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Holiday Rental House -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Charlottesville, Virginia

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Very good - based on 13 reviews
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wmcbride
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“Nice place near Monticello”
Reviewed 22 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015

My wife, parents, and I stayed in the log house during a recent visit to Charlottesville and Monticello. The house was conveniently located a short drive to Monticello. For two, the house would be perfect. For four, it worked great. It is in a pleasant, serene location on a horse farm, and has a lot of amenities. For our return to DC it was short drive for a side trip to Richmond. I highly recommend the experience.

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Liked best: location, isolation
Liked least: 2nd bedroom
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
29 Sep 2015
Thanks for your review William and glad you enjoyed your stay!I'm going to be replacing the queen size sofa bed in the second bedroom with a queen size bed, dressers, etc., so if you come again it'll be a regular bedroom.
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Brent E
Palestine, Texas, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Wonderful stay”
Reviewed 10 October 2014 for a stay in September 2012
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My family stayed at Ana Valley for a month between assignments and had a wonderful time. Jogging on the large property boundaries, enjoying the horses, and meeting the caretakers was very memorable. With Charlottesville and other historical locations so near you can’t go wrong.

The house itself is very comfortable. Full kitchen, large living room, washer and dryer made it idea for a long term stay. Grilling on the back porch and just enjoying the country charm was wonderful.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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John B
California, Maryland
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Clean, quiet and comfortable, exactly as described.”
Reviewed 3 October 2014 for a stay in September 2014

We were made to feel at home from virtually the minute we arrived. We were greeted by Amanda within a couple minutes of arrival, and she was available to answer any questions we had, any time we had them. The house was absolutely spotless, inside and out, everything worked, the furniture was comfortable, and the all the furnishings homey. We didn't want to leave!

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Liked best: Once settled in, we felt completely at home
Liked least: Can't think of anything..
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Families with young children
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Management Response
4 Oct 2014
Thank you so much John for your kind words. I'm so glad that you enjoyed yourselves and look forward to your return visit!
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Neil S
Charlottesville, Virginia
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Stole my deposit”
Reviewed 17 July 2014 for a stay in July 2013

The "quaint country cabin" is a little too rustic for most families with small children but the real problem is with the owner. The wifi was provided with a cheap little hotspot and there was a daily data use limit and the owner accused us of streaming movies (which we never did) and used that and a clogged toilet (which was not clogged when we left) as a trumped-up basis for keeping our deposit.

There are so many wonderful places to stay in and around Charlottesville. They might cost a little more but it's worth it not to be in the middle of nowhere at the mercy of a lousy landlord.

Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
6 Aug 2014
After his departure, the guest sent me an email stating: “We had a great stay and thoroughly enjoyed the house. Thanks for everything!” I am, therefore, honestly surprised by this negative review, fully one year after the tenant’s stay. As I have never previously retained a guest’s deposit and this is clearly an anomaly given our other positive reviews, let me explain the facts from my notes last year in order that prospective guests may see the story from my perspective:

This guest and his family stayed at the farmhouse 7/29/13 through 8/5/13 while he was purportedly going to JAG School in Charlottesville. When we went to clean after they'd left, we found gum in the carpet of the living/dining room, gum on the kitchen floor, sticky spills on most of the surface of the granite counter, cereal strewn all over the dining and living room carpet, the garbage disposal as well as the dishwasher clogged with cabbage, rice and pasta. It appeared that they literally cleaned the plates into the dishwasher after clogging the sink.

My cleaners spent twice the amount of time to clean the house, I paid $200 to have the carpets cleaned, and $100 for extra bandwidth usage on the internet that was used during the guest’s stay. That’s why we retained the security deposit.

The ATT device is 4G, with a tower less than a mile away. I just reviewed the ATT records for the period of the guest’s stay, which illustrate that the guest used 11Gb of data during that week. The rental agreement clearly states the following:

vii) High speed internet service is provided via ATT wireless broadband, with up to 1Gb usage (accommodates web browsing, email, etc.). Please keep in mind that streaming movies uses a significant amount of bandwidth and will be charged at $10 per Gb. A movie generally takes 700-800 Mb.

Most guests love the house and actually leave it nearly as clean, or sometimes even cleaner than it was when they arrived. This is what we do when we rent a vacation home and have the same expectation for our home. Unfortunately, it seems that these guests just didn’t care.
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Lee Ann S
Huron, Ohio
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Relaxing Weekend”
Reviewed 24 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014

We had the most relaxing weekend imaginable in this beautiful little house. We spent hours sitting on the front porch, watching the beautiful horses and, when we tired of that view, we moved to the back deck where we grilled steaks for our dinner. The house has everything you need and the kitchen is well appointed. Despite the fact that there were things to do nearby, we never wanted to leave. A little piece of heaven in Virginia!

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Liked best: Comfortable, peaceful, private
Travelling group: Other
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
3 Jul 2014
Dear Lee Ann,
Thanks so much for your stay. I'm so glad that you liked the house and please come back again!
All the best,
Paul
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