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


Property Details

Updated: Aug 24, 2016
1 Bedroom+ 1 Bathroom WiFiTV, Coffee , Parks,weddings,honeymoon,and massage

Welcome to Luxury,Peace,Privacy and great Relaxation

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, 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 for relaxing in your private hot tub, that will help you de-stress and detox. We have in our outdoor kitchen a set up to make your own tea or organic coffee .We have a 32 inch smart TV in the room can that play netflix movies and Pandora music.Instruction will be posted in the room on how to use and we have a stereo player that can play cd;s,ipod or plug in to your unit.Our newest addition is a listing of our favorite places in asheville to eat,drink,hangout and other interesting things to do while in asheville. 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, French Broad's main park that features tubing in the summer,walking your dog,run walking,biking, 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 . 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.**As an after thought I would just like to thank everyone who has stayed with us this past year.We have far exceeded our expectations on the number of bookings that we have had.It is because of you that we have been successful.We continually keep investing in our place making it more beautiful than before.I also want to tell you that during the winter I have added a new structure that being a detached indoor/outdoor kitchen.I also added a major deck with a three fold purpose that also has a roof over head to keep the vacation rental driy as well as the wedding chapel..

We will be offering

intimate weddings of up to 50 people either in our wedding area that is cover or in our garden in front of our house. We also offer wedding-honeymoon packages for a guest and we will perform the weddings here.Please call for info about our packages and what you need to know..We can offer offer you many types of alternative healings such as light frequency healing,sound frequency healing and the reconnection.We will be posting prices for many various new additions Thank you for your support and taxes are included in our rates pricing so what you see is what you get.We are very very close to the french broad river where you can canoe,float on a tube,kayak or paddle on a standing board down the river.There is a place in walking distance to get set up doing this.You can also ride a bike,rollerblade walk your down or self by the river very close to our house.All in all you will have your own space,privacy and stay when you stay at our vacation rental.It is not a shared communal proposition.......Everyone of our guest has loved their time here and gone home feeling great,healthy and destressed......Hope to see you.....michael

* Pet Friendly to responsible dog owners. We ask to not allow your dog to do any damage to our place.Our pet fee is $35

**Our rates include cleaning fee and taxes

More Details
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • 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 environment to heal,relax,reflect and enjoy.Everyone who comes here tells us the place is transforming and more beautiful than the pictures shown.. We have lived here since 1991 and practicing holistic healing ,yoga,chi gong,exercising and different modalities for over 35 years.

Speaks: english, spanish

71 Reviews

based on 71 traveler reviews


Romantic getaway

  • 5 of 5

My fiance and I came into Asheville and stayed at this wonderfully secluded place close to everything. Our host was super kind. The hot tub was excellent! The bed is super comfortable! Our host stayed out of our way and we enjoyed everything Asheville had to offer. The Hole and Sunny Point Cafe are musts while there. Wonderful town and I must say this place is way better than any hotel. Be open minded and enjoy. Thank you Michael for opening up your doors to us! We will be staying here again In March of 2017 for the Biltmore Marathon again I promise you!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you loved the place and thank u for the kind words be well
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  • 5 of 5

This place was way more than I expected. It was beautiful, peaceful, private and clean. For the money and valued environment you can't beat this place..It's really elegant inside with all the lighting and dimmers and the white flowing curtains. It has a really great bed and you're surrounded by a lovely little forest.. Being in the center of asheville, one block from the river, in the middle of the arts district, super close to west asheville, restaurants and pubs, biltmore village.......Michael and his wife listed some of their favorite restaurants on the wall in our room, which really helped my girlfriend and I explore the area.The hot tub is especially nice at the end of the day after touring around. This is a really special place that I feel blessed to have stayed at......After being at this place its hard to think about staying in a hotel again.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet and peaceful

  • 4 of 5

We so enjoyed our stay. Quiet and secluded. Michael, the owner was there for anything we needed. Downtown is conveniently close and Michael had so many great suggestions for restaurants.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for a couple- dog friendly

  • 4 of 5

Michael is wonderful to work with and the place was super cute. The bed is very comfortable and there are all the necessities in the cottage. It is close to the French Broad river park which has a nice dog park as well. It's within 3 miles or so from downtown Asheville and Southside. Very convenient! The only negative would be that there were quite a few bugs in the place (ants and spiders mostly) but in a cottage in a woodsy area it is understandable. If you are ok with that (like we were- and there is bug spray under the sink in the kitchen!) then you will be perfectly fine! :)

I would definitely book this place again. It was very cozy!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Exceptionally clean and quiet. An unusual place to stay . Namaste

  • 3 of 5

Unfortunately not anywhere close to shopping or downtown. It is in a residential neighborhood. It really did not meet our needs that way. The kitchen is not attached, and one must go through the patio to get there. Room is large and the shower/bathroom Is lovely. There Is a big closet however it does not have a light. TV is not live, but only has net flicks and the like. Noisy window air conditioning unit

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you for staying with us.and I am glad you enjoyed our room.we r located 2 miles from downtown,one miles from both west asheville shopping and biltmore villiage.There r places all around here to shop and eat.We r not in the middle of downtown......thank god....It is quite peaceful,private and lovely and yet when you look out the windows you r in the middle of a forest.The walk in closet had two lites in it.Perhaps you didn't the switch which is right there when you walk into it.There is a fridge in the closet for beverage and yes the kitchen is a 20 foot walk from the room.Air conditioners make noise because they r machines....we can't do anything about that and when it is 90 degrees you might praise them for keeping you nice and cool.We sure do.......Thank you for your visit.
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Urban oasis

  • 5 of 5

Perfectly located, calming sanctuary with fantastic hosts! My husband and I just stayed here about a week ago and it was our first time in Asheville. We were surprised to find how hot it was there in July, but walking into this place truly is a sanctuary! My husband was afraid since everything was so "green" that it would not be cool enough inside, but it was fantastic! We loved the privacy and the space. We brought our dog along and he loved it as well - he really enjoyed laying on the bathroom tile floor after a long morning of hiking in the nearby mountains! We didn't think we would utilize the hot tub given how hot it was, but after hiking and being on our feet all day it felt incredible! It also cooled down nicely in the evenings.

The location is great - we walked to the French Broad River park a few times, and there is a great little bar at the base of the road with a rotating food truck that was super relaxed and dog friendly (like anything in Asheville isn't!!! LOL). I think you could probably walk to several other restaurants but my husband had a list of places all over the city so we didn't do that too often. Speaking of lists, I LOVED that Michael and Laura had some recommendations in the closet of restaurants to try/activities/etc. We tried a few of the pet friendly restaurants and were pleased with all of them!

We will definitely be back to stay, but hopefully at a cooler time of year when we can enjoy the outdoors a bit more :-) So much better than a hotel - it felt like home!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am really happy you stayed with us.I enjoyed the fact that the few times I saw you walking your dog in the park when I was that you really felt like you get the most out of your life.It is a real gift that only a few seem to experience.There is an old expression in India that says" a pickpocket looks into a crowd and all he sees is pockets." so what you experienced which is beautiful is the wonderful qualities of our place which exists with in yourselves...It is really nice to meet an exceptional couples as yourselves.Please come again.
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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.We are the most central locations to everything in asheville.You feel like you are in the woods when in the sanctuary and yet 5 minutes from all that asheville has to offer.It is very quiet here and very safe.We have been in this house since 2001 and watched our neighborhood become one of the most desired area in asheville.The park by our house is the premier place to walk,exercise and take a stroll with your dog. or float down the french broad river on a tube,kayak or standing board .

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Asheville Airport at 9 Miles Nearest Barpub : West Asheville bars and Brewers (many) at 1 Miles Nearest Golf : Grove Park Golf Course at 3 Miles Nearest Motorway : Interstate 26 at 1 Miles Nearest Restaurant : West Asheville Restaurants (many) at 1 Miles Car: necessary

Nearby Locations: Downtown Asheville, Biltmore Estate, Blue Ridge Parkway, River Arts District, Biltmore Village, UNCA Botanical Gardens West Asheville eateries and music,bars and clubs french broad river


Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 1 2016 - Oct 9 2016
2 night minimum stay
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Oct 10 2016 - Nov 8 2016
2 night minimum stay
Nov 9 2016 - Mar 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
Mar 21 2017 - Oct 9 2017
2 night minimum stay
leaf season
Oct 10 2017 - Nov 8 2017
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $35

We are dog friendly

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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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
  • Sports & Activities


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  • Hair Dryer
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  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna

Onsite Services

  • Massage


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Mountain View


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

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • 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
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

Floor Area

  • 840 sq. ft.


  • 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.this is a special bathroom as the comment I hear from all of our guest.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • 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 and a small child. Meanwhile you are looking out at a beautiful bamboo and tree forest. and mountains in the forground.It is very clean with a special vibration that people say is transforming.The lighting is on dimmer switches and is very soothing and romantic.The furnishing are very exotic and new.


  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden


  • 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.Accupuncture cost $80 a session which includes diagnosis,treatment and other forms of healing.Massage is $65 a treatment and can be scheduled with Michael.

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