CHARMING, PRIVATE, 2+ BR FOREST HOME IN DURHAM, NC, NEAR TRAILS AND DUKE UNIV.

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Bedrooms 2
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CHARMING, PRIVATE, 2+ BR FOREST HOME IN DURHAM, NC, NEAR TRAILS AND DUKE UNIV.

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Private Home Nestled in Forest (2+ BR, 1 bath, Sleeps 1- 4)

Charming home at the end of a residential street, nestled in beautiful oak forest, located in Durham, NC near the Eno River and approximately 10 minutes from Duke University.

View the forest through the large skylights in the high ceiling above the open living/dining area. Enjoy forest views through every window in the home and from the two private decks. Hike nature trails beginning within 150 ft of the home and extending to and through the Eno River State Park. Be near, but feel far, from everything except nature.

The master bedroom has a Queen-size Sleep Number bed and a private enclosed deck at the back of house. The second bedroom has an antique full-size bed. We have added a full-size futon bed to the attic. The full bathroom is newly remodeled and the kitchen is fully equipped (including a new side-by-side refrigerator, a new glass-top stove/oven and basic pantry items) with all that you need to enjoy cooking and baking during your stay. The 400 square foot loft has a large forest-view skylight and is outfitted with two desks and reading chairs, and a futon sofa/bed.

This home is ideal for visiting scholars, families, parents visiting adult children at Duke, for patients/families visiting Duke Medical Center and for singles, couples or families looking for some time away.

We welcome families with small children (we have two of our own!). Stair gate, twin air mattress, pack-n-play, high chair, and toys and books for are available upon request.

Keywords: Short visit, Extended stay, Residential, Durham, North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Triangle, Duke, UNC, family visitors, wedding guests, professors, visiting scholar, conference visitors, retreat, getaway, relocation, medical center

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Guestbook comments from the owner
Thank you again for a wonderful stay in your forest home! You have been more than helpful and welcoming. Letting us use your pack and play, high chair, etc. has made this place feel more like home. If we ever come back to Durham, we will book here again.
Jul 2014
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This was our family home for years. With the birth of our second child we moved to nearby Chapel Hill. We love this beautiful forest location so much that we couldn't bear to part with the home and instead decided to share it with others. We still visit often.

The Owner purchased this house in 1998

We love to walk the miles of nature trails that begin at the end of the driveway and lead to the Eno River. The Eno River trails are a favorite in our family- they even provided the backdrop for our wedding!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
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Reviews

4.7
based on 9 traveler reviews

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Charming, Private, 2+ BR Forest Home in Durham, NC, Near Trails and Duke Univ.
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 9 reviews
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Charming, Private, 2+ BR Forest Home in Durham, NC, Near Trails and Duke Univ.
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Durham North Carolina Piedmont
3

Nice woods

  • 3 of 5
This property was as described. Nice and private location. The only problem that I wish I had seen mentioned is the strong musty smell. I think it would be greatly improved by replacement of the blue carpet. I could smell the mustiness upon opening the storm door, before even opening the door to the property. If I had a choice, I might have left for another place to stay, and I am not usually this affected by smells.
  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children
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Charming, Private, 2+ BR Forest Home in Durham, NC, Near Trails and Duke Univ.
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Durham North Carolina Piedmont
Portola, CA
4

Wonderful stay in home in the woods!!

  • 4 of 5
Overall, my wife & I enjoyed our stay in this rustic, comfy home on the edge of Durham. The owners provide everything you would need to have a comfortable stay. We liked that the kitchen is well equipped even with lots of left-over, usable condiments. We'd recommend checking in first, before shopping for food, to avoid buying what is already present in the home. The master bed was a treat with its adjustable comfort levels. Most of all, we enjoyed being in the woods, yet close to the Duke campus. We also frequently hiked the trail just outside the home to the Eno River.
  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Charming, Private, 2+ BR Forest Home in Durham, NC, Near Trails and Duke Univ.
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+1 4402131512
Durham North Carolina Piedmont
Pinellas Park, FL
5

A great place to stay!!

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful stay. We loved the deer right on the front porch and hiking the trail :D We were so close to everything. Kitchen was well stocked with all the pots, pans and everything we needed!!
  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Charming, Private, 2+ BR Forest Home in Durham, NC, Near Trails and Duke Univ.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p378906vb
+1 4402131512
Durham North Carolina Piedmont
Ann Arbor, Michigan
5

House in the Woods Durham

  • 5 of 5
Lovely quiet setting! Wish it had been warmer outdoors so we could enjoy the outdoor sheeting area.
  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Charming, Private, 2+ BR Forest Home in Durham, NC, Near Trails and Duke Univ.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p378906vb
+1 4402131512
Durham North Carolina Piedmont
Big Bear City, CA
5

The Perfect Setting!

  • 5 of 5
The owner was very accommodating for our special event. My daughter, who I had to put up for adoption 35 years ago and I, along with her mom and my mother all met at this lovely location. It was awesome! What made it even better, I was able to cook a full course dinner for her after 35 years, with the help of the fully outfitted kitchen that was provided in this great little house. The beds were VERY comfortable. The location was great as it was only a mile from the major grocery store, yet it is located in a beautiful wooded forest. It WILL be our go to place when we come back to visit my wonderful daughter.
  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
Charming, Private, 2+ BR Forest Home in Durham, NC, Near Trails and Duke Univ.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p378906vb
+1 4402131512
Durham North Carolina Piedmont
Austin, Texas
5

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  • 5 of 5
I loved this charming house in the forest. Close enough to anything you need in Durham but remote enough to lose yourself in the forest...which was just what I needed!!
  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Young Children
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Availability & Rates

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Durham House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
May 1 2014 - Sep 14 2014
4 night minimum stay
$135
$775
$1,800
 
 
Off-season
Sep 15 2014 - Apr 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$125
$700
$1,600
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$135
$775
$1,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $85 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.5%
Notes Rates subject to change until confirmed; SMOKING PROHIBITED
Cancellations made more than 30 days prior to arrival (45 days for monthly rentals) are subject to a $50 or 5% (whichever is greater) service fee to cover the cost of credit card transaction fees. Cancellations or changes that result in a shortened stay, that are made within 30 (45) days of arrival date, forfeit full advance payment.

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Amenities

Amenities

Durham House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Internet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Long Distance
  • Linens Provided
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Large vanity with drawers, medicine cabinet over toilect, combination bathtub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Guest Bedroom - 1 double
    Semi-private loft - 1 double
  • Queen size, Sleep-Number bed in master bedroom, Double Bed in 2nd downstairs bedroom, double futon bed in semi-private (with a door) loft space. Twin air mattress and and/or pack-n-play (with jersey sheet) available upon request. Linens provided for all beds.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Television
  • Books
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Patio
Suitability:
  • non smoking only ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • golf
Notes:
Guitar available for use.
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