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.
The house was gorgeous, wood-encrusted, and old world and featured a surprise hot tub. Jeff and Rita were excellent hosts, offering advice about what to do and where to eat. The bed was the most comfortable I've slept in for quite some time.
Our stay at Rita and Jeff’s house was very enjoyable. Rita had helpful communication before our arrival and Jeff met us at the door and showed us around. The house is absolutely charming, in a lovely neighborhood within easy walking distance to downtown. We walked to downtown twice during our stay and enjoyed a stroll around the neighborhood, which is full of character and interesting architecture. Our room was large and comfortable and delightfully decorated. We took advantage of the hot tub, which we really appreciated on the cold afternoon we were in Asheville. Their self-serve station in the kitchen made getting coffee and tea easy at any time, and there were muffins available in the morning. I would stay here again and recommend Rita’s place to anyone.
From the moment we arrived, Rita and Jeff made us feel right at home. It was unnaturally cold in Asheville during our stay, so we were even more appreciative to be welcomed into such a warm environment. The room was lovely and the kitchen expansive - we felt very comfortable grabbing coffee and homemade muffins in the morning, as well as storing groceries to cook our own meals. There's also a beautiful backyard with a hot tub that was perfect for the winter weather. I truly enjoyed the conversations I had with Jeff and Rita about their experiences, yoga and about their favorite things in Asheville. I would love to come back and stay with Rita and Jeff again in the future.
Everything was perfect! Rita and Jeff were so happy to have me and to make sure I had everything I needed. Great location - even in the sub-20 degree temps at night, the walk back from downtown was totally fine! Thank you Rita and Jeff!!
Ritas place is BEAUTIFUL! So historic and romantic ... Jeff was there to greet us and was a gracious host. The bed was very comfy. My favorite was the hot tub!
We had a lovely stay here! It was easy to find, walking distance to everything, sweet hosts, and a spacious house that was clean and comfortable. Good vibes. This is an example of why air bnb is such a good service, I'd rather my money go to this than a stale corporate hotel any day. Thanks again, we'll be back :)
Professional, well done, but still very homey. Great place to stay when visiting Asheville.
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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!!!!