This 4 Bedroom, 3 Bath Custom-built Home Has A Rare Mtn View
- english, Spanish
About Monica Tilhou
Hi! My name is Monica and thank you for reading about my precious property! I'm a recent widow in her early 60's who's been enjoying the process of transforming a home into a real beauty. . . When my husband, John, of 34 years died 8 years ago, I moved to Asheville and later bought this home. Through remodeling over the psst 2yrs, I've been able to decorate it as a very appealing and highly satisfying rental for adults and children alike! My life's work/project- my 3 wonderful adult kids and 2sweet granddaughters, were the inspiration for this remodeling project! Because I want to keep them visiting me here often, I had the incentive to make this a warm, yet "luxurious" mountain retreat! I travel occasionally but will usually be here in town at a nearby home during your stay. It's always a pleasure to greet guests and welcome them to my home, so I look forward to meeting you and showing you around the house and grounds personally- it would be my pleasure! I truly hope you Enjoy your stay- your days and nights (on the front porch with a fire!?) while you're here in lovely Asheville!
Monica Tilhou purchased this Bungalow in 2013
Why Monica Tilhou chose Asheville
I fell in love with Asheville on my very first visit and moved into a rental here 6 months later! That was in 2010. As I searched for a home close to town to purchase some 2 1/2 years later, I was drawn immediately to this lovely, picturesque spot, overlooking a pond and facing an evergreen mountain that fills the view! I knew I had to live here! So, after purchasing it in the Spring of 2013, I undertook dramatic renovations which have brought great response and delight to family and visitors alike. It's been great fun! I'm proud of the place and pleased to offer a home of this caliber so close to town... 5 minutes! Great views, large front porch, back screened-in porch, gourmet kitchen, 6-7 person hot tub and, somewhat rare among home rentals, a secluded, backyard fire pit up into the woods for conversing and roasting marshmallows! Also, if you are arriving from several directions, easy parking for up to four cars is available at the house with a seperate turnaround green space.
What makes this Bungalow unique
This home is perfect for a family get-together! It also should appeal to 2-3 couples with up to 3 children, 5 with avail queen air mattress. There are 2 queen-bedded rooms 1 Bunkbed Room for 3-5 1 upstairs apt for 1-2 with a full bed, fridge, microwave and storage space for snacks! Great rec room for the kids, two. Small tv w/cable. While enjoying the Living Room, relax on the new leather sofa with extra seating. The room features a candelabra, a mountain-view and often a roaring fireplace! Piano in the dining room for music lovers~ Great neighborhood for walking, too! Three laps around the pond below is about a mile! A slow, one-way path around this pond takes you through our quiet, little neighborhood. Please observe a 10pm curfew on loud, outdoor gatherings. Revelry on the front porch or up in the acre of woods above carries an echo "heard all 'round the pond!". So do, please, respect this curfew each evening. Thanks so much!
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Cats /Dogs that are well behaved.
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Max guests:11 (sleeps up to 11 adults)
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Beautiful, clean house. Great location!
Monika was great to deal with. Super friendly and helpful
Thanks so much, Megan! Very sweet of you to say!
It was a pleasure having you girls at the house- come on back anytime!😁🙏
Good House, Great Location
We enjoyed Asheville for a weekend getaway with 4 couples. The house was very spacious and accommodated everyone well! The house is a bit dated and was not the absolute cleanest it could have been, but it is in a great location and overall we had a great time! We especially enjoyed the hot tub!
House caught on fire. Owner was horrible to deal with. RENTER BEWARE
Let me begin by saying we regularly rent VBRO's across the southeast and have always had a pleasant experience. This rental was NOT the case. The location was great, and the house was quaint with a good front porch, but you can immediately tell that this house has not been kept up. Little things like a broken toilet seat in the master and rusted shower rods are not really expected at a house in this price range in Asheville, but were able to look past those minor details. Now for the crazy part...we started a fire in the fireplace, and after about 50 minutes the house started filling up with smoke and the chimney was making a weird noise. When we ran outside, we saw a huge fire coming from the TOP OF THE CHIMNEY. it was spraying embers all over the roof. We immediately called 911 and they dispatched 3 fire trucks to the house. We waited outside as 20+ firefighters entered the house and sprayed extinguisher all up the chimney. They continued to monitor the house for the next 2 hours for any residual fires. The firefighters said that the chimney was horribly dirty and was a complete fire hazard. During this time, Monica, the homeowner, called us as soon as the fire alarm went off and was very concerned. I told her that we had called the fire department and had everything under control. I was taken back when she stated, "Yea, i've been meaning to get the chimney cleaned for months, but we couldn't get on there schedule". Why didn't she say anything to us about that if she knew it was dangerous?? We were there for a 2 day rental and had no where else to go, so we cleaned up the place after the firefighters left (including fire extinguisher residue all over the mantel) and made the best of a smokey situation. When the trip was over, i wrote Monica an email requesting "some sort of reimbursement" for our time, trouble, drycleaning bill (all of our belongings smelled like smoke, and stress (our 4 kids under the age of 10 were pretty much scared to go back into the house, our littlest one wanted to sleep outside). Well, two days passed without a response, then she called me at 8pm on new years eve to tell me that she didn't think we deserved a partial refund AND that the house was dirty so she was thinking about holding our security deposit. I reminded her that there where over 20 firefighters in the house for hours and they sprayed stuff everywhere, but she wouldn't listen and already had her mind made up. Not the best way to handle the situation.
Great gathering space
Thank you Monica for sharing your home with me and my 3 friends. It was the perfect place for spending time together, cooking dinner, playing games and sitting by the fire while also having rooms of our own for quiet time. The porch was the best gift for our morning coffee. Great to feel the warm sun on out faces.
The location was great! Close to town and to mountains. Uber was perfect for our nights in town catching concerts at the Salvage Station and Orange Peel.
Thanksgiving in Asheville
Our family, 8 adults, had a great time at the property over Thanksgiving. The rooms were good sized. The property is in a heavily wooded neighborhood and the driveway is a bit tight and steep. However, the result is a very peaceful and private feeling home. Travel to downtown Asheville is very easy as well. <10mins.
Fabulous house, minutes to downtown
This house was perfect for our group. The living space flowed beautifully with plenty of room to cook, dine in and hang out. Clean and comfy!
We stoked up the fire pit and cozied up together on the deck. The hot tub was sparkling and just the right temp.
Easy access to all the fun that Asheville has to offer, so we would come and go all day. A $5 Lift ride when we chose not to drive.
Monica was the best. Relaxed, yet very responsive to our needs. Her instructions were clear and easy to follow.
We hope to stay there again on our next trip to Asheville!
Though it's 5-6 mins to town by car it's a hilly, 20-25 mins on foot-I don't recommend it.
A taxi would cost $15-20 rd trip. Uber runs slightly less, I've heard. But your best transport is having your own car for multiple daily trips in nearly any direction. The area offers rolling hills and small, picturesque valleys along with mtn views available to the north and south of Asheville along the Blue Ridge Parkway. If you just need to "veg-out", do it on the front porch with a multi-hued mtn offering up an undeniable, "Welcome Home!".