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Beautiful Vintage Studio- 5 Minutes to Downtown, Romantic Backyard Fire Spot

Five Points, Asheville, NC, USA
  • Apartment600 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps3
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum StayNone

A clean, tasteful, stylish, 1927 soulful studio, convenient to everything AVL

Clean, comfortable, less than 1 mile to downtown & UNCA, steps from Homegrown, Luella's BBQ, Asheville Pizza and Brewing Company, carport, shared garden/yard w/firepit, hdwd & tile floors, original ceramic tub, King bed + day bed, fridge, sink, coffee.

We now offer cable TV on a small flat screen TV, with over 300 channels, including HBO and Cinemax.

This quaint studio 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 Joe's, 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 small parking lot 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 lots 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, and may require backing down the narrow driveway to turn around in the alley.

Guest access: Free wireless internet/cable TV, off street parking in parking lot in back of house for 1 vehicle (extremely large vehicles may need to park in the St. in front of the house, but we have only encountered this issue once or twice, yet the driveway is gravel and narrow, so some people prefer to park on the street and walk around the house to the entrance. If you do park in the carport, when leaving the carport, you will need to back down driveway to turn onto alley), private apartment with private bathroom and breakfast nook (including dishes, pots and pans, etc.) Keurig coffee machine, 2 burner hotplate/ range, large toaster oven, large microwave. 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.



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Calendar last updated:
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About Owner

I am a writer and musician, and my husband owns an advertising firm Element Advertising here in Asheville. We have two wonderful boys, age 9 and 13 who go to the fantastic Evergreen Charter School. We lived at this property for many years, but now have rented the main part of the house to two wonderful resident managers, and we live just a stone's throw away in Montford. We met in San Francisco, and moved to Asheville in 2003 to start a family.

Owner purchased this Apartment in 2004

Why Owner chose Five Points

This is a neat, and soulful property close to all the fun parts of Asheville.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3


          • 1 Bathroom


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      Washer and dryer is locate in separate basement with separate entrance on side of the house, and is a shared washer/dryer. Please inquire if you wish to use the washer dryer.
                    • Fitness Room / Equipment
                      Pull up bar between kitchenette and bedroom.
                    • Heating
                      Central heating controlled by main unit, yet there is space heater if you would like it warmer.
                    • Internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Parking
                      Small parking lot in back. Only one space is reserved for this apartment, so if you have additional vehicles, please park them in the street in front of the house. Driveway is narrow.
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                      Washer and dryer is locate in separate basement with separate entrance on side of the house, and is a shared washer/dryer. Please inquire if you wish to use the washer dryer.


                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Kitchen
                          Kitchenette with sink, microwave, coffee maker, dishes, 2 burner portable electric range, toaster oven, table, chairs, fridge, built in ironing board.
                        • Microwave
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 4 people


                                • Outdoor Grill

                                  House Rules

                                  Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                  Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                  Cancellation Policy

                                  100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                  2 Reviews


                                  Latest reviews

                                  Adorable, quaint studio! Great location!

                                  Melissa D.

                                  My husband and I came to Asheville to celebrate my birthday and I was so happy to have found this little gem! Great location, close to lots of shops and restaurants and only minutes to downtown! April

                                  Was easy to work with and very responsive! She made the studio super cozy w lots of great touches.. like the delish almond horns which I think I ate all of!! The lemongrass diffuser, the coffee etc! The only thing I would recommend is maybe getting a sound machine as you can hear the tentants above pretty clearly - we actually had a travel one as I am light sleeper, so it may not affect others. I would definitely recommend this studio and would stay again for sure!!

                                  Adorable Studio for a Weekend Getaway

                                  Jen H.Raleigh, North Carolina

                                  Loved this adorable little studio! Greatly decorated. It's super convenient to downtown Asheville, just $6 uber ride to the awesome breweries and hot spots. Bed was really comfortable and loved having the outdoor fire pit access. Only complaint was there is no TV. But otherwise, we'd totally book again! Thanks for having us.


                                  Five Points, Asheville, NC, USA


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