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Upscale - 1895 Cottage in Heart of Historic Old Town - Steps to Shops

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,600 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

One Story - 3 Bedrooms - 4 Full Baths - Sleeps 6 - 45' x 10' Porch - 2,600 sq ft

Retreat, built 1895, was one of the thirty eight original cottages erected by James Walker Tufts during initial construction of the Pinehurst Village. It is a contributing property to the village's National Historic Landmark designation.

Retreat is located in a prime location in the heart of Old Town. It's less than a 5 minute walk to the restaurant/shopping area; yet located on the quiet side of downtown. You are literally a long iron away from the Holly Inn hotel and the Tufts Archives - also easy walking distance to the Pinehurst Golf Resort.

A total renovation was completed on Retreat in May 2016 where the cottage was returned to its original exterior design. The extensive interior remodel maintained the historical character of this single story jewel, yet added modern amenities and updates. As a result, Retreat was awarded the Gold Medal in the "Excellence in Remodeling" category by the Moore County Home Builders Association.

At the time of renovation the cottage was furnished and decorated with antiques, period reproductions, and plantation shutters - the floors are heart pine wood with occasional rugs. All bath and shower areas are fitted with subway tiles and granite counter tops. The TV room, kitchen, and 3 bedrooms are equipped with flat screen LED TVs with Direct TV satellite feed - including the NFL ticket. Secure cable high speed internet with Wi-Fi is also provided.

Another highlight is its 45’ x 10’ front porch with swing, rocking chairs, and a Chippendale style seating area – complete with 3 ceiling fans.

The property is freshly landscaped yet has mature oak and dogwood trees, camellias and azaleas - just to name a few. The front yard is lined with a white picket fence.

If you're looking for a high end, single story, fully renovated, historic cottage in the heart of Old Town Pinehurst this is the place for you. Thank you for considering our home.

More Details

Bart Boudreaux
Member since: 2016
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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About Bart Boudreaux

We were born and raised in Louisiana then moved several times for my job in the oil business. We’ve owned a vacation home in Pinehurst since 2003, and moved here permanently after retirement in early 2015. We live next door to Retreat and pride ourselves in delivering a high end, hassle free rental experience.

Bart Boudreaux purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Bart Boudreaux chose Old Town

Pinehurst is a quaint golfing village and the most peaceful places we've ever lived. We first visited in 1996 and fell in love with the sleepy village area where you can walk or drive golf carts just about everywhere. It maintains it's historic character with an old New England architectural style with some of the best golf courses you’ll find anywhere. We appreciate the character, grandeur, and build quality of these downtown historic homes, and Retreat cottage surely fits that's bill.

What makes this cottage unique

One of the original Tufts cottages built in 1895, in the heart of historic Old Town, short walk to restaurant/shopping area and the Pinehurst Golf resort, fully renovated and freshly furnished in May 2016, a 45’ x 10’ front porch with swing, rockers, and Chippendale seating, single story.


Old Town Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets 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 ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Baths 1, 2 and 3 are ensuite off of the bedrooms. Bath 4 is next to the TV room. Vanity and bath soaps are provided along with toilet paper
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Guest Room - 1 queen , 48" LED TV, ensuite full bath, ceiling fan
    Master - 1 king , 48" LED TV, ensuite full bath, ceiling fan
    Guest room - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 48" LED TV, ensuite full bath, xtra long twin, ceiling fan
  • Luggage racks are provided in each bedroom
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Upscale - 1895 Cottage in Heart of Historic Old Town - Steps to Shops
average rating of 4.8965516 based on 29 reviews

This property does not disappoint!

  • 5 of 5

Our second time staying at a property of Bart’s and as before, it is top shelf all the way. Awesome house in a great location, looks like something you would see in a magazine. Bart is always quick to answer your questions and respond to any requests. We will certainly return again.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful charming cottage

  • 5 of 5

Quaint and lovely cottage within walking distance of shops and restaurants. A beautifully decorated home with an equally impressive yard. Large kitchen with eat-in area; large and comfortable TV room with cozy couches; and bathrooms in each bedroom! Owner a delight and on site upon arrival to give tour of the home.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review and for taking good care of the house Blair, come back soon.
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Absolutely enchanting!

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully restored!

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, see you again soon we hope
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Beautiful home, perfect location, outstanding hospitality!

  • 5 of 5

We were fortunate to celebrate Christmas in the beautiful Retreat Cottage. Absolutely beautiful as well as comfortable home in the heart of the village. Bart and Lynel were perfect, responsive hosts. We hope to return many times in the future. Cindy

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cindy, thanks for the great review and for taking such good care of the house. We hope to see you again soon. Happy New Year
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wonderful pinehurst cottage

  • 5 of 5

The owner has done a remarkable job in renovating this historic Pinehurst home. Interior is very tasteful, comfortable and provides for all your needs.Convenient to the village and golf.

Would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking care of the house. Hope to see you again soon.
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House awesome, location awesome!

  • 4 of 5

The only thing I would add is a full length mirror somewhere for the ladies. The house is beautiful and we enjoyed it completely. Thank you for allowing us to stay! May God continue to bless you!

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Raliegh Durham
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Holly Tavern
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Pinehurst Resort
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Southern Pines
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Holly Tavern
Nearest Ski
200 Miles
Sugar Mountain
Nearest Beach
120 Miles
Car: recommended

For a great video of the Pinehurst village go to

There are shuttles and/or taxis that travel between Pinehurst and Raleigh Durham/Greensboro airports. Once at our home you can easily walk to the Pinehurst Village or to the Pinehurst Golf resort. There are also inexpensive taxis here to take you around. Southern Pines has a bustling little downtown area that is only a 10 minute drive away. The Cameron antique shops are only a 20 minute drive.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Check Out Cleaning Fee $175

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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