Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Park Place - Upscale Mountain home in the Heart of Montreat.

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom, 3 Bath across from Park, Tennis Courts and 3 min. walk to Lake Susan

Fully renovated in 2013, this 1900 square foot home features wonderful outdoor spaces, a gourmet kitchen with granite countertops, hardwood floors, a gas fireplace, and is located in the ideal Montreat location.

The main floor includes a large outdoor deck, kitchen/den/dining combination as well as a spacious living room, all overlooking Robert Lake Park, the Bill Wilde Youth Center, and tennis courts.

Upstairs, the master ensuite comes complete with jacuzzi tub and separate sitting area. 3 other bedrooms share 2 full baths with 2 bedrooms featuring built in vanity sinks to alleviate the 'toothbrushing rush'.

Enjoy mountain views and the sounds of nearby Flat Creek from the spacious 300 square foot upper screened porch or lower open deck. Located within walking distance to all of the Montreat attractions and inside the Conference Center area, Park Place is less than a 5 minute walk to Lake Susan.

This is an ideal spot for families as well as a girls' getaway or men's golfing group.

More Details

Margaret Bauer
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Margaret Bauer

A 4th generation Montreater, I wanted to give our children the opportunity to experience summers and off-season weekends in this beautiful place. We live less than 3 hours away and come up often to stay in our nearby family home. In order to have more flexibility, my husband and I purchased Park Place in 2013, completely renovated it, and gave it a new life. We consider Montreat to be our second home. We hope you will love this place as much as we do!

Margaret Bauer purchased this house in 2013

Why Margaret Bauer chose Montreat

Montreat is the perfect vacation spot for families and adult groups alike. So much to do here. Park Place is ideally located in the Valley of Montreat, close to all attractions, activities, and hiking trails.

What makes this house unique

Location, location, location! Walking distance to all of the attractions in Montreat. Park your car in one of our 3-4 off-road parking spaces and let it sit while you enjoy the convenience of walking to Lake Susan, the Conference Center, Currie Craft Center, The Huckleberry Cafe, Children's Day Camps (Clubs), the tennis courts, and all of the great hiking trails in the area. Want to just relax during your stay? Enjoy a book, sit and rock, take a nap, or play a board game on our 300sf screened porch with the sounds of flat creek and mountain views. We are also located 20-30 minutes from Asheville, Blue Ridge Parkway, Biltmore house, and only 5 minutes from Black mountain with all of it's quaint restaurants and shopping.


Montreat House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - Main floor - toilet , shower , Located on main floor
    Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Double vanity and Jacuzzi tub. Heated tile floors.
    Bathroom 2 - upstairs hall - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • All bathrooms are newly renovated and feature tile floors and all new fixtures.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Includes built in sink/vanity
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Day bed with trundle. Includes built in sink/vanity
    Master Bedroom Suite - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , Sitting room attached with twin bed. Screened porch access.
  • All bedrooms are located on the second floor. Master bedroom and Bedroom 2 are on the front side of the house and feature mountain views. Master bedroom has additional sitting room with twin day bed and curtain privacy screen. ***Please note, linens are not included in rental rate. Please contact us if you are interested in renting linens for your stay***
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(35 traveler reviews)

94% Complete
5% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Park Place - Upscale Mountain home in the Heart of Montreat.
average rating of 4.9428573 based on 35 reviews

Cozy mountain home with all the amenities!

  • 5 of 5

A group of 8 stayed at this lovely home for a weekend, and it was perfect! It’s so cozy, and it feels like home away from home. All the amenities you’ll need for a comfortable stay, and close proximity to hikes and Asheville! Very comfy beds!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your great review. We hope to have you back again!
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

Margaret was very accommodating and the property was perfect - Nice and private and at the same time just minutes to Black Mtn center town - We will be coming back!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Todd, We would LOVE to have you back!
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Comfy living in beautiful surroundings

  • 5 of 5

We had such a good stay at Park Place! The house was so comfortable and well stocked. We love the park across the street. Can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Rachel. We look forward to your return to Park Place.
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Clean, comfortable and spacious!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time with our family and close friends. There was plenty of room for all of us to enjoy time together. Ms Bauer quickly responded to any questions I had which I appreciated very much!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Maria, We would love to have you back again!
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Great home, very clean

  • 5 of 5

Our group had a great time at this home. It was very clean, and had plenty of space. The kitchen had tons of equipment to use.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Justin, Glad you and your friends could get together at Park Place. We welcome you back again in the future.
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Wonderful home in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our weekend at Park Place in Montreat. The home is well maintained, lovely rooms, and the outside decks were great. Hope to stay here again.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sharon! We would love for you to return to Park Place.
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0


Town of Black Mountain
Quaint little town with so much to offer. Great dining, shopping, and strolling
The Dripolator Coffeehouse
Great coffee in a authentic coffeehouse environment!
My Father's Pizza
The "go-to" place for pizza. Gets very busy during the high season so get in early!
Merry Wine Market
Cute store and fabulous wine selection!
Town Hardware & General Store
Not just a hardware store...great selection of old-fashioned games and toys. We visit at le...
Ingles Markets Inc
We LOVE Ingles. Wish we had one at home!
Take A Hike Mountain Outfitters Inc
Great hiking store and there's always a sale going on.
Veranda Cafe & Gifts
Best lunch in town. Homemade soups daily. Yummy!
Black Mountain Ale House
Great burgers and family friendly. Casual bar environment, but children are welcome. A fav...
Ole's Guacamoles
Another favorite of our children. Great Mexican food. Menu is very different from a typica...
The Artisan Gourmet Market
A little pricey but great coffee. We love the environment. They also have a wonderful wine...
Hey Hey Cupcake
Yummy, yummy, yummy!!!
Fresh Wood Fired Pizza and Pasta
A little expensive but lovely food for those who are more discriminating about their pizza a...
Montreat Conference Center
If you are attending a conference, you already know about the conference center. If not, ta...
Blue Ridge Biscuit Company and Bakery
Our favorite breakfast spot! Fresh sausage and homemade biscuits. It doesn't get much better!
Dark City Deli
Great lunch spot
Craft Center
Open seasonally. Minimal fees involved. A wonderful place for fellowship and learning a new...
Lake Susan
Enjoy paddle-boating and canoeing on Lake Susan during the summer months. Hours: 2:00-6:00 ...
Wolf Ridge Ski Resort
Love the tubing hill! Haven't had a chance to ski there, but I hear it's good. Please chec...
Asheville's Fun Depot
Great place to go on a "down day". Most everything is inside. My boys LOVE the laser tag a...
The Omni Grove Park Inn
Beautiful old Inn. Spa is quite expensive, but FABULOUS if you are a spa lover. We like to...
Biltmore Estate
If you have never been, it's worth it! Quite expensive but breathtaking. Built by the Vand...
Lookout Mountain
A fairly short hike with a breathtaking view at the top. Can get a little strenuous but jus...
Yummy biegnets and fabulous bloody mary bar. Our favorite breakfast spot in Asheville. A p...
Bill Wilde Youth Center
The Bill Wilde Youth Center is a gathering place for youth in Junior or Senior Highs to find...
The Barn
Join us on Friday nights from 7:30 pm until 10:00 pm during the summer months, as we celebra...
Dowd Tennis Courts
Enjoy a game of tennis at the Patricia Cornwell Tennis Center. Summer Hours for General Use:...
Robert Lake Park
One of the best parks I have ever seen! Located directly across the street. Swings, slide...
Montreat Pool
Our outdoor swimming pool is open to the general public during the summer months. Hours: 1:...
Nature Center
Open seasonally. Trail maps are provided for hiking on your own, or you may choose to partic...
Montreat Clubs Program
The Clubs program is a recreation and fellowship experience for the children of conferees, l...
Montreat General Store
The Montreat Store is headquarters for snacks and soft drinks, groceries, toiletries, the la...
Ten Thousand Villages
When you purchase unique gifts and home décor items at Ten Thousand Villages, you support an...
Car: recommended

Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Montreat is located 20 minutes from downtown Asheville, Biltmore House, and the Blue Ridge Parkway. Numerous hiking and biking trails are within minutes of the house. Black Mountain, with it's fabulous restaurants and shopping is a 5 minute drive in quaint little Black Mountain.

About Montreat...

Montreat, NC is a secluded mountain cove community nestled at the foot of Greybeard Mountain and surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains. We are located in the far eastern portion of Buncombe County near the Eastern Continental Divide. We are blessed with a great variety of native flora and fauna, gently flowing streams and gorgeous mountain vistas.

Life here is lived at a slower, more peaceful pace. There is no commercial development in Montreat, not even a traffic light. Most of the streets are narrow and winding, with much less vehicle traffic than larger town or cities. This is an advantage to our preferred method of travel - walking. Multiple trails wind through hundreds of acres of wilderness surrounding the Town, along creeks, across rustic bridges and through preserved woodland areas.

Montreat, a name created from a portmanteau of 'Mountain' and 'Retreat,' was originally founded as as a spiritual retreat in the early 1900's. The Montreat Conference Center currently hosts year-round religious conferences for all ages. The Conference Center's facilities include a hotel, several guest lodges, a beautiful stone auditorium seating 2,000, a craft center, child care center, children's park and abundant hiking trails.

Montreat College is a four-year co-educational liberal arts college that is independent and Christ-centered. The integration of faith and learning with an emphasis on servant leadership are key elements in the College's educational process. The College brings many special events to Montreat, including symphonies, plays, community arts festivals, adult learning programs community trips abroad and sports programs. Most of the College's facilities are housed in historic stone buildings constructed in the early 1900's. The Chapel of the Prodigal features internationally renowned fresco artist Ben Long's rendition of 'The Return of the Prodigal' and is open to the public.




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $110 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 13.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

*** If at all possible, we prefer e-check payment (via VRBO online - similar to bank draft) so that we can keep our rental prices as low as possible.***

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.