About the property
- House1100 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay1 - 3 nights
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.
There are so many amazing hiking trails in the area. Some of our favorites:
Dupont State Forest
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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- Mar 25, 2018
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 Catheys Creek
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.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
The house was absolutely lovely and perfect for our trip. There was nothing we could think of that was not there - the Owner has thought of everything you could need. The house is decorated beautifully and someone did an amazing renovation! Beds were incredibly comfortable - and the noise from the road mentioned in a previous review was not noticed by us, but sound machines were provided in each bedroom if wanted. Location was convenient to downtown. Cannot wait to visit again!
Yay! We love that you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for taking such good care of our home! Please do come back for another visit!
Your home is obviously loved and cared for from the bright red door to the modern kitchen.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Your home was spotless and the attention to detail of what a guest would want and enjoy was exactly right. Thank you for a lovely experience.
We love that you enjoyed your stay! We look forward to having you for another visit in the future!
Perfect weekend getaway!
It was just a short walk to downtown area. The house was clean and thoughtfully prepared. Can not say enough lovely things.
So Pleased that you enjoyed your stay! We hope to have you back for another visit!
Great home with a great location
The "Brown Eyed Susie" is a wonderful bungalow that allows easy access to downtown Brevard and the surrounding parks (Pisgah National Forest, and Dupont State Forest). The updated kitchen and bathrooms are great, yet the house maintains a charm from days gone by. If you're looking for a relatively centralized location with nice amenities this house is it. The only minor complaint I have is that if you have a low riding vehicle the driveway can be a small challenge. Other than that I would definitely stay here again.
Excellent house and great location
Just stayed at the house with my son for 4 nights to do some riding, hiking and relaxing in the Pisgah / DuPont area. House was the perfect size for us, all of the amenities we needed and close to all of the activities we wanted to do. Very clean and welcoming, highly recommend it!
We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay! Thanks for taking such good care of our home!
Great place to stay in Brevard
This is a wonderful place to stay if you want to be close to downtown Brevard. You can easily walk up the street and be in the heart of the town in minutes.
The house was spotless and the kitchen has everything you could ever need.
In summary, I highly recommend staying here for a great time in Brevard!
Love that you enjoyed your stay! Please do return for another visit!
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 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 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 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 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 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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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!