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. Apt # 2 and Apt # 3. To get a better idea of what staying here is like, check out the 195 great reviews!]

"Cathy is a WONDERFUL hostess and a DELICIOUS person! She was overwhelmingly welcome, left us our special eggs from "the girls," helped us make arrangements for a zip line tour and a Biltmore visit, provided us with lots of Asheville reading materials and gave us a wonderful tour of our precious little home for the week. The bed is comfortable, sheets clean and cozy, space heaters available should you get cold, and hot water for your shower or bath in the sweet claw foot tub. She is quick to respond to texts and available whenever you need her. It was the perfect getaway from our NYC living and Cathy did all but convince us to move there! I highly recommend staying with her in any of her 3 charming apartments!" ~ Emilie, Manhattan

Experience Asheville's premiere Montford Historic District in a completely private, quiet, spacious guest apartment. I have THREE AIRBNB APARTMENTS located in a beautiful two story, owner-occupied home. This location can't be beat; each is close to town but QUIET without the street noise. This apartment is on the ground floor on the right hand side of the house. The 3,000 sq. ft. home is on a quiet side street and offers off-street parking and a SAFE and FRIENDLY neighborhood. On site eco-considerations: organically raised CHICKENS (no roosters=no early morning noise), rain barrels for water cachement, organic vegetable gardens, composting, and vermiculture. Worms eat my garbage and provide me with their nutrient rich castings for the garden. Enjoy the lovely back yard gardens in the hammock under the shade trees or resting in the sun. Be entertained by my six goofy chickens.

"Cathy's apartments in her home are a great and affordable way to stay in Asheville. They're located just north of downtown Asheville and are within an easy drive to many surrounding sites and attractions. Our apartment was exactly as advertised including fresh eggs upon our arrival which were some of the best eggs I've ever had. Cathy is very quick to respond to questions and needs and had spot-on recommendations for restaurants, cafes and the like. I highly recommend Cathy and this listing." Hiram, New York City

"Cathy was a stellar host and the room was perfect for what we needed. It was a wonderful blend of privacy, space, proximity to downtown and helpful tips from Cathy of where to go and what to do based on our interests. We look forward to our next stay! This is the best place we've stayed in our numerous trips to Asheville." ~ Jon

As a special treat, The Girls provide complimentary fresh eggs for your enjoyment. If you've never had a real egg from an organically fed chicken, it's something special.Your kitchen is FULLY STOCKED with pots/pans/cooking utensils, wine glasses, toaster, coffee bean grinder, blender. It has a SUNNY LARGE KITCHEN with dining table and chairs and a full size refrigerator and full size gas stove/oven. The bath has a newly resurfaced deep porcelain tub and shower with plenty of hot water and EXCELLENT WATER PRESSURE. Fluffy wash cloths, hand towels and towels are provided. Little extras like shampoo, conditioner and bath salts also! The QUEEN bed has a new high quality mattress and covered with lots of pillows for propping up and reading in bed. It's draped in HIGH THREAD COUNT QUALITY LINENS.

"Now I am totally spoiled. No more Asheville motels for me as long as Cathy has such lovely and spotless accommodations. Charming host and home." Gail, Auburn, Alabama,

Come see for yourself why Asheville has been called "THE PARIS OF THE SOUTH" and Trip Advisor lists Asheville on the Top 10 Destinations for Food and Wine. I am a former professional chef and baking instructor (pastry chef at The Biltmore Estate) and so recommending great food is my passion. After booking, guests receive a list of all my favorite places to eat, to see and fun things to do!

"I can hardly wait to get back to Asheville and stay with Cathy again in her great location in historic Montford. I felt very much at home in the spacious, attractive apartment with windows all around, including the one overlooking her beautiful garden area and hen house. The fresh eggs were delicious in the morning, too. I found Cathy very warm and attentive to the big and little things that made the stay memorable. Thank you, Cathy, for making me feel so welcome and comfortable!" ~ Scottie, Raleigh, NC

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

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

Because I place a value on vacation tranquility and the apartments weren't decorated with "child-proofing" in mind, they are not well suited for children under the age of fourteen.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $30 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $750 /week
Monthly Price: $2500 /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
  • Her place looked just like the picture. Clean, quaint and beautiful! My friend and I came for a girl's trip to Asheville and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The beds were comfy (I slept on the futon with a mattress topper and was very comfortable) and my friend slept in the bed. We enjoyed fresh eggs from her adorable backyard chickens for breakfast each morning and had a great view of the backyard where we could watch them roam. We felt like we were staying with friends or family. Cathy made us feel very much at home!

    February 2014
  • My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Cathy's downstairs apartment. Very spacious, neat and comfortable living quarters. This place has everything you need. Located in a wonderful little historic neighborhood. It is a great location, very convenient to everything and super close to downtown. Would not hesitate to book again!

    December 2013
  • Wonderful! The apartment is just as described. Comfy, cozy, roomy, tastefully decorated, fantastic location. Cathy was a perfect hostess, and then some. We had a late arrival and she was very accommodating and made sure to have the apt nice and toasty for us (it was a very cold night). Very comfortable bed. Great kitchen and bath, has everything you need. Cathy definitely sees things from a guest's perspective and thinks of everything you may need before you know you need it. It was snowy out one day so we stayed in and found a supply of board games, which was so thoughtful of her to have on hand. Our only disappointment was that we didn't have more time to visit with Cathy! But she was always just a quick text away with helpful info and recommendations for restaurants, etc. Highly recommend staying here.

    November 2013
  • Lovely apartment with everything one could need! Gorgeous neighborhood near a walking path -- close to downtown, UNC-A campus and easy to find.

    November 2013
  • We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Cathy's cozy apartment. The bed was comfortable, the linen top quality, the accommodation was private, clean, spacious and tastefully decorated. The convenient attached sitting room, handy kitchen, complementary eggs from Cathy's chickens in the back yard all combined to offer a sense of 'home away from home'. It was just as described and would certainly not be found in some cookie-cutter hotel room! Cathy was a gracious host and we were aware of other guests but hardly saw or heard them. We had our own space to come and go from and we appreciated that. We would not hesitate to visit again and definitely would recommend Cathy's apartments to others.

    November 2013
  • Cute, quaint, and clean. What more can you ask for? Cathy is an attentive host who pays attention to the little details -- local newspapers waiting for you, chilled beer glasses, bedside chocolates, fresh eggs in the fridge. The apartment was immaculately clean, and the location was top notch in the Historic Montford neighborhood. If you're looking for a place to stay in Asheville look no further.

    October 2013
  • Staying at Cathy's place is something we look forward to each year. Her place has all the creature comforts of home with an atmosphere for real relaxation.. Cathy has always been accessible and accomodating and we feel very at home.

    October 2013
  • This was our first airbnb experience and we couldn't be happier! Cathy was a fabulous host. She was there as we pulled up and was available any time during the three nights we stayed there. Not only was the apartment suite clean, spacious, and located near downtown Asheville (within walking distance) it was a quiet street with a park a block away. The location was exactly what we were looking for-close to the action by quiet as well. We would highly recommend Cathy!
    -Val and John

    October 2013
  • Staying at Cathy's house made our visit to Asheville. It was exactly as represented and clean as a whistle. It is conveniently located so we were never more that 10-15 min from our destinations. Getting to meet and know Cathy and her neighborhood was a great bonus. It gave us a sense of the community she lives in. She was very attentive to our needs and a great communicator. We appreciated the ability to cook some of our meals (especially fresh eggs ala "The Girls") in between visiting some great local restaurants. It was our first Airbnb experience and was a very positive experience.

    October 2013
  • We stayed in one of Cathy's appt. It was absolutely amazing. Cathy was a great host , supper nice!!! Defiantly recommend it!!!!

    September 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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