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Vacation at a Small Working Farm

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

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.

More Details

Owner
Bob & Ginger Sykes
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
July 21, 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.

Amenities

Franklinton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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:
  • 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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Vacation at a Small Working Farm
average rating of 4.9454546 based on 55 reviews
Springfield VA
5

Wonderful Get-Away

  • 5 of 5

We have visited Turtle Mist Farm 3 times already and will continue to do so whenever we are in the Raleigh area. Ginger and Bob couldn't be more accommodating and the property is stunning. Add in great fishing and happy children feeding pigs and goats. Simply wonderful!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Matthews, NC
5

Enjoyable time at the farm

  • 5 of 5

My husband, children and I all enjoyed our 3 days at Turtle Mist Farms. We really enjoyed getting to know Bob and Ginger and hearing their stories. We enjoyed feeding the sheep, throwing produce to the hogs, seeing the many ducks, geese, birds and collecting eggs. We also enjoyed watching Bob milk the goat. We purchased several products, like eggs, bacon and sausage. I think the mild breakfast sausage links where our favorite but we enjoyed it all very much. It was all excellent. We look forward to seeing Bob and Ginger again someday soon!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The house just awesome and we enjoyed our stay.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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5

Great property and owners!

  • 5 of 5

Great family friendly place to stay. Good place to just sit on the porch and enjoy sunrises, fish in the pond, hose down the pigs, or go for a drive in the country.

We stayed for temporary housing between selling/buying houses and it worked out perfectly for our family.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Peaceful setting

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed escaping into the natural surroundings. The farm tour was fascinating, with a wide variety of animals. And it was near enough to good restaurants. We have already planned a return visit.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Such a fun, relaxing and engaging experience!

  • 5 of 5

Our entire family had a great time at Turtle Mist! Our children were extact about all of the animals and Bob and Ginger were so kind and knowledgeable. Such a neat experience that I would highly recommend to anyone. The house was also very clean and comfortable.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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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:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$150
$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 $3,500. $150 fee for reservations cancelled 10 days or less of check in date.
Pet cleaning fee is $50 per pet, per week.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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