Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon

ModAvlTreehouse, N Asheville - UNCA, peaceful retreat above Merrimon Ave

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Sleeps 4, 900 Sqft, Deck View, Single Carport, near UNCA,

If you are drawn, as we are, to the modern decor of hotels such as AC Hotel, The Aloft, or the Hotel Indigo in downtown Asheville, you may enjoy the mod sensibilities we applied in our ModAVLtreehouse - but with a full kitchen and off-street, non-valet parking, if that's more your speed.

Features of our centrally located home include a clean, open floor plan, with up-to-date kitchen and bathrooms. You will be close to everything Asheville has to offer, yet nestled in a secluded wooded neighborhood, 2 miles North of downtown. Enjoy our hanging out on the private deck, with a treed mountain view toward the Grove Park area. It feels calm and relaxing, just like being up in a treehouse, especially while chilling in the swing chair!

The ModAVLtreehouse accommodations include a queen Venezia bed (New Morning Gallery), and a second bedroom with two twin beds. All new hygienic memory foam mattresses and comfortable linens provided. Single car covered carport and one-level living space. In unit laundry included, with new appliances.

The well-appointed kitchen provides cookware, dishware, utensils, and linens to support a comfy stay, with five grocery stores within 1.5 miles (including Trader Joes and Harris Teeter), with Ingles and Fresh Market under a mile away. Great for savoring tasty leftovers from so many foodie locations around town, or for preparing to eat-in when so inspired. Kitchen has counter-height seating for three at the island/prep table.

The quiet ModAVLtreehouse is half of a side-by-side duplex, with private entrances and carports at each end of the building, and excellent built-in soundproofing between the units. Driveway is shared, and courtesy to not block your neighbor's access is appreciated and necessary.

Find curated, enhanced (and timely) dining and activity recommendations and links for things that WE enjoy, on the Mod Avl Treehouse Facebook page, or via our new Instagram posts and photos.

You're welcome to message Cindy via Mod Avl Treehouse social media, for any questions during your stay, or if we can help early on, while you make your Asheville visiting plans. We'll do our best to point you to great things to do - not as if we're a concierge, but more to help you find things as if you're living like a local during your visit!

Asheville City regulations require in-town homes like the Mod Avl "Treehouse" to be a monthly rental, i.e. each guest blocks a month minimum on our calendar. However, we can attempt to accommodate guests with Pre-Arranged EARLY CHECKOUT options, to help with guest's traveling necessities. Contact Cindy for details - We'll see what we can do.

On the other hand, NC regulations allow for any stay LONGER than 90 days to not be subject to State/County sales and occupancy tax - so if guests want to chill or telework a little longer, that is a significant savings in taxes. Several of our guests have enjoyed this savings for three or four months - up to six months. Contact Cindy Coker (owner) if you think you can stay long enough to take advantage of this savings.

More Details

Property Manager
Cynthia Coker (Owner and Manager)
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
18 September, 2018

About Cynthia Coker (Owner and Manager)

We are Cindy Coker and Lucinda Murphy, two NASA engineers, twelve years into our twelve year plan, transitioning to making Asheville our full-time home ASAP. Between us, we have a combined 70 years of service with NASA in Huntsville AL, at Marshall Space Flight Center, supporting primarily scientific experiment/instrument and facility payloads from early SpaceLab and Shuttle Program days, and throughout the International Space Station Program. More details of portions of our professional history can be explored via Cindy's LinkedIn profile. (Lucinda hasn't "gone there" yet :-)

Cynthia Coker (Owner and Manager) purchased this villa in 2014

Why Cynthia Coker (Owner and Manager) chose Grace

We have been spending several dozens of days each year in Asheville, since early 2006. Our first home here was in West Asheville, an amazing part of town. Yet we are drawn to mid century modern architectural styles, and had noticed a sprinkling of these homes in North Asheville years ago.

Our second Asheville home was next door to the ModAVLtreehouse duplex, and we originally bought it thinking we could redraw the property line in between, to widen our driveway and build a garage at our house (and partly because we could tell the duplex was falling into disrepair). We fully renovated both the house (2011-2013) and the duplex (2014). We surprised ourselves and our friends by changing houses and moving to a different one 3 miles away in 2015. So we are nearby, but no longer next door to the ModAVLtreehouse.

What makes this villa unique

We love the up-in-the-trees "treehouse" feel, the quiet serenity, Lucinda's clean/mod interior design and decor selections. Plus the close proximity to downtown, great food, and views from being uphill from Merrimon Avenue. Check out the ModAvlTreehouse social media. We more regularly share our favorites, activity updates from around the area, as well as NEW FINDS on FB or Pinterest, and per Lucinda's daughter's repeated recommendation - the ModAvlTreehouse is now posting our fav's to Instagram. Which is handiest for our guests? I have no idea. But I find that this helps US as well - to remember new things to try when in town. There's just so much going on in Asheville these days! We're not a B&B or a hotel, but we try to provide concierge-like, curated information, to help our guests feel a bit more like locals.

Guestbook comments from the manager

I came to Asheville to work on the Martin McDonagh movie 3 Billboards. I stayed here for about 2 months. I was very happy here. The privacy, the rain, the sounds of birds made this place a memorable home. Thanks Girls!

(and the Girls say - can't wait to see the movie when released! and thanks for the book note and the online review. Very kind.)
Jun 2016
  • 1 of 5


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in Grace

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4 ...
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please do not disrupt your neighbor's access to shared driveway. Second vehicles are discouraged due to limited street parking in hilly neighborhood.
  • Names/contact info for all four occupants must be provided on rental agreement.
  • Pets approved on case by case basis. Age and breed of dog are required. We'll talk... :-)
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kettle ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower
  • Towels provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , Ensuite 3/4 bathroom (shower)
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed , Ensuite full bath. Beds can be setup as a king - $75 add-on.
  • The ModAVLtreehouse has all new (2014) memory foam mattresses, and comfy linens.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • long term rentals available
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Grove Park Inn's Spa is ~2 miles away from the ModAVLtreehouse, and is fabulous! Holiday and special event fireworks at the Grove Park Inn are nice to view from our deck.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)

88% Complete
11% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
ModAvlTreehouse, N Asheville - UNCA, peaceful retreat above Merrimon Ave
average rating of 4.888889 based on 14 reviews

A Gem In North Asheville

  • 5 of 5

This home has been beautifully updated with impeccable taste and modern comforts- we spent 2 months there this summer(July and August-2018)-it has all the amenities, a comfortable outdoor deck, a quiet neighborhood, plus a convenient carport; the location is minutes from downtown, many restaurants and numerous popular activities. We very highly recommend this house, and hope to return ourselves. Furthermore, we very much appreciated that the owner

Cindy was extremely attentive and responsive to any of our questions.

  • Review Submitted: 17/08/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Stay was transformative!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect basecamp for exploring Asheville. Tucked away in rolling hills with lush mountain views and fun, vibrant and super comfortable furnishings. Made me forget that I was on a house hunting mission. Could have stayed forever.

Owners unbelievable too. Alway there to advise and lend a hand if needed, they were terrific Asheville resources as well as really great people. Couldn't have had a better experience.

  • Review Submitted: 11/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Mod Avl Treehouse is the Tops

  • 5 of 5

I can not think of anything needed to make my stay more enjoyable. Treehouse has a pleasant decor and comfortable furnishings. I enjoyed the peaceful deck and lovely views. The kitchen is up to date and stocked with modern dishes and quality cookware. Should you choose to cook in!!!

The location has easy access to and from Merrimon Avenue which is barely two miles from the towncenter. It is a walkable neighborhood with convenient bus service to town.

It has made my home search very difficult because I compare the properties to the completeness and location of Mod Avl Treehouse.

The owners are so nice and genuinely concerned about your satisfaction. Regardless of reason to be in Asheville choosing the Mod Avl Treehouse may be the best decision you make on your entire Asheville stay.

BAH Austin TX

  • Review Submitted: 17/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Simply wonderful time.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful stay in Asheville. The owners of this property have gone the extra mile to make sure you have a great time in the Mod Tree House. Everything you need is there. The back porch is inviting and relaxing. Thanks so much to Cindy and Lucinda for their hospitality.

  • Review Submitted: 31/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed your stay, and especially that we got a chance to meet you both! Y'all are very kind. Hope you'll come back again sometime, you'd be very welcome.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Stylish getaway spot

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay in the modern, clean duplex nestled high in the treetops iof North Asheville.

It was convenient to everything and furnished with everything we needed. Cindy was great to work with.

We highly recommend it!


  • Review Submitted: 28/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review Maddy - and the note in our guestbook. It was a pleasure working with you. If y'all ever want to come back, you're quite welcome - and maybe we'd get to meet in person. Hope your classes at OLLI at UNCA were great! Thanks Cindy (owner/manager)
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

You'll want to stay here forever!

  • 5 of 5

The location, views, and decor are pure perfection! I loved my long-term stay in the Mod Treehouse and didn't want to leave. I spent countless hours on the deck overlooking the neighboring mountain, enjoying the sounds of nature and privacy surrounding me. This quiet, safe neighborhood in North Asheville is central to all the attractions yet offers a secluded feel like a retreat. The kitchen is well equipped for dining in, the beds are comfy and cozy, and the decor offers a soothing, zen-like atmosphere. The owners are very friendly and were happy to offer flexible dates to accommodate my travel schedule. I can't wait to come back to this sweet place!

  • Review Submitted: 05/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad we had a chance to meet, and that you were comfortable at our place, Suzanne. Hope to see you around town, now that you've settled in for a while nearby! And one of these days we're gonna make it to Charleston and check out your business there! thanks! Cindy (owner/manager)
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Nearest Airport
16.5 Miles
Asheville Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Asheville Pizza and Brewing, Merrimon Ave
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Grove Park Inn golf course
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Asheville Pizza and Brewing, Merrimon Ave
Car: recommended

Uber or Lyft to Downtown or the RAD. Walk to UNCA farmers market on Saturday mornings for coffee and fresh baked goods, and produce Spring thru Fall. Or walk to a movie and pizza at Avl Pizza and Brewing, or casual upscale neighborhood dining at Avenue M or Ambrosia Bistro. There's plenty to relax and enjoy in N Avl when downtown is crowded. Easy access to four grocery stores within 1.5 miles, including Trader Joes, Fresh Market, Ingles, and Harris Teeter. Walkable to multiple dining, pharmacy, hardware store, post office, library, etc.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday villa around the Grace

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
20 Aug 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
30 night minimum stay
1 Nov 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
30 night minimum stay
1 Dec 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
30 night minimum stay
Spring 2019
1 Mar 2019 - 31 May 2019
30 night minimum stay
Summer 2019
1 Jun 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
30 night minimum stay
Fall 2019
1 Sep 2019 - 30 Nov 2019
30 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee AU$274.44 + Tax
Cleaning AU$157.8 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$686.1

We only rent our home once in any thirty day period, but sometimes allow prearranged Early Checkout at a reduced rate (see below). Or, if you can stay longer - enjoy significant savings by eliminating County/State sales and occupancy taxes on extended 90+ day stays at the ModAvlTreehouse!

EARLY CHECKOUT OPTIONS for between seven and 29 days are possible if arranged in advance. Adjusted early checkout rates include: 7 nights at $200/night; 2-3 wks at $150/night; 3-4 wks at $95/night. To negotiate for any reasonable schedule accommodation and corresponding rate differences, message owner/manager Cindy Coker here or via social media (we're on FB, LinkedIn, etc), and we can discuss what options are available for shorter visits. Since we block a month minimum for all guests, shorter stays must be discussed prior to booking, and confirmed for Pre-Approved Early Checkout.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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