About this listing
Our attractive, comfortable bedroom has a skylight, half-moon window, and comfortable double-size futon. We're in a unique historic district with lots of character and easy access to an exciting, vibrant downtown Raleigh scene and the NCSU campus.
Our unique and beautiful 100-year old home is in the Boylan Heights historic district. It is an easy walk to downtown, the Convention Center, Sheraton Hotel, NC State University and the Glenwood South entertainment district with many great restaurants. We also have our own neighborhood brew pub two blocks away where you can enjoy an outstanding view of downtown Raleigh from the outdoor deck. We're only a few blocks to city and regional bus lines and the Amtrak train station. The room has recently been painted and redecorated. The futon bed is very comfortable. Wifi is available and you're welcome to check your email on one of our computers. Wait 'til you relax in the huge shower with multiple shower heads in the bathroom across from you room or soak in the old-fashioned claw-footed tube in the second bathroom. Please note that these bathrooms are shared with us and possibly one other guest. We provide an array of breakfast foods for a fix-it-yourself breakfast and coffee/tea are always available. Our spacious house has a large front porch with a swing and a welcoming deck overlooking the backyard. Our home has a wonderful inviting atmosphere and we enjoy sharing it with people. Please note that this room is listed for only 1 guest. We have another room listed on airbnb (at "Near downtown unique historic home") which also accommodates 1 guest. Often both rooms are reserved at the same time and we've found it works best to have only 1 guest per room for a total of 2 airbnb guests with us at any given time.
In addition to the guest's bedroom, guests have access to two bathrooms, laundry room,our dining area for breakfasts we provide or for meals guests bring home, our back deck overlooking the garden and our front porch with a swing.
Interaction with Guests
We give our guests the privacy they want and enjoy getting to know them as opportunities arise, some times over the do-it-yourself breakfast we provide or in the evening when guests return from their activities. We're also happy to make recommendations for restaurants and places to go and we provide a comprehensive map of Raleigh's downtown areas. We're in and out a lot ourselves so our guests have a key and come and go as they like.
Our neighborhood's beautifully restored houses, gardens, tree-shaded sidewalks make for an enjoyable walk. One block away our neighborhood hosts a weekly Saturday market with food and arts and craft vendors and food trucks. Sometimes there's a big food truck rodeo just up the street. Two blocks away is our neighborhood brewpub with a deck that has the best view anywhere of downtown Raleigh. A few blocks away there's access to Raleigh's very large greenway system for taking a walk or run. Just opened nearby is a bakery and a coffee roasting business.
We are convenient to the Amtrak rail station (4 blocks), city and regional bus transportation and a free circulator bus that covers the downtown area. A 15-minute walk takes you from our house to downtown Raleigh, the convention center, hotels, lots of restaurants, free museums and frequent weekend festivals. A 10-minute walk take you to the Glenwood South entertainment area with tons of restaurants, bars and clubs, a hopping place on weekends. We are a 20-minute drive from the airport.
We ask that you take off your shoes outside the bedroom due to the light-colored rug. We are a smoke-free and pet-free household.
We are retired from earlier careers (organic chemistry and convention/event planning) and now teach and lead InterPlay, a system of ideas and practices rooted in creativity, play and community ((URL HIDDEN) We also founded an improvisational performance group called Off The Deep End Ensemble ((URL HIDDEN) We are committed to looking for the good and practicing gratitude. We love sharing our beautiful historic home with people from around the world! We have also been airbnb guests in many places and always had wonderful travel experiences through airbnb. We love ballroom dancing, movies, board games, cards, reading, and finding new adventures.