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Couples Retreat, Cozy, Convenient, Quiet, Pet Friendly, Firepit

Bedrooms 1
Space 700 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


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 from quaint 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 and 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, or choose from one of the many local delicious restaurants only minutes from home. Chilly night, a firepit is provided to enjoy an outdoor fire!

The Cottage was built by French artists using recycled/reused materials such as weathered barn board as accents on the exterior siding and re-installed 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

More Details

Jayne Abbot
Member since: 2003
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2018

About Jayne Abbot

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.

Jayne Abbot purchased this cottage in 2003

Why Jayne Abbot chose Weaverville

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. My husband and I plan to return to live in the main house for our retirement, hopefully soon!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Everything stated is spot on. Size of cottage was perfect for 2 people and our dogs. Location was fantastic to go to downtown Asheville as well as a quick drive to the parkway for hiking. We will very much use this property again for our next visit. Not to mention her CD collection is on point.
Nov 2016
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Weaverville Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Unique and beautiful custom mosaic tile work. Walk-in shower stall.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Memory foam Q Bed & full size futon located in the same room
  • 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.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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
The cottage does not have a washer and dryer inside, but please ask about availability of the laundry facilities located in the rental home next door if you will need laundry.


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Couples Retreat, Cozy, Convenient, Quiet, Pet Friendly, Firepit
average rating of 4.733333 based on 61 reviews

Very Quiet

  • 4 of 5

The cabin is down a country road and up a steep hill. It is very functional and has everything you need. It is a good place for two people as it is small and there is only one bathroom and a bistro table with two chairs.

My dog demands to be walked so twice a day we would drive to town because it was a neighborhood and had sidewalks along with cute shops and eateries which were dog friendly.

You definitely need a car to get around in as things are close but not a walkable distance.

The owner is very nice and poped over after calling to see how dog and I were managing.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely little cottage!

  • 5 of 5

This was a lovely little retreat. Easy drive to Asheville, yet remote. Our dog loved it, too! The grounds and gardens are amazing! We'll be back! Thanks, Jayne!

  • Submitted: May 6, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

This is a great place with an owner who takes care of her guests. The bedroom and family room are are super cozy. Our only problem was the cold kitchen floors (it was, however, winter). Our dogs loved the yard and we can't say enough good things about Jayne.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback. Glad you and your pups enjoyed your stay. It was particularly cold during your stay, and the colorful concrete floors of the kitchen can tend to reflect the outdoor cold. I'll be sure to recommend slippers for winter stays in the future. I hope you'll be back in the warmer months.
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A little slice of relaxation heaven

  • 5 of 5

Clean, cozy, and charming. Jayne even leaves little treats for her human guests and furry guests. Our dog loved the backyard and we loved everything about the cottage. It was a perfect weekend get away, just 15 minutes from downtown. We came to visit Asheville, but also for some much needed rest before the busy holiday season and the Wisteria Cottage served us well.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute little cottage

  • 4 of 5

If you have a pet traveling with you, this cottage is a great choice. Its very cozy, and is the perfect size for 2 people. The drive from asheville is short. Everything from treats to blankets to protect the furniture is supplied for your pet. Aside from being super close to our next door neighbors, we loved our stay! Also Jayne is a great host.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The cottage is very welcoming for well-mannered pets and responsible owners. As other guests have noted, the cottage setting is private both inside and outside. If you are seeking seclusion (no neighbors at all) then the Wisteria Cottage is not for you. But if you want quiet, privacy, and a unique cozy space all in a convenient accessible location, then the Cottage will check all those boxes!
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Every thought went into providing all the small things needed to make our stay feel like home

  • 5 of 5

Very clean and a lot for your your money. Felt like home.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
30 Minutes from Asheville Airport
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Reems Creek Golf
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
1 minute to I-26
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
5 minutes to a selection of local restaurants!
Nearest Ski
23 Miles
30 Minutes to Wolf Laurel Ski Resort
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Downtown Weaverville
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!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $70
Pet Fee $50
Refundable Damage Deposit $200

Pets must be declared and the pet fee of $50.00 (plus taxes) included in your payment.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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