|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Efficiency apartment is located below private home, nestled on two wooded acres in gated community with rolling hills and paved roads. We are very Motorcycle-friendly.
The apartment provides everything one or two people need for a stay. It has a fully equipped kitchen, a queen bed, pull-out couch and eating area. We wash all mattress cover, pillow covers and blankets after every stay. Wi-Fi and TV/DVD with dish network service. There is a flag stone-paved outside sitting area with a table, chairs, bench and room for two hammocks. A fire pit and gas grill is on the premises for you to use. We have chickens (no roosters?) and gladly share our fresh eggs. Our chickens do make some noise, especially when they get ready to lay.
There is plenty to do in the area. Asheville’s Biltmore house, antique shopping in nearby charming towns (Hendersonville, Saluda, Tryon or Landrum), pick-your-own apples during apple season, ski Sugar or Beech Mountain, hike or rock climb Chimney Rock, or fish or swim in Lake Lure and zip-line through nature. Most of all, the reason we moved here, is the motorcycle riding. We have an abundance of twisty roads with little or no traffic, and gladly share our knowledge of roads we discovered. If you choose to do nothing or do it all, our location gives you the option.
Our neighbor hood is very private, with only a hand-full of full time residents. Our roads are perfect for walking, jogging and serious cycling, but watch out for the deer and the turkeys.
I grew up in Germany and moved to the USA in 1968 and later joined the military. I retired from the Air Force after 33 years of service. My husband still works for a major Oil Company. We moved to Lake Lure permanently four years ago. We enjoy living in an area with four seasons and with awesome motorcycle roads. Our community is secluded, with only a few full time residents. Our neighbors are also our friends. We have chickens for the enjoyment, and fresh eggs which we often share with neighbors.
Evelyn Irwin purchased this apartment in 2006
We purchased our property in this area because of my husbands love for riding motorcycles. We have put a great deal of work into our property and are very proud of what we have done. We enjoy the outdoor area of our home. Our community also allows us to have chickens. We built a very nice chicken coop and run and enjoy sitting outside watching our girls. It's better than TV. :)
Our Efficiency is only about 350 sq', but there is so much to do in our area, we feel that it is more than adequate after a long day of sight seeing and riding. We have a nice size sitting area with a small water feature where you can relax with a glass of wine or in my husbands case, a glass of Rum and a cigar.
This VRBO property is highly recommended. Well worth the drive if you are visiting nearby Lake Lure or Rutherfordton. The Irwin's are a lovely couple who have thought of everything to ensure that your vacation is perfect. The uniquely shaped octagon efficiency apartment is extremely clean & well thought out in terms of space utilization as well as delightfully decorated. There are games, books, movies, hammocks and a propane grill all there for your enjoyment. They have every standard kitchen appliance or tool you might want as well as being stocked with coffee and other staples. Forget your cream rinse or lotion? No problem, the cabin is well stocked with anything you need.
They have beautiful flower and vegetable gardens & wildlife abounds. There are steps down to the creek, that take you to the unspoiled beauty of nature. The bird feeders and houses ensure a thrill every minute watching the beautiful wild birds. Their chickens (aka as "the girls") are full of personality & lay the most delicious eggs. They have a beautiful book with information about the different varieties of chickens that you will want to review, even if you never had any interest in chickens before your stay with them.
Most of all the kindness of the Irwin's is exceptional & you will want to come back to visit them.
We loved staying here. It was so clean and the owners thought of everything. We enjoyed sitting on the pretty patio. It was so peaceful and relaxing. I would definitely recommend this place. If we are ever in the area again we want to stay there.
This was the second year in a row we have rested and relaxed in this exceptionally clean retreat! The owners have thought of everything! It is very quiet, as we enjoy sitting outside listening to the water trickle in the little goldfish pond and watch the hummingbirds at the feeder after enjoying the roads on the motorcycle. The chickens are fun to watch and listen to. We had eggs for breakfast every morning, thank you, Evelyn. This apartment is very private and you don't even know the owners are there. We are making this an annual bike trip! Highly recommend to everyone!!
My husband and I wanted a few days "getaway" to celebrate his birthday and it could not have been better. The attention to detail was amazing - there is nothing that is overlooked and it seemed that when our hosts designed and planned the apartment our every need was anticipated. The apartment and the grounds are absolutely delightful - beautifully decorated for the season and charming accents everywhere....we thoroughly enjoyed our private patio listening to the trickling water in the water pond and admiring the flowers, all the garden art and and well thought out landscaping. What a delightful piece of paradise. After sightseeing all day in Asheville we came "home" and visited "the girls" in the beautiful chicken complex and loved watching them and then enjoyed cocktails on the covered flag-stone patio. Total relaxation! The apartment was spotless and the bed and pillows fabulous - we both had two amazing nights sleep! The kitchen has everything you need - I love to cook and was very impressed with the thought that went into preparing for our visit. I have not stayed at a condo that was as well-stocked at this efficiency.
The apartment is on the ground level of the owners home but Evelyn and Chris are perfect hosts....Evelyn is very gracious - she greeted and welcomed us when we arrived and we met Chris and chatted with them both when we left. We had complete privacy and were able to relax and thoroughly enjoy the home. I love to garden and walking around seeing what they have done with the landscaping and plantings was very enjoyable - once again the attention to detail was outstanding and not a corner of the property has been overlooked. We even found the special stairway that goes down to a hidden creek!
The efficiency apartment is a perfect size for a couple who just want to relax or plan to do sightseeing or enjoy the various activities of the area. It is one hour drive to Asheville, about 30 minutes to Chimney Rock and the Morse Park section of Lake Lure. We are already planning our next visit....it is only fair the we get to relax and celebrate my birthday in the Spring and we will definitely plan to stay here to do it!!
Thank you Evelyn and Chris for making our getaway so perfect!
I cannot say enough about this little apartment. From the fully stocked kitchen to the waterfall out side of the private patio, it could not have been more perfect.
Not only was everything extremely clean and neat, but it was the most well stocked rental I have ever had the pleasure of staying in.
The owner not only made sure that everything was well stock, but all the homey touches to the decor were so charming.
The privacy that this couple provided us was outstanding. The only time they interacted with us is when we started the conversations. This was usually when they were feeding the chickens, early in the morning or later in the evening (no roosters!)
The owners completely opened their home to us and made us feel relaxed and welcome.
My husband and I have told everyone we know about this little quiet gem in the Carolina's and I'm sure that some of them are going to look it up.
As for us, we would recommend this rental to anyone interested in being away from the hassles of the vacation crowd and still be within driving distance of Brevard, Ashville, Lake Lure and other attractions in the area.
My husband and I had a wonderful time. The apartment appeared just as it does in the photos. Very clean and charming. Our host was delightful, very thoughtful of our privacy, anticipated all of our needs and was very helpful in answering all of our questions. This place is a little gem. Would love to visit again.
Clean, quiet, relaxing and a good deal for the $$. Loved it!
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes||Potential renters need to allow adequate time to submit deposit. Last minute rental will most likely be turned down unless it is a repeat guest. Pet policy, no children and minimum age is strictly enforced.|
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