Living room with large sofaKitchen
Cozy English Basement Apartment
Hosted by Melinda
Melinda is the host.
1 guest
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
1 guest
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Ages 2 - 12
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1-bedroom apartment in Church Hill's St. John's Old and Historic District (house built 1869)-- only blocks from the James River, parks, and some of Richmond's best restaurants. Nice walk (less than a mile) to the state capitol and VCU's MCV campus.

The space

This 19th-century house is on a beautiful block in the St. John's Old and Historic District of Church Hill. The English Basement apartment has both back and front entrances.

Guest access

The back yard and patio are available for guests. (The back gate leads to The Mews-- an alleyway landscaped by the Garden Club of Virginia.) There are grocery stores, pharmacies, coffee shops, bakeries, and terrific restaurants nearby.

Interaction with guests

Owners live in the house above the apartment. Interaction is up to the guest.

Other things to note

Wifi and roku tv are provided.

Wireless Internet
Indoor Fireplace
Laptop friendly workspace

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is flexible
Check out by 5PM

We do not allow pets.
No smoking. No firearms.


8 Reviews

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Rama User Profile
February 2017
I really enjoyed my time at Melinda and Ernest's apartment. It's a lovely and comfortable space. And while I was in town for work and very busy, I enjoyed my down time being in the heart of historic Church Hill. What a special neighborhood. Melinda and Ernest were fantastic hosts -- very kind and extremely helpful and I now consider them my friends. I highly recommend the apartment for location, price, comfort and the hosts. I look forward to staying again next visit.

Tiernan User Profile
May 2016
Melinda and her husband are the best! I stayed in their basement apartment for 10 weeks during a medical rotation at VCU. I was able to walk to work from their apartment. They were available whenever you needed anything, and really just lovely people. The apartment is great and has everything you need for a long term stay. There is plenty of parking, a grocery store one block away, and a washer and drying in the unit. There is still lots of light even though it is a basement apartment. I wish I could take them and their apartment with me on all of my rotations. I miss it already!
Melinda User Profile
Response from Melinda:
Just rotate in Richmond again! :o)
May 2016

Charles User Profile
November 2015
I really enjoyed my stay in the apartment. Ernest and Melinda were kind, gracious hosts; the apartment is in a wonderful neighborhood within walking distance of many restaurants, grocery, coffee, etc.
Melinda User Profile
Response from Melinda:
It was nice to have you here. (Let us know how things turn out for you and Richmond.)
November 2015

Greg User Profile
September 2015
I could have not found a better AB&B experience w/ Melinda. She was so immediately responsive to questions and concerns. And, what a cute house, inside and out. Melinda's place on Grace offered all the comforts of home. The apartment was so well decorated and furnished. The kitchen was more than adequate. The bed, although slightly smaller than what I am accustomed to, was comfortable. The bathroom was just the right size. I felt as though I won the internet w/ this AB&B stay!

Buffy User Profile
June 2015
Melinda had wine and refreshments waiting on me upon arrival. I was in and out often over the two months and she always had the lights on for me when I was arriving back in town. The apartment is just as advertised...cozy. It had all the conveniences of home and was beautifully decorated. The neighborhood has tons of character and numerous restaurants and bars within walking distance. Exactly what I was looking for!

Smitty User Profile
March 2015
Great place to stay. I stay there while on business in Richmond and the place met my needs perfectly. I didn't have the opportunity to interact much with the hosts as I was working long hours during my stay but, they were both very pleasant and accommodating. I would recommend this place to others.

Aria User Profile
February 2015
I had a fantastic stay in Melinda's English Basement. The pictures do not do it justice--it is indeed cozy and well-decorated, but there is far more natural light than I initially expected. Paired with yummy snacks and very accommodating hosts, this was the perfect retreat during this past week's snowstorms. Melinda, thank you again for a wonderful stay!

Richmond, Virginia, United StatesJoined in November 2013
Melinda User Profile
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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