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Renovated 1925 house with apartment in the heart of Charlottesville

Bedrooms 1
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

1 bedroom, 1 full bathroom, sleeps 2

Newly renovated 1925 house with apartment, charmingly furnished with vintage finds. The apartment has a bedroom with full bed, in addition a single roll-away bed is available. The bathroom has a tub and shower. Also a separate laundry with washer and dryer, fully equipped kitchen featuring stainless appliances and granite counters. Living room with flat screen t.v. wireless internet and dining area. Two blocks from the historic downtown mall and on the route of the free trolley to UVA. Street parking, lovely small garden.

Linens, towels, soaps and shampoos in the bathroom. Detergent and iron and ironing board provided for laundry. Plates and glasses and mugs, silverware and kitchen equipment provided. Coffee maker and coffee and tea supplies, bottled water, fruit and snacks included.

More Details

Helen Steele
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2017


Martha Jefferson Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The apartment has one bathroom with a clawfoot tub/shower combination.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • The apartment has one bedroom with one double bed. There is also an additional pull-out single bed.
  • Books
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • roller blading
  • tennis


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Renovated 1925 house with apartment in the heart of Charlottesville
average rating of 4.818182 based on 33 reviews

Convenient location, quiet and cozy

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time I've stayed at this property, and I think it's just great! The house is clean, quiet and cozy, and an easy walk to the downtown mall. We'll definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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idyllic stay

  • 5 of 5

My 9 year old son and couldn't have been better placed to enjoy our month in Charlottesville. Helen welcomed us with wonderful goodies, making us feel immediately at home. The house is walking distance to downtown and scores of good restaurants and shopping....but none of the noise reaches the house! There really was no detail Helen didn't think to include. The kitchen was organized and perfectly stocked for our long stay.

The bed was very was the fold out bed that sleeps one!!

We were there for some 100 degree days, but the air conditioning kept us perfectly comfortable. And evening time was a delight, sitting on the swing out front or catching fire flies in the garden out back. Also, whenever i had a question for Helen, she was immediately responsive with tips and kindness.

We will be back next summer!!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nicely renovated and in good location

  • 4 of 5

I enjoyed my stay and all of the very lovely welcoming touches that I found upon arrival.

I was originally concerned about noise from the apartment above this one. I mentioned this to Helen She said her son lived upstairs and she would ask him to be mindful of noise. I'm not sure if he was even there because I didn't hear a peep.

As others have said, the front entrance is tricky leading up to the house because of the lack of a sidewalk. As a woman traveling alone it was a bit challenging to haul my things in and out but certainly not a deal-breaker.

I had not been to Charlottesville previously and really enjoyed the downtown area as well as discovering the Timbercreek grass-fed Farm Store and restaurant.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy & clean place to stay near Downtown!

  • 5 of 5

Check-in process was easy, the place was spacious and clean and the host provided lovely fruit, tea and breakfast snacks! All necessary information was easily available with Wifi password, tv instruction, etc.

Overall, very pleasant experience! Thank you!!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enjoyed our Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our time in Virginia and this house topped it off! It was in a very good location and was overall very clean and comfortable. I loved the little garden out back and really appreciated all the organic goodies that were left for us! We visited 4 presidents homes, hiked hump back rock, and ate at some wonderful restaurants. My only suggestion would be having a TV in the bedroom and a table on each side of the bed ( or at least a little shelf). The bed was very comfortable!

Thank you! We hope to come back some day.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved this little place!

  • 4 of 5

We loved the ground floor apartment in this little "shotgun" style house. It was very clean and well supplied. All of the furniture was comfortable, cute and appropriate to the space.

The kitchen was supplied with two fresh scones, fresh local coffee, organic milk, eggs, orange juice, and fresh fruit. So thoughtful and we felt very welcomed! Appliances all seem to be very new. We used the washer and dryer which was well-supplied and those were new.

The location was good in that we had an easy three or four block walk on nice sidewalks on Market St. to the downtown mall. We arrived on a Friday and didn't drive our car until Sunday when we wanted to visit a couple of wineries. Plenty of good restaurants and shopping in walking distance. Recommend: resturants: Fellini's, C&O, Mudroom coffee, Water St., shopping: Chalk, Bittersweet, Low Vintage Clothing Records & Antiques. Wineries: Reynard Florence and Blenheim (we like smaller, chill-vibe tasting rooms and an outside area for hanging out and picnicking). Pippin Hill is big and commercial but a beautiful spot with food at the forefront. We did like their Merlot and Viognier.

Only downside property were the front steps down to street level.They were a bit rough and there was no sidewalk--just uneven ground with some erosion. We needed to cross the street to get to a good sidewalk. It could be a issue when the ground is wet and muddy. As far as the neighborhood goes, mostly residential (maybe some student rentals) and light industrial across the street. It was quiet during our stay.

There is a cute little porch with a swing on the front and a sweet garden in the back with chairs if the weather is good.

Overall, it was easy in and easy out and just a very cute and welcoming place to stay. We definitely recommend this place to anyone!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10.61 Miles
Charlottesville-Albermarle Airport (CHO)
Nearest Barpub
0.69 Miles
Millers Restaurant
Nearest Golf
3.11 Miles
McIntyre Park
Nearest Train
1.26 Miles
Amtrak Charlottesville Station (CVS)
Nearest Motorway
1.7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.69 Miles
Nearest Ski
32.35 Miles
Wintergreen Resort
Nearest Beach
174 Miles
Virginia Beach
Car: recommended

The property is located two blocks from Charlottesvilles historic 7-block pedestrian mall. The pedestrian mall is home to The Paramount Theatre, Live Arts, Galleries, restaurants, book stores, street vendors, craftsman,and a Saturday farmers market, the Intelos Ampitheater, movie theaters, restaurants and bars to name just a few of the many reasons to stay within walking distance of downtown when visiting Charlottresville. The University of Virginia grounds are approximately 2 miles and can be reached on the free trolley service which stops a few yards from the house. Nearby Belmont is home to some of the cities most popular and delicious restaurants: MAS, The Local & Tavola. For casual dining you have The Belmont BBQ, Beer Run and La Taza Coffee House. Thomas Jefferson's Monticello, Jefferson winery and a 2 mile hiking trail are an easy 10 minute drive. Many of Virginia's world renowned wineries are all an easy day trip: Keswick Vineyards, King Family, Barboursville, Pippin Winery, Jefferson Vineyard, Trump Winery to name just a few. Charlottesville is home to three past President's Virginia homes: Monticello (Jefferson's), Montpelier (Madison's) & Ashlawn-Highland (Monroe's). Furnished in charming vintage style it is a wonderful alternative to any local hotel. It has a comfortable living room and dining area, washer and dryer. Wide screen t.v.and free wireless internet. The kitchen is equipped with stainless appliances and granite counter tops; stove, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, fridge,dishwasher, utensils/glassware, coffee, tea, cream, juice, whole fruit, bottled water and snacks are all included in the nightly rate. The full sized bed is fitted with luxurious linens, comforter and pillows. There are plenty of plush towels, shampoo, soaps and hair dryer in the bathwhich has a claw-foot tub/shower. This property is located in an ideal neighborhood for travelers who wish to have the comfort and convenience to the downtown area, UVA grounds, sporting events and/or medical center and a lot more space and privacy then a hotel. No smoking, No pets, No parties/large gatherings are permitted on the property. Thank you.


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