Lovely C.1890 Flat with Garden in Historic Downtown(8 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:Apartment
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)
Formerly an artist's studio, the secluded apartment floods with light during the day, thanks to large windows with views and skylights. (Skylights operate electronically and open to catch the breeze.) Hand-printed wallpapers, c. 1880-1890 antiques, sea grass matting, comfortable seating, and a collection of paintings and prints contribute to the flat's atmosphere and charm. A carefully equipped custom kitchen with soapstone counters and a spacious tiled bathroom with shower offer thoroughly modern convenience.
The bedroom features a queen-sized iron and brass bed, while a top-quality sleeper sofa in the living room accommodates two additional guests. Meals can be taken at a small table in the kitchen or a large one in one corner of the airy sitting room.
Visitors can lounge on the sitting room's sofas or on the flat's small porch--or in the Studio's garden, which has a grill and Adirondack chairs. Thanks to the gardens surrounding the house, birdsong fills the air. (Bird-glasses are provided for those who want a closer look.) Guests also enjoy strolling or cycling nearby Wood's Creek Trail, which follows the creek to the Maury River and Jordan's Point Park.
McDowell Studio is perfectly positioned for shopping and dining in historic downtown Lexington. W & L's Lenfest Center, just 3 blocks away, presents concerts, plays, ballets, and even opera. And this luxurious apartment provides a convenient base for visiting Washington & Lee or VMI, with their elegant architecture and abiding sense of Southern tradition. McDowell Studio offers guests a rare opportunity to live graciously in the very heart of historic Lexington.
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Member since: 2010
- Max. occupancy 4
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- Non Smoking Only:
Pets Not Allowed:
In the interest of peace and quiet, our Australian kelpie, Lulu, requests that other dogs stay home. She is very friendly and gentle, especially with children, but feels obliged to bark when a new dog shows up....moreless
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Theme Parks
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Dining Area
- Air Conditioning
- Linens Provided
- Wireless Internet
- Catering Available:
Cookware includes pots and pans, baking pans, pie plate, knives, bowls, and specialized tools, including a milk frother, corkscrew, rolling pin, measuring spoons, flour sifter, and can-opener....moreless
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- Tax Rate 13%
Owner's cancellation policy:
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Year Purchased: 1983
About the owner: The owners, an artist and a writer/consultant who specializes in historic interiors, have lived and worked in McDowell House for many years.
Why the Owner Chose Lexington, VA, USA:
Historic Lexington, Virginia offers Washington & Lee U., VMI, a vibrant downtown, a lively and friendly community, and easy access to the scenic beauty of the Blue Ridge and Appalachian mountains. McDowell House, surrounded by its gardens, retains its period charm, yet sits just minutes from Lexington's many current attractions.
The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
Guests walk to events at the universities and downtown churches, theaters, and galleries. They enjoy cooking with superb local meats, produce, cheeses, and flours from the nearby Lexington Farmer's Market and specialty grocery and butcher shops. Visitors can stroll to restaurants, bakeries, coffee shops, an ice cream parlor, and a micro-brewery. Virginia's mountains, Natural Bridge, Goshen Pass, additional museums,and other attractions are a short car trip away.
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A stone path winding through the Studio's garden leads to its private entrance.
The airy sitting room has tall windows, a cathedral ceiling & a skylight.
The kitchen combines original 1890 cabinets with thoroughly modern conveniences.
The bathroom, with its own skylight, has a large tiled shower and marble sink.
Historic downtown's restaurants, shops & galleries are just a block away.
McDowell Studio is the entire top floor of this handsome c.1890 house.
The 2nd of two down-filled sofas beckons from a nook in the sitting room.
The bedroom's wallpaper, quilt, & furnishings reflect c.1890 interest in Japan.
Tall front windows look across Lexington to the Blue Ridge Mountains beyond.
The Blue Ridge Mountains are truly blue--and truly unforgettable!
This listing was first published here in 2011.
Date last modified - Friday, March 24, 2017
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