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

Sleeps4
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

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 http://www.visitweaverville.com/. 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

Owner
Jayne Abbot
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 17, 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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Map

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
Conveniences
Nearest Point of Interest
Conveniences
Nearest Point of Interest
Conveniences
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!

Amenities

Weaverville Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • 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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Unique and beautiful custom mosaic tile work. A shower stall. There is no tub.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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.

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Wisteria Cottage - Couples Retreat, Cozy, Convenient, Quiet, Pet Friendly
average rating of 4.75 based on 57 reviews
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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: Sep 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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5

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: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Cottage will make you smile :-) ... look for the mosaic :-)

  • 5 of 5

We totally enjoyed our time at the Cottage. We had come into town for our grandchild's 4th birthday. This cottage was less than 3 miles away from the activity :-).

We loved the English Cottage-ness of the place. The yard was adorable, and the back yard was fenced in for the enjoyment of our dog (and us during the evening). Everything was so restful.

Wisteria Cottage is close to downtown Weaverville so we didn't do any cooking at the house, but we could have :-) Everything was where you would think to look for it.

Walking into town isn't out of the question, but you'd have to make time for it. We have stayed in a number of places in Weaverville and the cuteness of this place made us smile.

We would recommend it to any of our friends (or friends to be).

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Super comfortable. Great location for our trip. Very pet friendly!

  • 5 of 5

Accommodations were wonderful. The bed was the best . Our dog enjoyed the fenced backyard. Very peaceful.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very Cozy Great Location

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I really enjoyed our stay here. Close to everything yet you feel isolated at the same time. Really great place for couples! We enjoyed the town of Weaverville and had a couple of great meals at Blue Moon Pizza. I highly recommend this place! We enjoyed Mountain Biking, shopping in Black Mountain and breakfast at West End Bakery in West Asheville. We look forward to coming back to the Wisteria Cottage again soon.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing and beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay! It was relaxing and absolutely gorgeous! There were more than the average amenities provided as well as lists of recommendations for things to do and places to eat! Our two small dogs loved our stay as well! We will definitely be recommending it to any friends that go to visit as well as using the cabin ourselves next time we come to town!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning fee $70 + Tax
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.