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House of Joy & Balibu

Joy E is a superhost.
Joy E

House of Joy & Balibu

Private room in house
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 private bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 private bath
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the lockbox.
Sparkling clean
15 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
Joy E is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.

Welcome to the House of Joy! It is filled with "Early American Second Hand" treasures and art from around the world. The spacious, sunny room has a private front porch entrance. Relax on your own "private" side porch on my corner lot, swing on the porch swing or strike out for the close neighborhood amenities (5-10 min. walk) and downtown variety (10-20 min walk) or even explore the Oakwood Cemetery with a mile of roads throughout.


Laptop-friendly workspace

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed


Handheld shower head



139 reviews
Elizabeth User Profile
January 2020
Lovely, clean space in a beautiful neighborhood, with easy on-street parking. Joy’s got lots of nice amenities, including a mini fridge, microwave, and travel toiletries, which my boyfriend and I really appreciated! The walls connecting this private room to the house are somewhat…
Edward User Profile
January 2020
The house is located in the Oakwood Historic District, which is both safe, convenient and a beautiful neighborhood. The accomodation has a private entry and a private bathroom to a large bedroom. I highly recommend Joy's accomodation.
Elias User Profile
January 2020
Joy is an awesome hostess! the location of her house makes Raleigh walkable and convenient. Joy gave us great advice on food locations and museums to visit and she was a wealth of conversation and smiles. If you have the chance give Joy and her tiny little dogs a visit!
Sean User Profile
January 2020
Great location, great for one or two ppl, great price
Jessica User Profile
December 2019
Joy and Balibu were both fantastic hosts. Her home is so inviting and we absolutely loved chatting with her on her awesome, cozy porch. Highly recommend!
Addie User Profile
December 2019
I wish every Airbnb I stayed in was like Joy’s place! Joy is the most thoughtful and sweetest host I’ve ever had. If you get a chance to converse with her, you’re in for a treat! Her home is beautiful and our room was clean and cozy. Great location as well. 10/10!
Sabrina User Profile
December 2019
Ms. Joy was a wonderful host. She allowed an additional guest during my stay, though it was a last minute decision. Her little pup is so sweet and the room was perfect for my week stay in Raleigh. Great location and wonderful neighborhood!

Hosted by Joy E

Raleigh, NCJoined in April 2017
Joy E User Profile
139 Reviews
Joy E is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
I am a woman whose life has rarely been linear...more organic, as opportunities presented themselves. Growing up in the mountains of western NC, with a pacel of faculty kids who ran the mountains and had many adventures of our own, unsupervised imaginations! My parents, too,…
Interaction with guests
I have traveled internationally & nationally in me youth & professionally and love to meet people from all over the world. Am delighted to hang out with my quests and enjoy stimulating conversation...over wine & cheese...even a collective dinner could be in order, but will…
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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The neighborhood

Things to keep in mind

Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self checkin with lockbox
After 3:00 PM
11:00 AM

House Rules

  • Not suitable for children (2-12 years)
  • No smoking
  • No parties or events
  • Pets are allowed