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Gary Wells

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english

Discover This Gem Of A Vacation Home In Downtown Brevard!

60 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview

Asheville Area House Rental Photos and Description

Your Home Away From Home!

Experience the true comforts of home that this Charming historic bungalow possesses. You are in for a Real Treat! Fresh and Clean as a Daisy, this 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath home with lovely front porch is located conveniently in downtown Brevard, NC. This newly renovated home has all of the modern conveniences: Flat screen TV with cable, WIFI, central heat and air, custom built kitchen and washer/ dryer. You will be within walking distance to Brevard’s favorite restaurants: Jordan Street Café, Square Root, Hob Nob, Jaime's, Falls Landing, Marco’s Trattoria, Big Mike's Italian, El Ranchero Mexican, Maya Mexican, Bracken Mountain Bakery, Rocky's Soda Shop, 185 King Street (a music venue), Brevard Brewery, Dugan's Irish Pub… You can spice up your evening with Brevard Brewery Tours, taking you to all of the local breweries. Downtown also offers a wide variety wonderful shops.

Our town features a number of Festivals: Brevard Music Festival, The White Squirrel Music Festival and gravity races, 4th of July Festival with craft and food vendors, Halloween Festival and Old Time / Bluegrass Music Competition, Twilight Tour Christmas Festival, Mountain Song Music Festival, Assault on the Carolinas bicycle race, Weekend Tailgate Market (featuring local food, crafts and music), summer street dances and much more. For more information, visit the Heart of Brevard website brevardnc.org

Located 5 minutes from Brevard is the fabulous Brevard Music Center. Situated on a wooded 180-acre campus, founded in 1936, the Music Center is one of this country's premier summer training programs and music festivals. This is only the beginning of the music scene Brevard has to offer: The Porter Center at Brevard College hosts many world renowned artists as well as local talent. There are many other local venues hosting local and regional musicians. The Phoenix Lounge features a different musician each night of the week. You are guaranteed to find something for even the pickiest of music enthusiasts.

Close to the Brevard Music Center you will find The Bracken Mountain Preserve, a 395 acre recreation area, owned by the City of Brevard. Mountain bikers, trail runners and nature lovers can explore its 7.1 miles of trails. Bracken Mountain trail connects directly to the Pisgah National Forest trail system.

Hiking

There are so many amazing hiking trails in the area. Some of our favorites:

Dupont State Forest

http://www.dupontforest.com/

If some light hiking and waterfalls are what you're looking for, then Dupont State Forest should be your destination. This is where we first took Lola for a hike after she came into our lives. Bonus: It's also where the first Hunger Games movie was filmed!

Frying Pan

http://www.romanticasheville.com/fryingpan_tower.htm

This is a nice short hike up an easy forest service road to a lookout tower. 1.5 miles roundtrip, with 360 degree views at the top.

Black Balsam

http://www.romanticasheville.com/black_balsam.htm

Some of the most popular hiking in the area. This can be a short out-and-back, or a nice loop. Choose your own adventure!

Looking Glass

http://www.romanticasheville.com/looking_glass.htm

Venture down to our little town of Brevard to check out this more strenuous hike to the top of one of the most unique and iconic geographic features of our area. A great 6.5 mile hike.

Art Loeb

http://www.romanticasheville.com/art_loeb_trail.htm

If you're going to be spending more than just the weekend in the area and are looking for a challenge, you can give the 30.1-mile Art Loeb trail a try. We've done it twice now, taking 3 days/2 nights each time to backpack it. Let us know if this is up your alley and we'll share some valuable advice about confusing intersections and water sources!

Enjoy nearby Pisgah Forest: 15 minute drive: Home of the nation’s first school of forestry where you can picnic, camp, hike, rock climb, fish, swim, slide, float, hunt, bike, mountain bike, ride your horse, rent a horse, learn about forestry, find waterfalls, sightsee, experience the NC Fish Hatchery, navigate the Blue Ridge Parkway, or just relax! Brevard features expert outdoor guides for every level of outdoor experience. Whether you are with your family for a picnic, taking a day hike or looking for something more challenging, there is adventure for everyone. The Hub, Sycamore Cycles and Pura Vida Adventures are located right at the entrance to the forest. You are guaranteed to find whatever level of adventure you are after. Take an easy day hike or go more extreme with kayaking, rock climbing or canyoneering.

Dupont State Forest: 20 Minute Drive: Explore Triple, Bridal Veil, Hooker, High and Wintergreen Falls. Cedar Rock Mountain with its hundreds of acres of exposed granite makes it a popular destination for Bikers and Hikers! DuPont offers mountain biker ride opportunities ranging from easy forest roads to exciting single track. All trails are open to horses except for Triple Falls Trail and a few foot trails that are clearly marked. You can also take a Hunger Games Tour and feel like Katniss Everdeen for a day.

Historic Hendersonville: 30 minute drive: Visit the Carl Sandburg home, Flat Rock Playhouse State Theater and Apple Festival street fair (Aug 29- Sept 1). Great shopping along Main Street! West First Wood Fired Pizza will not disappoint you!

Asheville NC: 45 minute drive: The “Big City” offers a little bit for everyone: from fine dining to food trucks, walking trails to zip line tours, breweries to The Sky Bar, chocolates to chocolate covered potato chips, high class to hippie, homemade ice cream to homemade quilts, Mexican to Moroccan, trolley tours to comedy tours, downtown to the River Arts District. Whatever you are looking for you will find it here, especially if you are looking for delicious food or locally crafted beers. Asheville is Beer City USA with countless breweries popping up each year. It has been called a mini Portland. Asheville is a place you do not want to miss; with the motto “Keep Asheville Weird” you know you are in for a treat.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Gary Wells (Property Manager)
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english

About Gary Wells

My husband Gary and I met in Brevard 30 years ago. We have been renovating homes in and around Brevard for the last 23 years. This Vacation Rental: The Brown Eyed Susie is fondly named after me. We both enjoy bringing back to life homes that have been neglected and somewhat 'remuddled' This one has heart and the benefit of being walking distance to the wonderful town of Brevard.

Gary Wells purchased this house in 2013

Why Gary Wells chose Asheville Area

We actually looked to buy this home many years ago...It needed so much work that we shied away. When it came on the market again, at a price that would allow us to do the necessary work, we jumped. We have added three closets, a half bath, laundry room, changed location of a bedroom and kitchen, rebuilt back porch, opened up walls to open space, replaced floor joists, replaced floor in kitchen and mud porch, relocated parking from back to front of house, all without adding any square footage (same footprint) ....It worked...whew!!! Time for a vacation!

What makes this house unique

Walking distance to town, library and parks. Comfort and character of an old home, Big front porch with swing and extra seating.

Reviews

4.8
based on 60 traveler reviews

Discover This Gem Of A Vacation Home In Downtown Brevard!
average rating of 4.8 based on 60 reviews
5

Cozy Cottage

  • 5 of 5

First time in Brevard and we loved staying at The Brown-eyed Susie. The location was great - 5 minutes to downtown and 10 miles to DuPont Park in one direction and Pisgah Forest in another. The house itself was lovely, cozy and clean. And the owners were welcoming and quick to respond when we had questions. My daughter and I hope to visit again in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking such good care of our home! It was a pleasure to briefly meet you and your daughter. We hope to have you back as guests in the future. Susie
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4

Wonderful!

  • 4 of 5

This is a beautiful house in great condition. The hosts provide all sorts of extras, including coffee, filters, condiments, etc. The house is fully stocked with everything you need. It is also in a very convenient location, and Brevard is a fun town with lots of activities available.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Cute, cozy and clean

  • 5 of 5

The Brown Eyed Susie is a tidy, well appointed little house, conveniently located to excellent restaurants and fabulous mountain biking and hiking. All our needs were provided for. We especially appreciated the washer/dryer and the comfy front porch furniture. We wished we could have stayed longer and will definitely stay here if we have the opportunity to return. .

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

My children ages 6 & 8 and I had the best three day vacation ever. The location of the house was perfect. Within walking distance of the Soda Shop and gem mining shop right downtown. And a very quick drive to the Pisgah National Forest where we spent hours of the day at Looking Glass Waterfall and Sliding Rock. Water was icy cold but it was almost 100 degrees out so it was fabulous. The house is on a main road, absolutely adorable from the outside, and beautiful on the inside. Kitchen was fully stocked, even condiments in the fridge! Beds were very comfortable. Washer and dryer on site was nice to have. I love the front patio. At night I could sit out there while the kids ate cookies and milk and ran around catching fireflies. Was a dream vacation for our quick get away. And I might add that I booked this last minute which zero hitches. Thank you Susie and Gary.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was such a pleasure meeting you and you precious children!
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5

Wonderfully Sweet Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This adorable cottage was the perfect vacation home for us, and had everything we could have needed! Not to mention the awesome front porch, as cute as the inside was we spent most of our time out there in the rocking chairs. Centrally located to everything we wanted to do and experience in Brevard and Asheville - we could even walk to the quaint downtown shops and restaurants. Thank you Susie and Gary, we will be back soon!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yeah! So glad you enjoyed your stay! Thanks for taking such good care of our home!
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5

Sweet Retreat.

  • 5 of 5

This is a great location. You can walk to a small park, a beautiful library, a bakery, shops and great restaurants. Outdoor adventures are only a short drive away -- biking, hiking and paddling.This house has everything a visitor needs to feel at home, and the owner is as charming as the house.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Asheville Regional Airport
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Greenville NC
Nearest Ski
63 Miles
Maggie Valley
Car: recommended

March: Banff Mountain Film Festival

April thru December: Transylvania Farmers

April: Assault on the Carolinas

April-December: 4th Friday Gallery Walk/Downtown Brevard

May: White Squirrel Festival

June-August: Brevard Music Center Summer Festival

Fourth of July Celebration

July: Song Catcher Series

August: Founders Day

September: Mountain Song Festival and Pisgah Stage Bike Race

October: Mountain Music Mash and Forest Festival Days

October: Halloween Festival

November: The Couch Potato Mountain Biking Race

December: Christmas Parade and Twilight Tour

Hiking

There are so many amazing hiking trails in the area. Some of our favorites:

Dupont State Forest

http://www.dupontforest.com/

If some light hiking and waterfalls are what you're looking for, then Dupont State Forest should be your destination. This is where we first took Lola for a hike after she came into our lives. Bonus: It's also where the first Hunger Games movie was filmed!

Frying Pan

http://www.romanticasheville.com/fryingpan_tower.htm

This is a nice short hike up an easy forest service road to a lookout tower. 1.5 miles roundtrip, with 360 degree views at the top.

Black Balsam

http://www.romanticasheville.com/black_balsam.htm

Some of the most popular hiking in the area. This can be a short out-and-back, or a nice loop. Choose your own adventure!

Looking Glass

http://www.romanticasheville.com/looking_glass.htm

Venture down to our little town of Brevard to check out this more strenuous hike to the top of one of the most unique and iconic geographic features of our area. A great 6.5 mile hike.

Art Loeb

http://www.romanticasheville.com/art_loeb_trail.htm

If you're going to be spending more than just the weekend in the area and are looking for a challenge, you can give the 30.1-mile Art Loeb trail a try. We've done it twice now, taking 3 days/2 nights each time to backpack it. Let us know if this is up your alley and we'll share some valuable advice about confusing intersections and water sources!

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Rates & Availability

Brevard House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Spring, Summer, Fall
Apr 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$135
From
$150
Fri,Sat
$875
$3,100
 
 
Winter
Nov 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$100
From
$125
Fri,Sat
$700
$2,400
 
 
Spring,Summer, Fall
Apr 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$135
From
$150
Fri,Sat
$875
$3,100
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
$135
From
$150
Fri,Sat
 
 
Christmas
Dec 20 2017 - Dec 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
$135
From
$150
Fri,Sat
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Cleaning Fee $50
Pet Fee $35
Tax Rate 12.0%

For those of you with pets: We ask that you bring a crate to house your critter when you leave him alone, as well as at bed time.
If your pet likes to sleep on the furniture, please bring something to cover sofa and two arm chairs. Many thanks!

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

Asheville Area House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Sink and Pantry
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Sink and Pantry
  • Towels, Wash Clothes, Soap, Shampoo, Conditioner and Hair Dryer Provided
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Closet, Dresser with Mirror, Side tables
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Closet, Dresser with Mirror, Side Tables
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

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