About this rental
Designed for Couples: 1 Bed, 1 Bath, Lots of Relaxation
- Air Conditioning
- No Smoking
- Satellite or cable
Rooms & beds
Bedrooms: 1(Sleeps: 2)
Toilet · shower
Hosted by Amy McLaughlin & Shawn MeansAsk a question
About Amy McLaughlin & Shawn Means
I'm Amy and my husband's name is Shawn. We were both born and raised in Charleston, WV, where we still live and we both work for the same non-profit organization. Charleston is only about one hour from Fayetteville, so lucky for us, the best vacation spot in West Virginia is close by. Lafayette Flats began with our simple desire to get out of town. We found out early in our relationship that we travel together well and we love to do it as often as we can. We love taking weekend driving trips to places like Asheville, Columbus, Charlotte and Louisville, and we've been all over our home state of West Virginia. Many years ago we drove across the country on Route 66 and last fall we toured Northern California - Yosemite, Redwoods, Wine Country - we loved it all. But big trips are few and far between, so we satisfy our travelin' Jones by making the drive up to Fayetteville as often as we can. Maybe it's the Bacon Jam at The Secret Sandwich Society or the breathtaking views from Long Point Trail, but something keeps us coming back again and again. We looked for a small apartment in Fayetteville that we could rent, just to have a home base where we could escape to on weekends but found nothing suitable. After months of searching, we decided to take on a project where we could build our own space. We looked at several opportunities, but the one that caught our eye was the historic building on the corner of Court Street and Wiseman Avenue - known as 'The Malcolm Building.' This building was built in 1906 to house The Bank of Fayette and is on the National Register of Historic Places as part of Fayetteville's Historic District. We spent the summer and fall of 2013 renovating the building - doing much of the work ourselves. We are eager to show off our space!
Amy McLaughlin & Shawn Means purchased this Apartment in 2013
Why Amy McLaughlin & Shawn Means chose Fayetteville
Our love for Fayetteville and the New River Gorge area caused us to something we had never done before: We bought and renovated this historic cut stone building, transforming the top two floors into four apartment-style vacation rentals. Eddy is one of four flats in the building, and the one that we call our second home. Since it is on the Historic Registry, we were very intentional in our renovation plan to leave the building intact as much as possible. Originally built to be an office building, each floor only had one common bathroom and the heating in the building was hot water radiators. Since it was built before electricity, the electrical system was hodgepodge of makeshift circuits and ancient fuse boxes. Along with these negatives, though, were a lot of positives: The beautiful original woodwork is still there and the fortress-like construction means that the building is very sturdy. The beautiful cut-stone exterior looks exactly like it did when it was built a century ago. Our renovation plans preserved the woodwork and the basic configuration of the building. Installing a new electrical system and the plumbing necessary to support two additional bathrooms and kitchens was done in such a way as not to change the character of the building. Fire codes made us make some alterations to doorways, but overall the building looks as it has for the last century. But in spite of the ancient spaces of this small town former bank building, the interior design is chic, modern and urban. We want to offer visitors to Fayetteville something completely different from the campsites, cabins and large vacation home rentals available in the area. Furnished with all the comforts of home and decorated to the nines with local original art and many unique design elements, this is not your typical vacation rental! We want you to more than just feel at home - we want you to wish that you lived here!
What makes this Apartment unique
Lafayette Flats Boutique Vacation Rentals Lafayette Flats combines the stylish, modern design of a boutique hotel with the privacy and local flavor of a vacation rental. Our efficient booking process, high cleaning standards and luxurious amenities are what you find in an upscale hotel, but we have no front desk to slow you down and you can relax without the daily intrusion of cleaning staff. Our downtown location right across from the beautiful Fayette County Courthouse allows our guests to park their car and relax. Lafayette Flats is close walking distance from all the great shops, restaurants and pubs Fayetteville has to offer and a very short drive to all the NRG trails and adventure activities. But it’s the interior of Lafayette Flats that’s really special. Throughout all four of our boutique vacation rentals, we showcase original, contemporary WV art and we have a library full of books about WV and by WV authors. Lafayette Flats Boutique Vacation Rentals are designed for couples. Flat No.1, Nuttall - Vrbo #569890 Flat No. 2, Corten - Vrbo #576541 Flat No. 3, Quinnimont - Vrbo #509717 Flat No. 4, Eddy - Vrbo #563736 (this listing)
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 7 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 7 days before check-in.
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Check in after 4:00 PM
Check out before 11:00 AM
Maximum overnight guests: 2
Minimum age to rent: 23
Quiet time is from 10:00 PM - 7:00 AM. Courteous guests are required for the apartment-style layout of our vacation rentals.
Traveling up MANY steps is required to access our vacation rentals. This historic building does NOT have an elevator.
Cleaned with disinfectant
Check in and check out with no person-to-person contact
All towels and bedding washed in hot water that’s at least 60ºC/140ºF
High-touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant (like countertops, light switches, handles, and faucets)
Follows industry health association: SafeStay (AHLA - USA)