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Your Headquarters For Exploring Asheville - Park & Walk Everywhere

Bedrooms 1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

1 bedroom, living room, bath with shower, full kitchen, front porch - walkable

You'll love: 90-second walk to Harris-Teeter, Trader Joe's & Whole Foods, 6-minute walk to downtown, 1-minute walk to High Five Coffee and Habitat Brewery, on-site parking, from my a completely restored century-old home, 50-inch tvs, Sonos soundbar, full kitchen, screened-in front porch with hammocks. Perfect for singles, couples, or anyone who wants space. Your headquarters for Asheville adventures.

Ralph Grizzle
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english, german, spanish, swedish, Note that Swedish is extremely limited
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2017

About Ralph Grizzle

I am a travel writer specializing in the cruise industry. I am frequently in Europe - I have Swedish residency - but return often to Asheville, my hometown. This is my homebase, the Avid Traveler's HQ, so to speak. I come here to write and rejuvenate. I have two wonderful children - one lives in Asheville, the other in Greensboro. I enjoy mountain biking and hikes and continually being awestruck by my beautiful city, the nature that surrounds it and the creative people that make Asheville what the city is today - and always has been for that matter. Did you know that F. Scott Fitzgerald lived in Asheville briefly? His wife Zelda died in a fire just down the street. I have written a few books, including Remembering Charles Kuralt (if you're too young to have known him, Google him - he's worth it). I wrote for 12 years for United Airlines' in-flight magazine, Hemispheres, and was editor of Porthole Cruise Magazine until I launched my own. My websites are and

Ralph Grizzle purchased this house in 2014

Why Ralph Grizzle chose Asheville

I love Asheville, and I love the location of my home, which was on the verge of collapse when I bought it. I could see the diamond in the rough. Now completely restored, 220 Broadway is a wonderful house on downtown's doorstep, situated in a great neighborhood that is full of hidden gems - Habitat Brewing, High Five Coffee Shop, Five Points Restaurant - and some gems that are not so hidden, Trader Joe's and Whole Foods/Greenlife, as well as the eclectic mix of shops and restaurants that is downtown Asheville.

What makes this house unique

I love the original windows, the heart pine floors and the happy spirit of the house. Much of the house reflects my life in Sweden. For example, the kitchen cabinets are an IKEA design called Hittarp. I used to live within walking distance of Hittarp, a beach community in southern Sweden. I've never had a better home than this one. It is a delight to wake up in this house each morning.


Five Points House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower with glass door, tile floor and two-in-one hand shower and shower head (my European friends prefer the hand shower - I don't get why). LG Washer and dryer.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom features a king-sized bed, 50-inch flat panel television with Apple TV, Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and Charter Spectrum. Mood lighting with the touch of a switch. Large closet and large dresser with six drawers. Room-darkening blinds.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • 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
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Asheville (AVL)
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Habitat Brewing
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Five Points Diner
Car: not necessary

90-second walk to Harris-Teeter, Trader Joe's & Whole Foods, 6-minute walk to downtown, 1-minute walk to High Five Coffee and Habitat Brewing.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $65
Damage Deposit $200

Cancellation: Refunds will be made for reservations cancelled more than 15 days in advance, minus a $75 service fee. No refunds will be made for reservations cancelled within 15 days of the check-in date. I suggest that you purchase travel insurance from a third party for possible refunds due to extenuating circumstances.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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