Confortable spacious room in large house with den and living room for shared use. Well equipted Kitchen for make it yourself breakfast.
Spacious Den and Living room, and deck overlooking back yard. Ignore AIRBNB calendar; confusing -- ask me.
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.
Public Spaces with good reading chairs. Pleasant covered deck available. 6/10 acre yard to explore with old Oaks and various other trees and various shurbs and flowers.
Interaction with Guests
That is up to the guest. I am happy to suggest stuff to do. I have a full life and do not need to interact, but if there are topics of mutual interest I am happy to share. Often happy to share a movie. I will need some private time.
Low density; no thru streets. No sidewalks, but roadway walkable and safe. Traffic respects pedestrians.
Not really good public transportation. There is a local bus which runs between downtown and the airport, running on US25, approximattely once an hour, three short blocks from my house.
Other Things to Note
My fee is low, so I charge an extra cleaning fee for one night, none for subsequent nights.
No smoking inside, if you must you may smoke on the deck and in the yard. No noise after midnight. Few rules are required among people who respect each other. Animals permitted if they can get along with a friendly, gentle 70 pound border collie mutt. Children welcome, but I am not a sitter nor nursemaid. An 8 pound load of laundry will be washed and folded for $10. express $20.
Great, friendly host. Safe neighborhood that wasn't far from anything. Cute dog too. I was in and out pretty quickly and the facilities were more than accurate. Didn't use the kitchen or anything, but he was kind and generous re:breakfast. Would stay again, and may do so next time I'm in Asheville.
Very hospitable, knowledgeable and genial host plus adorable dog (Blue) in a quiet area but not far from downtown Asheville. Breakfast fixings provided as well as wine in the afternoon/evening.
I spent 12 weeks in Asheville for a summer internship. I stayed with James throughout and he was an excellent host. He helped acclimate me to the area and made me feel welcome. The house itself is comfortable with all the usual necessities and located in a quiet community. I highly recommend staying here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.