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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.....

139 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Photos and Description of this Downtown holiday studio

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

(our Cancellation Policy is at the end)

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 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; 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+ 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; 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!


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
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
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 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


based on 139 traveller reviews

Downtown Studio - charming & cozy w/ patio & on-site free parking.....
average rating of 4.9064746 based on 139 reviews

Perfect location in the heart of it all! Amazing hosts!

  • 5 of 5

A friend and I did a two-night stay here recently for a girls' weekend. Bernie and Sandy went out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed, including a long list of restaurant recommendations. The studio was extremely clean and we felt very safe during our stay. We barely moved our car from the space as everything is within walking distance! We had such a wonderful weekend - highly recommend this spot!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: happy that you and your friend had such a wonderful time :). Thanks for thinking of us with your positive thoughts and we look forward to hosting you again...Bernie
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Weekend in Asheville

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a lovely weekend in Asheville. The studio was clean and well-appointed, and the location simply cannot be beat. Owner is very helpful and responsive. Would re-book!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ashley...thanks for your 5-Star Review and happy that you enjoyed yourselves...Bernie
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Fantastic find in the heart of Asheville!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at this lovely studio apt. for three nights and I wish it could have been longer. The apt. is well thought out and charmingly decorated and the owners have thought of everything to make a stay here comfortable and enjoyable. Even though this apt. is a studio, it feels spacious, with separate and defined living, cooking and sleeping areas. Not only is the apt. fantastic, but the location can't be beat for exploring downtown Asheville! We parked our car in the reserved space and walked everywhere. Lots of great restaurants and shops right at your doorstep and a short walk away! We especially enjoyed Bouchon and Curate for dinner, the French Broad Chocolate Lounge for a decadent dessert and the wonderful and convenient (right across the street) City Bakery for breakfast and coffee. All this plus attentive, pleasant and helpful owners! We would love to return!

Cindy B.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: is easy to reply to your Excellent review because your synopsis says it all and couldn't have been written any better! Next time you may want to catch a show at the Diana Wortham Theatre up the street as it hosts a plethora of International singing and dance groups in the intimate 500 seat space - thanks for relating your experience! Bernie
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Perfect Asheville Location

  • 5 of 5

The Studio was exactly what we were looking for. Perfect location to walk to tons of shops, restaurants and breweries. 10 minutes from Biltmore Estate and 30 minutes from numerous great hikes (we recommend Catawba Falls). The interior was well equipped and Bernie and Sandy were very welcoming. If we come back to Asheville, we will definitely stay here again.

Adam & Amanda

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Amanda & Adam...Sandy and I will be visiting Catawba Falls per your suggestion. Always fun hiking in the beautiful and serene mountains in the Asheville area. We hope to see you again! Bernie
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Charming apartment

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in the studio. We could walk anywhere we wanted to go in Asheville and it was nice to have a "home base" to drop off items or change before heading back out. Every detail is taken care of for the guest making this a real treat!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: 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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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


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday studio 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 A$91
Refundable Damage Deposit A$196
Tax Rate 7.0%

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


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.

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 studio rental in Downtown, North Carolina

Property Type:
  • studio
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 525 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Town
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with 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.....
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , + 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).
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • tennis
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.