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Charlottesville Self Storage
1501 Avon Street Ext
Charlottesville, VA 22902-8702
(434) 264-5376

Office Hours

Monday - Friday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday9:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Access Hours

Sunday - Saturday7:00 AM - 9:00 PM

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Check Out What Our Customers Are Saying

Kevin Gilliam on 02/25/2024
This is an easy place to work with. The staff is really friendly and helpful. Came through for me a couple of times when I had issues. So thankful I found them.
B.Coe on 02/05/2024
Outstanding staff. Came in struggling to get going on a Monday morning, but was made to feel welcome and try appreciated! We were taken care quickly and with care. If I hadn’t been so all over the place I would have remembered the name of the fantastic woman who helped us, but alas… I do not. That is however no indication of the outstanding job she is did today! What an asset!!
George Stone on 01/30/2024
We've been renting storage spaces from Charlottesville Self-Storage for a few years: different sizes, climate controlled or not, and they've always exceeded our expectations. The entire facility is kept very clean inside and out. The management team and support are all courteous and professional, and are always willing to accommodate our particular needs. Very competitive prices, as well.


You are responsible for the items you are storing at our facility. You are required to insure your items while they are in storage. You may be covered under an insurance policy you already have, or you may purchase insurance with us through Storsmart Insurance. If you already have insurance for your goods, please provide us with proof of coverage (Declaration page).
1/2 off Specials!
1/2 off 1 or 2 months on select units, New customers only!

Space sizes are approximate and for comparison purposes only*

North Charlottesville Self Storage Featured Facility

Facility Amenities

Drive-up Access
Ground Floor
Security Camera
Temperature Controlled
Online Bill Pay
Boxes & Supplies
Interior Storage
Fenced & Gated
Resident Manager
Safe & Secure
Call Center

About Us


1/2 OFF 2, 3 OR 4 MONTHS!

Charlottesville Self Storage is the solution to all of your storage needs. Our facility is located just north of I-64 near downtown Charlottesville, Monticello and UVA. We serve the communities of Charlottesville, Albemarle County, UVA, Monticello, Belmont, Downtown Mall, Palmyra, Keswick, Afton and Waynesboro. Wherever you live in the Charlottesville, VA area, we’re confident that we have a storage unit that is perfectly suited to meet your needs!

ALL of our units are GROUND LEVEL! No elevators

Don't forget about our 29 North location!

Moving? Charlottesville Moving Solutions (formerly Student Services Moving Company)

Near Crozet? Check out our Crozet location

Near Zion Crossroads? Check out our Zion Crossroads location

Flexible, Climate Controlled Self Storage in Charlottesville, VA

Ground level units, convenient location, video surveillance, student storage, summer storage, great deals, downtown Charlottesville

Our other Charlottesville Locations: 
Whatever it is you need to store, you’re sure to find the perfect unit for you at our Charlottesville location! We offer climate controlled units, drive up access, Resident manager, and ground level units, and much more! For added convenience, we offer online bill pay to make taking care of your monthly bill easier for you. Pair that with our 24-hour facility access, and self storage couldn’t be better!
If you run out of moving or packing supplies in the middle of your move, we have a wide variety for sale at the office. Call or stop by our facility today so one of our managers can help you find the perfect storage solution for you!
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Charlottesville Self Storage Auctions

Guidelines for Self Storage Online Auctions:

  • The auction is open to the public and there are no sealed bids.
  • All units are sold “As Is”. There are no warranties/guarantees on items purchased.
  • Potential bidders may view the contents of the units on www.lockerfox.com within 24 hours of the auction being advertised and bid until the auction closes.
  • The contents of the units are sold in their entirety. Winning bidders are fully responsible for removal of the entire contents of the purchased unit. Failure to do so will disqualify the bidder from participating in future auctions.
  • $100.00 CASH cleaning deposit is required at pick up and will be returned once the unit has been verified vacant and clean.  Failure to completely empty and clean the unit will result in forfeiture of the deposit.
  • You must secure your unit with your own padlock.  Once the units are purchased, they may not be left unlocked if they are unattended. Padlocks are sold in the office if one is needed.
  • The Auction on www.lockerfox.com sells the units to the highest bidder.  It is a soft close bid in that as long as bidding is steady, time may extend.  Full purchase price must be paid in the rental office. CASH ONLY.
  • Winning bidder will be given 48 hours to remove the items from the storage unit. Additional time may be discussed with Property Manager.  Likewise, for property access hours or if additional time is needed, please contact the rental office.
  • Dumpster on property is not to be used for any reason by any auction winners.
  • Optional: Please return obvious personal items  (photo albums, family pictures, documents such as birth certificates etc.) to the office so that they may be returned to the original owner if at all possible.

We reserve the right to cancel any auction on any unit without prior notice.  Please check with our office or www.lockerfox.com to be sure that there is still an active auction.  If you have any questions about the online auction process, please feel free to check out the “how it works” page on https://www.lockerfox.com/online-storage-auctions/ or call the office.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is required to rent a unit?

You will need one form of current federal or state issued identification with a photograph and signature on it, such as your driver's license, a phone number where we can reach you if needed, and an emergency contact. You will be required to pay the first month's rent and a one-time $22.00 non-refundable Administration Fee.

Can I rent a unit online?

You can reserve a unit online. Once the request is received by the facility, you will receive a follow up call within 24 hours confirming your reservation. If the unit is listed as "Call for Availability," contact the facility directly to ensure the unit is available.Once we secure your unit for you, we can do all paperwork electronically, You never have to make a visit to our office. It is an easy and smooth transaction.

How long do I have to rent the unit?

All of our rental agreements are on a month-to-month basis with a one month minimum. You rent with us only as long as you need the space.

When is my rent due?

Your rent is due on the anniversary date of the day you rented the unit. For example, if you rented the unit on the 5th day of the month, then your rent is due on the 5th of every month that follows. We do not send out bills, so it is your responsibility to pay your rent on time. We also offer an automatic payment option with your credit card and can easily be done by phone. We also offer a Pay Online feature or click the Make a Payment tab at the top of the screen. Please note: To use this feature you will need to establish a Pin number first with the manager.

What size unit do I need?

Please use our Storage Calculator to help you determine what size storage unit you should rent. It takes just a few minutes to add the items that you want to store and it will calculate the estimated size you need. You can also give the facility a call and we will be happy to walk you through the process of determining the size storage unit you will need.**Space sizes are approximate and for comparison purposes only**What items cannot be stored in my unit?No hazardous materials may be stored in the units. This includes flammable, explosives, corrosives, or poisons. No food items should be stored in your unit.

What security features do you have?

We have a Resident Manager that lives on the premises for added security. All of our facilities feature computerized gate access and you will set up a unique gate access code at the time of rental to enter the gates. We have a video surveillance system, security fencing, and lighting.

What does climate-controlled mean?

Climate-controlled spaces are heated and cooled depending on outside temperature and humidity. Climate-controlled spaces protect your belongings from extreme temperatures. These spaces do not provide constant internal temperature and humidity control. Temperature and humidity may fluctuate due to changes in outside temperature and humidity. Climate-controlled units are inside units and are accessed through an outside door and down a hallway, which also protects your belongings from dust.

What is a drive-up unit?

A drive-up unit is a ground-level unit that is easily accessible to load or unload your belongings. You can drive your vehicle right up to the door of your unit.

When can I access my unit?

You have access to your unit seven days a week, 365 days a year from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

What's the difference between gate hours and office hours?

During gate hours, the gates will be open or you can use your gate code to access your storage unit. During office hours, our manager is available to provide in-person customer service like answering questions, selling supplies, and accepting rental payments.

Do you provide locks?

Yes, you can purchase a new lock at the office. Only you will have a key for your lock and unit. You may also bring your own lock. It is your responsibility to keep your key or combination to your lock.

Does anyone else have access to my unit?

No one has access to your unit unless you give them the key to your unit.

If I forget my gate access code, what do I do?

Contact the manager at (434) 977-3993 for assistance.

Do you provide moving equipment?

Yes, there are loading carts in the hallway of the climate-controlled buildings. The only thing we ask is that you put them back when you are finished using them.

Does your facility accommodate large moving trucks and tractor-trailers?

Certain units are more accessible than others. Please consult with the manager if you expect to have a tractor-trailer delivery.

Do you sell storage and moving supplies such as boxes and tape?

Yes, we offer a full line of moving supplies at each of our locations. We have small, medium, and large boxes, paper to wrap your valuables, bubble wrap, and tape. We also offer mattress covers, sofa and chair covers and additional items to help you make a smooth transition into your storage unit.Please contact the Manager for more specific details on the supplies at their facility. You may also click here to see our full line of packing supplies.

Will I receive a monthly invoice?

Only business customers receive invoices. All other customers simply pay monthly the way they would for an apartment.

How can I pay my bill?

Pay in person - drop by our office and pay by cash, check, or credit card

Pay by mail - Please make sure to put your unit number on your check or money order. Please do not send cash through the mail.

Auto Pay - You can set up Auto Pay with our manager during move-in or anytime during your stay. On a monthly basis, we will automatically charge your credit card for you. Setting up Auto Pay ensures that you are never late for your payment and will not accrue a late fee.

Pay Online - You can Pay Online by clicking the "Make a Payment" tab on our website. You must first request a PIN number from our manager.

Once you have the PIN number, choose the correct facility and enter your Space number and PIN number and follow the instructions.

Do you require insurance on my stored goods?

You are responsible for the items you are storing at our facility. You are required to insure your items while they are in storage. You may be covered under an insurance policy you already have, or you may purchase insurance with us through Storsmart Insurance. If you already have insurance for your goods, please provide us with proof of coverage in the form of an Insurance Declaration Page that can be easily obtained by contacting your insurance company.


From Monticello, VA:
  • Head northeast on Monticello Loop
  • Turn right toward VA-53 W/Thomas Jefferson Parkway
  • Turn right onto VA-53 W/Thomas Jefferson Parkway
  • Turn right onto VA-20 N/Scottsville Road
  • Turn left onto Altavista Avenue
  • Take the second left onto Avon Street
  • Continue onto Avon Street Ext
  • Charlottesville Self Storage will be on your left
From The University of Virginia:
  • Head southeast on US-250 BUS E/University Avenue toward Madison Lane
  • Turn right onto Roosevelt Brown Boulevard
  • Turn left onto Cherry Avenue
  • Continue onto Elliott Avenue
  • Turn right onto Avon Street
  • Continue onto Avon Street Ext
  • Charlottesville Self Storage will be on your left