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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

117 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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

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. 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+ Asheville City Parking 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 12 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!


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 hereto.

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  • 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 Decker 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


based on 117 traveler reviews

Downtown 39 Biltmore Loft - elegant living on a bustling corner
average rating of 4.974359 based on 117 reviews

Everything We Were Looking for and More

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I recently spent a long weekend at this beautiful loft. After reading all of the previous reviews, we had high expectations but those expectations were exceeded in every way. What a perfect loft in the best location of a wonderful town! All weekend we were spoiled for choice with fantastic meals and great breweries, all within a few blocks. When we arrived, we parked our car in the garage across the street and didn’t use it again until we left 3 days later.

The owners could not have been more hospitable or welcoming. Prior to arrival, they provided us with great local knowledge on their favorite restaurants and other useful tips about the surrounding area. From buying a few groceries at the co-op down the street to grabbing coffees in the morning just downstairs at Double D’s, we truly felt like we lived there and everyone else were the tourists. We hope to return often and can’t imagine staying anywhere else in Asheville. Thanks Bernie and Sandy!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Eric...when you said that "...we truly felt like we lived there and everyone else were the tourists" - that's exactly how we feel when ingrained into the local environment anywhere in the world, and it is a heartwarming experience, indeed! By the way, the Co-op you mentioned just down the street plans to expand on the land they own next to it with a restaurant, parking garage, and larger organic store. So happy you thoroughly enjoyed...Bernie
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The loft is a lovely historic stay, right in downtown Asheville.

  • 5 of 5

The owner was very easy to contact and quick to respond to all of our questions. The loft is beautiful, up to date, and comfortable, yet, it has a vibe of neat history. The location of the loft is perfect. Only short, pleasant walking distances to shopping, brewery's, restaurants, and pubs in this very cool town.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: said it well! Happy that you and your girlfriends enjoyed the comforts, downtown, and the overall vibe...Bernie
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Downtown Loft

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time on our recent trip to Asheville. The Loft is the perfect location for experiencing downtown Asheville. Not only is the location perfect, the Loft is beautiful, has EVERYTHING one could possibly need to make your stay enjoyable, and is very spacious and quiet! We loved being right in the heart of the activity! Thank you, Bernie and Sandy for sharing your Loft with us!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mary...such nicely pointed comments about our downtown Biltmore Loft. So happy that you enjoyed your Anniversary in this beautiful setting of the Biltmore Loft and downtown Asheville. We look forward to hosting you again! Bernie
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed at 39 Biltmore for our 20th anniversary and it was a fabulous place to stay in Asheville. The location could not have been any more perfect. It is located right in the middle of downtown and is convenient to everything. It was nice to just walk every where. The loft is nicely furnished and has everything you need. for your stay. Bernie does a nice job leaving suggestions on restaurants and places to see which was helpful. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: much to celebrate for you two so congrats again! Happy you had such a "fabulous stay" in Asheville. Thanks for your kudos as we look forward to your next trip...Bernie
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Five stars + more.

  • 5 of 5

This is one of the finest! Our stay there was wonderful. The location is perfect and the loft is clean, well-stocked, spacious & beautiful. As the other reviews make clear, Asheville is full of good things to do, see, hear and eat! I can only add that the electric bike tour we took on our first morning there was a fun way to get started. Many thanks to Bernie for all his kind attention.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: kind of you to give us "one of the finest" recommendations. The electric bike tour sounds interesting and I had forgotten that availability. Thank you! Bernie
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Amazing location in downtown Asheville

  • 5 of 5

This HomeAway rental was fabulous! Everything one could need was provided and I am looking forward to a return trip!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Karen...fabulous is a word we all love - thanks! We look forward to your return...Bernie
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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+ Asheville City Parking Deck

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

Double Decker 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


Rates & Availability

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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

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

Please see the last paragraph under Overview or Description in the menu above. 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.

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Asheville Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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 ...
  • 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 Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Window looking toward the mountains with a Church steeple in view...
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • DVR
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
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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