Located in the heart of The Oakwood Historic District in Downtown Raleigh, NC, Sally's Suite is a fun and unique private studio apartment in the converted former sun parlor of the Historic John C. Winder House c1872. The neighborhood has the highest "Walkscore" in Raleigh and is located 10 minutes from the state capitol and everything Downtown. We're a 5 minute walk from all the restaurants, bars and shops of Person St. and Seaboard Station.
Located in the heart of The Oakwood Historic District in Downtown Raleigh, NC, Sally's Suite is a fun and unique private studio apartment in the converted former sun parlor of the Historic John C. Winder House c1872. Originally built as a dwelling for Mr. and Mrs. Winder, their 10 children, 2 son in laws, a grandchild, a cook a maid and a nanny, the 5,000 sf old home was converted to apartments in about 1915 and once contained as many as 11 separate dwelling units. Sally's Suite is now one of 7 private residences in the home. While each of the six residents have lived there at least three years, and 50 brand new condos were built and occupied right across the street, this is a city apartment on a well traveled street. We have had nearly 100 very happy guests. But if you and / or your dog are very sensitive about noise, please beware. This apartment may not be for you.
We have owned the property for nearly 20 years and live less than a block away in a Historic home where we also operate another Airbnb called The Little Nest. We have completed many substantial upgrades and improvements to the classic old Winder House.during the last 5 years as downtown Raleigh has exploded with growth and fun things to do.
The Winder House is now home to some of Raleigh's most interesting, intelligent and talented 25 - 40 year old artists, musicians , engineers, sales people and hospitality managers who work in a variety of jobs downtown including some of the best restaurants, bars, hotels and retail stores.
We furnished the apartment for our daughter Sally who recently completed her masters in Social Work with the thought and hope that she'd return to Raleigh to live and work. But since Sally's return to Raleigh seems to have gotten delayed by the fun and excitement of a great job, a great boyfriend and all the other fun and wonderful things to do and enjoy in New Orleans,LA, we've decided to create another Airbnb to share with friends old and new who visit Downtown Raleigh while keeping the apartment available for Sally's frequent return visits home..
Sally's Suite is a great Downtown Raleigh "getaway." and an easy walk or free "R Line" ride to the Downtown Districts of Seaboard Station, Glenwood South, The Warehouse District, Fayetteville St.and Capital Square Historic District. It is also very close to the downtown amphitheater. Progress Energy Center for Performing Arts. The Convention Center, The State Capital and Legislature buildings, The Natural Science Museum, The History Museum and all of Raleigh's best restaurants, bars, parks, galleries and gardens.
This quaint full roomy studio apartment includes a private bathroom with shower, a full size double bed, a desk and chair and comfy chairs for relaxing, reading or watching TV. There's a nicely equipped kitchenette, (NOT A FULL KITCHEN and probably not suitable for full time cooking if for more than a few days) with dishes and silverware, utensils, a small refrigerator with freezer, a microwave, a cool nu-wave induction burner ("As Seen on TV" and the thing works great - there is NO Stove with oven) with pots and pans, a toaster oven, a coffee pot and a small table and chairs.
There is room for one car off street and other unlimited free parking a block away. Take Polk into the neighborhood to the end of the block. Thats our Yellow house on the corner of Polk and Bloodworth. Turn left on Bloodworth St. and pay attention to the signs. Public transportation will bring you from the airport for $2.00 Monday - Saturday and you can either walk or take the free R Line shuttle the 8 or so blocks to the nearest stop which is only 2 blocks away from Sally's Suite.
Also will include access to the property's coin laundry
Interaction with guests
We are usually close by and are always happy to provide information and assistance. But only do so if if desired by guests. Our motto is that we want our places to be "Cozy like a B&B but anonymous like a hotel."
Other things to note
Please contact us if you need extra heat or cooling, tips and directions or if need anything and don't find it, We'll be happy to help.
No Smoking Inside the apartment.
No pets without prior permission and pet fee. (See below)
Only fun people who like cool old buildings in a great Downtown location should send reservations :)
NO PETS without prior discussion and permission and arrangement at the time you make your reservation.
We do consider allowing guest to bring a small, well behaved, reasonably quiet, sweet dog with prior approval. If approved, there is a modest extra fee of $20.00 for cleaning.
Actually we love dogs so don't hesitate to ask..
Also, right after you book please send us a photo of your 4 legged buddy.
We're very young at heart boomers. We love to laugh. We also love travel, good wine, good music, good conversation, good food and interesting people. We have lived in Raleigh's oldest and coolest Historic District for over 25 years and have watched, enjoyed and participated in the resurgence of Downtown Raleigh. We love sharing Raleigh's treasures with friends and guests. You'll love The Little Nest as your Downtown Raleigh get away.
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Our philosophy as hosts is to provide "great getaways which are cozy like a bed and breakfast, but anonymous like a hotel". While we respect our guests privacy, we're more than willing to offer suggestions on fun things to enjoy and the "insider scoop" on the best of the best to see and do in our towns. We really love to get to know the real local culture from locals when we travel and enjoy offering the same opportunity to our guests. So by all means call us if you need us or would like to visit. Otherwise we'll give you your space.
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