#1422: USA, North Carolina

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    Our beautiful home has just been completed and is ready for to host you on your next visit to Asheville! 

    This secluded getaway rests within a private 55-acre natural sanctuary graced with peaceful and relaxing hiking trails throughout. At the end of a half a mile gravel driveway, you'll have your own forest adventure just outside the the door. Yet only 15 minutes from the vibrant culinary, music, and arts experience in downtown Asheville to just 10 minutes from the funky West Asheville scene and 20 minutes to never-ending Pisgah Forest, it's the best of all worlds.

    Inside your home, you'll find an open, inviting and artsy gathering area. This space includes a cozy living room, kitchen, dining area, and half bath. The well-equipped full kitchen has a refrigerator, range, and dishwasher with plenty of space to prepare food while enjoying an appetizer on the natural bartop. Beyond the dining table, relax on the cozy couch or chairs by the stand alone gas fireplace and view the never-ending wilderness out the windows...or turn on the TV and enjoy Netflix and SlingTV on the Roku before turning in for the evening. Enjoy wifi throughout the house as well.

    Downstairs there are two spacious bedrooms each furnished with a queen bed, independent heating/cooling systems, and full closets with plenty of additional storage. A large bath consisting of a marble double vanity and overhead shower with pebble stone floor will ease your day's adventures. Along with a washer and dryer on the same level, there is a second living area with laid back chairs and a second flat-screen with Apple TV. This area is a great hangout spot for kids in the evening.

    Venturing outside, there is a relaxing and open patio with the forest beyond. It's the perfect place for a grilled evening dinner on the gas grill or morning coffee under the unique Mangolia tree. Make sure you use the stone fire pit for evening stories and, of course, don't forget the smores...just keep an ear out for the whippoorwills and local owl.

    As you continue outside, it's good to know that this property has been known as 'Shinn Gardens'. For years it was a top location for the Asheville Botanical Gardens to lead a semi-annual tour of the vast expanse of local plants and flowers only found in the Western North Carolina region, one of the largest collections in the state. The Shinns had spent over 30 years collecting and relocating local fauna to be put in it's natural habitat and create a sanctuary of local plants. Beyond these several short loops flooded with rare and native plants there are miles of traverses with an excellent camping spot at the top of the mountain...all within the private seclude of the property.

    But we also know you are here for Asheville, so go enjoy. Biltmore Estate, Blue Ridge Parkway, Downtown Asheville, beautiful Pisgah Forest...all is within 15-20 minutes of here. And if on your way home you're not ready to settle in, check out Noble Cider off Leicester Highway. Only two miles from the house and on the way home, it boasts the best cider brewery Asheville has to offer.

    If you're looking for privacy, nature and quiet solitude but still want to be minutes from a thriving downtown like none other, this is the place for you.



    Car needed yes
    Car available no

    15 minutes door to door to downtown Asheville. 55 acres of wooded privacy, total quiet, but still close enough to town to enjoy all the area has to offer.    



    bedroom 1: 1 x queen double

    bedroom 2: 1 x queen double


    bathroom 1: shower, toilet

    wc 2: toilet


    central heating air conditioning fireplace telephone
    fax machine internet access linen towels
    sofa bed baby high chair baby crib hair dryer
    disable friendly computer available wifi sauna / steam room
    gym indoor pool ceiling fans high speed internet
    home security gated community water view lift /elevator
    oven hob / stove dishwasher washing machine
    clothes dryer fridge freezer microwave
    coffee maker toaster iron & ironing board condiments/essentials
    tv vcr cd player/hi-fi dvd player
    cd library video library dvd library cable / satelite tv
    ipod dock      
    parking garden / yard shared pool balcony/terrace
    outdoor grill private hot tub outdoor furniture private pool
    shared hot tub garage beach / water front canoe/cayak
    nanny /babysitting caretaker housekeeper cook
    gardener doorman resort privileges  

    House rules

    Credits 11 to 12
    One additional credit if booked in September or October.
    Cleaning included yes

    No Smoking inside

    No Pets

    Not suitable for the elderly or infirm

    No wheelchair access



    Horse riding (20 minutes drive)

    Fishing (20 minutes drive)

    Downhillskiing (30 minutes drive)

    Golf (30 minutes drive)

    Whitewater rafting (30 minutes drive)

    Canoe/Kayaking (15 minutes drive)


    Shops (15 minutes drive)

    Restaurants (15 minutes drive)

    Culture (15 minutes drive)

    Gym / Health Club (10 minutes drive)

    Wildlife Viewing (10 minutes drive)

    Galleries & Museums (10 minutes drive)

    Public transport (5 minutes drive)

    Town (15 minutes drive)

    Country club/Resort facilities (20 minutes drive)

    Bar /Pub (10 minutes drive)

    Theatre (15 minutes drive)

    Entertainment (15 minutes drive)

    Place of Interest

    Spa Nearby (10 minutes drive)

    Getting there

    20 minutes from the AVL airport. 2 hours to CLT Charlotte Airport. 3.5 hours to ATL Atlanta Airport.    

    2Br/1.5Ba On A 55 Acre Private Sanctuary 15 Min. D...

    Little House in the Big Woods

    At a glance

    Property House/Villa (vacation home & rental property)
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    Credits 11 to 12 per week
    Bedrooms 2
    Guests 4
    Min stay 2 days
    Desired Destinations Canada
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