New King bed with lovely new linens, and just-reupholstered comfy chairs in the sitting area.  Come and enjoy!A lovely sitting area to read, write, chat or to sip a glass of wine or a cup of tea.

Private room

4 Guests

1 Bedroom

2 Beds

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About this listing

The space


This large, post-and-beam room over our garage is light and airy with your own deck and private entrance. (Not handicapped accessible.) Ours is a small, quiet, wooded neighborhood 2.5 miles from the University of North Carolina and the UNC Medical Center, as well as the many wonderful restaurants and exquisite beauty of Chapel Hill and Durham (14 miles east). [Raleigh (30 mi.)/RTP (15 mi) and RDU Airport (20 mi.) are within easy driving distance as well.]

We are east of Southern Village, just south of Chapel Hill.

Our 720 square foot room holds a king bed and a futon (which can sleep 2). There is a private bath with tub and shower. A dining area in one corner holds a "dorm" fridge and everything you need for kitchen basics (see photos). All towels and linens are of high quality 100% cotton; all are line-dried, so your head will sleep on a pillow of fresh air and sunshine. Fridge and table will be stocked with fruit, cheeses, breakfast treats .. enough to cover a meal or two for you. There is coffee, cocoa and a selection of teas as well.

The room has its own separate heating/air conditioning unit, so you are able to meet your specific needs. (Also plenty of extra quilts and pillows.)
There is wireless internet available.
Easy parking just at the base of the stairway to your room.

Please make contact with me before attempting to book the room. When emailing inquiries please let me know how many people would be coming and a little about yourself or your trip.

** PLEASE DO NOT TRY TO BOOK THE APARTMENT BEFORE COMMUNICATING VIA THE AIRBNB SITE. I need to "get to know" you before booking: a little something about who you are and what you do; what brings you to the area. Thanks.

The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1 (Private bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Room type: Private room


Extra people: $20 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: $30
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House Rules



Please park off to the side of the driveway near the path to your room such that another car can pass, and please don't block our access to the garage.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

2 nights minimum stay

123 Reviews

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Louise User Profile
June 2017
This was a great place to stay. A cozy cabin experience within close driving distance to downtown Carrboro. Would stay here again!

Cristen User Profile
June 2017
Margaret was exceptionally communicative and accommodating with our last-minute booking request. The tree house was lovely and very comfortable. We really appreciated the extra touches like granola and milk (essential oils too!). A quiet, very nice retreat. I definitely recommend as an escape if you happen to have a loved one in the nearby hospital like we did. It was super convenient to UNC and a much-needed respite from the days' stress.

Ann User Profile
June 2017
This is a beautiful home in a beautiful neighborhood. Trees surround the home and give a feeling of privacy and nature. The great room is very spacious, coffee was great, shower very nice. One caution - the steps are a little steep, so someone with knee problems or balance issues might do better with a different home. For those who are without mobility problems - it is worth it!

Allen User Profile
May 2017
This is a fabulous place to stay. Cozy and warm, yet spacious. Private, yet with a friendly, attentive hostess nearby. Spectacularly appointed and nicely equipped for a restful retreat among the treetops. Also, comes with a libray stocked with intriguing books you will want to explore.

Haywood User Profile
May 2017
A quiet retreat just minutes from campus and town, the Tree House was perfect for our weekend visit to "Blue Heaven." Nicely appointed garage apartment that was spacious, clean and private. Margaret was the perfect host, providing all the little touches that made our stay memorable. At the top of our list of "homes away from home."

Virginia User Profile
March 2017
Margaret's place is ideal when visiting UNC. It is conveniently located very close to campus but still quiet and relaxing. Margaret was very thoughtful to every detail we may require. She is also excellent with her communication. We would stay here again!

Cassie User Profile
March 2017
All around 10/10, would recommend! The room was perfect with ample space, comfortable sleeping, and quaint, homey decorations. What really impressed us, though is Margaret's attention to detail when it comes to hosting. She left kind notes and texts along with special treats waiting for our arrival!

Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States · Joined in November 2010
Margaret User ProfileMargaret is a superhost.

My husband, Ed, and I have lived in Chapel Hill since 1985. Ed designed and built our lovely home in '91-'92, and we hope you will enjoy it as much as we have. Ed works at the UNC Medical Center as a pediatric orthopaedist, and I spend my work time these days writing. We have always loved to share our home with friends and family, and we love to travel, so finding out about airbnb and listing our available space seemed a logical extension of what we'd love to share. We hope you enjoy your time here, whether you stay with us, or in any of the other special places available to you in this "Southern Part Of Heaven."

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