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Private, 2-bedroom Garden Apartment Just 15 Minutes From Charlottesville

6 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights


Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Charlottesville - The Old Schoolhouse

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4

Lovely, newly decorated, beautifully furnished garden apartment, with its own entrance and parking, in private gardens and a picturesque woodland setting. Two bedrooms, bathroom and comfortable large sitting room.

Home away from home in a historic former schoolhouse just minutes from downtown Charlottesville. The luxurious private apartment, which has its own entrance, is decorated with the owner's antique furniture and 18th and 19th century natural history prints. and includes a microwave, refrigerator and Keurig coffee maker. There are also complimentary snacks, fruit and breakfast items on hand. The sitting room has plenty of seating and a flat-screen monitor with a selection of several hundred DVDs (please note that there is no cable television service available here). There is also a large built-in desk if you need to get some work done. Both spacious bedrooms have seating and plenty of closet space. The comfortable beds have memory foam mattresses and there are towels and linens from Pottery Barn. The house is in a woodland setting and has a mountain view in the winter. The 4-acre grounds and gardens around the house are fenced and there is an electric gate for your security.

There is plenty of parking available and a private path to your apartment. The apartment has a separate entrance, which means you can come and go at your convenience.

The apartment is professionally cleaned and serviced with high quality fresh linens and towels before each arrival. The bathroom is stocked with complimentary, skin-sensitive cosmetic items, including shampoo, conditioner and shower gel by Beekman 1802.

The property is conveniently located for downtown Charlottesville (about 15 minutes by car) and UVA, as well as Crozet and Ivy, and many local attractions, including historic Monticello, numerous wineries and vineyards, Starr Hill brewery, western wedding venues, the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Shenandoah National Park, Skyline Drive and the American Shakespeare Center in Staunton.

There are two extremely friendly dogs living on the premises.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Simon Banner
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 October, 2016

About Simon Banner

I'm a writer who has lived in many different places -- Oxford, London, the French Pyrenees, Los Angeles, and now lovely Charlottesville in Virginia -- and I enjoy travelling and meeting the travellers I host. I am passionate about writing, books, film, art and nature, to name a few things, and I love to practise speaking French.

Simon Banner purchased this apartment in 2014


based on 6 holidaymaker reviews

Private, 2-bedroom Garden Apartment Just 15 Minutes From Charlottesville
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews
Northern VA

An amazing, relaxing weekend in a beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

My wife, 2-year-old son, and I stayed in Simon's Garden Apartment for the weekend while visiting Charlottesville, just a few miles away. We had a great time. Simon was a wonderful host. The fridge was stocked and the shelves were overflowing with movies to watch. His home and guest apartment are beautiful. We can't wait to return again to see the gardens next year. Our son and Simon's dog Snowy became buddies. Both she and his older brother Pebbles were very sweet and a joy to be around.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely peaceful place

  • 5 of 5

We will definitely stay here again. We visited the area for wine tastings and an event at Veritas Winery. This location was perfect. 4 adults and a baby, and we fit fairly comfortably (after figuring out that the pack n play fit into the closet!) Simon was an absolute delight, and a very gracious host! There was a multitude of snacks and coffee, and more dvds than I have ever seen. (This is because there is no actual tv service. The WiFi was spotty, which made streaming the Olympics a bit difficult, but we managed!) There is no kitchen, so you have to wash dishes in the bathroom sink (when we were leaving Simon told us to just leave them!) The window in the bathroom could use a better covering as it looks out to the main path/ garden, and you feel a little exposed. Again, we had a great time and will stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review and helpful comments, Carlos. It was lovely meeting you all (especially baby J.) and I hope to see you again.
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bucolic, peaceful, remote, and meditative!

  • 5 of 5

I found the house to be lovely and charming. It was clean, well stocked with coffee, tea, and many other amenities. Many movies were available, and, of course, Simon Banner was the perfect host, willing to stay up later for our arrival. I would easily rate this getaway in the top 1% of all the places I've stayed in the US and abroad, over the past 40 years. I'm already planning a return trip, and certainly will stay there again, with my wife.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely stay

  • 4 of 5

Two college friends and I enjoyed our three-night stay at this lovely garden apartment.The decor was delightful and the owner, Simon, was charming and very gracious. His two dogs, Pebbles and Snowy, were an added bonus!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A quaint getaway outside Charlottesville

  • 5 of 5

This garden apartment is located outside of Charlottesville, giving you a feeling of privacy but close enough to town to get where you need to go. Simon is a courteous host, making sure all your needs are met. We would definitely stay there again if we come back to Charlottesville in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A cozy, comfortable, classy retreat

  • 5 of 5

Our stay with Simon and Pebbles was wonderful. Do not let the driveway deter you, Simon is so welcoming and the "guest quarters" were exactly what we needed. Everything from the linens, to the toiletries, to the stocked fridge/snacks was luxurious and perfect. We would absolutely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice comments, Ashley. It was a pleasure having you and your family here and I am so glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Charlottesville, Central Virginia

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
23 Nov 2016 - 26 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
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 £41

Please note that check-out time is 12 p.m. and check-in is from 4 p.m.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Charlottesville in Virginia

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
  • Garden
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

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