About the property
- House1350 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
3 Bedroom, 1 bath, Sleeps 6
Stardust cottage sits at end of the road in a beautiful farming valley 30 minutes outside of Asheville. Comfortably sleeps six in soft white sheets & down comforters (two queen, twin & trundle). Light & airy- windows everywhere, wood floors, & high ceilings! Enjoy gentle breezes, bubbling creeks, & bright stars while relaxing on the porch swing.
Come visit Stardust Cottage when you're ready to relax and enjoy your time in the mountains! Just updated with you in mind. The kitchen is stocked with quality cookware.
Escape from your television, but enjoy streaming shows on your computer. Our wifi will keep you connected if you desire.
Babies and Kids Count! We welcome children with toys and games for all ages. We have a pack-n-play, high chair, baby gate, and kid's dinner ware. We appreciate honest guest counts, regardless of guest ages.
Outside amenities include a bubbling creek, and plenty of room to run, keeping children busy for hours! Chill out in our shady hammock. Relax on our covered porch in one of our rocking chairs or on our porch swing while you take in the mountain views. Enjoy the flowers in our garden, or pick herbs for your dinner. Roast marshmallows at our fire pit. If you are here during the cooler fall months, enjoy a cozy fire in the woodstove (we have gas heat, as well). You'll have access to miles of hiking trails right outside our door. Admire a sky full of stars at night, and then fall asleep with the gentle mountain breeze and the sound of the creeks outside.
Quiet and private, our neighbors are not visible or close to the house. You'll need a car- Stardust Cottage is nestled 'back in the holler'!
We may greet you at your arrival, see you off when checking out as we arrive to prepare the cottage for the next guests, or -rarely- during your stay if anything needs attention. Mostly we will leave you to enjoy the peace and privacy we love about this property. We live in Asheville and can assist you by email, phone or in person, if needed. Welcome to the Appalachian mountains!
Owner/ Property Manager
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 23, 2018
About Owner/ Property Manager
Hi! We love meeting new people and trying new things- especially food and travel. We've lived in the Asheville area since our college years, and have two great kids. Western North Carolina is very community-minded and we like to get involved in helping make our wonderful place to live even better. Our family enjoys hiking the trails and cooling off in the streams in the summer, and then catching the incredible vistas on the way home.
Owner/ Property Manager purchased this House in 2002
Why Owner/ Property Manager chose Sandy Mush
We bought this place as our primary residence and lived here for eleven years. We loved it from the minute we saw it and still do! Big Sandy Mush Valley is the best preserved farming valley in the southern Appalachians. Thousands of acres of conservation lands are adjacent to the property, organic farms are abundant here.
What makes this House unique
Stardust Cottage is private and relaxing in a gorgeous natural setting. It's modern and comfortable, with soft sheets and down comforters You can get to Asheville for city fun, but no need to!
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We've rented quite a few properties through HomeAway and I've a;ways been happy but this was the best. It was a lovely and comfortable with everything you need! The kitchen had every tool. And the owners left great tips and brochures for the area. Very helpful. The games in the basement were great. The deck was beautiful. We had so much fun in Asheville and the mountains on North Carolina are beautiful.
So glad you enjoyed it! We try to do a little extra to make our guests comfortable and happy.
Quiet beautiful place
We were looking for a place to give us some much needed family time without distractions and this was perfect!
Greatest secluded and relaxing stay in a well equipped cabin
Our family loved the property of Starlite cottage and the house was cozy and perfect! Great layout for our family of 5 had plenty of space to sleep, even all upstairs because of large closets. The windows and sunlight are amazing! Had it not snowed, the creek and porch would have been the ideal spring break setting. The kids loved the foosball and ping pong in the basement and a warm fire at night completed the cabin feel. The kitchen had everything and the linens were all abundant and comfortable. It's a good ways outside of Asheville but it was a lovely mountainside retreat and perfect family jaunt away from distractions.
What a neat house nestled in a nook of the mountains. We had a great time and “unplugged” to a degree. Played a whole lot of ping pong and games. We would love to come back in the spring or summer to take advantage of all of the outdoor activities in the area.
Comfortable, clean and cozy!
This Home was a perfect getaway. Tucked away in the mountains, but easy to get to and from the city.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Starlite Cottage!! Everything is as pictured, if not better. It is such a comfortable home!!! Having one bathroom was daunting at first, but we did just fine with it!! We barely noticed that there wasn’t a TV., and we had so much fun playing ping pong & foosball!!
It’s true that the road to the house is windy and the location is remote, but that’s what we were looking for!!
A few highlights from our weekend, each as awesome as the other...
King’s Mountain National Military Park ~ en route from Charlotte to Asheville.
Biltmore Estate ~ not to be missed.
Turkey Creek Cafe ~ right in Leicester. Rustic but awesome breakfast. Super nice people.
Max Patch (hike) ~ a bit of a crazy, but so fun drive. Easy walk to the summit, if take the path to the left. Gorgeous on top.
LaZoom Comedy Bus Tour ~ was just so fun for our whole family.
Omni Grove Park Inn ~ beautiful resort. Great dining options with views of the sunset. Take care to time accordingly.
Cannot say enough about what a great time we had! Thank you!!
Asheville is a sophisticated small city in a mountain valley in the southeastern United States. It's a very popular and well known tourist area. The city is very walkable with shops, galleries, and restaurants on every corner. Asheville is know for its foodie culture, including lots of vegetarian choices. The varied nightlife scene and many cultural activities and festivals will keep you busy if you like. The area is also known for its many artists and crafts people. Just south of downtown is the Biltmore House; the largest private residence in the USA. The house and its thousands of acres are open to the public. The Blue Ridge parkway also passes through the area. This is an incredibly scenic drive through the national forests in the area, with world class views, and many interesting stops along the way for hiking, picnicking, looking at waterfalls, or frolicking in the cool mountain streams. Endless opportunities abound for rafting, rock climbing, and backwoods adventures if outdoors is your thing. There are two ski resorts, each about one hour from Stardust Cottage. Golf is also popular in the area. You can choose to be in the middle of the action, and then out in the middle of nowhere 15 min later! Closer to Stardust cottage are several organic farms, including flowers and a nationally known herb farm. Potters and crafts people live tucked in their beautiful corner of Sandymush Valley. Don't let our long backwoods private gravel drive fool you... a beautiful modern well appointed cottage awaits at the end!
Rates & Availability
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BABIES COUNT! We appreciate honest guest counts, regardless of guest ages, in order to cover added wear and tear caused by the greater number of guests. Holidays or high season may have special rates or require longer minimum stays. CHECK IN after 4PM CHECK OUT BEFORE 11am