Cable TV and reading nookDining room seats six

Entire home/flat

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed

Entire home/flat

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed

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About this listing

A cozy get away with a private entrance centrally located in town. Your own driveway and screened porch to enjoy during your stay. Three step entrance to a one level apartment. Also a full kitchen, dining room, living room, queen sized bed in the master bedroom, and a newly remodeled bathroom.

The space

-The location is ideal for exploring Charlottesville and the surrounding areas.
-A comfortable retreat to relax in and come back to after a day of adventures.

Guest access

-Private driveway
-Screened porch
-Full use of the apartment and its amenities
-All on one level

Interaction with guests

If you need something or have questions, we will be available to help.

Other things to note

Easy drives to visit the UVA Grounds, Monticello, Michie Tavern, Ash Lawn, and numerous wineries.
Within walking distance to the historic Downtown Mall which has numerous restaurants and shops. There is a movie theater, ice skating rink, and a local farmer's market held on Saturdays.

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The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/flat
Self check-in: Smart lock


Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Discount: 15%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 2PM

-We expect our guests to treat our home with courtesy and respect.
-No smoking.
-No pets.
-Respectful of the fact that the owner lives downstairs.
-We want you to enjoy your stay!



Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Carbon monoxide detector
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

25 Reviews

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Sarah User Profile
May 2017
Carolyn is a wonderful host. Clean warm quiet and extremely comfortable space with everything we needed. She provided nice assortment of teas and coffee with real half and half, fresh fruit, bottled water, snacks and more. Close walk to downtown mall. Loved sitting out on the screened porch with coffee in the morning. Thankfully the central air conditioning worked very well since the weather was quite warm when we were there. Slept great on good bed with assortment of pillows and ceiling fan. Will definitely come back next time we come to Charlottesville.
Carolyn User Profile
Response from Carolyn:
Thanks Sarah for wonderful review. You left your pillow on bed and I was wondering if you wanted me to mail it? Will be glad to do it, just send address. Carolyn
May 2017

Gaston User Profile
June 2016
This was my second time staying here, and I returned because it's a great apartment, wonderfully located, and impeccably clean.

Nancy User Profile
June 2016
We enjoyed our stay in Charlottesville in Carolyn's home. It's the upstairs of a home, complete with kitchen and dining room. You really feel like you are staying with relatives, with added privacy. Carolyn checked on us when we got there and was great at providing the little things that make an Airbnb great - Tylenol in the bathroom, soft sheets and towels, and a fully stocked kitchen (with water bottles, coffee, and tea). Great location too! Our only minor complaint was that there was no A/C in the bedroom - there's only a unit in the front room. Being from the hot south, we are used to sleeping with A/C, and we missed it in the bedroom for sure. Otherwise, a great experience.
Carolyn User Profile
Response from Carolyn:
Thanks for the good review. I am sorry about the bedroom and you just missed that I had central air put in the apt June 6, 2016. So if you ever come back, please think of the Patio Downtown retreat. Warmly, Carolyn
June 2016

Andrew User Profile
May 2016
This was a fantastic rental and provided ample space and freedom to enjoy the holiday weekend. Carolyn was a gracious host, friendly, and exceedingly help with any/all questions. The space was very roomy, bright, clean and homey. Excellent location and experience! Thank you very much for making our holiday weekend so enjoyable!
Carolyn User Profile
Response from Carolyn:
Thanks for such a nice review. It is a Queen's size bed and I will specify that on my profile. I had some older people from Scotland and I drove them down on the Mall but they didn't mention the steep hills when they walked back. But there is a way to come back that you don't even go up a hill. But thanks for mentioning that and I will inform people if they are not use to walking.
May 2016

Barry User Profile
May 2016
Carolyn is an outstanding host. Her home is quaint and very convenient. She helped make our trip perfect.
Carolyn User Profile
Response from Carolyn:
Thanks Barry and Rhonda, two more sons to graduate and then you are home free!
May 2016

Kristin User Profile
April 2016
I had a wonderful weekend stay at Carolyn's Patio Downtown Retreat. The location is perfect, and the space is warm and inviting. This would be a great option for an extended stay in Charlottesville, with plenty of space and a well-appointed kitchen. Even for just a couple of nights, I was able to buy some breakfast things and enjoy them on the patio with my morning coffee (it didn't hurt that the weather was perfect during my stay!). All of my communications with Carolyn were prompt and friendly. Overall, a great airbnb experience. I would certainly return!

Dana User Profile
February 2016
Carolyn is a lovely host - and the apartment was perfect and cozy, especially during some tremendous winter weather. The location couldn't be better - 1 minute walk to the downtown mall, 15 to Belmont, 2 minutes to my office. Absolutely perfect. It really did feel like a warm and cozy home away from home. Thank you, Carolyn, for making my trip to Charlottesville that much more warm and welcoming.

Charlottesville, Virginia, United States · Joined in October 2014
Carolyn User Profile

Hi! I'm Carolyn. I'm retired from banking and I have run my own small business for many years. I enjoy painting, jewelry-making, gardening, and traveling. I'm in a book club and I'm always looking to learn about new ideas. My motto is from Science of Mind "Change your thinking, change your life". I'm looking forward to greeting new people and having them enjoy their stay here.

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