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Pet Friendly -Secluded Mountain Retreat 20 Min to Downtown Asheville

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,625 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Getaway close to Asheville!

White Squirrel Cottage is a warm and cozy cottage with a cabin feel, located 20 min from downtown Asheville and from the Blue Ridge Parkway. There is a covered back deck for outdoor dining, and a fire pit with twinkle lights in the trees and a hammock that over-look the stunning pastoral and mountain views. Wild turkey, deer, and sometime fox are often spotted in the field! The master suite is on the main level and offers a tile shower, double vanity, and premium linens. Living room has a vaulted ceiling and a stone fireplace (we supply the firewood and lighters). There is laundry on the main level as well, and the kitchen looks out over the view. Upstairs is an open loft with a TV, game system for the kids, and a queen sleeper sofa. Two bedrooms on the upper level share a full bath with a tub. One bedroom has a queen sized bed and the other has a triple bunk bed for younger family members. The kitchen is fully stocked and all linens are provided. Supplies for s'mores and a campfire in the fire pit are provided as well!

More Details

Heidi DuBose
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2018

About Heidi DuBose

We live in the Asheville area, but love to get away to the woods and enjoy the quiet, the wildlife, and the mountains. We wanted a place for our family to get away close to home, and also a place we could share with others who want to come experience everything this area has to offer.

Heidi DuBose purchased this cottage in 2016

Why Heidi DuBose chose Candler

We fell in love with the setting the first time we came here. The woods with gentle trails and beautiful trees, the large pasture in front where deer and wild turkey stroll through, and the gorgeous sunsets over the mountains won our hearts. It is a quiet corner of the world to rest, relax, and recharge.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage has all the modern amenities to make you comfortable, with the benefits of being quiet and secluded in the mountains. It's an easy 20 min drive to Asheville and has great access to the Blue Ridge Parkway for day hikes, bike rides, or scenic drives.


Candler Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1625 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , Double sinks
    Half Bath - toilet
    Upstairs bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 3 bunk bed
    Loft - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sleeper sofa
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking


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Pet Friendly -Secluded Mountain Retreat 20 Min to Downtown Asheville
average rating of 4.98 based on 50 reviews

60th and 25rh Birthday Celebration

  • 5 of 5

This home was everything we could of asked for. Beautiful scenery all accompadations needed homey comfortable bedding and really enjoyed the firepit as well. Backporch was great as we played games while looking at the beautiful mountain view. We will definitely rent again possibly in Fall when leaves are changing. Thank you SO much for giving us the opportunity to enjoy your home.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the cabin! The house is lovely as well as the outdoor landscape. A perfect vacation home for those who travel with their dogs. Very spacious, private backyard with a great view. Thank you for allowing us to bring our dogs! We had a great time!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family reunion over Easter Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We had 8 family members (ages 18-82) and 2 dogs that converged in Candler from Florida, Chicago, and UNC for the long Easter weekend. The house is much larger than it looks from the outside and we had plenty of room for all of us to sleep, eat and hang out together. Both the loft and main room are very spacious. The house was clean and beautifully furnished and the view out the back was gorgeous. We even saw a family of deer grazing in the back yard. It was an easy drive into Asheville and to scenic drives and hiking trails.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice property!

  • 5 of 5

Family and pet friendly. Very clean and well furninshed. Loved the large capacity washer and dryer. Located close to Asheville and surrounding area. Would recommend this rental without a doubt. Truly a home away from home.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean and comfy with mountain views

  • 5 of 5

Me and four friends stayed here to celebrate my upcoming wedding. It was a great home base with lots of hiking and food options close by (highly recommend Mt. Pisgah Mountain trail— plus you can see it from the back porch!) The bunks are super sturdy with nice mattresses, both queen beds very cozy, and the main level couch is so squishy and comfy. Master rain head shower is so nice and the double sinks are a plus. We also loved the fireplace! It was a bit windy and cold for us to want to use the fire pit, but it looked awesome. The views from the back yard are great with the trees, valley, and distant mountains. Also there are some cute roosters and chickens next door which make some fun and entertaining noises (never heard them while inside). Side note— The Ingles grocery store down the street was great and there is a Starbucks inside if you’re into that. Highly recommend and am thinking of brining my fiancé and pup for a future stay!

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quaint and comfy space, absolutely beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the cottage was genuinely amazing! The views are gorgeous and the home is soooo comfy and cute! The pups loved the property. And it was a short 20 miniature drive to Asheville. Heidi and Jason were great hosts leaving us s’mores and wine too!! We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Asheville Regional Airport


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Deposit $250

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.

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