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Beautiful Downtown Apartment: Sleek, Modern, Immaculate!!!

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath (Sleeps 2)

My historic home was built 100 years ago and is fully and beautifully renovated. It's located just 1/2 mile from the heart of downtown Asheville.

The house is uniquely situated: neighboring houses are quite a good distance away and there are lots of trees and greenery outside, so the setting is very natural, but still just a short walk to downtown.

THE SPACE

You'll be renting the first floor of the home, a 900 square foot apartment. I live upstairs, and have a separate entrance.

MAIN LIVING AREA:

-800 square feet with an open, urban loft feel

-sleek, uncluttered, minimalist decor

-hardwood floors

-queen size Tempur Pedic bed with very nice linens

-comfy couch

-lots of sunlight, trees and greenery all around

- cable TV

KITCHENETTE:

-microwave, toaster oven, small fridge

-coffee maker, electric kettle

-organic coffee and cream provided

-sink, counter top, small dining table

-all utensils, ice bucket which I fill upon request

BATHROOM:

-full bath, clean, updated

-plenty of nice towels provided

-good water pressure

- all water from sinks and shower is on a house filtration system: great for drinking, easy on you skin when bathing

-blow dryer provided

OTHER AMENITIES:

-large storage closet for your belongings

-wireless internet

-extremely quiet, efficient ductless central AC/heat

-iron and ironing pad

OUTSIDE:

-private, sunny covered porch

-an easy 1/2 mile walk to the heart of downtown

-2 minute walk to the city's nicest tailgate farmers' market (Saturday mornings, April-November)

-** PLEASE NOTE: THE STAIRS FROM THE STREET UP TO THE APARTMENT ENTRANCE ARE STEEP AND LONG- IF YOU HAVE PHYSICAL LIMITATIONS OR JUST DON'T WISH TO CLIMB STAIRS, PLEASE CONSIDER ANOTHER PROPERTY** (SEE PHOTO)

PARKING:

-Street parking is available and free (no meters). There's usually room right in front of the house; sometimes you may have to park JUST A TINY BIT up the street. In my 3+ years of hosting, I've never had a guest who couldn't find a parking place either directly in front of or extremely close to the house. That being said, if you prefer access to a dedicated, off street parking place, please consider another property.

MY PRESENCE:

-I live upstairs. There is a door (at the top of the spiral stairs pictured in this listing) which remains closed and locked, separating your space from mine.

-I have my own entrance, separate from yours, so apart from an initial greeting you won't have any interaction with me unless you need something.

-I'm very conscientious about keeping things quiet in the house. The floor is sturdy, and I don't wear shoes inside so you won't be bothered by creaky floors or loud footsteps overhead. You will be aware of, but not disturbed by, my presence in the house.

MY NEIGHBORHOOD:

-My neighborhood, typically called the East End, sits directly adjacent to downtown. You can see downtown. You can walk there. Unless you are wearing stilettos. Or unless you just don't want to walk a half mile.

-My neighborhood is eclectic, lively and friendly. I know all of my neighbors. Residents are a mix of newcomers to the area and people whose families have lived in the same house for many generations.

- My neighborhood is cool and funky.

-My neighborhood is not fancy or swanky. PLEASE, don't rent from me if you wish to be surrounded by cookie cutter houses with manicured lawns. I love my neighborhood. I want to rent to people who will enjoy it as I do.

IN SUMMARY: This apartment is the perfect spot for those who want to experience downtown Asheville within walking distance yet have serene, comfortable, private accommodations to come home to.

This apartment is a special place and my guests are consistently thrilled with it.

I look forward to hosting you soon!

More Details

Owner
Owner/Manager
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
50%
Calendar last updated:
13 October, 2017

About Owner/Manager

I was born and raised in North Carolina and have lived in Asheville for nearly 20 years. After graduating from The Colorado College, I moved here to take a job in outdoor education, and I was so happy here that I stayed. I love the natural beauty of the mountains combined with the eclectic downtown scene. My career for the past 15 years has been in music, as a singer songwriter. I know a lot about what's going on musically in Asheville, so fee free to ask for suggestions. I have toured and performed all over the country, and I know what it's like to be a guest in someone's home. My style as a host is to be completely available if you need anything, but otherwise let you have total privacy.

I have really been enjoying managing this property and renting to short term guests, in fact it has become a second job for me. The apartment does not sit unattended; I am very conscientious about keeping it extremely clean and in good repair.

I truly care about your experience here. The satisfaction of my guests makes me happy too!!

Owner/Manager purchased this apartment in 2009

Why Owner/Manager chose Asheville

I bought this special, historic home in the heart of Asheville because I had been living out in the country for a long time and I really wanted to be more connected to community, friends, and the vibrant downtown scene. I have a very clear memory of looking through the window and seeing the downstairs space when I was house hunting. As soon as I saw it, I knew I wanted to buy it! I am very happy here.

What makes this apartment unique

This home was newly renovated when I purchased it- all I had to do was move in! It feels really welcoming and serene. This house is my sanctuary. It has a special combination of close proximity to downtown (views included) and a quiet, natural setting in the trees. Extra amenities include the extremely comfortable Tempur Pedic queen size bed, luxury linens, whole-house water filter (drinking and bathing water are filtered), expanded cable TV, quiet, efficient ductless central air, and much more

Guestbook comments from the owner

From the host: I am new to VRBO and until i get some reviews on the site, I am posting comments from previous guests. Please contact me if you wish to view the site where this comment was originally posted::::



"When we go back to Asheville I won't waste any time finding another place; I'm calling Valorie. Her place was spacious, neat, clean, convenient, and comfortable. Valorie was extremely nice and very accommodating. Thank you for helping to make our first visit to Asheville so enjoyable!"
Jan 2013
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Location

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
asheville regional airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
all downtown bars
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
all downtown restaurants
Car: not necessary

This beautiful apartment is located 1/2 mile easy walk to the heart of downtown Asheville. Known for its lovely mountains, vibrant music and art scene and top notch restaurants, Asheville has so many activities to offer, all of which are right at your fingertips.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in East End - Valley Street in Asheville

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Nice clean modern full bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Open floor plan, comfortable Tempur Pedic bed
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • water tubing

Reviews

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Beautiful Downtown Apartment: Sleek, Modern, Immaculate!!!
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PERFECT IN EVERY WAY!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Having rented many places while on vacation, I can honestly say that this was the best! The apartment was beautiful, very clean, and in a great location. The host was very friendly and the communication prior to our arrival was the best. She recommended a few places to eat that where perfect. If you are looking to a have a perfect getaway in Asheville, then this is the place you want to stay! My wife and I look forward to staying again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Livonia, MI
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Convenient location with accurate driving instructions.

  • 2 of 5

Convenient location with accurate driving instructions.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Buford, GA
1

Cute apartment & great location & that's about it...

  • 1 of 5

The location was pretty good as we could walk approximately .5 miles to get to downtown and the place was cute and that's about all. The instructions in the provided folder said there were two keys by the door but there was only one. I contacted the owner about this and received no response so having a missing key left us uneasy all weekend (especially after we heard someone trying to come in the door Saturday morning). After a long drive in, we sat on the couch to turn on the tv to relax and realized there was no cable so no tv. We obviously weren't in Asheville to watch tv but it would have been nice to have to unwind to and we wouldn't have rented a property without tv. The first night we were woken up around 3am with music playing upstairs. It went on for an hour or two and we had to play sound on our cell phones in order to "try" to sleep. Obviously not the type of rest you are looking for on a kid-free weekend getaway. On Saturday morning we were interrupted when we were trying to get ready to leave to by a real estate agent and potential buyer (I presume) walking around the front porch and trying to come in the door. This obviously caught us off guard. Fortunately downtown Asheville has a lot to offer and we enjoyed ourselves outside the apartment. We were asked to text the owner when we left which we did and never got a response so communication was minimal. There is a for sale sign in the yard so perhaps this is why the communication was poor. Again, the place is cute and within walking distance to downtown but the next time we visit Asheville, we will fork over the extra $ and stay in a hotel.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

This was the perfect place to stay

  • 5 of 5

The property was well kept, it was a short ten minute walk to downtown and there was never an issue finding parking on the street. There is a cat that hangs out on the porch that is the sweetest thing and just wants to keep you company. I would recommend staying here!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great location

  • 5 of 5

Couldn't beat the location. Max 10 minute walk to downtown. Very clean apartment. Would definitely stay here again if I'm back in Asheville

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Angeles
5

Felt like home, easy walk to downtown.

  • 5 of 5

Only one word of warning: when you enter the front door there is a 5 inch drop to the floor. It caught me by surprise twice, but I lived to tell this tale.

This place is wonderful. If I return to Asheville, I'll want to stay in this home again. It is clean, comfortable, and feels like home. There are even plants inside! The porch is accommodating and enfolded by trees, and downtown is a ten minute walk. Many, many savory and sweet options in Asheville, by the way. I loved my 3-day stay.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in East End - Valley Street, Asheville Area

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
autumn
6 Sep 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
1 night minimum stay
£133
for 1 night
From
£118
 
 
halloween
27 Oct 2017 - 1 Nov 2017
1 night minimum stay
£156
for 1 night
From
£141
 
 
thanksgiving
22 Nov 2017 - 27 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
£298
for 2 nights
From
£141
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
£117
for 1 night
From
£102
From
£110
Fri,Sat
£702
 

Additional pricing information

Clean Fee £15.1
Tax Rate 4.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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