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BEST Value & Location! walk to Town and Greenway

Bedrooms 1
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4

Modern 1 bedroom apartment with private entrance in eco-fabulous home called the Nauhaus (now house), which was designed as a model for urban sustainability. It features passive solar energy a living roof, and hemp-crete walls which make is cool in the summer and warm in the winter, and keeps the space extra quiet. Come experience the next level of 'Green Living' in one of America's first-ever hemp house!!

The apartment has 1 bedroom with a queen size bed and luxurious 10 inch memory foam mattress and 800 thread count sheets, a beautiful tiled bathroom, with bathtub and shower, a large living room with sitting area, fully equipped kitchenette, breakfast bar, an extra full size futon in case you have children or additional guests, tall french doors that provide lots of sunlight and fresh air during the day, and a private outdoor brick patio with table and chairs for outdoor dining.

Complete with all the amenities of home; all within a rustic setting, surrounded by nature, with a creek running through the backyard, as well as close access to the Greenway trail along the Hominy Creek (river) , and walking distance from Haywood Road / West Asheville Village, and 5 mi to both downtown Ashe-ville and the Biltmore Estate and Village.

We are on a very quiet street, just a few houses down from the West Asheville Park and a fifteen minute walk to the Farmer's market, health food store, local bakery, coffee shop, music venues, yoga studios, and amazing restaurants all within a mile! This location is perfect!!

Sleeps up to 4, with 1 queen size bed and 1 full size futon. Children and babies welcome. Bassinet available upon request.

We are a friendly and conscious young family with a baby who live upstairs. We love hosting and providing brochures and tips about local attractions. We also have friends who are massage therapists who will come to the apt.

Asheville loves local.. and so do we, so we serve local organic Silvermoon chocolates and Buchi kombucha upon arrival! You may see us sitting on the front porch, and you are welcome to visit with us or keep to yourself depending on your needs. We are here to help in case you need anything, and also provide a quiet and private space for you to rest without disruption.

Laundry facilities available. 1 off street parking spot (plenty of space on our quiet street to park too).

Easy access off I-40, I-240, and I-26

Our home is also featured in:

Western North Carolina Green Home and Living Guide

& XO Asheville Magazine

The Nauhaus is the first Hempcrete home in America, and is setting the standard for what is possible in terms of alternative energy and building.

Thank you for your interest, and we look forward to meeting you upon your arrival!

More Details

JahSun Martini
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 6, 2017

About JahSun Martini

JahSun and Lizzy are coaches, guides, facilitators, students, world travelers, adventurers, and lovers of life. They met while working on a project to build a sustainable community. They are inspired by the unlimited potential of humanity made possible when we each bring forth our greatest gifts in service to the Whole. Their lives are in service to helping people get their greatness, and supporting people in collaborative and co-creative endeavors. Their mission is to remind us all of our Oneness with all things, and to awaken all of humanity to the power of our love and awareness to consciously co-create a world that works for everyone. They see creating conscious partnerships as a fundamental steppingstone to creating a peaceful existence on the planet for all. Their big dream is to create a conscious civilization, equipped with permaculture farms, holistic education and healthcare centers, renewable energy systems, conscious birthing and dying temples, and community gathering spaces. A village to raise the next generation of humans with love and mindfulness, and act as a blueprint model which inspires the world.

Find out more about us and our commitment to loving relationships through our website:

We look forward to hosting you and supporting you in having an amazing experience in Asheville!

JahSun Martini purchased this apartment in 2013

Why JahSun Martini chose Asheville

Setting the standard for residential homes!

The Nauhaus is the first Hempcrete Home in America, and is setting the standard for what is possible in terms of alternative energy and building.

Complete with all the modern amenities of home; within a rustic setting, surrounded by nature, with a creek running through the backyard, as well as close access to the Greenway trail along the Hominy Creek (river) , and walking distance from Haywood Road / West Asheville Village, and 5 mi to both downtown Ashe-ville and the Biltmore Estate and Village.

Asheville has proven to attract the most genuine, unique, and authentic people we have ever met. We love our Community, and are so grateful to have relocated here from the West Coast. It is an amazing place to raise a child, as we are quickly finding out.

What makes this apartment unique

Many of the details listed above, of why we chose this beautiful and unique home!

The Nauhaus is the first Hempcrete Home in America, and is setting the standard for what is possible in terms of alternative energy and building.

Complete with all the modern amenities of home; within a rustic setting, surrounded by nature, with a creek running through the backyard, as well as close access to the Greenway trail along the Hominy Creek (river) , and walking distance from Haywood Road / West Asheville Village, and 5 mi to both downtown Ashe-ville and the Biltmore Estate and Village.

We love being so close to all major attractions, shopping, and restaurants, yet be able to come home to such a peaceful abode nestled in the trees, with a flowing creek in our backyard, and a trail with 'hobbit' style bridge across the creek, through the woods, and to the Hominy Creek Greenway.

Also, love sitting outside on the brick patio or porch with candlelight listening to nature's orchestra, watching the fireflies, and on a clear night the majestic starlit sky!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a lovely stay at JahSun and Lizzy's place in West Asheville. The neighborhood is wooded residential, about a mile from the shops in West Asheville, and a few more miles to downtown Asheville. (You do want a car here, although the intrepid could probably get along on bikes. ) I was glad we stayed in West Asheville as it would be easy to overlook otherwise and it has its own character and charm. JahSun and Lizzy are wonderful people and of course they have a bundle of joy in Sophia. The house is very cool and the apt downstairs, where you will be staying, is perfect for two people. Very restful, terrific few days there, we will be back.
May 2014
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Morningside Park Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom is beautifully tiled with shower and tub. The modern sink sits on a wooden vanity with abundant drawer and storage space. Efficiency toilet for lower water use.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Spacious bedroom with luxurious Queen size 10 inch memory foam and latex mattress, and 800 count sheet sheet. Three quality pillows adorn the bed. There is a nightstand with light next to bed. There are also extra blankets and pillows upon request. Full size closet with hangers and plenty of storage space. There is also an extra table for suitcase or altar space, under the window. Sliding wooden door connecting to the bathroom.
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Our place is really unique and special - being the first Hempcrete home in America. The location is prime, in a quiet neighborhood, surrounded by trees and a flowing creek. Yet, we are within walking distance to Haywood Rd in West Ashevillage, and 10-15 minute drive of The Blue Ridge Parkway, downtown Asheville, Biltmore Estate, and other major attractions. We are grateful to support any special requests such as setting up space with flowers, wine, or chocolates. Will discuss details upon request. In addition, we have friends who are healers and massage therapists who are willing to come to the apt for session. We have great recommendations, and feel honored to welcome you to Asheville!


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

BEST Value & Location! walk to Town and Greenway
average rating of 4.4117646 based on 33 reviews

Good location, nice house, VERY dirty

  • 3 of 5

We rented this house last minute for an Asheville getaway. Jahsun was wonderful! He worked out all the details and met us at the property. He mentioned that he would be making sure that it was cleaned and ready for us, but was rushed to get it all done in time. However, when we got there and he left we noticed that it wasn't just a hurried cleaning. The floors were filthy. I swept the whole house and got piles of dirt and cobwebs; more than would have resulted from a hurried cleaning. The sole toilet was brown with rust and literally had other peoples' feces stuck to the side of it. The stove top, when I cleaned it with a scrub pad came off dark dark brown after repeated cleanings. The porcelain sink was cracked in two places, and the oven had caked on burnt food and obviously had not been cleaned in months. The upstairs loft was unfinished with a thin futon mattress laying on the ground. The list goes on and on. I spent the entire first evening scrubbing the house so that we could enjoy it for the rest of the stay.

On the positive side, as I mentioned Jahsun was very nice and very informative about the area. The house itself was beautiful and well located. In the end we really enjoyed our stay. I left Jahsun a detailed note with our cleaning concerns and asked him to consider waiving the considering cleaning fee. We never heard from him, which honestly disappointed us. I did not intend to write a somewhat negative review, but I am concerned that other renters do not have the same experience that we did.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Richmond, VA

Cozy and Convenient

  • 4 of 5

The apartment was cozy, and the location is convenient to pretty much everything - all the great restaurants on Haywood Road, and a quick hop on I-40 or I-240 will have you anywhere else in Asheville within 10 minutes.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, with some surprises

  • 3 of 5

The Nauhaus apt is ideal for a short stay if you don't plan to cook (or reheat food) and if you have no physical limitations. Love the feel of the home and serenity of the patio. Could be a 5 star with some attn to detail. I loved Jason's recommendation for Sunny Point Cafe and hiking in Dupont State Park - beautiful waterfalls.

The description "fully equipped kitchenette" is not accurate. In fact, it's quite limited. I've stayed in many condos and rental homes and know what is to be expected in the way of cookware. I bought food for simple meals before checking in, and the lack of some basic things caused me to change meal plans and even throw away food. I found no condiments, only salt, pepper, sugar, and coffee. One aluminum skillet, but nothing non-stick. One small saucepan, with no lid. A metal steamer, with one of three legs missing. One baking sheet left in oven, with burnt food on it, and no foil to cover this mess. Measuring spoons, missing the Tbsp (which would be helpful for measuring coffee). There is no microwave. I learned the hard way that you need to turn some lights off before using the stove or oven; otherwise it will trip the breaker. (This must be the reason there is no microwave...and also the reason there is no vent in the bathroom - only a switch plate with missing knobs.)

If you have physical limitations, you should know that the mulched walkway leading to the apartment entrance is long and steep, with no handrails. It is not well-lit at night. (An attempt has been made to light it with solar lights, but many are missing or broken. I am physically fit, but tripped on a wooden step going uphill in the dark.) At the entrance to the apt (bottom of the walkway) there is a brick area with one step down. The bricks across this step are not set in mortar; they have merely been placed down to look neat, but are not at all sturdy to step on.

Little thing/big hassle: Hair dryer is listed as being included, but I found none upon arrival. After way too many texts and a phone conversation about this, Jason discovered that the upstairs guests had taken the hair dryer from its place the laundry room. (Not the bathroom!?) He asked us both to replace it in the laundry room after use. So I shared both the hair dryer and laundry W/D with the upstairs tenants.

2 other surprises: I was awakened at 6:45 every morning by footsteps above my bedroom. The wood bed frame creaks badly with every move and the mattress dips badly on the right side.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seaford, VA, USA

Everything as described

  • 3 of 5

We enjoyed our visit to Asheville, and Nauhaus is in a very pleasant neighborhood. JahSun met us at arrival, told us about the property and answered any questions we had. Since he and Lizzy had recently moved to another residence we had minimal contact with them. We had hoped for a television, but it is not in the property description. JahSun quickly answered our inquiry about it.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Savannah, GA


  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our cozy, romantic getaway. The best part is that the house was close to town and outdoor activities. We will definitely be back! I highly recommend choosing the nauhaus!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Would definitely recommend!

  • 5 of 5

JahSun , Lizzy and Sophia were wonderful. Very welcoming and accommodating, Lizzy recommended a beautiful place to go see waterfalls and take pictures! The apartment was beautiful and we'll maintained. The property is breathtaking. I will definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The North Carolina Arboretum
Sunny Point Cafe
"Amazing locally grown food... gardens next to restaurant! Within 1 1/2 miles of our home... "
WNC Farmers Market
"Booths of foods and crafts... all within a mile of our place, just on the other side of free..."
West End Bakery and Cafe
"Hoppin local hangout for breakfast, coffee, or pastries.. one of the hot spots on Haywood......"
West Village Market
"Gr8 local co-op market with all your basic needs, with awesome lil juice and smoothie bar op..."
Biltmore Village
"Great lil shops in walking distance, in a neighborhood of small homes that were built for gu..."
Biltmore Estate
"America's largest estate... French Chateau style... one of the top attractions in the area, ..."
French Broad Chocolate Lounge
"Chocolate lover's paradise... amazing quality and atmosphere in downtown Asheville! "
Tupelo Honey Cafe
"My parents took us there for lunch during our first visit... outstanding service and local f..."
Blue Ridge Parkway
"One of the most epic drives in America! Recommend taking it for at least 10 miles to see th..."
WNC Nature Center
"awesome place to take children... though educational and insightful for everyone!"
Earth Fare the Healthy Super Market
"They have it all.... healthy organic eats, and great juice and food bar... less than 10 minu..."
Universal Joint
"Great outdoor cafe in West Ashe-Village.... walking distance from NauHaus at end of Vermont ..."
Grove Arcade
"Gr8 area downtown Ashe-ville with shops, cafes, and outdoor vendors..."
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall
"Old town theater remodeled into family owned restaurant and top shelf music venue... themed ..."
The Omni Grove Park Inn
"One of the most unique and beautiful historic inns I have ever seen... the Spa is world clas..."
Lake Powhatan
Chimney Rock State Park
Grandfather Mountain
Nearest Airport
11.6 Miles
Asheville Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
multiple watering holes on Haywood Road
Nearest Ferry
275 Miles
the coastal beaches of South Carolina
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Grove Park Inn, and other local courses
Nearest Train
59 Miles
Amtrak Station (GRV) in Greenville, SC
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
I-26 / I-40 / 1-240
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
multiple outstanding eateries on Haywood Rd
Nearest Ski
33 Miles
Wolf Ridge Ski Resort in Mars Hill
Nearest Beach
39 Miles
Lake Lure, and coastal beaches are 275 miles
Car: recommended

Our home is within a 15 minute walk of the unique and bustling shops and cafes on Haywood Road of West Asheville Village, as well as the trail to the Hominy Creek Greenway.

You are within a 10-15 minute drive of the French Broad River, scenic recreational parks, the epic Blue Ridge Parkway, amazing hiking trails and waterfalls, the River Arts District, the Biltmore Estate and Village, top notch shopping and eateries in downtown Asheville, and so much more!


Rates & Availability

Morningside Park Apartment Rental Rates

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30 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning & incidental fee $75
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 13.0%

We look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful and unique home in the amazing city of Asheville, NC, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains!

We will match the rate of any comparable property in Asheville.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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