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Spotless Cottage in Prime Central Downtown/Belmont Location

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath Completely Renovated Home. Sleeps Up To Six.

Located at the apex of Hinton Ave in the vibrant and sought after neighborhood of Belmont, HighGround is the perfect landing place from which to take in all that Charlottesville has to offer. Highground has been thoughtfully renovated offering 2 spacious bedrooms; a comfortable living room with 51' plasma television, sound-bar, and available sleeper sofa; tranquil bathroom with great storage and rain shower; fully appointed, brand new kitchen with quartz counters, stainless appliances including gas range, and great light; and a generous dining room for those nights when you want to dine in. HighGround sits high on the hill on one of Belmont's flagship streets and is within sight of some of Charlottesville's most renowned local restaurants, including Mas Tapas, Tavola, and Lampo, The Local, and Junction (modern Mexican) among others. We are also just a short walk to the famous Downtown Pedestrian Mall with wonderful local boutiques; live music at The Jefferson Theater or Sprint Pavilion (Downtown Amphitheatre); theater, comedy, or opera at The Paramount Theater and live arts; Violet Crown Cinema, delicious dining options, gelato, and the Charlottesville Visitor Center. Many of Charlottesville's most popular attractions (Monticello/Ashlawn) are no more than 5 miles away. The wine culture here has gained national acclaim and tasting rooms at local wineries such as Veritas, Barboursville, Pollack, White Hall, Keswick, Jefferson, Glass House along with the burgeoning brewery tours of places like Blue Mountain Brewery, Three Notch'd, Devils Backbone, Champion, and Wild Wolf are within a 10-30 minutes drive and make for memorable day-trips. If you are an outdoor enthusiast, the Rivanna Trail (located in Belmont, about 5 minutes away) and the Blue Ridge Mountains are right down the road as well and are easily visited to take in the stunning vistas.

HighGround offers off-street parking for 2 cars and a level, fenced yard for backyard entertaining. A charcoal grill is available upon request. Air conditioning and wireless internet are included in your nightly rate as are local coffee, bottled water, and light refreshments. No pets, No smoking.

If you are traveling with children, we have many accessories available such as a highchair, pack and play, toys, books, etc. Feel free to leave yours at home and let us know what may make your visit more comfortable. A hair dryer, iron/ironing board, basic toiletries, and plenty of towels are all available for your stay. While several small, local markets (Market Street Market and Keevil & Keevil Grocery/Kitchen) are close by for basic kitchen essentials, we are happy to supply some basic grocery needs if desired for a small fee.

HighGround is the perfect alternative to staying at a local hotel. Allow yourself to spread out a bit and enjoy a cozy living room and a freshly brewed cup of coffee on your schedule or relax with a magazine on the front porch. We pride ourselves on having an impeccably clean environment, with top of the line beds and linens--everything you would need to feel at home. Whether you are in Charlottesville to sightsee, visit friends, attend a wedding or event, or pursue a job opportunity, you will enjoy your stay at HighGround.

HighGround consists of:

1 queen bed

2 twin beds

Living room with queen sleeper sofa and ample seating

Dining seating for up to 6

Bathroom offers full-sized tub with rain-shower and storage

Modern, clean, fully appointed kitchen with stainless appliances and gas range

Great front porch for outdoor relaxing

Quiet, flat rear yard with available grill

Off-street parking for 2 cars and unlimited street parking

More Details

Owner
Grier & Kevin Murphy
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 15, 2018

About Grier & Kevin Murphy

Having both attended the University of Virginia in the early 90's and after receiving degrees in English/French (Grier) and Architecture (Kevin), they decided to make Charlottesville their home and have lived in the Belmont neighborhood since 1999. Kevin (mostly) grew up in California and Northern Virginia and Grier in New Hampshire. Following college, Kevin took his architecture skills and put them to use working with a high-end builder at Wintergreen to be able to learn the building trade first hand. In 2004 he opened his own design-build firm and put the best of both worlds together creating a one-stop-shop for his clients where his designs then became his next building project. Clean, simple lines and a bend toward Danish-influenced style with an emphasis on unique applications using natural wood make up much of what Kevin is drawn to. Grier took a different path post-college and opened a small cafe on the Uva 'Corner' which she successfully grew to eventually include a second location on the Downtown Mall and a mobile food truck. After nearly 8 years, in 2004 she sold her restaurant and refocused her interests toward a career which focused on her love of houses: real estate. 13 years later, Grier is an Associate Broker at the local Charlottesville firm Nest helping buyers and sellers alike. Grier and Kevin live nearby and personally renovated the entire home prior to listing on VRBO. They also act as the property managers and oversee the booking, cleaning, and guest's unique needs.

Grier & Kevin Murphy purchased this bungalow in 2014

Why Grier & Kevin Murphy chose Belmont

They have lived in Belmont for 18 years and have seen it undergo many changes, mostly all for the positive. It is wonderful to be able to share what they love about this neighborhood with others.

What makes this bungalow unique

Some of the things that the owners love about HighGround include the gleaming natural light that filters throughout the house and the fact that while this home is only 1000 sq ft, it lives much larger. The spaces feel both intimate and separate from one another. As indicated by its name, HighGround has a wonderful presence at the high point on the street. The front porch is the perfect vantage point from which to take in the evening sunset and they love that in less than 10 minutes they can walk to some of the finest dining, best local parks, coffee shops, small food markets, great shopping, UVa, and some of Charlottesville's oldest landmarks.

Amenities

Belmont Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , New subway tile. Modern fixtures with rain shower. Storage.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , Great Daytime Light, plenty of storage.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Spacious, quiet, and comfortable.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • 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:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Spotless Cottage in Prime Central Downtown/Belmont Location
average rating of 4.948718 based on 78 reviews
Pittsburgh
5

Great location!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here over Easter weekend with our two kids under 5. It was a perfect fit and location for us. We could walk into downtown and we’re also a short drive from several wineries and Carter Mountain Orchard. We loved being able to walk to several excellent restaurants in downtown Belmont. The house itself was clean, stylish and well-maintained. Would definitely recommend to other small families.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Falls Church, VA
5

Cozy home close to town and country

  • 5 of 5

The house was immaculate when we arrived and provided a cozy base for our family of 4. The kitchen is fully equipped for those who want to eat in, but there are also many great eateries within close proximity to the house. We're so glad we decided to stay at the house rather than at our usual hotel when we visit Charlottesville.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful, relaxing cottage

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying at HighGround. Once again it did not disappoint. The location is perfect and all of the amenities - well-appointed kitchen, beds, linens, common spaces - were amazing. Thanks again for a wonderful place to stay!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta, GA
5

Great stay

  • 5 of 5

The location of the house was convenient to points of interest for us as well as a quality grocery store.

The house was clean and had many extra comforts. I especially appreciated the quality bed linens and towels.

The owners were friendly, yet not intrusive.

Met our needs perfectly.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Cute house, great location

  • 5 of 5

The inside of the house is charming and comfortable. We had small issues with a couple of appliances and the owners were quick to help. We’d go back and also recommend it.

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

The house was clean and inviting. Also in a great location.

  • 4 of 5

Oddly enough, my family rented this house to serve as a base while I was undergoing major surgery at UVA. The home’s closeness to restaurants and small markets aided them in getting respite from long and anxious hours at the hospital without difficulty. Because of the rental’s closeness to UVA, my family felt confident that they could easily access the medical facility if needed. The house was well equipped, clean, and comfortable. Just imagine how wonderful this place will be as a vacation destination! But believe me if you need a healing atmosphere, this is it. The hosts were wonderful and very accommodating.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Map

Monticello
Tavola
Terrific rustic Italian food served in an intimate atmosphere. Located just down the street ...
Bluegrass Grill & Bakery
The Bluegrass Grill arguably has the best breakfast in town and is located just a 5 minute w...
Mas Tapas
The Local
Beer Run
The Jefferson Theater
Charlottesville City Market
Spudnut Shop
Mudhouse Coffee
Hamiltons' at First & Main
Paramount Theater
La Taza
Market Street Market
Downtown Mall
Rivanna Trail
Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Charlottesville
Nearest Barpub
Tiki Bar, MAS, The Local
Nearest Golf
3.5 Miles
Birdwood/Farmington
Nearest Train
1.5 Miles
Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
I64
Nearest Restaurant
MAS, The Local, Tavola, Belmont BBQ, La Taza
Car: not necessary

HighGround is located in the heart of Charlottesville's sought after and vibrant neighborhood of Belmont. Belmont features some of the most coveted restaurants in this foodie town and they are all literally just a block or two from HighGround. The Downtown Mall, a Charlottesville favorite for arts, entertainment, shopping, and great dining is a 5-7 minute walk and can provide an entire days worth of enjoyment. Local parks and playgrounds are also in close walking distance. If you're looking to explore, HighGround is 10 minutes from Monticello and within a very short drive to all of the areas premier breweries and wineries. Like to get outdoors? Charlottesville has easily accessible options in every direction that can be enjoyed for a simple afternoon walk or a day's hike.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning fee $75
Tax Rate 7.0%

Prior to your stay the number of guests for your stay will be confirmed. If additional guests are added over 4 (with a max of 6), permission by owner will be needed and additional fees will be incurred at a rate of $50 per person, per night. A cleaning fee of $75.00 will be charges for all stays regardless of duration.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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