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Lillian Lilly

Member since: 2004
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Speaks english

Attractive Cottage Surrounded by Gardens

14 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Photos and Description of this Laurel Park holiday cottage

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 3)

As you pass through the stone pillars and drive up the winding rhododendron-lined driveway you will be transported into the by-gone era of the early 1900s when travelers sought solace in the mountain retreats of North Carolina. This renovated cottage is attractively decorated and tucked away on a private 12-acre estate in Laurel Park dating from the early 1900s. Only 1 ½ miles from downtown, you will be minutes from the shops and restaurants of Hendersonville and Flat Rock, yet have the privacy of this comfortable retreat. Enjoy the mountain views and acres of attractively landscaped gardens featuring mountain laurel, hydrangeas, rhododendron, azaleas and peonies. From your cottage, take a short stroll on well-maintained walking trails to a pretty neighborhood stream or a scenic pond.

The cottage has heart pine floors and paneling making a very cozy retreat. The sunroom has views of the gardens on three sides and a brick wood burning fireplace to take the chill off late fall evenings. There are two bedrooms and a shared bath. The master bedroom has a queen size bed with a down comforter. The second bedroom has a single bed.

The cottage is located just 18 miles south of Asheville. It is a short drive if you want to spend a day exploring the Biltmore House and grounds or the shops of Biltmore Village. You will be close to Dupont State Forest which boasts a number of beautiful waterfalls as well as various hiking and biking trails. Whether you want to spend the day fly fishing on the Davidson River in Pisgah National Forest, take a picnic and drive up to the Blue Ridge Parkway, or go to a play at the Flat Rock Playhouse, your hosts will be happy to advise you. We do not allow smoking or pets on the property.

Keywords: Cottage

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  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Lillian Lilly (Owner)
Member since: 2004
Call Owner
Speaks english

About Lillian Lilly

We moved to the area because we found that we were traveling here most weekends to take advantage of the hiking, kayaking, golfing and outdoor activities.

Lillian Lilly purchased this cottage in 2002

Why Lillian Lilly chose North Carolina

The property was one of the first ones that we saw and we decided to take on the challenge of a renovation. We loved the historic character and the beauty of the mature landscaping. The view is beautiful and we love it during all of the seasons of the year.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage is convenient to downtown yet is private on our 12 areas. The rocking chairs on the porch are a perfect place to read and enjoy the blooming rhododendron.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our guest cottage is a well furnished retreat surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens. Enjoy the May peonies and mountain laurel, June rhododendron, and July and August hydrangeas. We look forward to your visit.
Mar 2004
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based on 14 traveller reviews

Attractive Cottage Surrounded by Gardens
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

Loved the little cottage

  • 5 of 5

The stay was very enjoyable! Everything was clean and quaint. The location in town could not be better with a access to downtown Hendersonville. Thankful to Lilly for an enjoyable stay and hope to return soon.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Winter Park, Florida

We Felt Like We Were "Home" As Soon As We Arrived

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I felt like we were “Home” as soon as we arrived at this charming cottage. The owner met us and showed us around the cottage and made us feel welcome. She was extremely pleasant and throughout our stay in Laurel Cottage.

The kitchen was well stocked and organized. The cottage is clean and quiet.

This was our first visit to Hendersonville and we felt very fortunate that we picked Laurel Cottage for our month-long stay. It is in a great location in Hendersonville – just a 3 minute drive to downtown, and so easy to access all sections of the area. It is located in Laurel Park, the most picturesque neighborhood in Hendersonville.

The grounds of their property are absolutely beautiful! Every morning we would get our exercise by taking a walk admiring their beautiful landscaping. Since we stayed there 30 days in May/early June, we got to enjoy all the flowers in bloom on the grounds: mountain laurel, rhododendrons, azaleas, a field of many different colors of wild flowers, including red poppies and bachelor buttons. Oh My!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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atlanta, ga

a rainy weekend get-away

  • 5 of 5

My (adult) daughter and I came to the cottage for a quiet weekend get-away, and it was perfect. The mattresses, comforters and fireplace fulfilled all of our 'comfy / cozy' needs. The kitchen was fully stocked for almost any level of food preparation--how convenient. Since the weather was rainy during most of our stay, we didn't take advantage of local hiking trails, but we spent time in Hendersonville and Asheville--and both are an easy drive from the cottage. The mountain views from the cottage are breathtaking and deeply relaxing. I hope to bring my husband back for a weekend get-away sometime in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pinopolis, SC 29469

Laurel Cottage

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have just returned from another pleasant week-long stay at Laurel Cottage. We absolutely love our visits there. The cozy, comfortable and immaculately clean cottage is nestled on a high hilltop in a lovely garden and woodland setting with mountain views. The quaint and well furnished cottage is situated in a very private and secure location with beautiful grounds and paths to walk. We enjoyed very much the warmth, serenity and tranquility of the cottage and it's surroundings. We looked forward to returning each evening from a day of fun to relax and settle in for a good night's sleep. Some days we just lounged around and indulged in the comforts of the cottage and the beauty of the landscape.

The owner, very gracious, personable and accommodating, offers all the essentials for a wonderful, relaxing getaway whether it be a few days, a week, or an extended stay. We do not hesitate to highly recommend Laurel Cottage.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy,beautiful little cottage in the woods

  • 5 of 5

Just had a great girl's getaway in this lovely cottage! Immaculate and lovely! Would highly recommend this cottage!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Apple Valley, CA

Like staying at grandmas....

  • 5 of 5

My husband, myself, and two teenage sons stayed here for a week while visiting my parents. We needed to stay out from under their feet since my dad had just gotten out of the hospital. This cottage was perfect for us. There was room for everyone to stretch out, it was super clean, and we had the supplies we needed. We went on the hikes right from the cottage, used the basketball court on the property, and were a close drive to activities and shopping. Owner answered my question about the driveway quickly (one drive going up, another going down as it has room for only one car). There are notes about that and other info on the cabin on the dresser in the foyer which we didn't see right away. The other tip about the cottage is that there are actually two ways into the one bathroom so the kids didn't have to walk through our bedroom to get to it. Best of all, the cottage just has a charm to it that you can't find in a hotel or modern home. We are hoping that when we come back next summer that the cottage won't be rented out yet. It would be hard to find a place we liked this much!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fly Fishing, Outdoor Music Concerts


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Laurel Park, North Carolina

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer and Fall
1 Jun 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
Late Fall and Winter
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
1 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee A$79
Tax Rate 11.75%

This is a non-smoking property and we do not allow pets. We recommend no more than three adults. Rates are subject to change until the reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Laurel Park

Property Type:
  • cottage
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1050 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Town
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
Historical property, No Pets, No Smoking