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King Size Tempur-Pedic Cloud Bed
Outside entrance through the backyard gate, up the stairs to the right.
Lovely studio with king sized Tempur-Pedic!
Lovely studio with king sized Tempur-Pedic!
2 guests
2 beds
1 bath
2 guests
2 beds
1 bath

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Cozy, quiet, self contained studio apartment amongst the trees in beautiful Duke Forest, Just behind Shepherds Nature Trail. Very close to Duke West Campus, Duke Hospital, and downtown. Wake to the soothing sounds of songbirds from a relaxing sleep in a king size Tempur-Pedic bed.

The space

Beautiful private 1 bed/bath studio apartment with small kitchenette and separate entrance overlooking Duke Forest. Full cable with HBO and Epix; also Roku with Netflix and Hulu and other streaming apps. Books and DVDs for you to enjoy as well. Walking/biking trails just outside the door to explore. Lounge on your private deck or swing in the hammock under the dogwood trees.

Guest access

We're pleased to receive you in our lovely apartment suite! We ask that you please only park either on the street or in front of the left garage door. If you park in front of the left garage door, please pull up close to allow enough room for our car to pass behind you. The apartment is above the garage. To access the apartment, you will need to enter the four digit code on the keypad to the right of the garage that is provided for you in the check-in portion of this listing. This will open the right garage door, and you will enter the door at the back of the garage and go up the stairs. Please close the garage door with the brown button on the back right of the garage next to the other door.

Interaction with guests

Guests will have as much privacy as they like! Our hope is that we will be home to welcome you and help you get settled in, but it is not a requirement-simply follow the instructions listed on the guest access and check-in portions of this listing. Please feel free to text, call, or knock on our door-We are available 24/7 for questions, concerns or company!

Other things to note

To access the Shepherd's Hiking Trail, take the lightly treaded path behind the property and to the left of the small stack of rocks about 130 paces to the maintained trail. Go left or right (going left, just make all right turns around the loop, going right, make all left turns), it is about a one mile loop-but try to remember where you entered (it's pretty easy to find)
We are available for any questions or concerns you may have-please don't hesitate to ask...and-welcome!

Please let us know if you need extra toiletries, towels, or coffee. A double blow up mattress is in the apartment if you need sleeping arrangements for more than 2 guests, if needed. Also, please let us know how we can improve your stay....don't hesitate to text, call, or just knock on our door! We have a sweet little beagle and a sweet little Yorkie, but they are not allowed in the apartment so those with allergies need not worry.

Family/kid friendly
Wireless Internet
Free parking on premises
Sleeping arrangements
Common spaces
1 king bed, 1 air mattress
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with keypad

Please treat the space as you would your own home. There is no smoking on the premises. Please feel free to enjoy the deck outside your main door, but please do not enter the screened in area. Please leave the keys in the black mailbox on the handrail outside on your deck upon check-out. No additional un-registered guests allowed. Check out time is 11:00, check in time is 3:00 pm.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - One small set of stairs leading to the garage apartment.
Pet(s) live on property - two well behaved, small dogs. No need for interaction.
Wide clearance to bed
Well-lit path to entrance

62 Reviews

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Gail User Profile
November 2017
Always a welcome oasis, just minutes away from everything Durham has to offer.

Gail User Profile
October 2017
Always a great respite near Durham!

Caleb User Profile
October 2017
Our stay was exactly what we were looking for. An affordable and comfortable place to stay. The bed is very comfortable and we enjoyed all of the TV options available. The hosts are very friendly and helpful. Thanks for everything!

Brian User Profile
October 2017
Perfectly cozy residence. Access is a bit complicated at first but very thoroughly explained and still offers great privacy. We actually spent more time there than we thought we would. With a great movie selection and games as well as books it was so easy to pass the time and relax. I am a local but wanted to do something a bit different for a couple of days and this was just the right fit.

Jenna User Profile
September 2017
Kevin and Gigi are great hosts! Their place is tucked away in the beautiful Duke Forest and was a quiet and very comfy stay. We enjoyed it!

Trip User Profile
September 2017
My wife and I stayed at Kevin and Gigi's place in Sept. of 2017, when we were in town to see a show at one of Duke's performance venues. Their place is in a quiet neighborhood near the university. The bed is comfortable, the space is large, and there are nice creature-comforts like a kitchenette, fluffy towels, and a modern entertainment system with a great DVD selection. A few things that guests should know when booking is that the room is over and ACTIVE garage, so you will be hearing the garage doors open and close, and cars coming and going when the hosts do (early in the morning on weekdays). Also, guest-parking is on the street (unless you pay extra for a spot in the garage). Moreover, the walking path to the unit is peculiar, taking you up some stairs and through your host's screened-in porch, then up some more stairs on route to the apartment; probably best for the nimble and sure-footed.
Gigi And Kevin User Profile
Response from Gigi And Kevin:
Thanks for the feedback! We'd like to assure future guests that the parking and entrance for guests have been updated, bypassing the outdoor stairs and screened-in porch. We really try to open and close the garage doors as little as possible (typically just once in the morning). Otherwise all you hear are the songbirds!
September 2017

Ann User Profile
September 2017
Kevin and Gigi were great hosts, the place was lovely, we had an awesome time in NC! Thanks!

Durham, North Carolina, United StatesJoined in November 2015
Gigi And Kevin User Profile
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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