About the property
- Studio525 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
Studio 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath (Sleeps 2-3)
(our Cancellation Policy is at the end of these paragraphs)
Welcome to our historic, modernized Biltmore Studio with a dedicated parking space right outside the French Cut wooden fence alongside the patio, full kitchen, Sofa Bed (more than 2 people add $30/person/night) smack-dab in the heartbeat of Downtown with some of the best restaurants, galleries, music venues, theaters, and shops just steps from your door. The Biltmore Studio is framed with 16 inch brick walls for your quiet enjoyment in the cacophony of Downtown Asheville, though be aware of some 'character noises' from the footsteps on the Heartwood pine floors of the retail store above during business hours. The Studio does have a Sound Machine with waterfalls, nature sounds, etc. in the event you may want a different kind of quiet for rest during the daytime. The Studio has its own parking space by the wooden gated entrance in our French Cut Fence and small patio with new Keypad keyless door access - easy and safe - sleeps 3 comfortably!
You'll be enamored with the earthy feel of this walk-out (open bedroom design). 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 Disk and DVD Player with a small library of select movies; newer living room and bedroom suites with gel memory foam mattress & pillow top on the Queen sized bed; and newer stainless steel refrigerator and range. How about seating yourself in the umbrage of the maple trees in the comfortable patio of the Double D's Coffee & Dessert BUS next door, the world class venue of the 500 seat Diana Wortham Theater at the top of the block, the awesome fire pitted patio of the Wicked Weed Restaurant & Brewery just down the street, or the uniquely designed Pack Square Park starting at the Obelisk at the top of the block?
You may also be interested in our elegant 39 Biltmore Loft in the same building for $210-$265/night + Holiday rates with high ceilings, exposed brick, and a private gated entrance facing Biltmore Ave. (www.HomeAway.com/3013847).
A new 400+ Biltmore Ave. Garage is right across the side street behind and under the a-Loft Hotel; 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; nationally recognized French Broad Chocolate is at the top of the hill and just to the right; and the organic French Broad Co-op grocery is 1 block yonder.
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 our 39 Biltmore Studio!
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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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 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 over 19 years now and have worked diligently to develop a true Green, Organic, and Sustainable community just 23 minutes north of Asheville called Mountain Meadows on Crooked Creek. Just recently we converted our Biltmore Studio & Biltmore Loft in Downtown Asheville to vacation rentals. We want to use them often too so we loaded them 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 questions you have.
Bernie Byrne purchased this Studio 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 as well as the old Heartwood Pine floors in the retail area and the Biltmore Loft; 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 now transformed and on the National Historic Register on a gem of a corner surrounded by thriving restaurants, shops, galleries, coffee houses, a new Asheville City parking deck, and the new A-loft Hotel (part of the international Starwood Hotel systems). We feel so fortunate to be part of a bustling downtown that still retains its historic character and charm!
What makes this Studio 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 coziness and simplicity of the Biltmore Studio with its small patio surrounded by a French Cut Fence and personally designed wooden gate opener and closure has a parking spot right outside the Studio fence. Next door you'll visit 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 borne 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
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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.
Cozy, clean, perfect
This apartment is right in the middle of everything! Convenient, clean, quiet... The perfect spot for a fun weekend in Asheville! Everything was exactly as listed - or maybe even better :) would definitely stay there again.
Perfect location and downtown vibe
My husband and I were traveling through Asheville from our daughter's destination wedding in Virginia and stayed two nights at Bernie's downtown studio. We were looking to relax, stroll around downtown, check out art studios and shops, and enjoy fabulous meals. Check, check, check and check. The downtown studio location was perfect, and except for one short car excursion to the River Arts District and New Belgium Brewery (I highly recommend their tour!), we kept the car parked for two days. From enjoying our morning coffee in the double decker bus parked next door to two great meals at Chestnut Restaurant and Bar and Cúrate, and all the strolling and browsing in between, this Asheville urban respite was exactly what we were looking for.
Bernie was super friendly and welcoming, with prompt emails, replies and thorough instructions, including tips on his favorite restaurants and fun activities in the area. Although we didn't take advantage of his well-stocked kitchen, all the amenities of home were available to us. Thank you, Bernie for making us feel so welcome and at home in your charming downtown studio!
Perfect location. Nice firm bed and easy in and out. Parking spot a bonus!!!
Perfect hideaway and super convenient
We had an awesome stay. The studio was perfect for my husband and myself. You can’t beat the location and having a parking spot was icing on the cake. Would stay here again in a heartbeat!
Lindsay...we enjoyed having you Guest and happy you and your husband had a "perfect" stay. Thanks...Bernie
Great stay in Asheville!
Had a great stay - place is not very big but has all the amenities we needed, and the location is fantastic. Thanks!
Tom...happy you enjoyed! Bernie
Comfortable, Cozy, and Convenient Location!
My husband and I spent 4 days at the Biltmore Studio over the Easter weekend. The apartment was immaculately clean, handsomely decorated, and stocked with everything you need while away from home, including coffee and a selection of teas. The appliances were high end, and the bed was extremely comfortable - the sheets and towels were high quality.
There is a convenient off-street parking spot for the apartment right outside the door. We did not rent a car, but found the Studio is walking distance from tons of restaurants, shops and the local craft breweries. Uber was readily available to get to anything that was beyond walking distance, including the Biltmore Estate.
Our hosts, Bernie and Sandy, provided very detailed information about the apartment as well as the area before we arrived, so we were able to plan ahead for restaurants and activities. We had a few questions and they were always quick to respond. If you are looking for a comfortable, clean, and conveniently located home base while exploring the Asheville area, we would strongly recommend the Biltmore Studio!
Eileen...your sweet Review is chock full of facts and flavor. We are so pleased that the ambiance of both our Biltmore Studio and downtown Asheville was both inviting and engaging...thanks...Bernie
The 39 Biltmore Studio is in the heartbeat of downtown Asheville across the street from the new 400+ Asheville City Parking Garage......
Downtown Pack Square Park just up the hill......
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
Mast General old timey general store 1/2 block......
Art Deco Fine Arts Theatre across street......
Barley's Tap Room, home of Asheville's first Craft Brewery across street in basement.....
Wicked Weed Brewery & restaurant with 16-25 of its own Craft Beer 1 block south and sour beers.....
Diana Wortham Theatre with world class performances 1 block north...
French Broad Co-op organic market 1 block south.....
18 restaurants + shops, galleries, taverns on this 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...
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
*Includes 1 parking space included in the rental right outside the French Cut Fence.... ** CANCELLATION POLICY - 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...please refer to the last paragraph under Overview. Prefer NO departures on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day or will add $35 to Cleaning fee for the benefit of our housekeepers.