About This Listing
I've been an airbnb host for 4+ years with 290 GREAT REVIEWS. All five of my units are completely private full apartments with separate entrances.
Apt #2 , Apt #3 HISTORIC MONTFORD
Apt #5, Apt #6, Apt #7 COOL WEST ASHEV.
I have five other listings. If you click on rate guest apartments.Scroll down on the left to view Apt # 1 and Apt # 3. To get a better idea of what staying here is like, check out the 270 great reviews!]
"Cathy is amazing! Really! What a host and is super supportive and making sure your stay is a true Asheville experience. I loved the room, the kitchen, the eggs and all of Cathy's help. Next time I come through town again I am sure to look Cathy's place up and see if its available. Oh, and its quiet! Love that when your on the road sometimes constantly. Thanks Cathy!" Stephen, California
There are THREE completely PRIVATE guest apartments in the a turn-of-the-century historic home. The back yard easily accommodates large gatherings for family dinners and lawn games or private late afternoon lounging.
I have been an enthusiastic AirBnb renter for three years and Cathy is by far the most generous and accommodating host I've met. The neighborhood is hilly and beautiful with lovely mature trees. Downtown is a quick drive or a good walk and the bike path is right down at the bottom of the hill. The apartment is charming and quintessentially Asheville with lots of quirky, adorable character. Kitchen is small but provides everything a traveler would need with the added bonus of fresh eggs from the ladies who live out back. Bedroom is airy and comfortable and the bathroom has an inviting claw foot tub that makes me wish I would have had time for a soak. Everything is clean and well appointed, and the selection of books and magazines is terrific. Cathy is so warm and friendly. I had such a nice chat while she watered the garden and I communed with the chickens. I really cannot say enough good things about my visit and I'm already looking forward to coming back!
-Mary, May 2015
Bathe in APARTMENT #2's CLAW FOOT TUB. Sleep on a top-quality QUEEN-size bed with HIGH THREAD COUNT COTTON linens. Cook your own breakfast in a fully equipped modern kitchen with separate dining area. Relax in SOFT COMFY FURNITURE and enjoy reading with GOOD READING LAMPS. Also each apartment offers bath toiletries: shampoo, conditioner and bath salts.
Experience Asheville's premiere Montford Historic District in a completely PRIVATE, QUIET, SPACIOUS guest apartment. Located in a beautiful two story, owner-occupied home, the apartment is on the second floor on the left hand side of the house. The home is on a quiet side street and offers off-street parking and a SAFE and FRIENDLY neighborhood. There are THREE airbnb apartments. Be sure to check out the other two: #1 AND #3 PRIVATE APTS. NEAR TOWN listings. Each apartment is unique. Well suited to rent all three for a family get-together. Each apartment comfortably sleeps four adults.
Enjoy the LOVELY BACKYARD GARDENS and be entertained by my CHICKENS. I am happy to dispel any misconceptions you might have about roosters waking you up at 4 a.m. Roosters are not allowed in the city! My girls' coop is located in far away enough from the house that the only sound you might hear when the windows are open is their enthusiastic announcement of an egg for a morning omelet!
On site ECO-CONSIDERATIONS: organically raised chickens with no roosters, rain barrels for water catchment, organic vegetable gardens, composting, and vermiculture (worms eat my garbage and provide me with their nutrient rich castings).
"What a great first experience with AirBnB! Cathy was so helpful and available for anything we needed. She always responded within minutes of receiving a text from us. She guided us to great restaurants and sites to visit. The apartment was adorable and so clean and well equipped. We loved the old claw foot bathtub! The bed was so comfortable with very high quality soft sheets and an assortment of pillows to choose from. The location is the best! Close to Downtown, River Arts District, and easy to get to everything. The chickens are great! The backyard is so nice with lounge chairs and places to gather. Although it was just the two of us, the apartment would have easily fit 3 people. The 3 apartments together would be great for a group of people. All of the apartments are lovely! Cathy showed them all to me before we left. I just can't say enough positives about this experience. A Quiet, restful retreat. We feel like we went away with a new found friend in Cathy and can't wait to go back" ~ Sandy
Come see for yourself why Asheville has been called "The Paris of the South".
"We had a delightful stay with Cathy and the "girls" this past weekend. The apartment is so peaceful, quiet and relaxing, we found ourselves just laying in bed in the morning listening to the light breezes and birds chirping. Cathy is a wonderful host and made us feel right at home and provided several nice recommendations on things to see and do. The apartment is clean and as described on the website. Her house is about 1 mile from downtown so it's an easy walk and enjoyable as you walk past some beautiful homes in the Montford historic district. We would definitely stay here again should we return to Asheville! ~ Mark
After booking, guests receive a list of all my favorite places to eat, to see and fun things to do! I've lived in Asheville 30 years and this isn't my first rodeo.
There are beautiful mature trees and shrubs on the property: tall hemlocks, a large Japanese maple, white pine, rose of sharon, walnut, serviceberry, native shrubs like laurel, rhododendron, native fern, hydrangea as well as over 500 flowering spring bulbs.The LARGE BACK YARD has organic raised beds for veggies, herbs and flowers which I share with guests. You can relax and enjoy a book or afternoon nap in the back yard hammock. Play bocci ball or croquet or just watch the goofy antics of my nine chickens:
Audrey Hepburn (feathered white hat)
Jane Goodall-lays green eggs
Sally Ride-lays dark brown speckled eggs
Sister Teresa (all white)
Michelle Obama (black bangs)
Pecky Williams-lays blue eggs
Ellen Deheneres-lays copper colored eggs
Make yourself at home.
Interaction with Guests
As I live in the downstairs apartment I'm around when needed or only a text away. If I'm traveling, I will always have someone living on the premises who can assist you. I make a special effort to not be intrusive but close in touch if something is needed. You might see me working in the garden or tending to The Girls. There are time times even though I'm here we won't necessarily run into each other...just the way the apartments are situated. I will check in periodically but won't intrude on your privacy. For those looking to possibly move to Asheville, I have 30 years of experience living in Asheville and would be happy to give you a guided tour of my favorite neighborhoods or provide a list of recommended builders and/or real estate agents. I don't receive any favors from any of these folks...I recommend them because they are professional and good at what they do.
Arriving late and want an easy dinner? Perhaps you'll walk to one of our two neighborhood pubs, Tod's Tasties, four blocks or Cheisa, three blocks or Nine Mile Cafe, which is just two blocks from your apartment.
Within walking distance from your apartment: The Botanical Gardens of Asheville, the University of North Carolina campus, downtown is a mile-20 minute walk or 5 minute car ride. Montford Park is half a block away and has a basketball court, tennis courts and park benches. Riverside Cemetery is one of the coolest places to view Civil War and Spanish American War grave sites. The Biltmore Estate and Village is approximately 3 miles away. Everything is easy access.
Enjoy a lovely walk to town through wide boulevards of the historic district with turn of the century mansions on both sides of the street. Drive five minutes to town and park in any one of several parking decks-1st hour is always free! Many of my guests who want to enjoy the benefits of Asheville being called "Beer City USA" four years, opt to walk to downtown and or take an UBER taxi for around $5. Ask me for your discount code.
Other Things to Note
When one imagines a partying scene, this house would not be in that picture. Because I place a high value on tranquility myself and choose not to dampen the enthusiasm of little ones, these apartments aren't well suited for children.
The beauty of the property is it's solitude and peaceful setting. There are mature trees, song birds, hummingbirds and chimney swifts. I've seen wild turkey in my back yard and even bears like to stroll through in the spring late and early fall. You'll also see Cooper's hawks gliding overhead. Please know that your comfort is of primary concern so no question is too small or insignificant. So others can enjoy the same peaceful setting you are invited to kindly use SOFT VOICES outside and in the common hallway entrance. All properties are LGBTQI and Straight-but-not-Narrow friendly. Please: No smoking. No pets. For those of you who might have dander allergies, I have one cat and she IS NOT allowed inside Guest Apartments. I value integrity and respect.
I have been an enthusiastic AirBnb renter for three years and Cathy is by far the most generous and accommodating host I've met. The neighborhood is hilly and beautiful with lovely mature trees. Downtown is a quick drive or a good walk and the bike path is right down at the bottom of the hill.
The apartment is charming and quintessentially Asheville with lots of quirky, adorable character. Kitchen is small but provides everything a traveler would need with the added bonus of fresh eggs from the ladies who live out back. Bedroom is airy and comfortable and the bathroom has an inviting claw foot tub that makes me wish I would have had time for a soak. Everything is clean and well appointed, and the selection of books and magazines is terrific.
Cathy is so warm and friendly. I had such a nice chat while she watered the garden and I communed with the chickens. I really cannot say enough good things about my visit and I'm already looking forward to coming back!
We Really enjoyed our stay. Cathy greeted us shortly after we arrived and is extremely gracious. Fantastic neighborhood , beautiful setting and quiet.
Felt most welcome! Cathy is an excellent host and provided so much information re restaurants and activities in the area. Went to several restaurants she recommended and had some delicious food.Great neighborhood- we enjoyed having coffee in the beautiful back yard with the chickens. It was very relaxing and everything we were hoping for.
Cathy is a perfect hostess. She runs a fabulous AirBnB. Clean, and well equipped. This is our second stay with Cathy, the first was in a different apt. #2 was very spacious. Kitchen was a bit small, but workable. We call this type a kitchen a "one butt kitchen"!
Nice quiet neighborhood. Walk to town.
Outdoor seating is plentiful, and the "girls" are great entertainment. Highly recommend staying here when you are in Asheville. Just leave room for our return visit.
To be honest, neither my girlfriend or I thought that the photos did the place justice. It's a really nice, cozy, and inviting space. Cathy put in some extra effort to make it available to us for an early check-in and even left us some fresh eggs in the fridge. Everything was clean and stored in places that made sense--no need to go hunting for items in the bathroom or kitchen. We both loved the charm of the old house and backyard garden. If we ever make it back to Asheville then we'll definitely try to reserve this place again!
Asheville is a very nice town with much to see and wonderful food. Staying with Cathy enhanced this experience. The apartment was very nice and much more comfortable than a hotel.
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About the Host, Cathy
I have travel in my blood. I was born in Chateauroux, France. My sister was born in Germany and I learned to speak German when my family lived there for four years. Some of my favorites places include, Lagos de Atitlan, Uxmal, Merida, San Cristobal, Antigua, Ambergris Caye, Chichicastengo, Amsterdam, Vancouver, Cologne, Berlin and Prague. I prefer to travel off the "gringo trail" and have many more places to visit. Open to house trade.
I am a passionate student of compassionate communication (NVC). Two important things I've learned is that other people's behavior rarely has anything to do with me and that with patience and compassion, most all our needs can be met.
For fun around here I have ridden a hot air balloon over our mountains, taken a mountain top zip line tour nearby, seen our ancient mountains during a flying lesson, rented a scooter and rode the blue ridge parkway, took a few archery lessons so I could pretend to be like Katniss from The Hunger Games, which was filmed nearby. I also enjoy sitting in the backyard watching my chickens do goofy things. What do you like to do for fun? Let me share more fun things to do in our beautiful mountains.
My favorite quick breakfast place right in the hood. Fabulous strong locally roasted coffee. Local produce. Locally owned. My fav: custom omelet w/ fresh spinach, onions and cheddar cheese w/ fries.Montford Avenue Asheville NC 28801
VEGAN all the way. Good vegan breakfast! Funky.North Lexington Ave, Asheville NC 28801-2905
Great selection of 100% LOCAL artists and craftfolk. Youll find textiles, pottery, fine art, folk art, walking sticks, hand turned wooden bowls, postcards and all manner of groovy souvenirs.Asheville NC 28801
Consistently voted One of the Top 10 Best Indie bookstores in the U.S. Locally female owned. Coffee shop. Author readings. Excellent selections. Highly recommendedHaywood Street Asheville NC 28801
If you enjoy fine wine, champagne and books, go, no, run here. It is a lovely place to take a lap top and sit in the most scrumptiously luxurious chairs and sip and nosh and daydream.Battery Park Ave & O'henry Ave Asheville North Carolina 28801
This is one of my favorite restaurants. Eclectic. Inventive. Their coffee is dark and rich. The Del Mar is killer for breakfast: grilled salmon, grits made w/ cream, avocado, fruit chutney,ScrumptiousPage Ave # 139 Asheville NC 28801-2393
Oh, this is a fun diner with a actual counter and red stools. Check out the local art work in the gallery after you enjoy a pimento cheese sandwich, a Ne-Hi bottle orange soda a moon pie for dessertHaywood Street Asheville NC 28801-2835
This is Ashevilles premiere vegetarian/vegan restaurant. It was the first and has remained vibrant for many years. Great menu. Try the Thali plate if you enjoy Indian cuisine. Also the veggie pakorasAsheville NC 28801
Go there for the famous low country dish, shrimp and grits. Great brunch.College Street Asheville NC 28801
Posanas menu is a treasure if you prefer a gluten free delicitibles.Asheville NC 28801-3603
Elegant and Fresh tastes. Lovely interior and in the heart of downtown. Easy parking in the city garage across the street.Eagle Street Asheville NC 28801-3727
The President and his family ate here when they visited last summer on their family vacation. Im vegetarian and their ribs are signature but I love the portabella mushroom sandwich.Riverside Drive Asheville NC 28801-3134
Go here if you eat meat. Go here if you love an eclectic menu. Go here if you are a foodie. Tiny dive like on the outside. Tres chic, upscale, still casual though and way cool. Reservations are a mustHaywood Road Asheville NC 28806-4234
President and Mrs. Obama ate here when they were in town for their family vacation. My friends Amy and Kevin are co-owners. This is a small place...might want reservations.Boston Way Asheville NC 28803