Stay Minutes from UVA, Yet Feel Like You're in the Country—on 5 Ac. W/ Pond(71 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2-3 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Gracious 4 bed/3 bath, deck, firepit, fenced yard, child friendly
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 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.
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Member since: 2013
- 3000 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Catering Available
- Breakfast - Booking Possible
- Lunch - Booking Possible
- Dinner - Booking Possible
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
- The King room is one of two bedroom upstairs. Turn on the ceiling fan and climb under the feather bed comforter for a perfect night's sleep. The Twim 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. ...moreless
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
- 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 level queen rooms share this full bath. ...moreless
- Music Library
- Satellite / Cable
Amazon Fire TV box - As part of the Fire TV you have access to our Netflix and HULU accounts as well as our complete music library. Click here for a list of our movies: http://goo.gl/TJaQZl ...moreless
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Water Parks
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Equestrian Events
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Ice Skating
- Mountain Biking
- Roller Blading
- Water Tubing
- Child's Highchair
The dining area is in the great room with the living room. Light a fire and enjoy a good meal together. Seats 8 with matching chairs, but we have been known to squeeze in 12 with the kitchen stools....moreless
- Dining Area
- Seating for 10 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Dec 19 - Jan 2, 2017
3 night min stay
UVA Graduation 2017
May 19 - May 21, 2017
3 night min stay
UVA Graduation 2018
May 18 - May 20, 2018
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Property Damage Protection $59
- Cleaning and Linen $250
- Taxes Not included
Owner's cancellation policy:
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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4 Miles: THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA:
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
LIVE ART & ENTERTAINMENT/PERFORMANCES
-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
Year Purchased: 2002
About the owner: 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.
Why the Owner Chose Flordon, Jack Jouett, VA, USA:
Why stay far away from UVA and dowtown when you can stay here, 4 miles away on 5 private acres?
The Unique Benefits at this House:
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.
- Primary: (434)962-9936
5 acres, 5 min. from town, quiet pond, can't see the neighbors....
Great room: living room has a vaulted ceiling, dining room has a fireplace
Kitchen: Island with 3 counter height bar stools, bar sink in corner not shown
Kitchen - The perfect spot to watch the sun rise with a cup of Joe!
Deck:4 top eating;Great spot for morning coffee or chilling with a cold beverage
Master Bath: Two sinks, shower and private sliding pocket door.
Queen bedroom #2 on main level. Shared full bath on main level.
Main level Bathroom, glass shower enclosure, tumbled marble floor
Deck: eating area off kitchen, seats 4, pond view
Your home away from home!
Floor Plan - Image on left is the main level. Image on right is upstairs.
Great room: generous, comfortable seating, 9' glass door & flat screen Smart TV.
Dining Area - Comfortably seat 10-12 for your families favorite meal.
Kitchen - Side-by-side refrigerator/freezer. Enjoy beautiful bay window views.
DECK: best seat in the house, direct yard and pond view
Master -King - upstairs w/ adjoining 2 vanity bathrm. Large flat screen Smart TV
Twin bedroom upstairs with private bath down the hall
Queen Bedroom #1 on the main level. Shared bath with Queen bedroom #2
Deck: Sun bathing, morning coffee, evening fire, direct pond view
Northwest Exterior Elevation, pond in background
Spring in VA at Poplar's Edge
Fall on the side deck looking over the water.
This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Thursday, December 08, 2016
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