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Mountain Views, Pet Friendly, Hot Tub, Easy Access, Peaceful 8 Acres!

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Deck dining table: seats 6 while you enjoy the peace, tranquility, and views!

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

Asheville cabin description

PLEASE DO NOT RELY ON THE 'INSTANT QUOTE' FEATURE!!! IT IS NOT ACCURATE BECAUSE OF THE OPTION TO INCLUDE OR NOT INCLUDE THE EFFICIENCY APARTMENT.

The Asheville Country Chalet is unquestionably one of the most unique vacation rentals in the area! Designed as a Swiss Chalet, this custom-built home has transferred ownership only once since it was built in 1986. The cosmetic updates have maintained the original character of the house, while improving and adding amenities and rustic elegance.

The Master Suite and newly renovated Master Bath is included in this listing (www.vrbo.com/496206), a total of 3 Bedrooms and 2 Bathrooms on the Main Level... with the option of including the 'Add On' area of the Efficiency Apartment on the Lower Level.
OPTIONAL ADD-ON AREA: A 1-Bedroom Efficiency Apartment with a Full Bath and Full Kitchen. See below for a complete description and rates.

In addition to 3 Bedrooms and 2 Bathrooms, the Main Level 'Living Area' includes a Den, amply-supplied Kitchen, and a Dining Room open to the Living Room... the latter features a gas fireplace, 18' ceilings, and a wall of windows - enjoy the view from inside!
The Dining Table seats 10-12 and there is a pass-through to the Kitchen so all can gather near the chef! The Kitchen has a French-Door refrigerator, pantry, and a small table.
The Den has Charter cable, great for movies or letting the kids watch cartoons (please note, there are no Parental Controls set).
The Master Suite features a Henredon Queen Sleigh Bed and a massage chair. The Master Bath has a skylight, double sinks, radiant heated tile flooring, and a newly renovated walk-in shower with 2 shower heads!
The two additional Bedrooms are ample in size, and have queen beds with linens and pillows provided. The closets and dressers are ready for your use, and every window has light-blocking curtains.
The ~900 square foot deck has a gable roof to provide shade in the seating area where there is a love-seat, chairs with ottomans, a coffee table, and side tables. The deck dining table has seating for 6, and a couple folding chairs are available for additional seating. Most guests find it difficult to leave the serenity of the deck!
The Lower Level Recreation Room features a Ping Pong Table, Air Hockey Table, a seating area with cable television, Laundry Area, and a stall shower for rinsing off before hot tub use... it’s a great space to spread out and fun for kids of all ages!
The 6-person hot tub is on the lower level patio. There is a Pergola in the yard shaded by the lush leaves of Wisteria, providing an additional outdoor entertainment area with an entirely different view! If travelling in winter, be aware that this property has the best sledding hill one could imagine!

REGARDING THE OPTION ADD-ON AREA: 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. It has a bar height table with 2 stools, a Queen Sleeper sofa, cable television, 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 it is NOT included in your reservation, it will remain vacant for the duration of your stay.

Other amenities: Cable television, stereo receiver and CD player with indoor and outdoor speakers, a land line with unlimited domestic long distance, and high speed wi-fi.
Available upon request: a pack-n-play, high chair, and saucer. For the toddlers, there is one chair tall enough to sit at either the indoor or outdoor dining tables. Please specify in your Reservation Request if you'd like to use any of the children's items.

ANIMAL FRIENDLY!!! Pets must be up to date on vaccinations and flea preventative, obedient, and are not permitted to wander into the neighbors' yards (there is a fence along the boundary with the neighbor, however, there is not a fence between the Chalet and the Caretaker’s cottage). 'Dog Sheets' are provided to protect the couches and bedding if your pets are not accustomed staying on the floor. We also provide 'Dog Towels' to dry off paws and fur if they get wet in the morning dew or in the rain. We DO NOT charge a pet fee, however, we do expect all guests to maintain control over pets and prevent them from relieving themselves indoors or causing damage to the property or furnishings.

LOCATION: This property is only a few miles from the Coleman Boundary in the Pisgah National Forest, 3 miles from Navitat Canopy Adventures (quite possibly the best zipline company in the country), 10 minutes to Weaverville or Mars Hill and 20 minutes to Asheville. The French Broad River is easily accessible with numerous options for water sports: kayaking, rafting, tubing, and fly fishing (several Outfitters in the area rent kayaks, SUP's, and tubes). 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!

Consider the Chalet to be the 'a la carte' version of a vacation rental… rent it as a 3-Bedroom/2-Bath WITH or WITHOUT the Efficiency Apartment (the latter includes 4-Bedrooms/3-Bathrooms and 2 Kitchens)!


To clarify, Rental Options are as follows:

- 3 Br/2 Ba and Rec Room WITHOUT the Efficiency Apartment
- 3 Br/2 Ba and Rec Room WITH the Efficiency Apartment

The Chalet is also available without the Master Suite as a 2-Bedroom/1-Bath, please inquire through www.vrbo.com/436612 for this configuration.

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 4000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Pets Considered:

            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

          • Children Welcome:

            Available at no additional charge: Pack-n-Play, high chair, saucer, and toddler toys....moreless

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 6-10

          • Master: 1 queen

            Includes a massage chair, TV, and walk-in closet. ...moreless

          • Guest Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            Light-blocking curtains, pillows/sheets/blankets provided....moreless

          • Guest Bedroom 2: 1 queen

            Light-blocking curtain, pillows/sheets/blankets provided....moreless

          • All bedrooms are large with dressers and closets ready for your use! For an additional fee, the Chalet can be rented with the lower level Recreation Room/Laundry Area 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. NOTE: The Apartment is ONLY available to those renting the main level. It will remain vacant if it is not included as an 'add on' area for guests....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Master Bathroom

            Walk-in Shower w/2 shower heads, and radiant heat tile floor...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

            ...moreless

          • The Master Bath features a walk-in shower with two shower heads! A gentle Rain Head from above as well as an adjustable wall-mounted Wand, you can use one or both by adjusting the diverter....moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Refrigerator:

            French Door fridge with ice maker in the lower freezer drawer. Rec Room has a full size fridge, apt has a small fridge....moreless

          • Dishwasher:

            Upper level Kitchen has a dishwasher, no dishwasher in 'optional add-on' apartment....moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            Basic spices, oils, and vinegars are supplied... as well as 'starter' paper towels....moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Well-supplied Kitchen!...moreless

          • Child's Highchair
          • Microwave
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 12 people

          Amenities

          • Living Room:

            18' Beamed ceilings with a wall of windows to take in the view!...moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            Available with 'add-on' rental of Rec Room/Laundry area...moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            Available with 'add-on' rental of Rec Room/Laundry area...moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            Sheets, blankets, and pillows provided....moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            Central...moreless

          • Babysitter
          • Hair Dryer

          Entertainment

          • Satellite / Cable
          • Television

          Communications

          • Telephone:

            Unlimited domestic long distance...moreless

          Pool & Spa

              • Hot Tub:

                6-Person tub. PLEASE WASH SWIM SUITS IN ADVANCE WITHOUT DETERGENT TO REDUCE THE NEED FOR ADDITIONAL CHEMICALS...moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • Lanai / Gazebo:

                A ground deck shaded by live Wisteria vines to take in the view from yet another location on this 8-acre property!...moreless

              • Ski & Snowboard:

                Wolf Laurel Ski Resort is nearby, but the best sledding hill in the county is on THIS property!...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Spa
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions

              Location & View

              • Mountain View:

                Pastoral and mountain views... through the windows, from the deck and the hot tub! The ridgeline is even visible at night!!!...moreless

              • Rural:

                Easy access (no curvy mountain roads), 'Country Living' 10 minutes to Weaverville and Mars Hill, 20 minutes to Asheville...moreless

              Activities

              • Arboretum
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services
              • Fly Fishing
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Mountaineering
              • Water Tubing
              • Groceries
              • Whitewater Rafting
              • Rafting
              • Kayaking
              • Cycling
              • Mountain Biking
              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Skiing
              • Hiking
              • Fishing
              • Hunting
              • Golf
              • ATM/Bank
              • Horseback Riding
              • Miniature Golf
              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Library
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Synagogues
              • Winery Tours
              • Restaurants
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Cinemas
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Bird Watching
              • Eco Tourism
              • Scenic Drives
              • Walking
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Antiquing
              • Rock Climbing
              • Hot Air Ballooning
               

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Thanksgiving
              Nov 26 - Nov 30, 2014
              5 night min stay
              $330
              $2,065
              Christmas & New Year's
              Dec 23 - Jan 4, 2015
              5 night min stay
              $330
              $2,065
              My Standard Rate
              2 night min stay
              $330
              $2,065

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees and Rental Conditions:

              • Property Damage Protection $69
              • OPTION: $100/night 1-BR Apt $100 + tax
              • Tax Rate 11%

              Notes:

              The Efficiency Apartment is an optional "add-on" areas of the house. The fees 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's. See www.VRBO.com/436612 to reserve this property with 2 BR's


              Cancellation policy:

              100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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              Location

              30 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Asheville Regional Airport
              75 Miles
              Nearest Train
              Greenville SC (GRV)
              4 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              200 Feet to Hwy 197, 4 Miles to Interstate 26
              280 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              Charleston SC area
              10 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              Blue Mtn Pizza, Mike's, Creperie, etc: Weaverville
              22 Miles
              Nearest Ski
              Wolf Laurel
              13 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              THE YARD!!!! or Reems Creek Golf Club
              10 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Multiple restaurants, Weaverville & Mars Hill NC

              Car: Necessary

              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.

               

              Owner info

              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 the 'Description' to review rental options, as the Chalet is available as a 3 BR/2 BA or a 4 BR/3 BA (the 4/3 option includes the apartment with a separate Kitchen). Please review www.vrbo.com/436612 to see the property as a 2 BR/1 BA (with or without the Rec Room and Efficiency Apartment).


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              Photos

              • Deck dining table: seats 6 while you enjoy the peace, tranquility, and views!

                Deck dining table: seats 6 while you enjoy the peace, tranquility, and views!

              • Passive Solar Chalet w/3-4 bedrooms, Optional Rec Room, and large yard for play!

                Passive Solar Chalet w/3-4 bedrooms, Optional Rec Room, and large yard for play!

              • Deck seating: shaded passive solar design for summer; winter sun warms the LR!

                Deck seating: shaded passive solar design for summer; winter sun warms the LR!

              • View from Hot Tub, the ridge is back-lit and visible at night.

                View from Hot Tub, the ridge is back-lit and visible at night.

              • Living Room: 18' ceiling and a 'wall of windows' to enjoy the views from indoors

                Living Room: 18' ceiling and a 'wall of windows' to enjoy the views from indoors

              • Dining room: table seats up to 12, glass doors and windows to enjoy the view!

                Dining room: table seats up to 12, glass doors and windows to enjoy the view!

              • Kitchen: pass-thru to DR (left of stove), amply supplied, space for the crowd!

                Kitchen: pass-thru to DR (left of stove), amply supplied, space for the crowd!

              • Kitchen Appliance Garage: open! Character and Charm abound in this custom home!

                Kitchen Appliance Garage: open! Character and Charm abound in this custom home!

              • Master Bath: double sinks, skylight, walk-in shower with TWO shower heads!!!

                Master Bath: double sinks, skylight, walk-in shower with TWO shower heads!!!

              • Guest Bedroom: South East

                Guest Bedroom: South East

              • OPTIONAL ADD-ON area, NOT included, must be requested!!!  Rec Room Ping Pong!

                OPTIONAL ADD-ON area, NOT included, must be requested!!! Rec Room Ping Pong!

              • OPTIONAL ADD-ON area NOT INCLUDED: Efficiency Apt private Bedroom (4th BR)!

                OPTIONAL ADD-ON area NOT INCLUDED: Efficiency Apt private Bedroom (4th BR)!

              • Peaceful Deck time!!!  Panoramic photo, a bit distorted to capture the view.

                Peaceful Deck time!!! Panoramic photo, a bit distorted to capture the view.

              • Deck, partial view of yard and mountains: Gable roof of passive solar design!!!

                Deck, partial view of yard and mountains: Gable roof of passive solar design!!!

              • Deck time: Chairs with slide-out ottomans...

                Deck time: Chairs with slide-out ottomans...

              • Twilight shot of Deck and Hot Tub on Patio, additional seating on below deck!

                Twilight shot of Deck and Hot Tub on Patio, additional seating on below deck!

              • Living Room: 18' ceiling, gas fireplace, open to DR & hall, chairs are recliners

                Living Room: 18' ceiling, gas fireplace, open to DR & hall, chairs are recliners

              • Dining room: table seats up to 12, pass-thru to Kitchen, and check out the view!

                Dining room: table seats up to 12, pass-thru to Kitchen, and check out the view!

              • Kitchen Appliance Garage: closed and...

                Kitchen Appliance Garage: closed and...

              • Master Bedroom: massage chair, dresser, walk-in closet, private bath for two...

                Master Bedroom: massage chair, dresser, walk-in closet, private bath for two...

              • Master Bath: Rain head and wall-mounted adjustable wand, a shower built for two!

                Master Bath: Rain head and wall-mounted adjustable wand, a shower built for two!

              • Bedroom 3: North East exposure, Queen bed

                Bedroom 3: North East exposure, Queen bed

              • OPTIONAL ADD-ON area, NOT included, must be requested!!!  Rec Room Seating w-TV!

                OPTIONAL ADD-ON area, NOT included, must be requested!!! Rec Room Seating w-TV!

              • OPTIONAL ADD-ON area NOT INCLUDED: Efficiency Apt full Kitchen (2nd Kitchen)!

                OPTIONAL ADD-ON area NOT INCLUDED: Efficiency Apt full Kitchen (2nd Kitchen)!

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