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

53 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this South French Broad holiday house

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.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Owner
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Speaks english, french, spanish

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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Reviews

4.9
based on 53 traveller reviews

Elegant Downtown Asheville Homestay Near River Arts District - 4 Min to Biltmore
average rating of 4.924528 based on 69 reviews
Beaufort, South Carolina
5

Thanksgiving at Green Gables

  • 5 of 5

We highly recommend this rental for many reasons--beginning with "what you see is what you get." No surprises between the beautiful photographs and the beautiful home you will find--perfectly appointed, everything you could need or want to be comfortable, and within distance of Biltmore and downtown Asheville. We absolutely loved feeling "at home," with 5 adults and two dogs over Thanksgiving. Had everything we needed to prepare a complete Thanksgiving dinner and enjoy our time together. Owner is most welcoming to people and pets (with special treats, quilts and blankets just for our furry ones) and, a bottle of wine, for us. We loved her and loved this rental. Shall return. Definitely!!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Delightful Birthday Celebration in Ashville

  • 5 of 5

Our immediate family decided to celebrate my wife's 70th birthday in Ashville. The chosen rental unit proved to be a perfect setting for this celebration.

Before our departure, the owner was invaluable in providing important information about the area and the weather. Upon our arrival, we were warmly greeted by the owner who had also arranged for several items to commemorate my wife's birthday.

Our party consisted of a total of 7 people--5 adults and 2 children. The 5 adults slept on the 2 regular beds and the pull-out couch, while the owner provided a playpen for the younger child (1-year old) and a shorter mattress for the older (5-year old). With 2 full bathrooms and a fully-appointed kitchen, this rental unit comfortably met our needs. The house also comes with WI-FI and cable, and the front porch provides some spectacular views.

While in Ashville, we spent the daytime seeing some of the local sights, but it was convenient to come back to the house and relax as a family at the end of the day. With the younger kids, it was nice to order take-out food from several of the local restaurants and bring that back to the house for an informal dinner.

At the end of our family reunion, we were all happy that we had chosen this area and house for this celebration--especially the kids. The owner was a pleasure to work with and provided us with a lot of good info. I highly recommend this rental property.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Picayune, Mississippi
5

Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful house that's very conveniently located to everything in the historic Asheville area. The owner is so kind and generous and it truly is like coming back home at the end of each day. I highly recommend this rental for your vacation!!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Charming older home

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a girls' trip to Asheville and the Biltmore in the fall. Leaves were still in color and Biltmore was already set up for Christmas. House was well maintained, comfortable, convenient. Owner is very gracious. We happened upon great restaurants throughout Asheville. Enjoyed the Arboretum. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Nicely updated older home - very comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

Myself and two friends came to Asheville for the Brewgrass festival and a couple of days hiking.

Our main priority was to be within walking distance of Downtown Asheville, this house is almost exactly one mile from downtown - a very do-able walk.

The owner is very hospitable and gracious. She lives upstairs, but don't let that bother you, I am sure we kept her awake more than once laughing. She is a very enjoyable person to chat with as well.

Georgia went out of her way to make sure we basics so we would not be rushed into running to the grocery store - what a wonderful, thoughtful idea!

The house is nicely decorated, has great seating on the front porch and roomy enough for three guys.

Thanks Georgia great stay!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

weekend stay

  • 5 of 5

We came to Asheville for the weekend just to check out the city. We were just a few dollar uber ride from almost anywhere downtown and ended up on the FANTASTIC porch for longer than we planned just bc it was amazing! The house is very well furnished and I highly recommend it!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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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:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
PEAK SEASON
26 May 2016 - 9 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$289
A$1,834
A$10,076
 
 
WINTER
10 Jan 2017 - 28 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$235
A$1,270
A$5,374
 
 
EARLY SPRING
1 Mar 2017 - 19 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$249
A$1,364
A$6,717
 
 
LATE SPRING
20 Apr 2017 - 24 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$269
A$1,552
A$8,061
 
 
PEAK
25 May 2017 - 9 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$289
A$1,834
A$10,076
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee A$128 + Tax
Cleaning Fee A$141 + Tax
Property Damage Protection A$79
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.

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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:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
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:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • 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

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