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March special! Beautiful house on a private pond Great Reunion Space!

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

4 bedroom house + full mother-in-law apt. mountain views, pond/gazebo

Asheville has been called "Paris of the South"

We are now renting our families great whole house and the mother-in law apt.together.

It is spacious 3000 square foot house all total. It includes custom 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.

Then there is another complete apt that is newly remodeled with another full custom kitchen and with a bedroom, living room with a fold out couch.

All beds with with high end and memory foam mattress toppers. Lots of pillows for a comfortable, laid-back experience! The entire house is decorated with local art, books, plants and unique furnishings. Several board games are available as well. There is a 52"' inch flat screen TV with DVD player, sound system and full cable with high speed internet on each of the units .

It is on 2 landscaped acres of land with a private pond you can put a small boat in or fish the huge carp in to catch and release. It has a gazebo overlooking the pond and other private gardens outside of the covered porch. Great place for a reunion or even a wedding!

It is on 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.

There is also a great gas grill on the covered back porch and outdoor table for 6 to 8.

Both Kitchens well stocked with 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 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.

It 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 or Uber for a few bucks and do the same.

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 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.

We also have other five star luxury homes that can hold from a 2 person suite to a place that will hold 20 people all just minutes from town.


More Details

Kathy McGuinn
Member since: 2012
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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

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 house in 2005

Why Kathy McGuinn chose Asheville

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 house 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 House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
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 ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , custom tile shower with rain shower head.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , custom tile
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , large jetted tub with custom tile with skylight above.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , with memory foam mattress
  • The bedrooms 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 safe place that feels high up in the mountains but it is just minutes away from the town on a private pond with very nice neighbors!


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March special! Beautiful house on a private pond Great Reunion Space!
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 27 reviews

Lovely quiet place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed spending almost a week at this lovely rental. It is decorated nicely with tile floors in living room and hardwoods throughout kitchen and bedroom. The updated kitchen is well stocked with cooking utensils, dishes and pots/pans even a crock pot. They do not have a dishwasher or ice maker but have ice trays for cubed ice. I truly enjoyed cooking in this kitchen, it almost felt like home. The 2 queen size beds (1 pullout sofa and the master bedroom) were nice and comfortable. There is also lovely large velvet sofa (not a futon) in living room that does not convert to another bed so there are actually only two beds. The sofa is just fine for sitting but was a little too firm for us to sleep on. They also have a stackable washer/dryer to do laundry which was nice. It is located in a quiet setting with a little pond nearby. The large living space is attached to the main house kind of like a garage apartment of sorts. It was a little confusing as to which part was the rental but it is the one with the large sliding glass doors just as you pull into the driveway behind the house. Take the small road just off Bee Ridge to get to the back of the house. It is close to and Aldi & Walmart and other little restaurants about 10 minutes or so away. Check out the Moose Cafe about 20 minutes away for wonderful home cooking and reasonable prices. The Biltmore House is a must to see on your vacation! The owner was very quick to respond to my questions or needs. She even had them deliver a nice bottle of Biltmore wine with chocolate bars as was described in the amenities. You can tell that this a a lovingly care for home. It was a comfortable stay for four adults plus pets. I would certainly recommend a stay here and look forward to coming again!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 1 of 5

The apartment is what is described by other reviewers, located on the back of a house. We could hear very little through the walls, so, privacy isn’t an issue. The landscape is beautiful as shown in the pictures, is on 2 acres for you and your pup to take a walk and has a nice pond to look at as well. I'm sure that it is lovely to sit outside when the weather isn't so cool (as it was at Thanksgiving when we were there). The heat was more than adequate in the kitchen/living room, but could not feel any radiant heat or forced air coming from the vents in the bedroom. However, leaving the bedroom door open all night resulted in heat eventually coming into the room. The bedroom had a queen sized bed with a pillow top that was ok. The dresser was missing handles from a couple of the drawers, which were found inside a drawer (meaning someone knew it needed fixing). The living room had 2 couches in good condition as well as a flat screen tv that worked fine. The bathroom is only accessible through the bedroom. This may be an issue if you aren't that friendly with your other guests that may be staying with you. There was a leak behind the wall of the shower, which caused the water to gush out from the shower head pipe and down the edges to the floor. From the softness of the floor boards, it is obvious that this has been going on for some time. We find it a bit odd that there is no quality assurance mechanism in place so that the house cleaner could/would alert the owner so that it could be fixed. The owner/manager was very responsive and as a result, we were moved to a 2 bedroom/1 bath rental unit, which was in disrepair; the owner acknowledged the issues stating that they were in the midst of fixing it up and had us move in anyway. We had rented the original unit instead of staying in a hotel to host our family’s Thanksgiving dinner, having traveled from Florida bringing all the food and prep with us. The kitchen at the second unit was smaller than my daughter’s 1 bedroom/1 bathroom apartment kitchen and in retrospect, wished we had been given the choice of a refund, which we would have taken. We shortened our stay because we were uncomfortable and expecting better for what we paid. (The lower rate listed with the pictures is misleading.) We were given a $100 refund and a beautiful poinsettia for our troubles. The chocolate and Biltmore wine were a nice touch.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This was the day before Thanksgiving and we tried to accommodate the situation the best that we could with our family in town as well. There were not other properties in the area even available to rent. As you can see this property is very nice and has many great reviews. I am so sorry for the concerns but the property that we moved them to was larger with 2 full bedrooms and a full kitchen and only one mile from downtown .Nothing was said when they were there about how unhappy they were. We have many properties with 5 star reviews.
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Lovely, clean, quiet

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our long weekend in Asheville, partly because we found a comfortable, roomy place to stay. It was close to everything we wanted to do - the City, the mountains, the Parkway. The kitchen was nicely appointed, the apartment was clean and the bed offered a good night's sleep. We would definitely consider staying here again

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great little house - way more cozy than a hotel

  • 5 of 5

Well this was a great little house. Couch bed was SUPER comfy. They provided local beer, chocolates, and coffee. Not much signal for texting so be prepared. Bathroom sink didnt drain very well but hopefully they'll fix that. Other than that - great little place.

Watch the hidden charges tho - they advertised at $125 and $99 a night at this place but our bill for 3 nights was $641. But the privacy and beautiful home was well worth it.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Quiet & peaceful

  • 4 of 5

Nice accommodations & very comfortable bed. The location has a very nice large yard, pond & outdoor seating area.

We were evacuated due to the hurricane. Kathy was very accommodating & helpful, easing a stressful situation.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great come back anytime! Unsure why a 4 instead of a 5?
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Overall this is a beautiful little place to stay.

  • 4 of 5

Plenty of room with a nice property to enjoy. The owners provided coffee, beer, and chocolate as nice welcoming gifts. I would suggest that the cleaning crew vacuum, dust , and clean the glassware a little better, but overall we would return for a future stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay! We just did a spring cleaning with windows., filters etc. Come back anytime!
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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
6 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 $150
Pet Fee $50

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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