"The Little Nest," named when the second story was built above the carriage house and completed in 1947 for a WWII veteran son and his bride and named, our Airbnb is a fully equipped studio apartment in The Oakwood Historic district. We're a short walk to all the restaurants, bars, shops, galleries, museums and other fun things in Downtown Raleigh. Y'all come.
Clean, comfortable and fully equipped. Lots of character. Beautiful Historic neighborhood. Very close to downtown Raleigh.
You'll have exclusive access to the entire apartment.
Started in the 1870's, Historic Oakwood is a mix of Victorian, federal, craftsman and Italianate architecture. A lovely place to stroll as you make your way to and from downtown activities.
Easy access to public transportation.
Interaction with guests
We are always available to answer questions, at least by text. While we're happy to meet you if we are here when you are, but don't bother our guests and have many happy guests come and go without us meeting in person.
Other things to note
Eddie has a home office / Man Cave downstairs below The Little Nest. So you may hear a tv or music. But we have 2 important related policies:
1. We have a no tv, music or talking after 10pm on nights we have guests, and
2. If 1. doesn't work for you, simply let us know and we'll create a personal policy for your which does :)
No Smoking Inside the apartment.
No pets (See below)
Only fun people who like cool old buildings in a great Downtown location should send reservations :)
We do have a Golden Retriever named Lady who'll want to play with you but she can remain completely separated from The Little Nest if you're not a dog person. Sorry, but because we have a number of regular guests who have pet allergies, we Do Not Allow Pets in The Little Nest. However because we love dogs and have had a lot of requests to bring small dogs To The Little Nest, we created another adorable Airbnb a few doors away where small, quiet, well behaved dogs are welcome. It is in an apartment home we own and manage a few doors from our home here in Historic Oakwood in Downtown Raleigh. It is called "Sally's Suite," ane we do allow small, sweet, well behaved with our prior knowledge and permission.
Our goal is for you to feel cozy like in a Bed and Breakfast, but anonymous like in a hotel. We'll be around to help you and would love to meet you if you need us, but we want you to feel like you have you own space so we won't bug you.
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.
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We're very young at heart boomers. We love to laugh. We also love travel, good wine, good music, good conversation, good food and interesting people. We have lived in Raleigh's oldest and coolest Historic District for over 25 years and have watched, enjoyed and participated in the resurgence of Downtown Raleigh. We love sharing Raleigh's treasures with friends and guests. You'll love The Little Nest as your Downtown Raleigh get away.
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Our philosophy as hosts is to provide "great getaways which are cozy like a bed and breakfast, but anonymous like a hotel". While we respect our guests privacy, we're more than willing to offer suggestions on fun things to enjoy and the "insider scoop" on the best of the best to see and do in our towns. We really love to get to know the real local culture from locals when we travel and enjoy offering the same opportunity to our guests. So by all means call us if you need us or would like to visit. Otherwise we'll give you your space.
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