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Located In Trendy Belmont Neighborhood , Easy Walk To Downtown Mall,UVA

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 675 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Sunny,cozy, private guest wing. Mature gardens, and Mountain views

Private, quiet accommodations set in mature garden, yet easy walk to excellent dinning and entertainment, perfect for a weekend getaway.

2 Bedrooms, 2 baths sleeps up to 4. Walk to farmer's market on Sat morning, enjoy free concerts at Fridays After 5 or take the free Trolley to visit UVA grounds. If you want something more low key, order in and relax in the comfortable lounge on the first floor.

The Queen Belmont Retreat is located

in the heart of Charlottesville's trendiest neighborhood, the Queen Belmont Retreat is a freshly renovated 2 story West wing of the home, perfect for a weekend vacation. Joan Schatzman, who lives in the East wing, the unofficial 'Mayor of Belmont' and a master carpenter, restored this 1880 house (originally the C&O engineer's home) and large garden herself. An international traveler, Joan has shaped her guest rooms into just what she would like to find: high quality linens, feather pillows and fine lambswool mattress covers make beds so inviting that you might not want to leave. But Charlottesville offers too many enticements to keep you indoors: our World Heritage site university (be sure to catch one of the student led tours of Jefferson's Academical Village), Monticello, Montpelier, Ash Lawn, music festivals, wineries, cideries and breweries tours, hiking trails and proximity to the Blue Ridge, kayaking and canoeing, antiquing. . . There is something for everyone to enjoy in our area, which consistently tops the '100 Best Places to Live and Visit' lists.

The QBR has 2 bedrooms, 1 with a queen bed and 1 with twin beds and a Juliet balcony . There is a shared bath between them, with a beautiful window view of Monticello Mountain and Mount Alto and Joan's gardens. Downstairs is a cozy salon where you will find a mini fridge, microwave, and coffee maker for your convenience. Down the hall is a full bath room.

The Queen Belmont is LBGT welcoming and is pet friendly (older small dog in residence). Larger outdoor parties may be held in the spacious garden (bonfire area and extensive vegetable, fruit and flower gardens), with prior discussion. It is a charming, sunny and safe alternative to a hotel chain, in a walkable, quiet neighborhood. You will be minutes away from 5 acclaimed restaurants and bars, 3 small provisions shops and a short stroll to the Downtown pedestrian Mall and the free trolley to UVa Grounds.

The Retreat's namesake, the late Queen of Belmont, is still present in woodcut prints around the house. The staircase up to the bedrooms showcases an art gallery of the owner's artwork, available for purchase. There is a private entrance and plenty of on-street parking, and the QBR provides Wifi and smart TV. Due to the age of the house, the rooms are not universal access and there are 2 sets of stairs. Coffee is provided. Guests will have the run of the wing.

The Queen Belmont and premises are smoke free.

Contact Joan, between 8 am-6 pm,or email anytime to make arrangements

More Details

Owner
Joan Schatzman
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2017

About Joan Schatzman

i bought the property in 1992. Over the years I slowly renovated the house and grounds doing a major project every year. What was once a grass yard is now a mature garden designed planted and maintained by me. I wanted year round produce and flower blooms.No mater what time of year it is I can cut flowers for my table or pick veggies for my dinner. A bee hive pollinates my 9 tree apple orchard, vegetables, flowers and fruit bushes. I 'rob' the honey every June. Inspired by Thomas Jefferson's Monticello gardens I created grassy paths for a parkland walk around the perimeter, the slower you go the more you will see. Twice a year i have an annual garden party the first Sunday in May and third Sunday in September.

Joan Schatzman purchased this house in 1992

Why Joan Schatzman chose Charlottesville

In 1989 I moved on to Douglas AV across the street from 204 Douglas. 'If it ever comes up for sale I will buy that big old farm house on a generous double lot.' In 1992 I closed the deal. The very first thing i did was move my garden to my new home. I cut windows into walls that had none to flood light into every room. I've added a screen porch, decks, patios and a fire pit. My goal was to make my home as comfortable, cozy, and self sufficient as possible.

What makes this house unique

The best thing about my house and guest wing is a slice of beautiful cozy quiet in the heart of the city. Seven restaurants are a one min walk to the top of the street. The Historic Downtown Mall and Music pavilion is a five minuet walk. Park your car and explore during your stay at Queen Belmont Guesthouse.

Amenities

Belmont House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 675 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Upstairs is a ceramic tile shower and bathroom. Downstairs is a half bath with hand painted tiles.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • First bedroom has one queen size bed,with 2 night stands and 2 reading swing lamps. wardrobe, writing desk with chair, comfy chair, windows on two sides one facing north and the other with southern exposure and mountain views. The Juliet room has 2 twin beds with night stands and reading swing lamps. 2 windows facing north and south with views of mountains and the gardens. A door on the west wall opens to the balcony over looking Douglas AV. There is a writing table and chair, comfy chair with end table and lamp.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
I will be happy to give you insider information the neighborhood and up coming events, restaurants, concerts, or cool places to visit.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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Located In Trendy Belmont Neighborhood , Easy Walk To Downtown Mall,UVA
average rating of 4.72549 based on 51 reviews
5

We loved our stay!!

  • 5 of 5

We have always loved the Belmont neighborhood and we were looking forward to our weekend getaway. Joan's house did not disappoint! Just a lovely home with beautiful character. The house was very comfortable. Great beds, and showers - which is very important to me ; ) We especially enjoyed being able to walk everywhere we wanted to go. So close to awesome Belmont restaurants and the downtown mall. We loved the Italian restaurant Tavola right at the top of the road. We would definitely stay again. Thanks so much for sharing your home Joan.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Arlington, VA
4

Good stay in Charlottesville

  • 4 of 5

Joan's home was lovely. The bedrooms were spacious and comfortable. The location was fantastic- very close to the cute Belmont area. Joan was a wonderful hostess as well, sharing the products of her beautiful garden with us!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
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5

Nice apartment and location. Joan was accommodating and very friendly. Will go back again!

  • 5 of 5

The property included 2 bedrooms and 2 full baths easily accommodates up to 4 persons. The apartment was clean, comfortable and pet friendly. The location was convenient to everything we wanted to do. It is a short drive to Monticello and we particularly enjoyed being able to walk to the pedestrian mall as well as the rotunda at UV. There were also many great places to eat close by. Joan was a great hostess and made us feel very welcome. We plan to return and recommend Joan's place to others!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Alexandria, VA
5

Ideally located and suited for a fun weekend!

  • 5 of 5

I lovely home with two large bedrooms, sitting room and two full bathrooms. So many great places to walk to including outstanding restaurants. A gem!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Great Falls, VA
5

Great farmhouse in the city!

  • 5 of 5

A quaint and charming half of a farmhouse set among gardening beds brings a little bit of the country to the city. Walking distance to great restaurants, it offers a laid back vibe that's perfect for relaxing.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderfully welcoming!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 4 nights recently while attending my daughter's wedding and found the place absolutely perfect. Joan is a gracious hostess and her gardens are a wonderful respite from any travel related madness. We were just sorry to leave and hope to return soon for a longer stay when we'll have more free time to explore.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Map

Monticello
University of Virginia
Mas Tapas
Tavola
La Taza
Nearest Airport
10 Miles
CHO
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
The Local
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Birdwood
Nearest Train
1.2 Miles
Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
I 64
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
MAS, Local, LaTaza, Tavola, Belmont BBQ, Gibson's
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Wintergreen ski resort
Nearest Beach
175 Miles
Virginia beach

Home away from home, Perfect for a weekend getaway. Or University of Virginia events.

2 Bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths, sleeps up to 4.

The Queen Belmont Guesthouse

In the heart of Charlottesville's trendiest neighborhood, Downtown Belmont. The Queen Belmont Guesthouse is a freshly renovated 2 story wing, perfect for a weekend vacation. Joan Schatzman, the unofficial 'Mayor of Belmont' and a master carpenter, restored this 1880s house (originally the C&O engineer's home) and large garden herself. An international traveler, Joan has shaped her guest rooms into just what she would like to find: high quality linens, feather pillows and fine lambswool mattress covers make beds so inviting that you might not want to leave. But Charlottesville offers too many enticements to keep you indoors: our World Heritage site university (be sure to catch one of the student led tours of Jefferson's Academical Village), Monticello, Montpelier, Ash Lawn, music festivals, wineries, cideries and breweries tours, hiking trails and proximity to the Blue Ridge, kayaking and canoeing, antiquing. . . There is something for everyone to enjoy in our area, which consistently tops the '100 Best Places to Live and Visit' lists.

The QBG has 2 bedrooms, 1 with a queen bed and 1 with twin beds and a Juliet balcony . There is a shared bath between them, with a beautiful window view of Monticello Mountain and Mount Alto. Downstairs is a cozy salon where you will find a mini fridge, microwave, and coffee maker for your convenience. Down the hall is a powder room.

The Queen Belmont is pet friendly (outside cats in residence) and gay friendly. Larger outdoor parties may be held in the spacious garden (bonfire area and extensive vegetable, fruit and flower gardens), with prior discussion. It is a charming, sunny and safe alternative to a hotel chain, in a walkable, quiet neighborhood. You will be minutes away from 5 acclaimed restaurants and bars, 3 small provisions shops and a short stroll to the Downtown pedestrian Mall and the free trolley to UVa Grounds.

The Guesthouse namesake, the late Queen of Belmont, is still present in woodcut prints around the house. The staircase up to the bedrooms showcases an art gallery of the owner's artwork, available for purchase. There is a private entrance and plenty of on-street parking, and the QBG provides Wifi and smart TV. Due to the age of the house, the rooms are not universal access and there are 2 sets of stairs. Coffee and a selection of teas are available, as well as fresh fruit, granola bars and popcorn. Guests will have the run of the wing.

The Queen Belmont and premises are smoke free.

Contact Joan, between 8 am-6 pm,or email anytime to make arrangements.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 7.0%

The rate includes accomadations, all taxes, and cleaning fees.
VRBO charges an extra service fee.
There is a nonrefundable 50% deposit to reserve your booking. However,the VRBO service fee would be refunded if the booking is canceled.
The rate is based on double occupancy, all guest must be registered. Each additional guest will be charged $15/per person per night due at check in.
This is a smoke free premises.
Your pet must be on a leash and walked out side the garden.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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