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Available Soon: Gorgeous Furnished Home in Forest Hills Near Duke

Durham, North Carolina, United States
Rates from USD $3900 | Monthly

House | Entire Home
Available Dates:
From August 1, 2024 until July 31, 2025


As close to perfection as Durham offers! Furnished, stately two-story home that is perfect for either a small family or a professional wanting more privacy and space than an apartment. A separate, sunny office on the main floor (for one or two) fully equipped with wi-fi and printer makes working at home easy and enjoyable, while three bedrooms on the top floor provide flexibility for four (or even five, if two children share a room) people, or rooms for visitors or other hobbies or activities. Plus, the partially finished basement provides spacious and easy storage, as well as the washer and dryer. The home retains the sense of history and charm from the 1948 original structure, including a wood burning fireplace, a cozy dining room, and a lovely bench/cabinet area at the side entrance. The home has also been enhanced with additional, more modern space that welcomes in the sun and sky, especially in the large, open kitchen and the large-windowed sitting room. Fully fenced backyard makes it perfect for a dog, and there is space for herb/vegetable gardening, in addition to the roses, azaleas, gardenias, crepe myrtles and fig tree already in place. It is less than 3 miles to either East or West Campus of Duke University, easily bike-able, or just a few minutes by car. We occasionally walk it, just for the fun and exercise, as the weather in Durham makes walking enjoyable most days of the year. It is also an enjoyable walk -- 20 minutes right up the Tobacco Road Greenway -- into Downtown Durham, a thriving hub of restaurants, bars, hotels, shops, farmers markets and craft fairs, etc. In addition to Downtown, there are several malls and commercial strips within easy driving distance, so every necessity -- post office, parcel centers, groceries, gas stations, pharmacies, movie theatres, coffee shops -- is easily accessible. North Carolina Central University is even closer to us than Duke, if that happens to be your destination: less than a mile and a half away. UNC-Chapel Hill -- as well as all of the lovely town of Chapel Hill -- is just 10 miles down the road. NC State in Raleigh is a 30 minute drive. The surrounding neighborhood is wonderful for walks, short or long, in several different directions, with winding, hilly streets with low traffic. And we are literally across the street from a park, which includes not only tennis courts, a picnic pavilion and a disc golf course, but a creek and long, tree-lined walking paths. This neighborhood was originally a public golf course, and so long grassy greenways extend throughout the area, in addition to the Tobacco Road Walking Trail, which stretches for miles, and runs right through the neighborhood. Things to consider... Although it is indeed a lush, quiet neighborhood, Forest Hills is in fact in the middle of a growing city, so it is not the same level of quiet you'd get in a rural setting. Cities make noise, and we do get sirens, truck noise from the University Drive (the nearest connector-road), and occasional amplified music from the park across the street. We have loved living here for the past five years ourselves, and can give it our personal seal of approval. We plan to live here again one day and are very interested in finding folks who will love living here for a time as much as we have! We can also share additional pictures or any additional required information, so just ask! We look forward to hearing from you!




2,217 ft2

Suited For

Property Type


From August 1, 2024 until July 31, 2025

Minimum Stay

3 Months | Dates are flexible for this listing

Comments: Ideal occupancy start August 1st, 2024


House in Durham, North Carolina, United States

Closest University

Duke University

Nearby Universities
North Carolina Central University | University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill | Duke University

Forest Hills

Nearby Cities

Durham | Raleigh | Chapel Hill

Comments: Forest Hills was once a public golf course, so the streets are quiet, hilly, wooded and right out our door are long stretches of creek-side greenways, parks and beauty. Downtown Durham is a one mile walk, and every necessity is within a short drive.

Explore the Area


  • Off Campus
  • Bike to Campus
  • Suburban
  • Near Park
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Shops

Rental Rates and Terms

Rates from USD $3900 Monthly | Negotiable

Utilities are not included

A cleaning service is not included

Comments: SMART TVs provided in sitting room and one bedroom.


The home is suitable for young kids

Pets are allowed

Ask about smoking in the home

Ask about the availability of a car

Comments: Smoking, if negotiated, would be outside only. Car use would be an additional negotiated fee.





High Speed Internet




Balcony or Patio


Dedicated Parking




Temperature Control

Air Conditioning



Security System









Comments: Fenced in backyard and patio. Dog friendly. Front porch sitting area with gorgeous view. One car covered car-port plus driveway parking. Additional parking on street in front of home. Tennis courts and disc golf course across the street.


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