About the property
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4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 8 Sleeps
Avon House is close to free transport (to UVA every 15 minutes) which is even walkable & other buses, the city center, a 5 minute walk to the downtown mall, restaurants, nightlife, and family-friendly activities. Our historic neighborhood of Belmont also is home to several great restaurants, antique shops and bars only a couple blocks through this beautiful neighborhood. You’ll love my place because of the high ceilings, the comfy beds, couch set up around the Fire, TV and surround sound, porch swing, quiet neighborhood in walking distance to the downtown mall. My place is good for couples, solo adventurers, business travelers, families (with kids), and furry friends by arrangement (pets).
Avon House is a beautiful, 1925 corner brick house with plenty of available parking. The house has been renovated throughout with new HVAC system, electrics and plumbing! The upstairs bathroom has a clawfoot tub and an enclosed steam shower spa with music! All bedrooms are spacious. Enjoy the 46" Apple tv or swing away the evening with cocktails on the porch. Come and live it in this historic neighborhood rather than out of the way, congested, expensive I29 hotel/motel land! Park your car for the duration of your stay!
Belmont is a late 19th Century neighborhood. The neighborhood serves as a significant entrance to the City from Monticello as it is easily accessible to I-64 by way of Monticello Avenue (Route 20). With its rolling topography and setting, Belmont affords excellent views of both the Downtown and the surrounding mountains. Originally, the county estate “Belmont” was the prosperous farm estate of John M. Carr, the nephew of Dabney Carr, a boyhood friend of Thomas Jefferson. The Belmont Mansion got its name from the farm when it was built circa 1837 by the original owner John Winn. The neighborhood of Belmont grew with the building of the Old Belmont Bridge in 1905. This bridge stood until 1961 when the New Belmont Bridge that connects Ninth Street and Avon Street replaced it. The Neighborhood has a mixture of housing with a wonderful, corner convenience store and coffee shop nearby. In addition to the nearby pedestrianized Downtown Mall, Belmont Village also has a cluster of its own chic restaurants and antique shops. Both just 3 - 5 minutes walk away.
Once arriving at the house, guests have the option of leaving the car and using free public transport. The downtown mall, which provides endless culinary and entertainment options, is a 5 minute walk. You can see the Pavillion from my house. Here guests will also find a bus station from which they can access the free trolley, which goes to the University of Virginia every 15 minutes, or all other bus routes. Continued use of the car is only necessary if guests would like to visit Monticello, the various hiking trails, or vineyards and breweries nearby.
Other things to note
I have run a successful b&b in Bath, England for over 20 years and have recently moved to Charlottesville where my daughter is attending UVA. For those here to get to know UVA, guided tours of the campus by my daughter can be available by arrangement ($20 an hour).
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 17, 2018
About Nancy Hampson
I was born in Tennessee, attained my Masters Degree in Finance in Chicago and moved to Bahrain, a little island off the coast of Saudi Arabia, where I spent 3 years as a banker in construction finance. I then transferred to London where I met my English husband and raised two children. Having been in England since 1985 I returned several years ago to be closer to elderly parents. In the last year I bought this house in Charlottesville as my daughter is in school at UVA. I go back and forth to our home in Bath, England. I've enjoyed being in this friendly university town and being able to take classes by senior audit. Just a short walk to the free trolley at the Downtown Mall and I am on campus in less than 10 minutes! I also took a part time job at Williams Sonoma kitchen shop for fun and having come from England, it's been fun to outfit the kitchen with all of their great products.
Nancy Hampson purchased this House in 2016
Why Nancy Hampson chose North Downtown
Location location location! Park your car for the duration of your stay and hop the free trolley or bus, all of which depart the main station at the Downtown mall within a 5 minute walk. This pedestrianized mall is a fabulous place to walk along admiring the variety of shops and restaurants and connects with Main Street, another historic street that leads to UVA. It is also in easy reach of Monticello, a must to see!
What makes this House unique
This 1915 brick home is unusual in the size and number of windows throughout, giving it a bright feeling throughout and both the ground and first floors have 9 foot ceilings. It's great fun to get your coffee in the morning or your glass of wine at night and sit on the porch or swing! A walk through this beautiful historic neighborhood to our Belmont neighborhood main street area is a real treat on your way to dinner and has several great restaurants to choose from along with an antique shop that stays open late into the evening.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund