Jul 8, 2022 - Things to Do

7 cool Airbnbs in driving distance from Richmond

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Find a home-away-from-home that suits you this summer. Here are seven Airbnb escapes, all under three hours driving distance from RVA.

Of note: The costs per night are for a week-long stay.

1. Modern Private Beach House

Enjoy the waterfront views and nature all around you in this New York architect-designed beach house on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay.

  • Location: Cape Charles.
  • Features: Private beach access, private patio, outdoor shower, free parking on premises.
  • Space: 6 guests, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms.
  • Cost: $750+ per night.
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Photo courtesy of Airbnb
2. Group shore haven

This rebuilt two-story beach home is located just steps from the ocean.

  • Location: Virginia Beach.
  • Features: Ideal for two families or group trips, with private hot tub, elevator and outdoor shower.
  • Space: 9 guests, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms.
  • Cost: $457+ per night.
Exterior of shore haven at Virginia Beach
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group shore haven living room
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shore haven outside area
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3. Cozy Charlottesville bungalow

This airy cottage is conveniently located near downtown Charlottesville, retail and dining in Belmont, and a short drive to UVA and the hospital.

  • Location: Charlottesville.
  • Features: Free parking on premises, fire pit, private patio and backyard.
  • Space: 4 guests, 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom.
  • Cost: $208+ per night.
Exterior of Montrose Cottage
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Living room at Montrose Cottage
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4. Jefferson farm cottage

This 19th century cottage offers a peaceful private setting on a historic horse farm with close proximity to wineries, mountains and downtown Charlottesville.

  • Location: Charlottesville.
  • Features: Hiking trails on-site, hot tub, private outdoor saltwater pool, free parking on premises.
  • Space: 2 guests, 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom.
  • Cost: $209+ per night.
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Jefferson farm cottage pool
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5. Two-story lake house

If bad weather takes a lake day out of the picture, this three-story retreat includes a home theater and board games to keep everyone entertained.

  • Location: Lake Anna.
  • Features: Waterfront, hot tub, wraparound deck, free parking on premises, paddle boards and a kayak are provided for guest use.
  • Space: 10 guests, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms.
  • Cost: $467+ per night.
exterior of lake house
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interior of lakehouse
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home theater inside lakehouse
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6. Spacious Harrisonburg retreat

This spacious home is a short walk to the Harrisonburg's Court Square and downtown restaurants.

  • Location: Harrisonburg.
  • Features: Free parking for up to 3 cars, fire pit, outdoor dining and grilling area.
  • Space: 8 guests, 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms.
  • Cost: $391+ per night.
Exterior of home at Harrisonburg
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interior of home at harrisonburg
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7. Hampton River Tiny Home

Opt for a more unique stay with this newly renovated tiny house on the water.

  • Location: Hampton.
  • Features: Waterfront, free parking on premises, washer/dryer in-unit, TV/Wifi.
  • Space: 4 guests, 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom.
  • Cost: $104 per night.
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Photo courtesy of Airbnb
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