Super comfy memory foam queen bed; lots of natural light from two big windows and blackout curtains to block it outLots of space to rest and relax, including on the couch and lounger
Master's Suite in Old North Durham

Private room

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed
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Located a block from the happening Rigsbee Avenue scene and walking distance to downtown, this spacious, brand new master's suite offers immediate access to the best of Durham and a quiet space to rest and relax amidst friendly neighbors. Your room is the only one upstairs so you'll have plenty of privacy.

The space

The master's suite occupies the entire 2nd floor so it's very private and quiet. We also have a great sleep machine (white noise maker) just in case you're a very light sleeper. The queen-sized bed with a thick memory foam mattress topper, making for a very comfortable night sleep for two (even if you or your companion are a bit fidgety). There's also a ceiling fan to help keep you cool.

The bathroom is very roomy, with double vanity sinks and a jetted soaker tub. We have two water heaters, so there's always plenty of hot water.

This is a brand new house, so no need to worry about everything functioning properly. We chose simple paint colors which augment the ample natural light, so the space feels very light, open and homey. This focuses the eye toward the considerable array of art Sarah and I have amassed from our travels around the world. The kitchen is excellently equipped with brand new appliances and plenty of space.

We also love our outdoor space. There's a spacious front porch with rockers, a hammock and a love seat looking out on the street and garden, a back deck with a table, chairs and a grill for outdoor dining, and a big fenced in back yard with a fire pit surrounded by seats, big ancient oaks and lots of lovely smaller plants.

Guest access

Free cable internet/wifi (sorry, no TV).

Shared kitchen, dining and living room area with plenty of seating and a stereo system and large record collection. You're welcome to play music as long as you're sensitive to time, volume, and other's tastes. You're welcome to use the fridge, storage space or any of the other kitchen appliances. You're free to use moderate amounts of the most basic cooking staples (oil, spices, condiments), but please ask before using anything of significant substance.

Washer and dryer on main floor is available, just make sure you ask before using anyone else's supplies. First come, first serve!

There's no smoking in the house. You're welcome to smoke outside, just throw away your butts.

Interaction with guests

Unless we are our of town, we will be staying downstairs during your stay with our daughter Eloise. We both work in and out of the home, so will be around to answer any questions and get you oriented. We love meeting no folks but don't always have time to socialize at length

Other things to note

WE HAVE A DOG, TWO CATS, AND A BABY. There is a white noise machine in your room and guests have consistently told us that they sleep soundly without interruption from below, but you may occasionally hear little Eloise. And if you're allergic or wary of pets, this may not be the place for you. All are very sweet and harmless, though the dog is a little skittish around strangers.

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 couch

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

Wireless Internet

Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $20 NZD
Weekly Discount: 21%
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House Rules
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 12PM (noon)

Smoking outside only please


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

2 nights minimum stay

19 Reviews

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Shoshana User Profile
June 2017
I would give Scott and Sarah six stars if I could. I had a great trip staying with them. They are fun and welcoming to hang out with and I loved being able to walk to Motorco, Fullsteam, Durham Central Park, and Cocoa Cinnamon. Since I didn't have a car in Durham, this was the perfect set up for my trip. Their house is very lovely and the bedroom is comfortable and pleasant to hang out in. I can't wait to come back!

Liz User Profile
June 2017
Best air bnb experience yet, I'd say! Perfect location. It was so nice being able to stroll over to excellent coffee, food, and beer. The upstairs suite was extremely spacious and well decorated. Our hosts were not in town while we visited, but the communication was excellent and we had zero problems. I thought it was helpful that they double-checked to make sure we noticed that they have cats, before confirming. I will say, if you're not a fan of cats, this might not be the best fit, as the cats are very friendly and want to be your friends! Overall, a truly excellent experience!

Edward User Profile
December 2016
Great per usual.

Edward User Profile
December 2016
Scott and Sarah never disappoint. Their place is fantastic. Clean, cozy and very comfortable. The decor is high society New York and old world Europe meet the Southwestern US. Very cool. Bathrooms are awesome and the bed is so comfortable. Move over Westin Heavenly Bed. And the hosts themselves are just plain good folks. Laid back, low key, down to earth. My favorite place in Durham by a wide margin.

Robert And Amanda User Profile
November 2016
This is the second time we've stayed at this place and it probably won't be the last! Everything was perfect. The bed is probably the most comfortable bed we've ever slept in. They always have hot water and internet, so on top of having the basics covered, the entire residence is extremely cozy and comfortable overall. Thanks guys, and we'll be back, I'm sure!

Roberto User Profile
November 2016
Great stay at Scott's place. The master suite was perfect - spacious, comfy bed, big modern bathroom. The layout of the house allows for access to the kitchen and common areas w/o having to intrude on the other housemates (though no one was around the weekend we stayed). Access was easy and Scott and Sarah were communicative and quick to respond to inquiries. Would mos def stay here again.

Jeanna User Profile
November 2016
Beautiful house, perfect Durham location. Could not have asked for anything more.

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Durham, North Carolina, United StatesJoined in April 2013
Scott User ProfileScott is a superhost.

Sarah and I came from Atlanta for grad school in 2012 and have found a home in Durham. Over the past few years we've built and designed our ideal home, adopted a pup to compliment our cats, and welcomed our daughter Eloise into the world. We love our neighborhood of friendly folks and the Durham/Triangle blend of metropolitan cultural offerings with the relaxed pace of a small southern town. We generally spend as much time as possible outdoors: working in our garden, reading on our porch, relaxing with a beer and friends at FullSteam, or hiking or biking one of the many trails around town. When forced indoors we enjoy cooking and hitting up live music all over the triangle. Though we feel strongly that there's no place like home, we also feel the itch to travel when able. Hosting helps to subsidize our own shoestring adventures not otherwise possible on our income. We'd love to help you explore Durham, the happening place we're proud to call home.

Languages: Español, Français, Português
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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