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One of Blacksburg's best kept secrets: This sprawling 1260 sq foot condo will be EXTREMELY CLEAN when we hand you the keys. There are acres and acres of sheep meadow as a backyard with a backdrop of mountains; yet it is closer to VT's campus than 1,000's of other rental units, AND this residence is very quiet with lots of parking. -- No need for hangtags or reserved spaces! - Park your car and use Blacksburg's buses or ride your bicycle. Click into the listing for contact information, pictures and details!
Brightwood Manor attracts serious students, families, professionals and retirees; so the neighborhood does not tolerate frequent loud parties or music.
VERY QUIET Location. Occasionally the sheep might wake you, perhaps once a year. Most people move to Brightwood Manor to live quietly. Nice, relaxing views out windows and off patio. Patio stays dry in most downpours; so great for relaxing and barbecuing (masonry construction so OK to barbecue)
Our four units at Brightwood Manor are usually snapped up quickly as soon as they are shown. Most only come available once every 3 to 5 years as people renew the leases here year after year. One time 902 #2 passed from friends to friends for 9 years! At Brightwood Manor our units (because we maintain them so well and try hard to treat our residents well) have had leases renewed for as long, so far, as 11 and 14 years!
AVAILABILITY: Currently this 3 BR unit is available May 07, 2017 Please ask! 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.
DESCRIPTION: Thoughtfully redone, spacious, smoke-free, pet-allergen & pet-odor free, 3 bedroom condominium with two full bathrooms. Bedrooms are well-spaced for privacy with 2 BR and 1 BA at one side and the Master BR and Bath at the other. Like a sprawling ranch house without the yard work!
VERY CONVENIENT to everything! Lots of parking so NO need for hangtags or parking stickers. BT Bus stop at the foot of the driveway. Bike route goes under highway directly to VT campus. From Downtown Blacksburg take Prices Fork Road; driveway is the 2nd left after cross 460 Bypass.
Well-Maintained and EZ to keep clean: Ceramic floors everywhere, except bedrooms which are carpeted. The kitchen now has the same ceramic flooring as the living room, halls and bathrooms. We urge residents to tell us when something needs attention because we want to maintain things so they do not break. Paint on walls is very durable and very easy to keep clean.
SPACIOUS: 1260+ square feet of well-planned space. NO space wasted on stairwells. All hallways serve dual purpose of being access to the large rooms and for access to the numerous closets. Over NINE foot high ceilings so you can use the space on top of regular height bookcases for more items. Plenty of space for over-sized items above very durable kitchen cabinets. Large pantry area. Washer and dryer are in lit closets with yet more shelving! PLUS: Patio walks out onto lawn effectively enlarging your living space. PLUS: Common area Foyer for the building provides even more space.
BRIGHT: Lots of natural lighting during the day during the winter and tree shading patio during summer. Many built-in light fixtures for lots of light, even in closets.
ENERGY-SAVING FEATURES: Has HP but rarely do tenants ever turn on AC. Naturally cool in summer. On really muggy days, AC on for an hour or so a day will remove that humidity. Ground floor unit; so the Earth keeps it warm in winter. As equipment needs replacing we strongly consider energy-efficiency as a factor. For example, the newest appliance, the refrigerator, is energy star rated. It has been used for less than a year.
FOUR 52 inch reversible ceiling fans with lights. These gently circulate the heat down from the ceilings in the winter and blow cool air around in the summer. All windows and Patio door are double pane. Patio door swings and has a deadbolt so seals much better than a typical sliding patio door. Owner has lived in the unit so can share additional tips for conserving.
UTILITIES: Water/sewer/trash pick-up included. CAT-5 computer, TV and telephone cabling to virtually all rooms. Comcast and Verizon DSL are available.
TWO FULL BATHS: one has two sinks with door providing privacy for tub and toilet. The other bathroom has a UNIQUE rotating curved shower curtain rod that rotates out of the way when not using the shower and provides more "elbow room" when showering. Grab bars along both bathtub/shower surrounds.
Tiled walls and backsplashes. Large vanities under sinks. Medicine cabinets. MANY towel rods, robe hooks, towel hooks. Large mirrors!
APPLIANCES: Refrigerator (New Energy Star-used only a few months), electric range, dishwasher, garbage disposal, microwave (provided if you do not have one), full-sized washer & dryer (with energy-saving booster fan), recently installed full-sized water heater. If you apply the provided water heater blanket, it will be even more energy efficient.
STORAGE EVERYWHERE!: Great closets in bedrooms and common areas. Large pantry. Space over kitchen cabinets and in many closets goes up to the 9 foot ceilings. Kitchen cabinets are solid and can hold a lot of items!
No pets running loose.
Since renovations we have not allowed smoking nor any uncaged pets (including "outdoor" pets); so you do not have to worry about cat or dog dander, hair, or odors from "accidents". Unlike many units at Brightwood Manor, your clothes dryer will vent to the outside of the building through a well-designed ventilation system, complete with booster fan. Also, there are exhaust fans in both bathrooms and over the kitchen stove. Ceramic floors help as well.
SECURITY DEPOSIT on our units is one month's regular rent for the unit. If you have a caged pet or aquarium, there might be a pet deposit.
PET POLICY: Our pet policy is only caged pets and no "outdoor" pets. This assists us in maintaining our units so they look as if they were very recently renovated.This is a very quiet location. We want to keep it that way; so no pets permitted that are even capable of being heard outside the unit, even with the windows open, except songbirds whose voices would blend with the birds outside.
CHECK OUR WEBSITE, please: Many photos, maps, plus floorplans of our units on our website. We even have aerial photos! Please click into the listing for contact information, pictures and details. Call or use " reply to this ad" button for that website address (Hint: Google our company name Forests Edge).Thank you very much for considering renting one of our 9 units. Since we are not a big company just, literally, a "Mom and Pop," for the last 25 years we have tried very hard to personalize our service to all our residents. Apparently, we must do OK because our residents tend to renew year after year until they move out of town, buy a home, or need a type of place we can not offer. We try hard to answer, promptly, residents' calls/emails for assistance - day, night, weekends and even on holidays. Ask our residents. We have responded to calls on New Year's Eve and also generally are onsite within minutes if there is a true emergency.
We look forward to hearing from you and answering your questions about what we have available that might suit your needs.
- Central Air Conditioning
- Central Heat
- Electric Stove
- First Floor Livable
- Garbage Disposal
- High Speed Internet
- Walk-in Closets
- Pets Negotiable/Fee
- Fenced Yard
- Bicycle Paths
- Off-Street Parking
- Public Transportation
- Walkable to Campus
- Walkable to Downtown
- EnergyStar Appliances
- Walking Path/Trail
- Garbage Included
- Lawncare Included
- Sewer Included
- Water Included