While we typically prefer entire home rentals, sometimes your needs don’t require a large home. Plus, when it comes to haunted appeal, this bedroom listing sets a captivating scene as it’s dripping in chandeliers, with soaring ceilings, stained glass windows, a music room, and a carved cypress staircase that leads to your third-story bedroom complete with a private balcony. The home was built in the late 1800s, and the host reports that a resident ghost is believed to share this room, believed to be a young girl who lived there from 1887 to 1915.
“Urilda Breedlove Rodd was injured in some kind of an accident when she was young, and her health was frail. She died at a young age, possibly during childbirth,” host Adrienne Parks told us. “The room that has the most ghostly appearances is on the third floor, and is called the Haunted Bedroom. People there have seen glowing orbs, heard footsteps and doors opening and closing, lights have been turned on and off, and sometimes small objects have gone missing and then reappeared in unlikely places.”
Guests have also reported candy that magically becomes unwrapped, tapping on their back, hearing the sound of lullabies, and feeling a sensation of someone sitting on the bed with them. There have even been sightings of actual figures.
“The previous owner said she saw a young woman in a long yellow dress once in the dining room. I glimpsed a young woman in a long pale garment with loose dark hair once as I was coming down the stairs, but when I got to the bottom of the stairs she’d vanished,” says Parks.
Scary tales aside, this private bedroom is modestly appointed with an ensuite bathroom best suited to one or two people. There are three guest rooms in total (the others are less haunted) for an intimate B&B feel with shared access to the dining and living rooms, as well as the front and back porches, and a swimming pool.
Availability is open in October and well into 2021.
COVID-19 cleaning procedures: This home doesn’t participate in Airbnb’s Enhanced Clean program, but the Superhost has taken extended measures to ensure social distancing and a clean environment, including requiring a face covering in common spaces and temporarily restricting access to shared areas such as the kitchen. Surgical masks will be provided to guests that do not have their own, rooms are sanitized rooms before and after each reservation, and disinfectant is supplied as well.