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Discover This Gem Of A Vacation Home In Downtown Brevard!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Your Home Away From Home!

Experience the true comforts of home that this Charming historic bungalow possesses. You are in for a Real Treat! Fresh and Clean as a Daisy, this 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath home with lovely front porch is located conveniently in downtown Brevard, NC. This newly renovated home has all of the modern conveniences: Flat screen TV with cable, WIFI, central heat and air, custom built kitchen and washer/ dryer. You will be within walking distance to Brevard’s favorite restaurants: Jordan Street Café, Square Root, Hob Nob, Jaime's, Falls Landing, Marco’s Trattoria, Big Mike's Italian, El Ranchero Mexican, Maya Mexican, Bracken Mountain Bakery, Rocky's Soda Shop, 185 King Street (a music venue), Brevard Brewery, Dugan's Irish Pub… You can spice up your evening with Brevard Brewery Tours, taking you to all of the local breweries. Downtown also offers a wide variety wonderful shops.

Our town features a number of Festivals: Brevard Music Festival, The White Squirrel Music Festival and gravity races, 4th of July Festival with craft and food vendors, Halloween Festival and Old Time / Bluegrass Music Competition, Twilight Tour Christmas Festival, Mountain Song Music Festival, Assault on the Carolinas bicycle race, Weekend Tailgate Market (featuring local food, crafts and music), summer street dances and much more. For more information, visit the Heart of Brevard website brevardnc.org

Located 5 minutes from Brevard is the fabulous Brevard Music Center. Situated on a wooded 180-acre campus, founded in 1936, the Music Center is one of this country's premier summer training programs and music festivals. This is only the beginning of the music scene Brevard has to offer: The Porter Center at Brevard College hosts many world renowned artists as well as local talent. There are many other local venues hosting local and regional musicians. The Phoenix Lounge features a different musician each night of the week. You are guaranteed to find something for even the pickiest of music enthusiasts.

Close to the Brevard Music Center you will find The Bracken Mountain Preserve, a 395 acre recreation area, owned by the City of Brevard. Mountain bikers, trail runners and nature lovers can explore its 7.1 miles of trails. Bracken Mountain trail connects directly to the Pisgah National Forest trail system.

Hiking

There are so many amazing hiking trails in the area. Some of our favorites:

Dupont State Forest

If some light hiking and waterfalls are what you're looking for, then Dupont State Forest should be your destination. This is where we first took Lola for a hike after she came into our lives. Bonus: It's also where the first Hunger Games movie was filmed!

Frying Pan

This is a nice short hike up an easy forest service road to a lookout tower. 1.5 miles roundtrip, with 360 degree views at the top.

Black Balsam

Some of the most popular hiking in the area. This can be a short out-and-back, or a nice loop. Choose your own adventure!

Looking Glass

Venture down to our little town of Brevard to check out this more strenuous hike to the top of one of the most unique and iconic geographic features of our area. A great 6.5 mile hike.

Art Loeb

If you're going to be spending more than just the weekend in the area and are looking for a challenge, you can give the 30.1-mile Art Loeb trail a try. We've done it twice now, taking 3 days/2 nights each time to backpack it. Let us know if this is up your alley and we'll share some valuable advice about confusing intersections and water sources!

Enjoy nearby Pisgah Forest: 15 minute drive: Home of the nation’s first school of forestry where you can picnic, camp, hike, rock climb, fish, swim, slide, float, hunt, bike, mountain bike, ride your horse, rent a horse, learn about forestry, find waterfalls, sightsee, experience the NC Fish Hatchery, navigate the Blue Ridge Parkway, or just relax! Brevard features expert outdoor guides for every level of outdoor experience. Whether you are with your family for a picnic, taking a day hike or looking for something more challenging, there is adventure for everyone. The Hub, Sycamore Cycles and Pura Vida Adventures are located right at the entrance to the forest. You are guaranteed to find whatever level of adventure you are after. Take an easy day hike or go more extreme with kayaking, rock climbing or canyoneering.

Dupont State Forest: 20 Minute Drive: Explore Triple, Bridal Veil, Hooker, High and Wintergreen Falls. Cedar Rock Mountain with its hundreds of acres of exposed granite makes it a popular destination for Bikers and Hikers! DuPont offers mountain biker ride opportunities ranging from easy forest roads to exciting single track. All trails are open to horses except for Triple Falls Trail and a few foot trails that are clearly marked. You can also take a Hunger Games Tour and feel like Katniss Everdeen for a day.

Historic Hendersonville: 30 minute drive: Visit the Carl Sandburg home, Flat Rock Playhouse State Theater and Apple Festival street fair (Aug 29- Sept 1). Great shopping along Main Street! West First Wood Fired Pizza will not disappoint you!

Asheville NC: 45 minute drive: The “Big City” offers a little bit for everyone: from fine dining to food trucks, walking trails to zip line tours, breweries to The Sky Bar, chocolates to chocolate covered potato chips, high class to hippie, homemade ice cream to homemade quilts, Mexican to Moroccan, trolley tours to comedy tours, downtown to the River Arts District. Whatever you are looking for you will find it here, especially if you are looking for delicious food or locally crafted beers. Asheville is Beer City USA with countless breweries popping up each year. It has been called a mini Portland. Asheville is a place you do not want to miss; with the motto “Keep Asheville Weird” you know you are in for a treat.

More Details

Property Manager
susie wells
Member since: 2014
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:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 17, 2017

About susie wells

My husband Gary and I met in Brevard 30 years ago. We have been renovating homes in and around Brevard for the last 23 years. This Vacation Rental: The Brown Eyed Susie is fondly named after me. We both enjoy bringing back to life homes that have been neglected and somewhat 'remuddled' This one has heart and the benefit of being walking distance to the wonderful town of Brevard.

susie wells purchased this house in 2013

Why susie wells chose Brevard

We actually looked to buy this home many years ago...It needed so much work that we shied away. When it came on the market again, at a price that would allow us to do the necessary work, we jumped. We have added three closets, a half bath, laundry room, changed location of a bedroom and kitchen, rebuilt back porch, opened up walls to open space, replaced floor joists, replaced floor in kitchen and mud porch, relocated parking from back to front of house, all without adding any square footage (same footprint) ....It worked...whew!!! Time for a vacation!

What makes this house unique

Walking distance to town, library and parks. Comfort and character of an old home, Big front porch with swing and extra seating.

Amenities

Brevard House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
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
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Sink and Pantry
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Sink and Pantry
  • Towels, Wash Clothes, Soap, Shampoo, Conditioner and Hair Dryer Provided
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Closet, Dresser with Mirror, Side tables
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Closet, Dresser with Mirror, Side Tables
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

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average rating of 4.836735 based on 98 reviews
5

Excellent Location!

  • 5 of 5

Very cozy, clean house. Great location -- only a 12-15 min. walk to downtown Brevard (quaint shops, breweries, great restaurants, movie theater, etc.). We thought it might be too noisy being so close to the main road, but noise was not a factor. "White noise" machines provided in both bedrooms! We will be back.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad that you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for taking such good care of our home! Please do come back for a visit!
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Sarasota, FL
5

Many Happy Returns!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second visit to this charming property, and we will return in the future. The house has everything you need for a comfortable stay. It's located within easy walking distance to the wonderful local library, great restaurants and nice shops. Brevard is really developing into an interesting enclave of musicians, artists and specialty shops with the added bonus of beautiful recreation venues only a short drive away.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Love that you enjoyed your stay! We look forward to your return! Thank you for taking such good care of our home!
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5

Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay in this lovely cottage. It is immaculately maintained and thoughtfully equipped. The beds are comfortable, the towels soft and fluffy, and the kitchen well-equipped. I love that it is an easy walk to downtown, and a short drive to nearby hiking. We had no problems getting in and out the driveway. Know that it is on a main road, but the house is well-insulated, and we were not disturbed by traffic noise.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yay...So loved reading your review! Gary and I take much pride in our homes and so appreciate it when our guests enjoy their stay! Thank you for taking such good care! We hope to have you back for another visit!
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5

Beautifully restored home in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

This vacation home was absolutely wonderful for us. It was not only beautifully restored, but immaculate with the very best of kitchen appliances and well stocked in every regard. Also, the location is such that you can walk to downtown Franklin and to local parks and restaurants. I would highly recommend this home as a vacation rental and will definitely be back. Thanks Susie for sharing your home with us and for being such a gracious and accommodating hostess. Robert & Janet Irvin

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for you kind words! We love that you enjoyed yourselves! Please do come back and thank you for taking such good care of our home!
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5

Loved it!!! Would definitely recommend and stay again.

  • 5 of 5

It was a good choice for us. Good communication with property owner.

It had everything we needed, clean and we felt right at home.

Would recommend to others and gladly stay again.

SM

Fort Mill, SC

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So thrilled that you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for taking such good care of our home! Please do come back!
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San Diego
5

Cutest little place close to everything.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay here. The owners have done a truly great job of updating the amenities (kitchen and baths) while keeping the old craftsman charm. So close to everything. Owners were responsive to all of our questions. We highly recommend and would come here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yay! Thanks so much for your kind words and for taking such good care of our home! It was truly a pleasure hosting you and we do hope to have you back for another visit!
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Asheville Regional Airport
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Greenville NC
Nearest Ski
63 Miles
Maggie Valley
Car: recommended

March: Banff Mountain Film Festival

April thru December: Transylvania Farmers

April: Assault on the Carolinas

April-December: 4th Friday Gallery Walk/Downtown Brevard

May: White Squirrel Festival

June-August: Brevard Music Center Summer Festival

Fourth of July Celebration

July: Song Catcher Series

August: Founders Day

September: Mountain Song Festival and Pisgah Stage Bike Race

October: Mountain Music Mash and Forest Festival Days

October: Halloween Festival

November: The Couch Potato Mountain Biking Race

December: Christmas Parade and Twilight Tour

Hiking

There are so many amazing hiking trails in the area. Some of our favorites:

Dupont State Forest

If some light hiking and waterfalls are what you're looking for, then Dupont State Forest should be your destination. This is where we first took Lola for a hike after she came into our lives. Bonus: It's also where the first Hunger Games movie was filmed!

Frying Pan

This is a nice short hike up an easy forest service road to a lookout tower. 1.5 miles roundtrip, with 360 degree views at the top.

Black Balsam

Some of the most popular hiking in the area. This can be a short out-and-back, or a nice loop. Choose your own adventure!

Looking Glass

Venture down to our little town of Brevard to check out this more strenuous hike to the top of one of the most unique and iconic geographic features of our area. A great 6.5 mile hike.

Art Loeb

If you're going to be spending more than just the weekend in the area and are looking for a challenge, you can give the 30.1-mile Art Loeb trail a try. We've done it twice now, taking 3 days/2 nights each time to backpack it. Let us know if this is up your alley and we'll share some valuable advice about confusing intersections and water sources!

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $35
Cleaning Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 12.0%

For those of you with pets: We ask that you bring a crate to house your critter when you leave him alone, as well as at bed time.
If your pet likes to sleep on the furniture, please bring something to cover sofa and two arm chairs. Many thanks!

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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