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In-Town-Charming Cabin on Sunset Mntn (1.3 Mi to Downtown), Call for Rates, Pets

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  • Minimum stay:30 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Capture the Sunset. Relax on the deck with a drink and your loved ones and friends while watching the spectacular sun set behind the beautiful Carolina mountains. Just 5 minutes from downtown and conveniently located for everything else, this is the most convenient vacation rental in the area.

Spend your vacation in this spacious house on the side of Sunset Mountain, overlooking Asheville.

Please call to confirm rates and availability before booking. We are making improvements to the property and it may be unavailable during certain periods of time.

This home will accommodate a large party without feeling cramped. It has an abundance of off-street parking, is very private (yet close) and is located on the original carriage road from Grove Park Inn to the Seely Castle. Seely Castle is just across the street and is the castle that Fred Seely (E.W. Grove's son-in-law) built after he finished construction on the Grove Park Inn.
Fully equipped kitchen with double ovens eat in table, separate dining roomr, 8 person hot tub located on upper level deck.. HBO, Showtime, and more available. The upper garage is available for use with prior notification.. The lower garage is used for storage. Huge amount of off street parking. Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ( sorry not class A). Wood Fireplace: cozy fireplace in lower master suite/ firewood is provided.)

Why this house!: We both grew up in the Asheville area and certainly there is no nicer place to live or vacation than in Asheville. This was our home for the 9 years, we no longer need the space and have moved into a smaller house.

Sophie's Retreat is convenient to all that happens in Asheville. We have enjoyed living in this wonderful house and miss the convenience. It is a perfect vacation rental with its 3 fireplaces, many rooms, plentiful parking and decks that go on forever. Please enjoy!

Additional Information: We purchased Sophie's Retreat as our principle residence in 2002 and chose the location for the views and the convenience.
Sophie's Retreat is extremely convenient and is right in the middle of everything important going on in this area. The house has gorgeous views but may be blocked or partially blocked during the summer months by leaves, is very spacious and convenient. The house was bought to live in and recently converted to a vacation rental. There are 4 ski areas close by, on the same road as the famous Grove Park Inn( don't miss their Sunday brunch) and 3 minutes from downtown Asheville where one can find shopping (especially craft and specialty vendors) and a great selection of restaurants.
Due to the
City of Asheville's anti-tourist policy we can no longer ADVERTISE rental periods less than 30 days. Unfortunately we as vacation rental property owners have had to sue our city to protect our property rights. If you would like more information on this, please call. If you would like to donate to our legal fund, please contact us.
Dogs welcome with restrictions. Please contact us for details.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Minimum Age Limit for Renters is 25. This is a family oriented house & we won't have renters who have loud late-night parties. This is not the house for partie & there are other options in Asheville for those groups. We are inside the city limits which has a strictly enforced noise ordinance and violation will result in immediate eviction and forfeiture of ALL MONEY paid including deposit....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    We make every effort to make this house safe for children but because it is quite large, children need to be closely supervised. Our cabinets, electrical outlets are NOT childproofed and we have a staircase leading to the lower level that is open. We have a temporary gate that can be used for protection, but it is the guests responsibility to insure that children, especially toddlers are closely supervised. The house has high decks that are adequately protected by guardrails but children should never be left alone without parental/grandparental supervision....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    There is to be absolutely no smoking inside the house. Renters are allowed to smoke on any of the smoking porches. The porch outside the lower master suite is covered. ...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Pet Friendly: We accept dogs with prior approval, a pet addendum & non-refundable pet fee. All dogs who come to the house must be treated with both flea & tick medicine prior to arrival & must be flea & tick free before your visit. No other pets besides dogs accepted. Our maximum size is 75 pounds. If your pets exceed this limit, please call. ...moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    We have portable ramps that we can put in place to make the upper floor more accessible. Please let us know well ahead of time if you need these to give us adequate time to install them. We also have handicapped grab bars that can be put in place with specific prior notification. Although the cabin is wheelchair accessible, it is NOT ADA compliant. The upper level of the house is wheelchair accessible, with our temporary ramps installed, and the lower level is also wheelchair accessible, however there is not inside connection that is. To access the lower level from the upper level, the driveway must be used. This is of course outside. The only rooms located on the lower level are bed and bath rooms. We strongly advise that handicapped persons occupy the master suite on the main level for egress in case of an emergency. If you have questions as to the suitability, please give us a call....moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • King Bed, Queen Bed, Twin/Single Bed, Bunk Bed: twin on top and double on bottom, Convertible Bed (2) : queen futon in office adjoining upper master suite/ queen sofa-sleeper in exercise area on lower level....moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    MBR main level...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    2nd bedroom main ...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    2nd bedroom lower ...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet, tub, shower

    MBR lower level...moreless

Other Amenities

  • We accept dogs with prior approval, a pet addendum & non-refundable pet fee. All dogs who come to the house must be treated with both flea & tick medicine prior to arrival & must be flea & tick free before your visit. No other pets besides dogs accepted. Wheelchair/Handicapped Accessible (may have limitations). Minimum age of 25. This is a family oriented house & we won't have renters who have loud late-night parties. This is not the house for it & there are other options in Asheville for those groups. We are inside the city limits which has a strictly enforced noise ordinance and violation will result in immediate eviction & forfeiture of ALL MONEY paid including deposit. There is to be absolutely no smoking inside the house. Renters are allowed to smoke on any of the smoking porches. Outstanding winter views of Mt Pisgah & the Asheville plateau. There are gorgeous sunset views so do bring your camera. Winter views of Grove Park Inn Golf Course. Leaves may block views in summer....moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player:

    On big screen TV in living room....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    ATT U-verse. HBO, Showtime, and more available upon request....moreless

  • Stereo:

    AM/FM radio and CD player....moreless

  • Television:

    Big screen TV in living room. All bedrooms have conventional TV's with ATT U-verse....moreless

  • Toys:

    Limited amount...moreless

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Botanical Garden
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Golf Course View:

    Winter views of the Grove Park Inn Golf Course. ...moreless

  • Mountain
  • Mountain View:

    Outstanding views of Mt Pisgah and the Asheville plateau. There are gorgeous sunset views so do bring your camera. ...moreless

  • Town

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • 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
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining:

    We have the table shown in the photos as well as another table and chairs that will seat an additional 8 in the garage that will have to be carried to the dining room. ...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 12 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Heat pump. since it has a lot of real estate to cool, it works much better to leave the thermostat on one settling and insure that no windows or doors are open. ...moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access:

    Hi speed wifi and well as direct ethernet plug in...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    If you require softener sheets, you will need to furnish them....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    We have a wood-burning fireplace on the lower level. We supply a moderate amount of wood. The two other fireplaces are propane. We supply limited propane. Gas fireplaces are for ambiance only....moreless

  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    See pictures in listing. We have weight equipment only....moreless

  • Garage:

    The upper garage is available for use with prior notice. The lower garage is used for storage. ...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Heat pump - see remarks under air conditioning....moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    We provide linens for the number of guests on the inquiry. Our assumption is that 2 guests will occupy each bed. If your guest mix is different that 2/bed, let us know so that we leave adequate amount...moreless

  • Living Room:

    flat screen tv with surround sound and plenty of seating....moreless

  • Parking:

    We have off street parking for around 5 cars. More can be accommodated but shuffling will need to be done if the first in is the first out. ...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    See comments under Parking....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Our drive way will not accommodate a class A motor home. For information on boats/class C's, etc - please call to discuss....moreless

  • Security System
  • Towels Provided:

    We provide linens for the number of guests on the inquiry....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    We furnish laundry soap to wash our linens as you leave. If you plan on doing laundry during your stay you will need to furnish your own soap/conditioner....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    hi seed wifi...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    cozy fireplace in lower master suite/ moderate amount of firewood is provided. ...moreless

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker:

    We have 2. One Mr. Coffee and we have a lifetime supply of filters - all brands and kinds. We also have a Kuerig single coffee maker but you will have to furnish your own coffee....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Many. Most anything that you might need to cook. If you need something specific please let us know....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    gobs of dishes and utensils. Probably one of anything you need and maybe 2. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Fisher-Paykel separate drawer dishwasher. Ultra quiet and efficient. Being efficient, it is also fairly slow but does a great job. Care must be taken to insure that it is on wash, not fast or rinse....moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    fully equiped kitchen with eat in table and breakfast bar....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Older model but works well....moreless

  • Oven:

    double ovens on the wall....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    We have a lifetime supply of salt and pepper, most common spices, coffee filters, yellow mustard, ketchup and other common condiments, cooking oil, etc. We suggest checking our supply before shopping....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Double door with ice and water in the door....moreless

  • Stove:

    Electric cook-top with griddle. Jennaire....moreless

  • Toaster:

    Large two piece toaster....moreless

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    much golf close by...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Because of our steep terrain, it may not be suitable for less ambulatory guests. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    We furnish an outdoor gas grill. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    several ski areas close by...moreless

  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    8 person hot tub located on upper deck. Because of the size of the hot tub (even though it is a 220V tub, at temperatures below 10 degrees it may not keep up with heat requirements, especially if uncovered....moreless

  • Outdoor Hot Tub

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
In season
May 8 - Nov 6, 2016
30 night min stay

$4,500

Rates are based on 10 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Late fall
Nov 7 - Jan 14, 2017
30 night min stay

$4,500

Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
30 night min stay

$4,500

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $150 + tax
  • Maint and cleaning fee $200 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $375
  • Tax Rate 13.5%

Notes:

Friday and Saturday nights will not be split up. Guests must rent both nights.

Our minimums are 2 nights Sunday through Wednesday,

3 nights Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, except in winter, in between and fall.

All weeks containing federal holidays rent at in season rates.

Standard rates are 225 Sunday - Wednesday, 375 Thursday - Saturday. Please call for booking or more information

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Please call us if you have a pet or pets - ,rates subject to size.. We will need to provide you with a pet addendum.

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Location

1.3 miles from downtown Asheville/ 1/2 mile from Grove Park. The house is centrally located to the Asheville.One can easily be in downtown Asheville in less than 5 minutes. There are many restaurants, grocery stores and craft pubs located within several minutes of the house.

Other Activities: Kayaking, Wildlife Viewing, Hot Air Ballooning, Boating, Snowboarding, Rock Climbing, Health/Beauty Spa, Miniature Golf, Shopping

Golf: There are many courses in the area ranging from highly rated and pricey to less expensive. Our municipal course is surprisingly well groomed and affordable. Black Mountain is also a great, affordable course. Grove Park Inn course is one of the top rated in the area but is usually somewhat pricey. One can see this course from the house.

Ski: There are several ski areas within easy driving. Which one you choose depends on skiing ability and other factors. The larger areas are Beech and Sugar Mountain, are 1 1/2 to 2 hours away and tend to cater to more advanced skiers while the closer areas are Cataloochee and Wolfe Ridge. These are more family oriented and both have tube parks for those who don't ski or board. Both of these are about a hour away. There are other areas like Ober Gatlinburg and Appalachian that should be checked as well.

Charlie has been on ski patrol at Cataloochee for a number of years and is of course somewhat prejudiced but feels that this area is far superior to the others over all unless you are a very advanced boarder or skier. We have awesome snow making capability and are usually the first area to open on the East Coast. We also have the most professionally run operation and are the most family oriented. This is not only my opinion but am told this by customers every time I ski.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2002

About the owner: We both grew up in the Asheville area and certainly there is no nicer place to live or vacation than Asheville. This has been our home for the past 9 years, but with all of our children grown and gone we no longer need the space and are moving into a somewhat smaller house. We plan to travel some and having a smaller house to care for on a routine basis will work better for our situation. Sophie's Retreat is convenient to all that happens in Asheville. We have enjoyed living in this wonderful house and will certainly miss the convenience. It will however make a great vacation rental with its 3 fireplaces many rooms, plentiful parking and decks that go on forever. Where did Sophie come from - well Stephanie's grandfather didn't particularly like the name Stephanie, he preferred Sophie and called her that. Stephanie was always pretty much a tom boy and loved to help her grandfather on the farm. She loved to go with him in his wagon to the store and to do various chores on the farm. She was always Sophie to him. We enjoyed living in this house, especially the closeness to town and watching the wild life in the yard. There was almost always a gentle breeze in the summer and quite relaxing to sit on the deck and watch the sunsets. In the winter, it's like a winter wonderland when it snows - so quiet and serene. We were quite fond of building a fire in the fireplace and just relaxing during snow periods. We hope you enjoy the house for your vacation and hope you will make a stay at Sophie's Retreat an annual event. Please enjoy!

Why the Owner Chose Grove Park- Sunset, Asheville, NC, USA:
We purchased Sophie's Retreat as our principle residence in 2002 and chose the location for the views and the convenience. Sophie's Retreat is extremely convenient and is right in the middle of everything important going on in this area. The house has views, is very spacious and convenient. There are 4 ski areas close by. Our house is on the same road as the famous Grove Park Inn( don't miss their Sunday brunch) and 3 minutes from downtown Asheville where one can find shopping (especially craft and specialty vendors) and a great selection of restaurants. The house if quite large and well suited for large groups with lots of room to spread out and have room to oneself. Our favorite of all was to take off on our motorcycle to the parkway for a short ride or a picnic after work or on the weekends.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The most unique benefit of this cabin is it's proximity to town and the Blue Ridge Parkway. It is at a higher elevation than the city but still has all of the protection and amenities of the City of Asheville. The cabin is well suited to large groups with lots of room to spread out and not feel cramped. It really is the perfect vacation cabin!


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Photos

  • Spectacular sunsets

    Spectacular sunsets

  • Living room with big screen tv and surround sound

    Living room with big screen tv and surround sound

  • 6 person hot tub on upper deck

    6 person hot tub on upper deck

  • Large upper level master suite with gas fireplace

    Large upper level master suite with gas fireplace

  • Grab a book and read in sun room bathed by sunlight. Fabulous in winter snows!

    Grab a book and read in sun room bathed by sunlight. Fabulous in winter snows!

  • Large kitchen where everyone has room to lean and bug the cook.

    Large kitchen where everyone has room to lean and bug the cook.

  • Front door and breakfast deck. Private but a stone's throw from action

    Front door and breakfast deck. Private but a stone's throw from action

  • Lower master suite with wood burning fireplace

    Lower master suite with wood burning fireplace

  • Lower level guest bedroom

    Lower level guest bedroom

  • Queen size futon in private room off of master on main level

    Queen size futon in private room off of master on main level

  • Guest bedroom lower level

    Guest bedroom lower level

  • Queen Futon in private room. Access onto deck and into livingroom

    Queen Futon in private room. Access onto deck and into livingroom

  • View of Asheville and Mt Pisgah. Long range views over 100 miles.

    View of Asheville and Mt Pisgah. Long range views over 100 miles.

  • Upper level deck and 6 person hot tub

    Upper level deck and 6 person hot tub

  • Diningroom

    Diningroom

  • Dining area and kitchen

    Dining area and kitchen

  • Spectecular Fiery sunset

    Spectecular Fiery sunset

  • Cozy in kitchen dining with view out french doors.

    Cozy in kitchen dining with view out french doors.

  • There is lots of parking and an upper garage

    There is lots of parking and an upper garage

  • Exercise area and bunk beds

    Exercise area and bunk beds

  • Sun room. The perfect place to sit, read a book or the morning paper.

    Sun room. The perfect place to sit, read a book or the morning paper.

  • Lower level hallway to lower master suite

    Lower level hallway to lower master suite

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Friday, July 29, 2016

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