The City of Asheville allows two types of paid overnight lodging accommodations within a home or apartment for less than one month.
A homestay is the rental of a room or rooms in a private home. A permanent resident must reside at the property and be present in the home during the time of the homestay. Homestays can be permitted in residentially-zoned areas, if they meet the regulatory requirements for homestays and obtain a homestay permit.
Rental of an entire dwelling unit for less than a month is called a short-term vacation rental (STVR). STVRs are only permitted in the resort zoning district.