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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 queen 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 a queen bed, a full bed 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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2017

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 Smoky Mountains

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
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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1924 Georgian Home Gives A Slice Of Small Town Living
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 19 reviews

What a great house!

  • 5 of 5

This house is truly a find! Its large enough to give everyone their privacy and yet plenty of community space. It has thermal air conditioning which is a huge plus, after a long hike it was so nice to return to our cool home away from home. This house has everything you could possibly need, bring only your clothes; everything else is there. Also included is a house guide that we found most helpful, including honest restaurant reviews and things to do. The town of Waynesville is quite nice, small mountain town with a really nice downtown. The backyard is beautiful. A Weber gas grille was provided. Also the backyard has a shelter area from the sun with lovely rocking chairs , and a very nice table and chairs.. The house is well represented in the online pictures. If your plans are taking you to the Smokey Mountains then this house is for you. We give it our best rating for cleanliness, location and charm. (Well decorated with local art) Enjoy your trip!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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A wonderful old home, full of history!

  • 4 of 5

We brought our crew of nine (two families with grown children) and our dogs to Richeson House. We had more than enough space with a lovely patio and enormous, private backyard for us and our pets to enjoy. At one time we had badminton, croquet and cornhole set up with still tons of room! The neighborhood is quiet with very nice neighbors only on one side, who tolerated our raucous group very kindly. The homeowner Dan and property manager Baili were very helpful and responsive to any needs which were minor. Asheville was a quick forty minute trip away and we loved the Biltmore Estate. Historic Waynesville was a very nice afternoon of lunch and shopping. We highly recommend the Southern Kitchen restaurant which was excellent! In all, we had a very relaxing, affordable and comfortable vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This house is an amazing family house! It has everything you could possibly want on a holiday.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful house, with history and home comforts in every room. Would highly recommend for anyone staying in Waynesville.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5

Our company needed a centralized location for our technicians to stay for a few weeks. This home was the perfect solution, and Dan was so helpful in getting us set up. We would definitely book this home when we are in the area again!!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Overall comfort, roomy well stocked kitchen had everything except extra paper towels .

  • 5 of 5

There were 6 women on this trip. This is our 2nd year back we love this place. We sat outside every night and had drinks and snacks. It is convenient to downtown waynesville, Ashville Hendersonville wonderful shopping and restaurants! We even ate in the dining room by candlelight one night! Highly recommend this house!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

Our family of seven stayed for a week in this lovely home. We found the house met all our needs including having Wi-Fi access. We especially enjoyed the covered patio and large backyard for conversation and play. The kitchen was well equipped with all that was needed to prepare and cook our meals. It was nice to have the Guest Book with information and recommendations about the area. The maps and brochures were helpful as we planned our activities for the week. There was more than enough room in the home for our family to eat together at the large dining table, play games and rest comfortably every night. The 3 1/2 bathrooms made it very easy for us all to get ready for the day. The Waynesville Recreation Center is modern and up to date with two indoor pools that several of us enjoyed one morning. The house is centrally located allowing easy access to many attractions in the area. Dan and Sonya are friendly, courteous and helpful. We had a blast and recommend this home for anyone looking for a nice place to stay and make memories with their family and friends.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Waynesville House Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

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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