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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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2017

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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Nearest Barpub
1.6 Miles
Westville Pub
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
I-240, I-26, I-40
Nearest Restaurant
1.6 Miles
Universal Joint


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
  • 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
  • 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 can be made into a king upon request.
  • 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 4.943396 based on 107 reviews
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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Very relaxing

  • 4 of 5

Michael was a great host. Will go back next time we are in Asheville.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charlotte, NC

Can you have tranquility and energize in the same sentence?

  • 5 of 5

That is how I would describe our stay in Asheville and the West Asheville Cottage! We took full advantage of both the city and the cottage. By day we explored Asheville and the surrounding mountains and at night we enjoyed relaxing at the cottage with a beautiful meal on the deck nestled in the woods and listening to the tree frogs and crickets while soak in the hot tub. One night we had a bonfire and made s'mores. The Cottage provided a great escape from the hustle of the city. The bed was great, the dual head shower was awesome and the kitchen had everything we needed. Michael was welcoming and "on call" if we needed anything - but we didnt. Can't wait to come back for another weekend.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved Our Trip

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. The house was the perfect size for our group. It was very convenient to everything. We loved the fire pit and the hot tub. We would definitely stay here again. Michael was great to work with. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for a girls weekend!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the place and had a wonderful time. Would highly recommend!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Any words that describe pure pleasure and relaxation. Our home away from home.

  • 5 of 5

To start with Michael the owner was so welcoming and helpful upon check in. He met us, gave us a tour, pointed out anything we might have a question about and made us feel so welcome. This property it truly a home away from home. We have never felt so instantly comfortable in a place before. It is hard to believe this place is on 4 miles from downtown. It is like you are in a different world. The owner lives on the property so there is comfort in that. There are deer, turkey, ground hogs, fox and hawks you get to see daily. It is as if you are at the Nature Center. The hot tub on the back porch with nothing but woods to look at makes all your stresses melt away. Everything one needs in a kitchen to prepare any kind of meal. The beds and linens are so clean and comfortable. They have a tankless hot water heater so no one had to be without hot water. Simply amazing what was thought of when preparing this property for renting. We will be coming back here often. Truly our home away from home.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $150
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 7.0%

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.