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The Recycled House - Walk Downtown

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A cozy fire will greet you during the cooler months.

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Last updated: 03/20/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Sleeps 6

The Recycled House is a unique structure in Charlottesville's lovely North Downtown neighborhood. It is constructed primarily from materials that have come from somewhere else and are getting a second life. It took over six years to collect the materials and use them in a thoughtful way. The house was designed as a guest house and a lot of effort has been put into building a place that's welcoming, interesting and fun! The materials give the place a lot of soul, the light from the 33 windows is fantastic and the location could not be better!

Charlottesville's historic Downtown Mall is just 4 short blocks away giving you access to over 60 restaurants within walking distance as well as movie theaters, concert venues, grocery stores and some great shopping. The University of Virginia is less than 2 miles away and accessible by the free trolley service. Monticello is less than 5 miles away--about 10 minutes by car.

The Recycled House sleeps 6. There's a king-sized bed in the master bedroom. The upstairs loft has a sleeper sofa that sleeps two, and there's a queen-sized sofa sleeper downstairs in the living room. All the linens and towels are provided. There's a half-bath downstairs and a full bath upstairs.

The kitchen is fully equipped with top-of-the-line Bosch appliances. There's a side porch, an upstairs deck outside with a treehouse feel, and another deck (made out of aluminum bleachers!) off the kitchen in the back yard. There's a grill in the backyard you're welcome to use.

A washer/dryer is available off the master bath.

Free wi-fi access is available.

The house is suitable for families with children. The staircase is a little steep, so you'll have to watch the little ones.

If you're searching for a really unique space in a great location, I welcome you to The Recycled House! Check out the video tour at http://recycled.house.

When inquiring, PLEASE tell me a little bit about yourself, the purpose of your visit, and any special needs or requests.

Owner

Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/20/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1400 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Children Welcome:

    The house is not baby proofed. The stairs are quite steep. Toddlers in the house make me nervous. If your child is 3 or older, that's probably best....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking is allowed outside....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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  • The master bedroom has a king bed. There's a queen sofa sleeper with a Beautyrest mattress downstairs. There's a full size sofa sleeper in the loft. A twin size air mattress is also available....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet

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  • The master bath has plenty of towels and radiant heat in the floor. There's a laundry room off it with a washer and dryer, iron and steamer. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Games

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Charlottesville's Historic Downtown mall is 4 short blocks away....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Roller Blading
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Dining:

    There are leaves for the dining room table, and it can seat about ten. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    WIFI is available....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Off street parking for two vehicles....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove:

    There's a Tulikivi woodstove. A fire will either be burning when you arrive in the cooler months, or a fire will be laid for you if you want one!...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    The kitchen is equipped with pots, pans and utensils--everything you need to make a nice meal. Coffee, tea, and filtered water are provided. There's a grocery store and a wine store 3 blocks away....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$225 $300
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,800 $3,500

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $89
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Tax Rate 7%

Notes:

Rates are based on 4 adult guests. The additional guest fee is waived for families with children.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Location

9.4 Miles
Nearest Airport
Charlottesville Albemarle Airport (CHO)
1 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak (CVS)

Car: Recommended

Monticello is only 5 miles away.

Many local wineries are an easy and scenic drive.

Charlottesville's Historic Downtown mall is just four blocks away.

 

Owner info

About the owner: I'm a web designer/developer and own my firm, drw Design. The Recycled House started out as a small idea and then took on a life of its own. I've lived in Charlottesville since 1995 and love showing off this town! It's really hard to have a bad meal here. And it's really historic and pretty. There's always something interesting going on!

Why the Owner Chose North Downtown, Charlottesville, VA, USA:
It took over 6 years to collect materials from a TON of places to use in/on the house. It's been really satisfying to save amazing materials from the landfill, dumpster, etc. and use them in a thoughtful and creative way. I'll give you the tour when you come show you where everything came from. Most folks get a real kick out of it. The Recycled House is quite special and if you want to be downtown, the location is fantastic.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The Recycled House was designed from the beginning as a guest house. It's very welcoming. People tell me it's really romantic. I have hosted a lot of families, girlfriend getaways, bridal parties, folks coming for reunions and sporting events at UVA and all the festivals that go on here in Charlottesville. Just about everyone says the photos don't do justice to the place. You just have to come and stay and see it for yourself!


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/20/2017

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Photos

  • A cozy fire will greet you during the cooler months.

    A cozy fire will greet you during the cooler months.

  • The plaque was carved at the tombstone company from leftover  granite.

    The plaque was carved at the tombstone company from leftover granite.

  • The living room has a queen size sofa sleeper with a Beautyrest mattress,

    The living room has a queen size sofa sleeper with a Beautyrest mattress,

  • The stairs are made of beech and birch. The railing used to be a futon frame,

    The stairs are made of beech and birch. The railing used to be a futon frame,

  • You can really see the materials working together at the top of the stairs.

    You can really see the materials working together at the top of the stairs.

  • The brick is 100 years old. The floor is made from old hickory.

    The brick is 100 years old. The floor is made from old hickory.

  • There's also a little reading nook.

    There's also a little reading nook.

  • Comfy king bed in the master bedroom. That's old beadboard on the ceiling,

    Comfy king bed in the master bedroom. That's old beadboard on the ceiling,

  • Those tiles came from a pool!

    Those tiles came from a pool!

  • There's an indoor porch off the master bedroom.

    There's an indoor porch off the master bedroom.

  • Here's the front entrance.

    Here's the front entrance.

  • The oak wall by the door is 100 years old.

    The oak wall by the door is 100 years old.

  • Top of the line Bosch appliances came out of a demo kitchen at Lowes.

    Top of the line Bosch appliances came out of a demo kitchen at Lowes.

  • Yes, those are croquet balls--a wacky thematic element throughout house!

    Yes, those are croquet balls--a wacky thematic element throughout house!

  • We cut down a tree, so we had to use it!

    We cut down a tree, so we had to use it!

  • The loft has the other sleeper sofa and is a fun hangout space.

    The loft has the other sleeper sofa and is a fun hangout space.

  • That's an old swinging door. You can guess what the handle was when you come.

    That's an old swinging door. You can guess what the handle was when you come.

  • All tile in house is remnant tile from the local tile shop.

    All tile in house is remnant tile from the local tile shop.

  • Master bath has a vanity with Carrera marble. The mirrors are from a hotel.

    Master bath has a vanity with Carrera marble. The mirrors are from a hotel.

  • The upstairs deck has a tree-house feel.

    The upstairs deck has a tree-house feel.

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