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This beautiful four bedroom home is the perfect place to use as home base for your Richmond getaway. This 1920 home has a lovely blend of Craftsman style furnishings and interior touches. The family room features a large sectional sofa, a 46 inch HDTV flatscreen TV with Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime, as well as lots of windows and gorgeous light. The living room is the perfect place to sit down and recount the day's adventures by the fireplace or over a meal prepared in the gas kitchen, cooked on the backyard grill, or delivered from any of the fine restaurants nearby. The ample bedrooms are each furnished with 32 inch flat screen HDTV televisions, as well as iPod docking clock radios. The house also features a local Richmond art & good books on area history.
The Home: Your home away from home in one of the most historic cities in the world includes a formal living room with a dining area with seating for 6, family room with a large sofa and TV, all gas kitchen, three large bedrooms (One King, Two Queen) , and a smaller fourth bedroom outfitted as an office (but which can be furnished with a Pack and Play), one full bathroom with bathtub, and one half bath . The approx. 1900 sq. ft. four square layout is very traditional to this area, and features hardwood flooring, original craftsman design details like french doors and mullioned windows, and both vintage & modern furnishings. The bedrooms are located on the second floor along with the full bath and a sun porch. There is a large fenced backyard as well as a park at the end of the block for the little ones to play. There is also off street parking for one car and freely available on street parking in front of the house for others.
Close to everything: The home has a spectacular location which is central to most of Richmond's attractions. You can walk to historic Belle Isle and a lot of the James River Park system less than a mile away. The fan, Hollywood Cemetery, The Poe Museum, Tredagar Iron Works, Monument Avenue, Church Hill, and VCU are all less than 10 minutes by car. Downtown, MCV, Hollywood Cemetery, the State Capital, the Confederate White House, Shokoe Bottom, and Interstate 95 are more like 5 minutes. Further afield, there is a lot of Civil War history nearby and a day trip to Charlottesville, the Smithsonian or Colonial Williamsburg are worth considering.
The Neighborhood: Woodland Heights is a tree-lined neighborhood of primarily single family homes with a small number of multi family homes. It sits between Historic Manchester (home to late 1800s industrial warehouses which are no loft spaces and retail) and Forest Hill (which features a number of restaurants, shops, and taverns). Each neighborhood is about 1 mile long, so the walk from my house to the Manchester Arts district or Forest Hill Shopping district is 10-15 minutes, and the drive is less than 5.
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1900 sq. ft.
Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Long-Term Renters Welcome
Well behaved children of all ages are welcome and there is a Pack and Play available in the office closet for young ones to use....moreless
There is a small library of Richmond and Virginia specific history, art, and tour books to help educate you about there area. There is also a selection of novels to curl up with....moreless
The game table in the living room is a great place to enjoy a board game with family or friends. Trivial Pursuit, Monopoly, and other board games are provided!...moreless
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There is Verizon FiOS Fiber Optic service for the home....moreless
The main entertainment area features a 46' LED TV with FiOS HD, Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime....moreless
Located in Richmond's Historic Mancester district the Woodland heights neighborhood is known for trees, parks, detached homes on large lots, and easy access to the James River Parks and downtown RVA!...moreless
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The large living room hosts a dining/game table which is set up for four. It expands easily to seat six for meals and chairs are provided....moreless
Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate 2 night min stay
$250 Fri, Sat, Sun
Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
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Refundable Damage Deposit$500
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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About the owner: I purchased this property when living in Richmond in 2006. I had just left an apartment and Richmond looked like a long term locale for me so I took the plunge and bought.
Lo and behold, everything started changing and I wound up leaving Richmond, spending a year traveling before moving back to San Francisco where I'd been living until 2002.
For a few years I had long term tenants, but I wanted to share the house and the location with vacationers, as well as use it myself a few weeks each year so it has been re purposed as a turn-key spot to spend your Richmond vacation.
Why the Owner Chose Richmond: I looked at a lot of homes...a lot. I saw my share of Richmond's offerings from cramped old fixer uppers to soul-less new McMansions. I didn't want either.
I wanted a house which had some character, and told some stories. I wanted a house which had modern amenities (Richmond homes really benefit from central air conditioning) and an open feel, without being freshly built and adjacent to a strip mall.
I wound up falling in love with this home because it offers a compelling blend of the old and the new. This home has large airy well lit rooms and an openness which many older homes lack, but it retains the mullioned windows and French doors and thick hardwood floors. The period details are complimented by subtle updates like the dual zone AC, and an updated kitchen.