Corporate/temporary/vacation rental in Asheville, North Carolina

Our clean, contemporary cottage is perfect for exploring Asheville! Relax in a calming environment, isolated from, yet close to the city. The place is yours. Unwind. [AVAILABLE BY THE MONTH]


About the Cottage

Perfect for extended stays, people on business, vacationing, between homes or just checking out Asheville before moving here! All utilities and weekly housekeeping are included in the cost. There is off-street parking available for one vehicle directly in front of the cottage.

The 320 sq. ft. cottage has been beautifully renovated with a clean, modern, soft white interior. Truly a labor of love, the cottage has a simple yet sophisticated elegance inside and the peace of a garden sanctuary outside, complete with a hammock and swing strung from old-growth oak trees! Located only 1.25 miles from downtown Asheville and only three blocks from UNCA, the cottage is the perfect place to launch an exploration of all that Asheville has to offer.

The lofted ceiling, skylight and dimmable accent lighting give this small space an airy, open quality.

A loveseat, ottoman, chair, unique standing lamp and whimsical metal side table grace the reading/living area.

Two custom made, glass-topped floating side tables flank the headboard. A memory foam mattress, an assortment of pillows and 100% cotton linens on the queen-size bed will coax you into a peaceful night’s rest.

The bathroom has a glass enclosed, subway tile corner shower and tile floor. An on demand hot water heater will keep a steady comfortable temperature for your shower. A suntube brings in natural light even if the blinds are closed.

The modern kitchen is fully equipped, complete with Kashmir White granite counter tops, induction range, microwave/convection oven, two stage water filter, coffeemaker, toaster, cordless auto shut-off glass water kettle, dishwasher and under-counter refrigerator.

Though there is no TV in the cottage, high-speed wi-fi Internet is available. You will stay connected! There is also a Bluetooth speaker available for you to play music from your Bluetooth equipped smartphone, tablet, or computer.

The cottage is located one block off Merrimon Avenue and W.T. Weaver Blvd near public transit. Walking paths on the Glenns Creek Greenway are one block away. And, the cottage is a short walk from the UNCA Botanical Gardens. The NC Arboretum, the Blue Ridge Park Way and the Biltmore Estate are just a short drive away.

Like great food? Asheville is a foodie paradise! You’ll find Thai food, Italian food, burritos, sushi, barbecue, home-style, locally-grown meals, ice cream, pastries and sandwiches all within 1/2 mile of the cottage.

You can stock up on groceries at the Whole Foods Market, Trader Joe’s, Harris Teeter, The Fresh Market or Ingles Grocery, all within 1-1/4 miles. And, Saturday mornings during the growing season, the North Asheville Tailgate Market at UNCA offers fresh produce, meats and dairy products as well as breakfast crepes and fresh coffee prepared on the premises. Musicians entertain as people gather and peruse the local offerings.

Charming, elegant, convenient… The Cottage In Asheville.

(Note: If the dates you desire are not available, call Joe at (828) 242-2021! We may have other options/rentals available for you.)


About the Owners

Joe Ebel and Anne Lalley

Anne Lalley

I am a singer/songwriter, voice talent, and amateur gardener. I love the arts,
eating yummy food with friends and family, and the outdoors (especially horseback riding at Hickory Nut Gap Farm or jumping into one of our beautiful mountain swimming holes!). I’m grateful for the opportunities I’ve had to travel abroad and learn about other cultures. I feel extremely fortunate to have been born and raised in such a wonderful community as Asheville. I love my hometown and all things about the Blue Ridge Mountains.

My husband, Joe Ebel, is a Wisconsin native and has lived here in Asheville for 18 years. He is an an amazing musician, website developer, chef, handyman and just a great guy and fantastic husband! We manage several properties, all next door to us. We love the green space that surrounds us, the peacefulness of our setting, and the proximity to the downtown Asheville scene.

Joe and I met through music. We both write and perform. Between the two of us, we have five CDs of original, acoustic music. If you’ve seen the Ken Burns National Parks Series TV show on PBS, you’ve probably heard Joe’s violin playing! He also plays mandolin and acoustic and electric guitar.

Joe and I created a mission statement years ago, and it still holds:
Create and sustain harmony and balance in ourselves and the world, through loving relationships, artful music, comfortable, peaceful environments and integrity of mind and body.”

Asheville is my hometown. At one time, Asheville was called the ‘Paris of the South.’ It’s also called the ‘Land of the Sky.’ Asheville has always attracted diverse and interesting people. Walk down the halls of the nearby historic Grove Park Inn and you’ll see the photographs of famed movers and shakers through the decades. I’ve watched it grow from a sleepy mountain town to a premier vacation destination, with a lively downtown street scene. Yet it still retains a friendly nature. I love North Asheville, the Farmers Market at the University on Saturdays (during growing season), the hiking, the Parkway views, restaurants, theater, music, and on and on…

It’s hard to beat the combination of a park-like feel combined with the convenience of being in a city that has so much to offer. The cottage has the best views of the surrounding green space, even better than our own home! The entrance to the cottage has a covered outdoor, flagstone seating area. It’s a cozy spot to take in the fresh air while enjoying a morning coffee or tea, especially on a rainy day! A greenway only a half block away affords a casual stroll to the UNC-A Botanical Gardens.

Joe Ebel

Originally from Stevens Point, Wisconsin, I came to Asheville while touring with my then musical partner, Ken Bonfield. I met Anne Lalley in Asheville in 1999 and decided that this would be  my new home. Of course, the fact that Anne didn’t even own one snow shovel had nothing to do with the decision! 😉

I love Anne’s creative spirit, her songwriting and angelic voice, and her hometown. The mountains and breathtaking scenic views are only a ten minute drive from here. And, the greenway, only 1/2 block from the cottage, offers a nice walk by UNC-A, the Botanical Gardens and along Glenn’s Creek and Reed Creek towards downtown.

I love to cook, and, believe it or not, I love to shop for groceries! Less than one mile away is what I call the perfect trifecta of grocery shopping: GreenLife (Whole Foods), Trader Joe’s and Harris-Teeter, all within one block of each other!

The art community in Asheville is one of the richest I’ve known.  (And I’ve lived in Berkeley, California and Seattle, Washington!) The musicians are amazing and I’ve had the pleasure of collaborating with some of the best.

Anne and I would love to share our favorite places with you! Come and visit us soon!