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Your Headquarters for Exploring Asheville - Park & Walk Everywhere

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Front entrance of 220 Broadway. Note the Swedish flag painted above the porch.

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Last updated: 04/11/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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.

Owner

Member since: 2016

Speaks: english, german, spanish, swedish, Note that Swedish is extremely limited
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/11/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 900 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 2
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Car Available

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • ...moreless

  • Bedroom features a king-sized bed, 50-inch flat panel television with Apple TV, Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Sling.tv and Charter Spectrum. Mood lighting with the touch of a switch. Large closet and large dresser with six drawers. Room-darkening blinds....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • ...moreless

  • 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. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Charter Spectrum and more...moreless

  • Television:

    50-inch LG tv with Apple tv and Sonos soundbar. Push of a button mood lights. Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Charter Spectrum and more...moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

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

Dining

  • Dining:

    Can seat up to eight. I have it set for four....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Internet:

    Super fast broadband wireless....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All linens are provided...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Comfy American Leather Sleeper Sofa, 50-inch LG tv with Apple tv and Sonos soundbar. Push of a button mood lights...moreless

  • Parking:

    On-site parking for up to three cars. Once you park, you won't need to get back in your car. Grocery stores are a 90-second walk. Downtown, six minutes....moreless

  • Telephone:

    No telephone. You have a mobile phone, right?...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    All towels are provided...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    LG large capacity...moreless

Kitchen

  • Kitchen:

    Dine in kitchen can seat up to eight, but table is set for four. Four-burner cooktop with Convection oven microwave. Built-in dishwasher. Toaster, Ninja Coffee Maker, plates, glasses, cutlery and more...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Samsung Convection Microwave - the manual claims you can bake a turkey in it....moreless

  • Oven:

    Samsung Convection Microwave - the manual claims you can bake a turkey in it....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    IKEA, French door with water dispenser inside. Made by Whirlpool....moreless

  • Stove:

    Four-burner glass cooktop...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Cuisinart....moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Front porch, screened in, with small table and two hammock chairs (super relaxing)...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$325
$1,950 $3,250
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Cleaning Fee $65 + tax
  • Tax Rate 13%

Notes:

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 for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Last updated: 04/11/2017
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Location

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  • Tupelo Honey Cafe

    "One of Asheville's favorites ... a 10-minute walk from my house."

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  • Mela Indian Restaurant

    "Don't miss the lunch buffet, seven minutes walk from my house."

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  • Wicked Weed

    "Great local beers, but if you are looking for a pub that is closer, don't miss Habitat Brewi..."

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  • Botanical Gardens At Asheville

    "Walk the Reed Creek Greenway to the Botanical Gardens, about 15 minutes total walk from my h..."

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  • Jack of the Wood

    "My favorite Sunday evening venue - live Celtic music and a British Isles vibe, including gre..."

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  • Lexington Avenue Brewery

    "A 10-minute walk up Broadway/Lexington. Wonderful beers and good food in a great setting."

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  • River Arts District

    "A lot of my guests walk here, 30 minutes by your peds through downtown Asheville (break for ..."

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  • Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe

    "An institution - stop in and browse."

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  • Spa Theology

    "For spa lovers ... within walking distance of my house."

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  • Trader Joe's

    "A 90-second walk from my house. Bring it back and cook it in the kitchen."

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  • Rosetta's Kitchen

    "A six-minute walk. Great "soul" food and kombucha on tap. "

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12 Miles
Nearest Airport
Asheville (AVL)
0.1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Habitat Brewing
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
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.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2014

About the owner: 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 avidcruiser.com and rivercruiseadvisor.com.

Why the Owner Chose Five Points, Asheville, NC, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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.


Contact us

Speaks: english, german, spanish, swedish, Note that Swedish is extremely limited
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/11/2017

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Photos

  • Front entrance of 220 Broadway. Note the Swedish flag painted above the porch.

    Front entrance of 220 Broadway. Note the Swedish flag painted above the porch.

  • Back door entrance.

    Back door entrance.

  • Original, but refinished, heart pine floors.

    Original, but refinished, heart pine floors.

  • Features dishwasher, convection microwave, Ninja coffee maker & more

    Features dishwasher, convection microwave, Ninja coffee maker & more

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Shower with tile floor on-demand hot water (virtually endless)

    Shower with tile floor on-demand hot water (virtually endless)

  • Batghroom

    Batghroom

  • Inspired by IKEA

    Inspired by IKEA

  • Nest smoke and carbon monoxide detectors

    Nest smoke and carbon monoxide detectors

  • Asheville Botanical Gardens, on the Reid Creek Greenway

    Asheville Botanical Gardens, on the Reid Creek Greenway

  • Zelda Fitzgerald marker nearby.

    Zelda Fitzgerald marker nearby.

  • Front porch with comfy hammock for lounging.

    Front porch with comfy hammock for lounging.

  • Coded doorlocks for keyless entry and camera doorbell

    Coded doorlocks for keyless entry and camera doorbell

  • Kitchen, seating for  four comfortably, up to eight

    Kitchen, seating for four comfortably, up to eight

  • Living room with 50-inch tv, Apple tv, Sonos soundbar and sleeper sofa.

    Living room with 50-inch tv, Apple tv, Sonos soundbar and sleeper sofa.

  • Sleeper sofa

    Sleeper sofa

  • King-size bed in master bedroom, with 50-inch flat panel tv and mood lights

    King-size bed in master bedroom, with 50-inch flat panel tv and mood lights

  • LG washer and dryer

    LG washer and dryer

  • Bathroom

    Bathroom

  • Touch screen air-conditioning and heat control

    Touch screen air-conditioning and heat control

  • Reid Creek Greenway, a 6-minute walk from the front door

    Reid Creek Greenway, a 6-minute walk from the front door

  • Graves of O. Henry and Thomas Wolfe are nearby.

    Graves of O. Henry and Thomas Wolfe are nearby.

  • Our city requires that I post this showing that my house is legal for rentals

    Our city requires that I post this showing that my house is legal for rentals

VRBO #888836

This listing was first published here in 2016.

Date last modified - Tuesday, April 11, 2017

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