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Modern Cottage Outside Asheville- Views, Privacy, Comfort

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Space 1,350 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedroom, 1 bath, Sleeps 6

Stardust cottage sits at end of the road in a beautiful farming valley 30 minutes outside of Asheville. Comfortably sleeps six in soft white sheets & down comforters (two queen, twin & trundle). Light & airy- windows everywhere, wood floors, & high ceilings! Enjoy gentle breezes, bubbling creeks, & bright stars while relaxing on the porch swing.

Come visit Stardust Cottage when you're ready to relax and enjoy your time in the mountains! Just updated with you in mind. The kitchen is stocked with quality cookware.

Escape from your television, but enjoy streaming shows on your computer. Our wifi will keep you connected if you desire.

Babies and Kids Count! We welcome children with toys and games for all ages. We have a pack-n-play, high chair, baby gate, and kid's dinner ware. We appreciate honest guest counts, regardless of guest ages.

Outside amenities include a bubbling creek, and plenty of room to run, keeping children busy for hours! Chill out in our shady hammock. Relax on our covered porch in one of our rocking chairs or on our porch swing while you take in the mountain views. Enjoy the flowers in our garden, or pick herbs for your dinner. Roast marshmallows at our fire pit. If you are here during the cooler fall months, enjoy a cozy fire in the woodstove (we have gas heat, as well). You'll have access to miles of hiking trails right outside our door. Admire a sky full of stars at night, and then fall asleep with the gentle mountain breeze and the sound of the creeks outside.

Quiet and private, our neighbors are not visible or close to the house. You'll need a car- Stardust Cottage is nestled 'back in the holler'!

We may greet you at your arrival, see you off when checking out as we arrive to prepare the cottage for the next guests, or -rarely- during your stay if anything needs attention. Mostly we will leave you to enjoy the peace and privacy we love about this property. We live in Asheville and can assist you by email, phone or in person, if needed. Welcome to the Appalachian mountains!

More Details

Owner
Owner/ Property Manager
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 24, 2017

About Owner/ Property Manager

Hi! We love meeting new people and trying new things- especially food and travel. We've lived in the Asheville area since our college years, and have two great kids. Western North Carolina is very community-minded and we like to get involved in helping make our wonderful place to live even better. Our family enjoys hiking the trails and cooling off in the streams in the summer, and then catching the incredible vistas on the way home.

Owner/ Property Manager purchased this house in 2002

Why Owner/ Property Manager chose Smoky Mountains

We bought this place as our primary residence and lived here for eleven years. We loved it from the minute we saw it and still do! Big Sandy Mush Valley is the best preserved farming valley in the southern Appalachians. Thousands of acres of conservation lands are adjacent to the property, organic farms are abundant here.

What makes this house unique

Stardust Cottage is private and relaxing in a gorgeous natural setting.

It's modern and comfortable, with soft sheets and down comforters

You can get to Asheville for city fun, but no need to!

Amenities

Leicester House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • Just redone bathroom! Cheery walls and white tile for a spa like feel. Separate shower and extra large clawfoot tub. Soak in the tub and gaze up and the mountains and sky!
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Twin with trundle
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Memory foam/spring matress
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Memory foam mattress
  • Bedrooms 1 and 2 are the same roomy size. Both have mountain views, new queens & bedding, soft white sheets and down comforters. Bedroom two has a kids play area in the very large closet. Close the closet doors and you'd never know!
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(50 traveler reviews)

Modern Cottage Outside Asheville- Views, Privacy, Comfort
average rating of 4.88 based on 50 reviews
5

Fabulous

  • 5 of 5

The cottage exceeded our expectations. We have used vrbo many times in the past and had good experiences, but this was arguably our best stay yet. Cottage was well outfitted and included everything and more for our family. Within 10 minutes my wife and I declared that we would be back. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Concord, NC
5

Property is gorgeous, great spot in middle of no where. Perfect place to disconnect and unwind.

  • 5 of 5

Besides a slight mishap when backing out of driveway the stay was amazing. The house is well maintained, comfortable places to rest, beautiful/serene sitting areas to take in nature. Kama was readily available prior to making the trip. The house is a ways out so make sure to plan accordingly and definitely best to bring everything you need so you don't have to make long trip into nearest grocery store. Will definitely stay here again and again.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Delightful retreat!

  • 5 of 5

The house was amazing - super clean, homey, comfortable and I enjoyed being able to cook for our family. The ping pong table was a huge hit for our teenage kids and the relaxing porch with rockers/swing was my favorite. Thank you for a wonderful retreat!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful cabin

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is very nice. They provide a lot of extras which is awesome. For example they provided a good selection of condiments, spices, and even some food. When I travel I don't want to go out and buy condiments and spices to just use once. The property itself is well maintained and the land it is on is beautiful. They also provide some toys to keep kids busy which is great because there is no tv. I really liked that there was no tv because a vacation is about family time and there is enough to do at the house and in the area that you don't need it.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The most amazing vacation home I've stayed in - better than Old Edwards Inn, better than ANYWHERE

  • 5 of 5

I love to travel, but staying in private homes can be gamble - this time, though, we hit the lottery!

Just two weeks before our trip, I'd had the chance to visit Old Edwards Inn in Highlands, NC, a rather pricey spa resort, so I had high standards. Having tried both in quick succession, I can tell you honestly, even if Stardust Cottage were the same price (it isn't!!!), I'd rather stay at Stardust! It's supernaturally beautiful, secluded but an easy drive, fully stocked down to details like delicious coffee and crayons for kids, all with a fantastically responsive hostess. Kama, the owner and your hostess, beyond being perfectly available and anticipating somehow your every need (brand new toothbrushes in the bathroom, in case you forgot), also maintains gorgeously rambling flower gardens around the home. The house is spotless. The floor plan is cozy, the furniture inviting, the whole place awash with light. I especially wish I had her secret for gardening (or her experience and patience).

We loved watching our young kids splash in the shallow, gentle creek, or staying home, sitting and swinging and rocking on the porch, playing foosball and ping pong in the basement, having coffee on long walks around the grounds while the kids picked every wildflower... I wish I was there now. It rained all weekend, and we still had the best trip - with four toddlers, and NO TV! This place isn't just magic, it's miraculous.

Beautifully appointed, in a magical location, a home I'd happily live in. There is no other place in Asheville for us!

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

We loved spending a few days tucked away in a beautiful area. It was clean, quiet and a perfect escape. The cabin was so well furnished and relaxing! We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
34 Miles
Asheville (Charlotte 2.5 hrs)
Nearest Motorway
13 Miles
Interstate 40
Nearest Ski
36 Miles
Cataloochee
Car: necessary

Asheville is a sophisticated small city in a mountain valley in the southeastern United States. It's a very popular and well known tourist area. The city is very walkable with shops, galleries, and restaurants on every corner. Asheville is know for its foodie culture, including lots of vegetarian choices. The varied nightlife scene and many cultural activities and festivals will keep you busy if you like. The area is also known for its many artists and crafts people. Just south of downtown is the Biltmore House; the largest private residence in the USA. The house and its thousands of acres are open to the public. The Blue Ridge parkway also passes through the area. This is an incredibly scenic drive through the national forests in the area, with world class views, and many interesting stops along the way for hiking, picnicking, looking at waterfalls, or frolicking in the cool mountain streams.

Endless opportunities abound for rafting, rock climbing, and backwoods adventures if outdoors is your thing. There are two ski resorts, each about one hour from Stardust Cottage. Golf is also popular in the area. You can choose to be in the middle of the action, and then out in the middle of nowhere 15 min later!

Closer to Stardust cottage are several organic farms, including flowers and a nationally known herb farm. Potters and crafts people live tucked in their beautiful corner of Sandymush Valley.

Don't let our long backwoods private gravel drive fool you... a beautiful modern well appointed cottage awaits at the end!

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Rates & Availability

Leicester House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 20 2017 - Nov 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
$149
 
 
Christmas
Dec 17 2017 - Jan 2 2018
7 night minimum stay
$149
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$149
$995
$2,600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Cleaning $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 13.0%

BABIES COUNT! We appreciate honest guest counts, regardless of guest ages, in order to cover added wear and tear caused by the greater number of guests.

Holidays or high season may have special rates or require longer minimum stays.

Check In: 4 pm Check out: 11 am

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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