Urban swim retreat

Durham, North Carolina
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Pool hosted by

18 ft by 36 ft
3 ft to 8 ft deep
6 guests allowed

All ages welcome • No pets

No restroom available

Available for up to 2 cars

Free cancellation!

Get a full refund if you cancel 1 day before your booking.

Where you'll swim

Exact location after booking.

Durham, North CarolinaUS

About the pool

The pool and back yard have almost complete privacy from passersby, just over a mile from downtown Durham on the edge of Forest Hills neighborhood. The pool is over 50 years old, a concrete Esther Williams throwback, with a three-foot ledge around the entire interior perimeter, 8 feet deep at the center of the deep end. Lots of trees, flowers, and native plants surround it. The neighborhood is quiet and calm and most of the people through the pool in recent years have been close friends. My primary concern is the safety of everyone; I will glance out occasionally to make sure everything is safe and fun. Please note: bathroom available inside house for not-dripping guests who text before entering. Please do not use the skimmer nets or the floats that are already here.
Shaded area
Great sunlight
Shallow area

What makes it special


WI-FI Access

Wi-fi network is Spectrum high speed. You are welcome to use it for a small fee.



Outdoor shower (no curtain, but it's not visible anywhere except from the pool) with hot and cold water.



Broadband WiFi

5.057 reviews


5Friend hangout

Really nice pool with lots of shade!

1 day ago


5Friend hangout

Second year coming and will be back more!

1 day ago


Repeat Guest
5Friend hangout

This makes two summers, nice place.

2 days ago


5Family hangout

This was our first experience with Swimply. We had a great time and I know the owner went out of his way to take our reservation. …

10 days ago


Repeat Guest
5Friend hangout

So refreshing! And appreciate the shade!

11 days ago


5Family hangout

Love this spot! It’s a perfect little getaway right in my neighborhood. Pool is always the perfect temperature, too. I plan to be…

22 days ago


Repeat Guest

Had a great time, again! Thank you, Wil!

25 days ago


Repeat Guest
5Friend hangout

Great time!

26 days ago


Repeat Guest

Had a great time! The water temperature was perfect, and the surroundings were very peaceful and relaxing.

1 month ago

Hosted by Wil

Hosting since May 2020

Verified Host

57 reviews

I’ve lived in Durham for a total of 25 years, 16 in this neighborhood, 11 in this house. I’m a video journalist and work mostly fr…

Things to know

House rules

No Smoking. No Parties.

Follow these rules to be a considerate guest and avoid any issues during your visit.

Additional rules

No glass in the pool area!! Diving at your own risk (NOT recommended). Bring your own floats; if there are floats here, please ...

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