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Private Lakefront 4BR Log Cabin on 11 Acres, Huge View

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Cornerstone Cabin is an extraordinary cabin. We used three 100 year old square log cabins to build it. The old cabins were tagged, disassembled, moved to the lake, and reassembled into one house under current building codes, with all the modern comforts of home. The lake house sits on 11 secluded, forested acres with no other houses in sight. It has magnificent craftmanship, and all the wood was either from old dwellings or custom-milled for the house.

Cornerstone Cabin has a tin roof, making the rain's pitter-patter so soothing. Another unique feature is that it has a full 2nd story. Most cabins constructed with old square logs are 1.5 stories with a loft or knee walls upstairs. Cornerstone has lots of windows & 7 ceiling fans throughout the house so you can throw open the windows & enjoy the fresh air & wildlife sounds. For your sleeping comfort, there are hand-made wooden shutters throughout the house to darken the rooms.

Cornerstone's upstairs has 3 spacious bedrooms, 2 of which (queen & twin in each) have cathedral ceilings with exposed rafters. It's awesome to wake up slowly in the morning on vacation & gaze at the rugged old square logs, the old-timey chinking, & beautiful rafters (notched together the old-fashion way). The 3rd bedroom is also spacious & has 2 twin beds. The upstairs bath has full tub and shower.

Starting from the ground up, there is stacked-stone foundation, chimney, & fireplace; then 3' X 9' floor joists for the 1st floor (exceeds any building codes, so the house is solid as a rock). The downstairs has custom-milled beams & includes bedroom (king), bathroom with shower, stack washer/dryer, fully-equipped kitchen, indoor seating for 12 with dining room table (6), bar (2), & game table(4), hi-speed internet, & family room with satellite color TV, oversized fireplace, & sturdy antique staircase built in 1820. Opening from both family room and downstairs bedroom is a 10' x 20' aromatic cedar screened porch with ceiling fans and dining table for 6. This is our favorite spot for morning coffee, evening cocktails, and dining. There's a hummingbird feeder right beside the porch, and if you're quiet & still enough, you can enjoy watching them feed in the summertime.

Cornerstone Cabin is in a forested, slow-moving world of quiet solitude, wildlife, & no other houses, and yet, incredibly, you are only 10-to-15 minutes away from 3 grocery chains, good restaurants, & fun entertainment.

A few restaurants: 15 minutes to 2 established, locally owned & operated steak houses, Clarksville Station Steak House & Old Country Club Steak House; fine dining: 30 minutes to South Boston, Va to Bistro 1888, locally owned & operated & true Virginian hospitality with a AAA 3 Diamond rating; Italian: 15 minutes to Vesuvios Italian near Walmart or Vesuvios ll Food & Sports Bar downtown; need it quickly: 5 minutes to Mayo Marina (Country) Grill & Store for breakfast, burgers, spicy loaded pizza, & home-made fried pies (eat-in or take-out); great, hot or cold subs: 15 minutes to American Hero for philly cheese steak or gyro.

Some entertainment: Out your front door down a gentle slope to swim, sun, watch the sunset, & fish for bass & crappie off your dock in clean, clear, pristine Mayo Lake; bring your fishing/ski boat & moor it safely to our PBD (pontoon boat dock); ski, wakeboard, & tube in one of the most uncrowded lakes you've ever been to; or, rent a canoe or kayak from Mayo Park; 5 minutes to Mayo Park (walking trails; bands, movies, & plays at the Amphitheatre; free boat launch; playground); 15 minutes to Palace Pointe (all under one roof) Family Entertainment (20 bowling lanes, 7 billiards tables, video arcade, rollerskating, 8 movie theatres, & food diner); 30 minutes to Orange County Speedway or South Boston Motor Speedway or to Virginia International Raceway (VIR = Lemans-type pro & amateur sports car & motorcycle road race course). For driving times to many other awesome activities, please see the 'Other Activities' Section under the 'Features & Amenties' Heading below.

Please feel free to contact us about any rental question or particular activities you're interested in. We'll do our best. 'We aim to please'!!

Sincerely,

Arch & Kathy

Keywords: Secluded, 4BR, Lakefront, Log Cabin Home, 1st floor master, wireless hi-speed internet, pet friendly, large panoramic lake view, excellent fishing, Mayo Lake, NC, Person County, NC, Roxboro, NC, lodging for (40 minutes) Duke University Hospital, lodging for (30 minutes) VIR, lodging for (35 minutes) Durham, NC.

More Details

Owner
Arch and Kathy Bradsher
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
September 15, 2017

About Arch and Kathy Bradsher

Kathy & I are small business owners. We have worked together since our 1st child was born in 1986. I'm a 'think outside the box', special projects kinda person, & Kathy is a gifted manager. She is easy to talk to & enthusiastic. We would be nowhere without her. We struggled with this cabin's construction, our dream lake home. Piecing 3 old log cabins into one new house was so much more expensive than we'd ever imagined. Truly, we were sick towards its completion because we thought as soon as it was finished, we would have to sell it. A friend suggested we try to rent the cabin before making the selling decision. We were doubtful, but gave it a try. An aunt happen to tell us about vrbo, & it rented incredibly well. We knew then that this peaceful 'walk in the past' cabin was meant to be shared with others & here we are today. Please come unwind & recharge.

Arch and Kathy Bradsher purchased this house in 2003

Why Arch and Kathy Bradsher chose Heartland

There's no other fresh water lake like Mayo Lake within the 3 states of lakes we've visited. Regulations say the shoreline must stay in its original, natural state. You can moor a boat to the shore, but no floating or permanent docks are allowed. This keeps development down because so many people desire a permanent dock. Mayo Lake's water is so clean, so clear. On a calm day, the emerald green water allows you to see 4' below the surface. Have you ever been to a very clean lake, but the water was still dark? I'm sure you have. Mayo Lake is not like that, unless it's an unusually busy, windy day.

What makes this house unique

Being busy people, when we pass by the last house on the right on Gabriel Jones Road & enter the 'tunnel created by trees', our unique benefit is we begin to relax & enjoy the quiet, un-busy forest. We've worked hard at our jobs, & it's now time to have some family fun. We wake up the next morning, see the beautiful old square logs & old timey chinking around us, & lay there trying to grasp 'could this be our place'. If possible, we open the windows, turn on the ceiling fans, & enjoy the fresh air & any forest activity. The kids get the boat ready. For our family wakeboarding, tubing, & skiing has become a way for our family to take our 'world switch' to the next level. We board, tube, ski, lounge, snack, & cheer each other on as we play. We watch Kathy ride behind the boat on her slalom ski & try to guess what song she's singing out loud like a little girl. We just have family fun. 'Eid dont git no bet-tah din dis'! Come on!!

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Another wonderful week had by the Walters family of Lexington, NC. We kayaked & rafted & fished & fished & fished! The weather was perfect. "The Boys", Walter, Happy, & Lil' Bit, all enjoyed the fishing & I enjoyed the relaxation."
Sep 2007
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Amenities

Roxboro House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • downstairs bath has shower, and stack washer/dryer. Upstairs bath has tub with shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1) In the downstairs master BR., Queen size Beds (2) Queen upstairs BR # 2; Queen upstairs BR # 3., Twin or Single Beds (4) Twin upstairs in BR #2; Twin upstairs in BR #3; 2 Twins upstairs in BR #4.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
Central Heat & Air, Direct TV Satellite TV system, DVD player, sound system/CD Player, wireless hi-speed internet, free local & long-distance phone service for USA only (block on all Int'L calls), disposal, Seating for 6 at main dining table, smaller table for 4 in family room, seating for 2 at kitchen bar, table for six on screened porch

Reviews

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Private Lakefront 4BR Log Cabin on 11 Acres, Huge View
average rating of 5.0 based on 39 reviews
Pittsboro, NC
5

The perfect spot for fishing & relaxation

  • 5 of 5

Such a unique house w/all the old time furnishings. Loved our visit!!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We agree that the house is very unique; our builder was a true craftsman whose vision far exceeded our expectations. Anyone with knowledge of construction will see that this is no "log cabin kit"! We've tried to make the furnishings comfortable and inviting. The lake itself is a 'well-kept secret' and we hope it stays that way. Please come back to visit!
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5

Perfect vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Our goal for this vacation was to relax! Relax we did! We kayaked, tubed, ate, drank, played games, feed the fish (along the dock) and enjoy each other company!! We did leave for 3 hours to have a wonderful bbq lunch at Morristown bbq pit (yummy!!!!) and get some more food and drinks.

The house is perfect! You are secluded and in the woods. The warm lake is right in front of house and we swam all day with our favorite music playing in the back ground. The beds, oh my! I have never been so comfortable on a vacation!!! Every night was a perfectly sound sleep!

We are a family of 8 and this will go down as one of the most relaxing vacations we have taken!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Tracey. We are happy that your vacation met your hopes and expectations. We hope you will come back! Kathy and Arch
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5

Wonder Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at this lovely, quaint and comfortable log cabin in the woods. We loved the rustic feel and decor throughout the home. The beds we slept in were all awesome. Kitchen was well equipped and we cooked in or grilled out most days. The screened in porch was perfect for eating meals and drinking coffee and for happy hour. We brought a boat with us and it worked well tying it up to the floating dock. The boat launch is very close and is free and was not busy at all. Mayo Lake is SO beautiful and clear and the water temp was perfect for swimming, water skiiing and tubing. It is one of the least busy lakes we have ever been on which was heaven! One more thing to note...the mosquitoes were very minimal. Not sure why because this is a very wooded area but we were thrilled about it. We did have a bit of unexpected excitement during our stay...a storm came up on our 5th night and the cabin was hit by lightening. We did leave for that night and thought our vacation had come to an abrupt end. Kathy and Arch responded very quickly and got the power back on the next day and we were back in. Yay!!! The day after that the air conditioning was up and running! The cable tv could not be fixed but that was a blessing in disguise. We had fun playing games together and we loved it! Kathy and Arch were awesome through all of this! We highly recommend this vacation home! And remember...lightening never strikes the same place twice! Thank you Kathy and Arch for sharing your cabin with us and for your quick response to our needs.

The Rothsteins

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lourie, what a nice note, particularly under the circumstances! Yes, it was tough having to cut down some trees in order to re-establish our satellite signal, and we were really sorry it couldn't be completed while you were vacationing, but thank goodness everything has now been restored. Enough excitement for one summer!! Hope you all will consider coming back! Kathy and Arch
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5

Fantastic, secluded property.

  • 5 of 5

My party and I throughly enjoyed staying at this property. It was exactly what we were looking for, quiet and secluded. The lake provided plenty of entertainment from fishing to swimming. The cabin itself was great, and the wooden construction of the interior was beautiful. Highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Jordan, for your nice review. We agree that this is the perfect location for those wanting a private setting, yet not too far from restaurants and fun things to see and do. We agree that our builder is a true craftsman, and he exceeded our wildest dreams of a 'log cabin on the lake'! Hope you will want to come back! Kathy and Arch
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Kill Devil Hills
5

Peace and solitude

  • 5 of 5

Every window and furnishing in this home is placed to take advantage of the spectacular beauty of the lake-from waking up to the morning to the sun streaming over the water into the downstairs bedroom windows, to sunning with a book on a lounger on the gently rocking pontoon dock (gets sun all day long!!), to guitar practice on the love seat in the living room, to cocktails on the bar chairs on the screened porch after dinner-it's all about the views!!!

The serenity and privacy of the property cannot be matched. No houses can be seen from anywhere on the land and not even seen from the dock. The only people we saw were boating by on the lake. This is an incredible place.

We are grateful to Kathy and Arch for sharing their home with us and our rescue dog, Leo (he learned to swim this week). We would highly recommend the cabin to anyone seeking to reconnect with nature and enjoy the solitude and peace of water and trees.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Liz, what a thoughtful and kind review; thank you so much! We really appreciated the 'gentle' treatment you gave our property, and we hope you will want to return! Kathy and Arch
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5

Fantastic cabin, fantastic location.

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay. This trip was a guy trip to watch the Moto America races at VIR. We all agreed we need to bring back the family and stay a whole week. The views, the cabin, everything was stellar. Thanks so much for making that wonderful cabin ours for the weekend.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kyle, Thank you for your wonderful comments. We are so glad you enjoyed yourselves, and we hope you will come back! Kathy and Arch Bradsher
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Map

5 minutes to Mayo Park (amphitheatre, walking trails, free boat launch, wildlife viewing, playground, canoe & kayak rentals), fishing from floating dock or your boat, water Sports (if you have a boat)lots of calm water, 15 minutes to Roxboro Country Club golf, 15 minutes to Palace Pointe Family Entertainment (Video Arcade, 20 Bowling Lanes, rollerskating, 7 Billiards tables, 8 Movie Theatres, Food Diner), 10 minutes to Person County Museum, wonderful plantation tours, museums, & antique shops within an hour's drive, 65 minutes to Carolina Hurricanes Hockey, 35 minutes to Durham Bulls minor league Baseball family fun, 55 minutes to UNC, 40 minutes to Duke University & Hospital, 70 minutes to NC State University, RBC Center, CASL Soccer Complex, USA Baseball Nat'l Training Center, WakeMed Soccer Stadium, 30 minutes to Virginia Int'l Raceway(VIR) Pro & Amateur LeMans-type road races, centrally located for shopping NC & Va colleges.

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $105
Damage Deposit $250

rates subject to change

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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