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

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 675 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • children welcome

Overview

About the property

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 1880 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 (older small dog 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

More Details

Owner
Joan Schatzman
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
28 March, 2017

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. Seven 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.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Belmont in Charlottesville

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 675 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • 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 ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
Suitability:
  • 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
Notes:
I will be happy to give you insider information the neighborhood and up coming events, restaurants, concerts, or cool places to visit.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(40 traveller reviews)

Located In Trendy Belmont Neighborhood , Easy Walk To Downtown Mall,UVA
average rating of 4.675 based on 40 reviews
1

No Kitchen or Central Heat--Renters Beware

  • 1 of 5

My family rented this property as we've got a 13 month daughter and thought renting a house would be easier than staying in a hotel. Boy were we wrong.

First and foremost there is NO KITCHEN in this rental property. In the property description under "Kitchen" it indicates a refrigerator, coffee maker, and microwave. Sadly there is no Kitchen, so we had to make do washing dishes, bottles, etc. in our bathroom sink. I'd suggest that the owner not advertise items in the Kitchen section as there is no Kitchen (as I've stated already).

Second, there is no permanent heat in this rental property, but merely a collection of rather inadequate space heaters, which we were given no instruction on how to use. They were less than ideal for heating the place or having a 13 month old around.

I found the other reviews of this property unhelpful or representative of my family's experience staying in this property and would not recommend it for anyone who has another option for lodging.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so sorry that your experience staying at Queen Belmont Retreat was less then you desired. I met and chatted with you several times over the course of your visit and asked how things were going, and text me if you needed anything, not once did you voice any of your concerns. I was available all weekend and could've helped you with these concerns. I will heed your comments about the kitchen and room heaters and rewrite my description so that there is no mystery. Once again I apologize for any discomfort you had and would like to offer you a complementary do over.
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5

Thanksgiving vacation

  • 5 of 5

My family of four plus one four-legged friend had a wonderful times staying at Joan's property. The house is charming and had everything we needed. The garden is lovely, and our dog enjoyed running around in it. Joan is friendly, helpful, and has many good suggestions about what to do, see, and eat in the area. With a few exceptions we never used our car because we could walk to so many locations.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Markham, VA
5

Quiet, cozy and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Our second time staying at Queen of Belmont. Beds very comfortable. Great location in walking distance to Belmont shops and restaurants and downtown mall. We will definately stay again! Joan, thanks for making us feel at home at your very special place.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3

Charming Old Lady

  • 3 of 5

Lovely property, full of character surrounded by a beautiful yard, filled with flower bushes and a vegetable garden.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Maria, I am mortified that you Mistakenly got less than 5 stars. I've contacted VRBO to have your review corrected as soon as possible. As an apology please accept a complementary night's stay the next time you come to Charlottesville. Most sincerely, Joan Schatzman
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5

Very welcoming in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a weekend while we were in town for a wedding. Great location down the street from several good restaurant. Provides easy access to town as well. The owner was extremely friendly and very accommodating, great customer service.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
weekday
20 Mar 2017 - 17 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
£255
for 2 nights
From
£128
From
£213
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
UVA Graduation 2017
19 May 2017 - 22 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,276
for 3 nights
From
£425
 
 
weekdays
24 May 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£255
for 2 nights
From
£128
From
£213
Fri
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£425
for 2 nights
From
£213
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 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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