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Luxuriously furnished 4BR/2.5BA home near UNC/Duke

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,750 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Our home is in Chapel Hill, a few miles from Durham, and just a mile from I 40. Quick 18 mile, 20 minute drive on I 40 W from RDU Airport. Close to UNC, Duke, public park, indoor swimming pool, downtown Franklin St., jogging and walking trails, tennis courts etc. Ideal for couples, business travelers, families (with kids), and big groups. Beautifully landscaped front yard, large fenced backyard with trees and gas grill. Great view from glass sunroom. Peaceful Buddha garden around koi fish pond. Choose from several different types of massage settings in the Panasonic massage chair in our sunroom.

The home is luxuriously furnished, beautifully landscaped, recently repainted with recently replaced new airconditioning and heating systems, new tankless water heater, new gas grill and upgraded kitchen and bathrooms. It has a beautiful Champion sunroom with thermally insulated floor to ceiling glass walls affording a great view of the trees and koi fish pond in the backyard. The koi fish pond area has a seating area with a gas fired grill and it is very relaxing to sit there and watch the large koi fish swim up to eat from your hand.

No smoking. May not be safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)

Check-in time is 4 P.M. - 11 P.M. and check out time is 11 A.M..

While the house is suitable for families, please use caution and always supervise any children. We have a koi fish pond in the backyard which has a maximum depth of about 4 feet in the center of the pond. Please do not allow anyone including any children or pets to dive into or wade in or enter the pond as it could be dangerous to do so. The homeowners would not be liable for any accidents if anyone enters the koi pond in violation of these rules.

Prior notice is necessary for holding any parties and additional cleaning fees of $ 150 per party will apply.

Please follow all applicable policies and applicable laws. Only persons 18 and above are allowed to use these services. The person who made the booking has to stay. Minors cannot stay by themselves and must be accompanied by the adult/s who made the booking.

Pet fee of $25 per pet per day.

Please treat the home as your own, keep it neat and clean. Please promptly report to the homeowners any damage caused to the property during your stay. You may be liable to repair, replace or reimburse the replacement or repair cost of any damage caused to the property or furniture or appliances and other household items, during your stay.

More Details

Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 5, 2018

About The Owner

Licensed Attorney, practice limited to international trade, trade compliance, export controls, sanctions.


Chapel Hill House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2750 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Attached to master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Downstairs half bath
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Master bed - 1 queen , Bath attached
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Luxuriously furnished 4BR/2.5BA home near UNC/Duke
average rating of 3.5 based on 4 reviews

Chapel Hill Blue Visit

  • 4 of 5

The house was very comfortable for a short 3 night stay. The kitchen was well stocked, I would suggest a larger coffee pot, the present one is only 5 small cups. The back sun room was a great place to relax. The Koi pond was interesting, but not appropriate to sit around as the chairs had not had the winter dirt cleaning. The location is very convenient to the Chapel Hill area.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. Glad you had a very comfortable stay. The coffee pot has been replaced with a larger one. New cushions have been placed on all outdoor chairs. We hope you will consider staying at our property again on your next visit.
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Enjoyable Weekend

  • 4 of 5

Our family enjoyed our stay in this home.The family room accommodated everyone comfortably as did the dining room. The kitchen was stocked with everything needed to prepare meals. Our dogs thoroughly enjoyed the backyard which was very nice. The location was great for us because of the close proximity to campus. We had a very fun long weekend at this property.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to have you stay in our home. We hope you will stay in our property again in the future. Thank you also for letting me know that you enjoyed using the Panasonic massage chair in our sunroom.
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We do not recommend this property unless concerns are addressed.

  • 1 of 5

The location of the property was accurate and it was quite close to Duke University, the University of North Carolina, and restaurants, thus making it very convenient to both Durham and Chapel Hill. Additionally, the exterior of the property was well maintained and the house is in a very nice neighborhood. However, the interior of the home needs to be thoroughly cleaned. Yes, it is vacuumed and dusted with the bathrooms wiped down, but the bathroom drawers, dresser drawers, refrigerator/freezer, and the glasses/dishes were not clean and there were personal items left in the drawers, such as a used toothbrush and toothpaste in the master bath, and perishable items left in the refrigerator as well as a broken shelf. The soap/shampoo racks in the master shower are rusted and the towels are quite used and limited. Additionally, the closets were locked so there was either no bedroom hanging space or cheap metal coat racks placed in already quite crowed bedrooms. The garage had quite a bad smell due to trash left in the trash can (we removed it), and it is also off limits for renters' usage. Television is unavailable and we could not make the existing system work for movie viewing. We did not pursue any assistance with our concerns as we did not have the time for that nor did we feel that we should have to deal with the many things that needed addressed during our limited family Christmas visit. Over the years we have stayed in several vacation rental properties throughout the USA and this property did not meet the standards set by other comparable properties. Unless these concerns are addressed we would not recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Unfortunately, this guest never reported any issue during her stay. She acknowledges that the description of the property is accurate, its location is convenient to both Duke and UNC, the exterior is very well maintained and the neighborhood is very nice. We have a professional cleaning agency who does through cleaning of the interior. They also remove all used towels and bed sheets and launder them. The dishes and glasses are washed and dried in the kitchen dishwasher. Some non-perishable food items and a bottle of champagne were left in the refrigerator for her use as she informed that she will arrive only by midnight. It is not possible to supply a family of 5 fresh towels every day for a week as no housekeeping service is offered but we have a washing machine and dryer which she could have used to launder her towels. Two closets are locked with our personal belongings. This is a private home which is not continuously rented out, so the owners keep their personal items locked in a clearly marked closet. All garbage was removed prior to her visit. Only recyclable items were stored in the garage. The TV in the living room is connected to Netflix. The TV in the playroom is used to play video games. The TV in the master bedroom is connected to a DVD player to watch movies. There is also an internal antenna in the playroom which can be plugged in to watch over the air TV channels on all TVs. It is unclear why the guest had difficulty using these TVs. She states that she did not pursue any assistance with her concerns. She stayed in our home for a week and there was ample time to drop us a message communicating any concerns. She failed to communicate any of her concerns giving the host no opportunity to explain the functionalities or fix the issues. We have had numerous guests stay in our property and no one has ever left such a negative review over a few minor issues which could have been resolved if she had communicated with us.
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5 3

Clean & Convenient, easy to find and access

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed working with Joe, he was very responsive to questions. We enjoyed that our entire family was able to stay together as oppossed to separate hotel rooms. We enjoyed the ability to cook and have a place to relax at the end of each day!

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. We hope you will consider staying at our property again on your next visit.
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Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Cleaning fee $195
Pet Fee $195
Tax Rate 8.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. We need information about the identity of the guests in your party.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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