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

(31 Reviews)

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Last updated: 05/23/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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 lavender 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 but they ARE up-to-code) to a deck overlooking yard with shared fire pit, flower and vegetable gardens, and a bunny hutch with 2 cute Holland lops (in warm weather). This is a wonderful apartment for many, but please read carefully, and if you are looking for a hotel-style place, this is not for you. Close by are UNCA wooded trails leading to Botanical gardens. Apartment is less than a mile from 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. 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.


Member since: 2014

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/23/2017

Property Type

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

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    day bed in living room...moreless

  • 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....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, shower


  • Original ceramic 1927 tub, shower, original tile floors, sink, cabinet, luxury towels....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Shared firepit in back yard. External stairs to apartment are steep, not suitable for elderly or physically challenged. ...moreless


  • DVD Player


  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Water Parks
  • 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
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

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


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    for one vehicle....moreless

  • Towels Provided


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Lawn / Garden


from 31 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$595 $1,695
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $100
  • Cleaning fee $45
  • Pet Fee $45

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 05/23/2017
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Biltmore House and Gardens, Historic Grove Park Inn, Thomas Wolfe Museum, Blue Ridge Parkway


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: We are a family of 4 who live in the main part of the house with our pug Maggie, our cat Monroe, and our 2 Holland Lops. 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. We met in San Francisco and moved to Asheville in 2004 when I was pregnant with our first child. Our 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!

Why the Owner Chose Five Points, Asheville, NC, USA:
We love historic homes and this one has a lot of charm and is quite close to downtown Asheville in a neat neighborhood.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
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.

Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/23/2017

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  • 4 large drawers in queen captain's bed.

    4 large drawers in queen captain's bed.

  • Original ceramic tub and tiles.

    Original ceramic tub and tiles.

  • Back of house. (Apartment entrance at the top of external stairs.)

    Back of house. (Apartment entrance at the top of external stairs.)

  • Shared back yard fire pit.

    Shared back yard fire pit.

  • Queen captain's bed.

    Queen captain's bed.

  • Bright living room with a view of woods and garden.

    Bright living room with a view of woods and garden.

  • Front of house, (Apartment entrances are in back.)

    Front of house, (Apartment entrances are in back.)

  • View to street from front of house.

    View to street from front of house.

  • Steep stairs down to garden, with traction and hand rails.

    Steep stairs down to garden, with traction and hand rails.

VRBO #653118

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Friday, May 26, 2017

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