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Modern Cottage With a Vintage Twist Near Downtown
Entire guesthouse · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1 bath

Modern Cottage With a Vintage Twist Near DowntownCome stay at our modern vintage guesthouse in Historic Trinity Park. Our cottage has all modern appliances with vintage fixtures. This 380 square foot cottage is located in a very lively and safe neighborhood just minutes from downtown Durham. Walk one mile on the Ellerbe creek trail to downtown and enjoy all the great entertainment Durham has to offer. Walk 1.5 mile to 9th street restaurants and shops 1 mile to Central Park and farmers market <1 mile to bars and restaurants on geer street

Wooded Retreat Between Duke and UNC
Entire residential home · 7 guests · 3 beds · 2 baths

Wooded Retreat Between Duke and UNCForget your worries in this spacious and serene single family home, about six miles to Duke, six miles to UNC, and six miles to RTP! Lovely 3 bedroom, 2 bath cape cod in a quiet neighborhood in south Durham, surrounded by miles of wooded walking paths, yet convenient to dining, shopping, and recreation. You'll love the extremely well-equipped kitchen (with at least FIVE different ways to make coffee), super-fast fiber internet, and the gorgeous, newly renovated master bathroom.

Light-filled Guesthouse Near Duke
Entire guesthouse · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1 bath

Light-filled Guesthouse Near DukeBest of both worlds--a new garage apartment in a charming, peaceful old Durham neighborhood. Twenty minutes to RDU Airport, five minutes to Duke's East Campus and ten minutes to West Campus, we are an easy walk to a range of locally-owned restaurants. Lovely, light-filled apartment has a bedroom, full kitchen and living area, bathroom, private entrance, and patio with seating. Your well-behaved dog is welcome! $30 pet fee covers first and second nights; each subsequent night is $20.

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Popular amenities for Durham vacation rentals

  • Kitchen
  • Wifi
  • Pool
  • Free parking on premises
  • Air conditioning

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Charming downtown bungalow, walk to everything
$150 per night
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Angel’s Place
$66 per night
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Urban bungalow w/ tiny house, near Duke & Downtown
$85 per night
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★Bull City Views II★Downtown★ Warehouse★ District
$207 per night
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*NEW* Modern Studio Efficiency- central+walkable
$71 per night
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Cozy Townhouse 2-Bedroom with Pool Access
$121 per night
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✦ New Studio ✦ in Downtown with Patio Garden ✿
$61 per night
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★ XL Yard ★ Keyless Entry ★ Full Kitch ★ W/D
$112 per night
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Quiet Retreat - Walk to Everything
$48 per night
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Beautiful Farm stay 2 beds, 2 baths with office
$176 per night
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The Bird's Nest
$67 per night
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LaCasita, charming 2-story guest house near Duke
$95 per night

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  • Bees in the T.R.A.P. (Beekeeping)
    After your initial arrival and parking you will then be greeted by me (Kamal Bell). After our introduction you will be given a brief history on the founding of Sankofa Farms. Once completed you will be fitted for a beekeeping suit and introduced to all of the equipment you will need to start you own hive! Once the review is complete we will travel to our apiary on site and you will be given a hands on experience in our hives. This session will comprise of how to inspect a beehive, how to properly use beekeeping equipment , and how to spot your queen Bee! Other things to note Once you arrive to our location you will travel down a gravel road. At the end of the road make a left turn toward a our red barn and I will greet you once you arrive!
    From Price:$50 / person
  • Sunset Kayak Trip Around Jordan Lake
    We will meet at the launch point an hour 1/2 before sunset. This will give us time to go over all guidelines and equipment. We will enter the water for a leisurely paddle keeping an eye out for wildlife including bald eagles. Once the sun has set we will continue to paddle on the calm and quiet night time water for about 30 minutes. Total time on water is 1.5 hours. Want to do a different date? No problem! Just send me a message and I will setup an experience on the date that works best for you! Other things to note Getting wet is a possibility. Wear shoes and clothes you don't mind getting wet. Sunglasses are highly recommended. 2 guest minimum. Trips are pending weather. If cancelled due to weather or not enough guests a refund will be issued
    From Price:$34 / person
  • Cow Cuddles !!! Bovine/Cow Therapy !!!
    We will visit our beautiful docile herd of "Gir" (pronouced "gear") cows. They are Gujarati indian cows and some of the coolest on earth ! They like people and want your attention! We will spend time petting, brushing and hugging them, sometimes, napping with them... if the mood is right ! We do our best to make it comfortable for all ages. At times we also feed them some cow snacks. Inquire within for an "ok feed list" if you want to bring your own! We can also share information about our project farm / homestead / mini village or answer questions about our herd :) Other things to note: We will guide you to have a safe fun experience with the cows. Our cows are a special and like humans more than ANY other cow breed. Nicknamed "pasture dogs" :) :) All ages are welcome. We love birthday parties, graduation parties and wedding parties. We can handle large groups feel free to message me for more info ! Thanks ! and until then, Hare Krsna ! Compassion to all beings, and be well !!!
    From Price:$75 / person
  • Sweat It Out in a Bhangra Dance Class
    Participants will enjoy a unique cultural and fitness experience throughout the class. We start all of our classes with stretching while discussing the history, background, and cultural context for Bhangra. After ensuring that everyone has stretched, we begin our classes by teaching 2-3 carefully selected steps. We spend 15-20 minutes going deep into the technique, muscular usage, and weight transfer required for each step. By spending time on technique, we ensure that participants of all levels can develope a strong foundation for Bhangra that they can enjoy beyond just our class experience. After stretching and technique, we teach a short 35-45 second choreography for the remainder of the class. The choreography utilizes the previously covered technique steps and also provides a tremendous exercise benefit thru energetic repetition and performance elements. Participants are free to use the choreography anytime in the future so they can share their experience with others. Our choreographies also provide great dance floor material for any party or celebration! This Experience is great for team-building. Book a private experience for your group. Is your group larger than my listed max group size for private groups? Send me a message
    From Price:$17 / person
  • FUN on the MINI-RANCH
    During the 2-hour experience, guests will enjoy Smokey's Run Mini-Ranch! First, we'll have a 'Meet & Greet' with Gordie and Ginseng the ranch's sweet and silly Nigerian Dwarf goats, where I will share fun facts about goats that you never knew! Then all together we will take a golf cart tour of the working mini-ranch, always a highlight! Enjoy a fun ride on the trails while learning what it takes to keep a mini-ranch going day-to-day! Then, we'll pet and groom our favorite miniature horse, Buster! He's a very sweet and semi-retired driving pony, and a famous favorite of the mini-ranch! I will show you how to care for a miniature horse and you'll have the opportunity to get to know Buster better, and to understand horse care in general. Once Buster is brushed and looking his best, he'll be ready to harness up to his cart for a demonstration of what he used to do (all the time) in 'his glory days!' And you'll learn some interesting things about 'driving horses' that you often see in parades. Near the end of the experience, we'll relax on the covered patio next to the riding ring and enjoy a refreshing cold drink and tasty snack watching Buster and his goat buddies, all the while taking in the peaceful tranquility of Smokey's Run Mini-Ranch. I can't wait to host you! **Inquire about customizing this experience for BIRTHDAY PARTIES, for your private group!!
    From Price:$45 / person

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