About This Listing
Our clean, contemporary cottage is a perfect executive retreat! After a long day of work, it is good to relax in a calming environment, isolated from, yet close to the city. The place is your own. Unwind.
The Cottage in Asheville is a comfortable cottage with hammock and swing strung from old-growth oak trees. Located only 1.25 miles from downtown Asheville and only three blocks from UNCA, the cottage is the perfect place for an extended stay for the traveling exec or the young explorer wanting to see all that Western North Carolina has to offer.
The lofted ceiling gives this small space an airy, open quality. A memory foam mattress on the queen-size bed will coax you to a peaceful night's rest.
The bathroom has a glass enclosed, subway tile corner shower and tile floor. A suntube brings in exterior light even if the blinds are closed.
The modern kitchen is complete with granite counter top, induction range, microwave/convection oven, two stage water filter, dishwasher and under-counter refrigerator. A complete six place table setting means three meals for two before a trip to the dishwasher is needed.
A loveseat and chair grace the reading/living area. As the cottage is meant to be a quiet retreat, there is no TV, but their is a high-speed Internet connection for you to use for entertainment or for keeping in touch with the home office. And, a Bluetooth speaker allows you to play music from your Bluetooth enabled device.
The cottage is located one block off Merrimon Avenue and public transit. Walking paths on the Glenns Creek Greenway are one block away. And, the cottage is a short walk from the UNCA Botanical Gardens.
Like great food? You'll find Thai food, Italian food, burritos, sushi, barbecue, home-style, locally grown meals, ice cream, pastries and sandwiches all within 1/2 mile of the cottage.
You can stock up on groceries at the Whole Foods Market, Trader Joe's, Harris Teeter, The Fresh Market or Ingles Grocery, all within 1-1/4 miles. And, Saturday mornings during the growing season, the North Asheville Tailgate Market at UNCA offers fresh produce, meats and dairy products as well as breakfast crepes and fresh coffee prepared on the premises. Local musicians entertain as people gather and peruse the local offerings.
In spite of the convenience, the cottage feels like it is nestled in its own park. Contemporary, elegant, convenient... The Cottage In Asheville.
The green spaces adjacent to the cottage are available to our guests.
We try to provide a short orientation to our guests on arrival. We live next door to the cottage and work from home. However, we give our guests as much privacy as they desire.
(Check-in: 4:00PM / Check-out: 11:00AM)
The green spaces adjacent to the cottage are available to our guests.
Interaction with Guests
We try to provide a short orientation to our guests upon arrival. We live next door to the cottage and work from home. However, we give our guests as much privacy as they desire.
We are one block away from the Glenn's Creek Greenway, 1/2 mile from the Botanical Gardens of UNC-A, 1 mile from excellent grocery shopping including a WholeFoods and Trader Joe's and 1.25 miles from downtown Asheville.
A stroll down the beautiful greenway will take you to within 1/2 mile of downtown Asheville. Sidewalks will take you the rest of the way.
Other Things to Note
(Check-in: 4:00PM / Check-out: 11:00AM)
Fresh towels twice a week.
Fresh linens and housecleaning weekly.
The cottage is in a residential neighborhood. We expect our guests to appreciate the quiet, relaxed environment we offer. Loud, noisy partying really should be done in a more appropriate place. To this end, there is no TV in the cottage.
No smoking on the premises! No pets.
There is off-street parking for one vehicle. Additional vehicles will need to be parked on the street.
Treat the cottage with care. We poured our hearts into making it a sweet spot for you to unwind in.
Enjoy the yard! Rest in the hammock. Swing!
*** Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM ***
Our hosts were welcoming, friendly and excited to share their lovely cottage with us! Their excitement about their project was infectous as we were shown the cottage and grounds. We were in a quiet neighborhood bordering the NCUA campus and just minutes from downtown. Anne & Joe have the cutest, cleanest cottage and their creativity in the design shows not just in making the most of a limited space but in the landscape surrounding it as well. We could not have been more pleased with the lovely accommodations or the lovely people who were our hosts!
Perfect getaway! Annie and Joe could not have been more hospitable:) The Cottage is amazing! Their attention to detail did not go unnoticed. Celebrating my husband's 60th Birthday will certainly be memorable thanks to Annie and Joe. Highly recommend if in Asheville, to rent this place! Clean, fully equipped and absolutely beautiful:) Thanks again to our hosts.
Absolutely amazing stay at the cottage! Annie met us for check-in and was an absolute delight. She included a thorough tour of the cottage that put to rest any questions we might encounter.
The space is impeccable and bright. I enjoyed the sun streaming in the skylights in the morning. The kitchen has all you could desire to create a gourmet meal and was perfect for making breakfast in the two mornings we were there.
The cottage is within walking distance of many great restaurants and the university botanical gardens. We ate our way across downtown one night by visiting Curate, the Chocolate Lounge, and a handful of local breweries (including the Funkatorium an offshoot of Wicked Weed that only serves sours!!).
I can't wait to plan another trip to Asheville and another stay at the cottage :)
Staying at The Cottage was a wonderful experience. Both Anne and Joe were absolutely wonderful. Anne provided fresh cut roses for Danielle and I for our anniversary, and Joe fixed the internet for us during a storm late one night.
The Cottage itself is absolutely beautiful. The lighting during the day is something that can really only be understood once it is seen. You can tell how much love and care they have put in the place. The kitchen is to die for. Even though we didn't cook anything, the sheer fact that they had an induction cook top made us swoon.
This was our first airbnb experience and while we had some trepidation at first, this stay with Anne and Joe has completely changed my mind. Not only was this more affordable than a hotel, the location, the design, the hosts, and the atmosphere was superior in all aspects.
We loved this place and when we head up to Asheville again, we will definitely be back.
My wife and I loved our stay at the cottage. The space is beautifully laid-out, everything was incredibly comfortable, and the location was very convenient to everything. All in all this was a perfect place to stay for a long weekend in Asheville and we look forward to returning again!
About the Host, Anne & Joe
I am a singer/songwriter, voice talent, and amateur gardener. I love the arts, eating yummy food with friends and family, and the outdoors (especially horseback riding at Hickory Nut Gap Farm or jumping into one of our beautiful mountain swimming holes!). I'm grateful for the opportunities I've had to travel abroad and learn about other cultures. I feel extremely fortunate to have been born and raised in such a wonderful community as Asheville. I love my hometown and all things about the Blue Ridge Mountains.
My husband, Joe Ebel, is a Wisconsin native and has lived here in Asheville for 14 years. He is an an amazing musician, website developer, chef, handyman and just a great guy and fantastic husband! We manage several properties, all next door to us. We love the green space that surrounds us, the peacefulness of our setting, and the proximity to the downtown Asheville scene.
Joe and I met through music. We both write and perform. Between the two of us, we have five CDs of original, acoustic music. If you've seen the Ken Burns National Parks Series TV show on PBS, you've probably heard Joe's violin playing!
He also pays mandolin and acoustic and electric guitar.
Joe and I created a mission statement years ago, and it still holds:
'Create and sustain harmony and balance in ourselves and the world, through loving relationships, artful music, comfortable, peaceful environments and integrity of mind and body.'
Great dry-rubbed ribs, pulled pork sandwiches and large beverage selection. And only one block from the cottage!
Great home cooking with lots of locally grown ingredients. Their fried chicken is excellent and they have great breakfast biscuits until 11AM. Check out the T-shirts that say "Localler, y'all!)
Highly recommended if you like Thai food! Ask for mild entrees if you can't handle the heat! The food is very fresh and cooked to order.
Relaxing greenway alongside a creek. Only one block away!
Mmmmm! Frozen Custard... So close, so good!!!
Authentic New York Style Pizza by the slice and deli sandwiches. We like their 'Rachel', a variation on the Reuben, but with pastrami instead of corned beef.
Antebellum Ale, Lusty Monk Mustard,Blueberry Kale... but don't let those flavors scare you, they are all delicious even though a bit(?!) quirky. Standard flavors abound. Coffee, too!
Anne and I eat here regularly. Great 'Blue Roll' with sea bass. Reasonably priced.
HUGE burritos! Great prices and plenty of food.
You like Italian? Check out Vinnie's.
A short walk to nice area along a stream. Plants are labeled and there is a visitors center, too.
Vegan restaurant just one mile away. Our guests have said it's a world-class restaurant.
A nice, big-box grocery store, across the street from Trader Joe's and 1/2 block from Greenlife Grocery (WholeFoods).
Ever been to one? If you have, you know why we listed it here. Check 'em out!
Lot's of organic offerings. A good selection of gluten-free breads and a deli for fast takeout. They have excellent cookies, too!
The best Indian food we've eaten! Say "Hi" to Anoop from Annie and Joe!
"Bon apetit, y'all" is there byline. Fabulous French food for feeding famished folks! (Too much alliteration?)
"Southern Cooking with a twist." Tupelo Honey Cafe received accolades from the New York Times, Southern Living Magazine, The Food Network, Turner South Television and others.
Food & Wine picked Farm Burger as one of the 25 Best Burgers in the U.S.!
One of Bon Appetit's "50 Nominees for Best New Restaurant in 2014." Ranked #5 in Southern Living's "100 Best Restaurants in the South."
From the New York Times: "...a wide range of precise, complex dishes. ... The lamb skewers were marinated with a perfect blend of Moorish spices." YUM!!!
I love their 'Pit Bull on Crack' coffee! Don't be alarmed, it's just coffee. they describe it as a dark roast with attitude! Say hi to Andi and Greg for me!
The Food Network was there! Need I say more? TripAdvisor rank of 4.5 from 362 reviews. The New York Times called The Admiral "...one of Asheville’s hottest tables; reservations recommended."
Excellent desserts and deli selection!
America's largest private residence, built in the 1890s. Gorgeous gardens and an amazing castle of a house!