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The Cary House 3BR 2BA - Heart of Downtown Cary - Walk to Restaurants, Shops

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Comfortable, Convenient, 3 BR 2 BA Private 2000 sq. ft. Home in Downtown Cary

The Cary House is just 2 blocks from beautiful downtown Cary with easy access to restaurants, shops, cultural center, theater, parks and much more. It is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath (6 guests), home with large fully-equipped kitchen, living room area with fireplace (gas fire logs) and work/desk area, dining room, beautiful spacious sunroom, garage and convenient at-the-door parking. It is a bright, open floor plan. Kitchen is well designed with modern appliances. This is a detached home (2000 square feet ranch on one level) in a safe, quiet, and private compound that includes two other homes. The owner lives on the premises in the house in the back. Conveniences include 2 media centers with widescreen TV, Direct TV, Blu-ray DVD player, high-speed internet/WiFi, computer/reading desk, and large capacity washer/dryer. Our cottage is conveniently located and is just a few miles from NCSU Carter-Finley Stadium, NC State Fairgrounds, PNC Arena, RTP, RDU Airport, SAS Institute and is perfect for a work or leisure stay in our town.

Linens and towels, hair dryer, ironing board and iron, are furnished. The kitchen is stocked with essentials and features a 12-cup coffee maker, stove with convection oven, blender, toaster, microwave, pots and pans, and flatware.

We are close to:

Downtown Cary -- 2 blocks,

The Mayton Inn -- 2 blocks,

Cary Arts Center -- 2 blocks,

Cary Library -- 2 blocks,

The Matthews House -- 4 blocks,

Heater Park -- 2 blocks,

Cary Theater -- 4 blocks,

Cary Town Center Mall -- 1.5 miles,

SAS Institute -- 3 miles,

PNC Arena -- 3.5 miles,

Carter-Finley Stadium -- 3.5 miles,

NC State Fairgrounds -- 3.5 miles,

RDU Airport -- 6.5 miles

Downtown Raleigh -- 10 miles with easy access,

Downtown Chapel Hill -- 23 miles with easy access via I-40.

More Details

Carl and Louise Gilfillan
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 Carl and Louise Gilfillan

Carl grew up in downtown Cary on this family property. He and Louise moved back here in 2015. There are three homes on the property. Carl and Louise live in the home at the back and the other two homes are vacation rentals.

Carl and Louise Gilfillan purchased this house in 2000

Why Carl and Louise Gilfillan chose Cary

Great location in downtown Cary conveniently located to Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, and the RTP (Research Triangle Park).

What makes this house unique

Quiet, private home but close to amenities. Easy access to so many local destinations and points of interest in central North Carolina.


Cary House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • 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 Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • photography
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • tennis


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The Cary House 3BR 2BA - Heart of Downtown Cary - Walk to Restaurants, Shops
average rating of 4.892857 based on 28 reviews
New York

Well appointed and homey-chic!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had such a lovely stay at The Cary House and wholeheartedly recommend this home. Centrally located, beautifully maintained, exceptionally clean with all the comforts of home. Spacious, bright and sunny, quiet - I slept like a baby. The owners were incredibly accommodating and made the whole experience so easy. Perfect.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! Please keep us in mind if you visit our area again! Carl and Louise Gilfillan
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Irwin, PA

Very Nice House in Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this property for 4 weeks and found the house to be very clean and nicely furnished. We especially loved the location which is very close to downtown Cary. Plenty of food and drink establishments within walking distance.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place to stay for a wedding!

  • 5 of 5

My daughter was married yesterday, and we came from two hours away. We wanted to have room to spread out since she and the bridesmaids would be getting ready where we are staying, and The Cary House was perfect! The house is very spacious, so there was plenty of room for the hair and makeup professionals to do their thing. The room temperature was great, the house was clean, and it is located on a quiet street. We slept very well and just thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Lots of little extras like soap, shampoo, hairspray, sugar, spices, etc. There is a keurig coffee maker, which is a definite plus! (We bought our coffee pods just in case there was one.) The house has just about anything you would need already stocked. The hosts were available if we needed them, but they did not intrude on us. We will definitely be booking a stay with them in the future. Thank you so much for making our wedding weekend less stressful!

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean and modern

  • 4 of 5

It was clean and modern . Too bad the furniture in the family room where very uncomfortable to watch the tv . The white couch was comfortable but no direct tv . The bedroom with the kingside bed didn’t have a bath .

Location wise was good . I still would recommend the house .

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Impressive Home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

Our family rented the Cary house for our Thanksgiving reunion. Spacious and sunny, well decorated, and exceptionally clean, it was more than we could've have asked for. The owners were friendly and accommodating, providing all amenities to make this house a home. They even took that extra step by adding unexpected little things. (like the makeup washcloth!) It was perfect! I'd definitely recommend this "home" to others visiting the Cary area.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Alpharetta GA

Very impressive accomodations!

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable beds, clean throughout and a great kitchen!

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6.5 Miles
RDU International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Crosstown Pub & Grill
Nearest Train
0.2 Miles
AmTrak - Cary Train Station
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Academy Street Bistro
Car: recommended




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Cleaning Fee $95 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.25%

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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