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Studio Apt in Ca 1905 renovated bldg historic Montford walk to Dwntn Asheville

Bedrooms Studio
Space 500 sq ft
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 - 30 nights


About the property

Two 450 s.f studio apartments 5 minute walk from Downtown Asheville

This Baird's Nest Studio is one of two short-term, fully-furnished apartments located in the Heart of the Montford Historic District in a Commercially Zoned building. They are walking distance to Downtown Asheville, neighborhood restaurants, grocery stores, Historic Riverside Cemetery, Shakespeare in the park performances, and other attractions. The Owners- (Architect Michael McDonough & Contractor Jade Mountain Builders) completed the meticulous remodeling of this Ca 1905 neighborhood Dry Goods Store in the winter of 2015, per NPS Historic Rehab Tax Credit program, after opening the Italian restaurant downstairs. This Apartment has a King size bed, a queen size pull out sofa, TV, fully stocked kitchen, and a shared balcony overlooking Mt Pisgah. Rates include utilities.

Hans Doellgast
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 30, 2018

About Hans Doellgast

Hans owns Jade Mountain Builders, a green custom home company that consistently is voted Western North Carolina's "Best Green Builder". Hans is a lifetime native of North Carolina, and has call Asheville home for the past 20 years. Hans's Partner in the Bairds Nest apartments is the Architect Michael McDonough. Michael is one of Asheville's most saught after architects, and was originally approached by the owners of 152 Montford property because of his reputation for historical preservation.

Hans Doellgast purchased this studio in 2012

Why Hans Doellgast chose Historic Montford

When the congregation of the Pentecostal Tabernacle Church, in the Heart of Montford, approached their neighbor Michael McDonough about purchasing their building, Michael called his friend and collaborator Hans(Me) to see if he wanted to be partners in a restoration project. My answer was an emphatic YES! And no, I don't need to sleep on it. What followed was a year long, and half a million dollar restoration project that coalesced into the creation of "The Baird's Nest" studio apartments, and "Chiesa Neighborhood Italian Restaurant".


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation studio rental in Historic Montford, North Carolina

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • nice tile, frameless glass door
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Studio apartment with King bed
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Studio Apt in Ca 1905 renovated bldg historic Montford walk to Dwntn Asheville
average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews

Asheville Studio Apt

  • 5 of 5

Awesome studio apartment above an Italian restaurant. Very clean and convenient to everything Asheville has to offer. Hans was also very easy to get a hold of when needed. 5 stars!

  • Submitted: 13-Dec-2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place to explore Asheville

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed at Hans' place for 3 nights in November and very much enjoyed it. The space is perfect for a couple, with tall ceilings, well decorated, new appliances and bathroom, etc. It is also a short 15 minute walk to downtown or a quick Uber. We weren't able to meet Hans but he was very responsive to any questions we had and it was a very easy check-in/out process using technology. We highly recommend this place to everyone. Thanks, Hans!

  • Submitted: 24-Nov-2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. The apt was located in a historic area that was close to everything. Could walk or Uber anywhere easily. Very clean and well equipped. Hans was quick to respond and accommodating with our schedule. The restaurant below the apt was worth visiting! Friendly staff and great food. Hope to be back soon! Would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: 12-Nov-2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great apartment! Perfect getaway for our anniversary.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay! I thought it was neat being above a delicious restaurant! The apartment was really nice and cute. Very comfortable bed!

  • Submitted: 6-Nov-2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming, spacious apartment

  • 5 of 5

A perfect place to stay in Asheville. Very comfortable apartment with a full kitchen and nice furnishings. Situated over an Italian restaurant, you can sometimes hear the music below but there is very handy access to great food.

  • Submitted: 29-Oct-2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful...In Every Way!

  • 5 of 5

Our once a year weeklong getaway took us to Asheville, North Carolina where we had an amazing time. Each day brought a new adventure and all were absolutely wonderful: the Asheville Rivers Arts district and galleries, the Grove Arcade and the downtown area, the Shakespeare Festival performed by the Montford Players, and the many wonderful restaurants. Perhaps the most interesting day trip took us along the Blue Ridge Parkway to the Cherokee Indian Museum. This was a wonderful opportunity to learn about the Cherokee customs and culture. The apartment itself was perfect in every way. I would describe it as both cozy and convenient. We could walk to almost everywhere in Asheville enjoying the sights and some of the historic buildings. An even closer walk was just downstairs to one of the best Italian restaurants around: Chiesa. If our journeys ever take us back to Asheville, we will certainly stay here again...well maintained, clean, convenient, and excellent customer service.

  • Submitted: 11-Jul-2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Nearest Restaurant
Car: not necessary

The Bairds Nest Studio Apartment is one of two available apartments located in the Heart of the Montford Historic District, just two blocks from Downtown Asheville. Created upstairs in a circa 1905 dry goods store after a meticulous renovation compliant with historic tax credit program, completed in 2015 by Jade Mountain Builders, and Architect Michael Mcdonough.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation studio rental in Historic Montford, North Carolina

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Dec 25 2017 - Jun 23 2019
30 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$63.8
Damage Insurance C$126.33
Damage Deposit C$510.44

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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