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Deluxe Historic District Cottage Close to Downtown Asheville.

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4). 30-night minimum.

Welcome to Asheville's original self-accommodating rental cottage established in 2000.

Experience a classic, private, Arts & Crafts-style guesthouse in a beautiful Historic District close to the center of town. All linens and other amenities are provided so just bring your groceries- and your laptop for the free WI-FI.

Please note the cottage is located on the second floor. The ground floor is the property owner's (very quiet!) office space.

See our amenities list including all linens provided, HDCATV, fast WIFI and more.

We've enjoyed hosting guests from across the US and around the world including Canada, Ireland and England, Mexico and Argentina, Greece, The Philippines and more. Many return for repeat visits and we make every effort to see that that happens!

We invite you to visit us in North Carolina's beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.

Keywords: rental, apartment, cottage, accommodations, urban, historic district, neighborhood, classic, deluxe, private

More Details

Kevin McGuire
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 10, 2017

About Kevin McGuire

Author of popular woodworking projects books since 1993 and entrepreneur, married to a clinician employed by the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Our daughter is a special ed classroom teacher.

Kevin McGuire purchased this cottage in 2000

Why Kevin McGuire chose North Carolina

We built the cottage on our residential property in 2000 for family, friends and rentals, inspired by spending an amazing week in a stone-and-thatch cottage in NW Ireland.

Close to downtown! Just $7 Uber fare, and we are located one block from the ART stop (Asheville Rapid Transit busline)

What makes this cottage unique

See our Amenities section for details!

Pet-Friendly (dogs only). A $75. fee (per pet) will be added to the quote you automatically received from VRBO, thanks.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a wonderful respite from the Florida summer. From the melodies of the birds each morning and throughout the day to the sounds of The Fabulous Thunderbirds 2-1/2 miles away at Bele Chere, this is truly a special place. The mountains, valleys, rivers, creeks and trails... there is so much beauty here. Anne and Kevin, we appreciate your creating this place with all the special touches you have provided. Looking forward to returning to the specialness, J

As I listen to "Graceland" while packing up to leave, I am thinking of the graciousness you have showed us in opening up this lovely getaway and sacred space. Thank you for making it so easy for us to enjoy our time here. Asheville and surrounding areas are great places to visit and experience. /we hope to do this again! G

Jul 2001
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Norwood Park Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Tiled shower. Fine bath linens provided as well as soaps and shampoos, paper products and other amenities.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen bed with new mattress installed June 2015, deluxe mattress pad and linens. Full-size custom sofabed fabricated in Hickory, NC with foam topper, mattress pad and linens. Simmons Beauty Rest inflatable single mattress with mattress pad and linens.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • limited accessibility ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Deluxe neighborhood cottage, very private and comfortable, quiet location, safe and friendly neighborhood, perennial gardens, nice walk to downtown along tree-lined streets, great markets and restaurants just a short walk away, a real cook's kitchen, tiled bathroom, ample closet storage. Original owners on property knowledgeable about area entertainment and recreation opportunities. Locking storage for bikes, strollers etc.- contact us for details before you confirm your dates so we may arrange the space for your visit.


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Deluxe Historic District Cottage Close to Downtown Asheville.
average rating of 4.9375 based on 24 reviews

Peace and Quiet

  • 5 of 5

Cozy cottage with everything we needed, tucked into the trees in a quiet residential neighborhood. Homey decorations and a nice deck bring instant relaxation. There's even a gate (in the closet) to close off the deck so little ones (kids, canines) can stay safe. There's a designated parking spot on the cul-de-sac so our car was out of harm's way. Nice neighborhood for walking our dog and downtown is just a few minutes drive away. The mattress is new and very plush foam. SO comfy!! We'll definitely come back!! The owners are friendly but not intrusive so you have lots of privacy, and they have a sweet friendly dog. We had no problems at all. Our little dog stayed with us and enjoyed the deck (with safety gate). There was room for her play pen in the living room so we could keep her safe (bad back, can't let her jump on furniture) while we were out. one morning a squirrel stopped by to drink from a water garden on the deck and many birds sang to us from the hemlocks. There is a flight of stairs to get to the cottage on the second floor so this place wouldn't work for anyone who can't get up a flight of stairs, but is great for anyone without mobility issues.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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wonderful stay in Asheville

  • 5 of 5

The Terrace Cottage is a wonderful location from which to enjoy beautiful, vibrant Asheville. The cottage is tastefully decorated, and hosts Anne and Kevin are wonderfully hospitable. The neighborhood with its historic homes offers great walking for the dogs (and humans). We enjoyed the restaurants in the area, especially Homegrown, and the proximity to downtown and all the interesting Asheville venues. We look forward to returning!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I were visiting Asheville and enjoyed our stay at the cottage. It was located in a very beautiful neighborhood and the perfect location! Uber was only $7 to get downtown. Also very close to the Grove Park Inn. The cottage was clean, cozy, and comfortable. Loved the secluded little patio. Kevin and his wife were very friendly. We will definitely be back soon!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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cozy cottage with a good location

  • 5 of 5

Me and my boyfriend recently visited the Terrace Cottage and really enjoyed our stay! It was a short drive to downtown Asheville, the Biltmore, and the NC Arboretum. The cottage itself was very clean and we really appreciated the fully stocked kitchen and breakfast nook to prepare and eat meals. Kevin, the owner, was very helpful and quick to respond to any emails I sent him. He even offered to let us stay past checkout time on the last day of our stay since there wasn't another visitor scheduled to arrive. Friendly hosts and a nice place to stay for a long weekend!

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy, Clean and Convenient

  • 5 of 5

We visited Asheville in the heart of North Carolina winter for a girl's weekend getaway. The cottage was lovely and Kevin was kind enough to turn the heat up before our arrival. Very private, quiet and even on a windy day you won't hear any outside noise. Because it was Restaurant Week, we dined out but all the appliances/dishes are there to prepare meals. Both the bed and pullout sofa were very comfortable. There were extra quilts and even a fan if you are like me and can't sleep without one. Downtown, Biltmore and other areas of interest are very short drive away making it easy to enjoy all the city has to offer!! Look forward to a return visit soon!

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place and great hosts!

  • 4 of 5

Cottage was cute, had everything we needed for my husband, myself, and our two small children (2 and 4). The owners were great, offered awesome advice on where/what to seem and even left a bunch of toys for our kids to play with! Walking distance to two parks, botanical gardens, and college. Was too much of a hike for us to walk downtown (over 35 min), but we enjoyed that it was a little distance between us and downtown. Asheville is a great city, loved all it's charm, and loved visiting the Biltmore and Chimney Rock (a must see...about 20 miles away)! Highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

Beaver Lake- our neighborhood favorite- is a five minute's drive and perfect for picnicing, fishing, and birding. Our walkable neighborhood parks feature creeks, terrific climbing and play equipment and lots of grassy expanses for the kids. Our cool, green botanical gardens are walking distance just below the UNC-Asheville campus. The neighborhood and downtown offer too many excellent restaurants, cafes, and markets to mention and are celebrated for their variety and quality. All of downtown is a WiFi hotspot so take along your computer for a cup of coffee. Asheville's new center-city park- Pack Square and Roger McGuire Green- is amazing and not to be missed. Movie theater is walkable featuring regular kid's films also.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $45
Additional Guest Fee $10 per person per night
Pet Fee $75

Our Pet Fee is $75. per pet (dogs only!). Please note this will be added to your total that you automatically receive in the VRBO rental request.Thanks!

You will receive directions and cottage entry instructions after your dates are confirmed on our calendars. Contact us prior to your payment to clarify any questions you may have about our rental, we look forward to hosting your visit to Asheville!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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