About This Listing
Enjoy your own private upstairs suite in a private Durham home which is very close to I-40 and gives you convenient travel to Raleigh and Chapel Hill. RTP, Duke and UNC are all within a 10-15 minute drive! Your home-away-from-home is in a small, very quiet, safe neighborhood where you can relax and enjoy your stay. The fabulous Southpoint Mall, theater and a wonderful selection of restaurants are within a 5-minute drive as well as a beautiful bike trail. The central location and the private suite make this listing the perfect choice!
Your spacious private upstairs suite includes a bedroom with super comfy queen bed, cable TV, Full Bath with shower and tub and all amenities, and a loft area with a futon sofa for reading or relaxing or can open up into a double bed (with 2" foam topper for sleeping) for 3rd or 4th guest. ($15 extra for each guest after 2). There is also a private office in your suite and could accommodate a 5th guest on a comfy double-tiered air mattress, if needed. I've just added a small refrigerator/freezer stocked with soda and water upstairs for your convenience too! You have full access to the top floor of my home so you have complete privacy.
A tasty and nutritious breakfast will await you each morning at your leisure and you have full access to the kitchen during your stay.
Our Maltipoo, Banjo, loves everyone and is a real charmer! He will be your best friend from the moment you come in the door! He is hypoallergenic and non-shedding so you won't have to worry about any allergies.
-Want to catch up on your email? Time Warner wireless internet is available?
-Need to get some work down while here? You have full access of my private upstairs office.
-Want to relax and watch TV or a movie? Dish Satellite TV is in your room or you can join me downstairs!
-Want to take a swim? Olympic-size community pool is available for your pleasure during the Summer months.
-Need to wash your clothes? Washer and dryer available for your needs.
-Are you hungry? Stocked kitchen and dining room is available for your use.
-Want some company? Come downstairs and visit! We can trade travel stories or listen to some music!
-Want to enjoy nature? Wooded Backyard patio with barbecue grill awaits.
- Want to bring your bike? Lots of great bike paths nearby!
Guests have access to the kitchen, dining room, living room, sun room, back patio w/barbecue grill and community swimming pool.
Interaction with Guests
I am always eager to converse with my guests. It is up to the guest how much they want to interact.
I love that my neighborhood is very quiet. There are no children nearby or dogs out in the yard barking. It is very safe and peaceful and friendly! I live very close to the interstate so it is very easy to get most places in a short time but I'm far enough away that I don't get any noise from it.
There is ample parking on the street. The ride from the airport is very easy and direct and takes about 10 minutes.
My home is a non-smoking household. Check in after 3pm and check out by 11am although alternate times can be accommodated upon request. Please no guests during stay other than confirmed guests. I look forward to welcoming you!
Susan is many things, elegant, calm, caring, organized, neat, fun, warm, wise, tasteful, a believer. Her house is a perfect extension of her. I think it's safe to say that Susan's house tops any five-star hotel room. Leo and I rested so well there. Every bit of the house is of super high quality. We were planning to get up early and wander around the neighborhood but we ended up staying in her place taking a lot of pictures and talking to her because the house itself is too beautiful and Susan has too many good stories to tell. Susan was every kind to get up early to prepare breakfast for us according to our schedule. Susan's house is very close to Duke University. We went to the Chapel and got completely blowed away. Susan's doggy Banjo is another highlight of our stay there. He is really joyable and healing. we will totally come back and stay at Susan's no matter what.
Susan has an absolutely awesome airbnb and is a wonderful host. She was quick to decide on me staying and respond; even after short notice. She was very welcoming and a gracious, attentive host without being doting.
Her descriptions and pictures of the place are somewhat accurate. Actually, they don't do it justice. it is truly a great place for the price. A well appointed and comfortable bedroom; clean bathroom (love the floor) with some toiletries; a sitting area for relaxing with a book or something; an office if you need to knock out some work. The whole floor of something like 900sf, all to yourself! I didn't measure but it's very roomy. There's a TV in the bedroom or Susan welcomes you to join her and Banjo the dog at the big screen. The place is clean and homey.
It's tucked in western RTP area, just south of Durham downtown. Convenient location there and in a nice looking neighborhood. It looks small from the curb but Susan has it setup to share. She's a very giving and friendly host. Enjoy a variety of quick breakfasts, too. Can't wait to get back and stay when I'm there. You simply can't beat this at a hotel.
Immaculate, spacious, relaxing. Couldn't have been better.
Banjo the dog is all yap no fight. Barks only when Dusan is around, protecting her.
My son, JD, and I had the opportunity to stay in Susan's home during a camp visit to Duke University. We found Susan's home exactly as described - very spacious for our needs and spotlessly clean - but by no means stuffy and unwelcoming. The provisions during the stay were excellent and spot on for what we needed. Susan was a very gracious and enjoyable host! Her personality and friendliness made it a very pleasant stay. Her knowledge of the area and tips about dining, activities, etc. were very helpful to us for after-camp activities. All in all, the house, the provisions and Susan as a host (and Banjo!) made this an excellent stay for a hectic few days that we were at Duke. You won't go wrong with this arrangement!
My parents came from Brazil to visit me and stayed with Susan for a little longer than 2 weeks since my place was too small to host them properly.
After such a long stay, I can say that Susan is great. She keeps the house super clean and organized and prepared great breakfast for my parents.
I would definitely have other people with her when they come to visit. If you are looking for a nice, clean, friendly place to stay, you just found it.
Susan was a most welcoming hostess with easy communication, offering me a key l giving my directions and offering a wonderfully complete and attractive breakfast and setting.
She was respectful of my personal needs and willing to join me as the situation arose.
About the Host, Susan
I love to travel and have had the privilege of visiting many European, Asian and Scandinavian countries and even went to Guam!
I enjoy live Broadway musicals, singing in my church choir, love good food and red wine (especially Italian food), enjoy reading books that help me with my personal growth and my passion is my business which is selling high fashion jewelry at home shows!
I'm an easy going person who loves people and new experiences and Airbnb has been an amazing one!
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