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CLEAN BRIGHT URBAN CHIC ARTSY APT 10 miles to Asheville/Hendersonville Sleeps 3

Bedrooms 1
Space 450 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

CLEAN Creatively decorated private studio Apt In Historic S Avl Home, sleeps 3

Beautiful and unique, artist decorated. You will fall in love with this apartment. "Das Peach Pit" is a nod to our house's moniker, "Das Peach Haus" named after my husband's (and now son's) life long nickname "Peach". We provide a great central location to all things you could want in the Asheville/WNC area! Affordable, comfortable and quiet! 10 miles from downtown Asheville.

We opened our doors to vacation guests for the first time in June of 2015 but we've been landlords for this former long term rental (and others in Avl) for the past 25 years. We are a LEGALLY ZONED, permitted and insured short term rental, south of downtown Asheville in a cluster of historic homes. Renovated and newly furnished in 2015. Ground level apartment with plenty of natural light. This space feel like a cozy loft. Open the doors of this former carriage space on the first level of our home onto a modern living area with brick walls and freshly painted concrete floors softened with natural jute rugs. The exposed copper pipes complete the urban loft feel.

*The living room provides you with comfortable seating and a 42" HDTV with local HD network stations, Netflix, HuluPlus, Pandora and a Bluray DVD for your viewing and listening pleasure.

*A Bluetooth speaker is available to access your own music library.

*The premium BeautyRest Queen bed with luxury linens is bed bug protected and tucked behind a 3/4 wall for privacy and a dresser is available to unpack your bags.

*A handcrafted white pine slab and pipe desk awaits your laptop which will have access to high speed WiFi should you need to conduct business during your stay. Ask about printer access.

* Fluffy white towels are stocked in the bathroom along with cruelty free, goat milk bath products by Beekman 1802. Stall shower-no tub.

*Our fully equipped kitchen provides everything you need to cook meals and includes intimate seating for two or enjoy an evening on the private patio grilling up a romantic meal on the charcoal grill.

*Keep a mean game of Scrabble going on the refrigerator while you cook.

*Bed linens are provided for a third guest on a twin sized portable foam mattress/fold out bed (by request).

*We live across the street from a 1 acre park so bring your frisbee!

This is a fresh, non-musty, air-conditioned ground level apartment. Off street parking for one vehicle. Private entry and patio. Click on the calendar for specifics.

More Details

Elisa Petree
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
24 June, 2018

About Elisa Petree

Transplants from Southern California in 1992 we have loved raising our family in the Asheville area. Our eldest, a daughter (26) was married in 2015 and lives in Asheville with her husband and our grandson born in 2017. Our 23 yo son lives and works in Asheville and we have a 16yo soccer fanatic son at home with us. Tim is a licensed General Contractor and Catastrophic Insurance Adjuster. Elisa is an artist and PK-12 Art Educator. We have restored multiple historic properties in the Asheville area over the last 26 years including a condemned house in the Montford Historic District for which Tim won the prestigious Griffin Award for historic preservation in 2004. Our commitment to faithful restoration is apparent in this property which we fully remodeled and restored inside in 2003 and are gradually restoring on the exterior. We have been landlords for several long term rentals in the area for 26 years. We love both stimulating and laid back conversation with our friends and appropriate mood music (we can't live without our Bose SoundDock), good food (esp Mexican) and craft beer and wine. Our love of the outdoors takes us to California's Yosemite National Park for camping every summer and to our family condo on the Gulf Coast as often as we can get there. We enjoy hiking and biking and late night fire pits. We can point you to the usual and the unusual spots in Asheville so just ask. We can make a church recommendation if that's important to you. We attend a come-as-you-are downtown church with great music and you are always welcome to join us. We think we have the best friends in the world and we especially love making new ones. We look forward to your visit!

Elisa Petree purchased this apartment in 2003

Why Elisa Petree chose Arden

We lived in the Montford Historic District in downtown Asheville from 1992-2003. We restored a beautiful Arts and Crafts home that still holds our hearts to this day (If you want to Google it, it's called the Keyhole House, named for its unique sunroom windows). We relocated to this house in 2003 to reduce the commute to our children's school. We lived in the house while we renovated for the first 6 months after we moved in, including being without a kitchen for 5 mo. And we had a 5th and 3rd grader and a newly walking one year old baby! We've enjoyed our proximity to the school and the surrounding area has continued to grow and become a very convenient location to live. We love our large front porch and the views of the park across the street. "Das Peach Pit" is a nod to our house's moniker, "Das Peach Haus" named after my husband's life long nickname "Peach".

What makes this apartment unique

We are centrally located between Asheville (10 miles to the south slope of downtown) and Hendersonville right off of Hendersonville Rd/US25 and Airport Rd.

Easy access to I-26, the Asheville Regional Airport, Sierra Nevada Brewery, Blue Ridge Parkway and the Asheville Outlet Mall, French Broad River, NC Arboretum, hiking and biking trails in Bent Creek and DuPont State Forest,

Travel times to downtown vary with the seasons and time of day but Biltmore Estate/Village (8 miles) is generally reached in 15 min and the south slope of downtown Asheville in 20 min.

We do not accept pets but are 1 mile from Camp Bow Wow, a high quality kennel with remote cameras so you can keep an eye on your babies.

Please communicate your desires to us and we will help make sure your stay in the Asheville area is the best it can be.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Creative use of space and relaxing decor made Des Peach Pit a wonderful place for my doggies and me. I chose it for the close location to Militia Fitness and everything else I needed while in the area. Hospitality + . I'll be back.
Apr 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Arden, North Carolina

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 450 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • Stocked with fluffy spa quality towels. Enjoy "Fresh Air" Shampoo/Conditioner/Soap from Beekman 1802 Mercantile, carried by Anthropologie. The large mirror has excellent lighting for putting on makeup. The sink area has a convenient drop down shelf for your toiletries. The shower is a large ceramic tiled stall.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • The bedroom area contains a crazy comfortable queen size BeautyRest bed with luxury linens. There is a chest of drawers for unpacking and a luggage bench for your bags. Each bedside has a nightstand, reading light and outlet for charging your phone or iPads/computers. Alarm clock provided. The third guest sleeps on a hotel quality portable bed with a foam mattress and regular bed linens provided. Available upon request.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • long term rentals available
  • limited accessibility ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Pets- We do not allow pets but are 1 mile from Camp Bow Wow, a high quality kennel that has remote cameras to keep an eye on your pets.


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CLEAN BRIGHT URBAN CHIC ARTSY APT 10 miles to Asheville/Hendersonville Sleeps 3
average rating of 4.9358974 based on 100 reviews
Carolina Shores, NC

Mother/Daughter Weekend in Asheville

  • 5 of 5

I've stayed in several VRBO and Airbnb rentals and this home was one of the best ever. It was the perfect size and set up for my mother/daughter getaway in Asheville. Initially I was attracted to it because of its private entrance and its price. Once I reviewed the details, I was drawn in. When I arrived, the apartment surpassed my expectations. It was impeccably decorated, spotlessly clean and extremely comfortable. It was well stocked and fully equipped. It was clear there was lots of thought, planning and love that went into the floorplan and decorating. I especially liked that the sleeping area was separate from the rest of the rooms; it offered privacy without closing you in. The space saving features built into the floorplan, were remarkable; i.e. collapsible kitchen table and shelves; lamps attached to the headboard; two tiered closet space. Its location allowed easy access to downtown Asheville the Biltimore, the River Arts District, and the Blue Ridge Parkway. This weekend was memorable and fun for both my daughter, who flew down from the North, and me, who drove from the NC beach. The accomodations were perfect and Asheville was fantastic. I would love to come back and would stay here again and would recommend it to my friends in a heartbeat! Maureen

  • Review Submitted: 10/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a thoughtful and thorough review. I am so glad our little apartment helped to make your mother/daughter weekend so special. The space was, indeed, created with love and with the hope that our guest's experience exceeds their expectations! We take great pride in maintaining the cleanliness and are grateful you noticed that and all the other little details. We certainly hope to see you again.
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Fun place to stay!

  • 4 of 5

Absolutely perfect little apartment for our first trip to NC! Loved the decor!!! Urban chic perfectly describes the vibe. Clean and comfortable. Highly recommend this cute getaway spot!! Short drive tons of stuff to do! Would book again!

  • Review Submitted: 01/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Super clean...Well stocked kitchen...Great space...Would stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: 25/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, quiet, comfortable, well appointed, and great location for our needs.

  • 5 of 5

This is the third or fourth time we have stayed at Das peach pit. We love this place.

  • Review Submitted: 04/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for a Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Adorable little apartment- clean, cozy, and only about a 20 minute drive from Asheville. We had an awesome NYE weekend there and will definitely stay again!

  • Review Submitted: 12/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean and comfy!

  • 5 of 5

Elisa's place is incredibly clean and comfortable. Upon arriving we were greeted with warmth and soothing tunes in the apartment. Every detail of our stay in this apartment was considered. The kitchen was well stocked with utensils for cooking late morning brunches, the whole bean coffee was ready to go with the touch of a button, and the bed was incredibly comfortable. This was a great place to return to after chilly visits to Asheville!

  • Review Submitted: 06/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Asheville Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Beef O Brady's
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Blue Sky Cafe
Car: recommended

Wonderful access to all things WNC has to offer! Particularly downtown Asheville, hiking and biking trails on the Blue Ridge Pkwy, NC Arboretum, Bent Creek Experimental Forest and DuPont State Forest where you will see breathtaking waterfalls. Downtown Asheville is a 10 mile drive; a straight shot up Hendersonville Rd (25) which is the main artery connecting all the Asheville area. No directions necessary! We make the drive regularly. Driving times vary depending on the tourist season and time of day. Generally, travel time is about 10 min to the edge of Biltmore Village and Estate entrance and 20 min to the south slope of downtown where you will find the heart of the local brewery district. Downtown Hendersonville is about the same distance in the other direction. We are within a 5-10 min drive of several dozen eating establishments including the dazzling Sierra Nevada Brewery. We are within a 5 min drive of necessity shopping (WalMart, Target, etc) and 10 minutes from the new Asheville Outlet Mall.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday apartment in Arden, North Carolina

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$13 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$268.78
Cleaning fee AU$67.19

Rates may vary on weekends and during peak season ($95-$125 with 2 night minimum stay). Click on the calendar for specifics. Owner reserves the right to change listed rates. There is no reduced weekly rate for a Saturday to Saturday reservation. Guests will be charged the full cumulative nightly rate as listed. 50% refundable up to 30 days prior to check in. If we are able to rebook the dates we can issue a further refund minus processing/cancellation fees. Under rare circumstances, full refunds can be issued with a minimum $25 up to 10% processing/cancellation fee deducted.
Non-smoking/non-vaping indoors.
No pets allowed
Cleaning fee $50 up to a five night stay. One week stays (6 nights) are subject to a $75 cleaning fee
Long term stays (1 week or more) require a weekly cleaning at the rate of $50/week of stay. Fees include full cleaning service including fresh linens and towels.

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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