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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 - 2 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.

Keywords: House, Downtown Rental, City Living, Front Porch Living, Cottage, Downtown Apartment, Bungalow, the Cozy Cottage, Cozy Cottage on Church, Downtown House, Asheville Rentals, Short term rentals, Asheville Vacation Rentals

More Details

Terri & Carl
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, german
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 21, 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 Asheville

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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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 consideration in keeping the check in and c
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 4.878261 based on 116 reviews

Loved this charming cozy cottage in every way!!

  • 5 of 5

Myself and 3 girlfriends enjoyed this charming home with its great location for a fun weekend get-away! Each morning began with coffee on the comfy front porch. And each bedroom was decorated so nicely, plus wonderful beds! We all thought it was a real gem and would definitely come back again for our next trip, whether that's with girls or with family!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What's a beautiful home!!

  • 5 of 5

As we entered the home for the first time, we were so impressed with everything about it! The decor is lovely, there was plenty of space and options for the 6 of us (all adult women, 48-72 years) to spread out and relax. The beds were very comfy and the linens nice, warm, and snuggly! The towels are new, thick and absorbent. We've stayed in a few HomeAways and this one is, by far, the nicest. All the instructions are nicely placed throughout the home, making it so easy to settle in and know how everything works. The rugs and furniture and housewares are all nice and in really good condition! The owners take excellent care of this home and it was a pleasure to stay here! Thanks so much!!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location in adorable house

  • 5 of 5

The house was adorable and clean. It was in the best location. We could walk to everything in downtown. 6 friends stayed and was plenty of room for a weekend. Hands down will pick this house again next year for our annual river tubing weekend!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfection in heart of Asheville!

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 6 college friends enjoyed this cozy cottage especially the front and back porch for sipping drinks and eating breakfast. Lots of folks stopped by to look at the cottage from the outside; it is super cute. Thanks, Terri and Carl

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Kingston, TN

Delighted with our VRBO choice - I'll give it a 10!!

  • 5 of 5

'Cozy Cottage" was the perfect choice for our Asheville get-away. We met our friends from DE, who had never been to this area. We live in TN, so it was nice to explore the area on foot. The house is perfectly named, "Cozy Cottage' for a big reason, it is all that and more! The interior was beautifully decorated and very comfortable for the four of us. The amenities and luxury of enjoying the cleanliness was great, there are two decks, the front porch, which we thoroughly enjoyed and a back deck for coffee/lunch. I am very picky about accommodations, so I must tell you, this could not have been any better. The fence surrounding the cottage was a work of art in itself, the flowers blooming and greenery made it even more charming. We walked for three days, the boys enjoy the vast array of breweries and the girls did our tour of the town artisans and boutiques. Asheville is charming, but when you have it right at your footsteps and don't have to move your car for days, we could not ask for more. We will be returning to Terri and Carl's (owners) beautiful home-away from home, I am sure, in the future. Relaxing, inviting and perfect in everyway! We really enjoyed the eateries and Pack's Tavern was about the best fit for our liking for food. If you're up to having a few laughs, check out the comedy show on wheels in town, it's definitely worth the money!! Thank you Terri & Carl for offering this gem! We may visit your other location as well!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic location!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay! The location is very convenient to everything in downtown!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.


Rates & Availability

Downtown Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
July 5 - Sep 30
Jul 5 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Oct/Nov Fall Leaf Season
Oct 1 2017 - Nov 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Thanksgivings - New Year's
Nov 23 2017 - Jan 2 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Jan 3 - Jan 31
Jan 3 2018 - Jan 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
Feb 1 - Feb 28
Feb 1 2018 - Feb 28 2018
2 night minimum stay
Mar 1 - 31
Mar 1 2018 - Mar 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
April 1 - 30
Apr 1 2018 - Apr 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
May 1 - 31
May 1 2018 - May 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
June 1 - 30
Jun 1 2018 - Jun 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
July 1 - 31
Jul 1 2018 - Jul 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
July 4
Jul 4 2018 - Jul 4 2018
1 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Aug 1 - 30
Aug 1 2018 - Aug 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
Labor Day Weekend
Aug 31 2018 - Sep 3 2018
2 night minimum stay
Sept 4 - Sept 30
Sep 4 2018 - Sep 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
Oct/Nov Fall Leaf Season
Oct 1 2018 - Nov 22 2018
2 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving to New Year's
Nov 23 2018 - Dec 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $115
Additional Guest Fee $15 per person per night
Damage Deposit $350

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.

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