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Walk to Downtown, Historic Cottage, Pet Friendly!"

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

10 Minute Walk To Downtown, Free Off Street Parking, Dogs Welcome

Our cottage can't get any closer to downtown! As the oldest home in Asheville be a part of history by staying at this iconic landmark in our city and enjoy the charm of 19th century living with all of the modern comforts and conveniences.

This is the ultimate location to enjoy a genuine Asheville experience by being immersed in the history of Asheville and to savor the thriving culinary and brewery scenes, galleries and local artisans just a short stroll away.

Besides the fantastic location and historical charm what sets our property apart from others is our attention to detail, passion for hospitality, and professional culinary training. We think of everything so you don't have to! We can arrange to have the refrigerator stocked with groceries or your favorite bottle of wine before your arrival. Celebrate an occasion with specialty house made baked goods, a local NC cheese board, or treat yourself to a relaxing night in with a meal cooked by a private chef.

Bedrooms have built in closets with ample storage space for luggage, clothing and personal items to be stored away. The spacious bathroom located directly off of the living room, features a full size tub and shower, storage space, plush towels and all organic, cruelty free toiletries. The central living room offers a great space for relaxing or watching TV on the wall mounted HD television. Additionally there is a dining table and chairs to enjoy a quiet meal in. The kitchen, situated at the back of the house off the living room, is fully equipped with up to date appliances, tools, and service-ware. There are 3 porches where you can enjoy the fresh mountain air and sweet neighborhood setting. Sip wine on the front porch and watch the world go by, or enjoy a private breakfast on the back porch.

For convenience and security the cottage is equipped with a keyless entry system.

More Details

Liz Schoenberg
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018

About Liz Schoenberg

We fell in love with Asheville after a weekend trip here. We moved 2 weeks later leaving New York City in the rearview and headed for the Blue Ridge mountains! We have called Asheville home for 6 years now! We take pride in our property and our city, and want to make sure our guests have a truly memorable experience.

Liz Schoenberg purchased this house in 2012

Why Liz Schoenberg chose Historic Montford

The character of the cottage combined with the perfect location makes this property a hole in one. You can enjoy the entertainment, culture, and all that downtown has to offer, yet still have the privacy and peace of a quaint neighborhood.

What makes this house unique

When you stay here you feel as if you're back in time, but with all of the modern comforts and conveniences. The character and comfort that the cottage exudes is what captivates us and we hope you will feel the same way when you stay with us.

We also provide personalized culinary services to take your vacation to the next level. Visit to learn more about what we offer!

Guestbook comments from the owner

The cottage was so adorable and in immaculate condition. It was perfect for me, my husband, my 2 year old son and our 70lb dog!! We were all super comfortable and had a very memorable time!
May 2015
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Historic Montford House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Absolutely no parties, rowdy behavior or events.
  • Over occupancy will result in immediate eviction and forfeiture of all funds
  • Strict noise ordinance from 10pm-8am
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Adventure
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • One full size bathroom, tub/shower, toilet, large storage closet. Plush towels, organic toiletries.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
  • Two bedrooms with queen size beds, one bedroom has additional twin trundle bed. Tempurpedic Mattress on both twin beds
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Golf
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Please refer to our cancellation policy stated in the rental agreement.


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Walk to Downtown, Historic Cottage, Pet Friendly!
average rating of 4.876923 based on 69 reviews

Perfect Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

I can ditto what others have said...the perfect cottage in the perfect location. Close to everything but so peaceful! It's the little touches that make the difference and Liz has thought of them all. My favorite thing was sitting on the back porch with coffee in the morning or wine in the evening, looking at the lovely garden. Truly a wonderful stay! Oh and next time we will bring our dog. So great that it is pet-friendly but rest assured- it is spotlessly clean and there are no signs of any pets having stayed there. I love that because as much as I love animals, I love a clean house too!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming cottage close to downtown

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at the Sallie Lee cottage. It was so warm and inviting and oozing with charm! We were in Asheville checking out some of the local breweries and restaurants and the location was great. It was a short walk or uber ride to downtown. I would definitely stay there again and recommend it others!

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house and awesome location!

  • 5 of 5

Will definitely stay here again when visiting Asheville!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house! Blend of character & comfort. Very much enjoyed our stay.

  • 5 of 5

Very pleased with our stay! Only two items that would have improved our rest: better quality mattresses and a way to block the bright street light coming in the window.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the glowing review we're so happy you enjoyed your stay with us! We understand the importance of a good nights rest and we appreciate your feedback. In order to best suit our guests we chose to provide a top of the line spring form mattress in one bedroom and a Tempur-Pedic memory foam mattress in the other. Each window is treated with 2 layers of curtains, for light filtering and privacy. Additionally, one bedroom is equipped with heavy black out curtains, perfect for sleeping late or an afternoon nap!
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Beautiful home and close to everything!

  • 5 of 5

Thanks so much for sharing your home. What a beautiful and historic home so close to everything.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Adorable, well appointed and walkable to everything!

  • 5 of 5

We adored our stay at this fabulous cottage. It was wonderful to park the car and be able to walk to everything downtown! The house was beautiful and had everything we needed for an easy get away. Quiet part of town, but close to everything. The owner was wonderful, available, and very helpful. Can't recommend enough!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Asheville Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Montford Rooftop Bar
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Grove Park Inn
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Anything Downtown!
Car: not necessary

Our cottage is located in a quiet residential neighborhood, just steps from thriving downtown Asheville. In minutes you could be tasting beer at one of the many breweries in the south slope, or satisfying your inner epicurian with countless eateries at your fingertips.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $75
Tax Rate 13.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed by the owner. Rates may increase due to availability and peak times. We do honor most requests to opt out of purchasing the damage protection policy, and instead accept a security deposit. Please inquire.

The maximum occupancy is 4 guests.

Early departure does not warrant any refund of rent.


Cancellation Policy: Refer to the rental agreement.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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