From our talented artist friend Kali!
Ample sized bathroom.
Kitty Shangri La with Hot Tub! New Listing!

Private room

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed
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Super Cozy 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, private entrance, on ground floor/walk-out basement in sweet home in East Asheville. Woods all around! Use of hot tub and washer and dryer included. Space is part of "Kitty Apartment" where three elder kitties live due to allergies. The kitties are shy of strangers but if you are patient likely you can pet two of the three! Separate room is available for use with love seat, chaise lounge and books. We come in two times a day to take care of them.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 12PM (noon) - 8PM
Check Out: 1PM
Pet Owner: Some pet(s)
Room type: Private room


Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee £23
Security Deposit £229
Weekly Discount: 15%
Weekend Price £50 / night
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House Rules

- Reasonably quiet after 9 or 10 PM. No smoking on the property. We are moderately chemically sensitive, so your clothes need to be reasonably free of strong smoke and strong perfume smells.

Please keep the door to the hallway closed and don't let the kitties out of the space. And please do not shut the door to the primary kitty area or the bathroom door unless in use.

Hot tub use will need some guidance from Laeo. Most Importantly: Keep lid down and clipped when not in use to keep children safe. Also simple chemical shock to add post use, with jet on to stir up.

You must also acknowledge
Potential for noise - Our toddler may wake up early. Sometimes you'll hear footsteps of ours, although we are quite mindful. Running toddler footsteps are common-ish.
Pet(s) live on property - There are 3 indoor cats that share the adjacent bedroom and one outdoor kitty to greet you and lie in the sun.
Some spaces are shared - The cats may wander in and out of the spaces.



Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 24 hours of your trip and the first night is non-refundable.

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

7 Reviews

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Jacob User Profile
September 2017
A cozy and welcoming spot to rest your head while visiting beautiful Asheville! Laeo made sure our stay was a comfortable one and was ready to answer any questions we might have had. The location of the home is easy to find and very close to most attractions in the area. His property is peaceful and very relaxing with trees and greenery all around. We didn't have a chance to enjoy the hot tub, but it looked like the perfect place to chill out, especially after a long hike. We would definitely recommend this spot as a place to stay in Asheville.

Blake User Profile
August 2017
Laeo and his wife were great hosts. Very friendly and extremely hospital and helpful. Any question we had they were more than happy to help with. The location was about 7 min from downtown and they even have some great trails within walking distance of the house. Laeo is great with map drawing and will set you up with a path that will suit your needs. The description is pretty clear about cats being around. They are hidden for the most part, and can easily be kept out of your room with a closed door. But the area your room is around is a cat area. It was a great stay, great value, and great hosts!

Ian User Profile
August 2017
Laeo and his partner Lindsay were very accommodating. I booked this Airbnb last minute and did not get into town until later in the evening. They communicated back with us very quickly and were very attentive and helpful hosts. Their apartment was clean and cozy. I am a big cat lover so it was fun to spend some time with their kitties. The cat area also had a lot of great books on psychology and counseling to check out. The bedroom was nice and comfortable. Thank you for an affordable last minute stay!

Stephanie User Profile
July 2017
Very quiet and comfortable. Pretty much as described.

Lilly User Profile
July 2017
This place is very nice, comfortable and private. Laeo is very friendly and accommodating. It was a blessing to be able to use the hot tub after a long day of hiking. PS: I forgot my glasses when I left and Laeo kindly mailed it to us.

Nora User Profile
June 2017
From my initial booking all the way to my checkout, Laeo and Lindsay were exceptionally communicative, friendly, and hospitable. The setup of this suite allows for a great deal of privacy, so I imagine you could have as much or as little interaction with them as you prefer (in our case, I wish we'd had more of a chance to chat with them, because they seemed like such great people). We were offered a delicious fruit plate and other snacks for breakfast, and the mini-fridge in the suite provided ample space for other food and drinks we'd packed. The kitties were extremely shy and quiet around me—probably because they could sense my excitement—so even if you're not a cat person I wouldn't worry about sharing the space with them. The neighborhood and property are gorgeous, and we felt incredibly spoiled relaxing in the hot tub under a starry sky. All in all, I highly recommend this home and these hosts!

Alexander User Profile
May 2017
I was truly amazed by the hospitality that Laeo and his family extended to us during our stay. I remember how to pronounce "Laeo" because it rhymes with "Day-o" from that song "Day-o! Daylight come and I wanna go home..." except with Laeo I wished I could have stayed longer! The room was exactly as advertised and our expectations and needs were fully met and attended to. The room is a fully furnished downstairs suite (complete with micro-fridge). It has lots of natural light, plenty of privacy, and (best of all) it comes with three elusive (and adorable) kitties. We honestly had to go to them to interact with them, otherwise the cats kept to themselves and stayed in their separate kitty room. Also, it is worth noting that there is a door to the bedroom so you can close the kitties out of your space at night and/or during the day while you're away, if you prefer. To highlight their hospitality, Laeo generously offered us dinner the night got in, and actually served us breakfast in bed (with permission, of course) the morning we left. Getting to use Laeo's hot tub was a real treat too! As I said before, the hospitality here was truly amazing! They went above and beyond our expectations. In short, I'd highly recommend you give this place a try, so long as you aren't allergic to kitties!

Asheville, North Carolina, United StatesJoined in January 2012
Laeo User Profile

Laeo McDermott from Asheville, North Carolina.

I'm 39 years old. My partner and I have a toddler which keeps us busy these days!

I have a wide background in art and the outdoors, as well as business.

I am college educated and aim to keep learning!

I am from the Midwest and have spent the last 20 years on the East Coast.

I love the water!

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