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Marilyn

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

Cozy Mountain Cottage 15 Minutes to Downtown Asheville

30 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview

Asheville Area Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

Call or email for Special Rates! Heartsong cottage is a charming turn of the century built home that has been totally updated and remodeled and is only 15 minutes from downtown Asheville. It has a covered rocking chair front porch with a private deck out back. It sits in a small mountain neighborhood. There are two bedrooms one with the master bedroom having king size bed and other bedroom having a set of oversized bunk beds and a double bed. All of the mattreses Many guests enjoy visiting the spectacular Biltmore Estate along with shopping and browsing the many galleries and stores in the Asheville area. Others like participating in hiking and water activities, attending a festival, concert, or play. Whatever your pleasure, you can always come back to the cottage and relax in front of the quaint gas log fireplace, watch TV or a DVD from the video library on our flat screen TV, play a family game or use your laptop to surf the web with high speed WIFI access. Relaxing in the comfortable Hot Springs spa and/or cooking out with the gas grill on our private deck is also a definite option.

The quaint downtown of Black Mountain is only three minutes away from the cottage, with the beautiful Lake Tomahawk only a short five minute drive (see picture. There is a trail around Lake Tomahawk with beautiful mountain scenery in almost every direction. Also adjacent to the Lake is a huge twenty five yard swimming pool with kiddie area for the whole family to enjoy. The pool can also easily accommodate lap swimmers.

Peaceful and charming, the cottage is 15 minutes from the center of Asheville with its many world class restaurants, year-round live entertainment, museums, art galleries, theaters, concert halls, and large exhibitions at the Civic Center. During the spring, summer and fall seasons there are festivals occurring all over the area with the Biltmore Estates Festival of Flowers occurring every April and the L.E.A.F. Festival taking place twice a year in May and October.

Asheville is also an antique hunter’s paradise, and the River Arts District (has more than 80 artists’ studios) produces some of the best art in America. Shoppers also love the boutiques and many specialty shops the downtown area has to offer. The quaint mountain village of Black Mountain, only 3 minutes away from the cottage also has a charming downtown area with many quality restaurants as well. Access to the Blue Ridge parkway is a quick and easy ten minute drive away. Lake Lure and the beautiful Chimney Rock State Park is a scenic and relaxing 30 minute drive. Mt. Mitchell, highest mountain in the Eastern U.S., is a 45 minute drive from the cottage up the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Please note that winter road conditions in the mountains can often be unpredictable. While the cottage is close to a main road about (500 feet), the road grade leading up the cottage while small, is still steep enough that a 4 wheel drive vehicle might be required if there is more than a few inches of snow on the ground. In more severe weather ( 3+ inches of snow or ice) guests may have to park at the bottom of the road and walk up to the cottage. Guests should keep abreast of weather conditions several days before their arrival and we also encourage them to call us as well for updated information on weather and road conditions. We highly recommend that winter guests consider buying travel insurance.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Marilyn (Owner)
Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

About Marilyn

Bill and I are seniors who are working. We have been people helpers all our life and made careers out of it. I am a retired social worker. We love the area of Asheville and found it to be very enjoyable and thought that others would want to come and visit but not everyone can afford to pay the high prices of vacation rentals. So we decided to get into the vacation rental business. Bill works full time and I manage the cottage.

Marilyn purchased this cottage in 2009

Guestbook comments from the owner

Great Place! Very romantic and cozy.
Jul 2014
  • 1 of 68

Reviews

4.7
based on 30 traveler reviews

Cozy Mountain Cottage 15 Minutes to Downtown Asheville
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 98 reviews
4

very nice

  • 4 of 5

nice little cottage -- hot tub worked great, even had a crockpot. Pretty close to neighbors on a couple sides-- but nice woods in the back

  • Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed the hot tub and crock pot. Even though there are neighbors we have placed fencing or plants to allow for some privacy. I am glad that the shower drain was working great when you came and you didn't detect any smells either. We strive to keep the cottage clean and comfortable. The location and price are always winners for most guests.
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5

A comfortable place to meet friends - a stepping stone to see the Asheville area and do some hiking

  • 5 of 5

Clean and spacious. Convenient location. Five stars for the modest pricing for the area. Thank you!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Not as expected

  • 3 of 5

Upon our arrival to the cottage, we walked in and there was extreme musty smell. I definitely do not recommend this rental for anyone who has allergies or asthma. We had to run the window air conditioners several hours to resolve the smell. The shower in the bathroom drains very slowly so you end up standing in water. On the night before we left, we emptied the humidifier as directed and to our surprise, there was a black snake behind the humidifier. He had obviously been there a while. Luckily my husband is comfortable with snakes, otherwise I don't know how we would have gotten him out of the cottage. There are several rules which need to be followed while in the cottage and these are displayed on notes around the cottage and this was unexpected and somewhat distracting. The amenities were basic and the location was good. We do not expect to stay at this rental again.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are sorry our house was not up to the standards we want. Just a note to customers, we appreciate knowing about concerns while you are at the cottage or just after you leave, so that we can take care of problems right away. Housekeeping forgot to pour our industrial strength dissolver down that drain, hence the standing water. We figured out that a snake got in by the 2nd bedroom door as we had a small opening by the bedroom outside door. That has been fixed. The smell comes from the house sitting closed without ventilation for a week and that is why when you ran the a/c it went away. We have remedied that. We strive to keep the cottage clean and pleasant as so many reviewers have noted. We appreciate you noting that the cottage has everything one needs for a rental and the location was good.
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Cozy and convenient cottage near Black Mountain

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful week visiting in the Western NC area. Beautiful country and small town mountain beauty & gorgeous nature everywhere. The people are so friendly and there is something for everyone. The cottage was conveniently located and was a cozy, quiet place to come back to. Sure beats staying in Hotels, condos etc. etc. It basically meets the needs of most people and although small---just fine for 2 people or a small family. A little more TLC is needed as the shower doesn't drain very well. And, the sink area of the master bed room could use a bit of TLC. The fixtures are pretty raunchy and spiders are making webs between the crack in the wall with sacks of eggs showing and dust balls/webs on the wall behind the sink. Everywhere else was basically very clean and fresh. The gas fireplace is wonderful when it's a bit cold like it was a couple days we were there. But, on the whole felt the cottage was very adequate and a peaceful jump off for a fun vacation. Thank you for sharing your place.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you for your review. We always appreciate feedback. We checked that faucet and indeed it needed to be replaced. We also fix the shower drain and called our pest control folks to take care of any spiders. We are glad to hear you enjoyed the cottage and the surrounding area. It is a wonderful place to stay and to visit.
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5

We just loved this lil cottage! Perfect for a weekend get away!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was sweet and cozy. We loved the warmth of the fireplace and the relaxation we got from the hot tub! The location is perfect.... Right off the interstate! We got to enjoy the city life of Asheville (lots of amazing food) and got to come back to cottage and enjoy the fireplace and hot tub. The only down side to the cottage (not complaining at all because we loved the place) is that it is super noisy. There is some kind of construction going on in the neighborhood, the interstate, and the train..... BUT this noise is nothing compared to downtown Asheville noise! we highly recommend this cottage though.... It really is awesome and only 20 mins from downtown Asheville! It is a great place to wind down after all the craziness from the city!

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a great review. Yes Ridgecrest Boys Camp is building some more dorm rooms which is 15 to 20 acres behind our property. But the noise carries right now due to the leaves being off the trees. I am sure they will complete the project soon. I am glad you liked the cottage and the location. Lots of folks do. We hope to see you again sometime.
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Cozy and clean, everything in good working order, including the hot tub:)

  • 4 of 5

I had a very nice day here. The owners provided helpful information and directions in advance and the property was exactly as advertised. Small but cozy and warm, with a nice hot tub on the back deck in a private yard.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Town of Black Mountain
"Charming and quaint downtown Black Mountain is two minutes from the cottage . Many unique sh..."
Louise's Kitchen
"Great for breakfast or lunch. Outdoor dining when weather permits. "
The Dripolator Coffeehouse
"Great cozy coffeehouse in downtown Black Mountain, minutes from Heartsong cottage. "
Biltmore Estate
Earth Fare the Healthy Super Market
"Great shopping for all your health food needs"
Chai Pani
"Great Indian street food in the heart of downtown Asheville. Outside seating when weather pe..."
Mayfel's
"A touch of New Orleans cuisine. Outside seating when weather permits. "
Chorizo
"Homemade Latin cuisine. Lunch is inexpensive $$, dinner prices are $$$. Outside seating when..."
Green Sage Cafe
"Serving organic coffee and a variety of local food. Nice atmosphere and great breakfast! Som..."
Battery Park Book Exchange
"Very unique coffee house, wine bar and used bookstore. They carry many rare first editions a..."
12 Bones Smokehouse
"Really good Bar-B-Que, the place where President Obama frequents when he visits the area. O..."
Laughing Seed Cafe
"Totally 100% vegetarian cuisine. They strive to serve local food whenever possible. Outdoor ..."
Mela Indian Restaurant
"Another great Indian restaurant in downtown Asheville. They have a great lunch buffet that ..."
French Broad Chocolate Lounge
"One of three locations in Asheville featuring gourmet chocolate. These folks make their own ..."
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
"The best independent bookstore in the area. Wide range of interesting books with many book r..."
Tupelo Honey Cafe
"Down home southern cooking with some unique twists. This place almost always has waiting lin..."
Blue Ridge Parkway
"You can access the Blue Ridge Parkway from the cottage by going down to exit 55. Turn right..."
Thai Basil
"Great Thai cuisine in downtown Black Mountain. They also have a location in downtown Ashevil..."
Nearest Airport
28 Kilometres
Asheville - Hendersonville Airport
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Black Mountain Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Spring
Apr 1 2016 - May 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$116
$728
 
 
memorial day weekend
May 28 2016 - May 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
$375
Flat fee
 
 
summer
Jun 1 2016 - Aug 14 2016
2 night minimum stay
$125
$773
 
 
fourth of july
Jul 2 2016 - Jul 4 2016
3 night minimum stay
$375
Flat fee
 
 
early fall
Aug 15 2016 - Sep 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
$116
$728
 
 
leaf season
Oct 1 2016 - Nov 4 2016
2 night minimum stay
$125
$773
 
 
late fall
Nov 5 2016 - Dec 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
$107
$710
 
 
thanksgiving
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 25 2016
3 night minimum stay
$375
Flat fee
 
 
Christmas
Dec 24 2016 - Dec 26 2016
3 night minimum stay
$375
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$116
$745
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $25
Tax Rate 7.0%

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Amenities

Asheville Area Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Extra Sink In Master Bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 bunk bed
  • King size beds (1) Upgraded pillow top mattress, Double Beds (1) Upgraded pillow top mattress, Bunk Beds (1) Upgraded mattresses for adult use as well as kids
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • swimming

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