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Luxurious, Peaceful, Modern Spa-Inspired Retreat Just 12 Minutes to Asheville

Family-friendly Leicester vacation home with fireplace and kitchen

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Leicester, NC, United States of America
10.0.Exceptional.
  • The house is very comfortable and has great features. Outdoor seating is great and…

    Jun. 13, 2021

  • Great spacious home on private acreage. Easy access to city. Owner Nick was very…

    Aug. 17, 2019

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  • 9 guests
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 3 beds
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Parking available
  • Bathtub
  • Kitchen
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • WiFi
  • Onsite parking
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • In a rural location
  • Hair dryer

What’s around

  • Asheville Treetops Adventure Park - 7.7 mi / 12.4 km
  • New Belgium Brewing Company - 8.4 mi / 13.6 km
  • French Broad River - 8.4 mi / 13.6 km
  • Center for Spiritual Living - 8.6 mi / 13.9 km
  • Aston Park - 8.7 mi / 14 km
  • Downtown Market Asheville - 8.8 mi / 14.2 km

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1

1 Queen Bed

Bedroom 2

1 Queen Bed

Bedroom 3

1 King Bed

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About this home

Open flowing floor-plans and wide light-filled windows look out onto mossy stone work, sun dappled old growth hardwoods, shaded decks, and a waterfall pond. We really love this place, and think it's a true Asheville gem, drawing inspiration from some of our favorite local upscale destinations – the Grove Park Inn and Shoji Resort/Spa. In the spirit of those destinations and Japanese mountain retreats, this is a place for you to unwind in peace, comfort, and a healthy dose of luxury.


Lounge on the comfy leather couch (and the ridiculously soft LoveSac) watching movies or listening to music on the home theater. Dine together by sweeping casement windows looking out over sun shaded decks and the waterfall pond. Relax on the back deck, grilling, playing in the hot tub, roasting marshmallows over the fire, or just breathing in the cool mountain forest air with a tasty beverage in hand.



Sleep in three bedrooms, each lovingly made up so you feel like you just checked into a luxury resort. The first two have queens, one a little firmer, the other a little softer, to cater to your preferences (both are delicious for sleeping). The master bedroom has a beautiful and luxurious king bed to stretch out on. We believe there are few things as important as a good night’s sleep, especially on vacation.



Pamper yourself in our two gorgeously tiled bathrooms. We really love them both. The tile work is luxurious. The white towels are so soft. Nick designed the master bathroom to be dramatic and soulful, with dark gray contrasting tile, chrome fixtures, aged wood accents, and bright white decor. Sarah designed the shared bathroom to be soft and warm, with taupe undertones and pinkish hues and plush linens. They are made for pampering!



The kitchen is big and open and full of light. In true open concept fashion, you can happily partake in all the house’s goings on from your quartz countertop, chatting with friends in the living room, or watching tv and listening to music, while you prep that yummy meal or snack. Drawers and cupboards are fully stocked with high quality kitchenware and utensils and appliances. It has anything you could want to cook or drink with, and to feel in style doing it.



In the living room we have a very nice home theater setup, with 64” Ultra HDTV and surround sound. For media with have lots of great subscriptions for you to enjoy – Netflix, Hulu, HBO, Showtime, and a premium Cable TV hookup. Internet is blistering fast cable (100+ mb/s download and 10+mb/s upload) and completely consistent.



There’s a gas stove in the great room if you’d like to enjoy a fire. Central heat and AC keep the temperature very well regulated. Lots of parking for your cars. There are some other mobile homes on our road, but the property is 1.5 acres and very secluded. For most of the year, when the leaves are in, you can’t even see any other houses except a couple along the driveway.



Everything is washable and stain resistant. Relax and enjoy!



For extra guests, or children, we have a blow-up queen mattress. Also, the living room ottoman is surprisingly large and comfy, and when put next to the couch actually makes a pretty nice bed (we’ve tried it, when Nick injured his back that was the only spot he felt comfortable sleeping for a whole week)! With these provided options the house can comfortably sleep up to 9 adults. For parties larger than that please contact us, we can be flexible.



The road here

comes through a nice sampling of Western North Carolina landscape, with rolling hills and hollers, forested mountains, small farms, houses and mobile homes. It’s rural country through and through. The folks around here are friendly and welcoming for the most part (and in general more-so than many places we’ve been).


This little Asheville retreat is a really special blend of old world rusticism and new modern openness. It’s beautiful, functional, and centered around the natural beauty of our Western North Carolina landscape. We hope you love it as much as we do!



A note on Weather Events - please be aware that our area gets snow and ice from time to time. About once a year its enough that the roads become undrivable, and every couple years the power goes out. If power went out the house would have heat, but no running water or lights. Also, it seems hurricanes have been increasing in recent years. Sometimes they affect our area as tropical storms, and hurricanes may pose issues for those travelling from coastal areas. We do not offer refunds outside our normal cancellation policy for weather related events unless local evacuations are mandated or local travel prohibited. This is simply because the weather, and folk's comfort dealing with it, is so variable. We Highly recommend purchasing vacation insurance that will cover weather related cancellations if this is a concern, especially during snow and hurricane season. If any of this is a concern for you, please let us know ahead of booking and we can answer any questions.

What’s around

Landmarks

  • Asheville Treetops Adventure Park - 7.7 mi / 12.4 km
  • New Belgium Brewing Company - 8.4 mi / 13.6 km
  • French Broad River - 8.4 mi / 13.6 km
  • Center for Spiritual Living - 8.6 mi / 13.9 km
  • Aston Park - 8.7 mi / 14 km
  • Downtown Market Asheville - 8.8 mi / 14.2 km
  • Asheville Convention and Visitors Bureau - 8.9 mi / 14.4 km
  • Grey Eagle - 8.9 mi / 14.4 km
  • Grove Arcade - 9 mi / 14.5 km
  • Basilica of Saint Lawrence - 9 mi / 14.5 km

Getting around

  • Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) - 29 min drive
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Leicester, NC, United States of America

The home

Key facts

  • Vacation home (1800 sq ft)
  • Onsite parking
  • WiFi
  • Car required
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Washing machine
  • Designated smoking areas

Bedrooms

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Bedroom one - 1 king bed
  • Bedroom two - 1 queen bed
  • Bedroom three -1 queen bed
  • Bed sheets provided

Bathrooms

  • 2 bathrooms
  • Full bathroom one - 1 shower/tub combination, 1 shower, and 1 toilet
  • Full bathroom two - 1 shower/tub combination, 1 shower, and 1 toilet
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels provided

Kitchen

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Stovetop
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Toaster
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Spices

Entertainment and recreation

  • Cable/satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Video library
  • Stereo
  • Music library
  • Books
  • Games
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Winery tours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Health or beauty spa nearby

Pool/spa

  • Access to spa tub

Outside

  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden
  • Patio

Other amenities

  • Iron/ironing board
  • Fireplace
  • Housekeeping (on request)

Things to know

House rules

  • Pets not allowed
  • Events/parties allowed
  • No smoking
  • Max. guests: 9
  • Minimum check-in age: 25

Check-in and check-out

  • Check-in after 5:00 PM
  • Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

  • You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions. You will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account which will enable you to manage your booking.

Fees & policies

Required at check-in

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 25

Travelling with others

  • Pets not allowed

Policies

  • This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business.

    Parties and events are allowed on site.

    Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit, and a deadbolt lock on site.

FAQs

  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in starting at 5:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Bonfire Barbecue (6.7 mi), Waking Life (7.3 mi), and El Que Pasa (7.4 mi).
  • Have fun with activities like hiking, horseback riding, and mountain biking, and practice your swing at the nearby golf course. Additional recreation nearby includes wildlife walks and birdwatching. Relax in the spa tub after a day on the slopes or enjoy the use of a garden.
10.0.Exceptional.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Perfect Girls Weekend Get Away

    Our group of 6 high school friends had a fabulous time at the house! It was spacious and clean. The deck and fireplace were perfect for morning coffee and evening cocktails. Would defiantly recommend staying here!

    Kate L., Other trip, Jun. 24, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great house.

    Great property. Very modern but you still get the mountain feel. The house is very clean and spacious.

    Giselle I., Other trip, Feb. 12, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The Perfect Retreat

    I would build a vacation around the opportunity to stay in this home again. Peaceful. Comfortable. Our family of seven had plenty of space to rest and restore individually and the ability to come together to enjoy each other's company. Every detail was covered. Thank you so much for allowing us into your home. It was the perfect place to unwind after days of enjoying hiking and playing in the mountains.

    Robert M., Other trip, Apr. 6, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Lovely Retreat

    My parents, my sister and her son, my husband and our 16-year-old son had a wonderful time at Nick and Sarah's beautiful home in Leicester. The location is private and well-located to Asheville and the surrounding mountain activities. The house, itself, is beautiful. We found everything we needed and the owners responded quickly when we had a question. We enjoyed the fire pit, the hot tub and especially enjoying our morning coffee by the "meditation fountain". I highly recommend this vacation rental. We will keep it in mind for our own return travels to the area. Thank you! Julie S.

    Julie S., Other trip, Aug. 7, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great property!!

    Absolutely loved our stay!! Property was exactly as described. Very clean and comfy furniture. Very spacious and well stocked huge kitchen. Lots of privacy all around the outside areas. We will definitely be back!! Oh and super short drive to downtown Asheville!!

    Wendy M., Other trip, Aug. 9, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Everything about this place was wonderful!

    This place was prefect for our girl’s trip. House was incredibly clean, comfortable bed, beautifully decorated and planty of natural light. We all love the kitchen and living room. We enjoyed hot tub after hiking and exploring Asheville. I would recommend this place to anyone wanting to visit and explore Asheville. Thank you for allowing us to stay.

    Nita K., Other trip, Apr. 15, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Lovely Mountain House

    This property was just as it was described - Luxurious, Peaceful, Modern Spa-Inspired Retreat Just 12 Minutes to Asheville. The house was the perfect size for my group of 5 women. The house was very clean and had almost everything we needed (please add a second hairdryer), and Nick was quick to answer my emails. The drive to town was a little more than 12 minutes and the steep road and driveway were a bit of a challenge with the wet leaves, but we are flatlanders and did get used to it. The fall colors were wonderful during our visit. Due to all of the rain we did not get a chance to use the fire pit and spa, but they looked wonderful.

    Heather C., Other trip, Oct. 30, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Fantastic Rental

    We really enjoyed our stay here. Everything is as advertised and Nick & Sarah were very quick to respond to any questions or issues. Will definitely stay here again when we come back to Asheville.

    Kevin P., Other trip, Aug. 6, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Perfect Getaway!!

    Updated beautifully this home has everything you need. Perfect outdoor space for relaxing by the fire pit and hanging with friends. We love Asheville and usually stay downtown. We are so happy we took a chance and booked this home. It was so perfect we didn't want to leave! (FYI- it's about a $24 Uber ride to downtown.) Nick and Sarah are great to work with and do a wonderful job of making sure they provide a quality experience. We can't wait to book again!

    Greg R., Other trip, Oct. 8, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Beautiful home

    My family and I loved this home . The stream and the seclusion was fantastic . The home itself was gorgeous and very comfortable . We will be back .

    christina H., Other trip, Jul. 26, 2019

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