The Space This quiet, private room offers two twin beds total and plenty of natural light. A block from Rigsbee Ave night life and walking distance to downtown
This is 2012 house, so everything is functional and up-to-date.
Two large windows provide a great deal of natural light to the room, with wooden blinds to block it out when sleeping.
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 eclectic array of art Sarah and I have amassed from our travels around the world. The kitchen is excellently equipped with up-to-date appliances and plenty of space. It's an open floor plan with ample seating in the dining and living areas.
We also love our outdoor space and hope you'll make use of it. There's a spacious front porch with rockers and a love seat, a back deck with a table, chairs and a grill for outdoor dining, and a big fenced-in back yard with a fire pit surrounded by seats, big ancient oaks and lots of lovely smaller plants.
There's no smoking in the house. You're welcome to smoke outside, just throw away your butts. Guest Access Free cable internet/wifi (sorry, no TV).
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 you may 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. Feel free to use the fridge, storage space or any of the other kitchen appliances. You're free to make use of the basic cooking supplies (olive oil, condiments, etc.) as well as coffee and tea. And washer, dryer, iron, and board are available across from the bathroom.
There's no smoking in the house. You're welcome to smoke outside, just throw away your butts. Interaction with Guests We recently moved to Washington, DC. Our neighbor Julie helps flip the house for guests. Please contact us if you need anything via the app or text, and we will tap Julie if in-person assistance is needed. The Neighborhood This is arguably the VERY best location for a stay in Durham. You are surrounded by numerous hip restaurants, bars, music venues, coffee shops, and stores--all within a couple blocks (see Guidebook). Yet the street has a charming residential feel, with lots of huge oak trees towering over new and renovated homes outfitted with porches and decks for outdoor socializing. We're an easy 10-15 minute walk to the heart of downtown and all that it has to offer. And there are plenty of parks, neighborhood streets and the Ellerbe Creek Trail to stroll through. It's the best of both worlds--hip urban living on a quiet leafy street. Getting Around 10-15 minute walk downtown; plenty of restaurants/bars/coffee/breweries within 2 blocks. The number 4 bus passes 1.5 blocks away on both Geer and Rigsbee every half hour a 5-10 minutes before the half hour. The inbound route heads straight to the bus station, where you can take another bus anywhere in the city on the half hour when they all converge at the station. We are also 5 blocks from the Bull City Connector, a free bus that travels East/West down Main St. from Goldenbelt to Duke University/Hospital. Ubers are readily available as well. Other Things to Note CATS NO LONGER LIVE HERE AND NEITHER DO WE! So please disregard reviews that mention either cats or slightly disappointing cleanliness levels. With two cats, a dog, a baby, and the two of us filling the space 24/7 it became difficult to get every nook and cranny of the house squeaky clean. Since we have moved, animals no longer live here. We have the house cleaned professionally between each guest so those issues have been permanently resolved. You'll get a spotless place optimally designed for your stay. ...