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Jan Sparks

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

Cozy Log Cabin Apartment In East Asheville, Fireplace

24 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Asheville Apartment Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath With Fireplace, Private Deck To View Woods And Mountains

NO CLEANING FEE! This 1200+ sq.ft. apartment in our log home with on-site parking and a private entrance offers 2 bedrooms with queen size beds, 1-1/2 baths, large living room with stone wood burning fireplace open to a large kitchen and additional living space with piano. It also has a laundry room for your convenience. The private deck offers a place to have dinner or read a book in view of the woods and mountains. Purchase food items at the grocery store 5 minutes away to prepare in the fully equipped kitchen or eat at one of the great restaurants that Asheville has to offer. Linens are provided. A fire ring, hammock and horseshoes are available on premises as well as a selection of videos, books and games. You will enjoy the quiet of the woods yet be within minutes of everything to do in Asheville, including the Biltmore Estate, various music venues, art galleries, outdoor adventures, hiking and scenic driving along the Blue Ridge Parkway. We can give you additional suggestions or recommendations according to your abilities and interests. And, of course, we have Wi-Fi and cable TV if you have any time or energy at the end of the day. Air conditioning is available anytime the fresh mountain air coming through the windows is not enough. This is a great place for a 'girls' weekend or to share with another couple. Note - There are no additional cleaning fees or long lists of departure chores. Come and enjoy the peace and quiet, and convenience of our home in the woods.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jan Sparks (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

About Jan Sparks

Jim and I grew up together in Cincinnati, Ohio. He has worked in the telecommunications field his entire career. I have worked mostly in accounting but recently have been employed as a nanny and love it. One of our daughters is local but the other lives with her family in the northeast so this gives me a chance to play with little ones. We lived in the Dallas area for 9 years before coming to Asheville. What a change of pace! We have always wanted a log home and feel we hit the jackpot. We have worked hard to get it to where it is but we couldn't beat the location. We love the peace and quiet, the friendly and laid back attitude, and the quirkiness of Asheville. There is always something to do, learn, and participate in. This photo was taken during a hike in the Pisgah National Forest near Brevard by some visiting friends. We enjoy when our friends and family can visit in our mountain home.

Jan Sparks purchased this apartment in 2005

Why Jan Sparks chose Asheville Area

We have always wanted to live in a log home. We had visited our daughter here several times and enjoyed it. We had considered starting a bed and breakfast, attended a workshop, researched and evaluated the time and economic commitment, and put it on hold. We decided to look for a vacation/ retirement home while we were in Dallas. Then, Asheville was listed as one of the top ten cities in which to live, and my husband's employment changed which allowed us to move wherever. We started looking in Asheville and found this gem. As soon as we drove up, we knew this was it. It was private, quiet, and was a short drive to town, the grocery store, and Home Depot. The story of the owners and the building of the cabin was as interesting as the cabin was sound. And, it had 2 fireplaces and a 2-car garage! We went for it and then the renovations started. It is now almost complete, however, we are always finding a new project. Meanwhile, we got involved with a hiking group, line-dancing, wine-tasting and I learned to reupholster furniture. Whenever we get a chance, we take in a concert, go to the farmer's market, or take advantage of our Biltmore membership and visit the gardens or a new renovated room. However, we never tire of cozy nights by the fireplace, dinners on the deck, walks through the woods, and listening to the hoot owl or watching the hummingbirds.

What makes this apartment unique

When we purchased our home there were 3 porch swings, one on each deck. The ladies who owned the house were sitting on the front porch chatting. We have always had a porch, but three? The house was not a log home kit. The logs were cut and chinked. The chinking was visible on the inside too. The stone fireplace and the golden hue of the logs felt cozy as soon as you walked in. The ideas for renovations to enhance the beauty and aesthetics of this house was immediate in both my and my husband's mind. The idea that we could have this privacy and the amenities that the house offered, but also the community of neighbors and the closeness to the activities and places that we wanted to go to was just perfect. We were lucky enough to be able to buy it and have since made it truly ours.

Reviews

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based on 24 traveler reviews

Cozy Log Cabin Apartment In East Asheville, Fireplace
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews
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Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Our recent stay at the home of Jim and Jan Sparks was delightful! The house offered wonderful views of the wooded area and met all our needs for a comfortable stay. Would be happy to return!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Beautiful Mountain Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Very lovely, comfortable hone with a great porch for sitting to simply enjoy the beauty of Ashebille. We had a lovely time with family, and, would highly recommend this to others

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Casselberry
5

Quaint and quiet fully furnished vacation rental

  • 5 of 5

A short drive from downtown Asheville, this property is golden. Tucked away in a quiet forested area, this home is peaceful and lovely. Perfect for the romantic getaway!

The house is well furnished and has great conveniences such as premium television channels and wifi. Our stay was superb, the owner was very friendly and helpful! Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Gainesville, Florida
5

Cozy apartment in the woods, away from it all but in the heart of everything.

  • 5 of 5

Jim and Jan's apartment is really lovely. They have paid great attention to detail and all of our requirements were met. Jim gave great recommendations on restaurants and things to do. I would recommend their apartment to anyone wanting to stay in or around Asheville and hope that we will be able to return.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Greenville
5

Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Jan and Jim have a wonderful set up for guests. It is private but with the bonus of having the owners close by for any needed assistance and recommendations of good places to eat. They have gone out of their way to make the apartment comfortable. The location is quiet and secluded but still so close to town and great places to eat. It is by far a better deal than a hotel room!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Wonderful Asheville Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at this apartment. It was spacious and well-equipped, and the huge deck with the view of the trees was the perfect spot for dinner after a long day of sightseeing. It was also easy working with Jan and Jim throughout the rental process. We would stay here again.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Asheville Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
3.3 Miles
East Village Grill
Nearest Golf
4.4 Miles
Asheville Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
3.2 Miles
Tunnel Road
Nearest Restaurant
3.5 Miles
East Village Grill, Pomodoro's, or Azalea's
Car: necessary

Other specific attractions are listed here. Various festivals and shows occur throughout the year. You can also enjoy a variety of music venues, plays, summer concerts in the park, and every kind of dancing from ballroom to contra. Dining out is an adventure and will make you feel like a world traveler with all the ethnic choices. More details here and in the information binder at the rental.

Bars/Restaurants

Asheville Pizza & Brewing Co

Beer, pizza, and a movie. Asheville has many more breweries- Bruisin' Ales, Pisgah Brewing, Lexington Avenue, and Highland to name a few. We even have several 'brews' tours that we can tell you about.

Dobra Tea

A great tea house that also sells herbal teas made from a local herbalist. Dobra is a big supporter of local suppliers.Getting tea here is an experience.

Sunny Point Cafe

Absolutely great breakfasts and mimosas. Outdoor seating. Promotes local and sustainable business practices.

Stoney Knob Cafe

Quirky place with unique and delicious Sunday brunch items.

Grove Arcade area

Visit a bookstore/wine bar, wine bistro, handmade gift items, ethnic restaurants in and around, including Thai, Latin, Cuban, Italian, Indian, or just great American cuisine and cocktails.

Sightseeing

Biltmore Estate

Beautiful, historic home and grounds, including greenhouse, restaurants, winetasting/winery, barn with live animals, walking paths and so much more.

Gingerbread House Competition

This annual event is held in November through the Christmas holiday at one of Asheville's exclusive historic inns. Historic photos of construction, gallery, car collection and museum are also on premises.

Black Mountain, NC

Great little town east of Asheville with shops, restaurants and a music venue called the White Horse.

Gray Line Trolley Tours of Asheville

Got to take a trolley tour of some kind to get the lay of the land, some history, and interesting story telling. Lot's of fun too!

Carl Sandburg Home

Nice day trip. The house and story of Carl Sandberg and family is fascinating. The grounds provide a great hiking experience and nearby restaurants finish off the day. See offspring of Mrs. Sandberg's award winning goats.

NC Arboretum--Bent Creek Trail

Beautiful walking trails and bonsai collection. Quilt show and orchid show is held here annually.

Sandy Bottom Trail Rides

On a clear day, you can see forever from these mountain trails. Absolutely beautiful and our trail guide knew how to work a crowd!

Mount Mitchell State Park

Visit the highest peak east of the Mississippi. See grand views, beautiful rhododendron, and have a piece of the best cobbler around. A must sightseeing drive!

Chimney Rock

Hike, climb, birdwatch or just take in spectacular views. Don't miss a visit to Lake Lure where there actually is a beach in the mountains.

Stores

Mast General Store

Remember candy necklaces, candy from barrels, jack in the boxes, and everything else being under one roof? This store recreates the old fashioned general store. Fun, unique and great shopping!

Arts and Entertainment

Folk Art Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway

Beautiful handcrafted items for purchase along the Parkway. Visit upstairs for some history. The Discovery Center and a hike along one of the many paths along the parkway are a must.

Navitat Canopy Adventures

We have not done this yet, but it is at the top of our list. We can only imagine the fun of flying through the trees on a zipline.

New Morning Gallery

Great handcrafted items from pottery to furniture in Biltmore Village.The Southern Highland Guild will soon open around the corner.Sweeten Creek Antiques and the Screendoor are just down the street.

River Arts District

A 'Stroll' occurs twice a year but many galleries are open to the public year round. The Wedge brewery, the Grey Eagle music venue and bar, Clingman Cafe and Smokey Bones restaurant is also here. 2013 dates - 6/8-9 and 11/9-10

Warren Wilson College

Not just a college - there are trails, contra-dancing, a chamber music festival, a folk arts festival, theatre and farm animals to view.

Music

Concerts in the park at Pack Square, The Orange Peal Social Club, the Grey Eagle, Asheville Music Hall or street performers- Asheville has everything from classical to rock to old timey music at a variety of venues.

Other

Southern Highlands Craft Guild

The guild holds an arts festival in July and October, but if you can't make it there come to their intimate shop on Tunnel( soon to move to Biltmore Village) or visit the Folk Art Center. 2013 dates - 7/18-21 and 10/17-20

Lake Eden Arts Festival

Twice a year this festival is held to bring you a wide array of entertainment,art and participatory events. Referred to as L.E.A.F. festival, it is for all ages.

Private massage and/or yoga session

We can arrange for a private on-premise massage or individual yoga class. Please let us know well in advance of your arrival so it can be scheduled.

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Rates & Availability

Asheville Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Autumn in Asheville
Sep 15 2016 - Nov 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
$175
$1,050
$3,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$155
$930
$2,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

+person/night/owner OK $20 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $155
Tax Rate 13.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation has been confirmed. A signed contract is required by the state of North Carolina.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Asheville Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , The half bath is in the laundry room.
  • Plenty of fluffy towels. Hair dryer.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
There are areas in which to walk. We have horseshoes, a hammock, and a fire ring.

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