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Property Details

Updated: Mar 27, 2015
3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bathroom, A Park Lover's Dream. 1470 Square Foot

This is your destination for convenience and modern day accommodations. Interested in seeing more of Asheville? Yes, there are the mountains , the Biltmore and the hip downtown scene , but this spot is near it all PLUS just a short distance to the French Broad River park and Carrier Park. At the park, fish along the 3rd oldest river in the world or kayak. Bike or walk the greenway trail that continues all the way to Hominy Creek Park. Let the kids enjoy Carrier Park's massive playground. Guests are welcome to visit the WNC Arboretum for free with our membership pass during your stay.

Grab a beer at the notable Wedge Brewery, just on the other side of the river. And be sure to get some food at The Junction, White Duck Taco, Clingman Cafe or the President's favorite, 12 Bones Smokehouse all very near the property.

Many working art studios and galleries are also in this area named the River Arts District. Pink Dog Gallery, The Flood Gallery, Clay Space, The Asheville Glass Center and welcome guests to tour.

When we're visiting Asheville and the weather is nice, we spend a lot of time outside, on any one of the 3 porches that overlook the backyard.

Guests can build a campfire in the backyard next to the creek. The home was designed for family and guests to visit with includes plenty of private space as well as an open kitchen and living area.

Relax in the many options for outdoor seating, with great backyard views. This home is perfect for families or friends to visit Asheville, and be near to cool local spots like the park, river and River Arts District scene.

It is a spacious 3 Bedroom home with 2 queen beds, one full mattress futon bed and 2.5 baths . Two bedrooms have a large flat screen, with satellite channels. The home’s 3 level floor plan and large outdoor decks on each level, give guests the feeling of a modern day tree house when dining al fresco amongst numerous large trees surrounding this custom built home. The home has three separate stories, each accessible by stairs: the lower level has the master bedroom and master bath; ground level or first level has the kitchen; living area and a half bath; upstairs has 2nd bedroom; full bath and office with tv and futon.

Newly constructed in 2012, it is a healthy built, energy efficient home, with stainless steel appliances, front loading washer and dryer, walk-in shower and bathtub, hardwood floors, luxurious carpets, colorful rugs, beautiful granite counter tops, with abundant natural sunlight. The home has central air and heat, with a separate thermostat on each floor.

The home sits on a gently sloping hill, surrounded by trees, and adjoins a stream and natural meadows.

36 Moore Ave is a fantastic west Asheville location. The French Broad River flows through Carrier Park just blocks away, which joins the French Broad River Park by way of an extensive greenway trail. Here you can enjoy walking, running or riding a bike. Carrier Park has a large playground, a picnic area and also is a great spot to put a kayak or canoe in the water. If you brought your dog, the French River Park has a dog play pin area. The home offers two hybrid bicycles, as well as two helmets for you to ride around the area. On warm days, the French Broad River is great for a swim and to enjoy a float with inner tubs provided at the house.

In addition to the parks, this location is 1 mile from the River Arts District, Asheville’s premier gallery and working artists’ studios area. Historically a warehouse and railroad yard district, now the River Arts District is to home of some of the best artists in the region and country. Sculptors, ceramic potters, painters, fabric artists, fashion designers, and creative minds welcome you anytime to visit them in their galleries and studios. Some of the best barbeque in the region can be found at 12 Bones. Have a well-crafted beer at the Wedge Brewery, and bask in the afternoon sun with many locals, while watching the train cars slowly roll by.

Venture away from the river 1.5 miles, towards the heart of the thriving, quant west Asheville center, Haywood Road. Boutique shopping, breweries, bars, music venues, restaurants, café’s, holistic treatment centers and a grocery store are just a few minutes away.

Downtown Asheville is also 1.5 miles or just 10 minutes away, while Biltmore Estate entrance and Bent Creek Recreational Area are 15 minutes. Access the Blue Ridge Parkway easily from 36 Moore Ave. and head north or south on the Parkway, just 6 miles away.

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

Welcome to our Asheville home. We purchased this home in January 2012 after owning a town home in Black Mountain for 2 years. We are both native floridians, visiting Asheville /Hendersonville for summer camps and family vacations when we were children. Asheville was our summer getaway of choice. We raised our children in So. Florida and moved to Carrboro, NC (near Chapel Hill) in 1999, 13 years ago.

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We had a great time visiting Larry's home in Asheville! My husband, baby boy, and I met one of our couple friends there for the weekend. It was a great trip, as the men had just returned from Afghanistan and really needed a weekend away! Right away, we were so pleased with the house and every little detail that had been considered, right down to the hand soap and decorations on the walls. This space was perfect for two couples and a small baby. We thoroughly enjoyed it!
Jan 2014
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11 Reviews

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West AVL, Walk To Park & River
Asheville Asheville Area
Manassas va


  • 5 of 5
The house was wonderfully kept and in a great location to get around town!
  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
West AVL, Walk To Park & River
Asheville Asheville Area
Austin, TX

Family gathering finds the perfect spot.

  • 5 of 5
The accommodations were exactly what we needed. Our family came together from the west coast to the east coast, from the midwest to the southwest. Everyone had enough personal space, plus we had multiple gathering spots for breakfast, planning our days, or just hanging out. It was a quiet oasis in the middle of a very hectic week. The beds were very comfortable, everything was spotless, and the kitchen was well stocked. The washer/dryer was very handy, and even came with detergent. The location was perfect for all the things we wanted to do. From a walk along the river to a quick drive to the grocery store, it was all within minutes of the cottage. Plus, we found the Tupelo Honey Cafe for when we wanted to go "uptown" for a truly excellent dinner.

This is a perfect example of why I always check VRBO whenever I travel... a jewel of a spot! You've set the bar for other VRBO properties. Thanks to our gracious hosts.
  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
West AVL, Walk To Park & River
Asheville Asheville Area

beautiful house & good location.

beautiful house & good location.
  • 4 of 5
We spent the entire week in Asheville at this house and had a great time! The house is very comfortable, especially for 4 people. Beautifully decorated and the kitchen was amazing...we truly felt like we were staying in our own home! Location made it great because it was a quick ride to just about everything - downtown, Biltmore Village, breweries. Linens and kitchen supplies (fridge; silverware; pots & pans; coffee machine options) were top notch.
The downside to this rental was that even though it had decks there wasn't much of a view, but then again you aren't in the mountains you're close to town.
It was a great week all in all.....Thanks for having such a comfortable home and sharing it!
  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
West AVL, Walk To Park & River
Asheville Asheville Area

Adorable house in Asheville!

  • 4 of 5
My family of 4 and our dog had a wonderful week staying here! The house is just as cute as it looks in the listing and is very spacious, comfortable and clean. The kitchen was well stocked, with plenty of coffee making options (French press, drip coffee maker). My only, admittedly, minor complaint was the coffee mugs were way too small.
Having the park close by was a nice benefit and my kids biked over there several times. There is no sidewalk for the first part of the trip, though, so younger kids will probably need an adult to accompany them.
Asheville is a great place to visit - we went hiking, ziplining, and toured the Biltmore. We also enjoyed some of the great restaurants in town - Tupelo Honey, Mellow Mushroom and for a great craft beer selection, Bruisin' Ales. Everything is close to this house, I highly recommend it for your stay.
  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
West AVL, Walk To Park & River
Asheville Asheville Area
Daly City, CA USA

Wonderful Westside Accommodation

  • 5 of 5
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this lovely home in such a wonderful location. The 3 bedrooms were large and very comfortable, even the futon in the third bedroom. Having a bathroom on each level was very helpful. The kitchen was well-appointed and easy to cook in. The main living area fit all 4 of us comfortably, with even room for a large puzzle! A small downside was eating indoors at the counter; it was somewhat uncomfortable because of the height of the counter (it was a bit too cool to eat outside when we ate late and in the morning), and the electric grill didn't give the best results for us, despite its convenience. There is a charcoal grill and charcoal available down below, however. The art and decor was lovely, so fitting for the area. The owner was very prompt in responding to a small issue we had on arrival, and was a pleasure to deal with, as was the reservation agent- all very helpful and accommodating.
We enjoyed all the decks, as the late afternoons and early evenings were perfect for sitting outside enjoying the pleasant weather. There was a fire pit (even a bundle of firewood for us to use) down by the creek. We loved being able to walk down to the French Broad Greenway for our daily walks along the river, and the owner included use of kayaks and inner tubes. There were all sorts of amenities within a few minutes driving time: grocery stores, restaurants (warning: 12 Bones Barbecue is only open to 4), the River Arts District; other attractions such as Biltmore, NC Arboretum (even a pass to get in to this wonderful place), Downtown Arts and the Blue Ridge Parkway were all easily accessible. Dinners downtown at Posana's (all gluten-free!) and Curate were highlights and highly recommended.
This lovely home in such a good location made our stay in this beautiful part of the state even better. I would recommend it to anyone visiting this lovely city. Thanks for sharing your home with us.
  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
West AVL, Walk To Park & River
Asheville Asheville Area
St. Simons Island, GA


  • 2 of 5
Pros: clean, well organized, convenient to downtown Asheville and parks
Cons: bedrooms not on ground level as stated in earlier description provided by the owner, but upstairs and on lower level. contstruction behind house going on 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m six days a week (decks were virtually unusable during our 2 week stay). Not a peaceful retreat to come back to after activities. LR extremely small and not good lighting for reading. Since we couldn't use the decks this was very disappointing to us. Not a good place for dog to potty. Weeds and broken glass along roadside made it unsafe. Mud pit below master deck too dirty. Going to the park worked for daytime potty, but not nights or early mornings. Owner told us that some of the neighbors wouldn't mind, but which neighbors would mind, and which wouldn't, we will never know. We ended up boarding our dog for several days since this property was so uncomfortable. Highly recommend Sparky at Play to any pet owners coming to the area.
  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing
Owner's Response: We were very disappointed to read of your dissatisfaction with your stay in our home.
This is the first review we have received that was less than excellent. My wife and I take pride in 36 Moore Ave and we make every effort to make the home as inviting, and clean as we would want it to be for ourselves when we are there or how we would expect a vrbo rental to be if we were the guests.

Asheville has had an exceptionally rainy summer, causing the ground to be over saturated.

We apologized for the unforeseen intermittent excavating near the house. We corresponded, gave you a partial refund for the inconvenience, which you accepted graciously.
We offered to make an effort to rent it to another party and give you a additional refund , which you declined.
The house is marketed as a small 3 level, 3 bedroom 2 bath home. There is no specific mention that the master is on the main level, and there was no inquiry on what level the master bedroom is on. Mind you, the lower level is still considerably above ground with it's own deck. If you required a home without stairs, this should have been something you confirmed prior to reserving the home.

It is unfortunate regarding the construction for the days you were there. The decks were accessible early mornings and late evenings, some of the nicest times of day in the summer.

I don't know what to say, regarding your dog. There is absolutely nothing wrong with this house for a party with a small pet. Your choosing to board your dog I find extreme, but certainly your prerogative. We have our dog there frequently, our daughters dog there and 3/4 of the neighbors have dogs of there own an nobody has issues with walking their dog.

Apparently it was not the right house for you, but to make such negative remarks about the home are not warranted in my opinion and contrary to about 15-18 reviews since we started making our home a vacation rental in march 2013.
Again, my apologies that the stay in our home was not to your satisfaction. I am leveling and mulching the entire front and back of the home this week and continue to make ongoing improvements to an almost new home we take pride in, which is in a great central asheville location.
Owners, Larry and Susan


From the Owner

While many of our neighbors and friends flock to the coast, Asheville continued to be a favorite getaway. At this time we are moving from Carrboro to a downtown Durham loft as our primary residence. I would not be surprised if Asheville turned out to be our primary residence in the future. Why be in the Triangle, when you can be in the mountains. We bought our current digs in West Asheville about a year ago. Most of our days in Asheville begin with a walk to the French Broad River Park. Just a block away from the house, how could you not. One of the many things in Asheville I never get tired of. We love going to art galleries, which there are plenty of here, finding too much we love and cherish, ending up purchasing a few. Art is undoubtedly worth it when you can enjoy it on a daily basis.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Asheville Regional Airport at 25 Miles Nearest Barpub : Wedge Brewery, The Junction at 0.5 Miles Nearest Golf : Asheville Municipal Golf Course at 3 Miles Nearest Train : Greeville, SC at 50 Miles Nearest Restaurant : 12 Bones Smokehouse at 0.5 Miles Nearest Ski : Wolfe Laurel Ski Resort at 30 Miles Car: recommended

A 5 minute walk to the best parks in Asheville, Carrier Park and the French River Park. The French Broad River, in whose basin the River Arts District resides, is the third oldest river in the world. The River Arts District features artists who keep their studios open for visitors at least 5 days a week. Visit the webpage and it will tell you about all the businesses that make up the Asheville RAD.

Also visit the local arts and entertainment magazine Mountain Xpress webpage to see whats going on at nearby River Arts District music venue The Grey Eagle, or Haywood Road's Altamont Brewery and Westville Pub, all in the West Asheville area. You can easily take advantage of this fun location and see or do a lot when you come for a visit!


From $200 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jan 5 2015 - Oct 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2015 - Dec 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
New Year's Eve
Dec 31 2015 - Jan 3 2016
3 night minimum stay
Jan 4 2016 - Apr 30 2016
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Property Damage Protection $49
  • cleaning $100
  • Pet Fee $75

Max occupancy: 4
$75 pet fee, if pet is well trained
$100 cleaning fee
Any additional night after 7 nights is $150/night
To reserve dates, 50% of the total amount is due. The remainder is due 30 days prior to the arrival date.

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Updated: Mar 27, 2015


From the Owner

Hiking and biking at Biltmore, the NC Arboretum and along the Blue Ridge Parkway, all a short drive are some of our favorite activities. Lunch at the Pisgah Inn on the Blue Ridge Parkway is spectacular. It is just about a 30 minute drive from the house. We went there as children, we went there when our children were at camp in Hendersonville, continue to have lunch there periodically and I anticipate many more lunches there, looking forward. The food is definitely good and the view while dining is priceless. Kayaking and tubing on the French Broad are also activities, we just can't get tired of. Downtown, the River Arts district, and West Asheville are normal outings, after we catch our breath from whatever preceded that particular day. Of course sitting high up in the trees on one the decks in the back of our home over looking the meadow and creek with a bottle of wine is fine way to end the day. Enjoy our home, enjoy Asheville and surrounding areas, it will grow on you for sure, sorry or pleased to tell you. You never know, it could end up your primary residence also. thank you, Susan and Larry Powell

Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Water View


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

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

Floor Area

  • 1470 sq. ft.


  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower
  • Main floor Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • Upstairs Bathroom 3 - toilet, tub, shower
  • 2 Full Baths , 1 Half Bath


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master bedroom - 1 queen
  • Upstairs bedroom - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Upstairs bedroom - 1 queen
  • The master bedroom is on the ground story. The two other bedrooms are upstairs on the second story.


  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 garden chairs


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • Guests can use the family's WNC Arboretum pass , just off the Blue Ridge Parkway about 15 minutes away, . Also for use are two kayaks, two hybrid bikes and inner tubes for floating the French Broad River.

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