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Bernie Byrne

Member since: 2012
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Downtown 39 Biltmore Loft - elegant living on a bustling corner

132 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Photos and Description of this Downtown holiday condo

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible Bed(s), 1 Bath (Sleeps 2-4)

(our Cancellation Policy is at the end)

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 (our Cancellation Policy is at the end of this Overview). 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 (small additional fee for over 2 people)! A new 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; and the organic French Broad Co-op grocer is 1 block yonder. Our well insulated 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 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; wireless audio dock for the i-phone, i-pod, i-pad and music streaming with smart phones - 4S and earlier; 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 (small additional fee for over 2 people), 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 $180/night Sun-Th and $200/night Th-Sun 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 right outside the fence (HomeAway 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!


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, provided that Landlord has a firm commitment from another Tenant for that particular rental period. 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 involved.

More Details
  • Groups
  • long term rentals available
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Bernie Byrne (Owner)
Member since: 2012
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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 18 years now and have worked diligently to develop a true Green, Organic, and Sustainable community just 25 minutes north of Asheville called Mountain Meadows on Crooked Creek. Just recently we converted our Biltmore Loft in Downtown Asheville to a vacation rental. We want to use it often too 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 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 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 18 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 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 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


based on 132 traveller reviews

Downtown 39 Biltmore Loft - elegant living on a bustling corner
average rating of 4.969697 based on 132 reviews

The Perfect Getaway Spot

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful time staying here. The owners thought of everything we might need and took care of all our needs. The loft was very clean and homey. It was located in the perfect spot for an Asheville getaway and we can't wait to stay there again!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful, perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

Bernie & Sandy's downtown loft is perfect. It's in the middle of shops, restaurants, breweries, and so much more. I have rented a lot of vrbo's and usually you need to bring everything.. not here! They have done a great job stocking it with everything you might need. Double D's (the coffee shop next door) is great and so is the black bird (which is also very close). We had so much fun in Asheville. We parked our car at the aloft hotel and did not need it until we left. I would highly recommend staying at this loft.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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As soon as we opened the door and entered the 39 Biltmore Loft we knew this was a great choice.

  • 5 of 5

First off, not having to worry about a key was super convenient. It's decorated beautifully and most comfortable. Anything we needed was provided. Loved walking out in a very interesting neighborhood. Had the best getaway ever!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Janet..."the best getaway ever" is pretty remarkable :). Our aim was to decorate and furnish simply and colorfully so we are pleased that you enjoyed the environment. Hope to see you again soon...Bernie
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Upscale loft in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

All of downtown Asheville is close by, but this loft has a unique coffee shop next door, an outstanding bakery and highly- rated restaurant just across the street, local craft beer in every direction, and world-class chocolate just a block away! So you'll understand why we didn't actually use the beautiful, well-appointed kitchen. The New York-style loft is very stylish and inviting, the living/sleeping area comfortable, a good place for couples to rest and recuperate before again heading out to explore this amazing city and region.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jerry...I just had to chuckle when you mentioned not using the "well appointed kitchen" because of all the serious foodie restaurants in the area. Happy you enjoyed your experience in our Loft and downtown Asheville...Shalom...Bernie
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The Biltmore Loft had everything we needed and was conveniently located next to everything!

  • 5 of 5

The Loft was so cozy and welcoming. It had everything we needed. It was so nice to be close to everything we needed in the downtown area.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sara Elise..."It had everything we needed" is a compact description of the amenities provided. Yes, walking out the door to everything downtown is quite the convenience...Bernie
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39 biltmore loft

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the loft for 4nights and loved our time spent there. The downtown location is perfect , walkable to everywhere. It is a good idea to get the trolley pass to get the full experience and history of the area. something else not to miss is the sky bar, it really is a beautiful sunset spot. Many thanks to Bernie and sandy they have made their loft a number 1 choice to stay. We will return.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: John...thanks for your 5 Star Review as we work diligently to create an environment where everyone loves to stay. The trolley and sky bar are good suggestions. We like your "number 1 place to stay" description. Thanks...Bernie
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Asheville Airport
Nearest Barpub
Barley's, Wicked Weed, a-Loft Hotel, Chestnut
Nearest Golf
2.3 Miles
Grove Park Inn
Nearest Restaurant
Doc Cheys, Posana, Curate, Chestnut , + 14 more
Nearest Ski
32 Miles
Wolf Laurel
Car: not necessary

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

Reknowned 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

Barley's Pizza & Taproom, home of our first craft Brewery, across street

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 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

Rental Rates for this holiday condo in Downtown, North Carolina

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
4 Jan 2017 - 10 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$26 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$26 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee A$99
Refundable Damage Deposit A$197
Tax Rate 7.0%


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...We prefer NO departures on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day as our housekeepers like to enjoy these Holidays, as well. If a Guest does prefer to leave on these days then we will add $25 to Cleaning Fee for the benefit of our housekeepers.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo rental in Downtown, North Carolina

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • soap
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • water cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Window looking toward the mountains with a Church steeple in view...
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon , Gel memory foam mattress in BR and on Sofa Bed......
  • Additional sleeping areas as noted above... just off Bedroom 1: Comfy Queen Sofa Bed with gel memory foam mattress & pillow top.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • DVR
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • video player
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Groups
  • long term rentals available
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
You'll have whatever you need right here in our fully outfitted 39 Biltmore Loft. Please enjoy one of the truly 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.