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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:
October 17, 2017

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 Richmond

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.


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
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.


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


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Downtown Richmond Hideaway! Historic Jackson Ward.
average rating of 4.185185 based on 27 reviews
Fort Myers, Florida


  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying with us! Glad you had a nice Richmond visit.
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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: Jun 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: Jun 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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Looked nice, but we were not able to stay

  • 1 of 5

We got into the apartment and it smelled really musty. We started unloading the car and then took a closer look and the couch and two chairs were covered in mold. It was wet to the touch and the fabric was damp. We took everything back out to the car and tried to get in touch with the owner, but weren't able to. We ended up speaking with HomeAway and they were awesome. They moved us to a hotel for 3 nights and the customer service was amazing. They could not refund the money though and we had to get in touch with the owner. We were eventually able to email with Chris and he refunded the money and assured us that the issue is taken care of, which I assume means he has replaced the living room furniture. The place looked cute and clean otherwise and the neighborhood was cute. As long as the couch and chairs were replaced, I would consider recommending the place.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We regret the inconvenience and have addressed the situation. We have had the furniture redone and the entire apartment cleaned and treated and even painted.
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Newcastle, Australia


  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay, Chris's apartment was very conveniently located and accommodating, neat,clean and as described. Chris was very clear in instructions for keys etc and everything went off smoothly. definitely recommend this place

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Dave and Nancy May 2016

  • 3 of 5

We spent approximately two weeks in the unit. The unit was nicely laid out and close to fine dining The unit is in an area that consists of homes that were under various stages of update. I felt safel walking our dogs during the day and earlly evening. The unit was adequately cleaned but the furniture is worn and the walls are in need of pairing. The kitchen was adequate but dark. The dry cycle of washer /dryer combo never worked and the owner offered no suggestions to correct it. Small sugar ants were on counter tops during our stay even after our attempts to get rid of them. The televion was tucked away in a corner and is seriously undersized for the room. The back entrance through the rear sunroom was dark, dirty and scattered

with miscellaneous items of the neighbors. As other reviewers noted the upstairs neighbors were noisy on occasion. With a little more TLC and a better maintained rear garden and entrance our stay would have been more enjoyable.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are sorry your stay was not more enjoyable than it was and have addressed your items of concern. I do remember corresponding with you that the instructions were in the unit and remember getting confirmation from you that you had found them. We have sprayed for the little sugar ants, cleaned up the little area ways at the back door and have had ongoing planning on lawn refurbishment which is awaiting installation of an irrigation system so that it will stay alive. Hopefully this will be compleated in the next few weeks.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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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