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Super Cute Paradise Cottage with Hot Tub and Amazing Asheville Mountain Views

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Beautiful Country-French Cottage with Amazing Mountain Views right by Asheville

Nestled in the Newfound River Valley, this modern slice of Country-French Asheville is just 15-20 minutes from downtown and has some of the best views in the whole region, with mountain scenes you'd expect an hour or more out.

From the front deck you can see the whole 180 degree panorama of the Newfound valley, reminiscent of a Little Switzerland meeting The Hobbit's Shire. It's beautiful and peaceful, and the sunsets can be breathtaking, especially from the Hot Tub.

Paradise Cottage is furnished and decorated in a modern slightly Country-French style - unique, tasteful and comfy with lots of original artwork collected in our travels. We stay here as well and like it to feel luxurious, peaceful and cozy.

Two good sized bedrooms, both with plush queen beds, look out onto peaceful woods behind the cottage. Our beds are high quality with comfortable mattresses and great linens. We love to sleep, especially on vacation, and are proud of how comfy the beds are!

There's a wood stove which keeps the house nice and toasty in the winter (central heat too if you don't want to build a fire). On the deck you can lounge on the chairs or relax in the hot tub while enjoying the sweeping mountain views. Entertain yourself inside with satellite TV, Internet, Netflix, Hulu, Showtime, HBO and Pandora subscriptions (and anything else you care to find on our Roku player).

This is one of three dwellings situated on a 5 acre family property that has a nice secluded feel. We live downstairs in a completely separate unit. You will enjoy full privacy, but we are also available to help via phone or text if need be.

There'll be a dozen fresh, local, free-range eggs and starter of fresh roasted coffee for you when you arrive provided by local neighbors who run a premium roasting business in town. We also provide all linens for you.

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

More Details

John and Kathy
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 March, 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.

Both Serenity House and Paradise Cottage are on the same property. We live in the basement apartment of Paradise Cottage. You will enjoy your privacy; however, should you need us, we are readily available by phone or text.

John and Kathy purchased this cottage in 2008

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 blown away by how remote and peaceful and epic the setting is for only being a 15-20 minute drive to town. I've lived in Asheville for almost 15 years and always thought we would have to go an hour away to get something like this. Sarah, who comes from Atlanta, was accustomed to half-hour commutes to anywhere she wanted to go, and couldn't believe we could live in the country and still get downtown quicker than she could in her Atlanta urban apartment. The only bad part about this property is we don't like to leave because it's just so nice up here, and so our social life can tend to suffer!

What makes this cottage unique

It's really a million dollar view. Sometimes when I'm out on the porch or in the field and the sun is setting I wonder how I got to be so lucky to live in such a place. It makes me think of some iconic Japanese mountain retreat or a vale in the Swiss Alps. We hope you'll enjoy it too!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Leicester in Buncombe County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 17:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • We also have a high quality twin blow-up mattress with bedding for a fifth person.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • Racquetball
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Super Cute Paradise Cottage with Hot Tub and Amazing Asheville Mountain Views
average rating of 4.9069767 based on 86 reviews

Coziest Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was fantastic. Kathy has thought of everything - bring clothing and everything else you could need is available. The views are breathtaking - this place is really something special. Great location within 15 minutes of Asheville. We will definitely be back. Thank you John and Kathy.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Lauren! You and your family were fantastic guests, we would love to have you back anytime!
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Million dollar view and cozy cottage

  • 5 of 5

We were so comfortable in this beautiful cottage. Wish we could take that beautiful mountain view home with us! Huge windows all through living room means you can view it even from inside, but the front deck is great too. The fresh eggs were delicious and beautiful kitchen so fun to use.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Weekend Getaway!

  • 4 of 5

Loved the convenience of the property to downtown, but with a nice country feel that made us feel like we were further away. Enjoyed the fresh eggs and coffee for breakfast in the mornings - nice welcoming touch! Overall, great experience!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A perfect Thanksgiving!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great time at Paradise Cottage. John and Kathy were so fantastic. They were quick to respond to messages and made sure we had everything we needed for our stay. And, the house was absolutely adorable!! The view was spectacular. The house was so cozy and comfortable. We will definitely keep them at the top of our list for future trips to Asheville.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The most lovely cottage!!

  • 5 of 5

The most AMAZING view!!! We had the most lovely time here. Everything was perfect down to the owners John and Kathy! Can't wait to go back!! :)

  • Review Submitted: 28-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property. Kathy and John left eggs and coffee to get us started for our first morning. Was a really nice touch.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Asheville Regional Airport
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £64.99
Pet Fee £36.1
Damage Deposit £216.63

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Prices subject to change until booking.

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.