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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
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

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 Franklinton

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:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • 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

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Vacation at a Small Working Farm
average rating of 4.9594593 based on 74 reviews
5

Great house, great time, very child friendly!

  • 5 of 5

My 2 1/2 year old grandson said on the last day "why are we leaving?" I was wondering the same thing. Great people, great location, and a very fun 3 day getaway. Farmer Asher and Grandpa ( along with the rest of the gang ) will be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We certainly enjoyed having your family stay with us. Watching Farmer Asher drive grandpa around was funny. We look forward to seeing you next October when the leaves turn.
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Awesome

  • 5 of 5

This was one of the best, relaxing vacations Ive took in a while!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful experience

  • 5 of 5

The house was pretty and the master bed was so comfortable - we enjoyed the farm- ginger and bob were so nice !

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful house and farm, super friendly owners.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect setting for a quiet getaway. My stay started with a lovely greeting from the owners and their friendly dogs. The house is spacious, clean, and well stocked. Being able to look out the windows and see the animals was amazing. I look forward to my next stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Paradise

  • 5 of 5

This place has everything one could want and in an idyllic setting. Bob and Ginger are fantastic hosts!

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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As wonderful as the photo depicts

  • 5 of 5

Excellent hosts and excellent property. We would do it again!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Raleigh-Durham Airport
Car: necessary

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Availability

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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

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.