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Walk to the heart of downtown!

Bedrooms 2
Space 850 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 30 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, 1 bath with a fun and casual vibe.

Looking for a fun and casual place in Asheville? Come stay in this historic home! Your ground floor private apartment sleeps 5. What a deal! Your hosts live in the basement below and are happy to help you with itinerary planning and sight seeing recommendations. *There is a Fri+Sat night minimum for weekends.* Holiday and event prices may apply. RENTAL PERMIT number fifty six.

•Walk to

•Downtown restaurants, galleries, shops and bookstores and breweries

•A convenient hub of grocery stores (Trader Joe's .4 mile, Whole Foods .5 mile, Harris Teeter .3 mile) with hot bars, salad bars, and ready made foods.

• The Civic Center (.9 mile) and dozens of other music venues including the Orange Peel (1.1 mile).

•Taco Temple (.2 mile)

•Gan Shan Station (.2 mile)

•City Bakery (.3mile)

•The Asheville Yoga Center (.4 mile)

•YMCA (.5 mile) and more. . . .

Close drive to

• UNC Asheville and Botanical Gardens

• The River Arts District (2 miles)

•The Biltmore (just 3 miles to our country's largest, most beautiful mansion!)

•The Grove Park Inn (1.4 miles away with top 10 ranked spa in the country) and more. . . .

Uber is $5 from the heart of Downtown


The entire ground floor is yours even if you only use one bedroom. We live in the rest of the house with its own separate entrance.


-Small bathroom with small stand up shower

-Linens, towels


-Coffee pot

-Toaster oven

-Mini Fridge

-Electric hot water pitcher for teas

-Good WIFI

-Wood floors

-Sweet, private front porch! Feel like a local!

-Easy front door access and load in (the easiest on the street)

-Street parking

More Details

Chelsea and Joe
Member since: 2015
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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2018

About Chelsea and Joe

I am a musician, author and illustrator. I bought this 1907 house with earnings from my music. I am writing a book on songwriting that will be released soon. I love hiking, swimming, river trips, dining out, biking, yoga, gallery hopping and my beloved community. I am here to get you acquainted with Asheville! My partner, Joe, is a philosophy major from St. Johns, who does river rescue and raft guide work as well as a full time potter. He also is a Jon Snow look alike.

Chelsea and Joe purchased this apartment in 2013

Why Chelsea and Joe chose Chestnut Hills

This is the most affordable property for the location for 5 people. It is a pleasant, clean, no frills apartment where guests can feel safe and happy. I try to keep my rates as low as possible so that folks can come enjoy the town that I love and love to share. If you are looking for something fancy, huge, updated or you like to be ultra pampered, this is not the place for you. I have 240+ positive reviews on AirBnB.

What makes this apartment unique

You can park and never have to use your car again. The nearest cafe is a pleasant five minute walk. The neighborhood is blooming with flowers and trees in the spring and summer and is cozy and sparkling in the winter. There are breweries, restaurants and bars all within a pleasant fifteen minute walk from the house. There are street festivals in the summer time and friendly people everywhere.


Chestnut Hills Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bathroom has a small stand up shower with glass walls. It is a LOW shower head! If you are tall, be prepared! The bathroom is small in general.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • It is a private 2 bedroom apartment. The back room has a firm Queen size bed. The middle room has a soft Full size bed and also a futon, which can fold out or be used as is. So we can sleep 5 in all.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
QUIET HOUR is 10pm. Please consider another property if you are seeking luxury anything. You WON’T find it here. The beds do not have fancy mattresses. The towels are sometimes line dried and may be coarse. The furniture is half vintage, half new. We do not use chemical cleaners, bleach, dryer sheets or Febreeze. It will not smell like a hospital or a big corporate hotel. The house is more than 100 yrs. old and is quirky with cracks and marks and tons of imperfections. It is small, but bigger than most hotel rooms. The sheets do not get ironed and may have wrinkles. The location is downtown in a dense area so you may hear neighbors, garbage trucks, kids, weed whackers, chickens, though it is quiet at night. If you are here to party, this is NOT the place for you. The bathroom is small. If you are a large person you may not be comfortable here. Asheville is VERY wet and smells that way. If you anticipate mustiness being an issue, this may be a problem for you.


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(41 traveler reviews)

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Walk to the heart of downtown!
average rating of 4.4390244 based on 41 reviews

A quiet place close to the Arts District

  • 5 of 5

Lots to love! We really appreciated having the space to stretch a bit, and I appreciated the coffee & tea, shampoo & conditioner, lovely books, magazines, and games, even if we didn't necessarily need them - we did use the maps! The runner in the family said the morning run was amazing. Only thing I would change would have been to shush the overenthusiastic mockingbird one evening! We enjoyed the opportunity to catch a glimpse of a charming neighborhood we would never have known otherwise - staying here made Asheville itself feel especially welcoming.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Karin! It was an absolute pleasure to host you! We're so glad that you found the house comfortable and inspiring. The neighborhood is beautiful for a run, indeed - full of charm, flowers and friendly neighbors. We are lucky to live here and happy to share it. Thanks for staying.
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It is simple, quaint.

  • 4 of 5

We had a fine overnight. It was quiet, and the process in and out was smooth.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Coconut Grove, FL

Great location!

  • 4 of 5

We stayed for 2 full weeks & it was great to have a base of operations and not have to switch hotels or couch surf. We walked to downtown daily, and there are several closer, tasty options for meals, too. 15 minute drive to the Blue Ridge Parkway!

The place is comfortable and homey. It was July and the AC was fine -- at night we could turn it off & open the windows!

The front porch is lovely for sitting!

4 stars instead of 5 only because:

- The listing says it sleeps 5, but the most we had at any one time is 4. But even when there were only 2 of us, it was common for the hot water to run out before the showers were over. We came in July, but in January this could be a real problem!

- No place to hang clothes in the larger bedroom. Most of the one closet is full, and there is only a over-door hook in the large bedroom. Probably not an issue if you are only staying a few nights.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute little place.

  • 4 of 5

Decorated in shabby sheek. Great neighborhood. Front porch was awesome. The master bedroom was great and the bathroom not as small as decribed by owner. We thought it was fine. The only changes I would would suggest would be a bigger fridge and new futon mattress.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you all so much for staying! Our kitchenettes (and the sizes of sinks and fridges) are actually regulated by the city. . .thus, the small fridge. Any thing bigger would be considered “permanent housing” potential. We aren’t permitted a stove for guests either! I’m glad you enjoyed the porch. It’s one of the sweetest spots to hang, for sure.
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Arlington, Texas

The best!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved the rental, the location and the owners! Spacious, comfortable, just as advertised! Short walk to town (Asheville is a cool town!). It was fun visiting with Chelsea (beautiful person inside and out). Liberty House Coffee and Cafe was my favorite morning stop. The coffee was great and the breakfast was outstanding. Whenever we return to Asheville I know where where we'll stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying, Dorothy! It was an absolute pleasure to host you!
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Simple lovely place close to town

  • 5 of 5

We loved the location with many places close by to either shop, gather groceries, restaurants or to walk into town. The bedrooms were comfortable and large kitchen/den combo. The front porch was nice to sit on and just relax either in the morning or late in the evening. Chelsea each day provided us great options knowing the weather projected some rain to get us started. We really enjoyed the quaint home and having the entire upstairs was perfect for our girls long weekend trip. Thanks for sharing your home with us.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you all so much for staying! I'm glad that I could help with my "rain itinerary." Asheville is a great place rain or shine! It just takes a little rerouting. And yes, the front porch by the wild flowers is one of the best spots in the whole house. Thank you for staying in our home and for being such great guests.
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
AVL. 61 Terminal Drive Fletcher, NC 28732
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Bone and Broth
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
City Bakery
Car: not necessary

The house is located in the NE part of Downtown Asheville, just North of the Asheville Yoga Center and is a 15 minute walk from the heart of downtown.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Additional Guest Fee $20 per person per night

I do not charge a security deposit as a convenience to guests. If anything is broken, damaged or misplaced it is the guests' responsibility to fix, replace or leave compensation to replace the item.

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.