About this listing
Our tastefully decorated jungle-themed Safari Room comfortably sleeps two. We are conveniently located just 10 minutes from downtown Raleigh.
Our son has moved away to college and has given us his permission (lol) to rent out his room so that he can help offset his college expenses. What a hoot!
Welcome to our home. We have 3 of our bedrooms listed on Airbnb. This listing features our Safari guest room.
You can enjoy all the comforts of a clean and peaceful home if you choose to stay with us. Two real twin size beds to sleep in and WiFi at your fingertips. There is also a restaurant with a full bar serving breakfast, lunch and dinner within a 5 minute walk. They are closed on Mondays though. There is a Denny's Restaurant and a Walmart Super Center 7 minutes away. You will have complimentary access to the swimming pool, tennis courts and pond. Both are within a 30 second to one minute walk from our front door. There is a pond in our backyard if you enjoy quiet time fishing or just want to chill and watch the water and wildlife on the pond. We absolutely love our location which allows us to enjoy our feel of country living within 8 miles to downtown Raleigh. I will be a great hostess and even show you around if you need me to. I also love to cook, eat good flavorful food and have a nice large kitchen for you to make yourself at home in. Washer and Dryer is available for an extra fee. Our neighborhood is a golfing community.
Starbucks, another coffee house called Electric Beans, Sheets gas station (open 24 hours), Advanced Auto Parts, 24-hour Walgreens, Rite-Aid (a pharmacy), a nail salon, a hair salon, a Spa, 2 Chinese restaurants, 2 sub sandwich shops, Dollar General, McDonalds, Hardees, Wendy's, Smithfield's Chicken & Biscuit, a vet, a car wash and 2 major grocery stores Food Lion and Harris Teeter (which is open 24 hours) are a 5 minute drive.
If you are from out of state or out of the country and scouting out colleges for your son or daughter, we welcome you to stay with us. There are several colleges in Raleigh to choose from. We have southern charm and enjoy hosting people to our city!
If you are relocating to Raleigh and need a place for you and or your family to stay while you search for permanent housing, we'd love to have you as our guest. We are not realtors but could help by giving you a description of the different areas to live and what they might have to offer you or your family.
When you're looking for the excitement and attractions of a great city, combined with the affordability, approachability and appeal of a classic Southern town, look no further than Greater Raleigh.
Best known for its world-class museums, best of Broadway shows and live concerts, Capital area historic sites, professional and amateur sporting events and shopping mecca status with 11 major retail areas, Greater Raleigh truly offers a variety of entertainment all in one park-like, scenic setting.
Come see why with Raleigh attractions and entertainment it is continually ranked as one of best places to live and an even greater place to visit.
Conditions before check-in:
1. Must provide photo ID upon arrival.
2. Only confirmed guests are allowed onto our property.
3. No smoking inside the house or garage.
*We ask that you please check in prior to 10pm.
*Please remove shoes on carpeted areas.
*A pet will count as a guest during your booking process.
*Washer & Dryer is available for a fee.
Crash is the friendly small dog (Collie mix) of the house. He is put away while the owners are away.
We ask that you respect our property while you enjoy your stay with us.
Once you're booked please text if you have any questions; the more communication, the better.
My stay exceeded my expectations. It was a brief trip, so I was really just looking for a place to comfortably spend the night. Instead, I honestly felt like I was at home. Lilla was a very friendly host, the bed was comfortable, it was quiet, and the bathroom was located just outside the bedroom door. I would stay here again.
Everything was great. John even recommended a car repair shop for my stranded co-worker.
3 of us (myself, my 16 year old son and his buddy) arrived later than we intended to Lilla's truly awesome home. We said we would arrive at 10pm (already pushing boundaries). We didn't land till 10:45. Lilla and her husband were waiting up -- cheery, engaging, clearly a couple who enjoy being airbnb hosts. Lilla poured some wine and we chatted about life and our sons. Boys sat down to unwind in front of a huge TV. Morning revealed beautiful private landscape and special decorative touches all around the well laid out interior space. Coffee and bacon and pancakes for the boys were unexpected but much appreciated treats served up on the gorgeous back deck. Lilla plays tennis and she walked the boys out her front door to the tennis courts across the street offering encouragement and insights as they got some of their long drive time energy out. We topped off our before departure activity with swim play in another of the many perks that are part of Lilla's community. I just wish i played golf! I would have been content to hang with Lilla and enjoy her home for a while! I have a feeling I'll be back! 10 thumbs up from me. 20 more from the boys
We played volleyball this time! My favorite place to stay when I'm teaching at Wake Tech. Convenient and quiet.
Great house! I have a fave room and the doggie loves me. Love the deck at night, so peaceful.
Lilla and Jon were so warm and welcoming, and their dog Crash was such a sweetie, a real charmer :) My husband and I really enjoyed our stay, the warmth and conversation, the house is immaculate and the neighborhood is so inviting and quiet. I would highly recommend staying here and if we are in Raleigh again, no doubt this is our place. Lilla communicated with us and helped me through the booking process and we kept in touch just prior to our arrival. This was my first experience with an airbnb so I went on a referral from two other people who had stayed there. I just had a great feeling about the place and it was right on. We feel like we have left friends behind. Thank you Lilla!!!
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About the Host, Lilla
I work as a research recruiter and am a giving and a gracious hostess through Airbnb. My home is kept clean and peaceful. I joined Airbnb to meet interesting people and share conversation and or activities as much or as little as they desire while making extra money for my son's college expenses. I love dogs, flavorful food, gardening, tennis, volleyball, billiards, beaches and cruising. I enjoy being outdoors mostly. I also occasionally enjoy movies but not at the cinema because I would prefer to curl up in a blanket while watching the movie. By request, I will work hard to provide the best information, insider tips and recommendations, to ensure you have a great stay here in Raleigh.