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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.....

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Downtown 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.

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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

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(134 traveler reviews)
Downtown Studio - charming & cozy w/ patio & on-site free parking.....
average rating of 4.902985 based on 134 reviews
5

Perfect place to stay in Asheville!

  • 5 of 5

This adorable studio is located right in the heart of downtown Asheville. Close to restaurants, eating, and everything else Asheville has to offer. The owners are attentive and a pleasure. This place is everything the listing says it is. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kristin..."adorable" is an appropriate descriptive for your Review - thank you! Sandy and I look forward to your return...Bernie
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5

Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

We completely enjoyed our time here. Initially, we were concerned about the small and linear layout of the studio, but in fact, it is perfect. The owners have organized the space very well and outfitted it with everything needed, and also many lovely little extras, such as good quality pans and knives, silk pillows, and even a make-up mirror. The sleeping area feels like a separate room, furthest from the windows and quiet. The first night we heard some few footsteps overhead near bedtime and worried that sound might be a problem, but there was no further noise or concern. We also appreciated the door-lock system so that we didn't have to bother with a key. On moving out we met the cleaning woman and in addition to appreciating her good work, found her charming and generous.

While the inside is lovely, the outside, the location, couldn't be better. The apartment is literally in the heart of downtown Asheville and comes with a parking space right outside the door. What more is there to want? We're looking forward to our next stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Barbara...you've detailed it as well as can be said about the amenities and environment of our Biltmore Studio! It is easy to see that you appreciate your own functional and aesthetic home. In the event you might want to consider a larger and even more beautiful and historic environment then check out our Biltmore Loft at www.homeaway.com/3013847 in the same building on the top (2nd) floor. We look forward to your next visit...Bernie
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5

Cozy, comfortable little apartment in center of town

  • 5 of 5

Our third or fourth stay here. Small, well designed and equipped space within walking distance of many great restaurants and entertainment venues. A free parking space right outside is a huge plus.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Marsha...your 3rd time here says everything about the quality of environment you surround yourself with at home. I know that this particular time in Asheville was very special to you and we look forward to your next visit :)...Bernie
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5

Beautiful studio in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure of staying at Bernie and Sandy's fabulous studio for a couple of nights last week, mid week. It's a cozy little studio in the heart of Asheville, so central that you can park your car (in the property spot right outside the front door- fabulous!) when you arrive and never start that engine up again! The studio is very clean, nicely decorated, and has all the amenities you need. Bernie and Sandy have thought of everything, down to a supply of Q-Tips for their guests! They will provide you with very clear directions on location, gaining access to the property, use of the WIFI, and also give you a list of recommended restaurants. They are super attentive to details and are genuinely interested in making your stay at the property enjoyable. Thanks Bernie and Sandy! We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Monica & Bill...what a complimentary and comprehensive review of your stay in our Biltmore Studio. Few folks flow with such well thought detail so we reckon you especially appreciate the amenities, decor, and cleanliness because you make them a part of your everyday live - that's real...thanks! Bernie
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5

Fabulous studio in a perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

This studio apartment is fully furnished with everything you could possibly wish for. It's clean, and very well maintained.

We felt right at home, with hi speed WiFi, Directv (dvr included), high quality towels, bedding, silverware, and dishes.

Bernie was always immediately available to provide us with anything we needed.

The location is perfect, within walking distance of excellent restaurants, art galleries, etc.

To top it off, a parking spot was provided right at the back door.

This is as good as it gets!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nancy & John...your Review is as "good as it gets, too" :) :). I enjoyed our several spontaneous visits and your always interesting tidbits as we look forward to visiting Savannah, your home town, soon. We are happy you enjoyed yourselves and look forward to seeing you again...Bernie
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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
Owner's Response: Scott...thanks. Our housekeepers deserve thumbs up for the beauitiful job they always do...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

Downtown 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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Downtown 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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