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Beautifully Appointed Private Apartment In Rhododendron Forest In Mountains

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type apartment


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleep Sofa in Living Room, Sleeps 4

Restful, peaceful. beautiful apt. looking out on rhododendrom forest; soothing colors, living room, dining room, kitchenette, full bathroom, large bedroom with king size bed and add'l single bed; sofa bed in living room. Full sized refrigerator, coffee maker, toaster oven, large microwave, provide coffee, fresh creamer in the frig. Private deck and courtyard overlooks dense rhododendron forest. WiFi, DirecTV satellite, full set of towels provided, hair dryer, and extra linens. 12 miles to downtown Asheville, 9 miles to Asheville Airport, 10 miles to Sierra Nevada, 9 miles to Bent Creek National Forest, 5 miles to Blue Ridge Parkway.

Karen Sanders
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2018

About Karen Sanders

I am a nurse with 40 years experience. I teach Nursing School part-time, and have my own business as a Transitions Coach for Nurses and an RN Patient Advocate. I am a master gardener and an avid mountain biker. I am in love with nature here in these Blue Ridge Mountains. It is with great gratitude that I share these incredible space, yard, forest, and nature with you.

Karen Sanders purchased this apartment in 1999

Why Karen Sanders chose Asheville

This house is located on the side of a mountain three miles from a busy part of South Asheville. It is completely rural and isolated. We have a huge diversity of wildlife including bears, turkey, fox, migratory birds, hawks, owls, rabbits, and many others. It is a beautifully resting and restorative property. I was drawn to this place because of the quietness and spirituality here.

What makes this apartment unique

There are views of the mountains from the front porch. The back and side of the house are located in a rhododendron forest so it is exquisitely quiet and peacful in this restful and spiritual place. There is a natural spring in the back of the forest and when it rains, you can hear it gently babbling. The apartment has been appointed with natural, restful light blue tones with lovely furnishings. It was completely renovated when my daughter went off to college. It has its own entry, with a beautiful back porch on which to sit and have a cup of tea or coffee or a glass of wine in the evening. There is artwork in the apartment done by a local artist.


Asheville Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Immaculately clean bathroom with restful colors and nickel and chrome details. Extra linens. Extra shampoos, soaps, and hair dryer.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Large Master Bedroom with King sized bed and one single bed. Large bench at foot of bed with which luggage can be placed. Large chest of drawers and wardrobe available. Large walk-in closet with extra linens and broom and dustpan. Also, step stool, iron, ironing board and dehumidified. Extra comforter, blankets, and pillows.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Beautifully Appointed Private Apartment In Rhododendron Forest In Mountains
average rating of 4.893617 based on 47 reviews

Pleasant safe place to stay. Close proximity to Asheville.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely warm environment. In a natural setting. Much better than city living.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Patti. It was lovely hosting you in our wonderful space. Thanks for beautifully tending it while you were here. Please come again!
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Beautiful finished basement apartment w/ surrounding woods and close to Asheville downtown

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable king-sized bed with a spare twin bed, and a sofa in living room with kitchenette and tons of space! Amazing owners who are just great to be around and talk with about anything.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean, welcoming, well located

  • 5 of 5

Karen was a marvelous hostess. Her communications were clear and prompt. The apartment was ready when we arrived, clean and well supplied. Highly recommend this place when in Asheville.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Debbie, for your sweet review. We enjoyed hosting you. Please come back and stay again. Thank you so much for leaving the apartment in terrific shape. Blessings.
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Lovely place to stay

  • 4 of 5

The apartment was very nice. Owner very nice and helpful. Unfortunately my husband was on a walker at the time and getting from the car to inside the apt. was a little challenging. Would definitely recommend this place to others.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice and great view!

  • 5 of 5

Although I had a quick trip (just one night) I was overall pleased with the communication of the owner and the accommodations.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Jeff, we were delighted to host you both. Thanks for your kind remarks! Come again.
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  • 5 of 5

Great place! Everything so fresh and clean! Great hosts!

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your wonderful review. We send you both great blessings on your path together.
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Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Asheville Regional Airport, Asheville, NC
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Tupelo Honey, Asheville, NC
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Municipal Golf Course, Asheville, NC
Nearest Train
70 Miles
Greenville, SC
Nearest Motorway
70 Miles
Greenville, SC
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Tupelo Honey, Green Sage, Rocky's Chicken Shack,
Nearest Beach
240 Miles
Charleston, SC and Folly Beach
Car: necessary

Asheville offers a myriad number of sights, sounds and tastes to offer.

We are 10 miles from the NC Arboretum and Bent Creek National Forest which is home to 39 miles of mountain biking and hiking trails. Sierra Nevada Brewery is 10 miles to the south of us and offers craft beers in a magnificent setting. We are 10 miles from downtown Asheville which is a bustling center for music, restaurants, shopping bookstores, and untold different sites to see. We are 10 miles from the Asheville Airport and it is very easy to get to access from here. There are multiple restaurants with 5 miles of our apartment with a range of culinary flavors and tastes. This is a beautiful setting, very peaceful, quiet and restful. We are a hub for integrative medicine practitioners and healing arts practitioners. We have multiple cultural influences in our community and we are tolerant and a patient community.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $40
Refundable damage deposit $150

Rates will be higher in the spring, summer and fall. Fall is our peak season in
Asheville and it is outstandingly beautiful here. The rates will be the highest in the months of September, October, and November.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.