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Stay Minutes from UVA, Yet Feel Like You're in the Country—on 5 Ac. W/ Pond

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5 acres, 5 min. from town, quiet pond, can't see the neighbors....

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Last updated: 07/12/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
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  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Charlottesville house description

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.

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 3000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

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

      Suitability

      • Children Welcome:

        Children of all ages will enjoy their stay. We offer a child friendly home (with lots of toys). We have safety gates, pack-and-play, children's books, etc. ...moreless

      • Non Smoking Only
      • Long-Term Renters Welcome

      Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

      • King room: 1 king, 1 child bed

        The King room enjoys mountain views in the winter ...moreless

      • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

        Main level queen room is a haven ...moreless

      • Bedroom #4: 1 queen

        Enjoy pond views on the main level...moreless

      • Twin Bedroom: 2 twin/ single

        Two twin beds...moreless

      • 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. ...moreless

      Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

      • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

        Twin Bathroom is private but not adjoining...moreless

      • King Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower

        private water closet...moreless

      • Main Level Bath: toilet, shower

        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. ...moreless

      Kitchen & Dining

      • Dining:

        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

      • Coffee Maker:

        Please drink a big, dark cup of coffee on the deck in the early morning looking out over the pond. All coffee items are in the coffee drawer. ...moreless

      • Kitchen:

        Fully equipped, hardwood floors, granite counter tops, natural light and views with 20 linear feet of windows...moreless

      • Pantry Items:

        Please help yourself to any pantry items....moreless

      • Dishes & Utensils:

        Dish and utensil service for 16 plus...moreless

      • Dining Area Seats:

        10...moreless

      • Child's Highchair
      • Dishwasher
      • Toaster
      • Refrigerator
      • Stove
      • Oven
      • Microwave
      • Seating for 10 people

      Amenities

      • Fireplace:

        Interior fireplace in the great room. Wood ceramic fireplace on the deck. Firepit in the yard. Help yourself to split, dry wood....moreless

      • Living Room:

        The living room is a part of the great room with vaulted ceilings and direct access to the deck. ...moreless

      • Washing Machine:

        Full laundry upstairs and on the terrace level...moreless

      • Clothes Dryer:

        Full laundry upstairs and on the terrace level...moreless

      • Heating:

        Heat pump...moreless

      • Hair Dryer
      • Iron & Board

      Entertainment

      • Stereo:

        Wall speakers in kitchen, dining area and living area. Sonos wireless system for streaming Internet Radio (e.g. Pandora, Spotify, etc.) and hook up your iPod. ...moreless

      • Television:

        Great room- flat screen Smart TV Kitchen-flat screen TV King bedroom-flat screen Smart TV ...moreless

      • DVD Player:

        Kitchen King bedroom Great room ...moreless

      • Video Library
      • Music Library
      • Games
      • Books
      • Toys
      • Satellite / Cable

      Communications

          Outdoor Features

          • Deck / Patio:

            Large deck overlooking fenced in yard and pond...moreless

          • Kayak / Canoe:

            Fishing pond has a canoe and life jackets...moreless

          • Bicycles
          • Lawn / Garden

          Theme

          • Away From It All
          • Family
          • Historic
          • Romantic
          • Sports & Activities
          • Tourist Attractions

          Location & View

              • Water View:

                Private fishing pond with Canoe...moreless

              Activities

              • Churches
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services
              • Equestrian Events
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Ice Skating
              • Mountaineering
              • Roller Blading
              • Water Tubing
              • Golf
              • Tennis
              • Rafting
              • Cycling
              • Mountain Biking
              • Hiking
              • ATM/Bank
              • Horseback Riding
              • Miniature Golf
              • Antiquing
              • Library
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Synagogues
              • Water Parks
              • Winery Tours
              • Restaurants
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Fishing
              • Cinemas
              • Museums
              • Bird Watching
              • Scenic Drives
              • Walking
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Boating
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Live Theater
              • Hot Air Ballooning
               

              Reviews

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Thanksgiving
              Nov 26 - Nov 29, 2014
              3 night min stay
              $725
              Christmas and New Year
              Dec 23 - Jan 2
              3 night min stay
              $825
              UVA Graduation 2015
              May 14 - May 16, 2015
              3 night min stay

              $3,600
              flat fee
              My Standard Rate
              2 night min stay
              $600 $600
              Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
              $3,500 $13,500
              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees and Rental Conditions:

              • Property Damage Protection $49
              • Cleaning and Linen $250
              • Taxes Not included

              Cancellation policy:

              Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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              Last updated: 07/12/2014
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              Location

              12.5 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Charlottesville Airport, CHO
              15 Miles
              Nearest Ferry
              Hatton Ferry
              5 Miles
              Nearest Train
              Amtrak Station
              1 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              Route 250 East/West
              185 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              VA Beach/Sandbridge
              1.8 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              The Bistro, Boar's Head Inn
              36 Miles
              Nearest Ski
              Wintergreen Resort
              1.8 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Birdwood Golf Course
              3.4 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Ivy Inn Restaurant

              Car: Recommended

              4 Miles: THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA:

              graduation, parents, alumni weekends, sporting events: www.virginiasports.com

              WINE:

              Award winning Virginia wine, countless local Charlottesville wine tours, Annual VA Winefest, Monticellowinetrail.com

              HISTORY:

              -Visit the homes of 3 former presidents:

              Thomas Jefferson's Monticello; James Madison's Montpelier and James Monroe's Ash Lawn Highlands.

              -Civil War Battlefields: www.civilwartraveler.com

              Historic Garden Week 2014 April 27,28,29; www.VAgardenweek.org

              LIVE ART & ENTERTAINMENT/PERFORMANCES: www.livearts.org; eventful.com;

              -3.9 Miles cab service, John Paul Jones Arena: enjoy the big names brought in by a 14.5K seat arena,www.Johnpauljonesarena.com

              -5.9 Miles, cab service, Historic Downtown Pedestrian Mall: Pavilion Concert Series (amphitheater) www.thenteloswirelesspavilion.com; Historic Downtown Pedestrian Mall: Paramount Theater www.theparamount.net; and Jefferson Theater www.Jeffersontheater.com

              EQUESTRIAN LIFE:

              Foxfield Races spring April/fall Sept. steeplechase: www.foxfieldraces.com

              Local Horse Shows:

              Central Virginia Show Jumping Association: cvsja.com

              SPA:

              1.9 Miles away, The Boar's Head Inn and Spa

              www.boarsheadinn.com

              SHOPPING:

              5.9 Miles, Historic Downtown Pedestrian Mall: www.downtowncharlottesville.net; www.Casparionline.com

              5.4 Miles, Barracks Road Shopping Center: www.barracksroad.com

              EXCELLENT FOOD WITHIN 3-6 Miles: The Ivy Inn Restaurant, The Boar's Head Inn, Orzo, C & O

              -Take out: Bellair Market, The Market

              www.visitcharlottesville.org

              www.charlottesvilleguide.com

              www.albemarlefamily.com

               

              Owner info

              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.


              Contact us

              Speaks: english

              Links to more information:

               

              Photos

              • 5 acres, 5 min. from town, quiet pond, can't see the neighbors....

                5 acres, 5 min. from town, quiet pond, can't see the neighbors....

              • Great room: living room has a vaulted ceiling, dining room has a fireplace

                Great room: living room has a vaulted ceiling, dining room has a fireplace

              • Kitchen: Island with 3 counter height bar stools, bar sink in corner not shown

                Kitchen: Island with 3 counter height bar stools, bar sink in corner not shown

              • Kitchen - The perfect spot to watch the sun rise with a cup of Joe!

                Kitchen - The perfect spot to watch the sun rise with a cup of Joe!

              • Deck:4 top eating;Great spot for morning coffee or chilling with a cold beverage

                Deck:4 top eating;Great spot for morning coffee or chilling with a cold beverage

              • Master Bath: Two sinks, shower and private sliding pocket door.

                Master Bath: Two sinks, shower and private sliding pocket door.

              • Queen bedroom #2 on main level.  Shared full bath on main level.

                Queen bedroom #2 on main level. Shared full bath on main level.

              • Main level Bathroom, glass shower enclosure, tumbled marble floor

                Main level Bathroom, glass shower enclosure, tumbled marble floor

              • Deck: eating area off kitchen, seats 4, pond view

                Deck: eating area off kitchen, seats 4, pond view

              • Your home away from home!

                Your home away from home!

              • Great room: generous, comfortable seating, 9' glass door & flat screen Smart TV.

                Great room: generous, comfortable seating, 9' glass door & flat screen Smart TV.

              • Dining Area - Comfortably seat 10-12 for your families favorite meal.

                Dining Area - Comfortably seat 10-12 for your families favorite meal.

              • Kitchen - Side-by-side refrigerator/freezer. Enjoy beautiful bay window views.

                Kitchen - Side-by-side refrigerator/freezer. Enjoy beautiful bay window views.

              • DECK: best seat in the house, direct yard and pond view

                DECK: best seat in the house, direct yard and pond view

              • Master -King - upstairs w/ adjoining 2 vanity bathrm. Large flat screen Smart TV

                Master -King - upstairs w/ adjoining 2 vanity bathrm. Large flat screen Smart TV

              • Twin bedroom upstairs with private bath down the hall

                Twin bedroom upstairs with private bath down the hall

              • Queen Bedroom #1 on the main level.  Shared bath with Queen bedroom #2

                Queen Bedroom #1 on the main level. Shared bath with Queen bedroom #2

              • Deck: Sun bathing, morning coffee, evening fire, direct pond view

                Deck: Sun bathing, morning coffee, evening fire, direct pond view

              • Northwest Exterior Elevation, pond in background

                Northwest Exterior Elevation, pond in background

              • Spring in VA at Poplar's Edge

                Spring in VA at Poplar's Edge

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              Date last modified - Saturday, June 21, 2014

              $600 - $825 per night (USD)
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              4 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
              Sleeps 8

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