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Spacious Historic Home Filled with Antiques!
Spacious Historic Home Filled with Antiques!

Entire home/flat

4 Guests

2 Bedrooms

3 Beds

Entire home/flat

4 Guests

2 Bedrooms

3 Beds

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About this listing

My home is located in Historic Oakwood, a beautiful historic neighborhood. It is furnished with antiques, and has a modern kitchen and laundry room. Perfect for long term stays! Lots of room with fully equipped kitchen. Large front porch with swing and rocking chairs!
Within walking distance of legislature building downtown, Moore Square and Person St, and a short car ride to NCSU and Glenwood. Of course, our neighborhood is gorgeous!
15% Military discount - Please ask.

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The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1.5
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 3
Check In: 3PM - 6PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/flat
Self check-in: Lockbox


Extra people: £11 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: £16
Security Deposit: £161
Weekly Discount: 15%
Weekend Price: £97 / night


The space

Guests are welcome to use the front porch, living room, dining room, kitchen, two bedrooms and both baths. The sewing room will be locked, and the back yard is off limits. I live just upstairs with my two dogs. This building is the first duplex built in Raleigh in 1904, and normal family noises can be heard, such as stair steps and you will hear the dogs running around above you. As the evening approaches, the household settles down.

Guest access

My home has a large front porch with rocking chairs and a swing that guests are welcome to use. The backyard is not accessible except as an emergency exit. Please do not open back door as my dogs will more than likely be in their play area, and will bark their heads off!

Interaction with guests

I will be staying in an apartment above the guest's rental and will be able to help should the need arise, for example for repairs or questions. I have lived in downtown Raleigh over 30 years and can help with activity and driving recommendations. If you do not need me, you will not see me! I respect your absolute privacy!

The neighbourhood

I live in a historic neighborhood that was almost razed by the city for a four lane thoroughfare. A group of neighbors banned together and fought the city to preserve this historic neighborhood. I am proud to be part of that tradition. It is a beautiful neighborhood to walk in and you will see many folks out walking their dogs and visiting with each other. Here is a link to the Oakwood Walking Guide, which details the history of the houses by address:

Getting around

We are only minutes away from everything going on in downtown Raleigh, which includes festivals, restaurants, art events and wonderful science museums!

Other things to note

Check-in time is no sooner than 3:00 pm for cleaning. Please make travel plans accordingly. Due to past abuses, I no longer allow early check-ins. Guests are free to park at the house early and stroll the neighborhood or attend an event downtown.

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 3PM - 6PM

House Rules
- Please contact me through Airbnb messaging. I do not recognize phone numbers when using SMS texting.
- Please text me with your ETA on the day of check in. I will then send you the code for the key lock box on the front door.
- Please allow me the courtesy to remedy a problem before posting a poor review.
- There is no smoking in the house. Please use front porch and please use ashtray. Do not toss your butts in the yard. I consider that an actionable offense.
- Our neighborhood has a noise ordinance to protect our neighbors: after 11 pm on weekdays and 2 am on weekends.
- No children between 6 mos and 12. Please do not even ask for an exception.
- Parking is available on the side and front of the house.
- Please hang your towel for re-use.
- Guests are expected to wash the dishes they use.
- I put out towels based on registered guests. Please ask if additional towels are needed.
- I consider almost all small damages to be accidents if you report them to me.



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

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

115 Reviews

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Patrick User Profile
April 2017
Simple booking, entry and exit process. Lauren is a great host. Location is very good, calm leafy and relaxing, 12min walk to downtown Raleigh and 70% of the city seems to be a sub $10 Uber.

Robert User Profile
April 2017
Home was well equipped with plenty of bath supplies. Kitchen had everything we needed. Beds were very comfortable, and it was quiet. Fabulous location. We walked just a couple of blocks to the Governor's Mansion, then on past old homes, most of which have been restored as offices now, government and private. Then on just a few blocks more, past Peace University and to 18 Seaboard, a really great upscale seafood restaurant.

Catharine User Profile
April 2017
This is my fourth stay at Lauren's. The home is spotless, with a great quiet location between a coffee shop and local restaurant. Lauren is quick to respond and really went the extra mile to help me find a place to stay at the last minute. A true gem of a host. A wonderful place to sleep and reflect on life.

Leah User Profile
April 2017
The house was great, neighborhood was beautiful, and perfect for our family. There was a miscommunication that could have been spoken about before jumping to conclusions. We were able to resolve. Thank you.

Patricia User Profile
April 2017
Beautiful home with all the amenities. Walking distance to many restaurants and coffee shops. Only a few blocks from the Capitol building. Fabulous neighborhood. I recommend it.

Josh User ProfileJosh is a superhost.
April 2017
Lauren's home was wonderful. Very comfortable beds, great internet, and a very cozy real southern experience with a great front porch and antiques. Only a one night stay, but it made for a relaxing night on a work trip!

Jeremy User ProfileJeremy is a superhost.
April 2017
Lauren's place is a wonderful little gem in a walkable historic neighborhood adjacent to downtown. Great restaurants nearby (within a few blocks) as well as government buildings and museums. Walking into the home was like walking into my Grandmothers house, between the smells of the old house, photographs, New Orleans art, antiques and creative structuring, one is in for an experience. Check in and check out were quite easy and the full kitchen was a nice feature that we did not get to utilize. Cozy beds too... I would recommend to anyone looking at being in historic Raleigh for business or for pleasure

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States · Joined in January 2016
Lauren User Profile

Baby boomer retired from the corporate business life, but still not sure where I want to go, what I want to do and how much work I want to do (or not do!) I love historic homes and own three of them in downtown Raleigh.

Originally from South Louisiana, I moved to Raleigh in 1984 to work with IBM. I love to sew and am currently designing and making handbags. I also love to cook and can make a mean gumbo!

I have two dogs that are the absolute loves of my life.

Response rate: 100%
(past 30 days)
Response time: within an hour

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