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19 EXCELLENT FIVE STAR REVIEWS-1 mile from downtown Asheville in Albemarle Park!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

Large Front Yard, 3 Bed, 2.5 Bath, 2000 Sq. Ft., Dog Friendly

Mike and David are excited to offer you the perfect home for your family and friends to vacation in Asheville.

Only a 15 minute walk to downtown, Albemarle Park is like no other district in Asheville. You realize it is a very special place as soon as you pass the old gate house entrance. The lush neighborhood is filled with old homes, winding streets and enormous trees. For those exploring Asheville in the late 19th century, Albemarle Park was created as an alternative to the big hotel experience--a well designed and planned resort neighborhood. Today the 42 structures within the quarter are enjoyed by home owners, renters and visitors - young and old.

Historic on the outside and contemporary within, Cherokee House is a 2000 sq ft handsome grey stucco home with a large flat front yard built in 1925. Along the front porch, a custom stacked stone ring wall encloses two gardens and a cedar tree. Comfortable patio furniture adorns the porch along with a teak table for outdoor dining. Enjoy the covered sitting area and outdoor grill in the back yard. The home has brand new central air and heat, 2 zones--upstairs and downstairs. A new Kohler whole-house generator makes certain that when the electricity goes out in the neighborhood, yours does not.

The interior is clean and contemporary. There are 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, living room, tv room, dining room and basement. French doors open out to the front porch from both living room and dining rooms. There is high-speed internet throughout the home.

The bedrooms are on the 2nd floor. The Master bedroom has a King size bed, flat screen TV and its own bright bathroom. A private wood deck accoutered with lounges, table and umbrella, is attached to the Master bedroom. The 2nd bedroom has a queen bed, dresser and smart TV. The 3rd bedroom has a queen size bed and dresser. A full bath in the hallway is shared by the 2nd and 3rd bedrooms. There is a large selection of comforters and sheets and an assortment of pillows.

The main floor consists of a fully equipped kitchen, intimate dining room, elegant living room and modern gas fireplace. The relaxing TV room includes an automatic reclining sofa and 54 inch LED smart TV - Charter Cable, Pandora music & Neflix included. The basement contains the washer and dryer. A private two-car parking pad sits behind the house. Two adult and a kid's bicycle are available for your use during your stay.

Amenities at-a-glance:

• extremely reliable owners - we want your stay to be a fabulous experience

• safe neighborhood

• Impeccably clean home

• Sleeps up to 6

• 3 bedrooms--1 king bed, 2 queen beds

• High quality bedding, duvets, pillows and towels

• 2 full bathrooms and 1 powder room

• Central air and heat - 2 zones

• Whole-house Kohler electric generator

• Pet-Friendly--only good dogs...

• High speed internet

• 4 flat screen tvs with Charter cable, Pandora & Netflix

• Fully equipped kitchen - high end fridge, microwave, stove/oven, dishwasher, dishes/pots/pans, coffee maker, etc.

• 3 bicycles

For all questions, feel free to contact Mike at:

or call 828.333.3478

More Details

Mike Boustead
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 8, 2017

About Mike Boustead

My name is Mike Boustead and my husband is David Francis. We have been together for 25 years--married recently in Asheville. We previously lived in Los Angeles where we both worked in the film and music industries. I was a music editor for such films as Remember the Titans, The Royal Tenenbaums, Collateral, Lemony Snicket's: A Series of Unfortunate Events, and many others. David was a recording pianist for such films as Pursuit of Happyness, Elegy and Fame. David is the composer of BARK! The Musical. He is also a classical concert pianist with 8 cds commercially available. Together, we produced the hit musical BARK! that ran in Los Angeles for two years and has since been licensed across the country. BARK! tells the story of six dogs and their experiences for one day in Deena's Doggie Daycare. We have two dogs in our family: Massimo, an Italian greyhound who is 3 and our Brother Wolf dog, Effie who is 6.

Mike Boustead purchased this house in 2012

Why Mike Boustead chose Albemarle Park

We fell in love with the charm of the city, the lively and excellent arts organizations, the panoramic vistas and the friendliness of the people-many of whom also moved here from somewhere else. The city is progressive and bubbling with excitement. We instantly fell in love with the Cherokee House the minute we walked through it's front door. The home is located in the best neighborhood in Asheville and one mile from downtown. One can go to the theater and out for drinks and dinner and then in three minutes return to our serene and beautiful home where its warm graciousness will embrace you with comfort and ease.

What makes this house unique

Things to do at-a-glance:

• Enjoy the timeless quality of Albemarle Park and its turn of the century Arts & Crafts architectural style

• Go for a walk and get lost under the green canopy

• Take the bikes around Asheville

• Explore everything area has to offer; Biltmore Estate, exquisite eateries & nightlife, shopping, the Blue Ridge Parkway, National Parks and Forests, & outdoor sports and festivals


Albemarle Park House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • 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
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - Full bathroom attached to Master Bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - Full bathroom in upstairs hall
    Bathroom 3 - Ground floor half bath
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 1 (Master) has attached full bathroom and wood deck Bedroom 2 & 3 share full bathroom in hall
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 3 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • tennis
  • water tubing


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19 EXCELLENT FIVE STAR REVIEWS-1 mile from downtown Asheville in Albemarle Park!
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews


  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented Michael and David's home for September and October of this year. Their home seems like a featured home out of "House and Garden Magazine". It is immaculate and well cared for, in addition to be very lovely and stylish. The kitchen had every Item one would need to prepare meals. The linens and towels are plentiful and high quality. At night the lighting was very romantic in the living room. As for the t.v. room,it is extremely comfortable and stylish with a great t.v. and windows on either side of the room overlooking the gardens.

Michael is the most conscientious and gracious we have ever met (this was the fourth time we have rented in the Asheville/Hendersonville area. He made sure that all our needs were met, beyond any expectation one could imagine.

If you are considering an Asheville vacation rental you will bring home wonderful memories by vacationing in Michael's beautiful home We certainly did.

Arlene and Peter

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Arleen & Peter. Thank you for staying at our little home in Albemarle Park. We loved getting to know you. Bye for now! Mike & David
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Beautiful Home - Excellent Host - Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

We just completed our months rental and could not be more pleased with our decsion to rent the Cherokee house. The house is very comfortable, Immaculate and well decorated.

Mike was great to work with, he met with us shortly after we arrived at the house to show us around and let us know that he was in the neighborhood should we need anything.

This house is truly a jewel in a beautiful neighborhood although very close to downtown. I would strongly recommend the home. Thank you Mike, and all the best. Jeff

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Jeff, for your comments. They mean so much to us. We loved hosting you during your stay in Asheville and would rent to you again without hesitation. All the best to you.
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Winter Park, Florida

Cherokee House- Asheville Gem

  • 5 of 5

Out stay at Cherokee house began with this impression- A kitchen with fresh lemons and flowers, orange juice and bagels in the frig. It set the appropriate expectation for our wonderful stay in Asheville. Mike has a true green thumb and we enjoyed the herb garden and fresh tomatoes while we were there. The beds are cozy and the bathrooms perfect. The house is located perfectly- right next to downtown and near the Blue Ridge Parkway. While Cherokee house was built in the 1920's it updated with all the modern updates you could want! I give Cherokee House my highest recommendation!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Having Dowell, Hardin, & their children for the month of July was a delightful experience. This family is especially gracious, considerate, well mannered and kind. The young, talented daughter is a very musical violinist, pianist, guitarist and singer who generously shared her gifts with us. The two year old son brought joy, fun, laughter and a huge smile into every moment. We are honored to consider Dowell and Hardin our new friends. We would have this beautiful family back in a New York minute and hope they have reason to return to Asheville soon. We highly recommend them to any host.
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Very comfortable pet friendly home.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at Mike and David's house. All the extras that you would want in a vacation home were available and if you needed anything else Mike was there to answer any questions at anytime.

We would definitely stay here again.

The location is perfect, close to town but far enough away.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Friends from Naples, Florida

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our stay in Peter and Mike's beloved home. It was everything and more than what we expected. The best part is how attentive Mike is to details! He makes sure everything is perfect. After a rainstorm, he came over to blow off the front porch and fix the gravel in the parking area in back of the home. He gave us numerous suggestions of their favorite places in Asheville which we really appreciated. Hope to go back in a few years for another visit!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: David and I really loved having you stay in our home the month of August! Thank you for sharing in the festivities Asheville has to offer. I must say that we love how much you respected our home and the neighborhood--leaving it better than you arrived! You are more than welcome to come again.
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Wonderfull Asheville Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed two months in this lovely home. The location is perfect for anything you would want to do in the city and surrounding area. The house has everything you could possibly need during your stay. I highly recommend you visit Asheville and stay at The Willows!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15.8 Miles
Asheville Regional Airport
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Interstate 240
Car: necessary

The exquisite Biltmore House build by the Vanderbilt family is 20 minutes away. The world famous attraction includes manicured grounds and gardens along with its own winery.

Asheville boasts restaurants of high quality offering cuisines from various countries. Some of our favorites include 'Curate' and 'Reza's'. There is also brand new 'Gan Shan Station' on Charlotte Street featuring delicious Pan-American cuisine and right around the corner on Charlotte Street is local 'Metro Wines' and 'Ultimate Ice Cream'.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

1 House Cleaning $125 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $79
Tax Rate 13.0%

For all questions, feel free to contact Mike at:
or call 828.333.3478

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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