About Yonder

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steve-donnaIn 2008, arguably one of the harshest economic downturns since the Great Depression, turned into a golden opportunity for Steve and Donna Frellick. Steve, a General Contractor at the time and Donna a nurse in the Mission Hospital neonatal unit, were facing some difficult choices with several of their high end timber frame spec homes unsold, they chose to put these homes into a vacation rental program. This proved to be a wise decision as Yonder has grown to over 150 luxury properties in Asheville, Tryon and the Wilmington coast, and caters to thousands of guests from around the country and beyond. Since it’s start, Yonder has amassed over 5,000 5-Star reviews and was selected in a nationwide search by AirBnB to be featured in their Host Tool study.

Your mountain vacation should be a chance to connect with people you love and to explore the breathtaking nature around us, to discover downtown surprises and backwoods treasures. Just as Steve & Donna did over 20 years ago. They fell in love with the people, culture, color and the mountain air instantly. You can still find them roaming the area, tasting the great food, admiring artisans in the River Arts District or enjoying the spectacular beauty that each season in the Blue Ridge Mountains offers. Being from close-knit families with true friends and traveling together for years on family vacations, the importance of a memorable experience for all rings true and crystal clear. Providing dream homes with a personal touch that create meaningful and lifelong memories for every guest is the ultimate goal that Steve, Donna and the Yonder team strive for every day of the year!

Our Mission  –
Yonder is committed to the promise of an exceptional luxury vacation experience through authentic interaction and personalized customer service.

Meet Our Team

Steve Frellick
Founder and Broker in Charge


Q :: What is your favorite local restaurant?

A :: Impossible question to answer! I will attempt to go with a “Top 5”: Rezaz, White Duck Taco, El Que Pasa, 828 Family Pizzeria (Marco’s), Limones

Q :: What is your favorite movie?
A :: Again, impossible; movies have too large an impact on me personally. So again, “Top 5”: Sound of Music, Top Gun, Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Arc, Love Actually

Q :: If you had a time machine, where would you go?
A :: To the day I “re-met” my wife & fell in love; every time. (OK, maybe I would mix in going back to the births of each of my kids.)

Q :: If you could have dinner with a famous person (dead or alive) who would it be?
A :: Abraham Lincoln; Donna gave me a plaque with my favorite quote from President Lincoln: “Live a good life.  And in the end, it’s not the years in a life, it’s the life in the years.”

Q :: Are you a dreamer or a realist?
A :: Dreamer….always a dreamer.

Donna Frellick
Owner and Quality Control


Q :: What is your favorite local restaurant?

A :: I have SO many favorite restaurants in Asheville, but I LOVE Sunny Point in West Asheville.  I always order the award winning Huevos Rancheros!!!

Q :: What is your favorite movie?
A :: Love Actually which we watch every year when we wrap Christmas gifts.

Q :: If you had a time machine, where would you go?
A :: The day I retire from the profession of nursing.

Q :: If you could have dinner with a famous person (dead or alive) who would it be?
A :: Ralph Lauren, I LOVE his style!

Q :: Are you a dreamer or a realist?
A :: Realist FOR SURE!!!

Katie King
CFO


Q :: What is your favorite local restaurant?

A :: Chestnut (if you want a Coastal answer though, I’d go with K38)

Q :: What is your favorite movie?
A :: Usual Suspects

Q :: If you had a time machine, where would you go?
A :: I’d go to the 20’s, for sure!

Q :: If you could have dinner with a famous person (dead or alive) who would it be?
A :: Lao Tzu (and a translator)

Q :: Are you a dreamer or a realist?
A :: I am most definitely a Realist, but I make a serious effort to be a dreamer 🙂

Mark Bastin
VP of Marketing


Q :: What is your favorite local restaurant?

A :: Limones

Q :: What is your favorite movie?
A :: Shawshank Redemption

Q :: If you had a time machine, where would you go?
A :: 2067

Q :: If you could have dinner with a famous person (dead or alive) who would it be?
A :: Main Course: Bruce Barton; Dessert: Richard Branson

Q :: Are you a dreamer or a realist?
A :: Dreamer

Melissa Frellick
VP of Lead Management


Q :: What is your favorite local restaurant?

A :: Cucina 24

Q :: What is your favorite movie?
A :: Love Actually

Q :: If you had a time machine, where would you go?
A :: England in the Early 1900’s – would love to witness the “Downton Abby” atmosphere.

Q :: If you could have dinner with a famous person (dead or alive) who would it be?
A :: Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Q :: Are you a dreamer or a realist?
A :: Realist; but I dream of being a dreamer.

Melanie Jackson
Operations Manager - Tryon Collection


Q :: What is your favorite local restaurant?

A :: Harvest House – local to Tryon

Q :: What is your favorite movie?
A :: Anything by Wes Anderson (in particular “Moonshine Kingdom”)

Q :: If you had a time machine, where would you go?
A :: 1700’s to live amongst the Cherokee

Q :: If you could have dinner with a famous person (dead or alive) who would it be?
A :: Martin Luther King Jr.

Q :: Are you a dreamer or a realist?
A :: My unfulfilled dreams turned me into a realist-hahaha

Neil Drendel
Business Development

Q :: What is your favorite local restaurant?
A ::Wow, that’s a tough one.  So many choices!  Limones, downtown Asheville.  Fantastic food and cocktails.  Be sure to put in a reservation well in advance! 

Q :: What is your favorite movie?
A ::The Fugitive with Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones.  Big fan of Thriller movies.  Filmed in two of my favorite places, Western North Carolina and Chicago, IL.

Q :: If you had a time machine, where would you go?
A :: I would visit the 1920’s prior to the Great Depression.  Architecture, automobiles, urban development and the style of the times.  What a great decade to experience 

Q :: If you could have dinner with a famous person (dead or alive) who would it be?
A :: Abraham Lincoln.  Truly one of the great leaders of our time.  Absolutely love many of his quotes.

Q :: Are you a dreamer or a realist?
A ::
I am a little of both.  I’d say I tend to dream BIG but also appreciate a sound plan to attain my goals.

Brian Frellick
VP of Property Management and Customer Relations

Q :: What is your favorite local restaurant?
A :: 828 Family Pizzeria (Marco’s)

Q :: What is your favorite movie?
A :: Blade Runner

Q :: If you had a time machine, where would you go?
A :: April 7, AD 30 to view the path of the crucifixion of Christ

Q :: If you could have dinner with a famous person (dead or alive) who would it be?
A :: President Abraham Lincoln

Q :: Are you a dreamer or a realist?
A ::
Dreamer

Kimberly Davenport
VP of Property Management and Customer Relations


Q :: What is your favorite local restaurant?

A :: Wayside

Q :: What is your favorite movie?
A :: Terms Of Endearment

Q :: If you had a time machine, where would you go?
A :: I would go into the future.

Q :: If you could have dinner with a famous person (dead or alive) who would it be?
A :: Jesus

Q :: Are you a dreamer or a realist?
A :: Both, without dreaming it can never become a reality.

Danny Nobles
Property Manager (Coast)


Q :: What is your favorite local restaurant?

A :: Blue Water Grill

Q :: What is your favorite movie?
A :: The Wizard of Oz

Q :: If you had a time machine, where would you go?
A :: The Garden of Eden

Q :: If you could have dinner with a famous person (dead or alive) who would it be?
A :: Benjamin Franklin

Q :: Are you a dreamer or a realist?
A :: A Drealist. I have real dreams.  

Keela Levi
Bookkeeper


Q :: What is your favorite local restaurant?

A :: The Corner Kitchen

Q :: What is your favorite movie?
A :: Hard to list one, but The Green Mile is one of my faves.

Q :: If you had a time machine, where would you go?
A :: Back to the 40’s or 50’s

Q :: If you could have dinner with a famous person (dead or alive) who would it be?
A :: Dolly Parton. She’s a southern girl true to her roots, always the same, and not afraid to laugh at herself.

Q :: Are you a dreamer or a realist?
A :: I like to dream.

AnnMarie Worcester
Customer Experience Specialist


Q :: What is your favorite local restaurant?

A :: Sunny Pointe

Q :: What is your favorite movie?
A :: ET

Q :: If you had a time machine, where would you go?
A :: 30 AD

Q :: If you could have dinner with a famous person (dead or alive) who would it be?
A :: Trump

Q :: Are you a dreamer or a realist?
A :: Realist

Clare DellaMea
Customer Experience Specialist

Q :: What is your favorite local restaurant?
A :: The Green Sage Cafe. They have delicious breakfast food!

Q :: What is your favorite movie?
A :: The Sound of Music

Q :: If you had a time machine, where would you go?
A :: Italy, 1900 to see where and how my father’s family lived.

Q :: If you could have dinner with a famous person (dead or alive) who would it be? 
A :: Michelle Obama

Q :: Are you a dreamer or a realist?
A :: A realist

Lynnette Ciavardone
Customer Experience Specialist

Q :: What is your favorite local restaurant?
A :: Packs Tavern

Q :: What is your favorite movie?
A :: The Notebook…I’m a hopeless romantic

Q :: If you had a time machine, where would you go?
A :: The Elizabethan Era for the clothes and arts. Of course I’d want to hang out with the royal family

Q :: If you could have dinner with a famous person (dead or alive) who would it be?
A :: Jon Bon Jovi !  Not only is he my all time favorite rocker since I was 18, he is a family man, political activist and philanthropist.  

Q :: Are you a dreamer or a realist?
A :: Dreamer turned realist when I became a parent….but striving to be a dreamer again.

Tracy Hogan
Customer Experience Specialist

Q :: What is your favorite local restaurant?
A :: Farm Burger

Q :: What is your favorite movie?
A :: The Greatest Showman

Q :: If you had a time machine, where would you go?
A :: The day each of my children were born

Q :: If you could have dinner with a famous person (dead or alive) who would it be?
A :: Mahatma Gandhi

Q :: Are you a dreamer or a realist?
A ::
A realist with moments of dreamer 🙂

Diana Davenport
Property Maintenance

Q :: What is your favorite local restaurant?
A :: Taco Sushi in AVL

Q :: What is your favorite movie?
A :: Christmas Vacation

Q :: If you had a time machine, where would you go?
A :: Back 20 years to spend more time with my Dad when he was alive and healthy 

Q :: If you could have dinner with a famous person (dead or alive) who would it be?
A :: Sheldon Cooper from Big Bang Theory

Q :: Are you a dreamer or a realist?
A :: 
I am a realistic dreamer

Jessica Kelly
Maintenance Coordinator

Q :: What is your favorite local restaurant?
A :: Juicy Lucy’s Burger Bar and Grill

Q :: What is your favorite movie?
A :: The Blind Side

Q :: If you had a time machine, where would you go?
A :: I would want to travel back to when I was a kid and saw the world a different way than I do now as an adult.

Q :: If you could have dinner with a famous person (dead or alive) who would it be?
A :: Oprah!

Q :: Are you a dreamer or a realist?
A ::
I’m a little of both