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Downtown Richmond Hideaway! Historic Jackson Ward.

Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Charming one bedroom apartment with den in renovated historic building.

Charming one bedroom apartment with den in a historic building in Richmond's Jackson Ward Historic District. Recently updated with new kitchen, bath and floors. This cute apartment is right in the center of Richmond. It is steps from the Richmond Arts District along Broad Street, VCU, MCV and Downtown. (IT has a 'Walkability' score of 89) This property has a living room with fireplace, bedroom with queen bed and a den, over looking the garden. The sofa in the living room pulls out as a queen bed if needed. Fully furnished and well equipped with everything you will need for a comfortable visit to Richmond. The property is available for two days to longer stays. Please contact us about longer visits and rates. FINALLY, we have been able to disable the VRBO damage protection/ deposit demand wich will save you from making a deposit or having to pay the $59 fee.

Chris Small
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Chris Small

Hello, Thanks for looking at my listing on VRBO. Originally from Suffolk, Va, I moved to Richmond to attend VCU and have lived in Richmond since then. I have always been fascinated with Richmond's many interesting historic neighborhoods and their individual character. I have sold Real Estate in Richmond for over 30 years and know Richmond very well.

Chris Small purchased this apartment in 2013

Why Chris Small chose Downtown

407 Clay was renovated by a client of mine and I brokered the sale for him and have always regretted not buying it then. In late 2013 the property became available again and i jumped on it. I have updated the three units since purchasing it. The building is in a great neighborhood close to everything. If you are visiting Richmond to enjoy our city you will be as centrally located as you can be. If you are looking for longer term accommodations while working on something Downtown, MCV or VCU its also right in the middle of things.


Downtown Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • 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 ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , All new fixtures, floor. Sliding glass shower door
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Queen memory foam
    Living room convertible to bedroom - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sofa in Living room converts to Queen bed.
  • Queen bed with new firm memory foam mattress and luxury bedding. 2 closets, 7 drawer dresser, Wool hooked rug from Dash and Albert.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing


Very Good! 4.2/5 -
(30 traveler reviews)

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Downtown Richmond Hideaway! Historic Jackson Ward.
average rating of 4.2 based on 30 reviews


  • 5 of 5

My husband & I stayed at Chris' apartment over the Christmas holiday so we could visit our daughter and son-in-law who live in the Church Hill area of Richmond ( a very easy drive). We couldn't have been more delighted with the accommodations ... LR (w/a fireplace .. don't know if it works or not but next time, I'll ask Chris!!!), lovely kitchen..workable area, nice roomy BR w/an extremely comfortable bed, bathroom w/shower and an "extra" ... a cozy little "sun/solarium" room in the very back .. only problem NO sun (or not too much anyway). Hope next time we visit, I can sit in there with a good book or crocheting ... Apartment was clean, seemed to be freshly painted (?); well suited for us and two small dogs. Wide street/sidewalk was well lit & I certainly did not feel uncomfortable walking my dogs at 6:30 AM!!!! I would definitely stay here again (and hope we would be welcomed back) ... Only one thing I can mention & this is more "my situation" is that I had to watch the steps leading up & down to apartment. At 70 years young I'm finding my knees don't work as well but that will certainly NOT take this location off as our first choice when visiting Richmond again. Chris ... thank you so much ... my husband & I were VERY VERY PLEASED and we're hoping we'll be welcomed back!!! A very Happy New Year

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Deborah, thank you so much for your kind words. You are welcome back anytime!
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Could be a really interesting space but important details lacking

  • 3 of 5

Summary: Owner has invested capital to create an interesting space but the details that would make this a really enjoyable spot are missing.

Pro: Good location and comfortable bed. Nicely finished concrete floor. Nice set of appliances. Washer-dryer is a single machine that looks small but has reasonable capacity and works well once you understand the controls. Good set of dishes, glassware, and cookware.

Con: Leaves—Abundant dry narrow leaves on sidewalk and piled on steps were a substantial slip and fall hazard. This unit is the basement of the 3-level building. No soap—there was no bar soap in bath or kitchen, no soap for dishes or dishwasher, no soap or fabric softener for clothes washer. No Kleenex, no kitchen towels. All that lovely kitchenware was much less useful without the tools to clean and reuse it. Electrical shortcomings—light bulbs were dead or missing in at least five places (no spares to be found), two outlet covers missing, several switches failed to activate anything, and the lovely bar of track lights in the sun room didn’t work (email inquiry to owner on day one got no response before we departed after four nights). An extension cord from exterior outlet near back door leads into wall above door, perhaps feeding the light bar but definitely not according to code. No shelf, soap dish, or grab bar in shower. Door from bedroom to sun room did not latch, so no point in the handle lock. Cheerios and other debris under sofa cushions.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: All of those details will be taken care of immediately. We had a really quick turn around (3 hours) from having a tenant who was there for 4 months and do apologize that the details we not addressed but rest assured that they will be. The cord that you questioned goes to a pipe heater. That open air breezeway ceiling has all of the water pipes for back section of the house and when its really really cold - which is not but so often they need to be kept from freezing so they are wrapped in heated pipe tape.
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A wounderfully unique find

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our extended stay to the point we did not want to leave. Chris was very accommodating and a great host. A minor issue was dealt with immediately. The area on first appearance may not look appealing but it is safe and full of history. Almost everything is within walking distance. The people in the area are very friendly and diverse. The accommodations were comfortable and inviting. The bed was wonderful. There is everything in the kitchen you will need for an extended stay. Good restaurants abound within blocks. It is a short distance to the James River and some of the most interesting trails we have seen. I can't say enough. WOW! WOW! WOW! Thank you Chris.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Roger! I’m so glad you had a good stay in Richmond. It was a pleasure having you as a guest. Please let know when you are going to be in the area. We would happily have you stay with us again.
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Easy access from the highway and a nice little place

  • 4 of 5

Chris' apt was easy to get to from the highway. Parking was available in front of the place all weekend, we didn't have to use the back alley parking option. Upon arrival we found a welcome, instructions and a list of local eateries (for donut lovers like me, the Sugar Shack down the street is amazing!😀�).

There were little added features like shampoo and soap in the bathroom just in case you forget yours. The main bed was real comfortable. Chris was responsive to our questions. All in all our experience was very good. Thanks Chris!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a great visit! Thanks for your comments.
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Very nice!!

  • 4 of 5

The place was very nice and comfortable. The only issue were the upstairs neighbors. Walking around on uncarpeted floors all night for 2 of the nights. Otherwise very nice!!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying with us and thanks for letting me know about the neighbor. I will talk to the upstairs people. They will have rugs soon!
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  • 5 of 5

Nice and quaint bottom floor apartment. Very clean and comfortable for our long weekend stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying with us! Glad you had a nice Richmond visit.
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Virginia State Capitol
Hollywood Cemetery
Byrd Theater
Awesome 1920s movie palace!
Science Museum of Virginia
Edo's Squid
Italian food, great fish, pasta and atmosphere. (Loud and busy but fun!)
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Mamma Zu's
Maymont Park
Great southern food. Great fried okra!
Acacia Midtown
Virginia House
Byrd Park
Cafe Rustica
Shockoe Slip
Capitol Square
Lucy's Restaurant
Max's on Broad
The Lift Coffee Shop
Tarrant's Cafe
Dutch & Company
Canal Walk
St. John's Church
Tredegar Iron Works
Maggie L Walker National Historic Site
Can Can Brasserie
Monument Avenue
Jackson Ward
Virginia War Memorial
The Black Sheep -- CLOSED
City Hall Observation Deck
Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Richmond International
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Main street Station
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Nearest Beach
90 Miles
Virginia Beach
Car: recommended

Located in Historic Jackson Ward in the middle of Richmond. Walking distance to The Arts District and VCU. Restaurants and galleries are only blocks away. Easy access to I-95 and the Downtown expressway for quick access to other areas of the city and region.




Additional information about rental rates

There are two steps down in to the apartment in the front and three coming in from the parking area and garden.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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