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GARDEN COTTAGE $900/WK OR $1900/MO RENTAL 2BD1BATH

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

IF THE COTTAGE IS RESERVED THE MAIN HOUSE IS AVAILABLE BY ROOM RATES

SET IN BETWEEN THE MOUNTAINS OF THE ASHEVILLE AREA JUST MINUTES AWAY FROM THE AIRPORT/PARKS/WATERFALLS/CHIMMNEY ROCK/BATCAVE/HIKING AND MORE LOCAL ENTERTAINMENT, INCLUDING THE BILTMORE ESTATE AND GROVE PARK INN. YOU WILL ENJOY THE STAY IN THIS GARDEN COTTAGE FULLY FURNISHED 1200SF 2BD1BATH. AS A PROFESSIONAL HOME STAGER, OWNER RESIDES ON THE PROPERTY. OFF STREET PARKING WITH A QUAINT ALICE-N-WONDERLAND LANDSCAPING AND MOUNTAINS IN THE FRONT AND REAR OF PROPERTY. CALL TO ASK ANY OTHER FURTHER QUESTIONS....IF THE COTTAGE IS RESERVED, THEN THE MAIN HOUSE IS AVAILABLE BY ROOM RATES WITH FULL USE OF THE KITCHEN AND OTHER AMENITIES.


Owner
DIANE E FOLEY
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2017

About DIANE E FOLEY

I am a semi-retired designer contractor who was fortunate to be apart of the growing infrastructer of Dallas. In 2009, I decided to give myself the harmony of life and moved to WNC and explored this area for several years before i decided to settle down in this property.

DIANE E FOLEY purchased this cottage in 2011

Why DIANE E FOLEY chose Smoky Mountains

This property was unique when I purchased it and transformed it from an ugly duckling into an Alice-n-Wonderland setting...2 1/2 years in the workings....alot of creating was done to this place....you would have had to see the before and afters to really appreciate the hard work that went into this with the help of my crew that was with me all of the way.

What makes this cottage unique

The benefits of enjoying the visit here at the cottage is in so many ways. If I had to put my finger on just one feature, I would have to say the location is by far the most accommadating. I am half way between Asheville and Hendersonville just minutes from I-26 and the Asheville Airport. In either direction of Hendersonville Hwy, you can be in downtown Asheville, Biltmore estate, Lake Lure, downtown Hendersonville in just approx 15-20 min. The cottage has off street private parking with mountain views both in the front and rear of the property.

Amenities

Fletcher Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • 2 QUEEN SIZE BEDS WITH DRESSERS FOR STORAGE AND CLOSET SPACE
Entertainment:
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • water tubing

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

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GARDEN COTTAGE $900/WK OR $1900/MO RENTAL 2BD1BATH
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 27 reviews
Greenville, NC
5

Loved my month in the garden cottage!

  • 5 of 5

I am a master's student from ECU and needed a safe, comfortable place to live while I completed a month long internship at Mission Children's Hospital. My dad found the cottage, and I just couldn't thank him enough! The house is beautifully decorated and spacious. I felt very much at home and comfortable. The gardens are amazing, and I spent many evenings relaxing or doing homework on the porch. The cottage was about 25 minutes from the hospital and it took about 20 or 30 minutes to get to most places (e.g., Downtown Asheville, Blue Ridge Parkway, Chimney Rock, Hendersonville). The cottage is surrounded by lovely mountains and the drives into town were enjoyable. Ms. Diane was a great host- so friendly and welcoming, and always willing to give driving directions and recommendations. I was very impressed by her hospitality. The afternoon before I started my internship, she led me into town and showed me the easiest route to take. I appreciate her making me feel safe and comfortable, and I would recommend the cottage to any student or traveler!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Emily: thank you for the great review....i am so blessed to be able to help all of my guest especially the interns here on their internships....I never thought how rewarding sharing my home was going to be. I can't thank the man above for supporting me with this decision for everyone to enjoy my cottage and my gardens
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5

A little slice of heaven

  • 5 of 5

I needed a play to stay for 6 weeks while my house was being built. I was looking for cozy, quiet, spacious and a place where I could bring my dog. This little cottage was "all it and much more." Diane's gardens are absolutely beautiful which made the stay so much more enjoyable. The cottage is fully stocked with more than one could ask for plus a washer and dryer!!

There are a ton of places to walk your dog, one being directly across the street and others within a short driving distance. There were days when I had to be gone for several hours and Diane was kind enough to take my dog out.

Diane was respectful of my privacy but kept me in mind by inviting me to dinner with her friends and enjoying a glass of wine on her deck. She also shared local farm tomatoes and vegetables when she went shopping and wonderful southern cooking when she had leftovers.

The only thing I would change is the "pet friendly" advertisement. I had to find a place for my cat since she only allows dogs.

I would stay here again without hesitation.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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3

Issues with the owner....

  • 3 of 5

I want to open with what's a good about the space. The pictures are accurate. It is beautiful and the gardening is magical. The views are also lovely. The kitchen is fully stocked with anything you could ever hope for or need. Now for what doesn't work. The landlord appears to have issues with persons she deems as different. She also has a long list of rules (that were actually listed in all CAPS) some of which are fairly easy to relate to and others are a little bit negative--almost as if a parent was talking in a frustrated manner to a small child. You have to sign and agree to these rules to stay at the property. My husband is visibly older than I am, I have a bohemian fashion sense, and my child enjoys dyed hair and has some piercings that are noticeable and could be considered alternative by an older generation. For the entirety of our stay she treated us as if we were untrustworthy and going to be a potential problem. She constantly checked on us when we were present and made references to my husband that he needed to make sure that we (my teenage child and I) understood the rules really well because we might have difficulty with them. My husband and I are successful psychotherapists in private practice. We are very responsible quiet introverted adults. Her attitude felt parental and judgemental and very unnecessary on our family vacation. She also asked us to leave early one day so that she could show the property to a potential buyer. Our vacation was over Memorial Day Weekend, and she had visitors at the main house that were noisy and disruptive and frequently had small children playing right outside the back window. She was also doing some kind of carpentry project one morning and using a circular saw very near to where we were sleeping in and having breakfast. My son felt very uncomfortable with her. If you are an older, white, hetero-normative couple nearing retirement or very conservative, you will likely enjoy this space and feel welcome and comfortable. If you are not, I'd pass on this property and stay somewhere else more friendly.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: OMG......I have to chuckle at this review...in most cases, guest, whether be thru VRBO, hotels, or B&B's are asked to sign and acknowledge "house rules". short term leases or terms and conditions for their stay. As I state, I try to keep mine short and simple, 2 pages. I have wittnessed where guest, just sign it without reading it....then when issues arise, then I am to blame for any negligents. I ask that the guest who makes the reservations, sign it and discuss with their guest, since they are responsible for any issues. They are also given an opportunity of a copy of these "house rules" by request. I highly regard my hospitality towards any of my guest. As in previous reviews, I try to strive for friendliness. It is in my nature to make all of my guest feel welcome to the cottage. If I didn't, then I would be accused of being rude and unfriendly. This guest was not asked to leave early. She was asked what her schedule was for the day so that I could prossibly have a realtor come by to show the property after they left to go into Asheville. I told her that I would certainly decline the showing if it was any conflict for her and her family, and that I would be there for the showing. Yes, this was Memorial weekend and we all have the opportunity to celebrate our veterans. My listing specifically notes that I live on the property and I too have the privileges of celebrating the holiday with guest of my own. No one was noisy, disruptive, roudly or loud on my property. As far as children, there are neighbors back behind my property and as a host, I am not responsible for them. My property is approximately 3/4 acre. As a host, I strive to have a quiet time of 9 am and 9 pm. Giving everyone privacy and no disturbances including myself. I have the normal routines of providing a clean, safe and beautiful property to offer my guest. I have guest who stay for months and as anyone can read, the reviews speak for themselves. As the saying goes, I can't make everyone happy.....I can only certainly try my best. There will always be someone who feels differently.
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5

6 months at the cottage

  • 5 of 5

Although we didn't book through VRBO and our stay was a 6 months stay, I would like to share about our experience. I just moved to Asheville from Italy with my American husband. We spent 6 beautiful months in the cottage and we enjoyed our stay in the peaceful country and close to multiple attractions. Diane, the owner, helped us with every needs we had and she has been very accomodating. We have our dog, a female boxer who fell in love with her boxer Jake. They played a lot in her gorgeous garden... I can't wait to see pictures of the blooming yard!!!

I hope to go back to NC soon and visiting Diane and Jake again!

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Daniella thank you so much for taking the time to write this review I miss having you guys around especially Sophia to play with Jake. You and Bert will always have a place to stay when you come back from Italy. The success of another great relationship made
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3

Nice

  • 3 of 5

The cottage was very nice. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay. It's a beautiful cottage.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jennifer thanks for taking the time out of your everyday busy schedule to write the review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay here at the cottage and glad I was able to assist you with getting around the area including the location of a good pampering day for a massage
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5

Great stay in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the house for a week and thoroughly enjoyed it. Diane was very accommodating and pleasant to work with. The house itself is very clean and decorated nicely. The kitchen is the best we've ever had in any rental property in WNC and we've stayed in many over the years. The house is convenient to both Hendersonville and Asheville. There is a wonderful community park with nice walking trails minutes from the house. I would recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Asheville Regional
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
HIGHWAY 26....4 MIN FROM LOCATIONS
Car: necessary

WE ARE located just a short distance to downtown Asheville Hendersonville,, Bat Cave, Chimney Rock Park/Lake, waterfalls, 1 1/2 hr to Dolly World, Pigion Forge, Gatlinburg....centerally located within driving distance to many attractions

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
cleaning fee $85

Additional fees of $45.00/per person/nite for additional quest over 4 occupancy

deposits will vary based on the amount of stay.....normal deposit will be from $300.00 to $500.00

25% refund if cancelled 30 days prior to check in date for 1 month or more stays

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.