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Robena's Place; Near Biltmore! Charm And Rustic Elegance

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 Br; 2 Bath With Mountain Views. Just A Hop, Skip And A Jump To Anywhere..

Cozy farm style home. Snuggle under homemade quilts and cotton sheets in our master bedroom with queen bed. 2nd bedroom full bed; 3rd bedroom twin bed. Roll away bed if needed. Enjoy spacious kitchen and dining area around our large farm table. Pamper yourself in the master bathroom with homemade soap and soak in our claw foot tub for a while or enjoy the large shower. Bathroom 2 has standard tub and shower combo.Rock or swing your time away on our covered front porch or we have the Gas grill around back under covered porch, again with rockers.

Sara Swann
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2018

About Sara Swann

Hello; My name is Sara Swann your hostess at our country cottage in Asheville, N.C. My passion is my home place which I named after my mother, Robena. She was an inspiration to me and my two sisters who fostered 50+ children over the years in this home. We slept under quilts she had made waking to the smell of homemade biscuits and gravy. My dad always grew a garden and was a minister who loved his family very much. I have many good memories growing up in this home. It only feels right to share this wholesome home with others.

Why Sara Swann chose Asheville

Want to share my home place where I grew up.


Asheville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • master - toilet , tub , shower , claw foot tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Master with claw foot tub and separate shower; second bath standard tub and shower combo.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
  • Rollaway bed on site plus feather down sofa to sleep on
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Robena's Place; Near Biltmore! Charm And Rustic Elegance
average rating of 4.787879 based on 66 reviews
Fernandina Beach, FL

We had a wonderful time!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time and really enjoyed our stay!

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your stay hope to see you again in 2018.
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Great house. No problem getting there or getting in. 10 min drive to Asheville

  • 5 of 5

Close to Biltmore

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Toms River,NJ

So cute!

  • 5 of 5

The house is adorable, the owners have a great eye for cozy mountain decor. When we came in, there was a diffuser going, making it so welcoming! There was also strawberries in the fridge with a lovely note. We felt very welcome. The house was very comfortable as well. It’s also centrally located to downtown AVL, but far enough away that it was quiet. Would definitely stay again. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kelly , Thanks again for staying with us. We hope you come again!
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The property itself was very nice and well decorated. Very good location.

  • 3 of 5

We were very excited when we arrived at the property. Very pretty and very well decorated. But if you like the warmth of a blanket you will need to take one yourself only quilts are there. The location was perfect. That being said I would not rent this property again for this reason I tried contacting the owners by email and leaving four or five messages to ask a question and received no reply from them. Luckily the question wasn't an emergency or a problem I'm not sure what we would have done had it been an emergency or a problem. We had to leave a day early due to a health issue. Tried putting the key back into the lock box and could not get the Box open. Left another message with the owners and still have not heard anything from them. This is the first time in all of my rentals that I have had this problem.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Susan we got your message about trying find a CD player. There were 2 tv’s there with cd players. The reason for the delay is we were on a camping trip in the mountains where we had absolutely no service. I have never had this problem before. I’m sorry for any inconvenience.
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Perfect location, perfect house!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at Robena's place. We visited Asheville with my parents and our 17 month old. The location was great. 10 minutes to everything. The house was clean and very comfortable. We will definitely stay again when we visit.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Looking forward to your next stay. Thanks The Swann’s
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Chic Little Rustic Vintage Cottage with Mountain Views

  • 5 of 5

Robena's Place is adorable, cozy and a better option than a hotel stay if you want peace and quiet. The only down side to the place is that it is on a hill with a driveway that goes up a hill, but that is no issue for a non-winter stay. I really appreciated that the bathrooms were not only well-stocked with towels, but modern even with vintage decor. The one bathroom has a bowl sink. My family enjoyed the big porch where you can view the mountains across the way. The bedrooms had warm blankets for the cool nights, and it really felt quite spacious for a cottage. The Folk Art Center is very close by. The Asheville Mall is also not very far. It is about 10 minutes to the entrance gateway of the Biltmore. I would highly recommend this place and would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Folk Art Center
Western North Carolina Nature Center
Pisgah Brewing Company
Biltmore House
Folk Art Center
Okie Dokies Smokehouse
Moose Cafe
Biscuit Head
Athens Pizza
Yoshida Japanese Steak House -- CLOSED
White Duck Taco Shop
Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Asheville Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Mack Kells
Nearest Golf
1.7 Miles
Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.7 Miles
East Village Grill
Nearest Ski
34 Miles
Cataloochee Ski Area

Animal haven of asheville, located across the street from our driveway, are a dedicated group of people with the goal of providing

protection and refuge to homeless and abused animals.

We are 1 mile from the parkway.

The cove, located 1 mile away, is a retreat designed to encourage, refresh and empower believers who want to grow and deepen their faith


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

House cleaning $125 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 13.0%

Please call by phone after booking for any concerns.
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed

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.