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Brea Gratia

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english

Playfully Quaint CHARMED COTTAGE | ROMANTIC Rural Setting | FAMILY Vacation

20 Reviews
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Overview

Asheville Area Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 7)

Image sitting down with a glass of wine on one of the four decks while listening to the relaxing sound of water falling, in the quiet forest with no neighbors. You kick your shoes off, feeling the freedom and realize you don't want this vacation to end. Picture yourself in a robe and flip flops walking to the hot tub deck to enjoy the sunset and fabulous mountain weather.

Charmed Cottage was built in 1974. The cottage is uniquely placed on 11 acres of private land at the end of the road and at the top of the mountain. The cottage is cradled on two sides by the mountain on which it sits, the rest is 'the view'. It is located about 17 miles fron downtown.

Totally renovated from top to bottom and new on the market as of April 17, 2008. This charming cottage has wood ceilings and windows galore. The windows and doors are said to be from an old mansion in Asheville. It is situated on the mountain in such a way that it never gets the direct afternoon sun which keeps it perfectly cool during summer months.

Beautiful plantings bring a bounty of floral surprises throughout the year. The natural stream and waterfall add to the beauty and relaxation of this cottage hide-away.

The cottage features four decks:

- an intimate dining deck with a spectacular view

-an intimate conversation deck with a spectacular view

- one huge deck, the size of a four car garage for group get-togethers (maybe weddings) or lazing the day away

- one large deck on a grassy knoll with 6-8 person hot tub and that spectacular view

PLEASE NOTE: Not suitable for those with knee problems or health concerns. The cottage was built in the 70's and stair risers are higher than normal and the loft stairs are steeper than normal. NOT WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE.

The cottage also features:

~Wood burning fireplace.

~Three bedrooms & sleeping nook (sleeps 7).

~Two king beds, two twin-size beds & luxury twin futon bed. Twin beds can be converted to king prior to your arrival. So...essentially, we can sleep 6 adults in 3 high-quality king beds with luxurious linens and one other adult/child.

~Cashmere-like robes for 6 adults.

~Refrigerator with ice-maker, a dishwasher and a new gas range & microwave.

~Two living areas: one for reading and conversation by the fire

(with that spectacular view) and the other for watching TV.

~Two dining areas: a dining counter for 6 and dining table for 4.

~We have three flat panel TV's - all with DVD player built in.

~Large collection of DVD's for your viewing pleasure.

~DirecTV Satellite TV

~Wireless high speed internet connection.

~CD Player with IPod Dock.

~Local telephone service with an answering machine.

~All furnishings are new, beautiful and luxurious.

~Two full baths (one with refinished claw foot tub and the other a modern walk-in shower) and one half bath in the loft.

~Six to eight person hot tub on the 'grassy knoll' with a spectacular year-round view.

~A kitchen with all your food preparation and serving needs available.

~Central air conditioning & heating.

and....more.

Charmed Cottage is perfect for family get-togethers, birthday celebrations, anniversary, honeymoon, friends, brothers, or sisters reunion, vacation, relaxation and renewal.

Keywords: Cottage, cabin, bungalow, private cottage, vacation rental, mountain views, hot tub, private, Biltmore Estate, Asheville, Blue Ridge Parkway, Blue Ridge Mountains, golf, hiking, white water rafting

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Brea Gratia (Owner)
Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english

About Brea Gratia

I love Asheville! I live in Houston and, amazingly, manage our properties easily from afar. I own Sanctuary Spa in Houston. Many of our guests tell me our cabins are 'spa-like'...no wonder! I look forward to the day I get to move to Asheville. I've been working on it for many years and life events get in the way. Hopefully summer of 2013...keep your fingers crossed for me/us. I am in a relationship with David Robinson for 12 years now. He has also invested in a property in Asheville. All total we have three properties - Charmed Cottage, Chalet Quietude and Woodlands Chalet.

Brea Gratia purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Brea Gratia chose Asheville Area

Well - I said it before - I LOVE Asheville. I want to live in Asheville. It brings joy to my heart. I love the forest, the mountains, the sunrise, the sunsets, the snow, the summer, the ever changing views from all of our cabins - you name it - I LOVE Asheville.

What makes this cottage unique

Charmed Cottage is on 11 acres and it has a stream. I love the serenity, the privacy and the huge hot tub. The house is just about all windows and you can see everywhere. The decks are awesome (3 attached to the house). Even though it is a large cottage, it is extremely intimate. It is cozy, comfortable and spacious (ha). I love that it is one mile up the road from the main road and at the top of the mountain. The property was built by a child actor who originally owned the entire mountain...wouldn't that be great - own a mountain. I love it at the Charmed Cottage.

Reviews

4.9
based on 20 traveler reviews

Playfully Quaint CHARMED COTTAGE | ROMANTIC Rural Setting | FAMILY Vacation
average rating of 4.95 based on 20 reviews
5

Excellent, "luxury" cabin experience

  • 5 of 5

I went with three friends to stay at the Charmed Cottage and we all agreed it was an amazing experience. Brea gave very clear and straightforward instructions about how to get there (the drive up to the cabin is quite an adventure- it's a steep drive up the mountain on a gravel road, but our Mazda made it up just fine) and what to expect upon arrival. The cottage itself was beautiful. The bathrooms were equipped with fresh towels, the kitchen had everything we needed to make a home cooked meal, and there were multiple patios to enjoy the mountain air. For four people we had plenty of space. There's a little to explore outdoors around the property, but don't expect to play a game of soccer on the top of the mountain or to find any hike-able trails on the property (well there are a few hidden trails but they are short and I'd recommend wearing pants because the plants clearly grow like crazy on the mountain). The drive to Asheville is super easy (about 20-25 mins) and even getting to the nearest grocery store only took about 15 minutes. We had a blast and are planning to check out this cabin (or another of Brea's properties) in the fall when the leaves change colors. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Beatrice - I'm so happy you loved the cottage. It is a very charming place, full of surprises. The unique design of the structure lends itself to a fun decorating style which many find fun and amazing. The cottage is spacious as you said with two living room areas - I call one the living room and the other the reading room (but all in the same space with the huge kitchen). I hope you did cook some great home cooked meals there - with the large dining counter, it is fun to have a glass of wine, chop some greens and help the cook. Yes - the mountains do produce vegetation and with 11 acres, that's a lot of green growth. I hope you noticed how much cooler it is in the mountains as opposed to the city. It's hard to leave because it's so relaxing at the Cottage. I do hope you plan to come again as you and friends were great guests and it was my pleasure to have y'all. My best, Brea
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5

Charmed is definitely how I would describe this incredible oasis!

  • 5 of 5

This chalet was the perfect setting for the engaging in beauty, fresh air, the mountains, and relaxation. Upon our arrival, we were shocked by the view (even though 2 of us live in Asheville). We had no idea that it would be situated in such a pristine area. The hot tub situated on the breakfast deck, gave a stunning view of the mountains and the stars!

The chalet itself was amazing! Brea has literally thought of EVERYTHING! Personal touches, comfy towels and beds, everything you could possible need to make an amazing meal, the multiple decks with seating on all. The hand blown glass windows are to die for and so are the large amazing doors! The detail in this place just makes you feel blessed to be allowed to stay there. The basement stays amazingly cool so you get an incredible sleep under the warm blankets and those sheets (which by the way, I may just have to buy because they ARE truly amazing!) My friend enjoyed the loft bedroom immensely. She LOVES lofts and found it to be quite perfect for her taste. All in all, this home was impeccable, beautiful, and I could have stayed there forever never to be seen again! :-)

Thank you Brea for providing such an amazing space for me and two of the closest people in my life to spend our last few days together before we had to return to the "real world".

  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Michael - thanks so much for such a fabulous review. I believe that is one of the very best and most descriptive of your experience. It sounds like you touched on all the uniqueness of the Charmed Cottage plus how you felt while there. It is a very special place and I am thrilled y'all thought so too (I'm from Texas and had to slip a y'all in there). Thanks again and I look forward to hearing from you again when the timing is perfect for another get-together!!! Brea
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Relocating from NJ
5

Close to everything but still so far away...

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the Charmed Cottage for 4 days. The cottage was everything as advertised. It had excellent views and solitude while still being within a half hour or less to the Biltmore, Asheville and Chimney Rock. The kitchen was well appointed. It had everything we needed plus a lot that most VRBO homes do not have. There are thee different decks plus the viewing deck with the hot tub to give you plenty of options to listen to the waterfall while enjoying the outdoors. Brea was very helpful in answering our questions. We would use this cottage again the next time we visit the area.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Aaron. We loved having the four of your as our guests. We're so happy you loved the decks and the view - especially the one at the hot tub deck - it is very special with the incredible view. It's true that it's an easy drive into Asheville, Chimney Rock and the Biltmore. We're happy you pointed that out. I also want to thank the ladies - Nikki and Stella - I personally enjoyed meeting them and providing a facial for each of them. I love being able to meet our guests and especially offering the opportunity to relax with one of my fabulous facials. Please let me know when you are planning another trip to the area - We would love to have you stay with us again. Thanks so much - Brea
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4

Family mountain retreat

  • 4 of 5

We LOVED our stay in the Asheville area. Fabulous hiking and the mountain cabin was outstanding! It is in beautiful well kept condition, kitchen has everything we needed, and board games in front of the fireplace with the kids was truly a treat. Gave four instead of 5 stars as one has to drive a little to get to things--but honestly, was not that big a deal as I would go back again!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Barrington Hills, Il
5

We can't wait to return!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful retreat away from it all. We stayed at the cottage with our 2 teenage boys and loved it. Very comfortable and beautifully furnished. The view is spectacular. We all enjoyed coming home to nice soak in the hot tub after hiking in the mountains. Brea is the perfect host. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Teri - so glad you and your family enjoyed Charmed Cottage. It is a special place, full of quaint and quirky fun plus tons of privacy. That view is amazing and especially from the hot tub - you feel like you are floating through the mountains. I look forward to your return. You were here just as everything is starting to bud. Come see it when it is lush and green! Thanks so much. Brea
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Cleveland, OH
5

Perfect Mountain Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We rented the Charmed Cottage this past weekend and have nothing but great things to say. The hostess was incredibly accommodating leading up to the trip, providing thorough instructions and recommendations. The location was exactly what we were looking for; close enough to downtown entertainment and restaurants but far enough away that we felt like we were in a remote, relaxed setting. The house itself is beautiful. Amazing views and very nicely furnished. The kitchen was completely stocked with anything you'd need to entertain or cook a meal, which is one thing we especially loved. The hot tub was also another big win in our book- STUNNING view and we enjoyed relaxing in there one evening. We would absolutely recommend the Charmed Cottage to anyone traveling to Asheville any time of year. Great weekend away!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kelsey - thanks so much for your fine review. It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your time at Charmed Cottage. It is so private (11 acres) and very relaxing with - you right ... a fabulous view. The stunning hot tub (for a great soak) is located in just the perfect place on a grassy knoll with that great view...especially a night under the stars. We love that you plan to return and look forward to having you as our guest again. Thanks so much - Brea
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Map

Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
74A
Car: necessary

great cell phone service at cottage

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Rates & Availability

Fairview Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Peak
Jul 4 2016 - Aug 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$250
From
$275
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
 
Labor Day
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 4 2016
3 night minimum stay
$285
 
 
Fall Color
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$250
From
$275
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 2016 - Nov 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
$285
 
 
Christmas to New Years
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 1 2017
4 night minimum stay
$285
 
 
Peak
May 1 2017 - May 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
$250
From
$275
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
 
Memorial Day
May 25 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
$285
 
 
Peak
May 30 2017 - Jun 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$285
From
$275
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
 
July 4th Holiday
Jun 29 2017 - Jul 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$285
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$245
From
$260
Thu,Fri,Sat
 

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping $125
Damage Protection $49
Tax Rate 13.0%

Discounts are available for last minute travelers and for those staying 7-14 nights. All reservations require a signed rental agreement which will be sent after payment has been made.

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Amenities

Asheville Area Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • King size beds (2) Master Suite and Loft, Twin or Single Beds (2) Can be converted to King Bed, Baby Cribs (1) Portable Crib, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) High Quality - Handmade Futon
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
4 Decks - one deck the size of a four car garage, two intimate deck and one large deck for hot tub with view

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