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Big, Beautiful ,Executive, Southern Colonial Home in Great Location

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majestic setting at top of hill..circular drive


Last updated: 09/18/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Raleigh house description

In addition to its big,spacious rooms, this home has 3&1/2 acre lawn with a stocked pond (bass,brim,channel catfish) for fisherman in your group. Super sun room overlooks lawn and pond, Gazebo at pond for relaxing, fishing, feeding fish (food provided)Very private, tree lined but situated close to every important place in Raleigh,Durham,Chapel Hill, Research Triangle area - N C State University, UNC campus & hospital, Duke University campus and medical center, RDU airport,major interstate highways- & easy access to downtown Raleigh, museums & art galleries - this is place to be. Large,eat-in kitchen- adjoining dinette. Wet bars in library & huge family room on lower level. The gazebo is charming setting for weddings & house is large enough for fun reception. An extra plus for reunions and/or weddings is next door neighbor who caters traditional, delicious North Carolina pig picking ,fried chicken & all the trimmings.

This subdivision was once a plantation. The plantation house still exists & is just 'up the road' from the property on Castlebrook Drive. Other: visit well regarded NC Zoo or Aquariums....or take a day trip to 'Straw Valley' home to several of North Carolina's renowned potters & their galleries. Raleigh is situated midway between beautiful North Carolina mountains and spectacular beaches Drive 2 hours west to see mountains or 2 hours east to visit beach and the antebellum city of Wilmington - is still an active port city but most popular attraction is the battleship North Carolina moored across the river from the downtown Cotton Exchange shopping area. Has old South feel. Good restaurants on the water,too.
(information provided at the house for best routes,etc.)

NC State Campus is about 15 minutes from the property. It is the flagship campus for engineering,textiles and design of UNC system - worth a visit. Just a short drive to Duke University Campus also well worth the drive.
It is a stunning campus (rumor is that Washington Duke took his architect to Princeton and said: 'build me that') The Duke Chapel, a classic Westminster style, boasts many 'claims to fame' ;i.e. an organ that took the expert from the Netherlands more than a year to install on the million dollar balcony Duke had constructed to accommodate the organ. Stained glass windows of deep colors - all the blue glass purchased from Blenko Glass & anyone who knows glass, knows Blenko. Don't miss the Sarah P. Duke Gardens that are maintained by many expert botanists so that each season the plantings provide a beautiful display of the flowers of that particular season. Your college basketball fans will know about the Duke Blue Devils and their number 1 ranking year after year. Unfortunately, tickets to Blue Devil games are very difficult to get. If lucky, you may be able to see the Duke Women's highly ranked basketball players. Call Duke Sports office to inquire about same. Sunday services at Duke. UNC is home of a terrific basketball team also.

This property is only about a mile and a half from a city park where tennis courts are available.
As stated earlier, there is sooooo much available in this area that listing everything here is a bit difficult but information will be made available at the house for your review and enjoyment. The seasonal changes are beautiful.

Property Type

  • House
  • 5000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional


              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Low Allergen Environment
              • Wheelchair Accessible
              • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
              • Children Welcome
              • Events Allowed

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14

              • Bedroom 1: 1 king

                extra beds available...moreless

              • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single, 2 sleep sofa /futon

                extra beds available...moreless

              • Bedroom 3: 1 king

                extra beds available...moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 1 king

                extra beds available...moreless

              • All bedrooms/sleeping areas have direct access to full or half bath. all have a TV,dresser & mirror,closets,bright & light, Central air conditioning and heat to all rooms (dual central systems - upstairs and downstairs). One bedroom has two large closets. other bedrooms have adequate closets. One bedroom has laundry chute to laundry room' Family room is set up for several sleepers - ? kid's dorm or one family with children. Sleeper sofa and futons. Blow up mattresses if needed. Crib upon request. This large, family home is available because owners spend most of year at their cndo in Florida....moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


              • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower


              • Bathroom 3: toilet

                with sink...moreless

              • Bathroom 4: toilet

                with sink...moreless

              • All Bathrooms have new cultured marble sinks showers,lots of towels & toiletries. etc. Entire house was painted inside. Decks and porch and gazebo just painted...moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • Ramp at rear porch for wheelchair access but bedrooms are not on main floor, Sleeper couch in library/living room w half bath only sleeping area for wheeelchair bound....or may go out using ramp in back and wheel around to entrance to lower level where othe sleeping faciilcities are available....moreless


                  • Television:

                    in each bedroom,sunroom & playroom premium channels on tv's in sunroom & playroom...moreless

                  • DVD Player:


                  • Music Library:

                    Electric organ in family room...moreless

                  • Books:

                    a variety of books in sitting room & family room...moreless

                  • Books For Adults
                  • Video Library
                  • Radio
                  • Games
                  • Games For Kids


                  • Family
                  • Away From It All
                  • Historic


                  • Autumn Foliage
                  • Pond
                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Library
                  • Live Theater
                  • Marina
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Restaurants
                  • Synagogues
                  • Zoo
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Arboretum
                  • Botanical Garden

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking
                  • Boating
                  • Horseshoes
                  • Shopping
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  local services and businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat
                  • Medical Services

                  Location Type

                  • Water View
                  • Town
                  • River

                  sports and adventure activities

                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Golf Privileges Optional
                  • Tennis
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


                      • Dining Room
                      • Dining:

                        Pleasant, well appointed dining room...moreless

                      • Seating for 12 people

                      forms of payment

                          • Accept Credit Card


                          • Iron & Board
                          • Activities Guide
                          • Sofa Bed
                          • Alarm Clock
                          • Ceiling Fans
                          • Water Cooler
                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Laundry Soap
                          • Local Activities Guide
                          • Local Maps
                          • Paper Towels
                          • Local Restaurant Guide
                          • Shampoo
                          • Basic Soaps
                          • Toilet Paper
                          • Living Room:

                            Sitting room includes wet bar...moreless

                          • Air Conditioning:

                            dual AC To all areas. Of house...moreless

                          • Heating:

                            Dual heat & air...moreless

                          • Fireplace:

                            gas fireplace...moreless

                          • Parking:

                            Lots of parking on circular drive & large lawn...moreless

                          • Garage:

                            Owner keeps one car in 2 car garage. 2nd. Space available to renter...moreless

                          • Wireless Internet:


                          • Computer Available:

                            Printer not computer...moreless

                          • Internet:

                            WiFi available all guests ...moreless

                          • Towels Provided:

                            Yes ...moreless

                          • Washing Machine:

                            Laundry room w iron & ironing board & brand new oversized washer. ...moreless

                          • Clothes Dryer:

                            Yes brand new...moreless

                          • Linens Provided:

                            Extra linens if needed but all beds are made up when you arrive....moreless

                          • Parking Off Street:


                          house cleaning

                              • Housekeeper Optional


                              • Toaster
                              • Grill
                              • 4 Ring Stove
                              • Kitchenette
                              • Blender
                              • Ice Maker


                              • Porch / Veranda:

                                back porch off kitchen/breakfast are plus walkway to deck off sunroom....moreless

                              • Kayak / Canoe:

                                Near Neuse River but must contact for best place to enter river...moreless

                              • Binoculars
                              • Fish Cleaning Table
                              • Wood Deck
                              • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                              • Child's Swing
                              • Barbecue
                              • Beach Chairs
                              • Beach Towels
                              • Small Cooler
                              • Outdoor Grill:

                                on back deck...moreless

                              Payment Type

                              • Amex
                              • Visa
                              • Mastercard
                              • Discover

                              Pool / Spa

                                  • Communal Pool:

                                    New aquatic center very near...moreless



                                  Write a review 4.8
                                  from 9 traveler reviews
                                  Rental basis: Per property
                                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                                  My Standard Rate
                                  3 night min stay
                                  $285 $285
                                  $1,995 $8,550
                                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                                  Additional information about rental rates


                                  • speial event fee $500 $500
                                  • Cleaning Fee $200
                                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                                  • Taxes Not included


                                  No pets allowed. Violating no pet rule means forfeiture of damage deposit.

                                  No illegal substances allowed - will mean immediate eviction & forfeiture of fees

                                  Special events: weddings, large reunions, etc. fee is $500.00

                                  Cancellation policy:

                                  100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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                                  Last updated: 09/18/2014
                                  Check availability
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                                  Car: Necessary

                                  Surrounded by the city but country 'feel'. fantastic location for access to all important NC sites. Must see old state capital in center of downtown and Queen Anne historic governors mansion. The art museum is a must as well. While you are there go treat yourself to some warm Krispy Kreeme doughnuts & coffee. Photos in process. Sorry about delay.if you are reading about heat wave,no problem as 2 large central air conditioners are keeping house at comfortable temperature! (Caretakers/owners reside in small private area of property & are available to meet your needs)


                                  Owner info

                                  About the owner: Older, retired folks w house that is too big. Spend a lot of time in southern Florida but when in NC, occupy a private suite with own entrance, deck, etc. Cannot see or hear guests and vice versa. Diligently respect guests privacy but are available if any problems.

                                  Why the Owner Chose Raleigh:
                                  The property provides wonderful entertainment close to many interesting, beautiful and historical NC places. It provides space and furniture for family enjoyment...antiques retired & replaced with 'family friendly' furniture. Wonderful sun room overlooks the pond & grounds. Grill for outside grilling. House is fully furnished including kitchen. All you need is your suitcase. So for comfort in an elegant home this is place for you and your family. Many family gatherings have taken place as well as wedding parties & families, international, professional teams, business/corporate retreats, very versatile facility. Stocked pond & fishing allowed. Brim, bass & channel cat fish. Quiet,private. Next door neighbor is caterer & available for your events - rehearsal dinners, reunions, pig Pickins, the full spectrum of food needs for your event. Have had several weddings where gazebo was used as altar. Accommodated 160 guests but room for more. Special event fee is $500. - any event that brings more people than staying in the house is considered a special event.

                                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                                  Stocked pond, circular driveway, big lawn for croquet/horse shoes etc. but bring your own equipment. Unique as this property has been landscaped to provide privacy but is near other homes. This development is surrounded by city but has good 'country feel' Development is site of old plantation & plantation house restored- almost at the end of our street. Privately owned and occupied. Not open to public. Nature trails & city park w huge new aquatic center very nearby - also has 2 to 3 story water slide. Nominal daily fee for non residents. Shopping, state fair grounds, universities within 15 minutes. Duke & UNC about 25 minutes via interstate. Serene atmosphere but near all the city amenities.

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                                  Speaks: english



                                  • majestic setting at top of hill..circular drive

                                    majestic setting at top of hill..circular drive

                                  • VIEW OF LARGE EAT IN KITCHEN.

                                    VIEW OF LARGE EAT IN KITCHEN.

                                  • Family room 24x31ft

                                    Family room 24x31ft

                                  • Family room w/sleeper sofa and futon. great party room & kids play area.

                                    Family room w/sleeper sofa and futon. great party room & kids play area.

                                  • Welcome.


                                  • Shot of part of the lawn looking toward tree area - deer appear here most evenin

                                    Shot of part of the lawn looking toward tree area - deer appear here most evenin

                                  • A glimpse of the family room bar w/sink.

                                    A glimpse of the family room bar w/sink.

                                  VRBO #422932

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                                  This listing was first published here in 2012.

                                  Date last modified - Saturday, September 13, 2014

                                  $285 per night (USD)

                                  4 Bedroom / 2.5+ Bathroom
                                  Sleeps 14

                                  View calendar: Updated 09/18/14
                                  Minimum stay: 3 nights
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