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Mod Avl Treehouse, N Asheville - UNCA, views from above Merrimon Ave

Grace, Asheville, NC, USA
  • Villa900 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay7 - 30 nights

2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Sleeps 4, 900 Sqft, Deck View, Single Carport, near UNCA,

If you are drawn, as we are, to the modern decor of hotels such as AC Hotel, The Aloft, or the Hotel Indigo in downtown Asheville, you may enjoy the mod sensibilities we applied in our ModAVLtreehouse - but with a full kitchen and off-street, non-valet parking, if that's more your speed.

Features of our centrally located home include a clean, open floor plan, with up-to-date kitchen and bathrooms. You will be close to everything Asheville has to offer, yet nestled in a secluded wooded neighborhood, 2 miles North of downtown. Enjoy our hanging out on the private deck, with a treed mountain view toward the Grove Park area. It feels calm and relaxing, just like being up in a treehouse, especially while chilling in the swing chair!

The ModAVLtreehouse accommodations include a queen Venezia bed (New Morning Gallery), and a second bedroom with two twin beds. All new hygienic memory foam mattresses and comfortable linens provided. Single car covered carport and one-level living space. In unit laundry included, with new appliances.

The well-appointed kitchen provides cookware, dishware, utensils, and linens to support a comfy stay, with five grocery stores within 1.5 miles (including Trader Joes and Harris Teeter), with Ingles and Fresh Market under a mile away. Great for savoring tasty leftovers from so many foodie locations around town, or for preparing to eat-in when so inspired. Kitchen has counter-height seating for three at the island/prep table.

The quiet ModAVLtreehouse is half of a side-by-side duplex, with private entrances and carports at each end of the building, and excellent built-in soundproofing between the units. Driveway is shared, and courtesy to not block your neighbor's access is appreciated and necessary.

Find curated, enhanced (and timely) dining and activity recommendations and links for things that WE enjoy, on the Mod Avl Treehouse Facebook page, or via our new Instagram posts and photos.

You're welcome to message Cindy via Mod Avl Treehouse social media, for any questions during your stay, or if we can help early on, while you make your Asheville visiting plans. We'll do our best to point you to great things to do - not as if we're a concierge, but more to help you find things as if you're living like a local during your visit!

Asheville City regulations require in-town homes like the Mod Avl "Treehouse" to be a monthly rental, i.e. each guest blocks a month minimum on our calendar. However, we can attempt to accommodate guests with Pre-Arranged EARLY CHECKOUT options, to help with guest's traveling necessities. Contact Cindy for details - We'll see what we can do.

On the other hand, NC regulations allow for any stay LONGER than 90 days to not be subject to State/County sales and occupancy tax - so if guests want to chill or telework a little longer, that is a significant savings in taxes. Several of our guests have enjoyed this savings for three or four months - up to six months. Contact Cindy Coker (owner) if you think you can stay long enough to take advantage of this savings.

Property Manager

Cynthia Coker (Owner and Manager)

Member Since 2014
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 03, 2018
About Cynthia Coker (Owner and Manager)

We are Cindy Coker and Lucinda Murphy, two NASA engineers, twelve years into our twelve year plan, transitioning to making Asheville our full-time home ASAP. Between us, we have a combined 70 years of service with NASA in Huntsville AL, at Marshall Space Flight Center, supporting primarily scientific experiment/instrument and facility payloads from early SpaceLab and Shuttle Program days, and throughout the International Space Station Program. More details of portions of our professional history can be explored via Cindy's LinkedIn profile. (Lucinda hasn't "gone there" yet :-)

Cynthia Coker (Owner and Manager) purchased this Villa in 2014

Why Cynthia Coker (Owner and Manager) chose Grace

We have been spending several dozens of days each year in Asheville, since early 2006. Our first home here was in West Asheville, an amazing part of town. Yet we are drawn to mid century modern architectural styles, and had noticed a sprinkling of these homes in North Asheville years ago. Our second Asheville home was next door to the ModAVLtreehouse duplex, and we originally bought it thinking we could redraw the property line in between, to widen our driveway and build a garage at our house (and partly because we could tell the duplex was falling into disrepair). We fully renovated both the house (2011-2013) and the duplex (2014). We surprised ourselves and our friends by changing houses and moving to a different one 3 miles away in 2015. So we are nearby, but no longer next door to the ModAVLtreehouse.

What makes this Villa unique

We love the up-in-the-trees "treehouse" feel, the quiet serenity, Lucinda's clean/mod interior design and decor selections. Plus the close proximity to downtown, great food, and views from being uphill from Merrimon Avenue. Check out the ModAvlTreehouse social media. We more regularly share our favorites, activity updates from around the area, as well as NEW FINDS on FB or Pinterest, and per Lucinda's daughter's repeated recommendation - the ModAvlTreehouse is now posting our fav's to Instagram. Which is handiest for our guests? I have no idea. But I find that this helps US as well - to remember new things to try when in town. There's just so much going on in Asheville these days! We're not a B&B or a hotel, but we try to provide concierge-like, curated information, to help our guests feel a bit more like locals.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, Ensuite 3/4 bathroom (shower)
      • Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single, Ensuite full bath. Beds can be setup as a king - $75 add-on.
      • The ModAVLtreehouse has all new (2014) memory foam mattresses, and comfy linens.


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Towels provided.

      Location Type

        • Downtown
          Two miles from downtown Asheville. Views of Downtown lights visible around the block or uphill where there's a break in the trees.
        • Mountain View
          Treed view from deck toward Town Mountain backdrop of Grove Park area.


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


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Iron & Board
                    • Air Conditioning
                      Central HVAC. New unit and ductwork in 2014.
                    • Fireplace
                      Electric glass rocks fireplace in living room, for relaxing/romantic lighting effect with (or without) heat turned on.
                    • Garage
                      Covered single carport for a single car.
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Central HVAC, plus electric fireplace in living room. Electric fireplace can also be used simply for a nice lighting effect, without heat.
                    • Internet
                      free wifi cable internet
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      in property
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                      Comfortable seating for 5, electric fireplace ambiance, sliding doors to deck, peaceful view.
                    • Parking
                      Covered single car parking in carport. Shared driveway, please do not block the other unit's access. Second vehicles are discouraged, as street parking is limited.
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                      in property, with starter supply of laundry detergent.
                    • Free Wifi


                        • Coffee Maker
                          A nice drip coffee maker, with filters.
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                          Full updated kitchen, with cooking and dining wares. Kitchen prep island has seating for 3.
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                          Electric range/oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          Starter supply of some pantry staples, Spice House seasonings, and paper goods.
                        • Refrigerator
                          Ice and water in door.
                        • Stove
                          Electric range/oven
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              Counter-height prep table/island with 3 barstools for casual dining. Provides a good surface for food prep, or laptop use.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 3 people


                                • Books
                                  Area guides
                                • DVD Player
                                  DVD rentals available via a RedBox at CVS (exterior) or inside Ingles.
                                • Games
                                  Selection of games provided is evolving, thanks to early guest suggestions.
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Streaming cable internet, LG Smart TV - log into your own Netflix/Amazon Prime for movies. Cable TV provided.
                                • Stereo
                                  Bose sound for TV, also has an auxiliary input cable for iPod or iPhone music.
                                • Television
                                  Smart streaming LG HDTV in Living room, with DVD player. (Sound is provided via Bose system on shelf under TV)


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Private deck with treed view, hanging chair swing, small bistro dining
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      Kayak, Canoe, and Tubing may be rented nearby on Riverside Drive. French Broad River rafting, and other water activities also available in Hot Springs. Bring your gear or rent from local outfitters!
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Our ivy covered wooded lot is not a grassy lawn, so for lawn sorts of activities, please check out the nearby parks, greenways, UNCA campus, and Asheville Botanical Garden.
                                    • Outdoor Grill


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome


                                            • library
                                            • arboretum
                                            • churches
                                            • cinemas
                                            • festivals
                                            • health/beauty spa
                                            • botanical garden
                                            • live theater
                                            • museums
                                            • playground
                                            • restaurants
                                            • synagogues
                                            • winery tours

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • antiquing
                                                • eco tourism
                                                • miniature golf
                                                • outlet shopping
                                                • photography
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • shopping
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking
                                                • wildlife viewing

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • laundromat
                                                    • massage therapist
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • basketball court
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • fly fishing
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • hot air ballooning
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • mountain climbing
                                                        • rafting
                                                        • roller blading
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • tennis
                                                        • water tubing
                                                        • whitewater rafting


                                                            • Grove Park Inn's Spa is ~2 miles away from the ModAVLtreehouse, and is fabulous! Holiday and special event fireworks at the Grove Park Inn are nice to view from our deck.

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              7 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Mod Avl Treehouse is the Tops

                                                              Barbara H.

                                                              I can not think of anything needed to make my stay more enjoyable. Treehouse has a pleasant decor and comfortable furnishings. I enjoyed the peaceful deck and lovely views. The kitchen is up to date and stocked with modern dishes and quality cookware. Should you choose to cook in!!!

                                                              The location has easy access to and from Merrimon Avenue which is barely two miles from the towncenter. It is a walkable neighborhood with convenient bus service to town.

                                                              It has made my home search very difficult because I compare the properties to the completeness and location of Mod Avl Treehouse.

                                                              The owners are so nice and genuinely concerned about your satisfaction. Regardless of reason to be in Asheville choosing the Mod Avl Treehouse may be the best decision you make on your entire Asheville stay.

                                                              BAH Austin TX

                                                              Simply wonderful time.

                                                              Wonderful stay in Asheville. The owners of this property have gone the extra mile to make sure you have a great time in the Mod Tree House. Everything you need is there. The back porch is inviting and relaxing. Thanks so much to Cindy and Lucinda for their hospitality.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              We're so glad you enjoyed your stay, and especially that we got a chance to meet you both! Y'all are very kind. Hope you'll come back again sometime, you'd be very welcome.

                                                              Stylish getaway spot

                                                              Maddy G.

                                                              Loved our stay in the modern, clean duplex nestled high in the treetops iof North Asheville.

                                                              It was convenient to everything and furnished with everything we needed. Cindy was great to work with.

                                                              We highly recommend it!


                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thanks for the great review Maddy - and the note in our guestbook. It was a pleasure working with you. If y'all ever want to come back, you're quite welcome - and maybe we'd get to meet in person. Hope your classes at OLLI at UNCA were great!


                                                              Cindy (owner/manager)

                                                              You'll want to stay here forever!

                                                              Suzanne O.

                                                              The location, views, and decor are pure perfection! I loved my long-term stay in the Mod Treehouse and didn't want to leave. I spent countless hours on the deck overlooking the neighboring mountain, enjoying the sounds of nature and privacy surrounding me. This quiet, safe neighborhood in North Asheville is central to all the attractions yet offers a secluded feel like a retreat. The kitchen is well equipped for dining in, the beds are comfy and cozy, and the decor offers a soothing, zen-like atmosphere. The owners are very friendly and were happy to offer flexible dates to accommodate my travel schedule. I can't wait to come back to this sweet place!

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              I'm so glad we had a chance to meet, and that you were comfortable at our place, Suzanne. Hope to see you around town, now that you've settled in for a while nearby! And one of these days we're gonna make it to Charleston and check out your business there!


                                                              Cindy (owner/manager)

                                                              Loved the Mod Treehouse

                                                              Jennifer F.

                                                              The mod treehouse has everything for a wonderful trip to Asheville. We loved it! The location—high in the hills—offers a quiet oasis that is close to everything. Restaurants, take-out, groceries, and shopping are minutes away. The location is also convenient to downtown and West Asheville. The deck offers magnificent views, and a short walk up the hill yields a view of the entire Asheville skyline and surrounding mountains. Once inside, we were greeted with a stylish and modern décor that was also comfortable and inviting. The home was immaculate with new appliances, memory foam beds, and two full bathrooms—one for each bedroom. The owners obviously took great care in decorating the space and included special pieces made by Asheville artists and craftspeople. They were helpful and responsive when we needed anything. We will definitely stay in the mod treehouse again when we return to Asheville.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Very kind - thanks for the thoughtful and thorough review, Jennifer! I'm late in saying so - it's easier to see this on a laptop, I'm learning - not so visible to owners/managers on the phone app. Thanks much!

                                                              Cindy (owner)

                                                              Stay Here

                                                              Cydney C.

                                                              Private and serene.

                                                              Loved it.

                                                              Stay here, especially if you are in Asheville for a long visit.

                                                              It's near the amazing farmers market- my favorite.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thank you so much for the review last summer, Cydney. I've taken over managing our place, after Tom's excellent help, and am digging in and finding more parts of the homeaway software on my laptop that wasn't readily apparent in the phone app. Appreciate your kindness and am glad you had a good and productive visit!


                                                              Cindy (owner)


                                                              Grace, Asheville, NC, USA

                                                              Uber or Lyft to Downtown or the RAD. Walk to UNCA farmers market on Saturday mornings for coffee and fresh baked goods, and produce Spring thru Fall. Or walk to a movie and pizza at Avl Pizza and Brewing, or casual upscale neighborhood dining at Avenue M or Ambrosia Bistro. There's plenty to relax and enjoy in N Avl when downtown is crowded. Easy access to four grocery stores within 1.5 miles, including Trader Joes, Fresh Market, Ingles, and Harris Teeter. Walkable to multiple dining, pharmacy, hardware store, post office, library, etc.

                                                              Rates & Availability

                                                              Additional information about rental rates

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                                                              We only rent our home once every thirty days, but sometimes allow prearranged Early Checkout at a reduced rate (see below). Or, if you can stay longer - enjoy significant savings by eliminating County/State sales and occupancy taxes on extended 90+ day stays at the ModAvlTreehouse! EARLY CHECKOUT OPTIONS for between seven and 29 days are possible if arranged in advance. Adjusted early checkout rates include: 7 nights at $200/night; 2-3 wks at $150/night; 3-4 wks at $95/night. To negotiate for any reasonable schedule accommodation and corresponding rate differences, message owner/manager Cindy Coker here or via social media (we're on FB, LinkedIn, etc), and we can discuss what options are available for shorter visits. Since we block a month minimum for all guests, shorter stays must be discussed prior to booking, and confirmed for Pre-Approved Early Checkout.

                                                              7 Reviews
                                                              Wonderful 4.9/5
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