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Modern Farmhouse Apartment. Gorgeous & Spotless. Sleeps 5 +. 20 mins from town.

Bedrooms 1
Space 840 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

The ultimate in secluded, safe accommodations on an Country Estate Property.


A little bit industrial loft, a little bit rustic retreat, a little bit country cottage -- our guest apartment is perfect for one or two couples, with or without children in tow (or a girls' weekend). We are family owned and operated.

Open-concept living/dining/kitchen with polished concrete floors and tall, wood-beamed ceilings. Immaculate. Beautifully finished and furnished, down to luxurious 600TC 100% cotton linens and towels. We are 100% legal and carry full commercial liability insurance!

On ten acres in a truly pastoral area just south of Asheville. Secluded and nestled in the woods, yet flooded with natural light. Completely private, fenced rose and boxwood garden provides outdoor lounging, dining and fire-siding (firewood and fire starters are provide for all of our guests). Hot water tap in the garden for hillbilly hot-tubbing (kids only!).

Green & allergen-free. No-VOC paints used throughout. Organic, unscented cleaning and laundry products used exclusively. Natural fiber rugs, upholstery and window treatments. Slip-covered upholstery, frequently laundered. No pets of any kind ever inside the home.

COMPLETELY TOBACCO & PET FREE, we also ask that our guests go without aerosols, perfumes, and other scented products during their stay. AC with top-of-the-line filter. Fresh organic and/or local treats only stocked for your enjoyment. DirecTV package includes ESPN.

Family is on the property, out-of-site, but close enough if you need a restaurant recommendation! Our guests' serenity and privacy is our number one priority. The guesthouse is a legal, permitted apartment -- with wired smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, fire dampers, and commercial insurance.

Access: 15-20 minutes to downtown Asheville and the Biltmore. Ten minutes to Blue Ridge Parkway hiking trailheads. Renowned road and mountain biking literally right out your door.

Traveling with young kid(s): We've got a roll-out bed for the little one, plus indoor and outdoor toys for all ages. Drop us a line and we'll prepare for his or her arrival. Kids on the spectrum are especially welcome!

Traveling with a baby or toddler: We are baby/toddler ready! We set up a pack-n-play (purchased new annually) with organic bedding for sleeping. Plus, we've got an infant-to-toddler tub that sits right in the shower, baby's own hooded towel, a high chair and/or toddler seat, and a swing for our littlest travelers.

More Details

Johanna Carr
Member since: 2012
Speaks english, poco espanol
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2018

About Johanna Carr

Full time Mom to three part-time geniuses - ages 13, 11, and 8. Full time interior architect and designer. Full-time owner, cleaner & manager. Part-time wife.

The property is our ongoing, 20 year project. Chickens were added in 2014 (guests are welcome to their free-range, organic eggs), and goats in 2015. We're planning for a new, larger vegetable garden one of these Springs!

We value our guests' privacy and comfort above all. Please don't hesitate to ask for anything you need to make your stay more enjoyable.

Johanna Carr purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Johanna Carr chose Fletcher

The property offers the ideal mountain experience: Gorgeous views, without the falling-over-a-cliff landscape which usually accompanies it! Secluded, rolling hills dotted with cows, yet close to downtown. Farmland punctuated by mountain and equestrian homes. We've never had a visitor who hasn't commented on the serenity and the beauty of our property.

What makes this cottage unique

Women traveling alone, or with little ones, can enjoy complete privacy while feeling 100% safe.

Families with babies can rest-assured that no infant cries have ever penetrated the sound-proof ceiling!!

Guestbook comments from the owner

My wife and I visited Asheville for our anniversary, and we were hoping for a peaceful get-away, with plenty of design esthetic that was still close enough to the city & sights for us to take it all in. This cottage was that dream come true. Every single detail of this home is so perfectly thought out! We couldn't have asked for a better experience.

The home was immaculate when we arrived. There was a thoughtful welcome packet to help us feel at home, and familiarize us with the area. She had a fire-pit prepared for arrival - so on our first night, we sliced the delicious pound cake she left us, made some hot chocolate with the packets and local cream she left and started a cozy fire on the porch to cuddle up next to. It was the perfect way to start our trip!

We experienced everything you'd hope for when you rent a home. Perfectly clean, absolutely comfortable, great design elements, with complete privacy. Not to mention the perfect natural light that all of the windows gather up for you.

Johanna was very responsive when we had any questions or requests, including graciously providing plenty of suggestions for restaurants, shops and sights. If we make it out to Asheville again, there's no question where we're staying.
Nov 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Fletcher, North Carolina

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 840 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 23
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Baby Gate
  • soap
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • mobile phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , Baby/toddler tub provided. Hillbilly hot tub outside too!
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 large double bed , 1 single bed , 1 child bed , 1 cot , Queen & Twin (Murphy) beds in GR. Rollaway cot for tots.
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • books - kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • patio
  • Yard
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Modern Farmhouse Apartment. Gorgeous & Spotless. Sleeps 5 +. 20 mins from town.
average rating of 4.9462366 based on 103 reviews

Above and Beyond

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have always preferred staying in vacation rentals while traveling, but now that we have a baby, a clean, comfortable, spacious rental is a must. This rental is absolutely immaculate! From the polished concrete floors to the beautiful counters in the kitchen and the sparkling white bathroom, I had no reservations about letting my 9 month old crawl all over the place and explore his temporary home.

A vacation rental such as this far exceeds a hotel room when traveling with a baby. The exceptionally accommodating owner made sure we had all the comforts of home, including a brand new pack and play (with sheets), an infant bath tub, a high chair, and a changing table. Other thoughtful touches included a package of baby wipes in the changing table and several baby books displayed on the windowsill near the crib. It made traveling with a baby so easy! There were also locally made muffins and scones, yogurt, and even k-cups for the coffee maker (cream and sugar provided as well). It was so nice not to have to worry about running out in the morning to find a store and purchase these things on day one. The kitchen is well-equipped and we prepared several meals there.

The rental is spacious and beautiful. Having a separate bedroom where we could put our baby to sleep in the evenings so that my husband and I could enjoy the evening relaxing by the fire pit or watching tv, without having to tiptoe and whisper was wonderful. We were all so comfortable, we really didn't want to leave!

The owner and her family are fabulous people. They truly want their guests to feel at home. They are available if/when you need them, but completely respect your privacy otherwise. The rental is even nicer than the pictures demonstrate. The value of this place is incredible. My family and I love to travel and don't often visit the same place twice, but the beauty of Asheville and the comfort and ease of travel the farmhouse provides has convinced us to return this summer. Thanks Johanna and family!

  • Review Submitted: 13/02/2013
  • Date of Stay: January 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Erin! We had been waiting for the opportunity to outfit the guesthouse for infants and toddlers, and your family provided. We know from experience what a schlep traveling with baby stuff is. Not having to bring one's own pack-n-play, and having a changing table sounded like heaven to us; we're glad you agree! We look forward to seeing you in July.
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Beautiful green grass and plenty of trees! We loved the privacy it offered!

  • 5 of 5

the drive there was beautiful and so was the place itself. We had plenty of room for parking and the views we could see from the windows and outside patio were breathtaking! The goats were a nice surprise and fun thing too! The inside was so clean and cute! There was coffee available and some other little snacks Around! It really is an all-around great place to stay and I felt safe and secure the whole time! The best part was how accommodating they were for the baby we had traveling with us!!

  • Review Submitted: 18/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent accommodations! Close to dining, sight seeing, and shopping

  • 5 of 5

Relaxing in a very welcoming, private location. We enjoyed our second stay at the big White House!

  • Review Submitted: 06/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Asheville cottage

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was perfect for us. We were traveling with kids, and it had everything we needed- from toys to a pack n play to a hooded bath towel. It was close to everything we wanted to do while we were in town. And, it was beautifully designed and decorated.

  • Review Submitted: 05/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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My very favorite VRBO!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, newborn baby, and I stayed here a few days before Thanksgiving 2017 and it was AMAZING!!! The accommodations were so nice, clean, and perfect for us. The owner went out of her way to make sure we had everything we needed, and provided so many things for us to use with the baby (pack n play, changing pad, bath tub, baby towel, etc). We absolutely loved it here and can't wait to come back!

  • Review Submitted: 04/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Highly Recommend

  • 5 of 5

Clean, Charming & relaxing, it didn’t take long for the modern farmhouse to feel like home, goats were a bonus! We loved being a short drive from downtown, the Biltmore or a major highway, yet still being able to return to the peace and quiet of the countryside. Great space for my wife & I, Johanna was very welcoming, if we get back to Asheville we would gladly stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 20/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Asheville Regional Airport (AVL)
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
The Joint Nexdoor
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
The Local Joint
Car: necessary

15 minutes to Biltmore Estate.

20 minutes to downtown Asheville.

10 minutes to nearest supermarket (Ingles).

13 minutes to the nearest organic market (Earthfare).

10 minutes to a truly great latte.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Fletcher, North Carolina

Rental Basis:
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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add AU$33 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$99.13
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$132.17

A $25 per night additional guest fee applies to all travelers 12 years and older, after the first three travelers. We can accommodate five "adults". Additional fees may also be applied, regardless of the age of the traveler, after the five adult traveler limit has been reached.

Our damage deposit also functions as a cleaning deposit. We deduct $25 for stains that require atypical laundering and/or failure to thoroughly wash, dry and place back any and all used dishes or cooking gear.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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