About this listing
Bright room with queen bed/full bath on own private exclusive floor. Close by wineries. Wine/chocolates at 5. Breakfast includes juice, fruit, yogurt, Danish, and coffee. Pristine fishing/swimming lake and Blue Ridge trails with wildlife less than 5 minutes. 15 minutes to Charlottesville. Just added-- luxury, beautiful, very comfy (as confirmed by latest guest) queen upgraded from full. Shower and bath for bubbles. Great view from room/bath with four windows on floor. Very quiet and private.
Beautiful large bright room and bath with mountain and treetop views. Completely private separate floor in spacious house, 15 minutes to downtown Charlottesville, VA., 15-20 minutes to spectacular foliage on Skyline Drive. 4 minutes to swimming in a fresh water lake with Blue Ridge mountain trails at every skill level, and 10 minutes to the Boar's Head Inn with luxury dining, great bar, and championship tennis facilities and home to UVA - the number one tennis team in the nation. Monticello is 15 minutes from downtown with the University of Virginia a couple of minutes away. Some of the best wineries are within 10 minutes of your home here. Helene knows them all and will share a glass in the afternoon should that be of interest along with chocolates.
Large room is delightful with wifi, large desk, closet, and double bed. Private bath, tub and shower -- all on a totally private level with lots of windows, sunlight and great views.
Breakfast is included with coffee, juice, yoghurt, and danish. Yum.
John and Helene are a retired foreign service couple and John is an active blogger, historian, and Stanford grad while Helene is a swimmer, world traveller, Penn grad, and both play doubles tennis. Their daughter, living in New York, is a physicist at IBM's Watson Lab working on chips, lasers and photonics, named a thirty under thirty innovator by Forbes. Brains skipped generations in our home. We are never at a loss for words, but also wish to respect your privacy, peace and tranquility. Mosby, our yellow lab and Mango our yellow cat are friendly, but will not bother you.
Just ask any questions and let us know how we can make your stay a memorable one.
Private room and bath. First day glass of wine and chocolates at 5:00 in living room and/or deck. Any use of kitchen (other than our prepared breakfast) needs specific host approval.
Interaction with guests
We are available throughout your stay, but will always respect your privacy.
Our neighborhood is great for walking, riding, and sightseeing. Mint Springs Park is a couple of minutes away with swimming, hiking trails, and fishing. Wineries are within ten minutes and restaurants are close by. Star Hill Brewery with beer, food, and brewery tour is four minutes away. Foodies flock to Charlottesville for local foods, wine, fine dining, and three farmer's markets with abundant choices. Live music is four minutes away at Fardowners with a pub atmosphere and delicious local food. Outdoor dining is available five minutes away with scenic mountain views.
Free parking. Poor public transport. You need a car.
Other things to note
We can show you around the area if you are so inclined or help you if you need suggestions for restaurants, winery picnics, pubs, gourmet dining, recreation and entertainment suggestions. Great bike riding, swimming, and spectator sports - UVA national champion baseball and tennis teams, and live theater.
Consideration of others with quiet activities after 10:00. John is awake blogging at all hours and do not hesitate to call if an emergency arises.
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.
John went to Stanford in history and blogs. I swim miles and went to Penn. we are a happy retired foreign service couple and enjoy CA. Helene has been traveling worldwide for work and pleasure. We were both in Japan on assignment and travelled around the country and the region. Helene is an election official at the polls. Our daughter introduced us to airbnb and is encouraging our latest excursion to CA.