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Quaint Riverfront Refurnished/Renovated 1922 Bungalow

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5

Our bungalow was built in 1922 and was recently purchased by us (We own a B&B directly across the river) and is our personal cottage when we are running the B&B. When we are out of town or our whole B&B is rented for family reunions ( VRBO listing 414879 ), we offer our little cottage for rent. It is called the Little River House and is 2 bedrooms, 1 bath. One bedroom has a queen bed and the 2nd bedroom has two twin beds. Both bedrooms are small, but cozy and furnished cute and are comfy. They also both have flat screen t.v.s as does the family room. The family room is riverside and when the windows are open you can hear the beautiful sounds of the Rocky Broad River in your backyard. This little house has a front screened porch with rocking chairs which has a great view of Chimney Rock (front of the bungalow) and there is also a riverfront deck with two chaises and a grill for cooking. The t.v. room has a sectional which could sleep a small child so the sleeping capacity is 4-5 guests. The house is riverfront and you can fish, wade, hang out on the rocks, inner tube, or swim behind the house. We are walking distance to the quaint village of Chimney Rock so you can walk up Southside Drive over a little one lane bridge which goes over the Rocky Broad River, and right into town to shop or eat at one of several very good restaurants. Lake Lure is approximately 3/4 mile in the other direction and offers a huge variety of things to do. Between Chimney Rock and Lake Lure you can hike, visit Chimney Rock State Park, visit waterfalls, horseback ride, take a wonderful boat tour of the Lake including the Dirty Dancing film site, go wakeboarding, water skiing, kayaking, the list goes on and on. Additionally we are a short distance from the wonderful downtown of Hendersonville, Dupont Forest and its amazing waterfalls, and Asheville which is a great place to visit with a fun downtown with lots of art, music, culture, and great restaurants! There are truly more things to do than time during your week stay at the Little River House!


Owner
Rondi Jennings
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2017

What makes this bungalow unique

The Little River House has a great location right in between Chimney Rock and Lake Lure and is the perfect escape to a riverfront property. The bungalow is cutely furnished with some custom made furniture and has been recently updated and is constantly being improved. You can swim in the river, come in, and be comfortable cooking in the kitchen looking out on the river or curl up in the newly carpeted riverfront family room and read a book or watch t.v. at night with the sounds of the river floating through the windows. You will be comfortable while you visit and relaxed and refreshed when you return home. We always are!

Amenities

Chimney Rock Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Quaint Riverfront Refurnished/Renovated 1922 Bungalow
average rating of 4.8636365 based on 22 reviews
5

Great owner great location

  • 5 of 5

The owner went out of her way to be welcoming and helpful. House sits right on the river, easy walk to town.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Adorable cottage on the water

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous time in the quaint and adorable Little River House. We had never been to this area before and it was absolutely perfect. We spent most of our time perched in the back mesmerized by the sounds of the river -- just steps out of the back door.

The decor in the cottage is "cottage chic" -- quaint antiques and lovely furnishings. We are from New York City, so we are used to living in small spaces ... for us, this was truly perfect. Walking distance to shops and restaurants ... and we cooked food as well. Our cell phones didn't have much coverage, so it was a perfect opportunity to unplug and just relax.

The most stunning of all was, of course, hiking Chimney Rock ... just breathtaking views.

You are sure to enjoy your time at this lovely spot.

Fabulous!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Robyn! So happy you all enjoyed the bungalow and I so appreciate you taking your time to post such a nice review. I take a lot of care to cut fresh flowers for the house, light candles, make out the welcome sign, and other little touches and I am always happy when a couple likes the home and has fun hanging out on the river. Thank you again for taking the time to write this review! Please come visit again! Warmly, Rondi
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5

Beautiful view of the river from the back window. Felt like nature but easily walk to town.

  • 5 of 5

The house was clean and not dusty. Kitchen had enough equipment to cook meals. Bring your own cork screw for wine.

The view is really great from the back windows. We waded and swam in the river each day and the water felt clean and perfect on hot days.

We walked to town multiple times per day to eat, shop or go to the brewery - which has the best deck of any brewery I've been too. River access there too, beer in hand. The bridge to town has a great view of the river. We stood there during the solar eclipse. Will never forget that.

We would love to go back.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for such a nice review, Jerstin. I really appreciate it and am so happy you had a great time! Please come again! Warm regards, Rondi
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Good Restful Home

  • 4 of 5

Very nice rental home off the main road made it great for our family and especially our dog. Rondi is very helpful and even assisted in booking the house to coordinate with the rest of our family staying elsewhere in Chimney Rock.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This review was written by a guest who booked directly with me and when the review form came to me, I forwarded it on to her. She is a repeat guest of our properties and we are always happy to have her and her family stay with us! Rondi Jennings
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Cute but tiny

  • 3 of 5

The homeowner has tried to make the interior of this home look quaint and cozy, but I should have paid more attention to the "Little" in "Little River House". The rooms are TINY and there is a lot of furniture, throw pillows and knick knacks taking up what limited space there is. Being close to the river is nice but just be forewarned that this is a very small, old house. It was really tight for our family of four. Homeowner was very nice but the home itself was disappointing just because it was so small and dated.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sarah, Thank you for taking the time to share your personal insights into our bungalow. As a former owner of a B&B, I take reviews very seriously and so I went back and read our description to see how I could alter it to assure that we accurately described our little home. Our description says the property was built in 1922, has small bedrooms, is a bungalow, and we have posted photos of the rooms to show the decor. It is very disappointing to read your review and I am very sorry in spite of pleasant interactions we had during your visit, to find that you were so displeased. Had I known of this and you had indicated your displeasure upon arrival I would have gladly refunded your money and released you from your stay so you could go someplace else that better suited your family's style and preferences. It is very important to me that our guests are happy and have a great time. Not every property is a good fit for every family and this appears to be the case this time. I am very sorry. I only wish you would have spoken to me so I could have taken care of things for you at the time of your visit. Sincerely, Rondi Jennings
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Prime location AND waterfront!

  • 5 of 5

Crossing the single lane bridge over the gushing waters of the Broad River, from the heart of Chimney Rock, sets the vibe for this unique river cottage experience! We arrived late in the evening and simply used a door code to gain entry into the home. The screened-in front porch immediately became my children's favorite spot to rock in the rocking chairs and listen to the sounds of nature. The house is adorably decorated and truly felt cozy. The air conditioning system worked great and kept us nice and cool during these hot summer days. The best amenity in our opinion is the river access behind the house. We sat for hours either on the rocks or in our tubes playing in the perfect water. We tubed down the river many times (our children are 5 and 7) and then enjoyed a park-like setting, short walk back to the house. Our hosts, Rondi and her husband Jay, even tubed with us! They made sure we knew exactly what we were doing to enjoy every second of our trip!

The location of this cottage is PRIME! A short, easy walk to the Village of Chimney Rock where all of the stores and restaurants are located, not to mention the best ice cream shop around (Over 61 delicious flavors)! While sitting in the front porch, you can look up and see Chimney Rock, which was an awesome hike for our family. Lake Lure is a 5 minute drive, which has more restaurants and a fun beach with waterslides, a park and a marina. We loved our river house experience and can't wait to visit again!

Thank you for everything Rondi and Jay!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved meeting you all and enjoyed so much our time with you all and your adorable children!! It was such a pleasure having you stay with us and tubing with you all down the river. It is my favorite thing to see bikes in the front yard and inner tubes on the deck. It is how the Little River House is meant to be enjoyed! Please come visit again and stay in touch!!!!! Warm regards, Rondi and Jay
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Map

Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Riverwatch Deli and Grill
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Rumbling Bald/Apple Valley and Lake Lure Public
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
multiple in Chimney Rock Village
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
water ski on Lake Lure
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Lake Lure
Car: recommended

We are located in the heart of Chimney Rock Village over a quaint one lane bridge on a lane of summer bungalows and some annual residents. Our bungalow is located right on the Rocky Broad River so you can walk out your back door and fish, swim, and inner tube. There are wonderful little shops and great restaurants within walking distance of our cottage. The area offers ziplining, great hiking, horseback riding, visiting Chimney Rock State Park (our house is 2/10ths of a mile from the entrance. Additionally we are a short drive to the cute downtown of Hendersonville and about a 30 minute drive to Downtown Asheville, the Biltmore Estate and winery, and the Grove Park Inn. There are truly more things to do than time when you stay for a week. You can also just relax from our screened in front porch with rockers and enjoy the view of Chimney Rock or go sit out on a rock in the middle of the river and enjoy the great views!

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Pet Fee $50
Damage Insurance $59

We require 200 deposit to reserve your dates. This becomes your refundable damage deposit (if there is no damage upon check out). 30 days prior to check in we require 50%, the balance due (other 50%) due no later than 15 days prior to check in. Security/damage deposit will be returned as soon as we confirm there is no damage when you check out.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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