Steps to campus and right on Franklin Street - the Carolina is the perfect retreat to call home while visiting UNC Chapel Hill. The home boasts four bedrooms with four full baths and two living rooms so it works great for larger groups or families. The home was built in 2012 so it is very new with granite and stainless in the kitchen area. Home will be equipped with two flat screened TVs and WiFi access.
- House2250 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
The Carolina- Your UNC 4 Bedroom Retreat!
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one day
- Calendar last updated:
- Jun 19, 2018
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great location around 1/4 mile to downtown.
Great property and would highly recommend it to anyone in the Chappell hill area
Perfect But Flawed
We were guests in The Carolina in May 2018. We were very happy with the property location and the 4-bedroom, 4-bath layout. Your property is beautiful, but it is flawed. There were safety and health issues we’re obligated to bring to your attention:
Only 1 of the 4 lights in the ceiling of the kitchen would light; the remaining 3 light-bulbs were burned out. Cooking and moving around in a dark environment was unsafe.
The light at the lower turn of the stairwell was also burned out, creating an unsafe walkway into the lower level. It made one of the guests so nervous that she couldn't’t go down to use that space. Unfortunately for us, that was one of the 5 guests sharing a room with someone else, and the King beds are both on the lower level, none on the upper level. This created an inconvenience for us, as the two individuals sharing a room did not have a king size bed.
The smoke detector on the first level was completely dismantled and removed from the ceiling of the hallway off the kitchen, another potentially serious safety hazard.
All three shower curtains had mold on the curtains. This is a health hazard.
The first level shower/bathtub (the one just off the kitchen) has a slippery base, with no texture or roughness on the bottom. The guests found it too slippery to use, and it was necessary to share bathroom showers designated to other guests. That was unfortunate, as we all thought we’d have our own space in a bathroom.
The lower level bedroom to the right as descending the stairs has a lamp on the dresser that is missing the rolling on-off switch, exposing only the long, narrow screw onto which the roller should be. This required plugging in and unplugging the lamp from the wall for usage.
The water dispenser on the refrigerator had such minimal flow that it was rendered useless.
Pictures and communication were shared with owner during our stay; no improvements were made before our departure.
Thanks so much for your review. Prior to your arrival we hadn’t received any of these complaints from previous guests so I was unaware of these issues
We have addressed the light bulb and shower curtain comments with the housekeeper and should be taken care of in the next few days
As for the beds we do indicate which rooms have which size beds - if needing particular sizes on a certain floor is a priority please simply ask the host and we could further clarify
Otherwise it might be best for other accommodations to have been made
Thanks again for the feedback so we can address these items :)
Beautiful newer home ...Perfect for a family getaway!
This home looks exactly like the photos & is very convenient to downtown Chapel Hill. It is very reasonably priced especially as it is only 5 or 6 years old & has 4 bedrooms & 4 baths. The kitchen could be a little better equipped & we had a bath hand towel as our only kitchen towel. Also we definitely could have used more bath towels & some were very thin. We found this unusual since the furniture & bedding were of very good quality. There is a phone number provided for the housekeeper but her voicemail was not set up. There was also a mixup about our date of arrival (not our fault) & the house had not been cleaned yet. Unfortunately the owner, Carla, was out of the country with a 12 hour time difference. She did eventually get back to us & put us up in a beautiful townhouse for the first night. The house was clean & ready the next morning. After the misunderstanding of that first night, we had a great time & enjoyed staying in this house. Once I got in touch with Carla, she was very accessible & accommodating. She also gave us a refund for the first night. We definitely recommend this house & know we had some unusual circumstances. Just ask for more towels 😀�
This location and floor plan worked great for our extended family!
This house was convenient to all our activities at UNC, downtown Chapel Hill, and events at Carolina Inn. The 4 bedrooms were spacious and we liked the 2 bedrooms up-2 down floor plan with each having its own bathroom. We had a leisurely stroll in the lovely residential neighborhood. Since the weather was cool, we enjoyed the gas-log fireplace at night, as the children played in the downstairs den. Thank you, Carla- we all agreed this home is one we would like to rent again!
Perfect property for a family get-together!
Carla replied to any questions I had prior to our stay. The home is conveniently located - close to campus, stores & restaurants just a short drive. It was great having a separate bathroom for each bedroom! Since it's a relatively new construction, the home has wonderful features/very welcoming! It was great to have access to a washer/dryer, since we had been traveling prior to staying at the VRBO. It snowed the day before we arrived & my brother found a shovel to clear the driveway. The heat had been turned on prior to our arrival which was much appreciated since it was very cold out (lowest temps since 1918).
I would definitely recommend this VRBO for a large family or multiple families to share - there's plenty of space! Thanks Carla, you have a very nice property!
This house was perfect for our family vacation!
We were in town for a family wedding and this location was central to all our events. The house was immaculate and all bedrooms were spacious and very comfortable. The new kitchen was beautiful and well equipped. Having four bathrooms made it easy for all of us to get ready for the wedding. We could have used additional towels for the number of people staying at the house, but having a washer/dryer made it doable. We all felt right at home and enjoyed our family time together! We would definitely book this house again! It made our first trip to NC exceptional and relaxing. Thank you, Carla, for answering all our questions before and during our trip in a timely manner. It was appreciated!