Entrance to efficiency apt at back of houseFull size bed with fridge and stove
"Tucked away" Efficiency apartment
"Tucked away" Efficiency apartment
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Lovely self-contained space w/ private bath, but shared shower (occas.) by 1 other person . Private entrance. Using wind energy and other sustainable practices. Gardens surround the yard and birds, squirrels and deer are at home in the area.

The space

Clean & tidy efficiency apt with private entrance, stove, refrig, microwave situated in single family home located in quiet safe neighborhood. Lovely back yard and accessible to (URL HIDDEN) and Duke U./hospital, as well as, w/in walking distance to Whole Foods,Trader Joe's, Eastgate shopping ctr with multiple resturants and shops. On busline which provides transportation to RDU airport, the Triangle, and surrounding area. Lovely walking trail nearby. Parking available.

We live simply and value environmental sensitivity--reduce, reuse, & recycle everything possible, the thermostat is set at 78 degrees in summer and 68 degrees in winter--supported by a wonderful wood burning stove centrally located which means it is usu. closer to 76-80 degrees w/ bedrooms being cooler--heater avail. to supplement, wash ALL clothes w/ cold water (may wash 1 load weekly) and air dry whenever possible--have well-constructed cable wash line available, and encourage 5-10 min. showers. Having said all of that, we do want you to "make yourself at home" and let us know whether we need to tweak anything.

Guest access

May access deck, back yard and use wash line.

Interaction with guests

I work full time, so I do need peace and quiet to rejuvenate evenings, but enjoy brief conversations and am totally comfortable with silence when sharing common space. Please ask me if help needed for navigation, places to visit, etc.

Wireless Internet
Free parking on premises

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)

Please make yourselves at home. Mutual respect for noise--earphones w/ music after 10:30pm. Appreciate if you could take 5--10 min showers. Please recycle everything possible. No smoking on property. Because of occasional allergies that guests have, no cats can accompany guests.


29 Reviews

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Cindy User Profile
May 2017
This is a wonderful airbnb. Ruth is so very gracious, the other airbnb'ers are very kind and helpful. The private entrance was good for me as my work hours were very long. And then I did not disturb anyone. And the fragrance of Jasmine in May is astonishing!

Ying User Profile
April 2017
This is a lovely place with convenient facilities nearby. Ruth is wonderful!

Maddy User Profile
April 2017
Came to Chapel Hill to watch the Tar Heels win the National Championship! Ruth's place was perfect. Had all the amenities, separate entrance so we wouldn't be disruptive, and a beautiful back yard reminding us why we love Chapel Hill so much!

Michelle User Profile
March 2017
This was my second stay at Ruth's place. Perfect location. Perfect accommodations for my needs. I highly recommend this listing!

Jay User Profile
March 2017
Ruth is the most amazing host you could ever ask for. She was accommodating and welcoming, and very flexible. The unit was clean and comfortable, and the kitchenette saved us a lot of money eating out while we were attending a conference. Ruth is a steward of the environment. She composts the food waste from the unit, hang dries clothes on the line, gives recommendations for efficient water use, and encourages public transit use to her unit. Her beautiful backyard was such a pleasant retreat at the end on a long day. This was one of my favorite experiences yet as an AirBNB guest, and I'm already planning to come back next year when I attend this conference again.

Alicia User Profile
February 2017
Ruth was a great host! The room was private, quiet, /'d had everything I needed. Great value and superb location.

Kalee User Profile
February 2017
Ruth is a fantastic host. We stayed for 2+ weeks. The place is clean, has everything you need and in a great location! Highly recommended.

Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United StatesJoined in May 2010
Ruth User Profile
I enjoy providing gentle hospitality to stranger and friend alike--we live simply without pretense, but you you are welcome to come and stay for awhile. I value honesty and integrity. I enjoy traveling and am very venturesome--love to try new foods and appreciate meeting peopl…
Languages: Deutsch
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