About this listing
Beautiful 100-yr-old Dutch Colonial home. Luxurious master suite w/ queen size bed, en suite bath. Quiet, close to Biltmore Estate & 1.8 miles south of downtown. Eclectic art collection. Outdoor patios. WiFi. LGBTQ friendly. Sorry, no pets can stay. Mark (your main host) and DeNeice (who is traveling currently) own the home. You'll meet housemate, Amanda Rae, and pets Jax, the tuxedo cat, and Pi, an old English bulldog. Good friend, Krista, is the online manager for this Airbnb space. Welcome!
Your 2nd floor suite is quiet, clean and comfortable with nightstands and reading lamps on either side of the queen-size bed and plenty of dresser space. The adjoining private bath features a shower and tub, which is wonderful after a day of hiking the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains that surround Asheville. (Unfortunately, the jacuzzi jets are not currently working. New motor is on order.) We are conveniently located in a beautifully treed, historic Asheville neighborhood called "Kenilworth". Only .7 miles to Biltmore Village and 1.8 miles to downtown Asheville. Walking is possible, though traffic can make some stretches a little tenuous. Uber is available at just a few dollars per trip to downtown, which saves you the trouble of finding parking and allows you to imbibe to your level of enjoyment. Our outdoor patios (1 with sun, 1 with shade) are soothing and perfect for sipping wine or iced tea. Colorful, eclectic house with intriguing art collection, perfect for relaxing! Note: There are some steep outdoor steps and an indoor staircase to navigate. (If you have knee/ankle problems, this may not be the right choice for you.)
You'll have access to our WiFi, your private bedroom and bath, the patios, living room, dining room, and the kitchen (we provide coffee/tea). A simple, self-serve continental breakfast of bananas, apples or oranges, English muffins and coffee/tea is available to you each morning. Sorry, we don't generally allow major cooking privileges, unless we've discussed ahead of time. Pop us a question if you have some special dietary/cooking needs. There is no TV in the room, but we trust you'll be too interested in what Asheville has to offer to even think of television.
Interaction with guests
Schedules permitting, we are happy to greet you and help you get settled. We'll provide a list of favorite places, pamphlets for various attractions, & the weekly entertainment magazine. From there, we leave you to enjoy your independence, but are available if you have questions. We work in and outside the home, so our schedules vary.
GREAT LOCATION! The 100-year-old neighborhood is beautifully treed with a park just across the street and plenty of historic homes. 20-minute walk to downtown Asheville. Less than a mile to Biltmore Village & the entrance to The Biltmore House. 5-minute walk to the Kenilworth Inn. Chiles Mansion is just five blocks away. 15-minute walk to the Asheville History Center in the Smith-McDowell House. If you like baseball, McCormick Field is just a mile away. The Tobacco Barn and other fun antique malls are also nearby.
During the day, you can walk the little trail in the wooded park just down the street. Driving or Ubering to downtown or Biltmore Village is most comfortable, but you can walk it, if desired. There are some hills involved and some areas of heavy traffic, so you can expect a moderate level of exertion. You can also get around by car, public bus (there's a stop in front of the house), as well as plenty of taxis and Asheville now has Uber.
Other things to note
Note: There are some steep outdoor steps and an indoor staircase to navigate. (If you have knee/ankle problems, this may not be the right choice for you.)
We provide coffee and tea and a light continental breakfast (self-serve fruit and English muffins) in the morning. Please let us know if you require milk or cream for your coffee. We can recommend some wonderful breakfast or brunch spots in Asheville. THANKS!
Sorry, no pets. No smoking indoors, however you may smoke outside in a safe manner. Please do not invite new friends back to the house with you. We ask that you use coasters and place mats on the wood furniture. Please do not use the fireplace unless the hosts are home at the time.
Hi! I'm Krista, the online manager for my dear friend, who owns this beautiful house. I will be your initial point of contact for the reservation/booking, after which the homeowner will be your host. Feel free to contact us with questions. If you need some tips, we know ALL the best dining options in town, craft cocktail/brewery spots, and best places to hear live music. We can recommend hikes in the beautiful mountains surrounding Asheville, and can send you links to great websites with all the trail data. Your host will make sure the space is clean & comfortable for your arrival. (Booking with us, in effect, directly supporting the arts, as the home owners and I include professional musicians, actors, writers and artists!)