About the property
- House2800 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 nights
Nestled down a half mile gravel road you will find a peaceful serene home sitting on 10 acres without another house in sight. Conveniently located only 6.8 miles from downtown Charlottesville this charming 3 BR / 3.5 Bath country retreat comes with all the amenities of modern life. There are four wineries within 6.5 miles of the house as well as historic sites such as Monticello & Ash Lawn which are each about 5 minutes away. The house is bright and airy, features all hardwood flooring throughout, a large kitchen, screened in porch and separate outdoor seating area by a babbling fish/frog pond. Below the house is a fire pit surrounded by Adirondack chairs with plenty of stacked wood at your disposal.
Upstairs there are three bedrooms. The master is very spacious and bright with a queen bed and its own full bathroom and tub. The second bedroom features a queen bed and is very bright and airy surrounded by windows . The third bedroom features two twins and both of these bedrooms share a full bath which features fully tiled and glass enclosed shower. Finally, in the walk out basement there full size pull out sofa bed, gaming/poker table, TV, dart board and complete with its own full bathroom with glass enclosed tiled shower. All bathrooms are supplied with salon grade shampoo, conditioner, hand soap, towels and washcloths.
On the main floor there is a TV/sitting room with large bay windows, a piano and wood burning fireplace. The kitchen is bright and large and well equipped with a large sink, dishwasher, disposal, gas range and an assortment of high quality cookware/knives. For coffee lovers there is Keurig Machine (bring your own k-cups) or a 12 cup Cuisinart percolator. Also provided are a large variety of spices and basic cooking necessities such as sugar, flour, salt, pepper, cooking oils, vinegars, etc. The kitchen has its own breakfast seating area or you can wander out the back door and relax in the screened in porch. The dining room, visible from the kitchen, comfortably seats six, although you could squeeze eight.
Much of the nearby land behind the house is all under conservation easement and you may enjoy taking one of the many walking/horse trails which are quite extensive. There is a full vegetable garden and small orchard on property which I maintain. On a nice day you can relax in the outdoor seating area by the fish pond to the sounds of babbling water in the background or nestled by the fire during the evening under the tall surrounding oak trees. This is truly a ‘get away’ retreat and you will leave feeling relaxed and recharged!
Check in time is 4pm and checkout is 12 noon, although special arrangements can be made if the schedule allows for it.
Nearby Attractions include:
Jefferson Vineyards - 1.3 miles
Jefferson's Historic Monticello - 2.6 miles
James Monroe's Ash Lawn - 2.6 miles
Michie Tavern - 3.9 miles
Carters Mountain Orchard - 5.5 miles
Gabriele Rausse Winery - 5.6 miles
Downtown Charlottesville - 6.8 miles
Trump Winery - 6.5 miles
Blenheim Winery - 6.5 miles
Keswick Vineyards - 12.8 miles
Notes to mention:
A complimentary local bottle of wine is included with each booking!Maximum of 8 adults (No parties or events permitted without authorization of owner)
Fresh Bed Linens/Pillows/Towels are all provided.
Shampoo, conditioner, soap are provided in each bathroom
Firewood is split and stacked outside the doors during the winter for use.
The 1/2 mile gravel road leading to the house is private and therefore not plowed in the winter. The road is flat but you may wish to have a 4 x 4 in the event of winter weather.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- english, german
- Calendar last updated:
- May 25, 2018
About James Dunton
I grew up on a farm in very rural eastern tidewater VA (northern neck) learned to find pleasure in life of very simple things. After graduating from college I left for the big city down south (Atlanta) where my eyes grew wide as I approached the skyline and knew this was going to be home for the next phase of life. There I stayed for a very fast 8 years and did a quick stint out in San Diego for 2 years before feeling the call to return back to the home state of VA. Charlottesville was a completely new experience but one that I was quite certain would be a very welcomed change which it was. Since moving I have completely fallen for this town, the way of life here, the culture, people and the proud sense of community.
James Dunton purchased this House in 2011
Why James Dunton chose Charlottesville
As I approached my mid 30's I couldn't disregard the calling to return to a rural setting and embrace slowing things down a bit. I was anxious to get my hands in the dirt and grow my own food and hear the crickets and frogs at night and leave the lights of the big city behind. After buying the property I quickly realized this was exactly the perfect fit!
What makes this House unique
Spending just a few days here always recharges my batteries for new challenges or traveling for work. Whether I am working in the garden, cutting wood, cooking a fresh grown meal or just relaxing outside soaking up the afternoon sunshine this place is the perfect getting away and enjoying the simplicities of life.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Beautiful Home ... Wonderful Host !!
My family stayed in this home for the UVA graduation and absolutely loved it! The home was just a beautiful as the photos show. I wished we could have stayed longer. I was fortunate enough to meet the owner, James, and he was extremely helpful and courteous. The home is located conveniently to several wineries and easy access to the University and downtown area. This home made our graduation weekend much more special. I would highly recommend this property to all.
Perfect spot for our girls getaway weekend! James was very accommodating and made us feel at home. His place was comfortable, clean, relaxing and refreshing! It's also conveniently located and sits on a beautiful piece of land. James was always quick to respond. We'll be back!
We loved this property. It was a beautiful home on a lovely peaceful property.
The home is gorgeous. It has everything you need including updated kitchen appliances and connectivity for all of your devices. It is very close to Charlottesville attractions. We definitely plan to stay again. Loved it so much!!!!
The house is beautiful! We had a girls weekend and everything was there that we needed! Clean and well decorated house! Thank you James!!! We had a wonderful and perfect weekend:)
A great option for a group! The house is beautiful and we loved the location -- feels very private, but is a close drive to downtown Charlottesville. James was extremely flexible and very welcoming, and we had no issues before or during our stay. Would absolutely recommend!
Perfect Weekend Getaway Home!!
The house was wonderful! Perfect spot for the weekend. The house was fully stocked with everything we could need and made it a great time in Charlottesville. I couldn't imagine a better place to stay!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Guests can opt to pay a fully refundable $1500 damage deposit in place of the non refundable $59 damage protection plan (non-refundable) if desired. The $1500 damage deposit is due by 30 days prior to check in and is refunded within 7 days of checkout.