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Walk to Downtown & Many Neighborhood Amenities!

Bedrooms 2
Space 980 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Fabulous Location! 2br/1ba Home in Historic Neighborhood Just North of Downtown!

ALREADY BOOKING UP MONTHLY for most of 2018 - but I do have another rental option so email me if your dates aren't available.

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 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 32" 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.

NOTES: After Sept 2016, this property is only available for monthly. However, I have shown nightly rates for comparison sake and because I am willing to block out a month for some stays where guests know they will not be using the entire time (less wear and tear, etc - and I will be able to use the place myself).

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

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 13, 2018

About 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 much of my time is away 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.

Sherri purchased this house in 1997

Why Sherri chose Claxton Community

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.

What makes this house unique

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).

Guestbook comments from the owner

I had the pleasure of living at 49 1/2 Broad Street for 5 years. It is a cozy little home tucked back off of the road. The location is convenient to downtown, yoga studios, restaurants and shopping. The house is private with a little yard to hang out in. The Wangrin family are great to rent from and are very accommodating.
May 2015
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Claxton Community House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 980 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • 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 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , This bedroom includes TV with cable
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • 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
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Walk to Downtown & Many Neighborhood Amenities!
average rating of 4.6538463 based on 27 reviews

Nice Place Quiet neighborhood

  • 4 of 5

Great little place. Bed was nice. Proximity is close to downtown, but consider a 1+ mile walk in winter. We had that cold snap come through. I did more driving and parking than I wanted. Trader Joe’s is a block away. Quiet community.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location, Nice decorated rooms, perfect preparation of how to...

  • 5 of 5

great preparation Wifi Code, how to find the location and what needed...

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Great location Cute Bungalow!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. The location is perfect for a walk into downtown and easy access to grocery stores. It was perfect for the two of us and our lab. The neighbor is friendly and quiet!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
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Restful yet part of downtown

  • 5 of 5

Sherri's Time A Broad was wonderfull. Every thing I could need was there. I could walk to wonderful little cafes or restaurants. 3 grocery stores to walk to. Close to many venues. Yet a hidden away place to relax and rejuvenate. The decor was lovely. Sherri was very attentive and responded quickly to any of my concerns. The house is clean and kept up. Everything works well. And she will stay there herself!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Place of Peace and Comfort

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at a B&B in Asheville several years ago and really enjoyed the neighborhood and access to just about everything you could want!!To our surprise this small but lovely and well maintained house was but a block away from that B&B!!

The owner was so easy to work with and fortunately --like us--a lover of Labradors--and we were able to bring our Lab with us!!

Every detail of the property description was accurate and the Owner provided lots of info--both by email and by various brochures and books that were in the house--and we appreciated the comfortable bed--and kitchen!!

Asheville is such an interesting town--and this property in perfectly located to take advantage of eating,shopping and exploring both the indoors--shops and restaurants--and the outdoors--beautiful state parks and the Blue Ridge Parkway!!

Thank You for sharing your house with us---as Arnold said in the Terminator--We'll be back!!!!

John and Lynn

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location near Asheville Yoga Center and Downtown

  • 5 of 5

We were in Asheville for a weekend yoga workshop at Asheville Yoga Center and this was a perfect location. We were a couple minutes away by foot and there is a juice bar and cafe on the way. Trader Joes and Harris Teeter are also nearby. The house was clean, kitchen well equipped for cooking, living room big enough to relax, and beds and bath in ghee at condition. About a 10-15 minute walk downtown. Would stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Asheville Regional Airport
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Grove Park Inn & Resort
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Cleaning $99
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 13.0%

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 if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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