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Recent Central Virginia reviews

  • Lake Time Spring Break 2015

    "This was our families second trip to Ramsey's Retreat. The home provides fantastic views of the lake looking towards Smith Mountain. Both the large living area, kitchen and master bedroom capture the beautiful morning sun. During our most recent stay, we used the dock area for our runabout that we use for travel to other parts of SML when the cold spring days allowed. The living area has a gas fireplace that warms the living room on the cold evenings and the open floor plan allowes for great conversation between those in the kitchen and living room. Our first trip to Ramsey's Retreat was a Thanksgiving trip, where our parents joined us. The home provided plenty of space for the six of us to sprall out and enjoy family time watching Alburn beat Alabama in the final seconds of the 2013 iron bowl. Because we have only stayed at the home during the off season months, we have not had the opportunity to utilize the beach area but we have enjoyed the covered back porch and the seating on the dock. Our boys, who follow there fathers fishing abilites, tried there best to catch fish from the dock but made no gains. During both our reservation requests, the Ramsey's where very accomodating and were quick in responding. They obviously have a great love of family and we are very grateful they share there beautiful home with ours."
    Guest: Land Locked Pirate Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: April 3, 2015
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  • 1st Class Condo !

    "My wife and two sons (7&4) spent a week at this condo through Labor Day. We had a great time. The condo is perfectly located in SML and the landlords are terrific to deal with. The condo is beautiful, clean and extremely comfortable. The view from the balcony is one of the best in SML. The garaged reserved parking at the condo is extremely convenient and within a few feet of the elevator which is also a few feet from your condo...that was awesome for coming and going. The pool is great and everything you need is right next door...restaurants, marina, gift shops, amusements for the kids etc. One of the best vacations we have taken, We will be back. I would highly recommend this condo !"
    Guest: Sam H Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 2, 2014
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  • Beautiful Condo!

    "This condo was just perfect for our intimate wedding location and reception! The view of the lake from the condo was breathtaking. It was very spacious and tastefully decorated with a fully stocked kitchen. The master bedroom decor is a dream! Owner was extremely helpful in planning the location of the wedding and was accomodating on the check-in time on the day of the wedding. Definitely want to return for a relaxing weekend at Belview Bay Get-a-Way at SML!"
    Guest: cjmayers Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 5, 2014
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  • Cute and great location for a quick getaway complete with a fireplace!

    "We rented this 1 bedroom condo for my son and his wife for a short honeymoon. How perfect it was too. Next to a wonderful restaurant, "The Landing" and convenient to rental boats the bride and groom had a perfect stay! Nice size kitchen too plus a fireplace to boot! Liked the first floor location too. Good communication with the owner. Couldn't be happier with this property."
    Guest: Mourning Dove 52 Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 17, 2014
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Central Virginia Travel Tips

Central Virginia, the Birthplace of America

Choosing Central Virginia condos as bases for vacations puts visitors in a region that is known as the birthplace of America. With the first permanent settlement in Jamesburg in 1607 through its role in the Revolution and Civil War, it is an area of living history. Its major cities include Richmond, Charlottesville and Lynchburg. To get here, visitors fly to Richmond International Airport. You could also travel via the excellent interstate highways leading to Central Virginia, with I-64, I-95, I-295 and I-85 all providing access to the region, along with many state highways.

The weather of Virginia is often described as "Goldilocks Climate," being not too hot and not too cold. It is a humid, subtropical area with frosty winters and sometimes "sticky" during the height of summer.

Cities Full of History With the Mountains on the Doorstep

Richmond is home to history, arts, antiques, and culture. It is considered to be the birthplace of Black Capitalism with many sites honoring the role of African Americans in shaping the nation. Explore the Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site, the Black History Museum and the L. Douglas Wilder Library.

Charlottesville is a charming, centrally located city in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains; it is a great base for exploring the mountains. It has a wide range of museums, galleries and parks. History-lovers can visit Monticello, home to one of the nation’s best loved founders, Thomas Jefferson. It is also an ideal place for golf-lovers with several championship courses nearby. Set within an area with rivers and lakes, it is perfect for exploring, sailing, swimming and fishing. There are also sports such as kayaking, canoeing and tubing here. It’s a great mixture of adventure and relaxation.

Also in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains is Lynchburg, the city of Seven Hills. Central Virginia lodging is close to a variety of historic sites.

Trips around this region include the Civil War Trails that follow the route of the campaigns and battlefields through Richmond, Petersburg and Appomattox. Here, visitors should stop at the American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar, the Pamplin Historic Park and National Museum of the Civil War Soldier, and Appomattox Court House and National Historic Park.

Great Shopping, Great Food and Great Fun

The region around Central Virginia vacation rentals is a shopper’s paradise with a huge variety of shopping excursions available. Whether you are looking for antiques, crafts or even a present for a beloved pet, it is all here. The farmers' markets are full of wonderfully fresh, locally grown produce which is great to take back to your Central Virginia lodging for some fabulous meals.

Dining is a real pleasure to be undertaken in Central Virginia, with wonderful regional dishes such as country ham with grits to specialty ethnic restaurants. Perhaps a family buffet in a local diner, a country kitchen serving fried chicken, or a great place for BBQ fits your personal tastes. There is also five-star dining with unique menus and fabulous service in elegant surroundings.

The region is home to a great selection of days trips to zoos and theme parks, including the famous Busch Gardens, Williamsburg and Kings Dominion. Of special interest for children may be the Haunted Monster Museum and Dinosaur Kingdom and the indoor water park at Great Wolf Lodge. For animal-lovers, a trip to Infinity Acres Alpaca Farm is a wonderful opportunity to get up close with these beautiful, gentle animals.

Central Virginia Lodging Offers Ideal Homes in an Ideal Location

Central Virginia vacation rentals are ideal for those seeking a rural hideaway with mountain views and access to the great outdoors. It's also great for those who want a city location with quick access to the history of the area. There is the perfect property for anyone. Equipped with everything required to make a perfect base and more, these properties offer the benefit of a home instead of a room. Spacious, bright, clean and well-maintained homes that offer everything you need to make yourself at home. Many even welcome pets so the four-legged family members can join in the fun.

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