Brightwaters: Verandah

  based on 19 reviews
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  • SQF 1,500
  •  wifi
  •  A/C
  •  Parking


Welcome to the Brightwaters Guesthouse: Verandah level flat! The charming, sunny Verandah level flat is centrally located in Hendersonville on a private, multi-home property, close to downtown (only 3.5 miles). Perfectly situated for exploring DuPont and Pisgah's waterfalls and trails, Asheville, Brevard and more. This historic home is ideal for couples, business travelers or friends traveling together. This flat is not suitable for children under 12 years old. No pets allowed. 

The Guesthouse, established in 1938, has a celebrated history. Today, the fully renovated flats (this listing is for the Verandah level. Please see listing for the ground level Garden flat) offer guests all of the comforts of an elegant Southern home.

Our History

The Brightwaters Guesthouse was originally built in 1938 as an 8 bedroom, 6 bathroom guesthouse. The founder, Samuel Childs, built the Brightwaters Guesthouse and Lodge and Dining Room, as well as 25 cottages on his 400 acres, in the surrounding area. The entire resort was called Brightwaters Estates, and was frequented by guests, primarly from Florida, looking to escape the summer heat and enjoy the cool, mountain air. On the grounds of the Guesthouse, Childs renovated an 1800's one-room schoolhouse to make it the dining hall for guests staying at the Guesthouse and the surrounding cottages.

In the 1970's, the Guesthouse was renovated into 2 flats (one upstairs and one downstairs). Each flat had 2 bedrooms/2 baths, a living room, a dining and a kitchen. And the former, interior staircase was removed.

Today, the Brightwaters Guesthouse takes back it's original name and has been refreshed and restored to it's former glory, exposing the refinished hardwood floors and tongue and groove paneling. The Brightwaters Guesthouse offer guests the opportunity to step back in time and enjoy it's timeless elegance.

A unique feature of the the Verandah level is the large, glass enclosed verandah/sunroom. This flat requires that guests climb a flight of stairs to enter the home. 

The Verandah level flat is a great house for getting away to enjoy the outdoors. Very close to all of the best mountain biking and hiking trails - DuPont, Pisgah, Bent Creek and Mills River. Accommodates a maximum of 4 people. Minutes to grocery and restaurants. Only 11 miles from the Asheville Airport. The Brighwaters Guesthouse is centrally located to dining, breweries and entertainment in Hendersonville, Brevard and Asheville, as well as other areas, such as Tryon and Saluda. All within a 30 minute drive.

The Brightwaters Guesthouse:Verandah level is on a quiet cul-de-sac in a small, private sub-division, owned by me. This is a multi-home property, so it is ideal for large groups of up to 24 people. Check out my other cabins, the Guesthouse:Garden flat and the Foxhole Cottage by clicking on the "Properties" drop down menu. 

Things to do in the area

The home is only 3.5 miles from downtown Hendersonville. Minutes to DuPont Forest and Pisgah Forest waterfalls and trails. Within 30 minutes, you can be in Asheville, Brevard, Bent Creek, the Bike Farm in Pisgah Forest, The Gorge, Tryon International Equestrian Center, ziplining and white water rafting adventures.

Check out Oskar Blues Brewery, Sierra Nevada Brewery, Bold Rock Cidery, St. Paul Mountain Vineyards, Burntshirt Vineyard and more. Even closer are all of the great restaurants, shops and breweries in downtown Hendersonville. Public golf course only 6 miles away. Kayaking, river tubing and canoeing on the French Broad River, with Lazy Otter Outfitters, is just 2 miles away. And in season, apple picking orchards are just minutes from the Guesthouse. 


2 Bathroom, 2 Bedroom, 1 Dining-Room, 1 Kitchen, 1 Living room

  • Sleeping
    Bed linen, 2 Queen bed
  • Cooking
    Blender, Coffee machine, Cooking utensils, Kitchen stove, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Toaster, Water purifier
  • Heating/Cooling
    Air conditioning, Central heating
  • Outside
    Private Balcony
  • Entertainment
    DVD-Player, Wireless Broadband Internet, TV (Cable)
  • Sanitary
    Hair dryer, Shower, Towel-set
  • Laundry
    Iron & Board
  • Miscellaneous
    Keyless entry door lock
  • Parking
    Parking Included
  • Outside
    Shared Garden
Smoking not allowed, Unsuitable for elderly or infirm,Credit cards accepted, Accessible 24/7
Check in:
3:00 PM
Check out:
11:00 AM


11 Mi  

based on 19 reviews
Patricia A (USA)
Clean, well maintained with great layout and amenities

We rented this property for an extended girls weekend and couldn’t have been more pleased! It was clean, nicely decorated and comfortable. The bedrooms were large and each had its own private bath. The large enclosed sunroom was bright, nicely decorated and overlooked snow covered trees. During our visit, a foot of snow fell over about 10 hours. Elisabeth plowed the drive, shoveled the steps, made a path to our car and even cleaned off the car so we didn’t have to. Top notch service and beautiful accommodations. We highly recommend!

Group  |  stayed in 12/2017

Chris B. (USA)
Lovely and Cozy!

Elisabeth was so helpful with her recommendations for things to do around the Hendersonville area. Her place is beautiful, beds very comfy, and the porch is a very relaxing place to be! Thank you!

Not specified  |  stayed in 12/2017

Janis K. (USA)

This property is gorgeous and very comfortable. I don't think we've ever stayed at a rental that was decorated so beautifully; there were even tasteful Christmas decorations. Everything is as described and exceeded our expectations. The porch is especially nice, and we enjoyed brunch out there. I highly recommend everything about this property and hope to return in the warm weather!

Mature couple  |  stayed in 12/2017

Susan (USA)
A Gem among the Fall Colors

What a perfect place to enjoy a long weekend. Historic and beautifully renovated and decorated, this second floor unit with veranda was perfect for the four of us. We covered a lot of territory, from Biltmore to Flowering Bridge to Hickory Hill. Elisabeth was the perfect hostess. Follow her suggestions for restaurants! Some of the best food I’ve ever had!

Group  |  stayed in 11/2017

Stephen W. (USA)
Wonderful Weekend Getaway

We stayed in the Verandah property for the weekend while meeting friends in Asheville for a music concert and it was exactly what we were looking for. We didn't want to stay in a hotel and were hoping to find something a bit more off the beaten path, but close enough to Asheville and the surrounding towns. Elisabeth met us upon check-in and gave us a nice overview of the house and its history, then gave us some great recommendations for things to do in the area while we were in town. Like other reviewers have mentioned, she is very knowledgeable and friendly and the pictures of the house really do not do it justice. We had a wonderful night's sleep both nights and our only regret is that we couldn't stay longer! We did learn that she actually has a handful of different rentals available and now we are considering one of her family friendly cabins to bring the kids along for a summer vacation.

Group  |  stayed in 11/2017

Anne R. (USA)
Perfect space for a little getaway

The place was very nice and well decorated. Lots of space for two couples. Host was generous to meet us at property and help with local sightseeing as well as restaurant choices.

Group  |  stayed in 11/2017

Beth R. (USA)
Great home in a great location

Beautiful home with a welcoming host

Not specified  |  stayed in 10/2017

Micah H. (USA)
What a lovely time!

A beautiful place, great for two couples to relax and enjoy!

Group  |  stayed in 10/2017

Joyce K. (USA)
Just lovely

It was great! It was bigger than we expected and much nicer than the pictures. Just lovely ! Elizabeth met us and was so helpful with area. We will definitely refer our friends and family.*****

Not specified  |  stayed in 10/2017

Carol D. S. (USA)
Amazing property, warm, welcoming, comfortable. Great location, highly recommended

We loved the house, it was spotless, very warm & welcoming. Spacious and graciously appointed. We especially loved the veranda, it was a great place for conversation , eating, sharing a glass of wine. Highly recommended.

Group  |  stayed in 9/2017

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Elisabeth Perez


Hi Everyone, I'm an avid mountain biker and hiker. I love the mountains and invite you to enjoy them too.

As the owner of several vacation rentals, Brightwaters Vacation Rentals, I take great pride in creating a home away from home for my guests and, as a host, I've met a lot of great people. I'm happy to share my knowledge and experience with you when you visit Western North Carolina.

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