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Cozy Home In Quiet Neighborhood - Halfway Between Black Mountain And Montreat!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,030 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

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.

More Details

Amanda & Mike Riley
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 12, 2017

About Amanda & Mike Riley

Amanda & Mike 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, where he met Amanda at Rutgers University. Soon after college, they moved to the Asheville area and fell in love with Western North Carolina. They currently live close to the cottage in Black Mountain with their daughter. They 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 Blue Ridge Mountains

Amanda & Mike 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 to buy it and allow others to experience the area.

What makes this house unique

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.


Black Mountain House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1030 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
  • Tub/shower with combination fixed and handheld shower head. Extra toiletries are provided in case you forget something.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , This room has a new queen bed with comfortable new mattress
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , This room has a new queen bed with comfortable new mattress
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , The futon has a new mattress and memory foam topper.
  • All three rooms have new mattresses for your comfort, and come with soft linens, fluffy pillows, and warm comforters. Each room has windows to let in natural light. Each bedroom has a closet for hanging clothing, with closet lighting in bedrooms 1 and 3. Bedrooms 1 & 2 also have dressers for your folded items.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Cozy Home In Quiet Neighborhood - Halfway Between Black Mountain And Montreat!
average rating of 4.987654 based on 81 reviews

Lovely time!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time and enjoyed our stay very much. Mike greeted us and we felt very much at home right away. It was very clean and the attention to detail was obvious throughout the home. There was even an umbrella stroller available which came in quite handy for our granddaughter during our trip to the Biltmore estates. The check out procedures were very clear and reasonable. We plan on staying again.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Close to everything!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 4th stay, we love it even more each time we stay. Mike and Amanda makenit feel so homey we consider it our mountain home, without having to do the upkeep. I always forget that there is very little we have to bring because they have already thought of it for you. The kitchen has basic necessities so you don't have to bring or buy, the bathroom also has items in case you forget. If you have small children they have provided a pack-n-play, high chair, toys, etc. They have thought of every detail to make your stay perfect. We will definitely be returning for a 5th time some time next year and will continue to share with our friends and family so they can enjoy it as much as we do!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house, great location with everything we needed and more. Hosts were very thoughtful !!

  • 5 of 5

Stay here, you won't want to go home!!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Felt like coming home

  • 4 of 5

We spent the week here and went to a conference at Montreat each day. There were two of us then our husbands came. Four people pretty much maxed out the one bathroom. We enjoyed time on the porch and the lovely flowers in the yard.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Darling house with plenty of things to do and places to relax! Clean, well organized, sweet toys for the kids and swings on the porch.. Loved it!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Lisa! It was so nice to meet you and your family, and we're so glad it worked out for us to host your sister while she was in town visiting. We hope to see you again!
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This house was wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

It is in a great neighborhood, very clean with many amenities. It was perfect for us for a weekend wedding.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review, Meryl. We are so glad that the house met your needs well for your weekend here in Black Mountain!
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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