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Story Book Cottage-Massage Chair/Hot Tub/King/Queen/FP/WiFi/Woods/Kid Friendly


Property Details

Updated: Oct 26, 2016
2 BR each w/French doors to private deck & hot tub. Bath w/jet tub, sleeps 4

BE SPOILED at the enchanting STORY BOOK COTTAGE lovingly restored to its original character & charm. Indulge in pampered touches--great massage chair, gas log fireplace, 6 person hot tub, plush king & queen mattresses w/sumptuous linens, quality furnishings & spacious deck overlooking 11 acre woodlands. Enjoy 1-level living with heart-of-pine floors, Kohler jetted bath tub, new kitchen w/stainless appliances & quality cookware. Each bedroom has a lovely woodlands view with French doors to the peaceful back deck, hot tub & woods. The cottage is child & baby friendly. Kids love the fort/slide/swings/climbing wall play area.

The cottage is 1 mile to historic Hendersonville Main Street shops, galleries & delicious restaurants with only 13 miles to Asheville.

INDULGE! You deserve to be spoiled at my vacation home! I am a caring local owner and answer all inquiries personally. I am available anytime to see to your needs. I make sure the home is exceptionally clean, well maintained & the hot tub sparkling w/fresh water.


A long driveway leads to the historic Story Book Cottage with plenty of parking & a front porch w/old-time rocking chairs. Enter to a bright sunroom filled w/windows graced by elegant curtains.


An open wood beam archways joins the stylish living room & kitchen. Enjoy comfortable sofas, stately gas log fireplace, dining table & chairs, HDTV/DVD/VCR, movie library, wireless Internet, & to spoil you further, an awesome massage chair!

A breakfast bar opens the living room to a cheerful kitchen which is thoughtfully & fully equipped with quality cookware. All new maple cabinets, countertops, stainless appliances are accented by fun red Kitchen Aid cookware & accessories. You have sharp cooking knives, quality silverware, cheerful hand-painted dinnerware, coffee grinder & much more! Eat at the breakfast bar or dining table. There’s a new stainless refrigerator with French doors & bottom freezer drawer, oven (cook with gas!), microwave, dishwasher & washer/dryer set.

The BEDROOMS are tastefully furnished & have their own TV. Each room's French doors open to the peaceful 11 acre woodlands, the back deck sitting area & the 6 person hot tub. Indulge in sumptuous 400+ count sheets, plush blankets, lovely bed coverings & premium quality mattresses (king & queen). The king bedroom has a sitting area for two & the guest bedroom has a writing desk for those notes home. Pull the beautiful decorator curtains closed for a good night's sleep.

The BATHROOM features a marbleized tile floor & tub-surround, a deep Kohler jetted tub, elegant furniture vanity with marble top, one-of-a-kind mirror and lovely lighting. Dry off with plush towels provided for your use.

FOR CHILDREN, there is a fun outside playground with swings, slide, climbing wall & fort. There are toys, stuffed animals, books and games. For BABIES there is a crib with bedding, high chair, small stroller & Pack N Play.

YOU DESERVE TO BE SPOILED!: You have central heat & air conditioning to keep you comfortable for whatever season you visit. In addition, the home heats quickly with the gas log fireplace if you prefer. Throughout this comfortable, charming home are sophisticated wall colors, delightful paintings, plush throws & decorator touches of elegance. The thoughtful little extras provided will make you feel that you’re staying at a best friend’s home rather than a rental house. You will feel pampered & relaxed when you stay at this delightful home. I thoroughly love creating a beautiful place & look forward to sharing it with you! I invite you to take home blissful memories of our warm Southern hospitality.


YOU are my full-time business!


More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Recent Review

About the Owner

I am Stephanie Joy Johnson. My passion is creating beauty in real estate….remodeling and restoring homes, landscape design, interior home décor and, best of all, making guests feel pampered when they stay at my personally owned luxury vacation homes in the gorgeous mountains of Western North Carolina. I devote myself full-time to taking care of my homes & guests. YOU are my full-time business! My business is called Asheville Vacation Homes.

I began this business in 2004 and delight in finding beautiful locations and gorgeous homes for vacation rental settings. I am always searching for interesting furnishings (shopping!) to add to the delightful decor for my guests.

During your stay, you also might meet my awesome property manager and “fix-it man,” David. He can take care of any maintenance or property issues should they arise. He and I are both available 7-days-a-week to make sure your stay is the best ever!

Email me for my web address to see all 10 of my vacation homes. Take a virtual tour at AshevilleVacationHomes.

INDULGE! You deserve to be spoiled at my vacation home! I am a caring local owner and answer all inquiries personally.

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Guestbook comments from the manager

I took my mom to North Carolina so she could visit her cousin. We stayed at the Story Book Cottage. It was the most relaxing week I ever spent anywhere. The cottage had everything you could possibly need plus more. The very best part was how quiet and serene it was. Not far away there was a cider mill with the best fresh cold crisp cider. The Biltmore was a short drive away. It was the perfect location to everything. I know the Story Book Cottage will see me again when I need a break from my busy life.
Oct 2013
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Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place to stay. I don't think there was anything I needed that hadn't been provided! The "cottage" is decorated beautifully. We visited the Grove Park Inn just for fun, and other than the view, the "cottage" was a much better place to stay! Thanks for thinking of EVERYTHING when you furnished the house. The massage chair was a great hit with us!

We hope to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2007
  • Stayed: Oct 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming, peaceful and nicely appointed!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our one week stay in the Storybook cottage immensely! It was stocked with everything one might need and then some. We walked in the woods behind the cottage and around the lovely neighborhood. I could hardly pry my husband from the massage chair and the hot tub! Totally terrific vacation!

Carla and John

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Story Book Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for sharing your home with us during our 8 day stay for my grandsons graduation. It had all the amenities that you could possibly need. The location was easy access to everything. Very clean, decorated so pretty, well stocked and great for our one year old grandson. Would definitely stay again ! Thanks again

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Bridgeport, West Virginia, USA

Relaxing Long Weekend with the Family of 4

  • 5 of 5

The house was very clean and the kitchen was well and usefully stocked. The beds were comfy and the back deck was peaceful and private and we enjoyed the hot tub. The kids liked the play ground set, and we loved that Papa's and Beer and their yummo food was close by. Only one small negative, we normally don't get places with just one bathroom when we have our kids with us and now I remember why. The one bathroom was the only drawback here because there were four of us which caused a bit of a traffic jam a few times . However we managed, and the bathroom was clean and the hot water for showers seemed endless. This cottage is perfect for couples or small family, we would absolutely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful experience!

  • 5 of 5

Our family arrived to NC and was received by a miserable rain that almost ruing our trip. One of the few bright spots in our vecation was the wonderful and warm atmosphere we had in this lovely cottage. The photos just don't do it justice! The place was spotless and very welcoming, the location is fantastic - just in the center of everything ( food, attractions...), and our dog had so much fun running in the woods in the back of the property! The owner was very nice and quick to answer any question we had, and was kind enough to send me an item that I left behind. I will definitely go back on my next visit to the area, and I already recommend it to a friend.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Houston, TX

Quiet and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

I have spent three delightful weeks at the Story Book. Cozy, quiet, very well equipped, this location is ideal for easy access to the best of the Blue Ridge on both sides of Asheville. It is the second time I have stayed here, and the third time overall renting from Stephanie, and never been disappointed.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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From the Owner

I am passionate about living in these awesome Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina and adore sharing my vacation rental homes with guests who come to experience our area’s mountains & towns. I take exquisite care of my properties and am available anytime to see to your needs. I make sure each home is exceptionally clean, meticulously well-maintained and the hot tub sparkling with fresh water. I have lived in Asheville, North Carolina for many years and find great joy in discovering more and more reasons why this is the BEST PLACE IN THE WORLD TO LIVE! Asheville is consistently in the “Top 10 Places To Live” according to almost any criterion published! It’s a diverse multi-cultural blend of mountain folk and cosmopolitan society set in a dramatically beautiful mountain setting. It is my heart-felt desire to provide gorgeous welcoming homes in spectacular settings and to share this town with you!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Asheville Airport at 9 Miles Nearest Motorway : Interstate 26 at 4 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Numerous Restaurants nearby at 1 Miles Car: necessary

Located just 13 miles from Asheville & 18 miles from the Biltmore House, the Story Book Cottage is only 1 mile from historic Hendersonville Main Street shops, galleries, antique stores, restaurants, public parks with play areas & Olympic pool, miniature golf, yet it has the peace & quiet of a woodlands setting in a quiet residential neighborhood.




Asheville & Hendersonville are a golfer’s paradise where the strikingly beautiful scenic settings provide a lush backdrop to your golf experience! These are a few of the public courses near our luxury vacation rental homes:

The upscale BROADMOOR GOLF LINKS located in the lush French Broad River Basin is a certified Audubon Society award winning 18-hole Par 72, 7000 yards golf course known for its bent grass greens & practice facility. You will encounter ponds, streams, views & abundant wildlife.

The HIGH VISTA GOLF COURSE is a scenic mountain valley 6935 yards, 18-hole championship golf course, with spectacular 360 degree views & variety of challenging terrain! Although in a private gated community, this lush course is open to the public

The ORCHARD TRACE GOLF CULB is an 18 hole par-3 course w/2,139 yards of golf from the longest tee. It has a course rating of 54 & a slope rating of 113. It’s perfect for a quick 18 hole game & reasonable green fees. Night golf is a great treat!

The CUMMNINS COVE GOLF is an 18 hole par 71 course w/long-range vistas of the Blue Ridge Mountains at this 3,000’ elevation. Fairways are lined w/trees, lakes, streams, waterfalls & spectacular mountain views! From the longest tee, there are 6,415 yards of golf. The course rating is 70.1 & a slope rating of 129 on Bermuda grass.

The SOUTHERN TEE Course is a fun 18 hole, par 3 w/wide fairways. The course rating is 70.0 with a slope rating of 113 with 2573 yards of golfing


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Oct 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
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Dec 1 2016 - Dec 17 2016
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Dec 17 2017 - Jan 4 2018
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My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Clean/HotTub/Management $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.75%

Scroll to bottom of page to the last item in under “Amenities” for link “Owner’s Website” with 40+ PHOTOS OF THIS HOME & ALL 10 OF MY ASHEVILLE & HENDERSONVILLE VACATION HOMES. I am a local owner who takes exquisite care of my homes & YOU! Virtual tour at AshevilleVacationHomes.

Please CALL to make your reservation to be spoiled!

Home sleeps 4 guests. Children/infants counted as guests.
HOLIDAYS (Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, Spring Break, Easter) = minimum week stay. Holiday week: $973.
USAGE FEE: $79 (includes cleaning, hot tub, utilities, management fee)
Dogs allowed with prior approval & agreement to our Pet Policy
Pet Rent: $15/night or $75/week per dog


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From the Owner

With all the special touches, I promise you that my vacation rental homes will feel as though you are staying at a friend’s warm inviting home rather than a 'vacation rental house.' You'll appreciate the tasteful decor and thoughtful care my homes reflect. Each home has been lovingly remodeled, elegantly furnished, beautifully decorated and thoughtfully accessorized with special amenities to pamper you including massage chairs, hot tubs, high speed wireless Internet, king beds with sumptuous bedding, HDTV’s & DVD's, movie libraries, quality well-equipped kitchens, fireplaces, central heat & air conditioning, washers & dryers and much more! Unique to my homes are all the amenities offered for babies and children. There are cribs, pack-n-plays, strollers, high chairs, baby bath tubs, stuffed animals & blankies. Older children love to play on the outdoor playgrounds with forts, slides, swings, climbing walls, etc. plus games, books, toys, kids DVD movies and more. Kids of all ages love to roast marshmallow at the firepits. My homes are easily accessed, right in-town, close to grocery stores, restaurants and shopping. No winding mountain roads to get lost in or long drives to town. The homes are in peaceful, lush vacation spots where you can relax and feel at home. Rather than dealing with a third party management company with limited business hours & knowledge of a home, you can deal directly with me, the owner. I am available to you 7 days-a-week, anytime between 9 AM and 7 PM and after hours for emergencies. I know my properties intimately because I have personally had them restored, remodeled, furnished and equipped. YOU are my full time business! Because I live locally, I am available whenever you call. Email me for my web address to see all 10 of my vacation homes. Take a virtual tour at AshevilleVacationHomes.

Property Type

  • cabin


  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
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  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub ...


  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Town


  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting

Floor Area

  • 950 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub
  • This all new bathroom features elegant tiled floor and tub surround, furniture vanity sink, deep Kohler jetted bath tub, plenty of plush towels, and unique mirror. Our bathroom is immaculately CLEAN!


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king, 1 baby crib, Ultra Plush Mattress & Sumptuous Linens
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen, Ultra Plush Mattress & Sumptuous Linens
  • Each bedroom has an ultra-luxury mattress (King & Queen), sumptuous high count cotton count sheets, plush blankets, luxurious comforters, elegant curtains & paintings, TV/DVD/VCR with lots of movies, French doors with view and access to back deck & hot tub bordering an 11 acre woodlands. They are restful rooms that invite a peaceful, restful sleep. For babies, there is a crib with bumper pad and bedding, as well as a Pack N Play.


  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs


  • Guests provide their own meals

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


  • Awesome Massage Chair; Hot Tub for 6; High Speed Wireless Internet Connection; Fireplace gas logs; 3 TV's – built-in DVD/VCR; HDTV w/premium stations Movie Library; Central Heat/Air; Crib; Twin Air Bed; Pack-N-Play; Playground w/slide/swings/climbing wall/fort; Kids Toys; Full Size Washer & Dryer; Phone – FREE long distance in continental US; Writing Derk & Supplies; Board Games, Paperback Books; Iron & Ironing Board; Hair Dryer; CD Player/Radio; Alarm Clocks; 400+ Count Cotton Sheets; Soft Blankets; Plush Towels; Elegant Comforters; Luxurious Throws; Ceiling Fans; Patio Table & Chairs; Basic Tool Kit; First Aid Kit; KitchenAid Cookware & Accessories; Quality Silverware; KitchenAid sharp cooking knives; Festive Hand Painted dishes; Coffee Maker & Grinder; Toaster; Blender; Waffle Iron; Stand Mixer; Crock Pot; Dishwasher; Microwave; Oven – cook with gas; Refrigerator-French doors & Freezer Drawer; Basic Spices.

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