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Historic 20's Apartment 1 Mile to Downtown Asheville

Bedrooms 1
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

1 bed/bath newly renovated sleeps 4

This historic apartment building has been beautifully restored.

The private suites feature hardwood floors throughout open floor plans. Huge original casement wavy glass windows filter magnificent natural light. Each apartment is creatively decorated with local art, antiques and modern amenities that epitomize the chic eclecticness of everything Asheville.

Its central location is just a few blocks to restaurants, bars and grocery stores. It’s less than 1 mile to downtown and Grove Park Inn. 2 miles to Beaver Lake and 15 minutes to the Blue Ridge Pkwy and the Biltmore Estate. There is 1 queen size bed, and a sleeper sofa in the living room. Each apartment has a 39” flat screen HD TV, WiFi, stainless steel appliances, coffee maker, microwave and washer/dryer access.

Shay Amber Bollt
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 March, 2018

About Shay Amber Bollt

My husband and I have a great love of historic architecture, antiques and art. We have been restoring old homes in Asheville since 2000. In 2013, we decided to combine our passions by creating these inspired spaces for guests to stay while they explore all the vibrant culture and beautiful mountains found in and around Asheville.

Shay Amber Bollt purchased this apartment in 2013

Why Shay Amber Bollt chose Murdock - Linden

We're always on the look out for special properties in need of restoration. With the quaint urban neighborhood setting and convenient location, we knew we would offer visitors a unique place to stay during their travels.

What makes this apartment unique

Classic Mediterranean arched entrances, floors with beautiful hand painted designs, original hand blown crown glass windows, hardwood floors, refurbished/repurposed furniture, and timeless white subway tiles in kitchen/bath.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Murdock - Linden in Asheville

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • 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 ...
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Newly renovated full bath, tile shower and tub.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • 1 bedroom, fully furnished, 3 closets
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Historic 20's Apartment 1 Mile to Downtown Asheville
average rating of 4.888889 based on 81 reviews

Like a second home

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I came to Asheville and stayed for a month for my daughter's wedding. After just a couple of days we felt totally at home and looked forward to coming back after each day of wedding stuff and sight seeing. Several days we decided not to go anywhere and just stay at "home". We loved it and hope to return when we visit our daughter and (hopefully soon) grandchildren. :)

  • Review Submitted: 14-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just perfect :)

  • 5 of 5

I never did a VRBO before. I always stayed in hotels but this was so much fun. It was so cozy and felt more like being at home. The owners were nice and gave us some good recommendations for food and things to do. Stay here. It's great. I loved it.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our second visit- even better than the first.

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at the Sparrow so much that when fate brought us back to Asheville for a quick second trip we naturally chose to go back. The owner is very accommodating and easy to reach. In the in-between time she had already made improvements! We loved having everything we needed to make ourselves at home. This quaint apartment is very Asheville - unique, cozy, and comfortable. Love the Sparrow! Love the location! Love the welcoming host.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay in a clean, well decorated and comfortable apartment

  • 5 of 5

Our two adults and 12 year old daughter enjoyed staying at the apartment. It felt newly rehabbed, very well decorated, and super clean. The wood floors, arched entrances, original door frames gave the unit a charming and warm vibe. The neighborhood was residential. It was quiet and felt very safe. The unit was on a slope so only the front door and windows were accessible from the street. The front door was very sturdy with a very good deadbolt. (These are paranoid observations from an ex-Miami resident.) On street parking was easy to find. Wi-fi was fast, easy to connect with no interruptions. TV service was ample with lots of choices and a dvd player. The kitchen was well stocked with new appliances. And the host was very accommodating and easy to contact with a fast response time. We would definately return.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay at The Sparrow! Very comfy. Great location.

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay at the Sparrow. We had everything we needed for our visit. Located in a lovely art deco building on the north side of the city the Sparrow was very clean, comfortable and provided everything we needed. The mattress was comfy and there was plenty of closet room. The owner is easy to reach and very accommodating. We had plenty of space, and a functional kitchen to prepare meals. It's an easy walk to local restaurants, or into the downtown area. The TV provide a good variety of stations, and internet was a welcome addition. It was a very short drive to theaters, breweries and night spots (the cold weather during our stay meant we opted for the drive but it is very walkable to town.). Grocery stores are very close and the proximity to UNC is great. We felt very much at home and look forward to our next stay. We will be back for sure! When you come don't miss the farmers market, live entertainment spots, beautiful vistas, museums, breweries, dancing, and all the quirkiness that makes Asheville unique.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property but needs a new bed!!!

  • 4 of 5

We mostly enjoyed our stay in the sparrow property. The apartment was one of 4 in small building, 2 upper and 2 lower. The apartment was very clean and well equipped! It was cold at night during our stay and the heat was plenty adequate. The kitchen was nicely equipped and spotless. The showers were hot and bathroom was very clean! We walked to downtown all 4 days of our stay. It was not a bad hike even though it is hilly. We enjoyed breakfast at Homegrown around the corner! Owner communication was excellent! We would love to give 5 stars, but our only complaint was the bed. I have not slept on one that uncomfortable, besides a sofa bed, in many, many years! I don't expect a tempur pedic mattress, but this was not the least bit comfortable, and was very squeaky too. I'm admittedly particular about pillows and did not find the ones available at all comfortable either. This is a great property otherwise, but a good night's sleep would have made it tremendous!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really appreciate the positive review, and for mentioning the bed. Guests usually say the beds are super comfortable, so we looked into it immediately. It was an easy fix and the bed feels great now. One of the supporting posts underneath became loose/misaligned and needed to be put back in place and secured. I’ve asked new guests about the comfort of the bed, and they have been very pleased. Thank you also for complimenting our great communication. All guests are welcome and encouraged to contact us – day or night – with problems or concerns. We would have welcomed the opportunity to check the bed when you first noticed it was a problem and fixed it at your convenience. Also, we offer a variety of firm, medium and soft pillows in the hallway closet so you can choose the right ones for you. While problems are very rare, it’s important to us to address those that do come up right away. The quality and comfort of your stay is very important to us.  It’s wonderful to read that you enjoyed the apartment and the close proximity to downtown. Having the Homegrown restaurant on the corner is a highlight for many of our guests. It’s one of our favorite places for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We're glad you liked it.
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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £43.33
Damage Insurance £57.05
Damage Deposit £72.21

Check-in is at 4pm or anytime after unless special arrangements are made with owner. Check-out is 11am or earlier unless special arrangements are made with owner.
$1900 is our monthly rate. Please let us know exact dates you are looking for, and we will do our best to accommodate you, if available.
Full refund is given if cancelation is 30 days prior to check-in. No refund is given within 15 days of check-in.
Rates are based on 2 person occupancy. There will be an extra cleaning fee of $30 added for 3-4 person occupancy.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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