Comfortble bedrooms in spacious house, Living Room, Dining Room and Den accessible to guests, and Kitchen for do it yourself breakfast with most anything you need or want. A quiet, low density neighborhood, in the city but 6 miles South downtown.
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.
No smoking inside, if you must you may smoke on the deck and in the yard. No noise after midnight. Few rjules are required among people who respect each other. Animals permitted if they can get along with a friendly, gentle 70 pound border collie mutt; and my helper's small boxer who may be encountered in the fenced in back yard. 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.
John got a new job in Asheville and needed a place to stay for 5 weeks until closing on our new house (with flexibility for Nicole to visit on occasion). An apartment would've charged us first, last, & security deposit. Staying with James was affordable and prevented us from having to move twice.
James first welcomes guests by going over the house rules. Most importantly, he spends most evenings by the fire with a bottle of wine and invites all guests to join him as they are willing and able. He's a great intellectual and conversationalist. We both really enjoyed conversations with James and hope to continue our friendship within now that we're in the area.
There are typically 1-2 other guests in the house at the same time (in different bedrooms). We probably wouldn't have chosen each other; but all were considerate and added greatly to our fireside chats.
James is a gracious host and has a wonderful house on the south side of Asheville. The room was nice and clean and James had a nice bottle of wine to share each evening.
This was my first airbnb experience and it was terrific. James was a great host. The room was comfortable and spacious. I really enjoyed sitting by the fire each night and chatting with James. I'll definitely stay here again!
We only stayed one night at this Airbnb so our review is limited. The room was comfortable as was the bed. We enjoyed spending time on the patio and our host was very generous. We especially liked the fresh-picked raspberries for our breakfast. We arrived at this Airbnb late and we left early to return home so we spent little time here.
James was a most gracious host, and very willing to share info about Asheville. His home was very close to my daily destination of visiting my elderly mother. He has a nice home and garden in a lovely neighborhood. I did have a minor problem with the water, but James was very quick to take care of it. He and his dog Blue are very kind and welcoming.
This was my first visit to Asheville and James was very helpful. His house is a great location for exploring the Biltmore Estate and the Blue Ridge Parkway. He is a very welcoming and informative host. I enjoyed his company, his dog, his other guest and his friends. I stayed in the smaller of the two rooms which worked fine for me. I was at ease throughout my stay; coming and going as I wanted to.
James made my stay at his home, which I would describe as a sanctuary, very pleasant. Thank you?
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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.