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Artist's Retreat in Hip West Asheville

Bedrooms Studio
Space 650 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Large art-filled suite in West Asheville has four rooms. A spacious bedroom, sitting room, kitchen and bath with private entrance. The suite occupies the entire downstairs of our home on a quiet street.

Within walking distance of Haywood Road and a short drive to downtown Asheville's great restaurants, breweries, art districts, and the Biltmore Estate.

You're also close to great seasonal outdoor activities like rafting, hiking, biking, fly fishing, skiing, or cruising the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Come enjoy a quiet retreat on an acre of land at the end of a cul-de-sac with a large beautiful yard that you are welcome to enjoy. Smith Mill Creek runs for 1000 feet along it's edge and we have forested lots at both ends. Yet you are only a half mile from a local brewery and in easy walking distance to many of the locals favorite haunts on Haywood Road in West Asheville. You have a private entrance, driveway parking, while enjoying close proximity to the wonderful restaurants, breweries, scenic views and outdoor adventures that make Asheville such a unique and cherished destination.

Just outside the apartment is a bistro set and you are welcome to use other aspects of our property as well. The yard is a nice place to walk, practice chipping your golf ball, throw a frisbee, or just sit and enjoy nature. There are lots of places to hang hammocks as well. You may use our corn hole boards for a bit of fun. There are two fire pits for relaxation and conversation with one located in our pergola. While the larger fire pit is in our back yard.

The upstairs is our living space. We do live there so you may hear us, but we work very hard to be as quiet and respectful of noise as possible. Melanie and I, Mark, are very social and may invite you up for a visit, but we will respect your privacy and leave you to set your own agenda.

More Details

Mark Robertson
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
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2018

About Mark Robertson

Melanie is a Fine Art Potter and Art Educator at The Village Potters, and Mark is a Professional Photographer who owns a Destination Elopement and Pop Up Wedding business called Simple I Do's. We have many contacts in the community and are more than willing to offer suggestions on activities, directions or hidden gems of the community for our guests.

We have a Labrador Retriever. Our sweet big black fur ball will bark at you until he meets you then is as gentle as a lamb. He's an indoor dogs mostly and we keep him upstairs. We do not allow him to come downstairs into the apartment.


Asheville Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • water tubing


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Artist's Retreat in Hip West Asheville
average rating of 4.7 based on 10 reviews

A very comfortable retreat in West Asheville, NC. Mark was an excellent host!!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I really enjoyed staying at the Artist's Retreat in West Asheville, NC. The apartment was the perfect size, very comfortable and close to all of our favorite locations in the city and the surrounding mountains.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay

  • 5 of 5

Mark was a great host and the property was fantastic

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was fun and artistic and clean.

  • 5 of 5

The owners are great. Very friendly and helpful. I loved the property with lots of trees and a creek running thru it. And I thought West Asheville was funky and fun with fabulous restaurants and music. Close to everything Asheville-has to offer. I would stay there again any time I’m in the area.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent location; attentive owner

  • 5 of 5

Nice, clean, lower-level apartment filled with art. We stayed here to visit Biltmore and it was a good location for that. The West end also had a good selection of restaurants.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely perfect!

  • 5 of 5

This space is so unique and charming! Very close to everything in Asheville! The owners were wonderful and helped to give local suggestions. Perfect place to stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

would stay again. byo blanket

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Asheville Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Upcountry Brewery
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
The Omni Grove Park Inn
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Rocky's Hot Chicken Shack
Nearest Ski
26 Miles
Wolf Ridge Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
276 Miles
Folly Beach, SC
Car: necessary

Asheville is Beer City, USA! With 27 breweries and more on the way, it leads the country in the Craft Beer scene. It is home to the East Coast operations for both New Belgium and Sierra Nevada brewing companies. It is also one of the top ten cities in the USA for Art Deco architecture and of course home to the fabulous Biltmore Estate built by George Vanderbilt. It resides in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains and straddles the French Broad River. Asheville is home to many artists and crafts folk as well, hosting the Southern Highland Craft Fair twice annually. Just a short drive away is the Blue Ridge Parkway and access to great hiking, white water rafting, floating the river, mountain biking and 4000 miles of world class fly fishing streams. There's always something to do here.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $275
Cleaning fee $86

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.