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Charming 1911 cottage in the heart of Asheville - walk 4 blocks to downtown

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 6 - 30 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom/1 Bath, sleeps 4 comfortably. Private porch and patio under evergreens

Our 'butterscotch' cottage is a peaceful hidden gem located in the heart of Asheville. Beautiful high ceilings and the original tall diamond-paned glass windows fill the historic 2-BR/1-Bath cottage with sunshine. Outside offers a lush evergreen private porch and patio. Driveway off-street parking space is tucked alongside the house in this safe and quiet neighborhood.

The house has new central heat and air, all new appliances, washer/dryer, side-by-side refrigerator, dishwasher, disposal, range, microwave, gas grill. There is outdoor lighting on the patio and exterior furniture for sitting or dining.

An historical 1911 cottage, it was once owned by the Thomas Wolfe family. The location is ideal for walking to downtown restaurants, grocery stores, night life, and shopping. Quiet brick sidewalks lined with honeysuckle and hollyhocks take you along a tranquil avenue to the vitality of Asheville’s cosmopolitan downtown – a 4-block walk -- see map in our photos.

While one is exploring the animated downtown another could play golf at the famous Victorian Grove Park Inn Golf Club less than 2 miles away– or fly fish in the idyllic mountain rivers within an hour’s drive.

We have greatly enjoyed sharing the open floor plan in the kitchen/dining/living area. The space is perfect for small dinner gatherings. We've loved sitting at the granite countertop sharing morning pastries from the nearby bakery.

There are two cheerful private bedrooms. The 'yellow' room has a queen-sized bed and the 'aqua' room has a daybed that makes into a king. Even the living room sofa makes into a double bed if needed.

Four to five people can easily gather around the heart of the house at the granite countertop for easy meals from Trader Joes or delivered from many top local restaurants by Valet Gourmet. But the grill and kitchen also allow you to cook for yourselves.

The completely private back patio has a gas grill. Sculptural barstools like those at the River Arts District make good perches for listening to birds while enjoying morning coffee or a cool drink in the shade at the outside bar.

Children are welcome and a dog will be considered.

The full kitchen is elegantly and functionally outfitted for enjoyment by our guests. There is a full bath with tub and shower. Mirrors in bedrooms allow a couple to share efficiently.

Hi-speed wireless internet/Cable TV.

More Details

Richard Trombley
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Richard Trombley

Richard and Bethany live part of the year in Austin Texas and as often as possible in Asheville.

Richard Trombley purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Richard Trombley chose Chestnut Hills

We like to be able to walk to dinner, the grocery, and around the neighborhood. We hardly ever use the car once we get to Asheville.

What makes this cottage unique

We fell in love with the high ceilings, the beautiful updated kitchen, open floor plan, and the walking proximity to everything we like to do in Asheville.


Chestnut Hills Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • 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 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
  • Full sized bath with porcelain tub. Rain shower head. Stained glass privacy window in shower. Granite countertop. Hair dryer. Well-lit. Two other vanity mirrors in bedrooms.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • 'Yellow' bedroom - 1 queen
    Aqua Bedroom/Den - 2 twin/ single , Daybed converts to two twins or comfortable king-sized bed.
  • Private sunny rooms with king or queen bed and window blinds. Original wood floors from 1911. Tall diamond paned windows that are operable for nice breezes. Cabinet, chest of drawers and closet for clothes. Two lamps for reading in bed. TV in aqua bedroom/den.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Charming 1911 cottage in the heart of Asheville - walk 4 blocks to downtown
average rating of 4.88 based on 25 reviews

Perfect in Every Way

  • 5 of 5

The cottage provided me a retreat at the end of long days of yoga. Every aspect of the space made my stay perfect - one room dedicated to meditation, the well-equipped kitchen, the needed clothes washer and dryer, the comfortable living room, space to place my yoga mat, the quiet of the neighborhood, and the sun shining on the front porch. The owner's son was very responsive to a minor problem with the dryer duct. It was hard to pack up and leave as I had felt like I was at home.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Delightful but cold in winter

  • 4 of 5

The Butterscotch Cottage is a charming place, perfect for the 2 of us for a month. It was great to be able to have friends stay with us in the extra bedroom for a night or 2 during our visit . The kitchen is well-equipped and we were able to cook everything we needed. The stacked washer/dryer was great to have! Lots of blankets and pillows were provided to make our stay cozy. The owner's son is nearby to quickly take care of minor problems. Our only issue was that the cottage is very cold during January--having high ceilings with vents in the ceiling is fine for AC in summer, but the heat stays near the ceiling and gets sucked up into the return vent during winter. When the heating system kicked in, we could feel cold air coming in through the windows. We were very glad to have brought warm house slippers and a heated mattress pad. The owner's son responded quickly to bring a space heater.

Otherwise, the location is great: we could walk to the Y and downtown. Good size, new appliances, well-equipped, well-stocked, excellent location, well-kept-up.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Helena, AR. 72342 USA

FIVE STAR!!! For the price, it’s the best!!

  • 5 of 5

Can’t wait to return to this quaint cottage❤️!! It was just as described!!! Very clean and comfortable!! Quite neighborhood. We walked our dog and were able to walk to fast food restaurants!! Major grocery store was within walking too!!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and Charming Asheville

  • 5 of 5

Living in Jacksonville Florida all my life I found Asheville and the area charming. The little cottage is right in the middle of things on an ally rather than a street. It was comfortable, private and convenient to everything.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Asheville location

  • 4 of 5

My dogs and I really enjoyed our month in the butterscotch cottage. Cozy and comfortable, the cute front yard was wonderful for the pups while I loved sitting on the front porch. Best of all it's only a few blocks from Asheville Yoga Center and just a few more to the heart of downtown. I fell in love with Asheville and the Chestnut Hills neighborhood and I'll be back to stay in the cottage if I don't get an Asheville home of my own first!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The cottage had all the amenities we needed when traveling with a baby. The pack n play was a HUGE help. The house was very clean, and you can't beat the location. Asheville was a great town, can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
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Biltmore Estate
Blue Ridge Parkway
Spa At Biltmore Village
Mast General Store
LaZoom Tours
Crazy fun-filled surprises for the whole family. Imbibe and ride.
Curate Tapas Bar
World famous Tapas chef.
Thomas Wolfe Memorial
Trader Joe's
Sunny Point Cafe
Malaprop's Bookstore
French Broad Chocolate Lounge
Tupelo Honey Cafe
Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
King James Public House
Nearest Golf
1.8 Miles
Omni Grove Park Inn
Nearest Motorway
2.2 Miles
I-40 to 240
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Numerous - and a Starbucks
Car: not necessary

Hillside Park neighborhood is a 15-minute walk to the heart of downtown. An eclectic collection of southern mansions converted to B&Bs, arts and crafts bungalows with bright colors and decorations, and family homes with vegetable and flower gardens.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $135
Refundable damage deposit $150

Thank you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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