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Cozy Mountain Setting 15 Minutes to Asheville and Biltmore

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Last updated: 08/28/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Asheville house 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.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Children Welcome

          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 bunk bed, 1 double

            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

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

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

          • Child's Highchair
          • Microwave
          • Dishwasher
          • Refrigerator
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Stove
          • Oven
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 8 people

          Amenities

          • Washing Machine:

            Washer in the house - Whirlpool duet...moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            Dryer in the house - Whirlpool duet...moreless

          • Gas Fireplace:

            Controlled by wall thermostat ...moreless

          • Heating
          • Towels Provided
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board
          • Air Conditioning
          • Parking Off Street
          • Linens Provided
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer

          Entertainment

          • Television:

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

          • DVD Player:

            (4)...moreless

          • CD Player
          • Video Library
          • Music Library
          • Stereo
          • Satellite / Cable
          • Books

          Communications

              • Wireless Internet

              Pool & Spa

                  • Hot Tub:

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

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Lanai / Gazebo:

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

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Two tiered deck adjoining house ...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Theme

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

                  Location & View

                      • Mountain View

                      Activities

                      • Cinemas
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Golf
                      • Skiing
                      • Fishing
                      • Cycling
                      • Swimming
                      • Rock Climbing
                      • Rafting
                      • Snowboarding
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Shopping
                      • Sledding
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Miniature Golf
                      • Horseshoes
                      • Antiquing
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Restaurants
                      • Live Theater
                      • Theme Parks
                      • Museums
                      • Hunting
                      • Hiking
                       

                      Reviews

                      Write a review 4.3
                      from 35 traveler 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
                      Labor Day Weekend - 3 Day Min.
                      Aug 29 - Aug 31, 2014
                      3 night min stay

                      $483
                      flat fee
                      Fall
                      Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      $161
                      $1,017 $3,048
                      Winter
                      Nov 1 - Dec 31
                      2 night min stay
                      $152
                      $962 $2,886
                      Thanksgiving 3 Day Min.
                      Nov 27 - Nov 29, 2014
                      3 night min stay

                      $483
                      flat fee
                      Christmas
                      Dec 24 - Dec 26, 2014
                      3 night min stay

                      $483
                      flat fee
                      new years
                      Dec 30 - Jan 1, 2015
                      3 night min stay

                      $483
                      flat fee
                      Spring
                      Mar 1 - Jun 30
                      2 night min stay
                      $152
                      $963 $2,886
                      HIgh Season - July
                      Jul 1 - Aug 4
                      2 night min stay
                      $161
                      $1,017 $3,048
                      My Standard Rate
                      2 night min stay
                      $152
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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                      Fees:

                      • Tax Rate 7%

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                      Last updated: 08/28/2014
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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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                      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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                      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

                      VRBO #272656

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                      This listing was first published here in 2009.

                      Date last modified - Tuesday, August 12, 2014

                      $152 - $161 per night (USD)
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                      3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 8

                      View calendar: Updated 08/28/14
                      Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
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