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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'

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

• Stainless steel outdoor grill

• Keurig and regular coffee makers

• 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:
August 21, 2017

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 Shenandoah Valley

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

Tradition and elegance blended with every modern convenience.

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
  • 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 ...
  • 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
  • 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 ...
  • arboretum
  • 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
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Historic Downtown Lexington, Virginia
average rating of 4.909091 based on 22 reviews

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: Jun 2017
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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: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stunning home! Great location to downtown Lexington

  • 5 of 5

We rented the home for a special graduation at Washington & Lee Law School. Had a wonderful time. The house is perfect for a family gathering. Very well appointed, comfortable beds, wonderful host! Definitely would recommend to anyone wanting a great vacation home in Lexington, Virginia.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An absolutely perfect Lexington pick!

  • 5 of 5

We booked the home from Thursday until Sunday for family guests for an April wedding. The home is even more beautiful than the photos show and is lovingly appointed. Everyone who entered exclaimed about the architecture and decor. The beds were very comfortable and there was plenty of hot water. The kitchen is like something you would see on Pinterest. The gardens are perfectly lovely. The location is convenient for enjoying Lexington. We are so glad that we chose to stay here instead of in hotel rooms. Unforgettable!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming home very close to both the University and downtown.

  • 4 of 5

Donna and Bill were very helpful and accommodating. They even took time to suggest local eateries and coffee shops for our stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Gorgeous home!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at this gorgeous home. Great location, beautiful neighborhood, and the owners were very accommodating.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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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

Cleaning Fee $250
Additional Guest Fee $50 per person per night
Damage Deposit $300

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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