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Downtown Stylish Apartment in Historic Home with Free Onsite Parking!

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

1 BR APT in downtown Asheville short walk from brewery, shops and restaurants!

Drover's Way lives in a 100 year old home in downtown Asheville, a stone's throw from High Five Coffee Shop, Whole Foods, Trader Joes, Habitat Brewing and Moog Music. You can't beat the location! A few blocks from the heart of the Central Business District, yet offers the convenience of parking in our private lot right behind the house and easily walking to your favorite restaurants and shows.

Next door to Drover's Way is our other vacation rental, the Nest on Broadway (#1092386) so if you have a larger group, you can rent both! The Nest on Broadway is a sunny, studio apartment with full bath similar in size to Drover's.

Amenities include a queen Tempurpedic bed, private bathroom with glass shower, spacious bedroom, 40' smart TV (you can use your Neflix account!), free wireless internet, separate room with den, sofa, dining area and Ikea kitchenette, cable TV and central AC and heat. The den/kitchenette is separated by a door from the bedroom to allow maximum flexibility. The sofa can open up into a bed as well and has a new memory foam mattress. Local artwork (including Lynne's photos) decorate the walls all over the house. Walk in and feel right at home.

Owners Lynne and Steve are available to offer suggestions for your vacation and help arrange goodies for special occasions - just ask! Our nephew Walton is your "boots on the ground" full time resident downstairs. We have a legal permit for our rental, so you don't have to worry about having your vacation plans disrupted. Don't miss our Insiders Guide (aka 'the skinny') on our website - Steve and I made that just for our guests (and take look at our blog on the website: www.ashevilleurbannest.com).

WE DO NOT LIST ON CRAIGSLIST, SO IF YOU SEE OUR APARTMENT THERE, IT'S A SCAM. PLEASE FLAG.

More Details

Owner
Lynne Harty
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2017

About Lynne Harty

Lynne Harty is a professional photographer and her husband, Steve Cohen, is a musician and he manages other musicians for a living. They both moved to Asheville for the laid back, small progressive town lifestyle and have loved it from the moment they arrived.

Lynne Harty purchased this apartment in 2014

Why Lynne Harty chose Asheville

We love the proximity to downtown Asheville, being within walking distance to everything, while still having the luxury of privacy and a convenient parking space. Having a FREE parking space in downtown Asheville is a big deal! The house is loaded with the character only old houses offer, and renovating it continues to be an act of love and hard work. Drover's Way is 1/2 mile down the hill from our other property, the Asheville Urban Nest. We have been hosting guests there from around the world since 2004 and love helping our guests find all of our favorite places in Asheville. Did we mention our comfie Tempurpedic bed???

Our guests have enjoyed hanging out on our front porch to rest from a day of adventures watching people go by, sometimes seeing the goats that live in the "urban farm" behind the fence across the street.

Many vacation rentals are getting shut down because of recent crack down by city of Asheville. We have a legal permit so you don't have to worry about this if you stay with us.

Staying downtown gives you the best of all worlds - great restaurants, shops, music venues and galleries, while a 30 minute car ride has you on top of a mountain with amazing views!

What makes this apartment unique

Convenience! We love being a few minutes walk to High Five Coffee, Greenlife and Trader Joes, as well as just down the hill from all that central downtown has to offer. Habitat Brewing recently opened a block away too and we offer our guests a free beer on us!

The house has some very cool features - such as the pocket windows in the Drover's Way apartment that sink down into the wall vs. up! We like to sit on our big front porch and people watch as we enjoy our lunch during the week days. Meeting our guests has been fun as well, as we love to play tour guide. Festivals such as the Lexington Arts Festival and Downtown After Five are centered right at the Lexington bridge two blocks away so it couldn't be any more convenient to walk to those and hear live music. See the horse and buggy go past our house just as the pigs and sheep did many years ago when Broadway was called the Drover's Rd.

The Reed Creek Greenway is just around the corner, which is a new bike/walking path between Five Points and UNCA that is a very pleasant way to explore this part of Asheville. We are on the edge of Montford, and old neighborhood full of Victorian architecture, B&B's and several neighborhood restaurants within a 5 minute walk - Chiesa, Nine Mile and Todd's Tasties. Montford is a nice area to explore on food or by bike. The UNCA campus and the Asheville Botanical Gardens are less than a mile away as well. Asheville Yoga Center, a hub of yoga events, is walkable too.

Guestbook comments from the owner

So much fun...we have had three amazing days here - Drover's Way was the perfect place to stay. Our first time in Asheville. Enjoyed downtown - lobster nachos at Limones, Nine Mile, Biltmore - amazing. Wish we had another day. Lynne and Steve, you are delightful.
Oct 2014
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Amenities

Five Points Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Private bathroom with glass shower, soap, shampoo and conditioner provided, as well as linens.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen tempurpedic mattress, bedside tables with reading lamps, soft linen. Memory foam mattress on sofa bed in second room.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(74 traveler reviews)

Downtown Stylish Apartment in Historic Home with Free Onsite Parking!
average rating of 4.9459457 based on 75 reviews
5

Super comfy with a perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was comfortable, clean, obviously well taken care of. I love the beautiful art on the walls from the owners. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect location, walking distance to everything downtown, to grocery stores, and to coffee! We parked in our designated spot (which was so nice) and never moved our car again! Only took an uber once just because it was so cold. The apartment was easy to access, had everything we needed, and was reasonably priced compared to local hotels and other rentals. We've already recommended to a friend and will definitely be coming back!

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jennifer! I'm sorry we never met but glad to hear that you enjoyed Drover's Way. Please come again, and thanks for telling your friends about us. Lynne
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5

Great location...everything we needed!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week exploring Asheville and the surrounding area. This apartment was within walking distance to so many things...the grocery, blaizing lotus spa, restaurants, breweries even a great small theater downtown. It was the cleanest rental we've stayed in & it was very comfortable. Thank you so much for your attention to detail & making us feel welcome.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful, comfortable, great location

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed staying at Drover's Way. It was the perfect size for my husband and I to stay with our 10 month old. It's small, but we don't need much room. We loved walking to downtown Asheville for dinner or to go to the Basilica for Mass. High Five coffee was so convenient and delicious. Wonderful amenities in the apartment from the full bottles of toiletries in the shower to the smart tv and wine glasses. We had a perfect trip!!

My only critiques are 1) the very firm bed, which I disliked, but my husband loved. 2) I wish I had brought my own pillow. I'm a belly sleep and those were a bit large for my liking. 3) the shower is pretty small, but gets the job done in the space available.

Thanks for a great stay!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

My sisters and I stayed here for Memorial Day weekend and couldn't have asked for a better experience. The apartment was clean and had all of the amenities that we needed for a weekend getaway. The location made it easy to walk into town throughout our stay, saving us on money on travel. The front porch was our favorite part - great people watching over the course of a sunny weekend. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Sarah - it was fun running into you guys and I love that you were enjoying the porch. Come back and next time we'll have "the nest on Broadway" open so you can spread out. Lynne
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5

Great place!

  • 5 of 5

Lynne and Steve are great people and have a very nice apartment in an excellent location. Easy walking distance to the downtown action scene. Whole Foods is just around the corner! There are coffee shops and microbreweries within a few blocks. 5-star!

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great location- homey with everything we needed

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable place to return each night- close enough to walk downtown- had everything we needed. Great experience!

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Asheville Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Broadway's
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Grove Park Inn
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
I 240
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
High Five, Rosettas, Five Points Diner
Nearest Ski
29 Miles
Wolf Laurel

Walk to restaurants, music venues, Civic Center, Diana Wortham, Asheville Art Museum and many shops and restaurants. Popular coffee shop/hang out is a few hundred yards away - Hi Five. If you want to explore the Victorian architecture of Montford, cross the street and take a walk! There is a great new restaurant a few minutes away in Montford - Chiesa, that is a quick walk. Also, the new Reed Creek Greenway starts just past FIve Points Diner, and is a lovely bike ride or walk that takes you along the creek to the Botanical Gardens and UNCA.

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Rates & Availability

Five Points Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer 2017
Jun 26 2017 - Sep 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
$135
From
$175
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
 
September 2017
Sep 6 2017 - Sep 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$170
From
$175
Thu,Fri,Sat
$1,000
$3,300
 
 
Leaf Season 2017
Sep 29 2017 - Nov 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
$180
From
$190
Thu,Fri,Sat
$1,100
$3,600
 
 
Late Fall 2017
Nov 7 2017 - Dec 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
$175
From
$185
Thu,Fri,Sat
$1,100
$3,500
 
 
Christmas/New Years 2017
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 8 2018
3 night minimum stay
$180
From
$190
Thu,Fri,Sat
$1,100
$3,600
 
 
Winter 2018
Jan 9 2018 - Mar 15 2018
2 night minimum stay
$150
$850
$3,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$150
$700
$2,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $65 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

Cancellation: Refunds will be made for reservations cancelled more than 30 days in advance, minus a $75 service fee. No refunds will be made for reservations cancelled within 30 days of the check-in date. HomeAway and VRBO service fees are non-refundable (we have no control over this). We strongly recommend that you purchase travel insurance from a third party to protect yourself in case of unforeseen circumstances.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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