The SpaceThe red chalet is located 6 miles from downtown Brevard, 7 miles from the entrance to Pisgah National Forest and 15 miles from Dupont State Forest. The large back deck, with hammock, and gas grill is up high, surrounded by trees, providing a treehouse-like feel.
Step inside to the main living area (with a gable wall of windows, overlooking the deck)— half of which is set up as a living room and half of which holds a large farm table that seats 8. Behind the dining table is a small kitchen with two stools at the counter, a brand new gas range and a refrigerator.
Just behind the kitchen are two adjacent bedrooms—one with a queen-sized bed and one with a king-sized bed. Just next to the bedrooms is a small, updated, full-size bathroom with shower and tub.
*Upstairs is a large open loft that is my home office that is not part of the rental deal. It contains a half bath that can be used if necessary.
Outside, below the main deck is another small deck. And below that is a private little stone patio.
There is a fire pit located up in the center of the driveway that you are welcome to use, but you have to keep it quiet late night because it is right next to the next-door neighbors house.
The house is on an acre, but it is not fenced in and there is one neighbor pretty close by. There is a 10x10 dog kennel located just off the driveway that you can use if necessary, but only if your dogs don't bark or if you have bark collars. It is very close to the neighbor's house. Guest AccessGuests can access all areas of the home, decks, yard and parking that have been mentioned. As mentioned, the upstairs loft is my home office and is not part of the rental. There is not a way to close it off, so you must respect my space, on the honor system.
Additionally there is a crowded, cluttered basement that houses the washer and dryer and a little space for your bikes, etc that you can have access to if you ask ahead of time. If you do not ask ahead of time, the basement (and therefor washer/dryer and storage space) will be locked-off. Remember to mention you need basement access, and your reason, before or during the time we arrange your access, so that I can give you the additional key.
I live in the house full time, so I have food stored in the fridge, freezer and pantry. You are welcome to use the basics such as olive oil, salt, pepper and spices, and condiments. If you need to use something more substantial, either replace it, or leave a few bucks for it with a note, please.
Guests may use the fire pit in the driveway area. Interaction with GuestsWhen you rent the home, I vacate the space to make it available, and it varies where I go during that time. If you will need assistance, I will have a close friend appointed to help out if I am out of town. If I stay locally, I can help out with things as needed. The NeighborhoodThe red chalet is located 6 miles from downtown Brevard, 7 miles from the entrance to Pisgah National Forest and 15 miles from Dupont State Forest. It is in a beautiful setting on a private, dead-end road. The neighborhood is quiet and low traffic, but there is a next door-neighbor. Getting AroundThere is no public transportation up to the house, and it would be a long walk to town. Cyclists may enjoy biking from here, but you have a steep climb for the last mile to get you back to the house. You will need a car. There is plenty of parking, probably for four or five cars. My road (and driveway) is gravel, but it is very short. Every road up to it is paved. Other Things to NoteI live in the home full-time with my dog, but we will be gone during your stay. The house will be fully cleaned before you arrive, but it is impossible to get up every last dog hair no matter how hard I try. This home may not be the best option for those with an allergy to dogs or for people who prefer a more sterile environment.
I have the check-in time set to 3PM, so that I have time to clean before your arrival. If you need to check-in early, let me know well in advance of your arrival date to see if arrangements can be made for me to clean the day before. Check-out time is noon, but this can be flexible if needed. Just talk to me in advance. Also, if you know you will be leaving earlier than noon, please let me know in advance so I can plan to return earlier. And I ask that you send a message when you take off so that I know it is okay to come back.
The kitchen is stocked with plates and bowls for 4. If you are going to have more guests for a meal, you will need to bring your own dish set. Other than dishes, there are griddles, pots, pans, a Vitamix and utensils to suit most needs. There is a small, Italian stovetop Moka pot for making coffee, a French Press, a coffee grinder and a cheapo electric coffee maker. I do not provide coffee or snacks, so please bring your own. Many guests have commented that they loved how well-appointed the kitchen is. Foodies should be happy. Although it is small, it is has what you need. Note that there is no microwave nor toaster oven, but a two-slice toaster.
There is no television. There is a projector and projector screen. You can bring your own laptop or Apple TV to connect to the projector via HDMI. There is an set of speakers you can plug into your laptop or tablet. If you are bringing an Apple TV please let me know in advance if you will need the speaker with optical audio (I do not keep it out because I stopped using my Apple TV).
I have a large airline style dog crate available if you need it to leave your dog in while you are out. Please let me know in advance if you would like me to have it ready for you.