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Minutes to Downtown with Year-round Views from Hot Tub & Every Room

Minutes to Downtown with Year-round Views from Hot Tub & Every Room


Property Details

Updated: Nov 10, 2014
4 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, 1 half bathroom, sleeps 6-8

Escape to our mountain retreat minutes from vibrant downtown Asheville, Grove Park Inn, Biltmore Estate & the Blue Ridge Parkway. Enjoy stunning mountain views from every room or as you sit in the rocking chairs on the double covered porches. The house has everything you need for a fun family vacation or reunion, a romantic getaway or a girlfriend retreat. With 4 bedrooms on two levels, two living rooms, a well-stocked kitchen, wifi, and lovely linens provided, we've tried to create a comfortable space you can call home. Sip your morning coffee on your private balcony while the kids explore the mountainside backyard. Curl up by the fire & enjoy the views while your family watches the game on the 50' plasma TV in the next room. Soak in the hot tub & be captivated as the sunset fades & city lights & stars take over. Everything is ready for your arrival and it’s our hope that you can relax, rejuvenate and enjoy the mountain getaway you deserve.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards

Recent Review

About the Owner

We are Teesha & Sean Johnson & we own this wonderful mountain home. We've both lived in Asheville most of our lives & love it dearly. Sean is an attorney & Teesha manages properties. We're both the happy parents of the four little girls you see in our profile pic. They certainly keep us busy! We've enjoyed the house during its renovation & decided to share it with others. We live just down the mountain & plan to retire to this house when the girls are older. For now, it's our relaxing weekend getaway that we hope will bring you the same relaxation it does us --- it's amazing to come to a house ten minutes from your own & feel like you're in a different world! We spend our time here on walks & runs, playing in the yard & just having non-stressed, non-busy family time.

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11 Reviews

Minutes to Downtown with Year-round Views from Hot Tub & Every Room
Asheville Asheville Area

Stunning Views and a beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5
What can we say...outstanding! My husband and I rented the home for one week for our wedding anniversary trip and we absolutely loved it. The views were gorgeous (the early morning is the are literally above the clouds). The interior of the home is beautiful, way larger than the two of us needed, but we did not care! It is so close to the Blue Ridge and an easy drive to the Craggy Gardens hikes which have beautiful views (there are two trails and both are great). We even passed wild turkeys each morning on our way. The home feels far away from Asheville, but it is not. Starbucks and groceries were literally a 5 minute drive. Teesha was an absolute sweetheart! Her family has clearly put there love into this home and I think our favorite part is that we never felt like we had to go out... this house is so comfortable and warm that on our rainy day we were happy to sit by the fire or in the hottub and to just be! Our recommendation for dining is the Early Girl Eatery, and if you want comfort food Moe's Barbecue may not be so pretty but their pulled pork and garlic mashed potatoes...omg! We will definitely rent this home again and highly recommend it!
  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Minutes to Downtown with Year-round Views from Hot Tub & Every Room
Asheville Asheville Area
Cincinnati, OH

Home away from home!

  • 5 of 5
We LOVE this house! All of us felt right at home and enjoyed every minute of our weekend in Asheville. We spent most of the time at the house on the deck shooting BB guns and playing cards. Very clean house - immaculate, quiet backyard with a great view. We were hoping to see some bear wonder into the yard but none did. Maybe next time! Thank you Teesha and Sean for letting us rent your house. We look forward to a return in the near future.
  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Minutes to Downtown with Year-round Views from Hot Tub & Every Room
Asheville Asheville Area
New Hope, Pennsylvania

Perfect Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5
We wanted to take a moment to thank the owners of this beautiful home once again for our amazing week in Asheville, North Carolina. My husband and I brought our two children and both sets of their grandparents for a mountain vacation for a week in June. This home did not disappoint. We will definitely be returning in the near future. The owners are extremely kind, courteous, and have a knack of making you feel as if you are at home in their house. I will always remember the view of the mountains and how the view was stunning whether it was first thing in the morning, or at night when you could see nothing but the mountains and all of the city lights.... and you have the opportunity to view it all on their comfortable porch. This home is not a place to be missed.

Alice & Steve O'Brien
  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Minutes to Downtown with Year-round Views from Hot Tub & Every Room
Asheville Asheville Area

Great home, great owner

  • 5 of 5
The house itself is beautiful. There is so much room, and every room has a glorious view of the valley below. (I looked at all the pictures on this website, and the views still made me gasp. Even cloudy days are gorgeous as you can look down at most of the clouds.) It is hard to believe you are just a few miles from downtown; it feels like you are in the middle of the wilderness.

It is filled with books of all types. There is a gas fireplace, a piano, tv's and movies to watch, wifi, a hot tub, and what seems like acres of deck - some covered so you can enjoy the view even in a storm. We had 4 adults and one teen in our party.everyone had plenty of room for alone time, and many rooms were more than big enough for us all to be together.

Teesha Is so nice and so accommodating. She helped us with a number of issues (issues with our party; we had no issues with the house) and gave us an enthusiastic and honest appraisal of what it is like to live in Asheville when we mentioned that we were considering moving there.

You really cannot go wrong staying here. If you want to explore Asheville, you are a couple of miles away. If you want to relax on a beautiful mountain and never go into town, you can do that in great comfort. all week long we talked about when we could come back. I truly am looking forward to staying there again.
  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Minutes to Downtown with Year-round Views from Hot Tub & Every Room
Asheville Asheville Area
Charlotte, NC

Exceeds Expectations

  • 5 of 5
The photos in the listing don't do the house justice. It's really an incredible house with an amazing view. I rented the house for a girl's weekend with three of my girlfriends. Everyone had their own room, and we had space to relax, whether on the coach in front of the fireplace, in the rocking chairs on the porch, or in the hot tub! The beds were extremely comfortable. The view of the valley is incredible day or night, and we were only five minutes from downtown, and 10 minutes from West Asheville. I highly recommend this place - we'll stay here on our next trip to Asheville.
  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Minutes to Downtown with Year-round Views from Hot Tub & Every Room
Asheville Asheville Area
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Mollie & Family

Mollie & Family
  • 5 of 5
We stayed for one WONDERFUL week in this house. It is perched on a mountainside with a gorgeous view down the valley. At night from the hot tub on the deck the lights of Asheville were twinkling and magical. The house itself is beautifully decorated and - while spacious - has a very cozy feel; owing to the lovely mix of old and new furniture and art, it felt like we were staying in someone's personal home. The house was tremendously clean. Teesha was excellent to deal with and we could not have asked for a better "home base" for our vacation in Asheville!
  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway


From the Owner

The house is called 'The Vicarage'. It was given this name by Sean's wonderful father, Charles Johnson. Papa Charley retired to the home after his career as a Presbyterian minister, Chaplain, professor, and author. He and his wife Jean spent over thirty years loving the house. Over those years it hosted more parties and happy celebrations than one could count. It feels like a continuation of this love to host all of our wonderful guests in this beloved mountain house. It's a place that is meant to be shared & loved by many!

Activity and Interests

Asheville & our home are in the heart of everything you want from a mountain vacation. Outdoor enthusiasts could stay busy every day of the year: hiking, cycling, paddling, skiing, rock climbing, fishing. This is the place for all of it. For those interested in local tourism, the Biltmore House & historic Biltmore Village with its shopping & dining are ten minutes away. Downtown Asheville, with more art deco buildings than anywhere else in America, is two miles away. Asheville is a melting pot of all kinds of people & on every corner you'll see another unique aspect of our character. Artists & galleries abound & you can always find an opening or a gallery crawl to check out what's going on at the moment. Within an hour find many charming small towns to keep you busy. Have I mentioned the dining? Asheville is a foodie delight, so come & enjoy. We're also "beer city USA", with dozens of breweries making new brews all the time. Come: enjoy, breathe our mountain air & dive in!


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Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jan 4 2015 - Feb 28 2015
4 night minimum stay
Mar 1 2015 - May 31 2015
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Property Damage Protection $49
  • Cleaning $100 + Tax
  • Tax Rate 6.75%

Accepts Payment via Check & Credit Card
Purchase of VRBO/Homeaway damage protection package for $49 is required.

Up to two small/medium dogs accepted with prior notice & owner approval. Non-refundable dog fee of $100.00 required.

Payment methods: Visa, MasterCard, Discover, echeck.

Minimum age is 25 & we do not rent to student groups.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


Property Type

  • house


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub


  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Town


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

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

Floor Area

  • 3200 sq. ft.


  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • Plush cotton towels, hand towels & washcloths provided. Also included are beach towels for use with the hot tub.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 double
  • King Beds have heated mattress pads & memory foam mattress toppers All Beds have 4 pillows, down-alternative comforters with duvet covers, 4-600 thread count sheets, & plush blankets.


  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • We try to make each guest feel 100% at home. Don't you hate getting to a rental & having to rush out & buy EVERYTHING, or fill your car by lugging it along? We sure do, so we've provided as much as we can think of to make your stay comfortable, relaxing & stress-free. From kitchen spices to paper products to detergent, the house is ready to use as soon as you walk in the door.

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