About the property
- Cabin950 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
2 BR each w/French doors to private deck & hot tub. Bath w/jet tub, sleeps 4
BE SPOILED at the enchanting STORY BOOK COTTAGE lovingly restored to its original character & charm. Indulge in pampered touches--great massage chair, gas log fireplace, 6 person hot tub, plush king & queen mattresses w/sumptuous linens, quality furnishings & back deck overlooking an 11 acre woodlands. Enjoy 1-level living with heart-of-pine floors, Kohler jetted bath tub, new kitchen w/stainless appliances & quality cookware. Each bedroom has a lovely woodlands view with French doors to the peaceful back deck, hot tub & woods. The cottage is child & baby friendly. Kids love the fort/slide/swings/climbing wall play area.
NOTE: I love getting to know my guests and would appreciate you sharing something about your visit. In your reservation inquiry, please indicate:
- Visit purpose: (family vacation, reunion, honeymoon, business, etc.)
- Ages of children (helps me prepare the home to know this)
- If dogs: # of dogs, breed, age, must be crate-trained, etc.
- Where are you traveling from?
- Anything else you would like to share – thanks!
You can read about me by clicking on “Property Manager” – I am owner of AshevilleVacationHomes eleven vacation rentals. YOU are my full time business and will do my best to see that you have a 5 star stay!
The cottage is in a residential neighborhood and a mile to historic Hendersonville Main Street shops, galleries & delicious restaurants with only 13 miles to Asheville. A long driveway past the cottage at the top of the road leads down to the historic Story Book Cottage with plenty of parking & a front porch w/old-time rocking chairs.
OPEN CONCEPT LIVING ROOM & KITCHEN:
An open wood beam archways joins the stylish living room & kitchen. Enjoy comfortable sofas, stately gas log fireplace, dining table & chairs, HDTV/DVD, movie library, wireless Internet, & to spoil you further, an awesome massage chair!
A breakfast bar opens the living room to a cheerful kitchen which is thoughtfully & fully equipped with quality cookware. All new maple cabinets, countertops, stainless appliances are accented by fun red Kitchen Aid cookware & accessories. You have sharp cooking knives, quality silverware, cheerful hand-painted dinnerware, coffee grinder & much more! Eat at the breakfast bar or dining table. There’s a new stainless refrigerator with French doors & bottom freezer drawer, oven (cook with gas!), microwave, dishwasher & washer/dryer set.
The BEDROOMS are tastefully furnished & have their own TV. Each room's French doors open to the peaceful 11 acre woodlands, the back deck sitting area & the 6 person hot tub. Indulge in sumptuous 400+ count sheets, plush blankets, lovely bed coverings & premium quality mattresses (king & queen). The king bedroom has a sitting area for two & the guest bedroom has a writing desk for those notes home. Pull the beautiful decorator curtains closed for a good night's sleep.
The BATHROOM features a marbleized tile floor & tub-surround, a deep Kohler jetted tub, elegant furniture vanity with marble top, one-of-a-kind mirror and lovely lighting. Dry off with plush towels provided for your use.
FOR CHILDREN, there is a fun outside playground with swings, slide, climbing wall & fort. There are toys, stuffed animals, books and games. For BABIES there is a crib with bedding, high chair, small stroller & Pack N Play.
You have central heat & air conditioning to keep you comfortable for whatever season you visit. In addition, the home heats quickly with the gas log fireplace if you prefer. Throughout this comfortable, charming home are sophisticated wall colors, delightful paintings, plush throws & decorator touches of elegance. The thoughtful little extras provided will make you feel that you’re staying at a best friend’s home rather than a rental house. You will feel pampered & relaxed when you stay at this delightful home. I thoroughly love creating a beautiful place & look forward to sharing it with you! I invite you to take home blissful memories of our warm Southern hospitality.
YOU DESERVE TO BE SPOILED!!! With all the special touches, this is a warm inviting home rather than a “vacation rental house.” I promise you a meticulously clean & well-maintained home thoughtfully furnished with your every need in mind! I am a caring local owner who takes exquisite care of my 11 AshevilleVacationHomes properties and am available anytime to see to your needs. YOU are my full-time business! You may verify listing authenticity by doing an Internet search under the name “STORY BOOK COTTAGE” in the Asheville/Hendersonville NC area to locate my independent listing.
Stephanie Joy Johnson
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 24, 2018
About Stephanie Joy Johnson
I am Stephanie Joy Johnson. My passion is creating beauty in real estate….remodeling and restoring homes, landscape design, interior home décor and, best of all, making guests feel pampered when they stay at my personally owned luxury vacation homes in the gorgeous mountains of Western North Carolina. I devote myself full-time to taking care of my homes & guests. YOU are my full-time business! My business is called Asheville Vacation Homes. I began this business in 2004 and delight in finding beautiful locations and gorgeous homes for vacation rental settings. I am always searching for interesting furnishings (shopping!) to add to the delightful decor for my guests. During your stay, you also might meet my awesome property manager and “fix-it man,” David. He can take care of any maintenance or property issues should they arise. He and I are both available 7-days-a-week to make sure your stay is the best ever! Email me for my web address to see all 10 of my vacation homes. Take a virtual tour at AshevilleVacationHomes. INDULGE! You deserve to be spoiled at my vacation home! I am a caring local owner and answer all inquiries personally.
Stephanie Joy Johnson purchased this Cabin in 2007
Why Stephanie Joy Johnson chose Balfour
I am passionate about living in these awesome Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina and adore sharing my vacation rental homes with guests who come to experience our area’s mountains & towns. I take exquisite care of my properties and am available anytime to see to your needs. I make sure each home is exceptionally clean, meticulously well-maintained and the hot tub sparkling with fresh water. I have lived in Asheville, North Carolina for many years and find great joy in discovering more and more reasons why this is the BEST PLACE IN THE WORLD TO LIVE! Asheville is consistently in the “Top 10 Places To Live” according to almost any criterion published! It’s a diverse multi-cultural blend of mountain folk and cosmopolitan society set in a dramatically beautiful mountain setting. It is my heart-felt desire to provide gorgeous welcoming homes in spectacular settings and to share this town with you!
What makes this Cabin unique
With all the special touches, I promise you that my vacation rental homes will feel as though you are staying at a friend’s warm inviting home rather than a 'vacation rental house.' You'll appreciate the tasteful decor and thoughtful care my homes reflect. Each home has been lovingly remodeled, elegantly furnished, beautifully decorated and thoughtfully accessorized with special amenities to pamper you including massage chairs, hot tubs, high speed wireless Internet, king beds with sumptuous bedding, HDTV’s & DVD's, movie libraries, quality well-equipped kitchens, fireplaces, central heat & air conditioning, washers & dryers and much more! Unique to my homes are all the amenities offered for babies and children. There are cribs, pack-n-plays, strollers, high chairs, baby bath tubs, stuffed animals & blankies. Older children love to play on the outdoor playgrounds with forts, slides, swings, climbing walls, etc. plus games, books, toys, kids DVD movies and more. Kids of all ages love to roast marshmallow at the firepits. My homes are easily accessed, right in-town, close to grocery stores, restaurants and shopping. No winding mountain roads to get lost in or long drives to town. The homes are in peaceful, lush vacation spots where you can relax and feel at home. Rather than dealing with a third party management company with limited business hours & knowledge of a home, you can deal directly with me, the owner. I am available to you 7 days-a-week, anytime between 9 AM and 7 PM and after hours for emergencies. I know my properties intimately because I have personally had them restored, remodeled, furnished and equipped. YOU are my full time business! Because I live locally, I am available whenever you call. Email me for my web address to see all 10 of my vacation homes. Take a virtual tour at AshevilleVacationHomes.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Cute and Cozy Cottage That has Everything
We were very pleasantly surprised at how much detail the owner put into the decoration, furnishing and upkeep of this cottage. Being a cottage, it is not very large but it does not lack anything for any vacationer. The cottage is tucked into the woods with the backyard leading to a trail. We completely enjoyed our stay. We couldn't find the hairdryer, and the owner delivered a new one on Easter Sunday!
Relaxing stay at The Story Book Cottage
From the time you drive in the driveway you feel like you are on an adventure. The Story Book Cottage is secluded , comfortable, and charming. The furnishings and decorations are amazing. Each time I entered a room I noticed something that I had not seen before. We had a wonderful weekend !
Great location, quite & clean!
My mother and I had a very relaxing time at this lovely cottage! Quiet, peaceful & beautiful! Close to all amenitites. The cottage offered up everything for a much needed serene week!!
My husband and I just enjoyed a relaxing weekend at the story book cottage. The weather was extremely cold but the cottage was warm and cozy. The gas logs were wonderful, bed was comfortable, and kitchen was well stocked. Thank you Stephanie for a great restful weekend in the mountains! Couldn't have asked for more! Make sure you try Monte's deli, and Pi Square Pizza delivered right to our door.
just about perfect in in all ways
tastefully done, quiet, everything you might need.
Easy access to all that the Asheville area has to offer
Perfect little cottage true to description. We really enjoyed our stay.
Located just 13 miles from Asheville & 18 miles from the Biltmore House, the Story Book Cottage is only 1 mile from historic Hendersonville Main Street shops, galleries, antique stores, restaurants, public parks with play areas & Olympic pool, miniature golf, yet it has the peace & quiet of a woodlands setting in a quiet residential neighborhood. Guests may purchase BILTMORE ESTATE TICKETS AVAILABLE AT DISCOUNTED PRICES GOOD FOR 2 CONSECUTIVE DAYS INSTEAD OF JUST ONE! Children ages 9 & under are FREE at the Biltmore. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ GOLFING Asheville & Hendersonville are a golfer’s paradise where the strikingly beautiful scenic settings provide a lush backdrop to your golf experience! These are a few of the public courses near our luxury vacation rental homes: The upscale BROADMOOR GOLF LINKS located in the lush French Broad River Basin is a certified Audubon Society award winning 18-hole Par 72, 7000 yards golf course known for its bent grass greens & practice facility. You will encounter ponds, streams, views & abundant wildlife. The HIGH VISTA GOLF COURSE is a scenic mountain valley 6935 yards, 18-hole championship golf course, with spectacular 360 degree views & variety of challenging terrain! Although in a private gated community, this lush course is open to the public The ORCHARD TRACE GOLF CULB is an 18 hole par-3 course w/2,139 yards of golf from the longest tee. It has a course rating of 54 & a slope rating of 113. It’s perfect for a quick 18 hole game & reasonable green fees. Night golf is a great treat! The CUMMNINS COVE GOLF is an 18 hole par 71 course w/long-range vistas of the Blue Ridge Mountains at this 3,000’ elevation. Fairways are lined w/trees, lakes, streams, waterfalls & spectacular mountain views! From the longest tee, there are 6,415 yards of golf. The course rating is 70.1 & a slope rating of 129 on Bermuda grass. The SOUTHERN TEE Course is a fun 18 hole, par 3 w/wide fairways. The course rating is 70.0 with a slope rating of 113 with 2573 yards of golfing
Additional information about rental rates
Home sleeps 4 guests. Children & infants counted as guests. Dogs require prior approval and agreement to pet policy. Pet rent is $75 per dog per week. Summer reservations (June, July & August) require a 6 night stay with arrivals accepted only on Saturdays or Sundays. You may also want to consider another of my eleven homes: ID 317240 Dream Chalet (3BR/2.5BA) ID 313963 Heritage Log Cabin (2BR/2BA) ID 248453 Julian Lake Lodge (5BR/3BA) ID 4057650 Red Creek Cabin (2BR/2BA) ID 158917 Rose Cottage (3BR/2BA) ID 158927 Story Book Cottage (2BR/1BA) ID 950209 Stoney Creek Cabin (3BR/2BA) ID 324892 Twin Creek Cottage (3BR/2BA) ID 138883 View Chalet (4BR/3BA) ID 316837 White Stone Manor (6BR/4BA)