Spacious, comfortable one-bedroom apartment on the lower/basement level of a two-story home. Though it's basement level, there's plenty of natural light through windows that face a wooded area. Short walk from "downtown" West Asheville.
Our downstairs apartment has its own private entrance and a nice view of the woods out back.
The apartment includes
- A private bedroom with full-sized bed, closet
- Bathroom with tub and shower
- Kitchenette (two-burner stove, sink, and mini-fridge)
- Small table and chairs for dining/coffee/work
- Couch and comfy chair in the living/yoga room.
We can blow up a full-sized aerobed if you have more than two people in your party, but ask for an additional $15/person for more than two guests.
We have wifi but no cable or television.
If you're staying two or more nights, you'll get a gift card for Sunny Point. All guests will have coffee, tea, creamer, and a mini-fridge full of local beer and wine available on the honor system.
Private entrance to downstairs apartment, which includes a bedroom with full-size bed, bathroom, living/yoga room, and kitchenette with mini-fridge. We ask that folks respect our neighbors and not wander the community. Guided tours can be arranged with some notice.
Interaction with Guests
We just like to meet you, but will otherwise leave you alone.
You'll be in the heart of West Asheville - a neighborhood of artists, musicians, young families, and all the color for which Asheville is beloved.
We're within a short walk of:
- West Asheville Yoga Studio
- Local pubs (Universal Joint, Westville Pub, Altamont Brewery, WALK, Isis)
- Very, very good coffee (Odd's Cafe, Waking Life)
- Darn good food (West End Bakery, Nona Mia/Ritrovo, Sunny Point).
In addition to everything within a 1.5-mile walking radius, we're a quick drive from downtown Asheville, the Biltmore Estate, and the French Broad River at Carrier Park (where you can put your kayak or tubes in and float all day).
We have off-street parking available for one visitor car. If you have more than one car, you'll find ample available street parking in the neighborhood. Buses are available within a 5-min. walk.
Other Things to Note
We live in a co-housing community and are very close with our neighbors. We ask that folks not wander around the community, out of respect for our neighbors. Guided tours are available.
Heat is radiant floor heat, so cannot be quickly adjusted. We usually keep it around 72 during the winter. If you'd like it warmer or cooler, please let us know ahead of time so we can set it with enough time for the space to adjust.
We've been getting a lot of reservation requests from brand new Air BnB members who haven't bothered to fill out their profiles. Please fill out your profile. This is our home and we want to be able to do some sort of screening before we say yes. A photo helps, as do the various verifications and a short bio. We're unlikely to feel comfortable welcoming you into our guestroom for several days if all we have to go on is a first name, as you probably wouldn't if it were your house.
We live upstairs and work fairly normal schedules M-F (one of us works from home), and also have a new baby, so just ask that you not be loud past 10pm.
Since this is a co-housing community, where we are close with our neighbors, we ask that you respect the grounds and property - close the gate when you come and go, etc.
Mini-fridge honor bar has local beer and wine available for suggestion of $3/drink. $10 full six-pack or wine bottle.
More than two people are welcome, however there will be a $15/person per night fee for each additional person beyond two.
We felt very welcome to this lovely West Asheville home. The location was spot on for all the cool spots in Asheville. Walking to Sunny Point cafe…need I say more! Our hosts made it cozy and warm during the freezing and snowy weather we had too. We definitely recommend this place to friends and anyone else who needs a place to stay in West Asheville. Thank you Kim!
Wonderful stay! Very convenient local to the city with the feeling of still being in the forest because of the backyard. Would definitely stay again!
An excellent experience! Everything was exactly as listed online. The apartment was cozy and spacious, great for my partner and I. The location was perfect, walking distance to the lovely West Asheville and a short drive to downtown and the mountains. Kim was very helpful and accessible for questions before our stay. The Sunny Point gift card was such a sweet gesture and added a lovely touch to a great weekend.
My partner and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend it!
We loved staying here! It is just as described - warm and inviting, and walking distance to plenty of great restaurants, shops, and bars on Haywood Road. Although we did not get to meet Kim and her partner as they were out of town, they were easy to communicate with and gave us all of the information that we needed. We would stay there again in a heartbeat!
My boyfriend and I had a fantastic experience at Kim's home. While we didn't have a chance to meet Kim, she made us feel very welcome. This place is so cozy and homey. Lots of love! There is a great comfortable couch in the yoga room now. There are three big windows that let in lots of natural light and if you're a yogi, this space is the jam for an early morning practice. We definitely enjoyed the peaceful patio as well.
The apartment is rather spacious, bigger than I expected from the photos. Mini-fridge with stocked honor bar, microwave, really comfortable bed and nice hot shower. They were kind enough to the leave the thermostat set warm for our arrival on a chilly night. Kim also left us a thoughtful note and gift card for a local breakfast spot a little under a mile away, which we really appreciated. The neighborhood is beautiful and we had an awesome walk our first morning. The condo is only a short drive from Asheville, about 5 miles, which was perfect for popping in and out. I really appreciated how quiet the neighborhood was while still being convenient to town.
A must stay if traveling through Asheville!
Kim's directions were spot on and we found the apartment with ease. The apartment itself was so cozy and lovely. There is one bedroom with a full bed, a full bath, a galley kitchen, and a main living space. Kim put an amazing amount of forethought into preparing for our stay. The kitchen has a two-burner with a kettle, a microwave, a small sink, cabinets stocked with mugs/bowls/plates/cutlery, and a mini fridge stocked with a few craft beers/wine for the taking. If you wanted to drink any of the drinks provided in the mini fridge, Kim posted a suggested price to leave behind based on an honor system. Having the two-burner was perfect for using the provided french press for coffee making in the morning.
Location of the apartment was perfect. A short walk to a few pubs/coffee shops as well as a short drive (10 mins) to the downtown area.
After a long day of walking through Asheville, it was a lovely apartment to come home to and wind down. It felt very "home-y" and private.
If you decide to stay here, YOU MUST go to Nona Mia, a restaurant that Kim suggests in the listing. It was the best meal we had all weekend.
All in all, I had a very pleasant experience!
We have a baby and with that came a few extra requests. Kim was very hospitable, went the extra mile for us, and our stay was great. Clean, comfortable... everything we needed! We'd never been to a co-housing community before and really enjoyed the experience. The location was nice- we even walked to breakfast Saturday morning. Sunny Point Cafe is yummy! We would stay here again.
I'm a writer and I live in a co-housing community in West Asheville. I moved here from Seattle, WA, in 2010 to write a book about a woman who used folk music to empower communities toward social justice back in the 1930s-50s. I mostly cover folk/roots/Americana music and am happy to talk about it ad nauseam. My partner is a family doctor and we're both into good local food, acoustic music, exercise, and traveling. She has a natural, freakish knack for making up delicious cocktails. Most of our travel time is domestic, visiting friends all over the country. But, we also know the value of a good do-nothing beach vacation.
Five things I can't live without (aside from food, water, etc): family, friends, time to relax, time to be creative, travel/exploration.