|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
February 12, 2015
**PLEASE NOTE, HomeAway/VRBO is having technical difficulties that have resulted in several inquiries disappearing from my Inbox, after being notified via text of their arrival. If you do not receive a response within two hours, and would like to book or simply have questions, please call Johanna at 828-398-9292. My apologies for the inconvenience.**
A little bit industrial loft, a little bit rustic retreat, our guesthouse is perfect for a couple or threesome, with or without children and/or baby in tow. Open-concept living/dining/kitchen with polished concrete floors and tall, wood-beamed ceilings. Immaculate. Beautifully finished and furnished, down to luxurious 400TC 100% cotton linens and towels. This guesthouse is straight out of Country Living Magazine.
On ten acres in a truly pastoral neighborhood 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. Low or 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. AC with top-of-the-line filter. Fresh organic and/or local treats only stocked for your enjoyment. Premium DirecTV package includes HBO.
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, etcetera.
Access: 15-20 minutes to downtown Asheville and the Biltmore. Ten minutes to the Blue Ridge Parkway hiking trail heads. 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, and a high chair and/or toddler seat.
Full time Mom to three geniuses - ages 11, 9, and 6. Part time interior architect and designer. Part time graphic/web site designer and builder. Part time wife.
The property is our ongoing, 20 year project. Chickens were added in the fall (guests are welcome to their free-range, organic eggs). We're planning for a new, larger vegetable garden in the spring, and goats sometime before the kids leave for college.
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 farmhouse in 2006
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.
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.
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!
What else can I say, the previous reviews are spot on! This cottage is perfect in every way, and if you are a visual person (like I am) you will just love it! Do not hesitate, book it, you will be more than pleased upon arrival! We had our daughter with us, but next time it will be just my husband and I; it is such a romantic environment, so peaceful and private, and the cozy (yet modern) high end furnishings and decor are over the top wonderful! You will feel very pampered and comfortable, and with Asheville and other sites so close, you really get to experience the whole area. Johanna left us coffee with cream, eggs and some other goodies; so right out of the gate our very first morning was even more enjoyable sitting on the patio overlooking the lovely view! She is very witty (read her stuff) and you will no doubt think about asking her to decorate your house when you leave! So, whether you are considering an extended stay, a little romantic getaway or even a gift for someone, stop looking, you have found the place!
This was a perfect rental-- spotlessly clean, beautifully decorated, great location. The fresh eggs, cream, and butter were a special touch, and the kitchen was fully stocked with everything we needed. The owners (including their dogs!) were welcoming without being intrusive and very helpful. Would definitely stay here the next time we are in Asheville.
At first I was a bit skeptical to how our stay here would be as the day we were arriving and 2 minutes away Johanna called to say she had mixed up dates and the place wasn't ready yet because she thought we were coming the following day... which was confusing to me as I had talked to her that day and night before to confirm arrival time. However, Johanna soon made it up to us by immediately comping the first night of our stay and was very accommodating... mistakes do happen. After that little hiccup our stay could not have been more wonderful. The detail in all the furniture and design is impeccable, it really is hard to find anything wrong with the place. It is a bit smaller than it looks in pictures but once you are there that doesn't matter because it is just so gorgeous and well done. We loved that there was a heat lamp out back as well as a fire pit and grill, everything you need! Johanna was such a great host and even stopped by the second day to drop off some goodies from the bakery.. its very rare to find hosts as great as she was! I definitely recommend this place to anyone visiting the Asheville area and I'm sure we'll be back.. we didn't want to leave!
My husband, myself, and our 8 year old son absolutely loved our stay at this beautiful little getaway! It was extremely clean, had everything you needed while you were staying there, was decorated like it came straight off HGTV, and it felt like you were right at home! The outside patio area offered a great secluded view of the mountain side and we had a great time sitting out and looking at the stars! Although you felt like you were out in the middle of nowhere it was very conveniently located to all of the areas many attractions. Johanna was very prompt with all our communications and offered up some great restaurant recommendations. We want to make a return trip this summer and will be staying here again!
We absolutely LOVE this place and this was our second time renting here. It's an ideal hide away. The location is very private (but still has great wifi), seems remote, yet you can still be in Asheville in about 25 minutes.The view from each window is beautiful and serene just as nature intended. The rental really is even more gorgeous in person. So many details in the decorating. You'll find yourself marveling at the perfect blend of femininity and masculinity. Just outside your unit, there's a beautiful patio with a grill, table & chairs, fire pit, and outdoor sofa. Coming back inside...this place is immaculate. Bedding for the bedroom and the spare murphy bed were above excellent in quality, the kitchen had everything I needed to make meals, all the dishes are eclectic, beautiful and still practical. The bathroom shower is totally luxurious. It's beautifully tiled and completely enclosed. My favorite part was drinking coffee and reading my Bible at the dining room table right next to the east facing window and enjoying the morning sunbeams peering through the tall trees. Even on a few foggy mornings, it was still breathtaking. The owner, Johanna, has been a very pleasant and professional person to work with. During our stay I had a few random questions and she was always quick to respond. I really hope to return next year too.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
4th of July Weekend
Jul 3 2015 - Jul 4 2015
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Cleaning Fee||$75 + Tax|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
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