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Furnished Loft in Private Country Setting Sleeps 2 and sometimes 4

Bedrooms 1
Space 550 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Located just minutes from Chapel Hill/UNC/Carrboro relax at our private wooded property where you will enjoy the serenity of quiet woods and beautiful boulder outcroppings. Our second floor loft, which requires a stair climb, has a full kitchen complete with all the equipment needed to prepare a gourmet meal. The bedroom has a large closet and a queen-sized bed, dresser and two nightstands. All linens are provided in both the bedroom and bath. New wood floors were installed October 2010. New kitchen flooring and bedroom carpet were installed Feb. 2014.

Coffee/Tea, fruit, milk, OJ, light snacks, light breakfast items and laundry supplies will be provided. Enjoy our country garden, hen house and huge fire-pit perfect for roasting marshmallows and stargazing. The balcony is furnished with a bistro set for alfresco dining and an iron love seat glider.

There is plenty of wildlife to enjoy as we often have deer, fox, hawks, frogs and owls visit our yard. Your well-behaved and friendly dog may come and enjoy our dog Molly, our three acres of woods and meadow, perfect for hours of running and playing.

A washer and dryer allows you to pack light and our full kitchen allows quiet evenings spent in, if desired. Many fabulous restaurants and shopping are within just a few minutes drive. Easy access to UNC campus, the Dean Dome, Kenan Stadium, Weaver Street Market, Research Triangle Park and University Lake. We are an easy 40 minute drive from RDU airport.

If you are a smoker, our loft may not be the perfect spot for your visit to Chapel Hill. There is no smoking allowed anywhere on my property and in deference to my neighbors, I ask that you do not smoke until you have completely left the surrounding properties.

Please Note: Our loft is on the second floor and requires climbing a full set of stairs.

Please contact me via email for an accurate quote as my rates differ depending upon the number of nights in your stay. This website doesn't have a way to differentiate my varying rates.

Please call for rates during graduation and orientation weekends.

A pet fee of $50.00 per pet will be collected upon check in.

While our loft will sleep four if necessary, it's really best for two adults and two young children. Please email for details regarding our set up and our policy and rates, for occupancy of more than two.

Keywords: Apartment/Loft

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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Heather

My husband and I, and our 2 kids moved to Chapel Hill, from Long Island, NY in May of 2008. We immediately fell in love with the charm of Chapel Hill and Carrboro. Its sense of community, its commitment to the environment and green-spaces. We especially love the scenic drive to our property just minutes from Carrboro and Chapel Hill. The rolling hills, meadows, farms and woods captivated us...and we couldn't imagine ourselves anywhere else but Carolina!

Heather purchased this apartment in 2008

What makes this apartment unique

We love going to Weaver Street Market on Sunday mornings for breakfast and music. We LOVE watching our sporting events at Tylers and then having Maple View Farms icecream afterwards! YUM

Guestbook comments from the owner

Heather, Molly, Rooster, Chickens, Rabbits, et al.,

We returned with Lucy [ruff-ruff] and felt right at home again. The provision were plentiful, the towels were thirsty, the room was ample and Molly's loving was ever present.

Thank you for making our stay comfortable, friendly and clean. You thought of everything! We appreciate all of your homey touches, and look forward to another stay in the near future.
Jul 2014
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Chapel Hill Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3 ...
  • Max. adults: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 20
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • I am pretty easy-going about most things, except smoking. Please talk to me about any extenuating circumstances, needs, or requests.
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Stall shower and one sink. Linens, paper goods and handmade soaps provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Futon
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • tennis
IHome clock radio with Ipod dock/speakers


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Furnished Loft in Private Country Setting Sleeps 2 and sometimes 4
average rating of 5.0 based on 44 reviews

Cozy and clean

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time here with our two dogs. We really appreciated the breakfast and other little touches that really went above and beyond what we expected. Their dog, molly, was very sweet and played with our dogs, which they loved.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice review! I’m so glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Quiet but close

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent two weeks in this wonderful cottage. The location is just outside of Carrboro area, so getting groceries or eating/drinking out were really convenient. The location is off of a private road so there is no traffic and rarely any noise from other folks. It is quite the retreat. Do be careful for deer, as we saw many coming and going throughout our stay.

You'll most likely be greeted by Molly, the family dog, and enter into your temporary home with some light breakfast foods made available so you can cozy in without having to rush out immediately.

If you arrive at night, I would recommend having your phone or a flashlight as it is pitch black, so it's helpful navigating the stairs and avoiding any spiderwebs if any setup along the path.

Full kitchen which we made use of and full size washer and dryer are also within the unit. All in all, two weeks here and we felt really at home.

Provided in the property is also a book of activities and restaurants which is handmade and vetted (great for some descriptions and/or recommendations).

Finally, Heather was extremely responsive, helpful, and understanding prior to and even after our stay. Should we ever need a place for ourselves or others that is close but not in town, we'd most likely try and book here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay!
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Has everything you need

  • 5 of 5

Emmet Smith cottage was the perfect place to stay. It is peaceful and private, but Heather makes herself available if the need arises. Three things were standouts- we could bring our dog(a real bonus), it had a fully functioning kitchen (ate in 2 nights) & has a full size washer & dryer. Also, some breakfast food is provided to get you started ( thought I'd only see this at a hotel), as well as laundry supplies & paper products. This was our first VRBO experience so it was nice we didn't have to think about all the little things & tote or buy them. Also, Heather provides a very detailed list of attractions & restaurants which we referred to often. The bathroom is small, but worked out fine for the 2 of us. If we get back to the area, hope to stay here again. I highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for the nice review. Molly and I hope to see you back here soon!
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Knightdale, NC

Great Escape In Blue Heaven

  • 5 of 5

We booked this charming cottage for the weekend of June 5-6 to celebrate our anniversary as we were going to Elaine's for dinner and this was a last minute gem of a find. Heather and Don't were perfect hosts as were Molly and the chickens. The cottage was immaculately clean and we loved the extra surprise of the massage chair. The hosts were very informative as to things to do and their dining suggestions were right up our alley. You can't go wrong here. Thanks Heather and Don.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind review. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay and enjoyed a couple of Chapel Hill's amazing restaurants! Hope to see you back here!
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Loved our stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this loft. It was perfect for our family of 3. Beautiful, peaceful location and the owners couldn't have been more accommodating. Heather and her family made us feel at home and we loved all the personal touches including setting up the sofa bed for our daughter since we would be arriving late, having a few things for us to eat for breakfast, and the fresh eggs from their chickens. She provides you with a list of local restaurants and activities that we used as our guide and were not disappointed. Thanks for a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Super find

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week with our dog while house hunting in the area. Idyllic setting, super location, very close to Chapel Hill and not far from Durham, Raleigh, etc. Loft apartment great, breakfast goodies (apples, bananas, blackberries, orange juice) fantastic! Heather is a wonderful landlord/host (Don also). We would enthusiastically recommend it.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $50 + Tax
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

Rates are based on double occupancy. More than two guests will be an additional $25 per night.
Rates are subject to change.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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