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Weekend Special Rate, Pet Lovers Welcome....

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Romantic 2 Bedroom , Wood Burning Fireplace, Porch Swing, Tranquil Setting

My home in Asheville NC is a historic home built 100 years ago. Located in possibly the most popular area of Asheville, Montford, one of the largest historic districts in the state of North Carolina. It is only minute's from The Biltmore Estate, The Grove Park Inn, great hiking from the Blue Ridge Parkway, rafting on the French Broad River and several beautiful golf courses. Approximate 15 minute walk to downtown Asheville to dine at amazing restaurants, listen to live music, visit art galleries or attend a show at Moog Fest or The US Cellular Center. The area neighborhoods draw visitors and permanent residents with beautiful landscaping and structures, many of which were built between 1890 and 1925, reflecting Victorian, Tudor, Colonial Revival, Arts and Craft and Georgian architectural styles.

The Western region visitors’ center, located less than a mile from the house is packed with information about Asheville and Western N.C. attractions and activities. It also hosts a wonderful local farmers market. The neighborhood also is home to several fantastic restaurants, Nine Mile Caribbean, Todds Tasties Café for a delicious breakfast or lunch and Chiesa Italian. The Montford Park Players put on performances of Shakespeare's works each summer in our outdoor theater within a walk of the house.

My house is 2000 sq ft, two stories and has lots of privacy. The very large yard is completely enclosed, including the large off street parking area. It is surrounded by beautiful majestic Oak trees that provide wonderful shade and gorgeous fall colors.

It has two extra large bedrooms (with king beds and a semi private room with a queen size sleeper sofa.)The bedrooms all have a TV and nice bedding. There is a beautiful large bath with a six foot claw foot tub and shower, wonderful towels and its own private balcony to sit in the sun after your luxurious soak. There is a half bath on the first floor along with a small offset room with a queen size sleeper sofa.

The house is decorated with many beautiful antiques, work of local artist, has hardwood floors and lots of beautiful natural light. The large den is very comfortable; with a comfy leather sofa, recliners and rocking chairs all surrounding the fireplace and 46' smart T.V. with Netflix. The bookcase is loaded with interesting reads of all types, including local history and a few board games. There is Wi-Fi and extended cable TV.

There is a wood burning fireplace ,beautiful dining room with dining for up to 6-8 pp , fully equipped kitchen , front porch swing , large private backyard stone patio with gas grill , fire pit and seating , a front stone patio with dining table , off of front porch and raised beds with fresh herbs and flowers in the summer .

I will consider pets (dogs only) on a per request basis and a pet fee, the large fenced yard is ideal for play and exercise.

I have lived in Asheville 20+ years and know the area very well. I would love to help in any way to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. I look forward to hosting you soon!

More Details

Terri Abernethy
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 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2018

About Terri Abernethy

I am a native of Charlotte N.C., have lived in Asheville for 25 years and absolutely love it.

20 years ago I joined with a partner and opened a wonderful live music club and special events venue, Tressa's Jazz and Blues, a must while visiting downtown or planning an event in Asheville

I enjoy traveling , all outdoor activities, photography and spending time with family , friends and my sweet pup , Casper.

I can give you great ideas for how to spend your time while in Asheville , from dining to great hikes that only the locals know.

I look forward to hosting you and helping to make your visit to Asheville a wonderful experience.

Terri Abernethy purchased this house in 1998

Guestbook comments from the owner

Fiona Teague- Airbnb guest

Thank you Terri for being so flexible with our dilly-dallying and date changing! The house was spotless and the neighbourhood friendly and picturesque. The location is perfect both for downtown and for getting to the mountains. We will definitely come and stay again.
Nov 2015
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Historic Montford House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - First floor
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Six foot claw tub for luxery soaks or shower, nice balcony
  • Large bath with soaker tub , shower and outside balcony is on the second floor. Half bath is on the first floor.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Very large , lots of natural light, TV, individual AC
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Very large , lots of natural light, Smart TV, individual AC
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sleeper sofa in semi private room off of den
  • All beds have wonderful bedding , TV's , plenty of storage
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • 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
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Weekend Special Rate, Pet Lovers Welcome....
average rating of 4.46875 based on 48 reviews

Beautiful 100 year old home in historic Monftord district!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in this beautiful 100 year old home in historic Montford district! Parking off the alley was a little confusing when we first arrived but Terri gave great directions and we figured it out quickly! We really enjoyed that the home was close enough to downtown Asheville to walk & there were also lots of Uber rides available. We loved walking to the awesome Jamaican/Caribbean restaurant, Nine Mile, that was right there in Montford and a close walk - wonderful place! This home is pet friendly so we were able to bring our two big dogs - we loved that!! Terri was a great hostess, she called to check on us when we first arrived to make sure we got the key, were settled in, etc. Thank you so much, Terri - We had a great time! We have fallen in love with Asheville and the historic Montford district. In fact, we are considering retiring there in a few years!! Go if you get the chance!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Good location

  • 4 of 5

A great place if you have 3 couples with 3 dogs. It has a large fenced in front yard.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Location

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location for our family of 5 in town for a wedding.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house and location!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely charming 100 year old house with fun eclectic art, antiques and garden. Lots of room for a family if you can work with 1-1/2 baths. Off street parking. ( Note: Due to uneven stairs and stone walkway this is not a good choice for an elderly person not sure on their feet.) Responsive owner. We fully enjoyed it and would return!

  • Submitted: May 4, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location is absolutely perfect.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our week very much. We stayed the week of Thanksgiving 2017. This is a very comfortable house with all the needed facilities. The interaction with the owner was minimal but entirely functional. I could not ask for a better spot in Historic Montford. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy that you enjoyed your stay over the Thanksgiving Holiday! It is so important to me that my guest feel comfortable and "at home" while staying. I really try to honor my guest privacy yet be available for any questions or needs, glad that met your expectations.....Thank you and your family for being such great guest!!
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Lovely historic home that is ideally located

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 4 nights in early November. The house is located in a great neighborhood and though the homes are all located close to each other this one has plenty of privacy. We left the blinds open on the many windows on first floor and never felt like anyone could see in to the house. (This was true for the 2nd floor as well though we closed the blinds at night!)

It was within walking distance of downtown Asheville - about 25 minutes or so through attractive neighborhoods. Several mornings we got up and walked into town with our dogs for coffee and/or breakfast. It is also very convenient to anything else you'd want to access in Asheville if you're driving (the Biltmore, the Treetops Adventures ropes course, the Riverside Arts district).

The home itself is a historic house which made us feel right at home because we have owned homes in the past that were built in the same era. Future renters should know that historic homes have imperfections - bumpy plaster walls with a small crack here or there, a small half-bath on the 1st floor, creaky wood floors - so if you won't be able to overlook these things, look elsewhere. In every other way the house was lovely. The bedrooms were large and comfortable. The living room got lots of natural light and had plenty of seating for all of us complete with throw blankets to keep us cozy. We did not cook at the house but the kitchen had everything we needed. And everything was very clean.

We travelled with our dogs and the fact that the yard was fenced and large enough for them to roam about was great. It was a particularly warm set of days in November so we were able to relax on the comfortable front porch while our dogs enjoyed the yard.

We visit Asheville every year in early November and will likely stay at this home again next year!!

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Grove Park Resort
Nearest Beach
265 Miles
Charleston SC
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59

Asheville Historic Oak Cottage House Manual

Check in is from 4:00 on Check out is by 11 am
Lockbox is located on post of back porch, email me for code

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.