The porch is quite relaxing for morning coffee or a cold brew :)Feel free to use our fully stocked kitchen to make a meal if you wish!

Private room

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed
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About this listing

We welcome everyone. Our cozy cottage in downtown Raleigh offers a private upstairs with an extremely comfortable bed in a room that will make you feel at home. Your own private bathroom has an antique clawfoot tub/shower original to the 1940 home. Easy walk downtown!

The space

This room is situated on the second floor of a comfortable, clean, and newly remodeled historic house just a few blocks from Moore Square in downtown Raleigh.

We offer a private room and bathroom in our home located moments from downtown. We ask you keep in mind this is not a whole house rental so please be respectful as the rest of the house is small and is considered personal space.

In the room, you can relax on an uber-comfy Sealy queen-sized bed while watching 450+ channels on your LCD TV (including HBO, Showtime, etc) or utilizing our super-fast 24mbps WiFi internet. You also have your own stylish bathroom outfitted with a clawfoot tub/shower. Basics such as toiletries and towels are provided, in addition to a hair dryer, straightener & ironing board. You even have your own Keurig & microfridge/freezer in your room :)

For your security, the house is equipped with an ADT security system and keyless door entry code, unique to each guest. This room offers traditional travel amenities such as privacy and autonomy, yet feels comfortably familiar. There is free parking on the street directly in front of the house. You can occasionally enjoy a glass of wine or beer with the hosts on an afternoon or evening :)

You can make use of the exercise equipment we have such as a Bosu ball, kettle bells, resistance bands, etc. Additionally, you can use the kitchen appliances and utensils if you wish, provided you bring your own food and beverages (coordinate with us to make sure it's available).. just be mindful it's a shared space. It's important to note that SMOKING is never allowed on this property.

The house has a friendly dog, a harlequin Dane/lab mix named Oliver, who just LOVES guests. Don't worry, he's super lazy and will sleep 23 hours a day. He's also accompanied by an adorable grey Persian-Himalayan cat named Monster :) They're both extremely friendly and pose no harm while you're here. The 1/3 acre property also has a privacy fenced-in backyard for Oliver.

Many of your needs can be satisfied by walking just a few blocks downtown. The neighborhood is transitional (trendy & very up&coming in Raleigh), with mostly single-family dwellings and 2 apartment complexes. There are many restaurants, bars, convenience stores, and coffee shops within walking distance from the home. We can't wait to welcome you in our home & share our love for Raleigh with you!!

Guest access

-completely private upstairs bedroom and private bathroom
-we provide clean towels, linen, soap, shampoo, conditioner, toilet paper, hair dryer, ironing board, etc.
-keyless entry and ADT security system
-450 channels & fast WiFi
-Keurig coffee machine and hot tea
-covered front porch with comfy rocking chairs
-free street parking
-washer & dryer if you need!
-we have a folder full of house amenities, guidelines, and fun places to visit while in Raleigh (feel free to add to it!)

Interaction with guests

We're always here for you while you're staying with us in Raleigh. While we may be at work or dinner, we're within minutes of the house but only just a short call or text away. Sara and I love sharing tips about Raleigh. Please let us know how we can make your stay perfect!

Other things to note

Please work out a check-in time with us that is agreeable to guests & hosts. To keep our price low, we must work full-time jobs & don't have a staffed front desk awaiting check-ins. Please try to be as accurate as possible with your check-in times, as we will try to accommodate your flexibility too.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1 (Private bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and cat(s)
Room type: Private room


Extra people: 13 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: 10
Weekly Discount: 7%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 4PM

Treat our place as you would your own.

This is not a whole house rental. The upstairs bedroom and bathroom is yours. Please be mindful our downstairs is our living space.

No children, pets, unregistered people, or marketed photo/video shoots allowed on the premises. Please work out a check-in time with us during our check-in window & please arrive on time, as we often have things to do & aren't a front desk! Our property is drug/smoke free. Cheers!



Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 24 hours of your trip and the first night is non-refundable.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

237 Reviews

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Jacob User Profile
August 2017
Great stay!

Patricia User Profile
August 2017
Sara and Lindy have a stylish, well appointed cottage home in a safe neighborhood near downtown , with plenty of on street parking, and the room is private upstairs with it's own bath/shower. Easy check in, and key pad front door lock for if you go out. Smooth crisp sheets with comfortable mattress, fluffy towels, spa-type shampoo and conditioner, and everything you could want in your room (obviously posted wifi, TV, games, iron and board, lint brush, hair dryer...the list goes on). Delightful gentle critters (large friendly but not jumpy dog and mellow cat) make this your home away from home. Would love to return; and if you're thinking of becoming an AirBNB host, THIS is how it's done.

Danny User Profile
August 2017
Cozy as advertised and within walking distance of everything. Decent bang for your buck. The foot has a camera on it too which is cool.

Laura User Profile
August 2017
I traveled to Sara and Lindy's cottage for a business trip and it was wonderful. Clean and with everything I needed for a 5 day stay, and the bed was especially comfortable. The cherries on top were their pets, Oliver the dog and Playdoh the cat, so so sweet and always greeting us at the door! I was nervous at first rooming at an Airbnb that homed a cat as I have allergies, but our room was nice and clean and I didn't experience any discomfort (or itchy eyes) at all. If I'm ever in Raleigh again I'll be back! Thanks again!

Chloe User Profile
July 2017
Sara and Londy have a lovely home with some super cute pets! It's a great location to talk to bars/restaurants too.

Ryan User Profile
July 2017
I've stayed at Sara and Lindy's place on numerous occasions. They are great hosts and the location is walkable to downtown Raleigh. The room is very comfortable and private. I would recommend this spot for anyone visiting Raleigh.

Danielle User Profile
July 2017
Sara and Linda's home was beautiful, clean, and everything we expected. It was a short distance to downtown and was perfect for our one night trip. They were very welcoming and informative and we genuinely enjoyed our stay. I would definitely recommend and will be back in the future!

Raleigh, North Carolina, United StatesJoined in April 2013
Sara And Lindy User ProfileSara And Lindy is a superhost.

Hey! We're Sara and Lindy, and we're just crazy about downtown Raleigh. We are young professionals that enjoy traveling, music, and the outdoors- backpacking, hiking, canoeing, etc. When we're not outside, you can find us indulging in the eclecticism of Raleigh, frequenting our favorites and exploring new restaurants, galleries, shops, breweries and pubs downtown. First Fridays are our favorites, where many local artists showcase their masterpieces all over downtown. We love hosting on Airbnb because we love to host family and friends in our home, and it's a wonderful way to meet new folks that share that passion with us :^) That being said, we can also be very "hands-off" hosts, ensuring your privacy but remaining a simple phone call or text away. We'd love to welcome you to downtown Raleigh!

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours
Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

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