A house full of steel balls and games

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Premium bedding, free minibar, individually decorated
Premium bedding, free minibar, individually decorated
Premium bedding, free minibar, individually decorated

Overview of A house full of steel balls and games

A house full of steel balls and games

2.5 star property

4.9/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.9/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Pet friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Kitchen

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Sheets and towels washed at 140°F
  • Follows industry sanitization guidelines
5120 Earlwick Rd, Richmond, VA, 23230

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationLewis Ginter Botanical Garden6 min drive
  • Popular LocationHenrico Doctors' Hospital8 min drive
  • Popular LocationJoseph Bryan Park Azalea Garden13 min drive
  • AirportRichmond, VA (RIC-Richmond Intl.)20 min drive

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About this area


A house full of steel balls and games is located in Dumbarton, a neighborhood in Richmond, and is in the suburbs and near the airport. The Virginia Center for Architecture and Virginia Museum of Fine Arts are cultural highlights, and travelers looking to shop may want to visit Short Pump Town Center and Shops at Willow Lawn. Traveling with kids? Consider Science Museum of Virginia, or check out an event or a game at Arthur Ashe Athletic Center. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including winery tours.

What's nearby

  • Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden - 6 min drive
  • Arthur Ashe Athletic Center - 8 min drive
  • The Diamond - 8 min drive
  • Henrico Doctors' Hospital - 8 min drive
  • Joseph Bryan Park Azalea Garden - 13 min drive

Getting around

  • Richmond Staples Mill Road Station - 3 min drive
  • Richmond Intl. Airport (RIC) - 20 min drive


  • Plaza Azteca - 3 min drive
  • Vietnam One - 3 min drive
  • Crazy Greek - 3 min drive
  • O'Charley's - 3 min drive
  • The Answer Brewpub - 4 min drive

About this property

A house full of steel balls and games

Family-friendly Richmond bed & breakfast in Dumbarton with free breakfast
A bar/lounge, a microwave in a common area, and a refrigerator in a common area are available at this bed & breakfast. Free self-serve breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, laundry facilities, an arcade/game room, and a library are onsite. Change of towels is available on request.
A house full of steel balls and games offers 3 shared accommodations with air conditioning, washers/dryers, and DVD players. These individually decorated and furnished accommodations have separate dining areas. Beds feature premium bedding. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. 30-inch plasma televisions come with video-game consoles. Additionally, rooms include free minibar items and complimentary bottled water. Change of towels and change of bedsheets can be requested.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA), COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO), and COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Onsite parking options include a carport

Food and drink

  • Free self-serve breakfast available daily 6:00 AM–11:00 AM
  • 1 bar

Things to do

  • Arcade/game room
  • Bike parking
  • Bike storage

Family friendly

  • Arcade/game room
  • Art supplies
  • Children's books
  • Children's games
  • Children's dinnerware
  • Children's toys
  • DVD player
  • Laundry facilities
  • Musical instruments
  • Separate dining area
  • Washer/dryer


  • Library
  • No elevators
  • Water dispenser

Guest services

  • Change of bedsheets (on request)
  • Change of towels (on request)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Wedding services


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Picnic area


  • Annual offsets purchased for at least 10% of carbon footprint
  • At least 80% lighting from LEDs
  • At least 80% of food locally-sourced
  • Communal living room
  • Comprehensive food waste policy
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Humane treatment of captive wild animals
  • Locally-owned & organized tours & activities
  • No plastic coffee stirrers
  • No plastic drinking straws
  • No plastic water bottles
  • Pachinko
  • Reusable tableware only
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared refrigerator
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Heating
  • Premium bedding


  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels


  • 30-inch plasma TV
  • DVD player
  • Video-game console

Food and drink

  • Champagne service
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Dining room
  • Dishwasher
  • Free bottled water
  • Free minibar
  • Oven
  • Shared kitchen access
  • Stovetop

Outdoor space

  • Yard


  • Bulk dispenser for toiletries
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Laundry detergent
  • Local maps
  • Separate sitting area
  • Shared accommodations
  • Washer and dryer
  • Water-efficient showers only
  • Water-efficient toilets only

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Check-in from 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Early check-in subject to availability
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 21


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; your host will greet you
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 10:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Host will greet you


Pets stay free
Food and water bowls are available

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Children up to the age of 12 years can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • An effective city/local tax rate of 5.3 percent will be charged

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

  • Pet deposit: USD 25.00 per stay

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards and cash
Long-term renters welcome
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 30 out of 33 reviews
5 - Excellent 91%
Rating 4 - Good. 2 out of 33 reviews
4 - Good 6%
Rating 3 - Okay. 1 out of 33 reviews
3 - Okay 3%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 33 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 33 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



3/5 Okay

Business traveler
Liked: Cleanliness
Disliked: Amenities
The 2 stars are because this is not a hotel and whoever owns the house does communicate which is good. But I’ll give my honest opinion if you’re traveling for business or just appreciate privacy; the extra $50 - $70 you’ll spend at a regular clean hotel are worth it. This place lacks privacy; there are three rooms where you hear everything the other guests say or do. I noticed there was one bathroom. I slept in room 3; there’s a small, uncomfortable bed where a 6-ft tall person doesn’t fit, so you’ll have to sleep diagonally. There’s a cat in the property that’s dying to come inside; I felt bad for it. No, you won’t be able to play unless you want to disturb the other guests. And by playing, I mean the pinball machines in the living rooms; “steel balls” comes from the amount of pinball memorabilia this guys has in the house, which makes it look cluttered, tacky and not cozy imo. Access is important; if you misplace the key or if you don’t find it, the host may or may not be in the house, and you’ll be hating yourself out there for not spending the extra $50-$70 at a regular hotel. Anyway, I won’t be staying there again; I guess if you’re in a low budget, don’t mind other people talking next door at midnight and are a smaller person (no more than 5’7”), consider it. If not, go to a hotel
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great experience, will throw you off a little when you get there. But great place to stay! Definitely would go back.
Stayed 2 nights in May 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This place was so much fun, with so many special details to make it a better place to stay. Dog friendly was a plus too, and our pups were very happy here. I'm not sure I've ever seen that many pinball machines in one place before, and the vending machine of craft beers was awesome. Overall a great stay - we hope to be back!
Stayed 3 nights in May 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Just exactly what I needed while in Richmond.
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The house and owner were fantastic!!! This was our first time staying at a bnb and i was a bit nervous about being in someone else's home but I truly felt as if i was staying at a friends house. Pete made it clear from the beginning that his house was ours and to make ourselves at home. He provided excellent communication the entire stay and was available by text at anytime. Definitely stay here if you are in the area!!
Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2022