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6 Miles Downtown or Biltmore, Walk to Blue Ridge Parkway & Trails, Bike Nearby!

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Comfortable living room, cable tv, Netflix, hi-speed wifi. Great cell reception.

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Last updated: 12/06/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

3 Bedrm, 2+ Bath, 6 miles to Downtown or Biltmore, Off Blue Ridge Parkway

Super reliable cell and internet access! Professionally cleaned for every stay and a pet-free environment. Only 1.5 miles off a major highway. 6 miles to downtown. Not subject to city ordinance against short term rentals, so no worries about rental being cancelled. You will be the only ones staying in this home and the driveway is all yours. 3 queen size beds, sleeps 6+, mountain setting/views from windows and outside spaces. Very private on wooded half-acre with bird/wildlife viewing, but just walk to the end of our street, cross the Blue Ridge Parkway and walk onto the huge trail system including the Mountain to Sea Trail with access to a folk art center and the Parkway Visitor Center. Year round road accessibility. The Mountain Biker's favorite location, Bent Creek is only a 15 minute drive away.Short drive to downtown Asheville, Biltmore Estate, Funky West Asheville, River Arts Distric, waterfalls, and more. Some of the best restaurants in the country are to be found in this area. A brand new state of the art Whole Foods just opened a few miles away. Several other healthy or conventional grocery stores are also just minutes away.

Most recent improvement is a rain roof over the downstairs patio, so that you can sit on the Adirondack chairs in front of the firepit, and sip your coffee, wine or beer come rain or shine!
Upstairs includes 2 bedrooms with queen beds, large closets and two full baths, living room, fully equipped kitchen, eating area, & furnished deck with grill. Large room downstairs with queen bed, sitting area with full-size foldout sofa, half bath, electric fireplace and walk out to patio with firepit and chairs. All bedding/pillows/towels, etc. are supplied, including for fold-out sofa. The kitchen just received a new stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, popcorn maker, crockpot, blender, and more. We are always improving for your comfort. This is city water, so pressure and supply are totally reliable. There are plenty of plates, glasses, cooking vessels and utensils, dish soap/detergent, towels and paper towels, placemats, etc. There are ceiling fans in all rooms, five window air-conditioners, but the evenings are always cool in the mountains. The two full bathrooms have all the towels needed, shampoo, conditioner, body soap, and toilet paper. An additional half bath in lower level, too. Living room has a sofa, loveseat, chair and large ottoman, cable flat-screen T.V, wi-fi, and free Netflix account you may use.
Downstairs has a queen bed, and a sitting area with a pullout double bed sofa, an electric fireplace, and the half bath.
There is a portable crib and highchair, stroller, and baby-gate. Upper deck has a gate on it, too. Please do not leave children unattended. Furnishings are very clean and comfortable, plus we continue to add key pieces for their interesting, eclectic nature, such as the candlestick tables and lamps, a bureau/wardrobe with a surprising feature in one of the drawers, a blast-from-the-past bureau with original sales brochure, a funky framed collection of nutritional trading cards, a cute diorama in the hallway, and more.
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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/06/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 1534 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    23 and over please....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    We have a portable crib and highchair, stroller, and portable baby gate, as well as safety catches on cupboards under kitchen sink. Outlet safety caps, too. The second story deck has a wooden gate, but please do not leave children unattended. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking OUTDOOR ONLY with STRICT use of ashtray. We ask that you try to close windows or doors near where you are smoking to prevent drift into the house....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Keeping it allergy free. This also applies to visitors who may come to see guests while they are staying. Any disregard of this rule will forfeit the entire damage deposit so that steps can be taken to return the home to a pet-allergen free environment. ...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    Picturesque, but not easy to navigate for persons with mobility issues. Our sincerest apologies....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    dresser, ceiling fan, double closet, luggage racks, rocker...moreless

  • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

    Double closet, luggage racks, dresser, ceiling fan full bath...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    dresser, closet,1/2 bath, + pullout sofa bed in seating area...moreless

  • Master Bedroom in upstairs with queen bed, dresser, vanity, and double closet with two luggage racks and hangers for your convenience. A full bathroom is attached. Ceiling fan, views from both windows, newly carpeted for comfort. Plenty of pillows and fresh clean linens provided for each stay. Master bedroom is down the hall from the living area, so it is quiet even when the rest of your family or friends are still up. The second bedroom upstairs is a queen bed, with dresser, rocker, double closet, with 2 luggage racks, hangers, carpeted, ceiling fan, 2 windows with views. 3rd bedroom is in downstairs and has a queen bed, dresser, closet, 2 luggage racks, half-bath attached, sitting area with pull-out double sofa, electric fireplace, door to patio w/firepit, laundry nook and window views. Zoned heat divided into three areas....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Hallway bath, double sink, blow dryer, hair products, soap...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Master bath, all baths include towels & professionally clean...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet

    Lower Level. All baths have t.paper for a weekend or more....moreless

  • There are enough towels for 6+ people, a generous supply of body soap, shampoo, conditioner and hand soap. We try to leave enough toilet paper for your stay, but it is at least a starter for those extended stays. We use a professional cleaning service every time a new guest is expected. We converted the home to city water so that there is always a reliable source, and great water pressure. Half bath in lower level is compact, with no shower. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Blue Ridge Parkway and trail system within walking distance of the house! History and architect buffs will enjoy nearby Biltmore Estate. Several golf courses within minutes of home. A new Whole Foods grocery store within a couple of miles. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Eclectic collection of books. Books about the area on the fireplace mantle. Please feel free to leave books for other guests....moreless

  • Games:

    Family friendly board games and deck of cards so far. Feel free to leave a game for others to try....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Basic Cable, Netflix account free to use....moreless

  • Television:

    HDTV, basic cable, remote, Netflix account free to use....moreless

  • Toys:

    A few puzzles and games for young children....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Netflix account free to use....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    View of the Blue Ridge Mountains 8 months out of the year....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    There is an eating area in the kitchen that seats six or up to eight if you add folding chairs from closet. Deck seating is a table and 6 chairs as well....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Four window air conditioners (one in ever bedroom), Ceiling fans in ALL areas. Evenings are always cool, so use that time to enjoy the mountain air if you like....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    There is also an ironing board and iron....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Fireplace has been converted to a convenient electric system. ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Wonderful boiler system provides heat without drying out the air, and no blowing sound. Three zones for efficiency and comfort of guests....moreless

  • Internet:

    High Speed, wifi, Netflix available for free....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All sheets, blankets, pillows and so on are provided, including for the pull-out full-size sofa in the lower level, and sheet for baby crib. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    There is a love seat and large ottoman, a full-size sofa, and an arm chair, pillows and afghans. A flat screen tv, window air-conditioner, side tables, and lamps....moreless

  • Parking:

    The driveway is all yours and fits several cars or an RV and a car, etc. Limited parking on the road....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath towels, hand towels, washcloths, kitchen towels, kitchen wash cloths are all provided....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Laundry soap, stain remover provided. NO BLEACH is to be used at any time, due to proximity of carpeting and past experience with ruined towels, etc. Sorry....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Automatic Drip with clock and auto timer, coffee filters, lots of coffee mugs and cups, as well as a french press. A coffee bean grinder, too. Sugar on hand, but may not be creamer....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Plenty of plates, bowls, serving dishes, pots pans, eating utensils, glasses, cooking untensils, wooden spoons, mixing bowls, storage containers. Wine glasses, rock glasses, Placements for inside&out....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    New, quiet running dishwasher. Dish detergent (and dish soap) provided as well as a dish rack if you need it....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Side-by-side fridge with ice & water dispenser in door, oven, microwave, dishwasher, popcorn popper, crock pot, food processor, mixer, coffee maker, blender, griddle, french press, salad spinner etc....moreless

  • Microwave:

    New microwave with digital controls and turntable....moreless

  • Oven:

    Flat top and flat bottom stove/oven - no visible heating elements! Easy to wipe off. Electric....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Herbs, spices, flour, sugar, oil and popcorn. Most people prefer their own food supply beyond that. Trash bags, aluminum foil, wax paper, plastic wrap, refillable beer growlers (see room descriptions)...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Side-by-side fridge/freezer with automatic ice maker, and the ice and water dispenser is on the outside of the fridge door....moreless

  • Stove:

    Flat top and flat bottom stove/oven - no visible heating elements! Easy to wipe off. Electric....moreless

  • Toaster:

    Two slot toaster capable of toasting bagels....moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Upper level deck with grill, and rain-roof covered lower level patio. Gas firepit on lower patio. Extra propane tank for firepit is available should it run out during your stay. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    A half an acre filled with woods, flowers, shrubs and rock walls around house....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Large gas grill. We try to keep propane tank filled at all times, but there is a spare tank on the lower patio which is interchangeable for either the grill or firepit....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter Holiday
Dec 22 - Jan 2, 2017
4 night min stay
$195
$1,200
Spring Break
Apr 14 - Apr 24, 2017
4 night min stay
$195
$1,200
Spring Special
Apr 25 - May 25, 2017
2 night min stay
$155
$1,000
Memorial Weekend
May 26 - May 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$195
$1,200
4th of July
Jun 30 - Jul 4, 2017
3 night min stay
$195
$1,200
End of Summer Special
Aug 24 - Aug 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$155
$1,000
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$165 $175
Fri, Sat
$999 $3,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $99
  • Cleaning and Laundering $99 + tax
  • Tax Rate 13%

Notes:

Rates are for six guests. No Pets, No Smoking in house. No large parties. No feeding of wildlife, for your protection, and the protection of the animals themselves. I would be glad to explain the rules if you are curious. Absolutely No Exceptions to these terms.

North Carolina license: 600986883

Buncombe County license: 382


Owner's cancellation policy:

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


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Location

12.8 Miles
Nearest Airport
Asheville Airport (AVL)
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Fairview Tavern
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Donald Ross Municipal Course
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-40, I-240, 74A, Blue Ridge Parkway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Piazza. Wood oven pizza, pasta, wine

Car: Necessary

Within walking distance from house: Blue Ridge Parkway, Mountain to Sea Trail and other trail systems, Blue Ridge Parkway Information Center, Blue Ridge Parkway Folk Art Center. Short drive to several golf courses, Western North Carolina Nature Center (rescued wolves on site) and petting zoo, North Carolina Arboretum, Biltmore Estate including a wine tasting room, Downtown Asheville with its shops, galleries, museums, huge variety of independent restaurants, nearby artsy town of Black Mountain, outdoorsy resort town of Lake Lure, and more. Too many festivals to list, including the annual Moog Fest (electronic music) right here in Bob Moog's headquarters, The twice annual arts and music L.E.A.F Fest featuring blue grass, world music, funk, soul, rock you name it, plus indie food stands, healing arts and camping. This is one of the Microbrewery capitals in the U.S. hence lots of Beer Festivals, Beer Tasting, Brewery Tours and a crazy biking/beer tasting concept around town with Beer City Bikes. For the flip side of drinking in this area be sure to visit Dobra Tea which offers incomparable worldly offerings both in tea served in their own authentic vessels and in ambiance, found in both Asheville and Black Mountain. There are dozens of music venues large and small, such as Isis Music Hall, Asheville Music Hall, the legendary Rock venue Orange Peel which Rolling Stone magazine included it in its list of 'Top Five Rock Clubs in the Country. Be sure to check out Free Dead Friday for families (even babies!) featuring a Grateful Dead cover band at the intimate One Stop, along with national headliners in the Cellular One Center and the Diane Wortham Auditorium. Many Farmers Markets including the huge Western North Carolina Farmers Market and its Moose Café. Antiques, original crafts and resales galore at places like Regeneration Station, the Tobacco Barn, and Screen Door. Sporting activities include ziplining with Navitat, French Broad Rafting and Zipline, and Asheville Zipline Canopy Adventure. Horseback Riding at the Biltmore. Extreme star gazing using Alpha Generation 3 Military-Issue Night Vision Equipment. Golf, golf, golf including just five minutes from the house, the Asheville Municipal Golf Course which is one of the oldest golf courses in Western North Carolina and was designed by Hall of Fame golf architect Donald Ross. In Asheville there are more than 50 parks offering Ballfields, Basketball Courts, Climbing Wall, Disc Golf, Dog Parks, Fitness Walks, Golf Course, Gyms, Lawn Bowling, Nature Trails, Open Play Areas, Picnic Areas, Picnic Shelters, Playgrounds, Shuffleboard, Soccer Fields, Splasheville, Swimming Pools, Tennis Courts, Velodrome, Volleyball which you can learn more about at ashevillenc.gov/Departments/ParksRecreation/ParksOverview.aspx

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2014

About the owner: Linda Lazar Curatolo is a writer and web developer from Detroit who fell in love with Asheville, like everyone else who visits. She achieved her dream of purchasing a vacation home in the Blue Ridge Mountains after visiting for many years.

Why the Owner Chose Asheville, NC, USA:
This is the perfect location to absorb all that Asheville has to offer. It's walkable to hiking trails but close to food, art, music, shopping, brewing, history and culture. Even gems such as Biltmore Estate, Black Mountain, Lake Lure, waterfalls and national parks are within a short drive! The Blue Ridge Parkway is around the corner, and the Mountain to Sea Trail which connects with many other trails is within walking distance to the house.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Excellent connectivity, for cell phone and internet service. The view of the mountains from the back of the house, and the view of the woods in any direction is beautiful and soothing. Only one neighbor is nearby and unobtrusive to the privacy this neighborhood offers. If you are a hiker, biker or even a birdwatcher this is an amazing location, but not isolated from the city conveniences. You can walk to the trails off the Blue Ridge Parkway, which is the road next to yours, yet drive to top destinations such as the Biltmore Estate, Funky West Asheville, Downtown Asheville and even Black Mountain in minutes. The close proximity to the major expressways, but far enough to enjoy peace and quiet in a wooded setting, is probably one of the best combinations you could hope for in the area.


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Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/06/2016

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  • Comfortable living room, cable tv, Netflix, hi-speed wifi. Great cell reception.

    Comfortable living room, cable tv, Netflix, hi-speed wifi. Great cell reception.

  • The split-level ranch is in a natural setting, but close to town & attractions.

    The split-level ranch is in a natural setting, but close to town & attractions.

  • Blue Ridge Mountains view 7 mos. from patio, table, seating for six, & gas grill

    Blue Ridge Mountains view 7 mos. from patio, table, seating for six, & gas grill

  • The eating area has a view through doorwall to the patio, woods and mountains.

    The eating area has a view through doorwall to the patio, woods and mountains.

  • Storage! Fridge/icemaker, generously furnished w/ eating and cooking equipment.

    Storage! Fridge/icemaker, generously furnished w/ eating and cooking equipment.

  • Master bedroom, closet, luggage racks, vanity, dresser, ceiling fan, full bath.

    Master bedroom, closet, luggage racks, vanity, dresser, ceiling fan, full bath.

  • Very convenient full bath attached to master bedroom. Great view even from here.

    Very convenient full bath attached to master bedroom. Great view even from here.

  • Another view of second bedroom. Zoned boiler heat, no drafts, no blowing noise!

    Another view of second bedroom. Zoned boiler heat, no drafts, no blowing noise!

  • Full bath, double sinks, city-water, great pressure, soap, shampoo, towels more.

    Full bath, double sinks, city-water, great pressure, soap, shampoo, towels more.

  • Seating area w foldout full bed sofa in downstairs. Bedding/pillows provided.

    Seating area w foldout full bed sofa in downstairs. Bedding/pillows provided.

  • Laundry nook washer/dryer and ironing board and iron. Laundry soap included.

    Laundry nook washer/dryer and ironing board and iron. Laundry soap included.

  • Relax in front of the gas fire pit as you look out into the woods/Mountain view

    Relax in front of the gas fire pit as you look out into the woods/Mountain view

  • Asheville Lover's Loop quick easy drive to town, Biltmore, biking, walk to trail

    Asheville Lover's Loop quick easy drive to town, Biltmore, biking, walk to trail

  • The backyard is a half acre of woods, which you have all to yourselves.

    The backyard is a half acre of woods, which you have all to yourselves.

  • Serve dinner to family & friends, prepared outside on the extra large gas grill.

    Serve dinner to family & friends, prepared outside on the extra large gas grill.

  • Kitchen has a new dishwasher, oven, microwave, coffeemaker, plates, and more.

    Kitchen has a new dishwasher, oven, microwave, coffeemaker, plates, and more.

  • Hallway to 2 full baths and 2 bedrooms a quiet distance away from living area.

    Hallway to 2 full baths and 2 bedrooms a quiet distance away from living area.

  • Master bath has luxurious bedding, extra pillows, including two more in closet.

    Master bath has luxurious bedding, extra pillows, including two more in closet.

  • 2nd queen bdrm, ceiling fan, double closets, 2 luggage racks, dresser, rocker.

    2nd queen bdrm, ceiling fan, double closets, 2 luggage racks, dresser, rocker.

  • Gorgeous views from every window, even from the stairwell  to the lower level!

    Gorgeous views from every window, even from the stairwell to the lower level!

  • Downstairs queen bdrm, dresser/wardrobe, closet, and sitting area w fireplace.

    Downstairs queen bdrm, dresser/wardrobe, closet, and sitting area w fireplace.

  • Half bath in Lower Level. Making that a total of 2 and 1/2 baths in home.

    Half bath in Lower Level. Making that a total of 2 and 1/2 baths in home.

  • Privacy & 7 months of mountain views. Not a shared-stay property. It's all yours

    Privacy & 7 months of mountain views. Not a shared-stay property. It's all yours

  • Look out over a peaceful 1/2 acre of trees, wildflowers, landscaping and lawn.

    Look out over a peaceful 1/2 acre of trees, wildflowers, landscaping and lawn.

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Thursday, December 08, 2016

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