Fully equipped kitchen
Secluded apt next to UNC, downtown
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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A separate entrance leads to the office, eat-in kitchen, and living room with fireplace and Murphy bed. A screened porch opens onto the private backyard with hammock. Guests are welcome to share meals and facilities at the Center for Human Science.

The space

… Located with its own separate entrance at the back of the Pink House, this cheerful, well-equipped, compact apartment is right in the heart of things yet extremely private. Short of living in a sorority, there is no closer place to the UNC Hospital or Schools of Medicine, Public Health, Social Work,
… Despite the convenience of its location, the apartment is surprisingly private. You enter through a bright and cheerful office with a side door into a large, screened-in porch which opens onto a private backyard with hammock. A second door leads into a fully-equipped eat-in kitchen. You pass the bathroom with tub on the way to the living room where comfortable armchairs flank a small dresser, a decorative fireplace, large mirror, and a small closet. Where’s the bedroom? you ask. You’re looking at it. A queen-sized Murphy bed is waiting for you to pull down, fully made.
... This apartment 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.
… 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 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.
... Your unit is individually keyed.

Other things to note

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.

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 guaranteed treatments. If you see any ants, roaches, mosquitoes or spiders, please report the problem to the company and they will send someone over. The contact information will be provided in the House Manual.

Wireless Internet
Free parking on premise

Extra people £6 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee £19
Weekly Discount: 15%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 10AM


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector

On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 2 nights.

31 Reviews

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Gregor User Profile
April 2016
Kolio has an excellent apartment. It was clean easy to reach from CH and will plenty of amenities. Perhaps the addition of some cooking materials would help but overall a lovely place to stay :) I stayed twice I enjoyed it so much.

Nancy User Profile
September 2017
This a no-frills apartment in an older house. However it's reasonably priced, in an unbeatable location, felt completely safe, has convenient laundry facilities, and a breakfast nook next door that's stocked with yogurt, bagels, granola, cottage cheese, etc and available 24/7. Check-in was easy and I had no problems during the week I was there. Would stay there again.

Sydney User Profile
September 2017
To be completely fair and helpful as possible to the next guest, I will start with the positives then list the negatives of this stay. Full disclosure: I ended up cancelling less than half way through my stay. The apartment was as described - a historic old home, very basic and rustic. The location is prime for accessing campus. Parking was easy. Entry to the space was easy despite a tricky door handle. The main negatives for me were the huge noise issues (why we left and cancelled) as well as the bed. The bed felt particularly unclean. The linens were sketchy and there was no top sheet - only a comforter. Unfortunately, this "secluded" apartment is the back portion of the house and located under the stairs. With paper thin walls, you are left to the mercy of the other occupants and their choice of noise level. If you value sleep and quiet at normal hours, DO NOT STAY HERE. Our other occupants thought loud music, talking, running up and down the stairs, and moving furniture was acceptable from midnight until 5 am. Sounds exaggerated, but these revelers were in town for a football game and promptly began drinking again as soon as the sun came up. Multiple phone calls and emails were sent to Ervin throughout the night/morning in a desparate plea to reach out to the other occupants and ask for peace (our bangings and yells through the walls were unanswered) and ended in a night of no sleep. I did not hear from Ervin until OVER 24 hours later. His communication is negligent at best. Needless to say, we immediately cancelled and are waiting on our full refund. On our way out, a random man who claimed to be staff there looked surprised to see us in the apartment. He claimed they never booked out both the apartments at the same time due to the noise problems. Unfortunately, this was the case for us. Definitely clarify with Ervin before on this if you plan to chance this for the location, but his communication is terrible so good luck on getting a clear answer. I recommend the Aloft down near Glen Lennox before ever wasting your money here.

Riva User Profile
May 2017
Do not rent the pink house. Disaster of an experience.

Kyle User Profile
May 2017
Great location, really close to walk to Franklin St and the UNC campus. The place was nice and exactly as described.

Michael User Profile
April 2017
Ervin's place was as advertised. It's a private space, with parking, in a great location and relatively inexpensive. Ervin was really helpful with my questions pre-check-in. I ran into the property maintenance man and he was friendly; he asked if there were any issues or anything that needed his attention. I didn't take advantage of the shared spaces, including the free breakfast foods so I can't comment on that. What I did experience was great by itself. I would (and probably will) stay here again during another trip to Chapel Hill. Thanks for the great stay!

Dan User Profile
April 2017
As I booked this apartment for 5 weeks, I would like to give a little more detailed review here. Location: The location of the apartment is great for a stay at UNC. My lab at the school of pharmacy was in 10 min walking distance. Franklin street, as well as public transportation, is also in close distance. Apartment: I arrived around midnight and the check-in was really easy with the detailed description, which Ervin provided before. The apartment itself is comfortable but everything looks used. The rooms were cleaned but not with full effort, some leftover snacks and beauty equipment were lying on the floor. I had clean sheets and fresh towels but one of the aditional blankets in the closet was really dirty. The bathroom is ok. The water was hot, the toilet seat is a little bit loose and a constant dripping from the shower head results in some ugly yellow stains in the tub. The kitchen is well equipped (except only one spoon) with everything you need and in good shape for preparing meals. The apartment is very private, but you will hear a lot from your neighbours in the other apartment in the house. Most of the time the apartment was vacant and therefore quiet. One important fact is, that the control of the AC is located in this adjacent apartment and you have to either negotiate with your neighbours or ask for the entry code to change it yourself. All in all the apartment was good enough for my stay if it wasn't about the... ...Roaches: The description mentions problems with pests in NC. Unfortunately the apartment was in deed infested with roaches during my stay. I encounterd the first one after few days and found more and more from then on. Ervin called pest control, who sprayed against the roaches after 3 days. As this didn't help they sprayed again some days later. Unfortunately roaches can not be removed from one day to another. I was not offered another apartment until I specifically asked for it. Due to booked up apartments I had to move several times in and out of the roach apartment, but in the end I could at least spend my last week in a roach free place. (Special thanks to Alexa here, who was really helpful). Center of Human Science (CHS): The apartment is a part of the CHS, which is basically a complex of several buildings with apartments which can be rented. The description is a little bit missleading in some cases. The "rudimentary" gym for example, is so rudimentary that it only consists of one bench without any weights. Also the bikes do not only require the use of an air pump but whole new tires... The breakfast nook is a nice feature. I got myself some fruits and bagels there. Sometimes you can even find beer in the fridge and enjoy it while watching basketball on the big screen in the seminar room. I spent 2 great...

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I am a part time student and historical reenactor, I have a fascination with the history of humans and how they developed new techniques and tools throughout the world. I'm a student of Anthropology with a fascination with metals and their role in human societal development, and have presented posters at Archaeological conferences in Seattle and Quebec on the subject of the First Colony in the New World.

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