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The Stable: a peace-filled, creative retreat

SuperhostDurham, North Carolina, United States
Entire cabin hosted by Claudia & Kelly
6 guests2 bedrooms5 beds1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the cabin to yourself.
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Welcome to The Stable - a serene solo respite, artist’s retreat or unique getaway for 1 to 6 registered guests. Close to I-85 & I-40, Duke, NCCU and the downtown Durham scene. Quaint & artsy Hillsborough, funky & fun Chapel Hill/UNC and Carrboro are a short drive. Eno River State Park, hiking & biking trails, and the Mountains to Sea Trail are 2.5 miles away. Full of unexpected details, including an outside labyrinth, The Stable is a comfortable sanctuary for all who want to settle in and smile.

The space
Upon Arrival: Flat, gravel driveway with motion light and ample parking. Walkway with four steps to front door with keyless entry.

Living/Dining Room: Spacious and open with vaulted ceiling, rafters and ceiling fan. Well-lit, tall windows, double doors that open to screened porch. Comfortable seating area and dining table for six. 12 built-in cubbies for stashing your things. Lots of coat hooks. Curtains and shutters if you would like extra privacy. Note: The Stable does not have a TV, on purpose. ;-)

Kitchen: Fully equipped, ready for cooking, baking, meal prep, dining or the proverbial hang out. Smooth, cooktop range, dishwasher, microwave, full-sized fridge with ice maker, hardwood countertops/breakfast bar, 12-cup coffee maker (with filters), Keurig (with a few starter K-cups) electric kettle, toaster, blender and can opener. We've been told that we thought of everything!

Office Nook: Well-lit space adjacent to kitchen with desktop area for laptops/tablets. Wi-Fi, outlets, device charger, basic office supplies, radio, two stools and a little stained-glass sun ornament from Ocracoke Island.

Bathroom: Large, galvanized metal, walk-in shower with grab bar (no tub), soap, shampoo, conditioner, wash cloths, hand towels, bath towels, hooks, towel racks and metal bins for your belongings and a hairdryer. Oh, and a crank out window, too. This bathroom neatly fits it all.

Ground floor Bedroom: Adjust the firmness on either side of the queen-size Select Comfort bed for a perfect night's sleep. Wake up to the sun shining through the trees. There are night stands on both sides of the bed with lap trays (think breakfast in bed!) with lamps and outlets close by. The closet has hangers, ironing board/iron, extra pillows, card table and chairs. A dresser, two suitcase stands, extra blankets in the cedar chest, a ceiling fan and room-darkening curtains all make for a super comfortable bedroom experience. ZZZZZ!

The Loft: Ascend the standard staircase to a spacious sleeping loft with dutch (Mr. Ed) door. Four twin beds with individual nightstands, hooks, lamp, outlet, and shelves create a little privacy for each guest. Dresser with 6 drawers, a ceiling fan, mirror and 2 windows all make for a fun, comfortable, up and away space. No need to duck down in this loft!

Screened Porch: Large, open gathering space with a peaceful wooded view and a really beautiful, custom-made, wooden rowboat filled with pillows for reading and napping. A long table, chairs, ceiling fan and utility sink. Picnic table in back yard and a fire pit (use only upon request, please)

Guest access
The entire space, inside and out, is yours to enjoy. No more than 6, REGISTERED guests at anytime during your stay. Not suitable for infants or children under 12. There are a few shelves and bins marked "owner's only". Please respect this.

Other things to note
Claudia is your main contact and is quick to answer your message via the Airbnb app and to provide any assistance to make your stay worry-free and comfortable.

We do welcome weekly or monthly stays. If our calendar appears to be booked, please inquire anyway. It may work out!

Please note: Due to owner and possible guest allergies, absolutely no pets, smoking, e-cigs, vaping, heavy perfumes, diffusers or scents or ability to accommodate support animals anywhere on the property. The Stable is not suitable for infants or children under 12. To avoid any misunderstandings, please read all of the house rules before booking.
Welcome to The Stable - a serene solo respite, artist’s retreat or unique getaway for 1 to 6 registered guests. Close to I-85 & I-40, Duke, NCCU and the downtown Durham scene. Quaint & artsy Hillsborough, funky & fun Chapel Hill/UNC and Carrboro are a short drive. Eno River State Park, hiking & biking trails, and the Mountains to Sea Trail are 2.5 miles away. Full of unexpected details, including an outside labyrinth… read more

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
4 single beds

Amenities

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Hangers
Iron
Dedicated workspace
Hair dryer
Heating
Air conditioning
Smoke alarm

Accessibility

Well-lit path to entrance
Step-free path to entrance
Wide entrance for guests

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Durham, North Carolina, United States

"The Stable" is located in a quiet, rural community, down a semi-bumpy gravel road. A good time to start slowing down and taking a nice breath of fresh air. We are centrally located between Duke and UNC-Chapel Hill with a 15 min. drive to downtown Durham, 10 min. to downtown Hillsborough and 20 min. to downtown Chapel Hill/Carrboro. The neighborhood is safe for walking and running. Sunny mornings start with the neighborhood rooster's crow and peaceful evenings linger with the sounds of crickets and the train whistle off in the distance. Let the screen door slam!
"The Stable" is located in a quiet, rural community, down a semi-bumpy gravel road. A good time to start slowing down and taking a nice breath of fresh air. We are centrally located between Duke and UNC-Chapel…

Hosted by Claudia & Kelly

Joined in April 2013
  • 91 Reviews
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  • Superhost
Hiking, camping, art, music, gardening, folk festivals, and good food are tops on our list. We're both good guests as well as hosts - friendly, neat and respectful. We've been friends for nearly 30 years. Claudia grew up at the Jersey Shore and has lived in Durham, NC for over 30 years. She is a self-employed graphic designer and artist. She also designs and leads creative retreats that combine Art, Spirit, Nature and Rest. Kelly grew up in Illinois and has also lived in Durham, NC for over 30 years. She has been employed at Duke University for over 20 years in the field of training and development and academic advising.
Hiking, camping, art, music, gardening, folk festivals, and good food are tops on our list. We're both good guests as well as hosts - friendly, neat and respectful. We've been frie…
During your stay
Claudia and/or Kelly are happy to meet you or happy to leave you be. We live next door and one of us is typically available to greet you, if you'd like. We both have lived in the Durham area for 30+ years and enjoy talking about things to do, places to eat, entertainment options, best directions for getting around, unique shopping, great hiking or music. Just let us know how we can help.
Claudia and/or Kelly are happy to meet you or happy to leave you be. We live next door and one of us is typically available to greet you, if you'd like. We both have lived in the D…
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 4:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with keypad
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
Committed to Airbnb's enhanced cleaning process. Learn more
Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Cancellation policy