If you bring pets, please clean up after them. Please notify me if pet needs a crate or crating area.
Absolutely NO smoking. No illicit/illegal drugs. Moderate alcohol consumption permitted.
CHECK IN and CHECK OUT
I recently encountered a situation where someone thought the booking was time at the number of hours from the time they checked in; thus this new section of text. (It's a bit like writing about a hot cup of coffee :) )
Please estimate time of arrival. Morning and mid-day check ins can be accommodated with planning. Check out is expected to be between 10 AM to 2 PM on your day of departure. A late check out would be 4 PM (However, if you need bags stored while here for a late departure and to catch a last minute shower, I can usually accommodate that need. However, I do need to ready the room for the next guest.) If you are staying past 4 PM into the night, those times are considered a new "day." Please book accordingly. Ninety percent of folks understand this -- This section is for persons who either don't understand this, or pretend not to. (I'm so sorry to even *have* to include this.section of text.)
Quiet hours are from about 10 PM to 6 AM. Sunday through Thursday nights, 11 PM to 8:00 AM-ish on weekend night Friday night to Saturday morning and Saturday morning to Sunday morning. Unlike a motel or hotel, walls are not soundproofed. Please be thoughtful and courteous of other folks.
Here are guidelines about sound that can make you a better guest for any AirBNB host:
* Use headphones for electronics so that others can sleep
* Refrain from loud conversations within the room.
* Ask where is the best location for using your cell phone for long calls
Use of the kitchen is permitted. Please clean up afterwards: wipe counters. Then, rinse and place used dishes in the dishwasher or in the sink if the dishwasher is in use.
Laundry permitted during early mornings, nights and all hours during the weekend.
While snacking and eating in your private room is permitted, I ask that all dishes are returned to the kitchen daily or nightly. I start the dishwasher each night usually around 10 PM. Please bring all food-related waste items - papers, left-over takeout plates, etc. and dispose of them with the kitchen waste - each morning or as needed.
The storing of items in cardboard and paper bags is strongly discouraged to avoid bringing bugs into the house.
Absolutely NO use of hair dye. (Yes, people have dyed their hair while at my home).
Pick up personal body hair from bathtub, sink and floor.
Please keep clear plastic shower liner in the tub
There are hooks by the shower for hanging towels so that one can begin to towel dry in the shower before stepping out of the shower.
Feminine protection supplies are available under the bathroom sink
Please notify me if there are special efforts I should take to protect bedding due to health concerns.
I pay retail for my sheets and towels, etc. IF there is a stain, and I can't remove it, I have to toss the item and replace it. After all, would you want to deal with stained sheets and towels? Please let me know before or ASAP if there is a *personal* cleaning issues that I'll need to address.I keep my prices very low and have not added cleaning fees for damaga deposits, which I would prefer to avoid. Please help keep that possible.
My Raleigh home is limited to four occupants.
I also have listings near Louisburg, NC.
If I am not at the house, I am available via phone, text, email and Airbnb messaging 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
My hosting style is casual, informative, friendly, concerned and attentive.
I work full-time as a marketing writer/editor/ instructional designer. I have personally traveled (on an extremely tight budget) much of North America for my son's love of hockey (approximately 270,000 hockey miles). I've also traveled extensively for business at several points (so far) in my career. I've experienced limited travels overseas. I look forward to resuming my own travels at some point.
My goal is to provide a safe comfortable space for you so that you can stretch out and feel at home.
I do not discriminate who stays in my home based on gender, race, politics. or other personal matters. All persons deserve safe and comfortable accommodations. Acceptance of a booking is based on availability, and if I feel comfortable for my safety and the safety of other occupants of the home.
I have several larger (60 to 80 pound) dogs. Occasionally, an Airbnb visitor may book a stay with a well-behaved pet. This is a pet-friendly home. The dogs are downstairs so as to minimize the dog hair upstairs. I use a series of gated doors to shift pets from one area to another so that a "dog-free" experience is available. My dogs are relatively quiet, but do bark when someone approaches the door and upon meeting new people (and if there is a raccoon or other creature on the front porch). Being large dog-friendly is a necessity. The home is FREQUENTLY vacuumed.
The condition of the Raleigh home: The Raleigh home continues to undergo changes:
- There is painting being updated
- The carpet is removed from the stairs and I am shopping for flooring for the downstairs and figuring out what I would like to do with my stairs. Airbnb travelers get to see some wonderful decorating during their travels so recommendations are always welcomed.
The Raleigh home features a fully fenced backyard. A full-size grill is available off the back deck on a brick patio.
My locations are non-smoking, as I am allergic to tobacco smoke. Moderate alcohol consumption permitted.
My Raleigh location is in a city neighborhood. However, during the summer, at this location, you can hear birds by day and the crickets by night.
Gigabit WIFI is available in Raleigh.
There's always good coffee. :) Coffeemakers abound here: A small Keurig, a Tassimo, French Press, a stovetop Italian espresso maker and several percolators. I generally keep Tim Hortons coffee around. Starbucks is less than 5 minutes away. Several other notable and awesome coffee shops are within a 5 to 10 minute drive.
The ability to make a good cuppa tea is also available. I have porcelain teapots, stacking Turkish tea brewer, and good old-fashioned mugs for your comforting cup of tea.
When possible, I will bake or cook a meal for you. Being able to share a meal may not always be practical with travels and schedules.
So why do I host on Airbnb? I truly enjoy meeting, hosting and, yes, networking folks Keeping the price modest as a host is also a way to pay it back and pay it forward. We've experienced years of grace where folks have provided accommodations at a reasonable price for hockey travels.
The funds are helping me maintain the home. I am humbled and grateful for every booking.
Please click "Other property reviews" to see historical reviews from prior years.
Thank you for considering my home for your stay!
When reviewing my locations, please understand that these are working homes. They are not hotels and I do not keep a 24 hour cleaning service. People cook. People work. People tend to wear their shoes in the house. People sleep. People receive Amazon deliveries. I am one person for two locations.
When reviewing my Raleigh home please keep in mind that I do disclose that I have 3 long haired very furry dogs. Please note that the home is swept and vacuumed daily. A downstairs half door helps to keep the dog hair away from upstairs, unless folks decide to have the pups with them upstairs. I both sweep Swiffer my spaces including under the bed and behind furniture.
The Louisburg location is a newer home and closer to "like new" condition. No pets. Very quiet and comfortable. If you're looking for a peaceful retreat that feels like you are on vacation within 30 minutes of Raleigh, this is the location for you. The backyard features a fire pit and several grills and a two story deck. Parking abounds.