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IN-TOWN-Charming Cabin-Mtn Views, Pets, less than 5 min to downtown, spacioushug in Asheville

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vacation rental description

Capture the Sunset. Relax on the deck with a drink and your loved ones while watching the sun set behind the beautiful Carolina mountains. Spend your vacation in this spacious house on the side of Sunset Mountain, overlooking Asheville. We are 3 minutes from Asheville, 10 minutes from The Biltmore Estate, 4 minutes from The Grove Park Inn and all that Asheville has to offer. This home will accommodate a large party without feeling cramped. It has an abundance of off-street parking, is very private (yet close) and is located on the original carriage road from Grove Park Inn to the Seely Castle. Seely Castle is just across the street and is the castle that Fred Seely (E.W. Grove's son-in-law) built after he finished construction on the Grove Park Inn.

Things to do: Downhill skiing,Cross Country Skiing, Spelunking, Hiking, Golf, Shopping and Racquetball. Fully equipped kitchen with eat in table and breakfast bar. 8 person hot tub located on lower level and enclosed in gondola for protection and child safety. HBO,Showtime, and more available. Garage: The upper garage is available for use. The lower garage is used for storage. Huge amount of off street parking. Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ( sorry not class A). Wood Fireplace: cozy fireplace in lower master suite/ firewood is provided.)

Why this house!: New on the vacation rental market. We both grew up in the Asheville area and certainly there is no nicer place to live or vacation than in Asheville. This has been our home for the past 9 years, but with all of our children grown and gone we no longer need the space and are moving into a somewhat smaller house. We plan to travel some and having a smaller house to care for on a routine basis will work better for our situation.

Sophie's Retreat is convenient to all that happens in Asheville. We have enjoyed living in this wonderful house and will certainly miss the convenience. It will however make a great vacation rental with its 3 fireplaces, many rooms, plentiful parking and decks that go on forever. Please enjoy!

Additional Information: We purchased Sophie's Retreat as our principle residence in 2002 and chose the location for the views and the convenience.

Sophie's Retreat is extremely convenient and is right in the middle of everything important going on in this area. The house has views, is very spacious and convenient. The house was bought to live in and recently converted to a vacation rental. There are 4 ski areas close by, on the same road as the famous Grove Park Inn( don't miss their Sunday brunch) and 3 minutes from downtown Asheville where one can find shopping (especially craft and specialty vendors) and a great selection of restaurants.

Dogs welcome.This reminds me of an old joke that goes like this: A man wrote to a small hotel he planned to visit on his vacation. He wrote 'I would very much like to bring my dog with me. He is well groomed and very well behaved. Would you be willing to let me keep him in the room with me at night. An immediate reply came from the hotel owner who wrote: SIR: ' I have been operating this hotel for many years. In all that time I have never a dog steal towels, bed sheets, pillows, silverware or pictures off of the walls. I have never had to evict a dog in the middle of the night for being drunk and disorderly. I have never had a dog run out on a hotel bill. Yes, indeed your dog is welcome at my hotel. And if your dog will vouch for you, you are welcome to stay here too.'

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house rental amenities

  • Property Type
    • house
    • floor area 2800 sq. ft.
  • Meals
    • guests provide their own meals
  • Location Type
    • town
    • mountain
    • mountain view
      • Outstanding views of Mt Pisgah and the Asheville plateau. There are gorgeous sunset views so do bring your camera.
    • golf course view
      • Winter views of the Grove Park Inn Golf Course.
  • Theme
    • family
    • historic
    • romantic
    • tourist attractions
  • General
    • parking for rv/boat/trailer
    • gas fireplace
    • wood fireplace
      • cozy fireplace in lower master suite/ firewood is provided
    • washing machine
    • clothes dryer
    • internet
    • fireplace
    • garage
      • The upper garage is available for use. The lower garage is used for storage.
    • parking off street
      • hugh amount of off street parking
    • air conditioning
    • linens provided
    • towels provided
    • fitness room / equipment
    • alarm clock
    • firewood
    • hair dryer
    • security system
    • broadband access
      • Hi speed wifi and well as direct ethernet plug in
    • wireless internet
      • hi seed wifi
    • heating
      • heat pump
    • living room
      • flat screen tv with plenty of seating
    • iron & board
  • Kitchen
    • catering available
    • kitchen
      • fully equiped kitchen with eat in table and breakfast bar.
    • ice maker
    • 4 ring stove
    • cooking utensils
      • Many. Most anything that you might need to cook.
    • dishwasher
      • Fisher-Paykel separate drawer dishwasher. Ultra quiet and efficient.
    • refrigerator
      • Double door with ice and water in the door.
    • oven
      • double ovens on the wall.
    • microwave
      • Older model but works well.
    • stove
      • Electric cook-top with griddle. Jennaire.
    • dishes & utensils
      • gobs of dishes and utensils. Probably one of anything you need and maybe 2.
    • coffee maker
      • We have 2. One Mr. Coffee and we have a lifetime supply of filters - all brands and kinds. We also have a Kuerig single coffee maker but you will have to furnish your own coffee.
    • toaster
      • Large two piece toaster.
  • Dining
    • dining room
    • dining
      • We have the table shown in the photos as well as another table and chairs that will seat an additional 8 in the garage that will have to be carried to the dining room.
  • Pool / Spa
    • outdoor hot tub
    • hot tub
      • 8 person hot tub located on lower level and enclosed in gondola for protection and child safety. Because of the size of the hot tub (even though it is a 220V tub, at temperatures below 10 degrees it may not keep up with heat requirements, especially if uncovered.
  • Bathrooms
    • 4 bathrooms
    • bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, MBR main level
    • bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower, 2nd bedroom main
    • bathroom 3: toilet, shower, 2nd bedroom lower
    • bathroom 4: toilet, tub, shower, MBR lower level
  • Bedrooms
    • 4 bedrooms, sleeps 13
    • bedroom 1: 1 king
    • bedroom 2: 1 queen
    • bedroom 3: 1 queen
    • bedroom 4: 1 queen
      • King Bed, Queen Bed, Twin/Single Bed, Bunk Bed: twin on top and double on bottom, Convertible Bed (2) : queen futon in office adjoining upper master suite/ queen sofa-sleeper in exercise area on lower level.
  • Entertainment
    • dvd player
    • satellite / cable
      • HBO,Showtime, and more available.
    • stereo
    • cd player
    • television
  • Outside
    • golf
      • many courses close by
    • ski & snowboard
      • several ski areas close by
    • balcony
    • wood deck
    • outdoor grill gas
    • patio
    • unscreened porch / veranda
    • lawn / garden
    • outdoor grill
    • deck / patio
  • Suitability
    • minimum age limit for renters
      • Minimum Age Limit for Renters: Minimum age of 25. This is a family oriented house & we won't have renters who have loud late-night parties. This is not the house for it & there are other options in Asheville for those groups. We are inside the city limits which has a strictly enforced noise ordinance and violation will result in immediate eviction and forfeiture of ALL MONEY paid including deposit.
    • children welcome
    • non smoking only
      • There is to be absolutely no smoking inside the house. Renters are allowed to smoke on any of the smoking porches. The porch on the lower level is covered.
    • long-term renters welcome
    • pets considered
      • Pet Friendly: We accept dogs with prior approval, a pet addendum & non-refundable pet fee. All dogs who come to the house must be treated with both flea & tick medicine prior to arrival & must be flea & tick free before your visit. No other pets besides dogs accepted.
    • wheelchair accessible
      • We have portable ramps that we can put in place to make the upper floor more accessible. Please let us know well ahead of time if you need these to give us adequate time to install them.
  • Notes
    • We accept dogs with prior approval, a pet addendum & non-refundable pet fee. All dogs who come to the house must be treated with both flea & tick medicine prior to arrival & must be flea & tick free before your visit. No other pets besides dogs accepted. Wheelchair/Handicapped Accessible (may have limitations). Minimum age of 25. This is a family oriented house & we won't have renters who have loud late-night parties. This is not the house for it & there are other options in Asheville for those groups. We are inside the city limits which has a strictly enforced noise ordinance and violation will result in immediate eviction & forfeiture of ALL MONEY paid including deposit. There is to be absolutely no smoking inside the house. Renters are allowed to smoke on any of the smoking porches. The porch on the lower level is covered. Outstanding views of Mt Pisgah & the Asheville plateau. There are gorgeous sunset views so do bring your camera. Winter views of Grove Park Inn Golf Course.

activities and attractions in Asheville Smoky Mountains

  • Attractions
    • cinemas
    • museums
    • restaurants
    • autumn foliage
    • botanical garden
    • caves
    • churches
    • library
    • playground
    • pond
    • recreation center
    • forests
    • synagogues
    • waterfalls
    • winery tours
    • live theater
    • health/beauty spa
  • Leisure Activities
    • antiquing
    • outlet shopping
    • bird watching
    • eco tourism
    • sight seeing
    • sledding
    • gambling casinos
    • walking
    • scenic drives
    • shopping
    • boating
    • wildlife viewing
    • miniature golf
    • horseback riding
  • Sports & Adventure Activities
    • racquetball
    • fishing
    • cross country skiing
    • hot air ballooning
    • snowboarding
    • kayaking
    • rock climbing
    • spelunking
    • ice skating
    • mountaineering
    • equestrian events
    • fly fishing
    • freshwater fishing
    • hunting small game
    • mountain climbing
    • hiking
    • rafting
    • swimming
    • tennis
    • cycling
    • skiing
    • golf
    • mountain biking
    • hunting
    • water tubing
    • whitewater rafting

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  • owner Charlie
  • phone 8282422475
  • 2nd phone 828 338-0428

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vacation rental rates


Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekend Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
In season
May 12 2014 - Sep 7 2014
$225
$385
Thu,Fri,Sat
$1,925
$7,500
3 nights
 
 
Labor day
Aug 28 2014 - Aug 31 2014
$1,675
Flat fee
4 nights
 
 
Mid-season Fall
Sep 8 2014 - Sep 28 2014
$175
$325
Thu,Fri,Sat
$1,650
$6,500
2 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Leaf season
Sep 29 2014 - Nov 2 2014
$255
$385
Thu,Fri,Sat
$1,925
$7,500
3 nights
 
 
Late fall/Early winter
Nov 3 2014 - Jan 14 2015
$150
$325
Thu,Fri,Sat
$1,500
$6,000
2 nights
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 26 2014 - Nov 30 2014
$1,675
Flat fee
5 nights
 
 
Hayne's Christmas Jamb
Dec 11 2014 - Dec 13 2014
$1,050
Flat fee
3 nights
 
 
Christmas
Dec 23 2014 - Dec 29 2014
$1,950
Flat fee
7 nights
 
 
New Years
Dec 30 2014 - Jan 4 2015
$1,650
Flat fee
6 nights
 
 
MLK weekend
Jan 15 2015 - Jan 19 2015
$1,500
Flat fee
5 nights
 
 
Off season
Jan 26 2015 - Mar 15 2015
$150
$325
Thu,Fri,Sat
$1,500
$5,000
2 nights
 
 
Celtic Adventure
Jan 30 2015 - Feb 1 2015
$650
Flat fee
3 nights
 
 
Valentines Weekend
Feb 12 2015 - Feb 14 2015
$1,155
Flat fee
3 nights
 
 
Socon Tournament
Mar 5 2015 - Mar 8 2015
$1,540
Flat fee
4 nights
 
 
Mid - season spring
Mar 16 2015 - May 10 2015
$200
$350
Thu,Fri,Sat
$1,750
$7,000
2 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Moogfest
Apr 23 2015 - Apr 25 2015
$1,050
Flat fee
3 nights
 
 
In Season
May 11 2015 - Sep 6 2015
$235
$395
Thu,Fri,Sat
$2,050
$7,700
3 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Memorial day
May 20 2015 - May 25 2015
$2,000
Flat fee
6 nights
 
 
July 4th
Jun 29 2015 - Jul 5 2015
$2,500
Flat fee
7 nights
 
 
Midseason - fall
Sep 7 2015 - Oct 4 2015
$200
$325
Thu,Fri,Sat
$1,575
$5,250
2 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$245
$385
Thu,Fri,Sat
$1,925
$7,500
3 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit $350
Cleaning fee $200 + Tax
Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
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Tax Rate 12.0%

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traveler reviews for this asheville house rental

Asheville cycling trip

Review submitted: April 28, 2014   Date of arrival: April 12, 2014

We had a great time in Asheville. Everything was as described in the house description and pictures. Charlie responded quickly to any questions or issues that we had. Excellent customer service!
Our holiday purpose was an early season bicycling trip to bike ride where there was lots of hills. Asheville did not disappoint and despite the cool weather our expectations were exceeded.
The restaurants and brew pubs are too
numerous to mention and we weren't able get to all the places we wanted. It's good to have a list for next year!

Owners response: Thanks Scott for the good review. I guess 5 star reviews are getting harder to come by. The verbage seems to indicate absolutely no problems, at least there were no problems or concerns brought to our attention. We pride ourselves in addressing any problems immediately. Nevertheless Asheville is a great biking area both unpowered and powered. It is especially suited to two wheelers since we have a heated, well lighted double garage for tune ups and storage.
We thank you for choosing to stay at Sophie's Retreat and hope you will return again next year.
Charlie and Stephanie

Helpful votes: 0 / 0

 

Great House! Great Location!

Review submitted: March 20, 2014   Date of arrival: March 9, 2014

We had a great time and the house was beyond our expectations! So comfortable and roomy! The homey touches were so nice. One afternoon we decided to stay in and play board games --- it was an awesome family moment with our grown children! It was so nice to be able to bring our dog with us! At night, the view is especially spectacular --- almost like the city turns on its lights just for us! Will definitely be back! The location was too perfect --- close to everything, but still so quiet with a rural feeling.

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, pet-friendly, sight seeing, romantic getaway

Owners response: Thank you Tina for such a great review. We certainly appreciate you taking the time out of your busy schedule to send a review. You and your family were awsome guests and we hope that you return again soon.
Thanks again.

Helpful votes: 0 / 0

 

Great home to stay at while visiting Ashville!

Review submitted: April 20, 2013   Date of arrival: April 1, 2013

A very enjoyable stay - great for a large group (8 bedrooms - most with private baths) Home has all the needed amenities and is only 5 minutes from downtown ashville. Will deffinitely stay there again - you should too!!!
Gary Sanders

Helpful votes: 3 / 6

 

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