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

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,300 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 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:
20 June, 2018

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:
  • 1300 sq ft
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

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.911111 based on 106 reviews
Westminster, MA
5

Met all my expectations and more .

  • 5 of 5

I knew as soon as I made my reservations that Green Gables would be wonderful and it was everything I expected. Georgia made sure everything was perfect from cookies on the kitchen table to wine on the coffee table. The house was impeccable and the wrap around veranda was a wonderful place to sit and rest after a day of touring Asheville. The beds were very comfortable, bathrooms so clean, quality sheets & plenty of towels. The kitchen well stocked if you wanted to cook in and Georgia provided milk, bread and assorted cereals to start off our day. I look forward to returning to Green Gables again and have recommended it to my friends and even a tourist at The Biltmore.

  • Review Submitted: 04/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

Great location. The house is beautiful.

  • Review Submitted: 26/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Leesburg, Virginia
5

The house is perfect-comfortable and elegant! My friends and I really enjoyed our down time there.

  • 5 of 5

Georgia is a gracious host, willing to answer questions and give information without being at all intrusive of your privacy —very appreciated!

  • Review Submitted: 22/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfection

  • 5 of 5

The home, porch and gardens were beautiful! Georgia had a welcome letter, bottle of wine and home baked cookies waiting for us. A large binder in the home had all kinds of information on Asheville. We enjoyed the Biltmore, Pisgah National Forest, and downtown area breweries and restaurants. Our host was just a call away if needed, but was not intrusive. We came home Saturday night to twinkle lights lit up on the large wrap around porch.

  • Review Submitted: 22/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Berkshire County Massachusetts
5

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Georgia has created a wonderful home with thoughtful touches that made our stay comfortable and relaxing. It was everything we could have asked for. A quiet residential neighborhood, yet still in the city and close enough to walk to the downtown area restaurants. She has decorated the home with all the special items needed to make you feel at home. We were able to cook morning meals and relax before heading out for a day of exploration. She lives upstairs, but you hardly every hear her, and she is not intrusive although available if needed. The home itself is charming and we LOVED the radiant heat in the master bath floor! Can’t thank Georgia enough for helping to make our stay perfect! We’ll be back!

  • Review Submitted: 01/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wayne, NJ
5

Excellent location and dog friendly

  • 5 of 5

Green Gables is an excellent place for a stay. Centrally located to downtown and the Biltmore House, it is easy access to all things Asheville. Additionally, the house is perfect for dogs of all sizes. The big fenced in front yard and enclosed patio gives them plenty of space to roam around. The house itself is cozy and each bedroom has enough space even for a large crate. Overall, recommend if your dog needs a vacation as well. Here are some other highlights and lowlights to consider:

Highlights

- Georgia the owner is fabulous and will keep you well informed before and during your stay

- Great location, central to everything

- House is spacious and the kitchen has plenty of room for cooking

- Nice spots on the porch or out back to relax

Lowlights

- Parking is at the back of the house and can be a little tough to manage if you have larger vehicles. Street parking is available.

- Beds are not very comfortable and small if you're used to King sized or larger beds

One final item - parking in Asheville is horrible so I suggest you Uber most places you go. If you must drive, go downtown early to find a good spot and remember parking on the streets is free after 6pm on weekdays.

  • Review Submitted: 26/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
30 May 2018 - 28 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$305
AU$1,994
AU$10,174
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$14 per night, per additional guest
 
PEAK
29 Jun 2018 - 8 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$319
AU$1,994
AU$10,174
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$14 per night, per additional guest
 
PEAK
9 Jul 2018 - 29 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$305
AU$1,994
AU$10,174
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$14 per night, per additional guest
 
PEAK
30 Aug 2018 - 4 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
AU$332
AU$1,994
AU$10,174
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$14 per night, per additional guest
 
PEAK
5 Sep 2018 - 12 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$292
AU$1,994
AU$10,174
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$14 per night, per additional guest
 
PEAK
13 Sep 2018 - 26 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$305
AU$1,994
AU$10,174
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$14 per night, per additional guest
 
PEAK
27 Sep 2018 - 3 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$319
AU$1,994
AU$10,174
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$14 per night, per additional guest
 
LEAF SEASON
4 Oct 2018 - 7 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$332
AU$2,089
AU$10,174
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$14 per night, per additional guest
 
FALL
8 Nov 2018 - 19 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$305
AU$1,892
AU$8,139
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$14 per night, per additional guest
 
FALL
20 Nov 2018 - 26 Nov 2018
5 night minimum stay
AU$332
AU$2,164
AU$8,139
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$14 per night, per additional guest
 
LATE FALL
27 Nov 2018 - 18 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$298
AU$1,892
AU$8,139
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$14 per night, per additional guest
 
WINTER
19 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
AU$373
AU$2,136
AU$8,139
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$14 per night, per additional guest
 
WINTER
3 Jan 2019 - 8 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
AU$292
AU$1,567
AU$5,426
 
 
WINTER
9 Jan 2019 - 16 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
AU$237
AU$1,567
AU$5,426
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$14 per night, per additional guest
 
WINTER
17 Jan 2019 - 21 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
AU$305
AU$1,567
AU$5,426
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$14 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
AU$305
AU$1,892
AU$10,174
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee AU$128.87 + Tax
Property Damage Protection AU$80.03
Cleaning Fee AU$142.43 + Tax

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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