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The Recycled House - Walk Downtown

People6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Sleeps 6

The Recycled House is a unique structure in Charlottesville's lovely North Downtown neighborhood. It is constructed primarily from materials that have come from somewhere else and are getting a second life. It took over six years to collect the materials and use them in a thoughtful way. The house was designed as a guest house and a lot of effort has been put into building a place that's welcoming, interesting and fun! The materials give the place a lot of soul, the light from the 33 windows is fantastic and the location could not be better!

Charlottesville's historic Downtown Mall is just 4 short blocks away giving you access to over 60 restaurants within walking distance as well as movie theaters, concert venues, grocery stores and some great shopping. The University of Virginia is less than 2 miles away and accessible by the free trolley service. Monticello is less than 5 miles away--about 10 minutes by car.

The Recycled House sleeps 6. There's a king-sized bed in the master bedroom. The upstairs loft has a sleeper sofa that sleeps two, and there's a queen-sized sofa sleeper downstairs in the living room. All the linens and towels are provided. There's a half-bath downstairs and a full bath upstairs.

The kitchen is fully equipped with top-of-the-line Bosch appliances. There's a side porch, an upstairs deck outside with a treehouse feel, and another deck (made out of aluminum bleachers!) off the kitchen in the back yard. There's a grill in the backyard you're welcome to use.

A washer/dryer is available off the master bath.

Free wi-fi access is available.

The house is suitable for families with children. The staircase is a little steep, so you'll have to watch the little ones.

If you're searching for a really unique space in a great location, I welcome you to The Recycled House! Check out the video tour at http://recycled.house.

When inquiring, PLEASE tell me a little bit about yourself, the purpose of your visit, and any special needs or requests.

More Details

Owner
Debra Weiss
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
6 October, 2017

About Debra Weiss

I'm a web designer/developer and own my firm, drw Design. The Recycled House started out as a small idea and then took on a life of its own.

I've lived in Charlottesville since 1995 and love showing off this town! It's really hard to have a bad meal here. And it's really historic and pretty. There's always something interesting going on!

Why Debra Weiss chose Charlottesville

It took over 6 years to collect materials from a TON of places to use in/on the house. It's been really satisfying to save amazing materials from the landfill, dumpster, etc. and use them in a thoughtful and creative way. I'll give you the tour when you come show you where everything came from. Most folks get a real kick out of it.

The Recycled House is quite special and if you want to be downtown, the location is fantastic.

What makes this house unique

The Recycled House was designed from the beginning as a guest house. It's very welcoming. People tell me it's really romantic. I have hosted a lot of families, girlfriend getaways, bridal parties, folks coming for reunions and sporting events at UVA and all the festivals that go on here in Charlottesville.

Just about everyone says the photos don't do justice to the place. You just have to come and stay and see it for yourself!

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a fabulous house! The house is unique, the location is excellent, and Debra is a wonderful host. As I sat on the front porch in the morning and early evening, I began to think It was my home as I waved to neighbors walking by on the path. I look forward to another visit.

Oh, and the delicious cookies Debra left in the cookie jar hit the mark for someone with a sweet tooth.
Jun 2014
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in North Downtown in Charlottesville

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet
  • The master bath has plenty of towels and radiant heat in the floor. There's a laundry room off it with a washer and dryer, iron and steamer.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • The master bedroom has a king bed. There's a queen sofa sleeper with a Beautyrest mattress downstairs. There's a full size sofa sleeper in the loft. A twin size air mattress is also available.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing

Reviews

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The Recycled House - Walk Downtown
average rating of 4.882353 based on 53 reviews
4

Ideal location. A great little house created by a thoughtful and welcoming owner.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay very much!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great, comfortable house perfect for C'ville

  • 5 of 5

Fun and interesting house to stay in Charlottesville with fantastic proximity to the Downtown Mall. Debra is thoughtful in her preparations (cookies, magazines, quality linens, plenty of pillows, suggestions of things to do). We hope to stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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"If these walls could talk"

  • 5 of 5

We LOVED this house! Everything in the house has a story attached to it, and we enjoyed hearing some of them during a brief introductory tour by Debra when we checked in. The house was well stocked with linens, coffee, and delicious cookies! One of our favorite parts doesn't show up in the pictures, it's a side porch along the driveway. We had morning coffee and evening wine there, admiring the day lillies and watching the fireflies while the sun set. Friends that met us at the house before we went out to other weekend activities were jealous of our accommodations. Proximity to the Downtown Mall, Belmont neighborhood, and trolley to UVA Grounds is great. This will be at the top of our list for return trips!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Fantastic weekend in a great house!

  • 4 of 5

House was perfect for our long weekend- comfortable and walking distance to all of our favorite restaurants and events

  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Incredible stay in an incredible town!!

  • 5 of 5

My family loved staying in the Recycled House while we visited Charlottesville, VA! It was so much better than staying in a hotel and we loved that we could walk to so many restaurants and shopping. We toured beautiful Univ. of Virginia; hiked the Blue Ridge Mountains; found some great breweries and wineries with gorgeous grounds and views; enjoyed the local TomTom festival. The Recycled House had a rustic industrial vibe. It had everything we could possibly need and Debra (the owner) was so welcoming. We have recommended this place to everyone we know. We cannot wait to visit again!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fun whimsical house in quiet walkable location

  • 5 of 5

Fun, whimsical, well-appointed house in a quiet location that is located a short walk from all the food and shopping in the pedestrian mall in Charlottesville. Stayed here in April as a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 teens) and the house is set up to provide fun family time but also had some comfortable places for much needed teen alone time. Debra thought of so many things to stock so we always found the little 'wonder if they have one' things we were looking for.

The location is perfect - a short walk to the center of the outdoor mall and the adjoining Saturday morning farmers market. Short bike ride or drive over to Univ of VA as well as an easy drive to Monticello, Skyline Drive and all the many wineries and breweries.

This was a nice compromise between my desire to be accessible to the surrounding areas around Charlottesville and my wife's desire to walk to all the shops and restaurants.

If you are looking for a fun, quiet, retreat that is within walking distance to the mall then this cannot be better. Already looking forward to our return visit.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
9.4 Miles
Charlottesville Albemarle Airport (CHO)
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Amtrak (CVS)
Car: recommended

Monticello is only 5 miles away.

Many local wineries are an easy and scenic drive.

Charlottesville's Historic Downtown mall is just four blocks away.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in North Downtown, Central Virginia

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£433
for 2 nights
From
£183
From
£243
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,528
£2,907
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £41 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £67.48
Refundable Damage Deposit £151.64
Tax Rate 7.0%

Rates are based on 4 adult guests. The additional guest fee is waived for families with children.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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