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Stay Minutes from ~UVA~, Yet Feel Like You're in the Country—On 5 Ac. w/ Pond

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Gracious 4 bed/3 bath, deck, firepit, fenced yard, child friendly

One guest review says Poplar’s Edge has “all the comforts of home,” and we’re glad to hear it—that’s exactly the feeling we hoped to create, right down to the luxury linens, antique furnishings, and warm, sun-washed rooms. Coming to Poplar’s Edge is like visiting a favorite relative who puts your comfort and happiness first!

Given its central location and impressive acreage, Poplar’s Edge is a great spot year-round—for UVA Grounds visits, Rotunda tours, graduation ceremonies, football games, or for a weekend jaunt into Virginia’s flourishing “Wine Belt,” of which Charlottesville is the capital. Our secluded home is tucked away on five landscaped acres, yet it’s only four miles from the UVA campus and 5.6 miles from downtown Charlottesville.

In the summertime, enjoy lazy afternoons canoeing and fishing on the 5-acre pond adjacent to our property. Or simply savor the view of the water while sipping local wine on the deck in one of our comfortable chairs. Glance around, and you’ll barely see the neighbors. That’s because Poplar’s Edge borders 40 acres of conservation land—home to birds, deer, fox and other native wildlife, which you’re likely to spot during your stay.

In the fall and winter, when the trees are bare, Poplar’s Edge is rewarded with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. In fact, football season is one of the best times to visit. As the temperature drops, the property’s namesake poplars burst into yellow flames, and it’s cool enough to gather with family and friends around the Tulikivi, a ceramic, wood-burning fireplace on the back deck.

Our kitchen has an open, airy feel, thanks to a huge bay window and raised panel cabinetry. Order take-out from one of many Charlottesville restaurants and gather around our huge dining table with seating for up to eight. In winter, the wood-burning fireplace near the dining table will warm your chilly toes in no time.

In the great room, nine-foot sliding glass doors frame tranquil views of the pond, plus give access to the back deck. Vaulted ceilings make the space feel even more spacious than it is, as does the open-concept floor plan—the kitchen, dining room, great room and deck all flow into one another.

The master bedroom features a king-sized bed and en-suite bathroom with two granite-counter vanities. In the winter, this bedroom enjoys views of the Blue Ridge.

Two first-floor bedrooms have queen-sized beds, a flood of natural light, and a shared bathroom with a tumbled marble floors and European glass shower enclosure.

One final bedroom with two twins—plus an optional rollaway bed—is perfect for the kids.

With its great location near UVA and Charlottesville, and stunning natural beauty across all seasons, we know you’ll love Poplar’s Edge as much as we do! Call today and book your stay with us.

More Details

Compton and John Going
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2017

About Compton and John Going

Compton grew up in Charlottesville and moved to Vail, CO after graduating from Radford University. John was raised in a small town outside of Louisville, KY and moved to Vail, CO after graduating from Samford University. We met and married in Vail, and spent the next 5 years enjoying the Vail Valley. In 1998 we moved to Charlottesville, VA to be close to our families and start a family of our own. We started with the four-legged variety (2 Weimaraners) before progressing to the ones that require diapers, can talk back and consume large sums of money.

After moving back to Charlottesville we lived in the Fry Springs area before buying Poplar's Edge from Compton's aunt (the original owner) in 2002. Since purchasing the property we have re-designed the interiors for more living space, cut down numerous trees for light, added gardens to extend the living space beyond physical walls and added plenty of deck space for those seeking refuge outside.

As a family we enjoy hiking the nearby Appalachian Trail, skiing at Wintergreen, playing tennis and squash as well as swimming at the local Boar's Head Inn and working in our yard.

Compton and John Going purchased this house in 2002

Why Compton and John Going chose Charlottesville

Why stay far away from UVA and dowtown when you can stay here, 4 miles away on 5 private acres?

What makes this house unique

This house is located on 5 wooden acres nestled beside a pond. We see wildlife daily from deer, fox and racoon to beavers, ducks, geese...not to mention the fish! We are in a residential neighborhood 5 minutes drive from UVA and Barracks Road shopping center.


Flordon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Twin Bathroom is private but not adjoining
    King Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , private water closet
    Main Level Bath - toilet , shower , Shared bath with Queen bedroom and Queen bedroom #2
  • The King bathroom is a private bathroom It has a standard tub/shower, double vanity with granite tops, a private water closet, and a slate tile floor. The Twin room upstairs has a full, private bath down the hall. Main level bath has a tumbled marble floor, an antique cabinet and a glass shower enclosure. Both Main levels queen rooms share this full bath.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King room - 1 king , 1 child bed , The King room enjoys mountain views in the winter
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Main level queen room is a haven
    Bedroom #4 - 1 queen , Enjoy pond views on the main level
    Twin Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Two twin beds
  • The King room is one of two bedrooms upstairs. Turn on the ceiling fan and climb under the feather bed comforter for a perfect night's sleep. The Twin room is the 2nd of 2 bedrooms upstairs enjoying a view of the front yard through large, oversized windows. The Queen room is on the main level. Admire the early American antique bed circa 1890. It's been restored for our modern use. This main level Queen bedroom shares a bath and enjoys beautiful mountain views in the winter. The Queen bedroom #2 is on the main level and has 2 windows and a standard closet. All beds have Memory Foam toppers.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • tennis
  • water tubing


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Stay Minutes from ~UVA~, Yet Feel Like You're in the Country—On 5 Ac. w/ Pond
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Beautiful hideaway

  • 5 of 5

Lovely place to spend time with everything you could possibly need!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

It was the perfect weather at the Fantastic place. We would love to visit again....

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You're right, the weather was ideal for the wedding and your visit. Thanks for choosing our home! If your travels ever bring you back, we'd love to host again!
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Charlottesville getaway with family and friends

  • 4 of 5

Great home and property. Owners are very responsive and friendly. Location is central to all Charlottesville attractions. Spacious home and outdoor area--perfect for travel with small kids and/or multiple families. Only reason not rated a 5 star is due to upstairs bathroom being uncomfortably hot due to low/no AC circulation. Still had an awesome experience despite this!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So thankful that your family had a great time. It was fun to see the kids enjoying all the butterflies on the Zinnias. Our apologies for the warmth in the upstairs bathroom. We should have made sure the AC vents were open for you! If your travels ever bring you back to Charlottesville, we'd love to host again.
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Great house with beautiful outdoor space!

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I rented Compton and John's house this weekend for a girl's weekend in Charlottesville. The house is beautiful and wonderfully outfitted. One friend commented that Compton knew what we needed before we did. There is a fantastic deck and patio where we spent much of our time. The house is an easy uber or taxi ride to the Corner or the Downtown Mall and a short drive to vineyards as well. We hope to be back soon!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for choosing our home for your Charlottesville stay. Glad to hear you enjoyed the time on our deck with your friends, and that you were able to visit some of the vineyards. If your travels bring you back to Charlottesville, we'd love to host again. All the best -
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  • 5 of 5

Compton met us with vivacious southern hospitality. The house is delightful and beautifully situated in a special convenient location. We look forward to our next visit.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay and were able to visit several of our local golf courses. If your travels ever bring you back to Charlottesville, we'd love to host again.
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Perfect Private Home!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with 3 couples for a wedding at the Farmington Country Club. It was the perfect location, beautiful lot, very comfortable and the owners we SO nice! Enjoyed going to Pippin Hill nearby and the checkout process was so easy. Thank you John and Compton, we loved our stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having your group. Thanks for taking such good care of our home. The weather was perfect for a Farmington Wedding. Glad you all had a great time. If your travels ever bring you back to Charlottesville, we'd love to host again. All the best -
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Nearest Airport
12.5 Miles
Charlottesville Airport, CHO
Nearest Barpub
1.8 Miles
The Bistro, Boar's Head Inn
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Hatton Ferry
Nearest Golf
1.8 Miles
Birdwood Golf Course
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Amtrak Station
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Route 250 East/West
Nearest Restaurant
3.4 Miles
Ivy Inn Restaurant
Nearest Ski
36 Miles
Wintergreen Resort
Nearest Beach
185 Miles
VA Beach/Sandbridge
Car: recommended


graduation, parents, alumni weekends, sporting events


Award winning Virginia wine, countless local Charlottesville wine tours, Annual VA Winefest

BEER: Check out all the micro brew options along the Brew Ridge Trail.


-Visit the homes of 3 former presidents:

Thomas Jefferson's Monticello; James Madison's Montpelier and James Monroe's Ash Lawn Highlands.

-Civil War Battlefields

Historic Garden Week 2014 April 27,28,29


-3.9 Miles cab service, John Paul Jones Arena: enjoy the big names brought in by a 14.5K seat arena

-5.9 Miles, cab service, Historic Downtown Pedestrian Mall: Pavilion Concert Series (amphitheater)

Historic Downtown Pedestrian Mall: Paramount Theater and Jefferson Theater


Foxfield Races spring April/fall Sept. steeplechase:

Local Horse Shows:

Central Virginia Show Jumping Association


1.9 Miles away, The Boar's Head Inn and Spa


5.9 Miles, Historic Downtown Pedestrian Mall:

5.4 Miles, Barracks Road Shopping Center

EXCELLENT FOOD WITHIN 3-6 Miles: The Ivy Inn Restaurant, The Boar's Head Inn, Orzo, C & O

-Take out: Bellair Market, The Market


Rates & Availability

Flordon House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
UVA Graduation 2018
May 18 2018 - May 20 2018
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund