About this listing
A warm welcome!
If you are the budget traveler looking for the comfort of home away from home, you have stumbled upon the perfect place!
We are a friendly young couple with whom you will experience the charm of Indian hospitality. I am Amar and I work at the Duke Hospitals as a Research Faculty. My wife Bithika works at Cisco, RTP as a Principal Architect. We are cavers, world travelers, theater enthusiasts, entrepreneurs and experimental chefs. As our guest(s), we welcome you to an exchange of experiences & stories over libations in our cozy living room where we hang out after work.
But of course, if you are the private kind we do respect that. With an artfully decorated room-with-a-view, your own private bath, a comfortable bed, a small library of books, a glass-top work desk & comfy chair, a powerful mac desktop and fast internet, we hope you will be able to accomplish whatever it is that you have set out to accomplish.
Your room (and bath) is the only room in the private loft area upstairs so you can really retire into a spacious, quite, private area after a hard day's work.
Our home, built brand new in Jan 2014, is in a safe and upscale neighborhood right in the heart of the Southpoint area. The big neighborhood mall is a mile away. You could also buy your groceries, catch a late night movie, dine at one of the many restaurants or catch a late night dessert at Cheesecake factory.
The next day burn those calories by taking our bicycle(s) for a ride along the beautiful tobacco trail or swimming a few laps at the pool.
There is ample parking for those with their own cars. There are 3 bus stops within 1.5 miles of the house. Both Duke and UNC are a 15 mins drive and RTP is under 10 mins.
P.S: WE PREFER TO HOST FOR A MINIMUM OF TWO NIGHT STAYS.
Our guests will have full access to the following amenities:
1) Full use of kitchen, living area
3) Free Wireless Internet Access
4) Glass-top work desk & chair with a powerful Mac machine.
5) Clean sheets, clean towel, soap, shampoo, hair dryer.
6) Breakfast (bread, fruits, energy bars, eggs, yogurt) & Coffee/Tea.
7) Easy run/bike trail access
Interaction with Guests
As much or as little as they like. We are very adaptable.
Proximity to both largest mall in NC and natural walking/biking trails. Importantly, it's 1.5 miles from the main highway, conveniently connecting it with Chapel Hill, Durham, and Raleigh.
Its best if you have a car. You can get around on buses but timings are not very convenient and they don't run on Sundays.
We are flexible and accommodating. Good attitude and good company is what we seek. The primary purpose of listing our house here is to meet folks from around the world.
We understand that you have busy schedules and hence our check-in and check-out times are very flexible. As long as you give us a heads-up, we can work around your schedule. On weekdays though, we prefer our guests to check-in after office hours (~6PM).
We will give you your own key the very first time we meet. Please feel free to use crockery, cutlery, pots & pans in the kitchen. Please also feel free to use the entertainment center - we have PS3, basic cable and NetFlix.
If you have any special needs please let us know and we can surely try to accommodate them within reason. We hope your stay with us will be very comfortable.
Hope to meet you soon!
Had a wonderful stay, although brief, at the Chawla's place in Durham. Both Amar and Britika were excellent hosts. It was a convenient location near the Southpoint Mall, house was in a quiet cul-da-sec. I enjoyed having access to the neighborhood pool for a swim after a long day of meetings. This was my first Airbnb experience at the RTP area. Allover A+
Delightful, interesting young couple -- very welcoming. Private room/bathroom in a lovely home, in the strategic center of the Triangle. Nice, friendly neighborhood for walking. Wish I could have stayed longer!
Staying at Amar and Bithika's was awesome. They were wonderful hosts -- hospitable, prompt with replies to messages, warm and welcoming. Their home is lovely and the guest room is well-kept, neat and private. Could not have had a better experience.
Amar and Bithika are amazing hosts, and I highly recommend them to anyone visiting the area! I spent 3 months with them and am so thankful to have shared my time in RTP with them. They are wonderful to have conversation with and have unique backgrounds and life advice to share. The house is beautiful and as a guest you have the upstairs to yourself. The room is spacious and the bed is extremely comfortable! The house is also in a perfect location for anyone interested in exploring the surrounding cities!
The Chawla's were wonderful hosts. Their place was beautiful and comfortable. The room was extremely comfortable and clean. They were extremely accommodating and I hope to have the opportunity to stay there again in the future!
Amar and his wife were very friendly and accommodating. They were extremely nice, and willing to go the extra mile to make sure that I was comfortable. They showed a genuine interest in making sure that my time in Durham was successful. The house was beautiful and my room was very cozy. The room was clean and well lit. Amar also recommended some good restaurants to visit in Downtown Durham. I would highly recommend them to any of my friends visiting Durham and in need of less expensive hotel alternative.
Amar and his wife were fantastic hosts. They were very attentive to my needs and making sure that I was comfortable. They gave me plenty privacy, but at the same time were very accessible if I had questions about Durham. Amar seemed very attuned to my hobbies. The neighborhood and house were beautiful. My room was well lit and the bed was very comfortable. I even enjoyed the fashion magazines that they kept in the room. I would highly recommend this location/listing as a serious alternative to the hustle and bustle of area hotels. I was well pleased.