Relax by the streamBeautiful, quiet backyard
Charming cottage bordered by stream
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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1917 cottage with a private backyard and meandering stream.Relaxing environment in quiet neighborhood setting.The host is an artist well known for her regional landscapes.Amenities include a natural setting 1o minutes from downtown Asheville, nearby tennis courts, restaurants,microbreweries.and close proximity to the Blue Ridge Parkway.

The space

BY THE MONTH: If you like the charm of a cottage and being surrounded by good quality art, you'll enjoy your stay here.The bedroom is a recently renovated light filled room. The backyard is approximately one half acre bordering a stream and offers a peaceful and serene setting to unwind. I am central to all of the amenities in north Asheville as well as downtown. Your privacy will be respected always but I am here for you, ready to help, guide and to insure your comfort.. The bed is large enough for two and linens are clean and fresh. If you have an interest in the arts, I can direct you to the downtown arts scene. You are welcome to utilize the kitchen as well.. There is a new convenient wifi connection as well as Amazon Prime with limited access to free movies and television.

Guest access

There is one main entrance to the house. It is well lit. See photo.

Interaction with guests

As your host I am here if you need me. I am friendly and enjoy meeting new (website hidden) the same time you can interact as much or as little as you like. I will welcome the opportunity to get to know you.

Other things to note

We are within 10 minutes walking distance to downtown Asheville. Also public transit is available. Biking paths are intermittent around town.


Extra people $14 NZD / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee $35 NZD
Security Deposit $141 NZD
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 11AM

This cottage is smoke free. As an animal lover I regret that we do not allow for pets to protect those with allergies to pet dander.etc. Generally check out time is 11:00 am unless there is a special request noted. Quiet time goes from 12:00 midnight to 8 o'clock am.Use of television with Roku for free t.v. and Amazon Prime FREE movies only.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

30 nights minimum stay

39 Reviews

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Carlo User Profile
November 2015
Very nice stay in Asheville!

Lil User Profile
October 2015
Charming, simply charming! Wonderful 1st time AirBNB experience. Our host was most accommodating and hospitable. She gave us our space to come and go as we pleased but when we were at the house she was welcoming and engaging. A wonderful conversationalist with a wealth of life's experiences. So nice to be somewhere for an overnight and actually have conversation with others, so unlike a hotel. Very warm personality that was felt throughout our stay.
Deborah User Profile
Response from Deborah:
Thank you Lil, I felt the same way about you. I think Asheville will be missing out on this more personal experience which is far more fulfilling and community minded. I am so pleased that you stayed with me. It is a privilege to have gotten to know you.
October 2015

Heather User Profile
October 2015
Deborah was absolutely lovely. My boyfriend and I both had a wonderful time enjoying her incredible hospitality, calming backyard, and fresh made scones and coffee in the morning. I would highly recommend this location to everyone. We are definitely looking forward to coming back! Best of luck, Deborah!
Deborah User Profile
Response from Deborah:
I hope you enjoyed your stay in the cabin with family and Leaf! Wishing you both the very best in your journey forward!!
October 2015

Beryl User Profile
October 2015
Thank you so much, Deborah, for sharing your beautiful home and a little of your interesting life with us! You greeted us in the evenings with glasses of wine under the walnut trees and spoiled us with delectable breakfast treats. We slept so well on the super-comfortable bed, and the guest room was lovely! To be surrounded by your gorgeous artwork was an inspiration. Best of all were the great conversations we shared with you. We hope to have the chance to continue them in the future. We wish you luck in your struggle to maintain your small corner of paradise.

Kyle User Profile
September 2015
Deborah's airbnb was a great cozy room in an old house with lots of charm. Her studio is in the bottom floor and we enjoyed chatting about art, and where she painted her landscapes. Deborah gave us lots of good restaurant recommendations and places to go. It was also a great location close to downtown.
Deborah User Profile
Response from Deborah:
Kyle and Mandy are two very talented artists. It was a pleasure to see their work and talk about art. Kyle and Mandy, please keep me on your mailing lists for openings and exhibitions you are in. I would love to keep up with your work!
September 2015

Alena User Profile
September 2015
We had a wonderful experience at Deborah's cottage. Deborah is kind and interesting and made us feel very welcome in her home and in Asheville. She greeted us in the morning with fresh coffee and the local paper. The cottage is conveniently located and in a beautiful area -- a lovely natural oasis. Our room was clean, comfortable, and inviting. I would definitely recommend staying with Deborah.

Mary User Profile
August 2015
Deborah (kind yet stimulating) met me (a dusty, bedraggled traveler) at the door and so began three days of utter bliss. It is hard to believe that Deborah’s oasis – this haven of natural beauty – is so near the heart of downtown Asheville, but it is. My room was absolute perfection: peaceful, clean, restful, simply beautiful. The walls and furniture the color of the sea, sheer curtains that created the most serene and lovely light. The clean, white linens tied with a light green ribbon. A gorgeous bureau had four empty drawers that easily housed my possessions. I fell onto the wonderfully comfortable bed with freshly scented white sheets and had a heavenly sleep. After awakening to the sound of birds, I showered in the lovely bathroom, natural soaps provided. Deborah made an absolutely delicious cup of coffee in her perfectly organized, charming kitchen and sat with me at her table. A long-time resident of Asheville, her fine sensibilities, grace, sensitivity and generosity of spirit make her the consummate host. Deborah has an obvious reverence for her cottage, maintaining the integrity of its history and honoring its beauty. I was then given free reign in one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been – her back yard. Ancient trees, lush green all about, flowering bushes, bamboo, and a stream that extends the entire length of her property. The sound of a hawk. Cicadas. All manner of flora and fauna. Each morning I spent a good hour intoxicated by the beauty of her land. Two comfortable wooden garden chairs and a table beside the stream for writing, solitude or conversation. There is another dimension to the beauty Deborah provides her guests: her extraordinary work. I have met many artists in my life but never anyone of Deborah’s emotional depth and reverence for Nature – a truly dedicated and accomplished painter. Her paintings surrounded me during my stay – a continual feast for the eyes and for the spirit. Rarest of all, Deborah is not an ego-driven artist but one who cares about her fellow man (and, of course, that extends to her guests). Anyone who enters her home is fortunate indeed. Thank you, Deborah.

Joined in August 2013
Deborah User Profile

I have lived in Asheville for over 25 years. I am a well known artist focused on documenting the landscape of the region. I love nature, music and my community.

Languages: English
Response rate: 50%
Response time: within a day

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