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New Contemporary on 5 Acres of Gorgeous Woods with Boulders and Stream

(17 Reviews)

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Last updated: 04/17/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

3 bedroom, 2 full bath home completed in April, 2013

Enjoy your morning coffee on the screened porch with a view of boulders and trees while watching the birds at the feeders.
This house is located 7 miles south of Chapel Hill on 5 acres of mature woods with boulders and a stream. It is a custom-designed home with all the fixtures, colors and details chosen by the artistic owner.

The steep gables make it look like a 'storybook' house from the outside, while on the the inside they form a high vaulted ceiling making a star shape above the loft. The olive green color makes the house blend in with nature and it looks like it has always been there.

The house is Cottage and Arts & Crafts slyle, but also includes Victorian and contemporary elements. Many windows and a large screened porch look out on a private wooded view with many boulders scattered about. The pillars of the front porch are trees that were cut from the land.

The main floor consists of an open kitchen/livingroom space with a gas log fireplace. The ceiling of the kitchen and entryway is paneled with oak boards from the trees cut from the site. There is a master bedroom with queen size bed and entrance into the shared bathroom. The other bedroom has a day bed with trundle and a desk. The floors are 5 inch Chestnut Oak boards.

Upstairs is a loft, bathroom and bedroom with queen size bed. In the loft is a built-in desk, WIFI and a wireless printer. Cell phone service is not good, but there is a land line with unlimited long distance.

This is a cozy home for those who desire to be away from the hustle and bustle of town. There is central air and heat and ceiling fans in every room. There is a 40' flat screen TV with satellite and a bluray disc player. There is an iPod dock with speakers and radio and a small boom box for playing CD's with radio.

There is a lovely stream which forms one border of the property just a few minutes walk from the house, either through the woods or on the road. It is a steep walk, but fine for anyone in shape. There is a flagstone patio which fits into the rocks that surround it, and a campfire area.

This home is in a 150 acre community of other homes, each on 5 acres, giving all privacy. The road into the community is gravel and winds up and down on the side of Boothe Hill. The 225 foot driveway is a climb up to the house.

This property is totally secluded and peaceful yet only minutes away from shopping and conveniences. Within 2-3 miles are 2 grocery stores, restaurants, pharmacy, liquor store, thrift shop, gas stations, car care and more. In 10 minutes you can be in either Pittsboro or Chapel Hill.
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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/17/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1600 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome:

    Pack and Play and booster seat avaliable...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    Wheelchair can be lifted one or two steps to enter house. Downstairs bedroom and bathroom doors are 2'6' wide....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Many lights in the house are on dimmer switches. This house has many special touches such as antique stained glass windows that are built in. ...moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Shopping
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural:

    The house is set on 5 acres of mature woods on the side of a mountain with boulders and a stream....moreless


  • Dining:

    table seats more with leaves booster seat provided...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:


  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone:

    cells phones don't work except for texting land line has unlimited long distance...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    iron and ironing board provided...moreless


  • Pantry Items:

    Basic condiments are available and renters can use any food there. Storage bags, containers, paper plates, paper towels, napkins, detergents, cloths, etc. all provided...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Freezer on bottom, icemaker...moreless

  • Stove:

    gas, one high-power burner, one simmer burner and two regular...moreless

  • Toaster:

    toaster oven...moreless




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from 17 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
UNC Graduation
May 11 - May 15, 2017
3 night min stay
UNC Graduation 2018
May 10 - May 14, 2018
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$195 $215
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,253 $3,300
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning fee $100
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Tax Rate 9.75%


Payment is made by check which is mailed to me together with a signed copy of the rental agreement which I will email to you.

Owner's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 04/17/2017
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20 Miles
Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Village Pizza

Car: Necessary

The property is 15 minutes from Chapel Hill and Pittsboro, 30 minutes from Durham and 40 minutes from Raleigh. In each city is a university with many cultural activities and good restaurants. Jordan Lake is nearby.

Chapel Hill has many alternative healing practices, a Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, Fresh Market and craft galleries. Southern Season is there, a gourmet market and restaurant. The NC Botanical Garden's home is in Chapel Hill, which features walking trails, display gardens and scheduled activities. It's 10 minutes to UNC Memorial Hospital. Visual and Performing arts are available at the Art Center in Carborro. Farmer's Market Sunday mornings in Carborro.

Duke University and Hospital are in Durham. The Sarah P. Duke Gardens are beautiful and there are eclectic shopping opportunities on 9th St. The Museum of Life and Science is a great place for kids with many animals and exhibits. Durham hosts the American Dance Festival from mid-June through July.

Raleigh is the home of NC State University with a wonderful Arboretum. The NC Fairgrounds, the NC History Museum, the NC Natural Science Museum, Walnut Creek Ampitheater and the Red Hat Ampitheater are all in Raleigh.

The home is also convenient to Southpointe, an upscale shopping area and Research Triangle Park (RTP).


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: My primary residence is on the Outer Banks of NC where I have lived for 27 years. I had a craft business doing 'Gyotaku,' or fish-printing and opened the gift shop 'Something Fishy' with my late husband. Before that I lived in Chapel Hill and owned the Kalso Earth Shoe store, which later became the store,'Andromeda.' I moved to Chapel Hill in 1973 from New York to find warmer weather. My daughter and her family are there.

Why the Owner Chose Chapel Hill, NC, USA (City):
Thirty-three years ago when I was practicing real estate in Chapel Hill I developed this property which was listed by my real estate firm. I was living in a rustic cottage at the time and came upon this beautiful land, which I noticed had been recently surveyed, while walking in the woods. Determined to find the owner, when I went into my real estate company the next day, I found that we had just listed it! Wanting to share this great discovery, I brought a few good friends out to walk the land and each one fell in love with it. Seven of us decided that we would buy it and sell it off in 5 acre pieces. We had Restrictive Covenants and Homeower Association Rules drawn up, but when the interest rates went up to 17% we got scared and didn't do it. I ended up finishing the surveying of the road and the lots, perking the lots and doing the rest of the development and the whole piece was sold in one year. Each of us bought a lot ourselves and that is how I come to have this lot today. Some of my oldest friends in Chapel Hill also live in the community. I ended up moving away from Chapel Hill in 1986 after obtaining an MSW at UNC, to take a job in mental health on the Outer Banks. I never thought I would be able to live on this land, but now I have seen my way to build this second home close to family and friends. I am thoroughly enjoying the serenity of the woods and the special birds and wildlife I see there. I saw a box turtle laying eggs right next to the house, the last time I was there.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Being the originator of this community, I got first choice of my lot. I (and others) believe it is the best one, with the rolling woods down to the stream and 2 large rock outcroppings.

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Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/17/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Your cozy home away from home

    Your cozy home away from home

  • Front entrance
Frank Lloyd Wright style stained glass with 'Tree of Life' design

    Front entrance Frank Lloyd Wright style stained glass with 'Tree of Life' design

  • Looking from livingroom towards kitchen and front door

    Looking from livingroom towards kitchen and front door

  • Screened porch

    Screened porch

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Looking up to the loft.  Ceiling forms a star

    Looking up to the loft. Ceiling forms a star

  • Upstairs bedroom

    Upstairs bedroom

  • Stream


  • Patio and back of house

    Patio and back of house

  • Front door and porch

    Front door and porch

  • 'Shirley' the Guardian of the house
by sculptor Mark Soppeland of Cleveland

    'Shirley' the Guardian of the house by sculptor Mark Soppeland of Cleveland

  • Fireplace - antique mantel with custom tile work

    Fireplace - antique mantel with custom tile work

  • Kitchen - Granite and wood countertops, 'touch' faucet, antique hutch

    Kitchen - Granite and wood countertops, 'touch' faucet, antique hutch

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Master bathroom
(note abalone shell sink)

    Master bathroom (note abalone shell sink)

  • Loft


  • Upstairs bathroom

    Upstairs bathroom

  • One rock outcropping in the winter

    One rock outcropping in the winter

  • back of house from the meadow

    back of house from the meadow

  • Livingroom and stairs leading to upstairs bedroom, loft and bathroom

    Livingroom and stairs leading to upstairs bedroom, loft and bathroom

  • Path leading to house from parking area

    Path leading to house from parking area

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Thursday, April 27, 2017

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