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Modern Suite near Downtown Raleigh

Northeast Raleigh, Raleigh, NC, USA
  • House1330 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps16
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

Come enjoy a clean relaxing cozy space close to everything in Raleigh

This is a 1660 sqft mother in law suite with a large den. This is the lower level of our split level home and has its own separate entrance. It has a fully stocked kitchen, 1 bathroom, and great room. Each bedroom is furnished with queen beds and a sofa. There is a great room with 3 sofas, a recliner, a 50 inch smart Roku TV, and a fireplace. One sofa is a double Futon. 2 additional Queen beds provide sleeping space for a total of 8-12 with optional twin floor mattress. Space for dining or relaxing. Beautiful patio for grilling out or just relaxing. Our family resides in the 2nd floor of the house, separate from the 1st-floor apartment.

This space is simple, comfortable, private and complete, and is kid friendly. You can rest comfortably in complete privacy. No smoking anywhere on the property. Smoking will forfeit security deposit. We are unable to accommodate smokers.

We have 2-floor mattresses (not thin foam pads) available upon request.

The beautiful patio is just outside your door for relaxing beside a waterfall or grilling out with a table for 8.

If you need anything else we are available to provide it or help you find it. We live upstairs and try to help each guest's stay be great. The space for rent is separate from our living space.

Access to the suite in through a rear entrance. Day or night you can check yourself in just follow the rope lights attached to the deck. Enter through the lower door at the rear of the home and use the code provided to unlock the door.

The private kitchen is fully furnished. Additionally, there is a washer and dryer as well as an ironing board for your use just off the hallway. There are up to 8 beds to sleep 14 people, and room for a queen air mattress for a total of 16 (tight).

Parking is free at the top of the driveway and is just a few steps from your own private entrance below the upper deck.

There is a large deck and patio with a grill and table for 8 that you may use. Other unique items that may interest you are the kids' fort and trampoline.

Interaction with Guests

We are available to answer questions or tell you about the city. We are well traveled ourselves and speak English and Spanish. Your stay is separate from our living quarters so if you desire complete privacy, you have it.

The Neighborhood

Our neighborhood was built in the 70's and is quiet. The neighbors know one another, frequently walk around the neighborhood and watch out for each other. Interestingly this neighborhood has a very integrated demographic mix. There are people from every continent as well a some "old timers" who have been here since the neighborhood was built.

Getting Around

We are located a few blocks from the bus line for public transportation. Downtown is a just a short 8 minutes away where you will find the Duke Energy Center and Red Hat Amphitheater, and the Convention Center, and of course, NC State and the State Farmers Market are just a few miles from downtown as well.

The inner belt (440) line is just 1.5 miles off of which you will find Carter-Finely Stadium, PNC Arena, and the North Carolina State Fair Grounds a short 10-minute drive. The outer belt line (540) is only 5 miles from which a short 15-minute drive will get you to RDU and the Research Triangle Park. We can arrange to pick you up from the airport for a $25 fee.

There is plenty of shopping with 3 Walmarts within 5 miles as well as Triangle Town Center Mall. Most Large chain restaurants can be found within 5 miles as well as many local ones too.

Cary, Apex, Knightdale, Morrisville are 20 minutes away while Durham and Chapel Hill are 30-50 minutes. UNC is in Chapel Hill while Duke Hospital is in Durham along with the Durham Bulls and the Durham Performing Arts Center DPAC.

Whether you have come for business, the big game, the arts, or history, you will be in the center of it all here at John and Jenni's clean, cool, comfortable, and cozy suite, your home away from home!

Other Things to Note

Please feel free to enjoy the snacks and water provided.

We keep it cool, usually 65-70. If you have other preferences, let us know so we can adjust the temp. There is a Laundry room with detergent for you to use. The water heater is large capacity and reheats quickly.


John and Jenni Faison

Member Since 2016
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
english, spanish
Calendar last updated:
Apr 20, 2018
About John and Jenni Faison

John and Jenni love to use their home to make others feel welcome. Ever since purchasing in '04 we have provided a place to live for many. We are glad to offer our 1st floor as an exclusive, private rental space where any family or group can relax and rest while enjoying the Raleigh area. Personally, we enjoy the outdoors, reading and politics, getting to know other cultures and sharing God's love with those around us.

John and Jenni Faison purchased this House in 2004

Why John and Jenni Faison chose Neuse

When we first viewed this house years ago, it need lots of TLC, but we liked it because it is huge! It is also very close to downtown Raleigh and many stores and shops are conveniently located nearby. Now we like it because of the versatility of the rental space in the 1st floor; we can host very large groups or families or just a few people and everyone is very happy with the space. 2 private bedrooms and the huge den with a 50" TV make it so that some can have quiet time and others can enjoy being together as a group. The awesome brick patio with sunshade and waterfall/fishpond are a great draw for relaxing and eating. Even kids are welcome with the trampoline, grassy yard and play-fort. Many guests are made comfortable right away with ample parking space very close to the guest entrance!

What makes this House unique

The patio is our favorite place to relax. Surrounded by live plants and flowers one can sit beside a waterfall and watch the fish and frogs in the water feature. Most of the summer the Water Lilies bloom from early morning until early afternoon. A canopy provides relief from the sun during the day and at night the canopy lights allow one to feel as if they are on a tropical vacation. Eat breakfast or grill on the patio. You can entertain 8 around a huge table. North Carolina has many months of beautiful weather to enjoy the out doors.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
      • Modern
        1 queen, Optional pack-n-play for baby or toddler
      • Cozy
        1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon, Optional pack-n-play for baby or toddler
      • The Den
        2 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon, Optional pack-n-play for baby or toddler
      • Bedrooms have a queen bed, sofa, Roku TV and lots of space. One bedroom also has a twin pull out sofa. The Den has 2 queen beds and a sleeper sofa, and Futon We can place a twin mattress on the floor if you have a large group and need more sleeping places. Optional pack-n-play for baby or toddler. Just let us know what you need.


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom
        toilet, shower, Large shower with 2 corner seats.
      • Bathroom is well cleaned, scrubbed, and disinfected between guests. We don't like germs and you don't either. Towels are for use inside the house only. Please do not remove them from the house.

      Location Type

        • Downtown
          6 miles from downtown


            • Budget
            • Family
            • Romantic


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Iron & Board
                    • Air Conditioning
                      Central AC and heat
                    • Fireplace
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Central AC and heat
                    • Internet
                      EASY access to wifi. Strong signal in all areas of apartment
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      Available for you!
                    • Linens Provided
                      Fresh sheets, pillowcases and pillow shams for each bed with each rental. We want your bed to be as clean and germ-free as we would expect for ourselves.
                    • Living Room
                      The Den is complete with 2 sofas, 1 recliner and 1 futon. 50" Roku TV with wifi channels EASY to use. 2 queen beds, 1 double. 1 double sofa bed optional. Lots of space to stretch out and relax.
                    • Parking
                      Guest parking is in the driveway at the very top of the drive next to the brick patio and back yard area. Park 20 feet from your entry door. Ease of access for unloading luggage or groceries. No fee!
                    • Towels Provided
                      Each guest gets 2 sets of towels! We also provide extra bath cloths and hand towels. Large group? Extended stay? No worries-we have LOTS of towels and the laundry room is available if needed.
                    • Washing Machine
                      Available for you! Please use washer labeled for guest use.
                    • Wood Stove
                      Great for fall and winter. Let us know ahead of time and we'll work out fire wood for you and help you light it if necessary.


                        • Coffee Maker
                          Coffee basics stocked: Paper filters, 14 mugs. Some sweeteners, Folgers and Maxwell House may be on-hand if you need to make a pot. No grinder provided.
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Selection of cookware and utensils included, as well as plates and cups and flatware. Up to 15 place settings
                        • Kitchen
                          Kitchen exclusively for guests. Paper towels, microwave, toaster, can opener, hand towels, soap and scrub pad provided.
                        • Microwave
                          Microwave out of the way in the pantry.
                        • Oven
                          Gas Stove/oven works great. Feel free to bake and cook
                        • Pantry Items
                          Salt, pepper, zip lock bags, napkins, handful of spices, oils. Many guests leave their extras for future guests.
                        • Refrigerator
                          We clean inside and outside of Fridge with Clorox between guests. Stocked with bottled water for guests.
                        • Stove
                          Gas stove. Very clean. Works great. 4 burners. Feel free to bake.
                        • Toaster
                          2 slot toaster on the counter works just right.


                            • Dining
                              Booth style dining benches and table can seat 6. More tables and chairs available for large groups. Easy storage in bedroom 2 closet.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 6 people


                                • Books
                                • DVD Player
                                  Upon Request
                                • Games
                                  Pictionary, Quirkle, Domino's, Uno, and a few others on the shelf for your group. Please supervise children's use of games.
                                • Music Library
                                  Pandora or Amazon Music account on the Roku Tvs
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  All smart tv's and are easy to use! Enjoy Netflix, Amazon Prime, Time Warner Cable, news & lifestyle channels
                                • Stereo
                                  Pandora or Amazon Music account on the Roku Tvs
                                • Television
                                  1 50" Roku TV in the Den 1 32" Roku TV in Modern bedroom 1 32" Roku TV in Cozy bedroom All smart tv's and are easy to use! Enjoy Netflix, Amazon Prime, Time Warner Cable, news & lifestyle channels
                                • Toys
                                  Toys in the backyard include a trampoline, fort, 3 toddler push-cars, 2 tonka trucks and a few miscellaneous items.
                                • Video Library
                                  All smart tv's and are easy to use! Enjoy Netflix, Amazon Prime, Time Warner Cable, news & lifestyle channels


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Brick-laid patio with round glass top table sporting a lazy Susan surrounded by flowers and potted ferns at the edge of a lovely fishpond scattered with lily pads edged by a flowing rock waterfall.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Brick Patio measures 12x16. Suspended sunshade provides 50% shade during high noon. 12+chairs available for large groups to entertain. Grassy area of yard: 30x30, bordered by the trampoline & fort
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Please enjoy the grill! We provide tongs and spatula, as well as scrub brush for the grates. We stock an extra gas bottle--No one likes to run out! Make yourself at home!


                                        • wheelchair inaccessible
                                          Steps leading to entry are inaccessible by wheelchair


                                            • marina
                                            • arboretum
                                            • churches
                                            • cinemas
                                            • festivals
                                            • health/beauty spa
                                            • library
                                            • live theater
                                            • botanical garden
                                            • museums
                                            • playground
                                            • recreation center
                                            • restaurants
                                            • synagogues
                                            • theme parks
                                            • water parks
                                            • winery tours

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • outlet shopping
                                                • antiquing
                                                • boating
                                                • horseshoes
                                                • miniature golf
                                                • bird watching
                                                • paddle boating
                                                • shopping
                                                • shuffleboard
                                                • walking
                                                • wildlife viewing

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • Babysitter
                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • laundromat
                                                    • massage therapist
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • jet skiing
                                                        • basketball court
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • hot air ballooning
                                                        • ice skating
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • racquetball
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • tennis
                                                        • water skiing
                                                        • water tubing


                                                            • House Rules No pets No smoking No parties or events Include all guest's names and email address in your reservation. Any person not included in the booking is not allowed to stay the night. If you need to add guests to your booking you can do this through an alteration to the booking. Please do this before the guest stays, to inform your hosts, or additional guests may be asked to leave. We love our neighbors, so we like to keep it quiet after 11:00 pm. and before 7 am. No parties. While we do not permit parties, but we often host friends or family who are getting together for a reunion in Raleigh. NO SMOKING anywhere on the premises, including but not limited to inside the house, the back yard, the driveway, the porch, at the back door, the front yard or sidewalk in front of the house. Additional cleaning fee of $200 will be assessed for smoking. Treat our home w/respect, as if it were your own.

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: Flexible

                                                              Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              7 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Very cozy, a little dated,however,that added to the charm!

                                                              Phyllis W.

                                                              Very cozy, a little dated,however,that added to the charm!

                                                              Cozy rooms and comfortable accommodations at this Raleigh rental!

                                                              Peter G.

                                                              Our group of six had a great stay at this property in Northeast Raleigh. Everything was arranged as requested by our group. It was clean and organized when we arrived, and it offered a great recreational room for socializing with family and friends! Would rent-again without a moment's thought! Keep up the great work Jenni and John!

                                                              Love it

                                                              Myrna O.

                                                              Jenni and John were so attentive they made sure we were comfy and catered to all of our needs. I would definitely stay here again the next time I'm in NC. Thank You Jenni and John.

                                                              Worth the money

                                                              Keith M.

                                                              The property was very clean and relaxing. Had no problems with the manager great customer service. Have already told friends about this place to stay if they are ever headed north and need a quite clean space to stay for a night or two to break up their trip.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thanks Keith for your kind review. We would love to host you again sometime or your friends that may be traveling in the area!

                                                              Clean. Comfortable for our family of six.

                                                              JENNIFER J.

                                                              Lower floor of home is dedicated for hosting guests. Even though we have small kids, we felt welcome. Garden is lovely and the kids played in the yard.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thank you so much for your review. Please come again sometime!

                                                              Nice location

                                                              Silje S.Myre, Nordland, Norway

                                                              We had a nice stay here for 1 month.

                                                              Jenni and John are very nice people and are good hosts.

                                                              We took the area because of the outdoor area, we have used the grill and the patio a lot and the beds in the bedroom are very comfortable to sleep in.

                                                              If I'm going to pull something down, the kitchen is a little worn and there is little space for making something on the bench, so you have to use the table.

                                                              The house is near to everything, wallmart,mall and downtawn Raleigh


                                                              Northeast Raleigh, Raleigh, NC, USA

                                                              Raleigh has beautiful Green-ways for walking or bike riding. There are many lovely parks as well. We are close to Falls Lake where there are many state recreation areas.


                                                              Additional information about rental rates

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                                                              Very Strick no smoking anywhere on the premises. The damage deposit will not be returned if smoking is observed or detected.

                                                              7 Reviews
                                                              Excellent 4.3/5
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                                                              Property # 887595