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Stately Home in Historic Downtown Lexington, Virginia

Lexington, VA, USA
  • House3500 sqft
  • Bedrooms6
  • Sleeps12
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Mininum Stay2 - 3 nights

Experience living in the heart of historic Lexington.

Downtown, yet very quiet, with spacious grounds and ample off-street parking.

Enjoy your morning coffee on the front porch of this stately home overlooking the sweeping lawns of one of downtown Lexington's grandest streets.

Steps away from downtown restaurants, universities and shops. Located 1500 feet or .3 miles from Washington and Lee University and Virginia Military Institute - less than a ten minute walk.

This is a great alternative to nearby hotels, offering privacy and luxury accommodations for up to 12 guests in a private home. Our beautifully appointed house is completely renovated, with a gourmet kitchen, upgraded bathrooms and quality linens. It is ideal for vacations, alumni and parents' weekends, graduations, weddings and family getaways.

Smithsonian Magazine: 'The 20 Best Small Towns to Visit'

Lexington is a thriving town, with two universities and an active art, theater and music scene. It's consistently ranked as one of the best small towns to viisit in America. It is an excellent starting point for exploring the Shenandoah Valley, Blue Ridge and Allegheny mountains, Civil War and other historic sites, as well as nearby Monticello and Charlottesville.

We are located an hour from Charlottesville/Monticello and less than 3 hours from Washington DC and Historic Williamsburg. Less than an hour from the world famous Homestead Resort and Hot Springs.


• Unlimited free high speed wifi internet

• Upgraded Cable TV

• 50 inch LED TV

• New professional stainless steel outdoor grill

• Whole house water filtration

• Keurig and regular coffee makers

• Highest quality French copper cookware

• Vitamix

• Nespresso and Keurig

• Fully stocked kitchen, fine and everyday china

• High quality beds, luxury sheets, towels and soaps

• Large library

• Air conditioning throughout

• Check out our excellent location, quality amenities and great reviews


William De Laat and Donna Welch

Member Since 2014
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english, french, spanish, dutch
Calendar last updated:
Apr 15, 2018
About William De Laat and Donna Welch

Donna is a long-time Virginia resident and was the owner of an upscale Victorian Bed and Breakfast. William is a former Canadian diplomat. We pride ourselves in providing guests with a luxurious, high quality vacation accomodations!

William De Laat and Donna Welch purchased this House in 2007

What makes this House unique

Luxury accommodation in a great downtown location! One block from Main Street stores and restaurants. Less than a ten minute walk to W&L and VMI. Spacious and quiet, with tons of secure off-street parking, large porch and seeping front lawn. We or our manager/concierge will greet you on arrival and will be available to meet your needs throughout your visit. Lots of luxury amenities - fine antiques, high quality beds, luxurious towels and sheets, meticulous professional cleaning, whole house water filter, sub-zero fridge, gourmet six burner gas range with two ovens, well stocked kitchen with finest French copper cookware and top name brand appliances including Vitamix, BonaVita, Nespresso and Kitchen Aid Check out our excellent location, amenities and reviews and compare us to our competitors!


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, Master bedroom
      • Bedroom 2
        1 double, Teal Room
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen, Green Room
      • Bedroom 4
        1 double, Downstairs Bedroom and ensuite bath
      • Bedroom 5
        2 twin/ single, Sunroom
      • Bedroom 6
        2 twin/ single


        • 3 Bathrooms
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, Master bedroom ensuite
        • Bathroom 2
          toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, Second upstairs bathroom serving Teal and Green Rooms
        • Bathroom 3
          toilet, shower, Downstairs bedroom ensuite bathroom

          Location Type

            • Downtown
            • Mountain View
            • Village


                • Adventure
                • Away From It All
                • Family
                • Historic
                • Romantic
                • Sports & Activities
                • Tourist Attractions


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Iron & Board
                        • Air Conditioning
                        • Fireplace
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                        • Internet
                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Linens Provided
                          Linens/towels fee of $150
                        • Living Room
                        • Parking
                          Plenty of parking
                        • Telephone
                          Land line for local and long-distance calling
                        • Towels Provided
                          Short-term rentals only
                        • Washing Machine


                            • Coffee Maker
                              BonaVita drip coffee maker Keurig Nespresso
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                              High quality French copper cookware; quality appliances including Vitamix; fine china and everyday dishes too.
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Kitchen
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Pantry Items
                              Fully stocked kitchen
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                              Commercial range with 6 burners and 2 ovens
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 10 people


                                    • Books
                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                    • Stereo
                                    • Television


                                        • Bicycles
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                        • Golf
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                        • Tennis


                                            • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                            • wheelchair inaccessible

                                              Pool / Spa

                                                • Communal Pool
                                                  City of Lexington indoor and outdoor pools nearby


                                                    • museums
                                                    • churches
                                                    • festivals
                                                    • health/beauty spa
                                                    • library
                                                    • live theater
                                                    • cinemas
                                                    • playground
                                                    • recreation center
                                                    • restaurants
                                                    • ruins
                                                    • winery tours
                                                    • zoo

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • photography
                                                        • antiquing
                                                        • boating
                                                        • horseback riding
                                                        • miniature golf
                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • scenic drives
                                                        • shopping
                                                        • sight seeing
                                                        • walking
                                                        • wildlife viewing

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • ATM/bank
                                                            • Babysitter
                                                            • fitness center
                                                            • groceries
                                                            • hospital
                                                            • laundromat
                                                            • massage therapist
                                                            • medical services

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • mountain climbing
                                                                • cycling
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • fly fishing
                                                                • freshwater fishing
                                                                • golf
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • hot air ballooning
                                                                • hunting
                                                                • kayaking
                                                                • mountain biking
                                                                • equestrian events
                                                                • mountaineering
                                                                • racquetball
                                                                • rafting
                                                                • rock climbing
                                                                • roller blading
                                                                • spelunking
                                                                • swimming
                                                                • tennis
                                                                • water tubing
                                                                • whitewater rafting

                                                                  27 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Great Presidents' Day Weekend visit to Lexington!

                                                                  Jack H.

                                                                  We had a wonderful stay in this beautiful home just a few minutes by foot to restaurants and shops! Donna and Bill could not have been more gracious hosts! Everything needed for a great visit was available. We look forward to returning soon!

                                                                  Just wonderful!!

                                                                  Elena S.

                                                                  We went to Lexington last weekend for our family annual Girls Weekend Away. Donna was such a wonderful host-even from afar and had in town friend helping us with any accommodation we needed-we also organized a surprise baby shower party at the house while we were there. They were extremely accommodating-the kitchen was great for what we needed to prepare. We each had our own bedroom and plenty of space. The house is within walking distance to all the lovely shops in downtown Lexington. We all had a marvelous time. We change location each year but we may return here someday. Thank you Donna! God bless you for blessing us with a warm and welcoming home for our GWA this year.

                                                                  Perfect Home for our Family!!

                                                                  anne m.

                                                                  We had a wonderful weekend with our CT family at this perfect home. Perfect location to VMI and downtown Lexington. Unbelievable kitchen and very comfortable bedrooms and the front porch was amazing with the weather we had! Now, if VMI could win a football game!!!

                                                                  We will keep coming back!

                                                                  Mike S.

                                                                  This is a beautifully appointed home in an excellent location for visiting VMI, W&L, or just exploring Lexington. It's close to town, yet in a very quiet neighborhood. It has ample parking and a large yard. We particularly enjoy the kitchen - a cook's dream - as well as the many rooms to entertain, and the front porch and rear patio are great for outdoor visiting and socializing. Everyone can spread out without feeling on top of each other. With two master bedrooms and one of them on the main level, this home is especially suited to bring grandparents or others who might have difficulty navigating stairs. The owners are fabulous people, and their greeter/agent is warm and welcoming. This was our third visit in three years, and we plan on coming back again!

                                                                  Great Lexington House

                                                                  Ashley M.

                                                                  This is a great house in Lexington! We were back for alumni weekend at Washington & Lee and the location was fantastic, as we were able to walk easily into town and to campus. The house was well stocked with linens and kitchen supplies so we were able to cook meals easily. We would stay in this house again next time we come through Lexington!

                                                                  Wonderful home

                                                                  Laurie G.

                                                                  This home was the perfect spot for our family to relax and get ready for our daughter's wedding in gorgeous Lexington Virginia! It is in the perfect location. This home was well appointed with everything we would need. Our family really enjoyed the large comfortable front porch so much watching horse carriages go by daily.


                                                                  Lexington, VA, USA

                                                                  Located in the heart of downtown Lexington, we are less than a ten minute walk to W&L and VMI. Centrally located, yet noise-free and spacious - with a massive yard, large shade trees and delightful gardens.

                                                                  Rates & Availability

                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                                                  Cleaning Fee
                                                                  Additional Guest Fee
                                                                  $50 - $100
                                                                  Damage Deposit
                                                                  Tax Rate

                                                                  Please note: We are fully booked for W&L parents weekend and graduation through 2020 and VMI graduation through 2019. HIGHER RATES apply for VMI and W&L graduations, parent and alumni weekends, weddings, holidays etc. We prefer to have our guests call us prior to booking. Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed. Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50.00 per night for each additional guest. Payment in full is required up front. Payments are non-refundable.

                                                                  27 Reviews
                                                                  Wonderful 4.9/5
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                                                                  Property # 577853