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The Willows in Historic Albemarle Park-One Mile from Downtown Asheville!

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Last updated: 04/25/2015
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  • Minimum stay:30 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Look no further! You found a great home in the most beautiful neighborhood in Asheville for your vacation. When you turn onto lush Cherokee Road from Charlotte Street, you will pass by The Manor Inn & Gatehouse, built in 1898, and enter one of Asheville's four designated local and National Register historic districts; Albemarle Park, a neighborhood filled with 'cottages' from the late 19th century that has attracted many travelers including actors Grace Kelly, Alec Guinness, Agnes Morehead and 'the father of rhythm and blues', Louis Jordan.

Albemarle Park is unique among Asheville's Historic Districts. Every single one of its significant structures is still intact and relatively unchanged today. The cottages were all given their own unique names; Clover, Rosebank, Brown Bear, Wildfell, Kalmia, Daffodil, Italdo (pronounced It'll Do), Chipmunk, Dahlia, to name a few. Your home is called The Willows at 16 Cherokee Road between Shamrock and The Crow's Nest--splendidly located one mile from downtown Asheville and one mile from the Grove Park Inn.

The Willows is a 2000 sq ft handsome grey stucco home with a large flat front yard. It was built in 1925. A custom stacked stone ring wall encloses two gardens and cedar tree at the front porch. There is comfortable patio furniture on the porch as well as a teak table for outdoor dining. Enjoy the covered sitting area in the back yard and outdoor grill next to the 2-car parking pad. The home has brand new central air and heat, 2 zones--upstairs and downstairs. It also has a new Kohler whole-house generator so when the electricity goes out in the neighborhood, you are totally covered.

The interior of the home has a contemporary feeling with original hardwood floors and dim-able recessed lighting. There are 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, living room, tv room, basement, dining room & half bath. French doors open out to the front porch from the living room and dining room. There is high-speed wireless internet throughout the home.

The bedrooms are on the second floor. The Master bedroom has a King size bed, flat screen TV and its own bright full bathroom. A private wood deck accoutered, table with umbrella, is attached to the Master bedroom. The 2nd bedroom has a queen bed & dresser. The 3rd bedroom has a queen size bed and dresser. A full bath in hallway is shared by the 2nd and 3rd bedrooms.

The main floor consists of a fully equipped kitchen, dining room, stylish living room, a modern gas fireplace, and a relaxing TV room with an automatic reclining sofa and 54-inch LED TV - Charter Cable, Pandora music & Neflix included. There is a basement with a washer and dryer. There is a private two-car parking pad behind the house. The driveway is shared with the neighbor. Two adult bicycles & one kid bicycle with helmets and locks are available for your use during your stay.

Amenities at-a-glance:

• extremely reliable owners - we want your stay to be a fabulous experience
• a safe neighborhood - friendly neighbors that care about one another
• Impeccably clean home
• Sleeps up to 6
• 3 bedrooms (two queen beds, one king bed)
• High quality bedding, duvets, pillows (4/bed) and towels
• 2 full bathrooms, 1 half bath with sink and toilet
• Central air and heat - 2 zones
• Whole-house Kohler electric generator
• Pet-Friendly, but no fenced yard
• High speed wireless internet
• 3 flat screen tvs, Charter cable, Pandora music & Netflix included
• Fully equipped kitchen - high end fridge, microwave, stove/oven, dishwasher, dishes/pots/pans, coffee maker, etc.
• 3 bicycles with helmets and locks

Things to do at-a-glance:

• Enjoy the timeless quality of Albemarle Park and its turn of the century Arts & Crafts architectural style
• Take a walk and literally get lost under the green canopy of this area's meandering streets
• Go on a bike ride with our bikes to downtown Asheville
• Explore everything Asheville has to offer; Biltmore Estate, exquisite eateries & nightlife, shopping, the Blue Ridge Parkway, National Parks and Forests, & outdoor sports and festivals


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Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    We will allow smoking outside only...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    We accept dogs with prior approval and a 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. There is no fence on the property....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1

    Full bathroom attached to Master Bedroom ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2

    Full bathroom in upstairs hall ...moreless

  • Bathroom 3

    Ground floor half bath ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Feel free to call us for additional information and/or travel arrangement requests. Our email is: The number is: 828.333.3478...moreless


  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Board games available for your use....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Charter Cable & Netflix included...moreless

  • Television:

    3 Flat screens. TVs located in Master, TV Room (Smart TV-3D capable, and Kitchen....moreless


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


  • Arboretum
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Asheville's downtown is just one mile south of The Willows....moreless

  • Resort:

    The historic Grove Park Inn and Spa is just one mile north of The Willows....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    2 zones...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    ventless gas with remote control...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    2 zones...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    New parking pad with 2 private parking spaces behind the house. Do not block driveway as we share it with our neighbor....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Bicycles:

    2 Adult & 1 child's bicycles for your use...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Open front porch & private wood deck upstairs...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Spacious flat front yard with sprinkler system...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Middle Season
Apr 1 - Apr 30, 2015
30 night min stay

High Season
May 1 - Aug 31, 2015
30 night min stay

Middle Season
Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2015
30 night min stay

High Season
Oct 1 - Dec 31, 2015
30 night min stay

My Standard Rate
30 night min stay

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning fee $125
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $350
  • Pet Fee $25
  • Tax Rate 7%


We accept check & credit card. We require 2 payments: 1st (50%) at time of booking, then the 2nd--the balance including $350 Refundable Damage Deposit 30 days prior to check-in. We do send out a rental agreement, invoices and confirmation documents.

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Last updated: 04/25/2015
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15.8 Miles
Nearest Airport
Asheville Regional Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 240

Car: Necessary

The exquisite Biltmore House build by the Vanderbilt family is 20 minutes away. The world famous attraction includes manicured grounds and gardens along with its own winery.

Asheville boasts restaurants of high quality offering cuisines from various countries. Some of our favorites include 'Curate' and 'Reza's'. There is also brand new 'Gan Shan Station' on Charlotte Street featuring delicious Pan-American cuisine and right around the corner on Charlotte Street is local 'Metro Wines' and 'Ultimate Ice Cream'.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: My name is Mike Boustead and my life partner is David Francis. We have been together for 20 years. We previously lived in Los Angeles where we both worked in the film and music industries. I was a music editor for such films as Remember the Titans, The Royal Tenenbaums, Collateral, Lemony Snicket's: A Series of Unfortunate Events, and many others. David was a recording pianist for such films as Pursuit of Happyness, Elegy and Fame. David is the composer of BARK! The Musical. He is also a classical concert pianist with 8 cds commercially available. Together, we produced the hit musical BARK! ( that ran in Los Angeles for two years and has since been licensed across the country. BARK! tells the story of six dogs and their experiences for one day in Deena's Doggie Daycare. We have two dogs in our family: Massimo, an Italian greyhound who is 1 and 1/2 years and our Brother Wolf dog, Effie who is 4 years old. We and our animals love to travel and spend part of each year somewhere warm-usually Key West.

Why the Owner Chose Asheville:
We were invited to visit a friend who lives half the year in Asheville and the other half in Key West and stayed with her for five days in the summer of 2010. We fell in love with the charm of the city, the lively and excellent arts organizations, the panoramic vistas and the friendliness of the people-many of whom also moved here from somewhere else. The city is progressive and bubbling with excitement. We instantly fell in love with The Willows the minute we walked through it's front door. The energy of it is so warm and good. We are very close to our neighbors here.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Our home is located in the best neighborhood in Asheville and one mile from downtown. One can go to the theater and out for drinks and dinner and then in three minutes return to our serene and beautiful home where its warm graciousness will embrace you with comfort and ease. Call us for additional information and/or travel arrangement requests. Our email is: Our number is: 828.333.3478

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Speaks: english, italian



  • Front of House

    Front of House

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • TV Room

    TV Room

  • Dining Room and Kitchen

    Dining Room and Kitchen

  • Powder Room

    Powder Room

  • Bedroom 3 (Queen Bed)

    Bedroom 3 (Queen Bed)

  • Full Bathroom (upstairs)

    Full Bathroom (upstairs)

  • Master Bathroom

    Master Bathroom

  • Front porch

    Front porch

  • 2-car parking area behind the house

    2-car parking area behind the house

  • Stone wall and gardens

    Stone wall and gardens

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • TV Room

    TV Room

  • Kitchen with metal island

    Kitchen with metal island

  • Dining Room to outside porch

    Dining Room to outside porch

  • Dining room looking through foyer to living room & TV room

    Dining room looking through foyer to living room & TV room

  • Upstairs


  • Bedroom 2 (Queen Bed)

    Bedroom 2 (Queen Bed)

  • Master Bedroom (King bed)

    Master Bedroom (King bed)

  • Front of house

    Front of house

  • Front porch and gardens

    Front porch and gardens

  • front yard

    front yard

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Minimum stay: 30 nights
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