The porch is quite relaxing for morning coffee or a cold brew :)Feel free to use our fully stocked kitchen to make a meal if you wish!

Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

We welcome everyone. 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 own private bathroom has an antique clawfoot tub/shower original to the 1940 home. Easy walk downtown!

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1 (Private bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and cat(s)
Room type: Private room


Extra people: $9 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: $7
Weekly Discount: 7%
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The space

This room is situated on the second floor of a comfortable, clean, and newly remodeled historic house just a few blocks from Moore Square in downtown Raleigh.

We offer a private room and bathroom in our home located moments from downtown. We ask you keep in mind this is not a whole house rental so please be respectful as the rest of the house is small and is considered personal space.

In the room, you can relax on an uber-comfy Sealy 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/shower. Basics such as toiletries and towels are provided, in addition to a hair dryer, straightener & ironing board. You even have your own Keurig & microfridge/freezer in your room :)

For your security, the house is equipped with an ADT security system and keyless door entry code, 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. 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 (coordinate with us to make sure it's available).. just be mindful it's a shared space. It's important to note that SMOKING is never allowed on this property.

The house has a friendly dog, a harlequin Dane/lab 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 :) 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 (trendy & very up&coming in Raleigh), with mostly single-family dwellings and 2 apartment complexes. 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!!

Guest access

-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
-Keurig coffee machine and hot tea
-covered front porch with comfy rocking chairs
-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. Sara and I love sharing tips about Raleigh. Please let us know how we can make your stay perfect!

The neighborhood

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!

Getting around

It's extremely easy to walk (1/2mile downtown), and right down our street is the main bus transit (Moore Square station). Cabs are ~$3-5 to and around downtown. Additionally, rickshaws can take you home for generous tips after a long night on the town :) Uber or Lyft can take you to/from the airport for $20 (or a cabs is ~$40), and there are also buses (Triangle Transit and CAT) that transport people to/from downtown too.

Other things to note

Please work out a check-in time with us that is agreeable to guests & hosts. To keep our price low, we must work full-time jobs & don't have a staffed front desk awaiting check-ins. Please try to be as accurate as possible with your check-in times, as we will try to accommodate your flexibility too.

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 4PM

Treat our place as you would your own.

This is not a whole house rental. The upstairs bedroom and bathroom is yours. Please be mindful our downstairs is our living space.

No children, pets, unregistered people, or marketed photo/video shoots allowed on the premises. Please work out a check-in time with us during our check-in window & please arrive on time, as we often have things to do & aren't a front desk! Our property is drug/smoke free. Cheers!



Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

217 Reviews

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Sarah User Profile
May 2017
Wonderful place to stay! Lindy welcomed us into her home and made us feel right at home as well.

Daniel User Profile
May 2017
Excellent location for downtown and Walnut Creek Amphitheater. Cozy and quaint. Great place and good value.

Margy User Profile
May 2017
My husband stayed at Sara and LIndy's place while attending a conference at the Raleigh Convention Center. Not only was the location amazing (a bit over a mile to the Convention Center), but it was an amazing value compared with the cost of downtown Raleigh hotels. He said the house was spotless and very comfortable. Sara was great at communicating, and let us know the day before he was to arrive that both she and Lindy were going to be out of town when he got there, but gave him the electronic code to get in. There was a lot of parking on the street which was good since the drove there. Thanks Sara and Lindy for being wonderful hosts - the Cosy Cottage will be the place we stay if we come back to Raleigh!

Elisa User Profile
May 2017
The house is really cute. The room is full of details that will make you happy. I think it is a great option for Raleigh!

Shefali User Profile
May 2017
Great stay, very friendly and accommodating hosts. Plus, a dog!

Jason User Profile
April 2017
Sara and Lindy's place was very comfortable and clean. They were great hosts and made great recommendations for where to eat and drink in Raleigh. The location is only a few blocks from various downtown attractions. We really enjoyed our stay and highly recommend this place to anyone.

Nancy User Profile
April 2017
This was my second visit to the Cozy Cottage and it was another excellent experience. The bed is super-comfortable and the neighborhood/location was great for easily getting around Raleigh to all of the meetings and activities I had planned. I had everything I needed and the hosts are quick to respond to any questions or concerns.

Raleigh, North Carolina, United States · Joined in April 2013
Sara And Lindy User ProfileSara And Lindy is a superhost.

Hey! We're Sara and Lindy, and we're just crazy about downtown Raleigh. We are 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, breweries and pubs downtown. First Fridays are our favorites, where many local artists showcase their masterpieces all over downtown. We love hosting on Airbnb because we love to host family and friends in our home, and it's 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!

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