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Sleeps13
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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IN-TOWN-CHARMING CABIN-MTN VIEWS, PETS, LESS THAN 5 MIN TO DOWNTOWN, SPACIOUSHUG

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4 Bedrooms + Other private rooms w sleeping, 4 Baths (Sleeps 11-15)

Capture the Sunset. Relax on the deck with a drink and your loved ones while watching the sun set behind the beautiful Carolina mountains. Spend your vacation in this spacious house on the side of Sunset Mountain, overlooking Asheville. We are 3 minutes from Asheville, 10 minutes from The Biltmore Estate, 4 minutes from The Grove Park Inn and all that Asheville has to offer. This home will accommodate a large party without feeling cramped. It has an abundance of off-street parking, is very private (yet close) and is located on the original carriage road from Grove Park Inn to the Seeley Castle. Seeley Castle is just across the street and is the castle that Fred Seeley (E.W. Grove's son-in-law) built after he finished construction on the Grove Park Inn.

Discounts: Be sure to check our discounts listed in the rates section. We offer discounts to our incredible public servants as a way of saying 'thank you'.

Things to do: Downhill skiing,Cross Country Skiing, Spelunking, Hiking, Golf, Shopping and Racquetball. Fully equipped kitchen with eat in table and breakfast bar. 8 person hot tub located on lower level and enclosed in gondola for protection and child safety. HBO,Showtime, and more available. Garage: The upper garage is available for use. The lower garage is used for storage. Huge amount of off street parking. Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ( sorry not class A). Wood Fireplace: cozy fireplace in lower master suite/ firewood is provided.)

Why this house!: New on the vacation rental market. We both grew up in the Asheville area and certainly there is no nicer place to live or vacation than in Asheville. This has been our home for the past 9 years, but with all of our children grown and gone we no longer need the space and are moving into a somewhat smaller house. We plan to travel some and having a smaller house to care for on a routine basis will work better for our situation.

Sophie's Retreat is convenient to all that happens in Asheville. We have enjoyed living in this wonderful house and will certainly miss the convenience. It will however make a great vacation rental with its 3 fireplaces, many rooms, plentiful parking and decks that go on forever. Please enjoy!

Additional Information: We purchased Sophie's Retreat as our principle residence in 2002 and chose the location for the views and the convenience.

Sophie's Retreat is extremely convenient and is right in the middle of everything important going on in this area. The house has views, is very spacious and convenient. The house was bought to live in and recently converted to a vacation rental. There are 4 ski areas close by, on the same road as the famous Grove Park Inn( don't miss their Sunday brunch) and 3 minutes from downtown Asheville where one can find shopping (especially craft and specialty vendors) and a great selection of restaurants.

Dogs welcome.This reminds me of an old joke that goes like this: A man wrote to a small hotel he planned to visit on his vacation. He wrote 'I would very much like to bring my dog with me. He is well groomed and very well behaved. Would you be willing to let me keep him in the room with me at night. An immediate reply came from the hotel owner who wrote: SIR: ' I have been operating this hotel for many years. In all that time I have never a dog steal towels, bed sheets, pillows, silverware or pictures off of the walls. I have never had to evict a dog in the middle of the night for being drunk and disorderly. I have never had a dog run out on a hotel bill. Yes, indeed your dog is welcome at my hotel. And if your dog will vouch for you, you are welcome to stay here too.'

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • wheelchair accessible
  • limited accessibility
  • pets considered
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Charlie

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We both grew up in the Asheville area and certainly there is no nicer place to live or vacation than Asheville. This has been our home for the past 9 years, but with all of our children grown and gone we no longer need the space and are moving into a somewhat smaller house. We plan to travel some and having a smaller house to care for on a routine basis will work better for our situation.

Sophie's Retreat is convenient to all that happens in Asheville. We have enjoyed living in this wonderful house and will certainly miss the convenience. It will however make a great vacation rental with its 3 fireplaces many rooms, plentiful parking and decks that go on forever. Please enjoy!

Charlie purchased this house in 2002

We purchased Sophie's Retreat as our principle residence in 2002 and chose the location for the views and the convenience.

Sophie's Retreat is extremely convenient and is right in the middle of everything important going on in this area. The house has views, is very spacious and convenient. The house was bought to live in and recently converted to a vacation rental. There are 4 ski areas close by. Our house is on the same road as the famous Grove Park Inn( don't miss their Sunday brunch) and 3 minutes from downtown Asheville where one can find shopping (especially craft and specialty vendors) and a great selection of restaurants.

Sleeps13
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Property Reviews

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IN-TOWN-Charming Cabin-Mtn Views, Pets, less than 5 min to downtown, spacioushug
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 31 reviews
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IN-TOWN-Charming Cabin-Mtn Views, Pets, less than 5 min to downtown, spacioushug
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p378788
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Asheville Asheville Area
5

Great House! Great Location!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
We had a great time and the house was beyond our expectations! So comfortable and roomy! The homey touches were so nice. One afternoon we decided to stay in and play board games --- it was an awesome family moment with our grown children! It was so nice to be able to bring our dog with us! At night, the view is especially spectacular --- almost like the city turns on its lights just for us! Will definitely be back! The location was too perfect --- close to everything, but still so quiet with a rural feeling.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you Tina for such a great review. We certainly appreciate you taking the time out of your busy schedule to send a review. You and your family were awsome guests and we hope that you return again soon.
Thanks again.
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IN-TOWN-Charming Cabin-Mtn Views, Pets, less than 5 min to downtown, spacioushug
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Asheville Asheville Area
5

Great home to stay at while visiting Ashville!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
A very enjoyable stay - great for a large group (8 bedrooms - most with private baths) Home has all the needed amenities and is only 5 minutes from downtown ashville. Will deffinitely stay there again - you should too!!!
Gary Sanders
Helpful votes: 3/4
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5

AMAZING Trip! THANK YOU!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
I apologize for writing this review a little late, but I cannot thank Charlie enough for helping us find the PERFECT home for our stay. The house was huge, gave us plenty of room to sleep and also had a ton of communal space. The view is amazing and we were just sorry we didn't have more time to enjoy it. The house is perfectly located 5 minutes from downtown, but set high enough so that you feel like you are miles away. Charlie did a wonderful job of helping us with information on visiting Asheville and he was incredibly accommodating with all of our requests.

I hope to visit Asheville again soon -- and I would definitely stay at one of Charlie's properties and highly recommend that you do too!
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a wonderful review. We love to hear that our guests have enjoyed their stay in the Asheville area. We try our best to make our guests feel at home here and help them maximize their vacation. Since we both grew up here and still live in the area, we feel well qualified to recommend places to go and things to see. Asheville is a dynamic area, changing every day and although we are not travel agents, we keep our eyes open and ears close to the ground as to what is happening. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay and certainly do hope you will stay with us again.
Charlie and Stephanie
Helpful votes: 3/4
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Terriffic

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
A great big thanks for letting us use your house for our stay. It was extremely convenient to Grove Park Inn and much more "homey". We had lots of room and really appreciate the high speed wifi as many of us had to work at night.
We will definitely stay with you again next year for the conference.
Many thanks
Helpful votes: 1/3
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IN-TOWN-Charming Cabin-Mtn Views, Pets, less than 5 min to downtown, spacioushug
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Exquisite!

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
Words can not say how much we enjoyed our stay at your house! The sunset views Wed night were awesome. We took some pictures from the deck and sun room which we will send you as soon as we get back to our computer in Florida. We were expecting Asheville to be a bit colder but I guess we missed the cold spell last week and it had turned warm. We took your suggestion for Cataloochee and the cousins had a great time there since they had never seen snow before. We are still amazed that you actually had a ski area in the south open in November!
Our only regret is that we could not stay longer. Laura Lee probably paid you the best compliment I have ever heard when she talked about how nice the sun room was and that she could stay there forever.(She is not one to say much positive about anything - but she is definitely hooked on that room).
The house was well suited for our diverse crowd with gobs of room to spread out. The kids really liked the rear entrance and probably used it to stay out late knowing we would probably never hear them come in.
We have already decided to return this summer since we can only imagine how much there is to do and see in the summer. We might even try part of the Appalachian Trail!
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1.3 miles from downtown Asheville/ 1/2 mile from Grove Park. The house is centrally located to the Asheville.One can easily be in downtown Asheville in less than 5 minutes. There are many restaurants, grocery stores and craft pubs located within several minutes of the house.

Other Activities: Kayaking, Wildlife Viewing, Hot Air Ballooning, Boating, Snowboarding, Rock Climbing, Health/Beauty Spa, Miniature Golf, Shopping

Golf: There are many courses in the area ranging from highly rated and pricey to less expensive. Our municipal course is surprisingly well groomed and affordable. Black Mountain is also a great, affordable course. Grove Park Inn course is one of the top rated in the area but is usually somewhat pricey. One can see this course from the house.

Ski: There are several ski areas within easy driving. Which one you choose depends on skiing ability and other factors. The larger areas are Beech and Sugar Mountain, are 1 1/2 to 2 hours away and tend to cater to more advanced skiers while the closer areas are Cataloochee and Wolfe Ridge. These are more family oriented and both have tube parks for those who don't ski or board. Both of these are about a hour away. There are other areas like Ober Gatlinburg and Appalachian that should be checked as well.

Charlie has been on ski patrol at Cataloochee for a number of years and is of course somewhat prejudiced but feels that this area is far superior to the others over all unless you are a very advanced boarder or skier. We have awesome snow making capability and are usually the first area to open on the East Coast. We also have the most professionally run operation and are the most family oriented. This is not only my opinion but am told this by customers every time I ski.

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Availability & Rates

Asheville House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
Midseason spring
Mar 20 2014 - May 11 2014
$200
$325
Thu,Fri,Sat
$1,700
$6,500
2 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Moogfest
Apr 25 2014 - Apr 27 2014
$1,050
Flat fee
3 nights
 
 
In season
May 12 2014 - Sep 7 2014
$225
$385
Thu,Fri,Sat
$1,925
$7,500
3 nights
 
 
Memorial day
May 22 2014 - May 26 2014
$1,645
Flat fee
5 nights
 
 
July 4th
Jul 3 2014 - Jul 7 2014
$1,900
Flat fee
5 nights
 
 
Labor day
Aug 28 2014 - Sep 1 2014
$1,675
Flat fee
5 nights
 
 
Mid-season Fall
Sep 8 2014 - Sep 28 2014
$175
$1,650
$6,500
2 nights
 
 
Leaf season
Sep 29 2014 - Nov 2 2014
$255
$385
Thu,Fri,Sat
$1,925
$7,500
3 nights
 
 
Late fall/Early winter
Nov 3 2014 - Jan 14 2015
$150
$325
Thu,Fri,Sat
$1,500
$6,000
2 nights
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 26 2014 - Nov 30 2014
$1,675
Flat fee
5 nights
 
 
Hayne's Christmas Jamb
Dec 11 2014 - Dec 13 2014
$1,050
Flat fee
3 nights
 
 
Christmas
Dec 23 2014 - Dec 29 2014
$1,950
Flat fee
7 nights
 
 
New Years
Dec 30 2014 - Jan 4 2015
$1,650
Flat fee
6 nights
 
 
MLK weekend
Jan 15 2015 - Jan 19 2015
$1,500
Flat fee
5 nights
 
 
Off season
Jan 26 2015 - Mar 15 2015
$150
$325
Thu,Fri,Sat
$1,500
$5,000
2 nights
 
 
Celtic Adventure
Jan 30 2015 - Feb 1 2015
$650
Flat fee
3 nights
 
 
Valentines Weekend
Feb 12 2015 - Feb 16 2015
$1,050
Flat fee
5 nights
 
 
Mid - season spring
Mar 16 2015 - May 10 2015
$200
$1,750
$7,000
2 nights
 
 
In Season
May 11 2015 - Sep 6 2015
$235
$395
Thu,Fri,Sat
$2,050
$7,700
3 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Midseason - fall
Sep 7 2015 - Oct 4 2015
$200
$325
Thu,Fri,Sat
$1,575
$5,250
2 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$245
$385
Thu,Fri,Sat
$1,925
$7,500
3 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75.00 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $350.00
Cleaning fee 8 or more $200.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Asheville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Town
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Golf Course View ...
General:
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Alarm Clock
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Security System
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Garage ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Ice Maker
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , MBR main level
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2nd bedroom main
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , 2nd bedroom lower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , tub , shower , MBR lower level
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • King Bed, Queen Bed, Twin/Single Bed, Bunk Bed: twin on top and double on bottom, Convertible Bed (2) : queen futon in office adjoining upper master suite/ queen sofa-sleeper in exercise area on lower level.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • VCR
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Wood Deck
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • limited accessibility
  • pets considered ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • live theater
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • cross country skiing
  • hot air ballooning
  • snowboarding
  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
  • racquetball
  • spelunking
  • ice skating
  • mountaineering
  • equestrian events
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting small game
  • mountain climbing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • skiing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • hunting
  • hiking
  • rafting
Notes:
We accept dogs with prior approval, a pet addendum & non-refundable pet fee. All dogs who come to the house must be treated with both flea & tick medicine prior to arrival & must be flea & tick free before your visit. No other pets besides dogs accepted. Wheelchair/Handicapped Accessible (may have limitations). Minimum age of 25. This is a family oriented house & we won't have renters who have loud late-night parties. This is not the house for it & there are other options in Asheville for those groups. We are inside the city limits which has a strictly enforced noise ordinance and violation will result in immediate eviction & forfeiture of ALL MONEY paid including deposit. There is to be absolutely no smoking inside the house. Renters are allowed to smoke on any of the smoking porches. The porch on the lower level is covered. Outstanding views of Mt Pisgah & the Asheville plateau. There are gorgeous sunset views so do bring your camera. Winter views of Grove Park Inn Golf Course.
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