Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Clean and Quiet. WI-FI, Hot Tub, and More

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1300 SF. 3 Bedroom, game room, Private Mountain Setting.

Escape to the peace and comfort of this lovely mountain retreat! A newly remodeled special find located on a spacious acre offers all the comforts of home. Enjoy a fully-equipped kitchen, game room with cable TV, Wi-Fi, air hockey, and more. Storage building (12X24) available for bike and kayak storage. After biking, hiking, or enjoying the area attractions you'll relax and savor your dinner on the back porch with beautiful mountain views! You're within minutes of endless waterfalls, Dupont Forest, Pisgah National Forest and Brevard. Excellent road biking along the French Broad River on well known Talley Road (only 300 yards away) is easily accessible from the house. Restaurants, gas, and grocery nearby.

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2017

Why The Owner chose Smoky Mountains

This home has given our family a perfect place to raise our kids and enjoy the peacful mountain setting. We have loved being so close to nature and all that Dupont and Pisgah National Forest offers with it's endless hiking/biking trails and waterfalls.

After moving we have recently remodeled our special find and would like for other families to enjoy the same relaxing retreat that we've had.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had such a good time. Really liked your decorating. We hope to return some day.
Jul 2013
  • 1 of 13


Penrose House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • One full bath.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , Trundle
  • Master bedroom has king size bed. 2nd bedroom has a queen size bed. 3rd bedroom has a twin trundle bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • 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
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(38 traveler reviews)

Clean and Quiet. WI-FI, Hot Tub, and More
average rating of 4.4736843 based on 51 reviews

Nice but not very clean

  • 1 of 5

This was a nice little house, I will say well maintained and the hot tub is a plus. It has a very nice patio overlooking a tree garden. We enjoyed eating dinners outside. However, the bedding and sofa are not cleaned and it smelled awful. TV doesn't work in the living room so we had to retreat to the game room which was fine, the sofa seemed to be ok at the time but I was bitten alive by bugs after sitting there just for a hour. The interior can use some upgrades and it would be a place in good location to a lot of activities.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


  • 5 of 5

This is the place if you're looking for a peaceful, quiet and relaxing get-away! The home was clean and very tastefully decorated to accentuate it's charm and character. This place is exactly as the photos on the web site portrayed with no suprises. We had all the amenities of home with none of the distractions. The owners went above and beyond to make sure our stay was pleasurable. Due to the rainy weather, we didn't get to sight see much but it was still an awesome stay. The game room was a lot of fun and gave us some much needed quality time together. We loved the privacy and not having to deal with loud hallway parties at midnight as we have in the past at hotels. Our only regret is that we couldn't stay longer, but we will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Nice clean place would recommend

  • 4 of 5

See above

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

small average house

  • 3 of 5

OK we appreciated the ability to get the house last minute and for only two days - thank you. I have rented through VRBO many times and would consider this house expensive for what you get, that maybe due to the last minute short term nature of our visit. If you want a hot tub, it may be worth the extra expense, but we did not use it. After reading other discussions about lack of dryer, I searched it out - there IS a dryer - in the garage.

The house is a small three bedroom with one bath, small kitchen and a game room. Small screen CRT TV been a while since I have seen those. Clean house but tired looking, could use a lighter paint job and better kitchen towels, something that actually drys dishes - not those synthetic things.

There is a nail that sticks up in the middle of the hallway - be extra careful if you take your shoes off. The tile in the bathroom sticks up 1/2- 3/4 inch with no molding - watch your toes.

Pleasant stay for us two old folks for two days, any longer we may have gone to a hotel.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We hope for people to come to our place and enjoy their stay there. It was our home for many years, and we loved it there (including the colors, which is as pictured on the web site). When we moved from there, we wanted people to come and enjoy what we had enjoyed for so many years. I'm not sure where the nail in the floor that John was talking about. After reading the review, I searched but was not able to find it. Most of the people that stay at our place love it. There are numerous reviews that state that.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Columbia, South Carolina

Great getaway mountain home!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed this place! We were gone most of the time hiking and then to Biltmore but the nights were spent in the hot tub on the deck and we slept very well in the king size bed! We didn't have the kids with us this weekend but there is certainly enough space to bring them next time!

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
Wilmington, NC


  • 5 of 5

This place is beautiful and very close to Pisgah and Dupont Parks. The hot tub was soooooo nice after a long day of hiking.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Asheville Regional Airport
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Etowah Valley Country Club
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Highway 64
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Pizza Hut, Bar-b-cue


Rates & Availability

Penrose House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75 + Tax
Transaction Fee $20 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.75%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

Enter dates for accurate pricing

Send a Message Send a Message