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Stately Home in Historic Downtown Lexington, Virginia

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


About the property

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.

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

Lexington is a beautiful small 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 with sports networks

• 50 inch LED Smart TV

* Second TV in Master bedroom

• New professional Weber stainless steel outdoor grill with a filled propane tank

• Whole house water filtration system eliminates the need for bottled water and takes your shower to a whole new level

• Keurig and regular drip coffee makers

• Highest quality French copper cookware

• Vitamix, kitchen aid mixer, waffle maker, bread maker, food processor

• Nespresso, espresso, Drip and French press coffee makers

• Fully stocked gourmet kitchen, fine and everyday china, lots of pots, pans, roasters etc

* Five Star commercial range with 8 burners and 2 ovens

* 48 inch Subzero refrigerator freezer with ice maker

* Kitchen Aid dishwasher

• High quality beds, luxury 600 count sheets, down comforters, Turkish towels and quality soaps

• Large library

• Air conditioning throughout

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

* professionally and thoroughly cleaned using organic cleaning products

* expansive front lawn with circular drive

* fire pit

* garden water fountain feature

* beautiful manicured gardens

* a mix of traditional and antique furniture

*. Main floor bedroom with ensuite bathroom is perfect for those who avoid stairs

More Details

William De Laat and Donna Welch
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, spanish, dutch
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 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 sweeping 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!


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
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • 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 -
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Stately Home in Historic Downtown Lexington, Virginia
average rating of 4.9310346 based on 29 reviews

Absolutely perfect!

  • 5 of 5

The home was immaculate! The kitchen was bright and cheery! The garden out back was peaceful! Wonderful!

  • Submitted: May 17, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect in every way!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

It is a lovely home and the owners so welcoming. Couldn't have enjoyed it more!!!

  • Submitted: May 7, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Presidents' Day Weekend visit to Lexington!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Roanoke Regional Airport
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Interstates 81 and 64

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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning and linens $250 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300

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