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Front deck with table seating four and two Adirondack chairs for forest viewing.

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Last updated: 09/18/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

This charming home nestled in beautiful oak forest at the end of a residential street in Durham, NC near the Eno River, and approximately 10 minutes from Duke University, has all the comforts of home. View the forest through the large skylights in the high ceiling above the open living/dining area. Enjoy forest views through every window in the home and from the two private decks. Hike nature trails beginning within 150 ft of the home and extending to and through the Eno River State Park. Snuggle up in the evenings as you watch a free movie from Amazon Prime on the new 32" LED smart TV. Be near, but feel far, from everything except nature!

The master bedroom has a Queen-size Sleep Number bed, blackout curtains and a private, enclosed deck off the back of the house. The second bedroom has a full-size bed with a sateen comforter set, blackout curtains and two windows into the forest. The 400 square foot loft has a large forest-view skylight and is outfitted with two desks and reading chairs, as well as a futon sofa/bed. The loft provides an additional semi-private sleeping space (there is a door). Linens are provided for the full-size loft futon bed and a twin air mattress upon request. The bathroom is newly remodeled and the kitchen is fully equipped with all that you need to enjoy cooking and baking during your stay (including a new side-by-side refrigerator, a new glass-top stove/oven, a dishwasher, coffee maker, toaster and basic pantry items such as salt and pepper, spices, flour, sugar, olive oil, basic condiments, tea, honey, and coffee to start your first morning). We strive to provide all of the comforts of home including high-speed wireless internet, a charging station, a hair dryer, ironing board and iron, shampoo and conditioner, first aid kit, hand lotion, zip lock bags, saran wrap, food storage containers and more.

This home is ideal for visiting scholars, couples and families of all varieties, parents visiting adult children at Duke or in the general area, patients/families visiting or receiving treatment at Duke Medical Center (ask about our discounts for medical visits), solo travelers and anyone seeking some peaceful time.

We welcome families with small children (we have two of our own!). There is a play area in the side yard, which we put together for our daughter on her second birthday--it includes a small slide, a children's picnic table and a sand box. A gate for the bottom of the stairs, a twin air mattress, pack-n-play, high chair, and children's toys and books are also available upon request.

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking anywhere on the property is prohibited. ...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Small dogs considered with additional $100 deposit. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

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  • Guest Bedroom: 1 double

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  • Semi-private loft: 1 double

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  • Queen size, Sleep-Number bed in master bedroom, Double Bed in 2nd downstairs bedroom, double futon bed in semi-private (with a door) loft space. Twin air mattress and and/or pack-n-play (with jersey sheet) available upon request. Linens provided....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1

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  • Large vanity with drawers, medicine cabinet over toilet, combination bathtub/shower with luxury shower head and secondary hand-held shower head; heavy duty vertical safety hand rail on wall at edge of tub. Hair dryer, first aid kit, cotton balls, cotton swabs, hand lotion and hand soap provided. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Guitar available for use.

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    New Samsung 32" LED Smart TV set up with free movies through Amazon Prime. ...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center

Leisure Activities

  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Golf
  • Hiking

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Drop leaf table extends to seat up to 6 people. Table on deck seats up to 6. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    New system installed Dec. 2014....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    New system installed Dec. 2014....moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    New 32" LED Smart TV set up with free movies through Amazon Prime, DVD, VCR, stereo, books and DVDs, 2 skylights with beautiful forest view, and a picture window. ...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    In driveway only, please. ...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped for cooking and baking....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    Stocked with tea, honey, coffee for your first morning, spices and staple food products (e.g., flour, sugar, salt, pepper, basic spices, etc.)....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    New, side-by-side, with water and ice dispenser. Stocked with basic condiments (e.g., mustard, ketchup, etc.). ...moreless

  • Stove:

    New, glass top. ...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    There is a large deck on front side of the home and a private deck (enclosed on all sides) off of the master bedroom in back. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Children's play area including sandbox, small picnic table and small slide (1-4 years). ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    New gas grill and grill tools added June 2014...moreless

  • Wood Deck

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
off-season
Sep 1 - Apr 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$129
$775 $2,300
Summer
May 1 - Aug 31, 2017
4 night min stay
$135
$785 $2,800
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$129
$775 $1,800

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Cleaning Fee $90 + tax
  • Tax Rate 13.5%

Notes:

SMOKING IS PROHIBITED ANYWHERE ON THE PREMISES.

There is a $15 per night fee for each guest over 4 (up to 6). Mid-stay cleaning ($70) is required for stays longer than 3 weeks. Maximum stay is 6 weeks. Pets are allowed only when approved in writing and for an additional $100 deposit.

Cancellations made more than 30 days prior to arrival (45 days for monthly rentals) are subject to a $50 or 5% (whichever is greater) service fee. Cancellations or changes that result in a shortened stay, that are made within 30 (45) days of arrival date, forfeit full advance payment.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Last updated: 09/18/2016
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Owner info

Year Purchased: 1998

About the owner: This was our home for years. We were married next to the Eno River within walking distance of the home and our reception was held on the deck afterward (in April when the azaleas are in full bloom)! With the birth of our second child we moved to nearby Chapel Hill. We love this beautiful forest location so much that we couldn't bear to part with the home and instead decided to share it with others. We still visit often.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We love to walk the miles of nature trails that begin at the end of the driveway and lead to the Eno River. The Eno River trails are a favorite in our family- they provided the backdrop for our wedding and we still walk them often!


Contact us

Speaks: english

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Photos

  • Front deck with table seating four and two Adirondack chairs for forest viewing.

    Front deck with table seating four and two Adirondack chairs for forest viewing.

  • Dining area and kitchen.

    Dining area and kitchen.

  • View of living room and dining area.  Hallway to bedrooms is out of view to left

    View of living room and dining area. Hallway to bedrooms is out of view to left

  • Living room with vaulted ceiling and skylights.

    Living room with vaulted ceiling and skylights.

  • Master bedroom with Queen-size Sleep Number bed and attached private deck

    Master bedroom with Queen-size Sleep Number bed and attached private deck

  • Forest view from back deck off of master bedroom.

    Forest view from back deck off of master bedroom.

  • Updated bathroom with luxury shower head and large vanity.

    Updated bathroom with luxury shower head and large vanity.

  • Entrance to Eno River State Park Pump Station Trail ~10 minute walk from house.

    Entrance to Eno River State Park Pump Station Trail ~10 minute walk from house.

  • View of Eno River from the Pump Station Trail.

    View of Eno River from the Pump Station Trail.

  • Seating for 4 on front deck looking away from front of house toward forest view.

    Seating for 4 on front deck looking away from front of house toward forest view.

  • Fully equipped kitchen.

    Fully equipped kitchen.

  • Living room and picture window with forest view.

    Living room and picture window with forest view.

  • Semi-private loft room. Full size futon provides extra sleeping space.

    Semi-private loft room. Full size futon provides extra sleeping space.

  • Master bedroom with Queen-size Sleep Number bed and attached private deck.

    Master bedroom with Queen-size Sleep Number bed and attached private deck.

  • Antique full size bed in second bedroom with Sateen quilt.

    Antique full size bed in second bedroom with Sateen quilt.

  • Nature trail, which begins at the top of driveway leads to Eno River State Park.

    Nature trail, which begins at the top of driveway leads to Eno River State Park.

  • The beginning of the Pump Station Trail.

    The beginning of the Pump Station Trail.

  • Wild flowers blooming alongside the Eno River Park Pump Station Trail.

    Wild flowers blooming alongside the Eno River Park Pump Station Trail.

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Saturday, October 01, 2016

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Charming Home Nestled in Forest Near Trails and Duke

Durham, NC, USA #378906

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