About this listing
Traditional larger brick home located in a desirable, leafy neighbor very close to Asheville.
A traditional brick colonial solidly built in 1925 situated in a pleasant, calm "in town" neighborhood with fabulous old oaks and plenty of strolling possibilities. 1.5 mile from downtown Asheville, and 0.8 mile from Biltmore Village and the entrance to the Biltmore House. The Blue Ridge Parkway is just minutes away. Mission Hospital is 0.5 mile away. Veterans Administration Hospital is 5 minutes away. The house is also available for monthly rentals. Please inquire for special rates for monthly rentals.
The house is tastefully decorated to provide you with a calm oasis very close to central Asheville, also know as the Paris of the South for its many cafes and European flavor. High speed Internet and expanded cable are provided with WiFi throughout the house. A washer and dryer are available for use on the property. Three comfortable bedrooms and 1.5 baths. Accommodates 6 people with ease.
The living room is bright and casually elegant. There is a fireplace with gas logs for cozy ambiance.
The bedrooms have plush mattresses. The master bedroom has a king size bed. The middle bedroom has a queen and the third bedroom has two twin beds. All linens are provided. The bedrooms provide beautiful views of the trees and distant mountains can be seen from the front bedroom through the leaves. They are very bright and airy and perfect for napping, sleeping, or reading quietly. Please note that all bedrooms are on the second floor.
There is a television room off the living room with a 32" flat screen television. We provide standard cable channel selection for television viewing as well as high speed internet. NetFlix is provided as well. The house has WiFi throughout.
Ceiling fans are provided in each room of the house.
There is a private deck with a view of the back garden. Patio furniture is provided.
The kitchen is fully equipped with electric stove and oven and refrigerator, but it is a country kitchen meaning that it is not super modern (no dishwasher or disposal). We provide recycling bins and encourage you to use them.We also compost vegetable material. There are pots and pans and cutlery provided. If you have special needs, let us know and we will try to accommodate. We live very close by.
The dining room table has two leaves for expansion and seats 6 people.
The main bathroom has a tub and shower with a "rain" shower head and small heating fan. The second bathroom provides a toilet and sink.
A washer and dryer are provided for your use. They are located in the basement.
The heat is radiated steam heat. Perfect and even throughout the house. We suggest you turn the thermostat down in the evening for cooler sleeping. Heat from the bottom floor will rise up into the bedrooms throughout the evening. There is a fireplace in the living room with gas logs.
The floors are oak wood tongue and groove (newly finished on the bottom floor).
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About one week prior to your arrival we will touch base with a few details about access including the key lock box code.
Interaction with Guests
We generally make the key available in the lock box so schedules do not have to be considered for personal greetings. We of course love to meet our guests if it works out, but we understand that many people simply want to enjoy their stay and relax. We live on the same street just steps away, so meetings are easily arranged if needed.
We love our neighborhood because it is so quiet and walkable with many large oak trees and green spaces yet so close to everything. Many consider it to be the perfect balance! Because it is a neighborhood we ask guests to respect their neighbors by keeping noise to a minimum and parking in the driveway.
We are 5 minutes from downtown Asheville and even closer to Biltmore village and entrance to Biltmore House. There are several bus stops close by as well.
Other Things to Note
We have several parks very nearby the house including one shady park especially designed for younger children just a block away.
The owners speak French.
Check in is 1500 (3:00pm) and check out is 11:00 am.
Smoking is not permitted on the premises or in the house.
Small dogs are permitted but an additional security deposit is required ($50.00). Please use the provided dog blankets so the animals do not dirty the furniture or beds. If you have a dog, pleas vacuum the house before leaving.
Noise restriction please after 2200 (10:00pm). Please note the driveway is close to the neighbors bedroom windows so keep noise especially low when getting into and out of cars. Do not honk horns to speed up your quests!!
Sheets and linens provided.
A canoe is provided and may be used at your own risk. Please ask owner for assistance.
Please respect the neighbors and park only in the pull through driveway. This is a quiet neighborhood. The driveway is close to the neighbor's bedroom windows so exercise restraint when in that area, especially at night.
By making a reservation at Acorn House, the renter agrees not to use the house or internet for any illegal activity whatsoever.
By making a reservation, the renter agrees to assume all liability for accidents occurring during your tenancy.
Please fill in details to your profile and upload a picture. Airbnb is a community and we like a few details about the folks who will be staying at Acorn House.
our hosts made us feel very welcome. it was a nice residential neighborhood which was easily accessible to the biltmore, downtown, etc.
Our stay at the Acorn House was great. My family and I were a group of 6 and the house fit us comfortably. Jane and William left us some milk and eggs and several recommendations for local stores, restaurants, and things to do nearby. The location is only a mile away from Biltmore House making it fast and easy to visit there. Would definitely recommend staying here!
This was our first Air B&B experience. The host family were communicative, amiable and very professional yet personable. We received a visit our second day at the house as a connection point and were again warmly welcomed. You can't beat having an entire home at your disposal instead of an impersonal hotel room(s). We would love to return at some point.
The Acorn House was a lovely home base for my sister and the rest of us in her wedding party over a long weekend in Asheville. The house was clean, spacious, and decorated nicely, with comfortable beds and nice linens. We were very thankful for the bread, milk, coffee, and eggs that William and Jane left for us. The hosts were very easy to communicate with, and they made us feel very welcome. The location is very convenient to downtown Asheville and is a nice neighborhood to walk around. We would definitely stay here again if we're back in Asheville!
Jane and William were wonderful. Their house was incredibly inviting, spacious and in the middle of everything we wanted to do. They provided a wonderful "survival" breakfast for us for the first day and stopped in to say hello the 2nd day of our trip. They were available if we needed but not intrusive. Their neighborhood was perfect as was the house itself. Can't say enough good things about
The Acorn House was exactly as William and Jane described. The neighborhood was delightful and the birdsong was lovely. The location was great for getting to downtown and the Biltmore Estate. We arrived to a very clean home with comfortable beds and furniture. There were fresh eggs, milk, bread and jam for our breakfast the next morning. We plan to stay again.
Acorn House was a wonderful place to stay during a long weekend in Asheville. We were in town for a wedding and it made for a perfect base of operations. It is spacious and comfortable, equipped with everything we needed. It is conveniently located in Asheville, also - just a quick drive or a $10 taxi/Uber ride from downtown. I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a rental house in Asheville.
About the Host, William
I love to travel and have lived and worked in Australia and Algeria for many years. I am an eager outdoor enthusiast and spend time both in town and at my cabin in the mountains I enjoy making new contacts from around the world and would love to show you my beautiful corner of the planet.
I am a retired teacher and have also recently retired from Delta Airlines. My job was to fly to Paris on a weekly basis! I am fluent in French and would love to host families from France as well.
I am married and have two grown children. My wife is a retired teacher. We have two recently adopted toy poodles who have quickly found their way into our hearts!
My wife and I recently walked the Camino de Santiago logging 457 miles in 33 days by foot. We are proud of our accomplishment.
We spend as much time as work will allow in the country at our small mountain retreat called Hawkscry.
I am committed to equality and celebrate diversity and welcome people of all races and sexual orientations.