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Peaceful Mountain Valley Cabin Located Between Asheville And Black Mountain.

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Sweet 2 Bedroom/1 Bathroom Home With Country Kitchen Perfect For Gatherings.

Tucked away at the end of a private road, you will feel removed from it all but still remarkably close to a bevy of activities. Two bedrooms and 1 bath with an new country kitchen that opens to the living and dining room. The dining area comfortable seats 6 and is the perfect spot for enjoying a meal or playing a game. Glass french doors open to the wrap around deck. An ideal place to enjoy a cup of coffee and take in the surroundings. The cozy living area is complete with sectional, built-in bookcase and adjacent sitting area. Besides offering flat screen cable viewing, the bookcase offers up a plethora of entertainment options, including books for all ages, games, puzzles or movies. Each bedroom is sweetly decorated with a chair, dresser and gracious closet space.

The Little Red Casa is fully equipped and ready for your memorable getaway.

More Details

Jennifer Mathis
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 8, 2018

About Jennifer Mathis

My husband and I live just outside Charleston, SC with our two daughters. We love to travel and explore new places which is one of the many reasons we have fallen for Western North Carolina.

Jennifer Mathis purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Jennifer Mathis chose Swannanoa

Three and 3/4 acres backing up to hundreds of National Forest acres was the first thing that caught our attention. The second was a ramshackle house on the property that we were sure was destined for the bulldozer. After a little time and consideration, we thought it might be more interesting to give this small home a second life. With the brilliance of the nighttime sky to motivate us and the braying of nearby donkeys to make us smile, we undertook a renovation that lasted a little over a year. The end result is a gathering space that makes us want to crack open a game, pick up a guitar or read a book on the adirondack swing. We love it and hope you do too!

What makes this cottage unique

Private but close to all the things we love to do - discovering good restaurants, music, experiencing Asheville's deep arts culture, hiking...

Super convenient to Asheville and we still get to feel connected to the mountains and nature.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This was a lovely house in a beautiful setting. The layout is perfect for lots of comfortable time together as a family. We will definitely come again.
Dec 2013
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Swannanoa Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • In the summer and fall the queen bedroom overlooks a cluster of Canna Lillies swarming with hummingbirds. The linens are provided and will be freshly laundered and left folded at the base of each bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • festivals
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Peaceful Mountain Valley Cabin Located Between Asheville And Black Mountain.
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 55 reviews

As advertised private getaway.

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful little casa! The house is vertu nicely decorated and modern. My wife and I truly enjoyed every second we were there. Made a fire (we took the last of the fire wood BTW) the first night because we knew rain was coming the remainder of our stay. Had everything that we needed to cook and clean as needed. The games, puzzles and Netflix were just enough to have fun and keep us busy. It's a 20 minute drive to downtown which is great for daytime exploring, if you fancy the nightlife an Uber is an expensive option if you plan to go out and need a ride back. We had a great time and will absolutely be coming back soon. Thanks for allowing us to use your home.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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Warm, cozy, perfect...and with great views!

  • 5 of 5

We love the little red casa. This is our second visit. The home has a lovely open concept design, with great views of the surrounding hills. We and our pups were very happy. House is clean and well-furnished. Kitchen is well appointed (we usually cook dinner in while in the Asheville area). Quiet and relaxing. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It really means a lot to us when our guests enjoy their stay at our place enough to make a return visit. You are welcome anytime!
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The cabin has all the comforts of home!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the location, the cabin had everything you need and so comfortable for us. It had a beautiful kitchen with beautiful view of the mountains!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Everything we could ask for

  • 5 of 5

The Little Red Casa was perfect in every way. Great location and very clean. Would love to come back!

  • Submitted: Dec 25, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad to hear it. Come back anytime!
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Peaceful yet close enough to Asheville for daily trips

  • 5 of 5

Peaceful retreat. The home is well maintained, enough room for us (4 adults & a 4yr old). My son loved the swing outside and being able to see the sheep down below. Liked that it had a washer an dryer, stocked kitchen for all cooking needs (pots,pans, serving bowls etc.) Jennifer was great with communication before an after. I loved that she had dominos and magnets which my son played with. Along with dvds an other games for adults. Also there is Wi-Fi for those that still need to be connected. The only thing I would say which is personal preference for sure is to maybe have a curtain on the front door or kitchen window in case your afraid of the dark :). The master closet is Huge which we actually took 3 cushions off the couch an made a bed in the closet( with doors open of course) with the sheet and blankets we brought where our son slept. This way he could be with us instead of in the main house alone as it just has simple deadbolts that he could open. It worked out perfectly.

It was easy to find. GREAT LITTLE GETAWAY!!.

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely love staying at Little Red Casa! It is such a peaceful, relaxing getaway for the whole family. We love everything about this cabin and look forward to many more visits!!

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Asheville Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Native Kitchen and Social Club
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Black Mountain Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
3.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Native Kitchen and Social Club
Nearest Ski
49 Miles
Cataloochee Ski Area
Car: necessary

Privately situated at the end of a dirt road, you will fall in love with The Little Red Casa, Whether it's family time you crave or a chance to connect with friends, this sweet little place has been set up to accommodate. Completely renovated offering 2 bedrooms and 1 bath with an open floor plan that invites you to stay awhile. Hang out on the sectional and watch a movie from the growing collection,grab a book and settle in, or choose a fun board game. The house is set up to make you so comfortable you won't want to leave.

But... if you choose to venture out and explore we are conveniently located between Black Mountain and Asheville, so great restaurants, hiking, the arts and more are just a short drive away.

The mountains surrounding Swannanoa are vastly undeveloped and breathtakingly gorgeous. Treat yourself to some time well spent surrounded by Mother Nature.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $40 + Tax
cleaning $55 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 7.0%

All holidays are subject to 3 night minimum at $125/night

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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