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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 - 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 October, 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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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.

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

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.918919 based on 90 reviews
5

Could not be more PERFECT

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I got married in Asheville and stayed here. When we walked in on the first day, I almost cried because the house was so much better than I imagined. The pictures are great, but it doesn't capture the full character and openness of the home. It was perfect for having my bridesmaids over the day of our wedding to get ready. We were never cramped, we had plenty of space, and everyone was in awe of the whole house. We also brought our dogs and taking them outside was so easy as everything was fenced off, even with chicken wire under the fence so our littlest pup couldn't get under it. The porch is so wonderful and cozy to sip wine or coffee. And the yard...what an immaculate setup, beautifully manicured lawn and flowers. You can tell a lot of work goes into the upkeep. Our stay was completely private and wonderful. I really could go on and on, but the last thing I'll say is that the kitchen is so well stocked. I did a lot of cooking and absolutely every utensil, pot/pan, cutting board, potato masher, etc. were available to use. I felt right at home and I never wanted to leave. This home will be in our memories of the most perfect weekend we've ever had.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Look no further for a place to stay in Asheville!

  • 5 of 5

Georgia's home is fabulous! Spotless, cozy and so comfortable. The beautiful veranda is a plus. A book containing all the places to visit with maps is very helpful. Great location in a quiet neighborhood. You'll love it!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful place!

  • 5 of 5

We were in Asheville for a family wedding and found Georgia's place to be perfect for us. It is beautiful and charming and a great location. Georgia knows everything about Asheville as well. Do not miss the River Arts District very near by! Green Gables was a wonderful choice.

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

A great spot for exploring the city

  • 5 of 5

Georgia's home offered a great home base for our week exploring Asheville. There are so many small touches that show Georgia really knows how to treat her guests right. It was wonderful to wake up and have coffee on the spacious, shaded porch overlooking the yard full of flowers and birds. The bedrooms are spacious and well lit with the morning sun. The updated bathrooms and kitchen were clean and well organized and we didn't have any issues finding anything we needed. The street was very quiet at night, and we ended most days as we started; enjoying the ample seating on the porch. Georgia was available if we were in need of anything and really helped to make sure our stay was perfect.

We walked from downtown to the house and from the house to River Arts without any issues. Other times we used a ride sharing service to get around. Both were very easy. We could not have asked for a better location close to everything we wanted to see and do or a nicer setting to enjoy the time spent relaxing.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Very clean ,bed not very comfortable

  • 4 of 5

Great location close to all the things we wanted to see , very clean and welcoming , mattresses not very comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A Must Stay super close to downtown Asheville!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, 16 month old daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this beautiful home in Asheville. It was impeccabley clean and beautifully renovated to maintain the charm and character of the 1924 era, yet has all the modern day amenities for a comfortable stay. You will enjoy a peaceful sleep on one of the super comfortable beds. The wrap around front porch was where we started off our days with a cup of coffee and also where we closed out the evening, enjoying a drink while on the porch swing. It was quiet and serene at all times. The master bath is perfection and spa like. You won't want your shower to end! The kitchen had everything we needed to prepare meals. The parking area in back was so convenient for safely loading and unloading our young daughter. It was a convenient walk or very short drive to the get to the downtown. We highly recommend that you consider this lovely home for your stay in Asheville. It truly felt like home to us during our time there and we are so glad we chose Green Gables!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
 
LEAF SEASON
20 Oct 2017 - 22 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$320
From
A$320
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
A$1,746
A$9,595
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$13 per night, per additional guest
 
FALL/WINTER
23 Oct 2017 - 19 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$256
From
A$288
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
A$1,785
A$9,595
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$13 per night, per additional guest
 
HOLIDAY
20 Dec 2017 - 25 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
A$352
A$1,785
A$9,595
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$13 per night, per additional guest
 
NEW YEARS
30 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
A$352
A$1,855
A$9,595
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$13 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
A$288
A$1,785
A$9,595
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee A$134.33 + Tax
Pet Fee A$121.53 + Tax
Property Damage Protection A$75.48
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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