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Romantic Escape-Private with Hot tub & Fireplace and Fenced Yard. (sleeps 2)

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Space 1,030 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

1 bedroom, 2 bathrooms with view of mountains, and close to downtown Asheville

This is a newly renovated unique mountain home with beautiful private outdoor oasis! The folk architecture style designed and created by the owner is breathtaking. There are cozy, romantic areas throughout. The owner has gone to great lengths to create beauty and character in every room in the house. From the compass rose inlay to the copper trim---there are architectural surprises everywhere you look. The property includes a hot tub, fireplace with gas logs, covered porch, fire pit, gas grill, and beautiful deck with year round view of the mountains. The Escape has a full kitchen stocked with ample equipment needed to prepare gourmet meals, a separate dining room surrounded by glass, and a breakfast nook with a view of the mountains. The bedroom hosts an antique iron queen bed with luxury bedding, and large dressing room. The two full bathrooms are beautiful with granite vanities and walk-in showers. The living room has a full size couch, stress-less recliner, flat screen TV with cable package, sound system, and wireless internet. It is difficult to describe the many details and features in the amazing Escape!

The property is located just minutes away from downtown Asheville, the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Grove Park Inn, and the Biltmore Estate. Also, there are many nearby outdoor adventure activities: hiking, whitewater rafting, snow and water tubing, zip lining, kayaking, horseback riding, fly fishing, mountain biking, climbing, snow skiing, and waterfall tours.

Spend the day in downtown Asheville dining, tasting our local beers, shopping or people watching.

Great day trips to nearby small towns: Waynesville, Hendersonville, Brevard, Flat Rock, Chimney Rock, Highlands, and Cashiers. Scenic routes to each, with great lunch spots. Enjoy shopping for locally made crafts in the quaint atmosphere of small mountain towns.

For guests who bring their dogs there is a neighborhood green space for fetching just 1/2 mile from the house.

More Details

Property Manager
Jeff Schmitz
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017

About Jeff Schmitz

The owner, Jeff Schmitz, is a builder and designer. Jeff is an amazing carpenter with a passion for unique, innovative design and an incredible eye for detail. He loves nature---both at the coast and in the mountains. Jeff has poured his heart and soul into making this space an oasis for couples to enjoy. Jeff often travels to the North Carolina coast where he is renovating two historic homes. He enjoys spending time in the mountains with his family while continuing to build in this community.

Jeff Schmitz purchased this house in 1992

Why Jeff Schmitz chose Smoky Mountains

Jeff was originally drawn to Asheville from the west coast by the relaxed lifestyle and ample access to beautiful mountains and rushing waters. He fell in love with this house and this part of Asheville 22 years ago. Since then, he has worked to renovate the space into a mountain dream house. It is both private and close to town---the best of both worlds. This is such a wonderful place and he wanted to share it with others as they traveled to the mountains of Western North Carolina. We all work so hard these days and forget how important it is to nurture ourselves and our relationships. This is an amazing, private romantic place that is appealing to adults of all ages.

What makes this house unique

This house had so much hidden potential when he purchased it many years ago. It was a diamond in the rough. The property has private lay out for being this convenient to town. It's character stood out above all others.

Amenities

Asheville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1030 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Double occupancy shower with granite vanity
  • Newly renovated bathrooms with granite vanities and large walk-in showers and toilets.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • This cozy room has hardwood flooring, an antique queen bed with high end luxury bedding. A door leads off of the bedroom to a covered porch and the hot tub area. There is a full bath, dressing room and closet off of the bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Biltmore House tickets available at a reduced rate. Please reserve tickets two weeks prior to your stay by calling Tammy at 828-712-4458.

Reviews

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Romantic Escape-Private with Hot tub & Fireplace and Fenced Yard. (sleeps 2)
average rating of 4.918919 based on 74 reviews
4

Great location for traveling with dogs!

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time in Asheville and this house was perfect for traveling with dogs. The fenced in yard was great for them to explore and there was room for them to run. The house is next to others, but sits up on a hill enough that it's private. You can't see the neighbors and they can't see you which was helpful with our two dogs. It was convenient to get into downtown Asheville ($12 Uber ride) for a night out. There is a guestbook which had tons of great recommendations for restaurants too. The house was outfitted with everything we needed to cook/eat, nice towels, and plenty of great spaces to sit outside and enjoy the sunsets.

A few very minor downsides: Our dogs shed a lot so it would've been nice to have a vacuum at the house to help keep it tidy. Our dogs are pretty high energy so the fenced in yard was helpful, but they love going for walks. There isn't really a safe road to take them for walks right around the house & the nearby bird sanctuary doesn't allow dogs so we had trouble finding a good place to take them for a walk.

Overall, a great place that we would definitely consider staying again on a return trip to Asheville. The house was clean & perfect for us- two people, two dogs.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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4

Cozy...comfortable...convenient...clean...great spot to explore Asheville area...

  • 4 of 5

Will be back

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

Asheville NC

  • 5 of 5

House is really nice. Hot tub not so nice.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Raleigh
5

2nd visit, even better than the first time.

  • 5 of 5

This was the second visit to this property for my wife and I and we loved it. It is appointed nicely and very comfortable. Its proximity to everything in and around Asheville is a big selling feature while not feeling like it is in the middle of Asheville. Cannot wait to get a chance to visit again!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Uniontown Ohio
5

Quiet, relaxing, great location!

  • 5 of 5

Close to Asheville and the Blue Ridge Parkway, this lovely pet-friendly cottage has it all! This is a very comfortable and beautifully decorated rental, perfect for a couple and their fur baby. It is located in a very quiet community, but close to restaurants and grocery stores. And only 10 minutes to downtown Asheville. We absolutely loved the totally enclosed outdoor areas, as did our dog...just a beautifully relaxing environment.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great location and size for a couples get away

  • 5 of 5

Went to Asheville for our 25th anniversary. This place was perfect for us. Close enough to town, but overall quiet. Neighbors dogs were a little annoying. Nicely equipped cottage with everything you really need. Nice views from patio, easy access to the Blue Ridge Parkway. We managed to break a beer glass and lose a key (I've never lost a key in my life!), I called the contact number to let me know how to reimburse them and they were quite gracious and told me not to worry about it. They said the important thing is that we were having a good time.

Asheville is great if you like hiking/outdoor activities, craft beer and good dining. Will definitely

be back, and would likely stay at this cottage again.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Asheville Regional
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Grove Park Inn
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Grove Park Inn
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
I-40
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Vinnie's Neighborhood Italian
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Wolf Laurel Ski Resort
Car: necessary

This cottage is the best of both worlds-close to town and private! Located in Buncombe County and just outside the city limits, only 4 miles from downtown Asheville, the Escape is located in a wooded setting. Hiking trails are abundant only minutes away on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Our favorite restaurants are the Admiral and Curate', you must make reservations early though. Other great places to dine in downtown Asheville include Limones, Salsa, Zombra, Tupelo Honey and Mela.

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Rates & Availability

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Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Nightly Rate
Apr 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$200
 
 
Fall
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$225
 
 
Late Fall
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
$200
 
 
Holidays
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 4 2018
3 night minimum stay
$225
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $70
Pet Fee $55
Tax Rate 11.0%

Should you need to cancel within 30 days of your scheduled stay, you will receive a refund only if the property books for the dates of your stay.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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