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Bernie Byrne

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Downtown 39 Biltmore Loft - elegant living on a bustling corner

127 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Downtown Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible Bed(s), 1 Bath (Sleeps 2-4)

(our Cancellation Policy is at the end)

Welcome to our historic, modernized 1000 sq. ft. Biltmore Loft with a gourmet kitchen and electric fireplace on a bustling corner, smack-dab in the heartbeat of Downtown with some of the best restaurants, galleries, music venues, theaters, and shops just steps from your door (our Cancellation Policy is at the end of this Overview). How about your own private street entrance with 39 (39 Biltmore Ave) artistically embedded in the sculptured metal gate with a Keypad keyless door access - easy and safe - sleeps 2-4 comfortably (small additional fee for over 2 people)! A new 400+ Biltmore Ave. Garage is right across the side street; Pack Square Park is on the top of the block; Mast General Store is 1/2 block; the Fine Arts Theater is across the street; the nationally regarded music venue, the Orange Peel, is 1 block; and the organic French Broad Co-op grocer is 1 block yonder. Our well insulated building has 16 inch brick walls, high ceilings, and high-end Kolby double-paned windows. We are smack in the middle of downtown so some street noise will be heard - this is downtown. If you choose, though, you may turn on our Sleep Sound machine and hear waterfalls, nature sounds and the like while you sleep. But we've heard only a few comments about the occasional noise. If you don't want to hear any street noises but only the muffled 'character sounds' of some walking on the old Heartwood pine floors above during business hours, then consider our 39 Biltmore Studio discussed below.

You'll be enamored with the earthy feel of the historic brick and heartwood pine in this Manhattan Style Loft (open bedroom design + separate area with Queen sized sofa bed). You'll find all the luxurious trappings including: high speed 16 mb download, wireless DSL internet connection; flat screen HDTV with Netflix movies and TV shows; wireless audio dock for the i-phone, i-pod, i-pad and music streaming with smart phones - 4S and earlier; 3-D Blu Ray Disc Player with a small library of movies; comfortable living room and bedroom suites and Queen sized pull-out Sofa Bed (small additional fee for over 2 people), both with gel memory foam mattresses & pillow top; stainless steel appliances; and granite kitchen counters.

You may also be interested in our cozy 39 Biltmore Studio in the same building for $180/night Sun-Th and $200/night Th-Sun with high quality appliances, gel memory foam mattress in the bedroom, and a small patio inside the French Cut wooden fence - a parking space is included right outside the fence (HomeAway 3535643).

How about seating yourself in the maple umbrage of the beautiful patio of the Double D's Coffee & Dessert BUS next door, the awesome fire pitted patio of the Wicked Weed Restaurant and Brewery 1 block south, the singularly designed Pack Square Park starting alongside the obelisk at the top of the block, or the world class venue of the 500 seat Diana Wortham Theater 1 block up the street? We could say more but you'll just have to explore and experience the rest of the beauty and excitement on your own ...... Welcome to Downtown Asheville.... Welcome to the Biltmore Loft!

CANCELLATION POLICY

In order to cancel the reservation, the request must be tendered by the Tenant to Landlord in writing by Email, text, fax, or postal mail. If the cancellation is tendered by a party other than the person who made the reservation, then adequate information must be provided to convince Landlord that said cancellation request is valid. In the event of cancellation of part or all of the reservation, a pro-rata refund to Tenant will be issued, less a 10% cancellation fee of rent paid or a minimum $75 fee along with any other fees that may be reasonably considered, provided that Landlord has a firm commitment from another Tenant for that particular rental period. Landlord is not responsible for any Security Deposit Insurance (SDI) fee that was paid.

In the event full payment is not RECEIVED at least 20 days prior to arrival, then this Agreement will be considered cancelled at the option of the Landlord; Landlord will begin the process of re-renting the premises, and the provisions in the prior paragraph will then apply, unless subsequent arrangements have been made between the parties involved.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Bernie Byrne (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Bernie Byrne

Sandy and Bernie Byrne are Iowa born via Coral Gables/Miami FL. Bernie grew up on a farm in northwest Iowa and Sandy in Iowa City, the home of the University of Iowa (Hawkeyes). Sandy has authored several books and has traveled the world lecturing & teaching Ultrasound of the Eye. She feels so fortunate to have helped so many people with unique eye problems. We are overjoyed to be in the Asheville area for 18 years now and have worked diligently to develop a true Green, Organic, and Sustainable community just 25 minutes north of Asheville called Mountain Meadows on Crooked Creek. Just recently we converted our Biltmore Loft in Downtown Asheville to a vacation rental. We want to use it often too so we loaded it up with the most comfortable and convenient furnishings and electronics to go along with all of the exciting energies in Downtown Asheville. Excellent health in all physical, mental, and spiritual ways has been our positive passion for a long time and we feel so privileged to enjoy our kids, Cherie, Nicole & Donnie along with our grand daughters Amanda, Maddie, & Tabitha. Please give us a call at 828 230-0755 so that we may answer any other questions you have.

Bernie Byrne purchased this condo in 1999

Why Bernie Byrne chose Asheville

Downtown was not yet hip when we decided to buy a building in Asheville in the year 1999. We thought, hey, wouldn't it be a creative, FUN time and investment to renovate an old building and be able to have a small apartment where we could stay sometimes? Though our farm was only 20 minutes north, we felt this downtown option would really be the lap of luxury (it is)! We were fortunate to find an old, 2 story corner building with an art studio and gallery on the main floor, an apartment above, and a dilapidated basement. There were dozens of coats of paint on both the brick walls and the old Heartwood Pine floors; the frontage was a 1940's aluminum; and the owners were relectant to sell. After friendly negotiations, and paying much more than we really thought it was worth (does that sound familiar?), we went to work redesigning and putting together a construction crew. This 18 inch brick walled, ugly and decrepit dinosaur circa 1885 building is transformed and now on the National Historic Register on a gem of a corner surrounded by thriving restaurants, shops, galleries, coffee houses, a parking garage, and the new a-loft Hotel (part of the international Starwood Hotel system). We feel so fortunate to be part of a bustling downtown that still retains its historic character and charm!

What makes this condo unique

We've said it all before and we'll say it again - you'll just LOVE being Downtown right in the middle of it all with kind and caring folks all around and exciting things all about! The character and simplicity of Heartwood Pine floors, high ceilings and brick walls, all enconsced in a 1000 SF Loft with tall windows and skylights.... is awesome. Next door you'll visit the Double D's Coffee & Dessert BUS; view the Fine Arts Theatre across the street where you will see artsy new independent movies; just a block away enjoy The Orange Peel, considered by Rolling Stone Magazine to be one of the best music venues in the nation; organic minded bodies will resonate with the French Broad Co-op 1 block south and the Farmer's Market down the street on Wednesday afternoon plus the City Market a few blocks away on Saturday mornings, in season; take a slow walk in the delightfully designed Pack Square Park up the street with its grassy areas and trees, water features, and its leisurely promenade - great for sitting, musing, and people watching; how about Broadway quality shows at Pack Square in the Diana Wortham Theatre just 1 block up the way?; a plethora of natural 'farm to table' restaurants are tantalizing; the original craft brewery in Asheville, Highland Brewery, was born in the basement environs of Barley's Taproom and Pizzeria right across the street; the Drum Circle, our primal beat, is our go-to on Friday nights - could we be so lucky?

location - location - location

parking - parking - parking

historic - historic - historic

excitement - excitement - excitement

Reviews

5
based on 127 traveler reviews

Downtown 39 Biltmore Loft - elegant living on a bustling corner
average rating of 4.968504 based on 127 reviews
5

39 biltmore loft

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the loft for 4nights and loved our time spent there. The downtown location is perfect , walkable to everywhere. It is a good idea to get the trolley pass to get the full experience and history of the area. something else not to miss is the sky bar, it really is a beautiful sunset spot. Many thanks to Bernie and sandy they have made their loft a number 1 choice to stay. We will return.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: John...thanks for your 5 Star Review as we work diligently to create an environment where everyone loves to stay. The trolley and sky bar are good suggestions. We like your "number 1 place to stay" description. Thanks...Bernie
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5

The Place was Great! The Location cannot be beat!

  • 5 of 5

The Biltmore Loft not only met, but exceeded our expectations. It was beautiful, just like the pictures indicated, with great furnishings, a comfortable bed, and all the amenities of home. It is also right in the heart of everything in Downtown Asheville. Great restaurants, shopping and pubs are minutes from the doorstep (some directly across the street). Not only is the loft fully appointed with everything you'll need, Bernie and Sandy pay attention to many small details, to ensure your stay is pleasant and enjoyable. This includes providing a map of downtown Asheville, and a listing of Downtown restaurants, bars, grocers, etc. that is also broken down by genre, whether the restaurants provide breakfast, lunch, or dinner, and references to direction and distance from the loft, for each of these locations. They also have brochures on many of the entertainment options and points of interest, in and around Asheville. All of this my wife and I found invaluable, on our first visit to Asheville. The sound machine on the side of the bed also helped to ensure blissful sleep for both of us.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Patrick...thanks for your very kind and descriptive words about your experience in our Biltmore Loft and downtown Asheville. It sounds like you really enjoyed your 4 day stay during your first visit to our exciting town! I don't remember anyone breaking down the benefits of our WELCOME note like you so finely did. We look forward to saying hello in person the next time you visit...Bernie
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5

Awesome Asheville Rental

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for a quick anniversary trip. We absolutely LOVED the loft. The location is perfect - walking distance to great restaurants, events, etc. And the pictures don't do the loft justice - it's funky, cool, and eclectic (just like Asheville!!), spacious....has every amenity you could think of....the owners really have gone above and beyond to create the perfect vacation rental...being our anniversary, they even provided ideas for romantic spots to visit in our welcome kit. We definitely would recommend and visit again!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Stacey...we LOVE your review! We are all about "funky, cool, and eclectic" as that must be our hippie roots combined with the hip Asheville vibe. As you point out, top amenities and superior location are really key to the max FUN in any location and happy that we could meet that seldom met standard...Bernie
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5

A perfect stay to explore Asheville

  • 5 of 5

This property was immaculate- "home away from home". The kitchen was well stocked , nice linens, bathroom lotions and shampoo, Asheville brochures , interesting books ( I wish I had had time to finish one) . This location is perfect for exploring downtown by walking. Asheville has wonderful restaurants, shopping, and an arts district. We have been to Asheville several times but had not spent much time downtown. I recommend it! We didn't meet the owner but he was astute in answering calls and responding to texts to answer our questions. We highly recommend this property and we hope to visit again in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Laura...Wow, your appreciation in detail is well documented here - thanks! We work very hard to create the most convenient, comfortable, and hospitable "digs" possible in the heart of downtown and happy that our labor of love is being enjoyed...Bernie
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5

Wonderful loft! Great location.

  • 5 of 5

Owners have done everything to make our stay great. Beautiful decor, comfortable bed, and fresh coffee beans to grind!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jane...you captured in a few brief words the overall amenities that our Loft offers. Those local coffee beans are roasted by Notorious Coffee who also provide the fresh coffee beans to Double D's Coffee and Desserts next door to the Loft. I'll bet you sat on their treed and comfy patio for a spell while you were here. Thanks for your thoughts...Bernie
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5

Great place to stay in the Heart of Asheville

  • 5 of 5

Bernie and Sandy have the loft furnished perfectly. Spacious and comfortable for my wife and I. Great restaurants right out the door and small breweries near by plus great boutique shopping and art. This is our first time of spending time downtown. What a great city Asheville is. 39 Biltmore sure beat a hotel. We look forward to returning again soon. Thanks for a great stay !!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gregory...very nice compliments from a gentleman living in the Outer Banks - you know the value of location, convenience, and the highest quality - we anticipate your return. Thanks! Bernie
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Map

Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Asheville Airport
Nearest Barpub
Barley's, Wicked Weed, a-Loft Hotel, Chestnut
Nearest Golf
2.3 Miles
Grove Park Inn
Nearest Restaurant
Doc Cheys, Posana, Curate, Chestnut , + 14 more
Nearest Ski
32 Miles
Wolf Laurel
Car: not necessary

The 39 Biltmore Loft is in the heartbeat of downtown Asheville Across the street from the new 400+ Biltmore Ave. Garage

New Downtown Pack Square Park is up the hill on the Square

Double D's Coffee & Dessert BUS & outdoor patio next door

Top-rated Blue Spiral Art Gallery across street

Reknowned Orange Peel national music venue 1 block south

Mast General old-timey general store 1/2 block north

Art Deco Fine Arts Theatre across street

Barley's Pizza & Taproom, home of our first craft Brewery, across street

Wicked Weed Brewery & restaurant 1 block south

Wortham Theatre with world class performances 1 block north

French Broad Co-op organic market 1 block south

18 restaurants + shops, galleries, taverns 1 block

Famed Biltmore Estate 7 minutes south

World class Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa 7 minutes north

The Grove Arcade, our nation's first indoor mall, 6 blocks NW

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Rates & Availability

Downtown Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter
Jan 4 2017 - Mar 10 2017
2 night minimum stay
$200
From
$225
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,325
$4,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$225
From
$250
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,500
$5,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Cleaning Fee $75
Tax Rate 7.0%

CANCELLATION POLICY...and NATIONAL HOLIDAYS...

REFUND - anyone who desires to terminate their Reservation 30 days or more in advance of their arrival must advise Owner. Owner shall immediately place those days on the Calendar as available. In the event all of those days become Reserved, then Traveler will receive all monies paid minus a $75 cancellation fee or 10% of the Rental Amount, whichever is greater. In the event a portion of the days become Reserved, then Traveler will receive a pro-rated amount of the money that has already been paid .Please see the last paragraph under Overview (in the menu above).

NATIONAL HOLIDAYS...We prefer NO departures on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day as our housekeepers like to enjoy these Holidays, as well. If a Guest does prefer to leave on these days then we will add $25 to Cleaning Fee for the benefit of our housekeepers.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Downtown Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Window looking toward the mountains with a Church steeple in view...
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Gel memory foam mattress in BR and on Sofa Bed......
  • Additional sleeping areas as noted above... just off Bedroom 1: Comfy Queen Sofa Bed with gel memory foam mattress & pillow top.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • DVR
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
You'll have whatever you need right here in our fully outfitted 39 Biltmore Loft. Please enjoy one of the truly best Downtown living experiences in Asheville only 1 block from one of the best music venues in the country (The Orange Peel), one of the highest rated galleries in the SE (The Blue Spiral) just across the street, Broadway performances 1 block up the street in Diana Wortham Theatre, a craft brewery and restaurant called the Wicked Weed with 16 -25 of their own brews 1 block south, and a beautifully designed downtown Pack Square Park on top of the hill 1 block north.

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