Studio 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath (Sleeps 2-3)
About Bernie Byrne
Sandy and Bernie Byrne are Iowa born via Coral Gables/Miami FL. Bernie grew up on a farm in northwest Iowa and Sandy in Iowa City, the home of the University of Iowa (Hawkeyes). Sandy has authored several books and has traveled the world lecturing & teaching Ultrasound of the Eye. She feels so fortunate to have helped so many people with unique eye problems. We are overjoyed to be in the Asheville area for over 19 years now and have worked diligently to develop a true Green, Organic, and Sustainable community just 23 minutes north of Asheville called Mountain Meadows on Crooked Creek. Just recently we converted our Biltmore Studio & Biltmore Loft in Downtown Asheville to vacation rentals. We want to use them often too so we loaded them up with the most comfortable and convenient furnishings and electronics to go along with all of the exciting energies in Downtown Asheville. Excellent health in all physical, mental, and spiritual ways has been our positive passion for a long time and we feel so privileged to enjoy our kids, Cherie, Nicole & Donnie along with our grand daughters Amanda, Maddie, & Tabitha. Please give us a call at 828 230-0755 so that we may answer any questions you have.
Bernie Byrne purchased this Studio in 1999
Why Bernie Byrne chose Downtown
Downtown was not yet hip when we decided to buy a building in Asheville in the year 1999. We thought, hey, wouldn't it be a creative, FUN time and investment to renovate an old building and be able to have a small apartment where we could stay sometimes? Though our farm was only 20 minutes north, we felt this downtown option would really be the lap of luxury (it is)! We were fortunate to find an old, 2 story corner building with an art studio and gallery on the main floor, an apartment above, and a (dilapidated) basement. There were dozens of coats of paint on both the brick walls as well as the old Heartwood Pine floors in the retail area and the Biltmore Loft; the frontage was a 1940's aluminum; and the owners were relectant to sell. After friendly negotiations, and paying much more than we really thought it was worth (does that sound familiar?), we went to work redesigning and putting together a construction crew. This 16 inch brick walled, ugly and decrepit dinosaur circa 1885 building is now transformed and on the National Historic Register on a gem of a corner surrounded by thriving restaurants, shops, galleries, coffee houses, a new Asheville City parking deck, and the new A-loft Hotel (part of the international Starwood Hotel systems). We feel so fortunate to be part of a bustling downtown that still retains its historic character and charm!
What makes this Studio unique
We've said it all before and we'll say it again - you'll just LOVE being Downtown right in the middle of it all with kind and caring folks all around and exciting things all about! The Sofa Bed in the small living room pulls out for a 2nd or 3rd person but NO sleeping on the couch. The coziness and simplicity of the Biltmore Studio with its small patio surrounded by a French Cut Fence and personally designed wooden gate opener and closure has a parking spot right outside the Studio fence. Next door you'll visit Double D's Coffee & Dessert BUS; view the Fine Arts Theatre across the street where you will see artsy new independent movies; just a block away enjoy The Orange Peel, considered by Rolling Stone Magazine to be one of the best music venues in the nation; organic minded bodies will resonate with the French Broad Co-op 1 block south and the Farmer's Market down the street on Wednesday afternoon plus the City Market a few blocks away on Saturday mornings, in season; take a slow walk in the delightfully designed Pack Square Park up the street with its grassy areas and trees, water features, and its leisurely promenade - great for sitting, musing, and people watching; how about Broadway quality shows at Pack Square in the Diana Wortham Theatre just 1 block up the way?; a plethora of natural 'farm to table' restaurants are tantalizing; the original craft brewery in Asheville, Highland Brewery, was borne in the basement environs of Barley's Taproom and Pizzeria right across the street; the Drum Circle, our primal beat, is our go-to on Friday nights - could we be so lucky? location - location - location parking - parking - parking
Full sized Sofa Bed large enough for 2 children
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Don't tell anyone else!
We want to keep this place our secret. :)
Bernie and Sandy's place was so ideal for our needs. We wanted a cosy apartment right in the middle of the energy of downtown Asheville; this place started there and was so much more. Bright and cheerful (unexpected for a ground-level apartment), very well maintained, carefully and thoughtfully appointed and stocked, very comfortable mattress, a private parking spot right outside the door, and excellent guidance and communication from Bernie added greatly to our four-day experience in Asheville. We need to get to Asheville again just to stay here!
Location, location, location
This apartment is small but very well appointed and organized. Just off Biltmore Ave., it is within walking distance of shops, restaurants, entertainment. One very nice feature is the included parking space just outside the room.
Marsha...thanks for another stellar Review and we look forward to perhaps seeing you folks over the Holidays!
Great place and great location!
Great spot near everything downtown!
Kristen...short, sweet, wonderful Review - thanks!
Great little place in the heart of the city.walking easy, food everywhere, and BEER 🍺�🍺�🍺�everywhere .
Mark...we are Beer City USA for many years running so happy you enjoyed the food and everything else! Thanks for the sudsy comments...Bernie
Parents Weekend Away
Perfect for a weekend in Asheville! Amazing location, very clean, Bernie makes the check in/check out process incredibly easy. We have stayed here twice now and will most likely again in the future, unless we can get the condo above which Bernie also owns! Though you are below a shop it’s closed at night so no noise from folks walking around. Perfect weekend!
Ashlee..."Perfect weekend" is what we like to hear from our Guests! It's folks like you who keep coming back that supports our continued desire to create an environment that is healthy, convenient, and aesthetic...thank you! Bernie
This property was the perfect location for anyone wanting to take advantage of all that Downtown Asheville has to offer! The cozy cottage was well appointed and the owners were great to work with! We would stay here again!
Lee...thank you for your well appointed words...Bernie
The 39 Biltmore Studio is in the heartbeat of downtown Asheville across the street from the new 400+ Asheville City Parking Garage......
Downtown Pack Square Park just up the hill......
Double D's Coffee & Dessert BUS & outdoor patio next door......
Top-rated Blue Spiral Art Gallery across street......
Reknowned Orange Peel national music venue 1 block
Mast General old timey general store 1/2 block......
Art Deco Fine Arts Theatre across street......
Barley's Tap Room, home of Asheville's first Craft Brewery across street in basement.....
Wicked Weed Brewery & restaurant with 16-25 of its own Craft Beer 1 block south and sour beers.....
Diana Wortham Theatre with world class performances 1 block north...
French Broad Co-op organic market 1 block south.....
18 restaurants + shops, galleries, taverns on this block...
Famed Biltmore Estate 7 minutes south...
World class Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa 7 minutes north...
The Grove Arcade, our nation's first indoor mall, 6 blocks...