Blog :: 09-2013

Sample Hill Haven; Try the Good Life of Black Mountain

If you want to sample life in Black Mountain before retiring, you will want to see Greybeard's latest furnished monthly rental listing, Hill Haven. Conveniently located just five minutes from downtown Black Mountain, this two-bedroom cottage is a light, airy landing spot for anyone wanting more time than a week or so to explore the area.

Hill Haven is Black Mountain paradise.

Hill Haven is Black Mountain paradise.

All of the living space in this bright, cheerful home is on the ground floor. The open floor plan has an updated kitchen as well as dining and office space. Venture outdoors and enjoy the outdoor fireplace as well as the terraced gardens. While use of the outdoor pool is not included in the rental price, access is available for an additional fee. Please let Greybeard know if you would like to make arrangements for that.

From this prime location, you can take a leisurely stroll around Lake Tomahawk or take advantage of additional nearby, more strenuous hikes. The home, located on a dead-end road, provides seclusion and peacefulness. Take in the peace and quiet from the master-bedroom deck overlooking the privacy-fenced back yard.

So if you want to see what living in Black Mountain is like, you want to escape the Florida heat for a month, or you will be working in the Asheville area for an extended period and don't want to check into a hotel, then Hill Haven may be just the place. Check out this listing as well as Greybeard's other furnished monthly rentals. As the old commercial slogan goes, "try it; you'll like it!"

Orange Peel On A Checklist for the NC Bred

If you already live in NC or if you just think you might like to, check out this list we ran across of "The 21 ways to know you're a real North Carolinian." The list mentions Andy Griffith and James Taylor which are fairly self-explanatory. For a few of the other items listed, you really do need to have at least visited here to know what it's all about.

Cheerwine makes the list.

Cheerwine makes the list.

If, for example, you've never been to North Carolina, you probably haven't enjoyed a cold Cheerwine on a warm day, used to wash down a moonpie, but they forgot to mention the moonpie. They talk about getting rained on during Merlefest, another event you sort of have to live here to know about. And they also make the observation of the obvious: If you are from NC, "you think 'sweet tea or unsweetened tea' is the dumbest question ever". We couldn't agree more!

But what really caught our eye at Greybeard was #21 on the list. It claims you know you're from NC if "you've reminded people that you saw the Avett Brothers at the Orange Peel." Whoa, the Orange Peel! We talked about the Orange Peel and the Asheville Music scene a while ago, and we appreciate the high quality music they bring into the Asheville area. We were still proud to see an Asheville-based music venue made the list.

If you're ready to make your home in western NC and live the NC dream that is detailed in this 21 item list, then check out the Asheville Real Estate listings on the Greybeard website. If you just want to come for a visit, Greybeard Rentals vacation listings are worth checking out. And don't forget to see what's happening at the Orange Peel while you're here.

Purchase An Asheville Vacation Rental Home; Leave the Rental Management to Us

Greybeard Rentals Management Team Receives Recognition

Greybeard Rentals Management Team Receives Recognition

How many of you enjoyed your western NC vacation this summer so much that you're ready to purchase your own vacation home in the Asheville area? If one obstacle that makes you hesitate is managing your property, Greybeard Rentals can help you with that.

Greybeard's management team was recently recognized again by FlipKey and Trip Advisor as one of their most outstanding companies. In addition, Greybeard Rentals received their "Rated Excellent" badge which is awarded based on past guests' reviews. And while some awards are given based on reviews by a few people, the "rated excellent" is based on reviews by more than 1000 guests, indicating a consistency of service by our management team.

At Greybeard Rentals, we carefully select our rental homes, only listing those we would vacation in ourselves. And we pay careful attention to details as well. Each home is inspected prior to our guests' arrivals, a freshly-baked loaf of pumpkin bread is awaiting each guest, and a Greybeard Rental management team member is on call 24/7 to personally answer each call from our guests who may have an issue or a pressing question.

Another unique aspect of Greybeard Rentals property management is our Guest Services division. The vacation packages and a la carte offerings offered on our guest Services webpage caught the attention of the NY Times, as noted in our 2010 rental blog. So check out our vacation homes for sale listings at Greybeard Realty and find the home of your dreams. When you've made your home selection, we can assist you with the rest. Leave the rental details to us.