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Charming, Artsy, Craftsman Bungalow, Near Downtown Asheville

52 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 30 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
30 nights


Murdock - Linden Bungalow Rental Photos and Description

Bungalow, 3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Welcome to Mint Cottage, our charming, Craftsman style bungalow located just 5 minutes from downtown. As you open the white picket gate out front you’ll feel yourself go back in time and place. This recently renovated 1912 bungalow has all the amenities for the perfect getaway AND it is conveniently located to all that Asheville has to offer-amazing restaurants and shopping, the Biltmore Estate, the Blue Ridge Parkway and many outdoor adventure activities. Enjoy the comfort of your own home away from home in our cottage on a quiet neighborhood street.

The three bedrooms are furnished with two double beds and one queen with high thread count sheets, quilts and down comforters.

The house is decorated with comfortable furniture, antiques and unique art. The cheerful yellow and blue kitchen is fully equipped with anything you would need to cook a full meal, reheat, take out, or pop some croissants into the oven while your coffee is brewing. There is a full sized washer and dryer in the home.

A door from the kitchen leads you onto a deck in the fenced in backyard. Your dog will love having the doggie door to run in and out while you relax, cook out on the barbecue, watch the birds at the feeder, or explore the neighborhood. A locked shed can store your bikes.

Keywords: bungalow, cottage,close to downtown, great location, pet-friendly

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2016
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About The Owner

Jeff and Meryl live in Charleston, SC. We have been married for 39 years and have two children, 2 grandchildren, 2 dogs and a cat. We love to travel and met while backpacking in Europe when we were in college. Having a place in Asheville gives us the best of both worlds-Beach and Mountains. Meryl is originally from NJ and is an artist and Jeff is a proud Kentuckian, loves gardening and bicycling.

The Owner purchased this bungalow in 2002

Why The Owner chose Asheville

We purchased our Asheville house when our daughter was a student at UNCA. After she graduated we decided to renovate it and use it as a mountain getaway. We love the character of a 1912 home but with all modern conveniences. We love the cool mountain weather and the abundance of activities in and around Asheville. It is great to stroll around downtown and see what is happening-there always seems to be a festival, a street fair, or other excitement going on. If you love the arts, there are plenty of galleries and the new River Arts District. There is every kind of outdoor activity-on a recent trip we went tubing and berry-picking. If you love craft beer, Asheville was just voted #1 Beer City in the US!

What makes this bungalow unique

You will love Mint Cottage, appropriately named for the abundance of mint growing in the front yard. It is a lovely location in a residential neighborhood, but walking distance to restaurants, coffee shops and Ultimate Ice Cream-the best in Asheville!! The house is comfortable, snug and very clean. It is colorfully and artistically decorated with many of the artist owner's personal touches. We are dog-friendly, with fenced front and back yards and a doggy door. We have a notebook of menus from our favorite restaurants as well as suggestions of where to shop, what to see and what to do! There is a deck for outdoor relaxing. There is off street parking for two cars.


based on 52 traveler reviews

Charming, Artsy, Craftsman Bungalow, Near Downtown Asheville
average rating of 4.9038463 based on 52 reviews

Cozy home with everything you need for your stay

  • 5 of 5

I had the most wonderful experience staying at Mint Cottage. I felt so comfy, cozy and at home there. You really just need to bring you clothes and toothbrush - well I brought my Keurig (never leave home without it). The area is perfect to walk downtown in about 20 minutes. The neighboorhood restaurants are fantastic too. Be sure to try Homegrown - best southern fried chichen, Vinnie's - best Italian. And don't forget to walk a block to "Ultimate Icecream". I made that walk a few too many times!!! Thank you Meryl for making your home feel like my home too. You can be sure I'll be back next summer.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed staying at the house. It sounds like you had a lot of fun exploring the neighborhood! We would love to have you return next year. Meryl
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Michigan/ Florida

Like home

  • 5 of 5

My husband, dog and I spent from mid-October through November at the Mint Cottage. We really enjoyed staying in a place that felt like home. We work remotely, so the house was a perfect size for us. We used the 2nd and 3rd rooms/ bedrooms as offices. We loved the backyard. Even though you are walking distance to downtown Asheville, the backyard makes you feel like you are far from town. The property backs up to a creek and a wooded area. We loved the location. You can walk to the grocery store (there are two!), the Asheville Yoga Center, High Five coffee, and a few restaurants (HomeGrown, Luella's BBQ). It takes about 20 to 30 minutes to walk to downtown and it is hilly. We loved this area so much that we moved into the house right next door! So, please feel free to say hello if you stay at the Mint Cottage! We are in the bright blue house :)

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! We are so glad you liked the house and Asheville. We look foward to having you as nieghbors!
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Great place with kids

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time- Meryl had everything we needed and it was definitely a kid friendly house!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. We are glad you and your family had a great time!
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great place

  • 5 of 5

We liked the location of this very much, so close to downtown. We walked some of the neighborhood and liked it as well. We have dogs so it was a nice get away with them and they liked the doggy door,we may have to get one! It's such a nice house that we want to get back there. We had a fire two of the nights in the fire pit area and grilled a couple of times. We were very comfortable!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved staying at the Mint Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We found the Mint Cottage to be perfect for our family vacation. It is in a great location, clean, spacious, and nicely decorated. The owner responded to my questions very quickly and the caretaker was very helpful and friendly. I would definitely recommend it!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad that you enjoyed your stay at our home!
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Charlotte, NC

Great Place For Dogs Walking Distance to Downtown Asheville

  • 5 of 5

We had an perfect stay at this house. The front and back yard are both fenced in with a doggie door that leads to the back yard. Perfect for Dogs. The host was very accommodating. There are a few restaurants within a 5 min walk (King James Public House and Gan Shan Station) and downtown Asheville is an easy 20 min walk. There is a nice backyard with a fire pit, grill and back deck. We didn't use it because it was one of the hottest days of the year! We definitely would stay here again. Small recommendation: Fix the flap on the doggie door. It doesn't completely seal and I feel like we used so much A/C to keep the house cool.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning $100
Tax Rate 14.0%

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Murdock - Linden Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1) Comfortable beds, high quality linens with extra pillows, quilts, Double Beds (1) Comfortable beds, high quality linens with extra pillows, quilts, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Two couches in Moroccan room convert to beds
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • tennis
book of menus from local restaurants, file of things to do and see, board games, puzzles

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