About This Listing
Our cozy cottage in downtown Raleigh offers a private upstairs with an extremely comfortable bed in a room that will make you feel at home. Your private bathroom has an antique clawfoot tub original to the 1940 home. Easy walk downtown!
This room is situated on the second floor of a comfortable, clean, and newly remodeled historic house just a couple blocks from Moore Square in downtown Raleigh. Your cozy bedroom offers privacy within a vibrant community setting. In the room, you can relax on an uber-comfy queen-sized bed while watching 450+ channels on your LCD TV (including HBO, Showtime, etc) or utilizing our super-fast 24mbps WiFi internet. You also have your own stylish bathroom outfitted with a clawfoot tub and shower. Basics such as toiletries and towels are provided, in addition to a hair dryer & ironing board. For your security, the house is equipped with an ADT security system and keyless entry, unique to each guest. This room offers traditional travel amenities such as privacy and autonomy, yet feels comfortably familiar. There is free parking on the street directly in front of the house, and sometimes the paved driveway is available. You can occasionally enjoy a glass of wine or beer with the hosts on an afternoon or evening :)
You can make use of the exercise equipment we have such as a Bosu ball, kettle bells, resistance bands, etc. Additionally, you can use the kitchen appliances and utensils if you wish, provided you bring your own food and beverages. It's important to note that smoking is not allowed (recently quit!). You can also use the gas grill and patio furniture on the back deck if you wish.
The house has a friendly dog, a harlequin Dane-mix named Oliver, who just LOVES guests. Don't worry, he's super lazy and will sleep 23 hours a day. He's also accompanied by an adorable grey Persian-Himalayan cat named Monster, or Playdoh, whichever you prefer :) They're both extremely friendly and pose no harm while you're here. The 1/3 acre property also has a privacy fenced-in backyard for Oliver.
Many of your needs can be satisfied by walking just a few blocks downtown. The neighborhood is transitional, with mostly single-family dwellings and one apartment complex. There are many restaurants, bars, convenience stores, and coffee shops within walking distance from the home. We can't wait to welcome you in our home & share our love for Raleigh with you!!
-completely private upstairs bedroom and private bathroom
-we provide clean towels, linen, soap, shampoo, conditioner, toilet paper, hair dryer, ironing board, etc.
-keyless entry and ADT security system
-450 channels & fast WiFi
-full use of the kitchen appliances and all utensils
-keurig coffee machine and hot tea
-covered front porch with comfy rocking chairs
-gas grill on back deck and picnic table w/ umbrella
-living room is shared with hosts
-free street parking
-washer & dryer if you need!
-we have a folder full of house amenities, guidelines, and fun places to visit while in Raleigh (feel free to add to it!)
Interaction with Guests
We're always here for you while you're staying with us in Raleigh. While we may be at work or dinner, we're within minutes of the house but only just a short call or text away. We can be as hands-on or hands-off as you would like :) Sara and I love sharing stories and tips about Raleigh, but we'll also provide the quiet time you need while you're here. Please let us know how we can make your stay perfect!
The neighborhood is eclectic and diverse, and it's extremely close to downtown. It's not right in the middle of the traffic so it's quiet and has ample free parking on the street, yet it's close enough to walk everywhere. We love it!
It's extremely easy to walk (1/2mile downtown), and it's s the main bus station ~1/2mile from the house. Cabs are ~$3-5 to and around downtown. Additionally, rickshaws can take you home for generous tips after a long night on the town :) There are cabs to/from the airport (~$40), and there are also buses (Triangle Transit and CAT) that transport people to/from downtown too.
Treat our place as you would your own. No children, pets, or unregistered people allowed on the premises at all... no surprise guests :) Please arrive on time. Our property is drug free and smoke free. We enjoy the occasional libation, but we keep it reasonable. Ultimately, have fun but be respectful :)
Sara and Lindy were extremely welcoming and personable. Their pets Monster and Oliver were the friendliest pets we have ever met! We had the entire 2nd floor to ourselves. It was extremely clean and provided all the amenities and more that you could possible need (umbrella, coffee maker, local guides and maps, full length mirror, etc.). The location was great and we easily walked downtown for dinner and drinks (with great recommendations from Sara). We definitely recommend staying with them and we will again when we return to Raleigh.
We loved staying in Sara's and Lindy's home. The bed and bath felt completely private and everything was well appointed. They thought of so many details to make us feel welcome. And even though it was a scorcher outside (98?) the air conditioned room was comfortably cool and relaxing. They are extremely close to downtown--a few minutes walking--but it was very quiet and peaceful. We appreciated their ability to accommodate our early arrival and they were super-gracious. We would gladly stay with them again!
Sara and Lindy were great hosts and their house was perfect- within walking distance of downtown and very easy to get to. I would definitely recommend their house to anyone looking to stay in Raleigh and would absolutely stay with them again. And as previous guests have already said, they have super cute pets!
Sara and Lindy are wonderful hosts! Their house was very clean and was just as described in the listing. They made us feel at home and welcome. Walking downtown very convenient (~10 minutes) from their house to go to shops and restaurants and they provided some great recommendations. Their pets were adorable and very respectful (no jumping, barking, etc.). We would stay here again for sure!
We really enjoyed our stay at the cozy cottage. It was very convenient to the concert venue we went to. We didn't get to meet Lindy but Sara was very nice and helpful. I liked the security they had installed and no need for a key. The bed was super comfy! We would stay there again if they would have us!
Room was as expected, bathroom was private, Sara made sure I knew how to get in and out easily. Thanks!
About the Host, Sara And Lindy
Hey! We're Sara and Lindy, and we're just crazy about downtown Raleigh. We are a young professionals that enjoy traveling, music, and the outdoors- backpacking, hiking, canoeing, etc. When we're not outside, you can find us indulging in the eclecticism of Raleigh, frequenting our favorites and exploring new restaurants, galleries, shops, and pubs downtown. First Fridays are our favorites, where many local artists showcase their masterpieces all over downtown. We're excited to try AirBNB because we love to host family and friends in our home, and this seems like a wonderful way to meet new folks that share that passion with us :^) That being said, we can also be very "hands-off" hosts, ensuring your privacy but remaining a simple phone call or text away. We'd love to welcome you to downtown Raleigh, and even if you don't end up staying here, let us know if you have questions about the area.
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