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Historic, Quiet Studio Apt on the River Near Uva and Downtown.

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Bedroom breakfast/sitting room The dock Bedroom Backyard Front of house

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Last updated: 04/18/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Charlottesville bed and breakfast description

Serpentine Studio is a beautiful and quiet two room studio apartment located in the historic Woolen Mills neighborhood. It is a part of our 1830's brick home and is located only one mile from downtown Charlottesville and two miles from the University of Virginia (both can easily accessed by the nearby city bus line).

As a part of our property we offer a private dock with a hammock and deck chair overlooking the Rivanna River, a perfect spot to relax and watch the wildlife. The river setting offers a unique, peaceful environment where one is able to step back from the business of life, while simultaneously remaining close to the center of town. Our house is located near the Rivanna River Trail which winds along the river for 12 miles and offers wonderful opportunities for biking, hiking, birdwatching, and the possibilities of canoeing and fishing.

The studio apartment has its own easily accessed entrance, and is beautifully renovated with heart pine floors and exposed brick walls. There is an adjacent breakfast room overlooking the river with a water cooker, coffee maker and small refrigerator. We will provide tea, coffee, and a basic breakfast for your convenience. Both rooms are decorated with original artwork. The owner's nearby sculpture studio offers an artistic setting with sculptures in progress as well as original artwork placed throughout the house and extensive backyard. The bathroom offers a shower and an antique clawfoot bath tub.

Keywords: room, studio apartment, flat

Property Type

  • 525 sq. ft.
  • House
  • 1 story

Accommodation Type

      • Bed And Breakfast

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            Room for two adults and one child in the couch...moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1

            ...moreless

          • Small bathroom with claw foot bath tub/shower

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Pantry Items:

            Breakfast items such as good quality coffee, tea, milk, juice and fruit ...moreless

          • Dining:

            Breakfast room with sink and kitchen table...moreless

          • Refrigerator
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Dishwasher

          Amenities

          • Washing Machine:

            Ask if you are interested in the washer/dryer...moreless

          • Heating:

            Hot water radiators controlled by thermostat...moreless

          • Parking:

            Sreet parking...moreless

          • Babysitter
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Towels Provided
          • Air Conditioning
          • Linens Provided
          • Hair Dryer

          Entertainment

          • Books:

            Two book cases full of fiction and art books...moreless

          • Stereo

          Communications

          • Wireless Internet

          Outdoor Features

          • Deck / Patio:

            private dock on the Rivanna River ...moreless

          • Kayak / Canoe:

            One Kayak and one Canoe available...moreless

          • Outdoor Grill

          Theme

          • Tourist Attractions
          • Adventure
          • Sports & Activities
          • Romantic
          • Away From It All
          • Historic

          Location & View

              Car

                  • Not Necessary

                  Activities

                  • Medical Services
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Racquetball
                  • Spelunking
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Groceries
                  • Laundromat
                  • Hospital
                  • Tennis
                  • Hiking
                  • Fishing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Swimming
                  • Kayaking
                  • Cycling
                  • Golf
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Basketball Court
                  • Antiquing
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Synagogues
                  • Cinemas
                  • Restaurants
                  • Live Theater
                  • Waterfalls
                  • Autumn Foliage
                  • Churches
                  • Playground
                  • Library
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Boating
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Shopping
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Walking
                  • Scenic Drives

                  Other Activities

                      • Monticello is very close to our home a must-see any time of the year. Step outside the door and there are miles and miles of walking trails, many along the Rivanna River. Within 2 miles there are at least 25 restaurants, many of them great. Visit the University of Virginia, designed by Thomas Jefferson, it has a beautiful campus ...moreless
                       

                      Reviews

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                      • Loved Serpentine Studio

                        Loved Serpentine Studio

                        • Guest Lisa J. (Mechanicsburg, Pa.)
                        • Date of stay 04/04/14
                        • Review Submitted 04/09/14
                        What a charming and comfortable place! We were in awe of Ninni's beautiful art and the neat touches throughout including original hardwood floors, furniture with character, a comfy queen bed, a small but functional kitchen space, and a cute bathroom. A small fridge was stocked with milk, juice, and yogurt. Cereal and fruit, coffee and tea rounded out our breakfast. Beautiful grounds on the Rivanna River. We loved it and hope to return soon.

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                      • Great little studio on the river.

                        Great little studio on the river.

                        • Guest Nancy (Tucson, Az.)
                        • Date of stay 03/19/14
                        • Review Submitted 03/25/14
                        We had a great stay in Ninni's comfortable little studio on the Rivanna River in Charlottesville. It is comfortable, cozy, and filled with beautiful art, and just out the windows you can see the river! There are many historical places to visit close by, wineries, and Charlottesville is very interesting itself with many wonderful restaurants.

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, sightseeing, romantic getaway.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                      • A wonderful 2 night stay!

                        A wonderful 2 night stay!

                        • Guest Julie S.
                        • Date of stay 10/16/13
                        • Review Submitted 10/22/13
                        My husband and I had a great time in the area and we especially enjoyed our stay at Serpentine Studios. Nini was a very gracious host and we even enjoyed some of our freshly purchased wine with her on the dock by the River. Kurt and I like to explore new digs and places to go so may not make a repeat stay at Serpentine Studios, but we do recommend it highly and it will be a great place to use as a top notch comparison to our next stay somewhere.

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                      • good getaway in Charlottesville

                        good getaway in Charlottesville

                        • Guest Rich (NC)
                        • Date of stay 08/11/13
                        • Review Submitted 08/19/13
                        This is a quaint little apartment (ground level basement of an old home). The two main rooms: 1. bedroom with rustic brick wall, comfortable queen bed, and leather sofa w/ coffee table. 2. breakfast room with small table, sink, microwave, lounge chair. Ninni left us strawberries, greek yogurt, OJ, tea/coffee, and cereal/milk -- a nice extra touch that made us feel welcomed. There is a good hangout/reading spot at the riverfront with 2 chairs and an old hammock. There is also a river trail that is an easy walk/jog/bike ride away. Downtown is convenient, and there are plenty of good restaurants nearby. It's an older place with some quirks but overall very peaceful and a worthwhile getaway.

                        Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                      • Unique and Artsy

                        Unique and Artsy

                        • Guest Diane G.
                        • Date of stay 08/16/13
                        • Review Submitted 08/19/13
                        You will be delighted by being surrounded by beautiful mosaic and tile work, sculptures and paintings. The apartment in in the Historic Woolen Mills area . The bed is extremely comfortable and the area is so quiet, you are sure to sleep well. If we need a place to stay on our next visit to Charlottesville, this will be at the top of our list. Probably not an appropriate choice for anyone with physical limitations.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                      • Very nice, quaint little apartment

                        Very nice, quaint little apartment

                        • Guest Jonah H. (Emerald Isle, NC)
                        • Date of stay 05/31/13
                        • Review Submitted 06/05/13
                        My girlfriend and I stayed here for a wedding in Charlottesville. From the apartment, it's an easy drive to visit downtown Charlottesville and the surrounding attractions (Monticello, Mitchie Tavern, Ash Lawn-Highland). The property has a platform/dock with lounge chairs in the backyard overlooking the river...you could spend a whole day just sitting there, enjoying the scenery! Overall, we had a great experience, and I highly recommend considering this apartment for a stay in Charlottesville.

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, sightseeing, romantic getaway.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                      • a nice getaway in charlottesville

                        a nice getaway in charlottesville

                        • Guest Nicole R. (Irvine, California)
                        • Date of stay 07/18/11
                        • Review Submitted 08/11/11
                        we enjoyed being off the beaten path in a nice quiet neighborhood, yet close enough to enjoy all that charlottesville has to offer. nini was a great host, left us cherries and bananas, and opened her laundy facilities for our use. we would return again!

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, sightseeing, romantic getaway.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 9/9

                       
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                      2 night min stay
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                      Payment by personal check: Please pay one nights deposit to make a reservation. The balance is paid upon departure.

                      Cancellation policy: The refund is refunded if the cancellation is made at least 15 days prior to stay.


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                      Last updated: 04/18/2014
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                      Location

                      • Nearest Airport: CHO at 10 Miles
                      • Nearest Train: Charlottesville at 2 Miles
                      • Nearest Motorway: I64 at 1 Miles
                      • Nearest Beach: Virginia Beach at 150 Miles
                      • Nearest Barpub: Moto Saloon at 1 Miles
                      • Nearest Ski: Wintergreen at 40 Miles
                      • Nearest Golf: Pen Park at 2 Miles
                      • Nearest Restaurant: Moto Saloon at 1 Miles
                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 1995

                      About the owner: I am Swedish and my husband is from Los Angeles. We have lived in Charlottesville for the past 25 years and love it. I work as a sculptor and an art instructor but have always dreamt of running a bed and breakfast. Now that our daughter has moved out, the lower part of the house is empty and I am excited to share our great house and yard with other people. We still travel extensively but when we are at home we are looking forward to meet our guests.

                      Why the Owner Chose Charlottesville:
                      Our property is close to downtown and the University but is still situated in a country setting. Our back yard opens up to the Rivanna River where we have a dock and there are miles of walking trails along the river. It is a quiet romantic setting as you sit in a dock chair at dusk sometimes spotting the Bald Eagles that live down the river.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Bed And Breakfast:
                      The character and ambiance of this house is priceless. It was built in the 1830's and we have brought out the beauty of the original building materials, exposed brick walls and beautiful heart pine floors. As and an artist there is a lot of art in my life and you will find and abundance of original art in the rental property and around the yard.


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                      Speaks: english

                       

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                        Bedroom

                      • The dock

                        The dock

                      • Backyard

                        Backyard

                      • breakfast/sitting room

                        breakfast/sitting room

                      • Bedroom

                        Bedroom

                      • Front of house

                        Front of house

                      VRBO #349726

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                      This listing was first published here in 2011.

                      Date last modified - Wednesday, December 11, 2013

                      $115 per night (USD)
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                      1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 3

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