'HOLLY HAVEN' - SERENE RETREAT WITH VISTA VIEWS

Susan Hinz

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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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'HOLLY HAVEN' - SERENE RETREAT WITH VISTA VIEWS

Swannanoa Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Beautiful secluded 1 bedroom apartment with private entrance and dedicated off street covered parking. Centrally located - only 10 minutes to Downtown Asheville and Biltmore Estates, 5 minutes Blue Ridge Parkway, 15 to 20 minutes to Lake Lure, Chimney Rock, Black Mountain

Fully equipped kitchen and dining area provides you the opportunity to enjoy light snacks, four course meals or a romantic take out for two. There are several major food stores close by for your shopping ease.

Wake up slowly and drink in the fresh mountain air with your morning coffee or tea. With the Mountain View and being nestled by trees at 'Holly Haven', these serene surroundings invite you to linger a little longer for a second cup.

Just relax in the cool NC Mountains or if you want to see the sites, you'll have a long list of activities to choose from as we provide literature in the apartment for your leisurely perusal. Nearby are very popular 'must see' film landmarks:

*Lake Lure - Original 'Dirty Dancing'

*Chimney Rock - 'Last of the Mohicans'

*Black Mountain - Current Blockbuster ' The Hunger Games'

Asheville is a great town with much history, spectacular restaurants, unique shops and the nicest people you'll ever meet!

Keywords: Ground Level, Private, Romantic, Views, Mountains, Mountain Views, Peaceful, Retreat, Beautifully Decorated, Easy Access, High Speed Internet Access, Nearby - Outdoor Adventures, Fishing, Hiking, Swimming, Horseback Riding, Asheville, Blue Ridge Parkway, Black Mountain, Chimney Rock, Lake Lure

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Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Guestbook comments from the owner
Thanks for a wonderful stay! We will be back!
Jul 2014
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Susan Hinz

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2010
Speaks english

As a world traveler having vast experience with staying in different types of accomodations, I wanted to provide the best of all worlds in Holly Haven. Creating a 'home away from home', Holly Haven has been designed to be a destination for traveling souls desiring a relaxing atmosphere.

Susan Hinz purchased this apartment in 2011

I've found all the natural beauties and open mindedness of Europe in Asheville! From the moderate climate, waterfalls and abundent nature to the cosmopolitan restaurants, ecclectic and down to earth people, Asheville area has it all in one place.

Peace, serenity and a retreat into nature at Holly Haven. So many activities are nearby or just stay in and get lost in the sweeping vista views of the mountains for hours.

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

4.7
based on 16 traveler reviews

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'Holly Haven' - Serene Retreat with Vista Views
average rating of 4.6875 based on 16 reviews
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'Holly Haven' - Serene Retreat with Vista Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p308970vb
Swannanoa Asheville Area
Rockville, MD
5

A little distance from the city, but very inexpensive, quiet, and spacious

  • 5 of 5
After deciding on a last-minute trip to Asheville with my girlfriend, we had some trouble finding a place that wasn't already booked, a rundown Motel 6, or luxury $400+ lodging. Somehow, I managed to find Holly Haven and booked our stay immediately. Despite sending a request at 8pm on a weeknight, the property coordinator responded within 15 minutes, and by 9pm the place was ours.

The unit is a sealed-off basement underneath the owner's house (with front-door access), and it is beautiful. Wall-to-wall windows, a full kitchen and living room, and a touch of personal decor make this place feel homey from the moment you step in. While it is a solid 15 minute drive from the city, you'll be hard pressed to find so much space at such a modest rate.

Check-in and check-out simply meant you had to arrive after a certain time and leave before another. The owner's car was in the driveway, but I did not see or hear from anyone throughout our entire stay -- although the owner left fresh-baked banana bread for us when we checked in!

Additionally, after leaving, we forgot an article of clothing somewhere in the unit, and before we even realized it was gone, the property coordinator had it back in our hands, free of charge, even after we offered to pay the shipping costs.

The only downside of this place is that you certainly need a car to drive all the way out to it, so if you want something equally nice inside the city, look elsewhere (and prepare your wallet). Oh, and the contract only permits 2 people staying in the unit, so you can't stay here if you're visiting with family or friends.
  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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'Holly Haven' - Serene Retreat with Vista Views
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Swannanoa Asheville Area
Pittsburgh, PA
5

Dan and Susan

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful stay at Holly Haven. As was previously mentioned, the banana bread was appreciated after an eight hour drive. The apartment was spacious and comfortable and conducive to relaxing after a busy day. We were a little concerned at first about being outside of Asheville proper, but, for a couple who are not late-nighters, it was nice to be away from the hustle and bustle of the city. It did not take too long to get to attractions or into downtown Asheville and we found that a southern location of the Tupelo Honey Cafe was not far away if we did not feel like driving into Asheville for dinner. Holly Haven was just right for us.
  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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'Holly Haven' - Serene Retreat with Vista Views
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Swannanoa Asheville Area
Raleigh, NC
4

Long weekend getaway

  • 4 of 5
Holly Haven was a very comfortable and clean apartment within an easy driving distance to Asheville. It was perfect for a long week away. We were made to feel very welcome by the owner above.
  • Submitted: May 29, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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'Holly Haven' - Serene Retreat with Vista Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p308970vb
Swannanoa Asheville Area
4

Jay & Amber

Jay & Amber
  • 4 of 5
It was clean & comfortable! Great place for a romantic Getaway. Only draw back was that it was 15 to 20 mins away from downtown.
  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jay for the review and happy you enjoyed your stay! As described in VRBO listing, Holly Haven provides a serene retreat with vista views and is centrally located to major Asheville area attractions...only 10 minutes to Downtown Asheville and Biltmore Estates, 5 minutes Blue Ridge Parkway, 15 to 20 minutes to Lake Lure, Chimney Rock, Black Mountain. There's so much to do and see here, Holly Haven provides a great central location to start exploring!
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'Holly Haven' - Serene Retreat with Vista Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p308970vb
Swannanoa Asheville Area
5

Great bargain

  • 5 of 5
I went during fall leaf season. This was so much better and less expensive than a hotel room. It was quiet and private and full of windows looking out to woods. It's in the country a short drive from Asheville. It was just as advertised except there is a photo of the deck that is actually part of the upstairs unit not this one. I would recommend this rental and stay there again next time I'm in the area.
  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Greatly appreciate the wonderful review Jennifer! Have updated the photo's on VRBO to better reflect the great views from Holly Haven outdoor patio and dining room seating area thanks to your review. Look forward to seeing you again on your next trip to Asheville area!
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'Holly Haven' - Serene Retreat with Vista Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p308970vb
Swannanoa Asheville Area
5

Perfect location! Clean, large, and did I mention clean?

  • 5 of 5
This was our second stay at Holly Haven - we enjoy Oktoberfest in Asheville. The price is perfect and the unit is SO clean. It is located 15-20 minutes from downtown and very quiet! It is comfortably furnished and the property manager is quick to answer any questions. Don't wait - plan your trip today!
  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Michelle for your great review and return stay at Holly Haven! Our cleaners only use all organic and natural products to keep Holly Haven to a high level of cleanliness and it's always wonderful when our guests notice the extra special touch. We look forward to seeing you again on your next trip to Asheville area!!
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Car: necessary

Nearby - Zipline, Waterfalls, Public Soccer Fields, Year Round Roller Skating, Seasonal Ice Skating, Comedy Bus Tours of Asheville, Spooky Historical Bus Tours of Asheville Area, Performance Street Art in Downtown Asheville, Micro Breweries, Biltmore Estates and Winery - Year Round, Bele Chere Street Festival in Downtown Asheville (last full weekend in July)

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Availability & Rates

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Swannanoa Apartment Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60
Notes Rates are subject to change without notice. Except for 1 week or longer stay there are no discounts.

Inquiries and rate quotes are not reservations. In the event of multiple inquiries, the first to confirm with signed rental agreement and funds paid has an actual reservation for the time requested. Please be timely in your response if you are seriously interested in booking Holly Haven property.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Swannanoa Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bathroom with Shower with new shampoo, conditioner and shower gel dispenser, 2 full sets of towels provided for length of stay
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen Pillow Top Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • zoo
  • museums
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • wildlife viewing
  • horseback riding
  • sledding
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • antiquing
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • fishing
  • basketball court
  • hiking
  • skiing
  • kayaking
  • golf
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • snowboarding
  • cycling
  • rafting
  • tennis
  • hunting
  • rock climbing
  • racquetball
  • swimming
Notes:
Ground level apartment entry, private keyless code entry provided at time of booking confirmation, Note: There is a $60.00 cleaning fee for each stay up to two weeks which includes pre /post housekeeping.
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