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Cape Cod sleeping twelve in historic Keswick

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 4,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Four bedroom, three and 1/2 bath house with mountain views on a 75 acre farm.

We only book 6 months out. Close to Keswick wedding venues, Upfront sits on a rise looking out on the Southwest Mountains. Two masters with queen beds on the first floor plus a sofa sleeper in the Florida room and one in the living room. Two bedrooms upstairs, one with a queen, the other with twin beds and they share a bath. Spacious kitchen and adjoining dining room look out on a porch with a pond to the right and pastures beyond.

Anne Vanderwarker
Member since: 2015
Speaks english, french
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
July 10, 2018

About Anne Vanderwarker

I'm a floral designer and lecturer on flower arranging and my husband is a writer/novelist with three books published. I spent year at Centenary and Tony went to Yale for two years before going in the Peace Corps. We have lived in Virginia for over twenty years.

Anne Vanderwarker purchased this house in 1998

Why Anne Vanderwarker chose Keswick

My family has lived in Virginia for generations. My great grandfather was mayor of Richmond and my mom grew up on a farm just up the road. My folks retired here and lived close by so Keswick runs in my blood. We are longtime members of the Keswick community and have worked hard to preserve its beauty.

What makes this house unique

The rural countryside surrounding our property is gorgeous with horse farms lining the Virginia Scenic Byway and the Southwest Mountains as a backdrop. Our farm is historic, dating back to 1730 with a land grant from King George II and is in conservation easement as are most of the farms along the road.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Keswick

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Downstairs lavatory - toilet
    Front master bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Rear master bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Also has washer/dryer
    Upstairs bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Private baths in two masters on first floor, half bath on first, full bath on second.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Front master - 1 queen
    Rear master - 1 queen
    Florida bedroom - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sleep sofa
    Upstairs left - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Upstairs right - 2 twin/ single
  • Two first floor bedrooms with private baths, another bedroom with sofa sleeper, sofa sleeper in living room. Two bedrooms upstairs, one with a queen, the other with twins, both share a full bath. Crib in one upstairs bedroom.
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • long term renters welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Upfront is a stone's throw away from popular wedding venues,Keswick Hall, the Cidery and Keswick Vineyards. Monticello and Ashlawn/Highland are close by and Montpelier is a thirty-minute drive. It is five miles from a grocery store, Chipolte and Starbucks and nine miles into Charlottesville and UVa. Upfront is a quiet rural retreat close to many amenities.


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Cape Cod sleeping twelve in historic Keswick
average rating of 4.75 based on 16 reviews

A definite 10!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed July 28-30, and had a wonderful time. The spacious house and expansive, rambling grounds were a perfect choice for our group of 11.

The view, no matter which way you looked, was tranquil and relaxing. Between swimming in the pool, fishing in the pond, feeding the horse and donkey, and generally enjoying grilling, walking and playing outdoors, we couldn't have had a more perfect time!

  • Submitted: 10-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: They were wonderful guests. Very neat and tidy as a group.
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Perfect Home For Group in Keswick

  • 5 of 5

The property and Anne were lovely. Our group had a great time walking around on the grounds, feeding the horses apples, playing with our dogs and grilling in the backyard. It is close to Charlottesville, close to wine country and a ton of breweries. Great spot for a large group.

  • Submitted: 11-Jul-2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Washington DC

Great place for large group!

  • 5 of 5

We had a group together for a wine tour over the weekend and the house was great to call home base!

  • Submitted: 28-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home, great location

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time here -- it's a beautiful property with tons of space and a great house. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: 10-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Richmond, Virginia

A Beautiful Retreat!

  • 4 of 5

Our family stayed at this beautiful house while celebrating our daughter's wedding. Very spacious house for our family to relax and retreat! Plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms and very clean and well maintained, although the interior walls could use some fresh paint! We enjoyed the pictures and photography. I loved the retro kitchen--very 1950's! I found it to be adequately supplied but did not do any cooking. There was enough seating for our family but not much extra furniture. We didn't have the time to enjoy the pool but looked very inviting. My husband and I took a long walk around the property the morning of our departure---found a lovely little garden and lots of areas to explore. Enjoyed meeting Rudy (horse) and Jethro (donkey). Only wish we had a little more time to relax there!!

  • Submitted: 4-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Richmond, VA

Family Christmas at Upfront Cape Cod in Keswick

  • 5 of 5

Our family of eight thoroughly enjoyed our 4-night Christmas stay at the Upfront Cape Cod in beautiful Keswick, VA, near Charlottesville. Annie and Tony were gracious hosts. Their house is lovely with plenty of room and made our family Christmas gathering a memorable one. We are originally from the Charlottesville area and enjoyed our return visit. Keswick was a beautiful setting for our 2016 Christmas.

  • Submitted: 26-Dec-2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Keswick Hall
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Keswick Hall
Nearest Train
9 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Keswick Hall
Nearest Ski
48 Miles
Car: necessary

Wineries abound in the area. Monticello and Ashlawn/Highland are nearby, Montpelier is a thirty-minute drive, Jefferson's University of Virginia is a must-see, Keswick Hall right down the street is a world-class resort and the Skyline Drive through the Blue Ridge is close by.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Keswick

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$197.18
Pet Fee C$131.45
Refundable Damage Deposit C$657.25

Rates are subject to change before reservation is confirmed. We only book 6 months out.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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