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Asheville Urban Nest - Luxurious Retreat in the Heart of Downtown Asheville

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview


Details
Property
condo
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
3 - 4 nights

About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Extra Twin Bed (Sleeps 4-5), spacious, central hvac

Check our reviews from 11 years of hosting guests. Stay in luxurious accommodations in this downtown Asheville tastefully renovated loft - your home away from home. Everything you could need for your vacation is here: a fully equipped modern kitchen, dining area, comfortable plush queen bed in one bedroom, queen-size sleeper sofa in living room with memory foam mattress, twin bed in second very small room, washer and dryer, 1 40" smart TV in bedroom, 1 48" flat panel TV in living room, Satellite, DVD player, Iphone dock/stereo, air conditioning, and a large window seat overlooking downtown. See our video on our website for more info: www.ashevilleurbannest.com

This condo was renovated in early 2005 and is on the third floor of an historic building that is in the center of downtown. Walk to all of the unique locally owned shops, art galleries, delicious restaurants, theaters, the Fine Art cinema, Pack Place and the Orange Peel for a concert. Most of Asheville's festivals start at Pack Place, and that is one block away. Park your car in the deck across the street and leave it there! Watch the Christmas Parade go by from the window and take the elevator to the first floor for a first class dining experience at the Lobster Trap, where they fly in Maine lobsters daily. If you don't feel like venturing out, help yourself to the honor wine bar in the kitchen and order up some dinner or appetizers from the Lobster Trap. If you are interested in experiencing what downtown Asheville is all about, you will not find a better location. We have a private yoga instructor and massage therapist who you can make an appointment with to come to the 'nest' while you are staying with us.

This oasis in the middle of downtown is perfect for those who want a comfortable place to relax in and use as a home away from home, a base for their downtown Asheville explorations. Mature adults only--not a place for college students to come and party.

The kitchen is fully equipped to cook wonderful meals from local ingredients you pick up at the local tailgate markets downtown on Saturdays and Wednesdays, though with so many wonderful restaurants nearby, you may opt out of cooking altogether. Asheville was chosen by Fodor's as the #1 travel destination in the world! Asheville has become known for it's many locally brewed beers, creative restaurants that use locally grown ingredients, and of course for their arts and crafts communities. Within walking distance are several wine stores, an artisan cheese store, bakeries, every type of restaurant, movie theater and music venues.

If you like the outdoors, you will find endless opportunities within an hour of downtown - hiking, mountain biking, running, ziplining, rock climbing, snow skiing, etc. See our website to hear about our favorites picnic spots and hikes nearby. Find out why so many people are moving here! If you are one of those, we proudly recommend two realtors to drive you around to see what you like.

Parking options for your car, if you bring one, are in the public lots across from the condo (the Rankin Deck and the Civic Center lot), and there are meters on both sides of the building. Parking is free the first hour in the decks and $1/hour after that, with a max of $10 for 24 hours. Meters are free after 6pm and all day on Sundays and holidays.

Our newest 'baby', Drover's Way, is just down the street from the Urban Nest. Ask us about it if the Nest is booked.

The address of the Urban Nest is 51 College St. between Lexington and Haywood St.

Keywords: Condominium, downtown

More Details

Owner
Lynne Harty
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 24, 2017

About Lynne Harty

Lynne Harty, local artist/photographer with her husband, Steve Cohen, an artist's manager. Lynne and Steve are happy to help you plan your outdoor adventures, steer you to their favorite restaurants, or stock the kitchen with items for your arrival. Just ask. They both work downtown around the corner from the condo so you can always stop by with any questions.

Lynne and Steve love to hike and explore the area around Asheville, and are happy to share their enthusiasm. They are also very involved in the Asheville art and music community so they are a good resource for your explorations. As Asheville is a foodie haven, they do their best to keep their guests up to date on new restaurants, which is a big job these days! They just added the 'Glad to Have You' app which has recommendations on everything from Lynne's favorite women's clothing store to their favorite spot for a glass of wine.

Lynne Harty purchased this condo in 2004

Why Lynne Harty chose Asheville

You can't find a better location in downtown Asheville nor more accommodating hosts, as we've been doing this for 9 years. We love to spend the night in the condo on nights when we are going to a show at the Orange Peel, or when we just want to be able to leave the car behind after a night on the town! I've furnished the condo to feel like a quiet home away from home with everything you need. Often we'll take the elevator down to the Lobster Trap to have a quiet dinner or glass of wine (or even ask them to bring appetizers to our condo for us!). We love the old brick wall in the living room, the funky nature of our old building, and that we have a tree outside our window despite living downtown. It's a very comfortable space.

What makes this condo unique

The condo is a quiet place to stay and sleep despite being in the heart of downtown Asheville. I have wireless internet which makes it easy to work in as well. Many people have used the condo as a retreat. We offer Pharmacopia natural bath products and use green cleaning products. Spa Theology, a day spa next door, will provide in room massage if requested. Also the Lobster Trap on the first floor will deliver their delicious meals to the condo if requested (though it's fun to sit at their bar and enjoy their beer and fresh oysters while listening to live acoustic music). You really won't need a car when staying at our condo as you can walk everywhere in downtown Asheville.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We arrived in Asheville on the day of a snowstorm! Who knew Asheville has little snow and "rolls up the sidewalk" when it arrives. We still managed to be well fed, and certainly enjoyed the delights of this wonderful apartment. Our great joy was seeing the snow dusted fruit of the sweet gum tree outside our window!
Jan 2014
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Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(165 traveler reviews)

Asheville Urban Nest - Luxurious Retreat in the Heart of Downtown Asheville
average rating of 4.957576 based on 171 reviews
Lewisburg, WV
5

Great Place

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent a week in this condo for our anniversary and we loved every minute. It is very clean, well decorated, and in the best location! We had our 3.5 month old son and it was very quiet and close for times when he needed to rest! Great for walking around the downtown area and within driving distance to all area locations. We will definitely use this place again the next time we get a chance to visit!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2009
  • Stayed: Sep 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Laura, Please come again and tell your friends!! Lynne
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5

Great Location, Perfect Size!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first stay at Urban Nest and second stay at one of Lynne's properties. Location right in heart of downtown allowed us to walk everywhere. Condo is furnished with everything you need for your stay from kitchen items to laundry supplies. Plenty of space and great layout for 4 adults and 1 small child, especially since you're out most of the time. Lynne is always responsive and helpful!

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Michelle - thanks for the positive review, and I'm glad you guys enjoyed the Urban Nest. I love hearing from people who've stayed at both properties. Please come again! Lynne
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5

Adorable, cozy condo in downtown Asheville. Perfect Location!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent a week in Asheville celebrating our one year anniversary! The Urban Nest was the PERFECT place to be. Location was ideal and everything was within walking distance. Lynn and her husband thought of every detail to make our stay comfortable! Even the packets of raw sugar available warmed my heart as I made my first cup of coffee! BEAUTIFULLY decorated and inviting. We spent a lot of time in the living room enjoying the view and lovely window seat. Comfortable bed- the room is nice and dark, as it is interior and quiet! Lynn is a great communicator and was available for questions via text and phone.

When we make our way back to Asheville, we will staying at the Urban Nest :)

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Valerie - I'm glad you enjoyed all the "little things" and hope you can come again soon! Lynne
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4

Great location!

  • 4 of 5

Terrific location. Easy walking distance to all downtown. Great restaurants, etc. Condo well appointed, very comfortable. Had everything we needed. Parking in the garage could sometimes be difficult, but we were here during a peak travel time. Would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 3 nights at the Urban best and it was a great experience.

Very well located, cozy, clean and convinient. We ate at some of the restaurants recommended on their suggestion book and they were all amazing!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place.

  • 5 of 5

Loft-type condo. Condo has fully-equipped kitchen. Was very clean and well-maintained. Great view of two downtown churches. Easy parking across street. In the center of downtown Asheville, just one block from the downtown central park. Easy walk to great restaurants and shops. Will return.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Asheville Regional Airport
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
I 240
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Tupelo Honey, Lobster Trap, Table, Early Girl
Car: not necessary

Central location in the heart of downtown Asheville - walk to restaurants, music venues, Civic Center, Diana Wortham, Asheville Art Museum and many shops and restaurants. Parking is $10/24 hours in the Rankin Street public parking garage or Civic Center Parking just past the Rankin deck. Meters are free on Sundays and daily after 6pm

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Rates & Availability

Downtown Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter 2017
Jan 4 2017 - Mar 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
$180
$1,100
$3,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring/Summer 2017
Mar 16 2017 - Sep 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
$225
From
$235
Thu,Fri,Sat
$1,400
$4,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
September
Sep 7 2017 - Oct 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$215
From
$220
Thu,Fri,Sat
$1,350
$4,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Leaf Season
Oct 5 2017 - Nov 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
$235
From
$275
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,500
$4,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Fall
Nov 6 2017 - Nov 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
$215
From
$225
Thu,Fri,Sat
$1,350
$4,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 21 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
$225
$1,450
$4,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Pre-Christmas
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
$215
From
$225
Thu,Fri,Sat
$1,400
$4,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas 2017
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
$240
$1,500
$4,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$180
$1,250
$4,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

Two night rentals available on a last minute basis, the week of your desired dates. $ Pets are not allowed ever, no exceptions. No smoking anywhere in the building. Must be over 25 years of age unless permission is received by owner as exception.
Cancellation: Refunds will be made for reservations cancelled more than 30 days in advance, minus a $75 + 13% tax service fee. No refunds will be made for reservations cancelled within 30 days of the check-in date. HomeAway and VRBO service fees are non-refundable (we have no control over this). We strongly recommend that you purchase travel insurance from a third party to protect yourself in case of unforeseen circumstances.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Downtown Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Tile, hardwoods, plush white towels, shampoo, lovely soaps. Washer and dryer in bathroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Small middle room - 1 twin/ single , This room is small but has a twin bed in it with privacy
    Bedroom - 1 queen , Memory Foam topped mattress
    Living Room - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Sofa bed pulls out to queen size bed with memory foam mattre
  • Queen size Beds (1) memory foam topper on mattress, alarm clock, TV, armoire, hanging space and drawers. (1) Twin in small middle room.
Entertainment:
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
We have a wine rack over the refrigerator that you can purchase wine from for $15/bottle.

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