Located Between Asheville & Hendersonville, Large Above Ground Pool & Hot Tub!
About Darlene Witham
I am Stephanie Joy Johnson. My passion is creating beauty in real estate….remodeling and restoring homes, landscape design, interior home décor and, best of all, making guests feel pampered when they stay at my personally owned luxury vacation homes in the gorgeous mountains of Western North Carolina. I devote myself full-time to taking care of my homes & guests. YOU are my full-time business! My business is called Asheville Vacation Homes. I began this business in 2004 and delight in finding beautiful locations and gorgeous homes for vacation rental settings. I am always searching for interesting furnishings (shopping!) to add to the delightful decor for my guests. During your stay, you also might meet my awesome property manager and “fix-it man,” David. He can take care of any maintenance or property issues should they arise. He and I are both available 7-days-a-week to make sure your stay is the best ever! Email me for my web address to see all 10 of my vacation homes. Take a virtual tour at AshevilleVacationHomes. INDULGE! You deserve to be spoiled at my vacation home! I am a caring local owner and answer all inquiries personally.
Darlene Witham purchased this Cottage in 2008
Why Darlene Witham chose Hendersonville
WHY THIS PROPERTY: I am passionate about living in these awesome Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina and adore sharing my vacation rental homes with guests who come to experience our area’s mountains & towns. I take exquisite care of my properties and am available anytime to see to your needs. I make sure each home is exceptionally clean, meticulously well-maintained and the hot tub sparkling with fresh water. I have lived in Asheville, North Carolina for many years and find great joy in discovering more and more reasons why this is the BEST PLACE IN THE WORLD TO LIVE! Asheville is consistently in the “Top 10 Places To Live” according to almost any criterion published! It’s a diverse multi-cultural blend of mountain folk and cosmopolitan society set in a dramatically beautiful mountain setting. It is my heart-felt desire to provide gorgeous welcoming homes in spectacular settings and to share this town with you!
What makes this Cottage unique
With all the special touches, I promise you that my vacation rental homes will feel as though you are staying at a friend’s warm inviting home rather than a 'vacation rental house.' You'll appreciate the tasteful decor and thoughtful care my homes reflect. Each home has been lovingly remodeled, elegantly furnished, beautifully decorated and thoughtfully accessorized with special amenities to pamper you including massage chairs, hot tubs, high speed wireless Internet, king beds with sumptuous bedding, HDTV’s & DVD's, movie libraries, quality well-equipped kitchens, fireplaces, central heat & air conditioning, washers & dryers and much more! Unique to my homes are all the amenities offered for babies and children. There are cribs, pack-n-plays, strollers, high chairs, baby bath tubs, stuffed animals & blankies. Older children love to play on the outdoor playgrounds with forts, slides, swings, climbing walls, etc. plus games, books, toys, kids DVD movies and more. Kids of all ages love to roast marshmallow at the firepits. My homes are easily accessed, right in-town, close to grocery stores, restaurants and shopping. No winding mountain roads to get lost in or long drives to town. The homes are in peaceful, lush vacation spots where you can relax and feel at home. Rather than dealing with a third party management company with limited business hours & knowledge of a home, you can deal directly with me, the owner. I am available to you 7 days-a-week, anytime between 9 AM and 7 PM and after hours for emergencies. I know my properties intimately because I have personally had them restored, remodeled, furnished and equipped. YOU are my full time business! Because I live locally, I am available whenever you call. Email me for my web address to see all 10 of my vacation homes. Take a virtual tour at AshevilleVacationHomes.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Wonderful vaction home
My family and I spent a week in August here and had a great time. My two teenage children loved the clean pool and yard and the house was very comfortable and clean. All was as described. Location was good as we were pretty centrally located to Brevard, Hendersonville and Asheville.
This is a quiet location where there are neigbors, but we never heard them. And the visits from the neighboring horses were nice. We would book here again.
Rose Cottage was nice itself. GPS found it. Entering cottage, storm door would not close. Tug hard to get closed. Door had a ft. at top & bottom you could see daylight. Thought was clean at 1st view but upon closer inspection was not. Baseboards in kitchen very dirty, could use a complete house cleaning from top to bottom & some paint. I am sure people scratch paint & know hard to do really deep cleaning, perhaps they do in winter when not so busy, I hope. After starting hot tub, in 10 min. time, there were yellow jackets flying around. Saw hornets & wasps. Called, thought they would send Terminix. No, sent maintenance man. He tried to find where yellow jackets were. I think whole back lawn needs to be sprayed. We were afraid to take grill cover off to use, afraid to play badminton! Pool was nice size but dirty when we arrived with leaves. I realize trees all around but thought would be clean the 1st day!! Was never cleaned whole week. Couches not too comfortable, low to floor. I am 73, had a hard time getting up. Rather have recliners. Massage chair advertised as recliner. Not. Very Low on floor, did not work correctly, called for repair. Got repaired & did work good, head reclined about 6 to 12". King size bed slept nicely, but didn't see anything special about sheets they were worried about protecting from hot tub chemicals (after you book instructions). Master bath gorgeous tile shower they advertised was about 3'x3' if that big. Could not turn without touching shower curtain, which I don't like. No handicap rail to hold onto. Was to have shower mat to stand on. I did not. Niece's bath did. I used a hand towel. Kitchen was nice, lots of utensils & items as advertised. Coffeepot was very dirty, I scrubbed good inside before using. Oven door needs adjusted. It does not close good at top, lets out heat! No phones. No test strips for hot tub. Deck could use some repair or new deck. Know I have been jumping around, just going down list. If I had kids, would have been afraid to let play out back by playground because of the yellow jackets. Nasty insects, very mean, I run over a nest years ago with lawn mower, got stung 5 times! Very hard to pull out on main highway, busy! Overall, not too happy with vacation or money spent. We have vacationed together for over 30 years, rates with dissatisfied. Did have lots of movies, books, toys for kids.Was nice sized cottage but not Large.Not close to towns, 10-15 min. drive. Price looks even higher next year.
The pool area was not clean, still had firecrackers laying there on table and tables were dirty. Pool had green algae and was not cleaned. The door handle on back porch was broken. The furniture in living room was very dirty and you sunk to the floor on them. You could see the dirt under the couches, windows were very dirty. We would not even put our clothes in the closet. Kitchen was fairly clean. Laundry are was dirty. Top of machines have not be cleaned in a long time.. Beautiful property, too bad about the house.
Thank you for your review and making us aware of the cleaning. We've always prided ourselves in maintaining all of our properties in tip top condition.
We have taken steps to rectify and address all of this issues immediately.
We have fired the cleaning service employee, performed a deep and sanitized clean of the property as well as replaced the couch.
If we would have known about any issue/problem we would have immediately sent over someone to take care of everything within one hour. Unfortunately, we were not made aware of anything and only knew of this upon reading this review.
If you read our other reviews (4.9 of 5.0 Stars) you'll see that we take care of our guests and our properties to perfection.
Great family vacation
Our family of 5 had a great summer getaway at the cottage! It had all the comforts of home: comfortable beds, plenty of towels, well equipped kitchen, tvs in every bedroom and a great dvd collection! The kids loved the pool, the playground and the badminton court. They enjoyed roasting marshmallows and catching fireflies too and they were thrilled to be able to feed the horses next door! The rose cottage was a relaxing place to come home to after our adventures in the Hendersonville/Asheville area.
Great location for a mountain get away
Well kept quiet cottage that allows you quick access to Asheville's wonderful attractions
Awesome as usual
We’ve stayed at this and other properties owned by them for the last 8 years! They’re fantastic. Stocked with more than the basics and sooooo comfortable. Looking forward to our next stay.
A must see is the 250 room Biltmore House. If you love to shop, there are fantastic antique stores, numerous galleries, unique boutique shops, & amazing hand-crafted goods. This region is host to numerous festivals filled with music, dance, arts & crafts. There are family events, concerts, cinemas and museums. For golfers, there are numerous courses. There is skiing, white water rafting, you name it! Check out the new Fun Depot for a wealth of indoor fun. Sightseeing along the Blue Ridge Parkway is outstanding with many hiking trails & waterfalls along the way, These ancient Appalachian Mountains is home to mountain music & dancing. Several times a week you can test your dancing shoes at Contra Dancing with live upbeat Celtic music.
Guests may purchase BILTMORE ESTATE TICKETS AVAILABLE AT DISCOUNTED PRICES GOOD FOR 2 CONSECUTIVE DAYS INSTEAD OF JUST ONE! Children ages 9 & under are FREE at the Biltmore.
Asheville & Hendersonville are a golfer’s paradise where the strikingly beautiful scenic settings provide a lush backdrop to your golf experience! These are a few of the public courses near our luxury vacation rental homes:
The upscale BROADMOOR GOLF LINKS located in the lush French Broad River Basin is a certified Audubon Society award winning 18-hole Par 72, 7000 yards golf course known for its bent grass greens & practice facility. You will encounter ponds, streams, views & abundant wildlife.
The HIGH VISTA GOLF COURSE is a scenic mountain valley 6935 yards, 18-hole championship golf course, with spectacular 360 degree views & variety of challenging terrain! Although in a private gated community, this lush course is open to the public
The ORCHARD TRACE GOLF CULB is an 18 hole par-3 course w/2,139 yards of golf from the longest tee. It has a course rating of 54 & a slope rating of 113. It’s perfect for a quick 18 hole game & reasonable green fees. Night golf is a great treat!
The CUMMNINS COVE GOLF is an 18 hole par 71 course w/long-range vistas of the Blue Ridge Mountains at this 3,000’ elevation. Fairways are lined w/trees, lakes, streams, waterfalls & spectacular mountain views! From the longest tee, there are 6,415 yards of golf. The course rating is 70.1 & a slope rating of 129 on Bermuda grass.
The SOUTHERN TEE Course is a fun 18 hole, par 3 w/wide fairways. The course rating is 70.0 with a slope rating of 113 with 2573 yards of golfing