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Celeste Gray

Member since: 2013
Call Manager
Speaks: english

in the heart of Asheville

5 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Asheville Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath (Sleeps 4-6)

Like the saucy, urbane bestie who is a steady confidant, the Cosmopolitan Loft has got your back. Relax and enjoy this swanky respite after a day on the town.

LOCATION & NEARBY:

Located on the most eclectic residential street in the very heart of central downtown Asheville.

Check my other listings. I have other properties on the same street, and can accommodate large groups. Asheville is about 5 blocks squared and this loft is at the NE corner of that 5 blocks.

U.S. Cellular Center, Orange Peel, all restaurants, cafés, events spaces, downtown breweries and bars within walking distance. Park your car in a nearby lot and walk anywhere and everywhere downtown; pedi cabs, taxis and bus available for any more distant jaunts.

Parking: lots nearby for additional vehicles $3-5/day.

WHY THIS LOFT?

complimentary coffee, tea, toiletries, and more

convenient location, clean, and unique

spectacular reviews

Cleaned with all natural, environmentally friendly products.

LGBTQ and straight friendly

TERMS:

I accept all major credit cards directly through my own merchant services account, Intuit™, process the payment, send receipt and agreement.

Rates include NC and county taxes

Cleaning fee included in the rate.

There is an additional $100 charge for a one-night stay; weekends require 2-nt minimum.

***must disclose if this is a bachelor or bachelorette gathering***

Refundable security deposit required and returned within 48 hrs of checkout

CANCELLATION POLICY:

50% refund of the total rental if cancellation occurs 2 weeks+ prior to arrival

No refund if cancellation occurs within 2 weeks prior to arrival

***Unless we are able to rent the unit for the same period, then we will reimburse accordingly.

Guest forfeits the total rental amount:

*If guest does not show up on the scheduled date.

*If guest cancels reservation less than 14 days before the scheduled date.

*If guest leaves the unit before scheduled date of departure

refundable security deposit only shall be refunded less any damages to the property, fixtures, furnishings

*If guest violates rules set forth in agreement

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
Celeste Gray (Property Manager)
Member since: 2013
Call Manager
Speaks: english

About Celeste Gray

I'm Celeste, Asheville resident for 19 years. I participate in local food advocacy, residential and commercial property development and consulting. I've imported home furnishings and art for over a decade, primarily from India and Mexico. I've had vacation rentals for nearly a decade, and love hosting people at my properties which have been a true labor of love.

Guestbook comments from the manager

The location is awesome. The apartment was exactly as pictured and basically my dream home. It was super clean. Celeste was extremely helpful.

From New York, NY · April 2015
Apr 2015
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Reviews

4
based on 5 traveler reviews

in the heart of Asheville
average rating of 4.0 based on 7 reviews
1

Unpleasant stay

  • 1 of 5

After the first night of our two night stay, we had an issue the following morning where we did not feel safe keeping our family at the property. The rental agent was very pleasant initially when we booked the property, but found her to be rather combative and unhelpful with the issue after the fact.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I made every effort to accommodate Jason Y. and his family during his stay, and offered as a courtesy to relocate them after he expressed he was unhappy with a gentleman outside the loft. After the guest filed a complaint with VRBO, I received this response from VRBO: Hello Celeste, Thank you for contacting VRBO.com Customer Support. We appreciate your prompt response. We have made thorough notes of your comments and explanation of this unfortunate situation. We are grateful for your cooperation in resolving this issue and now consider this case closed. We offer a wealth of resources on how to best handle your rental business in our Community website. Again, we certainly apologize for any frustration or inconvenience regarding this complaint. We wish you more carefree renting in the future. Thank you for using VRBO.com, a member of the HomeAway family of brands. HomeAway is the world leader in vacation rentals, with over 1 million listings. Kind regards, VRBO.com Customer Support
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5

What a wonderful vibrant loft

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 3 night in this great downtown space and were very pleased with the feel, the amenities, the cleanliness and the location. The spaciousness of the loft was a great thing to come "home" to after long days of walking around enjoying the city or returning after a short road trip to see the beautiful Asheville surroundings. This place was perfect for 2 but can easily accommodate more. We especially enjoyed the fact that it was in the heart of the action, but not too busy or noisy.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta Metro
4

Fantastic Location!

  • 4 of 5

As advertised. Excellent location! Extremely comfortable king-size bed. Very clean. Beautiful renovation on this old loft. Well equipped kitchen. Attentive owner prior to arrival and attentive property manager, though we only had 1 ~minor~ request for a hair dryer.

I would ABSOLUTELY RECOMMEND this VRBO.

I am rating 4 stars instead of 5 because of two items. One, we were not used to the noise level at night. This was solved by running the ac unit as a fan for white noise. This is definitely in an active part of town, within walking distance of restaurants, brew pubs, etc., so expect a little street noise or chatter as people come and go. Two, the primary bedroom is right near the kitchen. This was not a problem for us, but if you have more than two adults or an early riser, consider which room of the two for sleeping.

We parked and didn't move from the assigned space except to go to the North Carolina State Arboretum on Sunday. We would also recommend Asheville Brewery Tours. Don't miss the French Broad Chocolate Lounge (there's an upstairs). Lexington Avenue Brewery (The Lab) also has delicious food. Wicked Weed is a highly rated brew pub and that rating is definitely earned as well for their farm-to-table menu items. Wicked Weed is a little further to walk, but well worth the effort. Jack of the Wood regularly has live music. On Friday evening when the weather is nice, there is a volunteer Drum Circle at the main park, I think it is Pack Square. There is a Whole Foods Market within walking distance. Look for the fairy door on the same block as the loft. I only saw one fairy door while we were in Asheville. We chose to visit ( and now recommend) the NC State Arboretum instead of the Biltmore House for a relaxing Sunday afternoon.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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bristol, tn
5

Fun and comfort in Asheville

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in this loft right in the heart of downtown Asheville! The space had that fun funky young Asheville vibe. All the best shops (Tops for shoes, Battery Park shops) and restaurants (Curate, Table, Limones etc) were just steps away. The space was really comfortable with tons of room to spread out. The property manager and owner were incredibly nice and helpful. Exactly what we were looking for!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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NYC, NY
5

Gorgeous Loft, Location ++++ everything you need !

  • 5 of 5

We were so happy with this loft. Spacious, CLEAN, beautifully decorated, great art ! and Location is fantastic! We were there with another couple and we had a blast ! Kitchen was great, Walk downtown,

great rest./bars and Art Galleries, antiques, loved it ! Don't forget the Biltmore Estate -short drive.

Check out the Urban Trail of local artists, The 5 Walnut Wine Bar , and Bouchon-French Comfort Food, Yummy !

Nice owners, helped us with local info. Want to come back in summer !

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

We are located in the heart of downtown Asheville nestled between two eclectic alleys sheltered from the hustle and bustle of two major streets with shopping, bars, restaurants and music venues.

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Rates & Availability

Asheville Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
OCT
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$405
$3,500
$11,333
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$305
From
$365
Fri,Sat
$2,900
$6,300
 

Additional information about rental rates

Please remember that this is a non-smoking loft. Evidence of smoking in the loft will forfeit the return of all security and damage deposits. Having more than the number of people you have paid to stay at the loft will also be considered a forfeiture of deposits. We appreciate your respect of these rules.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Asheville Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Day bed with twin mattresses converts into king size bed
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
Notes:
Live in chic comfort among the best restaurants, live music, art galleries and shopping in Downtown Asheville. Our beautifully decorated loft is situated amongst artist galleries and studios and is on one of the most eclectic streets in the epicenter of downtown. Less than a block to bars and restaurants. Three minutes or less to walk anywhere downtown. Our spacious loft boasts 12 ft original tin ceilings and 100+ year old hard wood floors. Kitchen has all new stainless steel appliances with a gas range and is fully equipped. Experience the comfort of home loft life with the city at your threshold. . Optional garage space with air compressor perfect for motorcyclists that want to enjoy the great riding around Asheville and shelter their bikes at night (can hold up to 6 motorcycles)-- also perfect for Kayaks, bikes, canoes or whatever gear gets you outdoors. ?-- We welcome people from all walks of life. Pets considered.

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