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Catalano Guest House of Raleigh

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Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
6 guests
2 nights minimum 
Bungalow
Will you join me on a trip back in time...a recent guest said, 'Ellen's house is chill. It's like the 50's built the future.' Catalano Guest House of Raleigh is a historically significant, nearly perfectly preserved piece of mid-Century Modernist Architecture. Only minor updating has occurred since it was built in 1953 -- a bathroom update in the late '70s (though the large, goldenrod, enamel tub was left in place) and the replacement of a galley kitchen with a large family size, full-size kitchen in 1996. Designed by world-renowned architect Eduardo Catalano and partner Horacio Caminos in 1953, it was originally named the B. Richard Jackson House. Mr. Jackson was it's the first owner, though he didn't live here very long. after it's first owner. It is also known as the Carrier Weathe...Will you join me on a trip back in time...a recent guest said, 'Ellen's house is chill. It's like the 50's built the future.' Catalano Guest House of Raleigh is a historically significant, nearly perfectly preserved piece of mid-Century Modernist Architecture. Only minor updating has occurred since it was built in 1953 -- a bathroom update in the late '70s (though the large, goldenrod, enamel tub was left in place) and the replacement of a galley kitchen with a large family size, full-size kitchen in 1996. Designed by world-renowned architect Eduardo Catalano and partner Horacio Caminos in 1953, it was originally named the B. Richard Jackson House. Mr. Jackson was it's the first owner, though he didn't live here very long. after it's first owner. It is also known as the Carrier Weathermaker National Prize-Winning House, a showcase home designed and built to demonstrate the affordability and accessibility of A/C in a moderate price range. Only the very affluent were privileged enough to have A/C at that time. Catalano and Caminos inventively incorporated HVAC vents by encasing them in the concrete flooring system. For their design, Carrier Corp. awarded Catalano and Caminos with the first place cash prize of $5,000. The home received publicity in 1954 as a feature in Living For Young Homemakers magazine and Raleigh’s local newspaper, the News and Observer. Over the years the house was renamed three times.
House Rules
Pet-friendlyKid friendlySmoking allowed
Folks smoke on the front patio, only. Kids are welcome, but Mom and Dad need to know that there is large single pane, non-tempered glass throughout the house. I prefer shoes not to be worn in the house, but this is a request, not a requirement. I have provided a place by your entrance to remove and store shoes.
Bedrooms
1 Double1 Sofa2 Singles
Bathrooms
1 Full bath

Meet the host
Ellen K
Hosting since July 2018
Languages spoken: English
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsI am living on the property in a totally separate unit, though I usually do not socialize with guests, I am available when needed.

Contribute
Reviews (1)
Isioma M
Isioma M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Amazing
Amazing house! One of kind. Spotless Ellen was very sweet and accommodating. She is also very pleasant to talk to. I am staying for a little over 3 weeks, and I will be pretty sad when I go Would 100% recommend
Visited August 2018
Written 22 August 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Ellen K
Ellen K
So sweet, thank you! So glad you have been comfortable!
Written 24 August 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Entertainment
  • Television
Indoor amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Internet access
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Tennis court
Services
  • Housekeeping included
Location info
  • Kid friendly
  • City getaway
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
Property features
  • Staff on property
Outdoor amenities
  • Patio
  • Private yard
  • Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
Parking
  • Secure parking available
Kitchen and dining
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster

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Map
Getting there
Raleigh-Durham Airport
12.6 km
Restaurants
Second Empire Restaurant & Tavern
4.2 km

Bida Manda
5 km

Herons
8 km

Neomonde Mediterranean Raleigh
19 min
Attractions
Trolley Pub
4.6 kmSightseeing Tours

Tic Toc Escapes
3.1 kmEscape Games

Tobacco Road Tours
4.9 kmSightseeing Tours

North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
4.5 kmNatural History Museums
About the neighbourhood
Safe walkable upscale neighborhood. Whole For Grocery and our bus stop are < .3 km. Very close to the award winning Raleigh Greenway (trails) and the North Carolina Museum of Art. NCSU is an 8 min bus ride. Downtown Raleigh takes about 20 mins.
Getting around
We have the bikes on buses program and the trains allow bicycles as well. I do not need a car as the bus stop is less than .3 km away. This area is quite hilly, so you might think about that if walking or biking is a problem. We have both e-bikes and electric scooters for rent everywhere. Our bus route is #4 on the Go Raleigh System and the Go Triangle System also has stops nearby, but a little further that can take you to Chapel Hill, Durham, and RDU as well as the Research Triangle Park.
Access
Car advised
How to get there
Go Raleigh Bus Stop for Route #4 is an 8-minute walk. Shuttle service is available from RDU Airport. Uber and Lyft or a taxi can bring you right here from RDU (airport) or Raleigh Union Station which had train service to Eastern and Western North Carolina, Amtrak to all parts of the US. RDU is a 20-minute drive and the train station is a 15-minute drive.
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Horse riding facilitiesTennis court

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 3 pm Check out by 12 pm
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 2 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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