PLEASE DO NOT RELY ON THE 'INSTANT QUOTE' FEATURE!!! IT IS NOT ACCURATE BECAUSE OF THE OPTION TO 'ADD ON' AREAS OF THE CHALET: THE RECREATION ROOM/LAUNDRY AREA and/or EFFICIENCY APARTMENT.
The Asheville Country Chalet is undoubtedly the largest 2-bedroom/1-bath vacation rental available in the area (approx. 2,500 square feet) and probably the best bargain considering the size, amenities, and view!
PLEASE NOTE: This listing (www.vrbo.com/436612) is the 2-BEDROOM/1-BATH configuration of the Chalet. To rent the Chalet WITH the Master Suite and the entire main floor (3-BEDROOM/2 BATH), please inquire through www.vrbo.com/495206.
OPTIONAL ADDITIONS FOR BOTH #436612 & #495206: Include the Recreation Room/Laundry Area AND/OR the Efficiency Apartment. The Rec Room features a Ping Pong Table, Air Hockey Table, TV, Games, and Puzzles... and just extra space to spread out! It is available for an additional $50/night. The Apartment has a full Kitchen, private full Bathroom, private bedroom, and an open Living/Dining area which has a Queen sleeper sofa and a television and a propane-fired woodstove. The apartment, which can sleep 4, is available for an additional $100/night and WILL ONLY BE RENTED TO GUESTS STAYING ON THE MAIN FLOOR!
Designed as a Swiss Chalet, this custom-built home has transferred ownership only once since it was built in 1986. The cosmetic updates have maintained the original character of the house, while improving and adding amenities and comfort.
The main level 'living area' includes a Den, amply-supplied Kitchen, and a Dining Room open to the Living Room... the latter offering a gas fireplace, 18' ceilings, and a wall of windows - enjoy the view from inside!
The Den has Charter cable, great for movies or letting the kids watch cartoons (please note, there are no Parental Controls set). The sectional couch will comfortably sleep one adult or two children, and the room has a pocket door to provide privacy or buffer sound (movie watching in the Den while others enjoy music).
The two Guest Bedrooms are ample in size, and have queen beds with linens and pillows provided. The closets and dressers are ready for your use, and every window has light-blocking curtains!
The lower level Apartment has an interior door separating it from the Rec Room. Inside there is a Bedroom with windows facing East as well as South, private Bath, Living area with a Queen sleeper sofa, and a full Kitchen. It is ideal for guests wanting space of their own when the remainder of their party is on the upper level.
NOTE: The Apartment is NOT available to separate parties, it is strictly an 'add on' area of the house and an option ONLY to those making a reservation for the upper level. If it is NOT included in your reservation, it will remain vacant for the duration of your stay.
The ~900 square foot deck has a gable roof to provide shade in the seating area where there is a love-seat, chairs with ottomans, a coffee table, and side tables. The deck dining table has seating for 6, and there are a couple folding chairs if additional seating is needed. Most find it difficult to leave the serenity of the deck!
The 6-person hot tub is on the lower level patio. There is a Pergola in the yard shaded by the lush leaves of Wisteria, providing an additional outdoor entertainment area with an entirely different view! If travelling in winter, be aware that this property has the best sledding hill one could imagine!
Cable television, stereo with indoor and outdoor speakers (BRING CD'S), a land line with unlimited domestic long distance, and wi-fi are provided.
Available for use are a pack-n-play, high chair, and saucer. For the toddlers, there is one chair tall enough to sit at either the indoor or outdoor dining tables. Please specify in your Reservation Request if you'd like to use any of the children's items.
ANIMAL FRIENDLY!!! Pets must be up to date on vaccinations and flea preventative, obedient, and are not permitted to wander into the neighbors' yards. 'Dog Sheets' are provided to protect the couches and bedding if your pets are not accustomed staying on the floor. We also provide 'Dog Towels' to dry off paws and fur if they get wet in the morning dew or in the rain. We DO NOT charge a pet fee, however, we do inspect for damage and reserve the right to withhold the Damage Deposit if warranted.
This property is only a few miles from the Coleman Boundary in the Pisgah National Forest, 3 miles from Navitat Canopy Adventures (quite possibly the best zipline company in the country), 10 minutes to Weaverville or Mars Hill and 20 minutes to Asheville. The French Broad river is easily accessible with numerous options for water sports: kayaking, rafting, tubing, and fly fishing (several Outfitters in the area rent kayaks, SUP's, and tubes).
Voted 'Beer City' USA for 4 consecutive years, there is more than the fabulous craft breweries in Asheville. LaZoom Comedy Tours offer family-friendly as well as 'R-rated' adult entertainment, the Blue Ridge Parkway is beautiful any time of year, Bent Creek is among the top 10 mountain biking locations in the country, and other recreational options are seemingly endless! Mix in Asheville's cuisine, art, and music... you are not likely to find a vacation destination with so much to offer!
Now that the renovations are complete, the Chalet is available to rent in a variety of configurations! Consider it the a la carte version of a vacation rental… rent it as a 2-Bedroom or add the Master Suite for 3 Bedrooms on one-level. Another option is to add the lower level Recreation Room/Laundry area. An additional option is to include the Efficiency Apartment in your reservation!
To clarify, Rental Options are as follows:
- 2 Br/1 Ba, WITHOUT Rec Room or Efficiency Apt
- 2 Br/1 Ba, WITH Rec Room but WITHOUT Apt
- 2 Br/1 Ba, WITH Rec Room AND Efficiency Apt
Beginning in November 2013, www.vrbo.com/495206:
- 3 Br/2 Ba, WITHOUT Rec Room or Efficiency Apt
- 3 Br/2 Ba, WITH Rec Room but WITHOUT Apt
- 3 Br/2 Ba, WITH Rec Room AND Efficiency Apt
I've been in real estate for what seems my entire life. With parents as Realtors, it's always been a family business. I began appraising in college, investing in rentals at the age of 24, and have been a Property Manager ever since. I fell in love with this house and it's view during my first showing (as a Real Estate Broker)... luckily for me, my clients were not interested! Eight months later, I purchased the home and ~8 acres.
This property and house leave people in awe... from the initial impression coming up the driveway to the expansive living area leading directly to that 'magnet' of a deck... it has the ideal balance of peace, views, and easy access to downtown and other amenities!
It is, undoubtedly, one of the most special properties in the Asheville area! Built in 1986 as a retirement residence with a Swiss Chalet design, there are charming and unique details throughout. The coat closet and pantry lights come on when the doors are opened, skylights and a passive solar design provide a light and bright atmosphere, the ceiling soars to 18' in the Living room, and all rooms of ample size.
The kitchen cabinets were hand-made by the original owner and feature a 'Small Appliance Garage': simply open the door with the brass 'Coffee Maker' label, and pull out the trolley upon which sits the coffee maker! The spice drawer might amuse you, or inspire you... the dumbwaiter is non-functioning, but still fun to check out! How often do you see a modern version of Thomas Jefferson's invention?
Multiple indoor and outdoor 'living areas' make this home an ideal get-away for intimate escapes, family reunions, or for your visitors who prefer a home rather than a hotel.
Spacious and comfortable, there are options to relax in/on the... Den, Living Room, Kitchen with a 'pass-through' to the Dining Room, the Deck, a shady pergola, and 8 acres upon which to roam!
UPDATE: As of October 2013, the Chalet can be rented with (or without) the lower level Recreation Room/laundry area and/or the Efficiency Apartment! The latter has its own kitchen, private bath, bedroom with a Queen, and a Living Area with a Queen sleeper sofa. Ideal for additional guests to have a bit of privacy from those staying on the main level!
I've gradually made improvements over the years, most of them cosmetic with a few upgrades to the major systems. Although it is still a 'work in progress', the home is fully functional and comfortable. It has already come a long way and I continue to enjoy the process of converting it into my vision and having the ability to share this special property with guests!
Please see www.vrbo.com/495206 to review additional rental options, as the Chalet on this listing (436612) is available as a 2 BR/1 BA.
Only 17 miles to the heart of downtown Asheville, this property is a peaceful and private retreat. The charming town of Weaverville is less than 10 miles and offers restaurants, shops, galleries, grocery, pharmacies, and banking.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event||Minimum Stay|
My Standard Rate
|Property Damage Protection||$49.00|
|OPTION: $50/night RecRoom/Laundry||$50.00 + Tax|
|OPTION: $100/night 1-BR Apt||$100.00 + Tax|
|Notes||See www.VRBO.com/495206 to reserve this property with 3-4 BR's.
The Recreation Room/Laundry and Efficiency Apartment are optional "add-on" areas of the house. The fees listed are charged on a nightly basis if you opt to use one or both.
The rental rates DO NOT increase for the holiday season, however, the minimum stay is 5 nights for the weeks that include Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year'
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.