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Want Total Privacy But Be Minutes from Downtown Asheville?

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 1 Bedroom + Loft + Den, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 1-4)

Looking for a TOTALLY secluded hideaway in a mountain setting, yet minutes from the charming towns of Asheville and Weaverville? This cottage has everything you need for a romantic get-away or a home-base for exploring the beautiful Appalachian mountains. If you're an outdoor enthusiast, kayaking and mountain biking are but minutes from your front door. Want to unwind from it all? Then step out onto the deck where you can relax in your private hot tub while taking in the beautiful views. Use our home as a base from which to explore the wonderful sights, sounds and tastes of downtown Asheville. If you prefer, enjoy the provided books on the comfy sofa in the living room area, or relax upstairs in the loft/den. TV enthusiast? Enjoy the 42''FLAT SCREEN HI-DEF TV while reclining in the new recliners. With 3 acres of woods, the serenity of the area is perfect for a retreat from the routine of daily life.

We provide all the necessary amenities to make your stay as enjoyable as possible, and then some! Maps, menus, and written directions make it easy to find all the restaurants, shopping areas, and attractions you may want to take in during your visit. Games such as Scrabble and Trivial Pursuit bring fun and entertainment to the day or night. And speaking of night, enjoy a complimentary bottle of champagne while relaxing on the covered porch as you star-gaze or listen to the peaceful sounds of the French Broad River.

Our cottage is equipped with central air conditioning for the warmer days of the year, as well as ceiling fans for those times when a cool breeze would be perfect. Thanks to skylights in the loft and bathroom (yes, bathroom!), there's always a feeling of warmth and sunshine throughout.

Don't want to leave your pets behind? Then bring them with you! They'll love exploring the surrounding woods. There is even a wooded dog park less than two miles from the cottage.

We know you'll come to understand and appreciate the comfort of our cottage. We truly want to make your vacation special in every way.


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More Details

Susan Poole
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2017

About Susan Poole

Kerry is a local design/builder who put her talents to work creating Mountainside Cottage. She incorporated her love of light and simplicity to create a place that is warm and inviting.

Susan lends her talents as the former owner of one of the Southeast's most successful bed and breakfasts, making sure that this cottage has everything necessary to make a traveler feel at home.

Having lived in the Asheville area for 20 years, we have a deep love and respect for the natural environment as well as the cultural opportunities found in this region of the Appalachian mountains.

Susan Poole purchased this house in 2008

Why Susan Poole chose Weaverville

When the 3 private acres adjacent to our 15 acres became available, we knew that would be the perfect place to build a vacation home for our extended families. As they are scattered around the world, it was important for us to offer a place that was near by, but afforded them the privacy they need and deserve. We soon realized this would also be a great place to offer as a vacation rental.

What makes this house unique

In this busy world, this is a unique opportunity to experience TOTAL privacy. One of the things we love about the cottage is sitting on the covered deck, looking out into the woods, and listening to the sounds of nature. It's also great to drive into Weaverville, about 5 minutes away, grab a pastry or two at the world's BEST bakery, and come back and relax on the patio or in the hot tub on the deck.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for letting us stay at the cottage! We had a wonderful time! Everything was so clean and organized and the secluded location made it so easy to relax! We had a great time visiting the sites around Asheville.

We definitely will be back around our anniversary! We loved staying here. Thank you so much for your hospitality!
Mar 2013
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Weaverville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • This is a TOTALLY NON-SMOKING home. No smoking is allowed, inside or outside. Any evidence of smoking will result in the loss of the security deposit
  • Pets are not allowed on the furniture or bed at any time. Please bring a sheet or blanket to cover furniture if your dog is a "couch potato!"
  • Please pooper-scoop the yard prior to departure-bags are located in the laundry room closet. Place the bags in the garbage can in the laundry room
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Futon in Loft
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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(52 traveler reviews)

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Want Total Privacy But Be Minutes from Downtown Asheville?
average rating of 4.980769 based on 55 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect. The location was perfect. You get the feeling you are miles away from everything but it only took 15 minutes to get to Downtown and we took the scenic river road.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed the cottage! We love it and are so happy when others do as well. And we really appreciate that you took such good care of it while you were here. You were perfect guests!
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Perfect cabin in the woods

  • 5 of 5

Such a clean, quaint little cabin secluded on a mountain. It was the perfect place for my fiancé and myself to celebrate our engagement in Asheville! Had everything we needed and getting to the city took us all of 12 minutes. Everything was clean and comfortable, Susan was quick to answer all of my questions before our arrival. Would definitely book again!

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful Retreat

  • 4 of 5

I was so impressed with the overall cleanliness of the whole cabin! It was the perfect place for a quiet retreat from the busyness of life! Although being tucked away it was easy access to Black Mountain, Asheville and The Biltmore! Susan’s attention to detail meant all my needs were met and I was able to just relax!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet, secluded retreat!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our long weekend at the cottage! Everything you could need was provided, the house was clean and comfortable, and we loved the privacy. Despite being very secluded, it was only a short drive to downtown, and being able to have our dogs with us for the trip was a huge bonus as we all enjoyed lots of hikes and outdoor fun!

Would highly recommend with only one major caveat - the gravel road up to the rental is no joke - especially the last section right before the parking spot for the cottage. We have a front wheel drive hybrid car (Prius V), and we did make it, but I would not recommend attempting it in a similar vehicle because it was not really up to the challenge. We had past experience driving on these kinds of roads with other vehicles, and knew what to expect, but were surprised how much our car struggled on the last incline (got stuck a couple times, and ended up parking a bit below the actual designated spot), and we doubt we'd have even made it up earlier parts of the road if it had rained much more during our stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your thoughtful review. We recognize that the road to the cottage can be a challenge. As you know in our write-up, we do recommend at a minimum front-wheel drive. But in reading your review, perhaps we should revise the wording to exclude hybrid vehicles. We are glad that the road issues didn't take away from your enjoyment of the cottage.
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Lovely little cabin in the woods

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at the cabin. Very private and quiet yet close to downtown Asheville! The house has all the amenities you need for your stay! Susan was very easy to work with and answered all my questions very quickly prior to our stay! We look forward to visiting again!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're delighted you enjoyed your stay! We love the cottage and are glad when others do as well. And I'm glad you found everything you needed for your vacation. We try and anticipate guests' needs so they don't have to worry about the "small stuff." Hopefully we succeeded!
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Great retreat near Asheville

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time to stay at this property. It's very convenient to Asheville, about 20 minutes away. It's very secluded and difficult to find the first time, but after you've done it once you won't need the directions after that. GPS won't work, you'll need the owner's directions. Also the cabin is on a very steep road was glad I had a Suburu to go up and down.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Nearest Airport
24 Miles
Asheville Regional Airport
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $40
Refundable damage deposit $125
Pet Fee $35
Tax Rate 7.75%

$125 refundable security deposit required upon making reservations. $35 pet fee required. $15/night for extra person (beyond 2). House rules will be sent upon inquiry.

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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