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Close 2 Everything Asheville! Stylishly Rustic, Small Deck, Clean, Quaint, Comfy

Bedrooms 1
Space 650 sq. ft.
Property type apartment


About the property

1 Bdrm, 1 Bath Lovely Apartment Just A 5 Minute Drive, 20 mn Walk to Downtown!

Adorable space opening from a small second floor deck to a living room full of windows, hardwood floors, original tile bathroom floor and ceramic tub, little hall to sweet, eat-in breakfast nook leading to a bedroom with 2 closets, and a comfy captain's bed. Entrance to the apartment is behind the house, up a flight of external stairs (steep, so this is not a good fit for people who have a hard time with stairs) to a deck overlooking yard with shared fire pit, flower and vegetable gardens. Close by are UNCA wooded trails leading to Botanical gardens. Apartment is about than a mile from the outskirts of downtown, and convenient to everything including shops, restaurants, museums, grocery stores, natural foods stores, etc. Short walk from the apartment is a wonderful bakery/market/restaurant where you can get sumptuous food, coffee, and all kinds of culinary treats. Off street parking for one car, (the driveway to the carport is a bit tricky; you need to back out when leaving, or feel free to park on the street in front of the house. Usually there are plenty of spaces there as well.) Washer/Dryer in unfinished basement with separate entrance shared with guests in second apartment. Apartment is fully furnished with tasteful furnishing and art, kitchenette. Comfy fold-out queen sized sofa bed in living room with linens, down mattress topper, and bedding in closet and chest for extra guests. Bedroom has a comfy, queen-sized captain's bed with large drawers for clothes. Please note, we do not offer TV or cable in this apartment, but have a small DVD player with a few movies; there's a Redbox down the street at the CVS if you want to choose other movies. Also, we are happy to share our Netflix password with you during your stay if you bring a laptop, iPad, or other device. Feel free to (responsibly) enjoy the fire pit in the back yard, grill, and hammock. Neat, typical Asheville neighborhood with some historic houses, some new constructions, modern, some families, some students and professionals. Very safe; we have never had any crime here to our knowledge. If you bring a pet, please make sure that your pet is completely flea-free and let us know in advance so that we may assess whether they are a good fit. There is a $45 pet fee. We will only consider extraordinarily well behaved pets. If you have a pet, please put the provided sofa cover over the sofa to protect it from dirty paws and teething jaws. Walls are thick plaster, so not a whole lot of sound carries, yet you may hear some sounds of others and footsteps, or smell cooking, etc. from our side of the house. Just below the apartment is another guest room, so we ask that you please take off shoes when convenient. We have 2 young boys, 2 rabbits, a cat, and a pug. We love kids and babies, but the apartment is not baby-proofed. There are 2 gas heaters, and in the warmer months, we have A/C window units. Please feel free to harvest some fresh herbs from our back yard herb garden, or vegies from our garden boxes. We welcome constructive feedback so that we can make any improvements that will make our guests' stay any more enjoyable. We very much prefer this feedback directly, as apposed to reviews so that we can better understand and remedy any issue that may come up, without unnecessarily alienating others. We try to be fully transparent about the apartment so that you can best make your booking decisions well informed. We have recently moved just around the corner to Montford, and have wonderful permanent resident manager in the main part of the house that can help you with anything that you might need.

April Levin
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

About April Levin

We moved to Asheville about 11 years ago from San Francisco. Matt owns an advertising agency downtown and is their creative director. He is also a fine artist and graphic designer. I am a writer and musician. Our two boys play soccer and love to go camping. We love Asheville and enjoy sharing it with visitors. Let us know if you would like restaurant or activity tips!

April Levin purchased this apartment in 2004

Why April Levin chose Five Points

We love historic homes and this one has a lot of charm and is quite close to downtown Asheville in a neat neighborhood.

What makes this apartment unique

Some of the fun things about this house is that there are some original details like the original ceramic tub, hardwood floors, and bathroom tiles, as well as interesting windows, built-in ironing boards and crown molding. The property is walking distance to downtown and UNCA. Since it is an old house, please note that it is a bit quirky, and rustic, but very clean.


Five Points Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
  • Original ceramic 1927 tub, shower, original tile floors, sink, cabinet, luxury towels.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , day bed in living room
  • Small bedroom with 2 closets, captain's bed, with drawers, side table, lamp, silk curtains, window, fine linens, blankets. Extra fold out couch and day bed in living room.
  • Books ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • 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:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Shared firepit in back yard. External stairs to apartment are steep, not suitable for elderly or physically challenged.


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Close 2 Everything Asheville! Stylishly Rustic, Small Deck, Clean, Quaint, Comfy
average rating of 4.7291665 based on 48 reviews

Cozy, Clean, Beautifully Decorated

  • 5 of 5

April couldn't have been a more genuine hostess. She made everything comfortable and cozy in the apartment. The personal touches were so nice! Fresh cut flowers, chocolates left on the bedroom end table, cute packs of slippers for extra comfort by the front door left us feeling welcome & right at home. We appreciated how clean the apartment was! And she doesn't use chemicals, so my sensitive nose & body weren't assaulted as soon as I arrived as it has been at other rentals due to use of conventional cleaners. :) Each morning we watched squirrels, ducks, and a bunny frolic outside from the many windows as we sipped our coffee and enjoyed the quiet ambiance. We made fast friends with Roe, the owners' sweet kitty. This enchanting little place is about a 20 minute walk from downtown Asheville. The hills make for a great workout to offset the amazing eats found in city center. I highly recommend lodging at rental 653118. You won't be disappointed! We look forward to booking more stays there!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very welcoming!

  • 4 of 5

The little apartment was very welcoming with fresh flowers, coffee, tea and creamers on hand.

Loved the location, close to restaurants and nice grocery stores and good shopping. Also, convenient to downtown and other attractions.

I loved having a kitchen although there was no toaster and a few other basics missing. There was no working television and the DVD player did not work. Normally not important to me, however, I was there during very cold weather and chose to stay inside more than I normally would have.

The parking was a little confusing, the spaces could be marked to make all tenants aware to leave room for the others.

Those things mentioned, I felt it was a pleasant rental with nice decor and a good value.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have just added cable TV, and a large flat screen TV! Includes over 300 channels including HBO and Cinemax. Also, we've expanded the parking lot so parking and turning around will be easier. Sorry this wan't in place during your stay but it will be next time. Also, there is a large toaster oven in the pantry closet. Not sure what the other things you were referring to; kitchen has lots of dishes, pots and pans, coffee maker, microwave,salt, pepper, etc. Please let me know if there is something specific that you wanted in the kitchen so that I can be sure to put it in. Thanks for staying with us, and hope to see you again, next time with the things you mentioned resolved.
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Great location but property was not as nice as advertised

  • 2 of 5

We love the location of the vrbo but when we arrived late in the eveni g the house was cold and there was very little toilet paper. Turning on the gas heater proved problematic so we went without heat in the kitchen. There was an electric heater in the bedroom which worked well.

The kitchen is not stocked well. There were no dish towels, paper towels, and the knobs on the cabinets were loose.

Also getting into and out of the driveway is tricky. You will need to be able to back out of a short but narrow driveway.

We ended up having to,buy toilet paper.

We would t stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I’m glad you enjoyed the location and want to comment on your specifics so that future guests will have more accurate information. We do provide paper towels, toilet paper, and dish towels; I wish that she had let me know if there was an issue with this if she couldn’t find them or needed more. I delivered more toilet paper to her when she asked. There is also extra in the basement where the washer dryer is located for which I provide a key. The gas heater in the kitchen works well and there are directions about lighting it right beside it, but for people who don’t wish to use a gas heater there are electric heaters in the closets. There is also an easy gas heater in the living room. Since my diabetic son was ill that day, perhaps my cleaning person did not leave the heater on, which I generally do on cold days, but given the flexible check in time I allow my guests, it’s hard to have the apartment at the perfect temp at all times for every preference. It does get nice and toasty if that’s what you want. The driveway can be tricky for some if you are not used to turning around in a small lot or backing down a short driveway. I think I make this all fairly clear in the description, so please read the description before booking. Also, I was not aware that some knobs were loose so I appreciate knowing this. I would much rather have guests let me know these things in person so I can fix them as I invite in my note on the door, instead of giving me a review like this that is bound to give people the wrong impression of the apartment. Thankfully, all of my other reviews reflect a spectacular experience.
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Close to downtownown, neat and comfortable.

  • 4 of 5

So close to downtown! Neat and comfortable.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location and Property

  • 5 of 5

April is an excellent host. We were greeted with a welcoming card with all the information we needed and her number in case we needed anything else. The apartment was great for my husband and me who came up to Asheville for the weekend for a concert. We were able to walk back from the US Cellular Center and avoid waiting for a cab/uber. Great location and really is close to everything you need to do downtown. Also, it was a quick drive over to Biltmore House and many breweries as well. So it is accommodating to any needs you may have. Can't say enough about this place. Be sure to take heed of the large vehicle disclosure as you will need to plan to park on the street (which wouldn't be a big deal as it is not a far walk at all). WiFi worked great. We didn't cook but looked like you would be able to if you wanted. The stairs are steep so if you have any trouble with that I would maybe look at a different place. Wonderful experience!

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exactly as described

  • 5 of 5

April thank you so much for sharing your place with us. We had a fabulous time in Asheville and your place was just beautiful. You made us feel very welcome and we enjoyed our little hike to and from downtown. The property was quaint, quiet and relaxing. Wish we would have had more time to enjoy it. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: recommended

Biltmore House and Gardens, Historic Grove Park Inn, Thomas Wolfe Museum, Blue Ridge Parkway


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $45
Pet Fee $45
Refundable damage deposit $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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