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The geese are flying on the new copper weathervane at GardenSpirit. You'll hear the live geese, too, as they fly home at dusk.Front door and stone steps
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Sunny 4 BR home; wooded privacy + super comfort

Linda User Profile

Sunny 4 BR home; wooded privacy + super comfort

8 guests
4 bedrooms
5 beds
3 baths
8 guests
4 bedrooms
5 beds
3 baths
Sparkling clean6 recent guests have said that this home was sparkling clean.
Outstanding hospitality9 recent guests said this host offered outstanding hospitality.
Quick responses7 recent guests said this host responded quickly.

Light-filled, 2850 sf spacious house w/ 3 kings, 2 XL twins, sunroom, massage chair, forest paths & hot tub. 15 min. to Duke or downtown Durham w/complete privacy. Woodland 10-acre oasis within a quiet residential neighborhood. Families love it! Treehouse, forest deck, labyrinth. Perfect for retreats, writing getaway, girls weekend or home base for wedding or graduation. Wireless internet, USB chargers, smart TV.


Air conditioning
Cable TV
Indoor fireplace

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed
Bedroom 3
2 single beds
Bedroom 4
1 king bed

House Rules

No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Check-in time is 4PM - 12AM (midnight)
Check out by 12PM (noon)


40 Reviews

Molly User Profile
July 2018
This is a special place! While the decor is quite feminine my husband and four sons loved the place, as did I. Everything was fresh, clean, and comfortable. The colonial style home was set on a huge wooded lot, surrounded by stately trees. Literally a mile of paths meandered thro…
Tammy User Profile
June 2018
A gorgeous place! Everything was clean, and extremely comfortable - I wanted to spend our entire vacation in the house! It was so much better than we expected, and I can't thank the host enough for welcoming us to her home, and providing such a nice, comfortable space to enjoy wh…
Linda User Profile
Response from Linda:
You were SUCH great guests- thanks for staying with us! Would love to stay in touch...and to see you again! Hugs
June 2018
Becky User Profile
April 2018
You're going to wish you had booked this house longer! We didn't want to leave. The house is comfortable with plenty of room for everyone. Everything you need in the kitchen is there. The bedrooms are comfortable as well. But it's the grounds that will have you returning! P…
Rohan User Profile
April 2018
Perfect place, gorgeous backyard. One of the most relaxing places I’ve stayed in! Linda was a delight as well :)
Jane User Profile
March 2018
This is a very special home in a lovely, tranquil setting. A perfect retreat. Each room is decorated so tastefully. Surrounded by walking paths and a wonderland of nature's bounty. Deer greeted us in the morning and birds were everywhere. Linda is a thoughtful, gracious host…
Linda User Profile
Response from Linda:
It was a pleasure to welcome your son and daughter-in-law to GardenSpirit. My heart is with you all as you navigate a difficult situation.
March 2018
Merle User Profile
January 2018
Gardenspirit is a lovely, well cared for home. Linda is very helpful and responsive. The house is very clean with lots of good places to sit and look at the woods and birds outside.
Linda User Profile
Response from Linda:
It was a pleasure to host Merle at GardenSpirit. A woman after my own heart! Looking forward to staying in touch.
January 2018
Patricia User Profile
December 2017
Five-star 😊

Hosted by Linda

Durham, North Carolina, United StatesJoined in August 2015
Linda User Profile
68 Reviews
1 Reference
Linda is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
"I wasn't born in Durham but I got here as fast as I could!" Which means 1986 for me, a life coach for ADHD women and 1980 for my husband, a Duke doc. For the last 25 years, we have traveled the world together so we know the good, the bad and the ugly. We captured the best at…
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Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours
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