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Victorian Cottage Home in the Heart of Edenton's Historic District

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house


About the property

2 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Full Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

Edenton Inn is officially known as the William C. Waff House. It is located in the heart of the Historic District of Edenton, North Carolina; 'The South's Prettiest Small Town.' Edenton Inn is privately owned and available for extended stay rentals. Edenton Inn is ideal for anyone who loves the charm of a traditional Bed & Breakfast but wants the privacy and convenience of a hotel efficiency room.

Edenton Inn is located just two blocks (eight houses) from the Albemarle Sound; you can see it from the front yard. It is across the street from the historic Chowan County Courthouse and only a few steps from the center of town where you can step back in time and enjoy a freshly squeezed lemonade while taking in the sights of the 1700s or watching boats dock at Edenton Harbor.

About Edenton: Located on Albemarle Sound’s Edenton Bay this charming village, established in 1712, features nearly three centuries of outstanding architecture behind tree-lined sidewalks and along waterfront vistas. Jacobean, Georgian, Federal, Greek Revival, and Victorian examples make this town a natural for its two National Historic Landmarks and numerous listings on the National Register of Historic Places.

Edenton, North Carolina is known for its lively downtown lined with unique shops, eateries and other businesses serving residents and visitors alike. An active calendar of events covers outdoor recreation including sailing, paddling, biking and baseball; cultural events such as art exhibits, plays and such rare history treats as a Bill of Rights Tour. Seasonal festivals are even more picturesque set against the remarkable backdrop of this first Colonial capital.

Edenton Harbor: At the Colonial Edenton Downtown Harbor you can dock your power or sail boat for a few hours or up to seven days while you visit and enjoy Edenton. The Harbor is within walking distance to many Historical Homes, restaurants and shops.

Albemarle Plantation: When he designed The Sound Golf Course Links at Albemarle Plantation, North Carolina’s Dan Maples applied his renowned passion for environmental sensitivity and extraordinary golf course architecture. The result is an unforgettable experience that ranks as “One of the Best 201 Places to Play” by Golf Digest.

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Edenton Rentals™
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2017


Edenton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Den/Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Good! 3.8/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Victorian Cottage Home in the Heart of Edenton's Historic District
average rating of 3.75 based on 12 reviews

Edenton, lovely walking town. Walk away from this rental.

  • 2 of 5

The property suited our needs as we didn't spend much time there except to sleep. It is a charming house near most everything, but needs a lot of TLC. The birds that are nesting in the rotted section of the porch roof kept us entertained. We tried to get the weather/news on the television, but the three remotes we found were not connected to the television in the house. There was no wifi or instructions pertaining to the house and the tourist pamphlets are outdated. In the morning we only needed a pot of coffee to keep us going, for which we brought our own coffee, but the coffee maker found in the cabinet does not work therefore we tried the Kuerig on the counter which was not very clean and leaked all over the counter. There were plenty of sheets and towels which were quite clean and beds were comfortable.

We were in Edenton for a wedding and many family members also rented in the area. Their rentals were much nicer and at the same rate or less (depressing for us!). That said it could be a very sweet space with some maintenance.

We also had no information as to departure with the exception of the time.

Edenton is a very pretty town and we loved visiting all the sites and the people. We would love to return to this lovely town, but not to this property.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our primary goal with Edenton Inn is to provide guests with an affordable, safe, clean and comfortable place to stay in the heart of Edenton’s Historic District. We will continue to do whatever we can to enhance the physical appearance of Edenton Inn and the amenities available to our guests. Thank you for your review. We are glad to hear that Edenton Inn suited your needs with regards to its comfort and cleanliness. We apologize for the coffee pot not working and the issues you had with the Kuerig, remotes and WiFi. Please know that there has always been a welcome letter on the table in the center hallway that included instructions for the Internet etc., however, it must have been removed. We will replace the letter, coffee maker and pamphlets as well as remove the extra remotes as soon as possible. We agree that Edenton Inn is a very sweet space that could be even sweeter with continuous TLC. It is a 100-year-old home that has gone through a series of renovations over the years. Most recently, the back porch and screening was completely replaced and the front porch decking was just sanded and repainted for our guests to enjoy. We are currently in the process of identifying areas around the exterior of the historic home that need immediate attention, and we plan to address those issues next. Unfortunately, we’ll have to [safely] relocate the nesting birds you enjoyed in the section of century year old wood that will soon be replaced. We are greatly appreciative of thoughtful and respectful reviews.
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Comfortable, not fancy and so close to town!

  • 4 of 5

Sort of like staying at your great aunts house that is the same since you were a child. Clean, charming, quaint. Plenty of towels, variety of Kuerig hot drinks, nostalgic kitchen. Don't expect granite counters or stainless steel appliances. Nice breeze, screen porch out back, and right in the historic downtown. I would recommend to friends who don't need the Hilton to have fun. Take the Trolley Tour and see the oldest house in NC, preserved homes important for who they housed, when they were built and who built them. Plenty of good places to eat, shop, and tours of light house and historic homes. People are friendly in Edenton and proud of their town on the water.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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clean but kind of shabby

  • 3 of 5

We recently enjoyed our stay in Edenton, NC. The town is charming, and we had a nice time. The house we rented served our basic needs. It was clean and was close to the shopping and restaurants. There was no information about the house upon arrivval - wifi info, whether we were to do anything in particular upon checkout, etc. Many of the lamps did not work. We could only get the tv signal to work reliably if we unplugged the wifi from the router. The kitchen had nothing beyond very, very basic items. Initially, we thought that there wasn't even any flatware because it was in a lower drawer - the top one had a few random pieces, so I thought that's all there was, given the general condition of the house. The exterior has some peeling paint, the yard and path from carport were full of unraked leaves (we were there over Thanksgiving). That didn't have a big impact on our stay - just identifying it for general description.

That said, at one point, we had misplaced the key. I called Giuliliano, and he was very responsive. He directed me to another place where he thought a spare key was. (though a recent change in locks made him fear that it wasn't actually the new key). Fortunately, we found the key before we needed the replacement. When I texted him about the wifi password, he directed me to the "welcome letter" which was not in the house. He quickly tracked down the password and got it to me. Terrock (sp?) was very friendly upon arrival and gave us our key and quick tour of the house.

Bottom line, we spent very little time in the house besides sleeping and showering. Relatives rented another nearby house, which was in much, much nicer condition and that is where we hung out. (btw, that house was only a tad more expensive than this one. Given the difference in condition, I had assumed it was probably double the price.)

We loved the following restaurants: Nothing Fancy - not right in town but across from the high school. Kristy's Italian and 309 Bistro. Also had delicious sandwiches at the coffee shop. Summerhouse gift shop had some beautiful things I bought as Christmas gifts at very reasonable prices., and the people there were very friendly.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Labor Day stay

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful property in NC's prettiest little town! Everything about this home was perfect for us. Perfect location, historic homes and sites, restaurants and churches and waterfront park were just steps away. Juliano, our host, was fantastic. Arranged for our arrival after midnight with thoughtfulness. Fresh flowers by our bedside. We will be back to this terrific cottage.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dirty! We now refer to this as the "Mouse House"

  • 1 of 5

We rented this home in Edenton for a destination wedding. The house was DIRTY!! When we checked in there was foul smelling trash in the kitchen and the bathroom trashcans had also not been emptied. It made us question whether or not the beds had actually been changed. There was an accumulation of dust on the floors and the floors were also sticky! The absolute worst part... there was a dead mouse in a trap in the kitchen that appeared to have been there for some time! Overall, we were under impressed. I called and spoke with the property manager and he offered little assistance :( We would not stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We will have to “take this one on the chin” while “considering the source”. We sincerely apologize that Edenton Inn did not meet your expectations, as there must have been some unfortunate and unforeseen oversights before your arrival. Please know that we will continue to make it a priority to provide our guests with the best possible stay while in Edenton. Also, as per pre check-in communication, a call to our property manager would have solved any concerns while at Edenton Inn. If not, guests may always call the alternate number for additional assistance. Historically, we have had the privilege of hosting a variety of valued guests from around the world who have treated Edenton Inn with the utmost respect. Unfortunately, it was not the case in this particular incident. Edenton Inn accommodates 1-6 guests comfortably. It was booked for 3, but according to neighbors, there were up to 12+ guests in the house. In addition, Edenton Inn is a smoke-free property, yet dozens of cigarette butts and ashes were left everywhere. Furthermore, three trash bags full of beer bottles and cans, as well as wine bottles were collected from every room, the porches, front and back yards, as well as flower beds and a birdbath. In addition to normal post guest cleaning, it took 2+ hours to put furniture back where it belonged, clean the alcohol spills on tables, counters & floors and remove the cigarette butts, ashes, cans and bottles that were strewn everywhere. Edenton Inn is for families and guests who are looking for a low-key, comfortable place to stay while visiting Historic Edenton. We pride ourselves in offering our guests with an affordable, clean environment to call "home away from home". We have been fortunate to have guests who recognize the significant difference between dirty and historic, and we greatly appreciate their praise and constructive criticism equally. It is our sincere hope to make every guest of Edenton Inn happy, recognizing that sometimes unforeseen circumstances or accidental oversights do occur. Please know that we apologize in advance if it happens to you, and we will rectify it immediately if it does. Our only request is that you treat Edenton Inn respectfully and appreciate it for what it is... a home that is approaching 100 years old in one of our country's most historic treasures… Edenton, North Carolina.
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  • 4 of 5

A great location, very clean all amenities (except a hair dryer). Quiet neighbor, we felt very safe, short walking distance to water and historical sites. Very close to different restaurants, all were good.

We would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We greatly appreciate your positive feedback and look forward to your next visit. We apologize for not having a hair dryer available for your use, but we'll be sure to have one as soon as possible.
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Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Albemarle Plantation - Hertford, NC
Car: necessary

Historic Edenton is ideally located for the perfect vacation. Step back in time to the 1700s and enjoy a tranquil retreat at the 'Inner Banks' . . . just minutes from world class golf (Albemarle Plantation), fresh/salt water fishing, and the beautiful beaches of northeastern North Carolina. Bring your boat! Historic Edenton is a waterfront village with its own harbor on the Albemarle Sound situated just 70 miles west of the Outer Banks (OBX).



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