3 Bedroom, 1 bath, Sleeps 6
Stardust cottage sits at end of the road in a beautiful farming valley 30 minutes outside of Asheville. Comfortably sleeps six in soft white sheets & down comforters (two queen, twin & trundle). Light & airy- windows everywhere, wood floors, & high ceilings! Enjoy gentle breezes, bubbling creeks, & bright stars while relaxing on the porch swing.
Come visit Stardust Cottage when you're ready to relax and enjoy your time in the mountains! Just updated with you in mind. The kitchen is stocked with quality cookware.
Escape from your television, but enjoy streaming shows on your computer. Our wifi will keep you connected if you desire.
Babies and Kids Count! We welcome children with toys and games for all ages. We have a pack-n-play, high chair, baby gate, and kid's dinner ware. We appreciate honest guest counts, regardless of guest ages.
Outside amenities include a bubbling creek, and plenty of room to run, keeping children busy for hours! Chill out in our shady hammock. Relax on our covered porch in one of our rocking chairs or on our porch swing while you take in the mountain views. Enjoy the flowers in our garden, or pick herbs for your dinner. Roast marshmallows at our fire pit. If you are here during the cooler fall months, enjoy a cozy fire in the woodstove (we have gas heat, as well). You'll have access to miles of hiking trails right outside our door. Admire a sky full of stars at night, and then fall asleep with the gentle mountain breeze and the sound of the creeks outside.
Quiet and private, our neighbors are not visible or close to the house. You'll need a car- Stardust Cottage is nestled 'back in the holler'!
We may greet you at your arrival, see you off when checking out as we arrive to prepare the cottage for the next guests, or -rarely- during your stay if anything needs attention. Mostly we will leave you to enjoy the peace and privacy we love about this property. We live in Asheville and can assist you by email, phone or in person, if needed. Welcome to the Appalachian mountains!
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About the Owner
Hi! We love meeting new people and trying new things- especially food and travel. We've lived in the Asheville area since our college years, and have two great kids. Western North Carolina is very community-minded and we like to get involved in helping make our wonderful place to live even better. Our family enjoys hiking the trails and cooling off in the streams in the summer, and then catching the incredible vistas on the way home.
4.8 based on 30 traveler reviews
Lil' Slice of Heaven
I seriously debated cashing it in and not going home. Beautiful property, far enough away to feel secluded and relaxed, but close enough to Asheville and outdoor fun. Our dog had a blast chasing the frisbee and sitting next to the huge outdoor fire ring. The house was a comfortable size; enough room to spread out in, but cozy enough to feel like home, and the light!!!!! Gorgeous!!! Well equipped with odds and ends as well as a stocked kitchen (though the knives could use a stone). Make sure to enjoy a bubble bath with a glass of wine, and a cup of tea on the porch. This house is on my list for a second round. Cannot recommend it enough for a quiet, lovely stay with plenty to do.
Beautiful, clean "cabin" in the woods with all the amenities of home
This property is well off the beaten path but a true diamond in the rough. It is clean, well appointed and was a perfect mountain getaway for my wife and I. The cabin itself sits back in an elbow of a mountain so when you look up and out all you see are trees in every direction. It is pet friendly and has a spacious yard for your pets to romp around in. Whether you are enjoying the hammock in the backyard, relaxing on the porch or snoozing inside, the property is quiet and very private. While there are neighbors in the area, they are far enough away that they might as well not be there at all. Most surprising of all considering how far the property is off the beaten path, it has a DSL connection so you aren't completely cut off from the outside world while staying there.
I would and will definitely stay here again!
A Wonderful Place to Relax and Enjoy Nature!
My wife and I and our two small children recently spent three nights at Stardust Cottage and had a fantastic time. Coming from South Florida, we were seeking a quiet, private enchanting place in the mountains to relax and give our kids a taste of a different type of outdoors and this place really did the job. The setting is beautiful, peaceful, and secluded. We loved walking the mountain road and enjoying the views and the neighboring farm lands. The house has everything one would need and we loved cooking in the kitchen and eating meals there rather than going to local area restaurants. The kids loved the basement table tennis and foosball and the assorted toys, books, and puzzles. Best of all, no television! Well, actually, the butterflies pollinating the garden may have been the best.
A great place to relax, disconnect and explore the surrounding area
We enjoyed staying at this lovely country cottage. The surrounding countryside is gorgeous, and the drive to Asheville and other points of interest is fairly easy and quite picturesque. While remote (half a mile up a gravel road, with no cell phone service), the cottage is well-equipped with all the necessary amenities, including good wi-fi. It is tidy and well-maintained, with lovely furnishings and a very nice deck, which is partially covered from the elements. The grounds and garden are also very pretty. We visited in August, and while the weather was warm and muggy throughout our stay, nights are cool enough to open the windows, and the central AC is fine for the daytime. We would definitely consider staying here again!
Relaxing Week in the Mountains
Our family. three dogs included had a great time at the Starlite home near Asheville. There was everything we could have hoped for and really enjoyed the quiet star filled evenings. The kids had fun playing games especially Ping Pong. The dogs loved the woods and exploring the scents of the mountain creatures. We hope to visit again soon.
Peaceful private getaway
My husband and I (and our dog) had a wonderful relaxing stay at stardust cottage. I think my favorite part were the peaceful mornings on the porch drinking coffee, reading or doing yoga. The setting was beautiful, the sounds of the running stream next to the cottage and the birds singing all day were so calming. The house sits at the end of a fun unpaved road, driving past some cute farms. It is very private. The flowers in the garden are beautiful and we used some of the herbs from the garden for some of our meals. The house is beautiful and very comfortable, while having all the conveniences you could need. (I'm so happy the house did not have a tv!) We did go into Asheville one day. It takes about 35 mins and is a easy drive. We hope to return to stardust in the future!
From the Owner
“We bought this place as our primary residence and lived here for eleven years. We loved it from the minute we saw it and still do! Big Sandymush Valley is the best preserved farming valley in the southern Appalachians. Thousands of acres of conservation lands are adjacent to the property, organic farms are abundant here.”
Activity and Interests
Asheville is a sophisticated small city in a mountain valley in the southeastern United States. It's a very popular and well known tourist area. The city is very walkable with shops, galleries, and restaurants on every corner. Asheville is know for its foodie culture, including lots of vegetarian choices. The varied nightlife scene and many cultural activities and festivals will keep you busy if you like. The area is also known for its many artists and crafts people. Just south of downtown is the Biltmore House; the largest private residence in the USA. The house and its thousands of acres are open to the public. The Blue Ridge parkway also passes through the area. This is an incredibly scenic drive through the national forests in the area, with world class views, and many interesting stops along the way for hiking, picnicking, looking at waterfalls, or frolicking in the cool mountain streams.
Endless opportunities abound for rafting, rock climbing, and backwoods adventures if outdoors is your thing. There are two ski resorts, each about one hour from Stardust Cottage. Golf is also popular in the area. You can choose to be in the middle of the action, and then out in the middle of nowhere 15 min later!
Closer to Stardust cottage are several organic farms, including flowers and a nationally known herb farm. Potters and crafts people live tucked in their beautiful corner of Sandymush Valley.
Don't let our long backwoods private gravel drive fool you... a beautiful modern well appointed cottage awaits at the end!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Last Minute Special
Oct 12 2016 - Oct 14 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Additional information about rental rates
|Cleaning||$100 + Tax|
|Pet Fee||$50 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
BABIES COUNT! We appreciate honest guest counts, regardless of guest ages, in order to cover added wear and tear caused by the greater number of guests.
Holidays or high season may have special rates or require longer minimum stays.
Check In: 4 pm Check out: 11 am
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
- Available stay (no arrival)
From the Owner
“Stardust Cottage is private and relaxing in a gorgeous natural setting. It's modern and comfortable, with soft sheets and down comforters You can get to Asheville for city fun, but no need to!”
- Away From It All
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Heating ...
- Internet ...
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Wood Stove
- Coffee Maker ...
- Dishes & Utensils
- Kitchen ...
- Pantry Items
- Stove ...
- Dining Area
- Video Library ...
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered ...
- wheelchair inaccessible
- Mountain View
- autumn foliage
- eco tourism
- horseback riding
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities
- mountain biking
- 1350 sq. ft.
- Bathroom 1 - toilet, tub, shower
- Just redone bathroom! Cheery walls and white tile for a spa like feel. Separate shower and extra large clawfoot tub. Soak in the tub and gaze up and the mountains and sky!
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
- Bedroom 1 - 1 queen, New memory foam/spring matress
- Bedroom 2 - 1 queen, New memory foam mattress
- Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single, Twin with trundle
- Bedrooms 1 and 2 are the same roomy size. Both have mountain views, new queens & bedding, soft white sheets and down comforters. Bedroom two has a kids play area in the very large closet. Close the closet doors and you'd never know!
- Deck / Patio
- Lanai / Gazebo ...
- Lawn / Garden ...
- Outdoor Grill ...
- Guests provide their own meals