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Historic Downtown Home, Near VCU, UofR, VUU, Browns Island and James River

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

3 bedrooom, 3 full bath, 2.300 sqft home minutes from VCU, the river and parks

Located in Woodland Heights, our 3 bedroom, 3 full bath historic home is the perfect getaway. If you want to unplug an connect with nature right in the city this is your place. We do not have T.V. but do have wifi and 3 porches and one patio for outdoor time.

Bedroom 1: Queen

Bedroom 2: Queen

Beroom 3: Bunk with additional twin

There are two full bathrooms upstairs and 1 full down.

Enjoy sitting on our front porch, layzing away in the hammock or relaxing on our large brick patio. Within waking distance of Laura Lee's restaurant, coffee shop, WPA Bakery and amazing forest hill park the home is ideally situated. Minutes to VCU, the bottom, many historical sights and the James River, you could not ask for a more convenient location.

This is a secondary residence for us. The dressers are completely clean for your use. You will find a few of our items in the walk in closet as well as the kitchen. Please feel free to use our spices or condiments!

More Details

Vanessa McCauley
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
27 April, 2017

About Vanessa McCauley

We have lived here since 2000. We love our home and our neighborhood. Both Joel and I own our own businesses. We love to cook, go out, garden and drink a good beer with friends. We have two amazing children 11 and 9 and you will undoubtedly find evidence of them around the house.

Vanessa McCauley purchased this house in 2000

Why Vanessa McCauley chose Richmond

We were unmarried and in our late 20's when we bought this house. We wanted a house where we could raise our children. It has a huge yard, for the city, which we loved and 3 full baths that we knew would come in handy with kids. My parents had moved to Woodland Heights when I was a senior in high school and I immediately fell in love with the area. When I met the chap that would be my husband we were lucky enough to find the right house for us here too. I love to see how much the neighborhood has changed in the 25 years I have been here. I really could not, would not want, to imagine living anywhere else.

What makes this house unique

We love that our house is close to everything fun. We are within walking distance of the James River, an amazing farmers market (rated one of the best in the country by outdoor living), Browns Island, several restaurants, a coffee shop, Forest Hill Park and so much more. And don't forget all of Richmond's amazing festivals. I could not begin to name them all, but some to check out are:

The Richmond Folk Festival:

Broad Appetit

Watermelon Festival

Strawberry Festival

French Film Festival

The French Food Festival

2nd St. Festival

Richmond Jazz Fest


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Woodland Heights in Richmond

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • children welcome ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Toys ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(14 traveller reviews)

Historic Downtown Home, Near VCU, UofR, VUU, Browns Island and James River
average rating of 4.928571 based on 14 reviews

A Perfect Stay in Richmond

  • 5 of 5

We needed a place to stay and gather in Richmond for a weekend-this beautiful home was perfect. The home was clean, comfortable and well equipped-just as advertised. The family is gracious and accommodating and quick to answer any questions. Plenty of parking and easy to find. We did not explore the area as we were enjoying time with our friends in this great home. Damage deposit refunded quickly. Rest easy and enjoy your stay if you are interested in this home.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kathleen, thank you so much. We are so happy you enjoyed the home and hope next time you can come and explore Richmond! :)
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Providence Forge

Charming home in quiet neighborhood

  • 4 of 5

We rented the house for a weekend trip to Richmond. Lovely, quiet neighborhood and charming home. We enjoyed our stay and would recommend this house those looking for a nice stay in the RVA area.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! We are so glad you had a great stay!
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Washington, DC

Fantastic Richmond home, close to Highland Park and river trails.

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect house for our group of 3 couples plus 4 year old son, in Richmond for Monstercross Cyclocross race. Clean, comfortable, spacious 3 bedroom house with great outdoor patio and backyard with bonus swing set. 2 great coffee shops within walking distance and access to Forest Hill Park trails, great for hiking, biking and running. Perfect base camp for our Richmond weekend, everything was a 10 minute drive away. Vanessa was a very generous and responsive host, allowing our group to check in early and check out late! She answered every question we had and gave great recommendations. Thank you for a wonderful home away from home.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh thank you!!!
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A lovely place to stay - recommend it!

  • 5 of 5

We have small children who have a hard time settling down to sleep when we're all in one room (for example, a hotel room!). This place was a God send. When our infant cried during the nighttime wake-ups, my husband and other daughter still slept soundly. That's saying something about the great layout of the bedrooms and space in the house. Also, we were close enough to the wedding venue - and related festivities - that we didn't feel like we were missing out being separated from all the family staying at the hotel. We cooked our extended family a nice dinner and there was ample space to share it with all at the house. A Richmond resident (after I had already booked!) had mentioned that they weren't too sure about this area of town, but they misjudged! This neighborhood was very safe and very lovely - and the area surrounding it seemed to be the same. Don't let anyone dissuade you from staying in this part of town! Very quick to get downtown too. The hosts have a great sense of humor and are very attentive. There was a slight administrative "hiccup" and they took care of it right away. Can't imagine better hosts or a better place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh! You made me choke up. Thank you so much. And thanks for being so great about that "administrative hiccup" :)~
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Wonderful stay in Historic home!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in this historic home! The family allowed us to come in early for a funeral , which made the weekend trip possible. We would stay here again! Great neighborhood"


  • Review Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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kaneville, illinois

Good size well kept home

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. Big house. Four Adults two children. Plenty of room for everyone. Two living rooms. Full kitchen. Very nice shower upstairs. Comfy beds. Close to town. Walked to a small locals bakery 2 1/2 blk away for a coffee and muffin each day.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Richmond International Airport
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Laura Lee's


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Woodland Heights, Central Virginia

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
17 Nov 2017 - 3 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £38.65
Refundable Damage Deposit £270.56
Tax Rate 5.3%

Please message me for availability. I update the calendar often but it is listed on multiple sites.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Portable wifi hotspot

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