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Lynne Harty

Member since: 2006
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Asheville Urban Nest - Luxurious Retreat in the Heart of Downtown Asheville

154 Reviews
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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday condo in Downtown - Asheville Downtown Urban Nest

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

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Lynne Harty (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
Speaks English

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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Reviews

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based on 154 holidaymaker reviews

Asheville Urban Nest - Luxurious Retreat in the Heart of Downtown Asheville
average rating of 4.9675326 based on 160 reviews
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!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Laura, Please come again and tell your friends!! Lynne
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
5

Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

The Asheville Urban Nest met all of our expectations, and then some. The location in downtown Asheville was close to great restaurants and shopping, much of which was recommended by the owners' online literature. We also appreciated its proximity to the Blue Ridge Parkway and hiking. The kitchen was fully stocked, with cooking supplies (which we didn't use, because of all the wonderful restaurants) and coffee! It was comfortable, clean and decorated throughout with interesting art. If we should happen to be heading back to the Asheville area, we will hope this property is available. Thank you Lynne and Steve.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great location

  • 5 of 5

Well-located apartment. Clean and very comfortable. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Location!

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking to stay downtown near ALL the action, this is the place for you! The space is beautiful, access is easy, parking convenient and the location is perfect. We loved opening the windows so we could enjoy the drum circles, music and busy streets.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Kristin - I'm glad you enjoyed being in the middle of it all. Please come again! Lynne
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4

Great place for two

  • 4 of 5

The apartment is very comfortable and centrally located. The apartment is well equipped Only point is the second bedroom is really small (single twin) which for us was not a problem

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Robert - I am glad you guys enjoyed your stay at the Urban Nest! I hope you can return again. The second bedroom is described in our listing as "twin bed in second very small room" which is for sure, small, but handy when you need an extra bed. Thanks, Lynne
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5

Wonderful apartment!

  • 5 of 5

Clean, comfortable and central to everything. My mother and I enjoyed our stay. We could walk to dinner every night. Neighborhood felt very safe. The apartment is stylishly designed and decorated. We would definitely stay here again. Asheville is amazing.

As a wine drinker I was slightly disappointed there was only one wine glass. That's a very small complaint.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Megan - I'm glad that you found the Nest to be a good launching spot for the trip with your mother. Glasses do get broken and need to be replaced so thanks for pointing that out (though I found 3 there) - we will replenish right away.
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Location

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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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in Downtown, Asheville Area

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Summer/Fall 2016
26 May 2016 - 12 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
£639
for 3 nights
From
£191
From
£200
Thu,Fri,Sat
£1,283
£3,804
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
Leaf Season
13 Oct 2016 - 2 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
£639
for 3 nights
From
£191
From
£217
Thu,Fri,Sat
£1,283
£3,804
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Fall
3 Nov 2016 - 22 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
£626
for 3 nights
From
£187
From
£196
Thu,Fri
£1,196
£3,543
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving 2016
23 Nov 2016 - 27 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
£665
for 3 nights
From
£200
From
£209
Thu,Fri,Sat
£1,283
£3,543
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
Between Holidays
28 Nov 2016 - 19 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£626
for 3 nights
From
£187
From
£200
Thu,Fri,Sat
£1,196
£3,543
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas/New Years 2015
21 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
£665
for 3 nights
From
£200
From
£209
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,283
£3,543
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter 2017
4 Jan 2017 - 15 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£535
for 3 nights
From
£157
From
£165
Fri,Sat
£1,022
£3,108
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring/Summer 2017
16 Mar 2017 - 6 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£652
for 3 nights
From
£196
From
£204
Thu,Fri,Sat
£1,283
£3,978
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
September
7 Sep 2017 - 27 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£613
for 3 nights
From
£183
From
£191
Thu,Fri,Sat
£1,196
£3,891
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£535
for 3 nights
From
£157
£1,152
£3,543
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £58 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £154
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. A $200 security deposit is refunded within 7 days of checkout. www.ashevilleurbannest.com.

Cancellation: Refunds will be made for reservations cancelled more than 30 days in advance, minus a $75 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.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Downtown in Asheville Area

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Monument View ...
  • mountain
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Lift
  • 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
  • Hob ...
  • 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 Single Bed , This room is small but has a twin bed in it with privacy
    Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Memory Foam topped mattress
    Living Room - 2 Sofa bed/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 - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • eco tourism
  • horse 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.

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