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Historic Downtown Lexington, Virginia

Bedrooms 6
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

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

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

Experience living in the heart of historic Lexington. 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 .3 miles from Washington and Lee University and Virginia Military Institute.

This is a great alternative to nearby hotels, offering privacy and luxury accommodations for up to 10 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.

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 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 stainless steel outdoor grill

• Keurig and regular coffee makers

• Vitamix

• Nespresso

• Air conditioning throughout

More Details

William De Laat and Donna Welch
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, spanish, dutch
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 23, 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 love providing our guests with a fantastic vacation experience!

William De Laat and Donna Welch purchased this house in 2007

Why William De Laat and Donna Welch chose Lexington

Great Location! One block from Main Street stores and restaurants.

Tradition and elegance blended with every modern convenience.

Spacious and quiet, with ample off-street parking

What makes this house unique

Luxury downtown location. Sweeping front porch and lots of parking.


Lexington House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Mountain View
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • 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 ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 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
  • 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
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)

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Historic Downtown Lexington, Virginia
average rating of 4.923077 based on 26 reviews

Just wonderful!!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Home for our Family!!

  • 5 of 5

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!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We will keep coming back!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Lexington House

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful home

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming and warm

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have rented many properties on VRBO and we both agreed that this home was our favorite. The care which the owners took to restore this historical property is special but everything just felt so comfortable. The proximity to town made it easy to walk to great restaurants and charming shops. I hope we get to come back to Lexington VA and I would definitely hope to stay at this home again.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Southern Inn Restaurant
Virginia Military Institute
Visitor Center of Lexington
Niko's Grille
Chessie Nature Trail
The Red Hen
Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Roanoke Regional Airport
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Interstates 81 and 64


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning and linens $250 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.3%

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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