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A Secluded Cape Fear River Retreat

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Peaceful riverside living! As the boats go by.... See lots of birds and wildlife

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Last updated: 07/24/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Dragon Fly, as it is affectionately called, is an amazingly private, quiet, and serene luxury home located on the North East Cape Fear river, about 30 minutes from Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach.

CHECKIN time is 4:00 PM or later on the date of arrival,
and CHECKOUT time is by 10:00 AM on date of departure.
We need this 6 hour time frame, so that we may make the property ready for each new guest.

Built in 2002 by the current owner as a vacation home, this home is the ultimate getaway. A brand new cooks' kitchen, massive deck and screened in porch face the river. A projector + 10' screen for screening films help to make this place very special. The home boasts 5 bedrooms and 3.5.5 bathrooms, with an extra large jacuzzi and walk in shower in the master. Nearly every piece of furniture is antique (circa 1900) and most of the art is from local artists. On the ground floor there is a full pool table, iron gym, and heavy boxing bag. Bring a boat, canoe or kayak to enjoy the river, or take a quiet walk around the adjacent pond to view the many animals and foliage that call this region home. Ever seen a woodpecker a foot and a half tall? How about Venus Flytrap, carnivorous plants that only grow within a 75 mile radius of our house and nowhere else in the entire world!
Throw horse shoes, or enjoy sitting by the Asian fire pit as you grill steaks over a real hardwood fire. A massive porch fronts the house and faces the river, of which a section is screened in.
We do not have good TV reception or Internet service, due to our secluded location. Actually, we hope that our guests really enjoy being 'unplugged' while here, off the grid! After all, why come to an Eco-paradise to sit inside and watch TV?

The property comes with a caretaker in the event of questions or additional needs. Catering can be arranged.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking is allowed on the porch, outside of the house....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Well mannered, non-shedding pets are allowed....moreless

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12

  • The Cupola bedroom: 1 queen

    High up in the cupola. Fantastic 360 degree views....moreless

  • Cliff's suite: 1 queen

    On main floor, private door to screened porch....moreless

  • Louise's suite: 1 queen

    Luxurious and quiet on the second floor....moreless

  • The kids' room: 2 double

    Twin bed with trundle. Adjacent to living room. Comfy!...moreless

  • Master riverside suite: 1 king

    California king bed, ultra bath, private deck, great view....moreless

  • All bedrooms feature beautiful furniture, plush bedding and custom, old fashioned Southern Style hardwood tongue and groove ceilings. These 5 bedrooms sleep 10 folks very comfortably, with excess ( usually children ) claiming the couch, porch or pallet. Some even love to camp outside if they bring a tent. A very flexible house....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Custom sit down shower... Lots of jets!...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Beautiful oval tub and shower....moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, tub, shower, jetted tub

    Custom shower, plus a jacuzzi for two....moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet

    Sink and laundry area as well....moreless

  • Bathroom 5

    A beautiful porcelain sink and mirror in the top cupola....moreless

  • All bathroom facilities are custom. Ceramic tile, Italian marble, etc. The custom showers are both 'walk in ', with large permanent seating built in. Rain head fixtures and custom jets soothe the aches away. Absolutely lovely....moreless

Other Amenities

  • The fire pit in the front yard, next to the river, is wonderful. We imported large river rocks from the mountains of N.C., that can seat 16. Wood is available to build campfires. Also we have andirons, grate and a huge steel mesh grill surface to cook on the open fire. This is where we cook steaks over real hardwood, roast oysters and have our pig pickings. Probably my most favorite place to sit on cool nights, eating marshmallows and telling ghost stories....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table:

    Full custom 9 foot table, hand built for our enjoyment....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    No cable or satellite, but a huge screen and projector for watching DVD's in the great room living area. Fantastic!!!...moreless

  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Rural:

    We are tucked away in a secluded spot, next to thousands of acres of nature conservancy, yet only 5 miles off of I-40....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    The home overlooks the slow North East Cape fear River, right on the river. Waterfront living at its finest!...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Big Game
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Antique table has leaves that expand the table as needed. Additional eating on the porches. Great for large family gatherings....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage:

    Concrete pad under the house. Completely dry....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Several on premises, even a big one for larger groups....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Separate balcony deck adjacent to the riverside master suite....moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Snooze in the hammock! Ahhhh!...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas BBQ grill on the porch as well as the fire pit in the yard....moreless

  • Porch / Veranda:

    Open porch, screened porch, open deck as well as covered deck. Great porch swing to watch the river and wildlife!...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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$250

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  • Property Damage Protection $79
  • Flat cleaning fee $150
  • Taxes Not included

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Location

20 Miles
Nearest Airport
Wilmington International Airport (ILM)
4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Hollands Shelter Creek
35 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Fort Fisher to Southport
14 Miles
Nearest Golf
Wallace, N C
92 Miles
Nearest Train
Raleigh, N C
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway Interstate I-40, exit 398 at Burgaw.
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Hollands Shelter Creek
Burgaw
Nearest Ski
Water ski in front of the house, on the river.
28 Miles
Nearest Beach
Wrightsville Beach

Car: Necessary

Dragon Fly is situated in a peaceful, rural setting that is an eco-paradise! We are located directly on the Northeast Cape Fear river, and are a short 35-40 minute drive from some of the most beautiful beaches in North Carolina. The ultimate getaway for nature lovers.

We are only 5 miles outside of Burgaw, N.C. Burgaw is a small charming town, the seat of Pender County, the last of 100 counties to be created in North Carolina.

Our town also happens to be the movie location for the current CBS hit show, 'Under The Dome.' The movie studio is in Wilmington.

Burgaw is the quaintest small town, like going back in time to 'Mayberry' with Andy and Barney. It is on the Civil War Trail, and boasts the oldest railway station in North Carolina, built circa 1850.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2002

About: We are a family from this area. My people settled in this area in 1640, emmigrating from Scotland, England and Wales nearly 400 years ago. We built this home in 2002 for our personal use, and went to great lengths to use only the finest building materials, sparing no expense to create an environment that is top quality. I grew up in this area, swam in this river as a child as did all my forbearers, and wanted to create a legacy property that my family will continue to enjoy for another 400 years. Permanent quality is what we enjoy... Only the best!

Why Burgaw:
This area is an Eco-paradise, great bird watching, a pristine rural riverside setting with wonderful beaches nearby (Wrightsville, Topsail, and Hempstead). In this day of hustle and bustle, it is still nice to know that a dirt lane still exists that can transport you to another place in time.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Several things make this location so unique and desirable. Although we are deep in the woods, fronting a gorgeous river, we are only six minutes from Interstate 40. The nearby town of Burgaw has all the charm of a beautiful southern village, antiques and old timey stores, yet we are only 30 minutes fron the bustling seaport of Wilmington, sometimes referred to as a mineature Charleston, S.C. Our area practically oozes with ancient cypress trees, hanging Spanish moss and ante-bellum charm.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

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  • Peaceful riverside living! As the boats go by.... See lots of birds and wildlife

    Peaceful riverside living! As the boats go by.... See lots of birds and wildlife

  • Screened porch and cool breezes. Beautiful panoramic views. My favorite spot!

    Screened porch and cool breezes. Beautiful panoramic views. My favorite spot!

  • Summertime on the river. Great swimming, canoeing and fresh water fishing.

    Summertime on the river. Great swimming, canoeing and fresh water fishing.

  • Captain's Library for quiet reading. Imported Italian marble. Easy and elegant.

    Captain's Library for quiet reading. Imported Italian marble. Easy and elegant.

  • Perfect for resting. Next to the riverside fire pit, for real wood fire cooking.

    Perfect for resting. Next to the riverside fire pit, for real wood fire cooking.

  • Rack 'em up! Custom built, full sized pool table, real slate bed. Hours of fun!

    Rack 'em up! Custom built, full sized pool table, real slate bed. Hours of fun!

  • Enjoy an evening at the Asian fire pit. Cook over a real wood fire. Yummy!

    Enjoy an evening at the Asian fire pit. Cook over a real wood fire. Yummy!

  • Riding in a Jon Boat. Deep water all the way to Wilmington...so much fun...wow!

    Riding in a Jon Boat. Deep water all the way to Wilmington...so much fun...wow!

  • Beautiful beaches minutes away!
Wrightsville, Topsail, Hampstead.

    Beautiful beaches minutes away! Wrightsville, Topsail, Hampstead.

  • The Burgaw courthouse square, in April, azaleas blooming. Appears in many movies. Built in 1937.

    The Burgaw courthouse square, in April, azaleas blooming. Appears in many movies. Built in 1937.

  • Pileated woodpeckers, over a foot tall, on the property. Amazing wildlife.

    Pileated woodpeckers, over a foot tall, on the property. Amazing wildlife.

  • Burgaw, home to the annual blueberry festival. Many blueberry fields near us.

    Burgaw, home to the annual blueberry festival. Many blueberry fields near us.

  • Sitting on the deck, as folks water ski and pull floats. Wonderful clean water.

    Sitting on the deck, as folks water ski and pull floats. Wonderful clean water.

  • 10 ft. Video screen and hardwood ceilings. Custom throughout. Table expands.

    10 ft. Video screen and hardwood ceilings. Custom throughout. Table expands.

  • Canoeing at sunset. So peaceful. Good fresh water fishing, bass, bream, catfish.

    Canoeing at sunset. So peaceful. Good fresh water fishing, bass, bream, catfish.

  • Dinner's ready! All the modern appliances, plus plenty of room to cook.

    Dinner's ready! All the modern appliances, plus plenty of room to cook.

  • Master bedroom facing the river. Antiques and plush bedding, California King bed

    Master bedroom facing the river. Antiques and plush bedding, California King bed

  • Fire pit for cooking steaks, roast marshmallows and tell ghost stories. Seats 16

    Fire pit for cooking steaks, roast marshmallows and tell ghost stories. Seats 16

  • Lots of room to park, at the big rocks as you drive up. Park under house as well

    Lots of room to park, at the big rocks as you drive up. Park under house as well

  • Cozy fire in the fire pit on a cool winter day. Oyster roast anyone?

    Cozy fire in the fire pit on a cool winter day. Oyster roast anyone?

  • Topsail Beach pier fishing at its best. Just minutes from beautiful Dragonfly house. Fantastic!

    Topsail Beach pier fishing at its best. Just minutes from beautiful Dragonfly house. Fantastic!

  • Historic battle just a few miles from our house. See where we whipped the British! Great day trip. Very educational.

    Historic battle just a few miles from our house. See where we whipped the British! Great day trip. Very educational.

  • Wild Venus Fly Trap plants that are carnivorous. They grow only hereabouts!

    Wild Venus Fly Trap plants that are carnivorous. They grow only hereabouts!

  • Beautiful sunsets over the river. Ahhh! Such tranquility and beauty.

    Beautiful sunsets over the river. Ahhh! Such tranquility and beauty.

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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  • Calendar last updated 07/24/2015
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