Surrounded by trees in the best part of town, the James Bond Hidden Cottage welcomes you with warm and inviting vibes. In historic upscale Buena Vista, just 5 minutes to Wake Forest University, Downtown, Trader Joe’s & Whole Foods. Walk to the funky vintage Airstream for your morning coffee, to a gourmet dinner next door and explore tree-lined streets with charming historic homes built during Winston-Salem's tobacco heyday. You'll be close to all the action and after a fun day exploring, turn on the magical twinkle lights and get cozy in your private retreat with a cheeky nod to 007...
Since the cottage is hidden in the woods in the middle of town, we thought it’d be just the kind of pad 007 would hang-out in if he had spy biz in Winston-Salem, ha! In the most beautiful neighborhood in our city, the location makes an ideal base whether you're exploring Winston-Salem, touring area wineries or furniture shopping in High Point. It's a comfy hangout for Wake Forest events, UNCSA performances, romantic escapes, family visits, wedding weekends & girls getaways.
COME EXPERIENCE A CHARMING 1950's COTTAGE - WARM & INTRIGUING – JUST LIKE ANY GOOD SOUTHERNER
+ You'll feel comfortable & at home here, where modern comforts blend with one-of-a-kind pieces. With over 1200 square feet, there's room to spread out, relax & take it easy.
+ The den is ideal for cozy nights. Wrap up in a soft throw on the comfy sofas, turn on the glowing electric fireplace and indulge in a good movie binge on the large Smart TV with cable and access to Netflix, Amazon Prime TV & Hulu (don't forget those passwords). Watch James Bond clips on YouTube or jam out to your favorite musicians...Carly's NoBody Does it Better anyone?
+ Enjoy a glass of wine or two in the cozy kitchen.
+ A long hallway separates the bedrooms creating extra privacy. The en suite bathrooms off each bedroom are perfect for couples or families traveling together...so there's no fighting over bathroom time.
+ There's James Bond’s luxurious master suite with sexy cheetah carpet and zebra rug and Miss Moneypenny’s serene boudoir that looks out at the pretty Magnolia tree.
+ Ease into your morning with coffee on the patio when the weather is warm or curl up on one of the comfy sofas in the den with 3 sides of windows surrounded by trees.
+ Order takeout for dinner or whip up a tasty meal in the inviting kitchen with a cool skylight. Well-equipped with a Krups coffee maker, Bodum French press, Chantal tea kettle, Cuisinart stainless steel cookware, toaster oven, dishwasher, stove, microwave & fridge with water filter. There's also a Lodge cast iron grill pan for easy indoor grilling on the stovetop.
+ For your comfort, we provide high speed internet - wi-fi, cable, cotton linens, bedding, plush towels, organic coffee & decaf coffee, hair dryers, an iron with full size ironing board, shampoo, yoga mats, washer & dryer.
FUN THINGS TO DISCOVER WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE:
+ Check out the funky vintage Airstream for locally roasted coffee & baked goods. On different days food trucks set up by the Airstream & the bicycle shop. Look for Dough-Joe's for homemade doughnuts (just follow the irresistible aroma).
+ 1/2 mile away are one-of-a-kind bars to explore. Joymongers Barrel Hall specializes in craft beers aged in oak barrels, play old school darts at West End Opera House or sit out under the night sky on the deck at The Tap.
+ Go for a stroll and explore the tree-lined neighborhood with its charming historic homes built during Winston-Salem's tobacco heyday (ask Cara about the castle house).
+ Enjoy a romantic candlelit dinner or a classy Sunday brunch at the gourmet restaurant next door.
+ On a sunny day check out the interesting home goods shops 1/2 mile away and stop by the homemade gelato shop for a tasty afternoon pick-me-up.
+ Check out the cool farm in the middle of the city. Say hello to the farm animals, pick up some local produce. Strawberries in May and explore the pumpkin patch in October (a great photo op).
+ Sample infused honey at Urban Colony Store's “honey bar." We love the bourbon infused honey. The building used to be a pharmacy back in the day when they had soda fountains.
+ If you're up for an adventure, head on over to The Porch Cantina for fresh Tex-Mex fare, try their margarita flights, play some corn hole, then drop on over to Hoot's Roller Bar & Beer Company.
+ Enjoy some tennis at historic Hanes Park. We've got 2 rackets in the cottage for you.
A FEW REVIEWS FROM OUR GUESTS:
What a pleasurable experience it has been! Cara greeted us warmly and proudly showed us around. There were flowers in the kitchen and the fireplace glowed in the corner. The accommodations were that of a 5-star hotel. Thick bath towels, comfortable beds, absolutely perfect! The eclectic decorating is wonderful. We look forward to our next stay here.
Liza - Denver, CO
Best place we have ever stayed!
Twila - Tybee Island, GA
What a magical home. Even though you are minutes from most anywhere you'd need to go, the home is tucked back in the property with lots of privacy. My favorite thing to do was to open all the blinds in the living room area and watch the leaves on the trees blow. The home is decorated well. Not to feminine. Not to masculine. Very comfortable and cozy. We loved the James Bond theme. Let's talk about cleanliness.... We own a housekeeping business that includes cleaning vacation rentals. The first thing I'm going to notice is how clean the property is and all the little details it has to offer for incoming guests. If I could give the James Bond cottage 10 stars I would! Far exceeded my expectations!! Not only was there not a speck of dust anywhere but beds were made perfect and towels were nice and fluffy. I'm a cook and the kitchen was also stocked with everything I needed. Dan and Cara greeted us with warmth and kindness. They went above and beyond to answer any questions and helped us in any way we needed. We can't thank them enough for their generous hospitality. We will definitely be back, again and again.
Beautiful little house, secluded yet convenient to downtown. Bedrooms and bathrooms are luxurious, and I felt as if I wanted to move right in. Highly recommended. I travel frequently, domestically and internationally, and this house was one of the nicest houses in which I have stayed.