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Want Total Privacy But Be Minutes from Downtown Asheville?

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 1 Bedroom + Loft + Den, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 1-4)

Looking for a TOTALLY secluded hideaway in a mountain setting, yet minutes from the charming towns of Asheville and Weaverville? This cottage has everything you need for a romantic get-away or a home-base for exploring the beautiful Appalachian mountains. If you're an outdoor enthusiast, kayaking and mountain biking are but minutes from your front door. Want to unwind from it all? Then step out onto the deck where you can relax in your private hot tub while taking in the beautiful views. Use our home as a base from which to explore the wonderful sights, sounds and tastes of downtown Asheville. If you prefer, enjoy the provided books on the comfy sofa in the living room area, or relax upstairs in the loft/den. TV enthusiast? Enjoy the 42''FLAT SCREEN HI-DEF TV while reclining in the new recliners. With 3 acres of woods, the serenity of the area is perfect for a retreat from the routine of daily life.

We provide all the necessary amenities to make your stay as enjoyable as possible, and then some! Maps, menus, and written directions make it easy to find all the restaurants, shopping areas, and attractions you may want to take in during your visit. Games such as Scrabble and Trivial Pursuit bring fun and entertainment to the day or night. And speaking of night, enjoy a complimentary bottle of champagne while relaxing on the covered porch as you star-gaze or listen to the peaceful sounds of the French Broad River.

Our cottage is equipped with central air conditioning for the warmer days of the year, as well as ceiling fans for those times when a cool breeze would be perfect. Thanks to skylights in the loft and bathroom (yes, bathroom!), there's always a feeling of warmth and sunshine throughout.

Don't want to leave your pets behind? Then bring them with you! They'll love exploring the surrounding woods. There is even a wooded dog park less than two miles from the cottage.

We know you'll come to understand and appreciate the comfort of our cottage. We truly want to make your vacation special in every way.


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Susan Poole
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 18, 2017

About Susan Poole

Kerry is a local design/builder who put her talents to work creating Mountainside Cottage. She incorporated her love of light and simplicity to create a place that is warm and inviting.

Susan lends her talents as the former owner of one of the Southeast's most successful bed and breakfasts, making sure that this cottage has everything necessary to make a traveler feel at home.

Having lived in the Asheville area for 20 years, we have a deep love and respect for the natural environment as well as the cultural opportunities found in this region of the Appalachian mountains.

Susan Poole purchased this house in 2008

Why Susan Poole chose Asheville Area

When the 3 private acres adjacent to our 15 acres became available, we knew that would be the perfect place to build a vacation home for our extended families. As they are scattered around the world, it was important for us to offer a place that was near by, but afforded them the privacy they need and deserve. We soon realized this would also be a great place to offer as a vacation rental.

What makes this house unique

In this busy world, this is a unique opportunity to experience TOTAL privacy. One of the things we love about the cottage is sitting on the covered deck, looking out into the woods, and listening to the sounds of nature. It's also great to drive into Weaverville, about 5 minutes away, grab a pastry or two at the world's BEST bakery, and come back and relax on the patio or in the hot tub on the deck.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for letting us stay at the cottage! We had a wonderful time! Everything was so clean and organized and the secluded location made it so easy to relax! We had a great time visiting the sites around Asheville.

We definitely will be back around our anniversary! We loved staying here. Thank you so much for your hospitality!
Mar 2013
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Alexander House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • This is a TOTALLY NON-SMOKING home. No smoking is allowed, inside or outside. Any evidence of smoking will result in the loss of the security deposit
  • Pets are not allowed on the furniture or bed at any time. Please bring a sheet or blanket to cover furniture if your dog is a "couch potato!"
  • Please pooper-scoop the yard prior to departure-bags are located in the laundry room closet. Place the bags in the garbage can in the laundry room
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Futon in Loft
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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(46 traveler reviews)

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Want Total Privacy But Be Minutes from Downtown Asheville?
average rating of 5.0 based on 49 reviews

Perfect weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I decided to check out Asheville to celebrate our one year anniversary. Susan was super accommodating and the place was perfect! Enjoying the hot tub looking out at the stars was the best part! We brought our dog and she loved all of the hikes and checking out downtown. Most all places are dog friendly! Will definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was wonderful to have you both here! You were so respectful of our cottage--it looked as if you weren't even here! Thanks so much for taking such good care of it. And please do come back again!
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Perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I decided to take a last minute weekend trip to Asheville and rented this wonderful cabin. Susan was so kind and accommodating. Check in was easy and the cabin was so clean and comfortable! You are ten minutes from downtown Asheville but secluded in the mountains from the hustle and bustle. We will definitely be returning!

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

Everything you could wish for in a mtn cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We were extremely impressed by our entire experience with Susan and the mountain cottage! She was quick to respond and always very pleasant in our communications. The cottage was amazing, very clean, comfortable, functional, and cozy. The internet and cable were very reliable, and we got everything we wanted from our weekend in Asheville and more! Wherever we went, the kids always wanted to go back to the cottage! Thank you Susan!

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Getaway for a Romantic Weekend

  • 5 of 5

I took my girlfriend here for her birthday and we absolutely loved it. Susan made it super easy to book and was very helpful. She also left a bottle of champagne in the fridge for when we arrived. Check-in and check-out were both very simple as we came and left at our own convenience during the check-in and check-out periods. The cottage is very cozy and has great views on the balcony of the surrounding mountains and the night sky. It is also is very close to all the surrounding attractions and only takes 10-20 minutes to get to anywhere. I would definitely book here again and I recommend it to anyone looking for a private romantic getaway.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pass Christian, Mississippi

Mountainside Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Great, quiet cabin in a peaceful setting. Close to Weaverville, NC, and Asheville. A delight!

Champagne awaits your arrival. We enjoyed the wildlife, the wild flowers, the serenity, etc.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great getaway

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was very private, but close to everything we wanted to do in Asheville. The cottage was extremely clean and Susan left us a bottle of champagne in the fridge for our arrival. The driveway up is steep and I would recommend arriving in daylight the first drive up if possible. If we go back to Asheville we would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
24 Miles
Asheville Regional Airport
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Alexander House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $35
Cleaning fee $40
Refundable damage deposit $125
Tax Rate 7.75%

$125 refundable security deposit required upon making reservations. $35 pet fee required. $15/night for extra person (beyond 2). House rules will be sent upon inquiry.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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