Big Beautiful Executive Southern Home in Great Location

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Last updated: 11/29/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:14
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:2.75
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

In addition to its big,spacious rooms, this home has 3&1/2 acre lawn with a stocked pond (bass,brim,channel catfish) for fisherman in your group. Super sun room overlooks lawn and pond, Gazebo at pond for relaxing, fishing, feeding fish (food provided)Very private, tree lined site but situated close to every important place in Raleigh,Durham,Chapel Hill, Research Triangle area - N C State University, UNC campus & hospital, Duke University campus and medical center, RDU airport,major interstate highways- & easy access to downtown Raleigh, museums & art galleries - this is place to be. Large,eat-in kitchen- adjoining dinette. Wet bars in library & huge family room on lower level. The gazebo is charming setting for small get togethers- house is large enough for fun brunches: wedding party lunges, etc.An extra plus for reunions etc is next door neighbor who caters traditional, delicious North Carolina pig picking ,fried chicken & all the trimmings. There is an event fee of $250 for guests not staying at the house up to 25 people. We are no longer able to accommodate larger parties due to gov ordinance (Parking is limited) and HOA limitations

This subdivision was once a plantation. The plantation house still exists & is just 'up the road' from the property on Castlebrook Drive. Other: visit well regarded NC Zoo or Aquariums....or take a day trip to 'Straw Valley' home to several of North Carolina's renowned potters & their galleries. Raleigh is situated midway between beautiful North Carolina mountains and spectacular beaches Drive 2 hours west to see mountains or 2 hours east to visit beach and the antebellum city of Wilmington - is still an active port city but most popular attraction is the battleship North Carolina moored across the river from the downtown Cotton Exchange shopping area. Has old South feel. Good restaurants on the water,too.
(information provided at the house for best routes,etc.)

NC State Campus is about 15 minutes from the property. It is the flagship campus for engineering,textiles and design of UNC system - worth a visit. Just a short drive to Duke University Campus also well worth the drive.
It is a stunning campus (rumor is that Washington Duke took his architect to Princeton and said: 'build me that') The Duke Chapel, a classic Westminster style, boasts many 'claims to fame' ;i.e. an organ that took the expert from the Netherlands more than a year to install on the million dollar balcony Duke had constructed to accommodate the organ. Stained glass windows of deep colors - all the blue glass purchased from Blenko Glass & anyone who knows glass, knows Blenko. Don't miss the Sarah P. Duke Gardens that are maintained by many expert botanists so that each season the plantings provide a beautiful display of the flowers of that particular season. Your college basketball fans will know about the Duke Blue Devils and their number 1 ranking year after year. Unfortunately, tickets to Blue Devil games are very difficult to get. If lucky, you may be able to see the Duke Women's highly ranked basketball players. Call Duke Sports office to inquire about same. Sunday services at Duke. UNC is home of a terrific basketball team also.

This property is only about a mile and a half from a city park where tennis courts are available.
As stated earlier, there is sooooo much available in this area that listing everything here is a bit difficult but information will be made available at the house for your review and enjoyment. The seasonal changes are beautiful.

Charges are$350 per night with a 3 night minimum; plus $200 cleaning fee; plus REFUNDABLE damage deposit of $500.
Any questions: call Norma 772 618 0105

We have had weddings ( up to 160 guests) & large events in the past. We are not booking any weddings or big events at present as we find large groups cause stress on us- on our property - & neighbor's. If you would like to plan an event you should talk it over with Norma to see if they will accommodate you.
As Homeaway blocks contact information, you may send a message via email which will go through Homeaway to Norma.

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Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/29/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 5000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Children Welcome:

    Children are always welcome. The family room is equipped with a television, a few games, toys and books for a variety of ages....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    There is to be no smoking inside the home. Smokers may partake outside on the decks. Please be kind and discard of waste properly. ...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    We understand that your pets are apart of your family however we must apologize, we do not allow pets in order to maintain a low allergen environment. Thank you for understanding...moreless

  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Wheelchair ramp available. Please speak with us about special parking access. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 10-14

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    extra beds available...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 king

    extra beds available...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

    extra beds available...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single


  • Main Level Living Room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Comfortable Queen sized sleeper sofa (sleeps 2) ...moreless

  • Family Room: 2 double, 2 sleep sofa /futon

    (2) High quality Futons (2) inflatable twin mattresses...moreless

  • All bedrooms/sleeping areas have direct access to full or half bath. all have a TV,dresser & mirror,closets,bright & light, Central air conditioning and heat to all rooms (dual central systems - upstairs and downstairs). One bedroom has two large closets. Other bedrooms have Large closets. All bedrooms have dressers or chest or drawers One bedroom has laundry chute to laundry room. - Family room includes to full size high quality futons which include all linens, comforters and extra blankets. Also has (2) inflatable air mattresses with Bedding and pump included. Very easy set up. All sleeping areas have additional pillows, blankets and throw blankets. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 3: toilet

    with sink...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet

    with sink...moreless

  • All Bathrooms have new cultured marble sinks. Both Full baths include showers and bath tubs. Plenty of towels & wash cloths. All toiletries are provided. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Ramp at rear porch for wheelchair access but bedrooms are not on main floor, Sleeper couch in library/living room w half bath only sleeping area for wheeelchair bound....or may go out using ramp in back and wheel around to entrance to lower level where other sleeping faciilcities are available....moreless


  • Books:

    a variety of books in sitting room & family room...moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • DVD Player:


  • Games:

    Games are located in Family room. ...moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Premium channels...moreless

  • Television:

    in each bedroom,sunroom & playroom premium channels on tv's in sunroom & playroom...moreless

  • VCR


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic


  • Arboretum
  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseshoes
  • Photography
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • River
  • Town

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Tennis


  • Dining:

    Pleasant, well appointed dining room...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    AC in entire home with multi level controls...moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    New as of Fall 2014...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    gas fireplace...moreless

  • Garage:

    Owner keeps one car in 2 car garage. 2nd. Space available to renter...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Dual heat & air...moreless

  • Internet:

    WiFi available all guests ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    All linens are freshly laundered prior to guest arrival. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Sitting room includes wet bar....moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Lots of parking on circular drive & large lawn...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:


  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Yes, Plenty in all bathrooms....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Laundry room w iron & ironing board & New (fall 2014) oversized washer. Washing soap/dryer sheets provided....moreless

  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet:



  • Freezer:

    Side by side fridge/freezer combo...moreless

  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped to prepare family meals. Lots of cabinet space with adequate dishes to prepare and serve your family. ...moreless

  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave:



  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles:

    not furnished by owner but good neighborhood for bike riding...moreless

  • Binoculars
  • Child's Swing
  • Outdoor Grill:

    on back deck...moreless

  • Porch / Veranda:

    back porch off kitchen/breakfast are plus walkway to deck off sunroom....moreless

  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Aquatic Center located roughly a mile or so. ...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 4.8
from 33 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$2,100 $8,550
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning/Maintenance $200
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Taxes Not included


No pets allowed. Violating no pet rule means forfeiture of damage deposit.

No illegal substances allowed - will mean immediate eviction & forfeiture of fees

Special events: weddings, large reunions, etc. fee is $500 40-80 GUESTS $800 80+ GUESTS AND $50 TOUR FEE

Manager's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 11/29/2016
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25 Miles
Nearest Airport
Raleigh Durham (RDU)
10 Miles
Nearest Barpub
225 Miles
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Nearest Train
Downtown Raleigh
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Olive Garden, Outback, etc.
300 Miles
Nearest Ski
NC Mountains
200 Miles
Nearest Beach

Car: Necessary

Surrounded by the city but country 'feel'. fantastic location for access to all important NC sites. Must see old state capital in center of downtown and Queen Anne historic governors mansion. The art museum is a must as well. While you are there go treat yourself to some warm Krispy Kreme doughnuts & coffee. (Caretakers/owners reside in small private area of property & are available to meet your needs)


Manager info

Year Purchased: 1971

About: Older, retired folks with a house that is too big. Spend a lot of time in southern Florida but when in NC, occupy a private suite with own entrance, deck, etc. Cannot see or hear guests and vice versa. Diligently respect guests privacy but are available if any problems.

Why Northeast Raleigh, Raleigh, NC, USA:
The property provides wonderful entertainment close to many interesting, beautiful and historical NC places. It provides space and furniture for family enjoyment...antiques retired & replaced with 'family friendly' furniture. Wonderful sun room overlooks the pond & grounds. Grill for outside grilling. House is fully furnished including kitchen. All you need is your suitcase. So for comfort in an elegant home this is place for you and your family. Many family gatherings have taken place as well as wedding parties & families, international, professional teams, business/corporate retreats, very versatile facility. Stocked pond & fishing allowed. Brim, bass & channel cat fish. Quiet,private. Next door neighbor is caterer & available for your events - rehearsal dinners, reunions, pig Pickins, the full spectrum of food needs for your event. Have had several weddings where gazebo was used as altar. Accommodated 100 or so guests.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Stocked pond, circular driveway, big lawn for croquet/horse shoes etc. but bring your own equipment. Unique as this property has been landscaped to provide privacy but is near other homes. This development is surrounded by city but has good 'country feel' Development is site of old plantation & plantation house restored- almost at the end of our street. Privately owned and occupied. Not open to public. Nature trails & city park w huge new aquatic center very nearby - also has 2 to 3 story water slide. Nominal daily fee for non residents. Shopping, state fair grounds, universities within 15 minutes. Duke & UNC about 25 minutes via interstate. Serene atmosphere but near all the city amenities.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/29/2016

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  • Large open yard, great for gatherings and family games.

    Large open yard, great for gatherings and family games.

  • Front foyer

    Front foyer

  • Plenty of counter space in a fully stocked, functional kitchen.

    Plenty of counter space in a fully stocked, functional kitchen.

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Beautiful Sunroom. *Guest Favorite!

    Beautiful Sunroom. *Guest Favorite!

  • 1 of 3 King bedrooms

    1 of 3 King bedrooms

  • 3 of 3 king bedrooms

    3 of 3 king bedrooms

  • Nice futon in downstairs bonus room.

    Nice futon in downstairs bonus room.

  • Bonus room view 2 with 2nd futon

    Bonus room view 2 with 2nd futon

  • Full bath

    Full bath

  • Full bath 2

    Full bath 2

  • Overlooking the stocked pond and gazebo

    Overlooking the stocked pond and gazebo

  • Shed (one available for use upon request) with deck.

    Shed (one available for use upon request) with deck.

  • Large open kitchen with breakfast area.

    Large open kitchen with breakfast area.

  • Dining room

    Dining room

  • alternate living room view.

    alternate living room view.

  • Deck overlooking property

    Deck overlooking property

  • 2 of 3 king bedroom

    2 of 3 king bedroom

  • Double twin bedroom

    Double twin bedroom

  • Bonus room view 1

    Bonus room view 1

  • Back porch area

    Back porch area

  • Half bath on main level

    Half bath on main level

VRBO #422932

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Saturday, December 03, 2016

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Big Beautiful Executive Southern Home in Great Location

Northeast Raleigh, Raleigh, NC, USA #3007865ha

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