view of room from entryComfortable king-sized bed.
Spacious Downtown Guesthouse
Spacious Downtown Guesthouse
4 guests
2 beds
1 bath
4 guests
2 beds
1 bath
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Ages 2 - 12
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4 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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The guesthouse is one mile North of downtown Raleigh in a quiet neighborhood. You can walk to breakfast at Yellow Dog bakery, walk to dinner at highly rated restaurants, and end your day with chocolates from local chocolatier Escazu.

The space

This 525 square-foot guesthouse is a private room above a detached garage. It has loft ceilings, generous lighting, a comfortable king-sized bed, comfortable full-sized futon, sitting area, and full-sized private bathroom. In-room Keurig coffee maker with coffee pods provided. Includes microwave, mini-frig, and plates and utensils.

Guest access

This listing has self check-in and check-out with keypad access. You will have access to the guesthouse and by default, the garage. Drop off your bags at the garage, park and then carry them upstairs. Your entry and exit will be through the large garage door that faces the alley. There is a keypad on the garage door. No cars are kept in the garage, so you will not be bothered by the garage door opening and closing. You are welcome to use the courtyard table and chairs. Just be aware we have a friendly dog (Lucy) who is prone to get excited about new guests and jump up on them a bit. She has full access to the courtyard through her doggie door. Your entry and exit will be through the garage door.

Interaction with guests

My interaction with guests will be limited. I love you of course, but I'm away working most of the time. If you need help, I'm available by text or email.

Other things to note

Be aware there is a train track nearby. Fortunately, it's mostly just a low rumble that helps put you to sleep.

If you book, you'll need to read the location directions provided for directions, parking and check-in instructions.

There are 21 steps from the ground floor to the room, and the stairwell is a bit narrow.

There is a lock on the door to the apartment, and the heavy security is provided by a deadbolt on the garage door that leads to the courtyard.

Your entry and exit during your stay will be through the garage door, which has a keypad.

Wireless Internet
Free parking on premises
Laptop friendly workspace

Sleeping arrangements
Common spaces
1 king bed, 1 double bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with keypad

You must also acknowledge
Some pet(s) live in the house


142 Reviews

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Ines User Profile
October 2017
Rebecca was very accommodating and a great host! Clean, very spacious, quiet neighborhood, and great location make it a perfect place to stay!

Preston User Profile
October 2017
Rebecca was amazing! Tons of space and close to a lot of restaurants and shops. Would definitely recommend!

Andrew User Profile
October 2017
This was a fantastic space, very close to downtown. Very walkable if so inclined and super easy to also grab an uber to get somewhere if not inclined to walk. I left my car there and walked to the south end of downtown, 1.5 miles and 25 min to red hat amphitheater area and it was great. Took uber back, super easy and convenient. The place was a perfect little hideaway and a great value I thought. Excellent host and space and I'd definitely use again.

Tori & Seth User ProfileTori & Seth is a superhost.
October 2017
Rebecca's place was very cute & quaint! The perfect place for my short stay in Raleigh. The self-check in is super convenient, and I loved that there were several places to sit and stretch out. It was also nice having a mini-fridge, coffee maker & microwave. Very fresh and clean, safe neighborhood.

Brett User Profile
October 2017
Great place, close to lots of food, entertainment, nightlife, etc. I’d stay again.

Kate User Profile
October 2017
We absolutely appreciated the hospitality. She went above and beyond to welcome us into her home. We caught a red eye but couldn't sleep on the plane and was sleep deprived. She allowed us to crash on her couch two hours before check in. Thank you for everything. Your house is so chic. Clean, comfy, close to everything and great recommendations!

Michael User Profile
October 2017
Great communication, the room is massive, the location was perfect and the value made the experience all the better. Loved the built in Air Conditioner, just like you would find in a hotel.
Rebecca User ProfileRebecca is a superhost.
Response from Rebecca:
Thank you Michael, guests love the wall unit AC and heater. It gives you complete control of the temperature in the room.
October 2017

Raleigh, North Carolina, United StatesJoined in September 2016
Rebecca User ProfileRebecca is a superhost.
Rebecca Merola Owner of Blackbird Home Beautification, a small business offering gardening consulting, landscape design and interior design. I've traveled to many of the United States as well as England, Wales, Austria, Germany and Australia. I drink a LOT of tea. Green J…
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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