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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.
Keywords: Condominium, downtown
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Mar 15 - Dec 20, 2015
3 night min stay
Thu, Fri, Sat
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
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Two night rentals available on a last minute basis, the week of your desired dates. $55 cleaning fee is added to any rental less than 3 nights. 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 3 days of checkout. www.ashevilleurbannest.com.
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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
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.
Queen pillow top bed
Kitchen and dining area
Kitchen with concrete counter tops, stainless steel appliances.
College St. Entrance - our building has the red awning. Parking deck across st.
Dining table folds out to double the size.
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!
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.
Drum Circle at Pritchard Park at end of block on friday nights
Window seat overlooks Patton Avenue and Church St.
Tile bath, plush towels
Bedroom with queen size bed.
3rd Floor Lobby
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 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.
Drover's Way, our newest rental 4 blocks from the Urban Nest.
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