Elegant Homestay in the Heart of Asheville - 4 Min to Biltmore

Elegant Homestay in the Heart of Asheville - 4 Min to Biltmore

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Sep 29, 2014
House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

This charming home in the heart of Asheville recalls the elegance of bygone days. The ground floor has a full 1250 square feet of private space, including 2 large bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room with sleeper sofa, and a large, fully equipped kitchen and dining area.

Green Gables of Asheville, restored by the Interior Designer/Owner, features high coffered ceilings and original period details throughout. Each of the two large bedrooms has its own wood-burning fireplace and seating area. The living room, furnished with the comfortable elegance of 1920's period antiques, features a third fireplace and a large flat screen with high definition cable TV and DVD player. There are beautiful antique chandeliers, ceiling fans, and restored heart-of-pine wood floors throughout.

The large second bathroom (en-suite master bath) features twin lavatories, a shower, and a deep soaking tub in a separate alcove with an antique stained glass window and candle sconces on the tumbled-travertine walls. The porcelain floor tiles are heated. Plug cell phones and computers directly into special wall outlets for recharging.

Green Gables is CLOSE TO EVERYTHING – so take a break from sightseeing or shopping to relax on the huge wrap around porch. Sit in the romantic swing that overlooks the gardens or dine al fresco, and watch the dozens of birds that frequent the bird feeders all day long. The porch is the place to gather on balmy summer evenings to watch the moon rise and to soak up the relaxing, candlelight atmosphere.

Maps and activity guides are provided to help you plan your days and evenings. The home is provided with every convenience – soaps, shampoo and luxury towels, cable TV and CD player (IPod ready), lots of board games, entertainment libraries, wireless high-speed internet, unlimited long distance telephone, a fully equipped gourmet kitchen with outdoor gas grill, cribs and high chair for babies, and luxurious linens and pillow-top mattresses that promise a restful night’s sleep.

The famous BILTMORE ESTATE is only four minutes away, and Asheville’s restaurants, coffee houses, museums, art galleries, and live entertainment are even closer. Shoppers will love the boutiques and the charming, eclectic shops. Many antique stores and warehouses are located less than 10 minutes away – an antique hunter’s paradise with bargains galore. You can walk (15 minutes) to a great organic grocery store. The area is also great for sports enthusiasts. It's a 15-minute walk to one of the best clay tennis courts in the US and a 10-minute drive to the nearest golf course. Great biking - level bike paths near the house (including Biltmore Estate bike paths), and hilly terrain in town and on the Blue Ridge Parkway. There is even a skateboard park within walking distance.

A 7 minute walk brings you to the River Arts District with sidewalk cafes and more than 135 artists’ studios, where some of the best art in America is produced. Other nearby activities include spas, YWCA (10 minute walk), live music & dancing (17 minute walk), yoga (including Bikram Yoga), farmers markets, and University of North Carolina activities – and much, much more. This elegant and luxurious vacation homestay is a place to experience a romantic getaway that you will remember always.

Green Gables is pet friendly and child friendly. Well-behaved dogs will be considered (pet fee applies.) There is a large fenced dog park nearby. The veranda and front yard are fenced and gated for the security of small children and pets. Low-rise beds are available for small children, as well as cribs, high chair, and baby bath. The elegant and luxurious designer fabrics are all washable, pillows and cushions are slip-covered. The sturdy antique furniture has been selected to withstand use. Excellent facilities for day care and summer camp programs are located nearby.

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More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided

Recent Review

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Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a great time at Green Gables! Finding accommodation for a 10-month-old & two dogs isn't easy, and this was a perfect spot close to downtown, the Biltmore, and the NC Arboretum. Thanks again!

Kaitlin, Steven & Baby Molly (and Devon & Zevon - Woof,Woof!!)
Nov 2010
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Reviews

business
Elegant Homestay in the Heart of Asheville - 4 Min to Biltmore
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p241960vb
+1 8282540196
Asheville Asheville Area
5

Wonderful home!

  • 5 of 5
My family had a marvelous time in Green Gables. The location is quite good as it's within a 5 minute drive of downtown, Biltmore, groceries, and more. The house itself was nicely appointed with everything we needed. The bottle of wine, cookies for the kids, and doggie treat for our dog were greatly appreciated. We certainly recommend staying at this home.
  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
business
Elegant Homestay in the Heart of Asheville - 4 Min to Biltmore
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p241960vb
+1 8282540196
Asheville Asheville Area
zanesville ohio
5

Wonderful Stay!

  • 5 of 5
We thoroughly enjoyed our 3 night stay at this lovely, antique-filled home, especially relaxing on the beautiful wrap around porch!
  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Elegant Homestay in the Heart of Asheville - 4 Min to Biltmore
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p241960vb
+1 8282540196
Asheville Asheville Area
Raleigh, NC
5

Awesome place to stay in Asheville- private, central, and fully stocked

  • 5 of 5
We have stayed in a lot of vacation rentals, B&Bs, and hotels, and this was one of the best. We will definitely be going back. In the past we have stayed at the Grand Bohemian Hotel in Biltmore Village- which was great and dog friendly. But this year we have a new baby, in addition to our toddler, and an au pair in tow. So we were originally looking for two hotel rooms or a rental house. The problem with most rental houses is they are completely unstocked (bring your own toilet paper) and partial weeks are not always allowed. And in hotels it is such a pain to let the dog out in the morning, or get a coffee in pajamas without braving the lobby. As my husband said, the best thing about Green Gables was that it was totally kid friendly without LOOKING kid friendly- it was tastefully and luxuriously decorated and would equally suit an older couple or ladies' getaway.?Green Gables was PERFECT. The owner, Georgia, lives in a separate apartment on the second floor of the house. So we had the entire ground floor of the house, its porches and yard all to ourselves, and we only saw Georgia when we arrived. There is even has a keyless code-accessed door so you don't have to "check in" to get the keys. Georgia runs it like a European pension- she provides everything you would get at a B&B, but there are no other guests to contend with, so much more privacy. She stocks breakfast items in the fridge (milk, fruit, bread), shampoos and soaps in bathrooms, etc. We did not need to do any grocery shopping upon arrival which was a huge relief- the house was INCREDIBLY WELL STOCKED: salt, pepper, coffee and filters, paper towels, a hair dryer, a full size fridge with ice already made, gas stove, washer, dryer, even everything we needed for the kids- pack n plays, high chair, baby bath, etc. The fenced yard was perfect for us to be able to get up in the mornings and let our toddler and dog play in the yard while we got organized to go hiking or walk downtown. YES WALK DOWNTOWN- even with a stroller it took us 20 minutes to get to the very center of Asheville on foot. It is a great location! Georgia just remodeled the Master bedroom to include a huge ensuite bathroom with double sinks and a deep soaking tub. It was very nice, clean, modern, and the perfect space for our family. ??
  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Elegant Homestay in the Heart of Asheville - 4 Min to Biltmore
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p241960vb
+1 8282540196
Asheville Asheville Area
Where do you live?
5

Cozy, beautiful home with everything we wanted!

  • 5 of 5
Our sons live in Asheville, and we had wanted to stay there for Christmas for a couple of years. The one non-negotiable amenity was a fireplace---Green Gables has 3! The home is lovely, and our hostess Georgia even more so. When she discovered a few hours before our arrival that we would be celebrating Christmas the next day, she redecorated the house with wreaths and a small lighted tree, set out wine and cookies, and addressed every member of our party by name in a welcome note. We were very impressed with the level of attention she gives her guests, personally taking care of all the details from booking to follow-up emails.
The house is cozy and comfortable, with an old-fashioned soaking tub, gas range, large-screen TV, electronics, internet access, wonderful beds...just like home, only better! We had fun cooking in the well-equipped kitchen with goodies we bought at the local food co-op. The house is close to downtown, and in better weather we could easily walk to many places we like to go in Asheville.
We visited the Biltmore Estate, the Southern Craft Guild shop, rode on the Blueridge Parkway, and of course had chocolate extravagance at the French Broad Chocolate Lounge. Doc Chey's restaurant on Biltmore Street provided perfect chicken soup for our son who was under the weather. (It was so good, we revisited the next day for lunch.) Georgia provides a large book with information on all these, which helped us plan our days.
We have stayed for shorter periods of time in Asheville over the past few years, always in hotels. Our week at Green Gables has cured us of that, and we will stay in our new "home in the mountains" whenever we can in the future!
  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Elegant Homestay in the Heart of Asheville - 4 Min to Biltmore
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p241960vb
+1 8282540196
Asheville Asheville Area
new jersey
5

charming

  • 5 of 5
Charmingly furnished and well kept. Georgia helped with information and delicious cookies, bread, wine! A fine place to stay and close to everything.
  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers
business
Elegant Homestay in the Heart of Asheville - 4 Min to Biltmore
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p241960vb
+1 8282540196
Asheville Asheville Area
Mount Holly, NC
5

Found our mountain home

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I just left Green Gables and are ready to come back. This house has it all; comfortable rooms, great kitchen, beautiful porch, room to play ball with the dog, and close to downtown.
The house has all the modern amenities but is not cold. It is a home.
I highly recommend visiting Green Gables!
  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway

Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Asheville Airport at 19 Miles Nearest Motorway : I-240 at 1 Miles Nearest Barpub : Many Pubs & Breweries & Nightclubs at 1 Miles Nearest Ski : Wolf Laurel Ski Resort at 40 Miles Nearest Golf : Asheville Municipal Golf Course at 4 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Dozens of World Class Restaurants at 1 Miles

Homestay In The Heart Of Asheville. TheBiltmore Estate is only four minutes away and restaurants, coffee houses, museums, art galleries, and live entertainment are even closer. Shoppers will love the boutiques and the charming, eclectic shops. Dozens of antique stores and warehouses less than 10 minutes away – an antique hunter’s paradise with bargains galore. A 7 minute walk brings you to the River Arts District with sidewalk cafes and more than 135 artists’ studios. Other nearby activities include spas, YWCA (10 min. walk), yoga, live music & dancing (17 min. walk), downtown (14 min. walk), Pritchard Park surrounded by great restaurants and drinking establishments (22 min. walk), Pack Square Park & the City Center (28 min. walk), several nearby farmers markets and organic grocery stores, North Carolina University activities – and much, much more. This elegant and luxurious vacation homestay is a place to experience a romantic getaway that you will remember always.

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  • $125/nt - $195/nt
  • US Dollars
  • Off Season 1/8-3/14, 3 Nt-Min. 3 Nts =$495, 4 =$600, 5 =$700, 6 =$810, 7 =$875
  • Spring 3/15-4/25, 3 Nt-Min. 3 Nts =$525, 4 =$660, 5 =$775, 6 =$840, 7 =$910
  • Late Spring 4/26-5/23 3 Nt-Min. 3 Nts =$555, 4 =$700, 5 =$825, 6 =$930, 7 =$1015
  • Peak Season 5/24-11/14 3-Nt Min.3 Nts =$585, 4 =$760, 5 =$925, 6 =$1080, 7 =$1190
  • Early Winter 11/15-12/12 3-Nt Min. 3 Nts =$525, 4 =$660, 5 =$775, 6 =$840, 7 =$910
  • Holidays 12/13-1/9/13,3-Nt Min. 3 Nts =$585, 4 =$760, 5 =$925, 6 =$1080, 7 =$1190
  • Add $75 cleaning & 7.0% NC tax to all rentals / Dog Fee varies, multiple dogs OK

Amenities

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Tourist Attractions
  • Historic

General

  • Iron & Board
  • Parking On Street
  • Living Room
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Heating
  • Fireplace
  • Sofa Bed
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking Off Street
  • Broadband Access
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair

Entertainment

  • Stereo
  • Music Library
  • CD Player
  • Video Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Books
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Toys

Communication / Internet

  • fax

Suitability

  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Attractions

  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • scenic drives
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
  • eco tourism
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • boating

Local Services & Businesses

  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • racquetball
  • water skiing
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • golf
  • hunting
  • cross country skiing
  • tennis
  • rafting
  • kayaking
  • cycling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • pier fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • mountain climbing

Floor Area

  • 1250 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Convertible bed(s)
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)

Outside

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Outdoor Grill Gas

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals
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