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Centrally located dwtn duplex,2 King BDRM/2.5 Bth, elevator bldg, outdoor deck

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,900 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

Our clients do not permit Instant Booking, preferring instead to know who is staying in their home. When inquiring please provide the number and ages of guests in your party, and purpose of your visit. We'll respond to your inquiry within 1 hour of submission during our hours of operation, 9AM-8PM Monday-Friday, 10AM-5PM Saturday and Sunday. We accept all major credit cards with the exception of American Express.

Walk to All! Centrally located in Downtown Asheville; duplex in elevator building, bright 2 king bedroom, each with en-suite bath plus half bath, queen sleeper sofa, high ceilings, exposed brick walls, steel beams, granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, washer/dryer, hard wood floors throughout, outdoor deck. Decorated and outfitted with the comfort of our guests in mind. Located on the 4th floor of the historic S&W Building, right in the heart of Downtown Asheville.

Enjoy Asheville's great restaurants, galleries, day spas, shopping, and eclectic atmosphere. You are just minutes from some of the best mountain, or leisure, biking around, white water rafting, rock climbing, hiking, canoeing, golf, or take a ride on America's favorite scenic byway, the Blue Ridge Parkway.

NOTE: The owner does not permit parties/gatherings/events of any type, or size, to be held in the property.

1st Level -

Master king bedroom w/private bath, blackout shades, flat panel TV - sliding doors out to deck

Living space with open floor plan, 2 sets of sliding doors out to deck, flat panel TV

Half bath

2nd Level -

King guest bedroom, blackout shades, flat panel TV – plus queen sleeper sofa, w/private bath


Outdoor deck-furnished, runs entire length of unit

Elevator building


Cable TV - 3 flat panel televisions (master bedroom, guest bedroom, living area)

Washer/Dryer (small capacity)

Central Heat/Air

Linens and towels included (one bath/wash cloth/guest)

Blow dryers

Fully appointed kitchen with Keurig and drip coffee makers (complimentary coffee provided)

Parking is available in several Municipal Parking Garages (Rankin, Civic Center, Aloft Hotel, Wall Street) located within a 1 - 3 block walk of the S&W building, at guest's expense. The first hour of parking is $1.25, $1.00 per hour for each hour or fraction thereof, daily maximum parking $10. On street metered parking is FREE Saturday 6PM-Monday 8AM, and all city holidays; New Year's Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Friday after Thanksgiving, and Christmas (3 days). Special event single occurrence: $7; Multi-day event: $5.

More Details

Property Manager
Beth Siegel, Brooke McConnell, Judy Keeler
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 24, 2017


Car: recommended

Asheville, the 'Paris of the South', is always a top ten places to visit home to The Biltmore Estate, The Blue Ridge Mountains, great restaurants and entertainment are some of the attractions


Downtown Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No events/parties/gathering or any type permitted.
  • Max. occupancy as per rental agreement
  • No pets, No smoking of any kind, children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Glass enclosed showers, granite countertops, limestone tile.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • 2 King, 1 Pull Out Sofa
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Balcony


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Centrally located dwtn duplex,2 King BDRM/2.5 Bth, elevator bldg, outdoor deck
average rating of 4.9722223 based on 36 reviews

Southern Gem Loft

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Southern Gem Loft in Asheville, NC was amazing! My husband and I especially loved the décor and the level of security. We literally parked our car upon arrival and walked to everything we wanted to do. We can't wait to visit again!!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The loft is beautiful and spacious with plenty of bathrooms for a large group of ladies! Wonderful location - can walk anywhere in downtown Asheville in about 3-5 minutes! Totally recommended!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta, GA

Perfect for two couples. Ideal downtown location.

  • 5 of 5

The Southern Gem was a perfect spot for our recent couples' getaway. Two king size bedrooms, so no awkwardness about who gets the master. It is ideally located downtown, so we were able to walk out to restaurants, bars, brewery tours and weekend markets. It is beautifully decorated and has cool exposed brick and a large deck. The only thing I would change would be to lower the deck wall since you can't actually see over it. We're guessing it was left in place due to historic building codes. Again, it was beautifully appointed except for one very worn, pilled blanket in the downstairs bedroom. It was completely inconsistent with the quality of the rest of the furnishings. Otherwise, would absolutely recommend and will stay there again.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place for a perfect weekend

  • 5 of 5

We loved the Southern Gem - it was the perfect place for a girls weekend in Asheville. Just a short walk from anything we wanted to do in downtown. The property management provided great instructions for arrival, entry and parking (what a blessing to have parking provided!), and they stayed in touch throughout the weekend to make sure we had everything we needed. Will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Guys Weekend in Asheville

  • 5 of 5

Southern Gem loft was the perfect venue for our "Guy's Weekend"! Close walk to everything. The amenities were excellent!

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Girls weekend

  • 5 of 5

We loved Southern Gem. Beautiful decor, comfy beds, lovely large deck and one of my favorite parts - the upstairs closet has a view! The location couldn't be better. We walked everywhere we needed to go downtown.

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional


  • Rental rates are seasonal, as are the minimum night stay requirements on some properties.
  • $310-$400/night
  • US Dollar
  • Jan 1-Feb 28th, $310/night, $1,740/week
  • March 1st-Sept.30th,Nov.1st-Dec.20th $375/night,$2,100/week
  • Oct. 1st-31st and all Holidays and Special Events $400/night,$2,240/week
  • 2 night minimum, 3 night minimum all Holidays and Special Events
  • $125 Cleaning Fee, 2.95% Processing Fee, 6% County Occupancy Tax, 7% Sales Tax
  • Mandatory non-refundable $45 Accidental Rental Damage Insurance (ARDI)
  • Children welcome, sorry no pets, no smoking