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EARLY SEASON SPECIAL Private Bohemian Luxury Suite 1 mile from Downtown

Bedrooms Studio
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet
  • Fireplace
  • Hot Tub
  • children welcome


About the property

Studio, 1 Bath (Sleeps 2-3)

Our suite is only a mile from the middle of downtown. Many people just drive and park for the day or evening in a parking garage for $5 to $10 and walk all around. Also some take a taxi for a few bucks and do the same. You can walk to downtown from the suite.

Spacious 600 square feet eclectic Grand suite including Jacuzzi and separate custom zen shower for two. Candles, live plants, natural soaps in seashell soap-dishes and a heated tile floor included for you to wind down after a great day sightseeing, hiking or enjoying downtown Asheville.

King size bed with dreamy high thread 800-count Egyptian linens. Lots of pillows for a comfortable, laid-back experience! The entire suite is decorated with local art, books, plants and unique furnishings. Several board games are available as well. There is a 46 inch TV with DVD can be turned towards the bed or elsewhere in the room. Some movies are provided, we have full cable and a personal computer in the home and very high speed wifi. An electric fireplace keeps you toasty while you read by the window.

Kitchenette includes microwave, toaster oven, stove top 2 eyes with pots and pans, blender, crock pot, fridge and wine cooler stocked with a complimentary bottle of wine from the Biltmore Estate or local 6 pack of beer. Asheville has been named 'Beer City USA' and we stock your soon to be favorite micro brews, also complementary. Start or end your day with the provided hot coffee or tea.

Huge walk-in closet for all your clothes and gifts. Includes a hair dryer, iron and ironing board. A double bed can also be provided for parties of 3 or 4 guests.There is also a baby crib/playpen with all the cozy bedding included if needed.

Office area complete with a computer for your convenience stocked with current publications of the Asheville and surrounding area for you to choose the many arts food and craft selections for your enjoyment

Private garden with outdoor table for four and access to two acres of other on-property gardens paths as well. Also feel free to walk around the quiet neighborhood with views of a large pond, nature and mountain scenery on a circular road.

We are available and live at the property and or avail. by phone if any assistance is needed. We run and own a raw vegan chocolate business on-site with it in the Whole Foods and other natural stores. Free selection of our gourmet chocolate is included!


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More Details

Kathy McGuinn
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 29, 2017

About Kathy McGuinn

I am a 4th generation native of Asheville. After raising 6 children here, I decided that it was time let others enjoy the lovely space that I carefully renovated to be an inviting presence. I live and work on the property as I am an RN and a raw vegan chef and have a raw vegan food business to assist others in having foods to heal their body, mind and spirit.

Kathy McGuinn purchased this studio in 2003

Why Kathy McGuinn chose Asheville Area

Quiet and beautiful home two acres of gardens located only minutes from downtown Asheville. This is a safe quiet neighborhood with a great circular street for dog or people walking.

What makes this studio unique

Enjoy some delicious, healthy, raw vegan chocolate, if you would like. Owners on site to assist with any all of your needs and own a home care business to provide further cleaning, transportation, pet, baby or elderly sitting.


Asheville Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , custom tile in-suite off of bedroom
  • Custom tile shower for 2 and a jetted Jacuzzi for 2. Toliet in seperate area, heated tile floor
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • extra bed twin or double in same room can be set up - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
  • King size bed with luxury linens with a ceiling fan above.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(49 traveler reviews)

EARLY SEASON SPECIAL Private Bohemian Luxury Suite 1 mile from Downtown
average rating of 4.612245 based on 49 reviews

All the amneties for a several-night stay away from home and then some!!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay over Christmas at Kathy's Bohemian Suite. It was a perfect fit for us two adults and our mini schnauzer, Murphy.

It was quite conducive for Murphy's activities and provided peace of mind for us who can't bear to board our pet, especially one with separation anxiety. The house has two rental suites on one end of the house and a state-regulated commercial kitchen for Kathy's preparation of her artisan 85% chocolate bar on the other. It is located on a looped street with only one inlet/outlet in a heavily wooded, quiet, low-traffic area perfect for dog walking. Kathy has provided a large fenced-in area in her backyard for a pet's exploration. Murphy's favorite amenity was the heated tile floor in the shower/Jacuzzi/vanity area.

For Charlie and me, our three most important requirements were met via the king-sized bed with a great mattress and luxurious linens, more than plenty hot water and cleanliness of the unit...and we loved the heated tile floor, also! Charlie enjoyed his morning/later night cable TV and wifi. It was necessary to sit at the desk in order to use his tablet, but since we were rarely at the suite, this was a very minor inconvenience, and we just depended on our phones. The suite was designed as an open concept. There's a behind-closed-doors kitchenette with a small apartment-sized fridge/freezer unit, toaster oven, microwave, as well as, all of the other amenities needed. There's not room for another sink, but since we intended to eat all of our meals out, this presented no problem for us. We took Solo cups to drink out of and a small cooler of ice (and would have taken paper plates had we desired to eat leftovers). A full breakfast could be cooked with no problems. A wooden table with two chairs, a huge walk-in closet, an upholstered bench, and a chair and an ottoman are also provided.

The suite is centrally located to everything Asheville has to offer...downtown, Grove Park Inn, Biltmore Estate, Biltmore Village and great restaurants, all of which we took advantage. Kathy leaves you some of her chocolate and requests that you let her know before your arrival of your preference for beer or wine. The couple of times we texted Kathy, she was texting us back within a minute. She is most gracious, accommodating and eager to make your stay enjoyable.

We have stayed here twice in three years and would recommend it to our friends.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Not a perfect experience, but still nice

  • 4 of 5

The directions to the property from owner Kathy were clear. It's less than a 10 min drive or Uber to downtown. You COULD walk there but it'd take a good 45 mins. Some of the features are better than average, such as the large Jacuzzi tub, heated tiles and heat lamps outside the shower door. It's tastefully decorated and plenty big enough for two. I have to nitpick a few things though:

- The wifi signal was very weak, as soon we stepped out from the short hallway where the computer desk is it would drop to very low and then cut in and out every few minutes. Apparently the owner reset the router but we just ended up just using our 4G data as it was too much of a hassle.

-There was no monitor at that desk as pictured, just a mouse and keyboard. We wouldn't have cared if the wifi was working, but since it wasn't that could have been useful to have.

-You can't regulate the main temperature from within the unit, the owner controls it separately. There is an electric fireplace though, just at first the space was a little cold and took a bit to warm up.

-The outside patio needs more lighting. We had a little trouble seeing the keyhole when returning at night. Maybe also some more stones leading to the gate ahead of the door as it got a little muddy due to the rain.

-The water pressure in the shower was just OK. Plus the removable head was spraying at the seem so we didn't use that.

-The light on the magnifying bathroom mirror did not work.

-The Keurig machine was not working properly (I've owned one and know how they are supposed to function). There were cream packets in the fridge but they were old and spoiled.

-There is no washer and dryer in the unit as the amenities list. I believe the owner can take care of a load for you for an extra charge, but it's misleading to list those as being in the actual unit.

-There was not any beer or wine in the kitchenette as described. I texted Kathy and she made sure a 6 pack was delivered promptly. The description made it sound like that would already be there when we arrived. Not a big deal at all but worth a mention.

I don't mean to list all this to make it sound like it's not a good place to stay, it is and Kathy was always prompt and friendly in responding to our questions and concerns. However I want to make people aware of what we perceived as the negatives so the owner can look into them. I'd say my main gripe was the poor wifi. Overall though I'd recommend a stay here!

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect place to stay in Asheville

  • 5 of 5

Staying at Kathy’s studio was wonderful! She met us when we arrived and showed us the place. She is very friendly and welcoming. The studio is actually bigger in person than it looks in the pictures. The studio is very clean and well maintained. The bed was very comfortable and we absolutely loved the luxurious bathroom. The kitchenette was perfect for fixing a simple breakfast and keeping the leftovers we had from the amazing restaurants downtown.The location was perfect. Within 5 minutes of driving we were downtown and in 12 minutes we were on the Biltmore Estate. At the condo we had our own parking spot which was very convenient.

The fenced backyard was perfect for our dogs. I loved staying here for 5 nights. We will definitely stay here from now on when visiting Asheville!

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable stay at this warm and inviting suite

  • 5 of 5

My family and I (husband and two young kids) had a great stay at this cozy suite. Kathy was a kind and welcoming host, who accommodated everything from a VERY late night check-in to rushing a plunger to our side when we needed it. The suite is spacious, as well as very comfortably and tastefully appointed. The huge shower, tub and king-sized bed were special treats. The kitchenette was just the right size for us to keep snacks/breakfast/leftovers on-hand for ourselves and our two little ones. The walk-in closet made unpacking and re-packing easy. A very easy 5-ish minute drive to downtown (or about a 17 minute jog if you run it--I did!) We'd recommend this property to anyone.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Luxury might be overstating it...

  • 3 of 5

From the pictures we knew this would be an eclectically furnished home but quite frankly we were a little disappointed. The furniture was largely in disrepair. Lots of the "upgrades" looked pretty rough and there was lots of clutter. The biggest disappointment of all though was the shower/bath tub. They don't appear to have enough water pressure to fully operate the two person shower so while it seems like a great perk there really isn't enough water pressure for it to work like it should. It seemed like the water must come from the main house because occasionally while showering it would seem like someone flushed a toilet but we hadn't. The bathtub was a whole other disappointment. I knew it would take quite a long time to fill the bathtub because of the low water pressure so finally one night I decided to turn it on, watch some tv, and then get in. Once it finally filled I got in and turned on the jets and was immediately surrounded by some sort of gunk. I was so disgusted I immediately leapt out to scrub myself off in the shower. I don't know if they don't clean this between guests and it was leftover soap scum or what but it was DISGUSTING. Needless to say I didn't attempt another bath. Another thing that I didn't feel like I was really aware of is that this is immediately attached to another apartment that they rent out. Basically there is a doorway with a sheet covering it between this place and the other. Also the occupants of the other place have to walk right past your bedroom windows every time they come home. Which, when you have a wedding party staying next to you that comes home at 2am, can be frustrating. Overall we won't be staying there again but for the money it was an alright option for those with pets. The location is absolutely perfect, it just felt like there were a few too many minor inconveniences to deal with.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so sorry that the property seemed to have some issues! ,Of course we clean the whole suite including the Jacuzzi tub. We have never had a complaint about it before! We wish you had told us when you were there about the concerns. We would have immediately assisted. All of the many great 5 star reviews over the past 4 yrs prior do not seem to show this to be an issue. We did have some public works people working on the road prior and that could have caused the water pressure issue. Again, wish we had known!
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A perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

The studio suite was perfect. My husband and I hated to pack up and leave, but unfortunately reality was calling. Everything here was wonderful. Very peaceful and secluded; coffee and Kuerig was provided. A large enough mini fridge to do a little grocery shopping or bring home leftovers~

The bed was wonderful and the hot tub was so relaxing! During the day, we were able to drive to local breweries and Blue Ridge Parkway and simply explore what the area had to offer, and in the evenings; we were able to use Uber to explore the micro breweries and nightlife. And every Uber ride into town and home was $6-$8...I couldn't have asked for a better stay. We will definitely be back :)

Kathy, the owner, was easy to contact before arriving and after arriving and was very clear about everything that was available. We highly recommend staying here for any amount of time for a simple getaway and home away from home vacation spot.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Many downtown Asheville
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Greenville, SC Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Car: recommended

You will love the the small town feel of Asheville with all the amenities of a larger city. It has been called the 'Paris of the South.' We are within 1 mile of downtown with nationally raved about eateries and great music at the Orange Peel and many other venues. We are home to the Moog Fest, Bele Chere, and many other great music and arts festivals. The River Arts district is only a couple of miles away as well with over 50 professional artists working in their studios. The Blue Ridge Parkway has access to numerous hiking trails and the Pisagh National Forest is just a few miles away as well.


Rates & Availability

Asheville Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mar 2 2017 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2017 - Nov 15 2017
4 night minimum stay
Nov 20 2017 - Nov 28 2017
4 night minimum stay
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 3 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $50 + Tax
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

We usually have specials running for different times of the year, sometimes 25% off the final day, or a free day for longer stays. Please call for current specials!!!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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