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Discover This Gem Of A Vacation Home In Downtown Brevard!

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview


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Property
house
People
4
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Brevard - The Brown Eyed Susie

Your Home Away From Home!

Experience the true comforts of home that this Charming historic bungalow possesses. You are in for a Real Treat! Fresh and Clean as a Daisy, this 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath home with lovely front porch is located conveniently in downtown Brevard, NC. This newly renovated home has all of the modern conveniences: Flat screen TV with cable, WIFI, central heat and air, custom built kitchen and washer/ dryer. You will be within walking distance to Brevard’s favorite restaurants: Jordan Street Café, Square Root, Hob Nob, Jaime's, Falls Landing, Marco’s Trattoria, Big Mike's Italian, El Ranchero Mexican, Maya Mexican, Bracken Mountain Bakery, Rocky's Soda Shop, 185 King Street (a music venue), Brevard Brewery, Dugan's Irish Pub… You can spice up your evening with Brevard Brewery Tours, taking you to all of the local breweries. Downtown also offers a wide variety wonderful shops.

Our town features a number of Festivals: Brevard Music Festival, The White Squirrel Music Festival and gravity races, 4th of July Festival with craft and food vendors, Halloween Festival and Old Time / Bluegrass Music Competition, Twilight Tour Christmas Festival, Mountain Song Music Festival, Assault on the Carolinas bicycle race, Weekend Tailgate Market (featuring local food, crafts and music), summer street dances and much more. For more information, visit the Heart of Brevard website brevardnc.org

Located 5 minutes from Brevard is the fabulous Brevard Music Center. Situated on a wooded 180-acre campus, founded in 1936, the Music Center is one of this country's premier summer training programs and music festivals. This is only the beginning of the music scene Brevard has to offer: The Porter Center at Brevard College hosts many world renowned artists as well as local talent. There are many other local venues hosting local and regional musicians. The Phoenix Lounge features a different musician each night of the week. You are guaranteed to find something for even the pickiest of music enthusiasts.

Close to the Brevard Music Center you will find The Bracken Mountain Preserve, a 395 acre recreation area, owned by the City of Brevard. Mountain bikers, trail runners and nature lovers can explore its 7.1 miles of trails. Bracken Mountain trail connects directly to the Pisgah National Forest trail system.

Hiking

There are so many amazing hiking trails in the area. Some of our favorites:

Dupont State Forest

If some light hiking and waterfalls are what you're looking for, then Dupont State Forest should be your destination. This is where we first took Lola for a hike after she came into our lives. Bonus: It's also where the first Hunger Games movie was filmed!

Frying Pan

This is a nice short hike up an easy forest service road to a lookout tower. 1.5 miles roundtrip, with 360 degree views at the top.

Black Balsam

Some of the most popular hiking in the area. This can be a short out-and-back, or a nice loop. Choose your own adventure!

Looking Glass

Venture down to our little town of Brevard to check out this more strenuous hike to the top of one of the most unique and iconic geographic features of our area. A great 6.5 mile hike.

Art Loeb

If you're going to be spending more than just the weekend in the area and are looking for a challenge, you can give the 30.1-mile Art Loeb trail a try. We've done it twice now, taking 3 days/2 nights each time to backpack it. Let us know if this is up your alley and we'll share some valuable advice about confusing intersections and water sources!

Enjoy nearby Pisgah Forest: 15 minute drive: Home of the nation’s first school of forestry where you can picnic, camp, hike, rock climb, fish, swim, slide, float, hunt, bike, mountain bike, ride your horse, rent a horse, learn about forestry, find waterfalls, sightsee, experience the NC Fish Hatchery, navigate the Blue Ridge Parkway, or just relax! Brevard features expert outdoor guides for every level of outdoor experience. Whether you are with your family for a picnic, taking a day hike or looking for something more challenging, there is adventure for everyone. The Hub, Sycamore Cycles and Pura Vida Adventures are located right at the entrance to the forest. You are guaranteed to find whatever level of adventure you are after. Take an easy day hike or go more extreme with kayaking, rock climbing or canyoneering.

Dupont State Forest: 20 Minute Drive: Explore Triple, Bridal Veil, Hooker, High and Wintergreen Falls. Cedar Rock Mountain with its hundreds of acres of exposed granite makes it a popular destination for Bikers and Hikers! DuPont offers mountain biker ride opportunities ranging from easy forest roads to exciting single track. All trails are open to horses except for Triple Falls Trail and a few foot trails that are clearly marked. You can also take a Hunger Games Tour and feel like Katniss Everdeen for a day.

Historic Hendersonville: 30 minute drive: Visit the Carl Sandburg home, Flat Rock Playhouse State Theater and Apple Festival street fair (Aug 29- Sept 1). Great shopping along Main Street! West First Wood Fired Pizza will not disappoint you!

Asheville NC: 45 minute drive: The “Big City” offers a little bit for everyone: from fine dining to food trucks, walking trails to zip line tours, breweries to The Sky Bar, chocolates to chocolate covered potato chips, high class to hippie, homemade ice cream to homemade quilts, Mexican to Moroccan, trolley tours to comedy tours, downtown to the River Arts District. Whatever you are looking for you will find it here, especially if you are looking for delicious food or locally crafted beers. Asheville is Beer City USA with countless breweries popping up each year. It has been called a mini Portland. Asheville is a place you do not want to miss; with the motto “Keep Asheville Weird” you know you are in for a treat.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Property Manager
susie wells
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
7 December, 2016
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About susie wells

My husband Gary and I met in Brevard 30 years ago. We have been renovating homes in and around Brevard for the last 23 years. This Vacation Rental: The Brown Eyed Susie is fondly named after me. We both enjoy bringing back to life homes that have been neglected and somewhat 'remuddled' This one has heart and the benefit of being walking distance to the wonderful town of Brevard.

susie wells purchased this house in 2013

Why susie wells chose Asheville Area

We actually looked to buy this home many years ago...It needed so much work that we shied away. When it came on the market again, at a price that would allow us to do the necessary work, we jumped. We have added three closets, a half bath, laundry room, changed location of a bedroom and kitchen, rebuilt back porch, opened up walls to open space, replaced floor joists, replaced floor in kitchen and mud porch, relocated parking from back to front of house, all without adding any square footage (same footprint) ....It worked...whew!!! Time for a vacation!

What makes this house unique

Walking distance to town, library and parks. Comfort and character of an old home, Big front porch with swing and extra seating.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(72 traveller reviews)

Discover This Gem Of A Vacation Home In Downtown Brevard!
average rating of 4.8194447 based on 72 reviews
Harrisburg NC
4

Lovely cottage

  • 4 of 5

Comfortable, home y, and convenient location. Hope to return for a longer visit!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Upstate SC
5

Well-remodeled home from another era

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I really enjoyed staying in this remodeled home from an earlier era. We love older homes - the high ceilings and unique craftsmanship -- and this one did not disappoint. It was very well done and maintained the look and feel but with all the modern comforts. The kitchen was nice and well-stocked as were the bathrooms. We also enjoyed the front porch, which had a variety of seating options. From other reviews, I wondered about the sound from the main road out front, but I didn't once think about the noise. There is a privacy hedge, and not a lot of traffic (at least not when we saw it and not compared to the city we live in). Susie was great and easy to communicate with, answering my questions very promptly, even when I asked to check in early the day of our visit. We loved our stay and highly recommend this house to anyone wanting to enjoy Brevard -- which was so much fun, by the way. Loved the white squirrels and the downtown area. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay....your comments very kind! Gary and I love saving these lovely old homes, Please do come back for a visit!
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5

This was our third stay in one of Susie and Gary's homes.

  • 5 of 5

This is a comfortable cottage and is in a great location for those who enjoy walking around Brevard. Asheville is an easy drive. We love sitting on the front porch, exploring the town, trying out the new restaurants and shops, and going for early morning hikes.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for your kind words!
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5

Brown-eyed Susie in Brevard

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Susie and Gary Well's completely remodeled home in Brevard. Everything was provided in the fully stocked kitchen down to puzzles and games in the closet and books on the bookshelves. It was a great location, as it made easy access for trips to Dillsboro, Highlands, Hendersonville, and Ashville. For those who love New Morning Gallery in Ashville, there is an equally great one in Saluda, a small town south of Hendersonville. It was fun trying to find a white squirrel, but we weren't successful. It made a wonderful vacation. Elaine & Jackie October 2016

  • Review Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Love that you enjoyed your stay! We so appreciate that you left our home as you found it! Many thanks... We hope to have you back for a visit ...soon:)
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5

What a great stay!

  • 5 of 5

Loved the house and loved Brevard! The house is just as nice as all the other reviews indicate - great location as well just outside the downtown area with all the shops and restaurants within easy walking distance. My wife and I were there for 6 nights and never ran out of things to see and do. If you're looking for a great place to stay in Brevard, this is the place

  • Review Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for taking the time to write your thoughts! We loved that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you as well for taking such good care and leaving our home as you found it. We hope to have you back fot another visit.
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5

The home was beautiful.

  • 5 of 5

What a great location. We enjoyed being so close to the beautiful town of Brevard. The home was clean and the kitchen was well stocked. Loved sitting out on the front porch.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words! We hope to have you back for a visit! Thank you for honoring our home!
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Location

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Asheville Regional Airport
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Greenville NC
Nearest Ski
63 Miles
Maggie Valley
Car: recommended

March: Banff Mountain Film Festival

April thru December: Transylvania Farmers

April: Assault on the Carolinas

April-December: 4th Friday Gallery Walk/Downtown Brevard

May: White Squirrel Festival

June-August: Brevard Music Center Summer Festival

Fourth of July Celebration

July: Song Catcher Series

August: Founders Day

September: Mountain Song Festival and Pisgah Stage Bike Race

October: Mountain Music Mash and Forest Festival Days

October: Halloween Festival

November: The Couch Potato Mountain Biking Race

December: Christmas Parade and Twilight Tour

Hiking

There are so many amazing hiking trails in the area. Some of our favorites:

Dupont State Forest

If some light hiking and waterfalls are what you're looking for, then Dupont State Forest should be your destination. This is where we first took Lola for a hike after she came into our lives. Bonus: It's also where the first Hunger Games movie was filmed!

Frying Pan

This is a nice short hike up an easy forest service road to a lookout tower. 1.5 miles roundtrip, with 360 degree views at the top.

Black Balsam

Some of the most popular hiking in the area. This can be a short out-and-back, or a nice loop. Choose your own adventure!

Looking Glass

Venture down to our little town of Brevard to check out this more strenuous hike to the top of one of the most unique and iconic geographic features of our area. A great 6.5 mile hike.

Art Loeb

If you're going to be spending more than just the weekend in the area and are looking for a challenge, you can give the 30.1-mile Art Loeb trail a try. We've done it twice now, taking 3 days/2 nights each time to backpack it. Let us know if this is up your alley and we'll share some valuable advice about confusing intersections and water sources!

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Brevard, Asheville Area

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Winter
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
£218
for 2 nights
From
£89
From
£111
Fri,Sat
£663
£2,177
 
 
Spring,Summer, Fall
1 Apr 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£400
for 3 nights
From
£120
From
£134
Fri,Sat
£819
£2,801
 
 
Thanksgiving
22 Nov 2017 - 27 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£400
for 3 nights
From
£120
From
£134
Fri,Sat
 
 
Christmas
20 Dec 2017 - 26 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£400
for 3 nights
From
£120
From
£134
Fri,Sat
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £80
Cleaning Fee £40
Pet Fee £28
Tax Rate 12.0%

For those of you with pets: We ask that you bring a crate to house your critter when you leave him alone, as well as at bed time.
If your pet likes to sleep on the furniture, please bring something to cover sofa and two arm chairs. Many thanks!

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Brevard in North Carolina Mountains

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Sink and Pantry
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Sink and Pantry
  • Towels, Wash Clothes, Soap, Shampoo, Conditioner and Hair Dryer Provided
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Closet, Dresser with Mirror, Side tables
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Closet, Dresser with Mirror, Side Tables
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

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