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Vacation Rentals in Asheville, North Carolina

Rene Syler heads to the artsy, eclectic town of Asheville, North Carolina, to help best friends Michelle and Stephanie find a vacation rental property. They haven't been on a vacation in years -- so they are ready for a week-long retreat.

Asheville, North Carolina, is an artsy mountainous town that's perfect for a girl's getaway. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, in-between the French Broad River and the Swannanoa River, this scenic location enjoys natural surroundings and serene weather year-round. Named one of the top ten getaway destinations by Vacations magazine, it's no wonder visitors flock to this gem of a town.

It's the perfect town for visitors who like to live amongst nature, but who also enjoy the cool city vibe. The distinct downtown has a multitude of art galleries, a world class dining and craft beer scene, and a thriving live music scene. Asheville is also home to the largest private residence in North America, the Biltmore Estate.

For city gals Michelle and Stephanie, a spacious abode in Asheville is their number one criteria. Their budget is $2,000 for the week.

"Stephanie and I met in college. We were in the library looking at the Bette Miller website and she started talking to me like, 'Hey, you are on the same Bette Miller website.' We just started going to concerts together and hit the road and followed her tour," said Michelle.

Their perfect 'sweet retreat' would have the following criteria:

  • Two bedrooms
  • Ample square footage
  • Close to downtown and outdoor activities
  • Relaxing outdoor area
Luxury Loft Apartment for Rent - This two-bedroom loft apartment is in the heart of downtown Asheville. The recently renovated historic building, which was once a retail store in the 1900s, is within walking distance to restaurants, nightlife, shops and art galleries. But, it is a 20-minute drive to Asheville's hiking and biking trails. It rents for $2,150, which is just slightly over the Michelle and Stephanie's budget. For more information on this property visit yondernc.com.

Clearfield Cottage for Rent - This one-bedroom cottage is nestled in the Smoky Mountains with views of Mount Mitchell and other surrounding mountains. The two-story home, which is 700 square feet, features original artwork and mosaics by internationally renowned artist Rachel Clearfield. It is a half hour drive from Asheville's downtown area and the famous Biltmore Estate. The property is way under their budget at $915 for the week. For more information on this property visit clearfieldcottage.com.

Owl's Nest for Rent - This spacious home is located on Tree House Ridge. The two-bedroom house has 360-degree mountain views from the surrounding balconies and it is a short drive to downtown Asheville. There are plenty of hiking and biking trails right out the front door. It rents for $2,500 for a week, which is above their budget. For more information on this property visit villageofcheshire.com.

For more information on Asheville tourism visit www.exploreasheville.com.

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Luxury Loft Apartment for Rent in Asheville, North Carolina
Luxury Loft Apartment for Rent in Asheville, North Carolina
Best friends Michelle and Stephanie are coming to Asheville, North Carolina for a week-long getaway to explore the city's eclectic vibe. Rene Syler shows them a spacious abode in the downtown area.
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Clearfield Cottage for Rent in Asheville, North Carolina
Clearfield Cottage for Rent in Asheville, North Carolina
Best friends Michele and Stephanie are in Asheville, North Carolina, looking for a spacious property to rent for a relaxing and entertaining vacation. Rene Syler shows them a home that is nestled in nature.
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This spacious home is located on Tree House Ridge. The two-bedroom house has 360-degree mountain views from the surrounding balconies and it is a short drive to downtown Asheville.
Owl's Nest for Rent in Asheville, North Carolina
Renters Michelle and Stephanie are looking for a sweet retreat for a week-long girl's getaway in Asheville, North Carolina. Rene Syler shows them a home with 360-degree mountain views!
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Check out three vacation rental properties in Asheville, North Carolina.
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