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Corner Cottage, A Cozy and Private Retreat Near Downtown

Bedrooms 1
Space 900 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

1BR Charming Cottage, 5-Minute Walk to Downtown

Why get a hotel room when you can enjoy one of Asheville's most charming neighborhoods? Just a five-minute walk from downtown, this beautifully renovated cottage is nestled next to a grove of trees and is handily close to a local café for that morning cup. The cozy bungalow in Asheville’s most charming and historic neighborhood is ideal for a romantic getaway, a writing retreat, or a family vacation.

Along with a queen-size bed in the master and a private loft upstairs with a full-size bed, Corner Cottage boasts granite countertops, a library with desk and easy chair, WiFi, walk-in closet, and a bathroom with bidet and open shower. The living room is bright and sunny, with a fireplace for chilly mountain nights. There is a Smart TV so that you can access Netflix or Amazon, as well as local channels. The fully enclosed backyard with a deck and grill affords a private and spacious outdoor environment for you and your pets to enjoy, and the rocker on the sunny front porch is the perfect place to catch up on your reading.

The cottage, located on a quiet street with a private driveway that has room for two cars, is decorated with Oriental carpets from the owner’s travels in the Middle East, Africa, and Central Asia as well original artwork. It was completely refurbished in 2014. The comfortable and light-filled living room includes a spacious sofa, an electronic fireplace, and the hidden Smart TV. The open-plan kitchen includes seating for up to eight, a breakfast bar, and a built-in wine rack. There is a microwave, gas range, and all you need to whip up a gourmet meal from the produce you buy at the many local farmers' markets.

If you like good coffee and fresh-baked pastries for breakfast, they are steps away at a small locally owned bistro. Take a city tour from the Asheville Visitor Center just down the street, or choose from dozens of restaurants, bars, theaters, and galleries a short walk away.

You can also venture to Biltmore House, the Grove Park Inn, or the Blue Ridge Parkway, all located within a 10-minute drive. Ziplines, hiking trails, canoeing, and white-water rafting are within easy reach. But you may find Corner Cottage hard to leave!

More Details

Marta Martin
Member since: 2015
Speaks english, german, spanish
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
16 July, 2018

About Marta Martin

I'm a freelance writer who spends a lot of time on the road, and my friend Marta ensures that guests have a smooth and comfortable experience. It's great to be able to share all that Asheville has to offer!

Marta Martin purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Marta Martin chose Historic Montford

This house reputedly was an informal jazz club decades ago, but it was a vacation rental when I first came to Asheville several years ago. I fell in love with the cottage and the community, and bought the house from the previous owner who lived nearby. Then I set about moving walls, expanding the kitchen and bathroom, and making this place as comfortable and energy efficient a home as possible. The result also shows off some of the beautiful art and objects that I'm lucky to have. I'm delighted with this place, and I hope that you will be too.

What makes this cottage unique

I've learned that you don't need a big house to feel at home. The cottage is a perfect size, and cozy without being cramped. I love its privacy; the little forest on one side and the shady deck and yard on the other side make me feel like I live in the country when I'm actually in the heart of town.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Historic Montford, North Carolina

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The toilet is a combination bidet, with heated seat and water! Towels provided
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • The master has a queen size bed; the private loft has a full-size bed Linens provided
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • miniature golf
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • tennis
  • water tubing


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Corner Cottage, A Cozy and Private Retreat Near Downtown
average rating of 4.8285713 based on 35 reviews

Cozy comfort

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great weekend in this charming little house! Very convenient to downtown and having Tod’s Tasties right next door was great for breakfast. The patio was so nice and relaxing with the fountain and it was perfect for our dog. Would absolutely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: 28/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

My fiancé and I recently stayed here during our rainy vacation in Asheville. The location was perfect and close enough for us to walk to downtown Asheville during the breaks in the rain. It was about a 10-15 minute walk to downtown. We brought our dog with us as well. Thankfully Asheville is a very pet friendly town and she could enjoy our adventures as well! Would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 13/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute, cozy and charming!

  • 5 of 5

This was the best rental I have ever stayed in! Such a cute, cozy cottage! So close to downtown! We walked everywhere. Lovely, charming neighborhood. Clean and meticulously decorated. Especially loved the heated floors in the bathroom and the bidet! Thank you for opening your beautiful cottage to us!

  • Review Submitted: 26/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great place and location

  • 5 of 5

really enjoyed our stay, would go back

  • Review Submitted: 29/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

I loved the Corner Cottage! It was perfect for my husband, myself and our dog. The house is super cute, well decorated and furnished. The private back yard and patio was perfect for morning coffee which we grabbed next door from Tod's Tastie's (along with delicious baked goods). The neighbor hood is nice and not far at all from downtown, however we did drive in order to make the most of our time. There are a couple of restaurants just up the main road within walking distance and the visitors center is one block away. I would definitely want to stay here again if we get to return to Asheville!

  • Review Submitted: 13/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable place! Very convenient!

  • 4 of 5

I give this cottage a 4.5 out of 5 because every place has room for improvement. My wife and I stayed 3 nights and we couldn't have been any happier with the location. It is only a 10 minute walk to the heart of downtown Asheville and a very short drive to the Biltmore. The home has everything you need to cook your own meals and do your own laundry if necessary. It is so quiet at night and the beds so comfortable. You can't go wrong here.

  • Review Submitted: 14/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

Located in a quiet turn-of-the-century neighborhood, Corner Cottage is close to shops, cafes, restaurants, parks, theaters, and all that Asheville has to offer. Park your car and explore. Stroll down the street to take in a Shakespeare performance at an outdoor amphitheater in the summer, amble on a blustery fall day through the nearby leafy cemetery where literary greats Thomas Wolfe and O. Henry are buried, cozy up to the fireplace after a brisk winter walk, or take on the spring flood in a kayak along the French Broad river at the bottom of the hill. Let Corner Cottage be your comfortable base camp to enjoy all that is Asheville.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Historic Montford, North Carolina

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
7 Jan 2019 - 28 Feb 2019
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection AU$79.54
Pet Fee AU$128.07
Cleaning AU$107.85

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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