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Asheville Urban Nest - Luxurious Retreat in the Heart of Downtown Asheville

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Extra Twin Bed (Sleeps 4-5), spacious, central hvac

Check our reviews from 11 years of hosting guests. Stay in luxurious accommodations in this downtown Asheville tastefully renovated loft - your home away from home. Everything you could need for your vacation is here: a fully equipped modern kitchen, dining area, comfortable plush queen bed in one bedroom, queen-size sleeper sofa in living room with memory foam mattress, twin bed in second very small room, washer and dryer, 1 40" smart TV in bedroom, 1 48" flat panel TV in living room, Satellite, DVD player, Iphone dock/stereo, air conditioning, and a large window seat overlooking downtown. See our video on our website for more info: www.ashevilleurbannest.com

This condo was renovated in early 2005 and is on the third floor of an historic building that is in the center of downtown. Walk to all of the unique locally owned shops, art galleries, delicious restaurants, theaters, the Fine Art cinema, Pack Place and the Orange Peel for a concert. Most of Asheville's festivals start at Pack Place, and that is one block away. Park your car in the deck across the street and leave it there! Watch the Christmas Parade go by from the window and take the elevator to the first floor for a first class dining experience at the Lobster Trap, where they fly in Maine lobsters daily. If you don't feel like venturing out, help yourself to the honor wine bar in the kitchen and order up some dinner or appetizers from the Lobster Trap. If you are interested in experiencing what downtown Asheville is all about, you will not find a better location. We have a private yoga instructor and massage therapist who you can make an appointment with to come to the 'nest' while you are staying with us.

This oasis in the middle of downtown is perfect for those who want a comfortable place to relax in and use as a home away from home, a base for their downtown Asheville explorations. Mature adults only--not a place for college students to come and party.

The kitchen is fully equipped to cook wonderful meals from local ingredients you pick up at the local tailgate markets downtown on Saturdays and Wednesdays, though with so many wonderful restaurants nearby, you may opt out of cooking altogether. Asheville was chosen by Fodor's as the #1 travel destination in the world! Asheville has become known for it's many locally brewed beers, creative restaurants that use locally grown ingredients, and of course for their arts and crafts communities. Within walking distance are several wine stores, an artisan cheese store, bakeries, every type of restaurant, movie theater and music venues.

If you like the outdoors, you will find endless opportunities within an hour of downtown - hiking, mountain biking, running, ziplining, rock climbing, snow skiing, etc. See our website to hear about our favorites picnic spots and hikes nearby. Find out why so many people are moving here! If you are one of those, we proudly recommend two realtors to drive you around to see what you like.

Parking options for your car, if you bring one, are in the public lots across from the condo (the Rankin Deck and the Civic Center lot), and there are meters on both sides of the building. Parking is free the first hour in the decks and $1/hour after that, with a max of $10 for 24 hours. Meters are free after 6pm and all day on Sundays and holidays.

Our newest 'baby', Drover's Way, is just down the street from the Urban Nest. Ask us about it if the Nest is booked.

The address of the Urban Nest is 51 College St. between Lexington and Haywood St.

Keywords: Condominium, downtown

More Details

Owner
Lynne Harty
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 19, 2017

About Lynne Harty

Lynne Harty, local artist/photographer with her husband, Steve Cohen, an artist's manager. Lynne and Steve are happy to help you plan your outdoor adventures, steer you to their favorite restaurants, or stock the kitchen with items for your arrival. Just ask. They both work downtown around the corner from the condo so you can always stop by with any questions.

Lynne and Steve love to hike and explore the area around Asheville, and are happy to share their enthusiasm. They are also very involved in the Asheville art and music community so they are a good resource for your explorations. As Asheville is a foodie haven, they do their best to keep their guests up to date on new restaurants, which is a big job these days! They just added the 'Glad to Have You' app which has recommendations on everything from Lynne's favorite women's clothing store to their favorite spot for a glass of wine.

Lynne Harty purchased this condo in 2004

Why Lynne Harty chose Asheville

You can't find a better location in downtown Asheville nor more accommodating hosts, as we've been doing this for 9 years. We love to spend the night in the condo on nights when we are going to a show at the Orange Peel, or when we just want to be able to leave the car behind after a night on the town! I've furnished the condo to feel like a quiet home away from home with everything you need. Often we'll take the elevator down to the Lobster Trap to have a quiet dinner or glass of wine (or even ask them to bring appetizers to our condo for us!). We love the old brick wall in the living room, the funky nature of our old building, and that we have a tree outside our window despite living downtown. It's a very comfortable space.

What makes this condo unique

The condo is a quiet place to stay and sleep despite being in the heart of downtown Asheville. I have wireless internet which makes it easy to work in as well. Many people have used the condo as a retreat. We offer Pharmacopia natural bath products and use green cleaning products. Spa Theology, a day spa next door, will provide in room massage if requested. Also the Lobster Trap on the first floor will deliver their delicious meals to the condo if requested (though it's fun to sit at their bar and enjoy their beer and fresh oysters while listening to live acoustic music). You really won't need a car when staying at our condo as you can walk everywhere in downtown Asheville.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We arrived in Asheville on the day of a snowstorm! Who knew Asheville has little snow and "rolls up the sidewalk" when it arrives. We still managed to be well fed, and certainly enjoyed the delights of this wonderful apartment. Our great joy was seeing the snow dusted fruit of the sweet gum tree outside our window!
Jan 2014
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Amenities

Downtown Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Tile, hardwoods, plush white towels, shampoo, lovely soaps. Washer and dryer in bathroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Small middle room - 1 twin/ single , This room is small but has a twin bed in it with privacy
    Bedroom - 1 queen , Memory Foam topped mattress
    Living Room - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Sofa bed pulls out to queen size bed with memory foam mattre
  • Queen size Beds (1) memory foam topper on mattress, alarm clock, TV, armoire, hanging space and drawers. (1) Twin in small middle room.
Entertainment:
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
We have a wine rack over the refrigerator that you can purchase wine from for $15/bottle.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(178 traveler reviews)

Asheville Urban Nest - Luxurious Retreat in the Heart of Downtown Asheville
average rating of 4.94382 based on 184 reviews
5

Couldn't ask for more!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in the Urban Nest while spending five days in Asheville. It was wonderful in every way! The downtown location couldn't be better, right in the middle of shops and restaurants, but perfectly quiet in the bedroom. It was nice to take the elevator down to the Lobster Trap and have a drink at the bar before going out, or having a delicious dinner there. Lynne has thought of everything to make your stay as pleasant as possible. Checkin was so easy, the place was spotless, and the provision of coffee, tea, creamer, sugar, wine (pay when you leave for the wine), even a lint roller! You will not need a thing except good walking shoes to enjoy everything Asheville has to offer. Thank you Lynne, we will not hesitate to return to the Urban Nest if we return to Asheville!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lynn, Thanks for the wonderful review - we love hearing that people enjoy the Nest and Asheville so much. Please come visit us again soon! Lynne
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Lewisburg, WV
5

Great Place

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent a week in this condo for our anniversary and we loved every minute. It is very clean, well decorated, and in the best location! We had our 3.5 month old son and it was very quiet and close for times when he needed to rest! Great for walking around the downtown area and within driving distance to all area locations. We will definitely use this place again the next time we get a chance to visit!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2009
  • Stayed: Sep 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Laura, Please come again and tell your friends!! Lynne
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5

Loved the Nest

  • 5 of 5

We were sad to leave! The Urban Nest was very comfortable, everything worked and the location was outstanding. Easy walk to everything downtown.

One of the best restaurants, The Lobster Trap, in town is conveniently located in the building- delicious Maine lobster and seafood at a reasonable price.

I highly recommend the Urban Nest and will rent from Lynne again.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Galloway, NJ
5

The Best of Ashevile at Your Feet

  • 5 of 5

Our second stay in the Urban Nest was every bit a good as the first one. Lynne and Steve are gracious hosts with lots of inside information tailored to their clients' interests. The nest is clean, comfortable, an fun. All expected amenities are included. Many of Asheville's best restaurants are within easy walking distance, yet you are have easy access to other area attractions such as the Biltmore.

This unit represents the best combination of features you will find. Highly recommended!!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for such a positive review, and we hope you will come back soon! Lynne and Steve
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4

Ideal location, very clean & comfortable. Exactly what we needed.

  • 4 of 5

Spent 4 nights here on a mother-daughter weekend. Perfect home base to spread out and relax after being out and about most days. Parking is incredibly easy with the garage across the street. This city is so walkable and the location so ideal that we were never more than two or three blocks from an excellent meal. Other reviews mentioned street noise at night - we definitely heard it but as soon as you're in your bedroom towards the rear of the condo it's not an issue. Property owner was excellent at communicating before and during our stay. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mary Jane - we are so glad you loved the Nest and had a great time in Asheville. We love it here too. Thanks, Lynne and Steve
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5

A wonderful time

  • 5 of 5

We all had a wonderful time in Asheville. The urban nest seems like the perfect spot to start in any direction, may it be a walk to Montford, a day on the Blue Ridge Parkway or whatever else.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your positive review, Stefan! I am glad you found the nest to be a pleasant landing pad. Please come again. Lynne
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Asheville Regional Airport
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
I 240
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Tupelo Honey, Lobster Trap, Table, Early Girl
Car: not necessary

Central location in the heart of downtown Asheville - walk to restaurants, music venues, Civic Center, Diana Wortham, Asheville Art Museum and many shops and restaurants. Parking is $10/24 hours in the Rankin Street public parking garage or Civic Center Parking just past the Rankin deck. Meters are free on Sundays and daily after 6pm

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Rates & Availability

Downtown Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2017
May 22 2017 - Sep 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
$215
From
$250
Thu,Fri,Sat
$1,300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Fall 2017
Sep 11 2017 - Sep 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$210
From
$250
Thu,Fri,Sat
$1,350
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall Season Peak
Sep 29 2017 - Nov 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
$225
From
$355
Thu,Fri,Sat
$1,700
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Fall/Thanksgiving
Nov 16 2017 - Dec 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$225
From
$275
Thu,Fri,Sat
$1,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Pre Holiday December
Dec 4 2017 - Dec 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
$225
From
$250
Thu,Fri,Sat
$1,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday Season 2017
Dec 19 2017 - Jan 7 2018
3 night minimum stay
$260
$1,700
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter 2018
Jan 8 2018 - Mar 15 2018
2 night minimum stay
$185
From
$195
Thu,Fri,Sat
$1,150
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
spring 2018
Mar 16 2018 - May 23 2018
3 night minimum stay
$215
From
$235
Thu,Fri,Sat
$1,300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$210
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $85 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 13.0%

Two night rentals available on a last minute basis, the week of your desired dates. $ Pets are not allowed ever, no exceptions. No smoking anywhere in the building. Must be over 25 years of age unless permission is received by owner as exception.
Cancellation: Refunds will be made for reservations cancelled more than 30 days in advance, minus a $75 + 13% tax service fee. No refunds will be made for reservations cancelled within 30 days of the check-in date. HomeAway and VRBO service fees are non-refundable (we have no control over this). We strongly recommend that you purchase travel insurance from a third party to protect yourself in case of unforeseen circumstances.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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