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Michael White

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

3 Suites with Privacy and Great Mountain Views and Hot Tub

74 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Overview

Swannanoa House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Come to Knob View Retreat and enjoy a relaxing vacation in this beautiful home with views out every window. The home has 3 bedroom suites, each with private ensuite bath and closet, perfect for the extended family or couples who enjoy vacationing together. Two of the suites have direct access to a covered porch to enjoy the refreshing mountain air and views and those glorious sunsets. There is also a large hot tub on the deck with mountain views.

The house is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains at 2900 feet elevation within a small mountain community containing only 7 houses on 70 acres. Privacy abounds and so does the wildlife.

Enjoy a relaxing stay on the porch or drive just 12 miles to downtown Asheville and enjoy shopping and restaurants in the 'Paris of the South'. The town of Black Mountain is just 9 miles in the other direction. Spend a day at the Biltmore Estate (13 miles) or go hiking on any of the miles of trails just minutes away. Want to drive the Blue Ridge Parkway? An entrance is just 10 minutes away.

Our house has beds to accommodate 6 adults or combination of adults and children totaling 6 people. With advance notice we can arrange for a crib or pack and play. No more than 6 people.

Keywords: Asheville, mountain views, Biltmore Estate, sunsets, national forest, hot tub

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Michael White (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Michael White

This home is owned by Steve and Henrietta Holbrooks. We are native North Carolinians and have always held a deep love and appreciation for the Blue Ridge Mountains. We've hiked many of the area trails and never missed a chance to tour the Blue Ridge Parkway. We've had great times camping there with our children and other families, sharing adventures and making memories. Now, as 'empty nesters', we've taken up kayaking, traveling, and gaining an appreciation of the culture & history of the NC Mountains. We stayed in Knob View for the first time in August 2013 and fell in love with the home immediately. The long range views along with its serenity and tranquility were so unique. We also have friends who stayed with us who, after experiencing the area, purchased land and built a vacation home nearby (VRBO #865183).

Michael White purchased this house in 2014

Why Michael White chose Asheville Area

Asheville has always been one of our favorite destinations. The area offers something for everyone. There's a vibrant arts culture with artisans and performers that bring the downtown to life after dark. It has beautiful architecture, fabulous shops, restaurants, and a booming craft beer industry. For those who prefer smaller towns, Black Mountain and Weaverville are popular destinations nearby. There's the Biltmore House, Gardens, and Winery which are a must see. Those who enjoy watersports will find a canoe/kayak outfitter just 20 minutes away on the French Broad River. And of course, the natural beauty that surrounds you explains why The Blue Ridge Parkway has been the most visited 'park' in the US every year since 1949.

What makes this house unique

Knob View Retreat offers the perfect retreat following a day exploring the Asheville area. It's only 15 minutes from downtown but seems 'worlds away'. We enjoy the privacy and quiet, you can hear the birds chirping, the squirrels rustling through the leaves, and the wind blow. At dusk the sunsets over the mountain range are to die for. At night the crickets will sing you to sleep. And of course there are mountain views everywhere you look! Ahhhhh

Reviews

4.9
based on 74 traveler reviews

3 Suites with Privacy and Great Mountain Views and Hot Tub
average rating of 4.9054055 based on 74 reviews
5

Mountain side home Spectacular Views!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Knob View Retreat. The house is situated on spectacular mountain side with exceptional views. We woke to sounds of nature and dined under the stars on the spacious 2 level decks. The house is in impeccable condition. We loved that. The roads are well maintained , partially paved for your smooth arrival to paradise. We would recommend this home to anyone looking for relaxation and adventure in the surrounding areas. Knob view Retreat didn't leave us wanting for anything but another weeks stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Spectacular views, great breakfasts on the deck.

  • 5 of 5

Make sure your car can get up a rocky steep road. Don't mind the dogs that come and go freely. The hot tub was great, everything in the house was there that we could have needed. Decks are beautiful. Everything new and in great condition. Would definitely come back.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, comfortable house with beautiful views.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. The house was clean and the floor plan worked great for us. The views were beautiful; we especially enjoyed our morning coffee watching the fog slowly burn off to reveal the mountains. The house location was good, close to Asheville, Biltmore, NC Arboretum, hiking trails, etc. . .

The only thing we did not like was the gravel road to the house. On the steeper parts of the road there are many ruts making for a bumpy ride. You need to keep moving so you don't lose momentum or you could spin your wheels. The road needs some attention; needs to be smoothed out.

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

Beautiful views!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay and look forward to staying there again soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Absolutely beautiful and very clean!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time staying at Knob View Retreat!

The house was so clean and well maintained!

We were within driving distance of all the things we wanted to see and do! The fully equipped kitchen and gas grill allowed us to make delicious meals easily.

The views were magnificent! It was probably the cleanest place I have ever stayed while on vacation I truly felt relaxed! We had a great time!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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We enjoyed our stay at Nob View Retreat! The view was incredible!

  • 5 of 5

This property was beautiful and peaceful. We enjoyed coffee on the deck each morning and the hot tub each night. The daily visits from Banjo and Bonzai, the neighbor's dogs, made it feel like home. It was exactly what I hoped for when I booked it.

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

Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Asheville Regional Airport - AVL
Nearest Motorway
4.6 Miles
Hwy 70
Car: necessary

• 3 miles from Warren Wilson College which has miles of hiking trails through the woods and along the Swannanoa River

• 8 miles from an entrance to the Blue Ridge Parkway which is a lovely drive with numerous overlooks that provide breathtaking views and numerous hiking trails through the wilderness, to mountain peaks with 100 mile views, and to waterfalls

• 9 miles to the quaint town of Black Mountain where you can stroll through shops, enjoy a meal at one of the numerous restaurants, have an ice cream treat or indulge in some luscious chocolate

• 12 miles to downtown Asheville, the “Paris of the South”, where you have so many great restaurants to choose from that it is hard to make a choice and hard to make a bad choice, enjoy a day of strolling around the streets exploring the shops, enjoy a live performance at one of the community theaters, take in an Asheville Tourists baseball game, just to mention a few

• 13 miles (1 mile from downtown) to the Biltmore Estate where you can tour Vanderbilt’s summer home built in the 1890's in the style of a French chateau and wander the manicured grounds or visit the winery for a taste of Biltmore wines.

• 28 miles to Chimney Rock park and 2 miles further to Lake Lure

• About 35 miles to white water rafting

• There are many places in the area to enjoy a bike ride, some more challenging than others regarding changes in altitude along the way.

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Rates & Availability

Swannanoa House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Peak Open
May 13 2016 - Sep 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
$300
From
$325
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Fall 2016
Oct 1 2016 - Nov 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
$300
From
$325
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,000
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 26 2016
4 night minimum stay
$325
 
 
Nov - Dec
Nov 27 2016 - Dec 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$275
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,600
 
 
Winter 2017
Jan 3 2017 - Mar 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$275
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,625
 
 
Spring 2017
Mar 17 2017 - May 11 2017
2 night minimum stay
$275
From
$300
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Peak 2017
May 12 2017 - Sep 3 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,100
 
 
Fall 2017
Sep 30 2017 - Nov 4 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,100
 
 
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
$325
 
 
Christmas & New Years
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 1 2018
4 night minimum stay
$325
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$250
From
$300
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning Fee $135 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.0%

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Amenities

Swannanoa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet
  • 3.5
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • King size beds (1) Upstairs master suite has a king bed, chest, and lounge area with TV. Also has a private covered porch with seating and mountain views., Queen size Beds (2) Master suite on main has a queen bed, chest, and chair. Also has a private covered porch with swing and mountain views. Third suite has a queen bed, chest, and chair with mountain views.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Private mountain setting with to live for mountain views

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