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Asheville's Gem: New Bungalow Listing In Desirable Historic Montford

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 10 nights


About the property

Stroll Downtown from this Light and Bright Well Appointed 2 Bed/1 Bath Bungalow

Located in the heart of Asheville's historic Montford, just a short stroll down the Avenue to enjoy the lively pulse of downtown Asheville, enjoy this sunny 2 bedroom/1 bath newly refurbished 1930's, 1200 square foot bungalow, thoughtfully appointed for your comfort and pleasure. Whether you wish to sleep long hours on a luxurious Tempur-pedic King or Queen Serta mattress, or allow the day to sail by while lounging on the vintage wicker sofa on the front porch as friendly, happy neighbors pass by, feel free to dine in or out. Enjoy farm fresh produce from the local farmers' market to prepare your gourmet meals or, if you prefer, just step across the street for a bite or brew at the always popular and tasty 9 Mile Restaurant.

Come stay for awhile to explore the change of seasons, seek to purchase a new home or renovate your existing one. Or if you would rather, simply establish a home base to relax in after being on the go all day while exploring the many wonders of Asheville and the surrounding areas of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the lush green forests, crystal clear waterfalls, scenic hiking trails, fabulous art and music festivals, not to mention the sunset cocktails from the terrace at the Omni Grove Park Inn after touring the fabulous Biltmore Estate.

The Rose of Sharon Bungalow features include:

-Well Appointed Country Kitchen

-High Speed Internet

-In House Phone Line

-Smart TV in Master; Cable TV/DVD with internet access in den (log onto your personal Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime accounts).

-24 Hour Monitored Security System

-Air Conditioning and Ceiling Fans throughout house

-Gas Fireplace

-In house Espresso machine/juicer/crock pot etc

-Basic cooking essentials

-Convenience store located just across the street

-Montford Park/Tennis Courts and Amphitheater featuring free summer plays just a short walk away

-Tourist center to help you get acclimated and to set up your adventures right down the street.

-Weekly/bimonthly cleaning service available per arrangement ($50 fee)

-Washer and Dryer for your convenience

-New High quality mattresses (King and Queen) with high thread count linens for your comfort

-Magnifying mirror to beautify before going out

-Owners do not live on site, but live close by should you desire any support for your arrival, departure, or otherwise; such as airport pick up, recommendations, or any local assistance.

The Rose of Sharon Bungalow truly offers a unique opportunity to ensure a perfect stay in your home away from home, while visiting Asheville! Please note, Montford has a strictly reinforced minimum of one month rental occupancy. You may stay a minimum of 10 days, but the house would only be rented once within a thirty day time period. Therefore, you may lengthen your stay to the full 30 days and only pay the difference of $500-$700, depending on the time of year. Also, please note only the registered guests on the rental agreement may occupy the dwelling. No additional guests or substitutions may stay at any time during the duration of the rental term agreement. Please feel free to ask any questions to clarify our rental policies!

More Details

Melina Bridges
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 11, 2018

About Melina Bridges

As natives to the west coast, we fell in love with Asheville the summer of 2014 when we first visited. Coming from the Pacific Northwest, we loved the familiar shades of green surrounding us but the mountain sunshine was the trigger that led us to eventually pack up our Oregon home and head east. It took us a year to complete the renovations on our bungalow and another year to leave our former jobs in education to make Asheville our long-term home. We have happily lived on Montford Avenue for the past year and reluctantly moved just a few weeks ago to a larger home in West Asheville while our youngest daughter completes her high school years. We miss the friendly Montford neighborhood and have no doubt that we will return to live in our bungalow.

Melina Bridges purchased this house in 2014

Why Melina Bridges chose Historic Montford

After I visited Asheville with my oldest daughter, I felt as if caught under its spell of enchantment. Just two months after my initial visit, my husband and I came together to celebrate our 18th wedding anniversary. This is when we surprisingly stumbled upon our bungalow. Although in need of love and restoration, we knew it was the perfect house for us. Light and bright, our favorite east/west exposure, a lively and engaging neighborhood just a short walk to downtown, yet offering the tranquility we needed for peace of mind and a good night's sleep. We call it "The Rose of Sharon Bungalow" in honor of Bryan's mother whose love and support helped us realize our dream to refurbish our home and make the move from Oregon to Asheville.

What makes this house unique

We love the vintage feel of Montford. The homes are lovely and historically preserved in an effort to keep time from moving forward. You will notice many grand houses in the neighborhood, including several lovely Bed and Breakfasts lining Montford Avenue and nearby streets in the neighborhood. We love to sit outside on the porch year round to watch the comings and goings of the lively neighborhood.


Historic Montford House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Basement is an emergency exit only.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Charming Vintage Bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen Serta-Perfect for a Great Sleep!
    Bedroom 1-Master - 1 king , King Tempur-pedic-best bed ever!
  • Large bedrooms! Master faces the back of the house and looks over the garden. Many sunny windows light the room.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Weekly or bimonthly housekeeping available upon request for a $50 fee. We are happy to set up the house for your arrival with your grocery list for a $25 fee/plus cost of groceries. Red Cross certified, almost 16 year old, very reliable and responsible, babysitter (our daughter, Grace) available to watch your child while you enjoy a night out on the town, per arrangement.


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Asheville's Gem: New Bungalow Listing In Desirable Historic Montford
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
Canton, OH

Comfortable Convenient Living, steps away from Downtown Asheville, in a wonderful neighborhood.

  • 5 of 5

We spent 2-1/2 months in this wonderful property. It had great amenities, comfortable beds, and was set up beautifully to work remotely while our son was preparing to start college. The Montford neighborhood is full of character and a friendly atmosphere. We were steps from Downtown Asheville, where we walked and dined. We found great entertainment in the area as well. We hope that this home is available when we com back down to visit our son at Mars Hill University.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Don and Kim, Hosting you was truly our pleasure and you are welcome back anytime! As far as guests go, you get 5 stars too! All the best to you and hope Michael has a great year at Mars Hill😊� Melina
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Excellent Location, great house

  • 5 of 5

This house was very neat and clean. It was well equipped with everything and more.The location was great, short distance on bikes from town and in a cool and quiet historic neighborhood. The Nine mile restaurant across the street is a plus. Sitting and relaxing on the front porch was great. We would definitely rent this place again, Asheville was a great place to visit.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Christy, We are so happy you had a great stay in Montford! Thank you for being such a wonderful guest and we will see you next time! Warmly, Melina
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Beautiful. Great location.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at your bungalow. Everything was exactly as you said in your description. We look forward to being able to stay here again in the future!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Asheville!
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United States

Sunny spotless home in excellent location

  • 5 of 5

If you want to a location that combines charming neighborhood that is still walking (about a mile) distance to downtown then this is an excellent rental for you! My mother rented this charming and spotless bungalow for 6 weeks and adored the home. There are two spacious bedrooms with great bed linens, and a bright bathroom that had been recently renovated. The kitchen has everything you need for making meals, and a convenient washer and dryer off the kitchen. There is plenty of space to relax in the cozy TV room off the kitchen, or in the front living and dining room. The front porch is great for sitting outside. If walking and running are in you vacation plans, you can easily map a long run from the front door, or walk to three neighborhood restaurants and if you don't mind walking further you can get to the downtown with a 15 to 20 minute walk. This home is one of the nicest rental properties you will find in the city of Asheville.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Karen, We were so pleased to have you stay with us as winter found its way into spring. We hope that we can offer your family a home away from home any time your mother is in Asheville. We LOVED having you and look forward to welcoming you again soon! Wishing you the very best, Melina
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Raleigh NC


  • 5 of 5

This light and bright filled space was perfect for our time in Asheville. Every detail was well attended and we felt very happy in this clean, inspiring, love filled space. We could tell that the owners have put a lot of care and attention into this newly refurbished home. We wish it was ours and can not imagine a better place to stay than the Rose of Sharen Bungalow. We will be back for sure! Thank you for a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! Thank you! It was a delight having you and we are so happy you enjoyed your stay.
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Great Location, Everything We Needed

  • 5 of 5

This house was the perfect place for a relaxing week in Asheville. The location is great- very close to downtown. The renovation is really nice; the house has its original charm but everything is new and updated. Unlike many of the rental experiences I have had, these owners left us everything we needed: nice big bottles of shampoo and conditioner, a few staples in the kitchen, and kleenex throughout (a nice plus in the winter). The beds were very comfortable with nice, cozy sheets. We enjoyed being able to walk across the street for lunch or snacks from the corner store. We hope to return here in the summer and enjoy the front porch swing, the short walk to downtown, and all of the great outdoor activities Asheville has to offer.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for sharing about your stay and we are honored to have you fill the house with your holiday cheer! You are welcome back anytime!
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Asheville (AVL)
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
The Nine Mile
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
The Nine Mile
Car: recommended

Historic Montford is a wonderful, and friendly neighborhood. The Rose of Sharon Bungalow is within walking distance to three popular neighborhood restaurants, a convenience store, and a short stroll from downtown Asheville. The location is ideal for everything you can imagine. There is a great park with tennis courts just down the street, a nearby amphitheater that puts on free plays in the summer, and you will find, your perfect home away from home!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning fee $75
Tax Rate 8.0%

Perfect for a short term rental, available on a month to month basis with a 10-day, or $1,500 minimum stay (average is $150 per night).
Monthly rates vary by season and length of stay ranging from $1800-$2200. Weekly cleaning, laundry and grocery/shopping service available by prior arrangement and fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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