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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 day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2017

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 Charlottesville

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:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
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 -
(57 traveler reviews)

Spotless Cottage in Prime Central Downtown/Belmont Location
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 57 reviews
5

Great Location and Perfect for UVA Graduation

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in our little graduation house. We are a family of 5 (3 teenage girls) and the space was adequate for the weekend. The pull out couch in the family room was reported by our middle child as being comfortable. Probably the best thing about this house is the location. We were able to walk everywhere. We did drive to graduation ceremonies, but stayed in the neighborhood the rest of the weekend. We had one issue with the TV and Grier came over to help us fix it. We were very pleased with our stay.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful home in quaint neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I traveled to Charlottesville with our 9 month old daughter and my mom for a wedding. This home was perfect for us! It is beautifully updated on the inside and in the cutest neighborhood, with lots of parks and restaurants and shops walking distance.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great location - perfect for a small family for a few days

  • 5 of 5

You can't beat this location if you are visiting Charlottesville - less than a 10 minute walk to the Downtown Mall and very easy access to UVA grounds via the free trolley that runs every 15 minutes. The space and layout were great for our small family and we took full advantage of the Highchair and portable crib (Pack n Play) for our 2 year old son. The house was clean and fully stocked with all the needed kitchen and bathroom supplies and Grier was easy to reach in case of any questions. The only thing to note is there is no washer/dryer on site.

If we find ourselves back in Charlottesville we would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect modern cottage

  • 5 of 5

My two sisters and I had a wonderful time in Charlottesville and staying at Highground. The cottage was perfect for the three of us. The house was clean, comfortable, and stylishly decorated. It was also in an ideal location - close to shops and restaurants. We could walk to everything we needed. The hosts were very prompt and helpful and provided everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful rental

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable, clean, well-appointed. Close to good restaurants. Hospitable owners. I have stayed here several times.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything was great!

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our stay. Place was lovely and just as advertised. Great experience.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Map

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

Belmont Bungalow Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Graduation Weekend
May 19 2017 - May 22 2017
4 night minimum stay
$1,275
Flat fee
 
 
Graduation Weekend 2018
May 17 2018 - May 20 2018
3 night minimum stay
$525
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$185
From
$295
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

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.

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