Open, bright, and-very clean - new, hardwood-floored dining, living and kitchen. Tasteful modern art throughout. New colorful linens from Pottery Barn.  (Dog is not real - just adding a bit of fun.)
Bed, Breakfast and Beauty - West Asheville


Private room

2 Guests

1 bedroom

1 Bed


Private room

2 Guests

1 bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

No damage deposit, no cleaning fee. no charge for second guest or second breakfast. Bedroom, Private Bath and Office Space gives you privacy.

Enjoy Asheville in a creative home - beautiful bedroom/private full-bath. Hardwood floors throughout. Unique garden. Bedroom has TV with AMZN Prime, Netflix, Showtime and no-ad Hulu.
My Airbnb = 95% 5-star reviews. (Asheville avg. = 84%).


The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1 (Private bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and cat(s)
Room type: Private room

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Description

The space

Bedroom has a great closet, hardwood floors, a new double bed, new mattress and dresser, lovely Pottery Barn linens and Restoration Hardware Silver Sage paint. It's a serene, very clean room - with a closet and a bonus room office that holds all your belongings and luggage - and reduces visual clutter in your bedroom. The bathroom has a tub and shower and is in perfect shape. The house is only 8 years old, so everything is clean - NO MOLD or musty areas - unlike many of the older houses in this damp Asheville climate. Are you worried about privacy? Your room and private bath are at one end of the house, separated from my bedroom by the bathroom and the office - quite private for an in-house room. Are you worried about safety? Bedroom is on first floor with huge window for easy exit in case of fire. It's also close to the front door. Definitely a safe place to stay.

I'm available to help make your visit a great one. I know the city, the neighborhoods and many of the venues you'll be visiting. I can also advise on hikes and their degrees of difficulty and closeness to Asheville. I also know fun, free, educational things to do on the parkway and downtown. Examples: great film on the building of the Blue Ridge Parkway shown continuously at the BRP Visitor's center on the parkway here in Asheville. Or the Folk Art Center -- juried arts and crafts for gifts, plus maps, etc. - close by on the parkway. There are many hikes along the Mountains to Sea trail. I have maps, books and have done all the trails so can advise on the ones that may interest you. There are plenty of other hikes not on the MST. If you're moving here, I'd be happy to give you a 45 minute drive around the town to give you an overview and some information about various neighborhoods.

I live in a modest West Asheville neighborhood, 1 mile from the hip-and-happening center of West Asheville. It is quiet but neighbors are close by. City lot sizes are 50 foot frontage by 100 feet. There's a beautiful, special yard and a cool screened-in porch -- plus a sheltered ground level deck ideal for eating/drinking, bird watching and garden visits.

Hiking is nearby. A good plan is to do one day downtown and one on the trails. There is really a hike for everyone along the Blue Ridge Parkway on the Mountains to Sea Trail, or at Graveyard Fields, or Black Balsam. (many more) I can help you plan a hike, print you a map and pack you some snacks. I'll lend you a pack, hiking poles -- even warmer clothing if it fits you. (Or check out Goodwill - right down the street - and pay about $5 for a warm jacket if you forgot yours.)

Guest access

Your basic booking is for a room with a double bed and private full bath. You have access to the office for luggage storage. Other parts of the house are available.

Interaction with guests

I am available and happy to spend some time with guests - usually at breakfast time. If you desire privacy that is just fine also. You shouldn't feel any pressure to socialize.

The neighbourhood

I live in a small, modern, attractive house in a quiet, modest West Asheville neighborhood. I have good views off the back and have a beautiful European style garden (parterre). It is a an easy five mile, 15 minute drive to downtown Asheville along Patton Ave (Rte. 19/23). Straight shot into town. Also, we have UBER and LYFT here and if you want to enjoy the city's breweries without worry or much expense, you can leave your car at home. About $12 to downtown. Another fun choice: I live two miles from West Asheville center - great restaurants and clubs there also: Nine Mile, Sunny Point, The Admiral, Isis, etc. West Asheville is the most interesting neighborhood in Asheville. If you come into town tired on your first night, go to West Asheville for dinner. Only 2 miles from here. And fun.

Getting around

If your car is low to the ground plan on parking in the lot across the street from my house. Park at close to my house in that lot as you can. My driveway is steep(ish) and low cars could scrape.

Other things to note

I have one dog and one cat. Both well behaved and totally quiet.


House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 3PM

Aim for quiet and reasonable behavior. But enjoy yourselves. A few rules: No cooking, no smoking, no burning candles - also definitely do not invite outside guests to socialize here. Remember absolutely no meal preparation - even left overs here. I serve a hearty breakfast and guests are expected to take their other meals outside of the house. There are fast food restaurants right down the street for the budget traveller. There are great, reasonably priced restaurants both in Asheville and in nearby West Asheville. I recommend the Sunny Point Cafe in West Asheville as a great place for lunch or dinner.


Cancellations

Moderate

Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.


Safety features
First aid kit
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

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Yasmin User Profile
May 2017
We loved staying at Jean's house. We enjoyed drinking coffee overlooking her garden and loved her comfy cozy home.
Jean User Profile
Response from Jean:
Thank you Jasmin -both for your review and your private comments. I am so glad my little house provided a place for you to relax during what I am sure was a pleasant, but stressful, weekend. Please think of me again when you return to Asheville. I would be honored to host your visit. Best always, Jean.
May 2017

Susan User Profile
May 2017
We only had one overnight and knew we wouldn't be at the house for much time, but really were not prepared for Jean's gracious nature and the fun and entertaining conversation we enjoyed while there. Jean made us feel as though we were guests in a lovely B&B, and we so enjoyed her hospitality and cuddling her dog and cat. We spent about 3 hours on the one evening we had just gabbing the time away, especially since we all were from the same part of the country originally. We talked and laughed and really enjoyed each other's company! Breakfast was delicious and again filled with wonderful conversation. If we'd had more time and the weather was a little warmer, we would have spent time in her beautiful garden area. Thank you Jean for this fabulous addition to our weekend that turned out NOT to just be a place to rest our heads!
Jean User Profile
Response from Jean:
I love you both and only wish we lived even closer so that we'd be able to spend more time together. I will always think of you both as friends! Thank you for the many laughs and great war stories. Life is good!
May 2017

Niki User Profile
April 2017
Jean is refreshingly genuine and kind. We appreciated her humor and hospitality. Breakfast was delicious, the conversation was filling and the living space was just what we needed and more! It was close to anything you'd want to do in Asheville -- hiking, the river/art district, and downtown. If you're not planners like us (or even if you are), Jean was great at helping us carve out our day and maximize how we wanted to spend our time. She was very intuitive in her interactions with us. She was aware of our limited time and was direct and delightful in all conversations. Jean really added something special to our time in Asheville. If you're looking for a go-with-the-flow and meaningful stay, I wholeheartedly recommend staying with Jean.
Jean User Profile
Response from Jean:
Ah, Niki, thank you! Having you and Brian as guests was a pleasure. Thank you again for those lovely words. Good luck in your adventurous lives! Long may you run.
April 2017

Roberto User Profile
April 2017
Our stay with Jean in Asheville was absolutely lovely. Her home is comfortable and spotless and she makes a mean breakfast sandwich, complete with all the accoutrements! Bed is super comfy. She was fantastic to socialize with and her dog is sweet and quiet. Close to downtown and some great little eateries. Would be happy to stay here again and highly recommend her airbnb!
Jean User Profile
Response from Jean:
First, Thanks! Second, great response time. Hah! Finally, two words for you: The Detectorists. Well not just two words (ahem), I hope you find a great dog on You are both lovely and it was great to meet you. The End.
April 2017

David User Profile
April 2017
The stay was excellent as it was for the first stay with Jean. She is an amazing host and now a good friend
Jean User Profile
Response from Jean:
Thanks, David and Sara.... two good friends!
April 2017

Carla User Profile
April 2017
Jean was absolutely the warmest, kindest, most helpful host ever! She suggested amazing hikes and wonderful restaurants. Jean was like family to my sister and I and we are so fortunate to have been able to book with her. Her home is welcoming and beautiful, a reflection of her! Her breakfast was delicious and just the thought to offer such, is just one way she extends her kindness. We will definitely be back again to stay with such an earth angel!
Jean User Profile
Response from Jean:
Sara, I am so glad to hear from you! You and your sister were so much fun to be with! You and Donna are both in my thoughts (and in my heart) and I know our paths will cross again some day. Thank you - I won't forget you!
April 2017

Ryan User Profile
April 2017
Jean was an absolutely fabulous host, her place was fantastic and had everything you could ever need. She was gracious enough to serve breakfast and gave us great hiking recommendations. Great location allowing for easy access to different parts of Asheville, we would definitely recommend staying with Jean and her wonderful pets!
Jean User Profile
Response from Jean:
Thanks Ryan! If every guest appreciated being served the nutritious, expensive, high-quality breakfast I cook and serve (instead of the breakfast they expect me to cook-to -order for them) as much as you, I would be an even happier host. And perhaps slightly saner. Good luck to both of you on your life's journey (and your drive back to "the nation's icebox". Hah!
April 2017

Asheville, North Carolina, United States · Joined in June 2014
Jean User Profile

From Boston, MA I've lived in Asheville for 10 Years. I was a Marketing Executive for Digital Equipment and, later, HP. My main interest in Asheville has been the Carolina Mountain Club - which is a rather vigorous hiking group - and one of the oldest clubs in the country. We maintain sections of the AT and the Mountains To Sea Trail, as well as lead hikes across Western North Carolina. I'm also a volunteer with Asheville Humane Society and an animal lover. Another big interest is gardening. And, to a small degree, home decor and home maintenance.

I'm friendly and cheerful and like to "go the extra mile".

In my 20-month career as an Airbnb host, I've driven people to interesting neighborhoods to give them a morning 90- minute tour and an overview of what kinds of houses and apartments are available. Or, I've driven my guests around just to just give them "the lay of the land" so they can explore what they like later in the day. I've enjoyed keeping their dogs happy here at my house and fenced-in yard, while they attended an event. I've provided guests with information on fun things to do in Asheville - like hiking information, things to do downtown and in West Asheville, including the fun La Zoom bus tour of Asheville. I've driven guests to the top of a trail head along the Mountains To Sea Trail so they could leave their car at the other end for a good one-way hike. I've also printed them maps and made a detailed printed plan for visiting the Blue Ridge Parkway and its Visitor's Center and Folk Art center and helped them select the right hike for their time constraints and ability level.

So, whether you are job hunting, house hunting, or here for fun and adventure, I can help you make the most of your visit. BTW, I've done a lot of international and domestic travel - sometimes staying at hotels for weeks at a time. Some were good but many were rather creepy - especially their rugs and bedspreads. Your room here has hardwood floors and every piece of bed linen, including liners and mattress pad is washed before every visit. Do I have a life motto? Hmmm. I guess it's Never Face The Facts. It has let me do a lot of "impossible" things.

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