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'Dr. Seuss': Charming Home in Downtown Historic Lexington

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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Originally built in 1880 and later expanded to its present four bedrooms, living room, and dining room, this two story house retains its historic dignity, but has been embellished over the years with certain structural eccentricities that give it antique charm. That quality - a crooked window here, a slightly unusual door there - prompted the owners' daughter on her first visit, to remark about it: 'This looks like a house Dr. Seuss could live in.' And thus it immediately was dubbed 'Dr. Seuss,' the designation on a plaque on the front porch and in a Dr. Seuss print just inside the front door.
Just a few blocks from Lexington's beautiful and historic central district, Dr. Seuss sits immediately next to Lexington city hall, adjacent to Washington & Lee University fraternity houses, and the Lexington visitor's center. Dr. Seuss is steps away from a variety of engaging retail shops, an abundance of excellent restaurants, carriage rides, history walks, movies, and other entertainment.
The historic and beautiful campuses of Washington & Lee University and the Virginia Military Institute are within easy walking distance, as are parks, gardens, and walking trails.
Visitors to Dr. Seuss can relax on the front porch and watch the world pass by, or grill and picnic in the backyard. The house features a spacious living room, a dining room with reading nook, and a fully equipped kitchen.
There is one large bedroom and bathroom with shower on the first floor, as well as a laundry room with washer and dryer. The second floor features two large bedrooms and one smaller bedroom, all with queen size beds and dressers. The second floor bath has a shower/tub combination. The house will sleep eight people in the four bedrooms, and, if desired, a ninth person on the living room couch. It's perfect for housing guests for W&L or VMI graduations, weddings, or family gatherings and treks through the Virginia countryside or events at the Virginia Horse Center.
Dr. Seuss doesn't have granite countertops. It doesn't have designer wallpaper. There's no wide-screen tv or plush embroidered bathrobes in the closets. It lacks a wine cellar (but there is a cellar). What is does have is a happy, unassuming nature, a relaxing ambiance, and a great location from which as many as eight people can visit this most beautiful Virginia town.




Keywords: historic, large house, back yard, front porch

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 8-9

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Bed linens and blankets, towels, glassware and dishes; dining room will seat eight or more with some creativity. Reading area adjacent to dining table with comfortable wingback chairs....moreless

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library:

    small selection of CDs, and an iPod dock...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    32-inch flat screen television...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Video Library:

    small selection of DVDs...moreless

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Zoo

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    as long as the RV/boat/trailer is not too tall - a cable to a utility pole limits access height to the parking area....moreless

  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
 

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Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $35
  • Tax Rate 13%

Notes:

The rates for 2015 are $250 for each of the first two nights, and $225 for each subsequent night. Long term rates are negotiable. The rates for the remainder of 2014 will stay at $225 for each of the first two nights and $190 for subsequent nights.


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Year Purchased: 2003


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Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Dr. Seuss' front porch

    Dr. Seuss' front porch

  • living room

    living room

  • dining room & reading nook

    dining room & reading nook

  • reading nook, or suitable for an intimate supper

    reading nook, or suitable for an intimate supper

  • gas range

    gas range

  • the largest second floor bedroom

    the largest second floor bedroom

  • one of the three second floor bedrooms, and the sunniest

    one of the three second floor bedrooms, and the sunniest

  • the smallest bedroom

    the smallest bedroom

  • spacious old house adjacent to City Hall in central Lexington

    spacious old house adjacent to City Hall in central Lexington

  • dining table, seating for eight is possible

    dining table, seating for eight is possible

  • kitchen fully equipped with dishes and cooking utensils and pans, dishwasher

    kitchen fully equipped with dishes and cooking utensils and pans, dishwasher

  • first floor bedroom, adjacent to kitchen and first floor shower/bathroom

    first floor bedroom, adjacent to kitchen and first floor shower/bathroom

  • hallway to upstairs bedrooms and bath

    hallway to upstairs bedrooms and bath

  • rear of house, parking area to the left

    rear of house, parking area to the left

  • Home is where the (Cat in the) Hat is.

    Home is where the (Cat in the) Hat is.

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Date last modified - Wednesday, May 20, 2015

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  • Sleeps
    9
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Property type
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Manager
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within a few days
  • Response rate 70%
  • Calendar last updated 03/04/2015
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'Dr. Seuss': Charming Home in Downtown Historic Lexington

Lexington #372588

4 BR  2 BA  Sleeps 9

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