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Best of both worlds! Stay lakeside in a beautiful private natural mountain paradise while only 5 minutes from all the great activities of downtown Asheville. Kenilworth Lake is a hidden jewel that many who live in Asheville do not know of. You can enjoy relaxing in a lakeside hammock, taking a row boat out on the lake, coffee in the morning on the dock, build a roaring campfire in the evenings, go fishing, and enjoying extraordinary gardens full of flowers ,vegetables, fruits and herbs seasonally. Listen to the sound of the waterfall cascading over the dam from your front porch and watch the Blue Herons flying by each morning. When you are ready hop in your car and reach Asheville’s vibrant downtown scene and fine restaurants, arts, and entertainment in only 5 minutes! This unique cottage and lakeside gardens are part of our family compound and are surrounded by acres of mature forest. You will be warmly welcomed and we will share our knowledge of the area along with vases of flowers and fresh organic vegetables from our gardens seasonally. This cottage is perfect for families, couples , or anyone who wants a peaceful, natural , mountain experience while being close to Asheville at the same time. We welcome your pets as we have several ourselves. As we have worked hard to create a peaceful oasis it is not suitable for loud or late night partying.
As noted for groups larger than four, for an additional price we can offer a second unit with more living area, full kitchen, one bath and bedroom with a separate entrance. This makes it ideal for friends and family to join you but have their own space....moreless
Satellite / Cable
Away From It All
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Hot Air Ballooning
Seating for 4 people
Parking Off Street
Dishes & Utensils:
Fully furnished. We will provide any reasonable kitchen items necessary....moreless
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
Additional information about rental rates
Cleaning Fee$60 + tax
Refundable Damage Deposit$250
Pet Fee$15 + tax
Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Lakeside is conveniently located within 5 minutes of downtown Asheville. the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the Biltmore Estate. It is the best of both worlds as you can choose to spend time in the idyllic lakefront gardens and surrounding woods or hop in your car to join the eclectic and wonderful variety of art galleries, shops, tremendous variety of extraordinary restaurants. Don't forget the Friday night drum circle downtown! The Blue Ridge Parkway gives you access to incredible hiking and riding. The North Carolina Arboretum is first class.
Whitewater rafting within 30 minutes.
Year Purchased: 1993
About the owner: I have been living in Western North Carolina for over 25 years . As a world traveler, I have still found this area to be the finest place to live. We chose Asheville to raise our family of four daughters as it is a progressive thinking , environmentally conscious community. As someone who loves the mountains I have created beautiful vacation retreats in Cherokee and developed several projects in the area to provide people the opportunity to have their own mountain retreat. My latest project is Big Laurel Mountain, a wonderful waterfront mountain community in Madison County. Gardening is my favorite pastime and I have created extraordinary gardens anywhere I have been , Creating and promoting a sustainable, organic, and peaceful lifestyle for myself and my family is my goal in life. I am also a Breathwork Coach and student and teacher of transformation and healing. You can schedule Breathwork healing sessions with me while here. My wife, Allison, is multi-talented in design, web design, an author, counselor, and is currently both an excellent real estate broker as well as working full time with Family Preservation Services.
Why the Owner Chose Asheville: Lakeside Garden Cottage is part of our unique family compound that we have lived in for almost 20 years. When it came time to move onto town from our mountain home in order to raise a family we were extraordinarily blessed to find a rare location in Asheville on one of the two private lakes within city limits. Living here can best be described a living full time in a vacation home that is also our primary residence. Being beside water is something I am constantly grateful for here. There is abundant wildlife on the lake .This place has the feel of a private natural oasis and with its large grounds and lakeside setting gave me the perfect 'canvas' to create my ever expanding gardens. As raising a family and having access to good schools as well as all the amazing things that downtown has to offer were equally as important to us , we were able to find something extremely rare here as we can hop in the car and be anywhere we need to be within minutes of leaving our little oasis. Most people who visit us and discover our hidden retreat are blown away that such a place exists so close to town.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage: Wake up to the sound of the waterfall flowing over the dam close to the cottage... enjoy your morning coffee on the porch or down at the dock while watching a Great Blue Heron pass by. Hop into downtown in 5 minutes and enjoy breakfast at Early Girl or Over Easy and peruse the great art galleries and shops afterwards. Come back for the afternoon and take the rowboat out on the lake or just relax with a book in the hammock. Go fishing if you like.If it is in season pick a few vegies from the organic garden and grill out on the porch, hop back into town for some music , theater, or a movie within minutes or stay and watch the sunset over the lack from the dock followed by a nice campfire in the evening. This is all where you are or within 5 minutes but of course when you are ready to venture out you have easy access to the Blue Ridge Parkway, Biltmore House, the Arboretum. white water rafting, a soak in the tubs at Hot Springs, Navitat Canopy tours. maybe you just want to catch a movie at one of two theaters 5 and 10 minutes away.