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Welcome home to your vacation and welcome to Asheville!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,080 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Free Boating & Fishing, 3 Bedroom, 2 full Bath, Sleeps 8-9

Our retreat is nestled in the Smoky Mountains minutes to downtown Asheville and area attractions. The property is on 1 1/2 acres of lush lawn, timber, a stream, and a large private pond for fishing with a 9 ft John Boat.

It is easily accessible to all area attractions including hiking, biking, waterfalls, whitewater rafting in Hot Springs, golf, shopping, Zip Line Tours, gem mining, and other fun filled activities. It is the perfect spot for family and friends in the area to get together for reunions and cookouts.

Our home has three bedrooms and two baths and can sleep up to eight adults comfortably.

Make a fire by the pond and enjoy a relaxing evening in a chemical-free, spring water filled hot tub or relax outside on a large front porch. Invite friends and family and play on the soft, North Carolina grass, under the

We are pet and child friendly with fishing poles on site and a small john boat to paddle around. Life jackets are provided for your safety.

Our home is it's own vacation destination and we have many returning guest who enjoy the benefit of an alternative payment method, no extra fees or deposits for cleaning and we hope to make all guests friends who want to return. We do have some alternative payment options including PayPal and a pre-payment check processing available.

More Details

The Parker Family
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 15, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our family stayed for a week visiting other family in the area. The kids loved having so much room to play and run around. They really enjoyed fishing in the pond. The house was great and we were pleasantly surprised! The owner was so easy to work, flexible when it came to paying and reserving and was easy to contact during our stay when we had questions.

Because this is in a perfect location, the owner accommodated our large family without any problems, and the kids love having so much room to play and run around in a safe area, we will definitely be back for our next family reunion!
Jun 2017
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Alexander Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1080 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , Master Bedroom on-suite
  • Shower in guest bathroom, garden tub in master bathroom.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master with on-suite
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single
  • Queen sleeper sofa in living area and a single cot to add to any room.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
A destination vacation for family and friends! Fishing Pond with poles Small John Boat Fire Pit - wood burning (Bring your own starter fluid) HOT TUB- gas heated, no chemicals used, easy to empty, fill, and refill - heats quickly (water emptied after each guest and filled just for you! Location is close to everything! Area information available.


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Welcome home to your vacation and welcome to Asheville!
average rating of 4.428571 based on 18 reviews

Beautiful property, peaceful, and fun

  • 5 of 5

We took a few of our employees on a retreat for the weekend to do some team building. Went on a Zip Line tour and white water rafting. It was a perfect location to come back at the end of the day. The hot tub was great and super cool because the owners had wood for the outdoor fire pit. There were lots of frogs croaking and lightening bugs shining. We were able to turn off the outside lights and really enjoy ourselves. The tan is ready to go back!

The owners were so easy to work with and we made friends with them through our long distance calls, texts, and emails. It's investing how accommodating and flexible they were. Our cleaning deposit was fully returned within a few days. The price for what we got was very low. It would have cost twice as much to stay in a hotel and we wouldn't have had that time by the fire bring to know each other better. We will come back to the pond house again, can't wait!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The idea to bring employees for a weekend was genius! We loved seeing all of pictures, so much fun! We'll make sure to have some new ideas for your next trip!
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Love the pond

  • 5 of 5

The dogs had a blast swimming, playing and hiking!!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect little get away. If you want privacy, a wide open homey surrounding then I suggest the pond

  • 4 of 5

Two long time friends took a Labor Day retreat for some girl time. It was the most fun I've had in years. Everything you need is there for you. The pond was nice for atmosphere but we couldn't get up the nerve to enter in with the boat that's on the shoreline. The hot tub was " rustic " at the least but after a good cleaning at our own hand and many adult beverages while enjoying a fire every night we never failed to finish off the day sitting in the tub. The jets aren't strong enough to move the water much and the filter is, we'll...let's just say it doesn't stay clean but we enjoyed this place so much! We had many friendly bees who always wanted to join us for a snack on the front porch so we stayed out back. Many excursions to enjoy within an hour or so kept us busy during the day. But we were happy to make a home cooked meal every evening then head out back. The the price is right for a stay at the pond and the memories are fond. I would truly recommend the Parkers. Honest, friendly owners who are a joy and to work with! Thanks Laurie

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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cozy and private

  • 4 of 5

We loved the coziness and privacy of the large yard. House came equipped with just about anything that you might need. The owners are fantastic to work with and respond very quickly. The front porch is covered and pretty large, we enjoyed all of our meals on it. it was a great location for a low key, relaxing family vacation which is exactly what we wanted.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great value and location

  • 5 of 5

I booked this for some friends and didon't actually stay myself. But I heard nothing but good things. Great location and good rates. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Time!

  • 4 of 5

Great clean place. Very homey!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Smokey Mountain Tours.

* White Water Rafting.

* Gem Mining.

* Biltmore House.

* Downtown.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Hang out by the Fire.

* Hang out in the Hot Tub.

* Grill out by the Pond.

* Thrift Store Shopping..

Top Thing to do in Family:.....

Fish in your own pond! Catch bluegill and bass while you relax in the North Carolina mountains!

If you prefer a busier schedule we are minutes to downtown Asheville, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the Pisgah National Forest. You will be close to Hot Springs, Maggie Valley, and Cherokee or you can take a day trip to Gatlinburg and Dollywood. You name will be centrally located for leaf

looking, waterfall hunting, gem mining, whitewater rafting, tubing, kayaking, wildlife viewing, horseback riding, shopping, thrift stores, antiques, hiking, skiing, snowboarding, rock climbing, golf, museums,art galleries, and seasonal activities.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
X-tra Children $0

Accidental damage insurance is required, minimum amount policy is $59 for $1,500 damage, guests are encouraged to select a higher amount of coverage when they have large groups to avoid any out of pocket expenses that may occur! The Accidental property damage covers broken lamps, windows and glass; damaged doors, walls and furniture; stained bedding or linens and more. Lost keys - It happens — keys can be misplaced. We can cover re-keying costs. Damage Caused by Pets.

$150 Deposit cleaning deposit is fully refundable and easy to get back when you fulfill the terms of the agreement. The home is Non-Smoking and there is a nice outside porch in front and back along with picnic tables by the Pond. Smoking inside will forfeit the deposit as deep cleaning will be necessary to ensure future guests and our family's comfort.

Alternative Payments available include PayPal's Friends and Family with $1.00 initial booking fee (including insurance = $62.00) - full payment due within 3 hours to PayPal to avoid cancellation. PayPal Invoicing available, Note: guests are responsible for all booking fees incurred, appropriate % will be applied to the invoice or deducted from the cleaning deposit. Note, there is also a fee to refund deposit if not paid through PayPal Family and Friends, $5.00 fee on HomeAway VRBO and % on PayPal that will be deducted, owner doesn't pay booking and refund fees for guests.

Payment plans available for advanced booking, Make sure you get that vacation by paying a little each month!!!

***Returning guests***ask for the family discount, we'll pull up your past reservation!!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.