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DO NOT RELY ON THE 'INSTANT QUOTE' FEATURE. It is INACCURATE due to the optional One-Bedroom Efficiency Apartment.
VIEWS, PRIVACY, CONVENIENCE, EASY ACCESS, and an AMAZING DECK!!!
The Asheville Country Chalet is unquestionably one of the most unique vacation rentals in the area!
The custom-built Passive Solar home was designed for both comfort and entertaining. It has generously sized rooms, amazing views, and seemingly endless areas to gather… or to enjoy the peace and quiet. Designed as a Swiss Chalet, updates have maintained the original character and rustic elegance while adding modern conveniences.
We offer a variety of configurations to suit your needs, consider it the “a la carte” of vacation rentals! From 1-Bedroom/1-Bathroom to 4-Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms and 2 Kitchens, we can accommodate couples, large families, and groups in between.
THIS LISTING IS FOR THE 2-BEDROOM/1-BATH CONFIGURATION. FOR 3 or MORE BEDROOMS, please go to www.vrbo.com/495206
PET FRIENDLY!!! Dogs are permitted under specific guidelines, see details below.
Queen beds in all Bedrooms, Queen sleeper sofa in Efficiency Apartment.
MAIN LEVEL: • 2 Bedrooms w/closets, dressers, and light-blocking curtains • Full Bathroom • Den w/cable television • Kitchen w/pantry and pass-through to Dining Room • Dining Room w/seating for 10 • Living Room w/fireplace and wall of windows… pastoral and mountain views! • 900 square-foot DECK w/seating and dining areas
WALK-OUT LOWER LEVEL: • Recreation Room w/ping pong, air hockey, and a seating area w/cable television • Apartment with Private Bedroom, Full Bathroom, and Full Kitchen • Patio • Hot Tub • OPTIONAL EFFIECIENCY APARTMENT (see description below)
OTHER AMENITIES: • High Speed wi-fi • Cable television • Stereo Receiver and CD player with indoor and outdoor speakers • Land line with unlimited domestic long distance
ANIMAL FRIENDLY! Pets must: • Have current vaccinations and flea preventative • Be leashed or obedient and will come to you on command • Not wander into the neighbors' yards • Not get on furniture without using the 'Dog Sheets' provided to protect couches and bedding
We DO NOT CHARGE A PET FEE (not yet, anyway!). We do expect guests to maintain control over pets, walk them as needed, prevent damage to the property or furnishings, and clean up all messes.
REGARDING THE OPTIONAL EFFICIENCY APARTMENT: The Lower Level Apartment has an interior door separating it from the Recreation Room. Inside there is a private Bedroom with a Queen bed and windows facing East as well as South. It has the 3rd Full Bathroom and the 2nd Full Kitchen as well as a private Living/Dining area which is open to the Kitchen. There is a bar height table with 2 stools, a Queen Sleeper sofa, and a propane-fired woodstove. It is ideal for large groups, guests wanting privacy or the use of an additional oven/stove. The apartment (which sleeps 4) is available for an additional $100/night NOTE: The Apartment is NOT available to separate parties, it is strictly an 'add on' area of the Chalet and an option ONLY to those making a reservation for the Main Level. IF THE APARMENT IS NOT INCLUDED IN YOUR RESERVATION, IT WILL REMAIN VACANT FOR THE DURATION OF YOUR STAY.
To clarify, Rental Options are as follows:
- 2 Br/1 Ba and Recreation Room WITHOUT the Efficiency Apartment - 2 Br/1 Ba and Recreation Room WITH the Efficiency Apartment
The Chalet is also available with the Master Suite as a 2-Bedroom/1-Bath and, in certain cases, with only the Master Suite. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN MORE THAN 2 BEDROOMS, PLEASE INQUIRE VIA www.vrbo.com/495206
LOCATION: This property is 17 miles from Asheville’s city limits, approximately a 20-25 minute drive to the heart of downtown. It is easily accessed via Interstate 26 and Highway 197, with no curvy mountain roads to maneuver. There are also several cab companies that can transport groups to and from downtown. It is 10 minutes to the charming historic towns of Weaverville and Mars Hill. It’s only a few miles to the Coleman Boundary area of the Pisgah National Forest, 3 miles to Navitat Canopy Adventures (quite possibly the best zipline company in the country), and the French Broad River is nearby: kayaking, rafting, tubing, and fly fishing are offered by several local Outfitters. Bent Creek recreation area in Asheville ranks among the top 10 Mountain Biking sites in the country!
Voted 'Beer City' USA for 4 consecutive years, there is more than the fabulous craft breweries in Asheville. LaZoom Comedy Tours offer family-friendly as well as 'R-rated' adult entertainment, the Blue Ridge Parkway is beautiful any time of year, the Biltmore Estate is the largest privately-owned house in the United States and is open for tours year-round, the Arboretum and Botanical Gardens are lovely, and other recreational options are seemingly endless! Mix in Asheville's cuisine, art, and music... you are not likely to find a quaint vacation destination with so much to offer!
Friendly, house-trained dogs allowed, but must be updated on vaccinations & flea preventative. They are not permitted to wander onto the neighbors' property. The yard is not fenced, but plenty of room to roam. A gate on the deck keeps dogs (and small children) contained....moreless
2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
Bedroom 1: 2 queen
Light-blocking curtains, pillows and sheets provided....moreless
Bedroom 2: 2 queen
Light-blocking curtains, pillows and sheets provided....moreless
Queen size Beds (2) Two bedrooms, each with a queen bed. The Chalet can be rented WITH or WITHOUT the lower level Recreation Room/Laundry Area and WITH or WITHOUT the 1-Bedroom Efficiency Apartment. The apt has a Queen bed, a Queen sleeper sofa, private bath, & open Living/Dining area with a full Kitchen....moreless
See www.VRBO.com/495206 to reserve this property with 3-4 BR's.
The Efficiency Apartment is optional "add-on" areas of the house. The fee listed are charged on a nightly basis.
The rental rates DO NOT increase for the holiday season, however, the minimum stay is 5 nights for the weeks that include Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year'
Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Blue Mtn Pizza, Mike's, Creperie, etc: Weaverville
THE YARD!!!! or Reems Creek Golf Club
Greenville SC (GRV)
200 Feet to Hwy 197, 4 Miles to Interstate 26
Multiple restaurants, Weaverville & Mars Hill NC
Charleston SC area
Only 17 miles to the heart of downtown Asheville, this property is a peaceful and private retreat. The charming town of Weaverville is less than 10 miles and offers restaurants, shops, galleries, grocery, pharmacies, and banking.
Year Purchased: 2004
About the owner: I've been in real estate for what seems my entire life. With parents as Realtors, it's always been a family business. I began appraising in college, investing in rentals at the age of 24, and have been a Property Manager ever since. I fell in love with this house and it's view during my first showing (as a Real Estate Broker)... luckily for me, my clients were not interested! Eight months later, I purchased the home and ~8 acres.
Why the Owner Chose Asheville: This property and house leave people in awe... from the initial impression coming up the driveway to the expansive living area leading directly to that 'magnet' of a deck... it has the ideal balance of peace, views, and easy access to downtown and other amenities!
It is, undoubtedly, one of the most special properties in the Asheville area! Built in 1986 as a retirement residence with a Swiss Chalet design, there are charming and unique details throughout. The coat closet and pantry lights come on when the doors are opened, skylights and a passive solar design provide a light and bright atmosphere, the ceiling soars to 18' in the Living room, and all rooms of ample size.
The kitchen cabinets were hand-made by the original owner and feature a 'Small Appliance Garage': simply open the door with the brass 'Coffee Maker' label, and pull out the trolley upon which sits the coffee maker! The spice drawer might amuse you, or inspire you... the dumbwaiter is non-functioning, but still fun to check out! How often do you see a modern version of Thomas Jefferson's invention?
Multiple indoor and outdoor 'living areas' make this home an ideal get-away for intimate escapes, family reunions, or for your visitors who prefer a home rather than a hotel.
Spacious and comfortable, there are options to relax in/on the... Den, Living Room, Kitchen with a 'pass-through' to the Dining Room, the Deck, a shady pergola, and 8 acres upon which to roam!
UPDATE: As of October 2013, the Chalet can be rented with (or without) the lower level Recreation Room/laundry area and/or the Efficiency Apartment! The latter has its own kitchen, private bath, bedroom with a Queen, and a Living Area with a Queen sleeper sofa. Ideal for additional guests to have a bit of privacy from those staying on the main level!
The Unique Benefits at this Cabin: I've gradually made improvements over the years, most of them cosmetic with a few upgrades to the major systems. Although it is still a 'work in progress', the home is fully functional and comfortable. It has already come a long way and I continue to enjoy the process of converting it into my vision and having the ability to share this special property with guests!
Please see www.vrbo.com/495206 to review additional rental options, as the Chalet on this listing (436612) is available as a 2 BR/1 BA.