100% egyptian cotton sheets are always clean, plenty of pillowsBedroom. Handmade guest robes & slippers in armoire.
Happy Haven ~ Eco ARTIST Sanctuary ART Studio
Hosted by Celeste & Esiris
Celeste & Esiris is the host.Celeste & Esiris is a superhost.
5 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
5 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
You won’t be charged yet

The space

Rustic ART studio with guest bedroom, living room, partial kitchen bordering a 10 acre field. Private, less than 10 min from downtown Asheville.
Perfect for new-age natural outdoor yogi artist bohemian types.

Art studio/guestshack modified modular separate from our house, come & go as late as you want. Must make booking for 4+ to open 2nd bedroom.
NOT suitable for guests needing 1st class accommodations. LOOK AT PICS & READ FULL LISTING! Click on more!

1-2 guests = 1 bedroom
3 guests = 1 bedroom + bedding in living room
4 guests = 2 bedrooms
5 guests = 2 bedrooms + bedding in living room
(To open 2nd bedroom, just make reservation for at least 4, even if you have less than 4, if you want the 2nd bedroom prepared).

~A recent review claims "most" our outlets don't work, which is an outright-let lie - they all work except in 1 bedroom where a working powerstrip is available by the bedside table. This person also complained about everything we have fully disclosed in our detailed listing and in pictures. We designed our listing to scare away people just like that. We specifically say in capitol letters many times; "DO NOT BOOK" in our description, to people who don't love what we offer. Like, if you have incense allergies, DO NOT BOOK a place that shows LIT INCENSE in the pictures! If you don't like rustic, don't book a listing that says rustic! Take a little time to review listings and pick a good fit. The guests the night before that capricious guy, loved our place so much they wanted to extend their stay, but had to leave because someone who didn't love our place and *should have booked a different place*, came to replace them. Read the whole listing, look at ALL the pics - and DO NOT BOOK if you're not IN LOVE. Please book somewhere else that you DO love, and leave our space for guests who will love it so everyone can be happy. Thank you.
-Another guest complained that we have too much art - as the title states - this is our ART STUDIO! LOL! DO NOT BOOK if you don't love lots of art! OMG! HAHAHA (dying laughing).

Peaceful Sanctuary - Not a party house.

Located near Spivey Mountain in West Asheville, rural feeling but barely 10 minutes/5 miles from downtown & 2 miles from West Asheville's downtown. Private and peaceful. Certified Wildlife Habitat. Birds chirping and bunnies hopping. Decorated with unique original art, antiques, instruments, plants, nature...
Not downtown! In hillbilly land! Will pass ramshackle cacophony of hillbilly dwellings.(URL HIDDEN)-Bedroom has door to outside, full bed, clean 100% cotton sheets, fluffy pillows, robes, slippers, TV (vintage, not flat screen) & DVD's (no cable), books, mints & more. (Main bedroom currently has curtain door, 2nd bedroom has door with lock).

2nd bedroom is music studio that can be transformed into an additional private bedroom -just make the reservation for at least 4 to open 2nd bedroom.

*Vegetarian* kitchen has table, mini fridge, sink, hotplate, pots & pans, dishes, coffee maker, toaster oven (no microwave!).
(As life long veggies, we are serious about keeping the property vegetarian! Thank you! (vegan is even better, but definitely at least vegetarian!) (we provide simple vegan breakfast items).
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Living room has seating, sunlight, chess board, paper with markers & colored pencils, radio/CD player, TV (vintage!) with DVD & VCR players (no cable).

Bathroom has clean towels, basic toiletries, extra toiletries and stocked medicine cabinet.

Plenty of fans and open windows but no AC, we love the natural mountain air.
Electric heat in winter, electric fireplace in bedroom.

Enjoy a campfire outside, a large natural yard, a rope swing on one of our big trees, bird & bunny watching.

There's ok reception for your phone, though we haven't got internet extended back there yet. No wi-fi!

No pets. Pet and allergy free. Please brush pet hair off clothing before entering.

We use Seventh Generation disinfectant for most the house and bleach for the bathroom.

Late night check-in's a-ok! Just let us know.

PLEASE NOTE: The unit is a rustic, country DYI work in progress. It is set far back from the road with aprox a 400 foot unpaved driveway. This is not a high rise in the city, not the Ritz, - it's a humble DYI unit in progress in the woods; and we are some of the people who "keep Asheville weird" :-)
There might be a few harmless "cellar spiders" even though we diligently remove them (they are actually harmless to humans & beneficial as they prey on dangerous spiders). Some tiny ants found their way inside recently and they will come out in a marching line to clean up any food or mess left out -nature's cleaners! We are enjoying co-existing with them rather than eradicating them, they don't bother us. Please DO NOT book if ants coming for left out food bothers you. (Food is safe in fridge). DO NOT book if you have a problem with nature - as a Certified Wildlife Habitat, we are co-existing here! The dishes don't all match, we haven't finished the floor board trim, etc -but we do sweep, mop, dust, scrub, disinfect all switches, doorknobs, handles, wash all bedding & towels, provide cleaned, sanitized trash cans in every room - we work VERY hard to make it as nice as possible. But if you are looking for something sterile or upscale fancy, and would mark us less than 5 stars for *what it is*, please book a much more expensive place!
*DO NOT book if you do not find the "value" to be amazing, as we offer a very private, entire place & yard for less than what many hotels & shared places go for, we do not charge a cleaning fee or have a 2-3 night minimum, priced far below Airbnb's price suggestion and provide SO many extra perks & unique atmosphere - only book if you love this kind of value. This is not a motel.
*DO NOT book if you have a problem with "trailers", although our place does not have wheels and axles to constitute as a "trailer", some people would call it that, people who should not book with us. LOOK AT ALL PICS.

Check-in time is by appointment, as early as 5pm. Please let us know what time you'd like your check in so we can plan our our day accordingly.

Guest access

1-2 guests = 1 bedroom
3 guests = 1 bedroom + bedding in living room
4 guests = 2 bedrooms
5 guests = 2 bedrooms + bedding in living room

Bedroom, living room, kitchen, bathroom, 2 porches, peaceful yard. (Sewing room, art room, storage, etc not included).

2nd bedroom with futon bed prepared & opened for booking of 4 or more. (If less than party of 4, but want 2nd bedroom, make reservation for 4 to add extra room).

Interaction with guests

Check-in time is by appointment, as early as 5pm. Please let us know what time you'd like your check in so we can plan our our day accordingly.

Someone will be available to greet you along with all the bunnies.
We live in a separate house and the guesthouse is in our art/sewing studio behind us, very private. We'll be neighbors! :)

While you'll have privacy, it is our personal, private space furnished with personal things, so please be respectful of that.
We probably won't, but MIGHT have to use our work spaces (will warn you)(located in separate private rooms in the house) or might need to come in and grab something, but will try to give guests all the privacy they need.
Most likely, after we check you in, you probably won't see us again unless you need us.

You can reach us via phone anytime for anything and if we're not around, maybe one of our teenage sons can help you with anything you need.
We've lived here for 12 years and are glad to answer any questions & give any advice about the area - check the guidebook for some of our fav places :(URL HIDDEN)
Early check in's are not possible, late checks in ok. Just let us know and keep us updated of arrival time.
We have a busy schedule, so please give us as much advance notice as possible to keep us updated of any change or delays in planned arrival time.


Amenities
Family/Kid Friendly
Kitchen
Free parking on premise
Breakfast

Prices
Extra people £16 / night after 2 guests
Security Deposit £117
Weekly Discount: 1%
Weekend Price £76 / night
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House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 5PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

-No animal meat. Property is 100% vegan/vegetarian.

-No hairy pets due to allergies but birds, reptiles, fish and imaginary pets are great.
(Pet lovers- please try to not bring in your hairiest items and please brush hair off clothing before entering).

-All guests must be pre-approved and registered. All guests will sign our simple stay at own risk waiver. Due to Airbnb's Host Guarantee policy, no unregistered visitors. Approved visitors can be added to reservation for $15 each.

-Not childproof but very well behaved kids welcome: all human beings *that eat food* are counted as guests. Please include children in reservation.

-Responsible, light drinking only. Our zen like atmosphere is not conducive to drunkeness - no drunk/party drinking! conscious light drinking only.

-Incense and herbs are ok inside. Smoking tobacco is ok outdoors. NO TOBACCO INSIDE EVER. Leave all ashes & butts outside in ashtray.

-Must be reachable via text and communicative if needed during stay.

-Please don't touch instruments or art.

-Please clean your own hair out of the shower. We do no charge a cleaning fee.

-No messy, crumbly, greasy foods or red wine in beds.

-No massage oil. Lotion is fine, but no oils. (Seriously! 2 sets of $100+ sheets AND a rug have been ruined! No oils!)

-Please do not move furniture around/redecorate.

-Please clean your makeup and other stainy things with *washcloths* only -please don't get the towels or sheets stained!

-Drive slowly on driveway & road, watch for people & animals.

-Please don't borrow/remove any items off the property without permission.

-Please appreciate that we don't charge a cleaning fee and leave the space as you found it.

-Although it feels like you're in the middle of nowhere, please be aware that there are neighbors that sound can carry to and don't be too loud. Outdoor quiet hours: 10pm-9am

-Help yourself to complimentary condiments, tea, coffee, fruit, bagels, cereal, juice, milk, etc, we provide for you in the fridge.
BUT the stocked cupboard with EXTRA goodies is a very convenient "convenience store" with an honor system Donation Jar. Any use of this cupboard requires mandatory donation. This cupboard is NOT for free, but for your convenience! :)

-Please stay out of the back porch garden.

-Triple check to be sure you have all your belongings when checking out - $15 minimum shipping *and handling* to pack up and make a trip to the PO to send forgotten items!

-If you need to return after check out for any reason, please contact us first.

-Please tell us if you need ANYTHING at all at ANY time, so we can rectify any issue during your stay to ensure you give us a 5 star rating in every category. :)

By booking this listing, you agree to these rules.


Cancellations

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

Availability
1 night minimum stay

143 Reviews

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Anna User Profile
July 2017
Helpful hosts & a unique place to stay

Dai User Profile
June 2015
We had an absolutely wonderful time at Happy Haven! Tranquil and secluded yet deceptively close to Asheville. It catered to our every need and as vegans we couldn't have wished for a better place or better hosts. Celeste and Esiris were fantastic and couldn't do enough to help us or accommodate any wish we had. If you're looking for a quiet, calm affordable and relaxing atmosphere secreted away from Asheville you've found the place! My wife and I are very much looking forward to returning soon!

Landon User Profile
October 2017
Our experience was exactly what we expected - everything is detailed in Celeste and Esiris's site description. The surround of artwork in an active studio was unique and we very much enjoyed taking this path less traveled.

April User Profile
September 2017
This is our second stay at Celeste and Esiris' place. Great as usually. Only place we'll stay when we come to Asheville. Close enough to downtown yet far away to be able to relax away from the hustle and bustle. Can't wait for our next trip.

Lawrence User Profile
September 2017
This is a special place with kind hosts, beautiful surroundings, and many lovely features. Great for vegans/vegetarians, artists, and people looking for a peaceful retreat. Private and serene.

Adra User Profile
August 2017
Staying at Celeste and Esiris's place was a delight. If you read their description completely and it sounds good to you, book their place and get ready to have a memorable AirBnB experience. You would never find such accommodations otherwise, and that's why I AirBnB in the first place! It was easy to communicate with C&E and they greeted us upon arrival and gave us a great orientation to their place. There were four of us ( two middle-aged couples) so the music room was the second bedroom, and it was comfortable. Our friends took the "master" bedroom and said falling asleep to the sound of crickets and awakening to the crow of a faraway rooster was wonderful. The covered front and back decks allowed us to all have privacy and great views of C&E's gardens (front) and a picturesque pasture (back). Upon awakening, I grabbed a cup of delicious coffee, strolled down the gravel lane and along the mown paths through the small front meadow and just took in the quiet and peaceful setting. A great way to start the day. The place was incredibly clean and well stocked. Fresh flower arrangements were everywhere. The bathroom was roomy and immaculate. If surrounding yourself with natural beauty, art, and good vibes just minutes from downtown Asheville is your idea of a great AirBnB experience, book this place.

Joanne User Profile
August 2017
Our stay was great! This is the perfect place to unplug, regroup & reconnect with each other. We loved seeing the cows also! The stay was so peaceful & Celeste & Esiris were very welcoming. They do a great job at making you feel comfortable! Can't wait to return!

Asheville, North Carolina, United StatesJoined in May 2014
Celeste & Esiris User ProfileCeleste & Esiris is a superhost.

We are artist/musicians living in Asheville with our 2 boys and a few pet chickens.
We enjoy gardening & landscaping our peaceful sanctuary.
We are openminded, humorous, non-judgmental, vegan/vegetarian, balanced between urban/rural, into nature, arts, electronic music, philosophy, astronomy, archaeology, and respectful of all life. :)

As hosts, we try to be easy going and accommodating as possible.
As guests, we live by the Leave No Trace principal and/or the "leaving it nicer than you found it" principal. :)

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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