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UNIQUE English Basement Garden Suite close to all RVA-History & Brew Pubs!

Bedrooms 1
Space 725 sq ft
Property type house


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath Suite with Private Garden entrance, large LR, DR, Office WiFi

Enchanting Garden Getaway suite in English basement with separate entrance, in private home, conveniently located to everything RVA!. Minutes from University of Richmond, VCU, Downtown, Carytown, Short Pump, Historic Monument Avenue. Enjoy this serene space in the near west end with every amenity you'll need. Dog friendly with exercise trail and dog park in this quiet neighborhood. Ideal for couples, solo adventurers, business travelers, and small families.

THE SPACE: Welcome to "The Spirit Garden Suite!" This is a private English basement in our home in a safe and quiet neighborhood in the near west end of Richmond, capital of Virginia.

Bedroom Master with Queen Bed, Bathroom with tub and shower. Living room with extra large sectional sofa, where 2 more can sleep if needed. Flat screen TV, Office area with WiFi, Cable TV, Verizon FIOS, and Internet connection. Kitchenette includes Mini-Refrigerator, Purified hot/cold water dispenser, Keurig coffee maker with endless coffee/tea, grab and go snacks, microwave, toaster oven, wine glasses, all amenities included.

House Rules:

-Please treat our home and personal items as you would your own.

-We prefer you not invite any other guests into the apartment without our consent.

-Dogs ok. Owner approval required. Certain breed of dogs not permitted. We have 3 entertaining dogs that will probably want to interact. Pet fee to be charged. NO Cats!

- No loud parties or events.

- Plenty of street parking.

- Smoking permitted outside only.

GUEST ACCESS: Guests have access to outside lower decks, garden and private entrance on side of house.

- Other areas of home accessible only with owner permission.

INTERACTION WITH GUESTS: Hosts enjoy sharing their southern hospitality and native knowledge of RVA-Virginia's capital, however, we will respect your desire for flexible!

- When sending a request, please tell us about yourself and the reason for your visit.


More Details

Leslie Blackwell
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2018

About Leslie Blackwell

Leslie is your entertaining host. Leslie moved to Richmond in the early 1980's to host/produce the Good Morning Virginia TV Show for the ABC affiliate and is delighted to share her vast knowledge of the city and surrounding area.

What makes this house unique

The separate entrance to the English Basement through the garden pathway is lovely and in bloom most of the year. Quiet neighborhood with walking paths, playground, dog park within short walk. Convenient location to all things RVA!


Richmond House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 725 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
  • Sink, Bathtub and Shower. Fresh towels and washcloths.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen bed with comfy cotton linens and plenty of pillows!
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
UBER and LYFT easily available for your transportation needs.


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UNIQUE English Basement Garden Suite close to all RVA-History & Brew Pubs!
average rating of 4.736842 based on 38 reviews
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Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely home in a lovely neighborhood with a charming hostess!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Well appointed

  • 4 of 5

The garden was lovely; lots of space indoors and out. My concern was the smell of cigarette smoke; although the property is listed as non-smoking indoors, the smell of cigarette smoke lingered. For a non-smoker with asthma, that was difficult.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great stay and very nice!

  • 5 of 5

Loved it! Thanks for your hospitality, we enjoyed it very much :)

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I both really enjoyed staying at Leslie's place - it is comfortable and quiet and a great location from which to explore the area!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

My family recently spent a long weekend in Richmond for a college graduation. Leslie's place was perfect, close to the Interstate but quiet , clean and serene. The back deck was a great spot to relax and view the beautiful flower gardens. When we go back to Richmond we will certainly stay with Leslie.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Leslie was amazing and very accommodating. The space was beautiful, clean, and peaceful. Bed very comfortable and Leslie gave us some great pointers about what to see around the city/food to check out. We will definitely be back. It was a wonderful place to stay as we came in and out quite a bit to see family in town. Thank you Leslie! You have done an amazing job with the space.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Charlottr and Mark. Great having you stay, come back when the garden is in bloom.
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Tavern, Toast, The Continental
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Tavern, Toast, The Continental
Nearest Beach
120 Miles
Virginia Beach
Car: necessary

Conveniently located to Historic Richmond, Virginia, the capitol of the Commonwealth. Minutes from University of Richmond, Virginia Commonwealth University, Downtown, Monument Avenue, Short Pump, Carytown. Easy access from I95 and I64.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Cleaning fee $50

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.