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