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5 beds/2bath/2 kitchens/2 living areas

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type condo


About the property

Handsome with a bit of elegance around his rough edges, this loft will feel like your first crush and you'll want to explore every inch. A massive undiscovered playground with so much space that wandering and venturing may occur within its walls.

It is a completely private, very spacious loft with two fully equipped kitchens, 2 living areas, 2 bathrooms, and loft-style 4 bedroom areas. Enjoy the peace and quiet while feeling at home, yet an easy stroll to any place downtown. A king and queen on main level, and additional beds on lower level with private entry on Chicken Alley.

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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

Celeste Gray
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 6, 2018

About Celeste Gray

I am sole owner and operator of Asheville Stay, offering personal contact; no dealing with a third-party manager. Having lived in Asheville for 21 years, and renting to guests for 15+ years, sharing tips about places to dine and things to do is a natural joy. I've been designing and developing properties for more than a decade, and hosting guests for as long. Creating spaces for guests to enjoy is a true labor of love! I also enjoy travel, and have integrated some architectural pieces I've gathered along the journey into some of my rentals.

I'm so delighted to accommodate you, your family, and friends!

Why Celeste Gray chose Downtown

"Place is perfect. Host, location, and space are great group travel. Highly recommend."

~Calvin,February 2016

"Our stay in Celeste's Chic Loft was a outstanding and a was the perfect Asheville experience. I've been coming to AVL for ten years and this was easily the most convenient and best option for our group of eight. Plenty of beds and plenty of fridges to accommodate a large group. She was always responsive when we had a question."

~Richard, November 2015

"Check in was super easy, and we were quickly shown around the property and explained a few tidbits about the apartment. We had plenty of space for everyone to spread out, and the common area upstairs was a great gathering place. Location was super convenient for walking to restaurants, bars and breweries. I would definitely stay here again, and would recommend to anyone visiting Asheville that needs a good amount of living space conveniently located downtown."

~Kevin, September 2015

"Celeste was very communicative and easy to work with. The loft was spacious, it comfortably accommodated a group of ten. The location was perfect, we were able to leave the cars parked and walk everywhere."

~Steve, August 2015

"We had a group of 8 adult family members, together from different parts of the country. Celeste was a very good host. She was always available, and very responsive. Her loft was perfectly situated and within walking distance of almost everything we wanted to do. We had both floors, and there was plenty of room for us to be together, either upstairs or downstairs, or split off for a nap, yoga, tv, or reading. The loft is also a few minutes walk from a good hotel, if you have more in your party than can fit comfortably. I would stay there again."

~Julie, August 2015

"Great loft in the perfect location! This is my second time staying here and we absolutely love it! Not a lot of privacy but we don't mind one bit. Every time I come to Asheville this is my first choice!"

Crystal, July 2015

What makes this condo unique

Guests booking this listing will have free access to the Asheville YMCA (within walking distance) which includes hot tub/sauna/steam room, 2 indoor pools, raquetball/basketball courts and more!


Downtown Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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5 beds/2bath/2 kitchens/2 living areas
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews

The Ultimate Asheville Loft

  • 5 of 5

Loved this rental. We rented this with a large group of guys. The open floor space was perfect for hanging out. So much better then trying to hang out in a hotel room. We walked everywhere around town, nothing was more then a 8 minute walk. Will definitely come back.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Large Space in Convenient Location

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Handsome Chic! We visited Asheville when the weather hit a low SEVEN degrees so we ended up staying in the apartment more than anticipated. It was great for large groups to play games and visit together. We would have liked to find more items to cook with and more substantial pillows, however the ease of working with Celeste, the uniqueness of the property, and the convenient location made everything great and we would definitely return!

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent service. Perfect location.

  • 5 of 5

Owner was super helpful and easy to deal with. Property is perfect location within walking distance of everything.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location - enjoyable stay with large group

  • 5 of 5

Very enjoyable stay in Asheville. The best part is the location, everything is 10 minutes away. I think it's ideal for a large group.

Was a ton of fun!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great property in an awesome location!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed for 2 nights on a guy's weekend. Very open space with limited privacy, but perfect for what we needed. Location is great- on the north end of downtown and close to bars, restaurants, etc. Would definitely recommend!!

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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airy loft, great for big groups

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time with 8 people here sleeping comfortably. This is a converted loft with lots of open space and few separating walls. Large, open downstairs primarily for sleeping. There are a few construction peculiarities like exposed insulation downstairs and the top of the upstairs bathroom being open, but otherwise it's a nice place to stay and the owner was very easy to deal with, reasonable when we had to modify our reservation and helpful with getting familiar with town.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tom, I am very glad you enjoyed your stay. The information regarding insulation being exposed is inaccurate. I imagine you are referring to the fire caulk which is along the wall where the new ceiling meets the exposed brick wall. This is in place by law, as required by the City of Asheville. It is not safe to breathe in particles of insulation and that is not something I would ever do, as it would not be aligned with the high quality of standard my lofts offer. Fire caulk is necessary to prevent air which would cause fire to spread quickly in the unfortunate event there were a fire. The upstairs bathroom is featured in the photos, as well as the description very clearly stating that this is a loft with some partition walls. The bathroom, where the toilet is upstairs has a door which closes and locks. I welcome you back to stay in another loft if you'd like to explore one you may enjoy even more than the Handsome Chic Loft.
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Car: not necessary




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300

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.

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.