Beautiful Room, Ashville, NC #1

Bed & Breakfast - Private room · Westridge Dr, Asheville, NC 28803, United States
James
Your host, James
12 Reviews
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The Space

Handsome brick ranch in beautiful neighborhood 5 miles S of Asheville Center, 2 miles to Blue Ridge Parkway and I-26. Only local traffic, good for walking. Front door in city, back door in country. Futons for extra people available, upon request.

A gay friendly home.

Breakfast food provided -- fresh fruit and Cereal or you may cook bacon and eggs; good bread and jam.

Local printed guides and maps available.

Local shopping center has many interesting stores, including an "Earth Fare," which I think is better than "Whole Food" and not as expensive. Many good restaurants in neighborhood: Italian, Indian, Chinese, Mexican, and Contemporary Southern.

Front yard in town; back yard in country. Often a bitt cluttered because I do not put any yard waste on street. Leaves and and garden waste is composted; stems and prunings are saved for kindling in our fireplace. Work in the yard for me is meditation and I go into Alpha state.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1.5
Beds: 1
Extra people: $20 / night after the first guest
Weekly Price: $300 /week
Monthly Price: $1000 /month
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Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s)

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  • The room I stayed in was taken care of and acceptable for me and my pup. Blue (James's dog) was very sweet and made for a great playmate for my dog as well.

    The common areas, especially the kitchen, were very poorly taken care of and unclean. I would advise against relying on this kitchen or home if you have any needs outside of a place to sleep. There were several pests and insects all over the kitchen due to old food and trash being left out, along with pieces of broken glass scattered about the kitchen, back patio, and back yard.

    April 2014
  • James was a convivial and kind host. Enjoyed the location and the quiet afforded. We had everything we needed. The place could have been little cleaner which is the reason we did not give a higher
    rating. Overall, would return when next in the area.

    November 2013
  • Nice arts and crafts decorated house in a great neighborhood near the Hilton, where I was attending a workshop. The dog Blue and I had the entire main floor to ourselves while James was out of town for most of my stay, and I never actually met him because our paths never crossed. He had lots of interesting books on things like philosophy and comparative religion, so I know it would have been fun to talk to him. In any case, we had some phone conversations, and he took care of everything I needed, including fruit and almond milk for breakfast. All was well with my stay! Needless to say, I had lots of privacy. I would not hesitate to stay there again if I attend another event at the Hilton, or if I wanted a good suburban stay in Asheville.

    November 2013
  • James is a kind and generous host. His home is welcoming – especially with his gentle dog, Blue – and full of curious artifacts. My wife and I were immediately comfortable there.

    James was especially accommodating when our plans unexpectedly changed and we needed to extend our stay. Our room was already booked, but he set up his office as a guest room and gladly welcomed us back.

    October 2013
  • Staying at James' place was great. I only stayed one day, but he offered to keep my sheets and pull out a futon, if I changed my mind about my route during the day. That's just extra nice.

    I love it when you're greeted with a good glas of wine and a chat about this and that when you meet up with someone new, and that's exactly what you get at James' place. He even offered me some of his pasta, and in the morning I could help myself to whatever was in the fridge. The room was nice and tidy, the wifi perfect and the dog cute as hell. And off course he could tell me everything I wanted to know when I got to Asheville in the evening. I'll recommend staying at James' place to anyone.

    October 2013
  • James is a friendly and kind host. He has a lovely home in very nice, wooded and hilly neighborhood that is close to everything yet quiet and relaxed. He did as well as he could to provide me a room with very short notice.

    September 2013
  • I had a very nice stay at James home. His gardens were spectacular and his help, in navigation, around Asheville, fantastic. My Jack Russell, Chloe felt right at home, in the fenced back yard, and with his dog Blue to hang out together. I enjoyed my conversations about theology, history and churches, since I'm moving to Asheville soon. I have also have new incredible friends and that's the best part!

    August 2013
  • We walked into James' house and were welcomed by the smoky aroma of a wood fire recently extinguished. James was very friendly and accommodating of a last minute request. Good bread, jam, and fruit for breakfast. We had a great night of sleep in his quiet house. Within driving distance of downtown. Thanks!

    June 2013
  • My wife and I traveled to Asheville for a long Memorial Day weekend to enjoy the nature and dining offered by the area. We had such a nice stay with James. Upon our arrival James generously offered us some delicious cheese, good conversation, and excellent tips on where to see and where to eat.

    We loved our bedroom and particularly enjoyed waking up to all the varieties of birds singing outside our room's window.

    I would highly recommend staying with James to any Airbnb-ers looking (email hidden) to stay convenient to downtown Asheville.

    May 2013
  • James gave a warm welcome, and the room is just as described. Lovely quiet location.

    October 2012
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School
UNC BA; Yale MDiv, NYU MA, NYU PhD.
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Skyland Behavioral Health
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2nd room available, can accomodate 4 or more, but can let rooms separately. 75 year old sane and healthy mature man. Semi Retired Psychologist. Have pleasant home. Pets welcome on inquiry. Border Collie mutt, BLUE, 70 pounds, in residence. I am a registered Democrat because there is no viable party to the left. I welcome Republicans. Drink wine moderately. No Drugs. Do not smoke. Read: The Nation, NYRB, G & L Review, Asheville Citizen-Times, NYT on Sundays. Like Movies on DVD. Do not like TV I speak Despairanto, not listed below.
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