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Montford Historic District- Walk to Uptown Asheville- Close to Biltmore House,

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Victorian House With and a Beautiful View of the Mountains

A three story Victorian home--- Looking for the perfect vacation in a real Victorian home within walking distance of downtown Asheville? The Grand Old Lady was built in 1889-1890 even before the Biltmore House. .She faces east, with a breath taking view of the mountains .. The grand entrance is by the huge granite steps, that leads you to an unbelievable front porch, with a gazebo and rest for the weary. An awesome porch swing and comfortable lounging chairs to relax in, after a day of sightseeing or to just relax with a cool drink and a good book. There is usually a cool breeze blowing to make you comfortable, the other side of the front porch is also furnished with comfortable rocking chair and lounging furniture, beside the porte cochere, where the beautifully dressed ladies stepped onto the porch from the coaches in 1890.

Large double doors take you into the foyer and a comfortable sitting room. The "Parlor" has an inviting atmosphere with some antiques , featuring an 1859 Grand Piano and an antique sofa from the Biltmore House. The " McCanless Library " invites you to read a good book or watch television for a while. The "Grand Dining Room "is inviting with a large oak table and chairs , that accommodates six people, furnished with china cabinets and a tiger oak buffet. The " Butlers Pantry " adjoins the dining room and has a serving window, where the butlers received the food from the kitchen to serve to the guests. The kitchen , sometimes called the " Scullery" is well furnished with pots, pans, dishes, etc. to make it possible to cook a wonderful meal.

The grand stairs await you to take you up stairs. There is " Grandmother Cora's Suite ," furnished with an antique full bed and a private bath, with an antique claw foot tub of your own to soak in.

Another bedroom furnished with a queen bed overlooks the front of the house. A black and white bathroom is also on this floor, featuring another antique clawfoot tub and a shower, original to the house.

The third floor has three bedrooms and the " Scarlett Princess Bathroom". It is decorated in red and has a red clawfoot tub to relax in. The " Treehouse Room" is furnished with antiques with a full size bed and is nestled in the trees. The " Lighthouse Room " is furnished with a king size bed, tv and other interesting furniture. it overlooks the front of the house.

The " Southern Comfort Room " is on the south side and is very comfortably furnished also with antiques and a White Star Lines trunk.

This house is very relaxing and takes you back to the time of the Victorian Age.

More Details

Shirley Owens
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
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 25, 2018

Why Shirley Owens chose Historic Montford

An interesting home with lots of room and a very quiet place to relax and enjoy .

,We are close to downtown ,restaurants, greenways and parks within walking distance.

The view from the front porch of the mountains is amazing .

What makes this house unique

The Big yard, That the House Sits On, With plenty of Off Street Parking and gardens With a Swing in a Private Spot in the Yard, Makes This House Unique.

the House Has 7500 Square Feet and is 3 Stories, and Wonderful Porches. a Quiet Place to Relax and Enjoy Yourself.


Historic Montford House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • We expect you to keep it clean and keep the noise to a minimum. We live in a residential neighborhood and do not disturb our neighbors.
  • No candles or open flames allowed on premises, because of fire hazard.
  • Place all trash in trash can outside. We have 2 cans- one for recycle and the other for trash.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ski-In
  • Ski-Out
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , tub
  • We have the original claw-foot tubs in 3 bathrooms and showers in 2 bathrooms
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Montford Historic District- Walk to Uptown Asheville- Close to Biltmore House,
average rating of 4.6875 based on 32 reviews
Philadelphia, PA

Great location!

  • 5 of 5

The house was very comfortable for my family of 4. It’s true to its description.

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Love the historic neighborhood and home details

  • 5 of 5

What a great stay. Thank you, Shirley! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying with us at McCanless Manor, glad you had a good time, Looking forward to all of you coming back soon !!
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Chicago, IL

Fantastic Home in Asheville's Montford Area

  • 5 of 5

Shirley is a fantastic host and provides a great home, especially for larger groups For being 120-plus years old, the home is in great condition and allows for a very comfortable stay. Rooms are large, plenty of common areas and an impressive amount of outdoor space. Everything in the home is a little old fashioned but that also lends to its charm. Be aware that there is not much TV to be watched as the home has no cable and even local channels are limited. However, Shirley provides free wifi for laptops and tablets. Was able to still watch football even without a TV. I highly recommend staying at Shirley's home. It greatly enhanced my group's visit to Asheville.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing house and property! Excellent location. Very peaceful.

  • 5 of 5

We had a party of 12 and were very comfortable in this large historic home. The house is situated in a very peaceful setting that is close to downtown, but feels very private. Beautiful views. The large porch is nice for sitting outside with a group of friends or family and just relaxing. Shirley, the owner, was a delight and made the experience very easy and convenient. I would love to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Close to town and a great porch for twelve

  • 4 of 5

Six couples shared this house on a mountain biking trip to Asheville. It is a classic turn of the century house and we used the great porch almost exclusively as the weather was perfect for our trip. We really wanted a place that was close enough to town to walk and this house was an easy 12 minute walk. We ate out each night but found that the kitchen was not really adequately equipped to easily cook for twelve. Our only other issue was ventilation. Weather was great so we were able to keep the doors open while we were around. Could not open any windows for fresh air. We all agreed we could rent this house again.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Historic House!

  • 5 of 5

This house was amazing. We had a large group of 13 and it was easily enough room for us all. My favorite spot was the outdoor gazebo area on the front porch. It was an easy walk downtown, about a mile to the breweries. Shirley, the owner was great and very accommodating. I would definitely recommend this house to anyone.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Asheville Airport
Nearest Ferry
500 Miles
Okracoke Island, N.C.
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Grove Park Inn
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
I40 and I 2401/1
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Wolf Laurel Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
350 Miles
Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Car: recommended

Parks and greenway within a few blocks




Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $150
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 11.0%

. I prefer payments be made by Debit card to avoid credit card fees.
e check payments, please. thank you, The quoted fee is for 2 bedrooms or 4 people additional fee of $50 per night per person.

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.