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Walk to Downtown from Charming Cottage, in Historic Montford

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,032 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Welcome to our cottage in the Historic district of Asheville known as Montford. Enjoy the comfort of your own place for your vacation while exploring the many adventures that the area offers.

From this home you can easily walk to the vibrant and exciting downtown Asheville to people watch or attend live theater, visit art galleries, shop in the many eclectic stores, or dine at one of the over 65 restaurants! Known as the 'Paris of the South', Asheville is filled with many musical venues from bluegrass to pop to suit everyone's taste. Many people enjoy walking or cycling in the area surrounding this home.

This home has everything you need and then some for an enjoyable visit. Charming home with some antique furniture and high quality linens and other details. Exceptionally well-maintained by local folks with the comfort of the guest in mind. Entering the home from the back door brings you into the well equipped and maintained kitchen with more than enough supplies if you choose to cook. Through the kitchen is the dining and living room area which is cheery with natural light and well appointed, tasteful and comfortable furniture. The master and second bedrooms are off the living room with the bathroom separating the two. Watch the birds in the feeders while at the desk/computer or relaxing in front of the new tv.

After an adventure-packed day of one of the many activities such as hiking, biking, rafting, birding, or backpacking, you can relax ,, curl up with a book or dine with family or friends. This home is well appointed and tenderly cared for so you will be comfortable as you explore our wonderful mountain area in Western North Carolina.

Some guests prefer to hire a cleaning service during their stay, and we can highly recommend a 'green' cleaning company.

For folks who bring their dog but may be spending the day hiking or house hunting or any of the other adventures our area has to offer we have in-home pet care, 'while you are away your pet can play!'

NEW for our renters in services such as concierge, professional massage therapy.

Also go mountain biking in our beautiful mountains with a guide from Pisgah Mountain Bike Adventures!

Returning renters ask about reduced rates!

Everyone check with Katie(contact) if you have unique start dates and/or times.

We are very flexible.

Want to enjoy a half day hike tailored to your needs?? We are offering our renters a half day hike to sample some of our beautiful trails within a short distance from this house. So pack up and let's take to the trails!

We can pick you up at the Asheville airport if you would like that at no extra cost!

Keywords: House, cottage, pet-friendly, close to downtown, great location and local family owned.

More Details

Property Manager
Katie Paige
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2018


Historic Montford House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1032 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Kingsdown
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , trundle
  • Sink into this king-size Kingsdown luxury mattress after a fun- filled day of adventures. A walk-in closet with additional shelving is quite roomy. A brand new trundle with two luxury twins are welcoming at the end of the day. High thread count linens and towels provide a level of comfort for guests. And the bedspreads are freshly laundered before each guest arrives. Even the pillows are sanitized between guests or replaced.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Walk to Downtown from Charming Cottage, in Historic Montford
average rating of 4.96875 based on 32 reviews

Excellent location, charming house, perfect host

  • 5 of 5

This charming, historical house in Montford is simply wonderful in every way. The house is cozy and comfortable, equipped with everything you need, and has the most comfortable mattress ever! In the mornings the house is brimming with sunlight streaming through the many windows beckoning you to start your day with a walk in this lovely neighborhood. The location could not be better. You are within walking distance to several markets and are a few blocks from downtown shops and access to the highways. The house has off street parking in the back yard where you can enter the home without having to navigate stairs. I traveled with my dog and found the fenced backyard to be a wonderful benefit. The porches are a great spot for enjoying your morning coffee while doing some serious people watching! Rebecca is the reason why your stay will be so perfect. She is a fountain of information about Asheville and she’s happy to take the time to answer any questions you may have. The best part of my six week stay was developing a friendship with Rebecca.

Trust me, folks, you won’t find a better spot to stay than this gem on Chestnut. I can hardly wait to return again myself!

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming Cottage, Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

We spent the month of December on E Chestnut and could not have been happier with the accomodations. The cottage is light and bright. Loved sitting at the dining room table watching people walk by. The kitchen was very well equipped. The living room comfortable and cozy. Speaking of comfortable, the bed in the master was heavenly. Our golden retriever was with us and love the fenced back yard.

While the cottage was great, the location was perfect. We walked to town, to the Christmas tour of homes in Montford, to restaurants, to parks. We could also walk to the grocery - Harris Teeter, Trader Joe's, Whole Foods. Especially loved Harris Teeter. Ordered a fabulous Christmas dinner from there. Rebecca even provides a folding cart so you can walk to the grocery and get home with your goods.

If you don't want to walk, but want to get around town or the area, the cottage is only a few blocks from the interstate. Easy access to anywhere including movies, shopping, book stores, and even more restaurants. You also get off-street parking - a real plus in historic Montford.

This review would not be complete without mentioning Rebecca, the owner. She is a lovely lady and truly wants to ensure that her guests are comfortable and have a stay to remember. She provides wonderful accommadations and lots of information about the city of Asheville and the surrounding area. You'll be glad you chose her as your landlady should you stay at her cottage. We recommend that you do so.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic. This is our home away from home

  • 5 of 5

This is our third summer on Chestnut St., and until we buy something here in Asheville, this will be our summer home away from home. The location is perfect. We can park the car and walk everywhere thus enjoying all the benefits of downtown with the quiet, beautiful, tree lined neighborhood of Montford. Food shopping is just blocks away and we are now such fans of Trader Joes that we don't know how to live without it when we return home. Rebecca is not only a fantastic landlord who attends to our every need, but she also is a tour guide and promoter of everything Asheville. If you want to really experience Asheville in all it's glory and reside in a wonderful historic neighborhood with all the comforts of home....this is it!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Can't wait to come back!

  • 5 of 5

Everything about our visit has been wonderful. Rebecca was here when we arrived to greet us. The house is clean and has everything you need for your stay. The bedding is comfortable, house clean, well stocked, close to many wonderful restaurants, Trader Joe's, Harris Teeter, shopping. Walking around Montfort is so relaxing. Loved the fenced-in back yard! Thank you Rebecca.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Rental! Lovely Spring Week in Asheville.

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommend. Great location, cottage and host. The cottage fit us like a glove; felt at home within minutes. We ate all our meals at the cottage (we had dogs we didn't want to leave alone too much), and the kitchen and dining areas were wonderful. The yard was PERFECT for the dogs. Off-street parking was much appreciated. Comfortable beds -- and second all good comments left in other reviews. Rebecca was super helpful; many thanks!!! We wouldn't stay anywhere else in Asheville. Enjoyed the Thomas Wolfe Museum and the Biltmore Estate and walking through Montford. Again, thanks for keeping a watchful eye on the doggies, Rebecca.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy, Comfortable, Charming, Convenient !

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I stayed here in March while visiting family and were very pleased with the property. The friendly owner, Rebecca, was on hand to greet us and acquaint us with the accommodations and amenities. Fresh flowers (!) in the kitchen and dining room made us feel immediately at home. The cottage was very clean and had everything we might need during our stay including the unexpected and much appreciated coffee grinder and a cart for the convenience of carrying groceries back from stores which are within easy walking distance. The charming home is thoughtfully decorated with guest's comfort in mind. A small library of books, music, movies, games, visitor info, Internet access and 2 TVs were at hand. Rebecca's love of Asheville is apparent with the work of local artists displayed in every room. A walk-in closet, accessible from both bedrooms, as well as many built-ins provide plenty of space for storage, even in the bathroom. Only reason for 4 instead of 5 stars....would have liked an additional powder room. Montford has become our favorite neighborhood (don't miss dining at Mile High !) and we hope to find this property available to rent the next time we visit Asheville.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words! We are pleased you are one of many guests who enjoyed their stay. This is the first 4 star review in the 7 years we have been renting the house. We are open to hearing how a 2nd bathroom could be outfitted onto this small historic cottage . Also, I hope the one bathroom was not a surprise since it's advertised as such. Please let us know of any suggestions. Thank you and we look forward to hosting your next stay in Asheville!
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Asheville Airport
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Grove Park Inn
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Interstate 40
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Nine Mile
Nearest Ski
39 Miles
Cataloochee Ski Area
Car: not necessary

This is one of the most ideal locations to walk to, and explore, downtown Asheville or easily access the interstate to adventure out to one of the national forests in the surrounding area. As you'll read in the reviews, guests not only love the house, the location is the best.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Cleaning $75

$100 Per Dog Non-Refundable Fee. Taxes and Cleaning Fee Included,

$200 Security Deposit Required Which Is Gladly Refunded At End of Term

15% processing fee for cancellations more than 30 days ahead of arrival. No refunds within 30 days unless place gets re-rented.

Guests are 'in' after 4:00pm and 'out' by 11:00am
Please contact owner. $2500/month- November thru April, $2900/month-May - Oct

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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