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LOCATED IN TRENDY BELMONT NEIGHBORHOOD , EASY WALK TO DOWNTOWN MALL,UVA

Joan Schatzman

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
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Minimum Stay 2 nights
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LOCATED IN TRENDY BELMONT NEIGHBORHOOD , EASY WALK TO DOWNTOWN MALL,UVA

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Charlottesville - Queen Belmont Retreat

Sunny,cozy, private guest wing. Mature gardens, and Mountain views

Home away from home, perfect for a weekend getaway. .Or University of Virginia events.

2 Bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths sleeps up to 4.

The Queen Belmont Guesthouse is located

in the heart of Charlottesville's trendiest neighborhood, the Queen Belmont Retreat is a freshly renovated 2 story wing, perfect for a weekend vacation. Joan Schatzman, the unofficial 'Mayor of Belmont' and a master carpenter, restored this 1880s house (originally the C&O engineer's home) and large garden herself. An international traveler, Joan has shaped her guest rooms into just what she would like to find: high quality linens, feather pillows and fine lambswool mattress covers make beds so inviting that you might not want to leave. But Charlottesville offers too many enticements to keep you indoors: our World Heritage site university (be sure to catch one of the student led tours of Jefferson's Academical Village), Monticello, Montpelier, Ash Lawn, music festivals, wineries, cideries and breweries tours, hiking trails and proximity to the Blue Ridge, kayaking and canoeing, antiquing. . . There is something for everyone to enjoy in our area, which consistently tops the '100 Best Places to Live and Visit' lists.

The QBR has 2 bedrooms, 1 with a queen bed and 1 with twin beds and a Juliet balcony . There is a shared bath between them, with a beautiful window view of Monticello Mountain and Mount Alto and Joan's gardens. Downstairs is a cozy salon where you will find a mini fridge, microwave, and coffee maker for your convenience. Down the hall is a powder room.

The Queen Belmont is LBGT welcoming and is pet friendly (outside cats in residence). Larger outdoor parties may be held in the spacious garden (bonfire area and extensive vegetable, fruit and flower gardens), with prior discussion. It is a charming, sunny and safe alternative to a hotel chain, in a walkable, quiet neighborhood. You will be minutes away from 5 acclaimed restaurants and bars, 3 small provisions shops and a short stroll to the Downtown pedestrian Mall and the free trolley to UVa Grounds.

The Retreat's namesake, the late Queen of Belmont, is still present in woodcut prints around the house. The staircase up to the bedrooms showcases an art gallery of the owner's artwork, available for purchase. There is a private entrance and plenty of on-street parking, and the QBR provides Wifi and smart TV. Due to the age of the house, the rooms are not universal access and there are 2 sets of stairs. Coffee and a selection of teas are available, as well as fresh fruit, granola and popcorn. Guests will have the run of the wing.

The Queen Belmont and premises are smoke free.

Contact Joan, between 8 am-6 pm,or email anytime to make arrangements

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
Joan Schatzman (Owner)
Advertiser since 2013
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About Joan Schatzman

i bought the property in 1992. Over the years I slowly renovated the house and grounds doing a major project every year. What was once a grass yard is now a mature garden designed planted and maintained by me. I wanted year round produce and flower blooms.No mater what time of year it is I can cut flowers for my table or pick veggies for my dinner. A bee hive pollinates my 9 tree apple orchard, vegetables, flowers and fruit bushes. I 'rob' the honey every June. Inspired by Thomas Jefferson's Monticello gardens I created grassy paths for a parkland walk around the perimeter, the slower you go the more you will see. Twice a year i have an annual garden party the first Sunday in May and third Sunday in September.

Joan Schatzman purchased this house in 1992

Why Joan Schatzman chose Charlottesville

In 1989 I moved on to Douglas AV across the street from 204 Douglas. 'If it ever comes up for sale I will buy that big old farm house on a generous double lot.' In 1992 I closed the deal. The very first thing i did was move my garden to my new home. I cut windows into walls that had none to flood light into every room. I've added a screen porch, decks, patios and a fire pit. My goal was to make my home as comfortable, cozy, and self sufficient as possible.

What makes this house unique

The best thing about my house and guest wing is a slice of beautiful cozy quiet in the heart of the city. Five restaurants are a one min walk to the top of the street. The Historic Downtown Mall and Music pavilion is a five minuet walk. Park your car and explore during your stay at Queen Belmont Guesthouse.

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 4 holidaymaker reviews

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Located In Trendy Belmont Neighborhood , Easy Walk To Downtown Mall,UVA
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
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Located In Trendy Belmont Neighborhood , Easy Walk To Downtown Mall,UVA
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p505821vb
4342425681
Charlottesville Central Virginia
philadelphia, pa
5

Perfect Getaway in Charlottesville

  • 5 out of 5
We stayed in the Queen Belmont guesthouse for a long weekend and had such a wonderful experience! The rooms were all bright and sunny and the salon downstairs was perfect to relax in after a day of exploring Charlottesville. Joan was a fantastic hostess who has a wealth of recommendations for sightseeing, getting around and tasty places to eat. The guesthouse is an easy walk to a handful of highly recommended restaurants (La Taza, Mas, The Local and Tavolo) and to the downtown walking mall. We will definitely be returning to this great house!
  • Review Submitted: 01-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. You were thoughtful and considerate guests. I so enjoyed the samples from Star Hill Brewery you kindly dropped off at my door. I visited the tasting room a few days later and will add Star Hill Brewery to my recommendation list. I loved that your husband called the short cut to the Farmer's Market the players entrance. I look forward to your return visit and will comp you the third night of your next booking.
Good luck with the new baby, and best regards. Joan
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Located In Trendy Belmont Neighborhood , Easy Walk To Downtown Mall,UVA
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p505821vb
4342425681
Charlottesville Central Virginia
United States
5

Wonderful weekend getaway

  • 5 out of 5
My husband and I and another couple met in Charlottesville for the weekend and thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Queen Belmont Guesthouse. The accommodations were wonderful, with spacious bedrooms and a comfortable salon for relaxing. We also loved being able to sit outside in Joan's garden and enjoy the sunshine. We were delighted with the location and proximity of everything. It was an easy walk to the downtown mall, as well as a short stroll to central Belmont where we loved The Local, La Taza, Mas and Gibson's Grocery. Joan was incredibly friendly and was happy to make recommendations and ensure that we felt right at home. We hope to make this an annual trip!
  • Review Submitted: 14-Apr-2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to accommodate you. Glad to hear you found Gibson's corner store. You are welcome back anytime, and I will comp you the third night on your next visit.
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Located In Trendy Belmont Neighborhood , Easy Walk To Downtown Mall,UVA
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p505821vb
4342425681
Charlottesville Central Virginia
5

Wonderful stay in a terrific location!

  • 5 out of 5
Our small family (two adults, two young children and dog) just spent a fabulous weekend in at Joan's charming guest house in Charlottesville/Belmont.

The guest house is newly renovated and beautifully decorated with every attention to detail and to what guests might need. We loved the gas fireplace for relaxing in the chilly evenings, and all of us slept wonderfully in the comfy beds with deluxe pillows and bedding. The Keurig coffee maker with a variety of coffee and tea was also a treat!

It was exactly the getaway we needed and perfectly situated - within walking distance to the downtown mall and free trolley to UVA campus. There's also so much to offer in Belmont itself - we had a hard time deciding where to eat with all the restaurant choices.

We would recommend this rental to everyone and can't wait to return in a different season to further explore the region. Our boys keep asking when we can go back to "Ms. Joan's house" and we hope to soon!
  • Review Submitted: 20-Feb-2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: The pleasure was mine. I hardly knew you were there, your family was so quiet and respectful of the guest wing. You are welcome back any time. I will comp you the third night for your next booking.
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Located In Trendy Belmont Neighborhood , Easy Walk To Downtown Mall,UVA
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p505821vb
4342425681
Charlottesville Central Virginia
Chapel Hill, NC
5

Winter Stay in Charlottesville

  • 5 out of 5
In the gray days of the end of the year, this guest house, the Queen Belmont, was a bright spot. In from North Carolina, I was able to rest and recharge in the cozy living space, where it was easy to make coffee and use the microwave when I wanted to stay in for a meal. The table there was good for working and looking out the window to the garden. A Charlottesville friend came to visit and it was a good space to sit and chat over a cup of coffee. Even in winter between holidays, the garden looked welcoming, and it was still productive. (Another nice feature is the bathroom downstairs and another one upstairs with a good shower.) I stayed upstairs in a room with a queen bed that felt luxurious and provided a super night's sleep. There was a second bedroom there that would be good for a friends getaway weekend (keeping that in mind for another). One of the best things about staying there was the ability to walk into the neighborhood of Belmont, which offered in one or two blocks, a grocery, a coffee shop, a convenience store, and restaurants, plus a nice place for a drink at a place called The Local, a warm, wood-walled bar where friends from UVA happened in by chance for an impromptu reunion. While I didn't walk to the downtown mall, I could see it would be a walk away to the amphitheater. You can see the tall downtown hotel from the front porch. All in all, the guest house was a pleasant, convenient, cozy and relaxing experience that I recommend.
  • Review Submitted: 30-Dec-2013
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being a quiet and considerate guest. I am happy to hear your friend dropped in to visit you at the guesthouse and you were able to walk to the top of the street for a drink at the Local restaurant. You are welcome back anytime for your "girls" weekend. The more the merrier I say. So sweet of you to leave me package of gourmet cookies.
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
CHO
Nearest Train
1.2 Miles
Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
I 64
Nearest Beach
175 Miles
Virginia beach
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
The Local
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Wintergreen ski resort
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Birdwood
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
MAS, Local, LaTaza, Tavola, Belmont BBQ, Gibson's

Home away from home, Perfect for a weekend getaway. Or University of Virginia events.

2 Bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths, sleeps up to 4.

The Queen Belmont Guesthouse

In the heart of Charlottesville's trendiest neighborhood, Downtown Belmont. The Queen Belmont Guesthouse is a freshly renovated 2 story wing, perfect for a weekend vacation. Joan Schatzman, the unofficial 'Mayor of Belmont' and a master carpenter, restored this 1880s house (originally the C&O engineer's home) and large garden herself. An international traveler, Joan has shaped her guest rooms into just what she would like to find: high quality linens, feather pillows and fine lambswool mattress covers make beds so inviting that you might not want to leave. But Charlottesville offers too many enticements to keep you indoors: our World Heritage site university (be sure to catch one of the student led tours of Jefferson's Academical Village), Monticello, Montpelier, Ash Lawn, music festivals, wineries, cideries and breweries tours, hiking trails and proximity to the Blue Ridge, kayaking and canoeing, antiquing. . . There is something for everyone to enjoy in our area, which consistently tops the '100 Best Places to Live and Visit' lists.

The QBG has 2 bedrooms, 1 with a queen bed and 1 with twin beds and a Juliet balcony . There is a shared bath between them, with a beautiful window view of Monticello Mountain and Mount Alto. Downstairs is a cozy salon where you will find a mini fridge, microwave, and coffee maker for your convenience. Down the hall is a powder room.

The Queen Belmont is pet friendly (outside cats in residence) and gay friendly. Larger outdoor parties may be held in the spacious garden (bonfire area and extensive vegetable, fruit and flower gardens), with prior discussion. It is a charming, sunny and safe alternative to a hotel chain, in a walkable, quiet neighborhood. You will be minutes away from 5 acclaimed restaurants and bars, 3 small provisions shops and a short stroll to the Downtown pedestrian Mall and the free trolley to UVa Grounds.

The Guesthouse namesake, the late Queen of Belmont, is still present in woodcut prints around the house. The staircase up to the bedrooms showcases an art gallery of the owner's artwork, available for purchase. There is a private entrance and plenty of on-street parking, and the QBG provides Wifi and smart TV. Due to the age of the house, the rooms are not universal access and there are 2 sets of stairs. Coffee and a selection of teas are available, as well as fresh fruit, granola bars and popcorn. Guests will have the run of the wing.

The Queen Belmont and premises are smoke free.

Contact Joan, between 8 am-6 pm,or email anytime to make arrangements.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday house in Charlottesville, Central Virginia

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
UVA Graduation
14 May 2015 - 18 May 2015
5 night minimum stay
$2,120
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$519
for 2 nights
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$260
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $32 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 6.0%
Notes There is a nonrefundable 50% deposit to reserve your booking.
The rate is based on double occupancy, all guest must be registered. Each additional guest will be charged $30/per person per day due at check in.
This is a smoke free premises.
Your pet must be on a leash and walked out side the garden.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Charlottesville in Central Virginia

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 675 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • Upstairs is a ceramic tile shower and bathroom. Downstairs is a half bath with hand painted tiles.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • First bedroom has one queen size bed,with 2 night stands and 2 reading swing lamps. wardrobe, writing desk with chair, comfy chair, windows on two sides one facing north and the other with southern exposure and mountain views. The Juliet room has 2 twin beds with night stands and reading swing lamps. 2 windows facing north and south with views of mountains and the gardens. A door on the west wall opens to the balcony over looking Douglas AV. There is a writing table and chair, comfy chair with end table and lamp.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Books
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • miniature golf
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • ski lift privileges
  • golf
  • tennis
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • cross country skiing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • hunting
  • basketball court
  • hot air ballooning
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