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About this listing

I am renting a bedroom for 2 in an up-and-coming house close to downtown Durham. The house is charming but a work in progress, the price reflects the work needed to be done. If you're adventurous and on a budget it will be a perfect place for you. For a single traveler please, check my other room posting for the same house.

The space

The house is in renovation process and currently i have completed clean up and painting of the second floor where a bedroom is offered. The first floor of the house is still not for use, except the kitchen like area where i have a mini refrigerator and a mini electric heating stove and a room with a dinning table.
You will be sharing the second floor bathroom with either another guest or a friend of mine who will be staying for some time to help out with the house. There is also a smaller bedroom that is reserved for a single guest (please, check another listing). The room is fresh and clean and has queen size bed. The place located across North Carolina Central University and can be ideal for someone visiting a student/professor, or possibly a student who is planing to study here. It is within 5 minutes drive to down town Durham where all the busy hip life is happening. On the same street there is a bus that can take you there.

There is no TV nor Laundry (this can be arrange later in case of long stay). There is No A/C but plenty of FANS to use. If you book through whole summer I will arrange an AC. There is a parking lot for your car (possibly two).

Please note, because the house is still a work in progress there may be some things I have not noticed, or did not realize. If you find something that is utterly bothering you, please do not hesitate to contact me ASAP.

I am away starting APRIL 20th through July 1st but I will be available via internet connection just give me 24h heads up. My neighbor Darel (who is the best neighbor in world) will be at your help, at any case there will be always help available.

Looking forward to hear from you,


Guest access

Internet, mini refrigerator, shower, electric mini stove.

Interaction with guests

I am friendly and will be happy to help with everything they need and chit chat a little, however, I respect privacy of my guests and a time they want to rest or explore on their own.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1 (Shared washroom)
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Room type: Private room


Cleaning Fee: 26
Weekly Discount: 15%
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House Rules

The most important is to be clean and not excessively loud. Also, since i mentioned that my house is in rehab state it is important to use only a 2nd fl and do not enter areas on the first floor that are not finished. The only 1st floor area that is available for your use is the room that has a refrigerator. Please, not walk behind the house due to the area there being undone.

Please, no parties or smoking in the house.
No children under 10
Plague off electric devices.
Please remember, Oleg uses hearing aid device. Best to get his attention is by being in front of him.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.

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Linda User Profile
April 2017
Olga was a great friend in my short time there. I hope to meet up with her again.

Marcos User Profile
October 2016
It was just as olga described. The best price and with a bus stop just in front. All good

Gillian User Profile
August 2016
The house is in extremely rough shape. I'm a very flexible guest, but this place was really bad. It looks great in the pictures, but needs a lot of work in reality. I never saw Olga, but she was very sweet in her communications. It was in the 90's when I was there and the place has no A/C and only 1-3 not very effective fans. Olga let me borrow an air conditioner from my friend which I ran at night, but it still took an hour to cool down. She made sure I had it turned off during the day so I didn't run up her power bill. I

Kenny User Profile
July 2016
Olga had great communication the entire time and made sure I was comfortable and everything was smooth during my stay. It is true, this is a work in progress so, be prepared to expect unfinished door frames and raw floors. But, for the price, can't beat it. There isn't any AC which was a bummer during my specific weekend (hottest weekend in over a decade) but, Olga can't control that. I'm sure in the winter or spring it's great. I would very much recommend this place.

Britt User Profile
July 2016
So perfect! I walked in from 12 hrs of driving and through a storm to a cute house, Olga was adorable and so sweet, just sweeping up dirt I couldn't even see! Place was smelling wonderful with candles and so clean! My bed was so comfortable, no AC but ceiling fan is a work horse, plus two space fans, I was just fine. There's no longer another person living there. So since nobody was staying in other room I had house to myself. Lovely!!!Ok the house is not finished, unfinished rooms are closed off. But it's coming along and will be great once finished. Perfect for my short stay traveling through!

Robin User Profile
July 2016
I was greeted by Olga and her friends as they finished up the day's renovations -- we shared some lovely conversation, beer, and pizza, which was so welcome after a long day's drive. :) The listing itself, as Olga mentions, is for the more adventurous spirit/someone who just needs a cold shower and place to lay their head. I did wish I was able to lock some of the windows more securely, but truth be told, I slept so soundly and so well. It felt a little bit like indoor camping, in the best way. I'd love to see the house this time next year--it has such cool potential!

Freeman User Profile
July 2016
Olga made me feel very welcome with a warm greeting introductions and a tour.

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