There is great filtered daylight then the full late afternoon sunsets through the large bay windows there on the right.We just refinished the 200 year old heart pine floors and they are spectacular!   The home has many classic architectural features.
Sally's Suite Downtown Raleigh
Sally's Suite Downtown Raleigh
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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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.

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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.

Guest access

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.

Wireless Internet

Extra people $10 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee $35
Weekly Discount: 25%
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House Rules
No smoking
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 11AM

No Smoking Inside the apartment.
No pets without prior permission and pet fee. (See below)
No Stress.
No Drama.
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.

You must also acknowledge
Amenity limitations - This apartment has a kitchenette, NOT a full kitchen. It includes a microwave, a coffee pot, a toaster oven, an induction burner, dishes, pots, etc.
Dog(s) and cat(s) live in the house


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector

2 nights minimum stay

107 Reviews

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Bryan User Profile
October 2017
The place was fantastic and in such a great location. Would definitely stay here again next time in Raleigh. Thanks again for everything!

Dan User Profile
October 2017
Great location for a visit to Raleigh. Easy walk to downtown on the busy street that runs in front of the house. If you are visiting people with children who live in the area, the Childrens Museum is a short walk and definitely worth seeing. Eddie was very quick to respond to my request for assistance in entering the house and encouraged us to contact them if we had any other questions.

Wayne User Profile
October 2017
A great place stay in a Victorian house.

Emily User Profile
September 2017
Sally's Suite was in a nice residential historic neighborhood not far from downtown. My dog and I enjoyed walks around the area, and I had an easy commute to nearby areas for work. The suite had everything I needed and parking was easy. I enjoyed the homey bright feeling and friendly neighborhood.

Jamie Lin User Profile
August 2017
Great stay! In the heart of raleigh with lots of options within walking distance. Easy parking right out front of our door. Very clean with lots of seating. Loved the chandelier in the center of room! Perfect for us! Thanks again!

Jill User Profile
August 2017
Eddie and Kay's place was clean and exactly as described. The location couldn't be better -- in the middle of a beautiful and walkable historic neighborhood but also walking distance to downtown Raleigh. Eddie and Kay are great hosts and check in and check out was easy! Thanks so much for a great trip!

Marian User Profile
August 2017
The room is private and the location is convenient and walkable.

Raleigh, North Carolina, United StatesJoined in August 2011
Eddie And Kay User ProfileEddie And Kay is a superhost.

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.

We've owned The William Gaskins House on the Neuse River in Downtown New Bern for over 14 years. It is right in the middle of the coolest Historic District in NC's colonial capital. It is a fun casual and very enjoyable place for your visit with family, friends or business associates.

We've owned and operated Gray Court apartments with great friends Phil and Pam Neari for over 12 years, as we watched Downtown Winston Salem come back to life. By 2012, Downtown W-S had become very alive with Great Culture, Music, Art, Food, Beverages and Fun. So we decided it was past time to have a get away place there so we could enjoy the fun activities which are going on there constantly. You'll have the opportunity to enjoy all these great activities and more at our Downtown Winston Salem Getaway. You'll love the 5 minute walk to everywhere in Downtown Winston Salem from the Winston-Salem Dash baseball stadium to great restaurants, bars, galleries, shopping and more!

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.

Live with Gratitude and Live for Today!

Yesterday is History.
Tomorrow is a Mystery.
Today is a GIFT....... That's why they call it THE PRESENT!

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