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Historic, Quiet Studio Apt on the River Near Uva and Downtown.

(19 Reviews)

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Last updated: 04/24/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:3
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Bed And Breakfast
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

Serpentine Studio is a beautiful and quiet two room studio apartment located in the historic Woolen Mills neighborhood. It is part of our 1830's brick home and is located only one mile from downtown Charlottesville and two miles from the University of Virginia (both can easily accessed by the nearby city bus line).
As a part of our property we offer a private dock with a hammock and deck chair overlooking the Rivanna River, a perfect spot to relax and watch the wildlife. The river setting offers a unique, peaceful environment where one is able to step back from the business of life, while simultaneously remaining close to the center of town. Our house is located near the Rivanna River Trail which winds along the river for 12 miles and offers wonderful opportunities for biking, hiking, birdwatching, and the possibilities of canoeing and fishing.

The studio apartment has its own entrance, and is beautifully renovated with heart pine floors and exposed brick walls. There is an adjacent breakfast room overlooking the river with a water cooker, coffee maker and small refrigerator. We provide tea, coffee, and a basic breakfast for your convenience. Both rooms are decorated with original artwork. The owner's nearby sculpture studio offers an artistic setting with sculptures in progress as well as original artwork placed throughout the house and extensive backyard. The bathroom has a shower and an antique clawfoot bath tub.

Please note this apartment is accessed by stairs, therefor it is not recommended to guests with mobility problems.

Keywords: room, studio apartment, flat


Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/24/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 525 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 3
  • Children Welcome:

    Room for two adults and one child on the couch...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Bed And Breakfast
  • Bed & Breakfast


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


  • Small bathroom with claw foot bath tub/shower


  • Books:

    Two book cases full of fiction and art books...moreless

  • Stereo


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    around 25 great restaurants, music venues, galleries, boutiques....moreless

  • Mountain:

    The Blue Ridge Parkway is 30 miles away, lots of hiking and beautiful views. ...moreless

  • River:

    Our yard backs up to a private dock on the rivanna river. It is set up with a hammock and deck chairs. There is are lots of wild life and birds....moreless

  • Water View:

    On the Rivanna River...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining:

    Breakfast room with sink and kitchen table...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 3 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Hot water radiators controlled by thermostat...moreless

  • Internet:

    Fast fiber wi fi, 5G and 2,5 G...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking:

    Sreet parking...moreless

  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Ask if you are interested in the washer/dryer...moreless

  • Wireless Internet


  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Coffee, tea, milk and juice ...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove


  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio


Write a review 4.6
from 19 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$95 $125
Fri, Sat, Sun
$600 $2,400
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Taxes Not included


Payment by personal check: Please pay one nights deposit to make a reservation. The balance is paid upon departure.

Cancellation policy: The refund is refunded if the cancellation is made at least 15 days prior to stay.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 04/24/2017
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10 Miles
Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Fire Fly
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Pen Park
2 Miles
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Beer Run
40 Miles
Nearest Ski
150 Miles
Nearest Beach
Virginia Beach

Car: Not Necessary

Monticello is very close to our home a must-see any time of the year.

Step outside the door and there are miles and miles of walking trails, many along the Rivanna River.

Within 2 miles there are at least 25 restaurants, many of them great.

Visit the University of Virginia, designed by Thomas Jefferson, it has a beautiful campus


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1995

About the owner: I am Swedish and my husband is from Los Angeles. We have lived in Charlottesville for the past 25 years and love it. I work as a sculptor and an art instructor but have always dreamt of running a bed and breakfast. Now that our daughter has moved out, the lower part of the house is empty and I am excited to share our great house and yard with our guests. We still travel extensively but when we are at home we are looking forward to meet our guests.

Why the Owner Chose Woolen Mills, Charlottesville, VA, USA:
Our property is close to downtown and the University but is still situated in a country setting. Our back yard opens up to the Rivanna River where we have a dock and there are miles of walking trails along the river. It is a quiet romantic setting as you sit in a dock chair at dusk sometimes spotting the Bald Eagles that live down the river.

The Unique Benefits at this Bed And Breakfast:
The character and ambiance of this house is priceless. It was built in the 1830's and we have brought out the beauty of the original building materials, exposed brick walls and beautiful heart pine floors. As and an artist there is a lot of art in my life and you will find and abundance of original art in the rental property and around the yard.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/24/2017

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  • Bedroom


  • The dock

    The dock

  • Backyard


  • breakfast/sitting room

    breakfast/sitting room

  • Bedroom


  • Front of house

    Front of house

VRBO #349726

This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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