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Vacation at a Small Working Farm

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Details
Property
house
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Half Baths
1
Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

Three bedroom 2 1/2 bath Contemporary Guest House on a 60 acre Working Farm

Feel your stresses slip away as you turn onto the Turtle Mist Farm driveway. We're in the country, but 20 to 30 minutes away from a variety of attractions, activities & opportunities in the surrounding area. The cities of Raleigh, Durham & Chapel Hill offer museums, the arts, fine and casual dining, sports and shopping. A stay at Turtle Mist Farm will provide a quiet and wonderfully relaxing get-away in our 3 bedroom two and one half bath guest house overlooking the larger of our two stocked ponds. Guest are welcome to accompany and/or assist the owners with the daily farm maintenance or simply relax in the rocking chairs on the front porch or sit under the shade umbrella on the back deck. A registered massage therapist is available by appointment. Turtle Mist Farm has basic cable service and the owners have an extensive DVD collection available for loan. The kitchen has all appliances and basic cooking utensils. A washer, dryer & iron is available in the laundry room. Housekeeping & meals are up to you. The master bedroom contains a king size bed. The 2 upstairs bedrooms contain a queen size bed and 2 full size beds respectively. Guest house accommodates a maximum of 6 adults. Children are welcome. Well behaved pets are welcome but there is a $50 pet cleaning fee per stay. Turtle Mist Farm requires a 2 night minimum and a three night minimum during the following holidays: Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday, President's Day, Easter, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Years Day.

Stays can be scheduled year round, however, from November to March farm activities are limited.

$150 per night up to four adults, $30 per person for each additional person up to a maximum of six. Rates are subject of change.

Turtle Mist Farm has an unusual array of animals including, sheep, beef cattle, pigs, chickens, ducks, turkeys, geese, quail, partridges & pheasant. Plus, rabbits, a donkey, peacocks and horse, a Belgian.

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Owner
Bob & Ginger Sykes
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 24, 2017

About Bob & Ginger Sykes

Bob & Ginger Sykes are refugees (retirees) from 30 years in corporate life. They bought this 60 acre former rural amusement park and decided to create a farm like the one owned by Bob's great uncle in Indiana. With no previous farm experience they have learned much by way of the trial & error method. We decided to give others, particularly children, the opportunity to have the same experiences Bob had as a kid visiting his great uncle's farm.

Bob & Ginger Sykes purchased this house in 2005

Why Bob & Ginger Sykes chose North Carolina

As a former rural amusement park, horse boarding and bull riding facility there were some unique amenities in place and we could quickly share our farm journey with others.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(41 traveler reviews)

Vacation at a Small Working Farm
average rating of 4.9268293 based on 41 reviews
5

Outstanding experience for the whole family

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Bob and Ginger,

We had a great way to start the New Year, it was such an incredible experience to meet you and the work that you do at the farm. Our girls were amazed feeding the animals and we enjoy so much just listening Bob explaining every single animal that you have.

We wish you all the best in your life, and sure we will come back.

Thank you for your hospitality and make us feel like we were home.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Everything we hoped for!

  • 5 of 5

I spent Christmas there with my son and daughter. The house is so charming and Bob and Ginger were wonderful. This will be a fond Christmas memory for my family. We loved it!

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Amazing

  • 5 of 5

Is an amazing home beautiful , and the owners are so nice ...

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful and clean

  • 5 of 5

This was my first experience using this site and staying in someone else's home. This place was beautiful, clean and peaceful. My son got married at Cedar Grove Acres. My sister and I stayed at this house. We were only ten minutes away from the wedding venue. I was in charge of my grandson Thomas, so he stayed with us too.

Bob and Ginger were the perfect host and hostess. They gave Thomas a tour of the farm and allowed him to help with the chores. He loved it. It amazed me that these two people keep the 60 acre farm running like a top. This is a very very clean farm!!

Bob and Ginger were so thoughtful and had everything you would need in their guest house. If needed I will definitely stay with Bob and Ginger again. The only improvement I saw that was needed is the internet connection was spotty. But is definitely a great place to be unplugged.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you had a good time at the farm, and we would love to have you stay with again. Your grandson was amazing and funny, we thoroughly enjoyed having him help with the chores. I apologize about the internet, we try to remedy any problems, but when using satellite the least little thing can interfere with reception.
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Amazing hospitality!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time on the farm. Bob & Ginger went above and beyond to welcome us. It definitely was an experience my girls will not forget. If you are contemplating don't hesitate it's so worth it!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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lovely farm, lovely hosts

  • 5 of 5

The farm is just as it is described in the listing. It is beautiful, and is a true working farm with many animals. Our hosts, Bob and Ginger were lovely and welcoming. The Guest House is large, with three full bedrooms and two and one-half baths. The kitchen is large and there are three wonderful decks with great views all around the house. We would definitely return and would definitely recommend this property and its hosts.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Although you did not have a lot of time to spend with us, we're always pleased to hear that our guests enjoyed their stay and especially when they take time to enjoy the peacefulness of the decks. Hope to see you again.
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Raleigh-Durham Airport
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Franklinton House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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2 night minimum stay
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$850
$3,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 12.75%

Daily rate is for the first 4 adults. Additional guest fee is $30 per adult per night. Stays in excess of 3 weeks will be charged the monthly rate of $3,000. $150 fee for reservations cancelled 10 days or less of check in date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Franklinton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • rafting

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