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Walk to downtown Asheville from renovated Historic Church, Historic Montford

Bedrooms Studio
Space 450 sq ft
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 14 - 30 nights


About the property

Fully Furnished, Fully Equipped Kitchen, Bath With Shower, Sleeps 4, 30 day min

One of 2 apartments on the second floor of the historic Baird Building (c 1905), originally a dry goods store, then a church, renovated 2015 by Architect & Contractor Owners. Over a small Italian restaurant (well insulated floor), lots of windows, shared interior stair, hallway and exterior balcony with view of Mt Pisgah. Rate is based on 30 day stay. If unavailable, see adjacent studio apartment #697566. Very convenient location in the heart of Montford Historic District, a very eclectic and desirable neighborhood, a 10 minute walk among architectural gems and numerous B&B's to downtown, restaurants, UNCA, greenway, parks and groceries. For 2BR options I also have around the corner, see listings 139941 & 431599

Michael McDonough
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

About Michael McDonough

25 year Asheville and Montford resident, father of 2 boys, practicing Architect (, President of the Montford Neighborhood association, Chair of the Asheville Downtown Commission, active in tennis, volleyball and biking, I live and work across the street

Michael McDonough purchased this studio in 2012

Why Michael McDonough chose Historic Montford

Perfect location, easy access to interstates, in the heart of a historic neighborhood, walkable to just about everything.


Historic Montford Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 450 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • King bed in sleeping alcove
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • kayaking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

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Walk to downtown Asheville from renovated Historic Church, Historic Montford
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Exceptional Stay

  • 5 of 5

We loved this place. Here for a full month, it's very clean and well stocked. Owner easy to deal with. Fell in love with Chiesa restaurant downstairs and ate there repeatedly. They took great care of us. Have to fight with the restaurant patrons for your curbside parking but always got in the lot. Walk to downtown Asheville. Eat at Tod's Tasties repeatedly. Great locations to get everywhere. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Location! Comfortable & Welcoming!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I shared this perfect apartment--both of us with "projects" in Asheville. I could easily walk to UNC-A through the lovely Montford neighborhood and Reed Creek Greenway and he could connect with colleagues by meandering downtown. Groceries and great restaurants / coffee shops are all near by so it was easy to quickly feel at home in the neighborhood. Close enough to walk to the River Arts District and easy access to explorations further afield. Having a very welcoming restaurant downstairs was perfect and amazingly no restaurant noise penetrated to our comfy spot. A lovely spot to mix work and holiday -- or just holiday.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great apartment in a great location

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent a month in Michael's apartment. We had a great time and loved the apartment, extremely nice remodel. Easy walk to downtown and and very nice neighborhood. Michael was very helpful.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tampa, FL

Great experience and location

  • 5 of 5

I had the opportunity to spend 6 weeks here and my overall rating would be 5/5. The location is fantastic and I was able to bike, walk or run to grocery stores, restaurants and the downtown area. The studio itself is beautiful and comes with everything you would need for a weekend or even an extended stay. There are no washer/dryer machines (at the time of my stay) so be prepared to do laundry if staying for a longer duration. There is also dedicated parking for guests which was nice especially on weekends.

The landlord/owner was friendly and non-intrusive and was able to remedy my only issue with the place (loud music from the restaurant below).

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet & beautiful home away from home.

  • 5 of 5

I had a lovely stay in June. The apartment is beautifully renovated & the space was perfect. I was hesitant at first to stay above an Italian restaurant, Chiesa (a MUST try!), but it was very quiet! The keyless entry was also very convenient.

The "Baird's Nest" it tucked right in the heart of historical Montford. Great walkable neighborhood. Just a few minutes to Tod's Tasties right down Montford.

Micheal was very accommodating and communicative. Would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Columbia, SC

fantastic stay in a perfect location

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here for the month of May and hope to visit again in the near future! It was truly a fabulous apartment in a lovely location. I enjoyed walking around the beautiful (and safe!) neighborhood, eating at the restaurant downstairs, and feeling like a part of the community. The location really couldn't be better! It was a quick walk to downtown, there are several restaurants nearby, and the Shakespeare in the Park venue is just down the road. I was in town for a training at the Asheville Yoga Center and it was a 15 minute walk from the apartment. I passed by Trader Joe’s and Harris Teeter on the way, as well as an amazing coffee place (Liberty House Coffee and Café... get a latte!)- everything was close!

The apartment itself was also really nice. The owner did a great job updating it- it is upscale yet also keeps the feel of an older building with a lot of history. The apartment was clean and even had my favorite Mrs. Murphy’s soap in it. There were even fresh flowers waiting for me! There were two big closets and several wicker organizers throughout, which allowed me to really unpack and feel at home. The fold out couch was great for visitors and the linens were abundant and comfortable. I loved opening the window in the living room and letting in the cool Asheville air and neighborhood sounds.

I miss it already!! I will definitely make this a place I return to.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Asheville Regional
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $80
Refundable damage deposit $400

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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