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Luxury Loft in Downtown Asheville: chic, central, in the middle of all the fun!

Bedrooms 1
Space 700 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Brand New, European Design, In Historic Building Downtown, Walk Everywhere

Welcome to Asheville!

The short story

Loft living with a view of downtown roofs and mountains in the distance: it doesn't get any better than this! Seven hundred square feet with a separate bedroom and sleek bathroom, modern kitchen and lovely living space on the second floor of the brand new remodeled Rankin Press building in the middle of downtown. All the character of a historic building (original exposed brick walls and hardwood floors, high ceilings) combines with stylish, modern amenities (stainless appliances, modern bathroom, washer/dryer, elevator, chic street entrance) to give you the most comfortable life in Asheville. Step outside and you are in the middle of everything: the culinary, shopping and art mecca of Asheville. Step inside and you are in a quiet, secluded urban hideaway. Secure off street parking available right across from your front door in city operated parking deck. Designated loading bay by front door for easy arrival and departure. Sleeps 2 to 4 in comfortable, clean and quiet luxury.

Let us tell you a little more

Come experience the luxe and quiet of our spacious loft in the heart of downtown. Furnished and decorated with a European design sense, modern yet warm and inviting, you will start relaxing the minute you step inside. Everything is designed for your comfort. Clean, peaceful and perfectly outfitted: our loft has everything for the discerning traveler. Spend the day eating, drinking and making merry, or spend it rafting, hiking and playing (you can store your road or mountain bikes in our building). Then come back to your centrally located loft, rest, put your feet up, and get ready to go out again into the vibrant nightlife of Asheville. There is a restaurant with a James Beard Award nominated chef on the corner of your street (Table); his den of mixology, with out-of-this-world cocktails, is one flight of stairs up from there (The Imperial Life). Or how about a loungey bar for chocolate lovers, with wine, of course, but also handmade bonbons and spectacular deserts so good that the line often stretches out the door (French Broad Chocolate Lounge)? Walk down the street and around the corner, and you're there. You are also next door to the south's finest shoe store with its 300 brands and staff of personal shoppers (Tops for Shoes). Those are just a few of the many, many fun things to do in asheville. You can catch a play at the Asheville Community Theatre or a movie at the Fine Arts cinema. Or how about a leisurely stroll to the River Arts District, to visit artists in their studios and have a beer at The Wedge? Speaking of beer, famous local artisanal beers and their brewers are calling your name! See what's brewing and sample what's new at the many downtown bars and breweries. Watch the sun set on Cold Mountain at Asheville's highest elevation bar (The Sky Bar). Go hear a live band at the famous Orange Peel. Take a Pilates or yoga class and have a spa treatment. So many things to do, so much to see. You can go days without using your car, which is safely and affordably parked, off street, right across from your front door.

Loft amenities

Luxurious pillow top mattresses * no street noise * brand new and clean * upscale european style * sleek bathroom with large rain showerhead/bath tub * ac with separate controls for living and sleeping areas * lots of sunlight * high ceilings * stainless steel appliances and concrete countertops * stylish historic building * fully equipped gourmet kitchen * cable with premium channels, hbo, cinemax and showtime * wifi and work station * wireless sound system * walk in closet * safe, covered, off street parking * designated loading bay by front door for convenient arrival and departure * washer/dryer * view of downtown roofs and mountains * cleaned with hypo allergenic green cleaners * relaxing environment * building offers recycling * solar roof panels preheat water * comfortable extra beds * no car needed: park once, walk everywhere * safe, coded building entrance * bike storage in building * close to all the fun * easy drive to biltmore estate and grove park inn * walk to tailgate markets and bring home locally grown goodies *

Wheelchair accessibility

The building has easy, level access from the street with double doors at the front entrance. The elevator and hallways are level and accessible. The doorway to the apartment is wide enough for wheelchair access and there are no steps or uneven floors; all rooms are on the same level. There are no adjustments in the bathroom, no hand rails or special access to the shower/tub. Please contact us for more information.

More Details

Claudia Konijn
Member since: 2013
Speaks english, french, spanish, dutch
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
17 June, 2018

About Claudia Konijn

Our loft is brand new, and we are very proud of it. We are Ricardo (born in Colombia, entrepreneur and business owner) and Claudia (born in Holland, writer and interior designer). We moved to Asheville 12 years ago, after traveling and living all over the world, and we love our town! It is a wonderful place to raise our family and we would love to share its fun and rewarding experiences with you. Asheville has everything: stunning natural beauty surrounding it, vibrant culture, great food, distinctive architecture, interesting people, a relaxed and safe pace, and so many things to do, see, taste and enjoy that you will want to stay longer. We are both deeply involved in the local community and know the restaurateurs, artists, micro brewers, outdoor enthusiasts (or Pilates teachers, massage therapists, chocolatiers, zipliners,) that you want to meet. We look forward to welcoming you!

Claudia Konijn purchased this apartment in 2013

Why Claudia Konijn chose Downtown

We had our eye on this building for a long time. It housed the Rankin Press, a historical Asheville business, and has a real urban appeal. It is beautifully situated and we were very excited when we heard it would be renovated for mixed residential and commercial use. Our block is so vibrant and has so much to offer; shops, restaurants, bars, a salon, a brewery, residential apartments, galleries. But our loft is away from the street and offers complete quiet and seclusion, in the middle of downtown! Truly the best of all worlds.

What makes this apartment unique

Our loft has the beauty of a historic building: original wooden floors, exposed brick walls, high ceilings. But it is modern at the same time, and very easy to live in. What is most attractive about it is the sense of privateness and retreat that you get when you step inside. We love spending time here!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Downtown, North Carolina

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 11:00 AM / Check-out: 3:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • 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 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , Large rain shower head
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
  • Comfortable king bed can also be made up as 2 twins on request; both configurations are cushy and pillow topped. The bed is made up in the European way, with two duvets. (All linens, including duvets, duvet covers, mattress pads, sheets and and pillow covers get washed after every stay, so every guest has a sparkling, clean set of bedding). In addition, there are two comfortable fold out beds that can be placed anywhere in the loft, both with plenty extra linens.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Luxury Loft in Downtown Asheville: chic, central, in the middle of all the fun!
average rating of 4.9238095 based on 105 reviews
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Great stay,

  • 5 of 5

Great location and lovely loft, Claudia was wonderful.

  • Review Submitted: 20/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

We were celebrating a birthday and it was our first stay downtown. The Loft was perfect and easy to walk to all the downtown "spots" Comfortable, spacious and well stocked with everything we needed. Very safe & secure building and nicely decorated. Owners were extremely accommodating and responsive.

  • Review Submitted: 12/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, easy walk to downtown shopping & dining. Very nice loft.

  • 5 of 5

Great location, walking distance to downtown restaurants and shops. Very clean and modern finishes yet old industrial style. Claudia called to check up several times. The floors do creak, but it added to the old factory loft feel. Most happy with our stay

  • Review Submitted: 25/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, friendly and accommodating host!

  • 5 of 5

The loft is in a great location, has everything you need and Claudia is very responsive and accommodating. Would highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 29/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, comfortable, clean & convenient!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely unit! I will definitely stay here again. It's wonderfully insulated from the noise of late nights on the streets of Asheville, though you will hear some creaking as the building and floors are old and you have neighbors around. Earplugs did the trick. The unit is well appointed, tidy, clean and filled with everything you could need! Look forward to staying here again on my next trip to Asheville!

  • Review Submitted: 10/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great loft, great location

  • 5 of 5

Very nice loft in excellent location. Everything we wanted downtown was in walking distance. Small Chocolate Fetish assortment waiting for us at check-in. Easy building and apartment access instructions. Comfortable bed with cool small reading nook chair that converts into single bed. Parked across street at city lot for $10 overnight. Loading area, in front of building, seemed to be full most of the time. High Five coffee located right out front - convenient. Building was generally quiet. As with any apartment - you could hear the people walking above you. New apartment in older renovated building. Lots of character. Cool old wood floors but they did make creaking noises. Would definitively stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 04/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Asheville Regional Airport
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
I-26, I-40
Car: not necessary

Asheville is the place to be! There is so much to see, do, taste, enjoy and discover. Come stay at our loft and have a great Asheville vacation!


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday apartment in Downtown, North Carolina

Rental Basis:
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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$60 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$80.63
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$335.97

Cancellations: any cancellations made within 30 days of arrival date are non-refundable. A minimum of 30 days notice before arrival date is required for a partial refund. For a cancellation with a notice period of 30 days or more, all rental fees are subject to a cancellation fee of a minimum of $50 or 5% of the rental rate, whichever amount is greater

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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