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Updated, elegantly appointed historic home close to downtown

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedroom, 2 bathroom elegant home - Summer Special: Discounted Biltmore tickets

Welcome to Brightwaters: Garden!

The charming, sunny Garden downstairs level flat is centrally located in Hendersonville on a private, multi-home property, close to downtown (only 3.5 miles). Elegantly appointed 2 bedroom home, each bedroom with it's own en suite, private bathroom. Spacious rooms, central A/C, fully equipped kitchen and upscale furnishings offer guests all the comforts of home, with the added benefit of the home's historic roots.

Perfectly situated for exploring DuPont and Pisgah's waterfalls and trails, Asheville, Brevard and more. This historic home is ideal for couples, families, business travelers or friends traveling together.

And ask about our local partnership discounted tickets to the Biltmore Estate, Flat Rock Playhouse, wineries, kayaking/canoeing/tubing, massage, and more!

More Details

Owner
Elisabeth Perez
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2018

About Elisabeth Perez

Hi Everyone, I'm an avid mountain biker and hiker. I love the mountains and invite you to enjoy them too. As the owner of Brightwaters Vacation Rentals, (several cabins, cottages and the historic Guesthouse) I take great pride in creating a home away from home for my guests and, as a host, I've met a lot of great people. I'm happy to share my knowledge and experience with you when you visit Western North Carolina.

Why Elisabeth Perez chose Hendersonville

Brightwaters, established in 1938, has a celebrated history. Today, the fully renovated flats (Garden level and the upstairs Verandah level) offer guests all of the comforts of an elegant Southern home. Each flat is a complete home - 1200-1500 sq. ft., offering large, airy rooms.

And to celebrate the home's 80th birthday, book 3 nights and get the 3rd night for only $80 through May 24, 2018!

The Brightwaters Guesthouse was originally built in 1938 as an 8 bedroom, 6 bathroom guesthouse. The founder, Samuel Childs, built the Brightwaters Guesthouse and Lodge and Dining Room, as well as 25 cottages on his 400 acres, in the surrounding area. The entire resort was called Brightwaters Estates, and was frequented by guests, primarly from Florida, looking to escape the summer heat and enjoy the cool, mountain air. On the grounds of the Guesthouse, Childs renovated an 1800's one-room schoolhouse to make it the dining hall for guests staying at the Guesthouse and the surrounding cottages.

In the 1970's, the Guesthouse was renovated into 2 flats (one upstairs and one downstairs). Each flat had 2 bedrooms/2 baths, a living room, a dining and a kitchen. And the former, interior staircase was removed.

Today, the Brightwaters Guesthouse takes back it's original name and has been refreshed and restored to it's former glory, exposing the refinished hardwood floors and tongue and groove paneling. The Brightwaters Guesthouse offer guests the opportunity to step back in time and enjoy it's timeless elegance.

The Garden level flat is a great house for getting away to enjoy the outdoors. Very close to all of the best mountain biking and hiking trails - DuPont, Pisgah, Bent Creek and Mills River. Accommodates a maximum of 4 people. Minutes to grocery and restaurants. Only 11 miles from the Asheville Airport. The Brighwaters Guesthouse is centrally located to dining, breweries and entertainment in Hendersonville, Brevard and Asheville, as well as other areas, such as Tryon.

What makes this house unique

Brightwaters: Garden is on a private, multi-home property. With 2 private flats (one downstairs:Garden level and one upstairs:Verandah level), the Guesthouse offers guests large, airy spaces and a touch of Southern elegance. The cabins on the property are spacious 2 bedroom/2 bath homes that accommodate up to 6 people. And the Foxhole Cottage is a 2 bedroom/1 bath home that accommodates up to 4 people. The Brightwaters Vacation Rentals property is ideal for large groups, family reunions, retreats, etc. Please inquire if you'd like to reserve multiple homes (maximum 24 guests). Please inquire if you'd like to reserve multiple homes (maximum 24 guests). See my other properties at these property numbers: #1059266, #838015, #853158, #968474, #701247

And ask about our local partnership discounted tickets to the Biltmore Estate, Flat Rock Playhouse, wineries, kayaking/canoeing/tubing, massage, and more!

Amenities

Hendersonville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Absolute maximum of 4 people. Guests must restrict occupancy to this number at all times or risk forfeiture of the rental.
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , with en suite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , with en suite bathroom
  • Each bedroom has it's own en suite bathroom.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Brightwaters: Garden is perfectly located for enjoying nearby outdoor activities, as well as for guests who want to explore the downtown restaurants, breweries, live music, festivals and shops. Easy access to DuPont State Forest- with it's hundreds of hiking and mountain biking trails, lakes and swimming holes, rivers for fishing, and spectacular waterfalls. Just 2 miles away, enjoy kayaking, canoeing and tubing on the French Broad River with Lazy Otter Outfitters. A short 10 miles away is Pisgah National Forest, where you can enjoy some of the best mountain biking trails in the U.S., loads of hiking trails, more amazing waterfalls, fishing, tubing, etc.

Reviews

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Updated, elegantly appointed historic home close to downtown
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews
Morristown TN
5

Great beds,super clean,like a Spanish Villa!

  • 5 of 5

A lovely place to stay, I especially enjoyed the front rock porch.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

One of our new favorite places!

  • 5 of 5

Who knew Hendersonville was such a gem of a destination?? We loved this beautiful garden lower-level apartment for our family of four getaway this past weekend. Such a haven, beautifully decorated with a rich history, and perfect for our needs. We'll definitely be coming back and might try upstairs next. :) Looks like a cool place, too!

Cheryl & Tom Dunn

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
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Salem, VA USA
5

WOW...Even the pictures can't do it justice

  • 5 of 5

Easy to find, well appointed and all the amenities of home. The charm of this residence is evident from the moment you pull on to the property and is further enhanced by the lovely interior decor. Elisabeth you are a great hostess! I hope we have occasion to return to charming Hendersonville and stay at your lovely cottage again.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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Thank you!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful, clean, convenient to everything and beautifully decorated.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
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Boca Raton FL
5

What a great place to come home to!!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at this property on very short notice when traveling to Hendersonville for a family emergency. I am a frequent VRBO-renter in Hendersonville, but none of my usual places were available. Turns out, it could not have worked out better! Everything about the experience was perfect- and I mean EVERYTHING. Elisabeth was so accommodating and kind. I told her that I was to arrive after midnight and she made sure that there were plenty of lights inside and out so I didn't have to fumble about to get inside. And, there was a delicious little cake waiting (I was starving, so that was amazing!). So welcoming! As for the home, I can truly say that pictures don't do it justice. The house is beautiful, the rooms are large, the beds and linens are top quality, the decor is lovely. The kitchen is well appointed (even tho' the only thing I used was one wine glass...don't judge me :) In addition to tending to my family emergency, I had to work remotely and the wi-fi was fast and reliable. Even simple creature comforts - like a really good hair dryer, good water pressure in the shower, an uncomplicated front-door lock, a simplified check-out process, a lovely outdoor front porch - made it feel like home at the end of several very stressful days. The location is very pretty and just minutes from everything I needed.

Thank you, Elisabeth, for your kind hospitality. You made a difficult trip so much more enjoyable, and I appreciate your consideration. I will definitely return!

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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Brightwaters Stone Home Rental

  • 5 of 5

The home was beautifully appointed, clean and extremely comfortable. It was wonderful and more than exceeded our expectations. The living areas were very nice as were the bedrooms. Elisabeth had all kinds of information available on area attractions and responded immediately to any questions via email or phone. She provided excellent suggestions regarding the dining choices in the area. Top notch service. We will definitely be going there again in the future!

- Frank

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
11 Miles
AVL - Asheville Airport
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Etowah Golf and Country Club
Nearest Motorway
9 Miles
I-26
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Dixie Diner and others
Car: necessary

Brightwaters: Garden is perfectly located for enjoying nearby outdoor activities, as well as for guests who want to explore the downtown restaurants, breweries, live music, festivals and shops.

Easy access to DuPont State Forest- with it's hundreds of hiking and mountain biking trails, lakes and swimming holes, rivers for fishing, and spectacular waterfalls.

Just 2 miles away, enjoy kayaking, canoeing and tubing on the French Broad River with Lazy Otter Outfitters.

A short 10 miles away is Pisgah National Forest, where you can enjoy some of the best mountain biking trails in the U.S., loads of hiking trails, more amazing waterfalls, fishing, tubing, etc.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit $300

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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