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Luxury Downtown Loft | Best Location in Asheville | Sleeps 2-4

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,050 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

King Bedroom + Sofa Bed | Walk Score of 92!

Welcome to The James Loft!

Located in downtown Asheville, The James Loft, offers upscale luxury in a relaxed, mountain setting. Perfect for a weekend getaway or a week-long retreat. Nestled among local culinary hot-spots, exquisite art galleries, farmers markets, independent theaters, boutique shopping, and some of America’s best craft breweries – this cosmopolitan loft could be in any big city!

Surround yourself with warmth as you enter The James Loft. This 1 king bedroom, 1 bathroom loft in the newly renovated, historic S&W Building will make you feel at home. Experience the charm of reclaimed hardwood floors and exposed brick walls coupled with contemporary granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. A mix of antique and modern furnishings make The James Loft a truly unique vacation rental.

Enjoy the convenience of staying in the heart of the city! Park your car for the duration of your stay and explore the city’s rich history of arts and culture on foot – or catch the downtown trolley. Looking for a bit more adventure, The James Loft is minutes away from some of western North Carolina’s best hiking, biking, white water rafting, zip lining, canoeing and golfing. And don’t forget the Biltmore Estate which is less than 3 miles away!

Relax and unwind at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The modern amenities, access to downtown and neighboring activities make The James Loft a first-class experience.

Neighborhood Walk Score: 92

Bedroom + Bath Layout:

Master Bedroom – King Bed + Luxury Bath (vanity with double sinks, glass enclosed shower, separate toilet room)

Living Room + Dining Area:

Fold-down sofa (futon style) sleeps 1-2

Dining table with 4 chairs

Breakfast bar with 2 stools

Other Amenities:

Secure Building w/elevator + Loft Access

WiFi + Cable TV – 2 Flat Panel TV's (Living Room + Bedroom)


Central Air/Heat

All Linens + Towels Included

Fully Appointed Kitchen

Wine Cooler

Parking Options:

Garage parking located 1-2 blocks from front door. Rates: First hour is free, $1.25/hr after that or max $10/day.

Overnight outdoor lots behind S&W Building for $5.00/night.

Metered street parking parking is free from 6PM Saturday until 8AM Monday, and on all city designated holidays.

Parking information brochure is in loft.

More Details

James McDonald
Member since: 2017
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
9 April, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Downtown in Downtown Asheville Art District

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1050 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • City-operated parking garages nearby: first hour free, then $1.25/hour -- $10/daily. Limited street meter parking also available.
  • Payment is due IN FULL at time of booking. Refunds based on published cancellation policy.
  • 13% Tax Rate (6% County Occupancy Tax; 7% Sales Tax).
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • village ...
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Lift
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , vanity with double sinks
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • water tubing


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(19 traveller reviews)

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Luxury Downtown Loft | Best Location in Asheville | Sleeps 2-4
average rating of 4.8421054 based on 19 reviews

Perfect place to stay for a first time Asheville visitor

  • 5 of 5

Don't usually leave reviews, but wanted to compliment this place and the host. First trip to Asheville and James Loft was a great place to stay for two nights. It's centrally located, well decorated, and simple to access on check-in day (separate key codes to the building door, elevator, and loft entrance). James is a great host. Very responsive to emails and you can tell he's been doing this seamlessly for some time. My girlfriend left a few articles of clothing that his cleaning staff discovered after checkout. Got an email from him later that evening saying he'd put them in the mail to us. Big fan of the place and would recommend it to friends.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Little Rock, AR

Even better than the pictures

  • 5 of 5

This is a great place to stay. Location could not be better. Right in the middle of downtown to be able to walk to any restaurant and shop. The unit was very clean, well stocked with basic necessities, and decorated very nicely. My wife and I enjoyed a four day weekend here and will definitely be back. Great communication with owner and all things went smooth as represented. Very pleased with our stay.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

Very nice decor. Great location in easy walking distance to all of the great restaurants and shops in downtown Asheville. We would not hesitate to stay at the James loft again.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Aptos, Calif.

Like stepping into a magazine

  • 5 of 5

Before we even got to our loft, I got a message from the owner that we could get in early - four hours early, since the place was ready. What a great start to our trip! From opening the door of the loft, I was mesmerized by the beauty of the space. I have traveled a ton and this was easily one of the most beautiful spaces I've ever rented. Not only was the place beautiful but it was perfect in its functionality. We had everything we needed. And the location is THE best if you want to play in Asheville. There is a brewery on every corner, great restaurants, lots of great mom and pop shops and lots of art. I'd go back to James's place in a heartbeat!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ann Arbor

Exceeded Our Expectations

  • 5 of 5

The James Loft was the perfect spot for us to "set up home" for our month stay in Asheville. The loft is spacious, personal and luxurious without being stuffy...just sophisticated fun. The attention to detail was amazing..from umbrellas to coffee pods. The location allowed us to get to know the downtown area on foot...coffee shops, restaurants, galleries and, even, the wonderful local library. On sunny days, we enjoyed sitting in Pritchard Park...directly across from the loft. We will look forward to many more stays in the James Loft-we cannot imagine anything better!!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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weekend trip

  • 2 of 5

if it wasn't for the live band in the club below that started at 11pm and went on to 2am the place would have been perfect. great location in town and a beautiful comfortable loft and as clean as you could possible get. I just didn't sleep a wink while I was there.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you enjoyed the loft and the great city of Asheville. Every effort is given to make our guests comfortable. I am very sorry you experienced excessive noise this weekend. I understand there was a "special event" in the musical space in the basement of our building this past weekend and they must have exceeded the allowed levels of music as controlled by our building management. We are addressing this issue with the music space manager and they will not violate noise level rules in the future. Thank you for sharing your comments.
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Asheville Airport (AVL)
Car: not necessary


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £53.65

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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