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

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Last updated: 08/28/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Asheville house 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. 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, and a comfy hammock 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. The driveway is shared with the neighbor and there are two private parking spaces for guests of The Willows. 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

Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • 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

          • Non Smoking Only:

            We will allow smoking outside only...moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome

          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

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen
          • Refrigerator
          • Stove
          • Oven
          • Microwave
          • Dishwasher
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Pantry Items
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 6 people


          • Parking:

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

          • Fireplace:

            ventless gas with remote control...moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            2 zones...moreless

          • Heating:

            2 zones...moreless

          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board
          • Linens Provided
          • Towels Provided
          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Living Room


          • Television:

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

          • Games:

            Board games available for your use....moreless

          • Satellite / Cable:

            Charter Cable & Netflix included...moreless

          • DVD Player


              • Internet

              Outdoor Features

              • Lawn / Garden:

                Spacious flat front yard with sprinkler system...moreless

              • Deck / Patio:

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

              • Outdoor Grill


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

              Location & View

                  • Resort:

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


                  • Arboretum
                  • Hiking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Cycling
                  • Rafting
                  • Tennis
                  • Golf
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Medical Services
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Laundromat
                  • Hospital
                  • Groceries
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Antiquing
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Boating
                  • Churches
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Restaurants
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Cinemas
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Live Theater
                  • Synagogues
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Walking
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Museums
                  • Water Tubing


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                  from 8 traveler reviews
                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Apr 1 - Dec 31, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  $299 $375
                  Thu, Fri, Sat
                  $1,995 $7,000
                  Jan 1 - Mar 31, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $239 $295
                  Thu, Fri, Sat
                  $1,595 $5,500
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates


                  • Cleaning fee $125
                  • Pet Fee $75
                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $350
                  • Tax Rate 7%


                  Deposit of 50% due with reservation confirmation

                  7% Buncombe County Sales Tax

                  $125 Cleaning Fee for each week of your stay; housekeeper comes once per week

                  $350 Security Deposit due at rental and refunded 1-5 days after departure

                  Call if you have any questions! 828.333.3478

                  or email me at:

                  Michael John

                  Cancellation policy:

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

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                  Last updated: 08/28/2014
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                  21 Unavailable
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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.


                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2012

                  About the owner: My name is Michael John 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 theatre 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. We share the driveway with our neighbors and have 2 private parking spaces behind our home for your use only.

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                  Speaks: italian, english



                  • Front of House

                    Front of House

                  • Living Room

                    Living Room

                  • Living Room

                    Living Room

                  • TV Room

                    TV Room

                  • Kitchen with metal island

                    Kitchen with metal island

                  • 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

                  • back yard

                    back yard

                  • Stone wall and gardens

                    Stone wall and gardens

                  • Living Room

                    Living Room

                  • Living Room to Front Porch

                    Living Room to Front Porch

                  • Hallway from Living Room to Kitchen

                    Hallway from Living Room to Kitchen

                  • 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 porch and gardens

                    Front porch and gardens

                  • front yard

                    front yard

                  VRBO #553712

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                  This listing was first published here in 2014.

                  Date last modified - Thursday, August 28, 2014

                  $239 - $375 per night (USD)

                  3 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

                  View calendar: Updated 08/28/14
                  Minimum stay: 3 nights
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