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Susie Wells

Member since: 2014
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Discover This Gem Of A Vacation Home In Downtown Brevard!

52 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, Falls Landing, Marco’s Trattoria, Big Mike's Italian, El Ranchero Mexican, Bracken Mountain Bakery, Rocky's Soda Shop, 185 King Street (a music venue), Brevard Brewery, Dugan's Irish Pub… You can a spice up your evening with Brevard Brewery Tours taking you to all of the local breweries. Downtown also offers a wide variety wonderful shops.

Brevard 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
  • Senior Adults Only Community
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Susie Wells (Property Manager)
Member since: 2014
Call Manager
Speaks: english

About Susie 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.

Susie Wells purchased this house in 2013

Why Susie 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, comfort and character of an old home, big front porch with swing and extra seating, walking distance to Library

Reviews

4.8
based on 52 traveler reviews

Discover This Gem Of A Vacation Home In Downtown Brevard!
average rating of 4.7884617 based on 52 reviews
5

Cute, cozy, clean, and great location.

  • 5 of 5

Loved to location. We were just a short walk to downtown. The house was lovely and had everything we needed. I would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay We do hope that you'll come back for a visit! Thanks for taking such good care of our home!
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5

very clean, comfortable and nicely updated

  • 5 of 5

Such a charming nicely updated older home. Convenient and walkable to downtown. Had everything we needed! Would definantly recommend and stay here again! Thanks!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yeah! So pleased you enjoyed your stay! Please Do come back for another visit!
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5

Charming house!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed staying at the Brown-eyed Susie very much! Comfortable, cozy house and very convenient location. As other reviewers have mentioned, be cautious leaving the drive-you're likely to scrape the pavement a bit if you go very fast at all. We'd love to stay there again!

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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5

Cozy and comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in the heart of beautiful Brevard. The home was perfect for relaxing with our Brevard College student son when we weren't eating, hiking, taking in a yoga practice at Brevard Yoga or exploring the quaint shops of downtown! Hope to come back soon!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Even better than expected

  • 5 of 5

Whatever brings you to the quaint town of Brevard, this house serves as the perfect home base. The location is amazing and we enjoyed runs through the neighborhood and walks to downtown. The house is well appointed, clean, and comfortable. Check-in was simple and I appreciated the personal call from the owner. The kitchen has everything you need. The linens are nice and the bathrooms spacious. Everything has been updated but the feeling of the house remains authentic. I would definitely stay here again when my travels bring me to the area.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So Pleased you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for your kind words!
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4

Great place to stay

  • 4 of 5

We loved this property and will definitely stay here again if we need a place. It is on the fairly busy main street, but on the other hand you can easily walk downtown which makes in easy if you need to share a car with someone. We had no problems and I especially thought the beds were great. It is charmingly decorated and has everything a person could need. (At least I could not think of anything I needed).

The house and the neighborhood were "quiet'. No loud neighbors or parties which made it perfect for the holidays. The house is very well laid out so that there is enough space between the bedrooms to feel like you have additional privacy.

Only comment would be that if you have a "hitch" on your vehicle the driveway is a bit tricky as it can scrape. Just take it slowly and it helps to come in at an angle. However, this is an extremely MINOR point and is MORE THAN outweighed by the delightful house and owner. We will definitely return.

Thank you!

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

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

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 and Conditioner and Hair Dryer Provided
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Closet, Dresser and Mirror, Side Tables
    Bedroom 2 - 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 ...
  • Senior Adults Only Community
  • 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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