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1924 Georgian Home Gives A Slice Of Small Town Living

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 3,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

5 Bedroom, 3 1/2 Bath Convenient In Town Home

Two story brick Georgian home built in 1926 with five bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths that can sleep up to 12 people. One bedroom with a king bed downstairs with a handicap accessible bath. Four bedrooms and two full baths upstairs. Master bedroom has a king bed and a full bath. Other bedrooms contain 2 queen beds and one with two twin beds. Each bedroom is large and it's own little retreat so family members have a comfortable place to get away and relax. The sofa in the living room also folds out to sleep an additional 2 people if needed. The home is tastefully decorated with vibrant colors and original artwork. There's a large backyard (unfenced) that provides ample room for cookouts and family get togethers. The kitchen is extremely functional and sunny along with being quite well stocked. The dining room seats 10 comfortably and we've fit 16 in for holiday dinners.

There's an outdoor seating area for 12 which includes an outdoor dining table and chairs for 6. We have a grill for cookouts as well.

The home is conveniently located in town and within walking distance of the village of Hazelwood. It's a 1 minute drive to downtown Waynesville or the golf courses at the Waynesville or Laurel Ridge Country Clubs and a 10 minute drive to Lake Junaluska. Asheville is a 30 minute drive east and The Great Smoky National Park a 30 minute drive west.

While it's an older home with all the charm and character that offers, we installed a new geothermal HVAC system in 2013. This keeps the house extremely comfortable and evenly heated or cooled. We also replaced most of the plumbing in 2014 and installed an instant hot water heater. This insures there's a continuous supply of hot water, even for the 10th shower along with good water pressure throughout the house.

More Details

Dan Stringfield
Member since: 2014
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
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Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

About Dan Stringfield

This house is owned by Dan and Bernie. Dan grew up in this house and we purchased it from the estate after his parents passed. We live in San Diego, California for most of the year but get back to Waynesville as much as we can.

Dan Stringfield purchased this house in 2013

Why Dan Stringfield chose Waynesville

Dan's grandparents built this house and his mother lived 80 of her 85 years in this house. After my parents passed, I wanted to keep the house because of the family connection to the house and a desire to ultimately retire in Waynesville to this house. For me, the idea of retiring to this house is life coming full circle. There's an old saying -- a man spends the first half of his life running away from home and the second half running back to it and that's certainly true for me. Bernie grew up in a small town in upstate New York. While didn't grow up in the mountains of North Carolina, the small town atmosphere of Waynesville is a return to his roots in a way as well.

What makes this house unique

This is a large comfortable home that's in town and convenient to everything. If you're looking for a remote mountainside cabin away from it all where you have to drive 30 minutes to get to a grocery store, this isn't the place for you. But if you're looking for a comfortable, historic home in a great small town in the mountains that's a few minutes drive from everything, our home is perfect.


Waynesville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 16 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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1924 Georgian Home Gives A Slice Of Small Town Living
average rating of 4.888889 based on 27 reviews

Great place for a get away close to the Asheville area or mountains

  • 5 of 5

This house worked perfect for 5 couples to stay at for a weekend for a wedding outside of Asheville. It is a quiet little town and only a short distance to Asheville. It had a well stocked kitchen and comfortable beds. We had plenty of room with all of us and didn't feel crowded.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Plenty of room

  • 4 of 5

Our family totally enjoyed our stay. It was Thanksgiving week and there was plenty of room for all of us. It is nice that they leave supplies in the house to use. My one complaint is they need to check the expiration on the food items especially in the refrigerator. Various ones were expired and you don't leave food items that other people would have put a knife or other utensil in to use. That is very unhealthy!

Otherwise everything was great, huge yard and the guys got to play football, a traditional Thanksgiving game.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad your family enjoyed the house and that there was plenty of room for you all. As for the items in the refrigerator, we do tell the cleaning crew to remove perishable items but leave condiments like ketchup, mustard, etc. We also leave cooking oils, flour, sugar, salt, etc. We've had many guests comment on how nice it was to have a kitchen that's so well stocked. I personally consider it a convenience for guests who don't have to buy an entire bottle of ketchup, say, for one meal where 1/10th of the bottle will be used. If someone isn't comfortable using these items left in the fridge or pantry, you're certainly not required to open them and use them. Of course, items past their expiration date should be removed. I'll talk to the house manager and cleaning crew about this. Thanks for the overall positive review. I'm glad your family enjoyed your Thanksgiving in the mountains.
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Spacious and great location!

  • 4 of 5

Lots of room and plenty of restrooms for a large group. Older home with a few quirks and a few things that need to be fixed, but overall this was just the space we needed. Be sure to bring your own hair dryer and toiletries. My husband was concerned about the possibility of black mold in the main floor master bathroom. I'm saw what he was talking about, but I'm not sure if it was mold. Also, when entering the home, watch out for the window greenhouse. Don't hit your head.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad our home worked for your family for your vacation. As we advertise, the home was built in 1926 and does have a few quirks, but I think that's part of the charm of staying in an older house. I can assure you and anyone reading this review, there is no "black mold" in the downstairs full bath and I appreciate your comment that you weren't sure about your husband's concern. A dark grout was used on the tiles in the bathroom and it has darkened unevenly with age. But the bathroom is cleaned thoroughly after each rental. I feel our current cleaning crew does a great job. Hopefully folks reading this considering renting the house will consider other reviews that specifically mention how clean the house is.
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We love this house!

  • 5 of 5

This is our third year staying at the Richeson house and, once again, we had a wonderful time. Six of us go for a girls' getaway this time every year. The house is a cozy comfortable place for us to stay and come home to after exploring Waynesville and Asheville. It is a beautiful time of year and a lovely area. The house is so well stocked, clean and everything we could hope for.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

beautiful well kept up home....immediate response to a couple of issues.....fabulous covered patio where we sat every night.....actually spent very little time in the house......we highly recommend it (though there are sometimes loud football games at the neighboring school)

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This place is a great gathering place. 10 of stayed and were very comfortable. The house is fully stocked with everything you might need. It was truely handicapped accessible. But the best part to me was how gracious the owner and property managers were. They were communicative and quick with response. We have already decided to return next year

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Pet Fee $75

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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