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Secluded Convenience: the best of both worlds

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq ft
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Bungalow, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath (Sleeps 4)

Just 10 minutes to downtown Asheville!

Step into a long-ago era as you escape to this 1940's bungalow nestled on a peaceful hillside. Constructed of fieldstone and wood with pine floors and stone fireplace, you can't resist the call of the mountains.

The wrap-around porch invites you to relax as crickets and tree frogs sing their melodious symphony. Snuggle in front of the fireplace. Watch the sun rise over the treetops as you savor a fresh brewed cup of coffee and experience the fresh mountain air.

This 2 bedroom 1 bath picturesque sanctuary is the perfect get-a-way for couples, young families or a friend's retreat. Decorated in soothing earth tones, the comfortable, informal atmosphere creates a tranquil escape from life's daily stress.

Cabin Laurel is a hidden treasure easily accessible to I-26 and Hwy 19/23 & Hwy 25 major travel routes that makes a weekend retreat or week long escape the perfect choice - convenient with mountain tranquility. Just minutes from downtown Asheville, the Blue Ridge Parkway, Biltmore Estate, Hot Springs, Wolf Laurel Ski Resort, hiking, biking, skiing, rafting, horseback riding, Chimney Rock Park and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.


Bedroom 1- Twin Beds

Bedroom 2 - Queen Bed

Cable TV HDTV w/ DVD

Sitting Room recliner sofa

Dining/Living Room w/ fireplace

High Speed Internet

Kitchen fully equipped

Washer/ Dryer





Gas Logs

Alarm clocks

Individual room AC


Central Oil Heat

In order to provide the best guest experience for everyone who stays at Cabin Laurel, we cannot accept pets in order to prevent allergic reactions.

Check out is 11AM in order to prepare the house for the next arrival.

Check in is 3PM

More Details

Sharon Tabor
Member since: 2011
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2018

About Sharon Tabor

As prior owner of Acorn Cottage Bed & Breakfast in Asheville, NC, for 12 years, you can rest assured your vacation experience will be superb.

I am currently Executive Director of Tourism and have had a diverse background as a Department Store Buyer , non-profit museum directer and restaurant manager.

Sharon Tabor purchased this bungalow in 2008

Why Sharon Tabor chose Asheville

My favorite place is Asheville where I owned Acorn Cottage B&B. I fell in love with the cozy, unique property that has the best of both worlds: the quiet peacful atmosphere of the mountains, but convenient to town.

It's absolutely amazing how close the house is to everything there is to do in the area, but how quiet it is! You actually feel as if you are miles from town - but you aren't!

What makes this bungalow unique

I love sitting on the porch listing to the tree frogs and crickets at night. During the winter I enjoy curling up in the recliner chair in front of the fire with a good book and glass of wine.

For a marvelous mountain view, a short walk up Breckinridge Pkwy near the house reveals the magic of the area.

I love the diversity of cuisine in the Asheville & Weaverville area less than a 10 minute drive from the house.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This place was like stepping back in time. We couldn't believe how convenient the house was to everything we wanted to do, yet it felt like we we out in the country. It was private, quiet, neat and clean. Just what we wanted.
Sep 2012
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation bungalow rental in Asheville, North Carolina

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • cell phone
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 full bath with laundry center
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1) Pillow top mattress, lots of pillows and Egyptian Cotton linens and dual bed side lamps make this a haven for relaxation, Twin or Single Beds (1) Pillow Top mattress, lots of pillows, Child Beds (1) 1-2 young children can sleep comfortably on the Sitting Room recliner love seat
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Check in 3PM Check out 11AM. Check out after 11:30 will be accessed an additional $50 rental fee for every hour thereafter.


Very Good! 4.2/5 -
(45 traveler reviews)

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Secluded Convenience: the best of both worlds
average rating of 4.2222223 based on 51 reviews

Great stay

  • 4 of 5

Yes, the floors are slanted slightly, but we weren’t planning on playing marbles...excellent rate, good communication with Sharon, and super convenient to downtown and the blue ridge parkway...great stay, we will be back!!

  • Submitted: 2-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing Cabin Laurel for your Asheville visit. I'm glad we were able to make your trip a pleasant one
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"Secluded convenience" is an apt description! Very nice place

  • 5 of 5

Cabin Laurel is a quaint, well-cared for little house that does have all the conveniences a small family needs, just as advertised. The kitchen is relatively spacious and well-stocked with cooking needs, the bedrooms are a good size, and there is a washer and dryer for your use. The heater works well, and the fireplace logs heat the living room extremely well for those cool Asheville evenings. For security and privacy, the owner has installed motion-sensor lights outside and lovely drapes along with venetian blinds on every window. A few blocks down the main road are 2 large grocery stores, a Starbucks and other conveniences. You can get downtown in about 15 minutes without ever getting on the Interstate. We enjoyed our stay and would most definitely return to Cabin Laurel in the future.

  • Submitted: 31-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay!.
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Shabby, poorly maintained - needs total tear-down

  • 1 of 5

LOOSE AND WOBBLY HANDRAIL,Stone siding separating from building, no queen bed and was caved in center of mattress,broken cheap plastic blinds with slats missing in bedrooms, ceiling sheetrock separating from ceiling in bedroom, cracks in interior walls, floors tilted so severely it was disorienting, silverware so old and cheap it left a metallic taste, Pots and pans hanging up but dirty and greasy - bought my own frying pan.NO counter space in kitchen and no place for food storage other than refrigerator so all other items had to be piled on small counter space and windowsill.Mouse droppings in kitchen.The whole place had a patina of grease,dirt and dust. Lost electric second night. Contractors came 3 separate times to look at falling down stone siding with no notification from owner. One of the worst things was the slight gas smell that came from the propane fireplace - gave me a very bad headache so we didn't use it. No insulation and very cold floors. Also, the interstate traffic noise was audible and annoying.

If I had read about all of this beforehand, I wouldn't have taken this place. In retrospect, it would have been better to pay more.

  • Submitted: 27-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm sorry you were disappointed in your choice of vacation properties. As stated in the property description, the house was built handbuilt in 1945-47 by national park ranger. It is rustic cabin with unique and quirky features. What was not conveyed in your review is that housekeeping appeared within 15 minutes of your notification of the electric issue, and an electrician appeared a few minutes later, after hours, and found nothing amiss. I have addressed your other issues in a private email. Not every property is for every guest. As far as the construction issue: no one entered the house, the work was outside, and I do not have the option of notifying guests of their need to access the grounds if I am not informed they are on their way to the house The main issue remains: If you were so disconcerted with your 3 week stay, why was there no communication with the owner or housekeeper to discuss the issues and determine corrective action? Why was there no request to cancel the reservation so you could move to a place that would have made your Asheville visit more pleasant? Three weeks with no communication to the homeowner or caretakers is extremely puzzling. no
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Warm and cozy

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. Cottage was comfortable and well stocked. The location was great, close to many restaurants and down town.we will be back soon.

  • Submitted: 19-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean and convenient!

  • 5 of 5

Exactly what we needed for a simple weekend getaway! Just a quick uber ride to downtown!

  • Submitted: 4-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Adorable bungalow, perfect location

  • 5 of 5

This bungalow was the perfect choice for our weekend getaway. It's close enough to downtown for meals, shopping and brewery tours, but far enough for peace and quiet. We will definitely book here again.

  • Submitted: 26-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Asheville Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Lots of establishments in Asheville & Weaverville
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Grove Park Inn, Asheville, NC
Nearest Train
70 Miles
Greenville/Spartanburg, SC
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Bellagios Bistro
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Wolfe Laurel, NC
Nearest Beach
150 Miles
Myrtle Beach, SC
Car: necessary

Situated in an established neighborhood built in the 1940s-1950s, Cabin Laurel is just 10-15 minutes to Biltmore Estate, Blue Ridge Parkway, and downtown Asheville and Weaverville for wonderful dining and shopping options.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation bungalow rental in Asheville, North Carolina

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$63.8
Damage Deposit C$95.71

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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