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Elegant Downtown Asheville Homestay Near River Arts District - 4 Min to Biltmore

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 116 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

This charming home in the heart of Asheville recalls the elegance of bygone days. The ground floor has a full 1250 square feet of private space, including 2 large bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room with sleeper sofa, and a large, fully equipped kitchen and dining area.

Green Gables of Asheville, restored by the Interior Designer/Owner, features high coffered ceilings and original period details throughout. Each of the two large bedrooms has its own wood-burning fireplace and seating area. The living room, furnished with the comfortable elegance of 1920's period antiques, features a third fireplace and a large flat screen with high definition cable TV and DVD player. There are beautiful antique chandeliers, ceiling fans, and restored heart-of-pine wood floors throughout.

The large second bathroom (en-suite master bath) features twin lavatories, a shower, and a deep soaking tub in a separate alcove with an antique stained glass window and candle sconces on the tumbled-travertine walls. The porcelain floor tiles are heated. Plug cell phones and computers directly into special wall outlets for recharging.

Green Gables is CLOSE TO EVERYTHING – so take a break from sightseeing or shopping to relax on the huge wrap around porch. Sit in the romantic swing that overlooks the gardens or dine al fresco, and watch the dozens of birds that frequent the bird feeders all day long. The porch is the place to gather on balmy summer evenings to watch the moon rise and to soak up the relaxing, candlelight atmosphere.

Maps and activity guides are provided to help you plan your days and evenings. The home is provided with every convenience – soaps, shampoo and luxury towels, cable TV and CD player (IPod ready), lots of board games, entertainment libraries, wireless high-speed internet, unlimited long distance telephone, a fully equipped gourmet kitchen with outdoor gas grill, cribs and high chair for babies, and luxurious linens and pillow-top mattresses that promise a restful night’s sleep.

The famous BILTMORE ESTATE is only four minutes away, and Asheville’s restaurants, coffee houses, museums, art galleries, and live entertainment are even closer. Shoppers will love the boutiques and the charming, eclectic shops. Many antique stores and warehouses are located less than 10 minutes away – an antique hunter’s paradise with bargains galore. You can walk (15 minutes) to a great organic grocery store. The area is also great for sports enthusiasts. It's a 15-minute walk to one of the best clay tennis courts in the US and a 10-minute drive to the nearest golf course. Great biking - level bike paths near the house (including Biltmore Estate bike paths), and hilly terrain in town and on the Blue Ridge Parkway. There is even a skateboard park within walking distance.

A 7 minute walk brings you to the River Arts District with sidewalk cafes and more than 135 artists’ studios, where some of the best art in America is produced. Other nearby activities include spas, YWCA (10 minute walk), live music & dancing (17 minute walk), yoga (including Bikram Yoga), farmers markets, and University of North Carolina activities – and much, much more. This elegant and luxurious vacation homestay is a place to experience a romantic getaway that you will remember always.

Green Gables is pet friendly and child friendly. Well-behaved dogs will be considered (pet fee applies.) There is a large fenced dog park nearby. The veranda and front yard are fenced and gated for the security of small children and pets. Low-rise beds are available for small children, as well as cribs, high chair, and baby bath. The elegant and luxurious designer fabrics are all washable, pillows and cushions are slip-covered. The sturdy antique furniture has been selected to withstand use. Excellent facilities for day care and summer camp programs are located nearby.

Please note that there is a 5-night minimum stay for all major holidays.

Keywords: House, Downtown Asheville, Biltmore Estate, River Arts District, Breweries. Walk Downtown

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2008
Speaks english, french, spanish
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
19 July, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a great time at Green Gables! Finding accommodation for a 10-month-old & two dogs isn't easy, and this was a perfect spot close to downtown, the Biltmore, and the NC Arboretum. Thanks again!

Kaitlin, Steven & Baby Molly (and Devon & Zevon - Woof,Woof!!)
Nov 2010
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in South French Broad, North Carolina

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 116 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • video player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Veranda / Loggia
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • ski
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

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Elegant Downtown Asheville Homestay Near River Arts District - 4 Min to Biltmore
average rating of 4.925373 based on 83 reviews
5

Beautiful home near Downtown Asheville, very convenient and charming.

  • 5 of 5

Georgia made our stay so comfortable and easy. The home is beautiful and has everything you need. It was so amazing to have a pack n play crib available for our baby. The home is conveniently located near downtown Asheville and the River Arts District. Georgia has provided information for restaurants, The Biltmore, etc. we would definitely stay here again for our next Asheville trip.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fabulous weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

Green Gables exceeded my expectations. My mother, aunt and sister in law thoroughly enjoyed our stay. It was our first time to Asheville and Georgia was prompt, attentive and answered all of my questions ahead of time.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Family Reunion- a true home away from home experience

  • 5 of 5

Our immediate family of five members, 3 of whom are teenagers, thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Green Gables. Georgia was the most hospitable hostess. We were greeted warmly with a reception of milk and cookies, a bottle of wine, and a loaf of artisan bread from the local bakery to enhance our breakfast of assorted cereals, coffee and tea. The house is elegant and impeccably kept. The first evening of our arrival our Asheville family came over and we enjoyed visiting on the spacious veranda which overlooks a beautiful front lawn enclosed by a white picket fence. The veranda is wheelchair accessible too with a ramp from the ground level at the rear of the house.

The backyard is tastefully landscaped, and from the top of the highest point, one can swing in a chair and enjoy a gentle breeze accompanied by exquisite bird song while sipping a glass of wine or a cup of coffee or tea. The downtown district is just a short drive away with convenient garage parking at reasonable rates. Georgia provided us with suggestions regarding local restaurants and nearby activities and attractions. We enjoyed the local restaurant "farm to table" cuisine and the Zip Line tour at the nearby Adventure Center. We look forward to coming again, and would be happy to recommend Green Gables to anyone visiting the Asheville area.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming home with a lovely host

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Green Gables for our wedding. Georgia, the owner was very informative and helpful from the booking stages to the actual duration. She helped us with all of our many needs and all without a fuss. She was a call or email away with any questions or concerns. She even baked us fresh cookies and made sure we had plenty of coffee, bread and milk. AMAZING!

The house is charming and has much character and was perfect for a large group to gather and get ready prior to the wedding. The porch... oh my, what can I say. The porch was amazing. It was perfect for sitting outside and enjoying our coffee or listening to music and relaxing with a glass of wine. We we very comfortable in this house and felt much at home. he landscaping is pleasantly manicured and the home is perfect. It's obvious that Georgia takes great pride in this property. We plan to be back year after year.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Positive! So many thoughtful amenities.

  • 4 of 5

Wrap around porch & landscaping is first class. Moving out to street from the parking lot takes some getting used to. Interior meticulously maintained.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home within walking distance of downtown Asheville

  • 5 of 5

A group of 5 stayed at Green Gables in late March / early April. The owner, Georgia, was extremely communicative and even shared thoughts on local restaurants, attractions and even directions. The property was well maintained and the interior was well decorated. The exterior was beautiful as well, with a pleasant outdoor seating area with flower garden as well as porch seating. The location was perfect walking distance to many of downtown Asheville's key spots. I would certainly recommend his property and hope to return and rebook next year.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
19 Miles
Asheville Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Many Pubs & Breweries & Nightclubs
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Asheville Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
I-240
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Dozens of World Class Restaurants
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Wolf Laurel Ski Resort

Homestay In The Heart Of Asheville. TheBiltmore Estate is only four minutes away and restaurants, coffee houses, museums, art galleries, and live entertainment are even closer. Shoppers will love the boutiques and the charming, eclectic shops. Dozens of antique stores and warehouses less than 10 minutes away – an antique hunter’s paradise with bargains galore. A 7 minute walk brings you to the River Arts District with sidewalk cafes and more than 135 artists’ studios. Other nearby activities include spas, YWCA (10 min. walk), yoga, live music & dancing (17 min. walk), downtown (14 min. walk), Pritchard Park surrounded by great restaurants and drinking establishments (22 min. walk), Pack Square Park & the City Center (28 min. walk), several nearby farmers markets and organic grocery stores, North Carolina University activities – and much, much more. This elegant and luxurious vacation homestay is a place to experience a romantic getaway that you will remember always.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in South French Broad, North Carolina

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
PEAK
25 May 2017 - 9 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$253
From
A$284
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
A$1,763
A$9,479
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$9 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee A$132.7 + Tax
Pet Fee A$120.06 + Tax
Property Damage Protection A$74.56
Tax Rate 13.0%

5-NIGHT MINIMUM STAY FOR ALL MAJOR HOLIDAYS. A $50/night surcharge applies to major holiday stays that are LESS than 5 nights duration. Midweek stays are sometimes discounted. Dog fee varies - ask Owner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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