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Downtown 39 Biltmore Loft - elegant living on a bustling corner

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible Bed(s), 1 Bath (Sleeps 2-4)

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

Welcome to our historic, modernized 1000 sq. ft. Biltmore Loft with a gourmet kitchen and electric fireplace on a bustling corner, smack-dab in the heartbeat of Downtown with some of the best restaurants, galleries, music venues, theaters, and shops just steps from your door. How about your own private street entrance with 39 (39 Biltmore Ave) artistically embedded in the sculptured metal gate with a Keypad keyless door access - easy and safe - sleeps 2-4 comfortably (add $30/person/night for over 2 people)! The 400+ Biltmore Ave. Garage is right across the side street; 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; the nationally recognized French Broad Chocolate is at the top of the block and to the right; and the organic French Broad Co-op grocer is 1 block yonder. Our building has 16 inch brick walls, high ceilings, and high-end Kolby double-paned windows. We are smack in the middle of downtown so some street noise will be heard - this is downtown. If you choose, though, you may turn on our Sleep Sound machine and hear waterfalls, nature sounds and the like while you rest or sleep. But we've heard only a few comments about the occasional noise. If you don't want to hear any street noises but only the muffled 'character sounds' of some walking on the old Heartwood pine floors above during business hours, then consider our 39 Biltmore Studio discussed below.

You'll be enamored with the earthy feel of the historic brick and heartwood pine in this Manhattan Style Loft (open bedroom design + separate area with Queen sized sofa bed). 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 Disc Player with a small library of movies; comfortable living room and bedroom suites and Queen sized pull-out Sofa Bed, both with gel memory foam mattresses & pillow top; stainless steel appliances; and granite kitchen counters.

You may also be interested in our cozy 39 Biltmore Studio in the same building for $170-$210/night + Holiday rates with high quality appliances, gel memory foam mattress in the bedroom, and a small patio inside the French Cut wooden fence - a parking space is included gratis right outside the fence (

How about seating yourself in the maple umbrage of the beautiful patio of the Double D's Coffee & Dessert BUS next door, the awesome fire pitted patio of the Wicked Weed Restaurant and Brewery 1 block south, the singularly designed Pack Square Park starting alongside the obelisk at the top of the block, or the world class venue of the 500 seat Diana Wortham Theater 1 block up the street? 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 Biltmore Loft!


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.

More Details

Bernie Byrne
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 14, 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 18 years now and have worked diligently to develop a true Green, Organic, and Sustainable community just 25 minutes north of Asheville called Mountain Meadows on Crooked Creek. Just recently we converted our Biltmore Loft in Downtown Asheville to a vacation rental. We want to use it often too so we loaded it 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 other questions you have.

Bernie Byrne purchased this condo 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 and the old Heartwood Pine floors; 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 transformed and now on the National Historic Register on a gem of a corner surrounded by thriving restaurants, shops, galleries, coffee houses, a parking garage, and the new a-loft Hotel (part of the international Starwood Hotel system). We feel so fortunate to be part of a bustling downtown that still retains its historic character and charm!

What makes this condo 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 character and simplicity of Heartwood Pine floors, high ceilings and brick walls, all enconsced in a 1000 SF Loft with tall windows and skylights.... is awesome. Next door you'll visit the 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 Theater 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 born 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


Downtown Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Window looking toward the mountains with a Church steeple in view...
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Gel memory foam mattress in BR and on Sofa Bed......
  • Additional sleeping areas as noted above... just off Bedroom 1: Comfy Queen Sofa Bed with gel memory foam mattress & pillow top.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • DVR
  • Game Room ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
You'll have whatever you need right here in our fully outfitted 39 Biltmore Loft. Please enjoy one of the truly 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.


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Downtown 39 Biltmore Loft - elegant living on a bustling corner
average rating of 4.9685535 based on 159 reviews

Great location with plenty of room to relax

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time staying in Asheville and we loved it. This loft was situated right downtown and was an easy walk to shopping, dining, and breweries. It had everything we needed for a weekend getaway. Access to the loft was easy from the adjacent parking garage. Although we were right downtown I didn't feel the noise was much of an issue. Sounds machine worked like a charm. Will definitely look at coming back.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cary, NC

Staying in downtown Asheville? It doesn't get more convenient than the Biltmore Loft

  • 5 of 5

Our small family decided to visit Asheville for a few days to take a break from work and to experience the city's offerings. We are avid VRBO'ers, so naturally I started looking a couple weeks in advance on the site. We were fortunate to come across this loft and the availability matched the days we had planned.

If you're considering Asheville, specifically the downtown area, you really can't get a more convenient spot. While the lists of amenities for the loft is long, the vast array of shops, restaurants, art galleries, coffee houses and bakeries so close, make this the place to stay. The loft is up-to-date, yet retains its historic charm. It's well maintained, tastefully decorated, and the hosts are both welcoming and helpful.

In our travels, we have been fortunate to find some amazing places through VRBO and the personal touches Bernie and Sandy provide add to the experience...for example, there are notes on several items explaining their use. Sounds trivial right? How many places have you stayed where you have to figure out how the shower works? Or how to work the cable/tv/satellite systems when there are several remotes? Additionally, Bernie and Sandy provided a listing of local establishments (beer, food, coffee, etc.) that included their favorites, so we really couldn't go wrong. We tried the pizza at Barley's and it was simply the best pizza we've had in years. Pennycup coffee around the corner was amazing as well. Long story short - if you want to experience the best of Asheville, you owe it to yourself to pick a clean, stylish property that is close to it all. For us, that was the Biltmore loft and we plan to add it to our 'stay again' list.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mike...your awesome review fully considered the amenities and aesthetics of our Biltmore Loft along with our helpful touches. And your "...clean, stylish property that is close to it all" is well phrased. Happy, too, that you benefited from our Favorite Downtown Restaurants & More attachment. We hop to see you soon...Bernie
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Earlysville, Virginia

Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable apartment in a great location. My daughter walked all over downtown Asheville and restaurants from this location. The apartment was very clean the owner was responsive. It's a studio apartment and although I had the bed, my daughter found the couch to be comfortable.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Laura...happy that the couch/Sofa Bed was comfy for your daughter! Yes, one is close to almost everything downtown in the Biltmore Studio. Thanks for thinking of us with a wonderful Review! Bernie
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Downtown Comfort

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at 39 Biltmore! The loft is so comfortable, spacious, and well-decorated. All of our needs were more than accommodated. The loft is perfectly located for walking to restaurants, shopping, and breweries.

We added a concert right down the street at The Orange Peel, which is a great venue. The French Broad Chocolate Lounge is around the corner, and was so good! Double-D's Coffee & Desserts was so convenient and delicious.

The first night the 'city' life was loud for us with the traffic and those partying. But we slept fine the next two nights.

We definitely hope to return to the loft very soon!

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Shannon...sounds like the Birthday celebration was exciting! We placed the noise reducing and nature sounds of the Sound Machine next to the bed in the event city noises happened to be loud at a particular time - presume it helped you. You pointed out many of the things to do and see right around our Biltmore Loft - happy you enjoyed it all...Bernie
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A unique and amazing accommodation in the heart of downtown Asheville.

  • 5 of 5

Well-appointed, spacious and meticulously maintained Loft accommodation. Artfully done while preserving the original features of this unique property. Our first choice for staying downtown Asheville.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Doug & Radavie...succinct and well stated thoughts about our 1880's historic building in the middle of exciting downtown Asheville. Happy you enjoyed - thanks! Bernie
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Chciago, IL

An upscale loft with all the amenities.

  • 5 of 5

This loft is every bit as classy as the photos show. It is well decorated and comfortably furnished. The kitchen is well stocked. We had wondered if street noise would be an issue at night, but it turns out that Biltmore Avenue gets pretty quiet after dark, at least on the two week nights we stayed. And the bedside electronic noise machine can always come to your aid if you're a light sleeper. We were amazed at the variety of great restaurants, shops and galleries within a block of the loft. City Bakery (4 doors down) was a favorite for breakfast, the Double Decker bus next door has coffee, and we had an amazing dinner across the street at Chestnut. Bernie and Kathy's arrival instructions gave us everything we needed to know for our stay, and Bernie made it clear that we should contact him at any time if we had questions. Over many years of staying at VRBO/HA properties, this loft was one of our favorites!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Greg...what a well scripted summary of your experience in our Biltmore Loft and downtown Asheville! Happy that your stay in our Biltmore Loft was "one of our favorites" over the years. How correct you are about the plethora of delicious food, coffees, shops and galleries around the Loft and the adjacent Double Decker Coffee BUS - are we fortunate or what? We look forward to your return trip to our small town ...Bernie
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McCormick Field
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The Orange Peel
Just 1 block south of 39 Biltmore Ave., the Orange Peel is rated as one of the 5 best venues...
Mast General Store
1/2 block north of 39 Biltmore Ave., Mast General Store is in the old general store vintage ...
Botanical Gardens At Asheville
Peaceful little garden to walk around by the UNCA campus and only a 5 minute drive north...
Malaprop's Bookstore
Small independent bookstore with a homey little coffee bar,,,,,has won a lot of national awa...
Pack Square
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Grove Arcade
1st indoor mall in the United States and renovated to return to an indoor mall in about 2000...
All Souls Episcopal Church
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Laughing Seed Cafe
Early Girl Eatery
Wedge Brewing Co.
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French Broad Chocolate Lounge
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Curate Tapas Bar
White Duck Taco Shop
Asheville Tourists
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Tops For Shoes
Green Sage Cafe
Lexington Avenue Brewery
Pack's Tavern
Chai Pani
Thirsty Monk Brewery & Pub
Over Easy Cafe
Battery Park Boox Exchange Champagne Bar
Basilica of Saint Lawrence
Mamacita's Taqueria
Highland Brewing
DOC Chey's Noodle House
Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Asheville Airport
Nearest Barpub
Barley's, Wicked Weed, a-Loft Hotel, Chestnut
Nearest Golf
2.3 Miles
Grove Park Inn
Nearest Restaurant
Posana, Curate, Chestnut , + 14 more
Nearest Ski
32 Miles
Wolf Laurel
Car: not necessary

The 39 Biltmore Loft is in the heartbeat of downtown Asheville across the street from the new 400+ Biltmore Ave.


New Downtown Pack Square Park is up the hill on the Square

Double D's Coffee & Dessert BUS & outdoor patio next door...

Top-rated Blue Spiral Art Gallery across street...

Renowned Orange Peel national music venue 1 block south...

Mast General old-timey general store 1/2 block north...

Art Deco Fine Arts Theatre across street- independent films...

Barley's Pizza & Taproom, home of our first craft Brewery,

across street in basement...

Wicked Weed Brewery & restaurant 1 block south...

Wortham Theatre with world class performances 1 block


French Broad Co-op organic market 1 block south...

18 restaurants + shops, galleries, taverns within 1 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 NW...


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $85
Refundable damage deposit $150
Tax Rate 7.0%


REFUND - anyone who desires to terminate their Reservation a week to 60 days in advance of their arrival then please 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 $100 cancellation fee, whichever is greater. In the event only a portion of the days become Reserved, then Traveler will receive back a pro-rated amount. Please see the last paragraph under Overview (in the menu above).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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