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Beautiful Private Homestay, Prime Location

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Private Suite Sleeps 4, short walk to Downtown center, very near cafe & pub

Bright and colorful walls, arched doorways, warm original hardwood floors, walnut fireplace mantle and large wood trim accents make this a very artistic, peaceful and inviting space to enjoy.

Less than a mile from the heart of downtown in an historic 1898 home in a quiet neighborhood with tree lined streets, all amenities are pleasantly walkable, including Trader Joe’s, Greenlife/Whole Foods and Harris Teeter supermarket within 1/2 mile.

This second floor private suite includes a kitchenette with granite countertops, abundant cookware and dishes, venting skylight and ample storage. The living room is brightly lit, warmly decorated and includes a queen sofa bed, a computer desk workstation with stools and a 42” Samsung flat screen TV with Sony blue ray DVD


The bedroom has a queen bed and 2 large windows with beautiful views., The full bathroom is bright, with granite countertop, high quality fixtures and heart pine floors. The suite is accessed by its own convenient and creative outdoor staircase with picturesque second floor deck. Use of a infrared sauna can be arranged with the owners.

Amenities At-a-glance:

• Sleeps 1-4 people

• 1 bedroom queen bed

• Queen sleeper sofa bed in living room

• High quality bedding and towels

• Iron / Ironing board

• All digital cable 42' flat screen TV

• Blu-ray Disc / DVD wireless player, with streaming Netflix

• High Speed Wireless internet connection

• Logitech Stereo Speakers for laptop or cell phone

• Use of kitchenette (sink, double hot plate, a small microwave and a countertop convection oven)

• Dishwasher / Microwave

• Granite countertops

• New, independently controlled air conditioning / heating system

• Off street parking for two vehicles

• Sauna available with pre-arrangement

• Hair Dryer

• Non-smoking property

Activities at a Glance

• City Bakery, Charlotte Street Pub, Starbucks, Rosebud Video, Fuddruckers, Ultimate Ice Cream and restaurants within a few blocks

• 10 minute walk to the heart of Asheville

• nice, quiet walks right out the door and up Sunset Mtn Rd

• hiking, waterfalls and mountain views surround Asheville

• short drive to the North Carolina Arboretum / Bent Creek for hiking or mountain biking

• short drive to the Grove Park Inn

• short drive to the Biltmore Estate

• short drive to the Blue Ridge Parkway

• vibrant night life with clubs, restaurants and festivals

• bus stop nearby

More Details

Property Manager
Richard and Audrey Koerber
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 April, 2017

About Richard and Audrey Koerber

We have lived in the Asheville for over 30 years.

As licensed natural health care professionals, we are happy to help visitors connect with any services desired from the very broad selection of Asheville natural health professionals.

Both Richard and Audrey come from large families and appreciate the preciousness of spending family time together, especially with grandchildren. We're always ready to add a few new visiting “family members.”

Our interests include swimming, hiking, biking, traveling, and we love meeting new people. When traveling we enjoy experiencing local cultural experiences and the people native to that area. Travels that we yet long for are many, including bicycling in Bhutan, revisiting South America and always more time in Southern France or Nova Scotia, Canada (Richard's home previous to Asheville.)

Richard and Audrey Koerber purchased this apartment in 1997

Why Richard and Audrey Koerber chose Asheville

We've seen Asheville grow from a desolate downtown into the thriving, vibrant community that it is today. We love sharing “our town” with visitors. We are familiar with many special places of nature to visit via foot, bicycle, boat or motor vehicle. We also are happy to share our favorite restaurants, microbreweries and music venues.

Brief history on the house:

The land was purchased on August 29,1897 for $300. The house is believed to be built a year later in 1898. George and Isabelle Cooke built the house. He was born and educated in England. He entered the lumber business in Canada and met and married his wife there. He had lumber mills in Canada and Florida and it was this business that brought him to Asheville, where he established a lumber mill at the present site of the Biltmore Estate, the property afterwards was bought by George W. Vanderbilt. He was a resident of Asheville for nearly half a century and he was connected with Hans Rees Tannery, buying timber and bark, and his reputation for honest dealing made him known and revered throughout Western North Carolina.

We have owned this house since 1997.

What makes this apartment unique

We have created an atmosphere in our home/suite that reflects the type of warmth, hospitality and relaxation that we have often been blessed to enjoy while traveling abroad. We hope that you will enjoy your stay here !

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thanks for the hospitality! This apartment is fantastic and so convenient to downtown. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay while seeing The Avett Brothers. We will certainly be back!
Oct 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Charlotte Street in Asheville

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • village ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Tiled shower, large vanity mirror, window and bright lighting
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Private bedroom
    Living Room w/ Queen pull-out sofa - 1 Large Double Bed , Quality, brand new couch with comfortable queen mattress
  • Two large windows, closet, reading lights over bed.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
If you would like to arrange use of the sauna, please contact Richard or Audrey.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(48 traveller reviews)

Beautiful Private Homestay, Prime Location
average rating of 4.9375 based on 62 reviews

Enjoyed our stay

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I spent two nights at the apartment. This was our first VRBO / Home Away stay. Great location- near UNCA campus and downtown. We enjoyed having comforts of home and room to relax in a quiet space. No surprises- all details and information accurately stated. We both agreed we would happily stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very honored that you experienced your first VRBO rental here at our place. And we are pleased that you enjoyed relaxing and feeling comfortably at home here with your daughter. Please feel welcome to stay with us again in the future, Sonya !
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27 Ablemarle - A very nice property with a personal touch.

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we have stayed and thoroughly enjoyed the apartment. It is in a great location.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Ken. It is our pleasure to have you stay at our place and be able to conveniently enjoy time with your family nearby. Please feel welcome to make our rental your short term home again in future visits ! May 2017 be a great year for you and your loved ones.
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Stellar Digs

  • 5 of 5

Homely and comfortable. Everything you need and clean. $5 Uber to "downtown". Easy access to expressway.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We are happy for you to come back anytime.
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Fantastic property with all the amenities just a short walk from downtown.

  • 5 of 5

This was the second time we've stayed at Richard and Audrey's property and there's a reason we came back. The living quarters offer much more than a standard hotel room and the location can't be beat. We will be back for many more trips!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Better than Expected

  • 5 of 5

For 2 yrs. I've rented in Asheville where I visit with 3 grown grandkids and myson. Noone sleeps over but they visit and we eat together.The upstairs apartment was exceptionally inclusive as described, the neighborhood as convenient, our stay as private as promised. I would return if they put in a real small stove, the microwave and toaster oven became inadequate.EVERYTHING else was extremely pleasing! Carolyn from Southampton, NY

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Carolyn, Thank you! We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Unfortunately, the City of Asheville does not allow stoves in homestays. We have the stove that was in the kitchen and hope that the city will change this requirement!
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  • 5 of 5

The apartment was perfect. We will definitely come back. Close to everything you might need- groceries, downtown, great food etc. I can't say enough...Richard & Audrey, and Sarah we're all great! Thanks for having us hope to met again soon! Josh & Regina

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Asheville Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Charlotte Street Pub, Gan Shan Station, TacoTemple
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Grove Park Inn
Nearest Train
63 Miles
Greenville, SC
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
I-26; I-40
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
City Bakery , Gan Shan, Fuddruckers, TacoTemple
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Wolfe Laurel
Nearest Beach
270 Miles
Myrtle Beach, SC
Car: not necessary

Our neighborhood (3 blocks or less) recommendations:

CITY BAKERY 88 Charlotte St

Amazing pastry staff creates croissants, danish, éclairs, cupcakes, & more and bakes them fresh every day. Need a custom or wedding cake? They specialize in that, too! Breakfast & lunch are served in our cafes. Grab a cup of locally roasted organic coffee or espresso drink to go with your fresh baked goods.”

STARBUCKS 62 Charlotte St.


Full bar and grill located in historic building. Patio seating, wifi, pool tables, 10 flat screen TVs with sports package. On Charlotte St. only a block away.


Opened in the winter of 2014 focusing on using locally sourced, sustainable ingredients that reflect the seasons of our beautiful mountain town and forge a new Appalachian cuisine.

You will find old classics reinvented in our neighborhood public house.

GHAN SHAN STATION 143 Charlotte St


FUDDRUCKERS 130 Charlotte St.

It's one of Asheville's great date night destinations, and because its so casual and spacious with a reliable kid's menu, Fuddruckers in Asheville is family friendly. It's also easy on the wallet because Kids eat FREE Monday thru Wednesday after 4pm!

ULTIMATE ICE CREAM 195 Charlotte St.

Locally made gourmet ice cream, sorbets, and gelato. Fresh and unique flavors. People love this place !!

ROSEBUD VIDEO 197 Charlotte St.

Large and diverse collection of films. Along with new arrivals, Rosebud specializes in documentaries, independent, foreign, classic and GLBT films.

METRO WINES 169 Charlotte Street

Metro Wines offers a wide selection of wines focusing on pairing just the right wine with any dish or event. Its just down the street from City Bakery, The Chop Shop and a very pleasant walking distance to The Grove Park Inn. And there is plenty of parking!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Charlotte Street, Asheville Area

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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £155.8
Tax Rate 13.0%

We will send you a payment request with a link to make a secure online payment. Once you make a payment your dates are reserved and we'll both receive a receipt.
If you plan to stay longer than two weeks or more we will adjust the fees to include a cleaning fee of $50/week (lite housekeeping, towels and linen change)

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