About the property
- Condo1000 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible Bed(s), 1 Bath (Sleeps 2-4)
(our Cancellation Policy is at the end of these paragraphs)
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 (add $30/person/night for over 2 people)! The 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; the nationally recognized French Broad Chocolate is at the top of the block and to the right; and the organic French Broad Co-op grocer is 1 block yonder. Our 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 rest or 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; 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, 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 $170-$210/night + Holiday rates 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 gratis right outside the fence (www.HomeAway.com/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!
All Rental monies returned by Owner if Guest cancels reservation 60 days or more prior to arrival date. In the event Guest cancels the reservation within said 60 day period prior to arrival date then, provided Owner has a firm commitment from another Guest for that particular rental period, Owner will refund a pro-rata amount of Rental money paid (subject to how many days of the term were rented) less a 10% cancellation fee or a minimum $100 fee + any other fees that may reasonably be considered like credit card costs. Landlord is not responsible for any Security Deposit Insurance (SDI) fee or Service Fees that were paid by Guests.
In the event full payment is not RECEIVED at least 50 days prior to arrival, then this Agreement will be considered cancelled at the option of the Owner and the prior paragraph shall apply.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 2018
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 24 years now and have worked diligently to develop a true Green, Organic, and Sustainable community with Healthy Lifestyles and a gorgeous Pavilion for the community just 25 minutes north of Asheville called Mountain Meadows on Crooked Creek. We want to use both of our condos in downtown often 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 Downtown
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 16 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 Theater 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
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great location. Very comfortable and clean. Loved it!
Great space in the heart of the action
Spent a few nights in 39 Biltmore before the three of us tackled the Assault on Mt Mitchell bike race. Plenty of room for us, our bikes, and our gear. Enjoyed working with Bernie, provided just the right amount of communication and very clear instructions on how to access the space and work the appliances, lighting, etc. Absolutely love the location, walking distance from all of our favorite restaurants, breweries, and shops. Will definitely look to stay here again on our next visit to Asheville.
Biltmore Loft vacation
This location was exactly what we were looking for in the heart of Asheville so we could walk to so many restaurants, shopping, brewery's. Bernie & Sandy's Loft was super clean & exactly how described & pictured. Very comfortable bed & bedding. Though we didn't use much, the kitchen was beautiful & equipped with everything you'd need. Comfortable living room to hang out in with exceptional tv options--so you can plop down after a day of walking & rest (or take a nap). Would def recommend to anyone and would stay here again.
Great location with plenty of room to relax
This was our first time staying in Asheville and we loved it. This loft was situated right downtown and was an easy walk to shopping, dining, and breweries. It had everything we needed for a weekend getaway. Access to the loft was easy from the adjacent parking garage. Although we were right downtown I didn't feel the noise was much of an issue. Sounds machine worked like a charm. Will definitely look at coming back.
Hi Calvin...thanks for your generous Review as we look forward to your return visit! Bernie
Staying in downtown Asheville? It doesn't get more convenient than the Biltmore Loft
Our small family decided to visit Asheville for a few days to take a break from work and to experience the city's offerings. We are avid VRBO'ers, so naturally I started looking a couple weeks in advance on the site. We were fortunate to come across this loft and the availability matched the days we had planned.
If you're considering Asheville, specifically the downtown area, you really can't get a more convenient spot. While the lists of amenities for the loft is long, the vast array of shops, restaurants, art galleries, coffee houses and bakeries so close, make this the place to stay. The loft is up-to-date, yet retains its historic charm. It's well maintained, tastefully decorated, and the hosts are both welcoming and helpful.
In our travels, we have been fortunate to find some amazing places through VRBO and the personal touches Bernie and Sandy provide add to the experience...for example, there are notes on several items explaining their use. Sounds trivial right? How many places have you stayed where you have to figure out how the shower works? Or how to work the cable/tv/satellite systems when there are several remotes? Additionally, Bernie and Sandy provided a listing of local establishments (beer, food, coffee, etc.) that included their favorites, so we really couldn't go wrong. We tried the pizza at Barley's and it was simply the best pizza we've had in years. Pennycup coffee around the corner was amazing as well. Long story short - if you want to experience the best of Asheville, you owe it to yourself to pick a clean, stylish property that is close to it all. For us, that was the Biltmore loft and we plan to add it to our 'stay again' list.
Mike...your awesome review fully considered the amenities and aesthetics of our Biltmore Loft along with our helpful touches. And your "...clean, stylish property that is close to it all" is well phrased. Happy, too, that you benefited from our Favorite Downtown Restaurants & More attachment. We hop to see you soon...Bernie
Very comfortable apartment in a great location. My daughter walked all over downtown Asheville and restaurants from this location. The apartment was very clean the owner was responsive. It's a studio apartment and although I had the bed, my daughter found the couch to be comfortable.
Laura...happy that the couch/Sofa Bed was comfy for your daughter! Yes, one is close to almost everything downtown in the Biltmore Studio. Thanks for thinking of us with a wonderful Review! Bernie
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... Renowned 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- independent films... Barley's Pizza & Taproom, home of our first craft Brewery, across street in basement... 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 within 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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CANCELLATION POLICY...and NATIONAL HOLIDAYS... REFUND - anyone who desires to terminate their Reservation a week to 60 days in advance of their arrival then please 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 $100 cancellation fee, whichever is greater. In the event only a portion of the days become Reserved, then Traveler will receive back a pro-rated amount. Please see the last paragraph under Overview (in the menu above).