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Downtown Studio - charming & cozy w/ patio & on-site free parking.....

Downtown, Asheville, NC, USA
  • Studio525 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps3
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights

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

(our Cancellation Policy is at the end of these paragraphs)

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 $30/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 of the retail store above during business hours. The Studio does have a Sound Machine with waterfalls, nature sounds, etc. in the event you may want a different kind of quiet for rest during the daytime. 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; newer living room and bedroom suites with gel memory foam mattress & pillow top on the Queen sized bed; and newer 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 $210-$265/night + Holiday rates with high ceilings, exposed brick, and a private gated entrance facing Biltmore Ave. (www.HomeAway.com/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; nationally recognized French Broad Chocolate is at the top of the hill and just to the right; 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!


All Rental monies returned by Owner if Guest cancels reservation 60 days or more prior to arrival date. In the event Guest cancels the reservation within said 60 day period prior to arrival date then, provided Owner has a firm commitment from another Guest for that particular rental period, Owner will refund a pro-rata amount of rental money paid (subject to how many days of the term were rented) less a 10% cancellation fee or a minimum $100 fee + any other fees that may reasonably be considered like credit card costs. Landlord is not responsible for any Security Deposit Insurance (SDI) fee or Service Fees that were paid by Guests.

In the event full payment is not RECEIVED at least 50 days prior to arrival, then this Agreement will be considered cancelled at the option of the Owner and the prior paragraph shall apply.


Bernie Byrne

Member Since 2012
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 18, 2018
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 Downtown

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 16 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


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, + 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).


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/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.....

      Location Type

        • Downtown
          How many ways can one say 'in the heart of Asheville - 18 restaurants, the famous music venue The Orange Peel, numerous taverns, a beautiful City park, Fine Arts Theater, parking deck, much shopping
        • Mountain
        • Mountain View
          Look out the windows in the back of the Loft over the Church steeple to the western mountains...
        • Town


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Budget
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Iron & Board
                    • Air Conditioning
                      Central HVAC
                    • Garage
                      400+ Public Garage spaces across Aston street and private garage for public parking just up the street on Biltmore Ave.
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Central HVAC
                    • Internet
                      12 Mb wireless internet connection...
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      Hallway - shared with Office next door
                    • Linens Provided
                      Bedding, including choice of feather or gel memory foam pillows, blankets, and throws
                    • Living Room
                      New, modern furniture in an intimate setting
                    • Parking
                      One car parking just outside your door....gratis
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                      Hallway - shared with Office next door (Laundry soap provided)


                        • Coffee Maker
                          Stainess steel Cuisinart
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          FiestaWare & Oneida quality dinnerware
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                          fully outfitted.....
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          Basic herbs, salt & pepper, olive oil, tea & coffee, various sweeteners including the more natural Truvia sweetener Popcorn popper & popcorn
                        • Refrigerator
                          stainless steel
                        • Stove
                          Stainless steel glass-top electric range
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              table seating for 2 and counter seating for 2...
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 2 people


                                • Books
                                  A select few good reads...
                                • DVD Player
                                  Sony Blu Ray Disc and DVD Player
                                • Game Room
                                  Across the street upstairs in Barley's Taproom
                                • Games
                                  A couple games in our roll-top desk
                                • Pool Table
                                  Across the street upstairs in Barley's Taproom
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Television
                                  Sony Flat screen HDTV with DVR and Netflix movies and TV shows
                                • Video Library
                                  A small library of select movies for your viewing pleasure...


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Small, private, quaint patio with table and chairs. Also spacious patio next door at Double D's Coffee & Dessert BUS. ...


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • wheelchair accessible
                                          Wooden gate to the French Cut patio fence and entry door are 3' entries with about a 2' rise from the patio to the entry door though the bathroom is not ADA designed. There is parking for 1 car right outside the French Cut fence and included in the pricing...


                                            • live theater
                                            • arboretum
                                            • botanical garden
                                            • churches
                                            • cinemas
                                            • festivals
                                            • forests
                                            • library
                                            • autumn foliage
                                            • museums
                                            • playground
                                            • recreation center
                                            • restaurants
                                            • waterfalls
                                            • winery tours
                                            • zoo

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • antiquing
                                                • bird watching
                                                • eco tourism
                                                • photography
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • laundromat
                                                    • massage therapist
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • hiking
                                                        • basketball court
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • fly fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • 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.

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              193 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Great stay in Asheville!

                                                              Tom H.

                                                              Had a great stay - place is not very big but has all the amenities we needed, and the location is fantastic. Thanks!

                                                              Comfortable, Cozy, and Convenient Location!

                                                              Eileen F.Suffern, New York

                                                              My husband and I spent 4 days at the Biltmore Studio over the Easter weekend. The apartment was immaculately clean, handsomely decorated, and stocked with everything you need while away from home, including coffee and a selection of teas. The appliances were high end, and the bed was extremely comfortable - the sheets and towels were high quality.

                                                              There is a convenient off-street parking spot for the apartment right outside the door. We did not rent a car, but found the Studio is walking distance from tons of restaurants, shops and the local craft breweries. Uber was readily available to get to anything that was beyond walking distance, including the Biltmore Estate.

                                                              Our hosts, Bernie and Sandy, provided very detailed information about the apartment as well as the area before we arrived, so we were able to plan ahead for restaurants and activities. We had a few questions and they were always quick to respond. If you are looking for a comfortable, clean, and conveniently located home base while exploring the Asheville area, we would strongly recommend the Biltmore Studio!

                                                              Close to everything, clean.

                                                              Jennifer H.

                                                              Great location, clean and everything you need. Nice to have parking included and able to walk to everything in downtown Asheville. The unit is a secret ground unit with retail above. We were able to hear footsteps and music above but we weren’t there majority of the day so it was no bother. Also, I would recommend a dead bolt on the door to the shared hallway of the unit next door. The door would not fully engage (even though it was locked) and was able to be pushed open from the outside. We spoke with the owner who assured our safety, as the unit next door is a resident. However, I still would like peace of mind to be able to lock my door. Otherwise it was a nice stay!

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Jennifer...thanks for telling us about the lock of the door not engaging. Had I not been in the middle of a cold/flu then I would have corrected the situation that very day - it was corrected in the next few days. It is rare to hear music outside of this quiet space because we have advised the retail space to keep the volume low - this is anomaly that happens sometime when a new person starts to work there. We look forward to seeing you again...Bernie

                                                              Great location for our trip

                                                              Katelyn b.

                                                              Had a great time in Asheville and this location was perfect. This is located right downtown and we walked everywhere while we visited; e.g. Wicked Weed (2 blocks), The River Arts District (10-12 blocks) and more. Place was clean and well set up for our stay, liked that there was a list of suggestions in the room for us on places to eat, drink, visit. Thought the sound machine was a nice touch :)

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Katelyn...hey, happy you guys enjoyed downtown Asheville! My wife and I love to stay in the Studio, too, and we sure appreciate the location and amenities, as well - we designed and outfitted it for home...Bernie

                                                              Attractive, Well Appointed, Comfortable, Organized, Extremely Clean

                                                              Rick and Janis G.Gatlinburg, TN

                                                              This studio apartment was perfect for my wife and I. It is very arranged and had everything we needed. Beautiful apartment, well decorated, Cozy and comfortable. Loved the little extras like coffee beans and grinder. Bernie was very responsive and great to work with. Owners left valuable information about area restaurants, pubs, etc which we took advantage of. As others had mentioned, the location is PERFECT if you want to be right downtown. And the parking spot for the car was a definite plus. We parked the car when we arrived on Friday and didn't bother to start it until we left on Sunday. We walked everywhere which is exactly what we like to do.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Rick & Janis...Sandy and I just returned from a wonderful beach trip to Isle of Palms SC in a 5-Star home with all my siblings and we love to stay in our Biltmore Studio, too. Like you, we really have fun staying downtown in various towns and cities and we've found that only 5-Star accommodations satisfy our need for top notch function and aesthetics. Thanks for your thorough and supportive words as we look forward to your return visit to downtown Asheville! Bernie

                                                              Great Downtown Location

                                                              Sarah S.

                                                              We had a lovely time at this property! It is in the best location and was easy to walk to all the breweries and restaurants! Highly recommend!

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Sarah...thank you for the "Highly recommend." Happy you two had some FUN! Bernie


                                                              Downtown, Asheville, NC, USA

                                                              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 in basement..... Wicked Weed Brewery & restaurant with 16-25 of its own Craft Beer 1 block south and sour beers..... 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

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                                                              *Includes 1 parking space included in the rental right outside the French Cut Fence.... ** CANCELLATION POLICY - NATIONAL HOLIDAYS 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.

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