“Romantic!” “Serene,” “Immaculate,” “Gorgeous pool!” “Great location!” “The Bed & Breakfast grounds and view are beautiful!” “Wonderful hospitality!”


Cottage and wellhouse Fall


COTTAGE: Beautiful one-room B&B attached to historic Main House but totally private, with quality linens on the Queen bed, private porch, cozy fireplace and fresh flowers.   Pretty private bath featuring a antique claw-foot tub with hand-held shower attachment, spa bath products, toiletries. Hall contains mini-fridge loaded with fresh fruit, cereal, milk, yogurt and a Keurig coffee maker with tea and coffee. Freshly baked goods are replenished daily and home-made bed-time treats magically appear each evening.

WELCOME TREATS: You will enjoy a complimentary bottle of wine or craft beers as well as a welcome plate of gourmet cheeses or hummus and pita chips.


PROPERTY:  22 gorgeous acres with bridges over Burchs Creek, walking paths with scattered benches and a hidden creek picnic area.


POOL: The sparkling in-ground swimming POOL overlooks the creek and fields, and there are bocce, croquet and badminton sets for your enjoyment.

FIRE PIT: We also have a fabulous cauldron we use as a fire pit, weather and wind permitting.

LOCATION: We are an honest 25 minutes from downtown Charlottesville, with its charming boutiques, Mr. Jefferson’s University and a wide variety of restaurants ranging from farm-to-table trendy to elegant to just plain fun.

We are just 12 minutes from Crozet, which boasts a groceries, a pharmacy, and a gourmet take-out store for picnic items as well as a surprising variety of locally owned restaurants and cafes.

VINEYARDS:  We have vineyards! Sunnybank is literally in the heart of the Western Monticello Wine Trail and we are thisclose to King Family and Pippin Hill and very short (and spectacular) drives to Stinson and Pollack Vineyards, among many others.   Starr Hill and Pro Re Nata BREWERIES are located in Crozet, and award-winning Devil’s Backbone is within a half-hour drive.

ACTIVITIES:  Enjoy hiking the nearby Blue Ridge trails, biking, swimming,  exploring Charlottesville and UVA, historic Monticello, Ash Lawn Highland and Montpelier.  Rainy day? Go antiquing–dozens of shops, from shabby chic to fabulously fabulous in the area.

Play bocce, croquet, badminton, or just climb into our shady hammock, open a book and relax!

This area is very popular with local bike clubs, and easy dirt road bike trails pass right in front of the property.



YOUR HOSTS:  Jim, Anne and Joe

You will be warmly welcomed by your hosts, Anne and Jim Novak, who have returned to their beloved Albemarle county after ten years of living abroad.

 Anne is a published writer who has traveled extensively, and is fluent in French and functionally fluent in Spanish.  Jim cheerfully pitches in as groundskeeper and pool maintenance guy.



Everyone falls in love with the gentle, well-mannered Sunnybank dog, Joe.  Joe’s job is to be adorable, and he is very good at it.

Joe with Frisbee

Frisbee, anyone?










Recent Guest Reviews: 

My husband and I just returned from the Cottage at Sunny bank. We were there to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. No words can describe this place … it is simply serene!!!!!!!

The cottage exudes total peace and relaxation. While reading outside you can hear the babbling of the stream. There is no t.v. to distract you.

The cottage is immaculate. The in-ground pool is wonderful. The views/grounds are beautiful!

Anne, the owner, will make your visit perfect in all aspects! Every detail of our stay was carefully considered.

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