Historic home close to downtown


Entire residential home hosted by Elisabeth

  1. 4 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 2 beds
  4. 2 baths
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This charming home is centrally located in Hendersonville, close to downtown (only 3.5 miles). Elegantly appointed, 5-star, 2 bed/2 bath home. Spacious rooms, central A/C, and upscale furnishings offer all the comforts of home. Ideal for couples, families, business travelers or friends traveling together. No kids under 12 years old.

Perfectly situated for exploring DuPont and Pisgah Forests, Hendersonville, Brevard, Asheville and more.

Ask about my discount Biltmore Estate tickets and more!

The space
The Guesthouse, established in 1938, has a celebrated history. Today, the fully renovated flat Garden level offers guests all of the comforts of an elegant Southern home.

The Brightwaters Guesthouse was originally built in 1938 as an 8 bedroom, 6 bathroom guesthouse. The founder, Samuel Childs, built the Brightwaters Guesthouse and Lodge and Dining Room, as well as 25 cottages on his 400 acres, in the surrounding area. The entire resort was called Brightwaters Estates, and was frequented by guests, primarily from Florida, looking to escape the summer heat and enjoy the cool, mountain air. On the grounds of the Guesthouse, Childs renovated an 1800's one-room schoolhouse to make it the dining hall for guests staying at the Guesthouse and the surrounding cottages.

In the 1970's, the Guesthouse was renovated into 2 flats (one upstairs and one downstairs). Each flat had 2 bedrooms/2 baths, a living room, a dining and a kitchen. And the former, interior staircase was removed.

Today, the Brightwaters Guesthouse takes back its original name and has been refreshed and restored to its former glory, exposing the refinished hardwood floors and tongue and groove paneling. The Brightwaters Guesthouse offer guests the opportunity to step back in time and enjoy its timeless elegance.

The Garden level flat is a great house for getting away to enjoy the outdoors. Very close to all of the best mountain biking and hiking trails - DuPont, Pisgah, Bent Creek and Mills River. Accommodates a maximum of 4 people. Minutes to grocery and restaurants. Only 11 miles from the Asheville Airport. The Brighwaters Guesthouse is centrally located to dining, breweries and entertainment in Hendersonville, Brevard and Asheville, as well as other areas, such as Tryon and Saluda. All within a 30 minute drive.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
TV with standard cable
Air conditioning
Patio or balcony
Luggage dropoff allowed
Hair dryer

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Where you’ll be

Hendersonville, North Carolina, United States

The Brightwaters Guesthouse:Garden level is on a quiet cul-de-sac in a small, private sub-division, owned by me. This is a multi-home property, so it is ideal for large groups. Check out my other cabins, the Guesthouse:Verandah level, and the Foxhole Cottage by clicking on my profile picture or copy and paste this link into your browser to see all of my properties: https://www.airbnb.com/users/29065822/listings?user_id=29065822&s=3

The home is only 3.5 miles from downtown Hendersonville. Minutes to DuPont Forest and Pisgah Forest waterfalls and trails. Within 30 minutes, you can be in Asheville, Brevard, Bent Creek, the Bike Farm in Pisgah Forest, The Gorge, ziplining and white water rafting adventures.

Check out Oskar Blues Brewery, Sierra Nevada Brewery, Bold Rock Cidery, St. Paul Mountain Vineyards, Burntshirt Vineyard and more. Even closer are all of the great restaurants, shops and breweries in downtown Hendersonville. Public golf course only 6 miles away. Kayaking and canoeing with Lazy Otter Outfitters is just 2 miles away. And in season, apple picking orchards are just minutes from the Guesthouse.

Go to Brightwaters Vacation Rentals' social pages to stay up-to-date on local events, music and festivals.

And ask for our local partnership discounted tickets to the Biltmore Estate, Flat Rock Playhouse, wineries, kayaking/canoeing/tubing, massage, and more!

See our guidebook for detailed recommendations.

Hosted by Elisabeth

  1. Joined in March 2015
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Hi Everyone, I'm an avid mountain biker and hiker. I love the mountains and invite you to enjoy them too. As the owner of several cabins, Brightwaters Vacation Rentals, I take great pride in creating a home away from home for my guests and, as a host, I've met a lot of great people. I'm happy to share my knowledge and experience with you when you visit Western North Carolina.
Hi Everyone, I'm an avid mountain biker and hiker. I love the mountains and invite you to enjoy them too. As the owner of several cabins, Brightwaters Vacation Rentals, I take grea…

During your stay

Available, as needed by text, phone and email. I will be happy to recommend cool restaurants, breweries and area attractions. As an avid hiker and mountain biker, I can recommend great trails for you as well.

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House rules

Check-in: After 4:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Self check-in with keypad
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $300

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