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Asheville, NC, USA
  • House1550 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 - 63 nights

Panoramic virgin forest, mountain views, City center close

2 bedroom 2 bath ranch style home (everything on one level!) in private subdivision just 6 minutes from downtown Asheville near UNCA. Especially interested in longer term or corporate transfer folks month to month or longer. Mom was a painter, so my home is filled with lots of interesting art! This home also has many amenities and sits on an acre of land adjoining 50 acres of pristine forest. You will enjoy complete privacy with mountain views in a 1500 square foot home with great room and 70" Smart TV. Spacious kitchen opens onto a large deck. Sleeps 4 comfortably with king bed in master, queen in guest bedroom. Sectional leather couch has recliners to sleep two if needed, and a third bedroom with daybed may become available; currently used for owners' possessions. Gravel driveway is a bit steep but suitable for most vehicles with parking apron also at the top, all recently re-graveled. City center, the Grove Park Inn, and Biltmore Estate are truly a stones' throw away! Pets are very welcome.


Mark Morales

Member Since 2016
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 20, 2018
About Mark Morales

I was born in Manhattan, NYC. My parents were also born and raised there. Early influence by my aunt, a Broadway "gypsy" dancer inspired me to the performing arts where I worked with Joffrey Ballet and Alvin Ailey, and soon to transitioned to the Broadway stage in the revival of West Side Story working closely with Leonard Bernstein. Other shows include "Cats" and "Sunset Boulevard" working with Glenn Close while doing the soap opera, 'One Life To Live". I have just come out with a new CD titled, "Something's Coming" which will be a pleasure to share with you upon arrival to my home!

Mark Morales purchased this House in 2003

Why Mark Morales chose Woodfin

Moving from an apartment in Manhattan to owning this home in Asheville has given me new perspective on what life has to offer, and I have tried to meld my former artistic adventures into this very environment. I invite you to take advantage of my lovely home, so comfortable and easy, so private yet within a 6 to 10 minute drive from all Asheville has offer!

What makes this House unique

Mountain views, underscored by a large 12' x 60' deck. Digital access for easy entry. Large great room and kitchen, large pantry and laundry room. Master has a king bed. There are few better ways to experience a great nights' sleep in our mountains. Peace and quiet are the grand juxtaposition to a busy night on the town, and so you shall have it here. Springtime will greet you with a multitude of bulbs and flowers, planted over 12 years. Fall and winter bring a riot of autumn color and pristine mountain views. There is a championship Disc-Golf park about 1/4 mile away (truly walking distance), that has extensive hiking and biking trails down to the French Broad River. My dog Jack and I explore them just about every day! This area of Asheville is one of the best kept secrets in Asheville!!


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, Sleep Number Bed with all platform Hydraulics. Yes, fabulous
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen, Comfortable bed, apple TV ready to go!


        • 2 Bathrooms
          • Both bathrooms provide tub and shower. "Raintree" shower heads provide a delicious waterfall effect while showering.


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Iron & Board
                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Fireplace
                      Granite fireplace adds picturesque warmth, sandwiched in between two trapezoid windows that overlook a private meadow.
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                      Internet and Wi-Fi are available throughout the home.
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                      Expansive, open, yet cozy with plenty of seating for 8 to 10 people. Wrap around leather sectional with 3 recliner sections for watching TV or falling asleep. Also a brand new oversized power recliner
                    • Parking
                      Moderately steep gravel driveway that can park up to 3 cars at the flat bottom segment near the front door. Parking apron for 2 cars at street level.
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine


                        • Coffee Maker
                          Drip coffee maker.
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Dishes and utensils for 6-8 folks, as well as a range of pots and pans.
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                          Large kitchen with sliding glass doors to the deck. Expansive views from kitchen window and glass doors
                        • Microwave
                        • Pantry Items
                        • Refrigerator
                          Perfect size for 4-6 people for one week. There is also a full size freezer in the pantry next door to stock for the week.
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining Area


                                • Books
                                  A variety of paperback and hardback books with a wide range of subject matter
                                • DVD Player
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Direct TV with NETFLIX
                                • Stereo
                                  Thru DirectTV wi many channels to choose from
                                • Television
                                  Brand new 70" with 4K ultra high def. It's killer!
                                • Video Library
                                  Extensive library of DVD's of every sort, including complete compilations of "Harry Potter", "Lord of the Rings", etc.


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      12' by 40" with a fenced in area below. Expansive mountain views while completely private. Bring out the inner naked in yourself!
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Landscaping and planting bulbs have been a decades long process and were designed to keep surprising from early spring thru late fall. Even the azaleas bloom 3 times a year!
                                    • Outdoor Grill


                                        • wheelchair inaccessible


                                            • live theater
                                            • arboretum
                                            • churches
                                            • cinemas
                                            • festivals
                                            • library
                                            • botanical garden
                                            • museums
                                            • playground
                                            • recreation center
                                            • restaurants
                                            • synagogues

                                              Local Services & Businesses

                                                • ATM/bank
                                                • fitness center
                                                • groceries
                                                • hospital
                                                • medical services


                                                    • I come from a family of artists, so please know that your experience at my home will include paintings by my talented mother. I was an actor for almost three decades who did three Broadway shows, two soap opera's, a few movies, and a multitude of commercials for TV. Although quite humble, (ahem), I will occasionally place memorabilia from working with the likes of Leonard Bernstein, Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, and Glenn Close on display throughout the home. I hope you enjoy!

                                                      House Rules

                                                      Check-in: Flexible

                                                      Check-out: Flexible

                                                      Cancellation Policy

                                                      100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                      15 Reviews


                                                      Latest reviews

                                                      Cozy and perfect!

                                                      Alex M.

                                                      This house was a great vacation spot for New Years weekend in Asheville. It was close to downtown and easily accessible to other parts of town as it wasn’t far from the highways. The house is nesetled in a quiet neighborhood with lots of privacy. Turkeys joined us one afternoon and deer also came in the early mornings. The fire place and huge TV were great for movies and Sunday football.

                                                      Mark was very accommodating and opened up the 3rd bedroom so that we had a space for a small crib to put down a toddler. There was plenty of space for 4 adults, 1 child, and 2 dogs! We wish we could have enjoyed the spacious porch but it was a weekend of cold temps so we didn’t spend much time outside :)

                                                      great house!

                                                      Marianne G.

                                                      We had a wonderful stay in this house over Christmas weekend 2017. Perfect size for 4 adults, close to everything, well stocked kitchen and lots of room for everyone to cook, nice fireplace and great trip to Asheville. Driveway was no problem! We come here to visit our daughter and will try to rent this house again!!! Looking forward to spending time on the back deck in nice weather.

                                                      Great location, comfortable home

                                                      BobUnited States

                                                      Four of us stayed here for Thanksgiving 2017 and had a wonderful time. Location was great, taking Riverside Drive to Hill St to Montford Ave to Haywood St, takes you downtown in 10 minutes or less, very convenient, or go straight down Riverside Dr to the River Arts District and 12 Bones Smokehouse! And very relaxing sitting out on the deck (saw the wild turkeys and deer), or in the family room with the 70” TV. Also note, although it is not in the photos, there is a round dining table with chairs that held 6 of us comfortably for Thanksgiving dinner. As far as the driveway, it is a little steep, but there are concrete tire tracks that make it easy enough to maneuver (I had a Nissan Murano Front Wheel Drive with no problem, 4 wheel or all wheel drive wasn’t necessary, but it was dry while we were there). Nice towels and linens provided. Nice wood floors and you can tell it hasn’t been that long since the house had been painted. It is an older home, so you should expect the home to look a little “dated” and worn, even after a fresh coat of paint, you can’t expect a modern spotless home and it is not presented that way. Would definitely stay here again.

                                                      Good visit

                                                      Kathy G.

                                                      Everything went well. Mark's house was comfortable and not far from our destinations. Good restaurants, craft shopping and even a parade! The morning we left 9 turkeys came by and said a long goodbye. A good time.


                                                      Great house, great view

                                                      The house has an open setup with great views, a big deck, big tv, good furniture and all the basics for a comfortable stay. Easily sleeps 4 and has 2 full bathrooms. Good alternative to some of the expensive hotels and b&b places. Be aware that Ubers may not want to accept a ride request from this spot during the week...we were able to get one during the wknd. Potential solution is parking at a bar just across the river. Mark was responsive and helpful. Driveway is NOT dangerous by the way...any car will handle it fine.

                                                      Beautiful fall weekend in Asheville NC

                                                      Nelson R.

                                                      Let's face it - Asheville is a gorgeous, happening place. The house we rented was conveniently located that so all our excursions (from zip lining and hiking to shopping and the best dinner ever!) were within easy reach. We chose to Uber into town at night and our drivers were ready for pickup in 5 to 10 minutes each way.

                                                      The house is comfortable and just the right size for 4 people and a couple of dogs. It's fairly open and we could move around without bumping into each other. There's a great round table for playing cards or doing puzzles and the back deck has an unbeatable view to the east. The kitchen is workable and several meals were created there. Though the house is a little tired and could benefit from a coat of paint, it certainly allowed us a happy and well-deserved vacation! We look forward to returning!


                                                      Asheville, NC, USA

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