About this listing
The house is set up to run by itself and I've put everything I can tell you on the listing. I'm fortunate to have a busy life and you can find answers here if you can't get hold of me :)
Airbnb gives the room to the first person who books it, there may be several people asking for the same dates. Don't miss your chance!
I also list "The Keep" on airbnb.
Comfortable clean shared home in historic Kenilworth neighborhood with off-street parking. Right in the middle of wonderful Asheville.
Bedroom with shared bath and single bed. Use of kitchen including cabinet space for your groceries. Wi-fi is available of course. Enjoy morning coffee on the deck watching the birds.
We have an assortment of interesting games, big screen for DVD and roku.
Fenced yard great for dogs, neighborhood great for walking dogs. We welcome dogs who are friendly, well behaved and pick up their poop in the yard AND in the neighborhood. What's that, your dog can't scoop poop? But you will? OK that will be fine.
I offer some flexibility about cancellations on a case-by-case basis. I just don't want to pay airbnb for the privilege of having your booking cancelled. We can talk.
Kenilworth is right in the center of wonderful Asheville. Walking distance to
Biltmore Estate (you will need wheels to visit the estate)
Mission Hospital, AB Tech.
1.5 miles to downtown
Easy access to
Blue Ridge Parkway
River Arts District
the mall, freeways.
One block from the bus stop
The weekly guide and events calendar, Mountain Xpress has a website with lots of info
I love to meet people, make them feel welcome and at home.
There's always so much going on in Asheville and the food is great. I hope you'll try our local restaurants, visit our artists, hike in the woods, catch some live music, go dancing. After all that you can come back here for a good night's sleep in your cozy bed.
Interaction with guests
If you need me send me a message via airbnb and I'll get back to you as soon as I can.
Check-in is 3:00 pm, check-out is 11:00 a.m.
Please park on the left side of the driveway on a diagonal (see photo). The space in front of the garage belongs to the upstairs tenants, please do not park there nor block the driveway.
You are sharing the house with me and my cat, Polly.
Please clean up after yourself, put dishes in the dishwasher, help with taking out trash and recycle. Trash pickup is Wednesday morning, feel free to take the barrel to the curb.
Keep the kitchen clean so others can use it. That includes washing the pots, knives, utensils and wiping down the stove, cutting board and counters.
Keep the bathroom clean.
The broom is in the hall closet when the floor needs to be swept.
Please read the little notes posted in the house.
You'll find dishes in the china hutch and in the little kitchen cabinets. There's coffee and mini-moos, sweeteners and tea .
Turn off appliances when you are done with them.
There's a mini-fridge in your room and a the guest cupboard in the kitchen.
Refrain from burning candles, incense or anything flammable.
Quiet time (talk low and walk softly) 10 pm to 8 a.m. unless everyone in the house wants to stay up late. Last one to bed please turn off porch light.
Please check with me before bringing other people to my home.
Conserve water and power, they are precious resources.
In warm weather, please open the windows at night to cool the house, close them in the morning before it gets hot. There is a heavy curtain by the dining room window to block the intense morning sun on hot days.
The living room thermostat is automatic, use up/down arrows if you need some heat/cooling outside the scheduled times but please be conservative. DO NOT press "hold".
Close the windows if the AC is on!! When in doubt press the "run" button and it will do what it's supposed to do.
No drugs. No smoking. Light alcohol use OK.
I have a cat.
We welcome dogs who are cat-, dog- and people-friendly, well behaved and pick up their poop in the yard AND in the neighborhood. No dogs on the furniture please. If I forget to put the doggie sheet in your room to protect the bed there should be one or two on the top shelf of the hall closet.
Cats please stay off the counters and tables.
I enjoy community, domestic life, dancing, vintage stuff, textiles, mountains, rivers, gardens, cats, other people's dogs, adventure, the Caribbean, cooking, eating, games, funky art, funky artists, yard sales, growers' markets, fireflies.
I think about how things work, how systems interconnect, cause and effect. I have million dollar ideas and don't develop them.
I like to have a purpose or a project, can't go somewhere new just to be a tourist. During leisure time I like to read a good book, play Bananagrams or watch something off-beat.
My hosting style is casual and tidy (I know, it's an enigma). Come in, make yourself comfortable, explore the kitchen and commons so you know where to find things. Feel free to turn on the roku box and watch Netflix or Hulu or enjoy Pandora radio. I'm living a busy life but I love to meet new people and connect. I usually get over to the house for a while every day to do chores and check on things.