Click on my name to view my two other private and separate 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 was visiting Asheville for the time so I wanted a place that was close to downtown - my first night in, we even walked to dinner! Cathy's apartment was spacious, well lit, well appointed, and in a great neighborhood. Even though I only saw Cathy once, she was constantly making sure I had everything I needed. Parking was easy and secure (right next to the chickens) Easily a host that I will look to again in the future as I think I've only scraped the top of what Asheville has to offer!" Joe, NYC
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!
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 bacci 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 kickbacks 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 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" three times opt to walk to downtown and take a $5 taxi ride home.
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 late 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 as others 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.
We loved our stay! Cathy was a great resource for helping us figure out where to go in Asheville. She laid out all of her expectations and communicated really quickly when we had questions. She was kind enough to introduce us to her hens and we got to pet Michelle Obama (the chicken).
The clawfoot tub is amazing. The sound machine helped me get to sleep super quickly. I appreciated the neighborhood and the nearby Botanical Garden (about a half mile away). It was a very relaxing stay, and our only regret is that we couldn't stay longer. We also loved our fresh eggs. :)
Cathy was a fab hostess, communicated clearly and gave tips on restaurants. The space was also as described and pictured -- lovely kitchenette where she gave us fresh eggs. Divine! Neighborhood was safe and quaint, minutes from the downtown activity. The group staying in the apt across the hall was noisy, so use the white noise machine when you sleep. We would have biked if we had more time. I highly recommend visiting Navitat while you are in Asheville and staying at Cathy's place for a quiet retreat. Thanks so much -- we will be back to see you and The Girls!
Cathy's place was cozy, cute, and clean. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will be sure to use her place again if we find ourselves back in the Asheville area. She made herself available via text if we had any questions, but did not intrude by any means. We did not meet her until the end of our stay when she personally thanked us and wished us well at the curb. Eggs from her chickens left in the fridge were a nice touch.
Cathy's place is a very nice private apartment within a house. Everything was clean, bright, and well-furnished. We walked to downtown (about 30 minutes or so), which made for a pleasant way to get to know Asheville. We used the small, furnished kitchen to cook eggs for breakfast, provided by Cathy from her chickens that live in the backyard. She is very prompt to reply. Checking in and checking out were effortless. Everything you need and more.
The apartment was clean, great location, Cathy was friendly, and my little one loves the chickens in the back yard!
Cathy is a great host. She was attentive to our needs, so much that when she went out shopping she asked if we needed anything. The apartment was very clean and full of inspirational "stuff." We ordered a copy of one book before leaving...
...highly recommend her spaces!
Thank you Gene for choosing to stay with The Girls and me. I hope all goes well with the upcoming wedding plans. Do let me know if there's something I can assist with on this end. I used cater weddings so I know how stressful things can get, especially when planning from out of state. We had a significant snow fall last night and expecting more tomorrow! Hope you are warmly tucked in. Cheers, Cathy
p.s. which book did you order?
Cathy's apartment was precisely as pictured and perfect for our brief (4 day) stay. It was close to downtown which was a prerequisite for us and if the weather had been a little more cooperative would have been easily walkable. It was quiet, warm, and equipped with all of the minimum amenities we needed - and at a good price.
She was a great hostess and even provided us eggs from her "girls" when requested. Although we didn't even meet face-to-face, on the last night of our stay, with a winter storm on the way, she made sure to contact us directly to tell us to feel free to crank the heat up as much as we thought necessary as well as what to do if the electricity went off (thankfully it didn't). And, faced with the result of an overnight ice storm the morning of our departure she was kind enough to put some salt down and to check on us to make sure we didn't have any problems getting back on the main surface streets and were safely on our way.
We wouldn't hesitate to visit Asheville and Cathy again.
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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.