The Parlour room has a sofa bed and plenty of space to work or study.

Private room

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed

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About this listing

Everything needed for reading, writing, and sleeping, minutes from campus and cafes, even decorated with diplomas-- a perfect place for your academic visit. Guests are welcome to share facilities and events at the Center for Human Science next door.

The space

… This charming room has glass doors to the ground-floor hallway and windows facing both north and west. Bookcases, desk, convertible sofa, armchairs, bureau, closet, and a private tiled bathroom make it perfect for both day and night-time use.
... The "Brick House," about as close to UNC as you can get without joining a sorority, was built in 1925, converted to apartments during the Depression, and thoroughly modernized, restored, and remodeled in 2011.
… The Parlour room can be rented by itself or as part of the “Party Suite,” which additionally consists of a beautiful living room with decorative fireplace, a fully equipped eat-in kitchen, a sunroom with futon, and a rear patio.
... The room is part of the Center for Human Science, which consists of seven air-conditioned houses on its own 2-acre campus in the heart of Chapel Hill. Run by a charity chartered in 1981 to promote interdisciplinary communication in the behavioral and social sciences (it conducted the famous Nags Head oceanfront conferences for 25 years), the Center provides short- and long-term accommodations to graduate students, faculty, and members of the general public interested in understanding the world we live in. It also sponsors lectures and seminars.

Guest access

… Breakfast, snacks, fruit, and coffee are available 24/7 in the breakfast nook of 219 McCauley next door (see House Manual for entry code). The nook is equipped with microwave, toaster oven, and instant hot water for tea. Please be sure to record what you take.
… Happy Hours are frequently held in the Quorum dining room, whose bar was relocated from a favorite watering spot in Research Triangle Park.
... The covered porch at 219 McCauley has rocking chairs and a swing overlooking the street. It is a great place for reading and quiet reflection. Soon, the back deck will have shaded seating and tables.
... The 219 McCauley seminar room has a large screen projection TV.
… Wooden (12), metal (6), and tile (4) picnic tables, park benches (7), hammocks (4), hanging swings (
... The shaded grove between 219 and 223 may beckon you with its grill, tables, and hammocks - perfect for lazy days and nights from March through November.
... A computer lab, library, indoor swimming pool and rudimentary gym are located in another adjacent building, for which you will be given the entry code if you wish. The "Endless" swimming pool has an adjustable current, allowing you to swim at your own pace for as long as you like without turning.
... An elegant livingroom w/ fireplace, kitchen/dining room with fireplace, sunroom, and porch in 213 can be booked separately for all or part of your stay, if you would like to entertain guests for dinner or a party (see "Party room next to UNC and downtown")
... A washer/dryer in the garage will soon be available for guest use.
… There is a basketball court and a covered bike shed, with some bikes available for your use (they may require use of an air pump).
… Finally, there is an awesome two-person swing and a bronze elephant, suitable for riding by both children and adults!

Interaction with guests

... Your host lives in an adjacent building and can suggest things to do, places to go, and answer any questions you may have.
... You may share meals in the dining room with Fellows at the Center for Human Science, and attend Center events.
... Or you can stay to yourself, as you please.
... All units are individually keyed and have a deadbolt or chain on the inside.

Other things to note

... Pests: Pests are an unfortunate fact of life in NC, especially in historic houses and well-treed properties. However, many guests object to the use of conventional pesticides. We have engaged Sage Pest Control, an environmentally friendly company that uses chrysanthemum-based products to provide regular treatments. If you see any ants, roaches, mosquitoes or spiders, please report them to (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN), identifying the Center for Human Science and the house you are in, and they will try to send someone over.
... Before leaving, we would appreciate it if you could put your used towels and sheets in a pillowcase and leave them by the front door.
... Change in Reservation: Because this room is occasionally in demand for guests here for longer stays, we reserve the right to upgrade you to alternative Center accommodations suitable to the size of your party for no additional cost. If you have any additional specifications for the room, we will try our best to accommodate those in the alternate housing.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1 (Private bathroom)
Bed type: Pull-out Sofa
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Private room


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: £12
Weekly Discount: 15%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 4PM



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

1 night minimum stay

14 Reviews

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Ashley User Profile
June 2017
Alexa was a great host. When I had questions or concerns, she got back to me immediately, and was cheerful and ready to help. I would recommend this location particularly to graduate students on a budget who are traveling to Chapel Hill for a conference.

Patrick User Profile
May 2017
Great stay! Convenient and easy check-in/out, room fully stocked, and free coffee in the morning!

Jeremy User Profile
May 2017
Small, cozy space that's just functional for a stay of a couple of days. Right on the UNC campus, and a quick walk away from the center of town. Have to sleep on a pull out couch, but for the value its definitely a solid place to stay.

Shannon User Profile
November 2016
All in all it was fine for what I needed- a quick stay in Chapel Hill that was walking distance from UNC campus. There were some issues with the room that I was able to deal with for one night.

Erin User Profile
November 2016
The pictures posted were very accurate, but I found the home to be even more comfortable than the pictures made it seem. It was very clean and extremely close to campus - a perfect place for us to stay for a weekend in Chapel Hill. The party suite was perfect to have a few friends in the area over to catch up, and the outdoor porch was a lovely way to enjoy the fall day. I would definitely return to this place!

Maddie User Profile
October 2016
The room is really nice and it's in a great location! But the bed is broken and we struggled to put chairs and stools underneath the mattress so that it wouldn't collapse. Unfortunately there was no sheet for us when we arrived and we were also only given one pillow without a pillowcase (when the booking was for 2 guests). I messaged the host at around 10pm and got a reply in the morning saying where we can go get our own sheets from another building.

Jess User Profile
October 2016
The location and price of the Parlor Room cannot be beat!! The room is very quaint and has a good size private bathroom. It's in a shared house so you will hear some noise, but overall it's the perfect little room. The sofa bed is a sofa bed so just be prepared for that and perhaps consider buying a cheap air bed at the Walgreens on Franklin Street. Estrella was very responsive and the check in and check it process was a breeze!

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States · Joined in April 2015
Alexa User Profile


I am a recent graduate from UNCG where I got a Bachelors degree in history and political science. I concentrated in Genocide studies and hope to further my academic career in that field in the near future. Thanks for checking out our rooms and let me know if you have any questions. :)

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