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The Mermaid Cottage west asheville

Bedrooms 1
Space 400 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Unique, tranquil cottage, close to downtown. Truly a 3-D piece of art.

Artist owned and designed, two story cottage sanctuary. One bedroom, w/ bathroom and full kitchen. In a quiet neighborhood, cottage is within walking distance of Haywood Road's restaurants, a five minute walk to Carrier Park that runs along the French Broad River and two miles from downtown. Cottage captures elements of Mediterranean and France. One of a kind and built last year, this space is a true retreat while visiting Asheville.

Kitchen has coffee maker, french press. The cottage has air conditioning and heating. The bedroom with a queen size bed is is upstairs along with a bathroom and shower. Off street parking is possible if that is a preference. I leave coffee and creamer for each guest.

More Details

Property Manager
Camille Cummings
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 January, 2018

About Camille Cummings

I am a mother, artist and teacher. I love hosting guests from other places. Asheville is wonderful community and city. When I am not making art, I cut hair and spend time with my boyfriend who is a stone mason. I like to share what I have enjoyed for the past 15 years about this area with my visitors if they are curious.

Camille Cummings purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Camille Cummings chose West Asheville

This property is one of a kind- a three dimensional piece of art. The location is walking distance to Owl Bakery, The Urban Orchard Cider house, The Walk and my favorite evening spot - The Admiral. It is a located blocks from Haywood rd in West Asheville and Carrier Park. 10 minutes to downtown (driving)

What makes this cottage unique

The walls are clay plaster. The cottage and location are very quiet. The property has a colorful and relaxing feel. The main house has been featured in a local magazine for it's artful appeal both inside and out.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in West Asheville in Asheville

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • shower with tile glass tile floors
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom has queen bed with memory foam topper. Down comforter, organic cotton sheets laundered in Method laundry soap. Shutters may be closed to allow for a dark bedroom in the mornings.
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
Artist owned and designed cottage is a work of art in itself. The walls are plaster/clay which creates an old world architectural feel. The salvaged pieces, one of a kind fixtures and unique touches that went into the design process are not what you will see again. Guests are delighted. Now there is an option to take a bath outdoors - ask your host.


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(13 traveller reviews)

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The Mermaid Cottage west asheville
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

Truly Enchanting!

  • 5 of 5

Camille has done such a lovely job on the cottage. I did not expect all of the details to be such high quality! Nothing had been overlooked on the property. Camille was even outside planting and maintaining the cutest complex in the area. The linen type sheets also made for a nice touch. Absolutely magical, thank you so much for sharing your magical place!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Savannah, Thank you for appreciating the cottage! I hope to see you two again one day. Camille
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Stunning and awe inspiring cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent stay. Everything you could need is provided. The beauty of this cottage can not be put into words. Even in pictures you can't grasp the details and charming character of the home. A must stay!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Adorable cottage with a wonderful hostess

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at The Mermaid Cottage very much! It's in a quiet, quaint little neighborhood, but close to everything. Camille was an awesome hostess that made sure we had everything we needed, and she was able to help us out with local dining and brewery suggestions. The cottage was very clean and neat and had everything we needed. All of the supplies - from the bathroom towels and shower gel to the dishes in the kitchen - everything was excellent quality. Thank you for sharing your wonderful little cottage with us ... I hope my husband and I will get the chance to stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay! The cottage is lovely and in a fun part of town. Camille was great and very responsive.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

The Mermaid Cottage was the perfect place for us to stay. Plenty of room for the two of us and our dog. It had everything we needed and is walking distance to restaurants nearby. It is also walking distance to Carrier Park and our dog really appreciated that! We would definitely recommend this Cottage.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Restful, quiet neighborhood.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in Asheville. The cottage is in the western side of Asheville, away from the crowds in town (we got there Octoberfest week). You will need a car to get around (to Chimney Rock and the Blue Ridge Parkway: Uber can get you into town and the Biltmore). There are really good restaurants within walking distance (for us 15 to 20 minutes was not far). Enterprise has an office on Patton that is close by. Second Gear is also in Western Asheville for sports equipment.

Camille was a great hostess, with information and directions. We'll be back. Thanks, Camille.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad to hear you had a great time. Honestly, I was sad to see you both go. We loved the acorn art in the kitchen. Come again!
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Cottage is within walking distance to Haywood Rd. restaurants and bars. It is also blocks away from Carrier Park which runs along the French Broad River. The Admiral, one of Asheville's most beloved restaurants is also blocks away. Downtown is 2 miles from cottage.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in West Asheville, Asheville Area

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

cleaning £28.88
Refundable Damage Deposit £72.19
Pet Fee £36.1
Tax Rate 11.0%

I ask my guests to bring the conversations/ hang out time inside by 9 pm during weeknights and 10 pm on weekends. My neighborhood is a family oriented quiet street. No smoking on the property or inside cottage. Ask about pets first.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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