"Promise fulfilled and More!" Seldom do the pictures of a house truly represent what one finds
on arrival. In this case the pictures understate reality. The house absolutely lived up to expectations, and
more. The layout of the house made it possible for people to have space of their own and to join with others
when they wanted to. The grounds - including a pond, an excellent climbing structure, picnic tables in various
places, and a large space for running were all inviting and much used. The house itself was outfitted with
absolutely everything you could need, with high quality kitchen equipment, very comfortable beds, complete
equipment for an infant, and toys and games galore for all ages. Plus it is located not far from the center of
asheville, and close to Pisgah National Forest and other wonderful nature adventures. You won't run out of
things to do.
- The Evans family, San
We had three families with six
kids at the Manor for a week and had a fabulous time. The owners have everything extremely well organized with
all the amenities you can imagine and everything is well documented with various books and notes. The house is
very comfortable and all sheets, towels, kitchen items are first class. It got to the point that the kids never
wanted to leave the house to explore the area! It is a great house and we had a relaxing week. I would highly
recommend this property to anyone wanting to stay in the Asheville area.
-The Hall Family, Bradenton,
One could not ask for better
hosts than you were to us at our recent stay at White Stone Lake Manor. Your home has everything anyone could
need to make for an enjoyable stay. So peaceful and quiet and yet close to all the places of interest in the
Asheville area. We had an exceptional time at your home.
-The Wilsons, Orlando, FL
This property was absolutely
perfect for our family reunion. 4 families with kids plus 2 adults w/o kids gave us 10 adults and 9 kids total
which the house handled perfectly. There were plenty of TVs to go around and the PlayStation2, Foosball, and
other kids amenities kept everybody busy. The huge backyard was a nice bonus which gave us lots of outdoor
options as well including frisbee, football, baseball, and lacrosse. We even had an Olympics-style competition
with the other two large families who stayed nearby and a huge bbq with everybody, 40 people in all. The house
easily accommodated everyone. We did a reunion two years ago in Lake Tahoe, NV and rented a similar-sized house
there but this one just felt bigger. We highly recommend this property and would definitely stay here
-The Hardy Family, Raleigh, NC
What a wonderful house! We
had 18 people from 5 different states and we all had a great time. It was such an asset to have 2 kitchens so we
could cook and feed the clan. What a pleasure it was to have such a comfortable place to return to after
horseback riding, hiking, antiquing, shopping and more. Many of us went to the Biltmore and it certainly was an
added bonus to be able to get the tickets through you and have them waiting at the house for us when we arrived.
The other nice thing about the house is that it was located near both Hendersonville and Asheville, allowing us
to enjoy both; which we did. If you have a big group with varied interests and ages, this is definitely the
place to stay.
-The Whiting Family, 5
Our extended family (13 in all)
had a wonderful stay at this home. We were especially taken with the lake filled with fish (the kids loved to
watch them and the adults loved watching the kingfisher and heron eat), the massage chair, and the spices and
basic cooking ingredients that were already present. This allowed us to cook our usual dishes without buying
extra basics. The location was central to many hikes and waterfalls of varying degrees of difficulty. The
electronics (playstation, DVD and VHS players) were a favorite of the kids. The front yard was large enough to
put up a badmitten net and play. We recommend this home highly!
-Mary, Roanoke, VA
What a wonderful place! We
had a wonderful time while staying here, not only was the house full of amenities that made all of us so
comfortable, the whole place, the house, yard, wildlife, and lake, brings such a feeling of peace and serenity!
I would stay here again anytime! As a matter of fact, I won't be renting from anyone else!! An A++++ rating all
-The Gillis Family, Tampa,
We wanted to spend our vacation
with my family, and this was the most perfect house to do it in. It easily accommodated 6 adults, and three kids
(9 mos, 1 year, and almost 3). Everyone had something to do, and enough space to be alone if wanted. The kitchen
is fully stocked with everything, including the sippy cups for the kids (that was a pleasant surprise), the
house even has a grill, and the grocery store is less than 5 minutes away.
The house didn't disappoint us on any level, it has everything that was promised
and more. Next time we'll know to bring less clothes (the washing machines are fast and efficient), less toys,
books, dishes and blankets for the kids (they are fully stocked). This way we won't have to buy an extra bag for
all the stuff we bought in town, which has an amazing toy store, and lots of fun shops for adults as
While I am not good
with words, and can't adequately describe just how wonderful our vacation was, I can't imagine ANYONE being
dissatisfied with White Stone Lake Manor
The attention to detail was
truly impressive - everything to make us feel at home! The yard is exquisite! Our littles ones never wanted to
leave the property to do any sight seeing, hiking, etc. They all cried when our week was up. There were 12 in
our group and we had plenty of room in the house. The appliances were state-of-the-art and the furniture
comfortable with enough seating for all. I cannot think of a single concern we experienced - it was
-The Greenwoods, American
What an extraordinary home this
is! Everything was exactly as described by Stephanie & Robert; the only surprises were pleasant ones. We
especially loved the well equipped kitchens, the ultra comfortable beds, the tasteful decorating, and all the
other things already mentioned in prior comments by others. The very nicest part was the way were treated by
Stephanie & Robert; they made us feel like valued friends. We won't hesitate to return again and again. Our
stay in mid September was a Blessing to us and our family. Thank you so very much.
-Jan & Gary, Mt. Prospect,
Hi, Stephanie. We very much
enjoyed our stay and our whole family was very excited to be in a house which was so carefully outfitted for a
family with many kids of different ages and desires. (Including at least one "kid" son-in-law who made good and
frequent use of the hot tub). Actually, since the weekend weather wasn't so good, it was especially important
that there was so much for the kids to do at the house, and that it was clearly set up for them. And for those
of us who cooked, the kitchen was so well set up, and we loved the huge refrigerator! And it was great that
there were so many towels, etc. So often in a rental you are frustrated by the lack of amenities. That's not at
all true in your place.
My brother and his wife who live nearby in Mills River came for dinner on Saturday night and they were astonished
at how nice the place was. I am sure they will be recommending it to folks they know who have large families coming
to visit. Again, thanks for your hospitality and for the follow up. We'd be happy to put any of this you think
would be useful on the on-line guest book.
Mary, New York, NY
In July my best friend and I
brought our girls (ages 5-13) to North Carolina and stayed at the White Stone Lake Manor. The house was so large
it was nice to be able to spread out and get some "alone" space when needed. There was so much to do on property
that coming home or staying the day at home was a treat. The hot tub is awesome in the evening and we enjoyed
running around the back yard catching fire flies. Stephanie keeps the house well stocked and has signs telling
you everything you need to know. I highly recommend staying at this property.
-The Lewis Family, Maitland,
This house is wonderful! The
owners have paid attention to every last detail, and you will truly feel pampered. Some of the things that my
family and I particularly enjoyed include:
--The beds/linens (unbelievably comfortable)
--The hot tub
--The play area for the kids downstairs (they entertained themselves for hours)
--The downstairs media room (perfect for adult hang-out at night)
There are awesome nearby hikes, and downtown Hendersonville and Asheville are both fantastic for strolling,
people-watching, shopping, and good eats. I highly recommend this house!
-The Jefferson Family,
"Best Ever Vacation Rental"
White Stone Lake Manor was the
best vacation ever. Our family (7 members) spent a week in this lovely home. For the past 6-7 yrs. , we have
rented homes in the Asheville/Black Mt. area, but none have provided more comfort and rest than this one. This
2-acre property proved serenity, at best. Ranging in age from 4-80 years, we found that each of us had our own
corners of the home.
The king-size beds on the first floor were so distanced from each other that we always had complete privacy and
quietness. The lower level was spacious and a perfect hangout for the older children with additional sleeping areas
and a wonderful media room. They had many, many movies to pick from and load on the huge TV, complete with surround
The large pond on the property, stocked with a variety of fish for the kids to feed provided endless hours of fun.
The playground on the property was a source of fun for the smaller children with its slide and swings, etc. Grandma
and grandpa enjoyed the carefree days lying in the hammock under the beautiful trees. It brought back memories of
bygone days. The kids loved the fire pit for roasting their marshmallows and eating their s'mores.
Stephanie and Robert provided every conceivable amenity in this beautiful home-art work adorned every wall. I felt,
at times, I was walking through an exquisite art gallery-so tastefully done. This was more than a "home away from
home". It excelled in every area when looking for a comfortable vacation rental. The home is just a breath away
from Ingles, a fine grocery store and many other stores and restaurants. No more looking for me!!! This will be our
choice each and every year at vacation time.
- The Stinnetts & Myers, Lutz FL