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A charming space that's located in a quiet neighborhood close to the UNC campus & downtown Chapel Hill. Visit friends or college children, dine, & shop in the southern part of heaven or stay in to relax, read books, & cook your own gourmet meal!

The space

The little house is truly a small and complete house - there's a charming living room complete with packed bookcase, a very workable kitchen with fridge, electric stove, dishwasher, microwave and toaster oven, a comfortable bedroom with a double bed and a television, and a spacious bathroom with walk-in shower.

Guest access

The house is connected to our bigger house by a covered breezeway but has its own entrance and access by walkways directly from the driveway where you are welcome to park.

Interaction with guests

We will be here during a guest's stay here and will be delighted to share information about "the southern part of heaven," as Chapel Hill is known. However, the little house is separate and completely private, and guests are free to come and go on their own schedules.

Other things to note

We do have one pet, a cat - but, of course, he will not be staying at the Little House! However, they have stayed there with our children in years gone by so if you're seriously allergic to cats, you may want to choose another place in Chapel Hill.

We do have a Pack and Play should you want to bring an infant - we would welcome little ones!

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/apt

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Weekly Discount: 36%
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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 2PM

We ask that guests not smoke in the Little House.


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

2 nights minimum stay

78 Reviews

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Annette User Profile
June 2017
Carolyn is the most amazing host you will ever find! I have traveled the globe and have flown 140,000 this year and she is the most impeccable host I have ever encountered. She is the Ritz Carlton of hospitality. She had plenty of food available and even wine :) Her demeanor is friendly and jovial. Truly and pleasurable host! The Little House is cozy and comfortable and Carolyn is a bonus beyond belief!

Peter User Profile
June 2017
The best Airbnb experience I have ever had! I stayed in the little house for 2 weeks while in Chapel Hill for work and was very happy and comfortable for the entire stay. In person, the little house is even better than it looks in the listing pictures. Carolyn is an amazing host. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a place in Chapel Hill.

Terri User Profile
May 2017
Carolyn's Little House was just the perfect place to stay in Chapel Hill. Just a beautiful little house, in a very nice neighborhood. Very private, yet 5 minutes from campus and Franklin Street. Carolyn went above and beyond to make sure we had all the comforts of home, and more, to get us started on our stay. I would highly recommend Carolyn, Ralph and the Little House!

Martin User Profile
May 2017
Really quaint 'little' place; lounge/kitchenette plus separate bedroom and bathroom made the place feel bigger than expected. Very generous provision of food and drink was unexpected. Lovely thoughtful host, nothing too much trouble.

Morgan User Profile
April 2017
Carolyn went above and beyond in making us feel at home and ensuring that everything was perfect. We would highly recommend anyone who needs a place to stay in Chapel Hill consider staying here.

Cat User Profile
April 2017
Carolyn was lovely and gracious, as always. She promised us Carolina blue skies this time around, and didn't disappoint! Couldn't have asked for a better stay.

Theresa User Profile
March 2017
Carolyn and Ralph are the best hosts! Great communication and always making sure I had whatever I needed. Start-up provisions provided by Carolyn were much appreciated. Even providing toys for my grandsons. Location is wonderful for excursions in Chapel Hill or Durham. Wonderful Little House!

Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United StatesJoined in September 2012
Carolyn User ProfileCarolyn is a superhost.

Carolyn Karpinos - retired attorney married to Ralph Karpinos who is also an attorney here in Chapel Hill. We have children and grandsons in Nashville, Tennessee and Brooklyn, New York. I am an avid photographer, enjoy cooking, and love to read. My husband is a runner and swimmer and bakes the best bread in town! We have travelled extensively in this country and are doing some international travel these days as well. I lived in Accra, Ghana for a few months and have also spent some time in Haiti as a volunteer. Chapel Hill and Carrboro are wonderful small towns - very cosmopolitan and somewhat funky - but still rooted in their southern heritage in that the pace of life is not too hurried and people are friendly. We welcome guests to this area and like being hosts!

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a day

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