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Excellent Rates, Excellent Reviews, Excellent location! Near Biltmore Park.

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 cottage.

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!!!! 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

Darcy Varney
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 23, 2017

About Darcy Varney

I am from the Asheville area and Bruce is from California. He relocated to Asheville to be closer to his daughter in 2010. 2 days after arriving in Asheville we met and fell in love immediately! Since getting married in 2011, our love for the beach took us to St Croix, USVI where we decided we were too far away from our 4 children. In 2017 we moved back to the states and landed in Hilton Head SC.

We visit Asheville regularly and love the mountains as much as we do the ocean!!

Darcy Varney purchased this house in 2009

Why Darcy Varney chose Arden

This property is where I grew up so it holds a special place in our hearts. It is perfect for a quick getaway or an extended stay.

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

The location is AWESOME!! Close proximity to south Asheville, Biltmore Park, the Blue Ridge Parkway, French Broad River and Airport. This property offers off the main path privacy yet is smack in the middle everything! The perfect combination for a vacation getaway!!!

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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Excellent Rates, Excellent Reviews, Excellent location! Near Biltmore Park.
average rating of 4.731707 based on 83 reviews

Bruce provided us with accommodations that were clean and inviting

  • 5 of 5

From fresh coffee beans to wood for the fire pit. From an extremely comfortable bed to the quiet after our days exploring Asheville. Really enjoyed the convenience and decor. We would come back in a heartbeat. Thank you

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope you will be able to return soon!!
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Amazing getaway!!

  • 5 of 5

We were in town for a wedding and this cottage was in a perfect location for privacy and relaxation when we came back from the events. It was very clean and inviting, it had a great little pato with fire pit we enjoyed and bistro set for morning coffee and breakfast. Close proximity to resturants and shopping. We enjoyed walking in the morning and watching squirrels, birds, and a groundhog! Bruce was so helpful in all aspects and we plan to stay here again really soon !!! It always is comforting to go away to a place that feels like home !!!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your time here. We look forward to you visiting again. Thanks so much for the great review! Bruce
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Very clean and convenient to shopping and Parkway!

  • 5 of 5

Owners were very easy to deal with, helpful when I needed more pans, they brought a whole new set, very restful and peaceful, checkout was

made simple, and would recommend to a couple or single person.

Thanks Bruce for an enjoyable time!


  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay!!!!
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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: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So sorry we don't have a computer desk at this property, however, for future guest, there is a writing desk and chair in the living room. Also, the dining area has a good size table with 4 chairs where you could set up a work area. In all honesty, that's more than any of our other vacation homes have. I'm surprise that warranted giving this property a 4 star review. We strive to give our guests the best property at a very reasonable price and will continue to work hard to do that.
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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: August 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: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.