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IN-TOWN-CHARMING CABIN - 25%OFF OCT 18-23RD/2014 SPECIAL-- MTN VIEWS-

Charlie

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Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Asheville - Soffie's Retreat

4 Bedrooms + Other private rooms w sleeping, 4 Baths (Sleeps 11-15)

Capture the Sunset. Relax on the deck with a drink and your loved ones while watching the sun set behind the beautiful Carolina mountains. Spend your vacation in this spacious house on the side of Sunset Mountain, overlooking Asheville. We are 3 minutes from Asheville, 10 minutes from The Biltmore Estate, 4 minutes from The Grove Park Inn and all that Asheville has to offer. This home will accommodate a large party without feeling cramped. It has an abundance of off-street parking, is very private (yet close) and is located on the original carriage road from Grove Park Inn to the Seely Castle. Seely Castle is just across the street and is the castle that Fred Seely (E.W. Grove's son-in-law) built after he finished construction on the Grove Park Inn.

Things to do: Downhill skiing,Cross Country Skiing, Spelunking, Hiking, Golf, Shopping and Racquetball. Fully equipped kitchen with eat in table and breakfast bar. 8 person hot tub located on lower level and enclosed in gondola for protection and child safety. HBO,Showtime, and more available. Garage: The upper garage is available for use. The lower garage is used for storage. Huge amount of off street parking. Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ( sorry not class A). Wood Fireplace: cozy fireplace in lower master suite/ firewood is provided.)

Why this house!: New on the vacation rental market. We both grew up in the Asheville area and certainly there is no nicer place to live or vacation than in Asheville. This has been our home for the past 9 years, but with all of our children grown and gone we no longer need the space and are moving into a somewhat smaller house. We plan to travel some and having a smaller house to care for on a routine basis will work better for our situation.

Sophie's Retreat is convenient to all that happens in Asheville. We have enjoyed living in this wonderful house and will certainly miss the convenience. It will however make a great vacation rental with its 3 fireplaces, many rooms, plentiful parking and decks that go on forever. Please enjoy!

Additional Information: We purchased Sophie's Retreat as our principle residence in 2002 and chose the location for the views and the convenience.

Sophie's Retreat is extremely convenient and is right in the middle of everything important going on in this area. The house has views, is very spacious and convenient. The house was bought to live in and recently converted to a vacation rental. There are 4 ski areas close by, on the same road as the famous Grove Park Inn( don't miss their Sunday brunch) and 3 minutes from downtown Asheville where one can find shopping (especially craft and specialty vendors) and a great selection of restaurants.

Dogs welcome.This reminds me of an old joke that goes like this: A man wrote to a small hotel he planned to visit on his vacation. He wrote 'I would very much like to bring my dog with me. He is well groomed and very well behaved. Would you be willing to let me keep him in the room with me at night. An immediate reply came from the hotel owner who wrote: SIR: ' I have been operating this hotel for many years. In all that time I have never a dog steal towels, bed sheets, pillows, silverware or pictures off of the walls. I have never had to evict a dog in the middle of the night for being drunk and disorderly. I have never had a dog run out on a hotel bill. Yes, indeed your dog is welcome at my hotel. And if your dog will vouch for you, you are welcome to stay here too.'

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Charlie (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2010
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About Charlie

We both grew up in the Asheville area and certainly there is no nicer place to live or vacation than Asheville. This has been our home for the past 9 years, but with all of our children grown and gone we no longer need the space and are moving into a somewhat smaller house. We plan to travel some and having a smaller house to care for on a routine basis will work better for our situation.

Sophie's Retreat is convenient to all that happens in Asheville. We have enjoyed living in this wonderful house and will certainly miss the convenience. It will however make a great vacation rental with its 3 fireplaces many rooms, plentiful parking and decks that go on forever.

Where did Sophie come from - well Stephanie's grandfather didn't particularly like the name Stephanie, he preferred Sophie and called her that. Stephanie was always pretty much a tom boy and loved to help her grandfather on the farm. She loved to go with him in his wagon to the store and to do various chores on the farm. She was always Sophie to him.

We enjoyed living in this house, especially the closeness to town and watching the wild life in the yard. There was almost always a gentle breeze in the summer and quite relaxing to sit on the deck and watch the sunsets. In the winter, it's like a winter wonderland when it snows - so quiet and serene. We were quite fond of building a fire in the fireplace and just relaxing during snow periods.

We hope you enjoy the house for your vacation and hope you will make a stay at Sophie's Retreat an annual event.

Please enjoy!

Charlie purchased this house in 2002

Why Charlie chose Asheville

We purchased Sophie's Retreat as our principle residence in 2002 and chose the location for the views and the convenience.

Sophie's Retreat is extremely convenient and is right in the middle of everything important going on in this area. The house has views, is very spacious and convenient. The house was bought to live in and converted to a vacation rental in 2009. There are 4 ski areas close by. Our house is on the same road as the famous Grove Park Inn( don't miss their Sunday brunch) and 3 minutes from downtown Asheville where one can find shopping (especially craft and specialty vendors) and a great selection of restaurants. The house if quite large and well suited for large groups with lots of room to spread out and have room to oneself. Our favorite of all was to take off on our motorcycle to the parkway for a short ride or a picnic after work or on the weekends.

What makes this house unique

The most unique benefit of this cabin is it's proximity to town and the Blue Ridge Parkway. It is at a higher elevation than the city but still has all of the protection and amenities of the City of Asheville. The cabin is well suited to large groups with lots of room to spread out and not feel cramped. It really is the perfect vacation cabin!

Guestbook comments from the owner

A great big thanks for letting us use your house for our stay. It was extremely convenient to Grove Park Inn and much more "homey". We had lots of room and really appreciate the high speed wifi as many of us had to work at night.

We will definitely stay with you again next year for the conference.

Many thanks
Dec 2012
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Reviews

Reviews

4.4
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Asheville Asheville Area
5

Great Stay

  • 5 out of 5
Thanks,,, Had a great stay..The house had plenty of room for our party of eight adults. The house had wonderful furnishings and very comfy beds.It truly felt like staying at your own home. We enjoyed the large hot tub and views from the decks. It had a great secluded mountain location but was just a few minutes from downtown and all the great restaurants and activities.We would definitely stay here again
  • Review Submitted: 16-Nov-2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review! We are glad you enjoyed your stay and found everything to your liking. We are glad to have a part to play in so many family get-togethers where members come from many areas and meet in Asheville. We feel that Asheville is one of the best kept secrets around and often people stumble on it only to discover it is a true treasure trove of interesting sites, restaurants and things to see and do.
We also have noticed that there is a 100% correlation between guests taking exceptional care of our house and leaving a 5/5 review. We really, really appreciate your choosing to stay with us and leaving our house so wonderfully tidy. Our cleaners don't usually have much positive to say about the condition of the house but called us to comment on how nice it was. They appreciate it as well since they can attend to items that they don’t usually have time to do like deep cleaning and between season checklist items.
Thanks and please come again.
Charlie and Stephanie
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5

Perfect place for a getaway trip

  • 5 out of 5
Thank you for sharing your rental house,'Sofie's Retreat' with our girlfriend group...It was a perfect place for us to gather and have our renewal of friendship..The house was exceptionally clean and gave us lots of space for relaxing and catching up. The kitchen was great,the island was wonderful for sandwich buffets,etc.The sun room,complete with swing,was our favorite gathering place..the deck afforded beautiful views of the mountains and sunset.Access to Asheville was good,very centrally located...we did Grove Park Inn,the Grove Arcade,Biltmore Village and a bit of the Farmer's Market..Thanks Charlie and Stephanie..a most positive experience..
  • Review Submitted: 13-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Asheville cycling trip

  • 4 out of 5
We had a great time in Asheville. Everything was as described in the house description and pictures. Charlie responded quickly to any questions or issues that we had. Excellent customer service!
Our holiday purpose was an early season bicycling trip to bike ride where there was lots of hills. Asheville did not disappoint and despite the cool weather our expectations were exceeded.
The restaurants and brew pubs are too
numerous to mention and we weren't able get to all the places we wanted. It's good to have a list for next year!
  • Review Submitted: 28-Apr-2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Scott for the good review. I guess 5 star reviews are getting harder to come by. The verbage seems to indicate absolutely no problems, at least there were no problems or concerns brought to our attention. We pride ourselves in addressing any problems immediately. Nevertheless Asheville is a great biking area both unpowered and powered. It is especially suited to two wheelers since we have a heated, well lighted double garage for tune ups and storage.
We thank you for choosing to stay at Sophie's Retreat and hope you will return again next year.
Charlie and Stephanie
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5

Great House! Great Location!

  • 5 out of 5
We had a great time and the house was beyond our expectations! So comfortable and roomy! The homey touches were so nice. One afternoon we decided to stay in and play board games --- it was an awesome family moment with our grown children! It was so nice to be able to bring our dog with us! At night, the view is especially spectacular --- almost like the city turns on its lights just for us! Will definitely be back! The location was too perfect --- close to everything, but still so quiet with a rural feeling.
  • Review Submitted: 20-Mar-2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you Tina for such a great review. We certainly appreciate you taking the time out of your busy schedule to send a review. You and your family were awsome guests and we hope that you return again soon.
Thanks again.
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Asheville Asheville Area
5

Great home to stay at while visiting Ashville!

  • 5 out of 5
A very enjoyable stay - great for a large group (8 bedrooms - most with private baths) Home has all the needed amenities and is only 5 minutes from downtown ashville. Will deffinitely stay there again - you should too!!!
Gary Sanders
  • Review Submitted: 20-Apr-2013
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

AMAZING Trip! THANK YOU!

  • 5 out of 5
I apologize for writing this review a little late, but I cannot thank Charlie enough for helping us find the PERFECT home for our stay. The house was huge, gave us plenty of room to sleep and also had a ton of communal space. The view is amazing and we were just sorry we didn't have more time to enjoy it. The house is perfectly located 5 minutes from downtown, but set high enough so that you feel like you are miles away. Charlie did a wonderful job of helping us with information on visiting Asheville and he was incredibly accommodating with all of our requests.

I hope to visit Asheville again soon -- and I would definitely stay at one of Charlie's properties and highly recommend that you do too!
  • Review Submitted: 06-Apr-2013
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a wonderful review. We love to hear that our guests have enjoyed their stay in the Asheville area. We try our best to make our guests feel at home here and help them maximize their vacation. Since we both grew up here and still live in the area, we feel well qualified to recommend places to go and things to see. Asheville is a dynamic area, changing every day and although we are not travel agents, we keep our eyes open and ears close to the ground as to what is happening. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay and certainly do hope you will stay with us again.
Charlie and Stephanie

Location

Location

1.3 miles from downtown Asheville/ 1/2 mile from Grove Park. The house is centrally located to the Asheville.One can easily be in downtown Asheville in less than 5 minutes. There are many restaurants, grocery stores and craft pubs located within several minutes of the house.

Other Activities: Kayaking, Wildlife Viewing, Hot Air Ballooning, Boating, Snowboarding, Rock Climbing, Health/Beauty Spa, Miniature Golf, Shopping

Golf: There are many courses in the area ranging from highly rated and pricey to less expensive. Our municipal course is surprisingly well groomed and affordable. Black Mountain is also a great, affordable course. Grove Park Inn course is one of the top rated in the area but is usually somewhat pricey. One can see this course from the house.

Ski: There are several ski areas within easy driving. Which one you choose depends on skiing ability and other factors. The larger areas are Beech and Sugar Mountain, are 1 1/2 to 2 hours away and tend to cater to more advanced skiers while the closer areas are Cataloochee and Wolfe Ridge. These are more family oriented and both have tube parks for those who don't ski or board. Both of these are about a hour away. There are other areas like Ober Gatlinburg and Appalachian that should be checked as well.

Charlie has been on ski patrol at Cataloochee for a number of years and is of course somewhat prejudiced but feels that this area is far superior to the others over all unless you are a very advanced boarder or skier. We have awesome snow making capability and are usually the first area to open on the East Coast. We also have the most professionally run operation and are the most family oriented. This is not only my opinion but am told this by customers every time I ski.

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Rental rates for this holiday house in Asheville, Asheville Area

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Late fall/Early winter
3 Nov 2014 - 14 Jan 2015
3 night minimum stay
$728
for 3 nights
From
$168
From
$364
Thu,Fri,Sat
$1,904
$6,944
 
 
Hayne's Christmas Jamb
11 Dec 2014 - 13 Dec 2014
3 night minimum stay
$1,400
 
 
Christmas
24 Dec 2014 - 30 Dec 2014
7 night minimum stay
$2,682
 
 
New Years
31 Dec 2014 - 1 Jan 2015
2 night minimum stay
$1,086
 
 
MLK weekend
15 Jan 2015 - 18 Jan 2015
4 night minimum stay
$1,904
 
 
Off season
26 Jan 2015 - 15 Mar 2015
3 night minimum stay
$728
for 3 nights
From
$168
From
$364
Thu,Fri,Sat
$1,904
$5,824
 
 
Celtic Adventure
29 Jan 2015 - 31 Jan 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,400
 
 
Valentines Weekend
12 Feb 2015 - 14 Feb 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,518
 
 
Socon Tournament
5 Mar 2015 - 8 Mar 2015
4 night minimum stay
$1,949
 
 
Mid - season spring
16 Mar 2015 - 10 May 2015
3 night minimum stay
$896
for 3 nights
From
$224
From
$392
Thu,Fri,Sat
$2,184
$8,064
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $28 per night, per additional guest
 
In Season
11 May 2015 - 6 Sep 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,014
for 3 nights
From
$263
From
$442
Thu,Fri,Sat
$2,520
$8,848
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $28 per night, per additional guest
 
July 4th
29 Jun 2015 - 5 Jul 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,024
 
 
Labor day 2015
3 Sep 2015 - 6 Sep 2015
4 night minimum stay
$2,111
 
 
Midseason - fall
7 Sep 2015 - 29 Sep 2015
3 night minimum stay
$896
for 3 nights
From
$224
From
$364
Thu,Fri,Sat
$1,988
$6,104
 
 
Leaf Season 2015
30 Sep 2015 - 2 Nov 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,114
for 3 nights
From
$297
From
$454
Thu,Fri,Sat
$2,458
$8,624
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $28 per night, per additional guest
 
Late fall/early winter 2015
3 Nov 2015 - 12 Jan 2016
3 night minimum stay
$812
for 3 nights
From
$196
From
$375
Thu,Fri,Sat
$2,016
$7,504
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $28 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit $350
Cleaning fee $200 + Tax
Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%
Notes Friday and Saturday nights will not be split up. Guests must rent both nights.
Our minimums are 2 nights Sunday through Wednesday, 3 nights Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Please call us if you have a pet or pets. We will need to provide you with a pet addendum.
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Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.

Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Asheville in Asheville Area

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accepts credit card
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
  • mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Security System
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , MBR main level
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , 2nd bedroom main
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , 2nd bedroom lower
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , MBR lower level
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • King Bed, Queen Bed, Twin/Single Bed, Bunk Bed: twin on top and double on bottom, Convertible Bed (2) : queen futon in office adjoining upper master suite/ queen sofa-sleeper in exercise area on lower level.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • veranda
  • Wood Decking
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Racquetball
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
We accept dogs with prior approval, a pet addendum & non-refundable pet fee. All dogs who come to the house must be treated with both flea & tick medicine prior to arrival & must be flea & tick free before your visit. No other pets besides dogs accepted. Wheelchair/Handicapped Accessible (may have limitations). Minimum age of 25. This is a family oriented house & we won't have renters who have loud late-night parties. This is not the house for it & there are other options in Asheville for those groups. We are inside the city limits which has a strictly enforced noise ordinance and violation will result in immediate eviction & forfeiture of ALL MONEY paid including deposit. There is to be absolutely no smoking inside the house. Renters are allowed to smoke on any of the smoking porches. The porch on the lower level is covered. Outstanding views of Mt Pisgah & the Asheville plateau. There are gorgeous sunset views so do bring your camera. Winter views of Grove Park Inn Golf Course.
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