About this listing
A beautiful one-hundred year old Richard Sharp Smith historic home in Montford neighborhood. 3 blocks from the center of town, 5-15 minute walk to everything. Hot tub, high speed wi-fi and cable tv, outdoor spaces for relaxation, gourmet kitchen.
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. This is the calendar for the Green Room. 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!
This calendar reflects the reservations for the "Green Room". The Green room downstairs has a comfy queen size bed and shares the mauve bathroom right next to it. The Blue, room next to the Green Room, is available for instant book under "Victorian Cottage Montford Blueroom" and has one queen bed and a shares the mauve bathroom. A "roll-away" bed is available for one extra guest. All rooms have room air conditioners, high speed wi-fi and cable tv, access to outdoor hot tub (bring bathing suits!), fire pit, gas and charcoal grills. You may use the kitchen to cook if you wish, but I will provide teas, coffee and fresh pastries from my sister, Patricia'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.
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.
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. Also, the day of your arrival, a general ETA is 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 outdoor spaces for your pleasure.
Smoking outside only. No drugs, drinking ok if of age.
Our hosts were wonderful. Very welcoming and kind. We had everything we could need. The location was great for walking downtown. Good parking on street too. Would definitely stay again.
Exceptional! Rita and Jeff are incredible and we had a wonderful night in the green room! Close enough to walk to downtown with ease and a great porch to rest on! Cute neighborhood and a great little coffee shop on our way out of town! Loved getting to meet both Rita and Jeff and enjoyed talking with them too. Highly recommended!
Thank you for a delightful stay in your lovely house, I wish it could have been longer. Everything was great, and I enjoyed sitting on your porch with the little black cat for company, listening to the katydids and watching the fireflies, lovely memories. Thank you especially Jeff for your kindness and helpfulness, it was nice to be seen off at the airport on my last day, hope to see you next year. All good wishes, Lyn.
Rita and Jeff were great! They greeted us and made us feel very welcome! Their home is in a perfect location to downtown! We had a great stay!
We had a simply wonderful stay with Rita on our mother/ daughter trip in Asheville. The neighborhood was so charming and within walking distance to downtown. She was very flexible wih check- in time and made us feel completely at home. The outdoor space was really lovely and we enjoyed the hot tub after hiking in the mountains. Her home was very clean and beautiful, just like the picture. The best way to travel!
Rita and Jeff were very welcoming. They have everything set up to take great care of their guests. I enjoyed my stay and my time in the hot tub!! Thank you!!
Arrived with such warm welcome at Rita's beautiful home. Answered all my questions before I even had a chance to ask. Gave my girlfriend and I good suggestions and we were off. Had an amazing time in Asheville and made it even better to wake up to her sisters delicious pastries. If you wanted coffee, there was coffee, if you wanted tea, there was tea. Really nice breakfast. The room it's self was comfortable and clean. If you go to Asheville and don't mind walking a few minutes this is the best place place to stay!
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About the Host, Rita
I am a professional musician. I teach private music lessons in my home and also do a lot of performing and am an adjunct professor of music. I love to travel, meet people and do fun things. I am proud of my town and am happy to help visitors find the best experience. I am really easy-going and have been renting rooms in my house for many years to people who need a place to stay for weeks, months or sometimes years. Guests will have a comfortable home away from home with easy flexibility within the house to come and go as you please. (must love music!)
my life motto: life is for fun!!!!