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Downtown Stylish Apartment in Historic Home with Free Onsite Parking!

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Queen bed in bedroom with private bath off to the right. Living area behind view

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Last updated: 05/22/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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 walking to your favorite restaurants and shows.

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! Don't worry though - you will have all the privacy you need. 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).

New for June 2017 - we will have a second guest apartment at Drovers - perfect for when you need more space. Ask us about the new pad!

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Owner

Member since: 2006

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/22/2017

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 2
  • 500 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 2
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 unless permission given otherwise...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    The sofa pulls out into a bed for a child, and the den is separated by a door for privacy....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking on the premises at all. ...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Queen tempurpedic mattress, bedside tables with reading lamps, soft linen. Memory foam mattress on sofa bed in second room....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Private bathroom with glass shower, soap, shampoo and conditioner provided, as well as linens....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    We are a stone's throw from downtown Asheville - you can see the CIvic Center from the front porch. The ease of having a house with parking, yet still easily walkable to all Downtown offers....moreless

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

Dining

  • Dining:

    Wood table folds out bigger if needed. Two chairs provided. Extras on front porch if needed...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 2 people

General

  • Internet:

    Secure wireless guest internet...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Soft luxury linens provided....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Sofa and kitchenette in separate room from bedroom - comfy sofa to enjoy 40' Smart TV, wall mounted...moreless

  • Parking:

    One space by house provided...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    White fluffy towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    We have a washing machine in our office area downstairs, and guests may request use of it while we are open during week days. Ask ahead if you definitely need this to be sure we'll be in town....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee, tea and creamer supplied for short stays of a week or less....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Ikea dishes and utensils provided...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Actually it's a kitchenette - not a full kitchen. Microwave, coffee maker, toaster oven, mini frig...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Regular sized microwave...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Shared access to front porch...moreless

Building Type

  • House
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.9
from 70 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring Summer 2017
Apr 27 - Sep 5, 2017
3 night min stay
$135 $175
Thu, Fri, Sat
$1,000 $3,600
September 2017
Sep 6 - Sep 28, 2017
3 night min stay
$170 $175
Thu, Fri, Sat
$1,000 $3,300
Leaf Season 2017
Sep 29 - Nov 6, 2017
3 night min stay
$180 $190
Thu, Fri, Sat
$1,100 $3,600
Late Fall 2017
Nov 7 - Dec 20, 2017
3 night min stay
$175 $185
Thu, Fri, Sat
$1,100 $3,500
Christmas/New Years 2017
Dec 21 - Jan 8, 2018
3 night min stay
$180 $190
Thu, Fri, Sat
$1,100 $3,600
Winter 2018
Jan 9 - Mar 15, 2018
2 night min stay
$150
$850 $3,000
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$150
$700 $2,200
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Cleaning Fee $65 + tax
  • Tax Rate 13%

Notes:

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:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Last updated: 05/22/2017
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Location

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

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2014

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Five Points, Asheville, NC, USA:
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??? 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!

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
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.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/22/2017

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Photos

  • Queen bed in bedroom with private bath off to the right. Living area behind view

    Queen bed in bedroom with private bath off to the right. Living area behind view

  • Owner's art work on walls

    Owner's art work on walls

  • Sofa pulls into bed, also door separates two rooms

    Sofa pulls into bed, also door separates two rooms

  • Private bathroom

    Private bathroom

  • New custom bathroom

    New custom bathroom

  • Your reserved parking space

    Your reserved parking space

  • Historic home - apartment on upper level, back side of house. Enter front door.

    Historic home - apartment on upper level, back side of house. Enter front door.

  • First floor entrance to the house (our office to the right). Apartment upstairs

    First floor entrance to the house (our office to the right). Apartment upstairs

  • Enjoying the front porch
at Drovers

    Enjoying the front porch at Drovers

  • Reed Creek Greenway - nice path for walking too.

    Reed Creek Greenway - nice path for walking too.

  • High Five Coffee Shop a few doors away

    High Five Coffee Shop a few doors away

  • Owners Steve and Lynne with nephew Walton, who lives onsite as host.

    Owners Steve and Lynne with nephew Walton, who lives onsite as host.

  • Dining Table, sofa, pocket windows. Door between bedroom and den/kitchenette

    Dining Table, sofa, pocket windows. Door between bedroom and den/kitchenette

  • Mini -kitchen with microwave, hot plate, toaster oven, coffee maker, mini frig.

    Mini -kitchen with microwave, hot plate, toaster oven, coffee maker, mini frig.

  • Private bath with shower, toiletries, new everything!

    Private bath with shower, toiletries, new everything!

  • Bedroom with lots of light, ceiling fan, central heat, closet and AC.

    Bedroom with lots of light, ceiling fan, central heat, closet and AC.

  • Path from parking space brings you to front entrance.

    Path from parking space brings you to front entrance.

  • 40' Smart TV, cable service, wireless internet - free.

    40' Smart TV, cable service, wireless internet - free.

  • - entrance to the apartment

    - entrance to the apartment

  • High Five Coffee Shop patio, a few steps from the house.

    High Five Coffee Shop patio, a few steps from the house.

  • Horse and buggy walks past Drovers and into downtown Asheville

    Horse and buggy walks past Drovers and into downtown Asheville

  • New brewery a block away - have a beer on us (one per guest, up to w people)

    New brewery a block away - have a beer on us (one per guest, up to w people)

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Monday, May 22, 2017

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