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Serenity Mountain Paradise with Amazing Mountain Views!

Bedrooms 4
Separate WCs1
Space 3,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Beautiful country home with mountain views, pool, spa 4 BR 2.5 BA sleeps 10+

We warmly welcome you to settle into paradise. Rest and renew in the spaciousness and comfort of this bright and serene luxuriously appointed private home perched on a knoll with the best mountain views in the whole region - mountain scenes you'd expect an hour or more out.

Just 20 minutes from downtown Asheville and Waynesville, head out on any number of adventures to be had in the surrounding areas ... Maggie Valley, the Biltmore Estate, the NC Arboretum, the Blue Ridge Parkway, hiking trails, state and national forests, rivers, lakes, and the multitude of eateries, activities, and destinations here in Asheville and Western North Carolina!

In addition to spectacular mountain views, and professionally designed landscape, this charming and tastefully decorated 3500 sq. ft. private home located in desirable Newfound Valley features a large open floor plan, vaulted ceilings, upscale finishes and appliances, a private in-ground pool (open in warm season), a 6 person hot tub, Wi-Fi; 2 large screen TV’s, satellite (DirecTV premium package including HBO & sports channels), DVD players with free movies, cards, board games, a large tree swing, children's videos, and toys for all ages.

Serenity House sleeps 10, in beds; plus 1 in a crib. Up to 18 can be accommodated on sofas & inflatables (additional fees apply).

When you are our guests, you will have all of the modern conveniences in a fully renovated elegant private country home with incomparable views of the gorgeous Blue Ridge Mountains in the heart of all this region has to offer.

This is one of three dwellings situated on a 5 acre family property that has a nice secluded feel. Also available on the property is a 2 bedroom 1 bath fully equipped super cute guest cottage that sleeps 5. See VRBO listing #674105 for more information. Let us know if you are interested in both homes.

We live next door, downstairs in Paradise Cottage (VRBO Listing #674105) in a completely separate unit; and we have items stored in the walk-out basement of Serenity House that we access frequently. You will enjoy full privacy, and we are also readily available via phone or text if need be.

To give you a warm welcome, there will be a starter of fresh roasted coffee for you when you arrive provided by local neighbors who run a premium coffee roasting business in town. When available, we will also provide a dozen fresh, local, free-range eggs to help start your day out right.

We hope you book with us so we can show you our hospitality!

“When you are lucky enough to be in the mountains, you are lucky enough!”

More Details

John and Kathy
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
13 August, 2018

About John and Kathy

We are married and in our youthful 60's :-) We love to explore Western North Carolina, drive the Blue Ridge Parkway, hike the trails, try new restaurants or return to our favorites ... we love this place!

John grew up in Florida, is a Vietnam war veteran, has traveled extensively, and is a retired federal officer. Kathy grew up in Colorado and is a licensed minister, director of a thriving Community Services ministry, and the church administrator at Foster SDA Church in Asheville.

Both Serenity House and Paradise Cottage are on the same property. We live next door in the basement apartment of Paradise Cottage (the upstairs is a 2 bedroom 1 bath vacation rental), and frequently access storage in the walk-out basement of Serenity House.

You will enjoy your privacy in Serenity House. However, should you need us, we are readily available by phone or text.

John and Kathy purchased this house in 2009

Why John and Kathy chose Leicester

Asheville is one of the prettiest, most unique and interesting cities in America and the mountains around here are absolutely gorgeous. It would be difficult to find an all around better place to live or visit.

When we found this property we were impressed by how remote and peaceful and epic the setting is for only being a 15-20 minute drive to Asheville. The only part about this property is we don't like to leave because it's just so nice up here!

What makes this house unique

It really is a million dollar view. Sometimes when we are out on the porch or in the field and the sun is setting I wonder how we got to be so lucky to live in such a place. It reminds us of some iconic Japanese mountain retreat or a vale in the Swiss Alps.

We hope you will enjoy it too!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Leicester in North Carolina

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 18 ...
  • Max. adults: 17
  • Min. age of primary renter: 27 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • 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 ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 18 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Master bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
    Hall bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Half bath - Toilet
  • The half bath also has an exterior door for easy access to/from the pool - for Serenity House guests only.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Master bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Stained glass bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Blue bedroom - 2 Single Bed , This room contains children's books and toys.
    Loft bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Open loft bedroom - 1 Double Bed , There is a comfy bed in the loft area open to the great room
  • Sleeps 11 in beds (including a crib), and up to 18 total. In addition to the super comfy beds in the bedrooms, there are 3 comfortable sofas, and quality air mattresses: 2 twin-size and 1 queen-size, with plenty of room to set them up out of the way in bedrooms or in the loft.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Serenity Mountain Paradise with Amazing Mountain Views!
average rating of 4.888889 based on 27 reviews

Awesome Autumn Abode !

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed every aspect of this gorgeous mountain getaway! The owners of Serenity Mountain make a special effort to ensure that their guests will have a wonderful experience. They meticulously maintain this fantastic home and beautifully landscaped grounds.

The views from the front porch are of the wooded mountain ridge that lines this beautiful serene valley. We felt that we were in the midst of the western North Carolina mountains but yet were only a short 20-minute drive from downtown Ashville.

The interior decor and color scheme was stunning, as well as warm & inviting. Windows on all sides allowed you to enjoy the beautiful landscape even from the inside. The open floor plan provided plenty of gathering areas for dining, playing games or relaxing. All 4 bedrooms, as well as the loft sleeping spaces were very comfortable.

The exterior grounds were stunning with blooming roses, hydrangea and other fall flowers. Outdoor pool, gazebo, fire pit and hot tub were a few steps from the lovely interior spaces. Our small grandchildren loved the tree swing and exploring the yard as well as plenty of toys & games in the loft and child's bedroom.

If other potential guests are searching for the perfect blend of mountain scenery and easy access to all that downtown Ashville has to offer, then they don't need to search any

further - Serenity Mountain is perfect! Our family will definitely plan future visits to Serenity Mountain!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! It was a pleasure having your family here, and we would love to see you again!
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An amazing house near Asheville.

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful, beautifully landscaped house with a clean and lovely pool. Amazing mountain views. Professional and helpful owners. Can’t wait to be back.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We stayed with a group of 5 kids and 6 adults in early July. The house is amazing and extremely well equipped. The outside space was so much fun for the kids (and adults). We were even invited by the owners to pick blueberries from the garden, which was extra fun for the family. It was amazing to be 20 minutes from everything but also a beautiful and quiet retreat. We look forward to visiting avain!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Serene mountain paradise close to everything

  • 5 of 5

I can’t say enough good things about the serenity mountain house and the hosts John and Kathy! Absolutely stunning home and location-nothing but mountains all around, and the absolute best hosts I’ve ever experienced. The kitchen was well equipped for the chef in our group, and anything we couldn’t find John had and would bring to us in a flash. Any issue we had-not that we had many-were taken care of instantly. John and Kathy keep the house well-stocked with the supplies that we always forget to bring with us: toilet paper, trash bags, laundry detergent, spices, etc. We had local eggs and coffee waiting for us upon arrival and a lovely welcome note, which were really welcoming touches.

We were a group of 10: 3 children and 7 adults, and the house was perfectly suited for us. On the days we stayed in the kids were in the pool or the hot tub or on the swings all day; the days we traveled into Asheville it was a short and gorgeous drive. We truly felt secluded and at peace in this home, but grocery stores were only a few miles away and 20 minutes into Asheville meant we were able to enjoy everything the area has to offer-breweries, river tubing, botanical gardens, and world-renowned restaurants. We would absolutely stay here again for our family vacation if Asheville is the desired destination. Thank you John and Kathy!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice property and home!!

  • 5 of 5

John greeted us when we got there. He was super nice and even helped us take stuff into the house - above and beyond the call of duty!!!! We loved the pool and the front porch - great views. Wonderful stay and we were very happy!!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for our family get together!!

  • 4 of 5

Dear Kathy and John,

We just wanted to let you know how very much our family enjoyed our weekend at your “paradise”!! Your home is lovely and you have thought of everything we could’ve possibly needed or wanted!

With 8 adults and 10 children, we found your place to be perfect! It was our first visit to Asheville - and we did spend Friday morning poking around and having lunch there, but the children were more interested in playing with cousins and enjoying the pool and swings! And I have to admit, we adults did too!! It was a great spot for reconnecting, relaxing, and enjoying each other and the wonderful family time. As a mom and dad, we couldn’t have asked for more! Well, we just wish our #4 child and his wife had been able to join us too!! But Colorado is a little too far away for weekend travel!

It was great meeting you, John, and your awesome bat mobile!! How fun!!

We will certainly consider your place again - when we come back to Asheville! A great weekend was had by all!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Asheville Regional Airport
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Leicester, North Carolina Mountains

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
17 Jul 2018 - 4 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
Leaf Season
12 Oct 2018 - 12 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
21 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
New Years
28 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
24 May 2019 - 3 Sep 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
Leaf Season
11 Oct 2019 - 11 Nov 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
15 Nov 2019 - 24 Nov 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
Christmas & New Years
20 Dec 2019 - 5 Jan 2020
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £347.63
Cleaning fee £185.4 + Tax

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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