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Joan Schatzman

Member since: 2013
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Speaks English

Located In Trendy Belmont Neighborhood , Easy Walk To Downtown Mall,UVA

35 Reviews
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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview

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

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

Private, quiet accommodations set in mature garden, yet easy walk to excellent dinning and entertainment, perfect for a weekend getaway.

2 Bedrooms, 2 baths sleeps up to 4. Walk to farmer's market on Sat morning, enjoy free concerts at Fridays After 5 or take the free Trolley to visit UVA grounds. If you want something more low key, order in and relax in the comfortable lounge on the first floor.

The Queen Belmont Retreat is located

in the heart of Charlottesville's trendiest neighborhood, the Queen Belmont Retreat is a freshly renovated 2 story West wing of the home, perfect for a weekend vacation. Joan Schatzman, who lives in the East wing, 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 full bath room.

The Queen Belmont is LBGT welcoming and is pet friendly (outside cat 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 is provided. 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:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Joan Schatzman (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks English

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.

Reviews

4.8
based on 35 holidaymaker reviews

Located In Trendy Belmont Neighborhood , Easy Walk To Downtown Mall,UVA
average rating of 4.8 based on 35 reviews
5

Good time had by all!

  • 5 of 5

Very pleasant stay. Grounds, and gardens were beautiful!!! Beds are comfy. Joani was a delight and fun to be around!!! Had cocktails in evening and got to know one another a little during our stay. She was very helpful with directions and places to go in Charlottesville!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Charming hostess, charming place

  • 4 of 5

Joan and her home are both lovely and charming. We found the place to be very clean, in a great location and Joan gave us a wonderful dinner recommendation. There were several other restaurants very close too that we would like to try on our next visit! Thank you for your hospitality!!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Charming and Trendy!

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in this lovely apartment while moving our son into his graduate housing at UVA.

The location is ideal for a walk to the outdoor mall, and fantastic restaurants. Joan was a perfect host and a wonderful gardener! She provided us with raspberries and fresh picked produce for our ride home.

The home is well stocked with fluffy towels and was perfect for our needs.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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4

Clean and convenient.

  • 4 of 5

This is the ideal location! It took about 15 minutes to walk from the apartment to the pedestrian mall and you could easily walk to many bars and resteraunts. The home was very clean but a little outdated. There was no central air so all the doors had to be shut to keep the window units working. Overall a very clean and convenient stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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5

Great stay and enjoyed all the amenities

  • 5 of 5

Joan the owner was great to work with and provided great customer service. We had some travel issues due to storms and arrived at 3AM. Joan left the front porch light on and we were greeted by Lefty, a beautiful little dog that looks like a fox. The rooms were clean, towels laid out and very easy access. Being from Texas, we like our A/C and the wall units worked OK but took some time to cool off the rooms at night. Fans in all the rooms would have been nice.

I would highly recommend the Queen Belmont to anyone who wants a quite location, easy access to unique restaurants and a beautiful gardens all around. Make sure you buy some honey from Joan. She is also a bee keeper.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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Great location!

  • 5 of 5

Joan's house was perfect for our girl's weekend stay! It is compact, so make sure you are aware, but honestly was perfect for 4 ladies. Joan provided every comfort - extra towels, comfy bed, coffee and even beautiful flowers on the coffee table. She was also very helpful with recommendations on restaurants / places to check out. Totally walk-able from Belmont and the downtown Mall area, perfect location! We had a wonderful weekend!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Monticello
University of Virginia
Mas Tapas
Tavola
La Taza
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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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Belmont, Central Virginia

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
leaf peeper-mid week
6 Sep 2016 - 31 Jan 2017
2 night minimum stay
£304
for 2 nights
From
£152
From
£206
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
 
UVA Graduation 2017
19 May 2017 - 22 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,234
for 3 nights
From
£411
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£411
for 2 nights
From
£206
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 7.0%

The rate includes accomadations, all taxes, and cleaning fees.
VRBO charges an extra service fee.
There is a nonrefundable 50% deposit to reserve your booking. However,the VRBO service fee would be refunded if the booking is canceled.
The rate is based on double occupancy, all guest must be registered. Each additional guest will be charged $15/per person per night 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 Belmont 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:
  • children welcome
  • 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
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis

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