Clean, comfortable, less than 1 mile to downtown & UNCA, steps from Homegrown, Luella's BBQ, Asheville Pizza and Brewing Company, off-street parking, shared garden/yard w/firepit, hardwood & tile floors, original ceramic tub, super comfy king bed + day bed, daybed for extra guest, fridge, sink, coffee, tea. We now offer cable TV on a small flat screen TV, with over 300 channels, including HBO and Cinemax.
This quaint, rustically elegant apartment, in a 1927 stucco house, has lots of character, (like an original built-in ironing board and original ceramic tub!) plus everything you need for your relaxing Asheville retreat. (Tub also has a shower.) Less than a mile to downtown (GPS map says .8 , 3 minute drive and 20 minute walk to the outskirts.) Hardwood floors, plenty of natural light and closet space, really comfortable King bed and day bed for extra guest who is not very tall, lots of pillows, lamps, desk/chest, heater, sweet eat-in kitchen with fridge, 2 burner range, microwave, toaster oven, coffee maker, George Foreman grill, dishes, pots and pans, cotton linens and towels, natural light from windows, lovely walk to downtown and UNCA, (especially in nice weather for hearty walkers yet some guests find it too far to walk), steps from Asheville Biscuitry, Moe's, Homegrown, Sushi, The Hop ice cream, UNCA trails, Luella's Bar-B-Que, Musician's Workshop, Greenlife Grocery, Trader Joes, Asheville Pizza and Brewing Company (they have great recent $3.00 movies too!) etc. Shared back yard garden and fire pit to enjoy, as well as outdoor grill, flower and herb gardens, off-street carport for one car. We have lived in the main part of the house until recently, and have moved around the corner in Montford, so are available if you need anything. Two wonderful permanent resident managers have moved in to the main part of the house, who can also help you if you need anything. This apartment is on the ground floor, steps from back parking lot, with separate entrance and sensor flood lights, and solar lanterns for night time ease. You may hear footsteps from time to time, voices and other domestic sounds, yet we encourage all of our guests and tenants to comply with the expectation of quiet enjoyment of the property. If you wish no sign of others, this is not a good fit, but there is still quite a bit of privacy to enjoy. Best enjoyed by 2 or 3 people looking for a soulful Asheville experience. Parking lot can be tight with large vehicles, yet we have recently expanded it to make it easier, however there may be situations where you need to back down the narrow driveway to turn around in the alley. The expansion of the lot attempts to solve this issue. We appreciate any suggestions.
Keurig coffee machine, 2 burner hotplate/ range, large toaster oven, large microwave. Pots and Pans, dishes and cutlery. If you plan on using the fire pit, please put fire out completely when done. Internet network: Henry & Gus, Password: levincreative
Guest interaction: Private space. No need to interact, but there is a friendly vibe. We are delighted to visit if we have time, but we are a busy family. We prefer to communicate with messages through VRBO or texts when we are available in person. Our resident managers Daniel and Lisa are delightful and helpful when you may have questions or concerns.
If you wish to do some light laundry, we invite you to use the basement washer and dryer that is shared with my apartment cleaning person for the apartment laundry. Permanent residents use a different washer/dryer. We provide a key to the basement that has a separate entrance.
Neighborhood overview: The neighborhood is fun and close to everything most Asheville visitors seek, has a woodsy feel, yet walking distance to downtown and UNCA, Botanical Gardens, with nice, friendly, relaxed neighbors. Dough, Homegrown, Moe's Burritos, Musicians Workshop, Luella's BBQ, all less than 5 minute walk from apartment. Couple of blocks to beautiful UNCA-owned public wooded trails that lead to Botanical Gardens, UNCA, ropes courses, etc. 10 minute walk to Trader Joe's, Whole Foods and Harris Teeters, 15-20 minute walk to heart of downtown (GPS says walking is about 18 minutes) or 3+ minutes by car, according to GPS maps. Neighborhood has some historic homes, some newer homes, some townhouses, w/ some families, professionals, artists, and students.
Getting around: Many guests love the mile walk to downtown and UNCA, however, some guests find it too far to walk. Uber is an affordable and popular option. Bus stops 2 blocks away. Everything accessible. Perfect location to get to downtown and UNCA, shops, restaurants, cafes, breweries, boutiques, clubs, galleries, theater, fine arts theater, museums, Thomas Wolf House, 10 minute drive to Biltmore Village, Biltmore House and Gardens, and the Grove Park Inn, Blue Ridge Parkway, NC Arboretum.
Other things to note: Keurig coffee machine with K cup coffee included. There is also a french press if you choose to bring your own coffee. Please leave your key under the door mat when you check out. Check out is at noon. Please leave towels hanging behind door before you leave.