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About this listing

A beautiful one-hundred year old historic home in Montford neighborhood built by Richard Sharp Smith of Biltmore House. 3 blocks from the center of downtown. Hot tub, outdoor spaces for relaxation, high-speed wi-fi, gourmet kitchen, sweet space.

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Dining room – wonderful common space for  house.

Dining room – wonderful common space for house.

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The Space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Room type: Private room


Weekly discount: 0%
Cancellation: Strict


The Space

This home is a quick 5 minute walk from the center of downtown. This historic neighborhood is peaceful, yet only a short walk to all the fun activities downtown. Fantastic restaurants nearby, the Pritchard Park drum circle, the US Cellular Center, and St. Lawrence Basilica are only three blocks away. We are a 5 minute drive from UNCA.. You won't need to move your car once you are settled in, unless you decide to go to the Biltmore Estate and Biltmore Village, 10 minutes away. Easy access to the Blue Ridge parkway, NC Arboretum, Folk Art Center and much more!

Guest Access

The Gold room is upstairs and has a queen-sized bed and shared bathroom. All rooms have high speed wi-fi, window air conditioners, access to outdoor hot tub (bring bathing suits!), fire pit, gas and charcoal grills. A "roll-away" bed is available for an extra guest. You may use the kitchen to cook if you wish, but I will provide teas, coffee and fresh pastries made by my sister's bakery! There are some amazing places to eat within a 5-minute walk.

Interaction with Guests

Now that we have received "SuperHost" status, we will do everything to keep that honor. I have a really easy-going manner and love to laugh and have fun! Lots of nice people moving through, but yet a very mellow place. You are free to come and go as you please and basically just feel at home. I will be happy to help you with whatever your needs are, and I have a supply of maps and brochures and suggestions to make the most of your visit. I do teach afternoon music lessons (flute/voice/ piano) Monday - Thursday.

The Neighborhood

I love the beautiful old historic homes in this Montford neighborhood. My house dates from circa 1912, termed a "Victorian cottage", and built by Richard Sharp Smith. Many of the homes in the neighborhood date from the 1880's. This Victorian neighborhood was the first suburb of Asheville. It is very quiet and friendly. Lots of beautiful walking opportunities around the neighborhood.

Getting Around

We are happy to do shuttles to and from airport and around town if needed for a small fee. The city bus stops near the house, but the house is so conveniently located that you will hardly need the public transportation.

Other Things to Note

Please park on the Elizabeth side of the house. Also, the day of your arrival, a general ETA is very much appreciated.
I have two small short-haired kitties, Sebastian and Sasha, real sweet and mellow. They stay outside most of the time and are never allowed in guest rooms for those who might be slightly allergic. I have had several guests stay who are allergic to cats and have had no adverse reactions.
LGBTQ and straight-friendly.
Hair dryer, iron and ironing board available upon request, outdoor hot tub, outdoor screen room, patio with pergola, outdoor fire pit, gas and charcoal grills, flower, herb and vegetable gardens.

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House Rules

Smoking outside only. No drugs, drinking ok if of age.

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1 night minimum stay
The gold room upstairs.  Your cozy home away from home.

The gold room upstairs. Your cozy home away from home.

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About the Host, Rita

Asheville, North Carolina, United States
Member since July 2013


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