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Asheville Urban Nest - Luxurious Retreat in the Heart of Downtown Asheville

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Last updated: 06/29/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Check our reviews from 10 years of hosting guests. Stay in luxurious accommodations in this downtown Asheville tastefully renovated loft - your home away from home. Everything you could need for your vacation is here: a fully equipped modern kitchen, dining area, comfortable plush queen bed in one bedroom, queen-size sleeper sofa in living room with memory foam mattress, twin bed in second very small room, washer and dryer, 1 40' smart TV in living room, 1 27 inch TV in bedroom, Satellite, DVD player, Iphone dock/stereo, air conditioning, and a large window seat overlooking downtown.

This condo was renovated in early 2005 and is on the third floor of an historic building that is in the center of downtown. Walk to all of the unique locally owned shops, art galleries, delicious restaurants, theaters, the Fine Art cinema, Pack Place and the Orange Peel for a concert. Most of Asheville's festivals start at Pack Place, and that is one block away. Park your car in the deck across the street and leave it there! Watch the Christmas Parade go by from the window and take the elevator to the first floor for a first class dining experience at the Lobster Trap, where they fly in Maine lobsters daily. If you don't feel like venturing out, help yourself to the honor wine bar in the kitchen and order up some dinner or appetizers from the Lobster Trap. If you are interested in experiencing what downtown Asheville is all about, you will not find a better location. We have a private yoga instructor and massage therapist who you can make an appointment with to come to the 'nest' while you are staying with us.

This oasis in the middle of downtown is perfect for those who want a comfortable place to relax in and use as a home away from home, a base for their downtown Asheville explorations. Mature adults only--not a place for college students to come and party.

New! 40' 'smart' HD TV - enjoy your Netflix and Hulu access - just sign into your account and see your movies on our TV.

The kitchen is fully equipped to cook wonderful meals from local ingredients you pick up at the local tailgate markets downtown on Saturdays and Wednesdays, though with so many wonderful restaurants nearby, you may opt out of cooking altogether. Asheville was chosen by Fodor's as the #1 travel destination in the world! Asheville has become known for it's many locally brewed beers, creative restaurants that use locally grown ingredients, and of course for their arts and crafts communities. Within walking distance are several wine stores, an artisan cheese store, bakeries, every type of restaurant, movie theater and music venues.

If you like the outdoors, you will find endless opportunities within an hour of downtown - hiking, mountain biking, running, ziplining, rock climbing, snow skiing, etc. See our website to hear about our favorites picnic spots and hikes nearby. Find out why so many people are moving here! If you are one of those, we proudly recommend two realtors to drive you around to see what you like.

When the Urban Nest is booked, we offer a smaller apartment option in the Grove Park neighborhood that we call the Little Sister (listing number 916282). For more information go to our website.
New for October 2014!!: Our newest 'baby', Drover's Way, is just down the street from the Urban Nest. Ask us about it if the Nest is booked.
The address is 51 College St. between Lexington and Haywood St.



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Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 3
  • 800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Massage
  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 unless permission granted by owner....moreless

  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Children Welcome:

    Children are welcome - just remove things you think they might knock over when you arrive. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking anywhere in the building....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    No exceptions....moreless

  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

  • Small middle room: 1 twin/ single

    This room is small but has a twin bed in it with privacy...moreless

  • Bedroom: 1 queen

    Memory Foam topped mattress...moreless

  • Living Room: 2 sleep sofa /futon

    Sofa bed pulls out to queen size bed with memory foam mattre...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (1) memory foam topper on mattress, alarm clock, TV, armoire, hanging space and drawers. (1) Twin in small middle room....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Tile, hardwoods, plush white towels, shampoo, lovely soaps. Washer and dryer in bathroom....moreless

Other Amenities

  • We have a wine rack over the refrigerator that you can purchase wine from for $15/bottle....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room:

    We have dominos and cards under the TV in the living room...moreless

  • Music Library:

    Basket of various music CD's...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    'Smart' 40' HD TV in living room has Direct TV satellite. Sign into your own Netflix and Hulu accounts to see your movies....moreless

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Autumn Foliage
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    We are in the very heart of downtown - a block from Pritchard Park, Pack Square, etc. Shops and restaurants all around us - everything is walkable from our condo....moreless

  • Monument View:

    Right out the door , historic buildings and fabulous architecture. The Vance monument is a block away. Pack Square Park is just past that....moreless

  • Mountain

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Small capacity and slow (brand new, just isn't vented so slow) - allow plenty of time or set it upon leaving condo....moreless

  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central HVAC...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    Locally made soaps in the bathroom...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Games, DVDs, books, TV, access your Netflix account on smart TV...moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street:

    Meters around building, public covered parking deck across the street. $10/24 hours or $1/hour, first hour free....moreless

  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Small capacity, use only HE detergent....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Protected, high speed....moreless

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen:

    Coffee maker, tea kettle, coffee and tea provided. Creamers, sugar too. Oven, dishwasher, microwave, toaster oven, blender....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items

Building Type

  • Building

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring/Summer/Fall 2015
Mar 15 - Dec 20, 2015
3 night min stay
$210 $225
Thu, Fri, Sat
$1,300 $4,000

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Christmas/New Years 2015
Dec 21 - Jan 3, 2016
3 night min stay
$230
$1,300 $4,000

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$180
$1,250 $4,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Cleaning Fee $60 + tax
  • Tax Rate 7%

Notes:

Two night rentals available on a last minute basis, the week of your desired dates. $ Pets are not allowed ever, no exceptions. No smoking anywhere in the building. Must be over 25 years of age unless permission is received by owner as exception. A $200 security deposit is refunded within 7 days of checkout. www.ashevilleurbannest.com.


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Location

  • Biltmore Estate

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  • Blue Ridge Parkway

    "Access BRP by Town Mtn Rd downtown - arrive at Craggy Gardens in only 30 minutes for world c..."

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  • Wedge Brewing Co.

    "Fun local hangout on a nice day - great beer. In the River Arts district, about a 10 minute ..."

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  • Battery Park Book Exchange

    "Really unique place - books stacked high and low with wine and coffee served in seating nook..."

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  • French Broad Chocolate Lounge

    "Best source for chocolate - you can see it from the window at the nest."

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  • Early Girl Eatery

    "Really good breakfast."

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  • Salsa Mexican Caribbean Food

    "Up the block from the Nest on the Patton side - fun, eclectic fare."

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  • Mela Indian Restaurant

    "Great ambiance, great Indian food. Lunch buffet is best deal in town. Just down the hill fro..."

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  • Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe

    "Nationally known locally owned book store. Great coffee too. Around the corner from the Urba..."

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  • Twelve Bones Smokehouse

  • Cúrate

    "One of our favorite special occasion restaurants. Call ahead for reservations. "

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  • Table

    "Across the street from Urban Nest entrance - has great bar upstairs too, the Imperial Life."

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  • Limones

    "Our other favorite special dinner place - best margaritas in town as well. Short walk from t..."

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  • The Lobster Trap

    "In the same building as the Asheville Urban Nest - just take the elevator to the first floor..."

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  • Laughing Seed Cafe

    "Fantastic vegetarian fare - you won't miss the meat at all. Quick walk from the Asheville Ur..."

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  • Laughing Seed Cafe

    "Fantastic vegetarian fare - you won't miss the meat at all. Quick walk from the Asheville Ur..."

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  • Sunny Point Cafe

    "Great vegetarian, nice ambiance"

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10 Miles
Nearest Airport
Asheville Regional Airport
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I 240
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Tupelo Honey, Lobster Trap, Table, Early Girl

Car: Not Necessary

Central location in the heart of downtown Asheville - walk to restaurants, music venues, Civic Center, Diana Wortham, Asheville Art Museum and many shops and restaurants. Parking is $10/24 hours in the Rankin Street public parking garage or Civic Center Parking just past the Rankin deck. Meters are free on Sundays and daily after 6pm

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: Lynne Harty, local artist/photographer with her husband, Steve Cohen, an artist's manager. Lynne and Steve are happy to help you plan your outdoor adventures, steer you to their favorite restaurants, or stock the kitchen with items for your arrival. Just ask. They both work downtown around the corner from the condo so you can always stop by with any questions. Lynne and Steve love to hike and explore the area around Asheville, and are happy to share their enthusiasm. They are also very involved in the Asheville art and music community so they are a good resource for your explorations. As Asheville is a foodie haven, they do their best to keep their guests up to date on new restaurants, which is a big job these days! They just added the 'Glad to Have You' app which has recommendations on everything from Lynne's favorite women's clothing store to their favorite spot for a glass of wine.

Why the Owner Chose Asheville:
You can't find a better location in downtown Asheville nor more accommodating hosts, as we've been doing this for 9 years. We love to spend the night in the condo on nights when we are going to a show at the Orange Peel, or when we just want to be able to leave the car behind after a night on the town! I've furnished the condo to feel like a quiet home away from home with everything you need. Often we'll take the elevator down to the Lobster Trap to have a quiet dinner or glass of wine (or even ask them to bring appetizers to our condo for us!). We love the old brick wall in the living room, the funky nature of our old building, and that we have a tree outside our window despite living downtown. It's a very comfortable space.

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
The condo is a quiet place to stay and sleep despite being in the heart of downtown Asheville. I have wireless internet which makes it easy to work in as well. Many people have used the condo as a retreat. Spa Theology, a day spa next door, will provide in room massage if requested. Also the Lobster Trap on the first floor will deliver their delicious meals to the condo as well - very nice personal service from their accommodating staff. You really won't need a car when staying at our condo as you can walk everywhere in downtown Asheville.


Contact us

Speaks: english

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Photos

  • Queen pillow top bed

    Queen pillow top bed

  • Kitchen and dining area

    Kitchen and dining area

  • Kitchen with concrete counter tops, stainless steel appliances.

    Kitchen with concrete counter tops, stainless steel appliances.

  • College St. Entrance - our building has the red awning. Parking deck across st.

    College St. Entrance - our building has the red awning. Parking deck across st.

  • Dining table folds out to double the size.

    Dining table folds out to double the size.

  • The Rankin Parking deck directly across from the condo entrance on College St.

    The Rankin Parking deck directly across from the condo entrance on College St.

  • Owners, Lynne and Steve, at Craggy Pinnacle, 1/2 hour from Urban Nest. Picnics!

    Owners, Lynne and Steve, at Craggy Pinnacle, 1/2 hour from Urban Nest. Picnics!

  • S&W Building a few doors down is 1 example of the art deco architecture downtown

    S&W Building a few doors down is 1 example of the art deco architecture downtown

  • The fountain in Pack Place park, a short walk from the Urban Nest.

    The fountain in Pack Place park, a short walk from the Urban Nest.

  • Drum Circle at Pritchard Park at end of block on friday nights

    Drum Circle at Pritchard Park at end of block on friday nights

  • Window seat overlooks Patton Avenue and Church St.

    Window seat overlooks Patton Avenue and Church St.

  • Tile bath, plush towels

    Tile bath, plush towels

  • Bedroom with queen size bed.

    Bedroom with queen size bed.

  • Entrance

    Entrance

  • 3rd  Floor Lobby

    3rd Floor Lobby

  • Bedroom has satellite TV, sitting area and plenty of room for your belongings.

    Bedroom has satellite TV, sitting area and plenty of room for your belongings.

  • The bathroom offers local soap from Essential Journeys and a close up mirror.

    The bathroom offers local soap from Essential Journeys and a close up mirror.

  • The Lobster Trap on the first floor of our building. Get the window seat.

    The Lobster Trap on the first floor of our building. Get the window seat.

  • Beaver Lake, a few miles north of the Asheville Urban Nest. Nice peaceful walk.

    Beaver Lake, a few miles north of the Asheville Urban Nest. Nice peaceful walk.

  • Drover's Way, our newest rental 4 blocks from the Urban Nest.

    Drover's Way, our newest rental 4 blocks from the Urban Nest.

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Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
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  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 06/29/2015
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