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In the Heart of Downtown

8 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights


Downtown Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

The Altamont, Suite 302

Special Offer: Stay 3 - 6 nights and receive a 10% discount!

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The Altamont is an 1895 building on the most beautiful tree-lined street in downtown Asheville. Church Street is central to everything in downtown from Pack Square to Pritchard Park, and from the Civic Center to the Orange Peel. Park your car for your entire stay and walk to the most interesting and eclectic restaurants, shopping and nightlife!

As part of the 2010 historic and green renovation, the vacation condos were created to provide nice, comfortable and reasonably priced quarters to spend time in Downtown Asheville. Enjoy the charm of an old building while taking advantage of modern green technology. Water is heated with solar panels on the roof, all permanent light fixtures are CFL, most materials were manufactured within 500 miles of Asheville, and paint and stains are all Low VOC resulting in very high indoor air quality. Almost all the beautiful hardwood floors are original.

The renovation also created The Altamont Theatre, Asheville’s Best Listening Room for live music offering the best acoustics in the region. Spend your vacation time with us and see nationally touring artists like Jay Ungar and Molly Mason, Balsam Range, California Guitar Trio, John Vezner, Mary Gauthier, Geoff Achison and many more. The theatre also presents stand-up comedy, storytelling, poetry and theatre.

Performances start at 8:00 and are usually over by 11:00 – so no late night parties going on below you.

Feel free to bring the entire family, we are child friendly.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Owner/ Property Manager
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2016
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About Owner/ Property Manager

My wonderful family enjoying our day together.

What makes this condo unique

Some of the LEED certification requirements met in this historic renovation are:

- All hot water is solar.

- Steel framing, sheet rock, and other materials are recycled.

- Materials from the building that were removed were recycled and diverted from


- Many new materials are non-emitting.

Please visit the US Green Building Council web site for more information on LEED.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We really enjoyed our stay in Asheville. Your condo was beautiful and the location was perfect. We were able to walk to everything and loved the quiet setting on Church St. We will definitely come back and book your condo again. Thanks and hope to be in touch soon for our return trip.
Oct 2010
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based on 8 traveler reviews

In the Heart of Downtown
average rating of 4.5 based on 9 reviews

Great downtown location, not great otherwise.

  • 2 of 5

We rented this unit because my runner husband wanted to be downtown to participate in the Asheville Half Marathon. The condo is adjacent to the Altamont Theater. The unit is pretty bare bones, small, spartanly furnished. Fairly clean. VERY noisy. The loud music from the theater runs until 11. The walls between the units are not well insulated and neighbor noise is quite high. The thermostat was set to 80 degrees when we arrived and we had to plug in lamps, etc. Sheets and towels, some dishware provided. Guest should bring everything else, including iron, ironing board, hangers, paper towels and Kleenex (TP was provided). The outdoor furniture is dirty with bird poop.

Oh, and the owner needs to vacuum the bathroom ceiling air intake vent because it is disgustingly filthy. And add another bedside light. One is pretty chintzy.

All in all, the only redeeming feature of the Altamont is the location. Next time we'll pay the higher rate to stay in one of the hotels.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is somewhat surprising. For a downtown apartment, it's a very reasonable size. It's quite a bit larger that a hotel room and has a full kitchen. If that was not large enough, we do have larger 2BR units that you could have booked. We're very clear about the music downstairs and the curfew, but sound has never been an issue on the third floor. Many guests have had children on the third floor with no problems. We feel like that ending by 11:00 is very reasonable. Generally people who stay with us are out on the town past 11:00, or often down at the show. The walls are actually pretty well insulated. They are made of heavy duty sheet rock that has a thin layer of lead in it, plus foam insulation. In any case noise travels in an old building and we ask guests to be respectful of others. Sometimes they are not. We do set the thermostats high enough to not run the A/C when we don't have guests. Asheville is a weekend town so cooling empty units for 5 days is very wasteful. They cool pretty quickly when turned down. There are supposed to be ironing boards and irons in the units, and full set of hangers. Apparently they were taken at some point. We maintain an inventory of spare items, so had you reached out we would have been happy to provide replacements. There is a King bed in the bedroom. The room was sized for a queen bed, so there isn't room for a second table and light. People prefer the larger bed over a second table. We have a number of guests who stay with us on a regular basis and enjoy what we have to offer. We're very sorry that we are not the place for you. Perhaps a hotel is better suited for your needs.
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Good location and quiet

  • 4 of 5

The location was convenient, We were able to walk everywhere in downtown which is exactly what we wanted to do. The unit was quiet (at least until the AC came on - that was noisy). The decoration and furnishings were clean and modern. The unit has a Keurig single serving coffee maker which is appreciated when one person wakes earlier than the other. We didn't do any cooking, but we did eat take away from Tupelo Honey when their wait for a table was over an hour. That was a nice option.

There were a few negatives. There is no chest of drawers or any place to put clothes. We lived out of suitcases that were elsewhere in the unit. We found it curious that there was a washer /dryer, but nowhere to put clean clothes. As the bed takes up most of the BR so there was no room for other furniture. Also the BR lamps have dim bulbs making it impossible to read in bed.

There was no DVD player even though it it is advertised.

The pictures that show the outdoor view are misleading at best. Looking out the window we mainly saw the run-down top of the building directly behind. Standing on the balcony you could see the views in the picture. There was no chairs for sitting on the balcony.

We were contacted by the owner asking for our feedback for improvement.

Overall we did enjoy the stay and would probably stay again - bringing our own music player.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were unaware that the DVD player was missing, it sits behind a sliding door. The HDMI cable was sill there, but no player. After we heard from this renter it was gone, we went out a bought a new one. Many times groups will rent multiple units and outdoor chairs get moved around. We didn't catch that these chairs were next door. We've added that to the cleaning checklist. The top of our neighbor's building is in the photo, and we took the photo from the deck, not through the window. We certainly don't conceal the fact that it's there. Of course we would love to see something done with the building but the church that owns it does not have the resources to demolish or develop the building. We did find a closet system that has drawers so we're in the process of installing them.
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Sarasota, Florida

  • 5 of 5

Spent 4 nights at this great place and great location.The listing was accurate, as well as the photos.

The unit was clean,and welcoming.The owner was very nice and gave great recommendations for places to go dine as well as entertainment suggestions. I was traveling alone and felt so comfortable walking back these great "diggs"at night. The street is well lite.I would recommend this property to everyone.

I would recommend The Orange Peel for music and or events. I dined at Limones, Posana,Tupelo Honey

CaCafe, Early Girl Eatery,Bouchon and Chai Pani to name a few All Excellent. Chocolate Lovers must

go French Broad Chocolate Lounge.Also went on Eating Asheville, walking food tour.excellent. Can't

wait to stay at this Citylicious "diggs" again

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gatlinburg, TN

Great Escape!

  • 5 of 5

The condo was a perfect, restful place to get away from a normally hectic life. Church street is so peaceful and within walking distance of everything you will need. We enjoyed a variety of restaurants including Easy Over, The Noodle Shop, Table and Mediterranean just to name a few. I would highly recommend The Altamont for it was a great experience and we will return.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice Condo Conveniently Located in Downtown Asheville

  • 5 of 5

The listing description and photos were accurate. The condo was nicely decorated, extremely clean, and in walking proximity to everything downtown Asheville has to offer. Brian (the owner) was a pleasure to work with and very accommodating. When we return to Asheville, we hope to stay at the Altamont again. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: May 18, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Condo Rental In Artsy Downtown Asheville!!!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely delighted with my one night stay at this lovely condo! Photos do not showcase this hidden treasure adequately! Perfect location, easy parking and walking to downtown arts district. Beautiful, clean, convenient and safe.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2011
  • Stayed: Mar 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Downtown Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jan 3 2017 - Mar 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Memorial Day
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Leaf Season
Oct 2 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Downtown Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 680 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Deck / Patio
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis

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