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.
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!
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.
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 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.
Smoking outside only. No drugs, drinking ok if of age.
We are old-house aficionados, and we loved Rita’s beautiful home. It was clean and comfortable, and the hot tub was a real bonus.
Fantastic hosts. Fantastic home. Fantastic location. My girlfriend and I had a very comfortable 2 night stay while we were enjoying Smoky Mountain National Park during the day and walking to downtown Asheville at night. We both slept like logs and were able to come and go as we needed.
The home is much closer to downtown that we realized. Even a walk to and from the Orange Peel on a misty evening was no big deal. The neighborhood felt very safe. The home itself was nice--wish we could have stayed longer to enjoy the outdoor areas. Rita and Jeff were a perfect balance -- friendly and helpful and welcoming, while at the same time giving us space to do as we pleased. Nice stay.
Perfect place to stay for exploring downtown. Very clean and beautiful home. Extremely hospitable hosts! We will be back!
My girlfriend and I had a lovely time at Rita's beautiful house. We felt very welcome during our entire stay, enjoying the coffee and pastries that were available in the morning, the hot tub, and the porch space attached to the house. Less than a 10 minute walk to downtown Asheville and easy access to to the highway. I cannot imagine a better place to have stayed!
I don't know what else I could say that hasn't already been said by everyone else that has has the good fortune to stay here but I was thoroughly pleased with my stay. Two of the nicest people opening their home and making you feel so comfortable right away. This is why BnB's were invented.
We were very pleased with our stay with Rita and Jeff. The room was large and comfortable with plenty of storage space and seating. The highlight of our stay, however, was the time we spent with Rita and Jeff. They were exceptionally gracious people and always available for information and conversation. Several bonuses were listening to Rita practice the flute, the delicious muffins baked by her sister and soaking in the hot tub under a full moon.
In addition, we found the neighborhood very convenient - quiet, safe and within walking distance of downtown restaurants and galleries. When return to Asheville we would love to stay with Rita and Jeff again.
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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!!!!