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Private Retreat on 10 Acres Minutes from Monticello, Wineries & Charlottesville!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

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 8 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. You can relax in the outdoor seating area by the fish pond to the sounds of babbling water in the background or lounge in comfortable Adirondack chairs under the tall surrounding oak trees while enjoying the fire pit. 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

Clifton Inn - 4 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.

More Details

James Dunton
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
September 23, 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.


Charlottesville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • STRICT MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY! This is our family home and we don't permit parties, events.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Master Bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Upstairs Guest Bath
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Main Floor Guest Bath
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Basment Bath
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Full Size Pull out Sofa Bed in Basement
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
Guests can opt to pay a fully refundable $1500 damage deposit in place of the non refundable $59 damage protection fee if desired. The $1500 damage deposit is due by 30 days prior to check in and is refunded within 7 days of checkout.


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Private Retreat on 10 Acres Minutes from Monticello, Wineries & Charlottesville!
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 95 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The home was just that, a “home”!

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay: The house is situated in the hills outside Charlottesville, surrounded by beautiful nature. It offered a relaxing fire pit for conversation or roasting marshmallows. The grill offered an alternative to cooking inside. And, while grilling everyone can enjoy the outside porch.

Inside was surprisingly spotless clean, with a kitchen full of high-end appliances and cookery ready for all our needs. All of the bedrooms were incredibly comfortable, with nice linens, and full of emminities.

From the living room to the kitchen, the dinning room, the bathrooms, to the basement (complete with large screen TV, card table, and a large selection of games) this home is the place to be!!

The entire weekend was superb!

By far, the best VRBO experience I’ve ever had!!

Thanks for letting us share your home.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Long Weekend

  • 5 of 5

The house was amazing and in a perfect location. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property is first rate both the house and the grounds.

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The house is charming, very comfortable,and fully equipped and everything functioned perfectly.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect home for a trip to Cville!

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for our family! It was gorgeous, had lots of space and was very close to lots of attractions. We loved the screened in porch and the fire pit. The water pressure in the showers was fantastic! We loved looking at the frogs in the fish pond and the beautiful garden. John also gave us some great ideas for restaurants nearby to visit.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Fabulous House- would totally recommend!

  • 5 of 5

This was a fantastic find! A great retreat away from the hustle and bustle of Charlottesville. We LOVED the house!! Totally updated. Beautiful bathrooms, a perfect kitchen. Beds were comfortable & the place was spotless! There were 8 of us there & we all LOVED it! There were even games in the cupboard! It was like being at home. The screened in porch in the back was our favorite spot. We will go back! 5 stars- if I could give it 10- I would!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Property!

  • 5 of 5

This house was PERFECT! Every detail was well thought out. Fresh towels, extremely clean, well taken care of. Great location close to all the wineries we were visiting. Will be visiting again next year for our annual trip. Thanks for letting us utilize your home.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
19 Miles
Nearest Train
7.8 Miles
Charlottesville Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Interstate 64
Nearest Ski
47 Miles
Wintergreen Resort


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Insurance $59

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.

Owner'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.