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Fab New Modern Farm House in heart of Charlottesville! 10 mins to Downtown/UVA!

Bedrooms 5
Separate WCs2
Space 5,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Unique modern design like nothing else! Private heated pool and poolhouse! WOW!

Bonnie Doon is a Beautiful New Modern Farmhouse! Over 5000 square ft of living space on 7 rolling acres in picturesque Village of Ivy.

Huge open plan design with 28-foot ceilings in the main barn inspired living area. A two-story wing on either side each offer spacious bedrooms and baths with views of the countryside from every room! Enjoy Radiant heat concrete floors, large open kitchen for entertaining equipped with double ovens, 48-inch stove, two sinks and carrara marble countertops, 10-foot island and enormous walk- n pantry.

Large farmhouse table with views of the pool and private grounds. 12' by 12' double doors open to a french gravel patio with ample outdoor seating.

May through October enjoy the large (20' by 40') pool and pool house with kitchenette, fridge freezer, bathroom, TV and outdoor shower. In cooler months sit by the fire pit and enjoy a hot toddy!

One wing features a downstairs King master (with memory foam mattress) and large en-suite bathroom, then two upstairs King bedrooms (with memory foam mattress) and a lounge with TV and X Box for gaming or viewing away from the crowd. The other wing has two generous bedrooms with Queen beds. All upstairs bedrooms have vaulted ceilings and windows on three sides to offer light and stunning vistas. Each upstairs wing has a private bathroom with a generous shower.

There is a spacious lounge in the main living area with an open fire, perfect for relaxing with your morning coffee or a pre-dinner cocktail and a cozy TV room just off the kitchen with an open fire and oversized sectional when you are ready to wind down with a movie or the sports game.

For those who may need to work there is an office with two desks.

The property is situated in the village of Ivy known for its glorious countryside. Only 10 mins to UVA and Downtown and close to the many vineyards and breweries this area is so well known for.

Main Street, with its renowned restaurants and bars is around 8 minutes drive. King Vineyards with their seasonal Sunday polo matches is less than 10 minutes drive. Wintergreen Ski Resort is approximately 45 minutes away if you plan to hit the slopes during the season.

So whether you are here for a family gathering, couples weekend, attending a wedding or UVA event- there is so much to experience and it is all close by.

There is also a 40 by 20 foot heated swimming pool (during season) with a pool house which includes a kitchenette, Fridge/freezer and restroom plus an outdoor shower.

For those that enjoy basketball, we have a half court and professional grade hoop.

There is also plenty of land for ball games and a large fire pit for roasting smores.

This unique and brand new property offers you the very best of modern architecture and home comforts right in the heart of Charlottesville. WE DO NOT offer/permit events or parties. As a family home, we wish to keep it as a special place for intimate groups to enjoy. We ask that your group does not exceed 12 and that no additional people are included. Our couches are not for sleeping.

More Details

Graham and Helen
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Basic Spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 September, 2018

About Graham and Helen

Graham and Helen moved to Charlottesville in 2015 after buying land and designing Bonnie Doon as their dream home.

Graham was born and raised in Washington DC and Helen is from England.

After traveling the globe for business they settled in Virginia in 2001 where Helen opened and ran two very successful fashion businesses which she sold in 2015.

Graham is a Director of a company based in Southern Virginia and when hes not traveling he is working from home. They have two young sons and two big puppies!

Graham and Helen purchased this house in 2016

Why Graham and Helen chose Charlottesville

Graham and Helen had lived in a loft conversion in Dublin Ireland, a beach cottage in California and a historic home in Norfolk Virginia. They loved everywhere they called home, but with two young boys they wanted more space for outdoor living. They had always enjoyed Charlottesville and felt it offered the best in cultured city life and an abundance of lush countryside and open spaces for their family to enjoy. So, they designed their dream space - part open loft and part Scandinavian farmhouse and in 2016 - Bonnie Doon was born!

What makes this house unique

Bonnie Doon is modern and fresh and basically a cool space to be in!

With a huge open main area you can be together and entertain without being in each others way.

The open land offers space for, bocci, corn hole and soccer (goals provided).

The pool and the cute little pool house make spending time with friends in the warmer months so pleasurable.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house around the Charlottesville around the White Hall

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Special Dates= increased rates & 120 day cancellation policy. Inc. all holidays, Foxfield Races and Graduation. $500 Graduation cancellation fee.
  • STRICT MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY! This is our family home and we don't permit parties, events. Additional people should not be invited. Use only for guests
  • To be respectful of our neighbors all activity must be kept within a reasonable volume at all times with 8pm cut off for outdoor music/noise etc.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WCs
  • Main Master Downstairs - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Freestanding tub, dbl vanities, Dbl shower withheated floor
    Master downstairs (2) - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Large shower with heated concrete floor
    Upstairs bath 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Downstairs toilet (TV Room) - Toilet
    Downstairs main toilet - Toilet
    Upstairs Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Downstairs (2) - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 Upstairs - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 Upstairs - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Memory Foam Mattress
    Bedroom 2 Upstairs - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , memory Foam Mattress
    Main Master Downstairs - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Memory Foam Mattress
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Half Court Basketball Court with professional hoop!


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Fab New Modern Farm House in heart of Charlottesville! 10 mins to Downtown/UVA!
average rating of 5.0 based on 31 reviews

Worthy of Architectural Digest

  • 5 of 5

A group of 11 of us stayed at Helen and Graham's spectacular home for a girls' weekend in April. Everything about our stay was perfect. Check-in was easy, and Helen and Graham were incredibly welcoming, even from afar. They were attentive via message throughout our stay and made sure we were comfortable and having fun. Check-out was also easy--there were helpful, brief booklets to get us acclimated and make sure we left the place as we'd found it. As an added bonus, Helen and Graham were kind enough to arrange for one of my friends' coat to be returned to her when she forgot it there during our stay.

The home itself is absolutely gorgeous, even better than pictured, since it's hard to believe the pictures could possibly be true until you're finally sitting in the impeccably designed - yet comfortable and approachable - living area feeling truly relaxed. We spent a lot of time visiting wineries in the area, which were very accessible by car/bus from the house. But what a relief to come home to this beautiful place where there was plenty of room for our group to enjoy meals together at the generous dining table, to watch TV in the TV room, and even to sing karaoke in the open plan living area.

One small tip for future guests: read the instructions in the welcome booklets about how to lock/unlock the glass doors to the yard before spending 15 minutes trying to figure it out yourself :) The front door functions much in the same way, and both are easy to use once you've got the hang of it.

I cannot recommend Bonnie Doone highly enough to anyone who's looking for a relaxing, fun (but civilized), and yes, luxurious weekend in a beautiful part of VA.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Alya, Thanks you for such a detailed review! We will be sure to explain the doors to guests in addition to the instructions booklet. Always good to get uselful feedback to help future guests. We are so glad you and your group had a wonderful weekend with us!
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Girls Weekend

  • 5 of 5

The home is absolutely beautiful. It’s exactly as pictured. We had an amazing time. Also, the owners are amazing. Graham and Helen were very helpful in answering our inquiries on planning activities for the weekend. They also left us some treats to enjoy during our stay.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Already thinking of a reason to come back

  • 5 of 5

House is incredible, and we had high expectations from the pictures. It’s perfectly laid out for a group with two wings of three bedrooms in each wing.

A couple of us are interior design lovers, and we were impressed with everything in the house. We had a blast in the pool. Conveniently located near some great wineries, but really you are going to want to spend most of your time at the house.

Like some others, we hired a private chef to come cook dinner in the fabulous kitchen.

Worth every penny to stay at this unbelievable property!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Staying at Bonnie Doon was better than being at home. It was classy, comfortable and cozy.

  • 5 of 5

Members of our immediate and extended family united for a niece's wedding and once we got to Bonnie Doon we did not want to leave. Thankfully, we had packed food to take us through the weekend, as once we stepped foot in the home, we did not leave with the exception of attendance at the rehearsal dinner and wedding. We cooked all of our other meals in the wonderfully laid out kitchen, swam in the pool with our children, and enjoyed lots of quality time curled up on one of the many sofas in the home that made us never want to leave. We were so happy and comfortable, that none of us even considered going into town or eating out. Helen and Graham had a bottle of wine and snacks on the counter for us when we arrived and it was incredibly welcoming. We added our own cooler of Virginia ciders and French wine to the mix and made memories to last a lifetime. They texted us multiple times during our stay to make sure everything was going well. With six bedrooms, we all had our own beds and even the kids had privacy. We hope to return one day. Thank you Helen and Graham for sharing your amazing, relaxing home with us.

Families from Roanoke VA, Boston MA and Pittsburgh PA

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house with all the amenities and lovely owners!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful stay in Charlottesville thanks to Helen and Graham! They were so easy to communicate with leading up to our trip and so accommodating, allowing us to check in early and check out a little late. They even had a beautiful welcome basket with wine and snacks there upon our arrival to get our weekend started.

The house is amazing and has every amenity you can dream of. From the pool and games included in the pool house, to the fully stocked kitchen and spacious layout. We absolutely loved this house! I highly recommend this house and I hope that we can come back soon for another visit!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect home for a relaxing bachelorette!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this home for a bachelorette party and it was the highlight of the weekend. We are all in our thirties, so wanted to have some fun but also a fair amount of downtime and this home was perfect. The design of the home is great for socializing and group gathering. The design and details are out of this world and my friends could not stop raving about the space! We fully utilized the lovely pool and fire pit. I would absolutely rent this home again.

Our first night we went downtown and it was about a 15 minut ($20) uber ride each way. The following day we did a wine tour and the home was the perfect distance. The kitchen is amazing and we had a chef come in to make dinner that night which was fantastic - their kitchen has everything you could need. I can’t say enough positive things about this home - I highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Elizabeth for sharing your feedback on our home. A wine tour then a personal chef is indeed a wonderful way to spend the day! So glad you and your friends had such a good time!
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Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Boars Head Birdwood Gold Course
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Charlottesville Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Ski
37 Miles
Winergreen Resort
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £222.31
Property Damage Insurance £74.61
Refundable Damage Deposit £376.8

Due to the high demand for the dates listed above (Graduation, Fox field Races, Thanksgiving, July 4th and any other special rate dates) we are not able to offer the standard refund policy. 100% Refund will be offered if cancelled 120 days prior to rental date. Strictly No refunds after 120 days.
This policy is firm. If guests book stay after the 120 day window then there is no refund available if stay is cancelled. All guests must read and sign the rental terms and conditions agreement at time of booking and return to the owner. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
WE DO NOT OFFER THE PROPERTY FOR WEDDINGS, REHEARSAL DINNERS, EVENTS OR PARTIES. As a family home it is purely for vacation rental for the maximum number of guests who are residing at the property.
DUE TO SCAM ACTIVITY WE DO NOT ACCEPT CHECKS and are very careful who we accept bookings from.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.