My historic downtown home is extremely comfortable, clean and stylish. It's the perfect spot for those who want easy access to downtown (exactly a half mile walk) and a peaceful setting to come home to: it's quiet, sunny, and surrounded by trees.
The space you'll be renting is the first floor of the home, a 900 square foot apartment. I live upstairs in a separate unit. (The spiral stairway in the photos has been closed off to separate your space from mine). I have my own separate entrance, so once you're checked in you won't see me again unless you need me.
Main living area:
-800 square feet with an open, urban loft feel
-sleek, uncluttered, minimalist decor
-queen size Tempur Pedic bed with very nice linens provided
-lots of sunlight, trees and greenery all around
-TV with expanded cable
-microwave, toaster oven, small fridge
-coffee maker, electric kettle
-organic coffee and cream porvided
-sink, counter top, small dining table
-all utensils, ice bucket which I fill upon request
-full bath, clean, updated
-good water pressure
- all water from sinks and shower is on a house filtration system: great for drinking, easy on you skin when bathing
-plenty of nice towels provided
-blow dryer provided
-large storage closet
-central AC/ heat
-optional cozy gas log stove for winter
-private, sunny covered porch
-street parking always readily available; no meters or restrictions
-house is a good distance from neighbors and is surrounded by trees. (unique for a downtown home)
-2 minute walk to the city's nicest tailgate farmers' market (Saturday mornings, April-November)
** PLEASE NOTE: THE STAIRS FROM THE STREET UP TO THE APARTMENT ENTRANCE ARE STEEP. KEEP THIS IN MIND IF YOU HAVE ANY PHYSICAL LIMITATIONS
My main living area is not directly over the apartment, and the house is extremely well built with thick walls and floors. You will not be disturbed by my presence. (No creaking floors or loud footsteps overhead like in some downstairs units!).
Interaction with Guests
I am available if you need me, but otherwise you will only see me when you check in.
My neighborhood sits right next to downtown. It's removed enough to be peaceful but extremely close for exploring and walking around. The neighborhood has a strong sense of history and community. There are historic churches, a park, an edible garden and a community center all very near my house.
My neighbors are a diverse mix of artists, young families, and working class people. Everyone is very open and friendly!
While not affluent, this area of town is eclectic, lively and safe! This is a tourist town, but at my house you get a real local experience.
This is a non-smoking rental. Also, no candles or incense.
Due to the fact that there is a steep set of stairs on the premises, please take extra precautions, especially if you have children.
Have a good time by all means! However I do ask that the noise level be kept within reason. I don't mind at all if you keep late hours, and hopefully you fully enjoy the Asheville night life. That being said, this is not a "party house". Common sense etiquette is respectfully requested.
I'm an open minded person and if you have any special needs or requests just let me know, I'll do my best to accommodate.
This was our second time staying at Valorie's apartment. It's so cozy and incredibly close to downtown. Even though the weather was rather nippy we chose to walk most places since it's so close. This place is perfect for two friends traveling to Asheville for the weekend. Valorie has great attention to detail.
We had a great time at Valorie's place. Everything that we needed was accessible to us, and the location was fantastic for doing everything we wanted to do during our trip. Her photos represent exactly how the place is. I really can't say enough good things. This being our first time doing the whole AirBnB thing, she made the entire process very easy for us. We also got some great recommendations for lunch and dinner. We wouldn't stay anywhere else the next time we come to Asheville.
Valorie met me when I arrived and oriented me to coffee, how to use the heat and other amenities. The place is clean, uncluttered, bright and peaceful. It was a joy to be in the space. I am definitely coming back!
Valorie's place was described exactly how it is shown in the listing and listing photos. It was spacious, clean and perfect for a quick trip to Asheville. Quick 10 minute walking distance to downtown. We stayed for two nights and had a great time. Valorie quickly greeted us when we arrived and then left us to do our own thing, which was GREAT. Easy check in & check out. This place is plenty big for two people and is actually bigger than our space in Atlanta!
Location, location, location. 5 minute walk to DT Asheville and a pleasant one at that. Spotless, comfortable, and warm. Check-in was painless. We will be staying the next time we come to the mountains.
Valerie was a great host. The check-in process was flawless and she was available to answer any questions. The place was extremely clean. The downstairs apartment felt very private. Close enough (about .5 miles) to downtown.
Valorie's place was perfect! Exactly as described and then some. She was super helpful and quick to respond. I would stay here again in a heartbeat. Great to not have to worry about parking and an easy walk into town. Thanks so much!!
I have lived in Asheville NC for 15 years and love to call it home. I am a singer-songwriter and i spend much of my time playing shows and making recordings. If you're interested in the local music scene I can definitely give you some suggestions.
I enjoy Asheville for the beauty of the place, the great music and food, and the open minded eclectic vibe here. It's a great town.
I have toured all over the country and often stayed with hosts, so I know what it's like to be a guest in someone's home. Personally i appreciate a host who is accommodating but also lets me have alot of privacy and the option to keep interactions to a minimum, and as your host that's what I can offer you.
If you need anything, or would like information about Asheville, I will gladly help you out, but otherwise I will be upstairs in my part of the house and you'll have the apartment downstairs to yourself.
Come stay at my special, beautiful house!!!