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Downtown Cosmopolitan Loft

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath (Sleeps 4-6)

Like the saucy, urbane bestie who is a steady confidant, the Cosmopolitan Loft has got your back. Relax and enjoy this swanky respite after a day on the town.

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Located on the most eclectic residential street in the very heart of central downtown Asheville.

U.S. Cellular Center, Orange Peel, all restaurants, cafés, events spaces, downtown breweries and bars within walking distance. Park your car in a nearby lot and walk anywhere and everywhere downtown; pedi cabs, taxis and bus available for any more distant jaunts.

Parking: lots nearby for additional vehicles $3-5/day.


complimentary coffee, tea, toiletries, and more

convenient location, clean, and unique

spectacular reviews

Cleaned with all natural, environmentally friendly products.

LGBTQ and straight friendly


Rates include NC and county taxes

Cleaning fee included in the rate.

There is an additional $100 charge for a one-night stay; weekends require 2-nt minimum.

***must disclose if this is a bachelor or bachelorette gathering***

Refundable security deposit required and returned within 48 hrs of checkout


50% refund of the total rental if cancellation occurs 2 weeks+ prior to arrival

No refund if cancellation occurs within 2 weeks prior to arrival

***Unless we are able to rent the unit for the same period, then we will reimburse accordingly.

Guest forfeits the total rental amount:

*If guest does not show up on the scheduled date.

*If guest cancels reservation less than 14 days before the scheduled date.

*If guest leaves the unit before scheduled date of departure

refundable security deposit only shall be refunded less any damages to the property, fixtures, furnishings

*If guest violates rules set forth in agreement

More Details

Property Manager
Celeste Gray
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2017

About Celeste Gray

I'm Celeste, Asheville resident for 19 years. I participate in local food advocacy, residential and commercial property development and consulting. I've imported home furnishings and art for over a decade, primarily from India and Mexico. I've had vacation rentals for nearly a decade, and love hosting people at my properties which have been a true labor of love.

Guestbook comments from the manager

The location is awesome. The apartment was exactly as pictured and basically my dream home. It was super clean. Celeste was extremely helpful.

From New York, NY · April 2015
Apr 2015
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Car: not necessary

We are located in the heart of downtown Asheville nestled between two eclectic alleys sheltered from the hustle and bustle of two major streets with shopping, bars, restaurants and music venues.


Downtown Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Day bed with twin mattresses converts into king size bed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
Live in chic comfort among the best restaurants, live music, art galleries and shopping in Downtown Asheville. Our beautifully decorated loft is situated amongst artist galleries and studios and is on one of the most eclectic streets in the epicenter of downtown. Less than a block to bars and restaurants. Three minutes or less to walk anywhere downtown. Our spacious loft boasts 12 ft original tin ceilings and 100+ year old hard wood floors. Kitchen has all new stainless steel appliances with a gas range and is fully equipped. Experience the comfort of home loft life with the city at your threshold. . Optional garage space with air compressor perfect for motorcyclists that want to enjoy the great riding around Asheville and shelter their bikes at night (can hold up to 6 motorcycles)-- also perfect for Kayaks, bikes, canoes or whatever gear gets you outdoors. ?-- We welcome people from all walks of life. Pets considered.


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Downtown Cosmopolitan Loft
average rating of 4.375 based on 10 reviews

LOVED my stay!

  • 5 of 5

I loved staying at this beautiful loft! The place looks just like the images and Celeste was very accommodating and got back to me on responses soo fast! The location is PERFECT and walking distance to so much! We never even needed our car! I would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome downtown location and space!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our time in Asheville! Downtown Cosmopolitan offered all the amenities of home while we were steps away from great food and all the sights of downtown Asheville.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Convenient, spacious, clean, comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

Everything we needed for our girls' weekend! The Cosmopolitan Loft is beautifully decorated and within walking distance to all kinds of shops and restaurants and events. Getting in and out was easy with our own door code. The kitchen and bath had all the supplies we needed and then some - the nice hand soaps and the water cooler with mountain water were especially appreciated! Celeste was available for any questions and responded almost instantly. We will be back!

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Unpleasant stay

  • 1 of 5

After the first night of our two night stay, we had an issue the following morning where we did not feel safe keeping our family at the property. The rental agent was very pleasant initially when we booked the property, but found her to be rather combative and unhelpful with the issue after the fact.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I made every effort to accommodate Jason Y. and his family during his stay, and offered as a courtesy to relocate them after he expressed he was unhappy with a gentleman outside the loft. After the guest filed a complaint with VRBO, I received this response from VRBO: Hello Celeste, Thank you for contacting Customer Support. We appreciate your prompt response. We have made thorough notes of your comments and explanation of this unfortunate situation. We are grateful for your cooperation in resolving this issue and now consider this case closed. We offer a wealth of resources on how to best handle your rental business in our Community website. Again, we certainly apologize for any frustration or inconvenience regarding this complaint. We wish you more carefree renting in the future. Thank you for using, a member of the HomeAway family of brands. HomeAway is the world leader in vacation rentals, with over 1 million listings. Kind regards, Customer Support
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What a wonderful vibrant loft

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 3 night in this great downtown space and were very pleased with the feel, the amenities, the cleanliness and the location. The spaciousness of the loft was a great thing to come "home" to after long days of walking around enjoying the city or returning after a short road trip to see the beautiful Asheville surroundings. This place was perfect for 2 but can easily accommodate more. We especially enjoyed the fact that it was in the heart of the action, but not too busy or noisy.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.
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Fantastic Location!

  • 4 of 5

As advertised. Excellent location! Extremely comfortable king-size bed. Very clean. Beautiful renovation on this old loft. Well equipped kitchen. Attentive owner prior to arrival and attentive property manager, though we only had 1 ~minor~ request for a hair dryer.


I am rating 4 stars instead of 5 because of two items. One, we were not used to the noise level at night. This was solved by running the ac unit as a fan for white noise. This is definitely in an active part of town, within walking distance of restaurants, brew pubs, etc., so expect a little street noise or chatter as people come and go. Two, the primary bedroom is right near the kitchen. This was not a problem for us, but if you have more than two adults or an early riser, consider which room of the two for sleeping.

We parked and didn't move from the assigned space except to go to the North Carolina State Arboretum on Sunday. We would also recommend Asheville Brewery Tours. Don't miss the French Broad Chocolate Lounge (there's an upstairs). Lexington Avenue Brewery (The Lab) also has delicious food. Wicked Weed is a highly rated brew pub and that rating is definitely earned as well for their farm-to-table menu items. Wicked Weed is a little further to walk, but well worth the effort. Jack of the Wood regularly has live music. On Friday evening when the weather is nice, there is a volunteer Drum Circle at the main park, I think it is Pack Square. There is a Whole Foods Market within walking distance. Look for the fairy door on the same block as the loft. I only saw one fairy door while we were in Asheville. We chose to visit ( and now recommend) the NC State Arboretum instead of the Biltmore House for a relaxing Sunday afternoon.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $100

Cancellation policy.

50% refund of the total rate if cancellation occurs 2 weeks+ prior to arrival

no refund if cancellation occurs within 2 weeks prior to arrival

*unless we are able to rent the apartment for the same period, then we will reimburse accordingly.

Guest forfeits the total rental amount:
– if you do not show up on the scheduled date
– if you change your reservation less than 15 days before the scheduled date
– if you leave the apartment before your scheduled date of departure

Refundable security deposit shall be refunded.

Host reserves right to cancel at any time without notice.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.