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Cozy Mountain Setting 15 Minutes to Asheville and Biltmore Estates

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  • Minimum stay:2-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

The Firelight cottage is a charming turn of the century built home that has been updated and remodeled and is only 15 minutes from downtown Asheville. It has a covered rocking chair front porch with seasonal mountain views along with a wrap around deck. It sits in a small mountain neighborhood. It has two king bedrooms. Bunks in the third bedroom,sleeper sofa in the living room. King size bedrooms also have their own private entrance onto the covered wrap around deck. After a day of shopping and browsing the many galleries and stores in the area, hiking and enjoying water activities, attending a festival, concert, or play; or visiting the spectacular Biltmore Estate in the Asheville area you can relax in front of the quaint gas log fireplace, watch TV or a DVD from the video library on flat screen TVs, pay a family game or use your laptop to surf the web with high speed WIFI access. Relaxing in the comfortable multiple jet setting Hot Springs spa on the two tiered deck is also a definite option. You can also cook in the kitchen or use the grill out on the private deck. If you’re in the mood for a quick supper out you can enjoy quality restaurants about 3 minutes away in the charming hamlet of Black Mountain.

Peaceful and relaxing, Firelight cottage is a quick 15 minutes away from the center of Asheville with its many world class restaurants, year-round live entertainment, museums, art galleries, theaters, concert halls, and large exhibitions at the Civic Center. The quaint downtown of Black Mountain is only three minutes away from the cottage, with the beautiful Lake Tomahawk only a short five minute drive(see picture. There is a trail around the lake along with a huge twenty five yard pool that can easily accommodate lap swimmers. Access to the Blue Ridge parkway is a quick and easy 10 minutes away. Lake Lure and the beautiful Chimney Rock State Park is a scenic and relaxing 30 minute drive. Mt. Mitchell, highest mountain in the Eastern U.S., is a 45 minute drive up the Blue Ridge Parkway. For those interested participating in workshops and gatherings, the cottage is only a 2 minute drive away from the Ridgecrest Conference Center.

During the spring, summer and fall seasons there are festivals occurring all over the area with the Biltmore Estates Festival of Flowers occurring every April and the L.E.A.F. Festival taking place twice a year in May and October. Asheville is also an antique hunter’s paradise, and the River Arts District (more than 80 artists’ studios) produces some of the best art in America. Shoppers will love the boutiques and specialty shops.

The cottage is also only 2 minutes away from the Ridgecrest Conference Center and a short five minute drive to the beautiful Lake Tomahawk trail and swimming areas.

For those guests needing more sleeping accommodations check out VRBO Listing 276176. It is a mother-in-law cottage sitting next to this cottage and has 2 bedrroms and 1 bath; sleeps up to 6.

Please note that winter road conditions in the mountains can often be unpredictable. While the cottage is close to a main road about (500 feet), the road grade leading up the cottage while small, is still steep enough that a 4 wheel drive vehicle might be required if there is more than a few inches of snow on the ground. In more severe weather ( 3+ inches of snow or ice) guests may have to park at the bottom of the road and walk up to the cottage. Guests should keep abreast of weather conditions several days before their arrival and we also encourage them to call us as well for updated information on weather and road conditions.
There are a number of steps throughout the house reflecting how rooms were added on throughout its history. This can make the cottage potentially difficult to traverse for elderly or disabled guests. Please call us for more information regarding any questions you might have about this.

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Why VRBO

Property Type

  • House
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    There are nine steps up to front door. There are 3 steps down to both master bedrooms and one step down to dining room. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    With Flat Screen TV...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

    With Flat Screen TV...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double, 1 bunk bed

    With Flat Screen TV...moreless

  • King size beds (2) Two pillowtop king beds in two of the bedrooms. Three steps up to bathrooms. Double bed and Bunk Beds in third bedroom. Bunk Beds are seven feet long with upgraded mattresses....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Flat screen TV in living room. Flat screen TV's and DVD players in all bedrooms....moreless

  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Dryer in the house - Whirlpool duet...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    Controlled by wall thermostat ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Washer in the house - Whirlpool duet...moreless

  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Coffee pot, coffee, and other condiments provided, dishes, pots and pans, silverware, bowls...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Two tiered deck adjoining house ...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Covered front porch veranda with rocking chairs for your enjoyment of mountain views (seasonal) ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Hot Springs Spa with multiple jet settings for your maximum relaxation and enjoyment ...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late Summer
Aug 5 - Sep 30
2 night min stay
$152
$962 $2,886

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $137 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $96 Nightly

Labor Day Weekend - 3 Day Min.
Sep 4 - Sep 7, 2015
4 night min stay

$483
flat fee
Fall
Oct 1 - Nov 1, 2015
3 night min stay
$161
$1,017 $3,048

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $145 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $102 Nightly

Winter
Nov 2 - Dec 18, 2015
2 night min stay
$152
$962 $2,886

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $137 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $96 Nightly

Thanksgiving 3 Day Min.
Nov 25 - Nov 29, 2015
5 night min stay

$483
flat fee
Spring
Mar 1 - Jun 30
2 night min stay
$152
$963 $2,886

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $138 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $96 Nightly

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$152
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 7%

Cancellation policy:

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Location

  • Biltmore Estate

  • Blue Ridge Parkway

    "You can access the Blue Ridge Parkway from the cottage by going down to exit 55. Turn right..."

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  • Battery Park Book Exchange

    "Very unique coffee house, wine bar and used bookstore. They carry many rare first editions a..."

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  • Town of Black Mountain

    "Charming and quaint downtown Black Mountain is two minutes from the cottage . Many unique sh..."

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Nearest Airport
Asheville - Hendersonville Airport

Car: Necessary

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2009

About the owner: Bill and I are seniors who are working. We have been people helpers all our life and made careers out of it. I am a retired social worker. We love the area of Asheville and found it to be very enjoyable and thought that others would want to come and visit but not everyone can afford to pay the high prices of vacation rentals. So we decided to get into the vacation rental business. Bill works full time and I manage the cottage.

Why the Owner Chose Asheville:
We found two cottages that needed TLC. We wanted to buy something old but unique to the area and we surely did find that in Firelight Cottage. We fell in love with the old fashioned porch and the size and quirkyness of the home. We were told that this was a hand built house and that the lumber was milled from timber on the property at a nearby mill. Redoing the plumbing and electricity was quite the comedy as each of the previous owners had done the work themselves. Then we had old fahsioned sewer and water lines as well to address which turned out to be quite the lesson on how to detect underground leaks and find sewer lines. We have laughed and cried over this property and have come to appreciate it's enduring charm. We are glad that we have kept this piece of mountain history alive and renewed its vitality. It has been and continues to be a journey. Each year we are able to do more and more improvements.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We love the heavy old fashioned doors with the old fashioned door knobs. The King bedrooms are add ons from one of the previous owners and are charming especially the one we call the hobbit room as you have to bend down a little to go down to that room. We also thought the kitchen which once the porch was quaint with the bead boarding. The clawfoot iron tub is the original and in great shape. The one feature that made us laugh and sealed the deal was the fireplace which leans a little to the right. You just gotta love that....This cottage is kinda like Asheville...a little bit quirky but fun and comfortable.


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Speaks: english

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Photos

  • Front of Firelight Cottage

    Front of Firelight Cottage

  • View from the Front Porch

    View from the Front Porch

  • Cozy Living Room with plenty of seating and sleeper sofa

    Cozy Living Room with plenty of seating and sleeper sofa

  • New King Bed in Master Bedroom One

    New King Bed in Master Bedroom One

  • Second Master Bedroom with King Bed

    Second Master Bedroom with King Bed

  • Third bedroom with double bed and bunk bed along with flat screen TV.

    Third bedroom with double bed and bunk bed along with flat screen TV.

  • Relax in the Luxurious   Hot Springs Spa

    Relax in the Luxurious Hot Springs Spa

  • Side Deck of Firelight with Hot Tub and Plenty of Seating for Dining Options

    Side Deck of Firelight with Hot Tub and Plenty of Seating for Dining Options

  • Front of Firelight Cottage

    Front of Firelight Cottage

  • Firelight Driveway

    Firelight Driveway

  • Rock Away Your Cares on the Front Porch of Firelight Cottage

    Rock Away Your Cares on the Front Porch of Firelight Cottage

  • Gas Fireplace in Living Room

    Gas Fireplace in Living Room

  • Newly updated Kitchen

    Newly updated Kitchen

  • Large Open Dining Room with seating up to ten

    Large Open Dining Room with seating up to ten

  • Newly Remodeled Bath

    Newly Remodeled Bath

  • Bathroom with Original Clawfoot Tub.

    Bathroom with Original Clawfoot Tub.

  • Relax in the glidder or hammock by the chiminea fire pit in the backyard

    Relax in the glidder or hammock by the chiminea fire pit in the backyard

  • Realx and Swim at Lake Tomahawk only 5 minutes from the cottage

    Realx and Swim at Lake Tomahawk only 5 minutes from the cottage

  • Side Porch of Firelight

    Side Porch of Firelight

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