Private Lakefront 4BR Log Cabin on 11 Acres,Huge View,Sleeps10
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Mayo Lake house description
Cornerstone Cabin is an extraordinary cabin. We used three 100 year old square log cabins to build it. The old cabins were tagged, disassembled, moved to the lake, and reassembled into one house under current building codes, with all the modern comforts of home. The lake house sits on 11 secluded, forested acres with no other houses in sight. It has magnificent craftmanship, and all the wood was either from old dwellings or custom-milled for the house.
Cornerstone Cabin has a tin roof, making the rain's pitter-patter so soothing. Another unique feature is that it has a full 2nd story. Most cabins constructed with old square logs are 1.5 stories with a loft or knee walls upstairs. Cornerstone has lots of windows & 7 ceiling fans throughout the house so you can throw open the windows & enjoy the fresh air & wildlife sounds. For your sleeping comfort, there are hand-made wooden shutters throughout the house to darken the rooms.
Cornerstone's upstairs has 3 spacious bedrooms, 2 of which (queen & twin in one, double & twin in the other) have cathedral ceilings with exposed rafters. It's awesome to wake up slowly in the morning on vacation & gaze at the rugged old square logs, the old-timey chinking, & beautiful rafters (notched together the old-fashion way). The 3rd bedroom is also spacious & has 2 twin beds. The upstairs bath has full tub and shower.
Starting from the ground up, there is stacked-stone foundation, chimney, & fireplace; then 3" X 9" floor joists for the 1st floor (exceeds any building codes, so the house is solid as a rock). The downstairs has custom-milled beams & includes bedroom (queen), bathroom with shower, stack washer/dryer, fully-equipped kitchen, indoor seating for 12 with dining room table (6), bar (2), & game table(4), hi-speed internet, & family room with satellite color TV, oversized fireplace, & sturdy antique staircase built in 1820. Opening from both family room and downstairs bedroom is a 10' x 20' aromatic cedar screened porch with ceiling fans and dining table for 6. This is our favorite spot for morning coffee, evening cocktails, and dining. There's a hummingbird feeder right beside the porch, and if you're quiet & still enough, you can enjoy watching them feed in the summertime.
Cornerstone Cabin is in a forested, slow-moving world of quiet solitude, wildlife, & no other houses, and yet, incredibly, you are only 10-to-15 minutes away from 3 grocery chains, good restaurants, & fun entertainment.
A few restaurants: 15 minutes to 2 established, locally owned & operated steak houses, Clarksville Station Steak House & Old Country Club Steak House; fine dining: 30 minutes to South Boston, Va to Bistro 1888, locally owned & operated & true Virginian hospitality with a AAA 3 Diamond rating; Italian: 15 minutes to Vesuvios Italian near Walmart or Vesuvios ll Food & Sports Bar downtown; need it quickly: 5 minutes to Mayo Marina (Country) Grill & Store for breakfast, burgers, spicy loaded pizza, & home-made fried pies (eat-in or take-out); great, hot or cold subs: 15 minutes to American Hero for philly cheese steak or gyro.
Some entertainment: Out your front door down a gentle slope to swim, sun, watch the sunset, & fish for bass & crappie off your dock in clean, clear, pristine Mayo Lake; bring your fishing/ski boat & moor it safely to our PBD (pontoon boat dock); ski, wakeboard, & tube in one of the most uncrowded lakes you've ever been to; or, rent a canoe or kayak from Mayo Park & they'll deliver it to you & pick it up; 5 minutes to Mayo Park (walking trails; bands, movies, & plays at the Amphitheatre; free boat launch; playground); 15 minutes to Palace Pointe (all under one roof) Family Entertainment (20 bowling lanes, 7 billiards tables, video arcade, rollerskating, 8 movie theatres, & food diner); 30 minutes to Orange County Speedway or South Boston Motor Speedway or to Virginia International Raceway (VIR = Lemans-type pro & amateur sports car & motorcycle road race course). For driving times to many other awesome activities, please see the "Other Activities" Section under the "Features & Amenties" Heading below.
Please feel free to contact us about any rental question or particular activities you're interested in. We'll do our best. "We aim to please"!!
Arch & Kathy
Keywords: Secluded, 4BR, Lakefront, Log Cabin Home, 1st floor master, wireless hi-speed internet, pet friendly, large panoramic lake view, excellent fishing, Mayo Lake, NC, Person County, NC, Roxboro, NC, lodging for (40 minutes) Duke University Hospital, lodging for (30 minutes) VIR, lodging for (35 minutes) Durham, NC.
- Vacation Rental
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Wood Fireplace:
- Parking Off Street:
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- Air Conditioning:
- Central Heat & Air, Direct TV Satellite TV system, DVD player, sound system/CD Player, wireless hi-speed internet, free local & long-distance phone service for USA only (block on all Int'L calls), disposal, Seating for 6 at main dining table, smaller table for 4 in family room, seating for 2 at kitchen bar, table for six on screened porch...moreless
- Outdoor Grill
- Deck / Patio
Location & View
- Water Skiing
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- 5 minutes to Mayo Park (amphitheatre, walking trails, free boat launch, wildlife viewing, playground, canoe & kayak rentals), fishing from floating dock or your boat, water Sports (if you have a boat)lots of calm water, 15 minutes to Roxboro Country Club golf, 15 minutes to Palace Pointe Family Entertainment (Video Arcade, 20 Bowling Lanes, rollerskating, 7 Billiards tables, 8 Movie Theatres, Food Diner), 10 minutes to Person County Museum, wonderful plantation tours, museums, & antique shops within an hour's drive, 65 minutes to Carolina Hurricanes Hockey, 35 minutes to Durham Bulls minor league Baseball family fun, 55 minutes to UNC, 40 minutes to Duke University & Hospital, 70 minutes to NC State University, RBC Center, CASL Soccer Complex, USA Baseball Nat'l Training Center, WakeMed Soccer Stadium, 30 minutes to Virginia Int'l Raceway(VIR) Pro & Amateur LeMans-type road races, centrally located for shopping NC & Va colleges....moreless
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Spent the week of Christmas at this wonderful cabin in the woods and on the lake. We came down from upstate NY to spend it with our chidren who now reside in Raleigh/Durham. We were allowed (for a fee) to bring our 2 chocolate labs with us. The cabin is everything and more. It was clean, the beds were super comfortable and the location was very private and all with in an hours drive of Raleigh/Durham . The owners had decorated the cabin perfectly for Christmas. The owners, though we didn't personally meet them were some of the kindest most professional people I have ever talked too. I was tempted to write a bad review because I wanted to be selfish and keep this gem of a rental all to ourselves. But wouldn't want to create any negative reflection Arch & Kath northeir beautiful cabin. Plus we plan on renting from them for years too come! sincerely, R Harrison
- Guest HARRY (Little Falls, NY USA)
- Date of stay 12/21/12
- Review Submitted 01/06/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, romantic getaway, pet owners, families with young children, girls getaway.
Mr. Biff and family
Mr. Biff and family
Best vacation house we have ever stayed at. Very relaxing. We have been renting homes for vacations all over for over 10 years. The owner's anticipate all your needs and the home was as it was advertised.
- Guest rosemary (hudson valley ny)
- Date of stay 05/26/12
- Review Submitted 08/08/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, romantic getaway, pet owners, families with young children, adventure seekers, girls getaway.
My niece rented this house for out of town guests to stay while we celebrated my Mom's 100th birthday. It is perfection in every way. I tried desperately to find something missing and I am picky. Every possible need has been anticipated. The house is comfortable, welcoming, furnished for comfort and in a location to kill for. I was there alone for some of the time before the others arrived. Sitting on the expansive porch watching the birds and the water was relaxing beyond measure. The hummingbird forced me to find the feeder since he wouldn't stop looking for it. Wading birds visit the shore and the fish practically jump on the dock.While at the cabin, it is impossible to hear any traffic except for the occasional boat. After everyone else had left and I was alone again for a couple of days I really appreciated the time to sit and reflect. It is obvious the owners take great pride in the house with good reason, and have made every effort to assure their guests pleasure. I can't wait to come back and bring my wife to this very special place.
- Guest Robert G.
- Date of stay 05/16/12
- Review Submitted 05/26/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children, adventure seekers, girls getaway, people with disabilities.
Owner response: Thank you so much for your nice review! We do try to think of the comfort and enjoyment of our guests, and provide things that will enhance your stay. The keynote is 'peace and tranquility'. We all need times of restoration, and this property exudes peace. We're close to shopping, site seeing, and yet many times we just decide to stay right there and relax! Hope you will come back!
What an enchanting and peaceful vacation!
What an enchanting and peaceful vacation!
From the moment we drove down the canopy covered driveway that descended toward the cabin, we knew we had made the right choice to spend our vacation here. Wow, what a wonderful, peaceful, enchanting place! While my husband fished and canoed around the lake, I wandered with my little doxie around the forest taking pictures of fascinating mushrooms. The birds, especially the woodpeckers, were many and sang so happily. The view of the lake from the cabin porch and living room was lovely. At night, the darkness was incredible and the stars were unbelievable. Although we did get out to eat and shop, I didn't want to leave the place. It was too nice and quiet and lovely. The canoe was rented from Mayo Park which is only a few minute drive away. I did go out on the lake and it was heaven. Watching an eagle dive and come up with a fish in its talons was breathtaking. How fortunate I was to witness that. Oh yes, we will be back.
- Guest Linda (Clayton, NC)
- Date of stay 09/23/11
- Review Submitted 10/01/11
Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, pet owners, families with young children, adventure seekers.
Beautiful Vacation Home!!
Beautiful Vacation Home!!
I did not get to stay here but did go to see the place as we were planning our vow renewal ceremony at this beautiful cabin. We had to cancel due to health problems in the family and the owners were very thoughtful and caring. We drove out to Mayo Lake and the property is immaculate, beautiful and oh so secluded. I will re-schedule my stay in 2011. Rent this property.....you will not be disappointed.
- Guest marie t. (Snow Camp)
- Date of stay 12/28/10
- Review Submitted 12/28/10
Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, pet owners, girls getaway.
Happy and Lil' BitGuest comment entered by owner
Happy and Lil' Bit
"Another wonderful week had by the Walters family of Lexington, NC. We kayaked & rafted & fished & fished & fished! The weather was perfect. "The Boys", Walter, Happy, & Lil' Bit, all enjoyed the fishing & I enjoyed the relaxation."
- Guest Beth Walters
- Date of stay 09/15/07
- Review Submitted 02/25/10
Dream of Spending ChristmasGuest comment entered by owner
Dream of Spending Christmas
"What a wonderful week our family had at your cabin. I've dreamed of spending Christmas with our children & grandchildren in a cabin in the woods for many years. This was more than I could've ever dreamed of. We hope to meet you one day to hear the stories about the construction of this awesome cabin. Thank you!"
- Guest Nicole Mallory
- Date of stay 12/27/08
- Review Submitted 02/25/10
A Perfect BirthdayGuest comment entered by owner
A Perfect Birthday
"What a perfect birthday weekend!! Cornerstone Cabin was just what the doctor ordered--peaceful and very quiet. We felt like we had left the crazy, hectic world behind. The chorus of birds woke us up each morning and sang to us all day long!! Thanks for the opportunity to relax in such a glorious sanctuary."
- Guest Cindy Dorsey
- Date of stay 04/27/09
- Review Submitted 02/25/10
Guest comment entered by owner
As you read some of these reviews from the printed guestbooks in the cabin that we quote below, please do not think that Kathy & I are "full of ourselves" & on some sort of ego trip. Truly, it 'bout killed us building this cabin, but we are now so thankful we persisted thru the challenges. We humbly share these reviews with you. Sincerely, Arch & Kathy
- Guest Owners Arch & Kathy Bradsher
- Date of stay 02/25/10
- Review Submitted 02/25/10
Most relaxing Soccer TournamentGuest comment entered by owner
Most relaxing Soccer Tournament
As I sit on the porch the day before we leave, I can't remember a more relaxing soccer tournament! We are usually cramped in hotel rooms. This was just wonderful. We could not get the girls out of the lake they had so much fun. Plus, a quiet spot could always be found for us adults!
- Guest The Oharas & the Matlocks, Bridgeton, NJ
- Date of stay 07/29/09
- Review Submitted 02/24/10
Jun 01-Sep 01 .. $1400/week (Saturday to Saturday) .. $600/weekend. Sep 01-May 30 .. $ 800/week (Saturday to Saturday) .. $400/weekend. Partial Week Available. Monthly: contact us. Applicable Sales/Lodging Taxes Added. $250 Security Deposit Required at Time of Reservation (Non-Refundable If Cancel). Departure cleaning service is $100.00. Payment methods: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Cert. Check, or Money Order. Pets allowed, with advance permission; $15.00/day per pet. Full payment due 2 Weeks Prior to arrival date.
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Year Purchased: 2003
About the owner: Kathy & I are small business owners. We have worked together since our 1st child was born in 1986. I'm a "think outside the box", special projects kinda person, & Kathy is a gifted manager. She is easy to talk to & enthusiastic. We would be nowhere without her. We struggled with this cabin's construction, our dream lake home. Piecing 3 old log cabins into one new house was so much more expensive than we'd ever imagined. Truly, we were sick towards its completion because we thought as soon as it was finished, we would have to sell it. A friend suggested we try to rent the cabin before making the selling decision. We were doubtful, but gave it a try. An aunt happen to tell us about vrbo, & it rented incredibly well. We knew then that this peaceful "walk in the past" cabin was meant to be shared with others & here we are today. Please come unwind & recharge.
Why the Owner Chose Mayo Lake:
There's no other fresh water lake like Mayo Lake within the 3 states of lakes we've visited. Regulations say the shoreline must stay in its original, natural state. You can moor a boat to the shore, but no floating or permanent docks are allowed. This keeps development down because so many people desire a permanent dock. Mayo Lake's water is so clean, so clear. On a calm day, the emerald green water allows you to see 4' below the surface. Have you ever been to a very clean lake, but the water was still dark? I'm sure you have. Mayo Lake is not like that, unless it's an unusually busy, windy day.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Being busy people, when we pass by the last house on the right on Gabriel Jones Road & enter the "tunnel created by trees", our unique benefit is we begin to relax & enjoy the quiet, un-busy forest. We've worked hard at our jobs, & it's now time to have some family fun. We wake up the next morning, see the beautiful old square logs & old timey chinking around us, & lay there trying to grasp "could this be our place". If possible, we open the windows, turn on the ceiling fans, & enjoy the fresh air & any forest activity. The kids get the boat ready. For our family wakeboarding, tubing, & skiing has become a way for our family to take our "world switch" to the next level. We board, tube, ski, lounge, snack, & cheer each other on as we play. We watch Kathy ride behind the boat on her slalom ski & try to guess what song she's singing out loud like a little girl. We just have family fun. "Eid dont git no bet-tah din dis"! Come on!!
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2 Story, 4BR, 100 year old exterior square logs, old timey chinking, tin roof.
panoramic lake view, moor your fishing/ski boat to the floating dock
1820s staircase,custom beams,joists,shutters,old flooring,oversized FP,satill TV
stacked-stone thruout, cathedral ceilings upstairs w/ exposed rafters
10 X 20 cedar screen porch, table for 6, 2 ceiling fans, Weber gas grill
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