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Country Living and Thai Eating in Carrboro

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Den, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

This 600 square foot one bedroom apartment is located on a wooded acre only 2 miles from Weaver Street Market(The center of Carrboro). It is four miles from UNC campus and there are bike lanes and trails to get you there. It is also two blocks from one bus and four from another that will take you into Carrboro and Chapel Hill. Chapel Hill/Carrboro offers free buses!

The property is a 90 year old Piedmont forest and gives you feeling of being in the woods, even though you are in the middle of Carrboro. Hardwood floors and a roomy open floor plan makes this a comfortable place to relax. Both the kitchen/Living Room area and the Bedroom/Bath/Closest are about 300 sq. ft each!

Jin, my wife is from Pranburi Thailand can cook you a traditional Thai breakfast, lunch or dinner....

No indoor pets but outdoor pets is a possibility as the property is fenced in.

Special 3 month rate for June, July and August- $2250.($750 per month)plus utilities(Water and Electricity).

Keywords: Carrboro, North Carolina, Short Term Rental, 1 Bedroom Apartment, UNC Chapel Hill, No Smoking

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 26, 2018

About The Owner

I was born in NY, but grew up in Greece. I've spent time teaching in The Bahamas but am now self employed. Jin was born in Pranburi Thailand and was the director of Human Resources for HIV-NAT(an aids treatment clinic in Bangkok) but now is exploring watercolor painting We travel to Lesvos, Greece and Thailand every summer. We enjoy meeting tenants from all walks of life and from all regions of the world!

The Owner purchased this apartment in 2005

Why The Owner chose Carrboro

It's country living in the middle of town.....


Carrboro Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • tennis
Located on a wooded acre in town, chickens in backyard so free eggs for tenant, two blocks from free "F" Bus and 4 blocks from free "CW" bus. This is a NO SMOKING apartment.


Very Good! 4.2/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

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Country Living and Thai Eating in Carrboro
average rating of 4.1666665 based on 6 reviews

cosy gem in the woods but still close to carrboro city centre and unc campus!

  • 5 of 5

We spent 2.5 months there and we had a fantastic time! we definitely recommend it to anybody staying in the chapel hill area!!

David and Jin are the most wonderful hosts imaginable!

very friendly, always there to help with whatever we needed!

Just great people that we would love to have as permanent neighbours!

the place is a 2 bedroom apartment - 1 room is the kitchen with dining table together with the living area with a couch and tv.

the other room is a cosy bedroom with walk-in closet and bathroom.

both rooms have big windows, lots of daylight.

Plus there is a front porch with a small table and some chairs - wonderful for an afternoon nap!

David and Gil have chicken - the best eggs we've ever had!

the apartment was spot clean, had good heating, nicely equipped kitchen. For laundry we were allowed to use david's and jin's machine whenever we wanted to. The apartment is surrounded by wonderful trees and the surrounding is very quiet. There are many animals around - from squirrels, to lots of birds, to deer, you name it! it was great!

shops are close by (either half a mile to carrboro plaza and food lion or 2 miles to the weaver street market in carrboro. there is also a harry's teeter)

the apartment is great value and we could not have asked for anything more!

the flat is approx. 4miles away from UNC campus - which is a 20min bicycle ride (good bike path part of the way) or 2 miles from carrboro city centre. David was very generous in lending us a bike! there are also buses running close by.

stay there, you won't regret it!

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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burlington ia

country living

  • 4 of 5

When we pulled in on bikes and first saw the place we thought that we had the wrong place .After checking out the inside it was just what we were looking for clean and cozy.It was a little worn but the neighbor hood was quiet and peaceful in the eve setting outside. We would recommend this place again as it was perfect for us

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Miami, FL

Quite and peaceful place!

  • 5 of 5

I spent more than one month there with husband and son. Was my better month ever in USA! The house is small, but very comfortable and it has everything you need.

The place is nice, peaceful, romantic and quite and the owner and his daugther are friendly, helpful and very polite.

Although the house borders the owner's house, your privacy is guaranteed!

I reccomend this place to all people who seek a quite house, comfortable and convenient.

I can't wait to go back there!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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United States

Nice, easy-going place to stay

  • 5 of 5

I had to rush to find a place, short-notice, for a training I attended in Carrboro. I lucked out in finding this apartment. The owner was extremely nice and accommodating, and did not try to take advantage of my obvious last-minute need for a place.

The apartment is well-kept and clean, with plenty of room. The owner is doing a lot of work on the property, but he's kept that separate from the apartment. Also, although the owner lives on the property, the entrance to the apartment is separate and private.

Carrboro itself is a great little town, and the free public bus system is easily accessible from the apartment (a block or so away), and it's close enough to walk into town if you need. I didn't rent a car for the trip, and I had no problems getting around.

I'd definitely stay here again, and I recommend it to anyone looking to stay in the Carrboro/Chapel Hill area.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2012
  • Stayed: October 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice apartment in Carrboro

  • 5 of 5

I finished a 7 day stay at David’s apartment and have to say it was a wonderful experience. I was worried at first after reading Ms. Vanda’s review but David assured me that her review was that of an angry woman who wanted to cancel at the last minute and get a full refund. He sent me to his web site( in which he outlines exactly how Ms. Vanda was not honest. After experiencing his apartment for a week I can wholeheartedly recommend it as a place to stay. It was comfortable and clean with a relaxing atmosphere. I am surprised that VRBO allows such dishonest reviews to be posted about an apartment that they are advertising and it makes me realize that I shouldn’t believe any of their reviews, good or bad, since they don’t seem to care whether they are truthful….

  • Submitted: May 1, 2012
  • Stayed: April 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Not Here

  • 1 of 5

The details about the property are misleading. The owner has annexed a portion of his house - of which this is the rental - you can see the connecting door in the kitchen photo; hence no privacy.

The property was unkempt and shoddy in appearance, the quality of furniture was of extremely poor quality and confort - the blinds were in disrepair and needed cleaning as did the floor, the bed was advertised for two yet was a hotel standard sized single.

Outside, the parking facility was a number of yards away from the steps - which was over rough and bumpy ground - none of which was lit at night so major Health and Safety concerns when arriving back after dark or reversing as you couldn't see a thing. Furthermore, the whole parking area was littered with junk and derelict cars.

No pets allowed yet the owner had a huge German Shepherd which continually barked at any noise.

The bathroom was dirty, moldy and extremely basic with very poor fittings.

I mentioned my concerns to the owner and said we woldn't be able to stay there - he kept back $800 of our money - writing to VRBO and complaining did not help - they absolved themselves of any responsibility, yet they advertise this property on their site ! I would recommend extreme caution in renting ANY of their properties - it seems they are not vetted beforehand.

I would certainly not recommend this property to anyone, in my opinion camping outdoors would be preferable option and would save a lot of money into the bargain. Please avoid this property.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: VRBO investigated her complaints and cleared me with the letter below but they refuse to remove the review(keep in mind the woman never stayed in the apartment) which means you don't know how many other reviews are not true... whether they are good reviews or bad ones!! Hello David, We appreciate your prompt response. We have made thorough notes of your comments and explanation of this unfortunate situation. We are grateful for your cooperation in resolving this issue. Again, we certainly apologize for any frustration or inconvenience regarding this complaint. We wish you more carefree renting in the future. Best Regards, Sheila US Trust & Security HomeAway® | VRBO® | VacationRentals™ Response to complaint 1. The apartment was built new with the house in 1980, it was not “annexed”. 2.”Door” at kitchen is an insulated panel bolted shut, not a door. 3. Solid wood furniture and Futon has a high end 6 inch mattress. 4. Bed was advertised as a double bed. 5. She was not there at night. I have motion sensing lights and a deck light. 6. Parking area has the cab to my pickup, my pickup and my car. Both registered and used weekly. 7. All blinds work and were clean. 8. Walk way is gravel path but level. 9. No mold or dirt in bathroom(a stain on the 40 year old shower insert maybe). Fixtures are normal working fixtures. 10. I have a dog and listing says pets are negotiable.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $100

Rates are based on 2 guests, each extra guest is $12 per night per person.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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