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The Isle of Rest Plantation was once a 4,000 acre working plantation originally built around 1810. The main house burned down after being struck by lightening and the current home was completed in 1865. The property was divided into two parcels by the family in the mid 1920's. Most of the land was sold to developers in the 1950's when Lake Gaston was formed by damming the Roanoke River. The homestead was lived in until 1973 when the matriarch of the family passed away. Her heirs allowed the land to sit for thirty years and fall into disrepair. I purchased the homestead and 25 acres in 2005 and set off to restore the grand old house. My family and I use it as a weekend getaway throughout the year and stay for a week several times during the summer. We put the boat in down the street at Holly Creek Marina, shoot skeet, take nature walks, enjoy the deer and other wildlife, and just relax. We recently decided to try renting the house out to help with the expenses and to share the wonderful setting with others. If you are a nature lover, reader, writer, boater, hunter or all the above you will really enjoy staying at the Isle of Rest. We have allowed two weddings and two business retreats to use the property and everyone loved it. Events, like a wedding, will be charged the weekly rate regardless of number of days on the property.
The house can sleep 10 people in beds, which includes a single pull out couch. That does not include the nursery, which has a crib and a young person bed (4-7 year old). The master has a king, two bedrooms have fulls and there are four singles (including the pull out)....moreless
There is one full bath on the main floor and a half bath on the second floor. The full has a tub/shower....moreless
Renters must bring their own linens. Cleaning service includes before arrival and after departure, however we ask that renters leave the house picked up and broom clean. Renters take their own trash to the drop off at I-85....moreless
Event rental Jan 1 - Jun 29, 2016 5 night min stay
My Standard Rate 2 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
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Refundable Damage Deposit$250
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EVENT RENTALS (IE. WEDDINGS) ARE CHARGED A ONE WEEK FEE REGARDLESS OF DAYS USED.
Pet fee covers up to two pets. Additional fee if more than two pets. Pricing includes all utilities.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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The Isle of Rest plantation home sits on 25 secluded acres, but only a few miles from Lake Gaston and the nearest boat ramp. It's a nice change of pace from being on the water all day to grilling out at the farm house in the evening. There is not much to do other than relax, read, rock and enjoy nature.
Year Purchased: 2005
About the owner: I live in Chapel Hill, NC about a one hour drive to the farm house, as we call it. I own a small real estate company and have been married for seven years. I have two adorable daughters (3 & 6) and two great dogs. We all love going to the farm house.
Why the Owner Chose Bracey: I always wanted a farm house since I grew up in the city. When I stumbled over this property years ago I simply fell in love with it. Even though it had been neglected I saw the potential in the 140 year old buildings. I was single at the time, so I spent weekends and vacations cleaning up the land and renovating the main house and out buildings. It's been a love affair ever since I drove down the 300 yard driveway.
The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse: I doubt there is another home like this one that is open for rental. It's a unique experience to stay in a property with such history and beauty. All of the woodwork in the house, except in the kitchen, is original to 1865. There are six fireplaces in the main house (four working). The office (once a doctor's office and the plantation office) is a usable guest house with it's own wood stove, but no plumbing. Perfect for the teenagers or the big snorer in the group. The pond is stocked with bass and we have our duck friends paddling around. Blackberries, figs and other fruits grow in summer and are there for the picking.