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Quiet Retreat - Walk to Everything

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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
1 night minimum
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The space you share with us is our 1905 Bungalow home, quietly tucked away in Historic Morehead Hill, a Durham neighborhood just southwest of the city center. There a sunny and peaceful room, cozy bed, and full, private bathroom await you after a day of sightseeing. From here, it's a 10-minute walk to Downtown, DPAC, & Duke East. Continental breakfast included. We encourage you to read our entire listing for all the specific details to make sure this is a good fit for you. ************ Our historic home has been completely renovated and updated. The home is located in a diverse, emerging, historic neighborhood called Morehead Hill. It is very safe, active, and near everything if you're willing to walk (we and our neighbors walk just about everywhere). Overall the home is just shy of 1600 ...The space you share with us is our 1905 Bungalow home, quietly tucked away in Historic Morehead Hill, a Durham neighborhood just southwest of the city center. There a sunny and peaceful room, cozy bed, and full, private bathroom await you after a day of sightseeing. From here, it's a 10-minute walk to Downtown, DPAC, & Duke East. Continental breakfast included. We encourage you to read our entire listing for all the specific details to make sure this is a good fit for you. ************ Our historic home has been completely renovated and updated. The home is located in a diverse, emerging, historic neighborhood called Morehead Hill. It is very safe, active, and near everything if you're willing to walk (we and our neighbors walk just about everywhere). Overall the home is just shy of 1600 sq/ft, with 2 bedrooms and 2 baths. Your bedroom, which has a full-size bed and an attached, private, full bath, is located in the front of the house, just inside the front door for your ease in coming and going. The room has both honeycomb shades and black-out drapes for adjusting your desired level of privacy and light. Your quiet, sunny room includes a desk, reading chair, and the bed is extra comfy with a pillow top. We do not have any TVs or Cable, so if you must have TV to fall asleep, you'll have to make due with the internet or your iPod. We will provide access to WiFi and/or internet. People spend a lot of time outside enjoying the beautiful North Carolina weather and our neighborhood is no different. There is a large front porch for sipping some tea and a wonderful screened in back deck for morning coffee or relaxing with a cold beer. While you can't see it from the street, our backyard is like a little green cave with mature trees and a little creek. We especially love how private, quiet and wooded it is even though we are so close to downtown. From our screened-in back porch we've spotted foxes, owls, hawks, raccoons, opossums, and an abundance of squirrels and birds. Currently there are five properties (including ours) that are renovated to look like new on our street and 3 that are not. This is typical of the entire neighborhood with homes in various stages of reconstruction and renovation (or not). It is safe and quiet and just keeps getting more and more beautiful as each home is revitalized. The neighbors, people from all walks of life, are friendly and warm which adds richness, charm and character to this diverse area. Despite historians considering this is North Carolina's first suburb, this is a city neighborhood, not a subdivision where every home is the same. Each home was built during a different era for an individual family based on their wealth at the time. You will need to walk out of neighborhood to find the nearest coffee shop, bar, or restaurant. The closest are 4 blocks away. Guests are welcome to relax anywhere in the common rooms of the house or outside - trust us you'll want to sit on the deck. There are a few drawers and hangers available for your clothes. If you need an iron or hair dryer, we've got that to borrow. You are welcome to drop a few things in the fridge or freezer. I'm more than happy to cook for you when you've requested in advance, so any other 'cooking' is limited to using the microwave or toaster. We have just about everything you might need - toiletries, towels, extra blankets - you know 'stuff'. If you have something specific you need like a juicer because you just must juice every morning, please ask. BTW, we don't have a juicer, so if you can't use a blender, you should bring your own :) We will try to keep your stay the way you'd like to stay. You want to break open some wine and share it with us - by all means. You want to quietly sleep until noon and just nod in our direction when you see us - go for it. Since we are offering breakfast (until 10:30am), we'll be around to share it with you. Alice makes herself readily available should you need anything and will gladly try to make your stay interactive and communicative. During the work week we're up by 6:30 am making coffee. We'll try to keep it down, but the coffee grinder is loud. Please note: 1. We need to be present for your initial check in when we will provide you with a key and alarm code. We may check your ID. There is no lock box or remote entry. 2. We have recently adopted a Basset Hound puppy, George. Please give him lots of love if you'd like but please do not feed him without permission. 3. We drink dark roast Starbucks coffee almost exclusively. If you need decaf or a light roast - please let us know. 4. If you are eating breakfast with us, please let us know about any dietary concerns in advance.More
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Alice H
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2018
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Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
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Fishing Nearby
Refrigerator
Central Heating
Safe
Towels Provided
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Iron
Ceiling Fans
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
City Getaway
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Patio
Deck
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