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Historic Golf Cottage With Pool

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-9)

McCaskill Cottage

Charming, circa 1905, 'McCaskill Cottage' is located in the heart of Old Town. You will not need a car to go out for drinks and dinner or local shopping. The Carolina Hotel and Spa and the Pine Crest Inn are just one block away, and its only two blocks to the fine Village restaurants. A leisurely five block walk takes you to Pinehurst Country Club and its dining and golf facilities. .

McCaskill Cottage is beautifully decorated with tasteful wall and window coverings and paintings. The floors are the original 'heart pine' with occasional oriental carpets. An exquisite dining room with chandelier opens into an updated, well provisioned eclectic kitchen with island, a fun gathering place for preparing gourmet meals. There are Mexican tile floors in the kitchen which extend into the pantry and laundry room, and into a private wi-fi office overlooking the screened porch and swimming pool. Four bedrooms with antique colonial beds and furnishings provide comfortable sleeping for all.

The property has large well landscaped grounds with three porches: a covered veranda in front, an open porch with pergola on the south side, and a large screened porch in the rear. The gardens have antique brick paths weaving through several arbors and gazebos with numerous rhododendrons, azaleas, dogwoods, nandinas and flowers of all types. The beautiful and private in-ground swimming pool overlooks a grape arbor which serves as the portal to the back yard recreation area where guests can enjoy ping pong or horseshoes and a sand box for kids.

More Details

john marcum
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 27, 2017

Why john marcum chose Pinehurst

Our house was originally owned by the Tufts family, the founders of Pinehurst, who sold it to our family in the 30's where it has remained. Having lived all over the world, we keep returning to Pinehurst, which is truly remarkable in having retained its unique charm and status as the Capital of Golf in the US.


Old Town House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Resort
  • Village ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes 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 ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Large room with sitting area
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Room with Bath on ground floor.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , Large room with antique furnishing
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (4)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

Historic Golf Cottage With Pool
average rating of 4.5833335 based on 24 reviews
Long Beach, CA

Great Location

  • 4 of 5

It was a perfect location. We are 4 golfers and could walk to old town restaurants & bars. The front of the house could use some paint and minor repairs. Also, the TV's need to be update. We were trying to watch sports on a tube type tv in the living room. Its really outdated. The house has all of the amenities that we needed. I received my deposit back within 2 weeks. The pool wasn't used because of the cool temperature.

If the TV were updated and they slapped some paint on the house, we would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quaint Cozy Cottage

  • 4 of 5

A quaint, cozy cottage with 4 bedrooms, perfect for a weekend get-away. 3 outdoor porches, (front one screened) and a swimming pool with a larger game area behind the pool for ping-pong or horseshoes. There is a piano and guitar for the musically-inclined.

The cottage could use some freshening as there was a grandmotherly old house smell about and most of the furniture and carpets were fairly dated. Overall, I would recommend to a friend.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cary, North Carolina

Pleasant respite from life!

  • 5 of 5

My daughters and I had long anticipated a get away weekend together and the McCaskill Cottage did not disappoint. A beautiful well appointed home in a perfect location for all we enjoy. The Village and Spa were just a quick walk away and the lovely pool was the perfect beginning and end of our days. You will love being here for a short stay or even longer. Thank you John for opening your home for others to enjoy and answering our calls!

Renee S.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Renee, glad you enjoyed your stay. Please stay with us again!
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Beautiful, quaint in-town cottage with a great pool!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at McCaskill Cottage - what a pretty cottage within a five minute walk to historic Pinehurst Village. The house is well appointed with everything we needed and then some - great beds, clean bathrooms and plenty of space to spread out. As the weather was very hot when we were there, the pool was awesome to come home to after a long day on the golf course. We will be back next year - can't wait. Thanks John!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed it, Tom. Looking forward to your next visit!
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Charming home!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the cottage and its proximity to everything! We enjoyed the nearby walking trails, which were wonderful!! Loved the pool and the screened in back porch.... the front porch with the rocking chairs really helped us unwind!!! Walked to the Pinecrest Inn to celebrate our anniversary! Prepared some great meals for the guys too, the kitchen was well stocked with everything we needed !!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it inside and out. Clean, comfortable, quiet and great location. Loved the pool and the porch.

  • 4 of 5

Loved it all, inside and out. Great pool and porches.Quiet, clean, and great location.Lots of charm. Would stay again. Dan Shannon

St Paul , MN

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
The Pinecrest Inn and The Carolina Hotel
Nearest Golf
0.25 Miles
The Pinehurst Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Theos, Hotels, Holly Inn, Magnolia Inn
Car: not necessary

Just steps away from the Village Arboretum with great hiking trails. In addition to being located within one block of the hotels, shops, pubs and restaurants, be sure to visit The Tuft's Archives where the most treasured golf memories are housed.


Rates & Availability

Old Town House Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $250
Tax Rate 10.0%

Regarding pets, There is a pet fee of $250. A maximum of two medium sized dogs are allowed but cats are not permitted.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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