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Spacious Richmond Home Close to Downtown, Vcu, Mcv and the Fan

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This fully detached home has a covered front porch and a spacious backyard.

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Last updated: 05/21/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

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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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 1900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children 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

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

Entertainment

  • Books:

    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

  • Games:

    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

  • Satellite / Cable:

    There is Verizon FiOS Fiber Optic service for the home....moreless

  • Television:

    The main entertainment area features a 46' LED TV with FiOS HD, Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime....moreless

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Photography
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Golf

Dining

  • Dining:

    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

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    There is dual zone AC (upstairs and down)....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Gas...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    The living room features a wood burning fireplace....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    The house has radiant heat throughout....moreless

  • Internet:

    High speed FiOS is available throughout the house and yard....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All beds are provided with fresh linens at check-in. Long term renters are welcome to schedule linen changes or use the additional linens in the linen closet....moreless

  • Living Room:

    The living room is set up with a game table for four. It converts easily for family dining with pull out leaves and two additional dining chairs....moreless

  • Parking:

    There is off street parking on the side of the house with access through the side entry...moreless

  • Telephone:

    There is a land line included with the property which has US dialing enabled....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    The home is delivered with a fresh set of towels and wash cloths....moreless

  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    There is a covered front porch which is perfect for unwinding after a long day of sight-seeing....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    There is a large fenced backyard for kids to play and adults to relax....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    There is a charcoal grill just outside the kitchen door....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Cycling Championship
Sep 19 - Sep 27, 2015
3 night min stay
$225 $275
Fri, Sat
$1,300
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$175 $200
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,000 $3,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $90
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Taxes Not included

Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Last updated: 05/21/2015
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Location

11 Miles
Nearest Airport
Richmond International Airport (RIC)
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Legend Brewing Company
2 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 95
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Parkside Cafe

Car: Necessary

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

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.


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Photos

  • This fully detached home has a covered front porch and a spacious backyard.

    This fully detached home has a covered front porch and a spacious backyard.

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  • The family room opens onto the living room and the kitchen.  Grab a snack!

    The family room opens onto the living room and the kitchen. Grab a snack!

  • The gas kitchen has a family sized fridge and a dishwasher to save you time.

    The gas kitchen has a family sized fridge and a dishwasher to save you time.

  • French doors separate the entertaining areas from the staircase to the bedrooms.

    French doors separate the entertaining areas from the staircase to the bedrooms.

  • Another view of the master

    Another view of the master

  • Another view of the brown queen bedroom

    Another view of the brown queen bedroom

  • The study adjacent to the master is a nice place to work

    The study adjacent to the master is a nice place to work

  • The bath has a clawfoot tub

    The bath has a clawfoot tub

  • The large fenced yard offers room to relax with a book or for the kids to play.

    The large fenced yard offers room to relax with a book or for the kids to play.

  • Walk up to Crossroads for berakfast and coffee before you start your day.

    Walk up to Crossroads for berakfast and coffee before you start your day.

  • The patio at Legend with a view across the James at downtown.

    The patio at Legend with a view across the James at downtown.

  • A cozy area for conversation or relaxation near the living room fireplace.

    A cozy area for conversation or relaxation near the living room fireplace.

  • The living room also has a gaming/dining table which expands for dining for six.

    The living room also has a gaming/dining table which expands for dining for six.

  • The family room can accomodate a large group for watching a game or a movie.

    The family room can accomodate a large group for watching a game or a movie.

  • Another view of the kitchen.

    Another view of the kitchen.

  • The master bedroom has a king sized pillowtop bed

    The master bedroom has a king sized pillowtop bed

  • One of the queen bedrooms

    One of the queen bedrooms

  • The white queen bedroom

    The white queen bedroom

  • The sun porch is a great place to relax and plan tomorrow's adventures.

    The sun porch is a great place to relax and plan tomorrow's adventures.

  • A loveseat on the covered front porch

    A loveseat on the covered front porch

  • Belle Isle and the James River Park system are a quick walk from the house.

    Belle Isle and the James River Park system are a quick walk from the house.

  • Nearby Legend Brewing offers tasty beers and a free brewery tour on Saturdays.

    Nearby Legend Brewing offers tasty beers and a free brewery tour on Saturdays.

  • Parkside Cafe is a few blocks walk, and offers really tasty southern food.

    Parkside Cafe is a few blocks walk, and offers really tasty southern food.

$175 - $275 per night (USD)
Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
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  • Sleeps
    6
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    1.5
  • Property type
    House
Owner
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within an hour
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 05/21/2015
Email owner

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