ourselves. The apartment exceeded our expectations in terms of size, comfort and amenities. The home is exceptionally clean and the owner provided all the little extras that make your stay feel like being at home. The attention to detail was superb. We will definitely choose this home over a hotel for our future visits.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for an excellent review. Please, do come back again...and again.
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Clean, but Awkward

  • 3 of 5

While it is a clean place with several amenities (TV, bathroom, fire place ambiance, etc.), it is awkward in that the stairs to the entrance to the apartment is located near the primary residence kitchen and living room windows. The residents are kind and friendly, but we had trouble "escaping" with the noises of footsteps above and the constant reminder of staying in their basement. Additionally, with the name "The Pond House" we anticipated a better/more accessible view and/or path to said pond. Unfortunately, neither were really possible.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Bedford Hills Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
UVA Graduation
May 19 2017 - May 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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