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Bernie Byrne

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Downtown Studio - charming & cozy w/ patio & on-site free parking.....

129 Reviews
Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Asheville Studio Rental Photos and Description

Studio 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath (Sleeps 2-3)

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 $20/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 above during business hours. Be advised that 3 adults in these premises is a bit tight (no complaints, though) and you may want to consider our larger Biltmore Loft in the same building at www.homeaway.com/3013847. 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 12 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; new living room and bedroom suites with gel memory foam mattress & pillow top on the Queen sized bed; and new 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 $225/night Mon-Wed and $250/night Th-Sun with high ceilings, exposed brick, and a private gated entrance facing Biltmore Ave. (HomeAway 3013847).

A new 400+ Asheville City Parking 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; 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!

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 from time to time, provided that Landlord has a firm commitment from another Tenant for that particular rental period. You will never pay more than the amount you have paid so far. 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.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
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 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 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 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 18 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

historic - historic - historic

excitement - excitement - excitement

Reviews

4.9
based on 129 traveler reviews

Downtown Studio - charming & cozy w/ patio & on-site free parking.....
average rating of 4.8992248 based on 129 reviews
4

Great little spot in the heart of downtown Asheville!

  • 4 of 5

Great location. Place was emasculate. Owners were very helpful.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Cozy studio

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I truly enjoyed the studio vacation rental for 4 nights. It was the perfect spot downtown, we walked everywhere. Location was great, close to shops and restaurants!

The amenities were a nice touch with fresh coffee beans, popcorn and popper, washer/dryer and free parking.

Bernie and Sandy made it trouble free, easy in and out and convenient to our needs. It was great meeting them too, super nice people!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Nice cozy studio right in the middle of downtown

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time for a few days in Asheville, and this studio apartment in the heart of town was wonderful for what we were doing. Free parking right outside the door was great, since once we arrived, we only used our car once, to go to the Biltmore for a morning. We were able to take a walking tour of Asheville, and visit all the restaurants, bars, and pubs we wanted during our time there, all within a few minutes' walk. The furnishings in the apartment were comfortable, including the bed, which provided us with a good night's sleep. The kitchen was fully stocked with everything we needed. The coffee shop in the old bus right up the hill was convenient, too!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mark...thanks for your cogent review and happy you had all the tools for your enjoyment of our Studio and downtown Asheville...Bernie
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5

Great place and perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Bernie and Sandy's apartment. You can't beat the location--it's right downtown, near everything. Also, the apartment has everything you need and doesn't feel cramped at all--even for a studio! I especially wanted to point out that the mattress was great--which is not always the case in rental homes. Bernie and Sandy were great hosts and we hope to return soon to their charming apartment in Asheville!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Molly... happy that you enjoyed our aesthetic environment and the bed. We made it a point to get one of the most comfortable beds available - a locally manufactured gel memory foam mattress. We look forward to having you again. Bernie
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Great location and well appointed!

  • 5 of 5

Will definitely be back. Having the parking space was great! The location is great, you can walk to everything downtown. The apartment was nice and had everything you would need. Only thing to note is this apartment is below a store so throughout the day you hear a lot of footsteps from above, This wasn't an issue for us because we were out and about during the day. At night it was pretty quiet.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kristie...thanks for your nice comments. Since your stay we have made some changes to the heartwood pine floor above by screwing down those old and beautiful boards where they were squeaking - it has made a big difference :)...Bernie
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Spectacular

  • 5 of 5

This downtown studio is perfect for a stay in downtown Asheville. It had everything you could ask for (spotless, great location, free parking, etc). It is also great having your car right outside your door. Love this area and Bernie and Sandy's studio. Hope to be back soon!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cheryl..."Spectacular" is great to hear about your experience in our Biltmore Studio! Reinforcement like that keeps us working hard to always create a stellar environment for our Guests - thank you...Bernie
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Asheville Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
Barley's, Wicked Weed, Aloft Hotel, Chestnut Cafe
Nearest Golf
2.3 Miles
Grove Park Inn Spa and Resort
Nearest Restaurant
Doc Chey's, Posana, Curate, Chestnut, & 15 more...
Nearest Ski
32 Miles
Wolf Laurel
Car: not necessary

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......

Wicked Weed Brewery & restaurant with 16-25 of its own Craft Beer 1 block south......

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

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Rates & Availability

Asheville Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$180
From
$200
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,200
$4,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Cleaning $70
Tax Rate 7.0%

*Includes 1 parking space included in the rental right outside the French Cut Fence....

** CANCELLATION POLICY and NATIONAL HOLIDAYS
Please refer to the last paragraph under Description or 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 $40 to Cleaning fee.

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Amenities

Asheville Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 525 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Town
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Recently updated full bathroom with tub/shower. Includes handheld shower head, new striated shower doors, ceiling fan & light, along with plenty of light above the sink.....
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , + comfy Queen sized Sofa Bed
  • Comfy Queen-sized bed with gel memory foam mattress. Full sized Sofa Bed with a memory foam mattress is big enough for 2 kids or 1 adult though the premises are a bit tight for 3 adults (no complaints on that order, though).
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • tennis
Notes:
You'll have whatever you need right here in our fully outfitted 39 Biltmore Studio. Please enjoy one of the 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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