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Recent Central Virginia reviews

  • Best family vacation to date!

    "We just spent the our first vacation at SML and absolutely loved it! The house is lovely with plenty of space and the kitchen had everything you need. We did bring our own coffee maker, which was a good thing because the coffee maker that is there is very small. The bedrooms are nicely appointed and large and the master suite is very nice with a newly remodeled bath. It was so nice to just step out of the house right onto the dock. We rented a boat for the week from Bridgewater Marina and we spent 90% of our time at the house swimming, boating, knee boarding, wake boarding and fishing. This was the first vacation where we didn't have to leave to go find something to do, it was all right there! And the best part...the kids never said "we're bored" :-) The cove is very peaceful with only a handful of other boats in and out and we loved sitting on the party deck in the morning with our coffee and in the evening with a cocktail to watch the sunset. It is only 100 yds to the main part of the lake with a quick boat ride to Bridgewater Marina - with restaurants, an arcade, mini-golf, a rock climbing wall, live music and shopping. There are other marinas and restaurants closer to the house as well like Mitchell's Marina and Bernard's Landing. We will definitely be back!"
    Guest: Susan T. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 20, 2014
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  • Lovely home made for relaxing and entertaining

    "Our family rented this beautiful home for a week at the end of April 2014. The multiple rooms, the very convenient and well stocked kitchen, and the entire ambiance of this home made it a perfect location for travelers from CA (4), Philadelphia (4), Fort Myers (1) and Baltimore (1). Each bedroom has it's own private own private bathroom and clean linens. The open areas in the home are so vast and so varied that everyone is together...and, if desired, apart....in the same home. The multiple decks, the gas grille facing the golf course green, and the multiple hiking trails nearby were in constant use by our family. Plus, the owner is top notch...responding to any/all inquiries. I can see another visit in the future......"
    Guest: Kathy M. Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: May 13, 2014
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  • Perfect place to stay if you want to hike Old Rag

    "We LOVED our stay at this cottage! We got there in time for a nice lunch and then my husband and I walked to the Sharp Rock winery and managed to fit in a wine tasting and a glass of wine before my son collected us for 5 pm Mass at St. Peter's in Washington, VA. It was great to sleep in the next day, have a hearty breakfast, and then hike Old Rag. We left my 79 yo mother at the cottage that day and she had a lovely time relaxing. We then came back, took showers, had a great dinner, and then relaxed some more. We will definitely be back! PS - we usually make the Old Rag hike a day trip from the DC area but that means getting up at dawn, driving 2 hours, hiking for almost 5 hours, and then another 2 hour drive home ... using the cottage as our base was a much, much better plan!"
    Guest: Navy Family Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: June 6, 2014
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  • Lovely stay

    "The place is absolutely beautiful and is very homey. It's a lovely place to stay even if only for a couple of days. This little home away from homes brought our family closer and let us even celebrate a few special occasions. Thank you for opening up your home and letting us enjoy each other and this wonderful relaxing space."
    Guest: Joe L. Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 7, 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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