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Restored 1840 House with Gardens in Historic Downtown

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Space 3,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Just blocks from Washington & Lee University and Virginia Military Institute, historic Middleton House offers privacy and seclusion in the heart of picturesque downtown Lexington. This handsome residence, with extensive fenced gardens, combines period taste--including antiques, art, and original c.1840 colors--with modern comfort. A sunny sitting room, generous dining room, and eat-in kitchen overlooking the garden provide an ideal setting for relaxing and entertaining. Bedrooms have excellent mattresses, high-quality linens, and their own bathrooms.

Without getting in a car, guests enjoy cooking locally grown foods from the Lexington Farmer's Market down the street, shopping in Lexington's vibrant downtown, walking the beautiful Woods Creek Trail nearby, and lounging on the wide screened porch. Middleton House is the perfect place for a get-away vacation, a party, a wedding reception, or a reunion. For comments from the Middleton House guestbook, please see our posted reviews.

Keywords: Historic,house

More Details

Owner
Peter Sils
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Outstanding. See you next year!!
Jul 2013
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Amenities

Lexington House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq ft
  • 3 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • River
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
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Restored 1840 House with Gardens in Historic Downtown
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 52 reviews
Annandale, VA
5

A privilege to stay in such a nice historic home

  • 5 of 5

This home is perfect for a stay in Lexington. The location was great. It’s literally a 2 minute walk to quaint downtown Lexington and it is also very walkable to VMI and W&L. I️ did not need the car after we arrived because it was always convenient to just walk. There are 3 off street parking spaces and additional parking on the street.

There’s lots of restaurants and activity around but in the house itself it’s completely quiet.

The place is very clean and comfortable and has everything you could need. Beautiful furnishings in the living room and large dining room. The bedrooms are spacious. Great kitchen and adjacent screened porch where we spent a lot of time. I️ would 100% recommend a stay here.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

We definitely recommend this house, for its size and convenient location.

  • 4 of 5

This was our second stay at Middleton House (1st was in 2011), with relatives on all three floors both times and a dinner party and Sunday brunch both weekends, with extra guests. Everyone agreed that Middleton House is a hospitable venue for such events, as the VRBO description promised. However, this time we were surprised to learn--a few days before our arrival--in an email from the owner that no gatherings are permitted without prior approval. Oops! We went ahead with our events (relatives were coming from out-of-state), and promised to pay for any extra cleaning expenses. Of course we left Middleton House in great shape (we 70-year-olds know how to do k.p.). And so In the end, the only extra cost to us was the scare. .We strongly recommend that the VRBO description should be modified to let renters know that they need prior approval for gatherings..

Speaking of old people: The thin rugs (e.g., in the kitchen) were frequently kicked up at the edges by our shuffling feet. Some sticky tape might remedy this risk.

Having a private bathroom for each bedroom, as well as a main floor powder room, was very appreciated by our guests. However, the 3rd-floor bathroom was not up to the standards of the other bathrooms. It had only a freestanding tub with a circular shower rod (with a skimpy pair of shower curtains).

The screened porch, once again, was a favorite spot. Plus the kids who came to the dinner enjoyed being out in the tiered backyard, which was big enough to provide separate spaces for the different-aged kid groups.

The kitchen is well stocked with various serving bowls, platters, etc. It would be nice to have some nonstick frying pans of varying sizes and also potholders. And definitely a pair of kitchen shears!

A separate recycling information sheet would be a welcome addition for the bulletin board (different municipalities have different rules). It was confusing, even for our guests from Seattle.

One last comment: Small ants [some people call them "sugar ants"] were found on all three levels of Middleton House, including bedrooms, the kitchen, and the porch. We aren't sure how you can eradicate them; maybe ant traps? At least there were no mice this time! [In 2011 they were in the large 2nd floor bedroom and the kitchen.] To be safe (for sure) this time, we stored all dry goods like cereals and crackers in the tall kitchen cupboard--very handy..

Thank you... .

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Most gatherings are permitted at the house without prior consent; large gatherings (twenty or more people) require our permission. This information is provided in both our vrbo.com listing and our contract. We are frankly surprised that the reviewer failed to note this reasonable policy, which is meant to protect our historic property and its valuable contents. We regret that a claw-foot tub, with a top-quality shower assembly, did not suit this party's needs. We promise faithfully to triumph over the ants and to replace the missing kitchen shears! We're delighted that, in other respects, the house measured up to the reviewer's high standards.
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5

Great stay, great home. Location location

  • 5 of 5

We rented this property for my son’s VMI graduation. It served as the perfect location for all of the festivities. Proximity to downtown and campus made this home the perfect location and extremely convenient. Parking on the property was an added bonus for three cars. The house is well appointed and had everything we needed. we rented this property for my son’s VMI graduation. It served as the perfect location for all of the festivities. Proximity to downtown and campus made this home the perfect location and extremely convenient. Parking on the property was an added bonus for three cars. The house is well appointed and had everything we needed Thank you Peter for taking good care of us .

  • Submitted: May 18, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great House & Location!

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect. The location was perfect. The kitchen had everything you could need.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Comfortable, well equipped and well located historic home.

  • 5 of 5

Our recent stay at Middleton House was our second stay at this historic home in Lexington. The house is very nicely done with beautiful interiors. It is well equipped throughout. We love the location close to the historic downtown and Washington & Lee campus. We give it five stars and would eagerly choose this property again.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

This house has everything you need

  • 5 of 5

wonderfuk house lots of large space. Big kitchen with everything and more. Right in town yet private. Very comfortable and acconadates plenty.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
52 Miles
Roanoke Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.09 Miles
The Palms
Nearest Golf
1.78 Miles
Lexington Golf & Country Club
Nearest Train
36 Miles
Staunton
Nearest Motorway
1.94 Miles
Interstates 81 and 64
Nearest Ski
49.9 Miles
The Homestead
Car: not necessary

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