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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:
July 23, 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: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • 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.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(74 traveler reviews)

Ivy Cottage near Biltmore Park & Blue Ridge Pkwy.
average rating of 4.743243 based on 75 reviews

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
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Very comfortable home. I have no complaints.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great weekend at the Ivy Cottage. If anyone is put off by the curb appeal factor, don't let it discourage you from staying here. The inside of the house is very cozy and comfortable. It was funny how neither of us noticed the apple and peach trees out front for two days! We will be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Overall nice large Place

  • 4 of 5

Nice place to stay, large unit with a nice outside patio. This was are first time to Asheville and were not sure of where we wanted to stay. This turned out to be a nice compromise. Would have been prefect with mountain views, but knew that going in. Would recommend.

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

Great place just minutes away from main interstate, shopping outlets, Biltmore and downtown. Very clean with extremely comfortable King Bed, very large kitchen and other areas. Park on level pad and walk right in. A bonus is the Shell Station at the cross road that has a terrific breakfast! Definitely have it logged in to stay again.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a Great Place !

  • 5 of 5

The home was clean, comfortable, peaceful, all amenities. The kitchen had anything you may need to prepare your meals. I highly recommend the Ivy Cottage. Bruce did a great job with the upgrades and we will be staying again when we return to Asheville.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review. We look forward to you staying with us again soon!
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Jacksonville, Florida

Good value

  • 5 of 5

The Ivy Cottage is one half of a cute little house on a lane with several other rental cottages. It's a short drive to Asheville, though it would be a stretch to say it's close to the major attractions. For a one bedroom, it was very spacious, with just about everything you'd need to stay for several days or even a week. The furnishings were a bit of a hodgepodge, but of good quality and in good condition. Most importantly, the cleanliness gets an A+ grade. If you're looking for something a little different and don't need to be right around the corner from everything, the Ivy Cottage is a good value.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the great review. We are so happy you enjoyed your time there. One note about the location for other guests considering this property, Asheville is very spread out so it's not possible to find a location near everything. You just need to pick the activities you want to do and try to be close. Here are the approx. distances from this property to some of the attractions around Asheville- Biltmore Park-2.5 miles Lake Julian-3 miles Outlet Mall-5 miles Blue Ridge Parkway-3 miles Arboretum-3 miles Sierra Nevada Brewery-5 miles Downtown Asheville-13 miles Biltmore Estate-14 miles Hendersonville-10 miles Brevard-15 miles Black Mountain-20 miles
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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

Arden House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
Jun 30 2017 - Sep 27 2017
1 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 28 2017 - Nov 21 2017
1 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
December 2017
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 21 2017
1 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Years 2017
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 1 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60
Tax Rate 13.0%

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.
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