About the property
- House1030 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
3 BR,1 BA; Unique Handcrafted Interior on Oak-Lined Street; Walk or Bike to Town
3 BR,1 BA; Unique Handcrafted Interior on Oak-Lined Street; Walk or Bike to Town!
Located in a quiet neighborhood between Black Mountain and Montreat, this home is a 1030 square foot cottage that has been updated with custom touches - interior timber framing using locally sourced lumber, vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, and handmade cabinets. There are three bedrooms - two have queen beds with very comfortable new mattresses, and one has a futon with a new mattress and memory foam topper. The bathroom has a bathtub with combination stationary/handheld shower for your convenience, and is stocked with toilet tissue, a first aid kit, and extra toiletries in case you forget something.
The kitchen has everything you need to prepare a delicious meal using the freshest local ingredients, and a dishwasher to help make the cleanup easier. We keep basics such as dish soap, detergent, paper towels, spices, sugar, and coffee filters on hand.
The property has a large backyard complete with fire pit and firewood, lawn chairs, propane grill, charcoal grill, picnic table, and flower and garden beds. The covered front porch and back deck have several seating choices that are perfect for reading, enjoying a cup of coffee, or sitting down to an outdoor breakfast. The house is naturally shaded and kept cool by two large white oaks that also support a swing for two. The house has a brand new central air system for your comfort, and we provide wireless internet, direcTV, and an ample selection of books, local guidebooks, games, and DVDs.
Because this is a family-friendly home, and we aim to make sure your children enjoy their stay as much as you enjoy yours, there are shelves stocked with children's art supplies, toys, and books. To make packing easier for you, there is also an umbrella stroller and high chair in the house.
The sidewalk from town leads right to the neighborhood, and two beach cruiser bikes are included with your rental for you to explore the town and all of its lovely shops, restaurants, and parks.
There is a washer and dryer on the premises (in the outside-entry basement), as well as laundry soap, fabric softener, and dryer sheets to take care of your laundry needs during your stay.
This home is the perfect place to stay, whether you're attending a conference, moving your son or daughter into college, or just getting away to the mountains for a few days. The location is convenient to everything Black Mountain and Montreat have to offer, and is only 20 minutes from downtown Asheville.
Our house is in a quiet family neighborhood, so it is not suitable for parties, events, or multiple visitors (if you intend to have visitors during your stay, please discuss this with us prior to booking). We expect our guests to treat our house and our neighbors like they would their own, and we're sure you will!
Amanda & Mike Riley
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
About Amanda & Mike Riley
We have lived in Black Mountain since 2010, and in the area since 2002. Amanda is originally from Florida, and then lived in New Jersey. Mike grew up in New Jersey, and we met in college at Rutgers University. Soon after college, we moved to the Asheville area and fell in love with Western North Carolina. We currently live close to the cottage in Black Mountain with our daughter. We have a large garden, bee hives, chickens, and make maple syrup every year from the sugar maples around town.
Amanda & Mike Riley purchased this House in 2014
Why Amanda & Mike Riley chose Black Mountain
We were friends with the previous owners, and when they moved to the eastern part of the state and put the house up for sale, it was a natural decision for us to buy it and allow others to experience the area.
What makes this House unique
We love that Black Mountain has so much to offer everyone, from the Saturday tailgate market to Thursday night Park Rhythms at Lake Tomahawk. The house's location is not loud or congested, but close enough to walk or bike to town.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great home, quiet and convenient location
We enjoyed our stay! Home is very clean, spacious and convenient to Black Mtn and great hiking trails in Montreat.
We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and got to explore some of the trails in Montreat. We feel really lucky to have such a good trail system right up the road!
Beautiful, clean house
Beautiful house for a weeekend getaway! The house was very clean and very well maintained. The people were wonderful to work with and went above and beyond.
Thanks for your kind review, Ashleigh~ We'd be happy to have you back, anytime!
GREAT home close to everyting. VERY clean and well kept
I Have been renting through home away for quite a while now but I can truly say that the Rileys Worth the most accommodating and friendly of anyone I have ever rented from. I was surprised when we arrived to find a card in a sealed envelope welcoming us by name. That was such a nice touch and the communication between us was fantastic. This is a beautiful older home very clean and in the center of everything it is highly recommended And we will be sure to return our selves real soon.
Thanks so much for your very kind words, Keith! We really do try to make our guests feel welcome and at home, so we appreciate your feedback. Having the place clean and comfortable and well-stocked is very important to us, as we want it to be the sort of place that we ourselves would want to stay when we are away from home.
Hope to have you back!
We have stayed at the Riley's house five times in the last 3 years, we LOVE it and tell everyone we know about it. I contacted them right before Christmas to see if they knew of any rentals available in their area because, as Floridians, we wanted to take our 5 year old on a snow adventure. Snow had been in the forecast for weeks and we wanted to make it happen. The guests the Riley's had decided to cut their trip short by one night which left two nights for us! As we neared our arrival date the snow chance lessened and lessened, by the time we arrived it was looking pretty dismal. When we woke up the first morning (New Years Eve) it was cold and snow flurries were in the forecast, but not enough to "stick". by sundown there was a steady snow and not only was our son able to play in it but he made snow angels, a mini snowman and the Rileys brought over their sled so he could enjoy that as well. We rent through VRBO whenever we travel, 1-2 times per year, the Riley's are by far THE BEST owners we have encountered. Somehow they made it snow for us even though the weather had not been cooperating. :)
We love having you and your family stay, Emily! And we were all so pleased that you (especially Hutch) got to play in the snow after all! (though, sadly, we can hardly claim credit for that- ha!) Thanks for the very kind words. We look forward to having you back.
cozy, quiet retreat. We loved it!
The house was perfect for a long weekend in the mountains. It's less than 5 mins from downtown Black Mountain/I40 but in a peaceful neighborhood. Everything was spotless and beautifully decorated and there are supplies in the bathroom/kitchen for guests who forget the essentials. We loved it. Thank you!
Thank you so much for the kind words, Marina! We love to hear that guests find the home to be cozy, clean, and well-stocked, as we put a lot of thought and effort into making it so~ We aim to have all of the things that we ourselves would find helpful and convenient when away from home, and we want the place to feel good (great!) to 'come home to'. We'd love to have you back, anytime!
Nice clean home. Had all we needed for our first weekend in beautiful Black Mountain.
Everything great and had all essentials we needed.
We're so glad that you found the home to be clean and well-stocked, Shirley. We aim to have it as comfortable, clean, and conveniently-stocked for our guests as possible! Glad you enjoyed your first visit to Black Mountain, and we'd love to have you back!