This is a three bedroom, two full bath home with an open floor plan and a spacious yard. We are set-up as a duplex separated by a set of sound proofed doors. Although I have a no refund policy, if you notify me 90 days out from reservation, I will refund your funds. Less than 90 days, if I can rebook the property, I will refund your funds at that time.
We also just received the distinction of being rated as the No.1 rated VRBO in this marketplace out of 466 homes. This rating was based on the metrics of 5-Star reviews, no complaints or cancellations.
We're in a quiet neighborhood and once you have driven into the private drive, you will see mostly green. You'll feel like you're in the woods but you're actually only two minutes away from groceries and five minutes from many restaurants. Owls and hawks are our constant companions and we often have deer and foxes that roam the grounds. In the summer you can enjoy the saltwater pool, fire pit and table tennis right outside the doors and in winter the mineral bath hot tub allows continuous enjoyment of the outdoors. We do change the hottub water with each new guest. When using the hottub, most nites the moon is directly overhead and with the lites on in and around the pool the backyard light set-up is something else.
Gas heat in the house makes things cozy and warm in the winter, along with beautiful gas logs in the fireplace. We also have a humidifier attached to our furnace, keeping the air moist and comfortable in the house. A Dry house is not OK.
The house is fully furnished and has everything you need for a comfortable and easy stay. The kitchen is well equipped with all the dinnerware and cookware you'll need, including a blender, rice maker, and Oster coffeemaker. We have an under the house water filter at the kitchen sink and also connected to the the refrigerator for clean, clear water for drinking or cooking. The appliances include a new gas Samsung convection type range, Bosch dishwasher, a Breville countertop oven, and a GE Profile microwave.
The main living area has an open floor plan that includes the kitchen, dining area, living room, and a sunroom extending into the backyard. My wife and I lived there for 26 years and we set this up as a Florida house and every time we did any renovations we always brought a Feng Shui expert in to get their take so the flow of the space is comfortable and relaxing as well as pleasing to the eye! As soon as you walk in the front door you'll hopefully feel the warm and welcoming character of the home. My wife and I planned to retire in this house but other plans were in the works.
The master bedroom has a cathedral ceiling and sliding glass Patio doors that open out to a 12'x12' 3 tiered deck that leads out to a stone path that then takes you to the hot tub.The deck has two rockers and a table for lounging around or fun happy hours. Bird watching abounds. We also have a Boise radio/CD player in the bedroom as well as plugs for your electronics.. Each of the 3 bedrooms has a ceiling fan, with dressers and bedside lamps.
The bed in the master is a romantic yet unpretentious canopy bed made by a local furniture maker. We have a 14" memory foam mattress, great pillows, and comfortable linens that make for a nice sleeps. The master bathroom is spacious and open with a walk-in shower and two separate sinks so two people can be in there at the same time and not feel crowded plus their is privacy between the tow sinks, it's nice in the morning until our faces have had a chance to catch up with the day. Ceiling fans are in all three bedrooms to keep you cool or just provide a gentle breeze if you like the feel of moving air, rather than quiet air. We also have a whole house fan that we use in the spring and fall. It's a comfortable set-up when you open a couple of windows strategically that allows for a nice cool air flow through the entire house.
The second and third bedrooms both have a dresser and closet space. One of these bedrooms has a full size bed with a very comfortable mattress and the other bedroom has a king sized bed that can also be used as two twins if requested. The linens and towels are very soft and luxurious and we set our guests up with six sets of these unless you need more?
The backyard is a little oasis with outdoor lighting, comfortable patio furniture, five bird feeders and two birdbaths that make for interesting bird watching. And let's not forget the hummingbird feeders. In the cool months of fall and spring, enjoy a fire in the fire pit under the stars as well as the hot tub! We love the backyard and find it a wonderful haven for relaxing, good conversation, fun gatherings, and playful exchanges in the hot tub, fire pit or around the table tennis.
We also have separate washer and dryer combo and iron and ironing board vacuum cleaner and all the cleaning supplies one might want. .
This home will make you feel like you're miles from it all but allows for a very easy day-to-day living experience, with groceries, restaurants, and everything you might need within a 5-10 minute drive from the house. If you like to go to the movies there are several theaters close by or you can stay home and enjoy a movie on the 55' HD TV complete with bluetooth set-up and surround sound and a sub woofer. We also have a DVD player tied into our receiver which seems to take all the latest apps. We offer Apple TV and airplay as well. In the kitchen area we have a 21.5 iMac with an attached Brother printer/scanner.
If you like to take walks, the neighborhood is very welcoming and a great place to walk, or you can drive about a mile away to Lake Lynn where you can take a 2&1/2 mile walk around a beautiful lake and see geese, ducks, herons, snapping turtles, and all kinds of other birds.
We were recently featured on the CBS news here in Wake County as the premier short term vacation rental sites in this area and this is why we also come up first and second position on the VRBO website. Their has been quite a bit of controversy about short-term rentals in residential neighborhoods and this interview came out as the city was voting on how to handle the short term rentals in Raleigh.
We also have two other properties in downtown Raleigh. New Downtown Studio with Bidet and also New Downtown Condo with Perks.
Come and enjoy our home! tom and colette