2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath Completely Renovated Home. Sleeps Up To Six.
Grier & Kevin Murphy
- english, french, spanish
About Grier & Kevin Murphy
Having both attended the University of Virginia in the early 90's and after receiving degrees in English/French (Grier) and Architecture (Kevin), they decided to make Charlottesville their home and have lived in the Belmont neighborhood since 1999. Kevin (mostly) grew up in California and Northern Virginia and Grier in New Hampshire. Following college, Kevin took his architecture skills and put them to use working with a high-end builder at Wintergreen to be able to learn the building trade first hand. In 2004 he opened his own design-build firm and put the best of both worlds together creating a one-stop-shop for his clients where his designs then became his next building project. Clean, simple lines and a bend toward Danish-influenced style with an emphasis on unique applications using natural wood make up much of what Kevin is drawn to. Grier took a different path post-college and opened a small cafe on the Uva 'Corner' which she successfully grew to eventually include a second location on the Downtown Mall and a mobile food truck. After nearly 8 years, in 2004 she sold her restaurant and refocused her interests toward a career which focused on her love of houses: real estate. 13 years later, Grier is an Associate Broker at the local Charlottesville firm Nest helping buyers and sellers alike. Grier and Kevin live nearby and personally renovated the entire home prior to listing on VRBO. They also act as the property managers and oversee the booking, cleaning, and guest's unique needs.
Grier & Kevin Murphy purchased this Bungalow in 2014
Why Grier & Kevin Murphy chose Belmont
They have lived in Belmont for 18 years and have seen it undergo many changes, mostly all for the positive. It is wonderful to be able to share what they love about this neighborhood with others.
What makes this Bungalow unique
Some of the things that the owners love about HighGround include the gleaming natural light that filters throughout the house and the fact that while this home is only 1000 sq ft, it lives much larger. The spaces feel both intimate and separate from one another. As indicated by its name, HighGround has a wonderful presence at the high point on the street. The front porch is the perfect vantage point from which to take in the evening sunset and they love that in less than 10 minutes they can walk to some of the finest dining, best local parks, coffee shops, small food markets, great shopping, UVa, and some of Charlottesville's oldest landmarks.
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
We were in Charlottesville to celebrate my mom’s birthday and this was the perfect little cottage. The house was walking distance to great restaurants and the downtown mall. We would definitely stay here again!
Close to all the fun of C'ville.
This is a great place to stay. A walking neighborhood. Many restaurants and the mall all close by
Cute house, nice city!!
This house was perfect for us. Nice dining room with a table which was great for playing games, which we did a lot of. Everything was clean and well kept inside. Enjoyed our trip to a nice city and the house was so cute it made the vacations great one!
Perfect house for C'ville stay
Clean house, comfy beds, walking distance to downtown area, quick response/good communication with owners, water/coffee/snacks provided on arrival....what more could you want?! Will definitely stay here again if we ever need to stay in Charlottesville in the future!!
Close to everything!
This is a great rental for a small group. It is very clean and well stocked. It is a short walk to the downtown mall and several great restaurants. Be sure to eat at Lampo. We waited an hour and a half but it was well worth it. While you wait, you can walk to Champion Brewing or Potters Cider which is right next door. They are both fun places. UVA is a short drive away and Monticello is very close as well. Great place to stay!
Wonderful Wine Weekend!
Charlottesville is an easy meeting location for me and my college girlfriends (especially with an abundance of wineries close by). The house was perfect for our short getaway. Clean, affordable and extremely convenient. Close enough to walk to coffee (and more wine) and have a delicious dinner! It was perfect for our girls retreat. We would all recommend reserving this house and we can't wait to go back.
HighGround is located in the heart of Charlottesville's sought after and vibrant neighborhood of Belmont. Belmont features some of the most coveted restaurants in this foodie town and they are all literally just a block or two from HighGround. The Downtown Mall, a Charlottesville favorite for arts, entertainment, shopping, and great dining is a 5-7 minute walk and can provide an entire days worth of enjoyment. Local parks and playgrounds are also in close walking distance. If you're looking to explore, HighGround is 10 minutes from Monticello and within a very short drive to all of the areas premier breweries and wineries. Like to get outdoors? Charlottesville has easily accessible options in every direction that can be enjoyed for a simple afternoon walk or a day's hike.