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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 1 - 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 tastefully renovated loft right in the heart of downtown Asheville - 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, central air conditioning, and a large window seat for great people-watching below. 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's just 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 to use as a home away from home, as 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. The Downtown Urban Nest is within easy walking distance to 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 in the decks is pretty inexpensive for the heart of a very popular city. Meters are free after 6pm and all day on Sundays and holidays.

Drovers Way and The Next On Broadway, our two other short term rental properties, are 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.

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Keywords: Condominium, downtown

More Details

Owner
Lynne Harty
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 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

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Asheville Urban Nest - Luxurious Retreat in the Heart of Downtown Asheville
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5

Stellar!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed at this property over Labor Day weekend. We've stayed at many a VRBO all over the country and this has got to be in the top 1%.

Directions/instructions for check in were clear. Communication was easy. The location can not be beat. We parked the car in the garage across from the apartment and did not use it again. You can walk to restaurants, bars, and shopping. As they say, location, location, location and this is it. The apartment was spotless, furniture comfortable and we had everything we needed. Lighting was excellent. Beds and linens were superior. Really, I can not say enough about this place and know that we will want to stay there again in the future. It's the best place to explore all Asheville has to offer. (and we've stayed in many of them). Look no further and have a great time!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Tom - your check is in the mail! Just kidding. Seriously though, we so appreciate your kind comments. We work hard to provide the best possible experience for our guests. Please come again. Lynne and Steve.
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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

Urban Nest

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay at -

it was so much better than staying at a hotel.

the place was VERY clean, ready for us to use, tastefylly arranged. We were 5, nd we were comfortably cosy at the URban Nest. it was, as expected and hoped for, central to everything. we wanted to be able to walk to eat, shop and get a feel of the town without using our car, and our expectations were met!. Lynne was very responsive every time I sent her an email. there was even floss for us to use (I think)! ( I had forgotten mine)...magazines, books, TV...everything was in perfect working order. I will come back to Asheville and when I do, I will go back to the Urban Nest (-:

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Zohra - thanks so much for your enthusiastic review! I am so glad you enjoyed your time in Asheville at the Nest - please come again soon! Lynne
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5

Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

A perfect, idyllic spot in the heart of Asheville! An elevator ride down to the best lobster in town and walking distance to great shops and amazing art galleries! The decor was artistic and soothing, simply a wonderful spot to explore Asheville. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great location & kid friendly!

  • 5 of 5

We brought our 14mo along and after moving a few items out of his reach, it was the perfect place for us! We were able to stroll and walk to all the places in downtown. Additionally the customer service provided by Lynne was absolutely amazing - highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sandra - what a nice review, and am glad you felt comfortable with your new family there. It's a calm place to come back to, for sure. Please come back again, Lynne
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5

Great location. The loft met our expectations.

  • 5 of 5

The loft had everything we needed. The only complaint was the odor in the hallways and elevator. Perhaps from the restaurant downstairs???

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ricki - I'm sorry there was odor in the downstairs elevator hallway while you were here - thankfully it wasn't in the unit. Our building association actually just had a ventilation system installed in the basement for that very area, so I am surprised that there was an odor but rest assure we are working on eliminating it. Thanks, Lynne
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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

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $85
Additional Guest Fee $15 per person per night
Damage Deposit $200

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

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

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