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3 guestsStudio2 beds1 bath
3 guests
2 beds
1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the guesthouse to yourself.
Sparkling clean
5 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
Lilan & Alex is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Great location
90% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.

If you march to the beat of a different drum, this is the place for you. Henry David Thoreau would have felt at home here. This N. Durham retreat is a 15 min. drive to downtown and Duke & less than 3 miles from Eno River trails. We are on 1 acre of land surrounded by mature oaks, maples & evergreen trees. The guest house is an open layout ideal for yoga with original woodwork, tile, and art from around the world. There's a fully equipped kitchen and an energy efficient ductless AC/Heating unit.


Air conditioning
Hot water
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
The host hasn't reported a carbon monoxide detector on the property.

Sleeping arrangements

Common spaces
1 double bed,1 sofa bed



55 reviews
Alec User Profile
May 2020
Great place, hosts were pleasant and helpful. A few bugs around the area, but not a problem. Great overall experience.
Rezhane User Profile
March 2020
Lilans and Alex are great host! Communication was great fast and easy. Very welcoming!
Michael User Profile
February 2020
We loved our stay at Alex and Lilan's! They were so kind and helpful. We really felt at home there. The eco-friendly finishes were a big help too!
Ben User Profile
November 2019
Great hosts and a great place. Very thoughtful and helpful people. Lilan and Alex keep a clean place and provide a warm and welcoming guesthouse.
Lilan & Alex User Profile
Response from Lilan & Alex:
Ben is the son who rented our guest house, but it was his father Bernie Arnold and care taker Pat that stayed here. They were wonderful guests, very considerate and communicative, and left the Peacful Piedmont Retreat spotless. I hope Bernies health returns and they come for…
November 2019
Ben User Profile
October 2019
Lilan & Alex are very understanding and accommodating. This guesthouse is close and convenient to Durham yet far enough away from the hustle and bustle to fell like a true getaway. A very peaceful place to relax, recharge.
Jason And Jennifer User Profile
Jason And Jennifer
July 2019
Lilan and Alex were excellent hosts. They gave us a warm welcome and taught us all about the space. They provided fresh coffee, water, and produce from their garden. The space was spacious, quiet and peaceful. Everything you need is included. Definitely a hidden gem. A very…
艳 User Profile
July 2019
We all love it, nice place . We can see the deer across the yard , and very enjoy the day we living. Nice Alex , nice music he played.Kind LiLan,very happy to meet you!!

Hosted by Lilan & Alex

Durham, NCJoined in February 2016
Lilan & Alex User Profile
55 Reviews
Lilan & Alex is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Alex and Li-Lan are world travelers, musicians, and creative folks who care about leaving a light footprint around them. We welcome guests to enjoy our unique guest house and appreciate its simplicity, elegance, and artistic touches. Our motto: Gratitude and Be in the Present…
Interaction with guests
At least one of us will be there to greet you upon your arrival, usually Alex. We are available for questions and Durham recommendations. We have enjoyed great hospitality as world travelers and enjoy reciprocating that experience for our guests. Alex is a…
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Durham, North Carolina, United States

Things to keep in mind

Check-in: 3:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
Checkout: 11:00 a.m.
3:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m.

House Rules

  • No smoking
  • No pets
  • No parties or events


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