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Charming Home right in between Raleigh and Durham

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,912 sq ft
Property type house


About the property

Location is fantastic. Great neighborhood on the end of a culdesac with a private backyard with woods. All the amenities i could think of if included for guests comfort. Such as robes, smart TVs in each room, really fast WiFi, surround sound, door locks to each room, coffee, tea, grilling and prep stations outside and inside, dishes and cups and cooking utensils, pots and pans, extra bedsheets, fire pits on patio, backyard and inside and many many other things to really enjoy your time away. So if your coming to stay and your looking for something specific I may have it or will try to help out however I can.

It is close to the airport which does entail some low flying airplanes occasionally depending on timing of the year but really is hardly noticed or mentioned. There is wildlife in the woods like deer, possums, squirrels, and lots of birds that roam and fly around. Back yard setting is beautiful with a small pathway to a creek in the very back past the fire pit. The firepit at the end of the property line is great for friends and family to relax and enjoy the outside.

Inside is decorated with a combination of a slight modern touch, cement, wood, and bamboo to give a unique but comfortable feeling. Very relaxing atmosphere inside with an open floor plan on the first floor.

Entrance to the house is very simple with a key code to enter so very little chance not to get locked out. There are two fob key cards to use after you put it in once. Please return, will charge $10.00 for lost or stolen cards.

First floor includes: Kitchen, Dinning Room, Patio exit, and 1/2 bathroom

Open Kitchen: Gas stove, dishwasher, Fridge, microwave, and coffee maker, toaster and all utensils.

Living Room: Open floor with 2 leather couches, Smart TV, Gas Fireplace, and board games which really emits a warm inviting feeling to the home.

Dinning Room: This is a more modern setting with a simplistic feeling. Has dark furniture with a twist of Paris touch to it.

Patio: Great little outdoor seating, small table with firepit attached, you can get small propane bottle to use, hooks to the bottom of it very Inexpensive. Grilling station and small bar great for events and a few people to come and cook out.

The second floor: 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and washer and dryer.

Bedroom 1: very simple layout with storage space, large mirrors, hangers, ceiling fan, and queen size bed with a smart tv for any apps and antenna tv.

Bedroom 2: Computer provided at area, work desk, queen size bed, Large Mirrors, and smart tv with cable and apps.

Bedroom 3 (Masterbedroom): King size bed, large smart tv., relaxing are,Work desk area, Large bathroom including bathtub, over head shower, walk in closet and blowdryer.

bathroom: includes bath/shower sink and blow dryer.

There are wash towels in each bathroom, and towels. Soap and body wash is provided in each shower through dispensers.

Toilet Paper and paper towels will be stocked up in house for your convenience.

If anything is missing I’m very quick to respond for your connivence.

Thank you for your interest, and please reach out if any further questions or ways I can make your future stay better!

More Details

Andrew S Fidler
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

About Andrew S Fidler

I am a personal Trainer in the local area. I have been traveling around the triangle area and have loved everything about it. I am very well with the area and great places to visit.

I am a very active person into Calisthenics style of workouts. I love hiking, exploring, camping, water sports, and of just an active lifestyle.

On times off I do enjoy craft beers, local bars and hangout areas with friends and family. I love to explore and go to the beach or mountains.

Andrew S Fidler purchased this house in 2015

Why Andrew S Fidler chose Umstead

This property is right in between Raleigh and Durham. It's in Brier Creek Shopping Center. After walking into countless houses when I was going to buy a house, literally 5 minutes of walking around outside, and through the house I wanted to put an offer on it. I did and was very fortunate to have this place. This place has been such a convenient place for location because of it being in between both major cities. It has shopping right down the street, yet its in a quite and safe neighborhood. The backyard also makes you feel like your not even in the city. So having the privacy, the location, and the open feeling and good vibes of the house itself, it was meant to be.

What makes this house unique

The back yard and open vault ceiling walking in was selling points. The house just has a warm and inviting feeling. You don't feel like everything is compact and have such openness. The backyard facing the woods and really no other houses is such a great private thing when I could see myself going out in the morning, having coffee and not worrying about neighbors or anything seeing me and just completely relaxing.


Umstead House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1912 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10 ...
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • If playing music on back patio please turn down after 10 pm, respect for neighbors
  • Please take shoes off on carpet
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • First Floor Bathroom - toilet , On First floor near front door enterance
    Bathroom 2 Upstairs shared bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , Large walk in closet connected.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services


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Charming Home right in between Raleigh and Durham
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews

Perfect for Children

  • 4 of 5

My kids were over the moon with the backyard oasis. Each day when when we were out they were begging us to go home so they could play in the creek in our backyard!!! I wish it would have been warmer so we could have spent more time on the patio cooking out and entertaining.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Gathering

  • 5 of 5

Thanks to nice weather, the outdoor space was a wonderful place for a family gathering!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great House

  • 5 of 5

As many others have said, this is a great house. We were in Durham to visit colleges and this house was perfect. Close to all three universities and just a few minutes from Raleigh's restaurants etc.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had a great stay in Raleigh and Andrew is extremely responsive

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay!

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Jon and pleasure hosting your group! Any future stays more then welcomed to come back!
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Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

Nicely decorated, comfortable home. Heated toilet seat in the master rocks!! Great space to spread out, enjoy both indoor & outdoor spaces. All the conveniences of being home. Conviently located close to Raleigh & many things to do in the area. Andrew goes the extra mile to make you comfortable! The house comes pre-stocked with many needed amenities!!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Roanoke, Virginia

Nice home with peaceful backyard setting

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect location for our one night stay near Raleigh for a hockey game and family get together. Enjoyed our walks with lab in the woods behind house. Despite the cold, we were able to sit outside on the back deck and take in the fresh air and peaceful setting. Home has very nice open floor plan, is comfortable and roomy. Andrew extremely pleasant and very quick to respond to our inquiries. Will hopefully stay again in the future. Thanks Andrew!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
RDU Airport
Nearest Beach
140 Miles
Wilmington beach




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $120 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 7.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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