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Foursomes or Families-Historic Cottage, Old Town

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Four bedroom, 2 bath, sleeps 9. Updated 1926 cottage in Historic Old Town.

Carefree and homey, comfortable cottage features a refinished lower level (bright daylight basement) with open, spacious great room in old golf resort style with wet bar, game table and large-screen TV perfect for hanging out. Two BR (four twins) 1 BA and laundry downstairs. Upstairs says 'you're home' when you first walk in. You'll find the kitchen simple but functional with most cooking and dining equipment. Kitchen table seats 6. Upstairs is sunny and bright, cozy and carefree with cottage, homey appeal. One double and three twins up. Living room up also features TV, Wifi. Little front porch begs, 'Sit and rest,' and yard offers a simple retreat to commune with nature or enjoy a cigar. Aside from the obvious proximity to world class golf courses, Cole House is a block from Cannon Park and Camelot, a super cool kiddie playground, and walking trails that lead to other parks. Also walk to the best sports bars or pizza place in town. Village center with other restaurants, coffee shop, shopping and entertainment, and world class spa are all nearby as well, a 10 minute walk. Plenty of parking in front, side and rear. Cablevision, Wifi, movies, books, cards, board games, poker chips. Built in 1926, updates are ongoing.

Amy Griggs
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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 13, 2018

About Amy Griggs

Charley is an engineer/builder and Amy is a middle school teacher who both work full time in nearby Wake County. Creativity and craftsmanship are two things we like about remodeling. We always have a work in progress, and we love coming to Pinehurst.

Amy Griggs purchased this cottage in 2009

Why Amy Griggs chose Pinehurst

Cole House is so named because it is the family name of the original owners and only family before us to occupy this historic cottage. Four seasons a year, the Sandhills, and particularly Pinehurst, offer a garden-like setting, easy-living climate and an otherwise mysterious and inexplicable magnetism.

What makes this cottage unique

Charley recognized the good bones of this sturdy house and knew it'd be a great fixer-upper. It might be impossible to find another place in this price range that says 'no worries' like the Cole House does. Our goal was to have guests enter and feel like Cole House had been in their family forever -- timeless decor, simple comforts, and some of that mystery appeal. The location is convenient and yet feels "off the beaten path." Guests like having 4 bedrooms.


Pinehurst Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tile floor
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tile floor
  • Both baths have tubs and showers. Downstairs bath/toilet can be closed from sink vanity area, allowing greater function for multiple guests.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • Four twins in two downstairs bedrooms. Upstairs bedrooms feature one with twins, another with one twin and one double.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • tennis
Uber service recently became available. World class resort area featuring golf, spa, dining, shopping, equestrian life and more.


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average rating of 4.923077 based on 26 reviews

Lovely Pinehurst Home

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Cole House was great. Our family of 4 adults and 3 children had plenty of room. Our hosts were very welcoming and everything was very clean and comfortable. We all had a wonderful visit with each other and other family members nearby. The kitchen was very clean and well equipped with high end cookware and dishes. Thank you Amy for the Christmas decorations! We hope to stay here again when we visit.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So nice to hear -- there's so much going on in the area at holiday time, and it's nice to go out to great restaurants nearby or have the option of cooking. Looking forward to your next visit. Y'all were the most thoughtful, tidy guests. We appreciate your thoughtfulness.
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Wonderful home!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay at the cottage, and we absolutely love it there. First off, we're 8 middle aged golfers, and their house suits us perfectly with bed counts. But, the owner, Amy, is just wonderful. She's very sweet, and really goes out of her way to leave a few personal touches for us on our trip. She leaves plenty of blankets and towels for us, and always a pleasant note upon arrival. The place is clean and nice, and has everything we need for our trip, which, admittedly, isn't too much. We use the coffee maker and the TV, and that's about it. The location is also fabulous - very close to town, and in a nice little suburb, with ample parking.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You guys are great guests. Next year we're coming over to meet you in person!
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Super nice house and great location

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed here for 7 days for a golf tournament and the house was perfect along with the loacation being near the golf courses. It has old charm and the owners did a nice job with the newer basement/living area.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for these details. Yes, the great room downstairs and the living room upstairs enhance the Pinehurst experience. We like hotels and lobbies, too, but we love our cottage!
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Great spot for a guys golf trip

  • 4 of 5

The house was just as described and perfect for a golf trip. The owner was very easy to work. We would stay here again.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were good to work with as well, Andy. Thanks for your feedback and staying in touch.
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Convenient, cozy and quiet

  • 5 of 5

Great spot for a Pinehurst stay. Everybody enjoyed their stay in the cottage. Thank you Amy.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So nice to know. We understand that people go to great lengths and often travel long distances for their golfing vacation in Pinehurst, so we do work to make it worth your efforts. Thanks.
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It was great. The house was very clean and neat. The location was great close to everything.

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was great. The downstairs was very very nice. We would stay again.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad that our guests appreciate the location.
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Car: recommended




Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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