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West AVL Family Funhouse • HUGE playground • Large Deck w/ Views • 5mi to AVL

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,520 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 2 bath 5 miles to Asheville w/ Huge Playground and Mountain Views

Charming, super kid-friendly home with lots of great features: 6 minutes to West Asheville, 12 minutes to downtown. Fire pit, huge built-in playground, mountain and valley views, tons of birds, very kid-friendly well stocked with toys, stars galore and decorated with a natural touch.

We are conveniently located to all of Asheville's greatest sites:

• West Asheville - 6 minutes

• Downtown Asheville - 12 minutes

• River Arts District - 10 minutes

• River Adventure Trips - 12 minutes

• Biltmore Village - 15 minutes

• Grove Park Inn - 15 minutes

• Blue Ridge Parkway - 20 minutes

• Hiking Trails - 20 minutes

• Civic Center - 12 minutes

• Orange Peel - 14 minutes

Nestled in a quiet cul-de-sac, our west Asheville home is filled with natural light and a happy, welcoming vibe. Tasteful vibrant colors, natural woods and plants make this a warm and cozy mountain getaway or perfect home-base for your Asheville adventures. When your hosts aren't adventuring in the camper with their daughter, they will be staying on the property in the private downstairs unit with separate entrance. You can encounter them as much or as little as you'd prefer during your stay. The back yard is the only shared space on the property.

Included in your stay:

• Linens and towels

• Toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, body wash, q-tips, etc)

• Fully stocked kitchen

• Coffee, cream & sugar

• Super fast WIFI

• Detailed recommendations for food, drink and adventure in the area

• Mountain views

• Full-sized private playground

• Firepit and chairs

• Toys and games for the kids

• Baby gear (high chair, jumper, pack-n-play, rock-n-play, bumbo, etc - upon request)

• Friendly and accommodating hospitality

• Keyless entry

• Minimal to no interaction with hosts

Take in the mountain views while enjoying your coffee or savor the crisp night air as you search for shooting stars from the back deck.

Great outdoor living spaces include a spacious fenced-in back yard with a built-in playground for the kids to run free. There is a stone fire pit in the center of the yard for cozy mountain evenings of roasting marshmallows and good conversation. Feel free to pick from the apple and pear tree in the late summer and fall. The apples are great for baking apple pies!

Inside you'll find a fully stocked, spacious kitchen. The bright, cozy living area has a L-shaped couch, fast Wifi, 52" Smart LED TV, Nest Thermostat, Echo Dot(Alexa), Apple TV(with Netflix, Hulu & Amazon Prime), record player with a small selection of classic albums, DVD player, games and more. The stone fire place is a lovely added touch, but we are not allowing guest to have indoor fires at this time.

Traveling with young kids? We have a toddler. This means our house will offer plenty for your little ones to stay occupied. Game, blocks, play kitchen, dollhouse and more will be available for the kids. Upon request, we also have things like a Rock-N-Play, Pack-N-Play, high-chair, Bumbo, doorway jumper, bouncer, play mat, sound machine, play kitchen, etc. Just let us know what you need to be comfy here. We will do what we can!

The 3 bedrooms(King, Queen & Full) are all equipped with luggage racks, fresh linens, pillows, towels, rags, hangers, palm leaf ceiling fans and a few other unique added touches.

Guest access

Our guests will have the entire upstairs of our home(including upper porches) to themselves, although we will be available by phone or in person as much as needed. The yard and playground is a common area with the owners, but we will rarely be seen here when we have guests. Parking for guests will be on the paved driveway. If we are around, we will use the grassy area to the side of the driveway and use our private entrance to the downstairs unit.

Interaction with guests

We may be staying in our downstairs unit during your stay, but when the weather is nice, we will likely be out enjoying nature and family time in our camper. Either way, we will be sure to be available by phone/text throughout your stay. If you need suggestions on places to go, we have the inside scoop on restaurants, breweries, cafes, music venues, unique gift shops, local art galleries, amazing hikes, river access, adventure tours, AVL event calendars & more. Just let us know what kind of experience you're looking for and we will happily point you in the right direction. We love hosting and helping our guests!

Other things to note

There will be a gray, independent kitty roaming the grounds. That's Otis. He has cat-door access to the downstairs, but no access to the upstairs unless you decide to let him in. :) Feel free if you think you'd like the extra company. He's pretty chill.

More Details

Jami D Allen
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018

About Jami D Allen

We are a family that loves music, adventure, family time, nature, traveling, ASHEVILLE and making the most of life. Among other things.

We have been together since 2004. Moved to Asheville in 2012 and became parents in 2014 to a sweet little lady named Ruby. Asheville gives us the adventure, nature, beauty, safety and amazing collection of fun and creative people that we wanted to find in a town, and we have adored raising our daughter here. EVERYTHING is so kid friendly. It's an amazing place.

Jeremy is a graphic designer, video editor and motion graphics guy working in the country music industry. He's also a smoking guitar player and plays around town every couple of weeks.

I'm a graphic artist as well as an illustrator, portrait artist, muralist, etc. I'm currently most passionate about children's illustration. If you ended up being our guest, you are sure to see some of my work around.

We look forward to meeting you and having you as our guest at our dreamy little slice of Asheville.

Thanks for checking us out,

The Allens

Jami D Allen purchased this house in 2013

Why Jami D Allen chose Asheville

We snagged this home as soon as we saw it. We liked the house a lot, but LOVED the back deck, the views, the huge playground and large yard for playing.

What makes this house unique

There was definitely no question that this was our spot once we walked out onto the back porch. The yard, the views, the breeze. This is our happy place.


Asheville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1520 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower , Large garden tub, double vanity and full-sized shower
    Hallway bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Located close to Dreaming Tree & Cozy Queen rooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master - Dreamy Bohemian Oasis - 1 king
    Dreaming Tree Room - 1 double
    Cozy Queen - 1 queen
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible


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West AVL Family Funhouse • HUGE playground • Large Deck w/ Views • 5mi to AVL
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Great for kids and close to downtown!

  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure of staying in Jami and her family's home for a long weekend last month. For this trip we needed plenty of room for the three children (aged 1, 2 and 4) to burn off energy while being close to some activities and Jami's home was perfect.

Location-wise, it was a 5 minute drive to a large grocery store and several restaurants, and a 15-20 minute drive to downtown Asheville. The weather was co-operative while we were there but we were able to take advantage of one of Jami's suggestions and visit the Salvage Station which was fun for both the kids and the adults.

The house was perfect for the kids. There were plenty of toys in the house that the kids enjoyed and a large playset and swings in the spacious yard for the kids to play around in.

We did a fair amount of cooking while we were there and the kitchen had everything we needed for a variety of meals. And, the hosts left a wonderful basket full of treats and coffee and a large jug of iced tea for us to enjoy.

Jami's home was perfect for our family vacation. Both the kids and the adults were able to relax, unwind and enjoy Asheville in the springtime.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great for young kids

  • 5 of 5

Great for kids. Fully fenced yard, organized and kid friendly house (sturdy furniture, baby proofing, etc) Very comfortable beds and linens. Hosts gave nice touches such as ice tea waiting, fruit basket, let us use their stroller. House is in quiet and cute older neighborhood. Close to amenities. Would stay again.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Apex, NC

Great for Families; Great for Friends!

  • 5 of 5

I went with my kids, but the four adults could have enjoyed our stay just as much without them—a great place for either type of trip.

We were two couples, both with younger kids, looking for a quick spring break get-away. This was the perfect location for us. I never worried that the house was going to harm the kids or that the kids were going to harm the house. I didn't realize how important that was until we neglected bringing a sippy-cup and I was debating how to give my three-year-old a glassy-cup only to discover a whole cabinet of sippy-cups at my disposal.

Great hosts. Perfect back deck with views. Backyard was a great addition. Great tips and tricks for breweries and more kid-friendly locations.

Could not have been more pleased.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Felt right at home.

  • 5 of 5

Excellent experience. Very well maintained. Clean and comfortable. Family friendly. We had some special needs and the owner was very accommodating.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Close to downtown Asheville

  • 5 of 5

Jami was a great host. She made sure we were equipped with all the amenities for our extended family. She provided a PAC n play, high chair and jumpy for my grandson, which was above and beyond.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Had a house cancel on me at the last moment due to electrical issues and stumbled upon the home we should have rented from the start! Owner was courteous, responsive, and thoughtfully recommended places to see or go to eat. Home was roomy, with comfy beds and a gorgeous view. It exceeded our expectations with accommodations (Good wifi, apple tv, Amazon echo, etc). Would stay again!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Damage Deposit $250

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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