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In the Heart of Downtown: the Cozy Cottage on Charming Church Street

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Full Baths, (Sleeps up to 7)

The Cozy Cottage on Church Street is an 'Architectural Jewel' nestled among the few historical homes that line this charming street. Situated in the heart of downtown Asheville, a mere 2 blocks from the very center of downtown, all the activities and excitement of downtown are only a short walk away.

This 100 year old historical cottage has been lovingly restored in 2005 and is equipped with all the amenities of modern living yet keeping the ambiance of yesteryear. All new plumbing, electrical, HVAC, roofing - our cottage is in perfect shape. The heart of pine wooden floors, stair railings and pocket doors are original to the house and have been beautifully refinished.

Whether you are a group of friends, old classmates, golf buddies or just your family, this is the downtown home that offers everything you may need to refresh, re-unite and build wonderful memories together.

Our guests love spending time on our shaded and relaxing large front porch, a great place to visit with each other, enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning or a glass of wine in the evening. The porch overlooks a well manicured front yard with an artfully designed Mountain Laurel fence. The large back patio offers plenty of seating to enjoy a meal outdoors or just to hang out together. If you prefer to eat in and relax in the warmth of the adjoining dining room, enjoy our fully functional kitchen (large French Door refrigerator, dishwasher, stove, oven, microwave and plenty of cabinets and utensils for you to use). The living room offers a cozy environment for reading, movies, games or just visiting with your friends and family. The house has three TVs, two with a DVD player and one with a VCR (we have DirecTV on 3 TVs). The cottage has 2 bathrooms. The second floor bathroom has a Jacuzzi tub, the downstairs bathroom has a shower and is equipped with a washer and dryer for you to use.

We offer a rare bonus for a downtown vacation home with plenty of paved parking for you & your entourage behind our home and two private large porches to enjoy the outdoors, an advantage that hotels and other downtown rentals can not offer!

We are only a short 5 minute drive to the Biltmore Estate and many other highly sought after local attractions. The Biltmore Estate, built by George Vanderbilt, is the largest privately owned home in America. The Estate is world famous for replanting their splendid gardens each season. They own one of the most amazing private art collections in the world and their winery and culinary tantalizing restaurants are highly acclaimed. If visiting Asheville in December, a visit to the 'Christmas at Biltmore Estate' is a must to experience. The Grove Park Inn has an amazing 'One of a Kind Nationwide Gingerbread Exhibition & Competition', held every December and the Grove Park's enormous double stone fireplaces are to be enjoyed with a steaming cup of hot chocolate (I promise, it is an unforgettable experience!!). We have made both of these events our annual Christmas traditions since discovering Asheville in 2003. We are within walking distance to the newly redesigned Pack Square Plaza that enjoys outdoor concerts and festivals throughout the seasons. Downtown is full of wonderful diverse restaurants and coffee shops, unique boutique shopping, award winning art galleries, quaint grocery stores, museums, theaters, architecturally delightful buildings and historically significant monuments and landmarks. All of this and much more are just minutes from our lovely cottage enjoyed by foot.

Hiking, mountain biking, canoeing, rafting, winter skiing, snow boarding and motoring the Blue Ridge Parkway at any season is a delight. Explore and enjoy Asheville to fully experience why it is rated one of top tourist destinations. We look forward to seeing you soon.

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More Details

Terri & Carl
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english, french, german
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 17, 2017

About Terri & Carl

We love Asheville & have been visiting for many years! Eventually, we decided to purchase a 'vacation' home which we have lovingly restored and furnished. We are delighted to share this beautiful cottage with others interested in the beauty and splendor of the mountains and the vibrant lifestyle of downtown Asheville.

Terri & Carl purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Terri & Carl chose Downtown

Love Asheville & love the downtown! We live in Charleston, but consider Asheville our 2nd home and visit as often as possible. We love the beauty and climate of the mountains and enjoy the eclectic and vibrant lifestyle that is Asheville.

What makes this cottage unique

The Cozy Cottage is literally right in the heart of it all! You are staying 'downtown' in the middle of all the excitement, yet just a couple blocks off Pack Square, the heart of downtown, on a charming, well manicured one-way street. You get to experience everything that Asheville has to offer, then retire to the comforts of your relaxing & welcoming cottage.

Our cottage has a large shaded front porch and a large back porch, an advantage that hotels and other rentals do not offer. We also provide parking for 3 to 4 vehicles in the rear of the cottage.

Guestbook comments from the owner

A fantastic stay, the house was amazing. We were snowed in for four days and never got bored as the house was so cozy and comfortable. We had so much fun in those 4 days and made wonderful memories playing in the snow and having snow ball fights in the front yard. I will return again and again.
Dec 2009
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Asheville Airport
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Grove Park Inn
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Interstate 26
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
North on Interstate 26
Car: not necessary

Biltmore Estate is 7 minutes away.


Downtown Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • CHECK IN/ CHECK OUT TIMES: CHECK-IN TIME is after 4:30 PM EST CHECK-OUT is 11:00 AM EST Thank you for your keeping the check-in and check-out times.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Mountain
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Downstairs bath has a shower and vanity
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Lg bath with 2 vanities with large shelving unit between.
  • Master Bath- 2 vanities with a large shelving unit between the vanities. Great for several guests to spread out your toiletries. A jacuzzi tub and shower combo. Downstairs Bath has a shower and vanity. The downstairs bath also has a stack top of the line washer and dryer.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , NEW Top of the Line Pillow Top Mattress with luxury linens
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , NEW Top of the Line Pillow Top Mattress with luxury linens
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Day Bed with Trundle pullout with 2 comfortable mattresses
    Small Twin Room located off 2nd Bedroom - 1 twin/ single , Very comfortable mattresses with luxury linens
  • The Master Suite has a top of the line king size bed with 'European Pillow Top' mattress dressed with luxury linens and envelopes you in luxury and comfort for a dreamy sleep. Our second bedroom has a very comfortable queen bed dressed with luxury linens and the room is bright and cheery! Additionally, a charming quaint 'Twin' room adjoins the 2nd bedroom and has a comfortable twin bed and is a favorite among children and adults alike. Our 3rd bedroom has a daybed with a pull out trundle. It is a bright sunny room with lovely original windows and overlooks the front yard and Church Street.
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • jetted tub ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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In the Heart of Downtown: the Cozy Cottage on Charming Church Street
average rating of 4.872 based on 126 reviews

Girls trip

  • 4 of 5

Great location. Very close to restaurants and shops. The house was very clean and comfortable.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect stay for our Asheville Trip

  • 5 of 5

You could not ask for a better location in Asheville. We were within walking distance of all the restaurants and breweries in downtown Asheville. The house is so cute and comfortable. This trip was a girl's trip (ok we are 55 but still girls) and we had plenty of space to relax and spread out and talk all night! Lots of parking too because we only needed the car one day to go visit another part of Asheville. The owners were great to work with and sent us a wonderful list of their favorite things to do in Asheville as well as their favorite restaurants. We visited many of those while where were there. I will definitely rebook for our next trip to Asheville.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house and great location!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect. Just as described. Totally recommend it.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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WOW. What a charming house. A wonderful place to relax after a long day enjoying Asheville

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location- you can walk anywhere downtown. We enjoyed coffee and wine on the front porch (not at the same time). We also dined al fresco on the back deck. The house is very well equipped any so comfy. The decor reflects the Asheville craft vibe. We will definitely try to stay here on our next trip.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy Cottage in Downtown Asheville - Perfect location and Nicely Appointed

  • 5 of 5

The Cozy Cottage was just perfect for our family of 4 visiting UNCA. We've tried the adventurous (4 wheel drive required, at the top of the mountain) and now, something conveniently located within walking distance of downtown. Hand's down, this location was a winner. Its great to not even have to get in the car to hang out downtown. The beds were extremely comfortable and my daughter loved her "closet bedroom". It had everything that we needed...could not ask for more. Thanks for having us!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice location

  • 4 of 5

Nice little cottage and enjoyable experience.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350
Cleaning Fee $125
Tax Rate 13.0%

A 2.9% Credit Card Handling fee will be deducted from your security deposit if you pay by credit card. The ECHECK service is a free service-NO FEE. This is our second home and we enjoy sharing it with others. Thank you in advance for taking care of our Cozy Cottage during your stay as if it were your home.

The rates posted are for 4 guests. Each additional guests over 4 is an additional $15 per night per additional guest.

If you decide to pay with a credit card there is a 2.9% CC handling fee charged by the CC processor if you pay with a credit card. The ECheck service is a fee free payment service.

A cleaning fee of $115 will be charged for up to 4 guests and the use of linens for two beds. A cleaning fee of $125-$150 is charged for the use of 3 beds plus and up to 5-7 guests. The additional cleaning fee is based on number of beds used as additional linens, laundry and more staff time is required to facilitate the additional linen cleaning. The cleaning fee charged is for the standard cleaning of three hours. If additional time is required beyond the allotted 3 hours after your stay the cleaning fee will be adjusted accordingly.

The 2.9% cc fee will be deducted from your security deposit. The 2.9% fee is the fee the credit card processor charges. You may also arrange for other free payment methods by contacting me directly. We look forward to welcoming you as our guests to enjoy our Cozy Cottage in the superb location in the heart of downtown Asheville.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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