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Helen's Place in Black Mountain ~NC~

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Be comfortable at Helen's place just a stroll from fine dining and great shopping in the Blue Ridge mountains. Breakfast on the deck amidst the mountain views or sip tea in the afternoon on the arts and craft porch and enjoy friendship around the piano in the huge living room. Spacious eclectic bedrooms offer a true retreat. Washer and dryer gives you the conveniences of home and a fully equipped kitchen allows you the chance for some home cooking away from home. All this combines to create a vacation to remember. Come sit on the front porch of the mountains!

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More Details

Property Manager
Martha Bryan Wight
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2017

About Martha Bryan Wight

I am a native of the region and once lived at this residence. My mother lived in this home until her mid 90's and she encouraged visitors walking by to sit with her on the front porch. The garden area in the backyard serves several families and carries on the tradition of vegetable gardening Helen's way. . She would be delighted to know that people stay in her home to celebrate birthdays, friendship, reunions, and even weddings. I carry on her Southern hospitality and attitude, hoping I make friends with each of my renters.

Martha Bryan Wight purchased this house in 2008

Why Martha Bryan Wight chose Blue Ridge Mountains

Growing up in Black Mountain makes me a proud native. I inherited this property from my mother and want to keep the house alive until I am in a position to return to it full time.

What makes this house unique

The location is perfect. Walking to shop or dine is so easy because downtown is just one block away and the recreation center is just a stroll to the lake and tennis courts. You can feel the energy of living in-town by sitting on the front porch or just move to the deck and drink in the mountain views. An expansive living room makes the house feel spacious and the eat in kitchen allows for a cook to be with guest and create a dinner together. Newly refinished hardwood floors adds a newness and walls are freshly painted. Helen's offers in town activities with a view. A new fee is to be added to the rate to cover the expenses of VRBO> A 9% service fee will be added to the rental rate.

Amenities

Black Mountain House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Mountain View
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Queen size Beds (1) Two new queen mattresses, Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
within walking distance of downtown shopping and dining, a block from tennis and lake activities,

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

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Helen's Place in Black Mountain ~NC~
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 17 reviews
Savannah, GA
5

Perfect refuge!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were fleeing Hurricane Irma and headed to North Carolina to stay with my daughter. Unfortunately, due to a leak, our daughter's house flooded and she and her family had to evacuate their house as well. Miraculously, we were able to book Helen's Place and spend a wonderful five days together as a family. The house is exactly as pictured, and we loved the location. The view from the back deck is fantastic. We would definitely stay here again. Thanks, Martha, for being such a great host!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being so helpful and letting me come in with my freezer stock as I was also a casualty of Irma. I hope you do return and tell others about how wonderful our little town can be , even in bad times! You were great to have and have a wonderful fall season Martha
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5

Location, Location, Location .....

  • 5 of 5

If you are headed to Black Mountain, or Asheville for that matter then do yourself a favor and see if this house is available. It is an older home but in a great neighborhood , well furnished and immaculately clean. You can't beat the location as you can walk into town. There is everything you need without having to drive, including Killwins Ice Cream Shop !!

The house has a great porch in front as well as out back. Be sure to watch the sun rise with the mountains in the background sitting on the back porch.

Martha (the host) was great as well , she checked with us prior to see if we had any questions or needed anything! I will definitely return with my family the next time that we visit the area!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. I always try to make sure you have everything you need for an enjoyable stay. It is rewarding to hear positive feedback please come again ,the porches are waiting Martha
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5

Wonderful visit!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for sharing your home with us. Wonderful experience. Great location close to town. Moderate temperatures.! We enjoyed the front porch every morning, and the back deck every evening. Loved the round push button light switches (a reminder of home). Also enjoyed visiting with Mike and sampling his 'Tommy toes'. Hope to find time to return for another visit.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. It was my pleasure to have you stay and I hope you will return.I am partial to the deck in the evening but also love to people watch from the front porch. Our temps have really cooled this week and I hope that Harvey ( hurricane) has not been a problem for you.
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5

A simpler time?

  • 5 of 5

I hesitated on reviewing this house because it was a different experience for us. It's a very old house and a bit small (at least for a family of 6). Somehow rather than detracting from the pleasure of staying there, this added to the experience. Some of the things I loved: the fact that you can walk to dinner and ice cream downtown and it's a fun, joyful walk, the charming home and the acceptance of the fact that it is what it is (not new, not fancy but warm and homey), lightning bugs in the evening in the front yard!, a small cozy front porch that was perfect for our family dinner, the pair of gardening sneakers (presumably the owners) that were set on a beam of the porch that now house a bird's nest, the vegetable garden in the backyard that is tended to by the owner's childhood friend (the mayor of Black Rock) and the fact that when my youngest put too much paper in the toilet, the mayor brought over a plunger. In sum, I loved staying here. I'm smiling while I write this review just thinking about it!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your honest review. Although your visit started a little rocky I am glad that it ended as a positive experience. I can't believe you noticed the bird nest sneakers. A pair of doves moved in and I just have not evicted them! I think what you had was a "small town experience" . so come back and we will give you that homey feeling again. Again thanks for choosing to come to Black Mountain. Martha
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Lake Wylie, SC
5

Amazing turn of the century home beauifully equipped and decorated

  • 5 of 5

This was a two day event for our next door neighbors, my wife and me. It was memorial day. i always check out the local area calendar of events for ideas. As a result, we went to an all day arts and crafts show in Lake Lure on the way up from Lake Wylie, SC (our home). On Sunday we went to A garden festival in Hendersonville. Both were great. Food in Black Mountain was everywhere. Top ranked restaurants were everywhere along with our personal favorite, Kilwin's Ice Cream. It was an amazing trip we fully intend to make again in the same house. It wouldn't be the same anywhere else.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Location

  • 5 of 5

The house is perfect for a family vacation and we had everything we needed for a great week. The house is clean, comfortable with plenty of space. Loved being able to walk to shops and dinner.We have stayed at Helens 3 or 4 times and are already talking about returning in the spring. Love the town of Black Mountain!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Having return guests is the ultimate compliment. I love having happy guests and try to make improvements to ensure a great stay. Thanks for the review and the return visits. Do come again and Black Mountain is definitely a unique vacation spot. I am always happy to hear from you.
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Ashevile Regional
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Ale House
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Black Mountain Golf
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
I 40
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
My Father's Pizza
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Catalouchee
Car: necessary

local musicians and entertainment, arts and crafts, local beer brewery in Black Mountain and Asheville,herb garden available for guest use,

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