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 and sometimes driveway 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 :)
I loved everything about my brief stay with Sara and Lindy. They are the MOST attentive, thoughtful hosts I have ever had the pleasure of staying with on Airbnb. The room is decked out with every possible thing a guest could ever need/want/wish for (umbrellas, your own coffee maker, your own mini fridge, sweets, ample towels, full length mirror, air purifier, water pitcher...) The bed is supremely comfortable (seriously, those sheets were just amazing). And beyond the actual room, the hosts are seriously nice, authentic, and super cool people. I really enjoyed getting to know them. The house is super secure and high tech. Also, their pets (dog and cat) are absolutely adorable. You can tell that Sara and Lindy really enjoy having guests over, and they are just great at it! I was treated like a VIP the whole time I was there. Highly, highly recommend.
Sara & Lindy were great hosts. They were very accommodating and helpful. The bed was super comfortable. Their location was perfect for us as we didn't want to use a car or cab, so we walked, bussed and biked all over the city. Thank you for helping to make our stay so enjoyable!
What a great find! I booked rather last-minute with Sara and Lindy and they were so accommodating of my hasty arrival! The house was quaint and adorable and the room and bathroom were immaculately clean when I arrived. These ladies have thought of everything - there were very thoughtful amenities to the room, charming little local take-aways, and organized information about the area. We all walked into downtown and shared a terrific meal and tasty craft brews together. I can't wait to come back!
Phenomenal hosts! A beautiful home that's a 10 minute walk from downtown. They were right, I did want to try and sneak the bed as a carry-on but Oliver (their adorable dog) would have none of it. Comfortable room, lots of privacy, great recommendations, great location. Nothing more you can ask for. I would absolutely recommend Sara and Lindy's place to everyone.
Sarah was very accommodating and friendly. The private room and bathroom on the top level of their revitalized bungalow was modern and clean. They provide little soaps and toiletries as well as a Keurig. The bed is minimal, but comfortable. Just a few blocks from downtown, I thought it might be noisy, but it's a pretty quiet neighborhood. It was a nice way to spend a night in Raleigh!
Sara and Lindy were great hosts and very flexible with check-in. The upstairs bedroom and bathroom are totally private, clean, and stocked with amenities—including a space heater, extra blankets, and information about Raleigh's hotspots. A beautiful property and pleasant hosts, along with sweet furry animals make this an excellent AirBNB house. Would stay here again.
Had a nice easy going relaxing time. I ended up hitting a ton of traffic and not being able to make my check in time but Sara was col about it and kept me informed about what time they would be back, even invited me to come hang out with them! Nice place, very homey and comfortable, not stuffy!
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.