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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.

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You will be welcomed through our front room- complete with kitty Sebastian

You will be welcomed through our front room- complete with kitty Sebastian

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The Space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Private room


Weekly discount: 0%
Cancellation: Strict


The Space

You will be staying in the "Blue Room". This is downstairs next to the "Green Room". Those two rooms share the Mauve bathroom. 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

This calendar reflects the reservations for the "Blue Room". The Blue room is downstairs next to the "Green Room" and is available for instant book. It has one queen bed and shares the mauve bathroom with the Green room. The Green Room next door has a comfy queen bed and shares a bathroom with the Blue Room. You can book the Green room by visiting " Victorian Cottage Downtown Green Room". All rooms have room air conditioners, high speed wi-fi, access to outdoor hot tub (bring bathing suits!), fire pit, gas and charcoal grills. We have a "roll-away" bed for one extra guest. You may use the kitchen to cook if you wish, but I will provide teas, coffee and fresh pastries from 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 st side. 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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Safety Features
Smoke Detector
Carbon Monoxide Detector
First Aid Kit
Fire Extinguisher

1 night minimum stay
a gourmet kitchen where you may prepare your own meals.

a gourmet kitchen where you may prepare your own meals.

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About the Host, Rita

Asheville, North Carolina, United States
Member since July 2013


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