About this listing
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.
Great spot in West Asheville. When we arrived Kim recommended a few great restaurants about a half mile from her house-easy to walk or bike too (we did both easily). Bed was comfy-spot was cozy. We will be back to visit!
We had a blast! Kim was super polite, helpful, and welcoming. We were celebrating our 5th anniversary and their apartment provided us the rest and relaxation we needed to go out on day trips in the mountains and throughout Asheville. She was very quick about responding to our questions and gave us great recommendations for where to eat and attractions to check out.
The space was very clean and homey. We felt comfortable as soon as we walked in. Even though it's a short walk from the heart of West Asheville, it felt private and secluded.
Kim's place was great and very well located! It was close to some of the places we wanted to eat at like Biscuit Head, the Admiral, and Sunny Pointe Cafe and was a quick drive to downtown, the NC Arboretum, and Biltmore! The space was a good size, with the bedroom, kitchenette, and yoga room/living room being more than enough room for the 2 of us! Everything was ready when we got there and very clean and comfortable. Would definitely stay here again.
Kim was amazing and made us feel very welcome, as well as accommodating requests. We loved our visit to Asheville!!
We had an amazing time staying at Kim's home. It was very spacious and comfortable. The whole place was clean and cozy. She even went above and beyond and left beer an wine in the freezer and a gift card to our favorite breakfast in Asheville. The neighborhood was calm and cozy. She was very accommodating with our one year old (who had a few moments of one year old crying tantrums). Overall the stay was exactly how it was advertised! Thanks!
Kim's place was perfect!
It was at a great location, very clean and comfy. She was very easy to get a hold of for questions.
I'd definitely stay here again! Awesome spot in Asheville
About the Host, Kim
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.