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Ivy Cottage - Cozy Retreat Near Downtown, Deck

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The Lovely Entrance to Ivy Cottage

The Lovely Entrance to Ivy Cottage Stone and Wood Cottage with Large Deck, Screened Porch, and Rambling Walkways Elevated Deck with swing, pergola, dining furniture and Weber gas grill. Upstairs Living Room/Dining Area - Wood burning fireplace. Living Room with wood burning fireplace. Living Room - View 2 - Windows Overlook Large Deck Living Room/Dining area - another view Kitchen - View 2 Newly Renovated Kitchen - All New Cabinets and Appliances Master Bedroom - Queen Bed Master Bedroom - View 2 Guest Bedroom - Queen Bed Upstairs Bathroom Downstairs Den/TV room.  View from adjoining bedroom. Relax in the Hammock After Strolling the Grounds Spacious Walk Out Deck with Pergola, Swing, and Gas Grill. Enjoy both the inside and outside amenities Ivy Cottage offers. Ivy Cottage in the winter Ivy Cottage Upper Deck - Swing, Pergola, Weber gas grill - 400+ sq. ft.

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Last updated: 03/24/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Asheville cottage description

Walk to The Grove Park Inn from this charming stone cottage nestled in the trees. Whether you choose to relax in front of the fire or sip wine on the spacious deck, you'll appreciate the intimate atmosphere the cottage affords.

Meander the pathways of the lushly landscaped grounds pausing on a bench to watch the family of wild turkeys nest in the pine trees. Cozy up in the hammock and enjoy a book or maybe even a nap. You'll find all the amenities of seclusion while being minutes from everything downtown Asheville has to offer.

The cottage has a completely renovated kitchen with all new cabinets, tile floors, countertops, and appliances! The interior is a professionally designed mixture of 'old and new' using antiques and original art. Beautifully re-finished hardwood floors throughout the first floor add to its charm. We've updated the cottage and now offer 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.

Upstairs enjoy the living room/dining area with wood burning fireplace. The living area opens to a large deck with pergola/swing, gas grill and dining area. The kitchen is fully equipped with dishes, cookware, utensils, toaster, coffee pot, etc. Two bedrooms, both with comfortable queen beds are located upstairs. There is a full bathroom with tub/shower upstairs.

Downstairs you'll find a large TV/Den, bedroom (king bed), bath with laundry and large screened porch.

Much attention has been given to details: comfortable furniture, including pillow top beds with luxurious linens, and a fresh and inviting decor - all in a charming Grove Park neighborhood.

Parking for 3 vehicles on site.

Ivy Cottage is perfect for a romantic getaway, a place for re-kindling old friendships, or a soulful solo retreat.

Keywords: Cottage, Private,

Property Type

  • 1800 sq. ft.
  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            25...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          • Upstairs Bedroom #1: 1 queen

            Super comfy queen mattress with Tommy Bahama rattan bed...moreless

          • Upstairs Bedroom #2: 1 queen

            Comfy queen mattress with decorative iron framed bed...moreless

          • Downstairs Bedroom : 1 king

            Ultra comfortable mattress with Henredon bed...moreless

          • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2)

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Upstairs Bathroom : toilet, combination tub/shower

            We provide towels, soap, shampoo & Conditioner & hairdryer...moreless

          • Downstairs Bathroom : toilet, shower

            We provide towels, soap, shampoo & conditioner & hair drye...moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining:

            There is a dining area for 4 in the living room area. There are also table and chairs for 4 to 6 on the deck upstairs and in the den downstairs....moreless

          • Kitchen:

            All new appliances, cabinets, countertops and ceramic tile floor....moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            Refrigerator with ice maker...moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            All included ...moreless

          • Dishwasher
          • Ice Maker
          • Microwave
          • Toaster
          • Coffee Maker

          Amenities

          • Living Room:

            There is a TV, love seat and 2 chairs in the living room area....moreless

          • Wood Fireplace:

            Wood burning fireplace in upstairs living room area...moreless

          • Parking:

            Parking on site for 3 vehicles...moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            All Cotton Linens provided....moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            Central air/heat...moreless

          • Washing Machine
          • Parking Off Street
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Towels Provided
          • Heating
          • Iron & Board
          • Hair Dryer

          Entertainment

          • CD Player
          • DVD Player
          • VCR
          • Satellite / Cable
          • Television
          • Books
          • Stereo

          Communications

          • Wireless Internet
          • Broadband Access
          • Internet

          Outdoor Features

          • Deck / Patio:

            Large deck with swing, gas weber grill, furniture and pergola upstairs. Large screened porch with swing downstairs...moreless

          Theme

          • Romantic
          • Sports & Activities
          • Tourist Attractions
          • Historic
          • Adventure
          • Away From It All
          • Family

          Activities

          • Hot Air Ballooning
          • Roller Blading
          • Rafting
          • Hiking
          • Rock Climbing
          • Golf Privileges Optional
          • Groceries
          • ATM/Bank
          • Hospital
          • Freshwater Fishing
          • Fly Fishing
          • Tennis
          • Cycling
          • Racquetball
          • Swimming
          • Golf
          • Spelunking
          • Basketball Court
          • Mountain Biking
          • Snowboarding
          • Fishing
          • Kayaking
          • Cinemas
          • Winery Tours
          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Restaurants
          • Museums
          • Synagogues
          • Botanical Garden
          • Arboretum
          • Churches
          • Playground
          • Library
          • Horseback Riding
          • Antiquing
          • Shopping
          • Fitness Center
          • Sight Seeing
          • Wildlife Viewing
          • Bird Watching
          • Live Theater
          • Walking
          • Miniature Golf
          • Sledding

          Other Activities

              • Ivy Cottage is located 3.1 miles North of downtown Asheville. It is 1.3 miles from the Grove Park Inn. Located in a quite neighborhood, the cottage sits on .39 acres. It has both a large upper deck and large lower screened porch. It is close to several grocery stores - Ingles (1 mile), Fresh Market (1 mile), Trader Joes (2.3 miles), Harris Teeter (2.2) and Green Life (Whole Foods) (2.4). There are shops, churches, gas stations and restaurants between the cottage and downtown. The River Arts District is 4.8 miles. The Biltmore House is 7.4 miles via Biltmore Avenue ...moreless
               

              Reviews

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              • Outstanding!

                Outstanding!

                • Guest Terry T. (-)
                • Date of stay 03/01/07
                • Review Submitted 03/07/07
                OK, contrary to evidence so far, my mother doesn't own the Ivy Cottage. I am cheap, demanding and quick to find fault, but Ivy was a delightful surprise. The house was absolutely spotless, tastefully appointed and impressively equipped. You'll want to take the king bed home with you, but don't. I always take my own pillow, but forgot. Not a problem and I've rarely ever made that statement. New gas grill. Inviting, cozy feel, CD player w/remote, tandem washer/dryer, terrific deck. TV set on Golf Channel! I hate hotels/motels. Overpriced, no kitchenette, tipping somebody every five minutes; was scheduled to stay at Grove Park Inn and very fortunate to find Ivy as an alternative. Close to Grove Park, Merrimon(sp) Ave (Rte 25), supermarkets and downtown. Quiet residential setting. I've stayed at A LOT of places; this was a real find.

                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 10/15

              • The perfect mountain cottage

                The perfect mountain cottage

                • Guest Emily B.
                • Date of stay 01/04/13
                • Review Submitted 01/04/14
                My husband and I rented the Ivy Cottage for the past year, and it was the most wonderful experience. We moved to Asheville without knowing the town very well, and we couldn't have been more pleased with the neighborhood. It is a 5-10 minute walk from the Grove Park Inn and less than a 10 minute drive to downtown. We actually ended up buying a house about a mile away because we loved the area so much! The cottage is charming with beautiful decor and artwork, much of which was painted by the owner. Our favorite parts of the house were the large deck, where we spent many evenings having drinks with the sun setting, and the wood burning fireplace which made the home very cozy in the fall and winter. The cottage and yard are quiet and have the feeling of a mountain retreat, although you are just a few minutes from the amenities of the city. The landlord (and owner of the home) was a delight to work with. She was extremely attentive to our needs and was so pleasant in all of our dealings. We moved to town without any furniture, and it was wonderful to have a fully furnished home with everything we needed. We had a great experience at the Ivy Cottage and would recommend it to everyone for a short stay to visit Asheville or even to rent for a year!

                Recommended for: Age 55+, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, girls getaway, sightseeing, families with teenagers.

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              • Disappointing stay

                Disappointing stay

                • Guest Plain (Portland, OR)
                • Date of stay 11/20/12
                • Review Submitted 11/29/12
                Despite the charming furnishings and the ultra comfortable bedding/beds, there were many amenities that were missing or disappointing. The coffee grinder didn't work; we were longing for a nice fire but there were no matches for starting it; the downstairs shower head put out a flow on only one side of the head; there was no clothes washing liquid; there were cob webs in the corners; there was trash in the yard. A number of smaller things that I don't mention here were annoying but seem too petty to mention here. Perhaps the most significant problem was observed on the night before we left: the smoke alarm in the stairwell was disabled. I honestly believe this owner would have dashed over to respond to each of these issues, but the volume of them and our frantic pace during the Thanksgiving weekend just didn't allow us to discover, report and resolve these issues during our brief 5 day stay.

                Owner response: Mary, It is unfortunate these minor issues were not brought to our attention during your stay. As you mentioned, if I had been called or my assistant had been notified, all of these issues would have been addressed immediately, with little intrusion to your guests. Given the opportunity, we could have gladly assisted you, for example, in finding where the detergent is kept, brought you matches, explained that the coffee machine has a built in filter, and that the smoke alarm at that location was sensitive to cooking in the kitchen, and was not necessary since we have 4 other smoke alarms (and a carbon monoxide alarm) in this 1800 sq. ft. cottage. Also, you mentioned in the list you left that there was not sufficient toilet paper. As the rental agreement states, starter rolls of toilet paper are supplied - 3 rolls in each bathroom. We cannot test each appliance when guests leave. It had not been reported to us that the coffee grinder and corkscrew were broken, but those would have been quickly replaced. We appreciate our guests informing us of necessary improvements and repairs. Our rental agreement states "Please report within 4 hours anything that may have been overlooked". We apologize that your Ivy Cottage stay was did not meet your expectations, but would like any future guest to know that half of the things you reported on your list (that you left in the cottage) were in reality non-issues and that the other items could have been easily and quickly remedied if I had been called. I would ask anyone considering Ivy Cottage to please read the other 24 guest comments before you make a decision.

                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

              • Great Place!

                Great Place!

                • Guest The Browns5 (Dunwoody, Georgia)
                • Date of stay 11/02/12
                • Review Submitted 11/08/12
                We had a wonderful time at Ivy Cottage. It was perfect for 3 couples enjoying Asheville for a long weekend. Everything was in great shape, the beds were comfortable and the location convenient. The neighborhood is beautiful and even though it was November we bundled up and sat out on the large deck at night. We highly recommend this place if you travel to Asheville.

                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

              • The girls weekend warriors from Charleston,SC

                The girls weekend warriors from Charleston,SC

                • Guest Michele (Charleston,SC)
                • Date of stay 10/19/12
                • Review Submitted 10/22/12
                This property was excellent!!! Loved the ecclectic,artsey decor of the house. As previously mentioned by other guests, the beds and linens were simply divine. The kitchen was well stocked with all the cooking utensils necessary for our needs. As for the location, this rental is nestled in a lovely neighborhood only a five minute drive to downtown or a $10 cab ride for those who wish to imbibe in the libations downtown. We enjoyed eating appetizers and sipping a glass of wine on the deck while listening to the breeze rustle through the fall leaves. My only recommendation would be for the owner to invest in some more comfortable furniture in the living room and den as lounging in these areas had rather nearly impossible. Overall we found the home to be a true gem.

                Recommended for: Age 55+, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, girls getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, families with teenagers.

                Owner response: Michele, Thank you again for choosing to stay at Ivy Cottage. We appreciate all of your positive feedback, but wish you had been more specific about what furniture you found uncomfortable. I have had this home on the rental market for 6 years and have never had anyone make that comment before – please see the previous comments. The pictures of Ivy Cottage posted on all my websites are accurate to what is in the home, and should help any guest determine what is best for their needs. It is a small cottage, so the sofa in the living room is a love seat and the sofa in the den is a studio futon for extra sleeping. How many were you trying to seat? It sounds like you took advantage of the cottage's proximate to downtown. We hope you share your positive reviews with friends regarding your Ivy Cottage stay and experience using VRBO.

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              • Vacation Delight

                Vacation Delight

                • Guest ronna b.
                • Date of stay 11/24/11
                • Review Submitted 03/31/12
                This is the place to stay in Asheville! We spent six wonderful weeks in Ivy Cottage. The neighborhood is great; the cottage is beautifully appointed, well equipped, and comfortable. The porches, the swings, the hammock-- all made our visit even better. The owner was very accommodating. All in all, a wonderful house.

                Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, girls getaway, sightseeing.

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              • Wonderful Cottage Near Downtown

                Wonderful Cottage Near Downtown

                • Guest pat (New Smyrna Beach, FL)
                • Date of stay 02/29/12
                • Review Submitted 03/07/12
                I and two artist pals stayed at Ivy Cottage for several days starting 2/29/12. It was our home-away-from-home while we attended a workshop in the river arts district. It is located in a charming residential area, nestled between trees and ivy on a corner lot. There is ample parking and easy access to downtown Asheville and al the sights. The cottage is decorated with lots of wonderful art and is furnished with every imaginable convenience. The beds were heavenly and the decks off the main level and walk out basement offered views of the neighboring sights. The swings on either deck invited us to linger and watch the birds. I strongly recommend this property.

                Recommended for: Age 55+, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, girls getaway, sightseeing.

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              • Fabulous Ivy Cottage

                Fabulous Ivy Cottage

                • Guest mtg (Portland, Maine)
                • Date of stay 02/15/12
                • Review Submitted 03/01/12
                Wow!! I was fortunate enough to stay in Ivy Cottage for a whole week! What a marvelous place! So quiet and yet such a convenient location. I enjoyed walking the neighborhood. Loved the swing on the deck! Every comfort and convenience has been provided. The beds were divine, the kitchen well appointed and I could have stayed forever! I will definitely stay at Ivy Cottage again!!

                Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, girls getaway.

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                • Guest noelle gaskill (corvallis, or)
                • Date of stay 10/30/09
                • Review Submitted 10/30/09
                We couldn't have been happier with the location or the ambiance of the Ivy Cottage. The cottage is charming, and cozy with high quality linens and everything you need for cooking. We were extremely happy with this rental, it's in a great location in Asheville, close to the Grove Park and downtown, in a quiet pedestrian friendly neighborhood. The exterior of the cottage is lovely, with lots of room for entertaining, or relaxing. I give this rental 5 stars.

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              • This is the best place to stay in Asheville

                This is the best place to stay in Asheville

                • Guest DANCINGIRL2 (ZEPHYRHILLS, FL)
                • Date of stay 10/04/09
                • Review Submitted 10/08/09
                No need to look elsewhere. There are no words to describe the beauty of the home, inside and out..It was incredible..clean, very luxurious. The gourmet kitchen was stocked with every implement and spice you would need. The home is just blocks from the Grove Park Inn. The neighborhood is just beautiful from its beautiful, flowered medians and the neighborhood turkeys. So charming. This home has the best location for everything.

                Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, sightseeing.

                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

               
              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              March - April
              Mar 1 - Apr 30, 2014
              3 night min stay
              $250 $275
              Fri, Sat
              $1,750 $3,200
              May - December
              May 1 - Dec 1, 2014
              3 night min stay
              $275 $300
              Fri, Sat
              $1,925 $3,400
              My Standard Rate
              3 night min stay
              $225 $250
              Fri, Sat
              $1,400
              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Cleaning Fee $100 + tax
              • Tax Rate 7%

              Notes:

              Cleaning Fee is $100.00 for stays shorter than one week and waived for weekly + rentals.

              Ivy Cottage is available for long term (3months to a year) furnished rental at a significantly lower rate than those posted. Please inquire.

              The city of Asheville only allows one rental per month, so we favor weekly or monthly rentals, but are open to shorter stays if we have openings close to the date


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              Last updated: 03/24/2014
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              Location

              • Nearest Airport: Asheville Regional - 23 Minutes at 17.2 Miles
              • Nearest Barpub: Avenue M / 3 minutes at 0.7 Miles
              • Nearest Restaurant: Avenue M / 3 Minutes at 0.7 Miles
               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2006

              About the owner: I am a local Asheville artist/painter and vacation rental owner/manager. I have painted for years, and had an interior design business before getting into the rental business. I enjoy decorating homes - it's like a 3D canvas. I love the Grove Park area and fell in love with the Cottage the first time I saw it. Originally, I used the lower part as a studio while renting the upper 2 bedrooms. Now I have the entire house available for guests to enjoy. I also have 2 amazing lofts in the heart of downtown. Check those out for a different type of getaway - VRBO #175090 and VRBO #125582

              Why the Owner Chose Asheville:
              The Grove Park area is a wonderful older area of Asheville. It is only 3 miles to downtown, and close to grocery stores, shopping, theatres, UNCA, etc. It is located in a great area for walking/jogging, and biking.

              The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
              Some of the features of the cottage, other than the great location, are the deck - I love sitting out with friends or having coffee in the swing in the morning - the hammock, walking around the neighborhood, and gardening in the spring. I love sitting by the wood burning fire on chilly winter mornings. The cottage is so charming and cozy, I enjoy occasionally escaping to the cottage even though I live in Asheville. You are so close to Asheville, but with a very rural feel. We often see groups of turkeys roaming the street, as well as a sighting one year of a mama bear and her 2 cubs playing across the street.


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              Photos

              • The Lovely Entrance to Ivy Cottage

                The Lovely Entrance to Ivy Cottage

              • Elevated Deck with swing, pergola, dining furniture and Weber gas grill.

                Elevated Deck with swing, pergola, dining furniture and Weber gas grill.

              • Living Room with wood burning fireplace.

                Living Room with wood burning fireplace.

              • Living Room/Dining area - another view

                Living Room/Dining area - another view

              • Newly Renovated Kitchen - All New Cabinets and Appliances

                Newly Renovated Kitchen - All New Cabinets and Appliances

              • Master Bedroom - View 2

                Master Bedroom - View 2

              • Upstairs Bathroom

                Upstairs Bathroom

              • Relax in the Hammock After Strolling the Grounds

                Relax in the Hammock After Strolling the Grounds

              • Enjoy both the inside and outside amenities Ivy Cottage offers.

                Enjoy both the inside and outside amenities Ivy Cottage offers.

              • Ivy Cottage Upper Deck - Swing, Pergola, Weber gas grill - 400+ sq. ft.

                Ivy Cottage Upper Deck - Swing, Pergola, Weber gas grill - 400+ sq. ft.

              • Stone and Wood Cottage with Large Deck, Screened Porch, and Rambling Walkways

                Stone and Wood Cottage with Large Deck, Screened Porch, and Rambling Walkways

              • Upstairs Living Room/Dining Area - Wood burning fireplace.

                Upstairs Living Room/Dining Area - Wood burning fireplace.

              • Living Room - View 2 - Windows Overlook Large Deck

                Living Room - View 2 - Windows Overlook Large Deck

              • Kitchen - View 2

                Kitchen - View 2

              • Master Bedroom - Queen Bed

                Master Bedroom - Queen Bed

              • Guest Bedroom - Queen Bed

                Guest Bedroom - Queen Bed

              • Downstairs Den/TV room.  View from adjoining bedroom.

                Downstairs Den/TV room. View from adjoining bedroom.

              • Spacious Walk Out Deck with Pergola, Swing, and Gas Grill.

                Spacious Walk Out Deck with Pergola, Swing, and Gas Grill.

              • Ivy Cottage in the winter

                Ivy Cottage in the winter

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              3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
              Sleeps 6

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