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The Recycled House - Walk Downtown

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Half Baths
1
Minimum Stay
2 nights

Description

North Downtown House Rental Photos and Description

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.

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.

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!

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

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Debra Weiss
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 5, 2016

About Debra Weiss

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 Debra Weiss chose Charlottesville

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.

What makes this house unique

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!

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a fabulous house! The house is unique, the location is excellent, and Debra is a wonderful host. As I sat on the front porch in the morning and early evening, I began to think It was my home as I waved to neighbors walking by on the path. I look forward to another visit.

Oh, and the delicious cookies Debra left in the cookie jar hit the mark for someone with a sweet tooth.
Jun 2014
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(41 traveler reviews)

The Recycled House - Walk Downtown
average rating of 4.9268293 based on 43 reviews
5

Amazing home!

  • 5 of 5

Such a unique property, and Debra was very accommodating to make us feel like we were at home. Thanks; we'll be back!

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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This is a very interesting house. Full of creative details and fun for kids.

  • 4 of 5

Great location and easy walking distance to the downtown mall.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Recycled is better than brand new!

  • 5 of 5

The Recycled House in Charlottesville is very cool. The layout and design are eclectic as well as functional - a very cozy nook to hang out in and a very practical and useful location for access to excellent restaurants and venues on the Downtown Mall. We had a fantastic time and Debra provided excellent amenities, including freshly baked cookies. A good find, a good value, and a great re-use of some vintage materials!

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Quaint, private home in great neighborhood a few blocks from downtown mall.

  • 5 of 5

We loved the Recycled House. Would definitely stay here again. Perfect location a few blocks from downtown mall. Well furnished kitchen with top of the line appliances. Great king bed that is extremely comfortable. Could not have been happier with our stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect stay for girls getaway weekend!

  • 5 of 5

The Recycled House was a great stay for a girls weekend. Very very clean and comfortable! Welcoming host with cookies ready upon arrival. As well, very convenient to Downtown Charlottesville. Would absolutely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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5

Great location; Warm welcome; Comfortable stay

  • 5 of 5

You can walk a few blocks into town, or take the free shuttle to UVA

Debra the owner lives nearby and provides a warm welcome along with a hysterical story of how/why the house was built. She has taken every effort to make the house interesting, personal and welcoming.

The house is light and airy and the temperature control and water pressure and mattress comfort is all very good. Everything worked but if it didn't she was a short text away!

Would definitely stay there again.

Amanda, John and three teenage girls

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
9.4 Miles
Charlottesville Albemarle Airport (CHO)
Nearest Train
1 Miles
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.

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Rates & Availability

North Downtown House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$225
From
$300
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,800
$3,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $85
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 7.0%

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

North Downtown House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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

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