Clean  comfortable room with queen-sized bed. Slightly firm.mattress.  Comfortable pillows. Very high thread count sheets.  Beech hardwood (reclaimed) floors.
Clean, comfy w/queen bed, fiber WIFI, N.Ral Rm.1
Clean, comfy w/queen bed, fiber WIFI, N.Ral Rm.1

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About this listing

Firmer queen-sized bed. Ethan Allen furniture with two smaller dressers. and fold down desk. Mini-fridge. (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) fiber internet. Convenient access to the bathroom (just 5 steps away). Washer and dryer are also close by. Hosting for two people is possible, but only if the home only has two other people booked. Home is limited to 4 people.

The space

Modest and clean accommodations in a 4BR 2.5 bathroom home.

The beige bedroom (shown) is ideal for one, but can accommodate 2 persons for a short-term stay when the home is not otherwise fully occupied. The closet (not shown) is about 4 feet wide.

The room has been updated with a new, queen size bed. Two Ethan Allen chest of drawers flank the bed and one has a desk hutch. The flooring upstairs is reclaimed beech hardwood.

This bedroom shares a clean bathroom with newer tub shower combo, vinyl plank flooring, new spiffy shower head, newer dual flush toilet, new bathroom fan. Washer and dryer access is on the second floor in the same shared bathroom.
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The "powder room" (half bath) is downstairs.

High-speed WIFI is very much available. The WIFI ID and password are in your reservation.

The queen mattress has a firmer feel to it. Upon request, a mattress topper can be provided.

The home has three rescue canine pets: a very friendly Belgian Sheep dog (a Groenendael mixture) boy, a more reserved German Shepherd girl (although some folks she takes right to) and a friendly cuddle-some-all-love Australian Shepherd (Pilots and Paws rescue).

Well-behaved dogs and cats are considered for stay-overs. All animals must have shot records available and up-to-date on vaccinations (or titer tested), including Bortadella (kennel cough_ Note that cats need to remain in the room as my German Shepherds are very curious about cats and wants to "play" although cats are too little for her. I also currently have a foster GSD who is cat-fascinated rather than cat-friendly,

I keep extra food for visiting dogs. A medium and large sized crate are each available on premises. I have 6 foot fenced backyard for a space for "necessities." A dog park is located with 1.5 mile of the house and is convenient to reach on foot (or paw).

This home is within 1 mile of a grocery store and restaurants, including Chipotle, Jersey Mikes, Penn Station Subs, and Starbucks along with other local restaurant establishments. White table restaurants are also close by. There are a multitude of good places to eat around the Triangle area. Trader Joes is within 4 miles and Whole Foods is an easy drive less than 5 miles from the house.

Access to major traveling interstate roads is within 3 miles both east and west. Local hospitals are within 4 miles. NC State is within approx 7 miles. Whole Foods is about 5 miles away. Fresh Market grocery about 1.2 miles and the local 24-hour Harris Teeter grocery store is within 1 mile. Several major shopping malls are within 5 miles.

Share a good cup of coffee or tea and relax downstairs in the family or living room. Enjoy quiet within the city. At night, generally we hear crickets and frogs and only a small bit of city noise.

High speed WIFI is available. Fax and and printing are available. This home is an ideal location if you are looking for an affordable, basic, comfortable, quiet and safe place to stay with a clean bed, clean bathroom, and a considerate, appreciative host.

My goal is to provide you with a space where you arrive, put your things away and within 30 minutes you know where the essentials are -- just as if it was your long-term home. :).

I keep two fridges for food storage. The kitchen is equipped with a KitchenAid Artisan II stove, a KitchenAid 43 decibel dishwasher and a Samsun and an LG fridge Small appliances include a larger toaster/convection oven, rice cookers, slow cookers, hotpot (for pressed tea and coffee) and more.

Dishes and glassware are readily available. However, you can always bring your favorite mug, and we'll know that it's *your* mug. :)

Bathroom and bedroom doors securely lock.

Upon booking, I will contact you by phone. I request that you confirm your arrival and estimate your time of arrival on the day of your reservation. Doing so enables me to squeeze in my errands--including those for the home. I also request that you call or text me about 30 minutes prior to your arrival in case I am out on errands.

Please see the house rules as they are important.

Note: I also use AirBNB for home stays, so I understand the challenges and uncertainties around scheduling a home-stay. I'll do my best to make sure your stay is relaxing and comfortable. Let me know if you have special needs for fragrance-free sheets, will be arriving late, need some groceries in the fridge ahead of time, need a flexible checkout time, etc.

Reasons why I host?
I enjoy meeting people. I aim to keep my prices modest to keep to the spirit of AirBNB and to pay forward and pay back kindnesses my son and I have received in 13 years of hockey travels. I hope to exceed the value you are expecting for the price, so I do ask that you keep your expectations modest. Know that I am grateful for your booking. These funds are helping me maintain the house, support my son, and my pups Thank you, VERY much!

With gratitude, thank you for considering my location.

Upstairs middle bathroom. Washer, dryer, kitchen, back deck with grill.

I work from home and am at the house most of the time. I gauge my interaction with your needs. If you are "flying through" and need quiet time, I'm glad to let you be. Chats are always welcome. However, I do work from home during the day and chat time is limited between 8 a.m and 5 p.m.

The neighborhood is a mid-suburban neighborhood. We have trees, some sidewalks, Goodberry's Frozen Custard in walking distance. It's a nice side of town and accessible to multiple areas

Raleigh is a car kind of town. Public transit is available, but limited.
My home has a 5 car parking pad. The most important matter is to figure out who is leaving first in the morning, so that they can conveniently dash out the door. :)


No question is silly. Ask away about stuff!

Guest access

Guests can access the laundry area in shared bathroom and have full kitchen access. A gas grill is available on the back deck.

Interaction with guests

I interact with guests based on your level of comfort. I am at the home part of the time, but I am available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for your needs.

Note that I LOVE hosting and meeting new people! However we all have daily obligations and responsibilities. And that can limit our time to chat.

Other things to note

Home is limited to four occupants per zoning restrictions***

If I am not at the house, I am available via phone, text, email and Airbnb messaging 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

**** These are City of Raleigh rules that I am not allowed to negotiate. Any attempt to subvert them will be reported to the City and you must vacate the home--immediately. I apologize for sounding harsh. It's a fact. ***

My hosting style is casual, informative, friendly, concerned and attentive.

I am a social person, with a peaceful home. At this time, I am unable to lift some heavy objects. House guests and friends have been helping me with the care of the home.

I work full-time remotely as a marketing writer/editor/ instructional designer. I have personally traveled (on an extremely tight budget) much of North America for my son's love of hockey (approximately 270,000 hockey miles). I've also traveled extensively for business at several points (so far) in my career. I've experienced limited travels overseas. I look forward to resuming my own travels at some point.

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My goal is to provide a safe comfortable space for you so that you can stretch out and feel *at home.*

I do not discriminate who stays in my home based on gender, race, politics. or other personal matters. All persons deserve safe and comfortable accommodations. Acceptance of a booking is based on availability and if I feel comfortable for my safety and the safety of other occupants of the home.

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I have several larger (60 to 80 pound) dogs.

Occasionally, an Airbnb visitor may book a stay with a well-behaved pet.
This is a pet-friendly home. My dogs are downstairs so as to minimize the dog hair upstairs. I use a series of gated doors to shift pets from one area to another so that a "dog-free" experience is available. My dogs are relatively quiet, but DO bark when someone approaches the door and upon meeting new people (and if there is a raccoon or other creature on the front porch). Being large dog-friendly is a necessity. The home is FREQUENTLY vacuumed. My girl pup is 12 years old. She occasionally has health complications, that can happen with senior dogs. Please be understanding. I work full-time plus and some days may be at the office, 35 minutes away. I address any housekeeping items as quickly as possible, whether because of the pups, the home, or housemate related.

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- Kitchen updates Trim work and some cosmetic work remains to be completed.

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The home features a fully fenced backyard. A full size grill is available on the back deck.
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My home is non-smoking, as I am allergic to tobacco smoke. Moderate alcohol consumption permitted.

My neighborhood is in the city, During the summer, at this location you can hear birds by day and the crickets by night.

Fiber wireless internet is available.

There's always good coffee. :) Coffeemakers abound here: A French Press, a stovetop Italian espresso maker, several percolators and drip machines. I generally keep Tim Hortons coffee around. Starbucks is less than 5 minutes away. Several other notable and awesome coffee shops are within a 5 to 10 minute drive. Lots of tea here as well :)

The ability to make a good cuppa tea is also available. I have porcelain teapots, stacking Turkish tea brewer, and good old-fashioned mugs for your comforting cup of tea.

When possible, I will bake or cook a meal for you. Being able to share a meal may not always be practical with travels and schedules.

So why do I host on AirBNB? I truly enjoy meeting, hosting and, yes, networking folks Keeping the price modest as a host is also a way to pay it back and pay it forward. We've experienced years of grace where folks have provided accommodations at a reasonable price for hockey travels.

The funds are helping me hold onto my home and maintain it. I am humbled and grateful for every booking.

Please click "Other property reviews" to see historical reviews from prior years.

Thank you for considering my home for your stay!


The space
Accommodates: 1
Bathrooms: 1.5 (Shared bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check Out: 1PM
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and cat(s)
Room type: Private room
Self check-in: Smart lock

Amenities

Prices
Security Deposit: 100
Weekly Discount: 14%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events

If you bring pets, please clean up after them. Please notify me if pet needs a crate or crating area..

Absolutely NO smoking. No illicit/illegal drugs. Moderate alcohol consumption permitted.

Requests for the bathroom: Please remove body hair from the shower drain. If you are a *shedder* of body hair, it's appreciated if you give a quick wipe around the sink basin, the toilet seat and use a damp paper towel (not soaked please) to remove body hair from the floor. Note that this home proudly feature Poopourri so that the bathroom remains a pleasant space.

CHECK IN and CHECK OUT

I encountered a situation where someone thought the booking was time at the number of hours from the time they checked in; thus this new section of text. (It's a bit like writing about a hot cup of coffee :) )

Please estimate time of arrival. Morning and mid-day check ins can be accommodated with planning. Check out is expected to be between 10 AM to 2 PM on your day of departure. A late check out would be 4 PM (However, if you need bags stored while here for a late departure and to catch a last minute shower, I can usually accommodate that need. However, I do need to ready the room for the next guest.) If you are staying past 4 PM into the night, those times are considered a new "day." Please book accordingly. Ninety percent of folks understand this -- This section is for persons who either don't understand this, or pretend not to. (I'm so sorry to even *have* to include this.section of text.)

IMPORTANT:
Quiet hours are from about 10 PM to 6 AM. Sunday through Thursday nights, 11 PM to 8:00 AM-ish on weekend night Friday night to Saturday morning and Saturday morning to Sunday morning. Unlike a motel or hotel, walls are not soundproofed. Please be thoughtful and courteous of other folks.

Kitchen: Please clean up after yourself for the next person who will use the kitchen including the following steps:

1. Clean the stove top of debri and grease.
2. Rinse dishes and place them in the dishwasher. If reasonably full, grab a detergent pod from under the sink and run the unit. Note that knives should go blade DOWN in the dishwasher. Lay large knives, etc., across the top shelf.
3. Wipe down counters and table with a Lysol cloth or paper towel.
4. If needed, run the disposal and rinse the sink.
Call or message with any questions.

Here are guidelines about sound that can make you a better guest for any AirBNB host:

* Use headphones for electronics so that others can sleep
* Refrain from loud conversations within the room.
* Ask where is the best location for using your cell phone for long calls

Use of the kitchen is permitted. Please clean up afterwards: wipe counters. Then, rinse and place used dishes in the dishwasher or in the sink if the dishwasher is in use.

Laundry permitted during early mornings, nights and all hours during the weekend.

While snacking and eating in your private room is permitted, I ask that all dishes are returned to the kitchen daily or nightly. I start the dishwasher each night usually around 10 PM. Please bring all food-related waste items - papers, left-over takeout plates, etc. and dispose of them with the kitchen waste - each morning or as needed.

The storing of items in cardboard and paper bags is strongly discouraged to avoid bringing bugs into the house.

BATHROOM RULES

Absolutely NO use of hair dye. (Cleaning those stains is very challenging!)
Pick up personal body hair from bathtub, sink and floor.
Please keep the clear plastic shower liner in the tub
There are hooks by the shower for hanging towels so that one can begin to towel dry in the shower before stepping out of the shower.

DELICATE CONCERNS:
Feminine protection supplies are available under the bathroom sink
Please notify me if there are special efforts I should take to protect bedding due to health concerns.

NOTE:
I pay retail for my sheets and towels, etc. IF there is a stain, and I can't remove it, I have to toss the item and replace it. After all, would you want to deal with stained sheets and towels? Please let me know before or ASAP if there is a *personal* cleaning issues that I'll need to address.I keep my prices very low and have not added cleaning fees for damage deposits, which I would prefer to avoid. Please help keep that possible.

Thank you!


Cancellations

Flexible

Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 24 hours of your trip and the first night is non-refundable.


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

Availability
1 night minimum stay

145 Reviews

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Ron User Profile
August 2017
YES! Definitely recommend
Patsy User ProfilePatsy is a superhost.
Response from Patsy:
Great to host you! Hope to catch up with you next time. Thank you for being so respectful of the quiet hours! You win for being currently the quietest late night arrival ever to stay. Even the pups didn't bark when you came in! Thank you again!
August 2017

Swee Yik User Profile
August 2017
Patsy went beyond the call of duty as my host in Raleigh. Not only did she give me a lift from the airport, but was really really understanding when I found out that my luggage went missing. Her tips and friendliness allowed me to get settled into my first trip to the US. Her place is clean and homely, and her dogs are really friendly (don't let their large size fool you). The beds are comfy and the wifi is pretty good. Thanks so much Patsy!
Patsy User ProfilePatsy is a superhost.
Response from Patsy:
Thank you Swee! It was a pleasure to host you!
August 2017

Gil User Profile
July 2017
Delightful stay. Patsy is a wonderful host. Very convenient near Spring Forest and Capital Blvd.

Sam User Profile
July 2017
Good spot!
Patsy User ProfilePatsy is a superhost.
Response from Patsy:
Thank you! Privilege to host you!
July 2017

Lelia User Profile
July 2017
Patsy is a very gracious and energetic hostess. She stayed in communication with me from the time I booked until I got there..and made sure I had what I needed. She was concerned about my safety, as a female, traveling alone. Nice house in a good area. It ended up being only 5 minutes from my event location. I will definitely stay there again when in the Raleigh area.
Patsy User ProfilePatsy is a superhost.
Response from Patsy:
What an AMAZING person you are to know. SOOO glad that it worked out! I hope we can keep in contact!
July 2017

Pauline User Profile
May 2017
The bed was amazing. Patsy made it her business to be there and welcome me at my convenience. Her furry friends were the best. Must people would say "not as good as the bed" but Patsy will understand if I said, "even better than the bed". I'll be back and thanks!!!
Patsy User ProfilePatsy is a superhost.
Response from Patsy:
How wonderful it was to meet you! Thank you for your stay!
May 2017

Ron User Profile
May 2017
Amazing place! Amazing host!
Patsy User ProfilePatsy is a superhost.
Response from Patsy:
It was a pleasure! Thank you!
May 2017

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Patsy User ProfilePatsy is a superhost.

My Raleigh home is limited to four occupants.

I also have listings near Louisburg, NC.

If I am not at the house, I am available via phone, text, email and Airbnb messaging 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


My hosting style is casual, informative, friendly, concerned and attentive.

I work full-time as a marketing writer/editor/ instructional designer. I have personally traveled (on an extremely tight budget) much of North America for my son's love of hockey (approximately 270,000 hockey miles). I've also traveled extensively for business at several points (so far) in my career. I've experienced limited travels overseas. I look forward to resuming my own travels at some point.


My goal is to provide a safe comfortable space for you so that you can stretch out and feel at home.

I do not discriminate who stays in my home based on gender, race, politics. or other personal matters. All persons deserve safe and comfortable accommodations. Acceptance of a booking is based on availability, and if I feel comfortable for my safety and the safety of other occupants of the home.

I have several larger (60 to 80 pound) dogs. Occasionally, an Airbnb visitor may book a stay with a well-behaved pet. This is a pet-friendly home. The dogs are downstairs so as to minimize the dog hair upstairs. I use a series of gated doors to shift pets from one area to another so that a "dog-free" experience is available. My dogs are relatively quiet, but do bark when someone approaches the door and upon meeting new people (and if there is a raccoon or other creature on the front porch). Being large dog-friendly is a necessity. The home is FREQUENTLY vacuumed.


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The condition of the Raleigh home: The Raleigh home continues to undergo changes:

- There is painting being updated
- The carpet is removed from the stairs and I am shopping for flooring for the downstairs and figuring out what I would like to do with my stairs. Airbnb travelers get to see some wonderful decorating during their travels so recommendations are always welcomed.
The Raleigh home features a fully fenced backyard. A full-size grill is available off the back deck on a brick patio.

My locations are non-smoking, as I am allergic to tobacco smoke. Moderate alcohol consumption permitted.

My Raleigh location is in a city neighborhood. However, during the summer, at this location, you can hear birds by day and the crickets by night.

Gigabit WIFI is available in Raleigh.

There's always good coffee. :) Coffeemakers abound here: A small Keurig, a Tassimo, French Press, a stovetop Italian espresso maker and several percolators. I generally keep Tim Hortons coffee around. Starbucks is less than 5 minutes away. Several other notable and awesome coffee shops are within a 5 to 10 minute drive.

The ability to make a good cuppa tea is also available. I have porcelain teapots, stacking Turkish tea brewer, and good old-fashioned mugs for your comforting cup of tea.

When possible, I will bake or cook a meal for you. Being able to share a meal may not always be practical with travels and schedules.

So why do I host on Airbnb? I truly enjoy meeting, hosting and, yes, networking folks Keeping the price modest as a host is also a way to pay it back and pay it forward. We've experienced years of grace where folks have provided accommodations at a reasonable price for hockey travels.

The funds are helping me maintain the home. I am humbled and grateful for every booking.

Please click "Other property reviews" to see historical reviews from prior years.

Thank you for considering my home for your stay!

When reviewing my locations, please understand that these are working homes. They are not hotels and I do not keep a 24 hour cleaning service. People cook. People work. People tend to wear their shoes in the house. People sleep. People receive Amazon deliveries. I am one person for two locations.

When reviewing my Raleigh home please keep in mind that I do disclose that I have 3 long haired very furry dogs. Please note that the home is swept and vacuumed daily. A downstairs half door helps to keep the dog hair away from upstairs, unless folks decide to have the pups with them upstairs. I both sweep Swiffer my spaces including under the bed and behind furniture.

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The Louisburg location is a newer home and closer to "like new" condition. No pets. Very quiet and comfortable. If you're looking for a peaceful retreat that feels like you are on vacation within 30 minutes of Raleigh, this is the location for you. The backyard features a fire pit and several grills and a two story deck. Parking abounds.

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

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