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Joan Schatzman

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

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

31 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview

Charlottesville House Rental Photos and Description

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 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 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 (outside cat 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

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Joan Schatzman (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

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. Five 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.

Reviews

4.9
based on 31 traveler reviews

Located In Trendy Belmont Neighborhood , Easy Walk To Downtown Mall,UVA
average rating of 4.870968 based on 31 reviews
5

Great stay and enjoyed all the amenities

  • 5 of 5

Joan the owner was great to work with and provided great customer service. We had some travel issues due to storms and arrived at 3AM. Joan left the front porch light on and we were greeted by Lefty, a beautiful little dog that looks like a fox. The rooms were clean, towels laid out and very easy access. Being from Texas, we like our A/C and the wall units worked OK but took some time to cool off the rooms at night. Fans in all the rooms would have been nice.

I would highly recommend the Queen Belmont to anyone who wants a quite location, easy access to unique restaurants and a beautiful gardens all around. Make sure you buy some honey from Joan. She is also a bee keeper.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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5

Great location!

  • 5 of 5

Joan's house was perfect for our girl's weekend stay! It is compact, so make sure you are aware, but honestly was perfect for 4 ladies. Joan provided every comfort - extra towels, comfy bed, coffee and even beautiful flowers on the coffee table. She was also very helpful with recommendations on restaurants / places to check out. Totally walk-able from Belmont and the downtown Mall area, perfect location! We had a wonderful weekend!!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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5

Good spot in a fun neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

We stayed there for UVA Reunions weekend and couldn't have had a better time. The home had everything we needed, and it was nice to be so close to great restaurants in the Belmont neighborhood. It's also walking distance to the Downtown Mall, and a short cab/Uber to the University. Joan took good care of us while we were there. When we return to Charlottesville, we'll definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Great stay!

  • 4 of 5

Super cute home in hip neighborhood within easy walking distance of 4 great restaurants and downtown mall.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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5

Delightful, clean, convenient!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in Charlottesville last weekend, and so much of it was because of the Queen Belmont Retreat. The house is ideally situated in easy walking distance to several restaurants in Belmont (including a great corner market with a good beer selection) and Downtown Charlottesville. Joan greeted us, offered suggestions of things to do and places to eat, and encouraged calls if there was anything we needed, even though she was heading out for her own mini-vacation!

The house is connected to Joan's own home, but there is a separate entrance and a dividing wall. Think of it like a small townhouse. There was plenty of space to spread out, lots of hot water, and a mini-"kitchen" space for leftovers and snacks. We brought our dog with us, and he enjoyed the fenced yard.

We'd visit again.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Great location! Clean, perfect weekend

  • 4 of 5

Joan was very responsive to booking, Easy access to key and entry. She lives on property, felt like a townhouse-perfect, she gave us all the privacy we needed.

Unit was clean, clean, clean, this is important. Heaters worked fine.

Excellent location, close to everything and terrific restaurants. We needed a place for the weekend to see the sites, would recommend to stay.

Easy street parking, no crowds.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Map

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

Charlottesville House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summers, midweek
May 31 2016 - Aug 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$200
From
$240
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
2017 UVA Grad
May 19 2017 - May 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,500
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 6.0%

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.

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Amenities

Charlottesville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 675 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
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
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • 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

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