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Minutes to Downtown with Year-Round Views from Hot Tub & Every Room

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The hot tub with endless mountain views to help you totally relax.

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Last updated: 07/12/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Asheville house description

Escape to our mountain retreat minutes from vibrant downtown Asheville, Grove Park Inn, Biltmore Estate & the Blue Ridge Parkway. Enjoy stunning mountain views from every room or as you sit in the rocking chairs on the double covered porches. The house has everything you need for a fun family vacation or reunion, a romantic getaway or a girlfriend retreat. With 4 bedrooms on two levels, two living rooms, a well-stocked kitchen, wifi, and lovely linens provided, we've tried to create a comfortable space you can call home. Sip your morning coffee on your private balcony while the kids explore the mountainside backyard. Curl up by the fire & enjoy the views while your family watches the game on the 50' plasma TV in the next room. Soak in the hot tub & be captivated as the sunset fades & city lights & stars take over. Everything is ready for your arrival and it’s our hope that you can relax, rejuvenate and enjoy the mountain getaway you deserve.

Property Type

  • House
  • 3200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Pets Considered:

            We accept dogs under 20 pounds with prior approval & non-refundable pet fee. All dogs who come to the house must be treated with both flea & tick medicine prior to arrival & must be flea & tick free before your visit. No other pets besides dogs accepted and we cannot allow more than two dogs....moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Minimum age of 25. This is a family house & we can't have renters who plan on loud late-night parties. It's just not the house for it & there are better options in Asheville for those groups. ...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Children Welcome:

            We have four little girls, so we've tried to make the house as family-friendly as possible. We provide gates for the indoor & outdoor stairs, a pac-n-play, a high chair & games & toys for the little ones. ...moreless

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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          • Bedroom 2: 1 king

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          • Bedroom 3: 1 double

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          • Bedroom 4: 1 double

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          • King Beds have heated mattress pads & memory foam mattress toppers All Beds have 4 pillows, down-alternative comforters with duvet covers, 4-600 thread count sheets, & plush blankets. ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          • Bathroom 3: toilet

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          • Plush cotton towels, hand towels & washcloths provided. Also included are beach towels for use with the hot tub....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • We try to make each guest feel 100% at home. Don't you hate getting to a rental & having to rush out & buy EVERYTHING, or fill your car by lugging it along? We sure do, so we've provided as much as we can think of to make your stay comfortable, relaxing & stress-free. From kitchen spices to paper products to detergent, the house is ready to use as soon as you walk in the door. Unlimited calling within the US. We allow dogs with prior notice & approval & with a non-refundable fee. We cannot accept other pets....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Satellite / Cable:

                (3) 50' Plasma HDTV in second living room. There are also TVs in the 2 king bedrooms. All TVs have expanded cable offerings & 2 have dvd players....moreless

              • DVD Player:

                Two televisions have a DVD player....moreless

              • Television
              • Books
              • Books For Adults
              • Books For Kids
              • Games
              • Games For Kids
              • Piano
              • Toys
              • Video Library

              Theme

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

              Attractions

              • Arboretum
              • Autumn Foliage
              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Library
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Forests
              • Live Theater
              • Restaurants
              • Synagogues
              • Waterfalls
              • Winery Tours
              • Zoo
              • Health/Beauty Spa

              Leisure Activities

              • Scenic Drives
              • Sight Seeing
              • Bird Watching
              • Eco Tourism
              • Antiquing
              • Walking
              • Horseback Riding
              • Sledding
              • Miniature Golf
              • Boating
              • Shopping
              • Wildlife Viewing

              local services and businesses

              • Fitness Center
              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Babysitter
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Location Type

              • Mountain
              • Town
              • Mountain View:

                Year round mountain views from every room make this house amazing. Every season brings something different & wonderful: winter snow lining every tree branch; spring daffodils & dogwoods exploding in the mountainside yard; summer fireflies; fall's magnificent leaf color. In each season, you have an endless mountain view. Come & enjoy ... this is why you're coming to the WNC mountains!...moreless

              sports and adventure activities

              • Snowboarding
              • Spelunking
              • Basketball Court
              • Rock Climbing
              • Hot Air Ballooning
              • Kayaking
              • Swimming
              • Skiing
              • Rafting
              • Tennis
              • Golf
              • Mountain Biking
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Equestrian Events
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Water Tubing
              • Whitewater Rafting
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Hiking

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Child's Highchair
                  • Dining:

                    The kitchen table & dining room table have six chairs each. There is also a 6-seat table on the porch outside the kitchen door. All tables have a great view of the mountains. ...moreless

                  • Seating for 12 people

                  forms of payment

                      • Accept Credit Card

                      General

                      • Free Long Distance
                      • Living Room:

                        We have two living rooms. The first is for fireside relaxing & enjoying the view. The second is for gathering by the 50' plasma TV or around our treasured 1918 Steinway grand piano. ...moreless

                      • Gas Fireplace:

                        Gas logs make relaxing by the fire easy & convenient. They make a chilly evening much cozier. ...moreless

                      • Air Conditioning:

                        The house has a zoned central air & heat system with 3 thermostat controls for different areas of the house. ...moreless

                      • Linens Provided:

                        Plush cotton towels, hand towels & washcloths provided, along with high quality cotton sheets with an additional set for each bed for weekly rentals. Beach towels are provided for use with the hot tub. The kitchen has dish & wash towels....moreless

                      • Washing Machine:

                        Front-load high-efficiency stackable washer & dryer....moreless

                      • Wireless Internet
                      • Parking Off Street:

                        Expansive circular river rock driveway for your vehicles. The driveway is also a great place to play bocce, frisbee or soccer. ...moreless

                      • Iron & Board
                      • Activities Guide
                      • Telephone
                      • Heating
                      • Alarm Clock
                      • Filtered Water
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Laundry Soap
                      • Local Activities Guide
                      • Local Maps
                      • Paper Towels
                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Fireplace
                      • Parking
                      • Internet
                      • Towels Provided

                      Kitchen

                      • Stove
                      • Cooking Utensils:

                        Our goal is to provide everything you need except for food. There is a glass top electric stove, along with microhood, blender, toaster oven, a spice rack & cooking oils Cooking equipment includes: stainless steel cookware, roasting pan with rack, a large enamelware roaster, cookie sheets, pizza pans, and a selection of cooking utensils & knives. There is also enough plastic storage for your leftovers & pitchers for your drinks. We keep paper products, trash bags & detergents for your use. There is also a double trashcan for you to separate your recyclables. Needless to say, you have a coffee pot & electric kettle for all those warm drinks...moreless

                      • Kitchen:

                        The kitchen & all appliance offer everything you need for your cooking needs, from a gourmet meal to a quick breakfast before a day of sightseeing. Silestone countertops & a glass-top kitchen table give you plenty of room for food prep, while the pullout spray faucet, double undermount sink & dishwasher make cleanup easier. In the cabinets you'll find generous storage space for your food items & full china service for 16, along with juice, water & wine glasses. In case you prefer it for the little ones, we also keep plastic plates, bowls & cups. There are serving bowls & platters, along with big trays for taking food to one of the porches or out to the grill. We leave two picnic baskets with plasticware in the house for picnics at nearby Craggy Gardens on the Parkway. You'll also find a variety of teas, a supply of hot chocolate & some coffee to get you started that first morning along with lots of mugs --- hot drinks are a must on the mountain!...moreless

                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Refrigerator:

                        The side-by-side fridge/freezer has an ice & water dispenser....moreless

                      • Freezer
                      • Oven
                      • Microwave
                      • Grill
                      • 4 Ring Stove
                      • Blender
                      • Coffee Grinder
                      • Ice Maker
                      • Lobster Pot
                      • Pantry Items
                      • Stove
                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Toaster

                      Outside

                      • Beach Towels
                      • Outdoor Grill
                      • Patio
                      • Porch / Veranda
                      • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                      • Binoculars
                      • Wood Deck
                      • Outdoor Grill Gas
                      • Child's Swing
                      • Lawn / Garden
                      • Terrace
                      • Balcony:

                        Private balcony off upstairs king bedroom with two rocking chairs. Enjoy your morning coffee or hot chocolate as you watch the sunrise & listen to the birds....moreless

                      • Barbecue
                      • Deck / Patio:

                        (2) The double decks are what truly make this house special. With 800 square feet of porches & decking facing an awe-inspiring mountain view, sometimes it feels like a shame to go inside. The upstairs covered porch has access from double sliding doors in the living room & from another glass door in the kitchen. Outside the kitchen is a table & chairs for convenient outdoor dining. On the living room end of this porch is a rustic lobster trap table surrounded by rocking chairs. Between the two are four comfy all-weather white rocking chairs. On the lower level covered porch you'll find a porch swing & the hot tub with seating for six. Beside the hot tub is a 14 by 10 ft. sun porch with two zero gravity recliners and a swinging bench. This is a nice spot for sunbathing or yoga. This porch is accessed from either the downstairs hallway or the king bedroom. It also has access from the driveway via a set of stairs....moreless

                      Payment Type

                      • Visa
                      • Mastercard
                      • Discover

                      Pool / Spa

                      • Hot Tub:

                        Any time of day, any time of year you'll have endless views from the 6-person hot tub on the downstairs porch. Sunset from the tub is a great end to any day. If you're an early riser, watching the sunrise creep through the valley is a spectacular beginning to the day....moreless

                      • Outdoor Hot Tub
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Summer
                      May 24 - Sep 6, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      $1,600 $6,000
                      Fall
                      Sep 7 - Nov 21, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      $250 $300
                      Fri, Sat, Sun
                      $1,700 $6,000
                      Holiday
                      Nov 22 - Jan 3, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $1,800
                      My Standard Rate
                      3 night min stay
                      $200 $250
                      Fri, Sat, Sun
                      $1,500 $5,500
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees and Rental Conditions:

                      • Cleaning $100 + tax
                      • Property Damage Protection $49
                      • Tax Rate 6.75%

                      Notes:

                      Accepts Payment via Check & Credit Card

                      Purchase of VRBO/Homeaway damage protection package for $49 is required.

                      Up to two small/medium dogs accepted with prior notice & owner approval. Non-refundable dog fee of $100.00 required.

                      Payment methods: Visa, MasterCard, Discover, echeck.

                      Minimum age is 25 & we do not rent to student groups.


                      Cancellation policy:

                      Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                      Location

                      Asheville & our home are in the heart of everything you want from a mountain vacation. Outdoor enthusiasts could stay busy every day of the year: hiking, cycling, paddling, skiing, rock climbing, fishing. This is the place for all of it. For those interested in local tourism, the Biltmore House & historic Biltmore Village with its shopping & dining are ten minutes away. Downtown Asheville, with more art deco buildings than anywhere else in America, is two miles away. Asheville is a melting pot of all kinds of people & on every corner you'll see another unique aspect of our character. Artists & galleries abound & you can always find an opening or a gallery crawl to check out what's going on at the moment. Within an hour find many charming small towns to keep you busy. Have I mentioned the dining? Asheville is a foodie delight, so come & enjoy. We're also "beer city USA", with dozens of breweries making new brews all the time. Come: enjoy, breathe our mountain air & dive in!

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 1975

                      About the owner: We are Teesha & Sean Johnson & we own this wonderful mountain home. We've both lived in Asheville most of our lives & love it dearly. Sean is an attorney & Teesha manages properties. We're both the happy parents of the four little girls you see in our profile pic. They certainly keep us busy! We've enjoyed the house during its renovation & decided to share it with others. We live just down the mountain & plan to retire to this house when the girls are older. For now, it's our relaxing weekend getaway that we hope will bring you the same relaxation it does us --- it's amazing to come to a house ten minutes from your own & feel like you're in a different world! We spend our time here on walks & runs, playing in the yard & just having non-stressed, non-busy family time.

                      Why the Owner Chose Asheville:
                      The house is called 'The Vicarage'. It was given this name by Sean's wonderful father, Charles Johnson. Papa Charley retired to the home after his career as a Presbyterian minister, Chaplain, professor, and author. He and his wife Jean spent over thirty years loving the house. Over those years it hosted more parties and happy celebrations than one could count. It feels like a continuation of this love to host all of our wonderful guests in this beloved mountain house. It's a place that is meant to be shared & loved by many!


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                      Photos

                      • The hot tub with endless mountain views to help you totally relax.

                        The hot tub with endless mountain views to help you totally relax.

                      • View of house from lower garden showing the balcony, sundeck & porches

                        View of house from lower garden showing the balcony, sundeck & porches

                      • Living & dining room with double doors to the rocking chair porch.

                        Living & dining room with double doors to the rocking chair porch.

                      • Second living room seating around the flatscreen HDTV.

                        Second living room seating around the flatscreen HDTV.

                      • Seating by the fire in the living room.

                        Seating by the fire in the living room.

                      • Cheery kitchen table & view to dining porch with a settee to take in the views.

                        Cheery kitchen table & view to dining porch with a settee to take in the views.

                      • Upstairs full bath beside bedroom; tub/shower enclosure behind viewer.

                        Upstairs full bath beside bedroom; tub/shower enclosure behind viewer.

                      • View from downstairs Bedrooms 2 & 3 windows.

                        View from downstairs Bedrooms 2 & 3 windows.

                      • Hot tub view at sunset ... absolute relaxation!

                        Hot tub view at sunset ... absolute relaxation!

                      • Rainy day rainbows from kitchen porch.

                        Rainy day rainbows from kitchen porch.

                      • Your wakeup view from the downstairs king bed.

                        Your wakeup view from the downstairs king bed.

                      • Soak in the hot tub, sunbathe, swing or eat on the downstairs porch.

                        Soak in the hot tub, sunbathe, swing or eat on the downstairs porch.

                      • Magnificent sunset view from the upstairs porch, the hot tub & every room.

                        Magnificent sunset view from the upstairs porch, the hot tub & every room.

                      • Large driveway: the kids can play soccer or bocce while you grill.

                        Large driveway: the kids can play soccer or bocce while you grill.

                      • Your mountain view as you sit on the comfy couch by the fire with a cup of tea.

                        Your mountain view as you sit on the comfy couch by the fire with a cup of tea.

                      • Gather round & watch a movie or the big game!

                        Gather round & watch a movie or the big game!

                      • New kitchen with everything you need for gourmet dining.

                        New kitchen with everything you need for gourmet dining.

                      • Upstairs bedroom with attached bath, seating, cable tv & private deck.

                        Upstairs bedroom with attached bath, seating, cable tv & private deck.

                      • Bedroom 3, with full bed, down alternative bedding & handmade mountain quilt.

                        Bedroom 3, with full bed, down alternative bedding & handmade mountain quilt.

                      • Bedroom 4, with full bed, down alternative bedding & writing desk.

                        Bedroom 4, with full bed, down alternative bedding & writing desk.

                      • Fall color at its peak from upstairs porch.

                        Fall color at its peak from upstairs porch.

                      • As the sun goes down, the city lights appear.

                        As the sun goes down, the city lights appear.

                      • Downstairs king bedroom with cable tv, a wall of bookshelves & seating area.

                        Downstairs king bedroom with cable tv, a wall of bookshelves & seating area.

                      • The rocking chairs are waiting for you to relax & breathe our fresh mountain air

                        The rocking chairs are waiting for you to relax & breathe our fresh mountain air

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                      This listing was first published here in 2011.

                      Date last modified - Tuesday, June 03, 2014

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                      4 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 8

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