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Special! Big Beautiful Executive Southern Home in Great Location !

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Last updated: 05/26/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:16
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:2.75
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

Great space for large groups

House is located on a 3 ½ acre lawn with a stocked pond. Fishing is welcome and encouraged! Gazebo overlooking pond is a great spot for relaxing, fishing and feeding the fish. (It has been the perfect sitefor a number of weddings) In the spring time we have a family of geese that return year after year to raise the new additions to their family. And usually around dusk and dawn several deer can be seen on the far end of the property grazing.
The Main Level:
The sunroom overlooks the lawn and pond and is attached to a large sun deck with plenty of chairs for lounging and a small charcoal grill available for your use. Sunroom has two recliners. A small table and several other chairs. Cable television with DVR.
Large living room with wet bar is great for entertaining guests.
Half Bath and Laundry area. Ironing Board, Iron and Detergent available for guests use.
Large eat-in kitchen with dinette and plenty of dishes and cookware for preparing meals.
Semi-Formal Diningroom that seats 8 but table can be extended to comfortably seat 12.
Lower Level:
We refer to the room as the bonus room. There is a half bath, wet bar and television in the bonus room as well as a very nice futon, sofa bed, reclining sofa and two twin air mattresses if needed.
Top Level:
4 Bedrooms and 2 full baths.
Two of the bedrooms (King Beds) are joined by a bathroom (Jack & Jill setup)
Master Bedroom with King Bed and adjoining bathroom.
The remaining bedroom has two twin beds & us adjacent to full bath.
Spare linens, towels, pillows and blankets are located in the linen closet.
All bedrooms have television and basic cable available.
Home is relatively 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.
This subdivision was once a plantation. The plantation house still exists & is just up the road from the property on Castlebrook Drive. 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.
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.
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. The Duke Chapel, a classic Westminster style, boasts many 'claims to fame' 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. UNC is located in Chapel hill and is home of a terrific basketball team. You can visit the botanical gardens or the Morehead Planetarium for a fun filled adventure. Top of the hill distillery is also located in Chapel Hill and you can sip a few local brews!

This property is only about a mile and a half from a city park where tennis courts are available and the Neuse River trails are within walking distance. Neighborhood is fantastic for an early morning job or after dinner walk.
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.

Thanks for your interest in our property.

PLEASE NOTE: We do allow ‘small’ events (reunions, birthday celebrations and even small weddings)
Please read the guidelines below to see if we can accommodate your event.
There is an event fee of $500 and can accommodate a lot of guests. Parking space excellent as we have a circular drive plus space on pond dam.. Noise must be kept to a reasonable level and all music, celebrations must be turned off and toned down by 10 pm. We live in a private neighborhood and most residents have lived here for many years. We like to respect the privacy of our neighbors & want tour guests music kept to,our property.
Garbage that exceeds the provided trash cans (6 large bins) must be removed by tenant. The wildlife will make a big mess if garbage is accessible.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have. We try to accommodate our guests so they have a wonderful visit. Just let us know if you need anything.

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Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/26/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 5000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 16
  • Children Welcome:

    Children are always welcome. The family room is equipped with a television, a few 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

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

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

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 12-16

  • 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
  • Games:

    Playing Cards located in kitchen dinette area. ...moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Basic in all bedrooms. DVR in Sunroom...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Radio/CD in Living room. ...moreless

  • Television:

    in each bedroom, sunroom & bonus room. DVR located in Sunroom...moreless

  • Toys:

    A few toys for younger children in a toy chest located in bonus room. Lawn games located in storage closet by laundry room. Please be kind and return all toys as you found them. ...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic


  • 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


  • Child's Highchair
  • 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:


  • Fireplace:

    gas fireplace. Functional but scheduled to be repaired ...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:

    Large circular driveway. No parking allowed on street. No vehicles on lawn. ...moreless

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

    Yes, Two in each bedroom, Hand towels and wash cloths in bathrooms and spare towels in linen closet. Washer and dryer available if needed. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Laundry room w iron & ironing board & oversized washer. Washing soap/dryer sheets provided....moreless

  • 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:


  • Oven:

    Electric in wall unit. Slightly smaller than a conventional oven. Plus microwave & toaster over...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Beautiful large custom built pantry ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Large side by side. ...moreless

  • Stove:

    Smooth, glass top ,electric...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Double (4 slice)...moreless


  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles:

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

  • Deck / Patio:

    large deck and patio...moreless

  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Golf:

    courses nearby...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Near Neuse River but must contact for best place to enter river...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Gazebo at pond...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Very large lawn...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Small charcoal grill located on back deck. Must be used a minimum of 15 feet from the home. ...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


from 39 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
  • Tax Rate 5%


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: SMALL weddings, reunions, etc. fee is $500 25 guests MAXIMUM


Manager's cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 05/26/2017
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25 Miles
Nearest Airport
Raleigh Durham (RDU)
10 Miles
Nearest Barpub
120 Miles
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Nearest Train
Downtown Raleigh
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Two interstates very convenient
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Olive Garden, Outback, etc.
300 Miles
Nearest Ski
NC Mountains
120 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 furniture and a home sweet home atmosphere. 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 *small 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. Small (up to 25 guests) weddings welcome

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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Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/26/2017

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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 - Friday, May 26, 2017

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