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Big Beautiful Executive Southern Colonial Home in Great Location

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Last updated: 05/25/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property 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.


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Property Type

  • House
  • 5000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Events Allowed
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Children Welcome:

    Children are always welcome. The family room is equipped with a television, a few games, toys and books for a variety of ages....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    There is to be no smoking inside the home. Smokers may partake outside on the decks. Please be kind and discard of waste properly. ...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    We understand that your pets are apart of your family however we must apologize, we do not allow pets in order to maintain a low allergen environment. Thank you for understanding...moreless

  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Wheelchair ramp available. Please speak with us about special parking access. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    extra beds available...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 king

    extra beds available...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

    extra beds available...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single


  • Family Room: 2 twin/ single, 2 sleep sofa /futon

    (2) High quality Futons (2) inflatable twin mattresses...moreless

  • Main Level Living Room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Comfortable Queen sized sleeper sofa (sleeps 2) ...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 Large closets. All bedrooms have dressers or chest or drawers One bedroom has laundry chute to laundry room. - Family room includes to full size high quality futons which include all linens, comforters and extra blankets. Also has (2) inflatable air mattresses with Bedding and pump included. Very easy set up. All sleeping areas have additional pillows, blankets and throw blankets. ...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. Both Full baths include showers and bath tubs. Plenty of towels & wash cloths. All toiletries are provided. ...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 other sleeping faciilcities are available....moreless


  • Books:

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

  • Books For Adults
  • DVD Player:


  • Games:

    Games are located in Family room. ...moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Premium channels...moreless

  • Television:

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

  • Toys:

    Various ages in family room including children's books...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Games:

    In sunroom or family room...moreless

  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic


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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • River
  • Town
  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

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


  • Dining:

    Pleasant, well appointed dining room...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    AC in entire home with multi level controls...moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    New as of Fall 2014...moreless

  • Computer Available:

    Computer is not available but a color printer and paper is....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    gas fireplace...moreless

  • Garage:

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

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Dual heat & air...moreless

  • Internet:

    WiFi available all guests ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    All linens are freshly laundered prior to guest arrival. Including extras. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Sitting room includes wet bar with ice maker....moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

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

  • Parking Off Street:


  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Yes, Plenty in all bathrooms and extra in linen closet....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Laundry room w iron & ironing board & New (fall 2014) oversized washer. Washing soap/dryer sheets provided....moreless

  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet:



  • Freezer:

    Side by side fridge/freezer combo...moreless

  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped to prepare family meals. Lots of cabinet space with adequate dishes to prepare and serve your family. ...moreless

  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave:



  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles:

    not furnished by owner but good neighborhood for bike riding...moreless

  • Binoculars
  • Child's Swing
  • Outdoor Grill:

    on back deck...moreless

  • Porch / Veranda:

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

  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Aquatic Center located roughly a mile or so. ...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 4.5
from 11 traveler reviews
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  • Cleaning/Maintenance $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: 05/25/2015
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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)


Manager info

About: Older, retired folks with a 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 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.

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



  • Welcoming front entrance.

    Welcoming front entrance.

  • Overlooking the stocked pond and gazebo

    Overlooking the stocked pond and gazebo

  • Shed (one available for use upon request) with deck.

    Shed (one available for use upon request) with deck.

  • Large open kitchen with breakfast area.

    Large open kitchen with breakfast area.

  • Dining room

    Dining room

  • alternate living room view.

    alternate living room view.

  • Deck overlooking property

    Deck overlooking property

  • 2 of 3 king bedroom

    2 of 3 king bedroom

  • Double twin bedroom

    Double twin bedroom

  • Bonus room view 1

    Bonus room view 1

  • Back porch area

    Back porch area

  • Half bath on main level

    Half bath on main level

  • Large open yard, great for gatherings and family games.

    Large open yard, great for gatherings and family games.

  • Front foyer

    Front foyer

  • Plenty of counter space in a fully stocked, functional kitchen.

    Plenty of counter space in a fully stocked, functional kitchen.

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Beautiful Sunroom. *Guest Favorite!

    Beautiful Sunroom. *Guest Favorite!

  • 1 of 3 King bedrooms

    1 of 3 King bedrooms

  • 3 of 3 king bedrooms

    3 of 3 king bedrooms

  • Nice futon in downstairs bonus room.

    Nice futon in downstairs bonus room.

  • Bonus room view 2 with 2nd futon

    Bonus room view 2 with 2nd futon

  • Full bath

    Full bath

  • Full bath 2

    Full bath 2

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