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Mountain & Lake Views

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Loft, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

Come stay in this custom built Arts & Crafts home in the gated community of Laurel Ridge. Enjoy the scenic mountain views from the front and rear of the home, as well as water views of the beautiful Asheville watershed.

The home is 3500+ feet up with total privacy. The home is unique in that it also has a yard, perfect for children and adults alike to enjoy marshmallow roasts and cookouts. The home is well suited for families with an eat-in kitchen, a large family room for movies with a gas fireplace, a VCR in the kids bunk room with a kids movie library. Enjoy table tennis in the recreation room downstairs. The master suite on the main floor has a king bed, walk in closet and a TV. The second bedroom upstairs is also furnished with a king bed, TV and walk in closet. The kids suite is set up with a twin over full bunk bed and a single bed, two large bean bag chairs and a walk in closet. A fourth bedroom, located by rec room, houses a king bed and a full bath with tub/shower is across the hall.

Minutes to Montreat where trails are open to the public. Take a picnic and enjoy all types of trails. 15 minutes to the Blue Ridge Parkway, 15 minutes to Asheville. Enjoy horse-back riding located approximately 30 minutes away, as well as white water rafting nearby.

Keywords: Mountain Views, lake views, mountain house, retreat, hiking, private, waterfall, montreat trails, luxury, secluded, scenic, furnished, golf, gated

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Andrea Bell
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2017

Why Andrea Bell chose Black Mountain

It all began as a quick weekend mountain vacation with our three children. We fell in love with the simplicity of a mountain vacation. No fuss, no schedules. After taking numerous vacations to the NC mountains and renting homes in all different areas with a variety of views, we finally visited Black Mountain and fell in love. The charm is the town of Black Mountain itself and its' proximity to the fine dining and shopping in Asheville, the numerous outdoor activities available and the ease of coming and going with easy access from I-40. It was a perfect fit.

What makes this house unique

We discovered Laurel Ridge, a gated community that still felt like a retreat. We decided to purchase this home because it offered the views we had fallen in love with, but also a yard where our children could run and play and we could host cookouts and marshmallow roasts galore! It had it all. The home has a rustic stone fireplace, wood floors and tongue/groove wood ceilings that give that mountain feel to our vacations. We love coming at all different times of the year, enjoying horseback riding, white water rafting, hiking, scenic leaf changes and cool, crisp weather. As high as we are, the temperature is usually 5-10 degrees cooler than the town area!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you very much for your wonderful property. It was the perfect setting for a great weekend. Thank you for helping us create a lifetime of memories for our families
Jul 2015
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Laurel Ridge House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Mountain View
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , powder room
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Twin over full bunk and separate twin bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Loft - 2 twin/ single , Twin daybed/ roll out twin trundle
  • King size beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1) Twin over full
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming


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average rating of 4.4210525 based on 24 reviews

Great Vacation Home!

  • 5 of 5

What a great family reunion we had in this home! We rented this home for three nights and it was perfect for us! Beautiful, open, modern, well-stocked kitchen! Great porch to hang out on in the evenings with wonderful mountain and lake views. It is clean and spacious, and has a great layout. The town of Black Mountain is about 10-15 minutes down the mountain and has lots of craft and antique shops, as well as cute restaurants. Asheville is another 10 minutes or so from Black Mountain, so this location was really convenient. Andrea was wonderful to work with -- very responsive, flexible, and accommodating. We've been renting homes through VRBO for the last few years for our family get-togethers, and everybody agreed this was the best one! Would definitely come back!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad to hear you found our home and the town of Black Mountain as wonderful as we do! Great to hear you had a good time with your family and we welcome you back any time!
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Relaxing, quiet and beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for a great weekend. The house was perfect with plenty of parking for our family and plenty of room for everyone to hang out together. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 2 of 5

There were dead rats in the traps in the garage! The basement bed had dog hair all over it and so did the floors in the basement . The heater in the basement did not work so it was rather cold. One night was windy and no one was able to sleep as the hammock kept hitting the house. The wifi does not work well at all. If you don't use the basement it is pretty nice set up , although there were bugs in the house.

On to the pros it is a nice location and very scenic . Conveniently located next to Asheville downtown and local shops.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are sorry that you ran into issues during your stay. Let me see if I can address some of the items listed: We do have Terminix service who handles all pest control at the home, and yes, it is in the mountains and we do get mice trying to run in the garage. They visit monthly to service the home. There is no heater in the basement, so I am unsure what you were looking at, as the whole home is controlled from two thermostats located on the second and third floors. The home is located near the top of the mountain and it can get windy in the spring. The hammock does detach from the hooks on the porch, should it be a bother in the evening. As for wifi, we specifically let guests know in your welcome letter that we have a hard line at the desk area, but that the wifi is slow and should not be depended on. We are glad you enjoyed the serenity of the location and found getting to Asheville easy. Those are the two main reasons we enjoy this home!
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A perfect holiday getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Although arriving at night and feeling a bit concerned about the trek up and down the long and winding road to the villa, we were finally met with a sweet surprise! The vacation home met all of our mountain retreat expectations! Our family of nine enjoyed a spacious, modern, yet cozy vacation home for the Thanksgiving holiday. The kitchen was large and updated, with most everything we needed for a lot of cooking! We also enjoyed the beautiful living area with stone fireplace, large back porch with spectacular mountain and lake view, four nice sized bedrooms, and game room and ping pong table in the basement. As an added treat, we awoke the first morning to a beautiful sunrise, and enjoyed perfect weather! The quaint little town of Black Mountain was a reasonable drive, and nature trails were also nearby for some much needed exercise! For those who truly want a relaxing getaway from noise and distractions, this place is your answer!

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice house, but...

  • 3 of 5

Pros: Nice, well appointed home. Nice view off the large deck. Secluded, private and quiet.

Cons: management slow to respond to timely questions. For example, the code to the entrance gate was wrong and they didn't respond for 12 hours. Basement was VERY musty smelling. (Borderline unusable as a bedroom). No working phone or wifi- not that you go on vacation to spend time on electronic devices, but it was inconvenient to be without both all of the time. (There is wifi but it would only support 1 device intermittently). The towels need to be replaced.

If you stay here, visit the Hopey & Co. grocery. Great prices and large local craft beer selection. Also, if using a navigation app to find the house, do not use waze as it was unable to find the house. Google worked perfectly.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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This is a beautiful, comfortable home in a very lush, secluded area.

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 8 adults enjoyed a lovely week here. There were enough rooms that we had a quite escape when needed, but common areas where we could all enjoy being together. I loved that all could be in the kitchen working and cooking and then sit around the table together. The back porch was our favorite with plenty of chairs and a gorgeous view. The hammock on the back porch was my favorite and was perfect for one or two people.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Insurance $59

Holiday weekends including Easter, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas have higher daily rates of $325/night. Make inquiry for weekly rates inclusive of a Holiday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.