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Potential Short Term Vacation Rental Investment Properties for Sale
Western North Carolina Mountains Area

Written by Luly Lopez ©February 28, 2022 AshevilleRealEstateHub.com

Vacation rental properties in the Western North Carolina mountains have become all the rage with both novice and experienced investors. Purchasing a property for short term (vacation) rental purposes offers the investor/owner the best of both worlds. A home for vacationing in the area as well as an income producing property which will add to your stream of passive income! A vacation rental property is most often a single family home privately owned by one or more individuals for the above mentioned reasons. There are investors who purchase these properties in Cash and there are also investors who take out a conventional loan to finance the purchase of the property. For those taking out a conventional loan, the income produced with the vacation rental property more often than not pays your mortgage and even frequently you have additional monthly funds left over as profit. This is an excellent way to build your property portfolio and grow your equity very quickly.

Most short term rental investors advertise/market their properties on mulitple online platforms including VRBO and AirBNB to name a couple. People looking to spend time in the Western North Carolina mountains area will frequently search on these platforms for vacation rental properties meeting their specific criteria.  Other investors prefer to hire a property management company to market and manage their investment properties for a fee.

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Potential Properties for Short Term Vacation Rentals in Western North Carolina Mountains July 2, 2022
354
Listed
64
Avg. DOM
$346.99
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$575,000
Med. List Price
354 Properties
Page 1 of 30
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,974
Sq.Ft.
2005
Year Built
1
Day on Site
3879136
MLS
Year Round Mountain views from modern mountain home sitting on 7 ac. Open Main Floor Plan with Big Windows and Beautiful Views. Beautiful kitchen and Dinning Area with additional room for a Formal...
7
Beds
7F11/2
Baths
7,700
Sq.Ft.
2014
Year Built
1
Day on Site
3870623
MLS
Gated private drive w/covered bridge leads to a magnificent secluded estate nestled on the banks of the pristine South Toe River known for its trophy trout fishing. Situated on 11.6 prime acres this...
4
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
5,957
Sq.Ft.
2002
Year Built
1
Day on Site
3879373
MLS
Welcome Home! Custom-built log home with year-round breathtaking long-range views. 10 minutes from Lake Lure, 15 minutes to downtown Rutherfordton & 30 minutes to The Equestrian Center in Tryon....
4
Beds
3
Baths
2,748
Sq.Ft.
1984
Year Built
1
Day on Site
3874822
MLS
Pastoral Island Ford Rd Home. Just minutes from downtown Brevard but convenient to Dupont State Forest with close access to the French Broad River, this home is situated along scenic Island Ford Rd...
3
Beds
3
Baths
2,130
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
1
Day on Site
3876128
MLS
Come see this new 2022 cape-style home with partial mountain views during summer but gorgeous mountain views starting late fall through early spring. Year-round view can be obtained with tree...
3
Beds
3
Baths
3,173
Sq.Ft.
1966
Year Built
1
Day on Site
3831892
MLS
Location! Location! Location! Finally a place to spread your arms out and enjoy the mountains. Multiple ways to use/build including city approved additional pin, barn wedding venue, short term...
3
Beds
3
Baths
3,155
Sq.Ft.
2002
Year Built
2
Days on Site
3800058
MLS
Blissful mountain home on 34+ stunning acres with glorious long-range views AND a separate mobile home currently used as a successful airbnb. The main house boasts tremendous space with 3 bedrooms, 3...
3
Beds
3
Baths
2,129
Sq.Ft.
2002
Year Built
2
Days on Site
3862922
MLS
Blissful mountain home on 17 stunning acres with glorious long-range views. This home boasts tremendous space with 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, and a fantastic open floor plan. Beautiful wood flooring! Open...
Coming Soon on 07/06
702 Woodys Dr Hendersonville, NC 28792
$575,000
Neighborhood: Woodys Mountain Estates
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,323
Sq.Ft.
1995
Year Built
2
Days on Site
3878742
MLS
Mountain retreat on triple lot with beautiful year-round views. Come enjoy stunning sunrises from the back deck! Home is surrounded by your own private 7+ acres sitting toward the end of the gravel...
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,739
Sq.Ft.
2006
Year Built
2
Days on Site
3861636
MLS
Charming cottage in a wonderful location convenient to Brevard and Hendersonville...Dupont and Pisgah Forest for hiking and biking. You will fall in love with this 3 bedroom 2 bath home that is...
Coming Soon on 07/03
232 Tilson St Mars Hill, NC 28754
4
Beds
2
Baths
2,118
Sq.Ft.
1976
Year Built
2
Days on Site
3879035
MLS
Recently renovated home within the last two years!
Most exciting is the new kitchen with granite countertops and all new stainless steel appliances. New recessed lighting in kitchen and dining...
$399,000
Neighborhood: Lone Laurel
3
Beds
3
Baths
2,300
Sq.Ft.
2008
Year Built
2
Days on Site
3879417
MLS
Only 7 miles from I-26 and less than 20 minutes from beautiful downtown Hendersonville. This home features an open floor plan, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a large bonus room, and extra storage on the...
Based on information submitted to the MLS GRID as of July 2, 2022 4:30 PM EST. All data is obtained from various sources and may not have been verified by broker or MLS GRID. Supplied Open House Information is subject to change without notice. All information should be independently reviewed and verified for accuracy. Properties may or may not be listed by the office/agent presenting the information.

A Great Vacation Rental Property

A great vacation rental investment property in the Western North Carolina mountains area ideally should be in a great location. But what does a great location actually mean? It could mean so many different things to many different people. For example, some may be looking for an experience "living off the grid" surrounded by only basics and tranquility. For others, it may mean breathtaking mountain views, opportunities for hiking, being close to a stream for fishing, etc. Generally, choosing a property that provides guests with a mountain living experience whether it be a city mountain view for those who prefer being closer to restaurants and shopping, or you may prefer a property with many options nearby for lots of outdoor activities to enjoy in nature.

Log homes have always been extremely popular. After all, what shouts out "mountain" more than a log home? We are seeing a trend, however as more and more investors are also purchasing contemporary mountain properties. It is always a matter of personal preference.

Above all, research by checking the popular online vacation rental websites and take note of the most popular areas, look at many of the property calendars and check how many days/weeks have already been booked, look at the reviews to get a better idea for the rental demand of those areas.  What is the potential revenue growth for a property you are interested in and what is the potential rental income? We have data to help you analyze a property's short term rental potential income. Just ask us.

What's the deal with Vacation Rentals in Asheville?

Vacation rentals were banned within most of Asheville City limits in 2018 by the City Council. There are opposing sides to this restriction and so the controversy continues. We may or may not see this ban lifted in the near future. There are, however, Asheville, NC addresses not within the city limits and not within an HOA banning short term rentals, however as you may imagine, those properties are very swiftly scooped up by investors. It's a matter of staying tuned for when such a property becomes available.

This is why you will notice that we are not including "Asheville" on this page as most properties are not eligible for short term rentals at this time. 

Are vacation rentals allowed everywhere else?

Now that you know that short term rentals are banned throughout most of the Asheville city limits area, does that mean that they are allowed everywhere else? Often times, we jump with excitement when a property meeting one of our investor client's needs comes to market. Unfortunately, we do need to look at the fine print within the agent section of the MLS as often times a property will be located within a subdivision or HOA that restricts short term rentals. This means that if you find a property on these pages that you would really love to purchase as an investment property for short term rental, always be sure to contact us via email or call us at 828.542.0084 and we will find out for you if there are any restrictions. 

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