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Leaf Watching in Asheville!

21 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 nights


Asheville Bungalow Rental Photos and Description

Bungalow, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath (Sleeps 4)

Just 10 minutes to downtown Asheville!

Step into a long-ago era as you escape to this 1940's bungalow nestled on a peaceful hillside. Constructed of fieldstone and wood with pine floors and stone fireplace, you can't resist the call of the mountains.

The wrap-around porch invites you to relax as crickets and tree frogs sing their melodious symphony. Snuggle in front of the fireplace. Watch the sun rise over the treetops as you savor a fresh brewed cup of coffee and experience the fresh mountain air.

This 2 bedroom 1 bath picturesque sanctuary is the perfect get-a-way for couples, young families or a friend's retreat. Decorated in soothing earth tones, the comfortable, informal atmosphere creates a tranquil escape from life's daily stress.

Cabin Laurel is a hidden treasure easily accessible to I-26 and Hwy 19/23 & Hwy 25 major travel routes that makes a weekend retreat or week long escape the perfect choice - convenient with mountain tranquility. Just minutes from downtown Asheville, the Blue Ridge Parkway, Biltmore Estate, Hot Springs, Wolf Laurel Ski Resort, hiking, biking, skiing, rafting, horseback riding, Chimney Rock Park and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.


Bedroom 1- Twin Beds

Bedroom 2 - Queen Bed

Cable TV HDTV w/ DVD

Sitting Room recliner sofa

Dining/Living Room w/ fireplace

High Speed Internet

Kitchen fully equipped

Washer/ Dryer





Gas Logs

Alarm clocks

Individual room AC


Central Oil Heat

In order to provide the best guest experience for everyone who stays at Cabin Laurel, we cannot accept pets in order to prevent allergic reactions.

Check out is 11AM in order to prepare the house for the next arrival.

Check in is 3PM

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Sharon Tabor
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2016
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About Sharon Tabor

As prior owner of Acorn Cottage Bed & Breakfast in Asheville, NC, for 12 years, you can rest assured your vacation experience will be superb.

I am currently Executive Director of Tourism and have had a diverse background as a Department Store Buyer , non-profit museum directer and restaurant manager.

Sharon Tabor purchased this bungalow in 2008

Why Sharon Tabor chose Asheville Area

My favorite place is Asheville where I owned Acorn Cottage B&B. I fell in love with the cozy, unique property that has the best of both worlds: the quiet peacful atmosphere of the mountains, but convenient to town.

It's absolutely amazing how close the house is to everything there is to do in the area, but how quiet it is! You actually feel as if you are miles from town - but you aren't!

What makes this bungalow unique

I love sitting on the porch listing to the tree frogs and crickets at night. During the winter I enjoy curling up in the recliner chair in front of the fire with a good book and glass of wine.

For a marvelous mountain view, a short walk up Breckinridge Pkwy near the house reveals the magic of the area.

I love the diversity of cuisine in the Asheville & Weaverville area less than a 10 minute drive from the house.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This place was like stepping back in time. We couldn't believe how convenient the house was to everything we wanted to do, yet it felt like we we out in the country. It was private, quiet, neat and clean. Just what we wanted.
Sep 2012
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Leaf Watching in Asheville!
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 27 reviews

Wonderfully relaxing stay. Cabin had everything I needed and more.

  • 4 of 5

Great little cabin. Floors a little uneven but it is a very old cabin. Loved sitting on the patio and watching some leaves turn yellow and fall off. I would definitely rent or recommend staying at Cabin Laurel.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable but kitchen was not well stocked. Could have used more utensils and bowls.

  • 4 of 5

It was clean and furnishings were well appointed. It was nice to have plenty of towels and bathroom supplies available.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Not what expected

  • 2 of 5

First of all the floors sloped down hill. It was very warm in the house when we got there. We called to inquire about the ac. After we were told about the AC units just needing to be turned on we notified her they were not in the windows. She attempted to get someone there but was unable. We opened the windows to try to get in some cool air to go with the ceiling fans. Around midnight we were awaken by noises on the roof moving from one spot to the other. Not knowing what or who was up there we closed the windows. There went the cool air. These noises went on all night.

The next morning the housekeepers came out to put in the 4 AC units. As they were leaving they asked how did we like the "Bumps in the night". We told him that we didn't know what is was and it made for a very sleepless night. He told us that it was a mother raccoon and her babies. I have nothing against nature but this should have been disclosed in advance and the property owner should have them relocated. Knowing what was on the roof at night and the noise from the AC units did make sleeping better.

The price was ok but I would rent here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am sorry your experience was not the best. I assumed the AC units had been installed in May, as instructed to care taking. Until your stay, I had not been informed of the critter issue. I appreciate you making me aware of the situation and will follow up with property keepers to insure future guests do not experience similar issues. I retained carpenters to explore the attic and seal off any points that could allow access to wood creatures
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Jacksonville, FL

secluded but close to the city

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed in this wonderful cabin for a week for our anniversary and loved it. Along with all of the usual cabin features, we really enjoyed the attractive and secluded setting near the city, the porch overlooking the pretty yard, and the gas fireplace. We had more than enough space for the two of us. The cabin was clean and well-maintained. The owner was very responsive to the few questions we texted her. We also appreciated the good highway access and nearby grocery stores, drug stores, and restaurants (like Moe's Original BBQ -- yum!).

  • Submitted: May 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute & quaint !

  • 5 of 5

Great stay at the cabin, quiet and close to lots!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Hayward, CA

Private, cute and cozy....

  • 4 of 5

We rented here for seven weeks after relocating from CA, it was the perfect little cabin for us to explore NC before we found a long term rental. The owner was very thoughtful in providing everything you'd need to be comfortable in kitchen and bathrooms. It was very affordable and close to everything. We especially loved the little TV room at night...cozy & quaint. The caretakers were very helpful when we needed anything. The only two things that made this a 4 instead of a 5 was....noticeably sloping floors but the house is old so can't be prevented. However, I had a sprained ankle so I noticed it more, and if someone was disabled you'd need to know this in advance. Second, the fireplace was a big attraction for us, and after the second week it didn't work anymore. We contacted the owner, she did call out a service guy, he was suppose to bring back a part but never did. During our raining snow days we really missed it. The house is plenty warm without it but we did miss the coziness of the warm fire. We'd recommend this to others and liked the privacy and charm.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Biltmore Estate
Blue Ridge Parkway
Laughing Seed Cafe
Tupelo Honey Cafe
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Mast General Store
Thomas Wolfe Memorial
Asheville Tourists Minor League Baseball Team
Stoney Knob Cafe
Earth Fare the Healthy Super Market
West End Bakery and Cafe
Jack of the Wood
Barley's Taproom & Pizzeria
First Baptist Church
All Souls Episcopal Church
Asheville Urban Trail Tour
New Morning Gallery
Basilica of St Lawrence
Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Asheville Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Lots of establishments in Asheville & Weaverville
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Grove Park Inn, Asheville, NC
Nearest Train
70 Miles
Greenville/Spartanburg, SC
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Bellagios Bistro
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Wolfe Laurel, NC
Nearest Beach
150 Miles
Myrtle Beach, SC
Car: necessary

Situated in an established neighborhood built in the 1940s-1950s, Cabin Laurel is just 10-15 minutes to Biltmore Estate, Blue Ridge Parkway, and downtown Asheville and Weaverville for wonderful dining and shopping options.


Rates & Availability

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $50

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1) Pillow top mattress, lots of pillows and Egyptian Cotton linens and dual bed side lamps make this a haven for relaxation, Twin or Single Beds (1) Pillow Top mattress, lots of pillows, Child Beds (1) 1-2 young children can sleep comfortably on the Sitting Room recliner love seat
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Check in 3PM Check out 11AM. Check out after 11:30 will be accessed an additional $50 rental fee for every hour thereafter.

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