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The Willows In Historic Albemarle Park-One mile from downtown Asheville!

The Willows In Historic Albemarle Park-One mile from downtown Asheville!

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Nov 22, 2014
Large Front Yard, 3 Bed, 2.5 Bath, 2000 Sq. Ft., Dog Friendly

Look no further! You found a great home in the most beautiful neighborhood in Asheville for your vacation. When you turn onto lush Cherokee Road from Charlotte Street, you will pass by The Manor Inn & Gatehouse, built in 1898, and enter one of Asheville's four designated local and National Register historic districts; Albemarle Park, a neighborhood filled with 'cottages' from the late 19th century that has attracted many travelers including actors Grace Kelly, Alec Guinness, Agnes Morehead and 'the father of rhythm and blues', Louis Jordan.

Albemarle Park is unique among Asheville's Historic Districts. Every single one of its significant structures is still intact and relatively unchanged today. The cottages were all given their own unique names; Clover, Rosebank, Brown Bear, Wildfell, Kalmia, Daffodil, Italdo (pronounced It'll Do), Chipmunk, Dahlia, to name a few. Your home is called The Willows at 16 Cherokee Road between Shamrock and The Crow's Nest--splendidly located one mile from downtown Asheville and one mile from the Grove Park Inn.

The Willows is a 2000 sq ft handsome grey stucco home with a large flat front yard. It was built in 1925. A custom stacked stone ring wall encloses two gardens and cedar tree at the front porch. There is comfortable patio furniture on the porch as well as a teak table for outdoor dining. Enjoy the covered sitting area in the back yard and outdoor grill. The home has brand new central air and heat, 2 zones--upstairs and downstairs. It also has a new Kohler whole-house generator so when the electricity goes out in the neighborhood, you are totally covered.

The interior of the home has a contemporary feeling with original hardwood floors and dim-able recessed lighting. There are 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, living room, tv room, basement, dining room & half bath. French doors open out to the front porch from the living room and dining room. There is high-speed wireless internet throughout the home.

The bedrooms are on the second floor. The Master bedroom has a King size bed, flat screen TV and its own bright full bathroom. A private wood deck accoutered, table with umbrella, and a comfy hammock is attached to the Master bedroom. The 2nd bedroom has a queen bed & dresser. The 3rd bedroom has a queen size bed and dresser. A full bath in hallway is shared by the 2nd and 3rd bedrooms.

The main floor consists of a fully equipped kitchen, dining room, stylish living room, a modern gas fireplace, and a relaxing TV room with an automatic reclining sofa and 54-inch LED TV - Charter Cable, Pandora music & Neflix included. There is a basement with a washer and dryer. The driveway is shared with the neighbor and there are two private parking spaces for guests of The Willows. Two adult bicycles & one kid bicycle with helmets and locks are available for your use during your stay.

Amenities at-a-glance:

• extremely reliable owners - we want your stay to be a fabulous experience

• a safe neighborhood - friendly neighbors that care about one another

• Impeccably clean home

• Sleeps up to 6

• 3 bedrooms (two queen beds, one king bed)

• High quality bedding, duvets, pillows (4/bed) and towels

• 2 full bathrooms, 1 half bath with sink and toilet

• Central air and heat - 2 zones

• Whole-house Kohler electric generator

• Pet-Friendly, but no fenced yard

• High speed wireless internet

• 3 flat screen tvs, Charter cable, Pandora music & Netflix included

• Fully equipped kitchen - high end fridge, microwave, stove/oven, dishwasher, dishes/pots/pans, coffee maker, etc.

• 3 bicycles with helmets and locks

Things to do at-a-glance:

• Enjoy the timeless quality of Albemarle Park and its turn of the century Arts & Crafts architectural style

• Take a walk and literally get lost under the green canopy of this area's meandering streets

• Go on a bike ride with our bikes to downtown Asheville

• Explore everything Asheville has to offer; Biltmore Estate, exquisite eateries & nightlife, shopping, the Blue Ridge Parkway, National Parks and Forests, & outdoor sports and festivals

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Accept Credit Cards

Recent Review

About the Owner

My name is Michael John Boustead and my life partner is David Francis. We have been together for 20 years. We previously lived in Los Angeles where we both worked in the film and music industries. I was a music editor for such films as Remember the Titans, The Royal Tenenbaums, Collateral, Lemony Snicket's: A Series of Unfortunate Events, and many others. David was a recording pianist for such films as Pursuit of Happyness, Elegy and Fame. David is the composer of BARK! The Musical. He is also a classical concert pianist with 8 cds commercially available. Together, we produced the hit musical BARK! (barkthemusical.com) that ran in Los Angeles for two years and has since been licensed across the country. BARK! tells the story of six dogs and their experiences for one day in Deena's Doggie Daycare. We have two dogs in our family: Massimo, an Italian greyhound who is 1 and 1/2 years and our Brother Wolf dog, Effie who is 4 years old. We and our animals love to travel and spend part of each year somewhere warm-usually Key West.

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Reviews

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The Willows In Historic Albemarle Park-One mile from downtown Asheville!
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p553712vb
-8283333478
Asheville Asheville Area
5

Home sweet home

  • 5 of 5
From the moment we stepped into the Willows we knew we had found the perfect home away from home! Upon our arrival, we were greeted with a sweet note from the owners and fancy chocolate! The home is immaculate and there is wonderful artwork adorning every room. The front patio was fabulous for enjoying a glass of wine and rehashing the day's events. This home truly is a treat in every way and we are so thankful that we had an opportunity to enjoy it!
  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
business
The Willows In Historic Albemarle Park-One mile from downtown Asheville!
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p553712vb
-8283333478
Asheville Asheville Area
Knoxville, TN
5

Perfect House

  • 5 of 5
I cannot say enough great things about The Willows. The house is very close to downtown Asheville yet is quiet and secluded. Every detail is well thought out, from the kitchen amenities to extra soaps in the bathrooms. Staying here was like staying with a thoughtful friend and we felt so welcome. I didn't want to leave! I can't think of anything negative about this place - just perfect!
  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
The Willows In Historic Albemarle Park-One mile from downtown Asheville!
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p553712vb
-8283333478
Asheville Asheville Area
5

Perfect Stay!

  • 5 of 5
We were well greeted by the owners, with snacks and wine, and they also came over to greet us in person. The home is beautiful, stocked with every amenity you could possibly need, so much so that it's more like staying at someone's home versus staying at a vacation rental. Located in the perfect spot, only one mile from downtown and one mile from the Grove Park Inn. I've rented several VRBO Homes and this one definitely takes the cake! We will be surely staying again!
  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
The Willows In Historic Albemarle Park-One mile from downtown Asheville!
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p553712vb
-8283333478
Asheville Asheville Area
5

Perfect Stay!

  • 5 of 5
We booked this home for a wedding at The Grove Park Inn, and from arrival, I knew we'd made a great choice in where to stay. The owners welcomed us with snacks and wine, as well as a hand-written note, and greeted us at the home, which was a nice touch. The home is beyond beautiful, well furnished, with all of the amenities you could ever need. It doesn't have a "vacation rental" feel to it - it's like stepping into someone else's home. The rates are great, it's right near downtown, and one mile from The Grove Park Inn, and just a cheap Uber ride away from everything! We will be booking again!
  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
The Willows In Historic Albemarle Park-One mile from downtown Asheville!
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p553712vb
-8283333478
Asheville Asheville Area
5

Wonderful place for a relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful stay at the Willows. The house is located in a beautiful historic area, very close to downtown Asheville. Michael John was very welcoming when we arrived. He showed us around the house and gave the keys. I loved how clean everything was, and all the nice touches, including very soft towels, dimmers, fresh flowers, fresh orchid plants, and herbs in the beautiful garden. The kitchen and bathrooms were stocked with all the necessities. The house is beautifully decorated. I loved reading about the history of the neighborhood. It was very quiet and relaxing to stay at the Willows. I wish we could have stayed longer.
  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
The Willows In Historic Albemarle Park-One mile from downtown Asheville!
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p553712vb
-8283333478
Asheville Asheville Area
San Juan, PR
5

Wonderful house in Asheville!!

  • 5 of 5
We spent the whole month of June of 2014 at the Willows. We had a wonderful stay at a gorgeous, very well kept home close to town. The house is located in a beautiful historical part of town. The front and backyard are very well kept with beautiful trees, planted herbs and various vegetables.
The inside of the house is really amazing with great bedding, an equipped kitchen with everything you might need and a wonderful tv room with the most comfortable sofa.
Since day one we felt right at home and we called it home!!
I could not say enough about the owners of the house. Both Michael and David are the best people you could deal with. They made us feel right at home from day one and took care of our every need.
We thoroughly enjoyed our vacation and would love to come back to the Willows!!!
  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Enrique, We are so happy that you chose Asheville for your month long vacation. Your family added joy and life to our little Albemarle neighborhood. You and your beautiful family are forever welcome here.

Location

From the Owner

We were invited to visit a friend who lives half the year in Asheville and the other half in Key West and stayed with her for five days in the summer of 2010. We fell in love with the charm of the city, the lively and excellent arts organizations, the panoramic vistas and the friendliness of the people-many of whom also moved here from somewhere else. The city is progressive and bubbling with excitement. We instantly fell in love with The Willows the minute we walked through it's front door. The energy of it is so warm and good. We are very close to our neighbors here.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Asheville Regional Airport at 15.8 Miles Nearest Motorway : Interstate 240 at 1 Miles Car: necessary

The exquisite Biltmore House build by the Vanderbilt family is 20 minutes away. The world famous attraction includes manicured grounds and gardens along with its own winery.

Asheville boasts restaurants of high quality offering cuisines from various countries. Some of our favorites include Curate and Reza's.

Availability

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Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
NOV 2014-DEC 2014
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$299
From
$375
Thu,Fri,Sat
$1,995
$7,000
 
 
JAN-MAR
Jan 1 2015 - Mar 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$239
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$295
Thu,Fri,Sat
$1,595
$5,500
 
 
APRIL-DEC
Apr 1 2015 - Jan 1 2016
3 night minimum stay
$299
From
$375
Thu,Fri,Sat
$1,995
$7,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

  • Cleaning fee $125
  • Pet Fee $25
  • Refundable damage deposit $350
  • Tax Rate 7.0%

We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover & personal checks. We usually require 2 payments: 1st--approx. 40% at time of booking, then the 2nd--the balance including $350 Refundable Damage Deposit, due 30 days prior to check-in. We do send out a rental agreement, invoices and confirmation documents. Please email us with your desired dates at: thewillowsofasheville@gmail.com

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

Amenities

From the Owner

Our home is located in the best neighborhood in Asheville and one mile from downtown. One can go to the theatre and out for drinks and dinner and then in three minutes return to our serene and beautiful home where its warm graciousness will embrace you with comfort and ease. We share the driveway with our neighbors and have 2 private parking spaces behind our home for your use only.

Property Type

  • house

Theme

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

General

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

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining Room

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...

Suitability

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

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Resort

Attractions

  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • 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
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • tennis
  • water tubing

Floor Area

  • 2000 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - Full bathroom attached to Master Bedroom
  • Bathroom 2 - Full bathroom in upstairs hall
  • Bathroom 3 - Ground floor half bath

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 1 (Master) has attached full bathroom and wood deck Bedroom 2 & 3 share full bathroom in hall

Outside

  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals
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