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

Bedrooms Studio
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 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

More Details

Jayne Abbot
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2017

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 Smoky Mountains

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.

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:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
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. A shower stall. There is no tub.
  • Studio, 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 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.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(48 traveler reviews)

Wisteria Cottage - Couples Retreat, Cozy, Convenient, Quiet, Pet Friendly
average rating of 4.7291665 based on 49 reviews

Quaint, quiet and clean!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed the weekend at this adorable cottage and have nothing but great things to say about both the house and Jayne. Jayne was quick to respond and accommodate us. We wanted an earlier check in and later check out and Jayne graciously accomodated our request with no issues!

When we arrived the cottage was very clean and smelled like "home" right down to the fresh cut grass smell. Our puppy was right at home in the back yard!

We enjoyed a night in the first night and we made dinner in the cottage. We had every pot/pan and any utinsel we could ask for including some spices. There is a publix 5 minutes from the cottage that has a great selection!

The cottage is easy to find and Jayne provides very detailed directions to the cottage as well as check in/check out information.

Jayne also recommended a couple trails for us to take our puppy which we very much enjoyed! The water side trail was 8 minutes from the cottage and it is a must! The water was ripping the day we went though so be careful with pups off the leash around that.

It was chilly and rainy some of our stay and the heat in the cabin was awesome! Heats up quickly and stays nice and cozy! We also turned the provided infuser on which was a special treat for us (we have them in our house as well).

All in all, this place is great! Close to some great local spots and not too far from downtown Asheville. Definitely would recommend and we will be staying again!

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful, Quiet, Comfortable stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had the best time at the Wisteria Cottage. Everything was as described, and Jayne was a great host. Our dogs loved having a fenced yard and they also enjoyed the treats Jayne provided for them! The town of Weaverville was lovely and we had a great pizza at Blue Moon Pizza one night. The Cottage was very comfortable for relaxing and have a quiet meal before heading out on our adventures. Getting into Asheville and the surrounding area was easy and convenient. We slept really well in the excellent bed too. We'll definitely be back sometime soon!

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quaint and clean

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at the Wisteria Cottage. It is in a nice quiet area, 15 minutes from most anything in Asheville. February probably isn't a normal tourist month but even outside of the regular time for visiting Asheville we found the cottage very cozy and a great place to come back to after long days out and about. There was one instance where we needed to contact Jayne and she was very responsive, basically immediately. We're really glad we chose the Wisteria Cottage.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wisteria cottage was welcoming and very cozy!

  • 5 of 5

After a long day of driving, we walked into the house with our two pups and we were instantly comfortable. Jayne thought of every little thing to make our stay amazing! The dogs loved it and the fenced in yard let them roam free, which our dogs need! Leaving was so difficult! We can't wait to book again at the place that leaves us with so many great memories! Thanks Jayne!

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Holiday Escape

  • 5 of 5

Wisteria Cottage provided the perfect venue for our introduction to Ashville and the Smokies.

Jayne could not have been more helpful in providing us with information to maximize the quality of our stay, while kindly leaving us with items which fell off our packing list: coffee, toiletries, etc.

The decor was adorable, the cleanliness impeccable, the proximity convenient. -- all in all, a great place to hang our hats for Christmas Week. Thanks, Jayne!

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was not what I expected

  • 2 of 5

It was more like a converted shed or garage rather than a charming cottage. It is best for couple with one child or a few children. The second bedroom is more like an alcove. The bathroom which is off this room doesn't have a solid door, so it doesn't provide much privacy. The main room has a concrete floor so it is a bit cold in the winter. The dining table is quite small. The second night we spent there, we woke up to the smell of propane in the main bedroom. I think it was a bit overpriced for what it was.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I can assure the cottage is not a converted shed or garage, and was stick built onsite. As many others have stated, they find the cottage very charming and comfortable for their stay. I strive to make my listing as clear as possible so that guests' expectations are met. To future Wisteria Cottage renters: please read the listing and understand that it is a unique space/layout. It does not have conventional bedroom spaces and is accurately described in detail, and through photo depictions in the listing. The description also clearly states that it is best suited for couples or a couple with young children, as well as that there is a bistro table for two (depicted as well in photos). I do assume that renters read and understand what they are renting prior to booking. As with all homes, maintenance is required on occasion and I’m not always aware of issues before they happen. I ask for, and greatly appreciate, when I’m told of a maintenance issue, which Hilary did after her stay concerning the smell from the heater, and I have addressed the issue. You'll note in other reviews that guests have found the Cottage to meet and even exceed their expectations for an enjoyable vacation stay.
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
30 Minutes from Asheville Airport
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

Weaverville Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Holiday/Memorial Day
May 26 2017 - May 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Holiday/4th of July
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Holiday/Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall Rate
Sep 15 2017 - Nov 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter Rate 2018
Jan 2 2018 - Mar 3 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $60 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 13.0%

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.

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