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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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 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
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 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 4.970149 based on 67 reviews
Windfall, USA


  • 5 of 5

The cabin was wonderful! Very nice and had everything we needed! Very relaxing time for our family who came from 4 states! Susan was so accommodating for anything we needed! Will definitely come back!!!! It exceeded all of our expectations!!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a beautiful place. Gonna try to come back. Great experience. Susan and Dan are so welcoming.

  • 5 of 5

Amazing amazing amazing. Super clean, so relaxing, accessible to local restaurants. Great place! So beautiful.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Log cabin with all the comforts of home!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 (plus our dog) stayed at the Wooden Shoe for a 5 day baseball tournament. It was a wonderful place in a great, easily accessible location. We were so lucky to have such a comfortable place to rest and regroup in between games while the rest of the team was dealing with basic hotel rooms. This would also be a great place to stay in the colder months - we were drying to use the gorgeous stone fireplace but it was July. Dan and Susan were very quick to help with any issues, and even brought us tons of fresh delicious corn from their field! We HIGHLY recommend this house!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Well run property!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Dan and Susan’s home while our daughter was attending lacrosse camp at Univ of North Carolina for the week. The home is in a great location... felt secluded yet close to anything we could need. Didn’t get to enjoy the property as much as we wanted to as we went back and forth to Chapel Hill a bunch of times. While we were there, we found it to be very clean, comfortable and relaxing. The grounds were beautiful! Morning coffee on the porch was our favorite. Our other daughter staying with us loved the puzzle closet, feeding the fish and walking our dog around outside. We would love to come back one day!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Mike and Gina, We are so glad the cabin was in a good location for attending the lacrosse camp at UNC. Also glad you were able to enjoy the mornings and your other daughter enjoyed some of the puzzles. We are glad those are getting enjoyed! We would love to have ya'll back whenever you are in the area!
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Bozeman, MT


  • 5 of 5

Easy to access and wonderfully quiet and peaceful. Nice quiet acreage with a pond and yet close to everything we needed to get to during our stay. We will absolutely try to return next time we are in town visiting family!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful experience!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property, helpful owners, close enough to shopping but far enough away from the busyness of the nearby residential areas. We didn't venture out much except for our niece's wedding and food. We found ourselves just enjoying our time relaxing on the front porch, and catch and release fishing in the pond. (Thank you, Dan, for the worms.) Even our pup enjoyed exploring the wide open spaces. We extended our stay for another day just because we didn't want to leave the peaceful setting.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Pet Fee $50
Property Damage Insurance $99
Refundable Damage Deposit $250

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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