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The Mermaid Cottage west asheville

Bedrooms 1
Space 400 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Unique, tranquil cottage, close to downtown. Truly a 3-D piece of art.

Permitted Homestay:

Artist owned and designed, two story cottage sanctuary. One bedroom, w/ bathroom and full kitchen. In a quiet neighborhood, cottage is within walking distance of Haywood Road's restaurants, a five minute walk to Carrier Park that runs along the French Broad River and two miles from downtown. Cottage captures elements of Mediterranean and France. One of a kind and built last year, this space is a true retreat while visiting Asheville.

Kitchen has coffee maker, french press. The cottage has air conditioning and heating. The bedroom with a queen size bed is is upstairs along with a bathroom and shower. Off street parking is possible if that is a preference. I leave coffee and creamer for each guest.

Two cats, Rue and Ginko may wander around your entrance looking for an ear scratch and five chickens live on the south side of the property.

More Details


West Asheville Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • shower with tile glass tile floors
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom has queen bed with memory foam topper. Down comforter, organic cotton sheets laundered in Method laundry soap. Shutters may be closed to allow for a dark bedroom in the mornings.
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
Artist owned and designed cottage is a work of art in itself. The walls are plaster/clay which creates an old world architectural feel. The salvaged pieces, one of a kind fixtures and unique touches that went into the design process are not what you will see again. Guests are delighted. Now there is an option to take a bath outdoors - ask your host.


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(14 traveler reviews)

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The Mermaid Cottage west asheville
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

Looking forward to our next stay

  • 5 of 5

The Mermaid Cottage was perfect. Convenient to everything, and it has great charm. We’re looking forward to coming back.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stunning and awe inspiring cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent stay. Everything you could need is provided. The beauty of this cottage can not be put into words. Even in pictures you can't grasp the details and charming character of the home. A must stay!!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Adorable cottage with a wonderful hostess

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at The Mermaid Cottage very much! It's in a quiet, quaint little neighborhood, but close to everything. Camille was an awesome hostess that made sure we had everything we needed, and she was able to help us out with local dining and brewery suggestions. The cottage was very clean and neat and had everything we needed. All of the supplies - from the bathroom towels and shower gel to the dishes in the kitchen - everything was excellent quality. Thank you for sharing your wonderful little cottage with us ... I hope my husband and I will get the chance to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Truly Enchanting!

  • 5 of 5

Camille has done such a lovely job on the cottage. I did not expect all of the details to be such high quality! Nothing had been overlooked on the property. Camille was even outside planting and maintaining the cutest complex in the area. The linen type sheets also made for a nice touch. Absolutely magical, thank you so much for sharing your magical place!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Savannah, Thank you for appreciating the cottage! I hope to see you two again one day. Camille
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Charming and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay! The cottage is lovely and in a fun part of town. Camille was great and very responsive.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

The Mermaid Cottage was the perfect place for us to stay. Plenty of room for the two of us and our dog. It had everything we needed and is walking distance to restaurants nearby. It is also walking distance to Carrier Park and our dog really appreciated that! We would definitely recommend this Cottage.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Property Manager

Camille Cummings
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2018

About Camille Cummings

I am a mother, artist and teacher. I love hosting guests from other places. Asheville is wonderful community and city. When I am not making art, I cut hair and spend time with my boyfriend who is a stone mason. I like to share what I have enjoyed for the past 15 years about this area with my visitors if they are curious.

Camille Cummings purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Camille Cummings chose West Asheville

This property is one of a kind- a three dimensional piece of art. The location is walking distance to Owl Bakery, The Urban Orchard Cider house, The Walk and my favorite evening spot - The Admiral. It is a located blocks from Haywood rd in West Asheville and Carrier Park. 10 minutes to downtown (driving)

What makes this cottage unique

The walls are clay plaster. The cottage and location are very quiet. The property has a colorful and relaxing feel. The main house has been featured in a local magazine for it's artful appeal both inside and out.


Cottage is within walking distance to Haywood Rd. restaurants and bars. It is also blocks away from Carrier Park which runs along the French Broad River. The Admiral, one of Asheville's most beloved restaurants is also blocks away. Downtown is 2 miles from cottage.




Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $40
Refundable damage deposit $100
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 11.0%

I ask my guests to bring the conversations/ hang out time inside by 9 pm during weeknights and 10 pm on weekends. My neighborhood is a family oriented quiet street. No smoking on the property or inside cottage. Ask about pets first.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.