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Idle Awhile

5.0000
5.0 (30 Reviews)
3 Bedrooms
3 Baths
6 Guests
Black Mountain

Featured Amenities

  • Fire Pit
  • King Bed
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wifi

Description

Bedroom 1
1 King
Bedroom 2
1 King
Bedroom 3
1 Queen
Luxurious and exquisite home in Black Mountain's charming Village of Cheshire. "Idle Awhile" at this 3 bedroom, 3 bath home featuring luxury, custom interiors, and cathedral ceilings. The owners, an interior designer, and a landscape architect have carefully and thoughtfully designed this home to make you feel at home. Stay in and enjoy the chef's kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances, cookware, a wine cooler, and a coffee bar. Relax by one of two gas fireplaces or out on the patio by the outdoor fire pit.

Grab a cup of coffee or glass of wine and revel in the huge wrap-around porch with lots of cozy lounge seating and dining space. The living room and den, along with every bedroom, are equipped with a flat-screen TV and feature cable and/or streaming access. All bedrooms have new memory foam mattresses, along with down comforters and down/feather pillows. Idle Awhile is within walking distance to The Artisan, Sake Sushi, or Black Bear Tavern in Cheshire. You're also less than 5 minutes to downtown Black Mountain and 15 minutes to downtown Asheville.

House Layout: Main Level- fully equipped chef's kitchen with gas range, dishwasher, wine cooler, and coffee bar (standard drip coffee maker, Keurig, and an espresso machine); dining area with seating for 6; living room with 55" TV and gas fireplace; master bedroom with king bed, 55" TV, and en suite bathroom (walk-in shower and huge soaking tub). Lower Level- den with 60" flat screen TV, gas fireplace, and desk; full bath with walk-in shower; bedroom with king bed, TV, and sitting area. Upper Level- bedroom with queen bed and TV; full hall bath with shower/tub combo; sitting room with TV. Outdoors- wrap-around porch with seating and dining area; back patio with 4 Adirondack rockers, outdoor fire pit (Duraflame logs preferred), and gas grill.

Note: Idle Awhile is pet-friendly with an additional pet fee. Duraflame logs are preferred for the outdoor fire pit if used during your stay. This home will not allow reservations greater than two weeks unless otherwise approved by the owner. Idle Awhile is laid out on three floors, and the main entrance requires you to use 2 flights of exterior stairs (approximately 14 steps). This home is not suitable or recommended for groups with mobility concerns.  

*****THERE IS ONGOING DAYTIME CONSTRUCTION IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD*****

Amenities

Amenities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron
  • Iron Board
  • King Bed
  • Linens provided
  • Satellite or Cable
  • Smoke Detector
  • Television
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
  • Wifi

Suitability

  • Air Conditioning
  • Children Welcome
  • Cleaning Disinfection
  • Decked area
  • Enhanced Cleaning Practices
  • Fireplace
  • Free Parking
  • High-touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant
  • Pets allowed
  • Smoking Not Allowed

Kitchen and Dining

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dining Area
  • Dishes Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outdoor Living

  • Fire Pit
  • Grill
  • Outdoor Space/Living Area

Availability

Key
#Night Available#Night Unavailable#Arrive Only#Depart Only
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Location

Reviews

“Idle Awhile “ Perfect Name

Sent on 2023-09-25 by Jodie
Overall
5
This is one of my Favorites the owners have amazing taste. They didn’t skip on anything The home is so relaxing I love the front porch I love the Furniture in the whole house. Very clean upgraded bedding. Kitchen is amazing too we really enjoyed our stay I highly recommend staying here. Jodie

Manager's Response

Jodie, thank you so much for your five-star review and recommendation of Idle Awhile! We're delighted to hear that you had an exceptional stay and loved the well-appointed interior and relaxing on the front porch. We really appreciate you sharing your experience with us and fellow travelers looking to book this home, and we hope that we'll get the opportunity to welcome you back to the Black Mountain area soon!

Excellent (5)

Sent on 2023-09-14 by Danny
Overall
5
We had an amazing stay at Idle Awhile! It worked perfectly for our family - we enjoyed the front porch, kitchen was great and well stocked! Can’t wait to visit again!

Manager's Response

Danny, we're delighted that you and your family had such an amazing stay at Idle Awhile and loved the front porch and well-stocked kitchen. We appreciate you recommending us to fellow travelers, and we look forward to hosting you again soon!

2023 family vacation

Sent on 2023-07-16 by Kathy
Overall
5
We had an excellent stay while in Black Mountain at Idle Awhile. The home was lovely and accommodated our family well. The close proximity to “town” was great. Thank you

Manager's Response

Kathy, we're delighted that you had such an exceptional family vacation at Idle Awhile and enjoyed the lovely accommodations and close proximity to town. We appreciate you sharing your valuable feedback with us and future guests, and we hope to host you again soon!

Awesome Place!

Sent on 2023-06-25 by Lander
Overall
5
Such a nice place. Cheshire village is so cute with multiple restaurants and a small store in walking distance. The house is very nicely appointed and greybeard does a fantastic job

Manager's Response

Lander, we're delighted that you had such a wonderful getaway at Idle Awhile and enjoyed the charming Village of Cheshire. We appreciate you choosing us at Greybeard, and we hope that we'll get the chance to host you again when you return to the area!

Mountain Retreat

Sent on 2023-04-17 by Beth
Overall
5
Enjoyed entertaining friends in this home; High end appliances, dining area that could accomodate 10,Gas logs, relaxing front porch, Within Cheshire Village which is unique and beautiful while also convenient to town. My guests were older and did have some challenges with stairs , but they did amazingly well by entering through the lower level and taking inside stairwell.

Manager's Response

Thank you for your five-star review of Idle Awhile, Beth! We're delighted that you enjoyed the home's well-appointed interior and location within the charming Cheshire Village, and we hope that we'll get the chance to host you again very soon. 

Family reunion in Asheville

Sent on 2022-10-19 by Colleen S.
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5
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The house is just beautiful, with plenty of open space to gather, play games, and talk. We especially liked the wrap around covered porch with its comfortable furniture, where we were able to enjoy the changing fall colors of the surrounding forest. Although we had six people in our group, there was plenty of space for each of us to retreat to when we needed some rest. The house was immaculate and stocked with everything we needed for our stay. It is conveniently located close to both Asheville and Black Mountain, and the Village of Cheshire was charming for evening strolls.

Ideally situated

Sent on 2022-08-23 by Thania V.
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5
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5
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4
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4
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Convenience of the home. Would of liked a higher elevation. House was very comfortable

5 Star

Sent on 2022-03-29 by Gordon J.
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5
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Great home!

Mountain Retreat

Sent on 2022-03-23 by Catherine C.
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5
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5
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5
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Lovely home in a great neighborhood with plenty of space for our family and dog to enjoy. Exactly as advertised. Highly recommend hiking the Graybeard Trail in Montreat while you are there.

Stay at Idle Awhile in Black Mtn, NC

Sent on 2022-01-13 by Beth C.
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5
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5
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This 3 bedroom house is so precious! You can tell an interior designer and landscape architect were behind all the details. Perfect square footage and public and private spaces.

Our Best Stay

Sent on 2021-12-21 by Terry B.
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5
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5
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5
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Our Favorite!

Sent on 2021-11-25 by Jennifer t.
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5
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5
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5
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5
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5
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This house was so comfortable and had everything for a perfect stay. I really don't want to write a review because more people will book this home and it will be less available for us!

Quality Experience in the Mountains

Sent on 2021-10-22 by Mary H.
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5
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5
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5
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5
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5
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The cabin was very clean and with quality furnishings. The porch had awesome comfortable stylish seating. We were very happy with our stay and we were able to bring our well behaved dog. Definitely would rent again. Exceeded expectations.

Idle Awhile Experience

Sent on 2021-10-01 by Anthony Z.
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5
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5
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5
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Fabulous setting, architectural build, and stunning furnishings and art.

Idle Awhile Live

Sent on 2021-09-26 by Takenya M.
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5
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5
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5
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The community and location was awesome.

Idle awhile

Sent on 2021-09-11 by Bill S.
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5
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5
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4
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Very well maintained beautiful home. Great set up and everything we needed was there. We would definitely rent this house again.

Idle Awhile

Sent on 2021-07-05 by Margaret P.
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5
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5
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5
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The area.

A Black Mountain Retreat

Sent on 2021-06-01 by Thomas W.
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5
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5
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5
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A beautiful well kept house that meet our exceeded our exceptions. A great location with easy access and short drive into Asheville.

Wonderful property and loved that it was dog friendly

Sent on 2021-05-21 by Lisa g.
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5
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5
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Location, views, nicely appointed amenities and decor
Front porch was great for afternoon wine and just relaxing
Beds were very comfortable
Happy that such a nice property in a safe community was also dog friendly

Lovely!

Sent on 2021-05-02 by Shannon B.
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5
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5
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5
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What a beautiful house . Had a great rustic chic feel. The tall wooden doors, the hardwoods and the kitchen were gorgeous . Worked well for 2 couples (each couple on own floor and the 2 school age kiddos on 3rd floor with their own Netflix to binge. Super helpful greybeard staff. Close to downtown Black mountain and walkable to a cute market to buy more wine. Kids loved the neighborhood seesaw

A wonderful spot in a great community

Sent on 2021-03-02 by Jessica B.
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5
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Definitely the perfect place to relax and unwind.

Christmas time in Black Mtn

Sent on 2020-12-16 by Sheila S.
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5
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5
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The house was very nice and the community is beautiful. The pillows and the bedding were extremely comfortable. We had a hard time getting out of bed each day. The area is filled with many dining options and beautiful trails to hike. We plan to return. And, the rental company is outstanding.

Great Stay!

Sent on 2020-12-07 by Bradley R.
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It's an all around beautiful mountain house, located in a wonderful neighborhood. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay!

Wonderful

Sent on 2020-11-29 by Beth B.
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5
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The house was amazing and comfortable. You could stay in one room together or spread out in other rooms. We absolutely loved this home and we could tell that someone else loves it too.

Beautiful Home

Sent on 2020-11-17 by Nicole G.
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5
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4
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5
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The house was absolutely stunning, it was designed beautifully and large enough for two families with young kids to spread out and have space for the weekend. We loved the indoor/outdoor living with the firepit and front patio. We had a little hiccup while there but the management team was very responsive and quickly addressed all of our questions. I would absolutely stay here again and recommend it to others.

idle awhile

Sent on 2020-10-06 by william M.
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clean, beautiful home, peaceful stay, great family reunion

Idle Awhile

Sent on 2020-05-29 by Alana B.
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5
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5
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It rained almost the entire time we were there, but we loved sitting on the porch and watching the rain with coffee in hand. The house was comfortable and the location was great.

Comfortable, clean and accommodating

Sent on 2019-12-18 by Jenna R.
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If you are looking for a comfortable, clean, equipt and accessible vacation rental look no more! This house is perfect from top to bottom!

Idle Awhile

Sent on 2019-11-07 by Joselinn W.
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So, we stayed at the property called Idle Awhile and it was an amazing getaway. I booked the place for my husband's birthday and invited two of his best friends and their wives and everyone had an enjoyable time. It was worth every penny, very close to Ashville where we spent a lot of our time at and beyond what we expected. The staff at Greybeard was very helpful. We got into town a little earlier than expected and was able to get into the home with no problems. We definitely look forward to using Greybeard Rentals again and hopefully the same rental home

Great place for a vacation.

Sent on 2019-10-21 by Robert B.
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5
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The house was just as pictured on the website. Very clean and well appointed. Graybeard Rentals was easy to use and provided useful email messages throughout the process.

FAQs

WHERE IS THIS HOUSE LOCATED?

Idle Awhile is located in Black Mountain. This home is approximately 5 minutes to downtown Black Mountain and approximately 20 minutes to Asheville. Click on the location tab above to locate this house on a map.

WHAT IS YOUR REFUND/CANCELLATION POLICY?

If you need to cancel your reservation and the property you had reserved re-rents for the time which you had it reserved, you will be refunded all money you had paid minus an $89 cancellation fee. If you cancel and the property does not re-rent for your reserved dates, you will lose all money you have paid to that point. For this reason, we recommend that you purchase trip insurance. Please call 888-228-8008 before making a reservation if you have questions or concerns.

WHAT IS YOUR PET POLICY AND FEE?

Idle Awhile is specified as "pet friendly" and dogs are allowed. Unfortunately, due to common allergy problems we cannot allow cats. For the privilege of bringing your dog, there is a minimum charge of $100 nonrefundable fee per pet. A maximum of two dogs are allowed unless you have received special permission from the property manager or homeowner. Any damage that may be caused by your pet during your stay will be paid for out of your security deposit or charged to the credit card we have on file. There is a county-wide leash law in place. When taking your dog outside of a gated area, please ensure that they are on a leash. 

WHAT ARE CHECK-IN/CHECK OUT TIMES?

Check-in time is 4pm and check out time is 10am. It is important that we adhere to these times, because there is a chance that someone else will be checking out/in before or after you and we need sufficient time to ready the house for the next renter. If you wish to check-in early, there is a $50 early check-in fee that can be added on to your reservation. Early check-in is only available if someone is not checking out on the morning of your arrival.

WHERE DO WE CHECK-IN/PICK UP KEYS?

Idle Awhile has a keyless entry system. You will receive a unique access code within 3 days of your arrival, allowing you to go straight to the house and check-in starting at 4pm.

WHAT IF THERE IS AN EMERGENCY DURING OUR STAY?

If you are having a medical emergency, dial 911 from the phone in your rental home or cell phone.

We hope that your stay in the area will be relaxing and without incident, but should you need to get in touch with Greybeard, we have someone on call 24 hours a day. Just call our office at 828-669-1072 and dial extension 203, which will forward to the cell phone of the person on call. Please do not hesitate to call us if something needs immediate attention, but if your question or concern can wait, we ask that you call the office during normal office hours.

WHEN ARE HOMES WITH GAS LOGS IN OPERATION?

Gas logs are not in operation May through September due to the warmer summer months. 

Absolutely NO fires are permitted outside unless the property is fitted with a fire ring/fire pit. You cannot bring your own portable fire pit. 

IS WIFI SERVICE INCLUDED WITH MY RENTAL RESERVATION? WILL I HAVE CELL PHONE SERVICE AT MY RENTAL?

Wifi is available at Idle Awhile. Please note that Greybeard Rentals does not guarantee internet connectivity or speed. Each individual homeowner contracts directly with an internet service provider, and due to a variety of reasons, Greybeard does not guarantee service. Our Black Mountain and Asheville offices have wifi service available if needed.

Cell phone service is not guaranteed. You may check with your service provider to see if service is available.

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