Apartment - Entire home/apt · Panola St, Asheville, NC 28801, United States

The Space

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 195 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!

Guest Access

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)
Amelia Eggheart
Rachel Carson
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 on the left 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 26 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.

The Neighborhood

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.

Getting around

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 $10 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.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $30 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $725 /week
Monthly Price: $2000 /month
Security Deposit: $200
Cleaning Fee: $75
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Some pets

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Cathy was a wonderful host, accommodating, and helpful. The apartment was just as we imagined and as depicted in the pictures. The house was lovely, clean and quiet. The neighborhood was perfectly positioned close to the heart of downtown and West Asheville. Although we did not cook, fresh eggs were provided and all cooking utensils were provided.
    The only downside was that the bed was too soft for me as I am used to a firmer mattress. However, the charming and cozy bedroom, soft clean sheets and warm comforter made up for this small set back.

    April 2014
  • March 2014
  • What a great place. This was by first airbnb experience and I was so happy with the apartment. It was perfect--location, degree of privacy, cost, simple furnishings, good lightening and overall comfort. The host, Cathy, was ill, but made sure we had everything we needed and was available via text to answer any questions.
    The house is located in a quiet neighborhood next to a park that has a 1/2 basketball court and tennis courts. Just down the road and within easy walking distance on Montford Avenue is the 9 Mile restaurant. Just a short walk beyond that is downtown Asheville for lots of fun shopping and more good food.

    February 2014
  • cathy is a wonderful host, and an even better person. we couldn't have been more happy with the experience, and we will certainly be staying with her again.

    February 2014
  • We recently stayed in the #2 apartment of Cathy's home during our first trip to Asheville. Everything was lovely, and while we were out exploring for the majority of the weekend, we knew Cathy was a text away.

    Hoping to visit Asheville again in the near future - and would absolutely stay here again!

    December 2013
  • Our Christmas stay in Cathy's lovely apartment couldn't have been better. The apartment is comfortable as well as very appealing: nicely decorated and maintained, and comfortably heated despite the cold outside. our family Christmas morning, with breakfast in the sweet kitchen and presents and stockings in the comfy living room (complete with a decorated tree, compliments of Cathy!) was a delight. Cathy was helpful and accommodating, and her procedures for checking in and out made the process very straightforward. We'll definitely hope to stay with her again!

    December 2013
  • Though we did not meet her, Cathy was very attentive to our needs & comfort by daily email check-in. We did not need anything not already provided but appreciated the connection. The apartment was lovely, amazingly situated in Asheville & nicely outfitted. The thoughtful touch of fresh eggs was a much appreciated plus. We would love to return another time.

    December 2013
  • The space is beautiful, cozy but spacious (at least compared to a hotel room). Very clean, well equipped, and close to downtown. Cathy was a perfect host - helpful and attentive, but not overbearing. We had the best weekend!

    December 2013
  • We had a wonderfully quiet stay in Apt#2! While we didn't meet Cathy personally, she was immediately responsive to text messages and solved a minor problem immediately. The bed was comfortable and the little kitchen had everything we needed to cook breakfast. We would definitely stay again. Thanks, Cathy!

    December 2013
  • We had such an amazing time staying with Cathy. The house was very quiet, clean, well-stocked, and no detail missed. Cathy was so accommodating with check in and check out, delicious fresh eggs (from "The Girls"), incredible response time with questions, and all while having the feeling of privacy. The location was conveniently located. Even though it's not right in town, it's still within walking distance to some great restaurants and not a long drive to get into town. The cab service was very speedy to get to the apartment too. I would certainly recommend her home.

    December 2013
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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. I'll be in Denmark and Sweden in April. If you have family living abroad I am open to a reciprocal home share trade! You and they come here and I stay in their home. I've done this with folks in Manhattan, Prague and Berlin and it's work out well. Win-win! 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 with you more fun things to do in our beautiful mountains.
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