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3BR Home 5 Blocks to Downtown Mall, 3 Blocks to Downtown Belmont

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Last updated: 05/26/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

This 3BR, 2.5 bath home is a stunning marriage of historic and modern architecture- a quick walk to everything in downtown Charlottesville and downtown Belmont, yet boasting sweeping views of the mountains from many windows. Look out one window and get a direct view of Monticello Mountain; look out another, and get a panoramic view of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Originally built in 1920, the house now blends the traditional moldings, original pine flooring, high ceilings, and large windows of its origins with an ultra-modern, architect-designed third-story master suite and rooftop deck addition constructed primarily of glass. The cozy details of the historic home have been preserved while adding such modern comforts as a whole-house sound system, (including the third-floor master bedroom and ensuite bath), a jetted tub with aromatherapy and phototherapy, a two-person limestone shower, extensive custom-made cabinetry that opens with the touch of a finger, and a newly updated modern kitchen. Cable and wifi throughout.

Monticello Guest House has been professionally decorated with a blend of early 19th century antique, vintage mid-century, and more contemporary furnishings, complemented by a truly interesting collection of art. The house has been carefully designed to be beautiful, but functional and comfortable as well.

Monticello Guest House has three large, comfortable bedrooms: the master bedroom on the third floor has dramatic mountain views, custom everything, an attached rooftop deck overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains perfect for watching the sunset over a glass of wine or romantic dinner, and an ensuite bath with a large jetted tub and two-person limestone shower, and custom-made concrete trough sink. Look out the windows and see the treetops and the mountains and truly feel like you are in another world!

There are two large, pretty bedrooms on the second floor, each with comfortable queen beds, luxurious linens, and tasteful furnishings. The two bedrooms on this floor share a full bath with a clawfoot tub/shower, whitewashed wood floors, beadboard walls, and pedestal sink.

There is an additional small room on the second floor with a twin pull-out couch that can be used for a 7th guest or as a place to relax, read, and enjoy the mountain views. A provided queen-sized aerobed can expand sleeping capacity to 9 guests.

On the first floor, there is a living room with space to gather, play games, watch TV, or chat; a formal dining room that seats 8; a recently updated and modern, fully-equipped kitchen with custom poured concrete countertops, ceramic tile floors, and stainless steel appliances; and a powder room with ceramic tile floors and brand new everything.

The outdoor spaces are equally conducive to relaxing or entertaining: there is a large front porch perfect for people-watching and reading, and a large back deck with grill, dining table, sand lounge chairs that is great for evening cookouts or mid-day sun worshipping. The backyard has a grassy area for hanging out, pretty gardens, and a one-car garage. There is plenty of on-street parking right next to the house.

Be sure to take a careful look at the pictures: it is nearly impossible to describe the unique beauty of this house- both in its warm original details and its striking modern addition.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

    Fireplace,attached rooftop deck,ensuite bath w jetted tub...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    Cozy queen bed, luxurious linens, shares full bath w BR 2...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

    Pair of twins or king bed, luxurious linens...moreless

  • The master suite is in the third floor glass addition and boasts amazing views of the mountains from nearly every window.It has a queen bed,fireplace,& attached rooftop deck overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains.It has an ensuite bath with jetted tub,two-person slate shower,skylights & killer views.The jetted tub has aromatherapy and phototherapy settings,& both the BR and bath have built-in speakers and stereo controls for the housewide sound system.The huge glass window in front of the tub has a remote-controlled blind that allows you to lower the blind once within the privacy of the tub so that you can look out at the rooftops, steeple, and Monticello Mountain in the distance.Open the casement windows and enjoy the breezes at this unique perch above the city. The two large BRs on the 2nd floor have beautiful moldings,antique pine flooring,queen beds,luxurious linens,& lovely antique furnishings.They share a full hall bath with clawfoot tub & shower. A poss 4th BR has a pull-out twin....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Master Bath: toilet, tub, shower, jetted tub

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Bathroom 3: toilet

    ...moreless

  • Monticello Guest Cottage has 2.5 baths. The master bath is located on the third floor of the house and has floor-to-ceiling limestone tiling, a huge jetted tub with aromatheraphy and phototherapy settings, a two-person limestone-lined shower, and a custom-made concrete trough sink. Surrounding windows afford a gorgeous view of the city and mountains, and a remote-controlled blind allows you to lower the blinds from the privacy of the tub to take in the amazing views. The bathroom is tied into the whole-house sound system, allowing you to relax to music while soaking in the tub. A remote control allows you to control the sound and selection while in the tub. There is a second full bath on the second floor, shared by Bedrooms 2 and 3. The bathroom has a clawfoot tub/shower combo, painted hardwood floors, whitewashed beadboard walls, and original moldings. The powder room is on the 1st floor and has very recently been entirely redone with slate floors and a cabinet sink. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Housekeeper available upon request.

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    The downtown mall is visible from the rooftop deck....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Gorgeous mountain views out of nearly every window. Panoramic mountain views from third-floor master suite and third-floor rooftop deck....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Ice Skating
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Monticello Guest House's dining room seats 8 around the antique pine farm table. Serve more at the teak dining table on the large outdoor deck. Child's highchair available upon request....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Housewide wifi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Recently remodeled, fully-stocked kitchen has custom-made, poured concrete countertops, ceramic tile floors, stainless steel appliances, and gas stove. It is always flooded with light....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove

Outside

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

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 2016
May 22 - May 23, 2016
1 night min stay
$550
Graduation 2017
May 17 - May 24, 2017
3 night min stay
$750
$3,500
Graduation 2018
May 16 - May 23, 2018
3 night min stay
$750
$3,500
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$250 $550
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,500 $7,000

Rates are based on 7 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Cleaning Fee $125
  • Tax Rate 11%

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Location

15 Miles
Nearest Airport
Charlottesville Airport
0.25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
The Local
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Tavola

Car: Not Necessary

Monticello Guest House is a quick, easy walk (5 min) from both the downtown mall and downtown Belmont. Enjoy everything that both of those locations have to offer: amazing food at multiple celebrated restaurants within easy walking distance, great bars, historic buildings, boutique shopping, parks, a wonderful art scene, and a vibrant local community. It is also a quick 5-minute drive from Thomas Jefferson's Monticello, a 10-minute drive to the University of Virginia, and a 10-minute drive from multiple places to enjoy great hiking, mountain biking, and trail running.

While the house is located easy walking distance to everything the city of Charlottesville has to offer, it presents stunning panoramic views of the surrounding mountain ranges and the city of Charlottesville from almost every window. The nearly all-glass third story master suite and attached sun deck have breathtaking views.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

About the owner: My husband was born and raised in Charlottesville and did his undergraduate work in architecture at UVA. I am originally from CT and got 'hooked' by Charlottesville in the usual way: I came down here to study English Literature and eventually education at UVA and never left. We are avid travelers who love to go places that, like Charlottesville, have great food, great mountain views, and lots of opportunities for hiking. We are also both really interested in design- my husband is an architect, and I love creating and living in interior spaces that are both beautiful and functional. Kevin is a modernist with an appreciation for the quality and beauty of old materials, and I am drawn to antique and vintage furnishings and textiles- things with history. Together, I think our styles blend into a really interesting and unique aesthetic. Most importantly, we are the parents of two very active young boys, one very active dog, and one very grumpy old cat.

Why the Owner Chose Charlottesville:
We bought Monticello Guest House in 2003, just a few days after I turned in my dissertation. We bought it because it had everything we were looking for: it was located in Belmont, a neighborhood we have always loved; it was walking distance to the downtown mall; it had incredible mountain views of both Monticello Mountain and the Blue Ridge despite being in the middle of the city; we were drawn to the 1920s architecture and details; and it is constantly filled with the most incredible, warm light. I think the light in the house was really the clincher. The day we bought the house, my husband said, 'We need to put a third floor addition on this house.' And so he did. It was a long process, a real labor of love. Every single detail of that addition-both interior and exterior- was painstakingly thought out and chosen. It is one of the most interesting, unique spaces I have been in, and I used to love falling asleep up there in what felt like a nest at the top of the trees, with a view that seems to go on forever. We lived there for 5 years before moving out to the countryside- we love our new home, but we still miss being able to walk to get a cup of coffee, stroll down to the downtown mall or downtown Belmont for dinner, or hit the City Market on warm summer mornings. We especially miss the spring evenings on the third-floor deck, enjoying the breezes while we drank wine, listened to music, and watched Charlottesville and the Blue Ridge Mountains burst into bloom above, below, and all around us.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We think the primary benefit of this house is that it is located a quick walk to the restaurants, bars, and shops in downtown Belmont and the downtown mall, yet it has panoramic views of the mountains and plenty of space. We are biased, but we also happen to think it is a pretty cool-looking house.


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Photos

  • Welcome to Monticello Guest House.

    Welcome to Monticello Guest House.

  • The sleeping nook in the master BR.Note the fireplace, skylight, and cabinetry.

    The sleeping nook in the master BR.Note the fireplace, skylight, and cabinetry.

  • The master bath, looking over the jetted tub to the two-person slate shower.

    The master bath, looking over the jetted tub to the two-person slate shower.

  • ...and the view with the remote-controlled privacy blind up.

    ...and the view with the remote-controlled privacy blind up.

  • The sunny kitchen with slate floors,stainless appliances,and concrete countertop

    The sunny kitchen with slate floors,stainless appliances,and concrete countertop

  • The gorgeous,sunny living room blends modern and antique furnishings.

    The gorgeous,sunny living room blends modern and antique furnishings.

  • Fix a drink at the bar and enjoy it on one of the two porches or rooftop deck.

    Fix a drink at the bar and enjoy it on one of the two porches or rooftop deck.

  • 1st Queen BR on the 2nd floor.Snuggle into the cozy bed with luxurious linens.

    1st Queen BR on the 2nd floor.Snuggle into the cozy bed with luxurious linens.

  • Spacious 2nd BR on 2nd floor can be outfitted with a king bed or pair of twins.

    Spacious 2nd BR on 2nd floor can be outfitted with a king bed or pair of twins.

  • Full bath on 2nd floor with clawfoot tub,pedestal sink,beadboard & painted floor

    Full bath on 2nd floor with clawfoot tub,pedestal sink,beadboard & painted floor

  • Huge back deck with grill, dining table, and lounge chairs.

    Huge back deck with grill, dining table, and lounge chairs.

  • The incredible view from the 3rd-floor master bedroom and attached rooftop deck.

    The incredible view from the 3rd-floor master bedroom and attached rooftop deck.

  • Every detail considered: custom cabinetry and plenty of storage.

    Every detail considered: custom cabinetry and plenty of storage.

  • The view from the jetted tub. See Monticello Mountain while relaxing in the tub!

    The view from the jetted tub. See Monticello Mountain while relaxing in the tub!

  • The 2-person custom poured concrete sink with views of Monticello mountain

    The 2-person custom poured concrete sink with views of Monticello mountain

  • The kitchen is stocked and great to cook in.Deck w seating and grill attached.

    The kitchen is stocked and great to cook in.Deck w seating and grill attached.

  • The antique-filled DR is perfect for memorable dinner parties;pine table seats 8

    The antique-filled DR is perfect for memorable dinner parties;pine table seats 8

  • The 2nd floor hall.There are two BR,one full bath,& a small lounge on this level

    The 2nd floor hall.There are two BR,one full bath,& a small lounge on this level

  • 2nd BR shown with twins. Can also be outfitted with a king bed.

    2nd BR shown with twins. Can also be outfitted with a king bed.

  • Custom-made iron spiral staircase to the third floor. A work of art in itself

    Custom-made iron spiral staircase to the third floor. A work of art in itself

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  • Bathrooms
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