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

Joan Schatzman

Advertiser since: 2013
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People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

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, 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

More Details
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Joan Schatzman (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2013
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
25 October, 2014

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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Bathrooms2
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Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 8 holidaymaker reviews

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Located In Trendy Belmont Neighborhood , Easy Walk To Downtown Mall,UVA
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 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
5

Meticulously Appointed, Delightful

  • 5 out of 5
My friends and my dog enjoyed our stay at Queen Belmont. We were so cozy and tucked in, enjoying our space, it was hard to leave our place and visit around Charlottesville! We walked down to the areas that Joan recommended and had great dinners, which we brought back and ate in, and in the mornings we enjoyed walking down to the coffee shop, La Taza. My dog, had a bigger yard there to run around in than she does at home!
It's perfectly located, short distance to anywhere in town you want to go. Joan has set up a place with a great vibe, and very important to anyone traveling, the beds are soooooo comfortable :) !!!. Loved it, and Sadie and I will be back.
  • Review Submitted: 15-Nov-2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • 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, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: It makes me happy you and your friends enjoyed your stay at the queen Belmont. Thanks for the review. And I look forward to your next visit.
business
Located In Trendy Belmont Neighborhood , Easy Walk To Downtown Mall,UVA
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p505821vb
- 4342425681
Charlottesville Central Virginia
Washington, DC
5

Charming cottage

  • 5 out of 5
Myself, my husband, 3 year old son and dog had a wonderful long weekend here in Charlottesville. This charming cottage provided plenty of space for us to spread out. The beds were comfortable and the towels were plush and plentiful. We enjoyed the variety of coffees in the morning and having the lovely views of the mountains and Joan's beautiful garden. While close to downtown, the house is located in the quiet neighborhood of Belmont. We were able to walk to the downtown mall, under 10 minutes, and to the wonderful restaurants in the neighborhood. La Taza was a favorite! They were very kind to our son and had live music Friday night. I enjoyed the local Ashtanga Yoga center too, which is also dog-friendly. The free trolley is just a short walk from the cottage, and takes you all over downtown Charlottesville. We didn't get back into our car until we had to drive home. Thank you Joan for a wonderful weekend!
  • Review Submitted: 06-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Located In Trendy Belmont Neighborhood , Easy Walk To Downtown Mall,UVA
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p505821vb
- 4342425681
Charlottesville Central Virginia
5

Football weekend at UVA

  • 5 out of 5
My wife and two grown children stayed at Joan's home for the Pittsburgh-UVA Game. Her home is very clean and comfortably slept four people. Two full baths allowed everyone to get ready for the game and sightseeing. Joan was kind to recommend some great wineries which are within twenty minutes. There is internet access that kept my kids "connected." Just a short drive over to campus or the free trolley is a quick five minute walk. We really enjoyed our stay and would definitely return.
  • Review Submitted: 06-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
business
Located In Trendy Belmont Neighborhood , Easy Walk To Downtown Mall,UVA
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p505821vb
- 4342425681
Charlottesville Central Virginia
Valley Lee MD
5

Peace and Tranquility!

  • 5 out of 5
Myself and 3 friends stayed in the Queen Belmont Guesthouse for a birthday weekend getaway. We were fascinated with the story of how it transformed over the years, eventually becoming this completely renovated guesthouse. Joanie (owner/hostess), has given much attention to detail as the Queen Belmont appointments are all top notch!

The bedrooms are very spacious and the beds/bedding were of exceptional comfort and quality. The downstairs salon/parlor is warm and inviting, with plenty of seating for our group, and there was more than enough room to spread out our food and drinks. Both bathrooms were convenient and accomodating and the water pressure in the upstairs shower was excellent!

The guesthouse is conveniently located within walking distance to the pedestrian mall, which offers visitors a wide variety of dining and shopping options. I concur with other reviews, Joanie is very accomodating and offers a wealth of knowledge about places to eat and events/activities going on in and around the Charlottesville area.

Highly recommend the Queen Belmont and will return, myself, on any future visits to Charlottesville!!
  • Review Submitted: 23-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • 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
business
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
business
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.

Location

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

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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Rates & Availability

From $260 Nightly

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
 
 
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2 night minimum stay
$519
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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.

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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 675 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 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:
  • Books
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Garden
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
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