AVL 149 South Lexington Avenue Asheville AVL 149 South Lexington Avenue Asheville, NC 28801
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4 Bedrooms 4.5 Bathrooms House in Asheville
from $650 per /nt
from $4100 per /wk

Property Details


Our clients prefer to know who is staying in their home. Please provide the number and ages of guests in your party, and true nature of your visit. The owners do not permit events/parties/gatherings of any type, or size, to be held at their home.

Bittersweet is located: 8.5 miles north-east of Downtown Asheville, 4 miles to gas and groceries, 9 miles to Black Mountain, 11 miles to gates of Biltmore Estate, 9.5 miles to Omni Grove Park Inn, 10.5 miles to UNC Asheville, 1.6 miles to Warren Wilson College, 24 miles to AVL Regional Airport, 86 miles to Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport, 117 miles to Charlotte-Douglas International Airport.

Bittersweet; a sense of pleasure tinged with sadness…but that’s OK, you are always welcome to come back!
This homes boasts 4 luxurious king bedrooms, each with its own private en-suite tile/glass bath; dual sinks, and resort style glass door enclosed showers, plush towels and blow dryers. You’ll sleep soundly on Tempur-Breeze Cooling mattresses with high-end linens and bedding, 4 king down pillows, complete with down comforters to snuggle under. Each bedroom has a flat panel TV discretely hidden behind custom cabinetry. Upon its approach, Bittersweet sits prominently up on your left. It’s artisan shutters and drip chains, professional landscaping; reveal this is no ordinary home. But, you are in for an extraordinary experience. No detail has been overlooked for the comfort of our guests, right down to the cozy bathrobes.

Outfitted with high-end stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops, the open kitchen with dining area is the hub of the house, and a wonderful place to enjoy a meal together. The large dining table comfortably seats 8 guests in deliciously upholstered distressed brown leather chairs, bringing in elegance and comfort.

The outdoor space is AMAZING! At the center of it all is the waterfall (operation of which may be seasonal) with the calming sound of falling water to add to the ambiance. The pavilion boasts a wood burning fireplace (wood provided), overhead gas heaters for those especially chilly nights, flat panel TV, and comfortable seating. This is everyone’s favorite place to be! Just off this area is also a wood burning fire pit (wood provided). The semi enclosed dining area, with flat panel TV, and gas grill, lends a bit of elegance to outdoor dining and is perfect for those days when the weather just isn’t cooperating.

Main Level:
King Bedroom, En-Suite Private Bath (Tile/Glass Walk-In Showers), Flat Panel TV, French In-Swing Doors To Outdoor Space.
Half Bath

Second Level:
2 King Bedrooms, Each With En-Suite Private Baths (Tile/Glass Walk-In Showers), Flat Panel TV's
1 King Bedroom, En-Suite Private Bath (Tile/Glass Walk-In Showers) And Clawfoot Tub, Flat Panel TV

Wi-Fi Via Cable
8 Flat Panel TV's
Samsung Stainless Steel Family Hub Refrigerator, Ice And Water On The Door
Jenn-Air 4 Burner Gas Cooktop W/Downdraft Exhaust And Oven
Fully Appointed Kitchen (dishware, glassware, cookware)
Cuisinart Coffee Center (assorted k-cups and caffeinated Starbucks Pikes Place ground coffee provided)
Coffee Grinder (Starbucks Coffee Beans Provided)
Hand Mixer
Waffle Maker
Samsung Front Load Clothes Washer & Dryer
Iron/Ironing Board
All Linens/Towels (2 bath, 1 Hand, 1 washcloth/person)
Cozy Bathrobes
Gas Heaters in Pavilion
Fire Pit (wood provided)
Outdoor Wood Burning Fire Place (wood and lighter provided)
Gas Grill (hooked in to house supply)
Waterfall (operation may be seasonal)
Luxury, Privacy, Convenience

This property has 4 King(s).
City Registraton: Not Within City Limits


  • Concierge - Other Services
  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Massage - Other Services
  • Private Chef
  • Health Beauty Spa
  • Museums
  • Parks
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Air Conditioning
  • Central Heat
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet - Hi Speed
  • Internet - Wireless
  • Iron and Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Shopping
  • Water Sports
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Hospital
  • Deck/Patio
  • Gas Grill
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Deadbolt Lock
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • First Aid Kit
  • Outdoor Lighting
  • Smoke Detector
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing Fly
  • Golf Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Roller Blading
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing
  • White Water Rafting
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic

Guest Reviews

Perfect Mountain Getaway by Kevin R. 08/07/2020
What can I say - great location and amazing property. The hard scape and backyard area were perfect to hang out after long days of hiking. Amazing kitchen and bedrooms are each large king size comfortable beds with luxury bathrooms and showers. We hiked all day and came home to an awesome house. Loved cooking dinner every night and even grilling. Just follow food precautions in summer as it is the N.C. mountains and there are bear sightings. We will definitely rent this place again and do more exploring.
Will come back by James W. 07/28/2020
Beautiful place! So peaceful and gorgeous! Steps in the dark were a little problem. Loved it! Great job!!
Awesome by Beth T. 07/11/2020
Beautifully appointed home. King suites were the perfect scenario for my family (adult children and significant others )

Outdoors space was where we spent all of our time.. even had an uninvited (bear) visitor. Made the trip!!
Beautifully Decorated Home by Kathy B. 06/28/2020
Bittersweet was absolutely perfect for our visit to Asheville. Our group consisted of 3 couples. Each couple had a private bedroom and bathroom with plenty of room for a fourth couple. The house appears to be professionally decorated. It is absolutely lovely, and then there’s the outside. The backyard space is so unique and well designed. It is perfect for relaxing after a long day of hiking or sightseeing. I couldn’t recommend Bittersweet more.
A definite WOW factor! by Erin C. 02/11/2020
This home is unbelievable! They do not leave out any detail in any room. We went with 3 other couples and we were all so impressed. All 8 of us were extremely comfortable. It was wonderful that we all had our own bathrooms and king bed. We chose to do this instead of a hotel and we were so happy we did! It was easy to get an Uber and it was a close drive into downtown. We will 100% come back! Thank you to the owners and their management team for a great weekend away!
Bittersweet by Jennifer M. 01/02/2020
What a beautiful vacation home. It was absolutely perfect for our family; equipped with everything you need, cozy and decorated fantastically.
Fun family Thanksgiving by Mary N. 12/01/2019
Fantastic home for a family vacation. Really nice modern bathrooms en-suite and hidden TVs in every room. We loved the house and especially the outdoor sitting area with waterfall, TV and fireplace for lounging together. Thank you Bittersweet for a fantastic family Thanksgiving we’ll remember fondly!
Fabulous Mountain Home by Mark S. 10/31/2019
Our family rented this house for 5 nights - our son was getting married downtown at The Foundry Hotel. It was a perfect arrangement for our family and much less expensive than staying downtown. The house and environs are amazing, the attention to detail is just the best I have ver seen at any rental property. The "pavilion" in the backyard is the focal point - we were out there every morning, starting a fire and having our morning coffee, and were out there most nights to wind down. I just wish we had more time to spend there - we definitely would want to rent this property gain in the future, not was a great value.
Peaceful location by Rafael U. 10/14/2019
Excellent property and peaceful location .Great time with old friends.
Couple's retreat by Julie G. 10/03/2019
We had a group of four couples for a long weekend. This home was delightfully appointed with four master sweets, a well-appointed kitchen, fantastic outdoor space and numerous thoughtful touches. We had a terrific time and no disappointments.
Fabulous family wedding retreat! by Fred S. 09/26/2019
We stayed here 5 wonderful nights while in town for sons wedding.
Enjoyed evenings on covered porch with a fire and the waterfall. We wanted to just move in. Will not disappoint.
Perfect Stay by Jen S. 08/30/2019
Everything was beautiful. The beds were extremely comfortable. Everything is perfectly decorated and cozy. We loved the little details like jars full of candy and snacks. The outside area was our favorite. We could have hung out there forever! We loved it and will definitely book it again.
Great house by Tim P. 08/25/2019
Beautiful, comfortable and convienient
Thoughtful details by Ellen M. 08/06/2019
Amazing outdoor space. Would strongly recommend primarily for adult groups. I would be a little nervous to have small children in the house as the decor is nice with a lot of detail.
Asheville Delight! by William M. 07/03/2019
Great house for multiple couples with an outside entertainment area for all to enjoy.
This home is amazing, perfect for adult groups. by Cliff O. 06/11/2019
This proved to be ideal for our group of 8 adults near 70 reuniting in some cases after 35 years. The outdoor setting with the stone fireplace was perfect for us to spend hours talking. We all remarked how true the house was to the pictures. We highly recommend this home for anyone seeking a first rate place to retreat.
40th Birthday weekend by Danielle W. 05/02/2019
We had four couples gathering from all over to celebrate a 40th birthday. At first we were a little reluctant to stay at this location because of all the rules/fees but decided to give it a try. I now understand why they are selective on who they allow to rent because the house was absolutely stunning! The decor was nicer than my own home filled with beautiful antiques and high end furnishings. They even had complimentary snacks waiting for us which was a nice surprise. All 4 bedrooms were equally spacious, comfortable and beautiful so everyone felt they were getting the “nicest room”. The outdoor area was just as pictured and we spent many nights drinking a glass of wine in front of the fire while listening to the relaxing waterfall. We all left wanting to buy a mountain house of our own. We were only 15-20 mins from downtown Asheville. My only suggestion would be for the owners to stock a few board games. I really hope we can come stay again soon. Thank you for a wonderful and very memorable stay.
EXTRAORDINARY! by Pamela M. 04/18/2019
We had such a wonderful experience visiting Asheville, NC. It's a beautiful city with so many fun activities. What made our trip worthwhile was having the opportunity to stay at Bittersweet! Such an amazing house with four King bedrooms. Having four couples in attendance, it wasn't easy picking a bedroom, since we liked them all! The outdoor space with the waterfall and fireplace was just perfect for morning mediations with a cup of coffee and evening bonding. We loved having plush towels and robes, but especially liked the makeup washcloths. There was plenty of room to give us each quiet time and just enough to enjoy playing games and dancing to some sweet music together! Every detail was taken into consideration to make our stay enjoyable at Bittersweet.
Amazing well-appointed home perfect for a Getaway! by Mary Lou B. 04/02/2019
We were so impressed with this home in every way possible - friendly helpful owners, immaculately clean, with every detail for a welcoming stay - from the candy jar to the outdoor living area complete with fireplace and waterfall! All around perfect for a very memorable family and friends gathering place.
Perfect for our stay! by Brittany B. 12/11/2018
Bittersweet is, simply put, beautiful. No detail has been left out - from simple things like the Neutrogena Rain Bath shower gel, to Kind bars and candy, all the way to the fancy smart refrigerator and curved tv. They really made a point of making this “home away from home,” something special. We were a group of 8, and this home was such a romantic setting for our couples weekend. It is about 15 minutes from downtown, which was perfect for us. We would stay there again in a heartbeat!
A Fantastic Friend's Getaway by Cindy D. 11/15/2018
This house is a sanctuary! Perfect for reunions, friend gatherings, family retreats. Beautifully curated in design, a fantastic layout for multiple couples (there were 8 of us, altogether), and the outdoor space was our constant go-to. We picked up a karaoke machine and had a blast in the lower level, made potluck meals all gathered in the kitchen, had an impromptu morning workout in the huge garage, and took morning walks and runs through the nearby wooded trails. Plus, trips into Asheville, Grove Park Inn for dinner, and a gorgeous hike to the falls. Exactly what we hoped it would be! We'll be back.
Perfect for sophisticated travelers by Constance P. 11/02/2018
Sublime home with every amenity
Breathtaking beauty, luxurious inside and out! by Ann S. 10/22/2018
This is one of the most beautifully decorated and luxuriously designed rentals we have ever seen. The outdoor space was our favorite and we spent hours and hours around the massive waterfall and crackling fire having meals, great conversations and playing games. The bedroom suites were beautiful and our beds and mattresses were incredible...being only a few minutes away from surrounding area of Asheville in the privacy of wooded home was a dream come true. We visited Biltmore and The Cove, but all we wanted to do was rest and enjoy all the amenities at Bittersweet! This is our #1 pic for North Carolina Vacations!
Beautiful home and outdoor areas by Tom C. 10/15/2018
Bittersweet is a wonderful home. It is spacious yet cozy at the same time. There is nothing that this home is lacking. Would definitely return here again.
Fabulous! by Libbi S. 09/20/2018
Beautiful home in a perfect location with plenty of personal amenities for guests. Plus...you may have a special visitor! Mr. or Mrs. Bear joined us for cocktails on our last evening and again at breakfast before we left!
The perfect family gathering place♥️. by Ellen N. 09/16/2018
We sooo enjoyed the outdoor area (along with a bear in the waterfall one evening
Lovely house for our family visit to Asheville by Paul B. 08/26/2018
My siblings and their spouses really enjoyed the relaxed setting and comfortable bedrooms and living areas. We especially enjoyed the outdoor sitting area. The house was convenient for everything we needed- access to Asheville, the parkway, groceries and supplies and the very nice trail system around Warren Wilson College. The staff at AVL was extremely helpful and answered all our inquiries immediately.
Amazing home in Asheville! by Eliese B. 05/04/2018
Where do I begin...Bittersweet is such an amazing home. The owners have decorated it so beautifully. The pictures don’t event so this place justice. It is a true escape from everyday life. The attention to detail is so clear all throughout the home. It was spotless and they provided everything you would need during your stay. Things were labeled and clearly explained. The water feature in the backyard was so soothing and relaxing. Excellent home where we felt so safe. Our group of four ladies had a fabulous time. The management company was so responsive and very customer-friendly. In a heartbeat I would rent this property again. Top-notch, luxurious experience.
Beautiful home & outdoor space by Wendy A. 10/19/2017
This home is gorgeous with beautiful bathrooms, comfy king beds, gormet kitchen with everything we needed. The outdoor covered space with the TV and fireplace were perfect for our 4 couples to lounge and enjoy the sound of the waterfall. Close to grocery, and about 15 minutes to downtown Asheville. One of the finest properties we have ever rented. The property manager was very friendly and saw to it that all was perfect for our stay. Luxurious linens and towels! Thank you for a wonderful stay!
Perfect "Big Chill Getaway" by Mimi S. 10/17/2017
Bittersweet is the ideal reunion destination. There were eight adults in our group and with four King Masters we had our own private space and lots of communal space. The kitchen was well stocked and we had plenty of space to prepare our meals. The customer service was spot on. I would highly recommend Bittersweet.
Extremely enjoyable! by Hickory, NC 10/11/2017
Bittersweet is a treasure! The owners have gone all out to provide every comfort of home. The decor is beautiful, the kitchen is very well-supplied, the linens are awesome, everything is very clean. The outdoor space, though, is definitely the best feature of the property. The outdoor fireplace, TV, waterfall, fire pit, comfy furniture is truly a place to relax. Even though we had a bit of rain, we were dry and very happy under the huge pavilion. The location is close enough to dowtown or Biltmore areas if you wish to. We had 6 adults and 2 children -- plenty of space! We would definitely recommend this getaway!
Family wedding by Mary M. 10/06/2017
Staying at Bittersweet will provide lasting memories for your family! We were in town to celebrate my niece's wedding at Lake Eden. This home was a great location for that venue as well as downtown Asheville. During our down time our favorite place to congregate was the backyard oasis. The weather was perfect & the surroundings were amazing. Absolutely one of the best places we've ever stayed! Cannot wait to return.
September Bittersweet Stay by Mary P. 09/25/2017
Our extended family stayed in this lovely home for a long weekend to attend a destination family wedding. This home was just beautiful, very clean and had tons of amenities. There were 8 people staying here and there was more than enough room to accommodate us, the outside space was so peaceful. I enjoyed my morning coffee there every day, and we gathered there whenever there was free time. I would love to return someday!!
Beautiful luxurious mountain retreat by George G. 09/19/2017
I wish we could have stayed here all week. A beautifully maintained and appointed private home minutes from Asheville. Very tastefully decorated with lots of areas for getting together, including a great outdoor space with your own babbling brook. I highly recommend this property.


Dates Wkdy / Wknd Weekly
09/01 to 09/02
09/01/2020 - 09/02/2020
3 nt min
$745.00 / $745.00 $5215.00
09/03 to 09/07
09/03/2020 - 09/07/2020
4 nt min
$745.00 / $745.00 $5215.00
09/08 to 11/23
09/08/2020 - 11/23/2020
3 nt min
$745.00 / $745.00 $5215.00
11/24 to 11/29
11/24/2020 - 11/29/2020
4 nt min
$745.00 / $745.00 $5215.00
11/30 to 12/20
11/30/2020 - 12/20/2020
3 nt min
$745.00 / $745.00 $5215.00
12/21 to 12/31
12/21/2020 - 12/31/2020
4 nt min
$745.00 / $745.00 $5215.00
01/01 to 02/28
01/01/2021 - 02/28/2021
3 nt min
$650.00 / $650.00 $4100.00
03/01 to 05/26
03/01/2021 - 05/26/2021
3 nt min
$745.00 / $745.00 $5215.00
05/27 to 05/30
05/27/2021 - 05/30/2021
4 nt min
$745.00 / $745.00 $5215.00
05/31 to 06/30
05/31/2021 - 06/30/2021
3 nt min
$745.00 / $745.00 $5215.00
07/01 to 07/04
07/01/2021 - 07/04/2021
4 nt min
$745.00 / $745.00 $5215.00
07/05 to 09/01
07/05/2021 - 09/01/2021
3 nt min
$745.00 / $745.00 $5215.00
09/02 to 09/05
09/02/2021 - 09/05/2021
4 nt min
$745.00 / $745.00 $5215.00
09/06 to 11/21
09/06/2021 - 11/21/2021
3 nt min
$745.00 / $745.00 $5215.00
11/22 to 11/25
11/22/2021 - 11/25/2021
4 nt min
$745.00 / $745.00 $5215.00
11/26 to 12/19
11/26/2021 - 12/19/2021
3 nt min
$745.00 / $745.00 $5215.00
12/20 to 12/31
12/20/2021 - 12/31/2021
4 nt min
$745.00 / $745.00 $5215.00
01/01 to 09/01
01/01/2022 - 09/01/2023
3 nt min
$745.00 / $745.00 $5215.00
- Rate varies due to seasonality and holidays.
- Please select your dates on our online booking calendar for an exact quote.

Availability & Booking Calendar


County Tax - 2.25%
NC State Tax - 4.75%
County Occupancy Tax - 6.00%
$3,000 Vacation Rental Damage Waiver Fee - $79.00
Cleaning Fee - $400.00
Processing Fee - 2.95%
Cancellation Policy
All cancellations made more than 60 days prior to occupancy will forfeit 50% of the nightly rental fee, plus the processing charge (2.95%). All cancellations made less than 60 days prior to the occupancy date will forfeit 100% of the nightly rental fee paid, plus the processing charge (2.95%). Any payment toward Cleaning Fee, Accidental Rental Damage Insurance Fee (ARDI), Facility Fee, will be refunded. Guest will be entitled to a refund less the cancellation fee, 25% of total nightly rental fee paid to date, if the property is re-rented for the same term (number of days), or portion there of, and at the same rate as contracted by the guest. AVL Property Management will make a diligent effort to re-rent the property. If balance due/final payment is not received by the due date as presented in the rental agreement, your reservation will be treated as cancelled and your deposit will be forfeited unless we can re-rent the property as indicated above. If a guest is disappointed or unsatisfied with the property due to differences in taste according to decor, accommodations, location, construction, mountain road conditions, etc. and declines to stay at the property, this will be considered a cancellation and no rent reduction or refund will be issued. All cancellations by guest must be made in writing/e-mail to Beth@AVLVR.com.
Last updated 09/01/2020
Deposit Policy
Deposit Policy:
50% deposit is required to secure reservation when outside the 60 day window of desired check-in date. Full payment required to secure reservation if made within 60 day window of desired check-in date. Reservations are not confirmed until the initial deposit, or full payment whichever applies, is secured by AVL.
Last updated 09/01/2020

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asheville vacation rentals

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9AM-5PM Saturday and Sunday
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