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Oxford Cottage: Brand New Tiny Home

Bedrooms Studio
Space 344 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Brand New Tiny Home in the Center of Charlottesville

This 344 sq ft cottage is a brand new tiny home concept space, boasting an airy entry, living area, storage landing, stocked kitchenette, bathroom and sleeping loft. Perfect for 1-4 people looking for a relaxed, efficient and comfortable place to stay minutes from UVA Grounds and Historic Downtown Charlottesville.

This cottage is just really cool.

It is a new renovation of what was once a storage shed. It is energy efficient and insulated and feels like a tree house, even though it is on the ground. It is located behind the main house on a .75 acre lot in a family friendly neighborhood. A cute, private setting in the heart of Charlottesville!

On the interior, the ceilings are tall, which makes the space feel much larger than it is. The large windows allow for beautiful natural light and views of the surrounding trees and birds. There is plenty of space for 1-2 people, but 4 adventurous and close people could stay, and be comfortable. The beds and furnishings are comfortable and well appointed and linens and towels are provided.

There is central heating and air and a ceiling fan.

It is a very basic and relaxed space. There is no TV, but there is free Wifi so you could stream away on your phone, iPad, etc. The kitchenette has a microwave, small induction cook top, refrigerator freezer and a toaster oven. There are enough dishes and silverware, mugs, cups and wine glasses for up to 4 people.

One important note about the stairs to the loft, is that they are steep and you will need to take your time going up and down. Use the handrails and watch your noggin at the top. It's easier to come down them backwards, like you would a ladder on a boat. Toddlers and folks with knee or hip issues should not use them. You can also just decide to sleep on the futon in the living area if you do not wish to navigate the stairs. They are sturdy and well built, but they are not a standard stair case.

The hosts are a young family who live on the property and will leave you a key and will leave you alone, unless you need anything. :)

More Details

Aly B. Snider
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
26 April, 2017

About Aly B. Snider

My name is Aly and I own a house painting business. My husband, Zach is a builder and we are both musicians. We have a 5 year old daughter and a 2 year old son. We love the outdoors, traveling, cooking, reading and living an active lifestyle.

Aly B. Snider purchased this cabin in 2005

Why Aly B. Snider chose Charlottesville

This neighborhood is wonderfully located and extremely family friendly. I love the old trees and older homes. I grew up in Charlottesville, and Rugby Hills has always been one of the most desirable locations in the City of Charlottesville to live.

What makes this cabin unique

The location can't be beat. The house and the cottage are charming and welcoming and just plain homey. It is 15 minutes walking distance to the downtown mall and UVA grounds.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I highly recommend Aly's cottage: it is brand-new and beautifully appointed, and is ideally located for visiting UVA or the downtown area. Aly and her husband are also excellent hosts. The cabin is a stylish and livable 400 square feet that belongs in a design magazine for how to make good use of a relatively small space. The kitchen is modern and well-stocked with cook-, glass-, and silverware, including a french press and an induction burner for cooking. The bathroom is also pristine, with cool European-style appliances. The remote controlled heating/cooling unit kept the cottage warm on a historically cold Valentine's Day weekend. With windows on four sides, the cottage was very sunny and pleasant to be in. My girlfriend and I were tempted to move in! Aly and her husband were ideal hosts. They were great about communicating with us before our arrival, and were helpful and responsive when we had questions about an appliance during our stay. They also left us a delicious goodie basket with gourmet coffee and tea. We only stayed a weekend, but I think the amenities and location would make the cottage ideal for longer stays as well. It was only about a 5-8 min drive to the downtown and campus areas.
Feb 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Barracks Rugby in Charlottesville

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 344 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Modern, european styled with large shower stall, small sink and water saving toilet. Linens, shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, lotion and toothpaste provided.
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Sleeping loft with a queen sized memory foam platform bed. The futon in the living area is also a queen size memory foam bed. Linens provided for both beds.
  • Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)

Oxford Cottage: Brand New Tiny Home
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 14 reviews

perfect for two people who want to explore Charlottesville

  • 4 of 5

The pictures and descriptions are perfect for this house. It was quaint and pretty inside. But once we got there it seemed like the perfect place for a couple to have as a base to explore Charlottesville but not for four humans who like to use a vacation house to have some family time and cook some meals together. The bed and futon were comfortable but when it was not sleeping time, things were tight. For breakfast, or any meal we had at the house, as there are only two chairs, we had to take turns, or have the kids sit on the floor to eat.

That being said, although it turned out to not be perfect for us - if you are looking for a tiny house that has charm and amenities (but a tiny tiny footprint and refrigerator that barely fit the bottle of wine we picked up from a local winery) it is pretty, well-maintained and a quick drive to all the history and places you want to go to in Charlottesville (there are no sidewalks in the neighborhood so walking might be tough.) If you choose a vacation house so you have room to hang out together and have more of a house feel, you might consider elsewhere for more than two people - it really is a tiny house!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet urban hideaway

  • 4 of 5

This was my first tiny house experience and I quite enjoyed my two days here. The loft bed and pillows were extremely comfortable. The shower had excellent water pressure and the futon made for a relaxing place to read or watch something on the iPad. I only wish the wifi would've worked upstairs as well. It's a convenient base for exploring Monticello and a myriad of other historic locations in the area, not to mention Charlottesville's lovely old downtown. It was pouring rain when I left however, so my downtown experience will have to wait til next time.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place

  • 5 of 5

Lovely tiny home. Way better than a hotel room. Perfect location. Would definitely rent again

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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So cute!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this tiny home this weekend. It had everything we could have needed and more. This home is immaculately decorated and is so cozy! This home packed with amenities is in a great location and perfect for couples or small families. We loved staying here and would definitely come back!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Diminutive Delight

  • 5 of 5

Seemed like new construction and a perfectly comfortable suite with kitchen for two. Very nicely decorated. Very clean and well supplied with natural soaps, shampoo and a basket of wholesome snacks, soft drinks, chocolate and fruit. The owners provided privacy but quickly responded to our need for assistance when contacted. Highly recommend, though not suitable for elderly or very young because of the steep stairs leading to the bedroom loft. A short drive to UVA campus and the center of town. Town and campus are quite walk-able and we also hiked the Saunders-Monticello trail which was very beautiful. We enjoyed dining at Mel’s, Red Hub Food Co., Al Carbon Chicken, and Public Fish and Oyster.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charlottesville Tiny Home

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying in this tiny house! It was very close to UVA and was so cozy to come back to after a busy day with our son. I loved the goody basket that Aly had out, complete with a variety of snacks (some even Gluten Free), and my husband liked that he had access to the remote for the heating system! It was very quiet and very quaint! I would definetly recommend this if you are staying in the Charlottesville area.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Ski
40 Miles


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Barracks Rugby, Central Virginia

Rental Basis:
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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £38.95
Tax Rate 8.0%

4 guests maximum. There is a $25 per person fee per night after 2 people. No parties. This is a family neighborhood and we must respect our neighbors.

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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