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One guest review says Poplar’s Edge has “all the comforts of home,” and we’re glad to hear it—that’s exactly the feeling we hoped to create, right down to the luxury linens, antique furnishings, and warm, sun-washed rooms. Coming to Poplar’s Edge is like visiting a favorite relative who puts your comfort and happiness first—in fact, we live right in the home’s basement (with a separate driveway and entrance) so we’re close by if you need us for anything!
Given its central location and impressive acreage, Poplar’s Edge is a great spot year-round—for UVA Grounds visits, Rotunda tours, graduation ceremonies, football games, or for a weekend jaunt into Virginia’s flourishing “Wine Belt,” of which Charlottesville is the capital. Our secluded home is tucked away on five landscaped acres, yet it’s only four miles from the UVA campus and 5.6 miles from downtown Charlottesville.
In summertime, enjoy lazy afternoons canoeing and fishing on the 5-acre pond adjacent to our property. Or simply savor the view of the water while sipping local wine on the deck in one of our comfortable chairs. Glance around, and you’ll barely see the neighbors. That’s because Poplar’s Edge borders 40 acres of conservation land—home to birds, deer, fox and other native wildlife, which you’re likely to spot during your stay.
In the fall and winter, when the trees are bare, Poplar’s Edge is rewarded with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. In fact, football season is one of the best times to visit. As the temperature drops, the property’s namesake poplars burst into yellow flames, and it’s cool enough to gather with family and friends around the Tulikivi, a ceramic, wood-burning fireplace on the back deck.
Our kitchen has an open, airy feel, thanks to a huge bay window and raised panel cabinetry. Whip up an omelet with fresh eggs from our own brood of chickens. Or, if you’d rather, order take-out from one of many Charlottesville restaurants and gather around our huge dining table with seating for up to eight. In winter, the wood-burning fireplace near the dining table will warm your chilly toes in no time.
In the great room, nine-foot sliding glass doors frame tranquil views of the pond, plus give access to the back deck. Vaulted ceilings make the space feel even more spacious than it is, as does the open-concept floor plan—the kitchen, dining room, great room and deck all flow into one another.
The master bedroom features a king-sized bed and en suite bathroom with two granite-counter vanities. In the winter, this bedroom enjoys views of the Blue Ridge.
Two first-floor bedrooms have queen-sized beds, a flood of natural light, and a shared bathroom with a tumbled marble floors and European glass shower enclosure.
One final bedroom with two twins—plus an optional rollaway bed—is perfect for the kids.
With its great location near UVA and Charlottesville, and stunning natural beauty across all seasons, we know you’ll love Poplar’s Edge as much as we do! Call today and book your stay with us.
The King room is one of two bedroom upstairs.
Turn on the ceiling fan and climb under the feather bed comforter for a perfect night's sleep.
The Twim room is the 2nd of 2 bedrooms upstairs enjoying a view of the front yard through large, oversized windows.
The Queen room is on the main level. Admire the early American antique bed circa 1890. It's been restored for our modern use. This main level Queen bedroom shares a bath and enjoys beautiful mountain views in the winter.
The Queen bedroom #2 is on the main level and has 2 windows and a standard closet.
All beds have Memory Foam toppers.
Shared bath with Queen bedroom and Queen bedroom #2 ...moreless
The King bathroom is a private bathroom It has a standard tub/shower, double vanity with granite tops, a private water closet, and a slate tile floor.
The Twin room upstairs has a full, private bath down the hall.
Main level bath has a tumbled marble floor, an antique cabinet and a glass shower enclosure. Both Main level queen rooms share this full bath.
The dining area is in the great room with the living room. Light a fire and enjoy a good meal together. Seats 8 with matching chairs, but we have been known to squeeze in 12 with the kitchen stools....moreless
Thanksgiving Nov 25 - Nov 28, 2015 3 night min stay
Christmas and New Year Dec 23 - Jan 3, 2016 3 night min stay
UVA Graduation 2016 May 20 - May 22, 2016 3 night min stay
$3,600 flat fee
UVA Graduation 2017 May 19 - May 21, 2017 3 night min stay
$3,600 flat fee
UVA Graduation 2018 May 18 - May 20, 2018 3 night min stay
$3,600 flat fee
My Standard Rate 2 night min stay
$600 Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
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Fees and Rental Conditions:
Cleaning and Linen$250
Property Damage Protection$59
Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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EXCELLENT FOOD WITHIN 3-6 Miles: The Ivy Inn Restaurant, The Boar's Head Inn, Orzo, C & O
-Take out: Bellair Market, The Market
Year Purchased: 2002
About the owner: Compton grew up in Charlottesville and moved to Vail, CO after graduating from Radford University. John was raised in a small town outside of Louisville, KY and moved to Vail, CO after graduating from Samford University. We met and married in Vail, and spent the next 5 years enjoying the Vail Valley. In 1998 we moved to Charlottesville, VA to be close to our families and start a family of our own. We started with the four-legged variety (2 Weimaraners) before progressing to the ones that require diapers, can talk back and consume large sums of money.
After moving back to Charlottesville we lived in the Fry Springs area before buying Poplar's Edge from Compton's aunt (the original owner) in 2002. Since purchasing the property we have re-designed the interiors for more living space, cut down numerous trees for light, added gardens to extend the living space beyond physical walls and added plenty of deck space for those seeking refuge outside.
As a family we enjoy hiking the nearby Appalachian Trail, skiing at Wintergreen, playing tennis and squash as well as swimming at the local Boar's Head Inn and working in our yard (gardening and chickens).
Why the Owner Chose Charlottesville: Why stay far away from UVA and dowtown when you can stay here, 4 miles away on 5 private acres?
The Unique Benefits at this House: This house is located on 5 wooden acres nestled beside a pond. We see wildlife daily from deer, fox and racoon to beavers, ducks, geese...not to mention the fish! We are in a residential neighborhood 5 minutes drive from UVA and Barracks Road shopping center.