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SPECIAL $150 5 bedroom 1 mile to downtown!

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Great newly remodeled house with a back porch overlooking a creek

Visit Asheville: 'Paris of the South'

Spacious 2800 square feet eclectic five bedroom family home in a great neighborhood only 1.5 miles from town. Space for 12 to 13 guests.Great remodeled kitchen with eclectic pottery and dishes from the area with granite counter tops stocked with a complementary bottle of wine from the Biltmore Estate, cream and bottled water. Asheville has been named 'Beer City USA' and we also stock a six pack of local micro brews. Start or end your day with an awesome hot coffee or tea provided as well.

Only a few minutes from great local award winning restaurants and music! Just 3 miles from the Biltmore House as well. Many people just drive and park for the day or evening in a parking garage for $5 to $10 and walk all around. Also, some take a taxi for a few bucks and do the same. You can walk to downtown from the home in about 20 minutes. There is space for 4 cars.

Space for 12 to 13 guests.-Entire home is decorated with original art books, plants and unique furnishings. There is a 52" inch flat screen and full cable with 100's of channels.

Leather furniture with a fold out high end king sofa. Living room open to the kitchen with granite counter tops and new appliances. Dining table for 10.

There is master suite king bed with in-suite tile bathroom downstairs.

There are 2 more bedrooms downstairs. One with a bunk bed- double on the bottom and twin up top. The other large bedroom has a queen bed. This area has another full bath downstairs.

There is another full remodeled bath as well upstairs with 2 more bedrooms with king and queen beds and a large wireless connection computer sitting area in between. Extra twin bed and baby crib/playpen can be provided.

All of the beds are pillow top and have high thread count linens and lots of pillows for a comfortable, laid-back experience! Candles, live plants, natural soaps available for you to wind down after a great day of sightseeing, hiking, biking or enjoying downtown Asheville. There is a private porch off the back of the house over looking a private yard across a bridge. There is a laundry with high end washer and dryer.

There is house wide high speed WiFi for your own devices. It is stocked with current publications from Asheville and the surrounding area with many arts, food and craft selections for your enjoyment.

--We are available in the area by phone or in person if any assistance is needed. We have lived in the area all of our life. We run and own a raw vegan sugar-free chocolate whole business several miles away. A free selection of our gourmet chocolate is included! I am also a nurse and also have owned a home care services business in the area for many years so we are available for services you might need such as child,elderly or pet sitting, cleaning, laundry or transportation for a additional fee.

More Details

Kathy McGuinn
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2017

About Kathy McGuinn

I am a 4th generation native of Western North Carolina.I am a nurse for over 35 years and run a home care company. My children are grown now and do not need this large home as I will be traveling. My daughter will be managing the property. She is a nurse as well and has other 5 star reviewed properties that she owns and manages as well.

Kathy McGuinn purchased this house in 1998

Why Kathy McGuinn chose Asheville

Quiet and beautiful home with a porch on the back overlooking a creek located only minutes from downtown Asheville that is owned and personally managed by the family that owns it.

What makes this house unique

Our family has loved this property for many years as it is a great getaway for enjoying the Asheville area and the Blue Ridge mountains but is a private haven to enjoy family and friends when you all are taking a break together with the great back porch and and bold creek and play area. It is so large so there is lots of common space and private spaces for a large group.


Haw Creek House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , newly remodeled tile fixtures etc.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , newly remodeled tile fixtures etc.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , newly remodeled tile fixtures etc.
  • stocked with high in towels and natural body wash
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , king bedroom master with in suite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 bunk bed , bunk bed that has a double bed on bottom and twin on top.
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
I own a homecare company and can provide any type of services through that for an additional fee. ie: baby, elder and pet sitting, cleaning, cooking, transportation etc. Just let me know ahead a day or so and we will be happy to arrange it!


Very Good! 4.2/5 -
(29 traveler reviews)

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SPECIAL $150 5 bedroom 1 mile to downtown!
average rating of 4.2413793 based on 29 reviews

Wedding Weekend

  • 5 of 5

This house was awesome for my family here in Asheville to celebrate our son's wedding!! It was spacious, clean and easy to find, and Kathy was so easy to communicate with! Thanks for making our weekend that much more special!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved the house. Enough room for all 13 of us. Clean, well maintained, and Kathleen was great.

  • 5 of 5

Had some unfortunate accidents while there, but Kathleen was great and understanding about them. We loved Asheville. We will come back and definitely call on Kathleen.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: That is great! We are always understanding when items get broken etc. Stuff happens!! Come back anytime!
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Wonderful home for our family reunion.

  • 5 of 5

Stayed in this lovely home over Father's Day weekend (Saturday afternoon through Wednesday morning) and had such a great time making family memories. The beds were all comfortable and the house was clean. We had space to enjoy being all together in the living room and kitchen area and the bedrooms were a good size (there is one children's bedroom). I would recommend this house if you are looking to be within a few miles of downtown.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic vacation

  • 5 of 5

Great, comfortable, spacious, clean house close to downtown Asheville. Everything was great, esp the small touches like the beer and chocolate and the owner was super responsive. This was a great alternative to a hotel, esp for our family with children. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Raleigh, NC

HORRIBLE rental experience - do not rent

  • 1 of 5

I regret that I have to write this review. But everything we experienced from arrival to departure was disappointing. We rented this home for a family gathering to celebrate both Mother's Day as well as my son's graduation from UNCA. Here is what we found:

1. Smell in the house on arrival (it was mildew and dirt / grease)

2. Parking space – insufficient as home is advertised for 13-15 people

3. NASTY gas grill – old food remains on rusty grate, EMPTY fuel tank

4. GREASY filthy oven – smoked on preheat, set off all house fire alarms

5. Mildew on multiple shower curtains

6. Lacks normal kitchen items – simple things like measuring cups

7. Mismatched kitchen plates / glasses, many chipped – looks like left overs from your grandmother’s kitchen

8. Mismatched linens – Master bedroom was the only exception to this

9. Mattresses need to be replaced in several bedrooms, particularly downstairs

10. A single door key for use by 10 people

11. NO instructions for cable or WIFI

I contacted the owner via email and phone call the morning after our arrival to convey the issues. She did come over while we toured the Biltmore and addressed the grill, replaced the shower curtains and vacuumed the dirty filters. However additional issues including the OVEN happened that evening as we cooked for 12 people. She did not come over again, but she did agree to refund a portion of our payment due to ongoing issues.

I could go on and on but I will not as it does not help. To be clear, I have rented from VRBO internationally at the following locations:

1. Paris center apartment – April 2017

2. Amish country house – June 2016

3. Swiss mountain villa – 5 times 2012 – 2013

4. French Riviera house 2009

I would have reviewed all of my prior VRBO rentals as 4 or 5 stars. We were always met at the home buy a local agent or owner to explain the property and make us feel welcome. We had the opposite experience here. I will rate this as one star, but I wish I could give it zero stars.

I have photos and videos of what we experienced which was shared with the owner. Again I am sorry to report this as we have never had this situation previously with VRBO. I will not be soured on VRBO, but I am on any rental from this owner. Prior comments made re deep cleaning needed are an understatement. Rent at your own risk!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so sorry that this was not the experience that was expected! It was not what I expected either! I was experiencing a time that my mother was ill and did not realize that the cleaning crew was not doing their job. I did give a $300 refund for the issues. This person threatened me with putting as bad review on if I did not give her a full refund. She stayed at the home when she had the option to leave. I have 6 other rentals for over 5 years with 5 star reviews. The person that wrote this review had not told me untiI the day were going to have a party where 100 PEOPLE would be coming and going from home and I told that would not be appropriate for the small quiet neighborhood! I had already gotten a call from one of the neighbors that they were loud and late at night arguing over parking a trailer that I was not aware that they were bringing. I have multiple keys and instructions replaced for the wifi and TV I have since replaced them and had the house deep cleaned and replaced shower curtains and linens. As you can see that next person that rented it is in fine shape.
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Great location, value & capacity! House needs some TLC. Is NOT walkable to downtown.

  • 4 of 5

We had a great stay! For the price, you can't beat the number of bedrooms, location and proximity to downtown; however, the write up is absolutely inaccurate in that it's not at all walkable. It is a very short and cheap Uber/Lyft ride away. The house comfortably slept our group of 14 and loved that we could bring our dogs but the house. Kathy was nice and easy to work with.

The house could definitely use a deep clean and some updates though. Some of the details really fell through the cracks: grill was disgusting, oven cooking very uneven, mold in the shower, one shower did not get any hot water at all, broken chairs, back porch falling apart, dirty couch made this a 4/5 star for us. A little invest in this property would go a long way since it is such a great space and location.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Asheville Regional Airport
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles

This property is less than 3 miles from the Famous Biltmore House and 3 miles from the great River Arts District with over 150 artists with shops, galleries and studios.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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