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Pete Kuehne

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

Walk to Downtown, Side B. Sunny, Bright! Wi-Fi.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Historic Montford House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, Sleeps 6

This side-by-side Asheville duplex has long been a favorite of mine. Before I bought it, I used to drive by and just look at it. I was attracted by its location, its sturdy, green-built construction, its spacious and sunny layout and its roomy, clean design. It is a fairly new building, and we converted it to a vacation rental in the summer of 2013.

The location is surprisingly quiet, and looking at a map you might expect a lot of highway noise. But a high embankment muffles the sound, so the area is very peaceful. It is a little enclave with no direct connection to other neighborhoods, and there is very little traffic. It is an easy walk to the Visitor's Center and downtown, but the scenery along the service road is not especially appealing. So most guests make the 30 second drive to the Visitor's Center, and walk or ride from there. To get downtown plan on a two to five minute drive.

The building is a side-by-side duplex. Both sides have an identical three-level floor plan, but they are different because on side A, the caretaker, Claire, lives on the lower level. Downstairs on side B, the walkout level features a huge tiled bedroom, a full bath, and laundry facilities. On both sides the upper level features two carpeted bedrooms with a bathroom in between. The beds are brand new and are some of the most comfortable you will ever experience. Our guests LOVE them and we have put the same brand in most of our other rentals.

The main level is where you enter. Here you will find the living room, the kitchen, a half bath, a dining nook and a back deck. Floors are hardwood and tile. There is a flat screen TV mounted on the living room wall between the bookshelves. On side A you will find a sleeper sofa that opens up to a full size bed. The open floor plan allows you to enjoy your family and friends while you cook. The kitchen is fully stocked with pots, pans and utensils.

Our caretaker, Claire, is there to help you with any questions or concerns. She lives downstairs in side A and is happy to help if you need anything.

If you have a large group you can rent both sides. You can sleep up to 12 if two people use the sleeper sofa on side A.

Parking in the front is a little tight but two cars can fit if you park at an angle. The parking area can get muddy but we plan to expand it a bit and lay some stone. If you're staying on side B you can drive around to the back but we recommend you don't take a vehicle with low clearance back there because the gravel road has some uneven spots.

Please be aware that the neighborhood has residents of various income levels and is close to downtown. Occasionally a guest has mentioned this so please take it into consideration. The area is quite safe and we have always gotten along with the neighbors. We want our guests to have a good experience and to be happy, so please feel free to call or email us if you have any questions!

We specialize in property management services for short term rentals. We can also help you get started in vacation rentals so please feel free to contact us. Visit our web site at PeteKey dot com for more information.

If you are looking to make Asheville your home, this is a perfect home base for house hunting. We are a good resource if that's your plan, as we know the area and the market. So please let us know and we will help you any way we can.

Thanks and enjoy your stay in Asheville!

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pete Kuehne (Property Manager)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(78 traveler reviews)
Walk to Downtown, Side B. Sunny, Bright! Wi-Fi.
average rating of 4.474359 based on 78 reviews
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Sunny Side B shows Lack of Care

  • 1 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was somewhat dirty.

I was more than happy with the location.

I was very dissatisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I do not recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

First, the customer service by Elisabeth was the highlight of our visit to Sunny Side B. The rest was down hill. You could tell the owner was doing the bare minimum. Queen beds were there, but uncomfortable (calling it "firm" does NOT excuse that bed). Furniture is cheap, threadbare, and dirty. Decor, blankets, shams are worn and mismatched. The kitchen appliances work but dishes are lacking- 3 bowls in a unit that sleeps 6? An oven but no cookie sheet or broiling pan? There was a $90 cleaning fee but the dust on the light fixtures was 1/4 inch thick in some rooms, and under the couch cushions? I regret looking there. Many doors didn't latch closed (one door knob was mounted backwards, so you could pull it open without turning). The bannister to the basement was filthy. Several blinds were broken. The door frame to the basement bedroom was not finished- drywall ended and patching was visible all around it. There was no smoke detector in the basement bedroom either, just wires hanging from the ceiling. I'm not difficult or hard to please, but this place did not meet my expectation to be clean, reasonably stocked, and provide a reasonable level of privacy. I took pictures because I was so taken aback at some of this stuff. There was a note on the fridge asked guests to help them keep the cleaning fee down by starting laundry and also asked that we only give 5 stars. I'm sorry. If you provide a 5 star experience, you don't need to ask. Stay in your unit for one night. You'll know what needs fixing. High points? The towels were new and clean. The AC worked well. There was plenty of dish soap. And Elisabeth.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Pete Key Properties
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5

Nice stay

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was more than happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

We stayed in the house for a weekend for a wedding, and for the price and space you really can't beat it. The parking situation out front was tight, you couldn't fit more than 2 cars for sure, and even with two they were hanging into the street, but this caused no problems. The house was spacious and clean and had everything we needed for 5 adults and an infant. The basement master suite was perfect for the baby. Wish we had had more free time to enjoy the back deck. Thanks for a great stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Pete Key Properties
Owner's Response: Thank you for renting the house. We are glad that it was a clean and comfortable place for you to stay during your time in Asheville.
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4

SUNNY SIDE B

  • 4 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was more than helpful.

The vacation rental was very clean.

I was more than happy with the location.

I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

ADEQUATE

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Greensboro, NC
4

Couples vacation

  • 4 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was more than helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Overall this was a great experience. I booked it as a couples weekend trip, and it served us well. The location was ideal for walking to downtown, and although we didn't venture too far outside downtown Asheville, would have been great for hiking as well. Only downside was that the mattress I had was too firm for my taste

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Pete Key Properties
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Nashville, TN
5

very nice home and good location to downtown

  • 5 of 5

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The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

home was well equipped clean. nice deck in back off kitchen.quiet but close to downtown.comfortable beds on third floor. down stairs bed could be better, but over all great place to stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Mount pleasant, South Carolina
2

Very average

  • 2 of 5

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The property manager was adequately helpful.

The vacation rental was clean.

I was very unhappy with the location.

I was very dissatisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I do not recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

The house wasn't bad, but you get what you pay for. The A/C barely worked and luckily it was cool enough at night to sleep with the windows open. Would not recommend the house to future renters.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: Pete Key Properties
Owner's Response: We are sorry that you did not enjoy your stay. The house has a brand new heating and cooling system so I am not sure why you where having any issues. We would have sent a service man over right away if we we were notified of any problem. We encourage guests to call anytime about any issue big or small so that we can make their stay as pleasant as possible.The house is reasonably priced and is very close to the center of town. Every once and awhile you encounter a renter who is not satisfied and it is always disappointing to read a negative review and not be given the opportunity to make a renters stay in Asheville a great experience.
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Amenities

Historic Montford House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • 3 Queen beds
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • cinemas
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services

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