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Cardinal House in Historic District! Large family friendly yard! Hot tub!

Old Town, Pinehurst, NC, USA
  • House2500 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps12
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

Second time is the charm! Cardinal House is located in the heart of the historic district of Pinehurst. It has 4 bdrms/12 beds, dining seats up to 12. It is adjacent to our first vacation rental, Arundel Garden Cottage! Rent one or both for weddings, family reunions, retreats, golf groups. Cardinal House features an open floor plan, wireless high speed internet, stereo Ipod station, game room with pool table and dart board. There are games, cards, puzzles for all ages. Hot tub seats up to 6. Large deck, 2 patio areas, bbq grill. Out door hot water garden shower. Huge private backyard lawn area with bonfire pit, hammock, croquet, corn hole, aquatic water garden, bird sanctuary! Both of our homes are tastefully & comfortably furnished, impeccably clean, with fully equipped updated kitchens. What makes them particularly special is their ideal location, nestled in a quiet neighborhood only a short walk to the village shops, coffee houses, restaurants, pubs, and the Pinehurst Resort. The famed #2 Golf Course is only 1 1/2 blocks! Mins to over 40 local golf courses. Golf information, grocery shopping prior to arrival, maid service, catering can be arranged in advance. If you have children with you don't miss a visit to "Camelot", our community built playground. Then on a hot day take them to cool off at our newly built community Splash Park! Both are fun for all ages!

Check out how much more you get for our affordable low rates! Plenty of room for outdoor entertaining. Weber gas grill! You can enjoy the evening sunset on the back deck with two patios on either side; one overlooking a tranquil aquatic garden w/ waterfall and hammock. The other leads to the garden hot tub! Huge yard for practicing your chipping, playing croquet, or corn hole (equipment provided). Plus there is a bonfire pit for chilly evenings. Come and play! Registered with the National Wildlife Federation as a Back Yard Habitat!

We also provide everyday household necessities; linens/towels, coffee/tea, paper towels/toilet/tissue paper, dish detergent. Just bring your bags!

There are more than 40 golf courses nearby, offering year-round golf. The luxurious Pinehurst Spa offers a great fitness room, baths and a pool for post golf relaxation. For those seeking a 'soothing' experience, indulge yourself with your choice of irresistible massages, facials, manicures and pedicures. Then float back to your cozy home.

From Spring till Fall, very third Friday, stroll up to the village for Live After Five, music, dancing, food, and entertainment! Come to the Holly Arts and Crafts Festival held in the village every 3rd Saturday in October! The annual Village Christmas Tree Lighting is a highlight of the year every first Friday in December! The Given Memorial Library hosts the Pinehurst Archives and Golf Museam! There are nature paths through Pinehurst's Rassie Wicker Park in Southern Pines, The Horticultural Gardens at Sandhills Community College, and The North Carolina Zoological Park in nearby Asheboro.

There are a variety of other cultural activities for artisans. Visit potteries in nearby Seagrove. Shop for antiques in Cameron. Spend a day shopping and dining in Southern Pines.

Beds are made prior to arrival. There is a laundry room with a washer and dryer. Shopping prior to arrival, mid-stay cleaning and laundry service can be arranged in advance for an additional fee. The kitchen is fully equipped. The neighborhood grocery is nearby. E-mail for more information and photos.

Experience Pinehurst like a ''local'' in Cardinal House!


Susan Raff

Member Since 1998
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 17, 2018
About Susan Raff

David and I moved to Pinehurst in 1983. We liked it so much that we decided to make it our permanent home. We raised our family here and even after being empty nesters we continue to enjoy the charm and friendliness of our unique community! We wouldn't live anywhere else!

Susan Raff purchased this House in 2010

Why Susan Raff chose Old Town

Dave and I were lucky enough to find and purchase Arundel Cottage as our first home. Over the years we renovated, landscaped and restored it’s 'Olde Town' charm. In 1996 we built a new house on the adjacent lot where we lived for 15 yrs. Our first cottage did so well we decided to build another new house on the adjacent lot. We then furnished and equipped Cardinal House as an affordable vacation rental home for travelers with larger groups wanting to experience the sandhills region of Central North Carolina. We now manage and maintained both homes ourselves with our quests comfort and convenience in mind. We have thoroughly enjoyed sharing our unique properties over the years. We have made many new friends. Some of our guests find they don't want to leave and continue to return year after year.

What makes this House unique

Our property is larger than most vacation rentals. There is a deck and two large patios. The lawn is big enough for large parties to enjoy the outdoors! Plenty of outdoor activities including hot tub, garden, frisbee, corn hole, hammock, fire pit, bbq, children's play area.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
      • Bedroom 1
        3 twin/ single
      • Bedroom 2
        3 twin/ single
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen, 1 twin/ single
      • Bedroom 4
        4 twin/ single
      • Single beds can be made into kings in 3 of the bedrooms.


      • 3 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, shower
      • Full 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Full 2
        toilet, combination tub/shower

        Location Type

          • Resort
          • Village


              • Budget
              • Family


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Linens Provided
                      • Activities Guide
                      • Alarm Clock
                      • Ceiling Fans
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Gas Fireplace
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Local Maps
                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Paper Towels
                      • Parking
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wireless Internet


                          • Ice Maker
                          • 4 Ring Stove
                          • Catering Available
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Freezer
                          • Grill
                          • Blender
                          • Kitchen
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 12 people


                                  • Music Library
                                  • Audio Tape Player
                                  • Books for Adults
                                  • Books for Kids
                                  • CD Player
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Game Room
                                  • Games
                                  • Games for Kids
                                  • Books
                                  • Pool Table
                                  • Radio
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                  • Stereo
                                  • Television
                                    2 large flat screen high definition televisions
                                  • Toys
                                  • VCR
                                  • Video Library


                                      • Barbecue
                                      • Bicycles
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        Deck and two patio areas
                                      • Golf
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                        Corn Hole set up - Regulation/Tournament Size
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        Weber Gas Grill
                                      • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                      • Patio
                                      • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                                      • Wood Deck

                                        Pool / Spa

                                          • Hot Tub
                                          • Outdoor Hot Tub


                                              • live theater
                                              • arboretum
                                              • botanical garden
                                              • churches
                                              • cinemas
                                              • festivals
                                              • forests
                                              • library
                                              • autumn foliage
                                              • museums
                                              • playground
                                              • pond
                                              • recreation center
                                              • restaurants
                                              • water parks
                                              • zoo

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • antiquing
                                                  • bird watching
                                                  • boating
                                                  • horseback riding
                                                  • miniature golf
                                                  • scenic drives
                                                  • shopping
                                                  • sight seeing
                                                  • walking
                                                  • wildlife viewing

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • ATM/bank
                                                      • Babysitter
                                                      • fitness center
                                                      • groceries
                                                      • hospital
                                                      • massage therapist
                                                      • medical services

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • hunting
                                                          • cycling
                                                          • fishing
                                                          • golf
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • equestrian events
                                                          • kayaking
                                                          • mountain biking
                                                          • racquetball
                                                          • sailing
                                                          • tennis


                                                              • Game room with pool table, dart board game, and TV. Outdoor activities provided for croquet, badmitten, corn hole! Outdoor hot tub seats up to 7!

                                                                House Rules

                                                                Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                Cancellation Policy

                                                                100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                30 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                The home was very spacious and accommodated our needs perfectly.

                                                                Pam R.

                                                                Our family thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The sitting area was large enough to allow every one to gather in one space. The 3 sofas were great! The kitchen was equipped with anything and everything we needed. Susan was delightful and a wonderful host.

                                                                Everything We'd Hoped For!

                                                                Jean B.

                                                                We were in Pinehurst for our daughters wedding and had family from all over the country joining us. We rented Cardinal House and Arundel Garden Cottage next door. Susan and her husband were so welcoming and made it so easy for us to arrive and get settled!! The homes were spacious and comfortable and great memories were made... especially at the bon fire one evening!! Being able to walk to the Village was an added bonus. What a wonderful weekend and a great place to call "home" for a few days.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Thank you! So happy you all had such a great weekend! Best wishes to the newlyweds!

                                                                Sincerely, Susan and Dave

                                                                12 guys golfing, 3rd year at the Cardinal house

                                                                john p.

                                                                Thanks Susan- everything was great as usual, plenty of room for all 12, the house was very clean and the hot tub came in handy after playing 36 each day, the weather was great for grilling and enough seating so we could all argue about the college football games on the big screen. looking forward to working with you next year! thanks.... John

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Thanks John, Great to have you all back! Book soon for next year. Only the third weekend in October is available right now.


                                                                Great place!

                                                                Michael O.

                                                                Our group of 10 golfers loved the Cardinal House. The backyard is amazing. We grilled, used the hot tub and played corn hole. Inside, everything was clean and well appointed. The game room was also enjoyed by all. The location is perfect and extremely proximate to the Village and #2! Highly recommend the Cardinal House.

                                                                Great Location!

                                                                Ted W.

                                                                House was perfect for golfers in the heart of Pinehurst. Homeowner was extremely helpful with suggestions regarding the area. Would definitely return!

                                                                Great home and location in Pinehurst Village. Owners were wonderful to work with!!

                                                                Glen W.Medina

                                                                The Cardinal House is in a great location within Pinehurst Village. Our golf group enjoyed the home and the amenities provided. The owners were a real pleasure to work with and highly responsive to all our needs. They returned every email within an hour. Susan picked up our groceries and delivered everything to our home which made our arrival that much easier. We will be back!!

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Thanks for choosing Cardinal House for your Pinehurst accommodations! Helping to make our guest's stay as pleasant as possible is very important to us and something we strive for each and every time! You guys were top notch guests and we would love to have you back! See ya'all next time!

                                                                Susan and David


                                                                Old Town, Pinehurst, NC, USA

                                                                Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Canoeing, Shuffle board, Roller skating rink, Boating, Biking, Community Splash Park!

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