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Tree House Retreat
Hosted by Steve And Donna
Steve And Donna is the host.
3 guests
2 beds
1 bath
3 guests
2 beds
1 bath
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Efficiency apartment in the trees in Orange County, NC. Fifteen minutes to UNC (Chapel Hill) or Duke University (Durham).

This quiet, secluded space is 720 square feet of living space and a 400 square feet of covered porch with a view into Duke Forest.

The apartment is on 2 acre lot with beautiful gardens. Hiking trails within 1 mile provide long walks along the New Hope Creek in Duke Forest or the NC Nature Conservancy.

The space

The apartment is one large space with eating, living and sleeping areas and a bathroom. There is one queen-size bed and a couch that opens to a double-size bed.

The kitchen area has a refrigerator with top freezer, sink, storage, microwave, hot plate and electric water kettle. There is no conventional oven or dishwasher.

The living area has two couches, tables, TV, stereo, dvd player. WiFi and basic cable are available.

Guest access

The space is an efficiency apartment with covered porch areas above a garage. It isn't connected to other living spaces and is very private. You can park directly in front of the garage for easiest access. You have access to the entire space which has its own lockable, staircase entrance.

Other things to note

The apartment is accessed via stairs.

Cable TV

Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $39 CAD
Weekly Discount: 15%
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Sleeping arrangements
Common spaces
1 queen bed, 1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Self check-in with keypad

You must also acknowledge
Dog(s) live in the house


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

16 Reviews

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Kathleen User Profile
October 2017
This place is wonderful. Beautiful and peaceful setting near both Durham and Chapel Hill.

Lisa User Profile
October 2017
My husband and I found the Tree House Retreat to be a truly special place. The loft-like apartment is spacious, comfortable, and nicely organized into sleeping, dining, and living areas. Furnishings and décor are an eclectic mix of fun and elegant. The large wraparound deck sits on the edge of a lush forest, perfect for relaxing and wildlife-watching, and making the whole space feel almost magical. Steve and Donna were friendly and welcoming, readily available for help, information, or conversation while also allowing us complete privacy. Highly recommended.

Emily User Profile
October 2017
My husband and I were looking for a quiet place near Durham to spend the weekend and this was perfect. The property is secluded but directions were easy to follow and it took us just over 20 min to arrive from RDU airport. The room was clean and wonderfully welcoming with snacks, coffee, and tea provided. Linens/towels/washcloths were all clean. The room is spacious and the deck is a beautiful place to relax. Steve has a wealth of knowledge about the Durham/Chapel Hill area (restaurants, parks, etc.) and you can access Duke Woods from his property without driving! Overall, a wonderful stay and a place that I recommend to any couple looking for a cozy, private stay with easy access to the greater Raleigh area.

Maureen User Profile
September 2017
I cannot say enough about our stay at Steve and Donna's. It was comfortable, relaxing with thoughtful touches to make it extremely easy to be away from home. If we come back in town, we'll definitely look to stay here again!!
Steve And Donna User Profile
Response from Steve And Donna:
Thanks for the great review. You guys are welcome here anytime.
September 2017

Steve User Profile
September 2017
If you enjoy a quiet place in the woods, you could not do better. That deck is as nice as it looks. A beautiful spot that's convenient to Chapel Hill and Durham. Hosts are friendly and helpful but never intrusive. We highly recommend...!!

Kelly User Profile
August 2017
My husband and I were visiting from Ohio. I was taking a 3 day course in the area and we chose to stay in this airbnb. We didn't know the area very well but our hosts were so thoughtful as to provide a list of things to do and places to eat in the area. The space was accurately described and I absolutely loved the quiet cozy feel of the location. It was a very relaxing atmosphere. Donna and Steve have an eclectic style that you can see in their gardens along the main house. This space was perfect for us because we were seperate from the main house and we felt like we were in our own little home. We enjoyed sitting out on the deck and sharing a glass of wine and the quietness of the woods. It was great. Thank you again! It was lovely!

Peter User Profile
August 2017
This place is special. The scenery is beautiful, the apartment private, comfortable, and spacious. Steve and Donna are super welcoming. It's also very accessible to downtown Durham and Chapel Hill/Carrboro.

Durham, North Carolina, United StatesJoined in July 2013
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Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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