Welcome to The Zen Retreat! This is a gem of a house, one that is truly unique. Be prepared to spoil yourself to a hidden paradise with an abundance of options for relaxing and having fun, both inside and outside in an inspiring retreat setting!
15 min. to Uptown. 20 min. to Panther Stadium. 25-30 min. the Speedway. 25-30 min. to the White Water Center. 20-25 minutes to Charlotte Douglas airport.
Consider The Zen Retreat your urban escape and the perfect place during your visit to Charlotte.
If you are looking for a traditional house, this is not the house for you. If you are looking for something special, then you have found the right spot. As soon as you set foot on the property, be prepared to have all your worries disappear as you are surrounded by peace and tranquility. The atmosphere is pure magic and with every breath you take, your mind and body will begin to feel as one. Nestled in the very private neighborhood of High Timbers, the house truly brings its neighborhood namesake to life as the entire property is tress lined and brings a welcome serenity and privacy to your stay. The attention to detail, both inside and outside of this Zen-style house won’t escape your attention. Start your mornings with a cup of coffee on the rear deck of the house and enjoy the view of 2 waterfalls and ponds and enjoy the blissful sounds of the cascading waters. Guests can cozy up to a book in the 2 story living room relaxing in front of the fireplace or enjoy a movie on the 65 inch TV, with Blu Ray player, Firestick with Netflix and Amazon installed and a Polk Audio surround sound system. I am a chef and the living room houses a library of cookbooks and food related books for you to enjoy, which can be used to create edible delights in the NEWLY renovated kitchen. The ENTIRE kitchen has been redone, with new appliances including a gas stove, with dual convection oven. It includes new granite counter tops, and cabinets. The house boasts three bedrooms, each with its own personality. The Master Bedroom is furnished with an Asian inspired décor and comes with a king size pillow-top bed. The bedroom has its own bathroom with bathtub. Both other rooms are furnished with queen size beds, and an additional fold out twin bed, also with a memory foam mattress. Each shares a second full bathroom. The exquisite dining room seats 6+ and the fully equipped kitchen overlooks the peaceful back yard, with Kitchen Aid mixer and Espresso maker. Take your cooking skills outside and whip something up on the gas grill or the egg smoker/cooker and enjoy the fruits of your labor while sitting at the gas fire pit outdoor dining table. Jump in the hot tub and let the peaceful surroundings of The Zen Retreat take over. There is also a fully furnished office with printer/scanner and High Speed internet for all your technology needs. The house is super pet friendly and our four legged friends are more than welcome. They will enjoy the house as much and possibly even more, once they get to explore the fenced in backyard . The Zen Retreat also offers its own Concierge Service with a slew of optional services available for guests to enjoy, from general grocery stocking to massages, we have you covered! (See the list under the "Other Things to Note section) We are sure all your guests will love The Zen Retreat and look forward to having you!
Guests will have access to the entire house, inside and out, with the exception of one closet and the garage.
The neighborhood is called High Timbers and The Zen Retreat reflects the name of the neighborhood as the property is tree lined and very shady, offering loads of privacy. The entire neighborhood is full of mature trees and is in essence a private Cul-De-Sac community. There are only 2 entrances to the neighborhood and it is ALWAYS very quiet. If you have children, rest easy knowing that this is a very safe spot for them to play and be kids. The neighbors are great...Check out my neighbor Bob across the street, he has the most quirkiest back yard you have ever seen. It has been featured on numerous TV shows nationally. Just say is super friendly.
The Zen Retreat offers enough parking for multiple cars on the property. The house is located off of Monroe Rd and Sardis Rd North. There are an abundance of shop, restaurants and stores in the area. Please look at the Guidebook for my recommendations. FYI, since this these are the questions I get the most concerning the house. The Zen Retreat is 15 minutes from Uptown Charlotte and is a straight shot on 1 road right to the heart of the city. It is 20 minutes from Panther Stadium It is 25-30 minutes from the Speedway It is 25-30 minutes from the White Water Center It is 20-25 minutes from the airport Consider The Zen Retreat your urban escape and the perfect place for a wonderful stay that will cap of your visit to Charlotte.
Other things to note
The Zen Retreat Concierge Services
The Zen Retreat has arranged for pre-arrival and during stay services. These services are arranged through Ashley Kelly, our Zen Retreat Concierge and she can be reached at 704-441-5861. These are available for the indicated price. Other requests will be priced on a case by case basis by Ashley.
• Pre-arrival Floral Delivery – Displayed inside the house-Receipt + $10*
• Stocking of Refrigerator -eggs, bread, milk, fruits, veggies, ice cream, proteins or anything else at the grocery store-Receipt + $20*
• On Site Zen Massage – Performed by Licensed Massage Therapists, various styles available-$120 / Hour plus tip*
• Stocking of Your Favorite Alcoholic Beverages-Receipt +$20* (Liquor store is closed Sun)-Need to show proof of +21 Drivers License prior to purchase- Receipt + $20*
• Purchasing and chilling bottles of wine or beer - Cold upon your arrival-Receipt + $20*
• Mid-Stay Cleaning – For multi-day guests-$40, Laundry wash/dry/fold, additional $15 per load.
• Dog Walking - $25/mile, $35 Off-Road.
• Local Golf Advice, Making Reservations or General Location Questions – FREE!
*A percentage of the earnings from services through Ashley will be presented to North Meck Animal Rescue. They are a non-profit, no kill animal rescue in Charlotte, NC. Helping to end pet abandonment, abuse and neglect.
All agreements will take place between the guest and Ashley. Payment will be made directly to Ashley and not with Richard Gruica or via the rental site. Ashley ideally needs to be notified at least 24 hours prior to arrival for items that are expected to be available upon check in.