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Modern Farmhouse Apartment. Gorgeous & Spotless. Sleeps 5 +. 20 mins from town.

Bedrooms 1
Space 850 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

The ultimate in secluded, safe accommodations on an Country Estate Property.

A little bit industrial loft, a little bit rustic retreat, a little bit country cottage -- our guest apartment is perfect for one or two couples, with or without children in tow (or a girls' weekend). We are family owned and operated.

Open-concept living/dining/kitchen with polished concrete floors and tall, wood-beamed ceilings. Immaculate. Beautifully finished and furnished, down to luxurious 600TC 100% cotton linens and towels. We are 100% legal and carry full commercial liability insurance!

On ten acres in a truly pastoral area just south of Asheville. Secluded and nestled in the woods, yet flooded with natural light. Completely private, fenced rose and boxwood garden provides outdoor lounging, dining and fire-siding (firewood and fire starters are provide for all of our guests). Hot water tap in the garden for hillbilly hot-tubbing (kids only!).

Green & allergen-free. No-VOC paints used throughout. Organic, unscented cleaning and laundry products used exclusively. Natural fiber rugs, upholstery and window treatments. Slip-covered upholstery, frequently laundered. No pets of any kind ever inside the home.

COMPLETELY TOBACCO & PET FREE, we also ask that our guests go without aerosols, perfumes, and other scented products during their stay. AC with top-of-the-line filter. Fresh organic and/or local treats only stocked for your enjoyment. DirecTV package includes ESPN.

Family is on the property, out-of-site, but close enough if you need a restaurant recommendation! Our guests' serenity and privacy is our number one priority. The guesthouse is a legal, permitted apartment -- with wired smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, fire dampers, and commercial insurance.

Access: 15-20 minutes to downtown Asheville and the Biltmore. Ten minutes to Blue Ridge Parkway hiking trailheads. Renowned road and mountain biking literally right out your door.

Traveling with young kid(s): We've got a roll-out bed for the little one, plus indoor and outdoor toys for all ages. Drop us a line and we'll prepare for his or her arrival. Kids on the spectrum are especially welcome!

Traveling with a baby or toddler: We are baby/toddler ready! We set up a pack-n-play (purchased new annually) with organic bedding for sleeping. Plus, we've got an infant-to-toddler tub that sits right in the shower, baby's own hooded towel, a high chair and/or toddler seat, and a swing for our littlest travelers.

More Details

Johanna Carr
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, poco espanol
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2017

About Johanna Carr

Full time Mom to three part-time geniuses - ages 13, 11, and 8. Full time interior architect and designer. Full-time owner, cleaner & manager. Part-time wife.

The property is our ongoing, 20 year project. Chickens were added in 2014 (guests are welcome to their free-range, organic eggs), and goats in 2015. We're planning for a new, larger vegetable garden one of these Springs!

We value our guests' privacy and comfort above all. Please don't hesitate to ask for anything you need to make your stay more enjoyable.

Johanna Carr purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Johanna Carr chose Asheville Area

The property offers the ideal mountain experience: Gorgeous views, without the falling-over-a-cliff landscape which usually accompanies it! Secluded, rolling hills dotted with cows, yet close to downtown. Farmland punctuated by mountain and equestrian homes. We've never had a visitor who hasn't commented on the serenity and the beauty of our property.

What makes this cottage unique

Women traveling alone, or with little ones, can enjoy complete privacy while feeling 100% safe.

Families with babies can rest-assured that no infant cries have ever penetrated the sound-proof ceiling!!

Guestbook comments from the owner

My wife and I visited Asheville for our anniversary, and we were hoping for a peaceful get-away, with plenty of design esthetic that was still close enough to the city & sights for us to take it all in. This cottage was that dream come true. Every single detail of this home is so perfectly thought out! We couldn't have asked for a better experience.

The home was immaculate when we arrived. There was a thoughtful welcome packet to help us feel at home, and familiarize us with the area. She had a fire-pit prepared for arrival - so on our first night, we sliced the delicious pound cake she left us, made some hot chocolate with the packets and local cream she left and started a cozy fire on the porch to cuddle up next to. It was the perfect way to start our trip!

We experienced everything you'd hope for when you rent a home. Perfectly clean, absolutely comfortable, great design elements, with complete privacy. Not to mention the perfect natural light that all of the windows gather up for you.

Johanna was very responsive when we had any questions or requests, including graciously providing plenty of suggestions for restaurants, shops and sights. If we make it out to Asheville again, there's no question where we're staying.
Nov 2014
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Fletcher Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Baby Gate
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Baby/toddler tub provided. Hillbilly hot tub outside too!
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib , Queen & Twin (Murphy) beds in GR. Rollaway cot for tots.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Yard
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(74 traveler reviews)

Modern Farmhouse Apartment. Gorgeous & Spotless. Sleeps 5 +. 20 mins from town.
average rating of 4.9594593 based on 84 reviews

Above and Beyond

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have always preferred staying in vacation rentals while traveling, but now that we have a baby, a clean, comfortable, spacious rental is a must. This rental is absolutely immaculate! From the polished concrete floors to the beautiful counters in the kitchen and the sparkling white bathroom, I had no reservations about letting my 9 month old crawl all over the place and explore his temporary home.

A vacation rental such as this far exceeds a hotel room when traveling with a baby. The exceptionally accommodating owner made sure we had all the comforts of home, including a brand new pack and play (with sheets), an infant bath tub, a high chair, and a changing table. Other thoughtful touches included a package of baby wipes in the changing table and several baby books displayed on the windowsill near the crib. It made traveling with a baby so easy! There were also locally made muffins and scones, yogurt, and even k-cups for the coffee maker (cream and sugar provided as well). It was so nice not to have to worry about running out in the morning to find a store and purchase these things on day one. The kitchen is well-equipped and we prepared several meals there.

The rental is spacious and beautiful. Having a separate bedroom where we could put our baby to sleep in the evenings so that my husband and I could enjoy the evening relaxing by the fire pit or watching tv, without having to tiptoe and whisper was wonderful. We were all so comfortable, we really didn't want to leave!

The owner and her family are fabulous people. They truly want their guests to feel at home. They are available if/when you need them, but completely respect your privacy otherwise. The rental is even nicer than the pictures demonstrate. The value of this place is incredible. My family and I love to travel and don't often visit the same place twice, but the beauty of Asheville and the comfort and ease of travel the farmhouse provides has convinced us to return this summer. Thanks Johanna and family!

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Erin! We had been waiting for the opportunity to outfit the guesthouse for infants and toddlers, and your family provided. We know from experience what a schlep traveling with baby stuff is. Not having to bring one's own pack-n-play, and having a changing table sounded like heaven to us; we're glad you agree! We look forward to seeing you in July.
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A fantastic weekend!! The setting is perfect with rolling hills and the interior is well maintained!

  • 5 of 5

5 Star!! We look forward to going back very soon!! We couldn't have asked for more! Perfect interior and well appointed kitchen space!! Thank you Johanna

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing place

  • 5 of 5

This is our second time staying in this property and we loved it, It is beautifully decorated and stocked with everything you need to make is your home away from home. We have two boys and they loved it, especially the dog and goats. It is also close to everything, We visited downtown Asheville, and went to several waterfalls and the kids spent one day skiing in Maggie Valley and it was all a short distance from the home. The homeowners were also on the property when we stayed and they were extremely nice and accommodating.

There are also great restaurants near by, our favorite for breakfast was The Local Joint, and you have to try 12 Bones for great Bar B Q. We will definitely be back and highly recommend it to anyone visiting this area.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect mountain getaway

  • 5 of 5

I recently visited the Farmhouse for a girls trip with friends from college. It was the perfect space for us and we loved the decor. Our host was wonderful and made sure we had everything we needed and then some. Follow up after our visit was great as well, as we had mistakenly left a few items. The communication to get the items returned was more than I would have expected. I very highly recommend this property and owner and look forward to returning in the future.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great in every way

  • 5 of 5

Truly enjoyed our stay here. Everything was clean and very inviting. The location was the perfect distance away from all the places we wanted to visit (mostly in Asheville). We felt very comfortable in the house and the guest area was private enough. The decor was perhaps my favorite...very inspired! We would highly recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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My husband & I were very satisfied with this rental property.

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was was so relaxing and peaceful. Everything was clean and comfortable. Loved the decor.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Asheville Regional Airport (AVL)
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
The Joint Nexdoor
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
The Local Joint
Car: necessary

15 minutes to Biltmore Estate.

20 minutes to downtown Asheville.

10 minutes to nearest supermarket (Ingles).

13 minutes to the nearest organic market (Earthfare).

10 minutes to a truly great latte.


Rates & Availability

Fletcher Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Memorial Day Weekend
May 26 2017 - May 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 13.25%

A $25 per night additional guest fee applies to all travelers 12 years and older, after the first three travelers. We can accommodate five "adults". Additional fees may also be applied, regardless of the age of the traveler, after the five adult traveler limit has been reached.

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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