Guest Comments – Charmed Cottage

Charmed Cottage takes pride in exceeding our guest’s expectations. Below are some of our GUEST BOOK comments about the cottage and the experience:

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Following are the guest comments:

email from guest at 1:16 am after checking in and enjoying an evening

Hey! We made it! It’s so nice here. Everyone is saying they never want to leave. 🙂 We’ve enjoyed a night of wine and a good dinner and an awesome sunset. I may not answer if you call super early… Us girls like our sleep 🙂 but just know we are very pleased with the cottage and we feel free to reach out if there are any issues. Thank you So Much!!

Hi Brea, I wanted to let you know I mentioned the cabin on my blog 🙂 I also include a list of places we went to eat and play in town.

Voice Mail Guest Comment – Kim C. 6-30-14

Voice Mail Guest Comment – Beth H. – 6-14-14

Solitude With A View 
An excellent place to hide out for a few days. What neighbors? A narrow dirt road brings you up the mountain to a truly charmed gem. The views are amazing and all the amenities are present. Sunset in the hot tub alone is worth the trip. We were lucky enough to have raspberries and black berries blooming along the driveway during our stay. A morning walk to pick the fresh, delicious treats to put on our French Toast was the icing on the cake. Downtown Asheville is not far if you want to take advantage of what it has to offer. Brea was very friendly and very easy to work with. I highly recommend experiencing a stay here.

What an absolutely amazing experience for our family vacation! The view was breathtaking and the kids loved being able to explore the mountains. The house had EVERYTHING we needed; detergent, dish soap, disposables, towels, coffee, movies, and even some seasonings, just to name a few. There are FOUR patios! Each perfect for coffee, eating, or reading. Brea also welcomed us the next morning making sure we were well settled. She was so amazing to work with from beginning to end. Our family can’t wait to rent our her other properties as well. We highly recommend this magical place for couples, families, or just anyone who wants to get away. Thank you so much Brea!! It was definitely an experience we will never forget!

Charmed Cottage Was a Delight
I stayed at the Charmed Cottage for a long Easter weekend (Friday-Monday), and the only thing I regret is that I didn’t book at least one extra day! The cottage was spacious and inviting, with every convenience you would want. The sheets were especially luxurious and the beds very comfortable. There are several patios for dining and lounging, and the view is spectacular, particularly when enjoying the hot tub! We enjoyed several nights by the fireplace and the outdoor chiminea. If you are looking for a nice, spacious cottage with many extra touches, and something away from it all all, this is your place! We truly enjoyed our stay!

Hello Brea,
I just left a review on VRBO :).  Mitch also left one in the book at the cottage. Thank you so much for making the last minute reservations work out for us! We could not have stayed in a more perfect home. I could not have planned or imagined a better place to have our weekend getaway. We look forward to many stays in the future and we will be recommending this place to everyone as well!
Thank you!
Jen  (May 9-11th)
P.S – Mitch said let’s go ahead and book if for next year because we will DEFINITELY be going back!
When my boyfriend was asked what I wanted for my birthday I said, I want nothing more than to have a relaxing getaway weekend. This is where he took me! It was the most perfect weekend I could have ever asked for. This house/cottage made the entire weekend. Hands down one of the most inviting, charming, and cozy homes to stay in! The over all ambiance was incredible. Reasons I will recommend this house to many and continue to come back:
1. Privacy (acres of land, away from other houses)
2. 8 person hot tub with a breathtaking view
3. Not a far drive to get to the store or nearby towns (we went to chimney rock)
4. I didn’t even want to leave the house to go anyway (it was that great)
5. Peaceful
6. The option to grill, use crock pot, outdoor chiminea
7. option of 4 decks (gives you space if you come with other people)
8. It doesn’t even matter if it rains 🙂
9. Very clean & spacious
10. home decor and location provides a serene and tranquil ambience.
11. we will be back for sure!
Jennifer & Mitch

Dear Brea,
Just wanted to let you know that we had a great time in Asheville due, in part, to your lovely cabin.  I don’t ever remember a vacation being so peaceful and comfortable.  We kicked around the property the first full day – didn’t leave to go anywhere.  Thursday we spent in Asheville shopping – what a charming city!  I had to laugh because the kids there seem to believe they are the first at the “hippy” thing.  Not so!!  As children of the 70’s, my sister and I fit right in.  We lunched at the Mellow Mushroom and just had a great time spending way too much! We plan on coming back next year – maybe a little later in the spring so that we can see more greenery on the mountain.  I’ll plan for that early next year.  And we wouldn’t stay anywhere else!  Your home is my mind’s new “Happy Place” – and I’m sure I’ll visit it many times now that I’m back at work. Thank you for being such a considerate and accommodating landlord!  Talk to you next year!
Pam C.

Your cottage is magnificent!! The warmth that you feel with the wood floors are very tranquil and peaceful.  We had sunshine on the 1st day and rain the rest.  It did not matter as simply relaxing in the comfort of your cottage was more than enough to make the trip worthwhile.  The cottage was better than described on the website and you did not disappoint in providing us with everything and more that you said we would have.  And yes, the sheets ARE AMAZING!!!  We have enjoyed may memories that will last forever.
Joe & Java
P.S. Being in the hot tub in the freezing rain is much better than it sounds. :))

WOW!  Brea – We so enjoyed our week-end get away.  We got snow the first night here. A cozy fire, WONDERFUL hot tub and 20 degrees outside made a great stay.  The tub is so awesome.  We saw two black bears on Cane Creek Road. We visited downtown Asheville (especially the winery 🙂 )).  We visited last year at the Biltmore and wanted to return.  4 kids and 4 adults :).  We made chili in the crockpot, Beaufort stew and a wonderful breakfast.  We must say the kids had a blast exploring the surroundings!  And we found Gladys Knight house! Up the mountain was surely an experience for us urban people.  Thank you and I love the soap!
Jill & Todd S.
Christy & Dozier S.
Jacob Holland, Mallory and Hampton (ages 11-13 🙂 ))

WOW!! WOW!! Those were the words that were uttered when we walked into the Charmed Cottage.  My 19 year old daughter and her 2 friends were in “AWE” of the whole decor of the cottage as was Jeff and I.  Our experience was nothing but enjoyable and very cozy at the “Charmed Cottage”.  All the details, Brea, that you have included in this cottage plus the GREAT view, hot tub and the well stocked kitchen makes it a place that we will definitely visit again.  We thank you for making our 1st vacation as a family in 6 years a pleasurable and memorable one.  We are sad this is our last night, but we leave with many memories and we will be back soon.  THANKS.
Jeff  & Joni Gray
Jennifer Tedlock
David Fishkind
Courtney Gray
Matney Carriker
Madison Smith

(letter received 1 hour after check-in)

Brea, I know you will be calling in the morning to check on us but I just wanted to say this place is everything you described and more!! Absolutely wonderful here. We are enjoying ourselves to the fullest. Thanks for everything. Talk to you in the a.m.
Joe and Java

A Magical Place!
If you are looking for the perfect cottage to rent, you found it!!! The charmed cottage is an amazing place. What you see in the pictures, is what you get. A perfect blend of nature and luxury. The cottage has everything you can possibly need and more. Oh, the sheets!!! The sheets in the beds are 5 star hotel quality. It is a beautiful, comfortable and luxurious cottage inside, surrounded by nothing but nature (very private). The views from the house and the hot tub are inspiring and incredible! I 100% recommend this place. It was a prefect place to have a fun and relaxing vacation!

We had a GREAT weekend! We loved the cottage and everything about it! It was great to have our family together.  Feb. 2 was our daughter’s 24th birthday and she got a great surprise…an engagement ring!!  We also enjoyed a day at the Biltmore House! Thank you for a great place to stay!

The Curtis Family
Murphy, NC

Beautiful cottage with everything you need right here.  Great food in Asheville, good friends to enjoy it all.  Pictures on website don’t do this place justice! Very private!  Back to Raleigh!
Dave & Chevion
Eric & Jann
Clayton, NC

WOW! This is an amazing place; far enough removed from big city to feel like a secluded getaway.  Wonderful views! Nachos & Beer is a must eat place! Can’t wait to return.
Ian, Wendy, Johanna, Adriene, Krista, Dr. Maureen
PS…Loved the history (of the cottage) and enjoyed Butch (child actor who built the cottage)!
Louisville, KY

My boyfriend came back from Afghanistan this October.  We came up here for some needed rest and quality time together.  This trip was exactly what we needed.  The views were fantastic and spotting shooting stars from the hot tub was my favorite activity. This is where we came to be together after a long time apart.  This is where he asked me to marry him.  This is where I said yes.  Perfect. Thanks
Anna Lisa & Mike
Fayetteville, NC

We really enjoyed your beautiful cottage.  It is so beautifully decorated and warm and welcoming!!  Views are amazing.  Just wished we could have stayed longer!  Great beds!! We will have to come back!  Even had a funny fat frog guarding the front door!!  Too funny!!
The Wills
Cumming, GA

A Secluded Charming Mountain Getaway
Staying at Charmed Cottage is truly charming! Such an eclectic mix of charm, comfort, casual elegance, old and new. There was so much room to spread out, including having several awesome decks to choose from. Everything was top quality… the bed linens were the most luxurious I’ve ever slept in. The kitchen was fully stocked with beautiful dishes and top quality pots and pans and utensils so we could cook some delicious meals. The cottage was so tastefully decorated and super clean. The spacious outdoor hot tub topped off each evening with spectacular views overlooking the mountains. Even though the Cottage was so secluded and private high atop the mountain, it was a short drive to get groceries or to drive into Asheville for sightseeing. Brea was so sincere and thorough in everything… from detailed driving directions to a notebook filled with every logistical detail needed for a great stay. A lot of love went into creating this beautiful place! I’ve been back a couple of times and have recommended it as a great getaway to my friends!

Just what the doctor ordered!  Perfect views.  We thought we would use this as a base camp and spend more time sight seeing around Asheville.  Didn’t need to!
Tory & Victoria
Woodstock, GA

Hello Brea,
We have arrived at the cottage and instantly fell in love. It is absolutely beautiful and embodies its name perfectly.   Thank you again we are so happy to be here.
(Returning home)
Hello Brea,
I just wanted to thank you again for sharing your wonderful cottage. Travis and I had such a relaxing wonderful time. Actually we are thinking of coming back in July with my parents.  We were thinking of July 5th and checking out on July 8th.  Would you send me an estimate of what the total price would be?
Thank you!
Holly Springs, NC

Thank you for a wonderful weekend!!  This place is amazing and we loved the view.  Thanks for everything!  We had a wonderful Valentine’s day and enjoyed sitting at the bar!!!
Mandy & LB ~ Steph & Blake ~ Colleen & Burt
Greenville, NC

Dear Brea,
On the way to Charmed Cottage, our intrepid band of 3 cousins followed the trail of our coal miner grandfather through 4 states.  We too arrived at the cottage after dark in “Mario Andretti” fashion thanks to our cousin Ron who was tired & just wanted to get here.  Your cottage is a true haven and was a great place to just relax and hang out.  Thank you for creating such a beautiful space!  Like everyone else, we enjoyed the hot tub at night with a glass of wine and a truly spectacular night sky.  We’re city folk and never knew there were this many stars! Thanks!
Cindy – Tampa, FL
Linda – Houston, TX
Ron – St. Petersburg, FL

Dear Brea,
We felt like “snow white and the 4 dwarfs” in a “high-end” cottage.  What a charming and enchanted place.  Our family will have special memories to share of this special place.  I personally loved your mix of modern with antique furnishings.  And your décor promotes relaxation with comfort.  Great decorating taste which I highly appreciate!  And, of course, the views…no need for words!
Janet, Rob & Brandon
Ashley & John
Waxhaw, NC

Thank you for sharing your cottage with our family.  So much more relaxing than staying at theHampton (our first plan).  The view and woods are wonderful.  The path to the hot tub – enchanted.  I will be back some day with my husband and without the teenage boys.  Again, thank you.
Kim H.
Cloverdale, IN

What a wonderful 60th birthday surprise!  Great friends and great fun@  5 friends – 2 fromRaleigh, 2 from Greenville and 1 from Chicago.  The ride up to the cabin was a hoot.  Lots of laughs, lots of wine, lots of sight-seeing, shopping, food and then a dip in the hot tub.  We vow to return for more birthdays.  Thanks for a beautiful place and the memories!
Linda, Mary, JoAnne, Anna & Jennifer
Raleigh, NC

Well we filled our quota of “3 X a day” for the hot tub!  We only had to go into Asheville once and we had a great dinner at The Admiral in West Asheville.  The drive into Asheville was an easy 30 minutes and the 15 minute ride to the grocery store was close enough to go for wine refills.  The downstairs shower was great and even better when I opened the port hole – I felt like I was showering outdoors!  All-in-all a great trip with great friends and good food.
Michael & Kathleen – Charleston, SC
Debi & Derek – Columbia, SC

Charmed Cottage is beautiful, comfortable, elegant and extremely well equipped.  We would have extended our stay if possible!  However, we can see why your cottage is in high demand. This is the third stop in our 10 day honeymoon, and it has spoiled us for all else!  We enjoyed the views and the hot tub.  We rode the harley in many of the lovely, winding roads.  So much to do and so little time.  We hope to come back someday.  Tranquil and serene.  Just what we needed!
Cathy & Larry N.
Pickering, Ontario, Canada

A beautiful oasis in the mountains – so much more than envisioned from chats/website.  Spent our days here mostly enjoying the scenery and beauty of the area – people, food, nature.  Even did my first rock-climbing egged on by my partner to do so despite my fear of heights.  Perfect getaway with that one-and-only special person that I will long remember and cherish its memories.
Steve C. & Rodney M.
Orlando/Lakeland, FL

Your cottage was everything and more as promised!  After laughing our butts off coming up the “hill” it was a welcome sight to see our cottage.  This was our annual “grandma’s gone wild” weekend.  The hot tub at night when the sun was going down was wonderful.  What a nice relaxing time.  This city of Ashevillewas a fun night and the Biltmore was great.  We would like to thank you and we all have plans to come back someday with the grandpa’s!
Pat S. – Lorain, OH
Jan C. – Vermilion, OH
Shirley H. – Banner, KY
Brenda H. – Pikeville, KY
Ina H. – Wakeman, OH
Jerri H. – Collins, OH
Donna O. – Columbus, OH

Dear Brea,
We had a wonderful week at Charmed Cottage.  The house is beautiful and comfortable and what views!  The fall foliage is just turning and when the sun finally broke through, the mountain side was beautiful!  We enjoyed visiting Ashevilleand Biltmore Estate.  I had both my daughters in our bed downstairs “making lights” in the sheets!  We didn’t brave the hot tub, maybe next time!
David & Kate H.
KK, Katie H.
Raleigh, NC

We had a wonderful time at the Charmed Cottage and will be telling all our friends about it.  We look forward to another visit sometime in the future.  Thank you for the wonderful accommodations and views.  Thank you.
Ashley & Chad W.
Raleigh, NC

Arrived at 5 PM after an interesting and picturesque trip past Lake Lure.  The trip up the hill was definitely a new experience with the rain and leaves.  Saturday night was spent believing it was exactly the right trip to make to the right place.  More to follow…
25 Oct…A lazy Sunday.  Not anything special except Asheville, good friends, good food and an extended stay in the hot tub trying to solve the world’s problems.
26 Oct…A lazy day including multiple soaks in the hot tub solving the worlds troubles.  Talk of a compound.
27 Oct…Rain, cold, flooding.  A perfect day to go on a Brew Run in Asheville.  We loved French Broad Brewery.
28 Oct…A great lazy day that was finished with an early anniversary dinner celebrating 10 years.
29 Oct…We don’t really want to leave the Charmed Cottage on the mountain.
Thanks for everything.
Audrey, Dave, Mary, heather, Mary & Bill
DePere, WI

1stAnnual Shimao Girls Reunion
Glenda, Marilyn, Laurie and Diane met in Shanghai Chinain 2006 where we all lived in a beautiful apartment complex on the Huang Pu River in Pudong.  We braved the trip up the mountain ~ only to have to go back to Food Lion to get supplies and so we wouldn’t have to leave again until Sunday AM.  We then played mahjong on the game table and just enjoyed being together.
Laurie S. – Davison, MI
Amazing Girls Reunion– Shanghai China ex pats – Marilyn – Laurie – Glenda – Diane – I love you girls – had an amazing time.  View is wonderful, giggled, played canasta and mahjong!  Talked, laughed, loved!  Even made a fire!  Discovered Tai Tai’s can still cook!  Wo Ai Ni Girls!
Fantastic friends, view, cabin, food!  Good time – fond memories!  Would love to stay longer!
Took a walk, snapped some photos of the beautiful fall leaves.  Enjoyed the sound of the rain on the trees.  The bonus…good friends and good food.

We had a wonderful time in this beautiful Charmed Cottage!  The hot tub was amazing at night looking up at the stars.  We also visited the Biltmore house and had a blast!  Thanks for everything…we WILL be back!
Jan B. and Family
Savannah, GA

Thank you so much for our mountain Thanksgiving experience.  The “Charmed Cottage” was a perfect spot.  From the well appointed kitchen to the beautiful views, we could not ask for more. As the chef of the group, I was very happy with all that you offered.  Hot tub, wine and a lot of laughs.  I can’t wait to come again.
Melissa & Tim A. – Memphis, TN
Jane & Scott G. – Washington, DC

Hi Brea,
I just wanted to send you a note about our visit to the cottage.  It really is a great little place.  It is perfectly furnished and we have never stayed anywhere with a better equipped kitchen.  We LOVED that part.  There were many little things that we would say, “Hey, I wonder where she got that!”  The beds were so comfortable, so was all the other furniture. Those leather chairs are amazing.  The robes were a very nice treat to have.  We work in interior design and remodeling, so we notice everything.  And I must say it would have been TORTURE to get snowed in at one of those cheesy cabins with all the quilts, ruffles and bears!  So thanks for caring so much about the details.  It snowed on our first night just a little.  We were in the hot tub when it started.  It was very enchanting.  We stayed put at the cottage until Thursday evening when my brother and his wife and baby arrived.  That evening we went into town and enjoyed an amazing meal at Cucina 24.  Have you eaten there?  Thanks again for your great taste and hospitality.  I have sent you an e-mail with a link to an online photo album with nearly 90 pictures we took.  You are welcome to use them as you wish.  Thanks again.
Maresha & Tracy M.
Macon, GA

Dear Brea,
I just wanted to tell you what a wonderful time we had at your charming cottage.  It was perfect for the weekend and all of my girlfriends are planning our next stay there!  We also loved the decor & ambiance the cottage possesses–it was great energy!  The weather was amazing ~ almost 70 degrees!  We spent the majority of Saturday on the deck sun-bathing, doing some yoga and gossiping.  It was delightful as was our sits in the hot tub.  We even hiked up to the adjoining farm and met the local cow farmer.  Thanks again for sharing your cottage with us!  I’d recommend it to anyone.
Mandy H. & Friends from GA.
Asheville, NC