The Creamsicle Cottage 2 room is in a stand alone building with its own entrance off the patio.The room is large, quiet and pleasant.
Creamsicle Cottage Near Duke & Downtown
2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
Please set the number of adults.
Please set the number of children.
Ages 2 - 12
Please set the number of infants.
Under 2
2 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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Separate cottage with private entrance in garden setting, close to Duke and downtown. Bathroom is in the main house 10 steps away. Have coffee on the patio, listen to the birds & waterfall near the rock pond. Loaner bikes and cheap $5 car rides offered to guests.

The space

This is a former freestanding art studio that we've turned into a comfortable, private room with a private entrance separate from the rest of the house. It has many advantages over our other airbnb room in the house, but its disadvantage is that you have to walk 10 steps across our patio to enter the house to use the bathroom/shower. Its main advantages are its privacy, larger size (15 x 21 feet) and amenities including a queen bed, a couch/single bed, fridge/microwave, electric kettle, library table, kitchen table, and antique wardrobe.
If you’d rather be inside the house, look for our other listing titled "Garden house near Duke, Downtown" (click on our profile and then look on the left for our other listings).

Located on the edge of historic Forest Hills neighborhood on a quiet, leafy, residential street, our sweet cottage is covered in vines, with many gardens, water features, grape arbor, fruit trees, and multiple patios for sitting out and watching the many birds at the feeders.

We are a mile to two miles from downtown Durham, Duke University, Duke hospital, Duke Gardens, American Tobacco, the Brightleaf District, Durham Performing Arts Center and the Durham Ballpark. We are just a few blocks from the American Tobacco Trail, and have loaner bikes for our visitors. We have two friendly, mid-sized dogs who quietly welcome all guests and one large personable cat who deals with anything that comes his way. The airbnb room, however, is off limits to the pets in consideration of fur sensitive guests.

We serve gourmet, French press coffee, muffins, toast, or cereal on your first morning. Have it on the patio in the garden! We love visitors and can help steer you to the best of Durham, including cheap eats and gourmet treats, hiking/biking trails, secret water holes, museums and events, family fun and the nightlife scene.

When your room and our other airbnb room are both booked, you would need to share the use of the guest bathroom. To avoid problems, any of our guests can use the other bathroom/shower in the house as needed.

The few times we've had double bookings we've had great luck with everyone--instant parties have formed with a bottle of wine around the dining table or out on the patio. We seem to be under some fortunate moon that brings very compatible people here -- charming, interesting, and with advanced social skills.

We really enjoy hosting and being a guest through airbnb, We've met some wonderful and interesting people from all over the world, some of whom have become friends and returning guests.

Interaction with guests

We enjoy our morning coffee with our guests and have had many pleasant evenings on the patio sharing a glass of wine and hearing of their travels.

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 single bed

Family/Kid Friendly
Wireless Internet

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in time is 12PM (noon) - 11PM
Check out by 11AM

No smoking indoors.
We request an estimate --within one hour--of when you will arrive.
No additional guests are allowed to visit or stay over without asking our permission beforehand.
Children are counted towards the maximum number (2) of guests for this room.
We don't allow booking a room for another person unless you contact us first to discuss.

You must also acknowledge
Dog(s) and cat(s) live in the house


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit

1 night minimum stay

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Nicholl User Profile
September 2017
The perfect spot for exploring downtown Durham. I enjoyed my stay and will definitely book again. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

Taylor User Profile
September 2017
Needed a place to stay for a night while visiting some friends. Great location and convenience.

Joel User Profile
August 2017
Great location for this cute cottage. Robe & slippers are a thoughtful touch!

Caroline User Profile
August 2017
Super wonderful stay! Mesa and Stuart are so hospitable and kind. Their house is so close to downtown Durham and they have wonderful recommendations on how to spend your time. The cottage is nice and cozy and gives you your own personal space. Great stay!

Nathaniel User Profile
August 2017
Great place to stay near Durham. Very friendly.

Marian User Profile
August 2017
Our stay was very brief, but we had a very positive experience and highly recommended staying there!

Don User Profile
August 2017
Lovely apartment, wonderful garden and awesome hosts

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Durham, North Carolina, United StatesJoined in January 2012
Mesa & Stuart User ProfileMesa & Stuart is a superhost.

I am a teacher, writer, photographer, reader, traveler, and lover of children and animals. I love big long novels, hiking to remote canyons, exploring side streets in European cities, and walking my dogs. My husband, Stuart, and I travel as often as we can, and like to stay at hostels, monastaries, and off-beat lodgings. My husband is a musician, web designer, movie buff, and, as I was told nearly thirty years ago when I first met him and his friend was describing him to me, no matter what we do,he always has more fun than anyone else.

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