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Janet's Cabin in the Mountains near Asheville NC

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Janet's Cabin is located in Weaverville North Carolina, just 25 minutes north of downtown Asheville. Weaverville itself boasts many great places to eat and even a few breweries to check out. Janet was one of the first female Firefighters years ago in New York City. When she retired years later due to an injury, she took off to retire in the mountains. She had this log cabin built and made a path for her son and his family to move down here to experience the great quality of life that is available. The home has one master bedroom, and one open loft bedroom. It has one bath which is located inside the master bedroom. A Norwalk sleeper sofa is in the living room.


Owner
Owner
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
January 13, 2018

Amenities

Weaverville Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Queen Bed with a couple of dressers and end tables
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen Platform Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Norwalk Sofabed in the Living Room
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Reviews

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(1 traveler review)

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Janet's Cabin in the Mountains near Asheville NC
average rating of 2.0 based on 1 reviews
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Mixed impression

  • 2 of 5

Asheville, NC and the surrounding mountains are a wonderful destination. That said, we struggled with this rental in a several important ways. First of all, communication was very poor. Gary indicated that VRBO would be sending information (directions, house rules, etc.), but VRBO said that would come from the host. Neither happened. It was up to me to reach out repeatedly to even find out how to access the cabin. (Which, by the way, is near the top of a single lane, curvy mountain road. Not sure how you could get up or down if there were snow and ice.) This was not only frustrating, but also quite unnerving as we arrived late afternoon on Christmas Day and did not have a backup plan.

Next, we had anticipated having the cabin to ourselves. The description does not state there is another unit available for rent downstairs. This might not matter to some, but we were specifically looking for quiet and privacy. We got neither. The renters below us had two dogs, which barked and howled whenever they were away. It was maddening. Our host apologized and said, “I think they are leaving today or tomorrow.” Not true. Even without the dogs barking, sound traveled significantly between the two floors. We heard their music and they told us it sounded like “elephants walking around above”. And the two units are only separated by a thin, interior door at the top of the staircase with no secure locking mechanism. Does not feel safe.

Another privacy violation occurred when Gary gave my son’s cell phone number to the other renters so they could tell us how good their dogs usually are. Not appropriate. (my AT&T phone had no coverage)

The cabin itself has great potential, but it is old and not very clean. For example, we arrived to find the refrigerator was not wiped out and there were dishes left to dry on a dirty drain board. Also, the heater in the bathroom is broken and the overhead light in the living room does not work. Could use more lamps throughout, including the bedroom. We did find two kerosene lamps which provided a nice ambiance, but certainly not enough light to read by.

Positives: good Wi-Fi, TV with Netflix, comfortable beds, plenty of hot water, nice deck (ignore the old couch), convenient location near Asheville and the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway. We did receive a 25% refund.

Gary may be well-intentioned, but he needs to be more up-front about the shared-space situation, figure out the VRBO communication process, and spruce things up a bit

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $40
Pet Fee $50
Damage Deposit $150

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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