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LARGE RANCH HOME near Wake Forest, NC

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

4 BR, 3 BA overlooking beautiful farm with sheep, llama mini donkey! RELAX!

Millie's Pad is a brick ranch style farm house with character, room to spread out and have your space! 3 king beds, 1 full bed, 1 day bed, Game room, large family room, Williamsburg style dining room, two kitchens, master suite with doors to deck overlooking pastures with animals! Want to gather your own eggs? We now have a small chicken coop for you to personally gather your own eggs and enjoy chickens. We are near Wake Forest, Raleigh and growing town of Youngsville! We would need to know how many in your party and do not allow events such as parties, reunions, receptions, showers etc. The road is rural we live on and can be very busy, FYI for children and fuzzy kids. We also have a small cabin for 2 adults max at VRBO Listing #372508. A wedding chapel with all inclusive package....

Dawn Phillips
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2017

About Dawn Phillips

Jake and I are high school sweethearts and Daja' View Farm is the farm my Parents and Grandparents started back in 1950's. We are honoring our roots and sharing a past of the rural area we grew up in! We live next door and love meeting new friends!

Dawn Phillips purchased this house in 2014

Why Dawn Phillips chose Heartland

Relaxed, rural atmosphere stay without being cramped in a hotel room.

What makes this house unique

As Miranda Lambert's song says in her country song....'This is the home that built me'! I grew up here and live next door on the farm! Deep roots! My Mom, Millie passed away in May 2014 and her vision of the house was to share with families for farm stays. It's unique and a wonderful property for family fun!


Nearest Airport
32 Miles
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Wake Forest
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Wake forest
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
175 Miles
Wrightsville Beach
Car: necessary

Millie's Pad is 30 minutes North of Raleigh....big city convenience with farm fun! Also, 12 minutes from quaint town of Wake Forest and 5 minutes from the growing town of Youngsville.


Youngsville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 child bed
  • 4th bedroom is a daybed more suitable for teenager or child. Also, just added a double bed in this room. Also, a tiny toddler bed is available. High chair is also here.
  • Books
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
This country home is perfect farm stay vs. hotel. Cook own meals in kitchens. Relax and enjoy rural area convenient to shopping, restaurants, etc. If several family members split the costs of the home, much more affordable for your getaway,


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
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LARGE RANCH HOME near Wake Forest, NC
average rating of 4.6 based on 10 reviews
Chagrin Falls Ohio

Mini farm in the country

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time at Mille's Pad. Dawn and her husband were gracious hosts! The roosters and chickens are fun and fresh eggs in the morning a nice touch. The house is spacious and clean and we enjoyed having a fenced in yard for our dogs. We were here to attend a National Specialty show for Chesapeake Bay Retrievers.

The kitchen is well stocked with mugs and glasses and plenty of silverware. The king beds are comfortable and so glad that the host provided linens and towels.

We enjoyed Charlie's Kabobs in Wake Forest for dinner and Pizza Amore was delicious for pizza and lasagna.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So wonderful to have y'all as neigbors for a week! Thanks for the kind words and glad Millie's Pad was a great fit for your fuzzy kids and you! Take care and come back again!
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Nice property with lots of space

  • 5 of 5

Millie's Pad was perfect for what we needed. We were there for my nieces wedding and we were doing all of the decorating, flowers and catering ourselves. There was plenty of room for everyone to spread out to do their thing and the 2 kitchens were definitely an added bonus.

The house is older and definitely "used". It was not spotless but, was clean. There are a lot of personal items around that make the place feel a little cluttered. I felt as though I had just walked into my grandmother' house. However, none of that bothered us, as we just worked around it.

As the owner states in her description of the house, this is a farm and there are lots of animals roaming around. We love animals so, no problems with this for us. But, if you are not an animal lover you may want to think twice.

We needed a place to be able to get our work done and lay our head down at night and the layout of this house was perfect for that.

The deck on the back of the house was great for the family to gather and relax.

The house is not far from Walmart, Sams and restaurants.

The owners of the property were very nice and left us alone to do what we needed to do. They were also very quick to respond to email and text messaging which I do appreciate.

If you are looking for a property where you need lots of space and where you can relax because it's not so clean it's "stiff", I highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property was a very pleasant surprise!

  • 5 of 5

The property was a very pleasant surprise and the owners were very nice, they greeted us with fresh tomatoes, basil and beautiful flowers..I absolutely will stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! We so enjoyed seeing you all have a happy time here! We would love to have hall back! Take care!
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Millie's Pad

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful visit to country/farm life at Millie's Pad, but we were still very convenient to Wake Forest and Raleigh. I grew up in the area but have not lived there for many years and this was very reminiscent of all the wonderful things that I remember about living in the area. The comfortable, spacious house was well equipped. All the animals but especially the chickens were delightful. Dawn and Jake were welcoming and friendly and took very good care of us even providing an arrangement of beautiful home grown flowers.

A very special place to hang your hat when traveling in the area!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so happy you all enjoyed your stay! Thanks so much for the kind words! Yes, the chickens are very entertaining lol hopefully, y'all will come back and stay again! Take care from jake and I and all the critters!
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Millie's Pad

  • 5 of 5

Millie's Pad was wonderful. We are from the Chicago area needing a 16 day stay for family coming into the Raleigh area for our daughter's wedding. The house was very comfortable for 6 adults and 4 dogs we felt very much at home. The farm atmosphere was a perfect setting and we made friends with Lulu and Cecil (the donkeys) right away. We were able to walk to the pond and feed the fish and turtles while enjoying the beautiful scenery. Dawn and Jake were very gracious and friendly. They made us feel a part of the family and Sadie always greeted us with a wagging tail. We absolutely loved the area, home, and neighbors (Dawn and Jake). We will most definitely return to the farm for our next visit to the Raleigh area. We will also be recommending Millie's Pad to our friends and family that plan to visit the Raleigh area.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi y'all! It was so great to have you guys next door and we miss you already! Thanks for the kind words and hope it's sooner than later for your visit! Come on back to see your critter friends! Have a great summer!
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Not as advertised

  • 1 of 5

We needed a place to stay for a month due to damage to our home. Spoke with owner on phone told her ages of our children and breed of dog. Seemed great for our four year old to wake up to farm animals every morning. Advertised as a farm setting property for families. The house sits very close to a highly traveled road with speeds in excess of 45mph. The farm is behind the home a bit. If you have children that are under 7 and mobile not a good idea. There is a fence but it is easily opened and not flush. Small house dogs would be OK, anything larger that barks is intimidating to egg laying chickens and upsets the owners. Owners live on site and watch everything you do. Property is older, clean but there is a flea problem. After a week my clothes smelled as the house does, closed up and musty. We bought scented candles to help. After one day, I took my Sheppard to a friend in VA to avoid issues. By the end of the first week, our four year old got out of the fence headed to the animals. The owner, knowing a small child was on property left a running unattended pickup with the door open. The owner was furious that he climbed in. I was furious the truck was left running with the door open. Needless to say a month long stay turned into a week and we were asked to leave because the wife said "I can't deal with children". The owner having been paid in advance by the insurance company knew we had no place to go. So if you want a place to stay where your every move is watched to include what time you leave, what time you return and to be asked what cars are going to be parked at the house, a farm house that is not a farm house but a converted duplex right on a busy road with the owners in your business this for you. But please do not bring small children, for their safety. Very disappointed in this VRBO listing. Have done several for VRBO vacations that have been wonderful, this was a nightmare during a very difficult time for our family.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm sad and amazed as to how this review was portrayed. We have a pest contract and were never informed of an issue or this could have been resolved immediately. As for the child and the truck. The truck was at our home, not Millie's Pad, was NOT running and the doors were not left open. The 4 year old child opened an exterior door of Millie's Pad and no one knew he was gone until I returned him home and explained finding him in a cranked truck with windshield wipers going and at the steering wheel on his knees begging to drive. There are so many things that could have gone wrong or worse with him being unattended wandering around. We should all feel fortunate he was returned safely that day. This is a working farm, we are all over it daily caring for animals lawns, gardens, flowers, chicken coops, eggs, on and on. Yes, we are here daily and most guests enjoy that interaction. This obviously was not a good fit for this family and the insurance company has been refunded the prorated portion of the money we were paid when it didn't work out. I'm just thankful this child wasn't injured and that was my biggest fear! I'm sorry this review didn't explain the scenario as it really took place. We've had many happy guests and hope to have many more!
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Cleaning fee $125
Tax Rate 6.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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