Cozy Room Off Rigsbee Ave.
Perfect for work or play, this quiet, private room offers access to a comfortable bed with trundle (two single beds total), a huge antique roll-top desk and plenty of natural light. A block from Rigsbee Ave night life and walking distance to downtown This is a brand new house that we take good care of, so everything is nice and clean. Two large windows provide a great deal of natural light to the room, with wooden blinds to block it out when sleeping. The room is not large but roomy enough with one bed. If you're using the 2nd trundle bed it will be a bit tight. If you're hoping to use the desk, you'll need to re-stow the trundle under the bed to have room for the desk chair. The desk is an ideal work space with lots of room and the beds are very comfortable. There is also a comfy chair for reading by the window, as well as a modest library of books to peruse. We chose simple paint colors which augment the ample natural light, so the space feels very light, open and homey. This focuses the eye toward the considerable array of art Sarah and I have amassed from our travels around the world. The kitchen is excellently equipped with brand new appliances and plenty of space. It's an open floor plan with ample seating in the dining and living areas. Shared kitchen, dining and living room area with plenty of seating and a stereo system and large record collection. You're welcome to play your own music or sample some of ours. Feel free to use the fridge, storage space or any of the other kitchen appliances. You're free to use moderate amounts of the most basic cooking staples (oil, spices, condiments), but please ask before using anything of significant substance. There's no smoking in the house. You're welcome to smoke outside, just throw away your butts.Guest Access
You will have full access to the main floor of the house, except for the other bedroom. You may be sharing this space with another guest if anyone is staying in the other rooms or have it all to yourself. The bathroom is shared with the other main floor bedroom if someone is staying there. Shared kitchen, dining and living room area with plenty of seating and a stereo system and large record collection. You're welcome to play your own music or sample some of ours. Feel free to use the fridge, storage space or any of the other kitchen appliances. You're free to use moderate amounts of the most basic cooking staples (oil, spices, condiments), but please ask before using anything of significant substance. Washer, dryer, iron and ironing board are available in the laundry room across from the bathroom.Interaction with Guests
If you are renting this room it means that we will be out of town. Regardless, we are very communicative and will respond to any questions you have about Durham, the house, etc. And we'll make sure you are able to get into the house without a problem.The Neighborhood
We can't say enough about how much we love our neighborhood. There's FullSteam (craft brewery/community center), several excellent restaurants and food trucks, bars and live music, and a beautiful park, trail and the farmer's market all within a few blocks. Moreover, we're surrounded by a motley crew of amazing neighbors (both human and animal). The bulk of them are young couples, but there's a fairly diverse mix and everyone seems to get along swimmingly. You'll frequently find neighbors of all ages hanging out together on the street, front porches and in back yards.Getting Around
Taxis are readily available (if you call), as is Uber. The #4 bus line passes by within two blocks of our house. I find, DATA to be the easiest bus system to use I've ever come across. All the routes are a half hour long, so every bus route converges at the bus station every half hour, making connections a breeze. $1/ride. The Bridge Bus runs back and forth between the happening scenes of Durham and Raleigh Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights and also picks up within two blocks of our house for $16 round trip. There's also Triangle Transit buses which can get you to Chapel Hill, Raleigh, Cary, the airport, etc., though the timing is slightly more complicated.Other Things to Note
We have two cats and a dog, so if you are allergic or wary of pets, this may not be the place for you. Our dog always comes with us, but we sometimes leave the cats in the house if guests are open to it (they very much prefer not to be moved). But we always negotiate this with guests.
- Wireless Internet
- Air conditioning
- Pets live on this property
- Smoke detector
- Carbon monoxide detector
- First aid kit
- Fire extinguisher
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