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Snug Harbor House,c. 1934.On a quiet and secluded acre,yet a quick walk to UVA.

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Last updated: 06/03/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Charlottesville house description

For more photos and information, see our website: www.snugharborhouse.com
Exquisite 6000 sq. ft, 6 BR (with possible 7th and 8th basement-level BRs), 4.5 bath home located walking distance to Scott Stadium and the UVA campus. Gracious stone home in quiet setting surrounded by gardens, rock walls, and oak trees, yet a quick walk to coffee shops, restaurants, and UVA. Lots of beautiful and well-maintained indoor and outdoor spaces, perfect for entertaining. Price includes housekeeper (cook available upon request). WiFi throughout, cable TV. First bedroom has a king bed and large attached master bath. Second bedroom has king bed and fireplace, and shares a bath with the third bedroom. Third bedroom has queen bed. Fourth bedroom has a pair of twin beds and shares a bath with the fifth bedroom, which can be outfitted with a pair of twin beds or a king-sized bed. Sixth bedroom has a full bed. Possible 7th and 8th basement-level bedrooms have pull-out couches and share a nearby full bath. Sleeps 12-16. Plenty of parking.

Property Type

  • 3 story
  • House
  • 6000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

      • Catering Available
      • Breakfast - Booking Possible
      • Lunch - Booking Possible
      • Dinner - Booking Possible

      Onsite Services

      • Housekeeper Included
      • Staff
      • Private Chef
      • Concierge

      Suitability

      • Wheelchair Accessible:

        The first floor of the home is accessible, with a first-floor master and accessible shower...moreless

      • Non Smoking Only
      • Children Welcome

      Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 12-16

      • The Mariner's Room: 2 twin/ single

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      • The Nantucket Room: 1 queen

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      • The Games Room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

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      • The Captain's Room: 1 king

        wood-burning fireplace...moreless

      • The Port Room: 1 king

        ensuite master bath...moreless

      • The Starboard Room: 1 double

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      • The Navigator's Room: 2 twin/ single, 1 king

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      • There are two bedrooms with king beds, one with a queen bed, one with a full bed, and one with either a pair of twin beds or a king-sized bed. There are possible seventh and eighth bedrooms on the basement level with pull-out couches and a nearby full bath....moreless

      Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

      Kitchen & Dining

      • Dining:

        The home has multiple dining areas: formal dining room seats 8, breakfast room seats 4, screened porch seats 4, & outdoor table seats 8. Larger dining parties can be accommodated with notice...moreless

      • Dining Area Seats:

        8...moreless

      • Child's Highchair
      • Dishes & Utensils
      • Pantry Items
      • Coffee Maker
      • Toaster
      • Dishwasher
      • Refrigerator
      • Stove
      • Oven
      • Microwave
      • Kitchen
      • Seating for 8 people

      Amenities

      • Fireplace:

        Four working, wood-burning fireplaces in living room, study, bedroom, and games room...moreless

      • Air Conditioning:

        Central air...moreless

      • Hair Dryer
      • Iron & Board
      • Living Room
      • Towels Provided
      • Washing Machine
      • Clothes Dryer
      • Parking
      • Garage
      • Heating
      • Linens Provided

      Entertainment

      • Toys:

        If requested, toys can be provided...moreless

      • Video Games:

        Wii player in yoga room...moreless

      • DVD Player
      • Books
      • Games
      • Video Library
      • Television
      • Satellite / Cable

      Communications

          Outdoor Features

          • Outdoor Grill
          • Lawn / Garden
          • Deck / Patio

          Location & View

              • Village:

                Located close to everything, including Scott Stadium, UVA grounds, coffee shops and restaurants, but privately located in a quiet, private, wooded residential neighborhood....moreless

              Activities

              • Cinemas
              • Library
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Live Theater
              • Restaurants
              • Winery Tours
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Walking
              • Shopping
              • Scenic Drives
              • Antiquing
              • Sight Seeing
              • Golf
               

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              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Cleaning Fee $175
              • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
              • Pet Fee $100
              • Tax Rate 11%

              Cancellation policy:

              Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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              Last updated: 06/03/2014
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              Location

              10 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Charlottesville Airport
              3 Miles
              Nearest Train
              Amtrak
              2 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              I-64
              1 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              Fry's Spring Station
              30 Miles
              Nearest Ski
              Wintergreen Ski Resort
              3 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Birdwood Golf Course
              1 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Atlas Coffee

              Car: Recommended

              Scott Stadium and UVA grounds are located a mile away, as are the UVA Observatory and several wonderful restaurants, coffee shops, and bars.

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2012

              About the owner: In 2005, two UVA grads decided to give it a go and get married. We moved away from Charlottesville but quickly came back because we couldn't bear being so far from Grounds and the city. We chose this home because our passions-- architecture and design-- are so beautifully represented in this incredibly unique 1930s stone home.

              Why the Owner Chose Charlottesville:
              Everyone who walks into Snug Harbor House says that it has a magical feel, which it truly does. It is a happy house, full of history. It is located across from Fry's Spring, a natural spring which was once the impetus for the building of a hotel (the Jefferson Park Hotel) and resort area that flourished during the early part of the century. The springs were known for their restorative properties, and were reputed to bring youth to all who bathed in it. Snug Harbor House was built in 1934 by a gentleman named Ernest R. Duff, a successful businessman who built many of the homes surrounding it for his family members. He and his family spent summers here at Snug Harbor, enjoying the springs and the night life at the Fry's Spring Beach Club. The construction of this home was his passion: from the under-house, stone-walled garages to the numerous entertaining spaces and the gin cellar in the basement, this home was built for a Gatsby-style party. We love entertaining here: whether for a child's mid-morning birthday party or a grown-up cocktail party that spills over into the wee hours, the house suits. The high-quality work of the depression-era craftsmen who built this home is evident in every aspect of it, from the extensive stonework surrounding the home to the hand-crafted plaster moldings throughout the downstairs, to the four working fireplaces and the gracious double staircases leading to the second-floor rooms. We have decorated the home with a warm combination of antiques and contemporary furnishings and an extensive and interesting collection of art, paying homage to the house's grand history while providing the comfort and convenience our two young boys need. We feel so fortunate to be able to be a part of this house's history, and we hope that you will enjoy being a part of it as well. It is truly an amazing and welcoming house.

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              Every day here is a surprise; every day brings us something new to notice and celebrate. Right now, in spring, we are loving watching the lush landscaping take shape, and are enjoying cutting fresh flowers daily from the home's cutting garden. We love having breakfast on the patio, listening to the sounds of the birds in the surrounding oak trees while the boys play ball in the backyard and, in the evenings, taking a walk around the Circle while the trees are bursting into bloom and then enjoying a glass of wine on the porch. In the winter, we loved sitting in front of the fireplaces, drinking hot chocolate and reading and playing games. And in the fall, we loved being able to walk to the stadium to cheer on our beloved Cavs, stopping for a fabulous dinner at Fry's Spring Station on the way home. We are still getting to know this house, learning its secrets and delighting in all of its interesting nooks and crannies- it never disappoints and it never gets boring.


              Contact us

              Speaks: english, spanish

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              Photos

              • Snug Harbor House,c. 1934.On a quiet and secluded acre,yet a quick walk to UVA.

                Snug Harbor House,c. 1934.On a quiet and secluded acre,yet a quick walk to UVA.

              • Snug Harbor House's Library. Enjoy a glass of wine and a great book by the fire.

                Snug Harbor House's Library. Enjoy a glass of wine and a great book by the fire.

              • The sun-filled dining room

                The sun-filled dining room

              • The study. Catch up on email by the fire.

                The study. Catch up on email by the fire.

              • The kitchen overlooks a sunny stone patio and garden spot.

                The kitchen overlooks a sunny stone patio and garden spot.

              • The butler's pantry with espresso machine

                The butler's pantry with espresso machine

              • Wood-burning fireplace in The Captain's Room. Plenty of wood provided.

                Wood-burning fireplace in The Captain's Room. Plenty of wood provided.

              • The Starboard Room with full bed. Always bright & sunny.

                The Starboard Room with full bed. Always bright & sunny.

              • The Navigator's Room with two antique twin beds and comfy bedding.

                The Navigator's Room with two antique twin beds and comfy bedding.

              • Accessible full bath attached to The Port Room

                Accessible full bath attached to The Port Room

              • Full bath

                Full bath

              • Enjoy the breezes on the screened porch.

                Enjoy the breezes on the screened porch.

              • The house from the side. Very private and quiet.

                The house from the side. Very private and quiet.

              • The library

                The library

              • The lounge

                The lounge

              • The breakfast room

                The breakfast room

              • The new La Canche stove is a joy to cook on and in- five gas burners, two ovens.

                The new La Canche stove is a joy to cook on and in- five gas burners, two ovens.

              • The Captain's Room is a large bedroom with a king bed and fireplace

                The Captain's Room is a large bedroom with a king bed and fireplace

              • The Nantucket Room with queen bed

                The Nantucket Room with queen bed

              • The Mariner's Room with a pair of twins or a king bed.

                The Mariner's Room with a pair of twins or a king bed.

              • The Port Room is an accessible first-floor suite with king bed and full bath

                The Port Room is an accessible first-floor suite with king bed and full bath

              • Full bath

                Full bath

              • Basement game room with working woodburning fireplace. A great place to hang out

                Basement game room with working woodburning fireplace. A great place to hang out

              • The side gardens, visible from the kitchen window and screened porch.

                The side gardens, visible from the kitchen window and screened porch.

              VRBO #472830

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              Date last modified - Monday, August 18, 2014

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              7 Bedroom / 4.5 Bathroom
              Sleeps 16

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