Guest Reviews

Beautiful restoration...

Beautiful restoration of an old home with contemporary touches Close to town and great restaurants

by Clayton Submitted Date of Stay:

Stylish cottage in a great location...

“Stylish cottage in a great location for exploring around Brevard. The kitchen & bathroom have everything you could need. Loved all the little local touches and being able to travel with our dog. Sophie loved laying on the front porch and watch for the elusive, white squirrel. We will stay again when in the area.

by Carrie Submitted Date of Stay:

We would definitely stay here again!

“We had a great time at the Red Bungalow. The house was so cute, charming, well-stocked and clean! We especially enjoyed the master shower with two showerheads. It got so warm and steamy and they have a heat fan outside the shower door that warms your hanging towel and keeps you nice and toasty when you get out! They were very welcoming and our dog Scout got to play with their dog Roadie as well. Thanks so much, we would definitely stay here again!”

by Teri from Olathe, KS. Submitted Date of Stay:

Stay here when visiting Brevard! You will not regret it!

“We are super picky and detail-oriented because we renovate houses in Nashville. This is one of the best Airbnb’s experiences we’ve ever had. It felt like coming home when we walked in the door. The home was absolutely spotless, the location is great, and the hosts are incredible. Stay here when visiting Brevard! You will not regret it!”

by Isabel from Nashville. Submitted Date of Stay:

Absolutely adorable place to stay

“Great location. Quiet and serene. Absolutely adorable place to stay.”

by Nicole Submitted Date of Stay:

Perfect for what we needed for 5 days as a family of 6.

“Stayed here for 5 days as a family of 6, along with our pups, and would definitely recommend it to friends and family. It was perfect for what we needed and had everything available to make meals in the house, along with all the conveniences of being near restaurants and multiple grocery stores. We enjoyed Pisgah one day, DuPont another, and the Blue Ridge Parkway yet another day.”

by Megan Submitted Date of Stay:

Very clean and quiet location despite being in town.

“We had a wonderful time. The house was very clean and the location was quiet despite being in town. The queen bed was very comfortable. I appreciated the technological touches for listening to music and watching TV.”

by Jennifer Submitted Date of Stay:

All we can say is wow, wow, wow!

“Fantastic hosts and beautiful home. Location was great for all the things we wanted to do in Brevard. House was beyond accommodating with many many lovely touches. The house alone is something to behold! From the decor to the bedding and the well stocked kitchen. Even the supplies for our dogs. All we can say is wow, wow, wow. Thank you for a beyond wonderful stay!!”

by Melinda Submitted Date of Stay:

We had a perfect stay!

“We had a perfect stay! We loved gathering around the big table in the dining room that is open to the kitchen. The front yard was perfect for our dog. Best of all, the hosts were amazing at communicating and accommodating our needs!”

by Ariana B. Submitted Date of Stay:

Wonderful place!

“Wonderful place to relax and have fun! The charming house is very close to excellent hikes, gorgeous scenery, and yummy restaurants. We did a ton of take-out and had great food. Kids (12 and 10) enjoyed the bunk beds and the yard. We spotted hummingbirds and white squirrels. Great stay! Thanks!”

by Leah from Tampa, Florida. Submitted Date of Stay:

Our THIRD time staying in this home....highly recommend!

“This was our 3rd time staying in the home with our 3 young sons. The home is very clean, comfortable, and functional. It is also very well situated within walking distance to downtown and close to the Pisgah Forest and Davidson River. We would highly recommend this home for any visit to the Brevard area.”

by Adam Submitted Date of Stay:

Beautiful...offered everything we needed

“Gareth and Steve’s place is beautiful and the pictures don’t do it justice. The location is close to downtown and there is a delicious Thai place within walking distance of the house. We enjoyed sitting on the porch where there is a fenced-in front yard where you will see the occasional squirrel and bunny run around. The place is super clean and offered everything we needed. We hope to return anytime we visit the area.”

by Amayrani from Concord, NC. Submitted Date of Stay:

Highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a mountain getaway!

“This was our second family visit to the Red Bungalow. The home is very nice, clean, and extremely functional. We have 3 young boys, and they had plenty of space to play and amuse themselves. Kitchen is great and equipped with virtually everything you need to cook like you are at home. Grill is great as well. We also brought our newly adopted dog with us this trip, and she enjoyed the fenced front yard and the front porch, as well as daily walks through downtown Brevard as it is very close to the house. This house is a lovely home base for exploring all of the hiking and fishing opportunities in Transylvania County, and it is very close to 2 different grocery stores. Our family would highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a mountain getaway!”

by Adam from Atlanta. Submitted Date of Stay:

....Our ideal vacation home.

“Fantastic cottage and fantastic hosts! The cottage is our ideal vacation home: it has a wide desk and fast and reliable internet so we could work remotely during the week, easy access to downtown Brevard stores and great restaurants such as Mayberry's, and stocked kitchen (including coffee grinder!). There are so many nice walks and hikes in the immediate area as well. It's hard to choose our favorite thing about the cottage, but it may be sitting on the front porch and watching the active birds, squirrels, and rabbits in the front yard! Gareth was super responsive- answering messages within minutes and providing flexible options when our travel plans changed last-minute. We will absolutely be staying here again in the future.”

by Don from New York. Submitted Date of Stay:

"Utterly perfect..."

“I sent my husband here for his birthday weekend. He biked Pisgah and DuPont, and was able to use this as his home base, which was completely walkable to downtown Brevard. It was utterly perfect for his needs and Gareth’s hospitality was wonderful!”

by Becky from Charlotte, NC. Submitted Date of Stay:

A Little Slice of Heaven

“Can’t say enough good about this place. A little slice of heaven that felt like you were miles outside of town but you were walking distance to everything! Stargazing from the hot tub was a bonus.”

by Jess Submitted Date of Stay:

"...very convenient...charming...comfortable...we would recommend it."

“Gareth and Steve's place was in a very convenient location, was private and very charming. The house was very clean and there were wonderful touches like suggestions of places to eat, things to do, puzzles, board games, coffee and tea. Our family of 4 was very comfortable and would recommend it.”

by Jodi from Dallas, TX. Submitted Date of Stay:

Highly recommend!

“Highly recommend Gareth and Steve’s place to anyone visiting the Brevard area due to its great location, stylish spaces, and amenities etc. Host was easy to communicate with and everything was as described if not better. Looking forward to visiting again!”

by Kyle G. from Carrboro, NC. Submitted Date of Stay:

Absolutely Amazing!

“Absolutely Amazing. Such a cool place to stay, did not want to leave! Super clean space, very peaceful with the wildlife surrounding and a great location just steps from downtown. Gareth & Steve made everything easy and even had a manual with recommendations for things to do and dining options. Brevard is truly a hidden gem and looking forward to coming back to stay at their place again!”

by David A. from Ft. Myers, Fla.. Submitted Date of Stay:

Beautiful house!

Beautiful house. Amazing location. The bed was really comfy! A lot of great information on things to do around town. Gareth and Steve are very responsive hosts.

by Michon P from Nashville, TN. Submitted Date of Stay:

“Awesome stay! Needs more than 5 stars.”

“We can’t say enough about how much we enjoyed our stay at your cottage. We travel often and have stayed at a variety of places. We must say that your cottage ranks among the top of accommodations for our needs. Great place. Great stay!”

by William from Moncks Corner, SC. Submitted Date of Stay:

Beautiful, spacious, very clean, tastefully decorated and well supplied.

“Our family (2 adults, 2 kids) stayed at this lovely home while dropping our boys at summer camp. It was beautiful, spacious, very clean, tastefully decorated and well supplied. Communication was very easy. While dogs are welcome, we ultimately decided to leave ours at home. However, there was ZERO evidence of prior pets (pet hair, odor), which is impressive! We would definitely visit again and recommend to others.”

by Jim W. Submitted Date of Stay:

A gem of a property!

“This is such a gem of a property. Easy walk to main street and an entire stylish, clean home for my family for the price of a room at the local Inn. It can't be beat!”

by Sadia Submitted Date of Stay:

Great house with all the amenities from home.

Great house with all the amenities from home. Very comfortable and convenient to parks, downtown Brevard, Hendersonville, and Asheville. It's in a quiet neighborhood and is accessible to everything. We really enjoyed our stay and hope to stay much longer next year. Thanks for letting us stay with you!

by Pat B. from Fitzgerald, GA. Submitted Date of Stay:

We can't wait to return!

We had a fantastic and relaxing weekend at your beautiful Red Bungalow. We can't wait to return!

by Tracey Submitted Date of Stay:

A great place...very clean...had a wonderful stay!

“Had a wonderful stay here. Location is great—close to downtown but in a quiet neighborhood. Very spacious closets and bathrooms, nice kitchen, great front porch—all in all, a great place. Gareth and Steve were friendly and communicated well. I have some dog allergies so originally we were unsure about choosing this listing, but it proved to be very clean. Would definitely stay again!”

by Dave from Gainesville, Florida. Submitted Date of Stay:

The Bungalow was perfect for us...

“We really enjoyed our stay in Brevard. The bungalow was perfect for our few days in Brevard. Great location to downtown, convenient to Pisgah and DuPont.The home was comfortable, clean and spacious. We really appreciated the restaurant recommendations. We tried Square Root, Mag Pie, and Marco Trattoria ... wonderful! The layout was perfect for our family. Thank you for sharing your home with us. We hope to come back soon.!”

by New from Carthage, NC. Submitted Date of Stay:

A+! Well done!

“Very clean, fantastic craftsman style older home that has been completely renovated with every modern convenience and entity. Large new bathrooms and a fabulous new kitchen with everything one needs. More important ... pet-friendly with water and food bowls. Well done. A+”

by G.G. from Ormond Beach, FL. Submitted Date of Stay:

Brevard and the bungalow are a hidden gem

“Very quick responses from the host. Close to some great restaurants for breakfast lunch or dinner. Lots of space. Clean tidy warm cozy.... my wife and 3 kids want to come back! Brevard and the bungalow are a hidden gem.”

by Dave Submitted Date of Stay:

Highly recommend!

Thoughtfully designed and beautifully updated historic home in a wonderful location. Our family of 5 had a wonderful visit, enjoying such close proximity to downtown Brevard and short drives to many different outdoor activities such as hiking and fishing. Highly recommend!

by Adam L. Submitted Date of Stay:

Great home! Very spacious and well done.

“Great home! Very spacious and well done. Close to downtown, with easy walking areas to enjoy! Would highly recommend!”

by Pamela from Monticello, IL. Submitted Date of Stay:

A well thought out space friendly to pets, families, and adventurers!

“Highly recommend this house for those coming to the area. It is a well thought out space friendly to pets, families, and adventurers. As described with convenient touches added for guests.”

by Elizabeth Submitted Date of Stay:

An absolutely awesome place!

This is an absolutely awesome place. Everything you need. Nicely renovated, Close to restaurants, shops, and Brevard College. We will be back.

by Joe C. from Portland, ME. Submitted Date of Stay:

We'd give our stay more than 5 stars if it was possible.

We'd give our stay more than 5 stars if it was possible. This was our second stay. We enjoyed everything about the home. Location is great, size is perfect for 4 to 6 guests, it's super clean and well appointed. This visit we enjoyed coming home and enjoying a fire in the fireplace after a day out on the trails. We'll be back for sure!

by Jill R. from Cumming, GA. Submitted Date of Stay:

All has been perfect! Our absolute favorite place!

We have truly enjoyed our stay at the Red Bungalow this week! We have stayed at many VBRO and Air BNB rentals and this has been our absolute favorite! We will definitely recommend your home to friends and family. Also, if we come back to this area, we will definitely rent here again.

by Jill & Mike Submitted Date of Stay:

Perfect in every way!

This home is perfect in every way. Beautifully updated, lovely furnishings, clean, great location in the center of town yet private. Simply ideal!

by Janelee from Waynesville, NC. Submitted Date of Stay:

Amazing place!

Amazing hospitality, Amazing place, Amazing value. Would recommend.!!

by Neelotpal from Schaumburg, Illinois. Submitted Date of Stay:

Luxurious Space, Fantastic Location!

We loved every minute we stayed at the Red Bungalow-we wish we could have stayed longer!

Great layout, comfortable beds, lots of towels/linens, and well-stocked kitchen.

We could walk 10 minutes to multiple restaurants and the downtown area.

Hundreds of trails, waterfalls, hikes were within a 15 minute drive.

This is a great way to see Brevard and the area.

by Erin S. Submitted Date of Stay:

Top Notch!

It is hard to find a house this nice that allows pets. It made a difference in our trip that we could relax on the front porch while our dog played in the enclosed front yard. The quality of renovations on this home are excellent, as well as the artistic decor. It was comfortable, clean, and convenient. The owners are attentive and easy to work with. We hope to be back!

by Karen P. Submitted Date of Stay:

A relaxing and comfortable hidden gem.

I was apprehensive at first when I saw how close it seemed to be in the "city". Then we turned into a secluded driveway behind beautiful hedges and immediately saw a white squirrel we were in love with the place. The house is beautifully remodeled and decorated. Steve and Gareth could not have been nicer. Thank you.

by Susan M. Submitted Date of Stay:

Great place to stay in Brevard.

Great place to stay in Brevard.

by Dirk from Savannah, Georgia. Submitted Date of Stay:

Fantastic place to stay to visit Brevard.

“This house is a fantastic place to stay to visit Brevard. Location is in perfect walking distance to town. We brought dogs and it was so nice to just let them out in the fenced front lawn. Home has a really private and cozy feel! We hope to be back during warmer season to go hiking to all the waterfalls. Also not far from Asheville for some fun day trips.”

by Loni from Lexington, NC. Submitted Date of Stay:

I cannot say enough good things...

“I cannot say enough good things about Gareth and Steve's bungalow home. The home itself is beautiful. The information booklet about the house, the electronics, kitchen supplies, linens, etc is incredibly thorough. Communication with our hosts was easy and quick. We met Gareth when we arrived at the bungalow. He was very helpful with check-in, and suggestions for hiking trails and restaurants which were all within walking distance. We highly recommend Gareth and Steve's place for anyone looking for beautiful, comfortable accommodations in the Brevard, NC area. We hope to be back soon!”

by Kip Submitted Date of Stay:

Perfect retreat for a weekend in Brevard!

Gareth and Steve’s place is the perfect retreat for a weekend in Brevard! The home is clean, quiet, and cozy. There are so many perfect touches to make you feel like you are in your own home. The location is convenient to many restaurants, as well as to Brevard Music Center! We look forward to returning to this home on another trip to Brevard.

by Shaunda F. from Johnson City, TN. Submitted Date of Stay:

Nice yard, Comfortable beds, premium appliances, and perfect location.

Nice yard, Comfortable beds, premium appliances, and perfect location. We will be back.

by TM from Indianapolis, IN. Submitted Date of Stay:

This is a house I could spend the entire summer in!

This was a beautiful home! It was clean, very comfortable, and spacious. The location is so convenient to both downtown and to the Music Center. The kitchen was perfect, and the living room was a lovely place for the family to convene. We LOVED the bunk bed in the 2nd bedroom. Also, the artwork was classy and interesting. This is a house I could spend the entire summer in. The communication and information were all extremely easy. It is obviously a home well-cared for and well-loved. Thank you!!

by Jenny N. from St. Paul, MN. Submitted Date of Stay:


Steve and Gareth were great hosts for our 3-night stay in Brevard. The house is very nice, comfortable and doesn’t need a thing to make one feel quite at home. My wife and I along w our two small dogs thoroughly enjoyed our stay and very much look forward to staying here again.

by Travis from Neptune Beach, Florida. Submitted Date of Stay:

Words can’t describe how great this place is.

Words can’t describe how great this place is. It’s as if Architectural Digest and Fine Homes had a baby! This place was the perfect place to rest, relax, and welcome family and friends. Gareth is the consummate host as well. We will definitely be back!

by Jill from Seattle Washington. Submitted Date of Stay:

The red bungalow is a true gem!!!

“The red bungalow is a true gem!!! Very clean! Owners provide quick responses! 5 star! Would definitely stay again!”

by Nicole from Hilliard, Ohio. Submitted Date of Stay:

Had a great stay...will come back soon!”

Had a great stay...will come back soon!”

by Courtney from Fayetteville, NC. Submitted Date of Stay:

The house couldn’t have been better for our needs!

We booked the bungalow for 4 adults and a 3 month old. The house couldn’t have been better for our needs! The pictures online are completely true in their representation of the charm and space of the house. The open floor plan offer d a great space to gather and visit with friends and family. And the separate bed and bathrooms were ideal for housing two couple and a baby. Gareth and Steve couldn’t have been more helpful, responsive and kind from booking to checking out!

by Leigh from Charlotte. Submitted Date of Stay:

A great place to stay.

“This was a great place to stay. Nice house with plenty of bedding and very close to trails and other local attractions. The host is also super friendly and helpful. The riding was great and we appreciate your suggestions on trails. Look forward to doing this again in the future. Thanks.”

by Brandon from Madison, WI. Submitted Date of Stay:

Awesome house

“Awesome house, friendly host. We had everything we needed to enjoy our stay... plenty of amenities to make yourself at home. Comfortable rooms, inviting decor. Lovely outdoor spaces. Close proximity to town & all that Brevard has to offer! We hope to return.”

by Molly from Oakland, CA. Submitted Date of Stay:

Excellent listing.

Excellent listing.

by John from Wake Forest, NC. Submitted Date of Stay:

“It is a perfectly equipped house with everything you need for a great vacation!"

“It is a perfectly equipped house with everything you need for a great vacation! It is close to the pretty small town that we loved from the first second. You can do a lot of outdoor activities like e.g. hiking, canoeing, ride bicycles or explore waterfalls. And in the evening you'll love to come back to this beautiful house! It won't be the last time to stay at Steve's and Gareth"s house! Looking forward to coming back!!! Thanks!”

by Robin from Mülheim, Germany. Submitted Date of Stay:

Is it time to go back yet??

This is a beautiful home! The renovations and decor have spared no detail. It is a sturdy, charming cottage that feels brand new. The two full bathrooms (especially the showers) are amazing. With its artwork, pottery collection and beautiful furniture, it feels like a designer home. The walk to Main Street is a bit far, but we loved walking to the Lumberyard Arts District. This is a well-appointed, comfortable home. Is it time to go back yet??

by K Maddy from Elgin. Submitted Date of Stay:

Just a wonderful place! The house is everything described...

The house is everything described and shown in the pictures. Master bedroom and bath are huge and the rain shower was awesome! You can walk to Food Lion (2 blocks) and into town (4-5 blocks) and Brevard College. Great location to get to Pisgah and DuPont for great hiking. The house is wonderful and has everything you need. Took my dog and fenced yard and great front porch to sit outside and enjoy a beautiful evening or morning. Just a wonderful place!

by Lauren from Durham, NC. Submitted Date of Stay:

Great place to stay!

Great place to stay. So homey and conveniently located. Loved all the tips on happenings and restaurants.

by Karen from Raleigh, NC. Submitted Date of Stay:

Beautiful home within walking distance of everything in town!

Beautiful home within walking distance of everything in town! Gareth was welcoming and communicative throughout our trip which we appreciated. Our dogs loved the fenced in yard and we loved all of the details of the home. Definitely want to go back soon!!

by Caitlan from Charlotte, NC. Submitted Date of Stay:

Perfect place for a girls' getaway week to the mountains...

A perfect location for a girls getaway week in the mountains. This house has the dual advantage of being convenient walking distance to everything downtown while also being very quiet (think waking up to the sounds of birds chirping.) Brevard is a very cute little town with lots of great restaurants, bakeries, and various gift shops. The house is also walking distance to 2 grocery stores, and I recommend Ingles for a wide selection of natural, gourmet, and semi-prepared foods. The kitchen was fully stocked with all the necessary utensils for making basic meals, including a blender for morning smoothies! House itself is very comfortable and smartly decorated with family charm. There are lots of little modern touches to this house that made it feel very luxurious, like gas fireplace, dual shower heads (including rain shower in the master bath), natural stone tiled showers (and floor in master bath), updated sinks, modern appliances in the kitchen, speaker system built into the ceiling that can link via Bluetooth to your device and stream music (into multiple rooms), and recessed lighting on dimmer switches for a romantic feel. One tricky thing was navigating all the light switches, as there are several for each room but well worth the custom ambiance they provide. There is a little backyard with table and chairs as well as another set on the front porch for morning coffee while watching the birds and squirrels. Owner lives at the back of the property if you have questions or need recommendations for the best hikes or outdoor sporting spots (as he is actively involved with the outdoor community in the area.) House is a 6 min drive to the Pisgah National Forest, Dupont State Forest (lots of waterfalls), and many more places we ran out of time to visit. We had a fabulous time and would love to come back in the future. Thanks, Gareth and Steve!

by Jessie from Providence, RI. Submitted Date of Stay:

Beautiful cottage...great place to stay.

The Red Bungalow in Brevard is a beautiful cottage within walking distance of great restaurants, coffee shops, and shops in the downtown area. We found the house a great place to stay and will return next time we visit Brevard.

by William from Charlotte, NC. Submitted Date of Stay:

We will be back!

This bungalow was AMAZING! You can really tell an architect lived here previously; nice special additions everywhere. For eating and shopping in beautiful downtown Brevard, this location is perfect! Restaurants, shops, and food stores are all a quick walk away. There is even an Urgent Care so close one could crawl to it if needed. For sleeping, it accommodates seven easily and more if you want to use the sofa and some floor space. The two baths are big and well equipped and the kitchen is a dream. The entire house is yours but if you need anything help is just out the back door where Gareth lives in the rear cottage. Pets are welcome and thoughtfully accommodated with dog bed and dishes and even their own towels. Everything is classy about this place and after spending a wonderful weekend here I would highly recommend it to all.

by Jane from Greensboro, NC. Submitted Date of Stay: