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$85 SPECIAL 5 min downtown, sleeps 5

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Apt - mountain views, pond/gazebo

This one bedroom apt. The owner lives alone in the rest of the space that is separated by double sound proof walls.

Our apt is about 5 miles from the middle of downtown Asheville and 3 miles to the Billtmore House! 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.

Spacious 1000 square feet eclectic suite with separate bedroom newly remodeled including custom tile in the full kitchen and hardwood floors, candles, live plants, natural soaps are included for you to wind down after a great day sightseeing, hiking or enjoying downtown Asheville.

All beds with with high end and memory foam mattress topper. . 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 42"' inch flat screen TV with DVD player and full cable with high speed internet!

There is also a great gas grill on the back porch and outdoor table for four.

There is a private pond on 2 acres of grounds to walk about and enjoy or just sit on the porch swing in the gazebo overlooking it or on the other swing in the private back garden.

Well stocked new designer kitchen includes all dishes and pots and pans etc. with a complimentary bottle of wine from the Biltmore estate or your favorite micro brews from Asheville's local breweries. Start or end your day with an awesome hot coffee or tea which we provide along with some organic fresh cream. Handmade raw vegan chocolate bars of your choice that we make and sell in the Whole Food Markets!

Includes a hair dryer, iron and ironing board. There is also a port-a-crib with all the cozy bedding included if requested.

Current publications about the Asheville and surrounding area for you to choose the many arts, food, activities and craft selections for your enjoyment.

We are available to come on-site and/or by phone if any assistance is needed as we only live several miles away. We own a home care business for over 20 yrs. and would be able to have someone qualified for child, older parent, pet care, concierge, grocery shopping,housekeeping and transportation as well.

One of the first places to visit is downtown Asheville, where there are plenty of galleries, coffee shops, local restaurants, and boutiques to discover. Downtown Asheville hosts some wonderful free music events such as the friday night drum circle at Prichard park and or Shindig on the Green at Pack Place Park on Saturday evenings. Asheville is also home to the Biltmore House, the largest residence in america. There are also plenty of worthwhile sightseeing and hiking destinations in the Pisgah National Forest or off the Blue Ridge Parkway.

We also have one and two bedroom five star luxury suites one mile from downtown as well for overflow or other 4 and 5 bedroom houses!

More Details

Kathy McGuinn
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2017

About Kathy McGuinn

I am a 4th generation native of Western North Carolina.I am a nurse for over 35 years and run a home care company. My children are grown now and do not need this large home as I will be traveling. My daughter will be managing the property. She is a nurse as well and has other 5 star reviewed properties that she owns and manages as well.

Kathy McGuinn purchased this studio in 2005

Why Kathy McGuinn chose Smoky Mountains

Quiet and beautiful home on 2 acres of gardens and with a private pond located only minutes from downtown Asheville that is owned and personally managed by the family that owns it.

What makes this studio unique

Our family has loved this property for many years as it is a great getaway for enjoying the Asheville area and the Blue Ridge mountains but is a private haven to enjoy family and friends when you all are taking a break together with the private pond, gazebo,gardens and breathtaking mountain views!


Asheville Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , in suite bathroom as part of the master suite
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , in-suite full bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 comfortable full sleeper sofa with memory foam
  • The bedroom is private and have luxury linens and mattresses with unique furnishings and original art
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • 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
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Great place that feels high up in the mountains but it is just minutes away from the town.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

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$85 SPECIAL 5 min downtown, sleeps 5
average rating of 4.714286 based on 21 reviews
Richmond, KY

good times in Asheville

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed the place - it was the perfect size for two people. Its on a really pretty piece of property, and despite being attached to someone's home felt private. The whole place felt brand new and was well equipped with better pots, pans, etc than I generally expect in a rental. It was a little farther out than I would have liked - it was at least 10 minutes to get anywhere - but that was a small price to pay. Overall, very happy with the property!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very peaceful and relaxing.

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful setting. Very charming and comfortable.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ideal Summer Retreat

  • 5 of 5

I had an internship in Downtown Asheville this summer and finding temporary housing for me and my 80 pound dog was challenging. Enter HomeAway. The owners are nice and helpful. The property is stunning and in a great location. It was the ideal way to spend a summer.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place to stay in Asheville! (location & amenities)

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have asked for a better place to stay during our weekend in Asheville. The home was conveniently located, nothing was more than a 15 minute drive. We arrived after midnight and had a little bit of confusion entering the home, just make sure you go to the second driveway :) The home was excellent, even the pull out couch was comfortable. Everything was clean and we felt totally at home! Thanks for a great weekend!


The Allens

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Not quite up to sniff.

  • 2 of 5

While the owner did leave a nice bottle of wine and some chocolate for us, we were not greeted nor did anyone ever stop by to say hello. The bed wasn't great, the cleanliness left a little to be desired,and there was a general shabbiness about the place. It was certainly adequate, but I would not stay more than a week nor will we return.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Little piece of heaven

  • 5 of 5

I was surprised how comfortable the bed was. The cottage was charming and had everything you needed. I even asked if the whole house, including cottage were for sale. Unfortunately, the answer was no. I would definitely recommend it to anyone visiting the Asheville area. Located 10 minutes from everything!

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Asheville Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Many downtown or just right near the home
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Grove Park Inn
Nearest Train
65 Miles
Amtrak Greenville SC
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Many downtown or just right near the home
Car: necessary

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 5 miles 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.There is several museums and even a nature center with regional animals. 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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $50

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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