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Penland Road Studio Apartment

Entire guesthouse hosted by Jo
2 guestsStudio1 bed1 bath
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This place isn’t suitable for children under 12 and the host doesn’t allow pets, parties, or smoking.
Ideal for one person or a couple, our 300 sq.ft studio apartment is nestled on the hill above our home and pottery studio, adjacent to our painting studio. A separate driveway and entrance offer privacy. The space is simple, sweet and sunny. It has been creatively built using an eclectic mix of locally salvaged materials & collected treasures from local Habitat stores, Italian antique markets and South African travels.

The space
The studio consists of an open plan kitchenette, sitting area, queen size bed and private bathroom. A small loft is accessed by open ladder stairs and is best for a more agile person. It's a perfect nap spot!

We are located 2 miles from Penland School, on Penland Road, which can be busy at times. We do not recommend it as walker friendly. Being close to the road, you will hear some traffic.

Our property is home to Shawn Ireland Studios, a pottery studio which is open to the public and guests for shopping. The painting studio is open for viewing with prior arrangement.


Amenities:
*WiFi (wifi is good, cell phone service can be unreliable)
*Fully equipped kitchenette with sink, electric two burner stove top, microwave, mini-fridge with small freezer, electric kettle, French press coffee maker, stove top espresso maker, handmade pottery dishes, pots & pans, pantry staples (olive oil, salt & pepper, tea, coffee, sugar)
*Bathroom with shower. Towels, toilet paper, soap, shampoo and hair dryer provided.
*Queen bed with sheets, blankets and duvet. PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN PILLOWS DURING COVID-19.
*Open closet with shelves and hanging space
*Private deck with outdoor table and chairs
*Air conditioner window unit. Ceiling fan. Wall space heaters.

Guest access
The apartment is a private space. You may see us in the yard but we will respect your space.

Other things to note
No TV, no dishwasher, no washer/dryer.

No pets. There are no pets on the property. There are some neighborhood dogs & you will hear barking.

No smoking in the apartment or on property. This includes the outdoor porch and gardens.

Not suitable or safe for young children due to the open ladder stairs to the loft.

Not wheelchair accessible.

Access is via a steep gravel driveway (approximately 200 feet) & path with stairs leading to the deck entrance.
Ideal for one person or a couple, our 300 sq.ft studio apartment is nestled on the hill above our home and pottery studio, adjacent to our painting studio. A separate driveway and entrance offer privacy. The space is simple, sweet and sunny. It has been creatively built using an eclectic mix of locally salvaged materials & collected treasures from local Habitat stores, Italian antique markets and South African travel…

Sleeping arrangements

Common spaces
1 queen bed

Amenities

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Hangers
Dedicated workspace: table
Hair dryer
Portable heater
Window AC unit
Essentials
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Bakersville, North Carolina, United States

Our location is ideal for, but not limited to, Penland School of Crafts students & staff and their guests, Penland School of Crafts Annual Benefit Auction supporters, visitors to TRAC Studio Tours and Spruce Pine Potters Market.

2 miles from Penland School of Crafts - although this is a short distance, the road is windy and steep without much of a shoulder to walk or ride on.

4 miles from Spruce Pine
7 miles from Bakersville
16 miles from Burnsville
1 hour from Asheville, Black Mountain, Boone, Johnson City (TN)
Our location is ideal for, but not limited to, Penland School of Crafts students & staff and their guests, Penland School of Crafts Annual Benefit Auction supporters, visitors to TRAC Studio Tours and Spruce Pi…

Hosted by Jo

Joined in June 2013
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We are a creative couple living a handmade life in the Penland arts community in Western North Carolina. Shawn is a wood fire potter and painter. I love creative sewing with my beautiful African fabrics & am passionate about my garden. I am South African born and raised. Shawn & I have spent time working and traveling mostly in Italy & South Africa. We bring a creative eclectic influence into our lives through our travel experiences and hope to share some of that beauty with our guests. We love good wine, food and world travel.
We are a creative couple living a handmade life in the Penland arts community in Western North Carolina. Shawn is a wood fire potter and painter. I love creative sewing with my bea…
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House rules
Check-in: After 1:00 PM
Checkout: 1:00 PM
Self check-in with lockbox
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Cancellation policy