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Wisteria Cottage - Couples Retreat, Cozy, Convenient, Quiet, Pet Friendly

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The cottage entrance in full spring bloom.


Last updated: 04/19/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:0
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Sleeps 4: Q bed & futon in same room, fenced yard for pets

Couples love the Cottage! You can bring along kids too for a fun family vacation. Privately situated on 2 acres, conveniently located 10 - 15 minutes from downtown Asheville, and 5 minutes to Weaverville. Cozy, charming, quiet, the Cottage provides a fully equipped kitchen, mosaic tile bath and is far from ordinary. Clever use of recycled materials. Fully fenced pet approved backyard with outdoor dining table for 4. Sleeps up to four,: 1 queen, 1 full size futon - located in same room. Sleeping arrangements suitable for family with one or two young children who can sleep in full sized futon in same room with parents.

For more information on Weaverville, visit the towns website at The cottage offers easy access to all that Asheville has to offer including the Biltmore Estate, Grove Park Inn and Spa, the Blue Ridge Parkway (15 minutes to all these locations), hikes, waterfalls, mountain biking and glorious mountain vistas. For a real treat, head 25 minutes down the road to Hot Springs, North Carolina for a long and glorious soak in the fresh natural mineral hot springs located on the banks of the French Broad River.

Relax and enjoy the colorful gardens and artistic custom-made features of the Wisteria Cottage. New super comfortable Queen memory foam mattress. There is a quiet sitting area with recliner chair for relaxing, reading and chilling out as well. There is a flat screen TV, but no cable, just an old fashioned antennae to access some local station. A DVD is provided and there is a red-box for easy DVD rentals located 1/2 mile from the cottage. Fully-equipped kitchen to prepare your favorite meal. Eat out on the private patio surrounded by mosaic art designed into the base of the cottage, or choose from one of the many local delicious restaurants only minutes from home.

The Cottage was built by French artists using recycled/reused materials such as weathered barn board as accents on the exterior siding and discarded kitchen cabinets topped with custom mosaic tile counters. They believed strongly in making use of what others deemed not valuable. It is truly a unique and eclectic one of a kind space including a walk-in mosaic tile bath and custom stenciled concrete floor in the kitchen. The cottage vaulted ceilings make the space light and bright during the day, and romantic in the evening.

The cottage is perfect for a romantic, cozy get-away for two, or for a couple with younger children looking to explore Asheville. The cottage is pet friendly, just be sure to let me know you will be bringing a pet (maximum of 2), and be sure to read and abide by some simple pet rules so that I can keep accepting guests furry friends. There is a fenced area for your pet out the back door (picket fence so very small dogs may not be well-contained).

The cottage is tucked in and quiet, with a privacy fence in front and back, a fenced backyard with table, 4 chairs and umbrella, and gardens blooming throughout the spring, summer and fall. The parking area is shared by The Hydrangea House, a 2 bedroom vacation rental also on the property you'll see when parking but is hidden from view when you are in the Cottage/out back in the fenced yard. The cottage location is not in a walkable friendly neighborhood (no sidewalks and narrow shoulder) but it's an easy few minute drive to Weaverville where you can park and walk the neighborhood behind main street as well as the walking trail around Lake Louise, a short stroll from town. Lake Louise also offers a fitness area, children's playground and lots of ducks and turtles!

I do not live on the property but am around many times during the week for yard maintenance and to check in with guests if you are not out exploring Asheville and the surrounding area. Everyone is welcome at the Cottage, I am lifestyle friendly. I am only a short distance away on the East side of Asheville, and available by phone/text should you have any questions.

All you need to bring with you are your clothes, food and your adventurous spirit. Everything else is included!

Keywords: Convenient, Quiet, Private, Romantic, pet friendly, Asheville cottage retreat, couples retreat
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Member since: 2003

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/19/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 700 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Minimum age for rental is 25 years old....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    The Cottage is strictly non-smoking. Smoking is allowed outside only behind the cottage. All butts must be discarded in the trash, not left on the ground....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Up to 2 well behaved dogs are allowed. There is a fenced yard out the back door but note that it is a picket fence and small dogs may not be well contained. The fenced yard of the Hydrangea House (other vacation home on the property) and the Cottage do meet in one corner and dogs can visibly see each other in one part of the yard. If your dog has issues with other dogs, this might not be your place, or be prepared to monitor your pet if this will be an issue for him/her so as to lessen any curious or aggressive barking. To simplify cleaning of pet hair and dirt, sheets to cover beds are provided and are REQUIRED to be used. Crating is not mandatory but is encouraged. A medium sized crate is available if you need one. Just ask for it. All dogs MUST be up to date on vaccinations and free of fleas and ticks. Evidence of fleas left behind will incur additional fees!...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Memory foam Q Bed & full size futon located in the same room...moreless

  • One Queen memory foam bed and one fold out full-size futon. Brand new inner spring futon purchased in January of 2017 is very comfortable! The Queen bed and futon are located in the same room; one side of room is Queen bed, the other side is the futon/TV/living room (see photos for layout). The cottage is most suited for one couple looking for a romantic getaway close to all that Asheville has to offer, or a couple with younger children where privacy is not an issue as you are sleeping in the same room. It is not a suitable set up for two couples to be comfortable and have privacy, or for older children who may not want to sleep that closely with parents. Nor is it a space for friends that want separate bedrooms/privacy. I do also offer a 2 bed/1 bath home on this property called Hydrangea House, listing #982746....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


  • Unique and beautiful custom mosaic tile work. A shower stall. There is no tub....moreless

Other Amenities

  • The cottage does not currently provide a washer and dryer but there is a clean, safe laundromat located a few minutes away. Plans are underway to provide a private laundry facility in the basement of the Hydrangea House vacation home located next door. This should be available in early 2017....moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    DVD Player. A red box for rentals is available a couple of minutes from the Cottage at the CVS....moreless

  • Music Library:

    An assortment of CD's is available for your use....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Small portable radio....moreless

  • Television:

    32' Flat Screen with local stations provided old school through an antenna. We don't believe your vacation in the mountains should be based on sitting indoors watching TV!...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Downtown Asheville is super easy to get to, just hop on I-26, a few minutes from the Cottage, and in 10-15 minutes tops, you'll be in the thick of downtown....moreless

  • Village:

    Weaverville town is a 5 minute drive from the Cottage and is a super sweet place for a stroll, coffee, breakfast/lunch/dinner and shopping. For more information:

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining:

    Indoor dining for two is a small bistro table. There is no indoor dining table for more than two. Seating for four is provided on the back patio. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 2 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Two window units....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Monitor heater in main living area. Infrared heater in kitchen/den/bath area....moreless

  • Internet:

    No computer provided, but WIFI is available....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Living room and bedroom are combined, see photos for visual....moreless

  • Parking:

    Shared parking with another pet friendly rental home also on the property. Parking is available for up to 2 vehicles only, in designated area. Private and safe....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Private and safe parking....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet:

    Yes, WiFi is available and works well....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee maker and filters, and a coffee press. Complimentary organic fair trade coffee for first morning as well as sugar (and sweetners) and creamer. A variety of teas are also available....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Everything you could need to cook with is provided....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Plenty of dishes and utensils are provided...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Fully outfitted kitchen including 4 burner stove and oven. Full size refrigerator. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Four burner full size stove and oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Basic spices such as sugar, salt, pepper, basic condiments such as ketchup and mustard....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Full size refrigerator/freezer. Ice trays provided (there is no ice maker)....moreless

  • Stove:

    Four burner full size stove and oven....moreless

  • Toaster


  • Lawn / Garden:

    The Cottage is surrounded by gardens....moreless



Write a review 4.7
from 47 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Holiday/Memorial Day
May 26 - May 28, 2017
3 night min stay
Holiday/4th of July
Jun 30 - Jul 4, 2017
3 night min stay
Holiday/Labor Day
Sep 1 - Sep 3, 2017
3 night min stay
Fall Rate
Sep 15 - Nov 4, 2017
2 night min stay
$119 $139
Fri, Sat
Nov 22 - Nov 25, 2017
3 night min stay
Winter Rate 2018
Jan 2 - Mar 3, 2018
2 night min stay
$89 $110
Fri, Sat
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$119 $139
Fri, Sat

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning fee $60 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Tax Rate 13%

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 04/19/2017
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25 Miles
Nearest Airport
30 Minutes from Asheville Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 minute to I-26
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 minutes to a selection of local restaurants!
23 Miles
Nearest Ski
30 Minutes to Wolf Laurel Ski Resort

Car: Necessary

Some easily accessible activities include Hiking, whitewater rafting, Grove Park Inn & Spa, Biltmore Estate, North Carolina Arboretum, waterfalls, mountain biking, zip lines, art galleries, & incredible sightseeing along the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway only minutes from the Cottage - it's all here!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

About the owner: I have made Asheville my home since 1995 and would never live anyplace else! I'm an avid outdoorsy type person enjoying hikes in the woods, kayaking, camping, wildflowers, sunsets. In 2003 I purchased the property the Cottage sits on and lived in the main home (Gray house next door) for 12 years where I ran a small dog daycare/boarding/training business out of a 3rd building on the property. I closed that business in 2015 and moved to the Riceville area (East Asheville) with my then fiancé now husband, Stan. I have been renting the Cottage mostly as a vacation, occasionally as a long term rental, since it was purchased in 2003. It's very rewarding to provide such a unique and beautiful space for vacationers to the NC mountains. I also love dogs! My other job is organizing and producing dog agility events in NC and TN.

Why the Owner Chose Weaverville, NC, USA:
I chose to purchase this property back in 2003 because I was drawn to it's unique and beautiful one of a kind mosaic artwork from the previous owners who had renovated the property and built the cottage on an existing foundation. The beautiful, quiet, peaceful yet very convenient location cinched the deal. I loved living on the property for 12 years and running a small successful dog daycare/boarding business, as well as managing the cottage as a vacation rental.

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Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/19/2017

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  • The cottage entrance in full spring bloom.

    The cottage entrance in full spring bloom.

  • Mosaic shower

    Mosaic shower

  • Private backyard

    Private backyard

  • Picket fence, small dogs could get through.

    Picket fence, small dogs could get through.

  • Comfortable sitting nook for relaxing and reading, bathroom door to the left.

    Comfortable sitting nook for relaxing and reading, bathroom door to the left.

  • Backyard view of the Cottage

    Backyard view of the Cottage

  • View of cottage from the parking area in the fall.

    View of cottage from the parking area in the fall.

VRBO #31846

This listing was first published here in 2003.

Date last modified - Sunday, April 23, 2017

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