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May 31st TO JUNE 10th $99!! Private Bohemian Luxury Suite

Bedrooms Studio
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Studio, 1 Bath (Sleeps 2-3)

Our suite is only a mile from the middle of downtown. Many people just drive and park for the day or evening in a parking garage for $5 to $10 and walk all around. Also some take a taxi for a few bucks and do the same. You can walk to downtown from the suite.

Spacious 600 square feet eclectic Grand suite including Jacuzzi and separate custom zen shower for two. Candles, live plants, natural soaps in seashell soap-dishes and a heated tile floor included for you to wind down after a great day sightseeing, hiking or enjoying downtown Asheville.

King size bed with dreamy high thread 800-count Egyptian linens. Lots of pillows for a comfortable, laid-back experience! The entire suite is decorated with local art, books, plants and unique furnishings. Several board games are available as well. There is a 46 inch TV with DVD can be turned towards the bed or elsewhere in the room. Some movies are provided, we have full cable and a personal computer in the home and very high speed wifi. An electric fireplace keeps you toasty while you read by the window.

Kitchenette includes microwave, toaster oven, stove top 2 eyes with pots and pans, blender, crock pot, fridge and wine cooler stocked with a complimentary bottle of wine from the Biltmore Estate or local 6 pack of beer. Asheville has been named 'Beer City USA' and we stock your soon to be favorite micro brews, also complementary. Start or end your day with the provided hot coffee or tea.

Huge walk-in closet for all your clothes and gifts. Includes a hair dryer, iron and ironing board. A double bed can also be provided for parties of 3 or 4 guests.There is also a baby crib/playpen with all the cozy bedding included if needed.

Office area complete with a computer for your convenience stocked with current publications of the Asheville and surrounding area for you to choose the many arts food and craft selections for your enjoyment

Private garden with outdoor table for four and access to two acres of other on-property gardens paths as well. Also feel free to walk around the quiet neighborhood with views of a large pond, nature and mountain scenery on a circular road.

We are available and live at the property and or avail. by phone if any assistance is needed. We run and own a raw vegan chocolate business on-site with it in the Whole Foods and other natural stores. Free selection of our gourmet chocolate is included!


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More Details

Kathy McGuinn
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 25, 2017

About Kathy McGuinn

I am a 4th generation native of Asheville. After raising 6 children here, I decided that it was time let others enjoy the lovely space that I carefully renovated to be an inviting presence. I live and work on the property as I am an RN and a raw vegan chef and have a raw vegan food business to assist others in having foods to heal their body, mind and spirit.

Kathy McGuinn purchased this studio in 2003

Why Kathy McGuinn chose Smoky Mountains

Quiet and beautiful home two acres of gardens located only minutes from downtown Asheville. This is a safe quiet neighborhood with a great circular street for dog or people walking.

What makes this studio unique

Enjoy some delicious, healthy, raw vegan chocolate, if you would like. Owners on site to assist with any all of your needs and own a home care business to provide further cleaning, transportation, pet, baby or elderly sitting.


Asheville Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , custom tile in-suite off of bedroom
  • Custom tile shower for 2 and a jetted Jacuzzi for 2. Toliet in seperate area, heated tile floor
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • extra bed twin or double in same room can be set up - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
  • King size bed with luxury linens with a ceiling fan above.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • 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
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(52 traveler reviews)

May 31st TO JUNE 10th $99!! Private Bohemian Luxury Suite
average rating of 4.6346154 based on 52 reviews

wonderful getaway

  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough great things about our trip. Kathy was beyond hospitable, always available when needed. Her place was perfect for us two and the pup. The jacuzzi & shower were exceptional touches and the bed I could've slept in for days. The yard was convenient for my dog, making the stay for him very accomodating. The location was easy drive to the downtown area with no commuting problems. Thank you for such a great stay, we would definitely come again.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming and romantic

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing stay in Asheville for my birthday. This property was just what we were looking for. Quiet, romantic, clean and a great yard for the dog to run. We spent 4 nights in this lovely little studio. The room is large yet warm and inviting. The two person jacuzzi tub was just what we needed after a long day of hiking. We even napped in the outside hammock one afternoon, it was perfect. The unit is part of a larger house that the owner lives in. There was a unit next door but we really never heard them and only saw them walking out. The owner was available and responsive but we didn't have much need to contact her. The location was perfect for us but please note that it's not really walkable to town. However, it's a quick drive or Uber and we had no problems going into town every night for dinner and drinks. Uber ($6-10)was readily available within minutes and we had no worries about driving after drinking. My only complaint about the place was the water pressure in the shower wasn't so great but for a weekend stay it wasn't all that upsetting. My boyfriend didn't love the toilet seat. Overall we had a perfect weekend and would absolutely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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54th Wedding Anniversary

  • 5 of 5

Picked a rental that allowed dogs. We, as well as he, enjoyed our stay. We had lots of things to do in Asheville. The unit is VERY nice and we highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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All the amneties for a several-night stay away from home and then some!!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay over Christmas at Kathy's Bohemian Suite. It was a perfect fit for us two adults and our mini schnauzer, Murphy.

It was quite conducive for Murphy's activities and provided peace of mind for us who can't bear to board our pet, especially one with separation anxiety. The house has two rental suites on one end of the house and a state-regulated commercial kitchen for Kathy's preparation of her artisan 85% chocolate bar on the other. It is located on a looped street with only one inlet/outlet in a heavily wooded, quiet, low-traffic area perfect for dog walking. Kathy has provided a large fenced-in area in her backyard for a pet's exploration. Murphy's favorite amenity was the heated tile floor in the shower/Jacuzzi/vanity area.

For Charlie and me, our three most important requirements were met via the king-sized bed with a great mattress and luxurious linens, more than plenty hot water and cleanliness of the unit...and we loved the heated tile floor, also! Charlie enjoyed his morning/later night cable TV and wifi. It was necessary to sit at the desk in order to use his tablet, but since we were rarely at the suite, this was a very minor inconvenience, and we just depended on our phones. The suite was designed as an open concept. There's a behind-closed-doors kitchenette with a small apartment-sized fridge/freezer unit, toaster oven, microwave, as well as, all of the other amenities needed. There's not room for another sink, but since we intended to eat all of our meals out, this presented no problem for us. We took Solo cups to drink out of and a small cooler of ice (and would have taken paper plates had we desired to eat leftovers). A full breakfast could be cooked with no problems. A wooden table with two chairs, a huge walk-in closet, an upholstered bench, and a chair and an ottoman are also provided.

The suite is centrally located to everything Asheville has to offer...downtown, Grove Park Inn, Biltmore Estate, Biltmore Village and great restaurants, all of which we took advantage. Kathy leaves you some of her chocolate and requests that you let her know before your arrival of your preference for beer or wine. The couple of times we texted Kathy, she was texting us back within a minute. She is most gracious, accommodating and eager to make your stay enjoyable.

We have stayed here twice in three years and would recommend it to our friends.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Not a perfect experience, but still nice

  • 4 of 5

The directions to the property from owner Kathy were clear. It's less than a 10 min drive or Uber to downtown. You COULD walk there but it'd take a good 45 mins. Some of the features are better than average, such as the large Jacuzzi tub, heated tiles and heat lamps outside the shower door. It's tastefully decorated and plenty big enough for two. I have to nitpick a few things though:

- The wifi signal was very weak, as soon we stepped out from the short hallway where the computer desk is it would drop to very low and then cut in and out every few minutes. Apparently the owner reset the router but we just ended up just using our 4G data as it was too much of a hassle.

-There was no monitor at that desk as pictured, just a mouse and keyboard. We wouldn't have cared if the wifi was working, but since it wasn't that could have been useful to have.

-You can't regulate the main temperature from within the unit, the owner controls it separately. There is an electric fireplace though, just at first the space was a little cold and took a bit to warm up.

-The outside patio needs more lighting. We had a little trouble seeing the keyhole when returning at night. Maybe also some more stones leading to the gate ahead of the door as it got a little muddy due to the rain.

-The water pressure in the shower was just OK. Plus the removable head was spraying at the seem so we didn't use that.

-The light on the magnifying bathroom mirror did not work.

-The Keurig machine was not working properly (I've owned one and know how they are supposed to function). There were cream packets in the fridge but they were old and spoiled.

-There is no washer and dryer in the unit as the amenities list. I believe the owner can take care of a load for you for an extra charge, but it's misleading to list those as being in the actual unit.

-There was not any beer or wine in the kitchenette as described. I texted Kathy and she made sure a 6 pack was delivered promptly. The description made it sound like that would already be there when we arrived. Not a big deal at all but worth a mention.

I don't mean to list all this to make it sound like it's not a good place to stay, it is and Kathy was always prompt and friendly in responding to our questions and concerns. However I want to make people aware of what we perceived as the negatives so the owner can look into them. I'd say my main gripe was the poor wifi. Overall though I'd recommend a stay here!

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect place to stay in Asheville

  • 5 of 5

Staying at Kathy’s studio was wonderful! She met us when we arrived and showed us the place. She is very friendly and welcoming. The studio is actually bigger in person than it looks in the pictures. The studio is very clean and well maintained. The bed was very comfortable and we absolutely loved the luxurious bathroom. The kitchenette was perfect for fixing a simple breakfast and keeping the leftovers we had from the amazing restaurants downtown.The location was perfect. Within 5 minutes of driving we were downtown and in 12 minutes we were on the Biltmore Estate. At the condo we had our own parking spot which was very convenient.

The fenced backyard was perfect for our dogs. I loved staying here for 5 nights. We will definitely stay here from now on when visiting Asheville!

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Many downtown Asheville
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Greenville, SC Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Car: recommended

You will love the the small town feel of Asheville with all the amenities of a larger city. It has been called the 'Paris of the South.' We are within 1 mile of downtown with nationally raved about eateries and great music at the Orange Peel and many other venues. We are home to the Moog Fest, Bele Chere, and many other great music and arts festivals. The River Arts district is only a couple of miles away as well with over 50 professional artists working in their studios. The Blue Ridge Parkway has access to numerous hiking trails and the Pisagh National Forest is just a few miles away as well.


Rates & Availability

Asheville Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 12 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2017 - Nov 15 2017
4 night minimum stay
Nov 20 2017 - Nov 28 2017
4 night minimum stay
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 3 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
cleaning $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

We usually have specials running for different times of the year, sometimes 25% off the final day, or a free day for longer stays. Please call for current specials!!!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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