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Ivy Cottage near Biltmore Park & Blue Ridge Pkwy.

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

House, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2) but very spacious! 1200 sq ft

Awesome 1 bed/1 bath super spacious cottage with amazingly comfortable king bed!

Great location near Biltmore Park and Blue Ridge Parkway! Newly renovated with new furnishings!!


Asheville Retreat Cottages...super nice cottages located smack in the middle of everything you want to do in Asheville!!!! NO MORE THAN 2 GUESTS ALLOWED per cottage!! We want to keep this little community exclusive for individuals seeking a quiet, relaxing time away from their normal busy lives.

The Ivy Cottage is conveniently located just minutes from Biltmore Park and only 15 minutes from downtown Asheville in the Avery Creek/Arden community. Biltmore Park has lots of restaurants, shops, entertainment, a great movie theater, spa and more. The Blue Ridge Parkway is only 3 miles away and a great place for hikes and sightseeing. The NC Arboretum is only 3 miles away and is great for hiking, biking and exploring the beautiful gardens. Zen Tubing is just 2 miles down the road at the French Broad River. This is absolutely a must do activity for all ages. The new Outlet Mall is only 5 miles away and has shopping for everyone! The Biltmore House is just 15 minutes away and another must do in Asheville. Plan at least 5 hours though because you will want to explore everything on the estate...just beautiful!

Whether you are coming to Asheville to hike, bike, fish, tub, sightsee, shop, explore or relax, this location is close to everything!

Truly a great getaway, this rock house is in a very small community with only 5 units (this one being 1/2 of a duplex). You will find all the conveniences needed for a few nights or a few months.

While this rental only has 1 bedroom and 1 bath, it is a very spacious 1200 square feet and has a fenced back yard with patio. The kitchen is huge so if you want to prepare a snack or a large meal, you are set! The living/dining rooms are open with lots of natural light. You have a 42" HD Flat Screen TV with a smart blue ray player so you can access your Netflix, Vudu, Hulu, Amazon Video, Pandora and more accounts plus 40+ video library. The bedroom has a COMFY KING SIZED BED. The bathroom has been recently renovated and has a walk in shower. The entry/mud room has a full size washer and dryer for guest use...great for longer stays : ). The outside patio in the fenced yard has a table, chairs and grill...great to relax after a long day exploring Asheville!!

3 other 1 bed/1bath rental's next door available if you need more space-see VRBO #'s 429169, 971806 and 971821.

The following are provided:



Paper towels

2 rolls of toilet paper

Dishwasher soap

Laundry soup

The following amenities are at the property:

42' flat screen HD TV with HD cable service

Video library

All linens

Iron & board

Patio set

Full kitchen

Paved entry and parking.

Biltmore Park-2.5 miles

Outlet Mall-5 miles

Blue Ridge Parkway-3 miles

Downtown Asheville-13 miles

Biltmore Estate-14 miles

Keywords: Stone house/duplex.

More Details

Bruce Varney
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2017

About Bruce Varney

My wife and I have several vacation rentals that I manage. She is a licensed real estate broker specializing in vacation rentals and 2nd homes as well as working with people relocating to this area.

We love creating a special place for our guests to enjoy

Bruce Varney purchased this house in 2009

Why Bruce Varney chose Smoky Mountains

This property is where my wife grew up so it holds a special place in our hearts. It is perfect for someone between homes or just looking to visit for a few days.

What makes this house unique

This home is in the small community of only 5 homes so has privacy yet is just minutes away from the fun Asheville has to offer!

Guestbook comments from the owner

-- it was very productive for both of us...We appreciated all the flowers you had outside, and the nice sitting area...And the bed!!! It is the best.
Oct 2011
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Arden House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Walk-in shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Super comfy KING sized bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Patio in back yard has table, chairs, and charcoal grill.


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Ivy Cottage near Biltmore Park & Blue Ridge Pkwy.
average rating of 4.721519 based on 80 reviews

Comfortable & clean without the glitz

  • 4 of 5

This is a nice property. The kitchen is huge and well equipped. The bedroom has a comfy king bed and the shower is generous. The grounds are spacious and there's a fenced area outside with tables, chairs, and a fire pit. A computer desk and comfortable chair would be a welcome addition. There was no chair that was a comfortable place for me to complete my work.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, private and lovely

  • 4 of 5

We stayed on our way to Lake Keowee for the eclipse and the mid-August weekend in Asheville was awesome, toured the Biltmore (we thought this property was close not realizing that you have to drive into Asheville to enter the property) and then kayaked the French Broad river. Despite being a 10-15 minute drive to town this property was a nice respite during our adventures and offered very comfortable nights.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute and Quaint

  • 4 of 5

This little cottage attachment is hidden on the backside of a quaint house that sits at the end of a narrow tree filled lane where there are two other smaller cottages not attatched to the house. It's private, spacious, nicely decorated with good quality furnishings, immaculate, and well stocked with everything you would need to cook with. Honestly, it was like a home away from home. It smelled so good when we walked in. We didn't get to enjoy the charcoal grill and fire pit on the private patio due to the nightly rain but the library of movies, books, and Asheville attractions material kept us occupied.

It took us about 15 minutes to get to the city of Asheville, as well as the Biltmore area, 5 minutes to

Zen tubing, 5 minutes to Lake Julian, and about 40 minutes to Hooker Falls.

We really enjoyed our time in the cottage although it isn't surrounded by mountain scenery. That will come as you drive through Blue Ridge or to the Falls areas.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place To Stay Near Asheville

  • 5 of 5

The Ivy Cottage was a great place to stay. The place was clean, quiet and had everything we needed for a great stay. We had planned to utilize the kitchen but wound up being so busy that we never did. Had we decided to, we would have had everything we needed since the kitchen was well stocked with pots, pans and all necessary utensils. The instructions for everything (TV, internet, lockbox, arrival, departure, etc) were all very clear and easy to find. During the time that we were there, there was some work being done on one of the other cottages and the owner went out of his way to notify us about the potential noise. We never heard a thing but appreciate the effort he made.

Overall, we would love to stay at the Ivy Cottage again and would gladly recommend it to anyone who is interested in a nice, quiet place near Asheville.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the nice review. So glad the roof work next door didn't bother you. Winds produced an unexpected roof leak that had to be handled asap. We hope you return soon!! Bruce
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Delightful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Ivy cottage is a delightful place. It is spacious and comfortable and has every amenity. The owners know what travelers like/need for comfort and they supply it. AC cools easily, Wifi is fast, the big screen TV has loads of channels and the kitchen and bathroom are well stocked with the necessities. When we arrived, the cottage was immaculate and spotless. Clearly, effort had been made to make sure it was like new for our arrival.The pictures are an accurate portrayal of the cottage - plenty of room to enjoy yourself. Very reasonable drive time to all that you want to see in Asheville and nearby. We had a fabulous stay and highly recommend the Ivy cottage.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review. So glad you enjoyed your stay!! Bruce
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Convenient and Quaint Cottage getaway

  • 5 of 5

Great location to Asheville attractions and a lovely well-kept cottage to enjoy. Nice patio area, large family room and kitchen with everything you need. Clean and just as the pictures showed! We will be back and recommend to others.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the great review! Hope you will return soon. Bruce
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Asheville Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
At Biltmore Park
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Broadmoor Golf
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
At Biltmore Park
Car: recommended

Just minutes to shopping, restaurants, entertainment, the Biltmore Estate and downtown Asheville.

Biltmore Park-2.5 miles

Outlet Mall-5 miles

Blue Ridge Parkway-3 miles

Downtown Asheville-13 miles

Biltmore Estate-14 miles


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60

No monthly rentals during June, July, August or October.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.