Walk to Downtown & Many Neighborhood Amenities!

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Last updated: 10/20/2016
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  • Minimum stay:30 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Note: After Sept 5 and until further notice this will only be available for 30-day or more rental (or effectively have only one rental during a 30-day period). This is due to on-going and ever-changing City of Asheville zoning debates, and I am awaiting a further decision from them. If you have a shorter length of time that you need, you may still want to consider this vs. hotel rooms even if you don't stay the whole month - because it may still be a better budget option if compared to a week of hotel rates. I will be happy to discuss any situations/rates to make it work (if you have a shorter time, I can adjust the nightly rate higher and just leave it empty the remaining time or use it myself...Silly, I know but that's what many of us are left with right now)....Just email me through the "Send email" tab at right - under owner picture/info. I have listed the rate as "nightly" so as to allow for any number of nights over 30, rather than it having to be blocks of 30, but if you have needs for longer blocks like 2-3 months, just email me.

UPDATE: 2017 IS ALREADY BOOKING UP MONTHLY at this fantastic downtown location! Check your dates and the rates and secure your spot early.

Here is a description:
Avoid downtown parking stress by choosing this 2 BR/1BA stand alone house, which sits on a quiet 1/2 acre lot in the Chestnut Hills historic area. It was originally built in the 1950's as a caretaker cottage for the 6 unit Victorian apartment house in front. It can be accessed from the main driveway to the property or directly from the private alleyway behind (shared with 4 homes - including Servanthood House meditation center - very quiet and peaceful neighbors). Since this home is free-standing, there are no other tenants above or below you - making it a quiet space, in a serene spot with large trees.

This is truly an awesome location for enjoying all that Asheville offers! The neighborhood is one of historic homes, mostly built around 1920s or earlier, with several award winning bed-and-breakfasts within a block radius. You can easily walk to downtown from here (about 1/2 mile away ) or get an Uber ride for around $5. There are also several wonderful restaurants right here in the a full selection of grocery within a couple of blocks ("Greenlife"/Whole Foods, Trader'Joe's and Harris Teeter about 1-1/2 block). Asheville YOGA Center is 2 short blocks away so it's a great place to stay for their retreats! With all that is so close-by, you don't even need your car in this location.

The home is fully furnished and comfortably decorated. Hardwood floors make for charming space and easy care. Each bedroom has a queen bed, with bed linens included. Bath has been updated with vanity and storage. Kitchen is very large and was updated a few years ago with maple cabinets and full appliances (stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, over-the-range microwave, disposal), and all basic dishes, utensils, pots, pans are included - as well as coffee maker, toaster, crock pot, hand mixer, blender...The house has Central AC - with brand new HVAC in Fall 2015 (not all rentals in the area have central AC due to age of homes).

Comfortable living room has nice sleeper sofa and other furnishings, plus 40" flat panel HDTV (another 24" flat panel tv in one of the bedrooms). There is one dedicated parking space in front of house for convenience, another space in back of house (adjacent to alley), and plenty of on-street parking in front of main house. Coin washer and dryer on premises in basement of apartment building (about 100 feet away).

We do request that you respect the generally quiet atmosphere of the location and surroundings - no large or loud parties, please. No Smoking/no candles.

PLEASE NOTE: VRBO has added a new "service fee" to all bookings, which varies in price based on percentages. This money goes entirely to vrbo (even though we pay an annual fee to list the property). Given that our property is now limited to 30 day rentals and that fee can get steep, I am happy to handle the booking payments through paypal or other means if you prefer.

Some quick location info:
-Near tons of restaurants, galleries, shops/bookstore, breweries (and some fantastic handmade chocolate shops)
-Full selection of grocery within walking distance (Trader Joe's .1 mile, Greenlife/Whole Foods .2 m, Harris Teeter 500 feet!) with hot bars, salad bars, and ready made foods.
- US Cellular Center - special events (.9 mile).
- There are several other outstanding music venues including the Orange Peel (1 mile)
- The Asheville Yoga Center (1/10 mile walk from the back alley!)
- The Salt Cave & Center for Massage school (9/10 mile - Great student massages $30!)
- YMCA (1/2 mile)
- 2 Meditation Centers right out the back alley on East Chestnut Street.
- UNCA less than 2 miles away
- Grove Park Inn Resort about 1-1/2 miles away
- Biltmore House entrance gate about 3 miles away

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Property Type

  • House
  • 980 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Pets are considered, with a $50 fee if allowed. Ideally, please bring your dog's crate. Also keep pets off of the furniture (or if you are uncertain whether you can do this, bring your own clean blankets, etc to protect the furniture. Dogs need to be on a leash when outside - the yard is not fenced. And of course, please clean up after your pet outside (and inside!) ...moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    It is somewhat wheelchair accessible: There is one step up to the front or side stoop, but once this is navigated, the inside of the house is one level and all hardwood or linoleum floors. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower



  • Books:

    We have a selection of books of mixed genres. There is also a little free library box in the neighborhood -- turn right on Broad Street when leaving the driveway and you'll see it a block away. ...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Several board games for a variety of ages, including Monopoly, Life, Balderdash, Adverteasing, Pictionary, Pictionary Junior, Jenga. ...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Cable provided for both TVs....moreless

  • Television:

    42" flat panel in Living Room. 24" inch flat panel in Bedroom 1...moreless

  • Video Library:

    20+ movies, mostly chick flicks or comedy...Pretty Woman, Bridget Jones, Sabrina, Michael, Good Will Hunting, The Graduate, As Good As It Gets, Notting Hill, Bridges of Madison County, Jerry MacGuire...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    In an established historic neighborhood in town - and within blocks of the vibrant Asheville downtown area. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining:

    Kitchen table has 3 chairs with room for 4 (extra chair is in BR). The Living Room also has a bistro/pub table with seating for 2. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Central AC - new system installed Fall 2015...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    On premises in basement of apartment house (about 100 feet away). Shared with apartment tenants. ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    New system installed Fall 2015...moreless

  • Internet:

    Hi speed wifi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Fresh sheets on each bed. Extra set of sheets provided for sleeper sofa. Pillows provided for beds....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Sleeper sofa and 42" flat panel HDTV with cable. Side chairs. Pub table with seating for 2. ...moreless

  • Parking:

    One dedicated spot in front of house. Additional parking available on street in front of property and directly behind the house from alley (be sure to pull up next to the house and not block alley)...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    4 per visit (addt if more than 4 guests)- be sure to ask for the extras. Rolls of paper towels are provided for kitchen & bath (instead of hand towels in bath). BRING OWN WASHCLOTHS if needed....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    On premises in basement of apartment house (about 100 feet away). Shared with apartment tenants. ...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully stocked with dishes, glasses, mugs, utensils, pots and pans. You can do full on cooking here. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Large kitchen with full sized appliances provides plenty of space for cooking....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    We try to keep several basic items like dishwasher detergent, hand soap, shampoo/conditioner, coffee filters, salt, pepper stocked in the unit. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    There is a natural outdoor seating area under shade trees. ...moreless



Write a review 4.7
from 24 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter Special
Jan 2 - Feb 28, 2017
30 night min stay
My Standard Rate
30 night min stay

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning $99
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Pet Fee $100
  • Tax Rate 13%


Check in time is 4pm. Check out time is 10am. We will do what we can to have the unit ready early (or accommodate a later check out time), but please understand that in order to clean the unit and have it ready for the next guest we need these times adhered to unless other arrangements are made.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 10/20/2016
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16 Miles
Nearest Airport
Asheville Regional Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Grove Park Inn & Resort
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant

Car: Not Necessary

Specific area attractions to consider:

The Biltmore House is America's largest privately owned mansion. Its estate and winery are a definite treat - and this rental is about 3 miles from the entrance. Bike riding, horseback riding, and other activities are available on the estate. Dine at their restaurants or pack a picnic lunch to enjoy on the grounds. Biltmore also hosts many events on the estate.

The Grove Park Inn is also a local treasure.

The Blue Ridge Parkway runs right through the Asheville area and is a scenic wonder. Any direction on the parkway will take you to glorious spots


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1997

About the owner: Hello - I'm Sherri. I am an Asheville native and have renovated and restored property in North Asheville for about 25 years. Most of my property is traditional long term rental apartments, but I have recently added this property as a vacation rental, because I spend much of my time Cincinnati, OH or traveling right now. Having this as a vacation rental allows me to have a little place to come home to - while also providing a reasonably affordable spot for others to enjoy. My sons Jonathon and Brandon help me handle any needs that arise (they both live in North Asheville), but I try to manage the bookings, cleanings, etc online.

Why the Owner Chose Claxton Community, Asheville, NC, USA:
I bought this property almost 20 years ago, when the area and street were very run down. It has taken a lot of blood, sweat, tears, love (and money!) over the years, but I have restored and improved the entire apartment house and this "caretaker house". At one time, my dear aunt lived here in the little house, then my mother, so there are some special memories for me here. I enjoy the house myself when I am in town and I'm excited to now offer it as a vacation rental and help guests experience a slice of Asheville life. The location is PRIME for enjoying the city as well as the surrounding mountains.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
With this property being tucked away on a quiet lot away from the street, it offers a serene retreat while still being so close to everything. Biltmore House entrance is about 3 miles away, downtown about 1/2 mile, Grove Park Inn is about 1-1/2 away - and there are SO many wonderful restaurants and shops that are easily walkable from here. Be sure to check out the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway for world class scenic vistas -- a great picnic drive and a fantastic way to beat the heat in the summer months (it will be 10-15 degrees cooler at places like Craggy Gardens-- a short and beautiful drive away). If you're here for some soulful restoration, Asheville Yoga Center is a block away. Just go around to the side steps and out the alleyway toward Liberty street (right at bottom of stairs), then left on Liberty. You'll run in to Yoga Center just down the street, about a block and a half away. One of my new favorite coffee shops just opened up right next door to them - Liberty House Cafe -- it's adorable and they have great coffee! (plus a few other things that I haven't tried yet). There are also meditation centers on East Chestnut (the next street behind the house). Look up the Salt Cave downtown for additional soulful pampering - and enjoy a massage at one of the many facilities nearby (some right behind the house on Chestnut), or at one of the massage schools downtown for great student massages at incredible rates (when school is in session).

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Spacious kitchen looking through to Living Room

    Spacious kitchen looking through to Living Room

  • Spacious kitchen with full sized appliances

    Spacious kitchen with full sized appliances

  • Bedroom 1

    Bedroom 1

  • Bedroom 1 with flat screen TV

    Bedroom 1 with flat screen TV

  • Bedroom 2

    Bedroom 2

  • Bath with spacious vanity, full tub with shower

    Bath with spacious vanity, full tub with shower

  • Rear exterior photo from back alley. Space to park 1 additional car in back.

    Rear exterior photo from back alley. Space to park 1 additional car in back.

  • So tucked away in the trees and away from traffic, even though right in town!

    So tucked away in the trees and away from traffic, even though right in town!

  • House is situated in quiet spot at back of 1/2 acre lot, behind 1910 apt house

    House is situated in quiet spot at back of 1/2 acre lot, behind 1910 apt house

  • As the sun sets over Asheville, view from Beaucatcher Mtn.

    As the sun sets over Asheville, view from Beaucatcher Mtn.

  • Living Room with 42" flat screen TV

    Living Room with 42" flat screen TV

  • Table area in kitchen

    Table area in kitchen

  • Bedroom 2

    Bedroom 2

  • Cute little cottage!

    Cute little cottage!

  • Outdoor sitting area under a nice canopy of trees.

    Outdoor sitting area under a nice canopy of trees.

  • The little house sits behind this 6 unit historic apt house, on 1/2 acre

    The little house sits behind this 6 unit historic apt house, on 1/2 acre

  • Vibrant downtown Asheville is only 1/2 mile away and an easy walk.

    Vibrant downtown Asheville is only 1/2 mile away and an easy walk.

  • Blue Ridge Parkway - access to parkway is just a few miles away.

    Blue Ridge Parkway - access to parkway is just a few miles away.

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Thursday, October 20, 2016

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