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West Asheville/private but close to all *HOT TUB** Peaceful Penley Cottage

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 2 bathroom tucked away in the middle of West Asheville

So close but yet soooo far!!!!

When you stay with us you will feel like you are far away from everything. But in reality everything you could possibly want to do is just around the corner.

We are close to everything Asheville has to offer—Biltmore House, hiking, biking, shopping, tubing, running, the arts....the list is endless. Eclectic and funky West Asheville is minutes away offering a great collection of eateries, galleries and shops. Downtown Asheville is just minutes beyond that with a dazzling array of shops, restaurants, galleries and arts events, all infused with that unique Asheville laid back vibe. Just around the corner is the River Arts District where you can spend a day exploring one of the most active and accessible communities of working artists in North Carolina. If you get tired gallery hopping, you will find many great options for food and drink to rest a spell and rub shoulders with friendly locals who will be happy to tell you about the best local breweries.

Once you have worn yourself out with all there is to do in and around Asheville, you come back to a comfortable cozy cottage that is designed with relaxation in mind. Just renovated from top to bottom, our cottage includes a huge kitchen with new appliances, granite countertops, a washer/dryer nook and plenty of room for group dining. The very large living room is fronted by a spacious sunroom that is perfect for your morning coffee or curling up with a good book. The back deck is private with a grill and beautiful view of the woods. If you are lucky you will see some of the wildlife we have on the property including deer, turkey and the occasional fox.

The Master suite comes with a queen size bed and a glorious, dual shower bathroom for a spa-like experience. Bedrooms two and three share a large, fully refurbished bathroom with tile floors and granite vanity. Bedroom two has a double bed and bedroom three has two twin beds providing a great variety of sleeping arrangements. Other features include a 50' High Definition TV in the living room, TV's in each bedroom and a fire pit out from for late night s'mores or sipping wine under the stars.

More Details

Property Manager
Michael Patton
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2018

About Michael Patton

This is our family. My mother and I still live close to this cottage and the others have moved off. We all grew up in Asheville. I am a Builder/Contractor and my mother sales Real Estate.

Why Michael Patton chose Asheville

We grew up on the property where this house is located. The kids that moved away would bring their families back and there were so many of us we needed room to stay. This cottage was the 'overflow' house. As their families got older the stays were shorter. We decided to share our lovely location here on VRBO.

What makes this house unique

Location and privacy just scratch the surface as to why you should stay here. No other place can offer the feeling of privacy and escape when in all actuality you are minutes from everything. Downtown is 4.5 miles away. Fantastic West Asheville is 1 mile away. The Biltmore House is 6 miles away. Bent Creek for hiking, biking and swimming is also 6 miles. We have added all we could think of to make your stay comfortable and refreshing. We are on 9 acres most of which are wooded. The private back deck looks off into the woods and makes for a wonderful place to grill, eat, sip coffee, chat or pretty much anything.

Guestbook comments from the manager

April 16 - 20, 2014

Penley Cottage is a perfect property! The entire house is comfortably appointed which makes for a truly enjoyable respite away from it all. Our family had a blast! We took in the Biltmore, downtown Asheville, Black Mountain, Pisgah brewery, and Montreat. We finished off our visit with an Easter brunch at the exquisite Grove Park Inn. After a while, we felt like we were going home as we returned to Penley cottage. The bedrooms, baths, kitchen, sunroom, living area, dining area, and grilling deck are as lovely and well done as anyone could expect. Michael, the owner, was most willing to make our stay the most pleasant experience--even down to providing the booster seat for our grandson. Had the weather cooperated, the firewood he supplied would have been consumed with a vengence in the firepit located in the large front yard. The serenity of the woods in the back is a great plus. We have used VRBO many times in the past, and this was

certainly one of our most pleasant times!

Cozart / Buter families Easter 2014
Apr 2014
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Asheville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , cast iron tub with tile surround and custom shower door
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , A custom 2 headed shower with a clear custom shower door
  • Towels, hand towels and washcloths are included
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Twins made into king with advanced notice/ otherwise $30.
  • All linens are included. We offer a very nice queen air mattress to be used in the living room.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • tennis


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West Asheville/private but close to all *HOT TUB** Peaceful Penley Cottage
average rating of 4.9459457 based on 112 reviews

Great! Very homey!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here. It was clean and comfortable and the hot tub was very very nice! We had some trouble getting the dishwasher to run, as well as locating the trash and recycling bins but once those were figured out, everything else went perfectly. We would definitely stay here again! The driveway is very steep so leaving, we all scraped the bottom of the front bumpers on our car so if you care a lot about that, this wouldn't be the best fit for you!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Host

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here for a girls trip and it was awesome. We loved having the hot tub and the house had plenty of towels and extra blankets for all 8 of us. Host was awesome and very available!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazingly peaceful minutes from everything

  • 5 of 5

Our group loved this cabin! It was perfect for a weekend away. You feel like your deep in the mountains despite the close neighbors, but you’re mere minutes from most of Asheville’s best breweries and downtown shopping. The living area, dining space and game table were great. This was the cleaniest rental I’ve experienced with ample cooking supplies for anything we needed. The towels and sheets all were of a higher grade. I’ll be recommending this for anyone looking for a place in Asheville! We hope to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Asheville Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Awesome place, we had three couples come for a weekend visit and it was comfortable for all of us. We also had deer visit us everyday in the back yard. It was only a 10-15 minute drive to all the places that we visited and there was plenty of Uber’s and lyfts available and only took a couple of minutes to arrive. The host was extremely accommodating and responded very quickly to all our questions and requests.

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great House and Host

  • 5 of 5

We came to Asheville this past weekend as it was getting dumped with 13-16 inches of snow. Michael, the owner of the property, was awesome and always checked in on us to make sure we had everything and that the driveway and streets were treated. We will definitely try to stay at Michael's house the next time we are in Asheville and I highly recommend it to anyone going to Asheville. It is perfectly located and very close to the fun restaurants and bars/breweries of West Asheville.

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charlotte, NC

Close to nature and downtown Asheville

  • 5 of 5

This is a very comfortable and nicely equipped house in a serene and convenient setting in west Asheville: both bathrooms brand new and hotel quality: great kitchen with a oak table for communing around and a gas fireplace for chillin'. Very close to Biltmore and Biltmore Village and a super bonus: just a few minutes to the great restaurants and music venues on Haywood Ave. beautiful wooded land on two sides - we saw tons of deer. We had everything we needed to cook two big meals- new appliances and good cookware. A terrific weekend had by all.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
1.6 Miles
Westville Pub
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
I-240, I-26, I-40
Nearest Restaurant
1.6 Miles
Universal Joint


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $150
Property Damage Protection $59

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.