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Peaceful Luxurious Asheville Sanctuary near everything w/Hot Tub-Dog friendly

Peaceful Luxurious Asheville Sanctuary near everything w/Hot Tub-Dog friendly


Property Details

Updated: Jan 31, 2015
1 Bedroom+ 1 Bathroom Dog Run WiFi

Welcome to Luxury

Looking for a comfortable, unique and restorative experience during your stay in Asheville? You’ve found the right place – the Asheville Wellness Sanctuary. Your lodging is a quiet, elegant, clean and safe, 440 square foot studio apartment where everything in the environment is your passageway to tranquility. Nature is literally at your door as your unit overlooks a lush forested area with the gentle sound of birds enhancing your stay. The tropical furnishings give your retreat a Balinese feel. Your king-size bed is luxuriously appointed with crisp, white, cotton bedding, and there is an attached, private bathroom featuring a beautiful natural stone shower and a granite-topped vanity with 2 sinks. You have an intimate yet spacious secluded deck that is ideal for sunbathing or for relaxing in your private hot tub, and our infra-red sauna will help you de-stress and detox. Organic decaf or regular coffee is served every morning or you can have juice or liver cleansing drinks on request. Other benefits include safe, off-street parking for 1 vehicle and we’re conveniently located close to West Asheville’s fabulous eateries, downtown’s fine dining establishments, the river Art district, UNCA Botanical Gardens, and the renowned Biltmore Estate & village. And we are Pet Friendly*.

So, join us at the Sanctuary for a serene & soothing stay. We also offer a number of custom wellness services utilizing both eastern and western modalities including acupuncture, several different types of massage and yoga. See below under 'Links & Videos' for more specifics about our wellness services.

Renew and rejuvenate your spirit or just enjoy a comfortable, charming stay while visiting Asheville. Contact your hosts, Michael and Laura, with any questions you may have. We look forward to serving you and providing an environment that supports nurturing your body, mind, and spirit.**

* Pet Friendly to responsible dog owners. Please include a description of your pet when booking.

** In support of a more natural experience, your studio does not have a television set. It does come with a beautiful stereo that will accommodate your iPod or

your favorite CDs.

More Details
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

The Asheville Wellness Sanctuary is hosted by Laura Hillerman and Michael Margolin that are holistic practitioners. Our dedication and vision is to offer a quest.

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Calendar last updated:
January 31, 2015

10 Reviews

based on 10 traveler reviews

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Peaceful Luxurious Asheville Sanctuary near everything w/Hot Tub-Dog friendly
Asheville Asheville Area

Amazing and relaxing

  • 5 of 5
We had an amazing and relaxing time all while being able to bring our dogs with us. The place is serene and Michael was a pleasure to get to know. He made the most luxurious tea in the morning for us. Yum. Will definitely go back.
  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Peaceful Luxurious Asheville Sanctuary near everything w/Hot Tub-Dog friendly
Asheville Asheville Area
Columbia, SC

Asheville Get Away

  • 5 of 5
This is a great relaxing place to stay. The room is very cozy and the bathroom is state of the art. Michael is more than hospitable bringing us wine glasses in an instant one evening and providing coffee every morning. The hot tub was a peaceful way to unwind after a short bike ride to all the west Asheville shops and art district.
  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
Peaceful Luxurious Asheville Sanctuary near everything w/Hot Tub-Dog friendly
Asheville Asheville Area
Baltimore, MD

Some things to note...

  • 2 of 5
Very comfortable bed
Very quiet
Overall a lovely, clean unit
The owner was very responsive to emails.
The owner left us each a small piece of gourmet chocolate. Thank you!

There is no central heat. This is an insulated room, with a space heater. We regularly keep our house at 66° F, and we were both cold. Not conducive to a relaxing vacation.
There aren't curtains to speak of. There are sheer curtains, but did not cover all of the windows. As someone that values privacy, this made me uncomfortable, especially in the winter when the leaves were not on the trees, that would otherwise block neighbors. This may not bother other people, but just wanted to note so that people are informed. This also means that you are getting up with the sun.... as the sheer curtains that were there didn't provide any kind of light blocking.
The bathroom doesn't have a door. There is a 3 foot-ish set of swinging doors, that don't offer much privacy. This, again, may not bother other people. But as someone that values my privacy, it is not my preference.

Also to note: the wifi password is taped to lower portion of the inside of the closet. We discovered it on our last check before we left, which means we were not able to use it. Who are you hiding it from? It would be helpful if it were more obvious.
Second note: We did not receive any coffee or tea in the mornings. This wasn't a concern for us, as we headed out for breakfast anyway, but just a note since it's listed.

I can't comment on the hot tub, as we didn't use it. Nothing wrong with it, we were just so exhausted each day when we got home that we just collapsed in bed.
  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Peaceful Luxurious Asheville Sanctuary near everything w/Hot Tub-Dog friendly
Asheville Asheville Area
Spartanburg, SC

Peaceful stay

  • 5 of 5
What a wonderful stay! My fiancé and I brought both of our dogs with us, which worked out very well. It was a little warm with no air conditioning mid-August but there were plenty of fans. It is very quiet and peaceful; exactly what we were looking for. Michael was extremely friendly and helpful w ideas for local restaurants to try. He also served us delicious coffee on a tray every morning! We will definitely try to stay here again for our next trip to Asheville.
  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Peaceful Luxurious Asheville Sanctuary near everything w/Hot Tub-Dog friendly
Asheville Asheville Area
Charlotte, NC

Perfect for Couples

  • 4 of 5
My partner and I had exactly what we needed from this little studio. There is no tv (perfect!) but there is a comfy king-sized bed and a hot tub we enjoyed while drinking wine and having a cheese plate. There is plenty of privacy and shade from the surrounding trees, and our host left coffee for us every morning. It's within walking distance to nearby parks, and there are several delicious restaurants and a couple of bars within a couple of miles.
  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
Peaceful Luxurious Asheville Sanctuary near everything w/Hot Tub-Dog friendly
Asheville Asheville Area
Maplewood NJ

incredible place to stay at - so beautiful

  • 5 of 5
We loved the shower,the comfortable bed,the peaceful surroundings and the serene atmoshere you created with the soft colors,the eastern statutes and fountains.We enjoyed our mornings on the deck with the great coffee and teas.I (milena) especially loved doing yoga on the decks under the morning sky and trees .
Michael great meeting you and knowing we r fellow yogis from integral yoga.Keep the place beautiful aas it already is......
Peace,Love and Om Milena and Harvey
  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I enjoyed having both of you staying with us.The weather was fantastic for you and I really appreciate you joy and zest for life..You r always welcomed here om michael


From the Owner

It is a beautiful serene property overlooking the mountains in total privacy and is very close to the french broad river and Asheville parks as well as Biltmore estate and many fine and healthy organic restaurants .

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Asheville Airport at 13 Miles Nearest Barpub : West Asheville bars and Brewers (many) at 2 Miles Nearest Golf : Grove Park Golf Course at 5 Miles Nearest Motorway : Interstate 26 at 2 Miles Nearest Restaurant : West Asheville Restaurants (many) at 2 Miles Car: necessary

Nearby Locations: Downtown Asheville, Biltmore Estate, Blue Ridge Parkway, River Arts District, Biltmore Village, UNCA Botanical Gardens


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Rental rates

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Winter Season
Dec 1 2014 - Mar 15 2015
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Pet Fee $35

We are dog friendly but require a discussion on what kind of dog and dog behavior prior to booking.

Cancellation Policy

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


From the Owner

location-location-location with a balance of nature and asheville culture.Our set up is gorgeous.Besides the beauty we built the rooms really well.Enjoy a full walk in closet,a area for your dog to hang out in,private parking space,safe neighborhood,beautiful park to walk,jog,walk your dog in or just go sit by the french broad river only a one minute walk from our home.Plus your are centrally located to everywhere in asheville.

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Spa


  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided


  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Stereo ...

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...

Onsite Services

  • Massage


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • Mountain View


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

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

Floor Area

  • 440 sq. ft.


  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower
  • Large beautiful bathroom with brand new double vanity and incredible stone shower. Bathroom and shower are handicapped set up and there is a seat in the shower.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • One very large bedroom with full walk in closet. There is a king bed that is extremely comfortable and luxurious. It easily accommodates 2 persons , meanwhile you are looking out at a beautiful bamboo and tree forest.


  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo


  • Guests provide their own meals

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website


  • Wellness services available in Sanctuary including Acupuncture, Massage and private Yoga classes. Acupuncture services must be booked prior to arrival.

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