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Walk To Downtown Asheville, Pet Friendly, Fenced-In Yard

Bedrooms 2
Space 850 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

Historic cottage in Montford, a short walk to downtown Asheville. Furnished.

This charming 1910 cottage in Asheville's historic Montford neighborhood was completely renovated and won the prestigious Griffin Award for historic preservation. The cottage retains its historic charm with original fireplace, doors, and woodwork. The kitchen has all the modern appliances you'd expect. In summer, enjoy A/C and fenced backyard with patio. In winter, enjoy the cozy fireplace.

Location is one of our cottage's greatest assets. Leave your car at the cottage and explore Asheville's vibrant downtown. We are within a 10-minute walk to the heart of downtown Asheville's many locally owned restaurants. Walk to the Friday night drum circle, downtown after-five concerts, the library, or have glass of wine at Sante Wine Bar in the Arcade.

Fully furnished, including all utilities, wi-fi, extended cable TV, internet, and laundry.

The cottage sits at the end of a quiet street. Walk, bike, or jog through the beautiful and historic Montford neighborhood. The Greenway is only blocks away.

Enjoy an evening sitting on the front porch, reading in front of the fireplace, or grilling on the patio in the fenced-in backyard. The cozy cottage is 865 sq ft and has all the amenities you'd expect. The master bedroom has flat-screened tv with large closet and guest bedroom has queen bed, small walk-in closet and office set up with printer/scanner. The LR has flat screen TV with extended hi def package. The kitchen has a gas stove, D/W, microwave, coffee maker, and just about everything you would need for gourmet dinners.

The cottage is in a perfect location to explore downtown Asheville, dozens of great independent restaurants, many art galleries, and nearby River Arts district. We have been named Beer City for several years because of the notable craft breweries, some within walking distance.

Owners can provide you with information on running or walking trails in the neighborhood and the surrounding mountains.

In the cottage, there's an extensive information booklet containing a list of our favorite downtown restaurants, and the many great tourist attractions, many within walking distance or a short drive.

Need to work? The second bedroom is set up with wireless internet, printer, work desk and lounge chair.

The fenced backyard has a small patio with gas grill.

Please call with any questions about the area or for open dates! Going on three years, the cottage has booked quickly for the entire year, so it's best to inquire EARLY.

More Details

Vicki Joiner
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 9, 2018

About Vicki Joiner

We have wanted to live in Asheville since our youth because of its natural beauty and find it to be a cultual mecca. We feel so fortunate to finally have the opportunity to be here.

Vicki Joiner purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Vicki Joiner chose Historic Montford

Montford is such a lovely, safe and convenient neighborhood. This historic home has so much charm and the walkability throughout the neighborhood and downtown is unbeatable. Within 10 minute walk: Grove Arcade, St. Stephen's Basillica--national landmark, Friday night drum circle in Prichard Park, downtown art studios, River Arts District, and dozens of art-deco downtown buildings. Asheville's cozy downtown--with many cafes and restaurants--has been called 'The Paris of the South.' The Montford Historic District is rated one of North Carolina's top historic district by This Old House magazine! Within a two-mile drive you'll arrive at Biltmore Estate and the Blue Ridge Parkway with dozens of great hiking trails and nature's beauty.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage is clean, comfortable, and set up for a pleasant stay. Our guests have enjoyed the short walk to downtown. Most leave their car at the cottage and walk to dozens of local cafes and restaurants. The fenced backyard and patio offer privacy for reading or outdoor cooking. Montford is a beautiful, safe neighborhood to walk, bike, or run. Nearby are the Greenway, parks, tennis courts, and Montford Recreation Center. The Asheville Chamber of Commerce is three blocks away; here you can find lots of local information, including the Trolley Tour for Asheville. Judy, a recent guest for two months, told us, 'Why would I want to stay anywhere else in Asheville.' She just relocated to Montford.


Historic Montford Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Adventure
  • Historic
  • 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 Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Stacked washer and dryer. Laundry bin, tile floor and supplemental wall heater.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Set up for office with desk, printer and lounge chair.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , flat-screened tv with high def;
  • Each bedroom has queen size bed and walk-in closet. Second bedroom as writing desk, chair, and lounge chair. Plenty of reading lights for each bed. Carpets, blinds and curtains in each room.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • tennis
Within 10 to 15 minute walk: Grove Arcade, St. Stephen's Basillica--national landmark, Friday night drum circle in Prichard Park, downtown art studios, River Arts District, dozens of art-deco downtown buildings, downtown Asheville's dozens of great restaurants; Nine Mile Cafe in neighborhood, Greenlife grocery, Trader Joes,and Harris Teeter only six blocks from cottage. Owners love Asheville and can be your personal concierge to provide a list of tempting activities, restaurants, and attractions so that you will love Asheville as much as they do. Chamber of Commerce and Historic Trolley Tour of area only three blocks from the cottage.


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Walk To Downtown Asheville, Pet Friendly, Fenced-In Yard
average rating of 4.866667 based on 15 reviews

A Cozy, Comfortable, Asheville Christmas

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent the month of December in Asheville where our daughter and son-in-law reside in a studio apartment. (No room in their inn for Ma & Pa)

This cottage/bungalow met our every need! It is adorably quaint yet has every modern convenience we needed. A few highlights for us were the comfy beds, big walk-in closets, spacious and warm bathroom, nice laundry facilities, cable TV with extended channels, great kitchen, and a fenced yard.

The location is awesome! The Montford neighborhood is charming and interesting to walk through. The neighbors are friendly and helpful. It was great to be able to walk to grocery stores, restaurants, the Visitor Center, and everything downtown. One of our favorite places was a little cafe one block from "home" called Tod's Tasties on Montford Ave. The food is delicious and local. We loved being able to hear the Bells of the Basilica of St. Lawrence as well as our tour of this historic church. It added so much to our Christmas spirit.

The owners, Vicki and Hank, were friendly and very attentive to our questions, concerns, and comfort. We couldn't have asked for a better hospitality. We would recommend this cottage/bungalow to anyone and hope to return someday.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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athens, ga

cozy and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

The house was so comfortable for the four of us, and its proximity to all that the city has to offer could not have been any better. We certainly hope to visit Asheville again, and when we do, the first thing we will do is to check on the availability of Short Street!

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Petersburg, FL

Great Neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

This cottage can't be beat. The neighborhood is within an easy 5-10 min. walk to downtown and the neighbors are very friendly. This is a comfortable home base for all you might do in Asheville. The private backyard is unique for homes in the area and it is perfect for grilling and enjoying morning coffee. Also, the home is pet friendly and a fenced yard is a benefit. The bedrooms are both large and have great closets. The beds are comfortable and an extra TV in one of the rooms is a plus. Overall, this is a great place and Vicky is always great to work wth.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Location :>)

  • 5 of 5

The cottage proved true to the photos and description especially the EXCELLENT location! The cottage is so centrally located and we were able to walk downtown and take day trips and make memories that will last a lifetime. The owner was extremely easy to work with and had the cottage all set up as expected. The neighborhood is amazing and we enjoyed spending time admiring the beautiful homes and gorgeous flowers in the Spring. We especially enjoyed the warm feel of the home and it had everything we needed to get some work done in between our day trips around the area. We look forward to our next trip here!

  • Submitted: May 14, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Greenville, Maine

Better than perfect

  • 5 of 5

Our two months in the cottage were better than perfect. The location is ideal with or without a car. We had one, and found that we could hop on the freeway and get to places near and far with minimal effort, but we never heard freeway noise from the cottage. Walking our dog in the neighborhood was a great way to get to know Montford and also to meet other dog owners. The cottage is within walking distance to Trader Joe’s and Harris Teeter. It’s cozy and comfortable, and very well equipped. Very new washer and dryer, and very fast internet. We ate most meals in and the kitchen equipment met all our needs. We used the gas fireplace a few times in January, nice. Highlights of our stay were Buxton Hall BQ, Highland Brewery (and many others), much local music, and time spent at the public library. Vicki and Hank were very responsive (by text message) when we had questions. We will definitely stay here again if it’s available next time we visit Asheville.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Woodstock, Illinois

Little gem in perfect location

  • 5 of 5

For our fifth trip to Asheville, and the fourth property in which we’ve stayed, my wife found this little gem on Short Street for the two of us and our Shih Tzu. While the photos and property description accurately represent the functional layout and comfortable furnishings, the true pleasure of staying here lies in this historic Montford neighborhood itself. Walking our dog, we met a number of friendly and interesting people with whom we later shared a glass of wine and conversation on several occasions. Its location is perfect. The cottage is just a short walk to downtown Asheville, a center of culinary, musical and other cultural activity. Having rented during the late fall, it was nice it was to return to the cottage after an evening out and relax in the living room with the warm glow of a gas fireplace to remove the chill. Inside the cottage, everything we needed was at our fingertips. Vicki helped make our stay on Short Street a most enjoyable experience and we’ll return there often!

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
asheville airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Sante Wine Bar
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nine Mile Restaurant
Car: not necessary

only 10 minute walk to heart of downtown Asheville and dozens of great restaurants. Cafe one block. Greenlife grocery six blocks. We provide list of best local restaurants and attractions. Chamber of Commerce and Historic Trolley Tour of area only three blocks.




Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $150
shorter stay per week $1,000
Refundable damage deposit $150
$100 +$25 for extra pet $25
Pet Fee $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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