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In the Historic District and close to Restaurants, Museums, VCU U of R, Downto

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

A GEM in the Historic Fan

On historic Hanover Avenue and only a few blocks from The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts; The Science Museum; highly-rated restaurants plus small neighborhood markets and miles of trails for biking and hiking ... think Europe.

Discover the convenience of living in a 3 bedroom historic home that is in the middle of everything Richmond. This is the perfect setting situated in Richmond's Fan District filled with stately homes of grandeur. Whether on business or pleasure, visiting the Virginia Museum of Modern Art, or strolling to a neighborhood restaurant, this is the place to call home.

The professionally decorated home is tastefully graced with an array of southern charm. The newly renovated kitchen, with its gas Thermidor range, will be a pleasure for any foodie in your group: imported Italian tile back splash with accompanying serving table; fully equipped culinary utensils and supplies; four Parson chairs and glass, black wrought-iron table as an eating area. And step into the sun room --- small and intimate --- with its Palladium windows and floral love seat as the outdoors and sun come right in: this is where you're going to rest after a day on the town. Or, if the weather is nice, relax in the wrought-iron chairs with comfortable seating on the private side deck surrounded by brick walls --- the feel of the Mediterranean. In the front parlor of the house is the formal living room with pocket doors leading to the dining room providing seating for ten or more around the banquet table. Brass chandeliers provide the ceiling lighting throughout the house.

Upstairs, the master bedroom and its adjoining bath is in the front of the house. You will enjoy the light coming in through the bay window as well as the newly renovated master bath with Carrera tile and Austrian chandelier. There is also a guest bedroom with a double bed as well as a single bed in the third bedroom. A hall bath with double sink serves both of these two rooms. As with the master bath, there is Carrera marble in the guest bath.

The Fan is a unique place to live. To name a few of the attractions: The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (one of the top ten art museums in the USA); Maymont and Byrd Park (park/small zoo/nature museum/historic home to tour; bike and hiking trails); The Museum of the Confederacy; Hollywood Cemetary (famous U.S. presidents' burial ground); Carytown ( a quaint area for shopping and lovely assortment of restaurants/ice cream/ coffee shops you'll love). A few miles away is the now-made-famous- Libby Hill where the UCI cyclists completed a grueling course of cobblestones for the Worlds 2015.

Restaurants galore: Joe's Inn (only a few blocks away - Italian, inexpensive and the local watering hole; be prepared for a HUGE serving; they also have a to-go service; I suggest the Greek Salad with homemade feta); Cuba Cuba (obviously, Cuban cuisine about 6 blocks away and good coffee); several walkable restaurants on Broad Street. Hop in the car and go to Stella's about a mile away (Greek cuisine but you will need a reservation, often several months in advance if you're going on a weekend); downtown there is Julep's and Comfort; in Church Hill there is The Roosevelt as well as Dutch and Company plus more; in Oregon Hill there is L'opossum (French and somewhat expensive but my favorite) and Mamma Zu which is crazy busy.

Public bus transportation is available going in the west direction (uptown) at the corner of Hanover and Meadow (three houses away) while bus transportation going downtown is one block over on Grove Avenue. Easy access --- actually within walking distance --- to VCU and an easy drive to the campus of University of Richmond.

Our home is clutter-free as the children are grown and live elsewhere. You will feel as if you are in a high-end hotel all clothes and personal belongings removed from the bedroom closets and drawers. With the additional amenities of a professional kitchen, elegance throughout the house; and the best neighborhood in Richmond, this will be love at first sight.

Long term rentals of one month available with advance notice.

We look forward to seeing you!

More Details

Julie Scott
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
28 June, 2017

About Julie Scott

I always wanted to live in a historic home (built early 1900's) with high ceilings with sidewalks to walk everywhere and that is what I have! I am a retired IB and AP Biology teacher from Fredericksburg who enjoys traveling, cooking, and reading. In the last 8 years I have taken on an additional role as event planner for wine, beer, and art festivals, and now that I am retired I am pursuing a certificate in the culinary arts. At your request, I will provide professional grocery shopping to stock the fridge as well as prepare menu items (baked goods; entree dishes; casseroles, etc.). Will also arrange restaurant, theatre, museum reservations as well as transportation needs.

Julie Scott purchased this house in 2000

Why Julie Scott chose Richmond

A lovely, friendly neighborhood; immaculate, upscale home in a sought-after neighborhood. Accommodates adults only ... and so sorry but no pets (and we love animals --- and children --- but this way our house remains allergy free.)

What makes this house unique

Will be here upon your arrival and assist in any way. All personal items have been removed from bedroom drawers and closets so you will feel you are in a hotel. Because we want you to feel safe in our home, we ask that you provide us information about you and your guests on a lease to be provided.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Fan District in Richmond

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Powder room downstairs
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • whitewater rafting


4.6/5 -
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In the Historic District and close to Restaurants, Museums, VCU U of R, Downto
average rating of 4.6 based on 5 reviews
Corning, NY

A nice stay

  • 4 of 5

The location of this home was perfect for where we needed to be. Parking was challenging but not impossible. The owner was easy to work with. In cooler weather the outdoor space would be a great place to hang out.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Delightful house & location

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect house and location for our ladies week in Richmond. The house is lovely and well taken care of. Julie was very helpful and very welcoming and made our stay so comfortable. The fan district is central to so many things and we especially enjoyed being able to walk to a number of restaurants and the art museum and historical society. On a return visit to Richmond we would definitely stay here again. Fanny W

  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fan District

  • 5 of 5

We were delighted with the accommodations and the graciousness of the owner.

  • Review Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Solana beach,ca

Love this place. Gorgeous old building, perfectly kept and wonderful hospitality

  • 5 of 5

My family and i stayed here and totally felt like home. The house has.3 gorgeous bedrooms that were roomy and had all the old charm with fireplaces and tall ceilings and beautiful windows. The linens were cozy and the colors light and airy. The dining room had a nice big table to seat 12 of my favorite aunts, uncles, cousins etc. It was the perfect Christmas holiday house with a nice glow about it. The neighborhood fantastic and the art museum a quick walk away. And what a fantastic art museum!! Julie is the most wonderful host. We will be badk many times!!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hanover house

  • 4 of 5

Great location, lovely home, and very accommodating host - I gave it four stars because the living spaces are small but that is quite typical of the area and it is an historic home that has been well-tended.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Having just placed my home on VRBO in the summer of 2015, the September guests who wrote the above review were my first. I would like to add that they were here for the UCI Road World Cycling Event --- with all members of the family Olympic gold-medal winners and the son (6'6") winning the Team Time Trial. What an honor! I wish they had not given me 4 stars as my house is actually a 10! Check for yourself ---- the measurements below show the rooms are quite adequate in size. The 2000 block of Hanover is considered to be one of the elite avenues in the historic area. Our block has houses that range from 2,000 sq. ft (the size of my house) to 4,000 sq. ft. The measurements of my first floor rooms are as follows: front parlor (living room): 14' x 15'; back parlor (formal dining room): 14' x 15'; kitchen: 21' x 15'; sunroom: 10' x 15'. The hallways upstairs and downstairs are narrow as are the 1st floor 1/2 bath and washer/dryer closet tucked under the staircase (Victorian houses have few storage spaces.) The pantry in the kitchen is small but well stocked. The houses are close to one another and run deep on the property --- all making for the charm of living in The Fan! I prefer to be very selective and limit my guests to adults as the house is immaculate and well tended. Will be on The Fan Woman's Club Kitchen and Garden Tour in the spring of 2016.
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Car: recommended

2 hours to Washington, D.C.; 1 1/2 hours to Charlottesville; 2 hours to Virginia Beach on the Atlantic; 2 hours to Virginia mountains; 20 minutes to Kings Dominion

Within 15 minutes: shopping mall; downtown business district; James River for boating, cycling and hiking;


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Fan District, Central Virginia

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £97.15
Damage Insurance £76.94

A signed lease by all parties is required.

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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