2 bdrm, 2 bath home on quiet residential street 5 blocks from town center
About Elda Brown
Property manager Elda Brown owns this charming bungalow along with her husband Kevin Jones. They live next door and are available to help you make the most out of your vacation or stay in Brevard. Elda is a retired local artist who was a member of #7 Arts and Craft Gallery at 2 W. Main St. downtown Brevard for ten years.
Elda Brown purchased this Bungalow in 2005
Why Elda Brown chose Brevard
We wanted to preserve the unique nature of our street by saving the house next door to us, which was seriously in need of some tender love and kindness. We purchased it in May and began the renovation in June 2014. Thanks to the skill and hard work of our friend, master carpenter and all-around super Mr Fix-It, Rick Mickewicz, and his wife Maryann, the Maple Street Bungalow has turned out wonderfully! We've put a lot of blood sweat and tears into fixing the house up so that our guests can visit and enjoy this town we love so much. Living downtown is so great! We can walk two blocks to the Farmer's Market where we buy our meats and vegetables directly from the farmer's who raise them. Most of the 5 and 10k road races pass right in front of the house as do groups of cyclists heading out to ride on our mountain roads. The main library is just at the end of the street. The library two blocks away has free live music at the outdoor amphitheater. From the fabulous front porch and the back deck of our Maple Street Bungalow you can sit and check out the white squirrels. Come experience it and you'll see what we mean!
What makes this Bungalow unique
Ask anyone who lives in Brevard and they will tell you that Maple Street is a special location. One of the first things you are bound to hear about is Halloween on Maple Street. For years it has been a local tradition for children from all over the county have come to Trick or Treat on Maple Street and Park Avenue. So the police barricade the street and it becomes a huge street party. We set up a card table at the sidewalk to pass out candy to the hundreds of trick or treaters. Last year we gave out 1500 pieces of candy! Maybe because we live in Transylvania County we take our costumes seriously here. Everyone from adults to infants dress up. There's a Halloween Festival downtown on the Saturday before Halloween complete with a parade and there are lots of other fun events during the spooky season. The start of our festival season (and summer) is The White Squirrel Festival on Memorial Day weekend. From then on there are festivals, special events, cycling and road races going on right up until Christmas. (By the way, you can see white squirrels at play in the yard or the Maple Street Bungalow and all through the neighborhood.) We are just a 5-6 minute drive from the Brevard Music Center and a short walk to the Porter Center on the campus of Brevard College where you can see live music performances from opera to bluegrass and live theatre. Several of the bars in town have live music. We have our own local brewery downtown and some excellent restaurants and coffee shops. After a day spent hiking, kayaking, looking at waterfalls or cycling, its SO nice not to have to drive anywhere. From the Maple Street Bungalow you can walk to everything!
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
The house was very clean and you can't beat the location! My son and I were able to all the amenities that downtown has to offer. Thanks, Elda!
Very nice house close to everything
We enjoyed our stay. It’s a short walk to great restaurants and the quaint town of Brevard.
The house was very comfortable and had everything we needed.
Great home and hospitality!
Beautifully renovated and maintained bungalow only a 10 minute walk to downtown Brevard. This is a great neighborhood where we met many friendly people while walking our dogs during our three day stay. Elda and Kevin are wonderful, attentive, hosts. This property will be on the top of our list when we return to the area in the future.
Thank you so much for the glowing review. I would offer that a walk to downtown normally takes me five minutes or less. There’s no hurry and we encourage ambling around here so you can breathe in our fresh mountain air, but I do want folks to know that we are only 5 blocks away from downtown and six to the center of town.
A charming cottage with a great front porch in the perfect location to enjoy Brevard
Elda and Kevin were great! They have thought of everything that a guest might need during their stay. Immaculate, beautiful cottage. Can’t wait to go back.
Best VRBO yet!
Two weeks in this lovely home was simply not enough. The owners have thought of every detail to make this renovated bungalow convenient and comfortable...truly the most well equipped for dining in and watching Netflix! Except for driving to Ingles or to visit friends the car was parked. We walked in lovely neiborhoods as well as downtown for galleries, occasional lunch out, and Kiwi gelato...and, of course, the Saturday local farmer’s market two blocks away. Kevin and Elda are the perfect hosts....we are looking forward to more porch sitting in the not too distant future.
Great little bungalow and very helpful and friendly owners
We had a great experience and thoroughly enjoyed the house. It is very well appointed and a great location for exploring Brevard and surrounding areas. Highly recommended!
Stay downtown and walk to everything! After a day of outdoor activities you can walk to restaurants and live music venues, galleries and shopping. Our guest house is just 5 short blocks from historic downtown Brevard and a 5-6 minute drive from the Brevard Music Center. Nearby are many family activities such as hiking, kayaking, canoeing, mountain biking, cycling, fly fishing and tubing on the river.