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.
Victoria and Alan were extremely welcoming from the moment I arrived. They were out in the driveway to greet me, then gave me the grand tour. They go to great lengths to make sure you have a great experience. Prior to arrival, they reached out to find out what type of coffee, fruit and pastries I liked, then had them waiting for me when I got there. The apartment is very charming and private. I would highly recommend staying there to anyone planning a trip to the Raleigh area.
We had a nice time staying there. It is a well stocked place to stay and a nice neighborhood to walk our dog in each day. You can tell the hosts are very detail oriented and responsive to their guests.
Our stay was a wonderful experience. We arrived on a rainy night. Vicky and Alan met us at the car with umbrellas, helped us bring everything inside, and gave us restaurant suggestions. We felt very welcomed. There were fresh flowers and personalized breakfast foods. I would definitely stay here again!
What a lovely experience! Alan and Victoria greeted us warmly and made sure every detail was just right. The rooms were comfy, cozy and so clean. We would love to come back!
We enjoyed our stay. Alan and Vicky are lovely hosts. Breakfast of our choice provided. Perfect location for visiting UNC/chapel Hill and also for forest walks.
We had such lovely accommodations at Vicky and Alan's lovely home.
They were gracious hosts (I suppose that goes with the name of their place, Gracious Greenwood!) and it was quiet, the bed was incredibly comfortable and we appreciated the magnificent hand pressed linens.
It was a lovely touch to provide breakfast for us that you left in the refrigerator at the house. We also were impressed with the fresh flowers throughout both inside and outside! It was a fabulous location with the town so nearby. The only negative was our having only booked one night!
We wholeheartedly recommend Gracious Greenwood and hope to return sometime. Thank you again!
We enjoyed our stay at the Greenwood Suite. We felt like we were at home. The two rooms were nicely furnished and a perfect retreat after a busy day in Chapel Hill. Our hosts provided fruit, coffee, and breakfast foods. They were very helpful. We would stay here again!
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."