Private Luxury Suite/Guest House surrounded by forest garden, yet pleasantly sun dappled. Features early 19th Century antiques, keyless entry and heated floors. 5 minutes to downtown Asheville, Grove Park Inn and the River Arts District. UNCA is 3 blocks away, Biltmore Estate and Blue Ridge Parkway 15 minutes. Vaulted ceiling bedroom, fully stocked kitchen, walk-in & reach-in closets, washer/dryer, media room/2nd bedroom/sunroom, large bathroom, desk/work space and patio -- all with fast wifi.
When you arrive, you will find the Guest Welcome binder on the kitchen table. It includes wifi and media room instructions. You will have maps, city and neighborhood information such as our recommendations for great restaurants, terrific breweries, music venues, bike and kayak rentals and other local attractions and recreational opportunities. City of Asheville Permit on file and also in the photos of the Luxury Guest Suite on this page.
The Luxury Suite/Guest House is perfect for honeymooners and includes a vaulted ceiling bedroom, media room with flat screen internet Apple TV, extra large bathroom, walk-in closet, 2nd reach-in closet, kitchen with breakfast nook and separate study nook, an outdoor patio area and a washer/dryer. Heated floors in both the tiled bathroom and tiled kitchen--both areas have individually controlled floor thermostats. Additionally, the entire luxury suite has its own dedicated HVAC system for your comfort--that thermostat is in the hallway to the bedroom. A whole house water filter provides nearly total chlorine reduction and an on-demand hot water system supplies the bathroom and the kitchen.
The BEDROOM has a king size bed with new pillow-top mattress and boxspring. An amazingly large antique French armoire and antique English swivel mirrored marble dresser enhance ambiance and provide additional storage. Two luggage racks provide convenience on both sides of the bed as the sisal area rug gently massages your bare feet.
The MEDIA ROOM can double as a 2nd bedroom or can be used as a bedroom-adjacent retreat having two 6'2" (six-feet plus) bench beds for lounging, napping or sleeping -- these bench beds are the same dimensions as you would find in an RV. The bench beds feature memory foam, fitted sheets, blankets and plenty of pillows. This room overlooks the forest garden. The media offers Internet Apple TV with free Netflix, HBO Now and many other channels.
The BATHROOM features an extra large tub, glass shower with wall mounted shampoo and body wash dispenser, toilet, bidet, double sink vanity and lots of storage. Alongside a double window, the extra large tub offers delightful forest views. A remote controlled blind over the tub provides luxurious convenience to the bather(s).
The cherry wood WALK-IN CLOSET has lots of clothes hangers, shelving, clothes rods, drawers and shoe racks. Additionally, that closet also has a Graco Play 'n Go crib, 2 yoga mats and the Apple Airport wi-fi base station. The REACH-IN CLOSET has many of the same features, but is smaller.
The kitchen features a toaster-oven, microwave, hot plate to warm or cook food countertop, along with an electric water kettle. A small refrigerator is under the countertop. The metal kitchen sink offers a fixed or hand-held sprayer along with dish soap, a drainer and cloth as well as paper towels. A full complement of plates, bowls, flatware as well as pots, pans, cooking utensils and other cookware are to be found in the cherry wood cabinetry. Tumblers, mugs and cups are located in the cabinetry above the counter. Choice herbal, black and green teas along with ground regular coffee are also located in the cabinets.
You will find an updated Guest Information basket and binder on the antique oval table and chairs which are situated alongside a forest view window.
This laptop friendly space is opposite the breakfast nook. A desk and chair convenient to electrical wall outlet sits under a download alongside an east-facing window.
The patio is perfect for outdoor meals as the French wrought iron table with six matching chairs and shade protection provided by a matching black umbrella under the whispering pines. You will also find fast wifi here.
Fast wifi throughout. Dedicated HVAC; heated bathroom and kitchen tile floors; on-demand hot water; kitchen skylight; top-down/bottom-up shades.
You get the entire guest suite plus the patio to yourselves! There is space to park 2 cars in tandem. We use a self-check in keyless entry system so you can easily arrive and depart at your convenience since there are no keys to lose or return!
INTERACTION WITH GUESTS
We are in and out quite a bit so even though we live adjacent, you may not see us or hear us. But please call or text if you have questions or need assistance with anything as we are happy to share our experience with Asheville -- our wonderful adopted hometown. We are here for you and want your stay to be a great experience.
AMENITIES / NECCESSITIES
You can bathe in luxury while soaking in the beauty of the forest garden right outside your window. The kitchen is fully stocked with coffee/tea, coffee maker, electric kettle, refrigerator, flatware, dishes, pots, pans, microwave, toaster/oven and hot plate. The breakfast nook sits opposite the convenient desk/study area. Two well organized closets provide plenty of storage. The patio is perfect for outdoor meals at the French wrought iron table with 6 chairs under the whispering pines. Fast wifi throughout.
Use the beautiful Reed Creek Greenway walk or bike nearly all the way into downtown. The Grove Park Inn is a short walk the opposite way. The magnificent Beaver Lake Bird Sanctuary is 5 minutes up the road. There are multiple amenities within walking distance along Merrimon Avenue including: restaurants, breweries, parks, bike rentals, pharmacies, hurches, etc. Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, Ingles and Harris Teeter markets are also nearby. A CVS pharmacy is 3 blocks away.
Easy on site parking for 2 cars. It's a 5 minute walk to the Reed Creek Greenway that takes you within 4 blocks of downtown Asheville. ART (Asheville Rapid Transit) buses stop on Merrimon Avenue (Highway 25) 2 blocks away. Taxis, Uber and Lyft are also available.
OTHER THINGS TO NOTE
When you arrive, you will find the Guest Welcome binder on the kitchen table. It includes wifi and media room instructions. You will have maps, city and neighborhood information such as our recommendations for great restaurants, terrific breweries, music venues, bike and kayak rentals and other local attractions and recreational opportunities. City of Asheville Permit No. 16-11113.