About this listing
We offer a large (15'x14') Queen bedroom & attached full bath. 2nd bedroom has twin beds (shares bath). One or both rooms are available (1-4 persons-- totally private-- only 1 reservation at a time).
Private outside entrance leads to both bedrooms and full bath. Vicky & Alan have included many of the amenities they enjoy when they travel, including:
Line-dried sheets on comfortable, supportive beds
Individually-controlled heated mattress pads
Individual reading lamps
CD system w/ Alarm Clock
Zone Thermostat Control
Dining table & chairs
Convenient electrical outlets
WiFi & Cable TV
Iron and ironing board
Mini-kitchen w/ fridge, microwave, toaster-oven, hotpot, coffee maker and kitchenware
On-demand hot water for loooong showers/baths
Magnified extension mirror
Filtered water dispenser (reverse osmosis)
Fire extinguisher & smoke alarms
We are pet friendly (ask about fee) and non-smoking.
You will have your own entrance and your privacy will always be respected. Just let us know how we can help you become more familiar with the university, hospital, botanical gardens, local shopping and restaurants.
Interaction with Guests
We want your stay to be personalized and memorable. Are there any snacks/supplies you would like us to purchase for you before you arrive? What kind of morning pastries do you prefer? Because Alan loves his coffee, he can provide several different types of coffee & coffee-makers.
We are in the beautiful Greenwood neighborhood bordering UNC woodland trails. We love the convenience of being walking distance (or short ride) to the UNC campus and hospital, while still feeling that we live in the country. We have lots of trees, flowers, birds, butterflies, deer... and a friendly neighborhood.
The Chapel Hill Transit bus system is free. It's about a two-minute walk to bus stops, with easy access to the university, UNC Heath Care and major shopping/restaurant areas. A food store and drugstore are a ten-minute walk away.
Other Things to Note
We prefer having a phone conversation with prospective guests before accepting a reservation.
After we receive a booking request, we will ask airbnb to contact you. They will ask your permission to give us your phone number so that we can give you a call.
Staying with Alan and Victoria was a perfect getaway for us and our two dogs. The apt is attached to the house they reside in, but is very private. Alan and Victoria were very friendly and left us with everything we could possibly need for our stay. The neighborhood is wonderful; very close to campus and great for walking dogs. We would definitely stay with Alan and Victoria again in the future.
My friend and I had a very comfortable, pleasant stay at Gracious Greenwood. Alan was great about responding to any questions we had before we arrived and directing us to the location. He welcomed us and gave us a tour of the apartment when we arrived. The bedrooms and bathroom were very clean and well appointed. We especially appreciated the coffee, bagels, and fresh fruit they provided, and we enjoyed the woods and animals which surround the property. The location is quiet (great for getting lots of sleep) and convenient to the campus and downtown Chapel Hill and Carborro. It was nice to have a separate entrance, and we didn't feel as if we were intruding or bothering the hosts if we left early in the mornings or came back late in the evenings. Alan and Vicky are fabulous hosts - they responded quickly if we had questions and were accommodating to our requests. I highly recommend staying at Gracious Greenwood, and if I am ever in the area in the future, I will definitely stay with Alan and Vicky again!
This was my first experience with airbnb and I could not have been more pleased. Vicky and Alan were the most gracious hosts you could wish for, and I felt quite welcome from the moment I pulled up and there were waiting to greet me. The whole property was charming, quite and private. The inside was truly like a home away from home, so much better than any hotel room. Everything you needed was provided and it was immaculate. I very much look forward to my next stay at Gracious Greenwood.
This is a beautiful and well cared for accommodation that we rented for the use of our visiting UK family. The hosts were warm, welcoming and gracious, They were attentive to our family's needs and were available whenever needed. Our family loved the quiet privacy the location affords and especially enjoyed the garden and abundance of nature (including delightful chipmunks, new to our family). We highly recommend this bed and breakfast to travelers!
When we arrived we were greeted by Alan. He was super nice. He took us into the space we were staying in and spent a lot of time going through everything with us. There was plenty of coffee making machines, fruits, and muffins/banana bread for us. Our names were written on the dry erase board to welcome us by Vicky. The place was really clean. They were really accommodating. It was a very comfortable stay. Thanks Alan and Vicky!
Absolutely wonderful stay. Victoria and Alan are incredibly gracious, welcoming hosts, and made us feel right at home immediately. They went out of their way from the moment we booked to provide recommendations, personal touches, and to ensure that we were completely comfortable until the very last second of our stay. The neighborhood is great, and walking distance (about half an hour) to the main street with restaurants and shopping, and the home itself is clean, airy, cozy, and perfect.
Will absolutely be back! Cannot recommend Gracious Greenwood highly enough.
What a wonderful UNC graduation experience! Accommodations were just exceptional, hosts were more than gracious, thinking of every detail! Beds very comfortable, location to UNC campus perfect. Thank you for a fabulous graduation weekend - we hope to return soon!
About the Host, Victoria & Alan
Vicky was born and raised in North Carolina. For forty years she guided the development of Chapel Hill's first and largest recreational soccer program. Her love of flowers at home and at work at Whole Foods helps keeps her happy. Vicky's license plate reads, "GR@I2UDE." She is grateful for her life in Chapel Hill… and most everything.
Alan was born in Chicago and lived in Arizona, Hawaii and Norway. He was a Cruise Director and Director of Entertainment for major cruise lines after a successful singing career that included stage, TV, concerts and recording. After retiring to Chapel Hill, Alan began volunteering at UNC Hospitals singing for patients, with a special interest in bringing music to children. Most recently, Alan was asked to join the Guest Services Team at UNC Health Care, guitar and all.
Two of our favorite films are "Love Actually" and "The Intouchables."