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Fully furnished log cabin, family and pet friendly.

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,500 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Log Cabin - Fully furnished 3 bedroom 2/12 bath overlooking pond in front yard.

(***We are not set up at this time as a wedding venue***)

Log Cabin - This cabin sets on a little more than 3 acres of land overlooking a pond in the front and a field in the back. Located not far from the city but with the feel of the country. There is a covered front porch with two tables. In the back of the cabin is a small covered porch with gas grill. This cabin is fully furnished. It has a country kitchen that features an old style gas ceramic stove. There is a pantry that is stocked with spices and a washer and dryer room. There is a dining room that has a table that sits 6 - 8 people. In the living room is a stone fire place and mantle. There is a beautiful wooden architectural desk (this was our Uncle Marvin's design desk), a table with 4 chairs, bonded leather sofa with recliners, love seat with recliner and rocking recliner. TV, blue ray player, CD player, internet, cable. Upstairs there are 3 bedrooms. The master bed room has a queen bed, night stand, dresser with mirror. Also in the master bedroom is a full sized bathroom with shower and walk in closet. The second bedroom has a queen bed with closet, dresser, lounge chair and small table and TV with Blueray/DVD . The third bedroom has a bunk bed. It also has an additional single bed. The loft has a rocking chair and lounge chair with ottoman for reading. Displayed on the wall is a beautiful quilt that was made by our great grandmother. The front porch features several tables and chairs for outdoor enjoyment. Outside there is a simple fire pit for roasting marshmallows by the pond. You are welcome to go fishing as long you clip the barb from your hook and throw the fish back. (Catch and Release)

(***We are not set up at this time as a wedding venue***)

More Details

Daniel and Susan McMains
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About Daniel and Susan McMains

Our names are Daniel and Susan McMains. We currently live in Apex, NC. We both grew up in the Apex - Raleigh areas. Our home property is close by The Wooden Shoe.

Daniel and Susan McMains purchased this cabin in 2012

Why Daniel and Susan McMains chose Apex

After living in this area most of our lives and raising our family. When this beautiful home became available we knew we could not pass it up. Our very close friends and their young children were relocated after purchasing this home. They blessed us with a once in a life time opportunity to purchase this beautiful cabin. We decided to furnish it (in the hopes of them moving back) and until that time share it with others. When we asked our friends son, Logan, what we should name the cabin he said 'The Wooden Shoe'. When he was asked why he chose that name he said 'because it just fits'. It is our hope that you our guest will just fit right in and enjoy your stay.

What makes this cabin unique

We will refer you to our gallery to show you why we think this is so unique.

(***We are not set up at this time as a wedding venue***)

This cabin makes a wonderful place for a family vacation, anniversary weekend, birthday weekend, small group retreats, business trips, or great alternative to a hotel stay. Also makes a simple place to just unwind and relax. So we hope you will enjoy your stay at The Wooden Shoe.

We are only able to do rentals 30 nights and less.

(***We are not set up at this time as a wedding venue***)


Apex Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Bookings canceled at least 30 days before the start of the stay will receive a 100% refund.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Guest Bathroom upstairs
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Master Bedroom upstairs
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Downstairs
  • 2 full baths and 1/2 bath. All linens and towels are provided. Extra amenities are provided if you forget something. They are under the guest sink.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Guest Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , 1 single bed and a bunk bed(two single bed stacked)
  • The Master bedroom features a queen bed with a reading chair. This room also has a dresser along with a bathroom. Included is a walk in closet. The 2nd guest room has a queen size bed that sleeps 2. Closet is also in the room. Includes a dresser, lounge chair, small table and small TV with Blueray/DVD player. The 3rd guest bedroom has a bunk bed that sleeps 2. One on each mattress. Also a single bed with mattress.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Fully furnished log cabin, family and pet friendly.
average rating of 4.965517 based on 58 reviews

Nice House

  • 4 of 5

Wish was a little bigger but overall a great stay and location

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very quaint, clean and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was perfect accommodations for a family of five with our dog during a family wedding week in the area. Well maintained and our son enjoyed the fishing very much!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The blessing of having the VRBO so many times is the people that we meet to get an opportunity to spend time in there lives especially during a very special occasion. One of the greatest gifts I think the Wooden Shoe has to offer is like what the little boy that named it the wooden shoe. I asked him why and he says because it just fits anybody that comes. This is evidently true especially seeing your son enjoys such a great time of fishing. Thank you for blessing our lives like that.
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Granite Bay

Extremely well-run VRBO

  • 5 of 5

Susan and Dan were most personable as well as helpful. The first day here Dan brought us fresh eggs from his chickens and a half pound of his favorite coffee! Their log cabin here was very well stocked in the kitchen which was great for us as we cook most of our meals as opposed to eating out. The location actually worked very well for us getting to Cary to see our daughter as we were able to use Jenks Road and Old Jenks Road which essentially parallels 64. According to maps this routes might be 2 minutes longer than the highway. This really paid off during rush hour traffic times. Being on a large lot and separated from other households provided a very peaceful and quiet atmosphere for my husband and I. Hearing just the wind chimes hanging on the porch was just fine with us. As it was very unseasonably cold here, it was great to have plenty of wood to burn in the stove to keep it warm and cozy in here. This would be a great place for families as there is a bedroom with bunk beds, a pond for fishing, a large place for kids to run, and a game closet fully stocked.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the very nice review we really did enjoy y'all's stay as well. My wonderful wife sure has worked hard to make sure people stay there is like being at home thank you for the compliment with the game closet and the movies she really puts a lot of time into that. I'm so glad you did enjoy the eggs and the great LA minita peaberry coffee. I am so glad you enjoyed the fireplace it truly is a special warm cozy place in that living room.
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Well appointed home away from home

  • 5 of 5

This property is a lovely home, with all needed furnishing and numerous special touches scattered throughout. We will recommend this property to any friends or family needing a quiet respite, but wanting to remain close to grocery or RTP activities. The owners are nearby and very prompt in responding to questions. Overall a wonderful experience!

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Far Rockaway, New York/San Juan Capistrano, CA

We all love this place. Kids love to fish. Hosts are great

  • 5 of 5

Always great- our 3rd year

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming home in a peaceful setting

  • 5 of 5

It was a perfect setup for a reunion of 3 couples who have been friends for 30 years. The home was extremely well appointed and had everything we needed from comfortable beds to plush towels to all our kitchen needs. We especially enjoyed morning coffee on the porch and meals around the dining table. Dan and Susan were gracious hosts! We’ll be back.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
RDU International
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Amtrack in Cary
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
LoneStar, Sushi Iwa, Red Robin, IHOP
Nearest Ski
140 Miles
Nearest Beach
90 Miles
Wilmington Beach
Car: necessary

This property is located in Apex. Surrounding cities are Cary, Holly Springs, Fuquay Varina, Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and Pittsboro.

Right around the corner is a walking/biking trail called the Tobacco trail.

Just down the road is Jordan Lake which offers boating, fishing.

Just about 2 miles down the road is shopping at Beaver Creek. Which includes Target, Kohls, the Movie theater along with several restaurants are in the same shopping area. There are many historic sites to visit around the area. You can go on There are several Hospitals in the area. WakeMed Cary is only about 12 to 15 minutes down the road. WakeMed Apex is an emergency facility that is only about five minutes from the cabin.

Please visit Cloer Family Vineyards that is less than five minutes from the cabin. Located at 8624 Castleberry Rd, Apex, NC 27523

(919) 387-5760

Right down the road is the USA National baseball training complex. USA Baseball National Training Complex

7445 Green Hope School Road

Cary, NC 27519

To see some of the other wonderful things our area has to offer please visit

There are many historic sites to visit around the area. You can go on




Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Cleaning $125 + Tax
Ref damage deposit $250 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 12.75%

We do require a 30 day in advance cancellation notice. No exceptions.
The dates for the seasonal pricing may vary as long as the actual holiday is included within the 6 nights required and as long as the dates are available. If trying to book inside of the 30 days you will need to pay in full with cashiers check, e-check or credit card at time of booking.
Rentals longer then 30 days we require a separate booking for additional nights and additional cleaning.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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