"Upon searching VRBO properties in Asheville several months ago for our family July 4th weekend, I had a few criteria that were musts...2 bedroom, 2 baths, pet friendly, & near downtown. I narrowed down my search to a couple properties, Green Gables being one of them. I ultimately decided on Green Gables, primarily due to the prompt correspondence from the owner, Georgia. She provided me with much information on the area and the house & amenities. With our daughter meeting us from Nashville, accompanied by her pug, Walter, my husband & I decided this would be the perfect location, with us driving from DE.
We've stayed in VRBOs before, with positive experiences at them, but one never knows until arrival if a property really is the way it's presented online. Upon our arrival in Green Gables, we were all impressed with Georgia's greeting, her helpful suggestions and information in a binder, & her personal "touches"...milk, fresh loaf of bread, a personalized dog treat for Walter, & fresh baked cookies for us! The house itself is exactly as presented online...older, southern-Victorian style home, exuding with charm and beautiful antiques in every room. The huge veranda provided a quiet respite for lounging. The bathrooms were a nice mix of old with new (claw footed tub in one, modern updates in other). The kitchen and bathrooms were both well stocked with supplies. The linens were clean/fresh, and additional covers were provided for our dog. The yard was well maintained, with an array of flowering plants out front & adorning the veranda, as well as greenery lining the stone walkway up the back yard. This property is very close and convenient to the thriving, bustling downtown. My husband & I walked there to browse around a couple times. I will say that the neighborhood is what I'd consider to be a diverse area, with some older, smaller homes mixed inbetween some older larger more stately homes. Overall, we all thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Green Gables and the hospitality extended by Georgia, the owner. Furthermore, we would recommend this property to anyone wishing to stay in Asheville, close to downtown without all the noise, close to the Blue Ridge pwy & Biltmore, at a comfortable, quaint home filled with southern charm!"
Guest: Karen C.
Date of Stay: July 2016
Review Submitted: July 4, 2016