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The Recycled House - Walk Downtown

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A cozy fire will greet you during the cooler months.

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Last updated: 07/09/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Charlottesville house description

The Recycled House is a unique structure in Charlottesville's lovely North Downtown neighborhood. It is constructed primarily from materials that have come from somewhere else and are getting a second life. It took over six years to collect the materials and use them in a thoughtful way. The house was designed as a guest house and a lot of effort has been put into building a place that's welcoming, interesting and fun! The materials give the place a lot of soul, the light from the 33 windows is fantastic and the location could not be better!

Charlottesville's historic Downtown Mall is just 4 short blocks away giving you access to over 60 restaurants within walking distance as well as movie theaters, concert venues, grocery stores and some great shopping. The University of Virginia is less than 2 miles away and accessible by the free trolley service. Monticello is less than 5 miles away--about 10 minutes by car.

There's a king-sized bed in the master bedroom. The upstairs loft has a sleeper sofa that sleeps two, and there's a queen-sized sofa sleeper downstairs in the living room. All the linens and towels are provided.

The kitchen is fully equipped with top-of-the-line Bosch appliances. There's a side porch, an upstairs deck outside with a treehouse feel, and another deck (made out of aluminum bleachers!) off the kitchen in the back yard. There's a grill in the backyard you're welcome to use.

A washer/dryer is available off the master bath.

Free wi-fi access is available.

The house is suitable for families with children. The staircase is a little steep, so you'll have to watch the little ones.

If you're searching for a really unique space in a great location, I welcome you to The Recycled House!

Property Type

  • House
  • 1400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            The steps are kind of steep, so you'll have to watch the little ones....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Smoking is allowed outside....moreless

          • Wheelchair Inaccessible
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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          • The master bedroom has a king bed. There's a queen sofa sleeper with a Beauty rest mattress downstairs. There's a full size sofa sleeper in the loft. A full size air mattress is also available....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          • Bathroom 2: toilet

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          • The master bath has plenty of towels and radiant heat in the floor. There's a laundry room off it with a washer and dryer, iron and steamer. ...moreless

          Entertainment

          • Games
          • Books

          Theme

          • Away From It All
          • Family
          • Historic
          • Romantic
          • Tourist Attractions

          Attractions

          • Autumn Foliage
          • Churches
          • Cinemas
          • Coin Laundry
          • Festivals
          • Library
          • Live Theater
          • Museums
          • Playground
          • Restaurants
          • Synagogues
          • Winery Tours

          Leisure Activities

          • Antiquing
          • Bird Watching
          • Eco Tourism
          • Photography
          • Scenic Drives
          • Sight Seeing
          • Walking

          local services and businesses

          • ATM/Bank
          • Fitness Center
          • Groceries
          • Hospital
          • Laundromat
          • Massage Therapist
          • Medical Services
          • Babysitter

          Location Type

              • Downtown:

                Charlottesville's Historic Downtown mall is 4 short blocks away....moreless

              sports and adventure activities

              • Basketball Court
              • Cycling
              • Equestrian Events
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Golf Privileges Optional
              • Hiking
              • Hunting
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Mountaineering
              • Roller Blading
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Tubing

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Dining:

                    There are leaves for the dining room table, and it can seat about ten. ...moreless

                  • Seating for 6 people

                  General

                  • Internet:

                    WIFI is available....moreless

                  • Wood Stove:

                    There's a Tulikivi woodstove. A fire will either be burning when you arrive in the cooler months, or a fire will be laid for you if you want one!...moreless

                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Heating
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Parking:

                    Off street parking for two vehicles....moreless

                  • Living Room
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Iron & Board

                  Kitchen

                  • Kitchen:

                    The kitchen is equipped with pots, pans and utensils--everything you need to make a nice meal. Coffee, tea, and sparkling water are provided. There's a grocery store and a wine store 3 blocks away....moreless

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

                  Outside

                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Balcony
                  • Lawn / Garden
                   

                  Reviews

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Thanksgiving 2014
                  Nov 24 - Dec 1, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  $350
                  Christmas 2014
                  Dec 22 - Dec 31, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  $350
                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $300
                  $1,450 $3,000
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Cleaning $75
                  • Tax Rate 6%

                  Cancellation policy:

                  Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                  Last updated: 07/09/2014
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                  Location

                  9.4 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Charlottesville Albemarle Airport (CHO)
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  Amtrak (CVS)

                  Car: Recommended

                  Monticello is only 5 miles away.

                  Many local wineries are an easy and scenic drive.

                  Charlottesville's Historic Downtown mall is just four blocks away.

                   

                  Owner info

                  About the owner: I'm a web designer/developer and own my firm, drw Design. The Recycled House started out as a small idea and then took on a life of its own. I've lived in Charlottesville since 1995 and love showing off this town! It's really hard to have a bad meal here. And it's really historic and pretty. There's always something interesting going on!

                  Why the Owner Chose Charlottesville:
                  It took over 6 years to collect materials from a TON of places to use in/on the house. It's been really satisfying to save amazing materials from the landfill, dumpster, etc. and use them in a thoughtful and creative way. I'll give you the tour when you come show you where everything came from. Most folks get a real kick out of it. The Recycled House is quite special and if you want to be downtown, the location is fantastic.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  The Recycled House was designed from the beginning as a guest house. It's very welcoming. People tell me it's really romantic. I have hosted a lot of families, girlfriend getaways, bridal parties, folks coming for reunions and sporting events at UVA and all the festivals that go on here in Charlottesville. Just about everyone says the photos don't do justice to the place. You just have to come and stay and see it for yourself!


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

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                  Photos

                  • A cozy fire will greet you during the cooler months.

                    A cozy fire will greet you during the cooler months.

                  • The plaque was carved at the tombstone company from leftover  granite.

                    The plaque was carved at the tombstone company from leftover granite.

                  • The living room has a queen size sofa sleeper with a Beautyrest mattress,

                    The living room has a queen size sofa sleeper with a Beautyrest mattress,

                  • The stairs are made of beech and birch. The railing used to be a futon frame,

                    The stairs are made of beech and birch. The railing used to be a futon frame,

                  • You can really see the materials working together at the top of the stairs.

                    You can really see the materials working together at the top of the stairs.

                  • The brick is 100 years old. The floor is made from old hickory.

                    The brick is 100 years old. The floor is made from old hickory.

                  • There's also a little reading nook.

                    There's also a little reading nook.

                  • Comfy king bed in the master bedroom. That's old beadboard on the ceiling,

                    Comfy king bed in the master bedroom. That's old beadboard on the ceiling,

                  • Those tiles came from a pool!

                    Those tiles came from a pool!

                  • There's an indoor porch off the master bedroom.

                    There's an indoor porch off the master bedroom.

                  • Here's the front entrance.

                    Here's the front entrance.

                  • The oak wall by the door is 100 years old.

                    The oak wall by the door is 100 years old.

                  • Top of the line Bosch appliances came out of a demo kitchen at Lowes.

                    Top of the line Bosch appliances came out of a demo kitchen at Lowes.

                  • Yes, those are croquet balls--a wacky thematic element throughout house!

                    Yes, those are croquet balls--a wacky thematic element throughout house!

                  • We cut down a tree, so we had to use it!

                    We cut down a tree, so we had to use it!

                  • The loft has the other sleeper sofa and is a fun hangout space.

                    The loft has the other sleeper sofa and is a fun hangout space.

                  • That's an old restaurant swinging door, and the handle used to be a horseshoe.

                    That's an old restaurant swinging door, and the handle used to be a horseshoe.

                  • All tile in house is remnant tile from the local tile shop.

                    All tile in house is remnant tile from the local tile shop.

                  • Master bath has a vanity with Carrera marble. The mirrors are from a hotel.

                    Master bath has a vanity with Carrera marble. The mirrors are from a hotel.

                  • The upstairs deck has a tree-house feel.

                    The upstairs deck has a tree-house feel.

                  $300 - $350 per night (USD)
                  8

                  1 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

                  View calendar: Updated 07/09/14
                  Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
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