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Enjoy what likely are the nicest decks and covered porches in any multi-family rental building in the entire area! It is wonderful to sit outside watching the trees and listening to the gentle rain on the roof. So peaceful. Click into the listing for contact information, pictures and details!
VERY VERY CLEAN!!!!
VERY VERY LOW UTILITIES!
We just rebuilt the decking to be amazingly nice for any home, and even more amazing for rental property. . . Brazilian hardwood decking, custom made railings, covered porches to keep you dry in the rain, etc. So wonderful to relax on these decks/porches with clear views of nothing but trees, wildlife, sunsets, and stars. The top floor balcony just outside your door stayed dry even during a major downpour. Wow!
Also, we are added A LOT of additional insulation and energy efficient roofing; so your already very low electric bills will decrease even more!
In the winter you will feel as if you can touch the stars!
Our forest full of trees drop their leaves and the bare branches twinkle in the starlight. During snow-covered times it is even more beautiful to reside here. However, there is lawn to enjoy as well.
Yet, the security lighting comes on as people (and deer) walk around so you can see clearly to move safely.
Typical of the units we offer, 1849 D is a very nice, comfortable, efficiently laid out apartment for those looking for a quiet, well-maintained place to live where the landlord tries hard to make sure the residents are content. 1849 D is bright and cheery with great views over the top of Blacksburg and of the wildlife in the woods behind. No need to close the blinds in this unit-- just enjoy the views. The sunsets can be spectacular! The new kitchen exhaust system will soon have a silencer and variable speed control; so you can keep cooking odors and grease from becoming a cleaning chore.
AVAILABILITY: Our units (all in quiet areas and maintained by landlords who really care) open up randomly throughout the year as we assist our residents by posting their units as soon as they let us know they are moving and will no longer need the residence. The majority of our residents renew year after year and move only when they no longer need a rental residence in the Blacksburg area. Few people move on the date listed on their lease. So, we start listing a unit as available shortly after our residents tell us they will have it clean and ready for the next occupant. Residents move at all times of the year to follow employment, because they closed on a purchase of a home, because they graduated in December, or for many other reasons; so we try to assist them in saving money on rent on a unit they no longer need by writing a new lease, if a new resident is found. So please check the availability date because we try hard to keep them updated.
Kitchen + Living Room + Bath + Master Bedroom + another bedroom/study
Unique flexible closets near kitchen.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Maximum of two residents permitted by code.
Floor plans for all our units and more photos - many during the renovations -- are on our website. We are not allowed to list our website or direct contact information here; so please reply to this posting to reach us.
There are Excellent options to reduce costs of heating and cooling. FOUR (reversible) ceiling fans (with lights), wall heaters, storm windows and storm door with screen. PLUS: zone climate control possible as there are individual heaters with blowers in each room AND the walls of each room are insulated for very efficient zone heating options.
Great views from ALL windows. We provide mini-blinds but you probably will not want to close them. It would be very hard for anyone to see in since you look down a hill and over the top of Blacksburg clear over to the mountains! Just installed were three new double hung, insulated windows with low-E glass and full screen for great energy efficient ventilation. The others have storm windows and screens. We provide a double fan window fan. You may install a window AC unit, but, with the energy saving features (including a forest full of trees for shade) no one has bothered with AC units for years. Even when they added them, they very rarely turned them on. We added increased insulation overhead, several new low-E, argon filled, double paned windows double-hung with full sized screens, and an energy efficient, reflective metal roof; so the ceiling fans in all rooms should do an even better job of keeping you comfortable all year long by circulating the air efficiently.
Top floor unit.
You will be living across the street from the large to very, very large homes in the Stroubles Mill portion of Hethwood subdivision. While only a 10-15 minute walk from Foxridge; you will be enjoying a tranquil, country setting and very easy parking. Convenient to VT, Blacksburg, and, also, Radford and Christiansburg. Usually quicker to come home and park than if live in Hethwood because there is no traffic, stop signs nor need to hunt for a parking space! Only 15-20 minutes by bike path to the middle of VT campus. 15 min to NRV Mall and Wal-Mart. 5 minutes to the supermarket. 8 minutes to hospital.
BT bus a few blocks walk. EZ bike ride via the bike trail to Kipps Elementary, the Blacksburg Middle School and Blacksburg High School. The school bus takes elementary children to Prices Fork Elementary School.
To find: Take Prices Fork Road. Go one block from Food Lion and the Fire Station. Just past Kipps Elementary, the Blacksburg Middle School, and Blacksburg High School, turn Left onto Merrimac Road. Cox's miniature golf, driving range and batting cages are on the opposite corner. It is 1.3 miles to the back of Hethwood subdivision and the foot of our driveway for 1849 and 1855 Merrimac Road.
On website there is a map and, even, aerial photos of Blacksburg showing the location of our rental properties.
Large Ceiling fans in all rooms. CAT-5 and TV Cable to all rooms. High speed cable available. New wiring, new plumbing. Wired in smoke detectors. Thick firewalls. Extensive renovations done with close involvement by building inspectors.
Carpeting is thoroughly, professionally cleaned between tenants. Stain protection (eg Scotchguard) is applied; so it will be easy to keep the carpeting looking nice. To us ease of cleaning is an essential part of maintaining our residences! Stain protection is a way we try to help you to get your security deposit back.
Lights in the closets.
Doorbell, deadbolts and security lighting. (However, if you forget to lock your door, it is highly unlikely you need to worry as this is a nice neighborhood.)
Full-length mirrors in each bedroom, plus large mirror in the kitchen.
The amount of built-in kitchen storage will surprise you. For this size unit, there is much Flexible closet space. Also, there is plenty of space for you to put in your own wardrobe or bureaus.
Store your bicycles safely out of the weather under the porch. Do you have a canoe? If so, there is plenty of room to store it, too!
Please come see how many nice amenities we have put in Forests Edge.
County Water included. Low heating bills because zoned heat and all walls insulated (between rooms as well as between units).
Sound proofed between rooms inside unit, as well as, between units. Extremely rare to hear neighbors (or their TV) at all! Close the door to your bedroom and go to sleep while someone else is watching TV or talking even within the unit.
This is definitely Not a place for noisy weekly parties.
Nice balcony/covered porch where you can sip your morning coffee or relax in the evenings looking at the stars or stay dry while enjoying a summer rain.
There is a place set aside for your barbecue grill
There is No smoking in the building or on porches; so you can enjoy fresh air from the square miles of open fields and woods just off the balcony or Keep your windows open to enjoy the woodland smells and sounds. There's much wildlife to watch. Deer, rabbits, etc. love to graze through our flowers and shrubs. Bird lovers, please check out this location!
Explore the woods outside your door; yet, be across the street from the largest established subdivision in Blacksburg. It's the Best of both worlds -- rural and cosmopolitan university town! Birds hovering around bird feeders have been the loudest critters on the premises!
Since we do not permit any uncaged, noisy, or "outdoor" pets, this means there are no pets from our residences running loose to discourage or kill wildlife nor to leave excrement on the lawns nor to surprise you on the stairs. Our residents really enjoy Nature from the balconies, through their windows and when on walks around the grounds.”
We gutted much of the buildings repairing things with quality materials in a way so they should continue to appear recently renovated and put in much soundproofing to dampen normal sounds of human occupancy.
No worries that a previous resident's cat or dog left surprise smells behind since no uncaged pets have been permitted since extensive renovations. No dogs allowed; so no barking coming from the next unit and no yellow spots or other "surprises" on the lawns from residents' pets.
Most quiet, well-cared for caged, exotic pets are welcome.
A policy of no uncaged (so no urine smells in the carpeting or scratches on walls, doors or cabinets) or noisy pets (examples: loud parrots or barking dogs) helps us to maintain the tranquility and cleanliness of our units. No critters are permitted who are even capable of being heard outside the unit even with the windows open. All residents in 1849/1855 sign the same lease; so it should remain quiet.
Allergy sufferers: Since no smoking or uncaged pets since renovations, this has eliminated many common allergens!
We want residents to be happy and to renew year after year; so
we try hard to keep our promise of trying hard to provide a nice place to live undisturbed by neighbors' noise.
There are lawns and woods to enjoy. If you like to garden, let us know! We are still working on them and enjoy the help. We have done much work on the landscaping but it is a work in progress. It is fun to watch the spread of flowers some residents planted and to notice how a newlywed couple's first Christmas tree (a dwarf Alberta spruce) is looking so happy many years after it first arrived at Forests Edge.
Forests-Edge is like a small neighborhood. Only a maximum of 8 residents in the entire four-unit building and 4 residents in the house on the same 2.5 acres of lawns and mainly oak forest.
Landlord tries hard to make residents comfortable. Most of our residents renew year after year.
Much off-street parking for you and your visitors.
Optional: Less-than-cost monthly fee for use of very, very clean laundry room on-site with like new front-loading washer and dryer. No coins needed. We sometimes have visiting professors and others who take their laundry "home" on the weekends, and feel it is unfair they should have to pay for use of the laundry; so we have made it an optional cost.
Optional: Comcast serves this area. There are Hard-wired jacks for Internet (CAT-5), telephone and TV to LR and both bedrooms. Computer programmers have renewed year-after-year; so we know the Internet service must be good.
Please look at our website to see more images of the unit. Click on the picture of the white building to get to photos and floor plans. All the photos will give you an idea about the premises. Specific photos of each unit say the unit's name in the caption. This unit is 1849 D Merrimac Road, Blacksburg, VA.
Multi-year leases: There is a savings if you sign a multi-year lease because the rent will be locked-in.
Please ask about the flexibility this landlord builds into the lease to change the ending date to save residents money. For example, we list units as available as soon as residents tell us when they plan to move out. The earlier people let us know before they plan to vacate the unit, the more likely we will be able to find someone else interested in moving in. Generally we save people much rent money because we are usually able to find someone to sign a lease to move in close to the time the vacating tenants would like to vacate the unit.
Due to the economy causing people to switch jobs or otherwise suddenly change plans, units may suddenly come available at any time. All have different floor plans, 2-3 BR units or even our 3-4 bedroom home. Please ask about them as well. Routinely we assist people to find someone to start the next lease early when people graduate or change jobs in May or December. Recently there have been some situations with people suddenly needing to relocate at unusual times. Fortunately, they have rented with us because we are willing to work with them to minimize the costs of changing rental plans!
Please contact us by clicking into the listing for our phone number and use "reply to this ad" button for email contact.
Forests-Edge is a really nice place to live. Please do check it out. All our units are in quiet locations, are well-maintained and have lots of parking.
Thanks for looking! We hope to hear from you to schedule a tour. We try hard to give our residents at least 24 hours notice before a tour. When a unit is vacant, we can be very flexible on timing for tours.
Our builders are with Shelter Alternatives and they do not build "contractors' grade" or "rental grade" projects. Our units are definitely not typical of "rental" properties. They are built the way we would want them to be if we moved into the units. In fact, as soon as we recover from the costs of all the renovations for our residents, we plan to do projects at our own home using the same contractors.
We hope to hear from you very soon!
- Electric Stove
- High Speed Internet
- Storage Available
- Laundry Facility
- Bicycle Paths
- Bike Rack
- Off-Street Parking
- Public Transportation
- Walking Path/Trail
- Lawncare Included
- Sewer Included
- Water Included