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'Holly Haven' - Serene Retreat with Vista Views

56 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Fairview Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Beautiful secluded 1 bedroom apartment with private entrance and dedicated off street covered parking. Centrally located - only 10 minutes to Downtown Asheville and Biltmore Estates, 5 minutes Blue Ridge Parkway, 15 to 20 minutes to Lake Lure, Chimney Rock, Black Mountain

Fully equipped kitchen and dining area provides you the opportunity to enjoy light snacks, four course meals or a romantic take out for two. There are several major food stores close by for your shopping ease.

Wake up slowly and drink in the fresh mountain air with your morning coffee or tea. With the Mountain View and being nestled by trees at 'Holly Haven', these serene surroundings invite you to linger a little longer for a second cup.

Just relax in the cool NC Mountains or if you want to see the sites, you'll have a long list of activities to choose from as we provide literature in the apartment for your leisurely perusal. Nearby are very popular 'must see' film landmarks:

*Lake Lure - Original 'Dirty Dancing'

*Chimney Rock - 'Last of the Mohicans'

*Black Mountain - Current Blockbuster ' The Hunger Games'

Asheville is a great town with much history, spectacular restaurants, unique shops and the nicest people you'll ever meet!

Keywords: Ground Level, Private, Romantic, Views, Mountains, Mountain Views, Peaceful, Retreat, Beautifully Decorated, Easy Access, High Speed Internet Access, Nearby - Outdoor Adventures, Fishing, Hiking, Swimming, Horseback Riding, Asheville, Blue Ridge Parkway, Black Mountain, Chimney Rock, Lake Lure

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed

Susan Hinz
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 24, 2016

About Susan Hinz

As a world traveler having vast experience with staying in different types of accomodations, I wanted to provide the best of all worlds in Holly Haven. Creating a 'home away from home', Holly Haven has been designed to be a destination for traveling souls desiring a relaxing atmosphere.

Susan Hinz purchased this apartment in 2011

Why Susan Hinz chose Asheville Area

I've found all the natural beauties and open mindedness of Europe in Asheville! From the moderate climate, waterfalls and abundent nature to the cosmopolitan restaurants, ecclectic and down to earth people, Asheville area has it all in one place.

What makes this apartment unique

Peace, serenity and a retreat into nature at Holly Haven. So many activities are nearby or just stay in and get lost in the sweeping vista views of the mountains for hours.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for your hospitality.We had a wonderful time and enjoyed our stay in such a nice and cozy environment.We would love to come back for another visit!

Thank you for the delicious banana bread as well!
Aug 2016
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'Holly Haven' - Serene Retreat with Vista Views
average rating of 4.678571 based on 68 reviews

Holly Haven: Very clean, very nice!

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Holly Haven. The place was perfect for us ..... clean, quiet, located near a grocery and good restaurants, and near the things we wanted to see ... Chimney Rock, The Biltmore, the Blueridge Parkway, Asheville, etc. We were impressed. We'll be back if we come back to the area. Thanks to Susan Hinz for making this great experience possible!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet, Clean and Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were visiting Asheville for our anniversary and were looking for something outside of the city that was a little quieter and cheaper... this was a good choice. It was very quiet here, amenities were nice, bed was very comfortable and the kitchen was full size so you could easily cook meals there. The distance from Asheville was a bit farther than we had a 25 minute drive. Not a bad drive at all but we were expecting it to be a little closer. Other than that, it was a great place to stay, would recommend!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Little peace of heaven

  • 5 of 5

We walked in with a nice suprise of homemade banana bread. Place is very clean. Bed was comfortable. It was perfect. I would rent this place again.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Comfortable and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable and nicely appointed. Loved all the art work and the electric fireplace in the unit. The unit was very clean and well equipped. The owner recommended a very good local restaurant, The Local Joint. Secure parking for my corvette. Will stay here if we are in the Asheville area again. PS Loved the banana bread. K and D Redding

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prefect getaway

  • 5 of 5

Tucked away on the mountain,this place was perfect! Very clean, spacious and well equiped.

Thank you for such a lovely visit.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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  • 3 of 5

First, this place is nice and clean. But the TV is completely shot. Can't believe the owner doesn't know about it. The temperature thing is very weird...if you or yours are cold natured, this is not your seems completely shielded from the sun.. you'll always be cold, and we visited in late July! Can't imagine what it's like in the winter? Would not be our first choice for a return to Asheville.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wish we would have been advised there were any issues with TV or temperature as both could have been quickly addressed during your stay as we always want all our guests to have a wonderful experience at Holly Haven! It appears previous renters preferred a much more cool environment and had opened all the A/C ceiling vents as it was unusually hot for Asheville this July. We usually only have half of them open to maintain the 72 degree with A/C on. Also the TV is in great working condition, however there are times when the heating unit for the Amish fireplace is on a 'green' ban can roll on the TV flat screen due to wave interference. Please should you travel this way again, we would appreciate the opportunity to make your stay the best possible. As always we invite all of our guests to please advise straight away if there are any issues or concerns with their stay.
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Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Blue Ridge Parkway and Interstate 40
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Local Joint - Great American Food and Burgers
Car: necessary

Check Out Website: for all sorts of things to do in the Asheville Area, to include but not limited to:

Nearby 10 to 15 Minutes from Holly Haven - Biltmore Estates and Winery - Year Round, River Arts District, Outlet Shopping, Golfing, Ziplines, Waterfalls, Public Soccer Fields, Year Round Roller Skating, Comedy Bus Tours of Asheville, Spooky Historical Bus Tours of Asheville Area, Performance Street Art in Downtown Asheville, Micro Breweries, Seasonal Skiing, Snow Boarding, Snow Tubing, Ice Skating,


Rates & Availability

Fairview Apartment Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60

Rates are subject to change without notice. Except for 1 week or longer stay there are no discounts.

Inquiries and rate quotes are not reservations. In the event of multiple inquiries, the first to confirm with signed rental agreement and funds paid has an actual reservation for the time requested. Please be timely in your response if you are seriously interested in booking Holly Haven property.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Fairview Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bathroom with Shower, New Thunderhead High Pressure 'Rain' shower head with 90 spray jets and new shampoo, conditioner and shower gel dispenser, 2 full sets of towels provided for length of stay
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen Pillow Top Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Ground level apartment entry, private keyless code entry provided at time of booking confirmation, Note: There is a $60.00 cleaning fee for each stay up to two weeks which includes pre /post housekeeping.

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